Harpool Herald Newsletter
Happy summer break to our students! We had a great last week of school! My favorite part was a new tradition of an 8th grade ceremony followed by a clap out. As a staff, we enjoyed getting to celebrate our 8th grade students.
8th grade parents--I truly hope your child has made some great memories at HMS. Middle school can be so difficult...but we do hope they are leaving us with some positive take-aways.
7th grade parents-Your children will be the leaders of the school next year. I am looking forward to watching them grow into that role.
6th grade parents-How do we have a 7th grader now?!?! Overall this group seems to have settled into HMS fairly well. I can't wait for them to dive into 7th grade and begin leaving their mark on Harpool.
I'll begin weekly communication again towards the end of July. I truly hope you and your family have a wonderful couple of months!!!
Lead with integrity.
Act with compassion.
Strive for excellence.
School supplies for next year!
New PTA Board Members!
The Harpool PTA is excited to announce our new Board for the 2023-2024 school year.
President: Jennifer Clark
VP: Aimee Jones
Secretary: Stefanie Parks
Treasurer: Laurie Pillow
We welcome new faces to our PTA Board and would love for you to get involved! Below are chair positions that are open for the next school year. Please reach out to Cortney Exby @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or have any questions.
Reflections Fine Arts
Staff Appreciation (this position comes with an excellent co-partner, so it won't be all on the person who volunteers)
Thank you for considering volunteering at HMS!
Please join us for our last Membership meeting of the year on May 16 at 5:45PM ahead of the choir concert.
HAVE YOU JOINED PTA?
Have you joined the Harpool Middle School PTA yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Parents, students, grandparents, aunts, uncles… all are welcome to join our PTA. Joining doesn’t mean you have to volunteer or donate anything! (Although we will never turn it down!) It just means you want to support and advocate for the students and staff of Harpool Middle School. Our goal is to have one person representing every student at Harpool as part of our PTA. Don’t wait!! Join today at joinpta.org!
Want to get involved at Harpool?
The link for the required application is below.
Volunteer Application Link
Thank you for considering volunteering at HMS!
Grade Level Newsletters!
You may start filling out the RankOne forms to be compliant for athletics (volleyball, cross country, basketball and track) for the 2023-2024 school year. This will need to be completed EVERY year that your student is in Athletics.
Here is the link: https://www.rankonesport.com/content/
Physicals are good for 2 years. If you were in 7th grade athletics, your physical will carry over for your 8th grade year, but the Rank One forms must still be completed.
Students will not be permitted to stay in Athletics if the Rank One documents are not completed by August 18th.
Harpool Middle School
Girls’ Athletic Coordinator
Attention Rising 7th Graders
Attention 6th grade parents
Thank you for sending in updated shot records in order to prepare for 7th grade registration soon. If you are due for updated immunization records or waivers, you should have received a letter from the nurse last week explaining what needs to be documented in the immunization record from your physician/health care provider (re: Tdap booster and Meningococcal immunizations). If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email.
Danielle Strauss, RN
GOAL club meets every Thursday from 3:35 to 4:45 beginning September 15th. Students play soccer, do community service projects, and have academic study time/support. Sponsors are teachers Jose Fuentes, Eric Schaffer, and Elsa Pruneda.
Do you love Theatre?
Thespians meet once a month on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:15pm. First meeting date TBD.
Do you like video games? Come to eSports Club! Everyone is welcome to come, no sign-up required!
Meeting Times TBD
Will compete and learn sportsmanship using school appropriate games in a structured environment. Along the way we’ll learn technology skills, interpersonal skills, and what it takes to be successful in the eSports world.
Art/ Anime Club
Rooms D-119 and D-120
Link to Website
Here are various ways to stay in the loop with Harpool Middle School
1. Email blast (you are getting them if you are seeing this)
2. Phone blast (make sure you have an updated phone number on record with us)
3. Facebook (Harpool Middle School)
4. Twitter (@HarpoolMs)
5. Harpool Webpage http://www.dentonisd.org/harpoolms
Attendance Info (updated 8-5-22)
Bell Schedule (updated 8-5-22)
Cell Phone Policy (updated 8-5-22)
Dress Code (updated 8-5-22)
Harpool Parent/ Student Handbook (updated 8-5-22)
Progress/ Report Card Dates
UiL Eligibility Dates