What Does The Harding Township School Mean to Me?

Dear HTS Community: 

I have been a student at the Harding Township School since Kindergarten. Now that I’m in the eighth grade, when I look back on my experience, I realize that the Harding Township School means so many different things to me.  It is a place where I have learned not only traditional school subjects, but it has also prepared me for things that go beyond what is found in a textbook. The Harding Township School is the place where I have learned how to develop relationships, my likes and talents, and the importance of giving back to my community.

            To begin with, our school is a place that has helped me establish new friendships. When I began kindergarten I didn’t know most of the students in my class. But now, nine years later, many of these people are still some of my closest friends.  The Harding Township School’s close-knit community helped me form and build these bonds. Secondly, our school is a place to discover your likes and talents. Whether you are fascinated with sports, music, art, science, or drama, there is a club or activity for you.  One of my main interests is sports. Through our sports programs, I have learned leadership skills, commitment, and what it’s like to be part of a team. These are things I can apply to my life on and off the sports fields. Finally, the Harding Township School is a place that gives back to our community and society. We are taught the importance of helping others through our Service Learning Program and are taught the importance of maintaining a safe and respectful school environment through our Ambassador of Kindness Program.  With these programs, we learn to appreciate how fortunate we are to grow up in the secure Harding Township School community.

            In conclusion, the Harding Township School means many things to me. It is a place where we foster relationships, discover our talents, and a place for learning in comfort and safety. Growing up in this setting helps develop confident students, ready to take their skills and knowledge to the next level. I know I am prepared for whatever the future holds.

Sincerely,

Stephanie D.

Return from Snowtober…

Dear HTS Community:

This past week was a hectic week for all of us here at HTS and, although some are still without power, we are glad that the worst is behind us.  The decision to open school today was made in the early morning when power was restored to our campus and I thought it was in the best interests of our students to open school and enjoy a renewed sense of normalcy.  When you have a moment, consider logging back in to Honeywell and, if necessary, update your contact information.  Please note that you can list both home and cell phones numbers to receive Honeywell Instant Alerts.  This provides a “backup” that will protect you in the event of future power outages. 

Our staff is aware of the difficulty of living without power and they are making the appropriate accommodations with regard to homework, tests, projects, etc.  Once again, thank you for all your help and support during this demanding time.  Some dates to remember for the next few weeks:

Friday, 11/4 – Open House Tours 8:30-10:00.  This is an opportunity for Harding residents with students currently enrolled in a non-public school to come in and take a tour of our campus.  Please encourage your friends and neighbors to attend; no appointment is necessary. 

Tuesday, 11/8 – Budget Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Anemone 12:00-1:00 in the Library/Media Center.  Come in, eat lunch and participate in 2012-13 Budget discussions.  This is a BYOL event.

Friday, 11/18 – 1:1 Committee Meeting 8:30-9:30.  A sales representative from Apple will be here to wow us with different product lines.  Before you come in, please do your homework.

Friday, 11/18 – PTO Meeting 9:30-10:30. After the 1:1 Meeting, please consider staying for the monthly PTO Meeting.

And lastly, save the date. Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 is the annual PTO Holiday Bazaar.  More information will follow. 

Sincerely,

Alex Anemone