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!

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.
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, June 1, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and ending at 4:30 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 and need not be a Mount Laurel Schools student.

Harrington's Eco-Wild Club Accepts Engineering Challenge

A little over a year ago, former Harrington student Vicky Wilcox, who works as a veterinary technician, suggested that perhaps the students in Maureen Barrett's STEM classes might have the engineering skills to help some very needy animals by designing a dog wheelchair. She put Ms. Barrett in touch with a special shelter in Prince Frederick, Maryland named Pets With Disabilities. Owners Joyce Darrell and Mike Dickerson provided the specifications, measurements and information about a dog in need of a wheelchair, and a project was born.
 
While waiting for the adjustments to be made to the wheelchair, Charlotte and Ernie, both about ten years old, gots lots of love and attention from Harrington students in the Eco Wild Club.
 
 
 
"It really became a cooperative project," says Ms. Barrett. "Our neighbor next door here at Harrington, Betsy Ransome, is a vet tech, and she came over and helped with some suggestions. Our custodian, Andrew Fagan, helped us figure out what what straps we would need and discussed ways we might attach them."
 
 
Charlotte and Ernie, the benefactors of the wheelchair designed by students, traveled to Harrington from their shelter home in Maryland Thursday afternoon.
 
On March 30, Ernie and Charlotte, two disabled dogs from Pets with Disabilities traveled from Maryland to meet class members and try the wheelchair the students had designed and built. Eco Wild Club members were prepared with tools and fittings to make the appropriate adaptations on the chair.
"We fit dogs with wheelchairs almost every weekend, and so we do the adjustments frequently," said Ms. Darrell. "Every dog's disability is different and they all have different tendencies that have to be considered." Students helped to make the last-minute adjustments to the device, including shortening the top bars and moving some clips that secure the pet safely."
And when the work was done, Ernie was not shy in strolling around the room to show his appreciation.
 
 

Congratulations to Harrington's Boys' Basketball Team!

Harrington's Boys' Basketball Team was honored at the March 28 Board of Education meeting for capturing the 2017 Western Burlington County League Championship title. Check out our Photo Gallery to view more photos.

Register for Summer Coding/Robotics Classes Early

Coding/Robotics classes offered by Mount Laurel's Community Education Department tend to fill-up quickly. While you have the time, check out the classes taught by Mr. Handley at Hartford School and register now.
 
 

Do You Have A Little One Joining Us Next Year?

If you live in Mount Laurel and your child will be five years old or or before October 1, 2017, you may register your child to attend kindergarten next year at any time. Parents should register their children at the school they will attend. If you are unsure of your sending area school, check this link or call district Administrative Offices at (856) 235-3387.

This year, the registration process begins online, where you can fill-out all of the necessary forms in advance. Our 2017-18 online registration system is now available. Access it here. The registration process is not completed until you bring the originals of the required documents to the school for verification. For more information on the documents required, visit our Registration webpage.

Please note: If you are a new resident and are registering a child for the current school year (2016-17), use this link.

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 Mid-August 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.
 
Mid-August: The deadline date for Fall Sports.
Mid-October: The deadline date for Winter Sports.
Mid-February: 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.
Registering Your Child
Contact Information

Events Calendar

 
April 14th
Schools Closed
Good Friday
 
April 17th-21st
Schools Closed
Spring Break
 
April 27th
Take our Children
to Work Day
 
May 2nd-4th
PARCC Testing
Algebra/Geometry
 
May 11th
Spring Choir Concert
 
May 18th
Spring Instrumental Concert
 
May 29th
Memorial Day
Schools Closed
 
May 31st
NJ ASK Test
Grade 8
 
June 1st
8th Grade Class Trip
Wildwood
 
June 8th
Talent Show
 
June 9th
8th Grade
Graduation Dance
 
June 19th
8th Grade Graduation
Oasis - 5:15 p.m.
Everest - 7:30 p.m.
 
June 20th
8th Grade Graduation
Phoenix - 5:15 p.m.
Zephyr - 7:30 p.m.
 
 
 

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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