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New Facility Update

Harrison Hills City Schools New PK-12
Construction Update

• The Elementary Office has lighting, casework and trim set

• The Elementary first floor continues to have drywall finished and paint is being applied in individual classrooms

• The Elementary bathrooms are having tile installed

• Drywall hanging continues on the 2nd floor of the Elementary

• Water Fountains have been installed in the High School and Middle School

• The Hallway leading into the Middle School from the High School is ready for glass

• Finishing drywall and painting in the first floor elementary school wing

• Installation of casework at the high school wing first and second floors

• Installing technology cabling in the elementary school wing

• Installing paging speakers and sound system speakers in the gymnasiums, athletic areas, administration area, and middle school area

• Buildout of technology closets

• HVAC duct installation, hydronic piping, fire suppression, plumbing rough-in, and electrical rough-in at the elementary school wing

• Hanging drywall in the second floor of the elementary school wing

• Installation of roofing at the front canopy

• Installing exterior metal panels and trim at the high school and elementary wings

• Plumbing and electrical hookups of kitchen equipment

• Metal stud framing at the auditorium and arts area of the building

• Electrical, HVAC, and plumbing installations at the auditorium area of the building

• Installing masonry cmu block in the music and arts area of the building

• Installing exterior frost slabs

• Interior glass and glazing

• Installing hollow metal and wood doors and hardware

District Office

• The Harrison Hills Business Advisory Committee met on Tuesday and one of the presentations heard was from Tiffany Stock concerning district programs addressing student mental and social health.

• Mrs. Snider attended the Cadiz Village Council meeting where our architect and engineer presented the final design of the road and turn lane. The council approved the documents and these items will be completed by the middle of May.

• Mrs. Snider and Mr. Morgan attended the bowling and boys' basketball awards ceremonies. Congratulations to both teams on great seasons.

• Mrs. Snider enjoyed "being principal" for Mr. Saffell at Harrison North last Monday and Friday.

• Mrs. Snider attended the Local Professional Development meeting at the ESC where Toronto Schools presented on providing complete community health care in their facility.

• The superintendent attended the Harrison County annual review of Infant Mortalities.

• The new facility CORE team met where final changes and the track complex were a few of the items reviewed.

• Mr. Morgan attended special education reviews at the Harrison Career Center

• Mr. Morgan collaborated with building principals in creating rosters for Ohio’s State Tests

• Mr. Morgan and Mr. Dunlap collaborated with Science and Social Studies Teachers throughout the district in review of curriculum and establishment of disciplinary content teams

• Mr. Morgan solicited additional curriculum sample materials for teacher examination and study

• Mr. Morgan collaborated with the Jefferson County ESC on teacher licensure

• Mr. Morgan and Mr. Eddy continue work with SHP and Hammond on specific details relating to the opening of the new school campus

• Follow up work on the legacy wall within the new school continues to the proof stage

• Mr. Ripley met with Harrison Community Hospital regarding random drug testing for bus drivers.

• Mr. Ripley met with two prospective bus drivers that will be taking the course this week.

• Mr. Ripley collaborated with SHP and Hammond on the new facility.

• Mr. Ripley and Ms. Howes met concerning using a local produce company for our cafeteria for the 2019-2020 school year.

• Fiscal staff have been organizing and scanning in preparation for the anticipated move of the district office.

• Mrs. Harding has been assisting staff with various issues related to insurance and miscellaneous items.

• The district was chosen as a Pilot district for a new food service audit. After several months, Ms. Howes notified Mrs. Harding the audit has finally been completed.

• Mrs. Harding shared at the Business Advisory meeting that the Governor has submitted his biennial budget, which includes state foundation funding.

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Harrison Central Jr/Sr High

• Select choir performed at St. Teresa’s on Sunday evening.

• Senior boys basketball players were honored at their banquet on Sunday.

• 30 students donated blood on Wednesday during the Vitalant Blood Drive.

• The Harrison Hills Students Against Destructive Decisions took part in National Kick Butts Day to take a stand against smoking and vaping. Students placed pinwheels to demonstrate the number of students in the building that do not smoke versus those that do, based on national statistics.

• For the past three weeks HCHS Thespian Troupe and local Cub Scout Troupe have partnered to complete an adventure activity involving creation of a script, practicing lines, creating the scenes, and recording a final product. The young men did a fabulous job and everyone had a great time collaborating.

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, March 25

• JV Baseball & Varsity Softball @ 5pm

Tuesday, March 26

• Varsity Baseball & Varsity Softball @ 5pm

Wednesday, March 27

• JV Softball @ 5pm

Friday, March 29

• Varsity Baseball & Varsity Softball @ 5pm

Saturday, March 30

• JV Baseball & Varsity Softball @ Noon

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Harrison East Elementary

• 4th Graders completed their Genius Projects. Scholastic is holding a STEM Contest that will award $5,000 dollars to the most innovative idea. There will be runner-up awards also. Students had to first identify a problem, then invent something to solve the problem. Finally, they wrote a proposal using the T.R.A.C.E. Conclude strategy and submitted their ideas with a sketch and crossed fingers! Thank you 3rd graders for letting us present to you. You were also wonderful!

• Sixth grade students welcomed Harrison Central choir as they came to share their talents and encouraged prospective junior high students to give choir an opportunity in their schedules next year.

• Superstar 2nd grade readers gaining those AR points! Shayla Nameth reached 350 points; Lilly Yarish, 225 points; Alexis Satterfield 75 points; and Gabe Sterns and Zach Kalman each with 50 AR points.

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, April 1

• E/LA Ohio State testing window open

Thursday, April 18

• Easter break

Tuesday, April 23

• Classes resume

• Math/Science/SS State testing window opens

Monday, May 13

• 5th grade field trip to Wheeling Jesuit Challenger Center

Wednesday, May 15

• 3rd grade field trip to Carnegie Science Center

• 4th grade Poetry Day

Thursday, May 16

• Memorial Day Program 9 AM in the gym

Friday, May 17

• Honor’s Breakfast 7:30 at Hopedale Social Hall

• 6th Grade Graduation 10 AM in the gym

Monday, May 20

• Harrison Central Senior Walk

• Preschool Graduation 10AM in the gym

• Kindergarten field trip to Oglebay

• Preschool Open House 1:30 PM to 6:30PM

Tuesday, May 21

• 6th grade trip to Kenny Wood

• Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade recognition

Wednesday, May 22

• 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade recognition


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Harrison North Elementary

• Everyone should think about this every day.

• Darcy Henry, dental hygienist for Dr. Barker, came to speak to the first grade classes about proper dental care. The students learned about teeth in the Scholastic Weekly Reader and through the Colgate Program. The students enjoyed telling our guest about their lose teeth.

• Preschoolers had wear green day on Monday, March 18th.

• Preschoolers made a hand print book to place inside the time capsule that will be going inside the new school.

• Preschoolers learned about the letter W this week and worked on their number books. They had show and tell for the letter W. They got to eat watermelon, and even made the letter W out of Twizzlers.

• Harrison North held a tornado drill on Wednesday, March 20th at 9:50 a.m. during the statewide tornado drill.

• This week Harrison North held a fire drill.

• Miss Tipton’s 2nd grade had a guest reader on Friday, March 22nd. Their guest was Kim Coleman. Mrs. Coleman is a retired teacher from our school district. She told the students she retired 8 years ago after being an educator for 35 years. She had a fun discussion with the children using Table Topic cards for kids. She read two stories to them: “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein and “Two Bad Ants” by Chris Van Allsburg. After she finished reading “Two Bad Ants” the students went back to their seats and she led them in a directed drawing of an ant. They loved her visit!


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