Past Headlines From Harris Middle School
Harris Community Garden Composting Class
On Thursday, December 5th, come learn from Master Gardener and Harris Middle School 7th Grade Science Teacher, Ms. Loryn Windwehen and her Green Team Students in Composting 101 Class. Participants will leave with their own upcycled kitchen composter, several options for creating their own bin/pile, and a step-by-step introduction in this organic process. Class begins at 4:30 in the Harris Garden. Please click here to sign up for the class by Monday, November 25th.
Thanksgiving Holidays at Harris
Harris students and staff will be off November 25 through November 29 for Thanksgiving break. Enjoy the time off with family, friends and food. School will resume as normal on Monday, December 2.
Book Fair Currently in Harris Library
The Harris library is hosting the book fair this week (November 18-22). The library is seeking volunteers to help with the event. If you are interested, please contact the librarian, Yvonne Keranen, at 210.356.4104 or email@example.com. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Spanish Club Sponsors Food Drive
The Harris Spanish Club is currently sponsoring a food drive to donate to the San Antonio Food Bank. Or campus goal is to donate over 1000 pounds of food for the needy people of our area before the holidays. Any non-perishable food item may be donated. Drive ends November 21st. Please contact Mrs. Candelaria for more information.
Pennies for Patients Results
Thank you to all who donated to the Pennies for Patients drive recently at Harris Middle School. The 6th graders raised the most money to "Pie the Principal" and Mrs. Griffith's class donated the most for their favorite teacher. In all the drive raised more than $3000 for the Leukemia Foundation.
Harris Marathon Challenge
Harris Middle School is encouraging everyone to get moving by participating in our Marathon Challenge. The goal of the Marathon Challenge is to run or walk the 26.2 miles of a marathon over a span of 6 weeks. Students, staff and parents are invited to participate in the program. Miles must be logged and signed off on by a parent or sponsor. For a form or more information please contact Mrs. Fox.
7th Grade Football District Champions
Congratulations go out to the Harris 7th Grade football teams as they have won the district championship for the season. The title was secured with a goal line stand late in Tuesday's final game against rival Lopez Middle School. Congratulations to Coach Creighton, Coach Flores, and Coach Justice on leading their teams to a combined record of 14-1-1. Way to go Hawks!!!
Harris Green Team Gardeners Win Big Award
Congratulations to the Harris Green Team for being chosen as a semi-finalist and winning $2500 in the Silver and Black Give Back initiative. The group plans to use the award to continue to grow the garden and work toward future plans of a farmer's market. Thank you to the Silver and Black Give Back charity for the support of this community project. Please click here for the full NEISD press release of the award and other opportunities they have had since winning.
Early Release - November 5th through November 7th
Harris Middle School will be following an early release schedule Tuesday, November 5th through Thursday, November 7th. These early release days are used to hold teacher-parent conferences for Harris students. School will release at 1:25pm on these three days. The school schedule will resume as normal on Friday, November 8th.
1st Nine Weeks Report Cards
Harris students were given their 1st Nine Weeks report cards on Friday, November 1st. Please review the information with your student, sign the bottom portion, and return it with your child the week of Monday, November 4th.
Red Ribbon Week at Harris
The week of October 28th through November 1st is Red Ribbon Week. Students and staff are proud to be drug free and will have a theme each day to show their pride. Click here for the daily theme and details or contact Mrs. More for more information.
Pennies for Patients Drive
On October 14th, Harris Middle School began its Pennies for Patients drive for the Leukemia Foundation. Our campus goal is to surpass last years collected amount of $3000. This year's collection will include many fun opportunities for those that share including eating outside and "Pie the Principal". For more information please contact Mrs. Griffith.
ReadiStep Test Information
On October 29, 2013 the Harris 8th graders will be completing the ReadiStep Assessment. The ReadiStep helps students and schools understand what skills students have and what skills they need to develop further if they are going to be college-ready students. Please click here for a Readistep Informative Video or here for the ReadiStep Student/Parent website.
Harris Drama to Present Charlotte's Web
The Harris Drama Department is proud to present "Charlotte's Web" to the Harris community. The first presentation, October 23rd at 3:45 pm, is open only to Harris students and will cost $3 per ticket. The play will run for the public on three evenings, October 24th through 26th, in the Harris Cafeteria. The ticket price is $5. Showtime each evening is 7:00pm.
Book Fair Coming Soon to Harris
The Harris library will be hosting a book fair the week of November 18-22. The library is seeking volunteers to help with the event. If you are interested, please contact the librarian, Yvonne Keranen, at 210.356.4104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Holiday for Harris Students
Monday, October 14 is a holiday for Harris students. Faculty and staff will be on campus for professional development. School resumes as normal for students on Tuesday, October 15.
Fall Athletics in Full Swing
The fall athletics season at Harris is well underway with full slates of football and volleyball games each week. Please visit each teams page under the "Athletics" menu above for full schedules and results of past games. Go Hawks!
