Middle School

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UPCOMING DATES........5/29 No School/Memorial Day......6/16  Field Day.......6/20   8th Grade Celebration 7 pm PHS then BUS takes kids to HRMS for dance at 8:30-10:30

REGISTRATION     New students click here   

YEAR BOOK AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Do you have great pictures you would like to share with the yearbook and announcements?  Click the link below and be sure to include photographer's name and the names of the student's in the picture. Pictures go directly to Mrs. Hockmuth and not available to publish until verified that parents have given permission to publish from the directory information form sent home every year. 

Please click on the link below to download:

https://images.jostens.com/406723596


STUDENT WEBSITE
Click here https://sites.google.com/a/edtools.psd401.net/hrms-announcements/ to go to the new HRMS Student Website. This website is written by Harbor Ridge students for other HRMS students. You will have to sign in with your District Login information to view the website. Come check it out!      

MUSIC CALENDAR

CLICK HERE FOR THE MUSIC CALENDAR/EVENTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL
Click here for the flyer #1                  Click here for flyer #2

Communities In Schools of Peninsula  

Communities in Schools of Peninsula (CISP) is a program available to coordinate efforts with school staff and families to build success both individually and in group settings, with the goal to help students successfully navigate through middle school and prepare for high school. Our staff member at HRMS is Lori Ann Reeder and can be reached at 253.530.1969 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(click here for more information.)

TRANSFERS

Peninsula School District will be accepting Within District Transfer applications April 1st through April 30th. All transfer students must submit applications annually. Due to the rapid growth in Gig Harbor North, Harbor Ridge Middle School will not be accepting any new 2017-2018 in District transfer requests.

All CHOICE Transfer requests for the 2017-2018 school year will be considered beginning May 1st through May 31st. Parents will be notified within 45 days of May 31st if the request

 


SAFE SITTER TRAINING

TheGig HArbor Fire & Medic One are offereing training in Febreuary (mid-winter break) OR April (spring break)
Each class is $40 per student. Call 253.851.5111 or download forms at gigharborfire.org    
Mail or bring form and fee to 6711 Kimball Dr. Gig Harbor.

 

NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS

Please take the time to read the following myth and myth-busters to make yourself aware of this issue.  Along the I-5 corridor, the issue is out of control, but don't think that we do not see it in our own backyard.  

MYTH 1: Trafficked persons can only be foreign nationals or are only immigrants from other countries.

REALITY: The federal definition of human trafficking includes both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Both are protected under the federal trafficking statutes and have been since the TVPA of 2000 (Trafficking Victims Protection Act). Human trafficking within the United States affects victims who are U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, visa holders, and undocumented workers.

MYTH 2: Human Trafficking is essentially a crime that must involve some form of travel, transportation, or movement across state or national borders.

REALITY: Trafficking does not require transportation. Although transportation may be involved as a control mechanism to keep victims in unfamiliar places, it is not a required element of the trafficking definition. Human trafficking is not synonymous with forced migration or smuggling, which involve border crossing. 

Myth #3

MYTH 3: Human Trafficking is another term for human smuggling.

REALITY: Smuggling is a crime against a country's borders: human trafficking is a crime against a person. These are distinct federal crimes in the United States. While smuggling requires illegal border crossing, human trafficking involves commercial sex acts or labor or services that are induced through force, fraud, or coercion, regardless of whether or not transportation occurs.


HIGHLY CAPABLE

Parents and school staff may refer students starting in first grade. For referral form and permission for testing, please click here-HIGHLY CAPABLE FORM.
For more information please call Eleanor Walters at 253.530.1059
Grades 1 & 2 January 30 - February 15, 2017 at student's school.
Grades 3-8 February 4, 2017-noon at Purdy.
Testing students new to area and/or new to public schoool:
Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Educational Services Center (Peninsula School District)
For questions please contact Eleanor Walters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 253.530.1059

 

