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Harrison Hills City School District News Article

Huskies Talk Issue 30

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New Facility Update

Harrison Hills City Schools New PK-12
Construction Update

• The hardwood is now going down in the main gymnasium

• Painting and installing ceilings in the elementary school wing

• Finishing drywall in the second floor of the elementary wing

• Installation of casework in the elementary school wing first floor

• Installing technology cabling in the elementary school wing

• Electrical wiring at the elementary school wing and musical area

• Installing wood gym floors

• Installing permanent flooring in the elementary school wing

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

• Hanging drywall at the auditorium and arts area of the building

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

• Interior glass and glazing

• Installing exterior glass and glazing at the main street location

• Installing hollow metal and wood doors and hardware

• Installing exterior site concrete at the front of the building and preparing for concrete in the main parking area

• Installing site storm piping and structures

• Installing fieldhouse foundations

District Office

• Last week was Staff Appreciation week! Thank you to the staff for all you do for our students and district. Also thank you to the First Church of Christ for the dozen cookies for every staff member in the district. Your kindness is so appreciated.

• Mrs. Snider attended the Ascent well pad tour with students and an administrator from Harrison Central. As part of Ohio In Demand Jobs Week, the students were instructed on safety procedures, drilling operations, scheduling, and job opportunities for the gas and oil industry.

• Mrs. Snider attended the Band Award Banquet. Congratulations to the senior graduates.

• The superintendent attended the Senior Community Service Project Presentations. The students did a good job helping their communities.

• Mrs. Snider attended the Cadiz Business Association meeting where Cadiz City Manager Ted Andrzejewski spoke about projects for Cadiz.

• Mrs. Snider attended Harrison North's fourth grade Wax Museum projects. Each student selected a historical figure, researched this person, created a poster board, and dressed as their character. When you touched his or her hand, they spoke as the figure. Great educational project Mrs. Knight and Mrs. Agostini.

• Mrs. Snider is working with ODE in correcting a Preschool Special Education Profile Error.

• Interviews were held for a new K-12 Interventionist. The superintendent will be making a recommendation for hire at the May Board of Education meeting.

• An administrators' meeting was held at the new facility on May 10th. Members toured the facility, reviewed student drop- offs and pick-ups and coverage for these times.

• To date there have been 6 companies contact Mrs. Harding concerning bidding the plantings at the new facility. Bids are due May 20.

• Mrs. Harding has been working to complete the fiscal component of ESEA self survey report.

• Mrs. Harding and legal counsel have been working together concerning a public records request and sale of property.

• Mrs. Harding and Nutrition Group are working on the budget for the next fiscal year.

• Mrs. Harding, in cooperation with Hammond Construction, have submitted the next quarter’s drawdown of state funding for the building project.

• Financial information has been uploaded, various approvals processed and invoices paid via the OAKS system and the district’s financial system for the building project.

• Mr. Ripley held a bid meeting for bus drivers

• Mr. Ripley met with Harrison Community Hospital Representative Jeff Gadzik and School Resource Officer Bobby Brooks regarding safety at the new school site

• Thank you to Mr. Albaugh for getting tables and chairs to Harrison North for the Ruritan Banquet

• Mr. Ripley met with two possible new bus drivers

• Mr. Ripley had a meeting with Public School Works to plan next year’s safety training webinars for all faculty

• Mr. Ripley and Ms. Howes held a meeting with a United Dairy representative to coordinate milk deliveries for the new school

• Mr. Ripley met with an anonymous donor regarding a project for the new school

• Mr. Ripley coordinated with different companies on a bid project for the Stephenson Center

• Mr. Ripley communicated daily with Hammond and SHP on various projects within the new facility

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Harrison Central Jr/Sr High

• Brendon “Bubby” Dulkoski attended a Fabulous 50’s Prom in St. Clairsville on May 3rd. He was named Prom King.

• Senior band members were celebrated at the banquet on Sunday.

• Students in Physical Education classes are learning archery skills!

