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New Facility Update

Harrison Hills City Schools New PK-12
Construction Update

• Continue with the high school wing masonry footers.

• Preparing the precast concrete floor slab areas at the locker rooms and administration area for reinforcement and grouting.

• Underground plumbing rough-in in the high school wing of the building.

• Installed under-slab electrical rough-ins in the kitchen area.

• Constructing masonry walls in the varsity gymnasium.

District Office

• Mrs. Snider attended the Books for Badges presentation at Harrison North. This program's goal is to create trust between children and troopers by having a state trooper reading to elementary classrooms.

• The monthly administrators' meeting was held on 3/7 where discussions were held on testing, safety meetings, curriculum, TBTs, and technology.

• The superintendent participated in the senior job interviews on March 9. The interviews were very good. Thank you to the teachers for doing such a great job preparing our students!

• Mrs. Snider attended the Children Family First Council meeting.

• The Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant held their quarterly meeting. Mrs. Snider attended the meeting and spoke of plans to sustain many of the services provided by the grant.

• Mrs. Snider attended the Regional Spelling Bee.

• Mrs. Snider met with a family concerning special education in the new facility.

• Congratulations to our winter sports athletes on their marked success!

• Mr. Morgan attended a Buckeye Association of Superintendent’s conference

• The Harrison Central intervention faculty and Mr. Morgan met in collaboration

• Kendall Behavioral Services, Mr. Morgan, and a parent met in collaboration for 2018-2019

• Ms. Roski, Mrs. Hajiran, and Mr. Morgan attended a State Support Team conference at the Belmont Career Center

• Mr. Morgan attended Harrison North Elementary School’s literacy night

• The fiscal office is still doing dual processing utilizing the classic state software and the redesign state software. There are only 3 other districts in the state that are doing the dual processing to test out the new system. There have been some small problems found and the state is working with the districts to improve the program.

• The Treasurer attended the OME-RESA Fiscal Advisory meeting on Friday.

• The Treasurer has been working with third party vendors to make sure all software will work smoothly with the new state software.

• A special board meeting was held and the Trans Canada Agreement was approved. The final payment was issued for the relocation of the gas line along Country Club and Liggett Lane.

• Safety meeting was held at Harrison North. Thank you to all who attended and participated.

• Harrison Hills began yearly state bus inspections.

• Mr. Ripley attended a webinar on routing solutions through Transfinder.

• Staley Communications came in and installed new camera systems on our 3 new buses.

• Mr. Ripley met with Kim Ohler from the Nutrition Group to begin planning for our cafeteria fees for the 2018-2019 school year.

• Mr. Ripley and Ms. Birney updated Harrison East’s Emergency Management Test for the 2018 school year.

• Mr. Ripley collaborated with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department regarding a bus issue.


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Harrison Central Jr/Sr High

• The basketball team got to cut down the nets on last Saturday night, winning the co-sectional title!

• Junior High students danced the night away at Winter Formal last Friday night.

• As part of their senior project, Amber Williams and Jessica Haney have been working with Cadiz Village Administrator Charlie Bowman on a dog park in Sally Buffalo. They presented their research and recommendations to the park board on Tuesday evening. March 15th they will be presenting to Cadiz Village Council to seek approval for the park.

• 7th and 8th graders eligible for the rewards trip enjoyed “Educational Day” at WesBanco Arena watching the Nailers in action.

• Footloose cast and crew are ready to kick off their performance in two weeks. On Friday, March 23rd the students at HCHS and sixth graders from Harrison East and North will each see performances during the day. Friday night at 7pm and Saturday night at 5pm Footloose is open to the public. Pre-sale tickets are on sale next week for $7. Tickets at the door are $10. We hope to see you there!

• Students from HCHS visited Harrison North and helped Mrs. Reese with Literacy Night.

• Seniors participated in mock interviews on Friday. Thank you to those community members that helped as interviewers!

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, March 13 – LifeShare Blood Drive in High School Gymnasium begins at 8am

Thursday, March 15 – Choir Concert in High School Gymnasium at 7pm

Friday, March 16 – Last day of 3rd Nine Weeks – Report Cards Sent out March 23

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Harrison East Elementary

• Preschool had a busy week with Ms. Ashley coming from Puskarich Library to visit Ms. Tina’s class. Students also discovered mixing yellow and blue paints creates green and they were able to make festive shamrocks. District preschool staff had a professional development with area schools. Understanding poverty and socio-economic differences were discussed.

• East’s teaching staff collaborated Tuesday and discussed motivating ways to inspire students with state testing coming soon. Mrs. Jacobsen led the professional development and shared ideas that have proved successful for 3rd grade students. Mrs. Carman started the session off with a few stimulating yoga exercises.

