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New Facility Update

Harrison Hills City Schools New PK-12
Construction Update

Construction continues to progress at the new PK-12 building, as crews are working against the tough winter conditions. Foundation work will continue in the two-story high school wing through the month of February. Masonry crews have almost completed the first floor bearing walls and underground plumbing and electrical work in the kitchen/locker room/administration area. The masonry bearing walls will support the future pre-cast structural concrete slabs and the future steel structure of the building. Looking ahead to the winter months, you will see cranes placing structural steel beams in those select areas and setting pre-cast concrete floor slabs to create the 2nd story middle school wing. Door frames, underground electrical, underground plumbing and HVAC installation and rough-ins continue as areas of foundation and walls are constructed and completed.

• Foundations are complete in the main electrical room, kitchen, gymnasiums, locker rooms and administration areas, with progress continuing in the two-story high school wing

• Masonry block construction continues in the administration/second floor middle school wing and kitchen/student dining areas

• Door frames, electrical, plumbing and HVAC installation and rough-in work continues as masonry walls progress

• Structural Steel placement will begin this month in the gymnasium/locker rooms, administration area and the kitchen/student dining area.

• Planning to begin final underground electrical rough-in at the kitchen as weather permits.

• Preparing to install the plumbing underground piping in the administration/middle school wing of the building as weather permitting.

• Project continues on schedule for 2019-2020 school year opening

District Office

• Mrs. Snider met with Mark Ingels from Cambridge Counseling concerning Harrison Hill's assistance with developing regular and therapeutic foster care in Harrison County.

• Mrs. Snider, Mr. Morgan, and Mrs. Hajiran attended Belmont Harrison Career Center's ODE Special Education Review meeting.

• The superintendent attended the Jefferson County Educational Service Center's Superintendent Cabinet where PAX Positive Behavior Program, Striving Readers' Grant, and Deerassic Park were discussed.

• The Superintendent collaborated with Mr. Ripley on road conditions concerning delaying and cancelling school.

• Mrs. Snider collaborated with Attorney Dan Spahn concerning easements for the OMEGA Grant walking trail and speed reductions on Route 9.

• Mrs. Snider attended the OMERESA Salt Fork Regional meeting where presentations were heard from Bricker and Eckler Law firm concerning notification systems indentifying bullying and suicides and OSBA representative Tom Ash concerning new house bills and their significance to schools.

• Representatives from Harrison Community Hospital spoke with Mrs. Snider concerning a program titled Stop the Bleed. In the near future, certified specialists will train some staff members from each building in the proper use of tourniquets.

• Mr. Morgan worked with administrators in gathering data and information leading to the development of our District Leadership Team agenda.

• Mr. Morgan met with Dr. Folger of the State Support Team in review of our leadership program and support for our District Leadership Team Meeting

• Mr. Morgan collaborated with the Harrison County Board of Developmental Disabilities in special education planning.

• Mr. Morgan met with faculty regarding special education planning

• Mr. Morgan collaborated with faculty regarding curricular classroom extension activities

• Mr. Morgan disseminated information for and arranged professional development education for staff in need.

• Mr. Morgan and Mrs. Hajiran participated in a workshop at the O.D.E. review regarding compliance.

• Continual progression in collaborating with related service providers and Mr. Morgan and Mrs. Hajiran

• Mr. Morgan collaborated with parties in planning for trail development at the new campus.

• Mr. Morgan collaborated with families and school services regarding future planning for 2018-2019.

• Mrs. Harding and Mrs. Stock continued to identify additional funds available for Safe Schools and made request to Columbus for supplemental spending.

• The fiscal department completed everything necessary for January in order for the district to move forward with training and switching to the new state software. Dual processing will occur during February with the target of March to make the full conversion.

• The treasurer submitted the yearly SERB Health Report to Jefferson Health Plan who will provide additional information and make the formal submission.

• The treasurer has been working Ms. Gory from Rich & Gillis Law Group who represents the district concerning property taxes, hearings and values.

• Heating issues addressed in the Stephenson Center and at the old district office at Harrison East

• Mr. Ripley met with Buckeye Bleacher Repair and Farnham Equipment

• Mr. Ripley and Mr. Eddy had a meeting with a software company concerning bus routing and student information

• Continued driving and monitoring of road conditions before school is delayed or cancelled

• Mr. Ripley rode Mr. Maxwell’s bus route this past week


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Harrison Central Jr/Sr High

• Coach Yourk and seniors Alex Wiley, Hannah Mattern, and Abby Dowdle played their last home game for the season.

• 7th grade boys and girls basketball each finished their seasons as runner up in small school BMC.

• 61 seniors attended Scholarship Night.

• Mr. Parker, Ms. Roski, and Mrs. McAfee attended Response to Intervention Training.

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, February 6 – Bowling v. Bridgeport at JD Lanes @ 4pm

Wednesday, February 7- Wrestling v. Bellaire in Cadiz @ 5:30pm

Friday, February 9 – Boys Varsity Basketball v. Creek in Cadiz @ 6pm

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Harrison East Elementary

• Harrison East 4th graders completed anti brain freeze packets for January. Activities involved math, science, writing, and creating a snowman. Students enjoyed acting out poetry about snowmen and treating a couple of grades to a snowman parade.

• During the past couple of weeks, Mrs. Starr's 5th grade 21st Century Enrichment students researched a career in which the objective was to provide service for others. After the career was researched, the students had to take their findings and turn it into a play that depicts the career. The play was then turned into a puppet show. The puppet shows had to be at least 10 minutes in length. The students had to make their own puppets. This week they performed their puppet shows for the Pre-school classes.

• Mrs. Luann’s preschool class has been doing a book study of The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Some of our activities included: painting a snowy scene, sequencing the events of the story, a science experiment with snow, writing letters in pretend snow and making a snow storm in a jar. They have really enjoyed it.

Mark Your Calendar

02/09 3rd 9-weeks Progress Reports sent home

02/12 thru 02/19 NO PAWS Afterschool

02/16 Parent- teacher conferences

02/19 President’s Day – no school

02/21 NO PAWS Afterschool

03/10 Regional Spelling Bee - Buckeye North Elementary 11:00 AM

03/16 3rd 9-weeks grading period ends

03/21 NO PAWS Afterschool (Staff meeting)

03/23 3rd 9-weeks Report Cards sent home

03/26 thru 04/06 NO PAWS Afterschool

03/29 Easter Recess begins

04/03 Classes resume

04/18 NO PAWS Afterschool (staff meeting)

04/20 Last scheduled day for PAWS Afterschool program

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Harrison North Elementary

• Students in Mrs. Bailey's and Mrs. Barker's fifth grade classes actively engage in a division of labor project as part of their study about Economics. Students worked in a bookmark making factory where they independently made bookmarks, and then shared the tasks of making the bookmarks. Students then compared and contrasted their productive capacity.

• Second grade students are receiving DARE lessons from Deputy Tony Sedgmer once a week on Thursday.

Mark Your Calendar

February 9 - DLT / BLT

February 9 - 3rd nine weeks progress reports sent home

February 14 - Valentine’s Day Parties

February 16 - Parent teacher conferences; No School for students

February 19 - No School; President’s Day

February 20 - Books with Badges (grades 1-4)

February 21 - Ohio Department of Health Dental Check Ups (3rd grade)

February 27 & 28 - Mobile Dentist

March 7 - No Preschool Classes

March 8 - Literacy Night 4:30-6:00

March 16 - 3rd nine weeks ends

March 23 - 3rd nine weeks report cards sent home

March 29 - April 2- No School; Easter break

April 3 - Classes resume


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