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News From The Middle
News From The Middle
NMS - Heather Link
Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Thursday, May 23

  • Last day of school, 1:15 dismissal 

**Updated 2018-2019 Calendar with extended days due to snow days

**2019-2020 School Calendar is available on the website 


Summer Office Hours

North MS office will be open from 7:30 - 4:00 pm, May 28-June 7th. We will reopen starting August 5th.     
Wednesday, June 12    7:30 - 4:00pm  
Wednesday, June 19    7:30 - 4:00pm  
Wednesday, June 26    7:30 - 4:00pm  
**Closed during the week of July 4th** 
Wednesday, July 10     7:30 - 4:00pm  
Wednesday, July 17     7:30 - 4:00pm 
Wednesday, July 24     7:30 - 4:00pm  
Wednesday, July 31     7:30 - 4:00pm


There has been a delay in the printing of the middle school yearbooks.  They will not arrive until the end of June.  Mrs. Adney will contact those that have ordered when they arrive with the details of pickup.  Sorry for the delay.

Lost and Found

The lost and found racks and drawer have been added to greatly recently and will be cleared June 7. Please stop by and check these out to claim your items.

Annual Online Registration Update 

The annual information update, required to be completed by all families online, is now available in Infinite Campus Parent Portal for families returning to HSD in the fall. To complete registration, log into Infinite Campus Parent Portal with your parent account and look for the Annual Information Update link on the left.  Updates should be completed on a computer, not on a mobile device. If you do not have access to a computer, one is currently available M-F from 8am – 4pm in the administrative offices located at 200 E Willow St in Harrisburg. If you’re not returning to HSD next year, please contact our registrar today to update your records. 



PAWS (Parents Aligned With School) wishes to thank all parents and volunteers for their time and financial support this school year!

With your help, PAWS was able to help our middle school in the following ways:


Middle School Dances (DJ and concessions)  8th Grade Graduation

SUPPORT FOR STAFF & STUDENTS  Funding of After School Clubs  Mentor lunches

Community outing gift cards  Legos

8th grade graduation meal  Conference meals (partial funding)  Tiger Robotics (partial funding)

We look forward to your continued help in the next school year! If interested in volunteering in the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Mr. Fesler.


Summer Camps and more

Go to the Documents page on the school website for information about:




-Show Choir Camp

-Harrisburg Athletic Camps

-Harrisburg Basketball Team Fundraiser

-FCCLA Easter Event

-Career Camp

-Health Career Camp

-Flag Football

-Sworkit Youth Initiative

-Miss South Dakota

-First Tee

-Dakota Spirit

-Sioux Falls Parks & Rec

-USD Vball camp

-Reading Program

-Augustana Boys Basketball camp

-Tiger Rock Martial Arts

-Dakota Alliance

-Summer Meals

-Big Sioux Youth Basketball

Harrisburg Bowling

Looking for boys and girls 6-12 grade to join the Harrisburg Bowling team.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Seasoned bowlers are also welcome to join. There will be FREE coaching available through the summer, on Mondays 5 to 6PM, at Eastway bowl.  To register for free games of bowling go to  Come join us in learning and enjoying this awesome sport of bowling. Our first parent/student meeting will be June 3rd 5PM Eastway Bowl. Contact Linda Anderson 743-4027,

Elementary Summer Performing Arts (SPA)

Open to any student looking to have some summer fun! We will play theater games, learn movement activities, create skits for each other, and end with a short performance for friends and family. Registration is now open. to download the registration form.   Cost: $50 (scholarships available)

Grades....Dates (M-F)...............Time........................ Performance

K-2..........June 3 - June 14.........8:30-10:00a............Friday June 14, 12:15p

3-5..........June 3 - June 14..........10:30a-12:00p.......Friday June 14, 12:15p

K-2..........June 17 - June 28.........8:30-10:00a...........Friday June 28, 12:15p

3-5..........June 17- June 28..........10:30a-12:00p.......Friday June 28, 12:15p

Visit for more information.

Volunteers for Fair 

Anyone interested in volunteer to help out at the Old MacDonald’s Farm at the Sioux Empire Fair August 2-11, 2019. An FFA officer will call you in July to sign-up for specific shifts. Sign up here!

Preparing Your Kindergartner

Waterford is a non-profit organization that supports preparing 3 and 4-year old children for school readiness through an online program called UPSTART; which teaches children the skills they need to be ready for kindergarten. If you have or know a 3 or 4-year old who lives in South Dakota or North Dakota, get them registered and learning today!

Project: Design Boot Camp

Design Boot Camps are offered each summer at the Institute of Design & Technology SD take place May through August. More information and downloadable applications for 2019 Project: Design Boot Camp summer schedule found on the website:  The Institute of Design & Technology is dedicated to advancing creative workforce development with design career exploration, creative entrepreneurship and their summer project-based exploration programs.

Project: Design Boot Camp was developed by Institute of Design & Technology was an early pioneer in the development of project-based learning. It is their passion to inspire and invoke imagination for students wishing to explore creative career options in design careers. IDTSD creatively reinforce the importance of math into the design process.  See images from some of our advanced summer sessions: Interior Décor, Interior Elevation /3-D Model Making Session, Fashion Illustration, Couture sewing, Pattern Making, Fashion Design.  Scholarship assistance available to students returning for advanced 5-day sessions.

Design A Bookmark 

Universe of Stories: bookmark contest. Design a bookmark; win a prize! You could be a winner! Middle and high school students are invited to design a bookmark to promote Siouxland Libraries’ 2019 Summer Reading Program? Universe of Stories. One winner will be selected in each of three categories.  Enter here:  

Siouxland Libraries   Siouxland Libraries is doing a reading program incorporating the SD Teen Choice Awards titles from now until April 1, 2019.  For each book on the SD Teen Choice Awards list that a teen reads, they can enter for one of 16 raffle baskets.  The list of the titles, voting, information and pictures of the raffle baskets are here, . The baskets range in themes from Harry Potter to Fortnite to Table-Top Games to Art. It is open for all 6th-12th graders who either live in the Siouxland Libraries service area or have a card.    

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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Safety Policy-- Please be aware that a safety plan has been put into place by the Harrisburg School District. If the office staff is unfamiliar with the individual who is visiting or signing out a student, they will need to show identification. If parents arrange for someone other than themselves to pick up their student, please make them aware of our policy and inform the office of whom will be coming. Thank you.  

North Middle School Parking Lot-- Please be courteous and vigilant as you enter and exit the North Middle School parking lot.  As our building continues to grow, it is critical that we all take a common sense, neighborly approach for when you either drop off or pick up your student.  A few reminders:We have several students with leg injuries whose parents require access to the handicap parking spaces.  Do not park in a handicap spot without a parking tag.  In addition, do not block a handicap spot.Please pull forward as far as you can while waiting for your student to leave the building.  The pickup lane extends all the way to the east end of the building.Keep your eyes open for students being dropped off in the outer lane.Do not park in the street. If the pick-up line extends past the parking lot boundaries, be sure to find a spot to park in the parking lot.