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New Facility Update

Harrison Hills City Schools New PK-12
Construction Update

• Please view this updated drone footage of the new school construction

• Continue building gymnasium masonry walls.

• Continue setting door frames as well as plumbing/HVAC/electrical rough-ins as the masonry walls are constructed.

• Completed first plumbing underground rough-in of the locker rooms.

• Completed first electrical underground rough-in at the kitchen area.

• Continued underground electrical rough-in at the main electrical room.

• Began concrete footing installation in the high school wing of the building.

• Continue with final grading and formwork installation for concrete sidewalk at Liggett Lane and Huskies Way.

• Pouring concrete sidewalk along the south side of Liggett Lane.

District Office

• Mrs. Snider, Mr. Ripley, Mr. Eddy and Mrs. Harding met with Bob Reolfi of Pay Schools. The district will offer, beginning January 1, parents and employees the option of paying for cafeteria meals online. After the initial test period of 6 months, it will be evaluated to determine if the online payment system will be expanded.

• The superintendent presented a New Facilities Update at the Harrison Community Hospital's community breakfast.

• The District Leadership Team met and reviewed student data and discussed activities to Start, Stop, and Continue.

• Mrs. Snider met with Jefferson County ESC officials Chuck Kokiko and Don Donohue concerning ESC policies.

• Mrs. Snider and Mrs. Harding met with Mike Sliva, Ken Mason, and Mark Chisnell concerning the walking trails grant connecting the new school.

• The school district has add to its list of products to help employees plan for retirement. A Roth 403(b) is now available.

• The insurance committee met on November 28. Tom Gee, from Jefferson Health Plan, provided the committee with valuable information concerning the district’s third party administrator and network. Performance from both is very good and as expected.

• Mrs. Snider, Mrs. Harding, Mr. Ripley and Mr. Eddy met with a representative from PaySchools to discuss adding online payments for student lunch accounts.

• Harrison Hills hosted the first three days of the bus drivers training class through Rob Higgenbotham and the ECOESC.

• Mr. Ripley met with a representative from Transfinder.

• Mr. Morgan and Mrs. Hajiran participated in an Ohio Department of Education visit to the BHVSD.

• Mr. Morgan, Mrs. Hajiran, and a team of professionals attended a faculty Ohio Department of Education visit to the BHVSD

• The assistant superintendent attended special education meetings for students outside of the district and at Harrison Central.

• Mr. Morgan and Mr. Eddy collaborated with SHP on onsite materials for the new building project

• Mr. Morgan and Mr. Dunlap collaborated with faculty on remediation for EOC assessments

• Mr. Morgan completed the Alternate Assessment calculations, as require by ODE

• Mr. Morgan completed a JPSN application with the Department of Education

• Mr. Morgan and Mrs. Kulow worked to coordinate related services in the district

• Mr. Morgan collaborated with a behavior analyst regarding student progress in the district

• Mr. Morgan attended the football banquet for Harrison Central High School

• Mr. Morgan worked with faculty at Harrison Central High School regarding intervention services


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Harrison Central Jr/Sr High

• Student Council held a food drive and rewarded Mrs. Arbaugh’s homeroom with a cookie cake for collecting the most items! Thank you!

• Senior football players were honored during the football banquet.

• Jim Rocchi talked to staff about the Harrison County Community Foundation.

• Pictured are students of the month for October: 7th grade-Madelyn Butler, 8th grade- Katie Scott, Social Studies – Jessica Haney, Science- Lyndsey Hennis, Math- Jasmine Arnold, English- McKenna Mizer, Fine Arts- Bethany Ripley

• OMUN hosted a Staff v. Student Volleyball Game….fun was had by all and the staff won!!

• As part of a review game, students in Mrs. Davidson’s class designed leaves with something they are thankful for written on them. She made a wreath out of all of their thankful leaves.

Mark Your Calendar

December 4 Jr. High Girls Basketball in Cadiz @ 5:30pm

December 6 7th grade boys and girls basketball in Scio @ 5:30

December 7 Girls Basketball in Cadiz @ 6pm

December 8 Boys Basketball in Cadiz @ 6pm

December 9 Jr. High Girls

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Harrison East Elementary

• To get ready for Thanksgiving break, Mrs. McAfee’s and Miss Bethel’s students tried to save turkeys by disguising them. Students used their creativity to give turkeys a brand new look.

• Third grade English/Language Arts students, Shaylen Bethel and Danielle Bruce, were the recipients of the most improved reader and the most improved WCPM (word count per minute), respectively.

• Fourth grade students are working creatively through the MindUp Curriculum which will help students become resilient, focused, and mindful learners. This activity is called Amygdala on the Move. It involves students acting out the role of the Amygdala and showing how information gets processed when it is calm and when it is alert.

