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New Facility Update

Harrison Hills City Schools New PK-12
Construction Update

• Main Street Work Continues at the HS/Administration Entrance

• Structural Steel Continues for the Walkway Covering Outside the Elementary Entrance

• The 2-Story Walkway Connecting the Elementary/Main Building is Having Structural Steel Set

• Drop Ceilings Continue to Be Installed in the JH Classrooms

• Casework Installation Continues in the Main Offices

• The Auditorium is getting Spray Foam Insulation

• The Locker Room Shower Areas Are Having Hardware Installed

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

• Installing spray foam insulation at the arts wing of the building

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

• Continue installation of exterior windows and curtainwall at the elementary school wing

• Finishing drywall in the middle school wing of the building

• Hanging drywall in the high school wing of the building

• Painting and installing ceilings in the administration area

• Continue installation of casework in the administration area of the building

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

• Completed installing floor tile in the locker rooms

• Began installing floor tile in the middle school and high school area restrooms

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

• Continue installation of structural steel and metal roof deck in the auditorium/music area, exterior canopy, and elementary connectors

• Installation of roofing at the music/arts area

• Installing exterior metal panels and trim at the athletic area

• Installing exterior metal framing and blocking at the auditorium area

Notable Awards

• Congratulations to Ms. Birney, Mr. Madzia, and all staff on Harrison East's receiving the Ohio Department of Education's Momentum Award. Keep up the good work!

"The Momentum Award is presented by the State Board of Education and recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A’s on all Value-Added measures on the report card. The school or district must have at least two Value-Added subgroups of students, which includes gifted, lowest 20% in achievement, and students with disabilities." ("Momentum Award", 2018)

• Congratulations to Mr. Dunlap on being named the Huskies Sports Foundation’s 2018 Booster of the Year!

Mr. Dunlap was also featured in The Times Leader as an Ohio Valley Unsung Hero.

District Office

• HHCSD and HMG recently received a $1200.00 grant from Gulfport through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio to buy student shoes or boots as needed. This will be available after the Christmas break and will run through the 19-20 school year. If you have any student that is in need, please contact Jenny at 7806 or jgibson@hhcsd.org

• On Friday December 14th. the CORE team met to review progress on the new facility. Scoreboards, signs, and minor changes were reviewed.

• Mrs. Snider attended the monthly Children Family First Meeting were a presentation was heard concerning tobacco use by minors.

• The superintendent attended the East Elementary Holiday program. Congratulations to Mr. Dean and his students on a wonderful event.

• Mrs. Snider attended the Cadiz Business Association's monthly meeting. The group asked the district if the band would be interested in hosting a multi band performance during Sally Buffalo Days.

• The superintendent continues to perform Principal Walk Throughs.

• High school retake opportunities on End of Course State Assessments began at Harrison Central

• Mr. Morgan attended the State Support Team Region 12 led special education professional development

• Professional development in all schools was presented relative to programs focusing on individual academic enrichment and remediation

• Preparation for the District’s quarterly Leadership Meeting on 12/19/2018 continue with teacher and principal input/data submission.

• Mrs. Harding and Mrs. Trushel reviewed and projected various scenarios for the MIECHV budget. A revision will be submitted that will allow for an additional staff member to be hired.

• Strategic Solutions and Mrs. Harding have been developing the forms for the new electronic form system. Two have been created and loaded to the site and testing has begun.

• Mrs. Clements has updated and submitted the necessary files for ACA reporting for CY 2018.

• Mrs. Dunlap has been crosschecking vendors for CY18 1099 reporting to prepare for CY end closing.

• Mr. Ripley met with Kim Ohler from the Nutrition Group

• Mr. Ripley held a meeting with three new substitute drivers

• Mr. Ripley, Mr. Morgan and Mrs. Harding met with a representative from Rentacrate


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Harrison Central Jr/Sr High

• Senior, Mackenzie Jurosko, danced at Robinson Town Center in Pittsburgh on Friday evening with The Brenda Casey Dance Studio.

• Isaac Evans spoke to seniors about pre-apprenticeship programs through the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union.

• Allusion Curtis and Audrey Corder won the essay contest to represent HCHS at the HOBY Conference!

• The girls basketball team read to second graders at Harrison North for the 2nd & 7 Program!

• The girls basketball team sponsored four children through Help Me Grow!

• National Honor Society students spent a few days ringing bells for the Salvation Army!

• Mrs. Taylor is pictured with juniors that were rewarded with an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!

