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.


8TH GRADE CELEBRATION EVENTS

Graduation Dance - Friday, June 10th
 
The PTO will host our annual 8th Grade Graduation Dance from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.  Dress attire is semi-formal for both ladies and gentlemen.  Students must be in attendance during the school day in order to attend this evening dance. There is no cost for this event.
 
Wildwood Trip - Monday, June 13th
 
Morey's Pier Educational Extravaganza - Students will spend the morning exploring educational workshops and experiencing the thrills of Morey's Pier amusement rides and the Raging Waters water park in the afternoon.  Specific details on costs and times will follow. 

Graduation Ceremonies
 
Monday, June 20th - Everest 5:15 p.m. and Oasis 7:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, June 21st - Zephyr - 5:15 p.m. and Phoenix - 7:30 p.m.  
 
Graduation gowns and tickets will be distributed on Tuesday, June 14th.  Each Family will receive five tickets.  If you are not going to use all five tickets, please return them to your child's homeroom teacher so they will be available for redistribution.  We will make every effort to accommodate the needs of each family.  If you have a special concern regarding tickets, please put your request in writing and forward to your child's homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

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PARCC TESTING SCHEDULE

Harrington students will take the PARCC TEST by House as follows:   
 
Everest House:  April 5, 6, 7, 8, 11
 
Phoenix House: April 12, 13, 14, 15, 18
 
Oasis House: April 19, 20, 21, 25, 26
 
Zephyr House: May 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
 
Geometry: May 9, 10
 
Algebra: May 11, 12
 

Sports Physicals Procedures

The laws governing sports physicals have changed at the state level and are extremely stringent. All sports physical forms must now undergo an additional level of review by our district physician. Implementation of these laws may actually preclude some students from participating if guidelines are not followed. 
  
Here are three very important factors to consider this year:
 
1.) Sports physicals will not be offered in our schools this summer. These physicals must be completed either by your family physician, or at the medical facility of your choice. Some suggested facilities are listed below.
 
2.) The deadline for submission of sports physicals is August 14 for any student planning on trying out for Fall Interscholastic Sports. Physicals submitted in September will not be processed in time for the fall sports season.
 
3.) Parents should be aware that sports physicals submitted will only be accepted if the examining doctor has signed the statement that he/she has completed the required professional development module on cardiac assessment. We are required to return any physical paperwork to the parent/student if this statement is not signed by the doctor.
 
Find more information and the complete Grade 5-8 Physical and Athletic Form Packet at this link.
 
August 15: The deadline date for Fall Sports.
October 16: The deadline date for Winter Sports.
February 12: The deadline date for Spring Sports.

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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.)

How May We Help You?

Just looking for a quick and basic guide to specific information about our schools? The links below will provide you with the basics on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.
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The Latest News

Criteria For Advanced Math Placement, 2016-17

Advanced placement criteria for math placement has been revised and may be found on our Advanced Placement Webpage.

Looking For Information on Our Popular Summer Camp - Camp Laurel?

There's more information on the Mount Laurel Schools' Community Education Program webpage.

How About Summer Courses in Robotics, or Computer Coding?

That's offered this summer at the Hartford School. You'll find all of the details on Mr. Handley's Summer Course Webpage.

Philadelphia Boys Choir Auditions
 
Mount Laurel will host auditions for boys in Grades 1-5 for the Philadelphia Boys Choir on April 28. More information here.
 
 

Events Calendar

May19
Spring Concert
 
May 30
Memorial Day
Schools Closed
 
June 20
8th Grade Graduation
Everest - 5:15 p.m.
Oasis - 7:30 p.m.
 
June 21
8th Grade Graduation
Zephyr - 5:15 p.m.
Phoenix - 7:30 p.m.
 
 
 
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.
 

From The Nurse's Office

School Performance 2013-2014

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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