• Seniors presented their community project summaries to Mrs. Snider, Mrs. Kenny, and administrators. Pictured are Payton Taylor, Sydney Starr, Madison Young, and Allison Heavilin. They gathered research on all schools that have been in Harrison County for a display that will be in the new school.

• As part of Ohio In Demand Jobs Week, students visited a well pad outside of New Athens.

• Students in Mr. Hayes’ Street Law class held a mock trial where 10-12 graders observed and were the jurors.

• Many students celebrated their academic achievements at the Ruritan Banquet. Seniors Payton Taylor, Brooke Mitchell, Bryce Arbaugh, George Novotny, and Lexee McAfee were each randomly chosen for $500 scholarships. Thank you to the Scio Ruritans for their commitment to our students!

• Administration spoiled staff with treats as part of Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you!

• A big THANK YOU to Mike Sliva, Allison Anderson, Dustin Corder, and Jay Rodak for coming in to talk to juniors about banking, budgeting, buying cars, insurance, and credit!

• Mr. Knight drove a tractor to work in order to show his students operation and safety.

Mark Your Calendar

Friday, May 17

• Awards Assembly (7-12) in auditorium @ 8:30am & Senior Trip to Kennywood

Saturday, May 18

• FFA Banquet in gymnasium @ 6:00pm

Monday, May 20

• Senior Walk @ 8:30am & Senior Awards Recognition in auditorium @ 6:30pm

Thursday, May 23

• Baccalaureate at Wallace Lodge @ 7:00pm

Friday, May 24

• Graduation in gymnasium @ 7:00pm

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Harrison East Elementary

• Second grade visited the Ourant one-room school house this week. Students enjoyed dressing for the time period as well as participating in the activities that children did so many years ago.

• Super 2nd grade readers featured this week are Shayla Nameth with 400 AR points and Alexis Satterfield with 100 AR points.

• Mrs. Tammy Starr’s 21st Century Enrichment students Evan Johnson Garrett Wade created landform projects.

• Harrison East’s final spring program was held this week featuring 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades performing. Fifth grade band was also featured.

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• In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, staff was blessed multiple ways and times this week. We received delicious cookies, cakes, and lunch as well as a multi-purpose HC tote, and finally gift cards were randomly given out. All tokens of appreciation were greatly appreciated by all the staff. THANK YOU!!

Mark Your Calendar

Friday, May 17

• 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 10 AM

Wednesday, May 22

• 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade recognition 10 AM

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

Thursday, May 23

• PTO sponsored Field Day

• 6th grade field trip to Mark West facility for community Memorial Day program

Friday, May 24

• Last day of school


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Harrison North Elementary

• Students in 2nd grade went to Ourant one room school. They experienced what school was like long ago. They had a great time!

• Preschool students enjoyed a fun filled day at Walnut Creek Farm. They got to see and feed many animals.

• Students in second and third grade went to Oglebay. This field trip was funded by a Gulfport Energy Grant that Mrs. Rocchi applied for and received.

• Students in fourth and fifth grade attended a Washington Wild Things baseball game.

• The fourth grade hosted their annual Wax Museum. The students pretended to be famous people from the past. When you walked up to them and touched their hand, they told you facts about who they were.

• Students in grades kindergarten through second experienced 4-H safety day. Students learned about farm safety, bike safety, stranger danger, emergency management safety (dangerous weather), and information about the fire department and fire truck.

Mark Your Calendar

Friday, May 17

• 1st grade to Akron Zoo

Monday, May 20

• Senior Walk Thru @ 9:20 a.m.

• Oglebay Zoo to You grades K, 1, 4, 5, 6

• Preschool Graduation @ 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool Open House 1:30-6:30 p.m. @ District Office

Tuesday, May 21

• 6th grade to Kennywood

• K-2 recognition 9:45-11:00 and 3-5 recognition 1:45-3:00

Wednesday, May 22

• PTA sponsored Field Day

Thursday, May 23

• 1st grade Park Day

• Memorial Day Program @ 9:45 a.m.

• 6th grade to Mark West for Memorial Day program

Friday, May 24

• Last Day of School


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