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New Facility Update

Harrison Hills City Schools New PK-12
Construction Update

• The main floor of the elementary hallway is beginning to take its shape

• The elementary insullation and brick continues to be set into place

• Auditorium beams are now being placed into position

• Completed installing brick veneer at the entrance area marquee wall and install limestone caps

• 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

• Installing drywall in the administration and athletic areas

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

• Permanent lighting installation in the kitchen

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

• Roofing at the elementary school wing

• Installing masonry bearing cmu and in the auditorium area

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

• Final grading and concrete at the track area

District Office

• Mrs. Snider attended the highschool and junior high volleyball awards ceremony.

• The October Administrators' meeting began with a tour of the construction of the new facility.

• District administrators and the Board of Education met with Hopedale, Green Township, and Scio officials to discuss the school properties in their area.

• Mr. Morgan attended special education reviews, held both within and outside of the district

• Mr. Morgan and Mrs. Hajiran met in collaboration regarding student services

• Mr. Morgan and Mr. Ripley collaborated on school transportation

• Mr. Morgan set up initial and recertification training for school district employees

• Mr. Morgan collaborated with OMERESA regarding ongoing electronic setup of data management

• Mr. Morgan and the administration of Harrison East collaborated regarding equipment within special education

• Mr. Morgan assisted Ms. Birney and faculty with setup of administration for gifted assessments

• Mr. Ripley met with Green Township representatives concerning buildings at Harrison East Elementary School.

• Mr. Ripley met with principals, local law enforcement and students at North, Central and East to prepare them for the school bus practice drill.

• The winter trip meeting was held at the district office.


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Harrison Central Jr/Sr High

• The band ended their home football season with the Lights Out Show.

• Senior football players capped off their season with a pep rally where they shared what it meant to be a husky.

• Jim Thompson visited Ms. Shaw’s Recent History class to tell them about his experiences in the Gulf War.

• French classes visited the Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh on Tuesday!

• The Academic Challenge Team won their first match against Steubenville Catholic Central!

• Ms. Doren accompanied seniors to the college fair at Oglebay on Monday.

• Mrs. Taylor’s Anatomy classes are making skeletons to learn the skeletal system.

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, November 12

• Veterans Day Assembly in the gymnasium @ 9am (organized by seniors Keishi Arnold, Dylan Redish, Sam McClelland, and Job Positano)

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Harrison East Elementary

• Preschool student, Rebecca Heavilin, who was absent for the October Student of the Month picture proudly shows off her certificate, medal, and t-shirt.

• Miss Bethel’s 5th grade math students had a great time making their place value flip books!

• Mrs. Noble decorated her bulletin board in observance of Veteran’s Day. Students wrote letters telling what the holiday meant to them.

• Mrs. Carol works with 2nd graders with a small reading group.

• In recognition of Red Ribbon Week Harrison East had a wide variety of special events to bring attention to living a drug-free life with the theme, “Life is a Journey – Travel Drug Free”. From crazy hair, pj day, to the ever popular costume day, East students celebrated all week long. Miss Bethel’s class won the door decorating contest.

• Mark West welcomed East’s preschool students and hosted a ghoulishly fun party.

• Dozens of parents, students, and friends came out to celebrate East’s last Fall Family Fun Night. They could make caramel apples, play pumpkin tic-tac-toe or bean bag pumpkins, get free books, learn about Pearson and Progress Book, or be creative with shaving crème.

Wendy Lawlis with Bobby’s Book and Valley Hospice

Mark Your Calendar

Friday, November 9

• Veteran’s Day presentation

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 21

• Christmas break begins

Wednesday, January 2

• Classes resume


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Harrison North Elementary

• Harrison North Elementary staff had lots of expressions on Halloween! A special Thank You to Mrs. Carpenter for organizing this awesome idea!

• 4th grade students who met the 1st nine weeks AR goal, STAR Reading, or Star Math Goal enjoyed a pizza party for lunch on Monday. 31 students participated in this reward. Great job 4th grade! A special thank you to Pizza Express for donating a portion of the pizza for our event.

• These 4th grade students met their STAR Reading goal.

• These 4th grade students met their STAR math goal.

• The Scio library has begun putting book bundles together for our students, so they can easily find books that are within their Accelerated Reader levels. All the books in the bundle will have AR quizzes.

• Students in 2nd grade enjoyed a movie and chips for meeting or exceeding their AR points goal for the first nine weeks. 89% of the second graders enjoyed this reward! Congratulations!

• Students in Miss Tipton’s kindergarten class were given an optional assignment to complete. Students were asked to do a pumpkin book report on their favorite story. They read the book, picked out their favorite character, and then created a pumpkin replica of that character. Awesome job girls!

• Students in Miss Tipton’s 2nd grade enjoyed a pumpkin math lesson. First students voted on what shape eyes and nose to carve, second the pumpkin was carved, third the students pulled the seeds out, fourth students were given math problems to solve using seeds, fifth each pair counted the seeds on their plate, sixth we added up how many seeds our pumpkin had, and lastly, we made our pumpkin spew.

• Halloween was celebrated with many students dressing up, Halloween spirt in the hallways, and the annual parade of costumes.

• During the annual parade of costumes there was one grade level winner picked per grade. They are as follows.

Shay McIntyre- Kindergarten

Ryker Burdette- 1st grade

Lily Gump- 2nd grade

Nellie Patterson- 3rd grade

Payton Culver- 4th grade

Kasey Basiletti- 5th grade

Michael Wease- 6th grade

• Preschool celebrated Halloween with snacks and treats, painting pumpkins, cleaned out real pumpkins, and played pumpkin bowling and cornhole.

• Mr. Saffell came to Miss Tipton’s 2nd grade classroom to pass out spirit sticks to all the students in her classroom. Each student made growth in either or both STAR Reading and Star Math when they took the test at the end of the 1st nine weeks. Congratulations!

• Preschool students traveled to Mark West in Cadiz, Ohio on Friday, November 2, 2018. Students went in their Halloween costumes and enjoyed trick or treating through the offices of Mark West. Students received many treats to take home. Mark West provided sweet treats for the students when they were done trick or treating.

• Student in grades 1st through 5th received a visit from Eric Wilson and Melissa Reinbold on Friday, November 2, 2018. They presented to boys and girls in each classroom about cub scouts, what it is, what kind of projects and adventure you will complete, and invited them to attend family game night on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cadiz, Ohio. “Scout Me In”

• Kelley Howes and a few high school helpers served to student’s orange and white bean salad. If students tried the salad, they got a sticker.

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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