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New Facility Update

Harrison Hills City Schools New PK-12
Construction Update

• The first ELA window frame has been set into place, which faces the elementary building.

• The Masonic Cornerstone has been placed on the building.

• The Greenhouse is now getting the frame set constructed and windows on the back half of the high school building are being installed.

• The kitchen area of the cafeteria is now having tile installed.

• The administration/high school offices have the first coat of paint on the walls.

• The front of the building continues to have work completed.

• Continue installing brick veneer at the elementary school wing of the building

• Installing fire protection, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical at the interior of the high school wing

• Continue installation of windows and curtainwall at the high school wing

• Installing drywall in the administration and middle school areas

• Installing cable tray and technology cabling in the administration, middle school, athletic, and dining areas

• Metal stud framing, duct work installation, plumbing rough-in, and electrical rough-in at the elementary school wing

• Roofing at the elementary school wing

• Continue installation of structural steel in the auditorium/music area

• Installing exterior metal panels and trim at the athletic area

• Installing exterior metal framing at the auditorium area

District Office

• The Harrison Board of Education held a special meeting to discuss property use for next year.

• Mrs. Snider attended the Safe Schools Healthy Students grant meeting. The results of the grant were presented.

• Mrs. Snider met with The Village Network concerning services for our students.

• The Principals' Academy was held at the ESC and Mrs. Snider attended to hear Carrie Meek speak on "How Formative Data Can Be Used to Drive Instruction."

• Mr. Ripley, Mr. Morgan, and Mrs. Snider attended the bus safety drills.

• Thank you to everyone for your assistance in helping plan and complete our bus practice drill this past Monday and Wednesday. Excellent job by all!

• The safety committee met to follow up on our practice drills.

• Mr. Ripley and Ms. Howes submitted café claims for the month of October.

• Mr. Ripley met with Industrial Appraisal Representative concerning the value of our current buildings.

• Mr. Eddy attended the regional technology coordinators fall meeting.

• The IT office has started to orchestrate the install of the new voice and data circuits for the new building.


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Harrison Central Jr/Sr High

• Senior soccer players Evan Stine, Jesse Giffin, Jara Madzia, and Gemma Downs played in the East District Senior Showcase on Sunday at Crater Stadium. Coach Gramling and Coach Madzia led their teams as co-coaches.

• A group of seniors visited the Kent State Tuscarawas campus to learn about the honors college and degrees offered.

• Students in Mrs. Madiza’s advising class were rewarded with a pizza party at DiAngelo’s for being the first group to complete all of their OVLA Health classes. Good job!

• Mr. Knight’s Ag classes are hatching chicks!

• Seniors Scotty Engstrom and Mia Lewis have their senior project off the ground! It is a staff pet competition sponsored by Milleson Insurance Agency that collects donations for the dog pound.

• Students in Ms. Baker’s English classes took a reward trip to Cleveland to watch Mamma Mia! Students will be writing a summary of the play highlighting setting, plot, and character development. Their souvenir playbills will be used as reference for this assignment.

• The Juvenile Court sponsored an assembly for 7-12 grade students featuring Brad Hurtig. He was involved in an accident after his sophomore year in high school that resulted in the amputation of both of his hands. He now travels the country to share his inspirational story of overcoming obstacles to students.

• Harrison Community Hospital, a division of Wheeling Hospital, held a drill in conjunction with local emergency crews to practice response to a bus accident.

• Mr. Lackner’s art classes in conjunction with the Harrison Career Center and the Cadiz Business Association are creating snowmen that will be displayed around town this winter.

• Mrs. Wright’s classes are putting Newton’s Law into motion with paper rollercoasters.

• Seven more families completed the FAFSA with the help of Jody Peeler from Franciscan’s financial aid office!

Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, November 15

• Vitalant Blood Drive in the high school gymnasium from 9am-1pm

Wednesday, November 21–23

• Thanksgiving Recess, classes resume Monday, November 26

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Harrison East Elementary

• Special thanks to the Cadiz First Church of Christ for the recent donation of tissues and paper towels.

• Students learned their multiples of 4 by having a “Manicure of Multiples Spa Day”. Students then practiced multiplying with their 4 facts.

• Second graders earned more AR points this week. Ella Smith with 75 points; Shayla Nameth with 125 points, and Colson Crothers with 50 points. Good Job!!

• Mrs. McAfee’s 2nd grade class had a pumpkin decorating contest. Students chose their favorite character in their favorite book and decorated a pumpkin based on them.

• Indoor recess produces creative options with engaging centers.

• Fifth grade students Aubree Hodkinson, Hayden Bittinger, Sophie Bland, and Brady Moss, along with seniors Keishi Arnold, Sam McClelland, Job Positano, and Dylan Reddish honored areas veterans with an entertaining documentary, songs, and a meet-and-greet sessions. The seniors interviewed local veteran and they were able to share interesting information concerning their time serving our country. Hopedale American Legion Post #682 posted the Colors.

Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, November 21

• Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 22

• Thanksgiving Day

Monday, November 26

• Classes resume

Saturday, December 1

• Begins Rudolph’s Countdown to Christmas in the cafeteria

Thursday, December 13

• 5th grade field trip to The Magical Theater for Prancer

Friday, December 14

• Christmas Program featuring grades K, 2, 4, and 6

Friday, December 21

• Christmas break begins

Wednesday, January 2

• Classes resume


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Harrison North Elementary

• Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS) presented Sammy the Shovel. Sammy the Shovel is a reminder to call 811 before you dig. Students learned when they see different colored flags along the road what each color represented. Red flags are electrical lines. Orange flags are telephone and cable lines. Yellow flags are oil and gas lines. Green flags are sewer lines. Blue flags are water lines. It was an interactive assembly, enjoyed by all. Each student received a cinch sack with goodies in it as they left the assembly.

• Harrison North had a mock bus accident on November 7. The mock accident took place at the Scio American Legion. Ms. Gale Zook’s bus 226 was in the accident. In the mock accident five students were injured and transported to the make shift hospital. Thank you to everyone involved in making this mock accident a success.

• A special thank you to our mock bus accident victims for participating in this training event.

• Preschool teachers and aides attended an in service at Jefferson County JVS on CPR and First Aid Training.

• Some preschool happening from this week included telling about themselves using an All About Me poster, attending the Sammy the Shovel assembly, tracing the letter of the week on the smart board, and creating the cutest pumpkin patch ever.

• 4th grade students were excited to vote on Tuesday. We created five school issues such as extra special and gym time, daily homework etc. The students had to sign in and show identification (school ID tag) before they could vote. After voting they received an "I voted" sticker that they wore proudly during the school day.

Pictured are Wyatt Brown and Kamryn Campbell

• Staff from Harrison North, Harrison East, and Harrison Central High School attended MANDT training. The goal of the MANDT system is when healthy relationships are in place healthy behaviors follow. The staff learned some restraining techniques.

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, November 12

• Veteran’s Day Program 10:30 a.m. in Barr Memorial

• PTA cookie dough orders and money due

Wednesday, November 21

• Thanksgiving break begins; No classes

Monday, November 26

• Classes Resume

Thursday, December 6

• PTA cookie dough delivery

Friday, December 7

• Jefferson County JVS visit

Friday, December 14

• Share a Christmas pick up from 1-3 p.m. in Barr Memorial

Wednesday, December 19

• Winter Music Program

Friday, December 21

• Christmas Break begins; No School

Wednesday, January 2

• Classes Resume


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