Say Cheese! Fall Portraits Coming Friday!
Fall pictures will be taken at Harris Middle School on Friday, October 4. Be sure to watch for information coming home soon regarding portrait packages for sale by Lifetouch. Money will not be due until picture day!
Student Council Invitations and Interviews
Invitations to interview for a spot on the 2013-2014 Student Council will be distributed during 8th period on Thursday. October 3. Interviews for those invited will be held on Friday, October 4 from 3:30-6:00 pm in the 6th grade CLC. For more information, please see Mrs. Decastro.
We're Looking For Harris Talent
Tryouts are coming up for the Harris All-School Talent Show. Students are invited to share their awesome and unique talents with their Harris classmates. Tryouts are Tuesday, September 24th and Thursday, September 26th after school in the 6th Grade CLC. For more information contact Mrs. Decastro or Mrs. Griffith.
We're Looking For Harris Talent
Tryouts are coming up for the Harris All-School Talent Show. Students are invited to share their awesome and unique talents with their Harris classmates. Tryouts are Thursday, September 26th after school in the 6th Grade CLC. For more information contact Mrs. Decastro or Mrs. Griffith.
Fundraiser Money Due
All money collected for the Harris campus-wide fundraiser was due on Tuesday, September 24th. Students may still turn in money and order forms to their 1st period teacher. Please be sure that all orders are paid for before forms are turned in at Harris.
Our New Principal, Dr. Sean Maika
The Harris family welcomes our new leader, Dr. Sean Maika, to the campus. Dr. Maika comes to NEISD bringing experience and energy to Harris Middle School.
Harris Greenback Night
Parent of Harris students are invited to attend the Harris Greenback Night on Tuesday, September 10th. The PTA begins the evening with a meeting in the cafeteria at 5:45 pm. Parents will then get the chance to visit their students' classes and meet each of their teachers. The evening will conclude at 8:00pm.
New Student Registration, Information, Supplies
NEISD provides for online registration for new students. Please visit the NEISD Online Registration Portal and follow all directions closely to complete the process. Registration will continue on August 21 through August 23 from 8:00am through 3:00pm. If you can not make it during this time, you will need to report to the counseling office on Monday, August 26th with the following documents: Registration paperwork, previous report card, parent's drivers license, student's original birth certificate, proof of residence, immunization records, student's Social Security card. For more information about the North East School District and its schools, please visit the Student Parent 411 page. You may also view the NEISD school supply list for the 2013-2014 school year.
Important Forms Sent Home With Students
On Monday, August 26th, many important forms were sent home with Harris students. Parents, please take time to read and sign these forms with your students as many are required for our campus. When complete, insure that these forms are returned with your student to their 4th period teacher. Thank you Hawk parents!
Labor Day Holiday
Monday, September 2 is a holiday for Harris students and staff in honor of Labor Day. Enjoy your long weekend with your family.
Summer Immunization Clinics
During the summer, there will be numerous providers offering the immunizations necessary for students to have previous to the 2013-2014 school year. Follow the link for a list of Summer 2013 immunization clinics/events. To see the immunization requirements for NEISD please click here. No Shots, No School!
Summer Reading Lists and Assignments
The Harris English Department has compile reading lists and assignments for the 2013 summer. Please click on the links below to open the information for your student: 6th Pre-AP Letter, 6th Pre-AP Assignment, 7th Pre-AP Letter, 7th Pre-AP Assignment, 8th Pre-AP Letter, 8th Pre-AP Assignment, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade.
Harris Hawks Camp
All Harris students are invited to attend Hawk Camp. At Hawk Camp you can get a jump on the school year by getting your books, finding your locker, and picking up your PE clothes. Camp for incoming 7th/8th graders is Thursday, August 22nd beginning at 1:00pm. Click here for more information for 7th/8th Grade camp.
Girls Athletics Summer Information
Sports physicals for ALL Girls' sports are due by August 15th. (NEISD Athletics Forms) They can be turned in to the front office at any time, or to the coaches working Summer Rec during the month of June, 8:00am-12:00pm. Please plan on stopping by the Girls' gym August 15th between 10:00am and 3:00pm to turn in or fill out any missing paperwork, get lockers, and receive volleyball try-out information. Please refer to Coach Lutz's web page for paperwork, camps, and other info. If you have any questions, e-mail Coach Lutz, email@example.com.
Summer and the Active Brain
During the summer, watch for e-mails with ideas for lessons that Harris students can complete while on vacation. These lessons will help to keep the students' minds active and energized. To access the lessons at any time, visit Mrs. Robinson's site. The lessons are not required, but they are recommended.
PE Uniform and Summer Recreation Forms
The Harris Athletics Department will once again host a Summer Recreation Program beginning June10th for children ages 7 through 13. Please click here for the registration form. PE uniforms are also on sale now for the 2013-14 school year. For more information about the uniform sales, please follow this link. Online sales end June 10th. For more information about either form, please contact Coach Lisa Keogh.