Harmon Middle School's 2021-2022 Back-to-School Info

From supply lists to student handbooks, from school menus to easy ways to update your family's information online, this page is your one-stop shop with all the information you'll need to get your kids ready for school at Harmon Middle School!

Welcome

Information From The District

If you have not yet filled in your back-to-school forms and reviewed the important back-to-school information from the district, please visit the Pickerington Schools Back-To-School page for 2020.

Letter from the Principal

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

On behalf of administration and staff of Harmon Middle School, I would like to welcome each of you to our building and the 2021-2022 school year. The upcoming year is going to be interesting and full of excitement! Over the summer, teachers and administrators have been preparing to make this school year the most positive experience in your child’s education.

Important Information:

  • Harmon’s school hours will be 8:40 am to 3:30 pm. We ask that students be seated and in their classroom by 8:40 am, so that they are ready to begin class. Students may enter the building at 8:30 am, but not before, as there will not be any staff on duty before that time.
  • Attendance is very important. Please be sure your student arrives to school on time. When they are late, they are not only missing out on vital instruction and important information that is shared at the beginning of the day, but they interrupt the instruction of others as well.
  • Completion of homework is not only critical to your child’s grades, but also vital to their overall success and progress in school. You can expect for your child to have approximately 1 – 1.5 hours of homework daily, that should include at least 30 minutes each night from their Accelerated Reading book, as well as time to complete work done in class that day.
  • We encourage you to volunteer in some way and come in and visit our school on a regular basis. Research shows that students are more likely to be successful in school when parents are involved. Even if you are not able to make regular visits, stay in touch with your student’s teachers, counselor, assistant principal, and principal. When visiting the classroom, you must first contact the principal so that the teachers can be given 24 hour notice. We encourage you to visit our classrooms because there are always exciting lessons to watch!!
  • If you have a concern regarding a classroom issue or a teacher, please first contact the teacher to resolve the issue. I will be happy to sit in on any meeting that you request. However, the first line in communication is the teacher.
  • While teachers will make every effort to contact parents when a child is having difficulty at school, be sure you are signed up through the parent portal of Infinite Campus. Directions for setting up your account can be found on our webpage, if you have not already done so.

I am genuinely excited to meet every one of you. Feel free to stop by at any time. If you have any questions or concerns this year, do not hesitate to give me a call at 614.835.2000, ext. 2006, or email me at Jared_Moore@plsd.us. In closing, successful schools are those who have parents, students, and teachers who are partners in achieving academic success.

Sincerely,

Jared Moore, Principal Harmon Middle School

Important Dates

Back to School Night

Friday, August 13 – 3pm – 5pm

First Day of School

Monday, August 16 – Doors open at 8:30 am, First Bell is at 8:40 am

Dismissal is 3:30 pm

General Supply List

Please note- there will be a team-specific supply list that will accompany the teacher assignment letters. Below is the basic supply list from ALL of the teams combined, and may have supplies listed that your child may not need.

BASIC school supplies for 2021-2022

5th Grade:

Mechanical Pencils- 2 packs
Pens- 1 package black, 1 package blue
Highlighters- 1 multi-color pack
Pencil Pouch
Coloring medium of your choice

(crayons OR colored pencils OR colored markers)

Dry Erase Markers- 1 pack of 4 or larger
Pointed scissors
2” binder
5 folders, NO PRONG-

1 purple, 1 blue, 1 green, 2 your choice

Single subject spiral notebook- 4
Composition Book- 1
Headphones or earbuds- NO BLUETOOTH
Reusable water bottle- no glass
Facial mask/shield/covering

 

6th Grade:

Mechanical Pencils- 2 packs
Pens- 1 pack black, 1 pack blue
Highlighters- 1 multicolor pack
Pencil Case
Coloring Medium of your choice 

(crayons OR pencils OR markers)

Dry Erase Markers- 1 pack of 4 or larger
Pointed Scissors
3 ring binder- 1” and 2”
5 folders, NO PRONG
Single Subject Spiral Notebook- 3
Composition book- 1
Duct tape- 1 roll, any pattern or color
Lined index cards- 3 packs
Loose-leaf lined paper- 2 packages
Headphones or Earbuds- NO BLUETOOTH
Reusable water bottle- no glass
Facial mask/shield/covering

 

Additional optional supplies for 5th and 6th grade:

Hand Sanitizer- 2 bottles for classroom
Facial tissues- 1 box for classroom
3×3 Post-its – 3 pads, or 1 package of 3
Gallon sized ‘ziploc’ bags- 1 for classroom
Cleaning Wipes- 2 for the classroom, any brand that says, “Kills 99% of viruses”
Pencil Top erasers
Glue sticks- 3
Clipboard
Calculator, TI108
Sharpie Markers- 1 fine, 1 x-fine
Hand Sanitizer- personal use
Tissues- for personal use, in bookbag
Fees
Fifth Grade Fees
Science Supplies $6.00
Literacy Consumables $10.00
Digital Learning $5.00
TOTAL 5th GRADE $21.00
Opt. Device Protection $30.00

 

Sixth Grade Fees
Science Supplies $6.00
SpringBoard Books $17.00
Digital Learning $5.00
TOTAL 6th GRADE $28.00
Opt. Device Protection $40.00

Harmon Awesomeness (Videos And How-To Information)

Meet the Staff

Office (Mr. Moore, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. G, Mrs. Tobin, Nurse Liz, Mrs. Halkum)

Counseling (Mrs. Halkum)

Speech  (Mrs. Walters)

RTI (Mrs. Dryer, Mrs. Lobb and Miss Moskowitz)

5th Grade:

Team Harmony (Mrs. Bates, Ms. Bauer, and Mrs. Moyer along with Mrs. Nihiser, Mr. Mayhew, and Mr. Erickson for Intervention)

Team Awesome (Mrs. Hicks and Mr. Hillerich)

Team Explorer (Mrs. Allison, Mrs. Hanson, and Miss Weisman)

Team Horizons– (Miss Phillips and Miss Miranda) Team Horizon website

6th Grade:

Team Spirit (Mrs. James, Mr. Jackson, and Mrs. Ulbrich along with Mrs. Neuenschwander for Intervention)

Team Synergy (Mrs. Harris, Mr. Brinn, and Mr. Wilson)

Team Unity– (Mrs. McCurdy, Mrs. Moore, Mrs.Pisula)

Ms. Sobjack (Intervention and all-around guru)

 

Related Arts (Specials)

Technology (Mrs. Marcum)

Media Center (Mrs. Hatley)

Orchestra (Mrs. Barko)

Band (Mr. Benson, Mrs. Parulekar, Mr. Carmean)

Physical Education/ Gym (Mr. Smolewski)

Art – Hybrid (Mrs. Fish and Mr. Restuccio)