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.


Team Assignments & Team Supply Lists

Team Assignment letters for all Harrington students have been sent via School Messenger e-mail. Please check the e-mail address supplied to the school to access your child's letter. Those letters will supply your child's Team Assignment as well as their homeroom. They will receive their full schedule of classes during homeroom on the first day of school. Click on the links below for a letter from your Team Teachers and any specific supplies suggested for your team.
 
 
 
 
Click the links below for 8th Grade Team Assignments:
 
 
 
 

General Supply List for Harrington Students

Here is the 2016 - 2017 General Supply List for all seventh and eighth-grade students at Harrington. Please be aware that more specific supply lists posted following all student scheduling based on your child's assignment and individual schedule. Such lists will be posted as soon as House assignments have been completed.

If It's Summer, It Must Be Time For Summer Reading Lists!

Mount Laurel's Summer Reading Program includes suggested books for students in Grade 1-7. Students are encouraged to create a log of books read for discussion in class in the Fall. Please recognize that your child may select a book that is not on the suggested list that fits his or her individual interests and reading level. Should you have questions about the Summer Reading Program, please contact your school office, which will be open throughout the summer. The following letters to parents detail the program by grade level. The suggested list is also linked below.
 
 
 

Students Create Harrington Welcome Vidos in Five Languages!

Going to a new middle school is both an exciting and scary experience, particularly if your primary language is something other than English. But here at Harrington, students in Ms. Plunkett's classes have done a wonderful job of welcoming new students and visitors with helpful information in five languages. Check out their videos on our

Students Present Conference Overview at Board Meeting

Harrington's

Leadership

Group

Presents ...

Students from the Harrington Middle School Leadership Circle Club who attended the Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence and Equity Middle School Student Leadership Institute shared what they learned about that visit in a special presentation at the June 14 Board of Education meeting.
 
 

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

August 24th
7TH GRADE ORIENTATION
Gold Hall- Everest & Phoenix Houses
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Blue Hall - Oasis & Zephyr Houses
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Back To School
The Mount Laurel Schools will re-open to students in Grades 1-8 on Wednesday, September 7, and to our new Kindergarten students on Thursday, September 8. In the meantime, while we are officially on "summer break," our administrative offices are open all summer, and our schools are packed with students taking part in camps, computer courses, and theater productions.
 
Online Registration Is Here!
Registering your child in a new school system is one of the more stressful factors involved in family relocation. We understand that. So we are hopeful that our new online registration system will help to ease that burden somewhat. Here, you will find all of the forms you will need, including many that can be completed online.
Should you have questions, please contact our Summer Registrar, Anne Lazaris, at 856-235-0422, ext. 1525.
 
 
Central Registration
Our district Central Registration for new students for the 2016 - 2017 School Year is now open and is housed at the Margaret L. Haynes Transportation and Learning Center, 354 Mount Laurel Road, Mount Laurel. The office will be open from Monday through Thursday only, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Here's more information.
 
Have a Happy & Safe Summer!
 

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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