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Drama Club prepares for Spring Play

HMS Junior Thespians are currently preparing for the Spring presentation of Matilda Jr.
Please come and enjoy this performance on May 24th and 25th at the SHS Auditorium.

Harding Middle School has been recognized as a 2023-24 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Gateway Distinguished School

 Steubenville, OH – Harding Middle School has been recognized as a 2023-24 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Gateway Distinguished School. This honor is given to a select number of middle schools across the U.S. for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW Gateway, a grade 6-8 STEM curriculum. PLTW is a national nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S. 

 The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Harding Middle School had to meet a variety of criteria such as the percentage of students participating in PLTW, the percentage of students who participate in more than one PLTW unit, the number of PLTW units offered, and efforts to ensure equitable access to PLTW courses.

Research shows that the middle grades play a pivotal role in influencing high school, college, and career success. During this transitional time, it’s crucial to provide students with access to relevant, engaging, and real-world learning experiences that expose the range of career paths and possibilities available to them. Whether designing an automated robotics system or exploring aerospace by creating designs and prototypes, PLTW Gateway students engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and develop confidence in STEM subjects.

“We are honored to recognize Harding Middle School for their commitment to providing students with exceptional educational experiences while ensuring equitable access to PLTW programs,” said Dr. David Dimmett, PLTW President and CEO. "We congratulate them on this achievement and celebrate their dedication to empowering students with the knowledge and skills to succeed, not only in STEM subjects, but preparing them for future careers and life beyond the classroom."

Harding Middle School is part of a community comprised of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a commitment to providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities.  For more information about PLTW’s Distinguished Program Recognition, visit  

Welcome to Harding Middle School

Harding Middle School is proud to accept the 2020 Gene Bottoms Pacesetter Award, which is presented to schools that are implementing one of the Southern Regional Education Board's "Making School Work" school improvement frameworks. The measures they consider are:
  1. Increases in school graduation rates
  2. Readiness for college and careers
  3. Credential attainment
According to the SREB publication, "Harding Middle School implements "Making Middle Grades Work," SREB's school improvement design for the middle grades. The school has a robust career pathway program that prepares students in grades 5 through 8 for career pathways...Students explore various career options and get hands-on experience in high-demand STEM fields." 
More details can be found in the above link. Harding Middle School is honored to be one of 21 schools receiving this prestigious award. Our school community will continue to strive to offer a challenging, engaging, relevant learning environment for our students.


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Spring Sports

Schedules for 2024 Track, Softball, and Baseball are now posted in HMS Athletics sites.
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2024 Spelling Bee

HMS's Gabriel Loot is overall winner in District Spelling Bee!
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Stallion Way

HMS students in Ms. Hills' Media class are publishing their version of our school newspaper. Take a look at previous versions of this excellent journalistic endeavor by clicking on this link: Stallion Way
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Zach Collaros Foundation Recognized

Zach Collaros Foundation

The Zach Collaros Foundation received the SCS Volunteer of the Year Award for an outside organization at the recent Volunteers Dinner.
Accepting the Award was Foundation Board member, Atty. Jeff Bruzzese.
SCS has benefited in many ways from contributions made by this Foundation, including Holiday Meals to the Needy, two SHS scholarships, our Stallion Stable Closet, meant to level the playing field for our students by supplying them with life necessities, and the Foundation's generous gift of transportation to and from Atlanta and Chicago for our ten qualifiers to the National History Bee. We feel fortunate to have such a caring and generous alumnus of our school district.  
We feel fortunate to have such a caring and generous alumunus of our school district. 
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Zach Collaros presents gift

Harding Middle School received an early Christmas gift from one of its  alumni recently during a basketball game.   More +


Mr. Bryan Mills

Harding Middle School
2002 Sunset Blvd.
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: (740) 282-3481
Fax: (740) 283-8949 

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ATTENTION: Parents/guardians of 8th grade students

For parents and students interested in student enrollment in CCP (College Credit Plus) classes, please click on this link for full information about this process. This link will open in Power Point.

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