Tubman Tribune

Welcome to 2023-24 School Year (Edition 8.15.23)

Message from Mr. Greer

I am extremely excited for another new year at Harriet Tubman Middle School! This will be the second year I have the honor of serving as the principal of HTMS and I cannot think of anywhere else I would rather be in community. I look forward to being part of our continued growth, and most importantly, to working with our kind, brilliant and joyus students, staff and community.

Now in the 6th year after re-opening Harriet Tubman MS, we are gearing up for the best school year yet! After celebrating the promotion of our eighth graders in June, we are so excited to see our students continue to establish their individual paths as we prepare for an academically rigorous school year with a positive school community.

The continued call to action of high expectations for our students and staff is what it means to be part of the Legend community. You can be assured that HTMS will approach this year as we did last year, collaboratively and together!

Our first day of school for 6th graders is Tuesday August 29th. All three grade levels will come together on Wednesday, August 30th, 2023. Below contains all of the information your student needs in order to be ready for school.

Important and yearly reminders for our parents and students: While teachers prepare engaging and challenging learning opportunities for our students, your student will not benefit from those opportunities if they are tardy or absent. It is vitally important that your student come to school on time and be prepared to learn each day to the best of their abilities. If this is of concern, please reach out so we can try to support both you and your student.

Trevor Greer,


New Staff

We had a number of highly qualified candidates this summer and believe our newest staff members will help us build on all of the work we collaborated on last year as well as the vision we continue to establish together for HTMS.

As you did for myself and several others last year, please join me in welcoming the newest Legends to our staff:

  • School Climate Specialist: Margarett Peoples
  • 6-12 MTSS Specialist: Remy Jewell
  • Counselor: Elise Newhouse
  • ELA .5, 6th Grade: Claire Garrott
  • Math 6th Grade: Courtney Odom
  • SpEd Learning Center: Tanya Baley
  • Physical Education: Rashard Boston
  • Drama: Currently Vacant


To provide clarity on the positions:

  • We added a second SCS position to go along with Mr. Stone for the 2023-2024 school year
  • HTMS in collaboration with Jefferson HS will be working to establish a 6-12 vision
  • Filled the vacant second counselor position
  • Mr. Morris is moving to .5 this year, creating another .5 ELA position
  • Ms. Daniel (Werts) moved on to Cesar Chavez School. Please congratulate her on her next step if/when you find a moment!
  • Mr. Rodriguez retired during the summer. We are more than excited for him and his wife as they take this next step together.
  • Curtis Williams will be moving into the Health classroom, creating an opening in PE
  • Ms. Barbour moved to New York with her fiancée and we wish them the best of luck!

Community Meet & Greet

WELCOME TO THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR! We will open the building for an informal meet and greet on Thursday, August 24, 4:30p - 6:00p. Parents and students can pick up student schedules, and tour the building on their own to familiarize themselves with the HTMS school schedule and community. Principal Greer and Assistant Principal, Ms. Pierce are excited to meet and mingle with you as we begin a new year.

New Schedule for HTMS

This year, we are implementing a new rotation schedule. Student will attend 6 of their 7 classes, daily, with 7th period rotating into the schedule. CLICK HERE for school schedule. This rotation benefits our students by providing a soft start to their day while building a supportive community. Learn more about the school schedule and daily structure at our Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 12, 5:30p - 7p.
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School Supply List

Wondering what school supplies your student will need this year? Wonder no more...HTMS will be providing ALL students with basic organizational items. CLICK HERE to see the list of included items. Please note, 7th grade math (Twining) and 7th grade science (Rissetto) teachers are requesting supplemental items to for their classes. CLICK HERE to see additional items and general classroom needs.

We are accepting monetary donations to help offset the cost of school items. CLICK HERE or use the QR code to donate funds for school supplies.

Thank you for supporting our students.

Other Community Resources for School Supplies

View community flyers

6th Grade First Day of School, August 29

Hello 6th Grade Families!

