The Skipper Scoop

Week of August 5th

SKIPPER NATION

I can hardly believe it is August! Like every year, this summer flew by. I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing, and fun summer. Mardi Gras was a ton of fun. it was so nice to see all of you. Did you know our FHS float won first place this year? It was designed and built by some of our 7th graders and showcased our new band uniforms. Thank you to the float team who drilled and painted their way to 1st place!


Band camp started today. The kids sound great and they are all a little taller. The Band Boosters sure know how to make these kids lunch! Thank you for all you do.


The next few weeks are going to go quickly. Be sure to soak up as much sun and fun as you can. We have a couple of exciting changes to Harding this fall...stay tuned!


See you soon!


Mrs. Rumbarger

News You Can Use

  • Open house at FHS will be August 15th from 6-8 pm.
  • Meet the Skippers will be August 20th at 6pm.
  • Box tops have gone digital! Check out the graphic below. We DO collect box tops at Harding.
  • Schedules will be finalized on Infinite Campus this week.
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Find a Way- One School, One Book

Our entire student body and staff will be reading a book this fall called Find A Way. This is a true story of grit and inspiration. The best thing about this is that the author is COMING TO HARDING! He will be here the first day of school to talk with our students about his amazing story. The summary of the book is below...


Brad Hurtig was a student-athlete in a small town in Northwest Ohio. Only days after finishing his sophomore year of high school, a devastating accident resulted in the amputation of both of Brad’s hands.

Through hard work and determination Brad soon rejoined his high school football team. In his senior year, Brad led his team defense, recording 111 tackles and received all-state honors all while playing with no hands. Brad’s inspirational story of triumph quickly captured national headlines.

Now Brad is taking his life-changing message to students across the nation.

Open House

Open House looks slightly different this year. No schedules will be distributed or changed at Open House. Schedules are being updated on Infinite Campus this week. Please call the office if you need your user name or password. If you do need a schedule changed, it can be done the first five days of school.


The Fall Sports meeting will be held at 7PM in the auditorium. It is mandatory for any parent of a fall athlete to be in attendance.


Chromebooks and chargers can be picked up as well as throughout next week. Details to follow. Make sure to fill out the Google link below to sign the permission slip.

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Welcome New Skippers

We have some new faces at Harding this year!


A warm welcome to Jennifer Polak, our new Personalized Learning Coordinator here at Harding. She will bring her endless enthusiasm and knowledge to our Personalized Learning initiative. Another warm welcome to our new Intervention Specialist in the Design Lab, Kate Selleny. Kate comes to us from Ursuline College and is our head volleyball coach.

Chromebooks Are Homebound

In an effort to streamline the relationship between school and home, Chromebooks will be taken home starting this fall. Many educational applications students use today are web based, making Chromebooks apt for how modern educators instruct and how modern kids learn. If you have a student in grades 6-12, please complete the link below and your students can pick up their Chromebook at Open House.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PAqEdKWKBipk6olQpOxYq6k9A0C-izrUsdJL3Y983TM/edit

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Harding Waiver Days

Harding will have four Waiver days again this year. The days are spent on professional learning for staff. The days this year are:


November 4

December 20

February 14

April 7

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