News From The Middle
News From The Middle
NMS - Heather Link
Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Thursday, September 20

  • 8th FB vs. Watertown (SD)  @ Watertown Middle School; 4:00
  • 7th/8th VB host West Central; 4:00
  • 7th FB host Brookings; 4:30

Saturday, September 22

  • 8th VB host Quad vs. Brandon Valley MS, Pierre, South Middle, Watertown; 11:00 AM   

Tuesday, September 25

  • 7th FB  vs. Sioux Falls Public Schools Instructional Planning Center @ Patrick Henry Middle School; 4:30

Wednesday, October 3

  • Challenge Day forms are due (see below)

Thursday, October 4

  • No School
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences, 2:00-8:30

Friday, October 5

  • No School, Comp day

Monday, October 8

  • No School, Native American Day

Wednesday, October 10

  • Lifetouch Photo Retakes



Club descriptions, meeting dates, and dues information all available on Mrs. Abel’s website. Sign up for your favorites here: Send any questions to Mrs. Abel or any of the listed club coaches!

Lifetouch Picture Retakes New students and those who want to have retakes have the opportunity on Wednesday, October 10 at NMS. Order forms are available in the office or you can order online at using Picture Day ID: ND20806Y1. Please return you original package this day as well.


Here we go again! Student-led Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 4 at 2:00-8:30 PM. Schedule forms will be distributed to families soon. Please be on the look out to receive communication from your students' advisory teacher. Please remember that these are student-led conferences so we need a parent/guardian and the student to attend. Also, keep in mind that the teachers have very busy schedules on this evening, so you will only have the 15 minutes that were originally scheduled, if you need additional time, please contact your child's teacher to see if they have time available in their schedule.

Power Hour

Power Hour will be available each weekday as a morning session from 7:00-8:00 AM as well as an afternoon session from 3:05-5:00 PM. Student must be picked up no later than 5pm. With the extension of the hours in the Power hour program, parents may choose to pick up their child at any time before 5:15 PM.    Sign up here Direction and support during Power Hour will be provided by our tutors (Mrs. Hyronimus, Mrs. Noffsinger, Ms. Rieff, and Mr. Bagunu) and librarian (Mrs. Tecklenburg). We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this great educational support opportunity. For consistency and the safety of your student, we also ask that parents/guardians to please contact the school if your student will not be attending on any pre-scheduled dates. We look forward to working with your student in Power Hour.


ATTENTION ALL 6TH GRADE AND TRANSFER STUDENTS – South Dakota State Law requires one dose of Tdap and one dose of Meningococcal prior to school entry. If your student is non-compliant please follow up with your medical provider ASAP to get your child up to date on the required immunizations to attend school. If you do not have a plan in place by September 28th, your student will be denied access to school until an appointment date or immunization schedule is communicated with the nurse. Any questions, contact Nurse Tara at ext. 5133. 

Athletic Home Games Concessions Volunteers Parents, we are looking for volunteers to help with concessions during our games. The money made during concessions helps support our school and raise money for WEB, PBIS and the additional needs of our students and staff.       Please contact Krista Groeneweg ( if you are interested in helping:

Thursday, 9/19

Volleyball host West Central, 4:00 (concessions in NMS)

7th Football host Brookings, 4:30 (concessions by football field)

Challenge Day Challenge Day is scheduled for October 24 at HNMS. This will be offered to 7th grade students first. If there are enough spots available, we'll open it to 8th graders who did not attend last year. We can only have 100 students attend so it will be on a first come first serve basis. Check out the event at to get additional information. Forms were handed out on Monday and available in the office. They are due October 3. If you have any additional questions or concerns you can contact Mrs. Weideman at or 743-2567 Ext. 5290.


Feeding SD: Back Pack Program Harrisburg North Middle School is again partnering with Feeding South Dakota’s Back Pack Program throughout the 2018-2019 school year.  The program begins in late September and continues through the end of May.  The BackPack Program is designed to fill the hunger gap that exists from Friday evening until Monday morning when the children are back in school and have access to the breakfast and lunch programs. If you are interested in being a part of this program please fill out the form that is attached and return it to Mrs. Groeneweg (School Counselor).  If you have additional questions/concerns please Contact Mrs. Groeneweg at ( or 743-2567. Ext. 5178   Feeding South Dakota also uses donated dollars to purchase the food for this program. Please carefully consider your family’s economic status to determine if the food assistance is needed by your child(ren). The goal of the program is to provide food to children who are hungry on a regular basis. If you are able to make do without this assistance, please allow the program to be used by others with a greater need.

Strengthening Families Program (see attached)

When:  7 Thursday evenings, starts 5:30-6:00 (meal) and finishes by 8:00 p.m.  First night:  Sept. 6.

Where:  First Methodist Church                 401 S. Spring Avenue                 Sioux Falls, SD How do I sign up:  Call 605-336-2556 or email Cost:  $35.00 (scholarships available)



Parents/Guardians: Registration is open for the September 22nd Science Saturday! This session will have a "SCHOOL SPIRIT" theme. Have your 3rd-5th grade student join us Saturday, September 22nd from 9:00-Noon at Harrisburg High School (Harrisburg and out-of-district children welcome).   Click here to Register.   

Elementary students will rotate through eight hands-on breakout sessions put together by our own HHS HOSA members.  The cost is $20.00 per student, to be paid at registration (checks can be made out to HHS HOSA and include your child’s name on the memo line).  Please see the flyer below and attached for more information.

Stories on Raising Healthy, Happy Teenaged Daughters Mistakes, Ideas & Encouragement for Dads Where: Harrisburg North Middle School, PAC When: Sunday, September 23rd, 7pm Cost: There is no cost, and a complimentary book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, will be given to the first 25 attendees, compliments of Aaron Ellingsen, father of two daughters and husband to Amber Ellingsen, school board member   “There is no greater risk or reward than in parenthood.”- Jeff Gould

Fathers of middle school daughters often feel overwhelmed and unprepared for the challenge of raising a girl to maturity, especially in a time and place where so many conflicts and pressures affect every hour of the day. For help, Jeff Gould, author, speaker and Harrisburg parent of four daughters and husband of Libby Gould, HHS Choir Director will speak this coming Sunday: Jeff Gould has written and lectured on many subjects- none more important than raising children. His presentation for Dads will be interesting and entertaining and will feature examples and stories from Dad’s who have done it right and Dads who have made mistakes- Hard earned lessons and wisdom that will help and encourage Middle School Dads.

Have a great rest of your week!

Harrisburg North Middle School 2201 W. 95th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57108 Phone: 605-743-2567 (office extension: 3008) Fax: 605-275-9140 

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