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New Facility Update

Harrison Hills City Schools New PK-12
Construction Update

• Pictured above is what will be the front hallway from the elementary wing into the main office areas. Our first set of steps have been installed.

• Completed elementary school wing concrete foundation installation.

• Continue elementary school wing masonry foundation installation.

• Completed underground sanitary pipe installation in the high school wing.

• Begin underground sanitary pipe installation in the elementary school wing.

• Overhead electrical rough in at the administration area.

• HVAC ductwork installation in the administration area.

• Continue masonry CMU at the first floor of the high school wing.

• Detailing of roof trusses at the gymnasium and athletic areas.

• Continue plumbing locker room rough in.

• Interior CMU masonry installation in the locker room area.

• Continue roofing installation over the elementary school student dining.

• Continue metal stud wall installation in the administration area.

• Pour concrete topping slabs at the middle school wing.

District Office

• Mrs. Snider, Mr. Morgan, Mrs. Harding and Mr. Ripley met with representatives concerning the two turn lanes for the new facility.

• Mrs. Snider attended the Belmont and Harrison Career Center certificate ceremonies.

• The superintendent attended Harrison North and Harrison East end of year honors breakfasts.

• Mrs. Snider and Mr. Morgan were present at the Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremonies.

• The superintendent attended the track and softball banquet. Congratulations to the seniors!

• Interviews were held for the Vocational Education teaching position.

• Mrs. Harding and Tim Irwin of Meeder Investments discussed current and future investments for the district. They developed an investment plan for the remainder of the calendar year.

• Various documents and requisitions were completed by Mrs. Harding for the building project. Financial reports were also were balanced and completed.

• Mrs. Harding and Mr. Spahn worked on wording for a Memorandum of Understanding to be board approved this week.

• Mr. Morgan attended the Harrison Career Center Awards Assembly

• The Assistant Superintendent attended IEP software training, hosted by OMERESA

• Worked with local universities regarding the collaborative licensing of teachers

• Collaborated with related services personnel in preparation for 2018-2019

• End of the school year count of 550 bus trips were taken during the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you to of our drivers and mechanics for making these happen for our students.

• Congratulations to June Pittman on being this year’s winner at the bus garage. She was able to come up with the most correct answers of the State of Ohio driver’s rules and regulations bi-weekly questions. Thank you also to Gale Zook, our OBI, for organizing this year long activity!

• The parking lots at the John W. Stephenson Center and Bus Garage were resealed.

June Wellness Challenge

Get your water bottle ready for the next Wellness challenge…It begins June 1st and ends June 30th. By successfully completing the Challenge, you will earn 5 Wellness Credits. View the file below for more information. Good luck!!! =)

Water Works Challenge


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Harrison Central Jr/Sr High

• Seniors have been selected to participate in OVAC events this summer, Joyce Barr in Queen of Queens, Caden Arbaugh in football and Reanne Brooks in cheerleading.

• Payton Taylor, Carley Rogers, Todd Stringer, and Kylie Hyre assisted in the Memorial Day presentation at MarkWest.

• Junior high students had fun on the field trip to Wheeling Park!

• Pictured is Mackenzie Jurosko presenting her 20 Time Project for Mrs. Davidson’s class. Students presented in a “Ted Talk” style as their final.

• Congratulations and good luck to the Class of 2018!!

• Autumn Ash invited her recruitment officer, James Gorrell, in for her final project in American Conflicts. He told students about his military life and showed them some equipment used by line medics.

• Congrats to winners of the middle school science fair….1st place Aiden Sliva, 2nd place Madelyn Butler & Mackenzie Harbold, and 3rd place Lela Sproull & Abby Tucker!

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Harrison East Elementary

• Preschool held their annual graduation ceremonies with hundreds in attendance to say “good job” to a group of students who are ready for kindergarten! Forty-four students are headed to kindergarten while 17 will be returning to preschool next year.

• Fourth grade enjoyed a day of rhythm, rhyme, and figurative language by reading poetry to the Gable's Care Center residents. Students left the residents with cards that contained friendship poems. Students would like to thank Gable's Center for the snacks and drinks. After lunch, parents attended to share some of their poems and listen to the students recite their poems. Thank you, Kelly for the snacks.

• Mr. Bengier’s class participated in a balloon launch and enjoyed blue pancakes at the Blue themed party for being the class that raised the most money for Autism Awareness Month. Mrs. Jones’ class received free shirts from Gianna Williams’ aunt who works at AutismSpeaks.org

• Members of the 4th grade garden club learned how to prepare the dirt, space the flowers, and plant in the urns. Several had never planted flowers and greatly enjoyed the show experience.

• Preschool celebrated the year’s end with a picnic at the Hopedale Park after a field trip to the Norma Johnson Nature Center in Dover.

• For the third consecutive year, 6th grade students were invited to Mark West Corporate offices on Industrial Road to partake in their annual Memorial Day celebration.

• Over 400 parents, grandparents, and friends came out to celebrate academic success of over 120 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at East’s annual Honor’s Breakfast. A special thanks goes to the Cadiz Lion’s Club for providing a delicious breakfast of pancakes and sausage.

• Sixth grade bid farewell to elementary school in their annual graduation ceremony. Sixty-six students will be heading to 7th grade next year from East. We will miss you!

• Academic success celebrated at year’s end!

• Field trips are always a great way to end the school year! Thanks goes to our wonderful PTO for helping making many fun adventures a reality. Fourth grade enjoyed Austin Lake, 5th grade happily watched the Pirates win a home game, and 6th grade enjoyed a fun-filled day at Kennywood!

• Mrs. Burgey and her 3rd graders finished up the year-long Harrison East Kids of Steel campaign. Students learned healthy food choices and many fun and simple ways to get and stay in shape. Most of all Mrs. Burgey reminded her kids that be healthy and active is a smart life-long choice!

• Last day of school always mean FIELD DAY! We were blessed with wonderful weather and 3 locations for fun and games!

Mark Your Calendar

Classes resume for students Thursday, August 23, 2018


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Harrison North Elementary

• Preschoolers at Harrison North enjoyed a field trip to The Farm at Walnut Creek.

• Mrs. Rocchi’s 5th grade Enrichment class submitted a video to UNICEF about being kind to each other. This was a response to a challenge through our participation in UNICEF Kid Power and Power Ups.

• On May 22 we held a Memorial Day Program provided by the Scio American Legion.

• The Harrison County Community Foundation; A Fund of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio provided a hard back book to every second grade student. The second graders will be adding “The Magic Raincoat” to their book shelves at home.

• 1st grade painted with forks 2 make a border and added a touch of glitter around German Shepherd Veterans, and 2nd grade used various circular objects 2 do printmaking for our block lettering.

• Collaboration from both preschool rooms and feathery friends from 4th Agostini made beautiful backgrounds.

• Our future is so bright we have to wear shades!

• Carnegie Science Center visited Harrison North on May 23. They talked about the science of taking flight.

• Harrison North PTA sponsored field day for the students on May 24.

• The top 10 students were honored in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6, as well as perfect attendance in all grades for all school year at a breakfast held the morning of May 25.

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Perfect Attendance

• Harrison North bid farewell to the 6th grade class. 6th graders we wish you the best of luck in jr. high and high school!


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