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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

End of First Semester – Friday, January 24th is the end of the first semester of classes.  Students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM.
Middle School Musical – HSMS is presenting Into the Woods Jr. on January 24th through January 26th in the HSHS PAC.  Showtimes are 7:00 PM on Friday and Saturday with a 3:00 PM start for the Sunday show.

Harbor Soles Running Club – Harbor Soles Running Club is a girls running club for 2nd through 6th graders who are interested in learning about healthy living and running.  They meet two days a week (Thursdays and Saturdays) to discover the Power of Positive Thinking, Life Balance, Gossiping and Bullies, Peer Pressure, Healthy Eating, and Gratitude.  They will be working toward preparing physically and mentally for a 5k run on May 24, 2020.  If you have any questions please contact Mary Buchanan at 231-881-3235.


Harbor Springs Spring Soccer – Registration for the Harbor Soccer, Inc. spring travel season is open.  Travel soccer is for 3rd through 8th Grade students with the season running from mid-April through the beginning of June.  If your child is interested in playing, please sign up by January 31st at Harbor Springs Soccer.  Email any questions to

Community Schools Choir – Any middle school student, 5th through 8th Grade, wanting to join the community schools choir can contact Katherine Ryan at (517)614-7055 or  Rehearsals will start on Tuesday, January 21st from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM and continue weekly for the remainder of the semester.  The fee for the semester is $20.
January Youth Programs – Bay Tennis & Fitness and CrossFit Harbor Springs are offering youth programs in January.  
Learn to Skate – The Little Traverse Figure Skating Club is sponsoring Learn to Skate at Petoskey Ice Arena on Sunday afternoons through March 1st.  More detailed information can be found here.
Harbor Springs Ski Club – The 2020 ski season for the Harbor Springs Ski Club will start on January 17th.  Registration packets and forms can be found at Harbor Springs Ski Club.  
Snowmobile Safety Course – The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting snowmobile safety courses.  Registration information can be found here.

Camp Dagett Father/Son Weekend – Is the weekend of February 7th through February 9th.  More detailed information can be found here.

Lost and Found – The lost and found at Shay and HSMS currently has a number of items needing to be claimed.  Please encourage your student to check for anything they are missing.  Anything remaining on Friday, January 17th will be donated to those in need.  

HSMS Calendar of Events

Monday, January 27th
HSMS Girls Basketball @ Kalkaska (4:30 PM)
Tuesday, January 28th
HSMS Skiing @ Nub’s Nob (4:00 PM)
Wednesday, January 29th
HSMS Girls Basketball vs. Elk Rapids (4:30 PM)
Thursday, January 30th
HSMS Skiing @ Boyne Mountain (4:00 PM)

Upcoming Events

Contact Information

Brad Plackemeier, Principal
Harbor Springs Middle School



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