6th Grade Science
Camp Hayo-Went-Ha
6th Grade Science
Camp Hayo-Went-Ha

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.

If you have questions, comments, or recommendations, you may contact me directly at

HSMS Weekly Update

Parent/Teacher Conferences – HSMS will conduct parent/teacher conferences on the following dates and times:
  • Wednesday, March 11th from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 12th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Book Fair– Between the Covers is excited to be hosting the March book fair in a couple weeks.  The book fair will be located in the HSMS Media Center during the following times:
Wednesday, March 11th from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 12th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday, March 13th from 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Chicago Trip Parent Meeting – A parent meeting will be held in the Large Group Room on Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 PM for the 8th Grade trip to Chicago. 
Century Resources Fundraiser – Century Resources orders will be here Wednesday, March 11th.  Students may take small orders home on the bus.  Please make arrangements to pick up large orders after school, or during Parent/Teacher Conferences, on either Wednesday, March 11 or Thursday, March 12.  Students are responsible for delivery items to customers.  Please email Mrs. Inglehart ( with any questions. 
Spring Formal Opportunity (8th Grade) – St. Michael’s Academy (Petoskey) is inviting local schools to attend their Spring Formal on March 21st. Tickets are $15 which includes dinner catered by Sweetwater Catering. More information can be obtained through the attached document.  



Vote for the 8th Grade Class – Please help the 8th Grade Class as they continue to raise funds for the annual Chicago Trip by voting in the MacGregor Cares contest on the website:  MacGregor Cares is a month-long online voting contest, where two nominated organizations are selected. The 8th Grade Class has been selected as one of the organizations for March.  The organization with the most votes receives a check for $500.00 from MacGregor.  This document (MacGregor Cares Contest) explains the contest in more detail.  
PHSACF Spark Tank – The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is asking, “How would you make your school or community a better place?”  This flyer outlines the ways to participate.
March Youth Program Opportunities – Bay Tennis & Fitness and CrossFit Harbor Springs are offering a number of programs to local youth during March.  
Young Americans – Open to students entering grades 3 – college in the surrounding area. Join this international touring cast at Harbor Springs High School for 35 hours of high-energy, comprehensive performing arts camp. Students will experience everything from vocal techniques, dance, and comedy improvisation, to stage movement, sound, lighting, and more.  By learning a show in just 5 days, students are able to learn teamwork, discover their individual potential, and walk away with a huge sense of accomplishment at the end of the week, all in an encouraging and positive atmosphere! Each camp culminates in performances for parents and the community.  Register at YOUNGAMERICANS.ORG/SUMMERCAMPS

Outdoor Adventure Day (7th) – 7th Grade students will go to Boyne Highlands on Thursday, March 12th for an outdoor adventure day.  Information will be sent home with students later in the month.

Assistance with a Summer Camp: Each year, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has money they issue for camp scholarships for economically challenged students in Charlevoix and Emmet counties. It is a great opportunity for students who would love to have a summer camp experience but may otherwise not have the chance due to financial strains.  If you are interested in possibly receiving assistance with a summer camp for your child, please contact Megan McShannock, the middle school counselor. (; (231) 526-4756)

Harbor Springs Little League– Registration for the 2020 Harbor Springs Little League season is now open through March 15th.  Registration may be completed online at

Student Computer Information – The attached document, Student Computer Information.png, contains a message from Mr. Cerrudo, HSPS Technology Director, regarding student computer usage.



HSMS Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 11th
HSMS Parent/Teacher Conferences (3:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
Thursday, March 12th
7th Grade Outdoor Adventure Day @ Boyne Highlands (All Day)
HSMS Parent/Teacher Conferences (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

Upcoming Events

Contact Information

Brad Plackemeier, Principal
Harbor Springs Middle School



Attendance Line:

800 State Rd.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740