The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

'New' middle school opens in Hartley

Temporary 5-8 grade building set up for new school year


August 6, 2020


The former H-M-S Elementary school in Hartley has some new signage out front. The building will soon be home to the district's 5-8 grade students.

An old school building in Hartley is ready to host a new group of students.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School moved 11 miles east to the old elementary in the City With a Heart. With the former middle school in Sanborn demolished and the new elementary school slated to open this month, 5-8 grade students will now make their home in the former PK-4 building on First Street Southeast.

Middle school Principal Mark Dorhout said the transition was eased after classes dismissed in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Elementary staff members were able to move out earlier than planned, subse...

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