News From The Middle
News From The Middle
NMS - Heather Link
Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Wednesday, October 10 

  • Lifetouch Photo Retakes (see below)

Thursday, October 11

  • HS Cross Country- Brookings Triangular, Edgebrook Golf Course; 4:15

  • Competitive Cheer and Competitive Dance- ESD Championships, HHS; 5:00

Friday, October 12

  • 7th FB hosts Brandon Valley, 5:15

Friday, October 26

  • End of 1st Quarter


Lifetouch Picture Retakes 

Retakes happened today Wednesday, October 10. If your student took pictures today, you can order online at using Picture Day ID: ND208086Y1. If you wish to order from pictures taken during orientation in August, use Picture Day ID: ND208086Y0. If you have any questions, please contact Lifetouch at 866-955-8342.   

Walk Like an Egyptian!
  On October 26th we would like to invite parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and friends to come and experience the world of ancient Egypt.  The 6th grade social studies classes are preparing interactive museums and we would like you to be a part of it.  On that day you may come in from 1:00 until 2:00 to see these wonderful projects that students will be preparing.  We look forward to seeing you on that day!


Clothing Drive 

Thank you to everyone for supporting the #HawthorneHelpers Clothing Drive.  In total, our school was able to collect 351 sweatpants, 370 pairs of shoes, and $3,576 to be used for purchasing addition clothing for Hawthorne Elementary.  Congratulations to Mrs. Larson’s advisory class for generating the most points towards the Advisory Contest and having the opportunity to deliver the clothing to Hawthorne later this month.

Lost and Found

Items in the lost and found racks in the commons and in the locker rooms will be cleared at the end of the quarter. Please make sure your student is checking to claim their items. Smaller items, such as earbuds, phones, and jewelry end up in the office. Inquire within.

PAWS Apparel Orders

We are extending the latest apparel sale through next Wednesday, October 17. Please see the attached form and turn in completed forms and payment to the North MS. Forms with the due date of "Wednesday, October 10" will still be accepted.


Dear Harrisburg School District Families,  I have exciting news to share with you! The Harrisburg School District is working in conjunction with the South Dakota Department of Health to provide the students in Kindergarten-12th grade with a FREE Flu vaccination clinic. The vaccine clinic will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at North Middle School from 4:00pm-8:00pm In order to reduce your wait time, please consider having the form located http://harrisburgdistrict41-2.... completed prior to arriving. Thank you for considering this great opportunity!  Amy Gage, RN  Nursing Supervisor-Harrisburg School District

STEM Trip-CA 2019!

Ms Bruinsma and Mrs. Tschudy (teacher from HSMS) will be chaperoning a trip to California for any interested 7th and 8th graders.  This is a STEM trip-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics from June 1 through June 6, 2019.  There is an informational meeting at South Middle School on Thursday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m.  If you can’t make the meeting but are interested please contact Ms. Bruinsma.

Athletic Home Games Concessions Volunteers
  Parents, we are looking for volunteers to help with concessions during our games. The money made during concessions helps support our school and raise money for WEB, PBIS and the additional needs of our students and staff.         Please contact Krista Groeneweg ( if you are interested in helping. 

Dodgeball Club

You can still sign up for Dodge Ball with Mrs. Groeneweg.  Below are the dates, and they will not interfere with Football, Volleyball or Basketball practices or games.    

   If you are interested go to the HNMS library home page and get signed up.   The cost is $10.00.     Monday, October 22nd  Tuesday, October 23rd  Thursday October 25th  Monday, October 29th  Tuesday, October 30th  Thursday, November 1st  Tuesday, November 6th  Thursday, November 8th  Tuesday, November 13th  Wednesday, November 14th


The Giving Tree  The Giving Tree will once again be set up in the commons at conferences. We will be collecting gift cards through the beginning of December. All gift cards collected will be given to Harrisburg families in need over the Christmas Season. Please return all gift cards to the front office or to Mrs. Groeneweg. Thanks in advance for all donations!     

October is Bully Prevention Month
  Our Focus for PBIS this month will be RESPECT!   Showing respect to someone means you act in a way that shows you care about others feelings and well-being. 