We are very excited that your child will be attending Harriet Tubman Middle School, and we look forward to seeing them on their first day of school, August 29. This jump start to the school year is a 6th Grade Orientation Day designed specifically for our newest legendary students, 6th grade ONLY! Our WEB Program will help get your 6th grader off to a great start!

Principal Greer will host "Coffee and Conversation" at 9:15am in the library for 6th Grade families on August 29. All 6th grade families are welcome to attend.

WHAT IS WEB? WEB is a nationwide program designed to welcome and support 6th graders by connecting them with WEB Leaders, who are positive, responsible, hand-selected 8th graders. Your student’s WEB Leaders will help them feel more comfortable as well as help them achieve success in their first year of middle school. Doesn’t that sound great? It is!


School hours: 9:15am - 3:45pm

All students at HTMS receive free breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served beginning at 8:50am.

Doors open for student entry beginning at 9:08am. Class begins promptly at 9:15am, daily. Students arriving after school begins are considered tardy and will need to check in to receive a tardy pass.

7th & 8th Grade Students First Day, August 30

We will welcome back our 7th & 8th grade Legends on Wednesday, August 30. Free breakfasts and lunches will continue to be provided for all students during the 2023-24 school year. Meal payments online or by cash or check will not be collected. Families who meet certain income guidelines are still encouraged to complete the Education Benefits form. Families qualifying for free/reduced lunches will have school fees waived. Breakfast is available beginning at 8:50am. Doors open for student entry at 9:08am. Class begins promptly at 9:15am, daily. Students arriving after school begins are considered tardy and will need to check in to receive a tardy pass.

Cell Phone Policy

At Tubman we value classroom learning and positive peer interaction. Our cell phone policy is - Off and Away, ALL DAY! Learn more about our policy and practice at Back to School Night, September 12.
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Immunizations & Medications

Students are required to have up to date immunizations. Check with your primary care provider to ensure your child is up to date. Students with life threatening conditions must have medications, doctors’ orders and signed health plan BEFORE the first day. The nurse will be in the building on August 28 from 9am - 3:00pm. If your student has medications or a health plan please plan to come during that time.

PTSA Information

Partnerships between parents, educators and students enhances student success. We know that children learn more and have better lives when everyone in the school community works HTMS PTSA works to hosts programs that benefit the students at our school. Last year some of the programs included:

  • Field trip transportation
  • 6th Gr science dissections
  • Band awards
  • 8th Gr Promotion activities

For this school year we are planning on continuing these great events and always interested in adding more to our children's educational experience. By becoming an officer* or member of Harriet Tubman's PTSA, you can become an important part of helping to ensure that these plans, and new ideas for the benefit of our children, become a reality.

Please join with us to make a difference in the education, health, and welfare of our children. Meeting information will be shared at Back to School Night, September 12.

*PTSA officer openings for election: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer.

Contact Principal Greer (tgreer@pps.net), or Principal's Admin Asst, Toni Smith-Myles (csmithmyles@pps.net), if you're interested in a board position.

2022-23 Yearbooks

Yearbook blow out sale! We have a limited amount of 2022-23 yearbooks available on a first come basis. The cost is $25. Purchase online or in the school office.

2023-24 yearbooks will go on sale at Back 2 School Night, September 12.

Back to School Night (B2SN)

All families are invited to Harriet Tubman B2SN Night being held on September 12th, 5:30pm - 7pm. Come meet the teachers and see what your students are doing in their classes. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Dates


21 WEB Training

22 WEB Training

24 Welcome Meet & Greet, 4p -5:30p

29 6th Gr ONLY, first day of school

29 Coffee with Principal, 9:15a (school library)

30 ALL STUDENTS attend (7th & 8th gr first day of school)


8 Black & Gold day (wear school colors)

12 Tubman B2SN Family Night, 5:30p

19 Picture Day

2023-24 District Calendar
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