Grades 6-8 are departmentalized, which means students receive their academic instruction from teachers who specialize in a particular content area. This means that students in these grades switch classes throughout their school day. In addition to an engaging curriculum, our middle school students are appropriately challenged through the many co-curricular programs we offer.
Students in Grade 6 participate in National History Day, one of our co-curricular programs.
Students also participate in their 2nd year of Junior Achievement - BizTown and girls in 6th Grade participate in W.E.B.S. (Women Empowered by Science), a program run by Wilkes University. In the spring, students take a class trip to Gettysburg.
Students in Grade 7 participate in Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science as well as Junior Achievement - Finance Park. In the spring, students take a class trip to Philadelphia.
Students in Grade 8 choose between creating a project for NHD or PJAS and also participate in their 2nd year of Junior Achievement - Finance Park. Students in Grade 8 also engage in many Home Economics activities such as making homemade pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving and sewing their very own Christmas stocking. Students also work on creating their Class Memory Book throughout the school year and are presented with a bound copy on their graduation night as a keepsake to look back on all of the amazing memories they made throughout their years at HRS. In the spring, students take a class trip to New York City along with many other "8th Grade privileges" throughout the school year that our students spend years looking forward to.
Students also attend the following specials classes once per week: Art, Music, Library, Computer, Physical Education, and Foreign Language.