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
 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.

School Performance 2012-13


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New Cafeteria Service LunchTime Opens!

Our new online cafeteria service has been installed and the Parent Portal is open!  Any funds left in the Lunchbox account have been transferred to the new LunchTime system and will be available for use as soon as your new account is established.
 

A Community Summit: Understanding the Transformation

 
The Mount Laurel Board of Education wants all members of the community to understand the many changes taking place in public education. The public schools are a reflection of the communities they serve. It is crucial, therefore, that the relationship between the district and the public remains strong, and communication is a key factor.

On May 15, the Board of Education will host the 2014 Mount Laurel Education Summit : Understanding the Transformation at Hartford School, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will be asked to share their reflections and perceptions on public education in general and our schools in particular. The board and administration want to hear your opinions and hope to share some typical experiences with you in a community setting that is designed to move our schools forward for all Mount Laurel children.

Our goal is to have every demographic group within Mount Laurel represented at the Educational Summit, and to have technology available for hands-on use by participants.  For that reason, participation is limited to 100 Mount Laurel community members, and we hope to have ten representatives from ten different demographic groups present.

If you would like to participate, you may sign-up online here. We ask that all attendees respond by April 30.  Should you have questions about the Summit, you may e-mail them here.

We hope that you will join us for this very important community conversation. Your presence will do much to move our district forward in the future.

Last Day of School For Students is June 25

Due to the crazy winter weather we have experienced, our school calendar for the year has been altered. If you were not keeping track, we had ten delayed openings this year, one early dismissal, and six snow days – surely a record for Mount Laurel – at least in the last few decades. As such, at the recommendation of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Antoinette Rath, the Board of Education has revised the 2013-2014 School Calendar.  Approved at the March 25 regular board meeting, the last day of school for this year will now be on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. That will be an Early Dismissal Day. The Last Day for Staff will be Friday, June 27, also an Early Dismissal Day.

Eighth-Grade Graduation Ceremonies at Harrington Middle School will take place on Monday and Tuesday evenings, June 23 and June 24. Due to the extreme nature of the winter season, our school year has been shortened to the state minimum of 180 days, rather than our district norm of 182 days. By law, districts may not go beyond June 30 on the calendar in New Jersey with the school year. Extending the year beyond June 25 or cutting short the Spring Break would impact numerous families negatively, and would likely result in high levels of absenteeism, Dr. Rath told the board of education.Thus, the Spring Break for this year has not been altered.

“I don’t believe we would have a high rate of return educationally with either of those options, unfortunately," said Dr. Rath. Next year’s school calendar was also approved at the March meeting, so look for that here shortly, and to come home with students soon.

Help Us Honor The Upstanders Among Us!

We see it every day - the student who is consistently kind. Another who steps in when insults are hurled to stop potential hurt. That staff member who is always the first to volunteer or has an idea what can be done collectively to help the plight of another. They're Upstanders, and we have plenty of them. Now, a new program in our schools will honor our Upstanders. Find more information on our Upstander Campaign page.

Okay, So What Is The Common Core Really All About?

  Mount Laurel Schools participate in the Common Core State Standards, along with other New Jersey Schools. New Jersey is one of 45 states across the country now taking part in this important initiative. Educational standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful by providing clear goals for student learning. Learn more about the Common Core Standards and what they mean specifically for your child at each grade level on our Common Core Standards webpage.

Events Calendar

April 18
Good Friday
School Closed

April 21-25
Spring Recess
School Closed

April 30
Dine & Donate
Chick-fil-A

May 12-15
NJ ASK Testing
Grades 3, 5, 6, 7, 8

May 12-16
NJ ASK Testing
Grade 4

May 19-23
NJ ASK Make-up Testing
Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

May 26
Memorial Day
School Closed

May 28
Spring Instrumental Concert

June 23
8th-Grade Graduation Ceremony
5:15 p.m. Zephyr
7:30 p.m. Phoenix

June 24
8th-Grade Graduation Ceremony
5:15 p.m. Everest
7:30 p.m. Oasis



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How May We Help You?

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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

Please Note: Physicals Are Required for Interscholastic and/or Intramural Sports Participation
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Anti-Bullying

NJ DOE Self-Assessment under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report

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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