Principal's Message

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Harlan Community Middle School – home of the Cyclones!  Harlan Community Middle School is a middle level building located in Harlan, Iowa, about 60 minutes northeast of Omaha and 90 minutes west of Des Moines on Highway 59 educating approximately 385 students in grades 6, 7, and 8.  The Harlan Community School District includes communities of Corley, Defiance, Earling, Harlan, Jacksonville, Panama, Portsmouth, and Westphalia.  Joined as one, we get the job done! 

Harlan Community Middle School along with the High School, are 1-1 technology schools, where every student is issued their own laptop computer.  Our responsibility is to not only prepare students with knowledge based from the Iowa Core Curriculum, but to incorporate tools that they will be using in the workplace of the 21st century.  A focus is on student-centered classrooms where instructional strategies used are those of an inquiry based approach. 

The staff of HCMS realizes that the academic success of middle school students is highly dependent on the development of their intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs. Our staff will do everything possible to make sure that every student succeeds. 

We encourage every student to get involved in an extra or co-curricular activities while at HCMS.  Clubs, Student Leadership, fine arts, and athletics are all ways for students to find their niche at school.  Research overwhelmingly supports that students who are connected and involved in school perform at a higher level.  By joining our academic and co-curricular activities together, we create a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding learning environment for our students.

We realize that educating your child can only be done in partnership with you.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office at: 712-755-3196 or email me at bmueller@hcsdcyclones.com.

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HCHS StuCo recognized as 2018 National Gold Council of Excellence
HCHS Student Council recognized as 2018 National Gold Council of Excellence.
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2018 Cyclone Boys Basketball Camp
The 2018 Cyclone Boys Basketball Camp information is available!
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