The Skipper Scoop

Week of February 11th


I trust everyone had a good weekend. Snow is back and it's Valentine's week!

I stopped in at Rich Lanes on Friday night for Senior Night. Our seniors- Larry Clark, Aaron Wickland, and State Champion Bowler Emily Eldridge are an impressive group of young adults. In general, this bowling team is really talented. Together with Mr. Rich and Mr. Chipps, this team is going places!

Make it a great week!

Mrs. Rumbarger

Leadership Lake County Donations

Our Middle School is currently accepting cash or check donations to the S.S Kids Project 2019. This project provides school supplies for Lake county children in need. They are partnered with the Salvation Army in Painesville to distribute supplies every August. I can attest to their generosity every school year. You can go to to make a gift by credit card or makes checks payable to Leadership Lake County and put SS Kids in the memo line. Donations can be made at the office or to homeroom teachers. Thanks in advance!

Valentine's Dance

Kids in grades 6-9 are invited to a Valentine's Dance on February 13th from 6:30- to 8:30 in the Harding gym. There is a five dollar admission charge and snacks and drinks are included!

Come dance the night away. Bring your Valentine?! The dance is sponsored by the Junior class at Harding. Permission slips are in the lunchroom and the office.

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Middle School News

Thank you to our future broadcasters for this weeks news cast. This week includes an interview with Fairport's own Dr. Paolo.

Congrats to Ameila Kapostasy!

Thank you Painesville Rotary for sponsoring Amelia Kapostasy. Amelia will travel to Brazil this summer to participate in a year of Brazilian High School! She will have the opportunity to meet some Brazilian Rotary Clubs as well. I am so thrilled she has found this opportunity and I cannot wait to hear her stories! Congratulations Amelia.
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Way to go Dr. Avram!

Erin Avram received the Jean P. Lentz Teachers Grant awarded by the Lake County Retired Teachers Association. This $200 grant will help fund a project for the Harding Physical Science students who will be exploring the mathematical relationship between current, voltage, and resistance that forms the foundation of Ohm's Law. Congrats to Dr. Avram for working so hard to provide this for your students.

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports-P.B.I.S.!

PBIS is an approach to improve school climate and create safer and more effective schools. The process focuses on improving our school’s ability to teach expectations and support positive behavior for all students.

This month, Harding students and staff are focusing on responsibility as one of its four character traits. Students have been working hard to show their responsibility in the classroom, during athletics events, and before and after school. Many Skipper Pride awards have been given out along with cookies, candy and “we are proud of you’s”

PBIS celebration #2 is scheduled for February 20, 2019. This event will be our 3rd annual Olympic Day.We will begin the afternoon with each grade level participating in a lip sync competition, followed by many organized, friendly games in the school gym! Bring your game face!

In order to earn the right to attend the event students must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • No more than 2 unexcused tardies to school.

  • No more than 3 tardies to school.

  • Only 1 Saturday school

  • No in school suspension.

  • No out of school suspension.

The PBIS team will be sending out a parent survey sometime at the end of February. Any feedback you can give us is greatly appreciated!

Auburn at the IX Center

The Plant, Turf, and Landscape Management and Construction programs did an amazing job at designing their display at the Home and Garden show at the IX Center this past week. The theme of the garden was Auburn's Little Red Riding Hood. Guests were challenged to take a selfie with the big, bad, wolf. So proud of our Harding kids that participated- Andrew Marcelli, Quentin Piotrowski, Nathan Urban, Michael Voiles, and Stealth Yates.
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