Welcome to Harbor Springs Middle School

Dear Harbor Springs Middle School Parents and Community,

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Harbor Springs Middle School, I am pleased to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year.   We look forward to helping your child grow and discover their talents, expand their academic knowledge, and ultimately become equipped for the transition to Harbor Springs High School. We are excited for the opportunity to work with your child on their educational endeavors.

Harbor Springs Middle School offers a wide range of academic and extracurricular programs for students to explore as they prepare for the rigors of high school and we appreciate the sustained support provided by the parents, community members, and local businesses. We pledge to continue to work hard to make our academic and extracurricular programs even stronger to ensure our students are successful and prepared for the next steps in their academic career.

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HSMS Weekly Update

HSMS Booster Club Meeting  The next HSMS Booster Club meeting will be on Monday, October 14th at 5:00 PM in the Large Group Room.

Middle School Musical Auditions – Any 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade student wanting to participate in the middle school musical this year can audition on Wednesday, October 16th or Thursday, October 17th.  Click here for more detail.
Michigan Youth in Government – 7th and 8th Grade Michigan Youth and Government Parents: Mr. Erdmann and Ms. Kilar will be holding a parent meeting on Monday, November 11 at 5:30 in the Middle School, room 702. Please plan to attend. We will go over schedule, packing list, room assignments, meal plans for the days we are gone, dress code, and a few medical release forms for you child. Please contact Mr. Erdmann ( or Ms. Kilar ( if you have any questions or if you will not be able to attend.
Pop Warner Football – The Pop Warner football team’s last home game is tomorrow at 1:00 PM at Ottawa Stadium.
Tennis Opportunity – Any 7th and 8th graders interested in trying tennis are invited to join the tennis team next Thursday, October 17th from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM at the courts behind Blackbird. Come play some fun games and drills.  Racquets will be provided.
Half-Day of School – Classes will be dismissed at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 18th.
Parent/Teacher Conferences – Fall conferences for HSMS are scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd (5:00 PM to 8:00 PM) and Thursday, October 24th (3:30 PM to 6:30 PM).  Teachers will be available in the middle school cafeteria for parents each night.  Parents are invited to pick up their student’s progress report and Spring 2019 M-STEP report and then visit with teachers.  
Youth Girls Basketball – Basketball for girls (3rd through 6th Grades) begins soon.  Details for participation are attached.

Halloween Dance and Activity Night
HSMS 6th and 7th grade classes are hosting our 2nd annual Family Halloween Dance and Activity Night on Saturday, October 26. This is a fundraiser to help off set the cost of our field trips. We are looking for parent volunteers to help out on the day of the dance; before, during and after. We also need parent volunteers to send in supplies and treats for our cake walk and concession stand. If you are able to help please click the link below. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Hess or Ms. Kilar

Repeat Items

Amazing Race Youth Event – Students have the opportunity on Sunday to participate in an event for local youth called the Amazing Race.  Click here for more detail.

Winter Clothing Drive – A local service group, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 281, has contacted our schools to ask if we have any families who need assistance with providing winter snow clothing (coats, snow pants, hats, gloves/mittens, boots) for their children. If you are interested, please contact Megan McShannock, the Middle School Counselor, or click here and fill out the form and return to the HSMS office by Monday, October 21st.

Chicago Trip Deposit (8th Grade) – An initial deposit of $100 will be due for the 8th Grade Trip to Chicago by Friday, November 1st.  At this time, the deposit will hold a spot for your student and anyone wanting to chaperone.  The deposit can be refunded if plans change and either decide not to go before April.  Deposits can be sent to the HSMS Office.

Boys Basketball – Sunday nights from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM in the Shay Gym for any boy in the 6th, 7th, or 8th Grades.  

Girls Basketball – Open gym times are every Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the Middle School gym and every Sunday from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the High School gym.  The girls basketball program would love to see any interested girls attending one or both each week.

One Community, One Fight on November 9th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

HSMS Sports

Monday, October 14th ~
HSMS Volleyball @ Boyne City (4:30 PM)
Tuesday, October 15th~
HSMS Football @ Cheboygan (5:00 PM)
Wednesday, October 16th~
HSMS Volleyball vs. East Jordan (4:30 PM)
Friday, October 18th~
Half-day of School – 11:00 AM Dismissal

Upcoming Events

Contact Information

Brad Plackemeier, Principal
Harbor Springs Middle School



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