Vision Statement

All Bret Harte Middle School students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.

Mission Statement

Bret Harte Middle School’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.

Principal Chat

Held in Staff Dining Room. Check calendar for dates



Other Information

Welcome to Bret Harte Middle School

Kitchen Staff

Front of School

Bret Harte Counselors
BH Counselors

School Sign
School Sign

 Minimum Day Bell Schedule

November 23, 2016

Period 1  8:05-8:50 (45)

Period 2  8:55-9:38 (43)

Period 3  9:43-10:26 (43)

Break     10:26-10:36

Period 4  10:41-11:24 (43)

Period 5  11:29-12:12 (43)

Period 6  12:17-1:00 (43)

Lunch (Optional*) 1:00-1:20

      * Lunch is optional for students to remain on campus

Bus Departure @ 1:20 pm

There will be NO late bus during Minimum Day

Financial Support

Our financial support of the school is made possible through the generous contributions of parents during our “Build a Better Bret Harte” Donation Drive that starts at the beginning of the school year. Donations are accepted and welcome any time of the year, and for every $100 you donate your family will be entered into a monthly drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice (available gift cards are Costco, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Safeway, Kohls, Starbucks, and iTunes).  The sooner you donate the more chances you have to win. As an added bonus, if you donate before Friday, Sept. 30, your students will be entered into a drawing for lunch time pizza party with 5 of their friends.  If you’d like to make a donation please use the Membership Form. Forms are also available throughout the year in Student Services. Any questions, contact Erin McCabe at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Or Donate online with PayPal, click below: Forms are also available throughout the year in Student Services. Or Donate online with PayPal, click below:

Support Bret Harte Community Club While Shopping on Amazon!

As the Holiday shopping season begins to ramp up (from Halloween costumes all the way through the end of the Holiday season), there is a simple way to support the Bret Harte Community Club when shopping on Amazon. Just click on this link below and your eligible purchases will provide financial support to the BHCC! It doesn’t cost you anything extra! Please spread the word to your family and friends. Thank you for your support!

Parent’s Corner

For district and school related news and updates pertinent to parents and the community, please visit Parent’s Corner.

Student’s Corner

For school related news and updates pertinent to Bret Harte students and student projects and accomplishments, please visit Student’s Corner.

Athletic/Cheer Participation

Sports participants, please complete all forms required prior to tryout and practice. See information at Parent’s Corner for details.

Common Core Information

Introduction To Common Core
Middle School Pathways
Common Core Video Link

Quick Links

Current Events Calendar
Daily Announcements
Principal’s Weekly Email
Media Center
Parent’s Corner
School Accountability Report Card
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Instructional Calendar

2016-2017 School Year
Calendario de enseñanza

School Infomation

BHMS Channel5 News LIVE at 8:55
Bell Schedule
Infinite Campus Parent Portal

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