Mark Your Calendar

Sunday, December 16

• Choir Concert @ 7pm

Monday, December 17

• Varsity Girls Basketball v. Fort Frye @ 6pm

• Junior High Boys Basketball v. East Liverpool in Scio @ 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 18

• Bowling v. St. John’s at JR Lanes @ 4pm

• Band Concert @ 7pm

Wednesday, December 19

• Varsity Girls Basketball v. Indian Creek @ 6pm

Thursday, December 20

• Junior High Girls Basketball v. Beaver in Cadiz @ 5:30pm

Friday, December 21

• First day of Christmas break

Saturday, December 22

• Kirkland Wrestling Tournament @ 10am

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Harrison East Elementary

• It is great to see such great readers emerging in 2nd grade. Pictured below are super readers Mason Best, 100 AR points; Garrett Wade, 125 points; Shayla Nameth, 200 points; Morgan Stock 75 points; Waylon Hodkinson, 75 points; Kingston Smith, 50 points; Mikey Smith, 50 points; and Elizabeth Hython with 50 points

• Students enjoyed a surprise visit from Molly the Cow this week. Molly came to the cafeteria and brought nutritious apple smoothies for the students to sample and enjoy.

• Fifth grade students enjoyed a trip to the Barberton Magical Theater to watch Prancer.

• East’s own resource officer, Harrison County Deputy Frank Valesko, was able to bless a local family during “Shop with a Cop”. A fun time was had by all involved.

• It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Harrison East!

• Sixth graders used some “downtime” between holiday performances to help a Harrison Central senior project by making some get well cards for patients at Akron Children’s Hospital.

• Ms. Tina’s preschool class had a farewell party for student-teacher Ms. Becky this week.

• What would Christmas time be like without the ever-popular “Winter Holiday Program”? Under the direction of music teacher, Jason Dean, and Gary Hallberg assisting Harrison East made the school’s last program one of the most memorable. Students in grades Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, and 6th played instruments, sang, and even whistled to help usher in a little more Christmas cheer.

Mark Your Calendar

December 17

• “Grinch Day” were something green or Grinchy

December 18

• Ugly sweater day

December 20

• School-wide Christmas sing-a-long with classroom parties

December 21

• Christmas break begins

December 25

• Merry Christmas!

January 1

• Happy New Year

January 2

• Wednesday, Classes resume


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Harrison North Elementary

• Students in first grade did a dinosaur project after reading the story "The Big Circle". Each student chose a dinosaur, made a model and answered questions about their projects.

• Miss Tipton’s 2nd grade had a guest reader, Kim Morgan, on Monday, December 10, 2018. Mrs. Morgan read two stories to the students. She read “Bernstein Bears Trim a Tree.” Then she read “There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow.” Once she read the second story she did an activity on the board where they had to remember the sequence of events from the story, which in turn built a snowman.

• Mrs. Gaffney’s class collected 343 cans for the canned food drive.

• Harrison North held their building spelling bee on January 11th. Brother/sister duo Lily and Lane Gibbons battled it out for first and second place in the Spelling Bee. Lily was the champion.

• The picture below shows all eighteen spelling bee participants. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the spelling bee!

Top row: L-R

Hannah Goddard, Hailey Toker, Carleigh Burgess, Ann Marie Corder, Jadzia Dingman, Kaylee Spencer, Brady McAfee, Katja Bertolino, Johnnathan Wissman

Bottom Row: L-R

Laken Stillwagon, Cooper Thompson, Lilian Gibbons, Kara Blackburn, Lane Gibbons, Emma Patterson, Trenton Healey, Drew Burgess, Marcus Corona

• These are the 6 finalists to compete in district spelling bee on January 9, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Harrison Central High School. Congratulations to the finalists!

Left to right: Hannah Goddard (6th grade), Hailey Toker (6th grade), Ann Marie Corder (6th grade), Lilian Gibbons (6th grade & Champion), Lane Gibbons (5th grade & Runner-up), and Carleigh Burgess (6th grade).

• Harrison Central High School girls’ basketball players came to Harrison North to read to the second graders. The second graders had received free books titled “The Hog Mollies and the Rocky Relay Race” from the 2nd and 7 Foundation. The mission of the 2nd and 7 Foundation is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward.

• Students in Miss Tipton’s kindergarten and Miss Tipton’s second grade prepared Christmas cards for Stetson. Stetson is a 5-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with cancer.

• Share a Christmas gifts were picked up on Friday, December 14th. A special thank you to the staff, retired teachers, community members, and local churches who helped make many children’s Christmas a little brighter! A special thank you to Donna McMillen for organizing this event.

• On December 14th Harrison North could dress up like the Grinch or any Grinch character.

Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, December 19

• Winter Music Program @ 2p.m. in Barr Memorial

Friday, December 21

• Christmas Break begins; No School

Wednesday, January 2

• Classes Resume

Friday, January 4

• 2nd nine weeks ends

Friday, January 11

• 2nd nine weeks report cards available to view

Monday, January 21

• No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day


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