Welcome to Harrington Middle School!
Mr. Keith Land
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.
by Justin Koch and Vincent Cao
On February 15th, 2018 the Harrington Middle School Leadership Circle Club and Student Council was invited to Lenape High School for a leadership convention. Mrs. Sheehan and Mrs. Burleson our advisors took 35 eighth-grade students to Lenape. When we arrived, we met 20 of the Lenape student leaders and they told us each about themselves and what leadership means to them. Next, we split up into groups and each group had two tour guides who showed us a complete tour of the school.
To get to know a little bit more about each other we played a game called “Two Truths One Lie.” Lots of laughs were shared and we did end up learning a lot about each other. The next activity we did was blindfolded team Tic-Tac-To. This game forced us to work together as a team since the person could not see where they were placing their paper. We learned we all can not speak at once and elected one person to give commands and it worked! After MANY tie games a team FINALLY won.
The most anticipated part of the day was next though… LUNCH! We were given pizza from the school. The final activity had everyone impatient because we were told there… was…a...PRIZE! The game was a silent scavenger hunt around the school. We couldn’t talk and the Lenape Leaders couldn’t help us so we had to learn to work as a group and come up with some form of communication. The most exciting part for everyone was when the bell rang and we were actually walking with seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshman of the school. We all learned a lot about working together and had so much fun while doing it. We plan on sharing our experiences and play the games with our clubs at Harrington.
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earlier than 5 a.m.
How Will I Be Advised of Winter Weather Changes?
If it snows … or other weather conditions cause us to close schools or announce a two-hour delayed opening, here’s how you will know:
Through School Messenger, we call your primary phone number as listed in our Power School Student Information System with a recorded message. If we have cell numbers for you, it goes to them also. We send an e-mail to any e-mail address listed in your account and we text the message to your cell numbers, as long as you have opted-in to receive those messages. To opt-in for texts, simply text the word subscribe to the number 68453 from your cell phone.
A Path to Success 2030: Next Steps
The Community Survey soliciting opinion on a new three-year plan for the Mount Laurel Schools has closed, and the data collected is being analyzed. The final step in our Strategic Planning Initiative is to form committees to begin drafting the action plans for each of the eight categories identified as priorities in the public sessions held in December and January. They are: Students, Special Needs, Curriculum & Instruction, Community, Teachers & Staff, Full-Day Kindergarten, Facilities and Communication.
Parents, have you checked your child's phone lately? Sometimes the littlest things can have an impact on how your child is perceived by others. Yesterday, a Mount Laurel Mom shared a screen shot of her child's phone open to the app House Party on the Mount Laurel Community Facebook Page. (So important to share such concerns.) It's apparently an app that allows users to chat online live, all at the same time. She said she reviewed the app and it seemed fine, but then she noticed that some of the students who were on the app had selected very inappropriate user names. Please remind your child that even the selection of a user name should be considered carefully. If it would make a friend's parents frown, it probably should not be used.
Registering Your Child
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,
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899