To the parents of NEW 6th, 7th and 8th graders,
What an honor and great pleasure it is to WELCOME you and your student to the
family and community of Hardy Hawks! I hope you’re as excited as I am about this adventure
in middle school life. Thank you so much for choosing Hardy. I am honored to be the principal
and strongly believe it is a great school. The teaching and support staff commit themselves to a
year filled with strong instruction, enrichment, rigorous coursework, high expectations for student
behavior and academic performance as well as a plethora of extracurricular activities.
On Thursday, August 2 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. I hope you and your student can attend
the “Hardy Hello” a first “meet and greet” with other new families. Specifically, the agenda will
focus on four topics:
Hardy PTA Activities
Enrollment, Course Selections/Offerings (VERY IMPORTANT)
Uniforms, Ordering/Purchase (form enclosed)
Math/Reading Assessment information and dates
Other important information will also be shared and of course we’re ready to answer all
of your questions. A new school year is always exciting and our goal is to make the transition for
both parents and students as seamless as possible. I’m looking forward to a somewhat informal
and light evening in which we can answer questions, talk and make some connections all in the
best interests of our students and school community.
Mary J. Stefanus, Ed.D,
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
August 6 or 13, Math /Reading Assessment, choose one date, 9-1:00
August 13, Student schedules mailed
August 23, 6th grade orientation, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
August 25, School Beautification Day, 9 a.m.
*August 27, First Day of School for Students