Showing respect for others can include!  Treating people with courtesy and Kindness.  Giving compliments to others    Manners (using please and thank-you)  Helping others   Including others around you  Listening in class  Being prepared for class

Monday, October 15  Make friends with someone you don’t know at school.   If you've ever been isolated from others at school or you were new at school and it took time to make friends, you know what it feels like to be left out. Or even if you were never isolated, imagine how it would feel. Make friends with someone at school who you don't know. You probably wish someone had done that for you. Be a leader. Take action and don't let anyone at school be in isolation. Challenge Others To Be Kind

Monday, October 22  Week of Inclusion 

- Don't let anyone at school eat alone in the cafeteria or on a school field trip. - Make it the week of #NOONEEATSALONE         

- Include other students in school activities or after school activities  - Invite someone you don't know that well to sit next to you on the bus. Learn about each other.

- At one point or another each of us has felt insecure, or stressed out, or alone. It is important to remind our friends and classmates that we are all in it together and we are there to listen and support each other. Use the hashtag #HereForYou on social media to let your classmates know that they have your support and a person to reach out to if they ever need to talk.

All students and staff, can get sticky notes in Mrs. Groeneweg’s office to write a compliment to someone else,  on the bottom of the sticky notes students should write Pay it forward.  WEB leaders will  start the pay it forward with compliments action.  Make kindness go viral with an act of kindness and challenge friends and classmates to pay it forward with their acts of kindness. 

Feeding SD: Back Pack Program
  Harrisburg North Middle School is again partnering with Feeding South Dakota’s Back Pack Program throughout the 2018-2019 school year.  The program begins in late September and continues through the end of May.  The BackPack Program is designed to fill the hunger gap that exists from Friday evening until Monday morning when the children are back in school and have access to the breakfast and lunch programs.  If you are interested in being a part of this program please fill out the form that is attached and return it to Mrs. Groeneweg (School Counselor).  If you have additional questions/concerns please Contact Mrs. Groeneweg at ( or 743-2567. Ext. 5178     Feeding South Dakota also uses donated dollars to purchase the food for this program. Please carefully consider your family’s economic status to determine if the food assistance is needed by your child(ren). The goal of the program is to provide food to children who are hungry on a regular basis. If you are able to make do without this assistance, please allow the program to be used by others with a greater need. http://harrisburgdistrict41-2....

Strengthening Families Program 

When: Thursday evenings, starts 5:30-6:00 (meal) and finishes by 8:00 p.m.   

Where:  First Methodist Church                  401 S. Spring Avenue                  Sioux Falls, SD  How do I sign up:  Call 605-336-2556 or email  Cost:  $35.00 (scholarships available) 


Veterans Day Stars

The Harrisburg High School National Honor Society is hosting the Veterans Day ceremony on November 12th in the High School Gymnasium.  We would like to honor Veterans within the Harrisburg Community with a star in their honor.  Please fill out the attached form, and we will make sure a star is made.  Please have this done by October 31st.  Any questions please contact Lisa Cardillo,

Family EdCamp Night

Harrisburg Elementary & Middle School Parents and Guardians: 

Join us for Harrisburg Family EdCamp on Saturday, October 27 from 8a-12p at South Middle School. This FREE event is designed to support parents and strengthen families through sessions offered by the Harrisburg District Staff and community partners. Sessions will center on supporting learners at home in reading and math, providing safeguards for families in an increasingly digital world, managing life's demands with a busy family, working through difficult behaviors at home, and many others! A complete session guide will be made available next week. 

Breakfast and childcare are available to participants at no cost AND we will have lots of fabulous door prizes thanks to the generous donations of area businesses and organizations that value strong families.  

We ask that all participants register for a FREE ticket through this link to help us plan for breakfast and sessions.

We look forward to seeing you at the Inaugural Harrisburg Family EdCamp!

Basketball Fundraiser

The boys’ basketball team has partnered with Harrisburg Ace Hardware and the Harrisburg Football program to offer a combined service and opportunity to raise funds for our programs.  We will be delivering water softener salt to the basements of your house this fall.  Please go to http://harrisburgdistrict41-2.... for details and go to the to submit your order.   Please fill free to forward this opportunity to fellow workers, family members and friends that may want to participate in this service.  We will take orders for the month of October and deliver dates will be November 16th and 17th  Thanks for your continued support of the HHS program!! 

Have a great rest of your week!

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