• Pictured below are winners from East’s recent book fair

Back row: 3rd- Avery Patterson, 2nd- Lola Smith, 5th- Lillyanna Scott

Seated: Pre K- Jianna Roeder, 1st- Alexis Satterfield, Kindergarten- Kendall Hayes, 4th- Daniel Bruce Front: 6th- Nick Fluharty

• Mr. Bengier’s 4th grade social studies students learned about absolute and relative locations when it comes to their homes. They utilized Google Earth to find their home and they sketched what they found.

• The winners of the book give away during Literacy Night were:

Back row: Ben Giffin, Tristen McConnell, Ember Davenport

Front row: Jax Triplett, Hallie Blake

• Mrs. Doty's class getting help from Mrs. Starr and Mrs. Yoho during a Readworks.org assignment.

• Mrs. McAfee’s 2nd grade class enjoyed Ms. Ashley, from the Puskarich Library, coming and sharing Arthur’s Fire Drill. They also did an experiment about how oxygen deprives fire. This activity front loaded information for their reading story, Fire Fighter. Also pictured are Hunter Snyder as he reached his goal of 200 AR points followed by Andrew Mattern and Leah Rapp who both reached their 75 point AR goal. Good job, 2nd grade!!

• Third grade celebrated success this week by awarding students who earned exemplary marks in behavior and effort with prize bags and certificates. Also, Kelly Howes, food service director, shared with 3rd grade the how water directly impacts their health. Students enjoyed a healthy snack that followed the nutritional lesson.

• Congratulations to Harrison East students Ava Carson (6th grade), Alex Dray (6th grade), and Brady McPeak (5th grade) for competing in regional spelling bee. We are proud of you all!

Mark Your Calendar

03/14 No PAWS Afterschool (staff meeting)

03/16 6th grade St. Patrick’s Day Dance

03/16 3rd 9-weeks grading period ends

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

03/26 thru 04/06 NO PAWS Afterschool

03/27 Spring Pictures Preschool thru 2nd Grade

03/28 Spring Pictures 3rd thru 6th

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

04/20 4th 9-weeks Progress Reports sent home

05/21 Preschool graduation 10 AM

05/21 Preschool Open House and registration 1:30-6:30

05/22 4th, 5th, and 6th grade End-of-Year Recognition Assembly (10AM)

05/23 Honors Breakfast 7:30AM Hopedale Social Hall

05/23 6th Grade Graduation (10AM)

05/24 Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, grades End-of-Year Recognition Assembly (10AM)

05/25 Last day of school

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Harrison North Elementary

• Third graders have been studying Biographies and enjoyed working on a Biography Comes Alive Projects. Students researched a famous American, created a poster of the person, and presented the project as if they were the person.

• 1st grade did an experiment with candy hearts. We placed a heart in a cup of cold water, hot water, vinegar and oil. We posed the question: What will make the candy heart dissolve the fastest. We made predictions. We checked and recorded the changes every 5 minutes for 20 minutes. We discussed the results. The hot water dissolved the heart the fastest.

• State Highway Patrolman Trooper Chase Watts with Books for Badges read a book to students in grades 1-4. Books with Badges is a reading program for elementary school students, with the goal of building trust and positive relationships between students and emergency personnel.

• The Scholastic book fair was held this week in our school library. A special thank you to Mrs. Reese and parent volunteers who ran the book fair!

• February students of the month have been named! In the back row from left to right: Danielle Drapp- 6th grade, Hailey Nation- 5th grade, Mercedez Cooper- 4th grade, Jaydin Hilton- 3rd grade, and Zavier Woodard- 2nd grade. In the front row from left to right: Katelynn Nickoson- 1st grade, Sammy Sanchez- Kindergarten, and Gunnar Abbott- Preschool.

• Preschool teachers and aides attend a professional development at Indian Creek Middle School on Understanding Poverty and Socio-Economic Differences.

• Kindergarten teacher, Miss Tipton talked at the monthly parent meeting at the Jewett Learning Center about kindergarten readiness, and transitioning into kindergarten.

• Staff at Harrison North decorated their doors in honor of Dr. Seuss Literacy Night.

• Harrison North held Dr. Seuss Literacy Night on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

• Students in preschool and kindergarten enjoyed the story Fox in Socks while making crazy socks and also matching rhyming socks and putting them in the washer during Dr. Seuss Family Literacy Night.

• During the Dr. Seuss Literacy Night many gift baskets and gift cards were donated and given out. A special thank you to everyone who donated to our literacy night.

• Preschoolers at Harrison North enjoyed Dr. Seuss spirit week!!

Mark Your Calendar

March 16 - 3rd nine weeks ends

March 19 - Emoji Day (Wear emoji clothes to win prizes in the cafeteria)

March 23 - 3rd nine weeks report cards sent home

March 23 - Spring Individual and Class Pictures

March 29-April 2 - No School; Easter break

April 3 - Classes resume


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