TECH TALK WITH TECH SERVICES - Raising Digital Citizens

The digital waters that our children are charting are drastically different from when we were all in school.  For most of us, digital citizenship wasn’t on our radar. We didn’t have cell phones, data plans, or easy access to the internet. Raising digital citizens is a new challenge for all of us and it is important to remember that there are a variety of resources available as we chart these waters. Stay Safe Online (https://staysafeonline.org) provides a variety of resources and strategies to teach and implement safe online habits. In the article named Raising Digital Citizens: Teach your children to become good digital citizens with these resources there are a variety of quick precautions to take as you help your children get access to the internet while still protecting themselves, their personal data, and their digital footprint. Some of the highlights include, “Empower your children to handle issues,” and “Encourage your children to be ‘digital leaders.’” For more precautions and resources visit http://sl.psd401.net/raisingdigital.



REQUIRED NOTIFICATION ABOUT MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE

To Parent/Guardian of Students in Grades 6-12:

Washington State law requires that you be provided with information about the causes, symptoms, and methods of prevention of meningococcal disease. This can be a deadly disease, so it is important to know this information.

Meningococcal disease is caused by a group of bacteria that lives in the nose and throat, and the illness is known as meningococcal meningitis. Adolescents and young adults have an increased rate of contracting meningitis, as compared to the general population. Symptoms of the disease may include fever, chills, rash, headaches, confusion, and a stiff neck. The disease is spread through direct contact with infected material, including kissing, coughing, sneezing, or sharing eating or drinking utensils.

The Washington State Department of Health wants you to be aware of this illness and the availability of a vaccine to protect against meningitis. Vaccination can help protect against 4 types of meningococcal disease occurring among adolescents and young adults. The vaccine is recommended for children entering middle school aged 11-12 years and a booster is given at age 16-18 years. Teens who did not get their first dose during the pre-teen health visit should get a dose as soon as possible. The vaccine is not required for school attendance.

The Washington State Department of Health encourages you to learn more about meningococcal disease and to speak to your child’s health care provider about the immunization. You can also get more information from these websites:

* Washington State Department of Health http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/Meningitis.aspx

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening

Required Notification about HPV Disease

To Parent/Guardian of Students in Grades 6-12:

Washington State law requires that you be provided with information about human papillomavirus (HPV) disease and its vaccine.

HPV is a very common virus that is spread through genital contact. There are many types of HPV, and some types can cause cervical, anal, vulvar, mouth, and throat cancer or genital warts. Both females and males can get HPV and easily spread it to others without knowing they have it. Most people with HPV have no signs or symptoms.

There is a highly effective vaccine available called the HPV vaccine that can prevent infection from some of the most common and serious types of HPV that cause cancer and genital warts. The best time to get the vaccine is before sexual activity starts. Three doses of HPV vaccine are recommended for all children starting at ages 11 to 12 years. It can be given to females up to age 26 and to males up to age 21. The vaccine is not required for school attendance.

The Washington State Department of Health encourages you to learn more about HPV disease and to speak to your child’s health care provider about the vaccine. You can also get more information from these websites:

* Washington State Department of Health http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/SexuallyTransmittedDisease.aspx

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/default.htm

 

 

REQUIRED NOTIFICATION ABOUT HPV DISEASE

To Parent/Guardian of Students in Grades 6-12:

Washington State law requires that you be provided with information about human papillomavirus (HPV) disease and its vaccine.

HPV is a very common virus that is spread through genital contact. There are many types of HPV, and some types can cause cervical, anal, vulvar, mouth, and throat cancer or genital warts. Both females and males can get HPV and easily spread it to others without knowing they have it. Most people with HPV have no signs or symptoms.

There is a highly effective vaccine available called the HPV vaccine that can prevent infection from some of the most common and serious types of HPV that cause cancer and genital warts. The best time to get the vaccine is before sexual activity starts. Three doses of HPV vaccine are recommended for all children starting at ages 11 to 12 years. It can be given to females up to age 26 and to males up to age 21. The vaccine is not required for school attendance.

The Washington State Department of Health encourages you to learn more about HPV disease and to speak to your child’s health care provider about the vaccine. You can also get more information from these websites:

* Washington State Department of Health http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/SexuallyTransmittedDisease.aspx

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/default.htm