Hardin Middle Update

Dr. G's Principal Newsletter

March 2015

Third Quarter Grades are recorded and ready to view.

Student grades have been recorded and can be accessed via the Parent Portal. Please check your student's progress. Feel free to contact individual teachers if you have any questions and/or concerns. Thank you in advance for being an active participant in your child's education. https://sis.stcharlessd.org/STC/Default.aspx?Action=Parent

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SCC/General Motors Robotics Challenge

The Hardin Robotics Team, "The Deathly Hallows" took second place in their division on Friday, March 6th. There were over 32 area Middle School Teams competing.


Student teams used LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics kits and worked together to design, build and program a robot modeled after a real-life automated machine used in manufacturing at General Motors to perform a series of functions within a certain amount of time.

Students were judged on their teamwork and presentation, in addition to design and engineering. The judges were current and retired engineering professionals, from a variety of backgrounds. They offered expertise and words of encouragement to the students.

Students also attended breakout sessions throughout the day, where they were introduced to things like Rockwell Automation, vibration technology, animation and gaming, as well as how to make a plan for attending college. Held at St. Charles Community College every year in March, the GM Challenge is a major opportunity to educate local students on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs, while having fun at the same time.

Let's Turn Adorable Outgrown Clothes into School Programs

Schoola preps and sells our preloved children’s and women’s clothes online, and gives 40% of the proceeds back to our school! Hardin has already earned over $350 in our first clothing drive! Clean out your closets for the spring and send the bags to Hardin. See the two minute video below for details. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
Let's Turn Adorable Outgrown Clothes into School Programs

Bring your clothing donations to our school office between Tuesday, April 7 - Tuesday April 14. Schoola accepts childrens, teenagers, women's and maternity clothing (shoes, handbags, coats, etc).

Former Hardin Student (currently attending SCW) wins 2nd Place in Science Olympiad!

Alex Lu designed a self propelled plane that earned him second place honors in the Area Science Olympiad held at Hardin Middle School on 2/28/15. Check out this short 3 minute video on Alex's amazing submission.
Wright Stuff 2015

Featured Video - A 12-year-old app developer.

Most 12-year-olds love playing videogames -- Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps like "Bustin Jeiber," a whack-a-mole game, he is now using his skills to help other kids become developers. (Filmed at TEDxManhattanBeach.)
Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer

Great Homework Help Sites

Many web sites and applications are available to assist you and and children. The following is a helpful link to a few options. http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/04/10-great-homework-help-websites-for.html
Hardin Weekly Bulletins

You can access all the Hardin Weekly bulletins here. These are posted each week on the Hardin Website.

Details about Standards Based Grading (SBG).

Click Below for details regarding information and interpreting Standards Based Grading. https://sites.google.com/a/stcharlessd.org/sbg/home

Hardin Middle School - Dr. Ed Gettemeier

Contact information including my email, our HMS website, phone, address information and directions to HMS can be accessed below.