Thomas E. Harrington Middle School

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514 Mount Laurel Rd, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-234-1610  |  F: 856-222-9754

Welcome to Harrington Middle School!

Ms. Kathleen Haines
Principal
Inspiring Potential. Enriching Futures.
The Thomas E. Harrington Middle School is home to 1,056 students in Grades 7 and 8, and 125 staff members, each school day. The professional staff of our school makes a daily commitment to go beyond minimum expectations while we continue to raise our standards. Harrington students make daily contributions to their school and their community.

Our achievements are also a result of the efforts made by area businesses, parental support, advisory groups, local public agencies, and individual community members. Collectively, these resources enhance and enrich the total teaching and learning environment.


Our school provides students with many opportunities to develop academic concepts and skills, acquire fundamental knowledge, determine interests and special talents, and experience a sense of belonging.


Philadelphia Girls Choir Auditions Coming Here!

Philadelphia Girls Choir Music Director Jeffrey Smith will hold auditions for girls ages seven and older who have not previously auditioned for the Choir at the Hillside School on Thursday, May 28, beginning after school and ending at 5 p.m. Girls interested in joining the Choir's training program will be asked to sing a familiar song and perform a few simple singing exercises. This audition is very informal and will last only a few moments. Those girls selected for a final audition will be notified by mail within the month. These local auditions are open to all girls from the area who meet the above criteria. You need not be a Mount Laurel Schools student.
Permission slips are available here. They should be returned to your child's Mount Laurel School Music Teacher as soon as possible, or completed and e-mailed to Marie Reynolds.

Strobe Lights At All Schools Signal Need To Stay Away

Did you know: That one of the newest security measures at all of Mount Laurel's Schools is a strobe-light system? In the event of a lock-down or lock-out at the school, the strobe lights will be activated to alert everyone to stay away. We will be using the strobe lights for drills as well as actual emergencies. So, if the strobe lights are flashing, stay away. We're either drilling security to keep students and staff safe, or there is an emergency within the school perimeter.
 
The lighting system is designed not only to alert parents and members of the community, but also our staff members who travel from one building to another, or may have left the building. Once our buildings are in Lockdown or Lockout mode, no one is permitted to enter or exit the facility. All exterior doors are locked. In the past, a staff member who may have gone out for lunch might return and use their secure badge to re-enter the building, unaware that the building was in Lockdown or Lockout. The strobe lights will alert them as well as other visitors who might be placed in harm's way by approaching the school during an actual emergency.

End-Of-Year PARCC Testing: New Information Shared

The last week in April marks the opening of our PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) End-Of-Year Testing window. That window will be open from April 27 through May 22. The NJ ASK Test will still be used for Science, and will be administered to fourth and eighth-graders only on May 27 and 28. Please see your school website for individual school testing schedules. As we saw during Mid-Year testing, those schedules are subject to change.
We have made a few adjustments in the process for refusal by parents. This year's mid-year cycle was our first experience with the PARCC assessment, and refusal requests came in by various means to various staff members. In order to make that flow of information more effective and not miss any parent's request, we have established a process that is outlined in this letter. Please read it carefully and submit your letter by April 20 to assure that we are able to comply with your wishes.

End of Year PARCC Test Dates for Harrington

April 27-28 - Phoenix
April 29-30 Everest
May 4-5 Oasis
May 6-7 Zephyr
Make-ups the week of May 8-15

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Temple University Offers Free Summer Science Camp This Year

Temple University is hosting the 2015 ExxonMobil Bernard Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) this summer. EMBHSSC is organized to provide activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2015. The EMBHSSC is a two-week, academic, residential camp that emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics and science knowledge and skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path. Learn more about the camp opportunity here.

Students

Participate in an important and fun contest! Write an essay, make a poster or a video and tell us what you think it means to be an Upstander.
 

Sign-Up For Mrs. Haines' Text Messages from Harrington

Receive the latest news from Harrington Principal Mrs. Kathleen Haines via text to your cell phone. To sign-up, simply text the word @harringto to the number (484) 461-5416 from your cell phone. You will receive an immediate reply confirming your subscription to the service. You may sign-up for text messages using this method on as many cell phones as you would like.  (Note, the n has been omitted from the text word.)

Events Calendar

April 21
Report Cards Issued
 
April 21
Board of Education
Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
 
April 27-May 22
PARCC Testing Window

April 28
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
  
May 19
Board of Education
Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
 
May 21
Spring Instrumental Concert
 
May 25
Memorial Day
Schools Closed
 
May 26
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
 
June 22
8th-Grade Graduation
5:15 p.m. Phoenix
7:30 p.m. Zephyr
 
June 23
8th-Grade Graduation
5:15 p.m. Oasis
7:30 p.m. Everest
 
June 23
Last Day of School for Students
Early Dismissal

 
Parents: Looking for a program to keep your children safe while surfing the Internet? The program we use here in school is now available to you at home.
Here's more information.

School Performance 2013-2014

How May We Help You?

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Registering a child new to the district

Kindergarten registration
Job Opportunities - Certified
Job Opportunities - Support and Substitute
School Locations and Contact Info

Map of our schools and sending areas

From The Nurse's Office

Anti-Bullying


District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899

Student & Parent Info

Harrington Hotline - 234-5198
School Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Early dismissal: 11:39 a.m.


Harrington Middle School's Anti-Bullying Specialists are MaryEllen Slott and Sharon Sheehan,
514 Mount Laurel Road, 856-234-1610

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