• Way to go 3rd graders Mikayla Pelegreen and Kamryn Crothers for solving 100 multiplication facts in 5 minutes! Your third grade teachers are so very proud of you!

• It's beginning to look like Christmas! The fourth grade Friendship Flower Garden club decorated the urns in front of East. First, they previewed Christmas urns on Google to get design ideas. Then they paired with a buddy to create their own special Christmas urn. Merry Christmas! Ask these students if you need help decorating they are great helpers!

• Mrs. Tammy Starr's 6th grade 21st Century Enrichment students had to write and illustrate a children's book in which the theme taught a life lesson. The students wrote books about sharing, bullying, teamwork, etc. After the students completed their books, then they had to plan a lesson, submit a lesson plan for approval and then teach the lesson that went with their story to a classroom. Lessons were presented to various classrooms in grades K-5. The students did an outstanding job.

• Students in Miss Jacobsen’s 4th grade ELA class participated in an essay contest after attending their field trip to Zitko Farms. Chaz Culbertson was the 4th grade essay contest winner from the Harrison SWCD’s Environmental Field Day. He received a $20.00 gift card. Chaz wrote about each learning center he visited during the day. His favorite part of the day was learning more about the animals.

• Harrison East Elementary successfully crowned a new spelling bee champion after 17 rounds on Friday, December 1, 2017. Fifth grader Mykel Quito earned the honor of being the top speller. The top eight spellers plus two alternates will advance to the District Bee on January 10, 2018. These students will proudly represent Harrison East on January 10th. Pictured in the back row (left to right) Lyla Dalton (3rd place), Adriana Corder (2nd place), Anthony Pelegreen (8th place), Mykel Quito (1st place), and Aiden Hays (2nd alternate). Pictured in the front row (left to right) Jayden Francis (4th place), Alex Dray (1st alternate), Ava Carson (6th place), Ashley Taylor 5th place), and Brady McPeak (7th place).

Mark Your Calendar

December 13 No PAWS Afterschool Program

December 15 Winter Music Program (1PM)

December 15-January 5 No PAWS Afterschool Program

December 21 Last Day of School Prior to Christmas Break

December 20-January 1 Christmas Break

January 2 Classes Resume

January 5 End of the 2nd Nine Weeks

January 12 2nd Nine Weeks Report Cards Sent Home w/Students

January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Classes

January 15 No Paws Afterschool Program

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Harrison North Elementary

• Miss Tipton’s Kindergarten is getting ready for Christmas!

• Miss Tipton’s 2nd grade had a classroom spelling bee. Mrs. Rocchi ran the spelling bee. Students had been given a list of words several weeks ago to study. Students did a great job and enjoyed the bee! The classroom winner was Ethan Patrick. Ethan got to attend the Harrison North spelling bee.

• Mr. Jim Rocchi talked to the staff about the Harrison County Community Foundation. This organization is trying to give back to the community. He encouraged the staff to get on the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio website and sign up for the e-newsletter so that we will know when they have grants available.

• Mrs. Rocchi worked with the sixth graders to create three dimensional snowflakes. They will be used as decorations at the Father-Daughter Dance.

• Harrison North Elementary School held its annual spelling bee on Friday, December 1, 2017. The following students participated in it.

o 5th graders: Lilian Gibbons, Hailey Toker, Carleigh Burgess, Reed Arbaugh, Braelyn Patrick, Coral Citro, Ann Marie Corder, Kaylee Spencer, and Zack McAfee

o 6th graders: Allison Corder, Danielle Drapp, Cheyanne Lake, Skyler Morris, Leah Taylor, Carys Haney, Lucas Thomas, Tevan Palmer, Ryden Corona, Hannah Spencer, and Parker Hutton

• The following students will be advancing on to the district spelling bee held at Harrison Central High School on January 10, 2018. From left to right: Danielle Drapp 6th place , Cheyanne Lake 4th place, Carys Haney –Champion, Allison Corder -3rd place, Lilian Gibbons - 2nd place, Reed Arbaugh -5th place

• Congratulations to Carys Haney for winning Harrison North’s annual spelling bee!

• On Friday, December 1 students from Jefferson County Joint Vocational School Early Childhood Program visited classrooms at Harrison North.

Mark Your Calendar

December 7 PTA Cookie Dough Delivery

December 14 Winter Music Program (grades K, 2, 4, 6 perform) @ 1:45 p.m. in the Barr Memorial

December 20 Winter Music Program Make up day if school would be canceled on December 14

December 21-January 1 No School; Christmas Break

January 2 Classes Resume

January 5 2nd nine weeks ends

January 12 2nd nine weeks report cards sent home

January 15 No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day


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