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Huskies Talk Issue 8

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Best Practice Grant. Mr. Ron Sismondo from the JCESC presented three grant awards. Congratulations to Miss Jones, Mrs. Pridemore, and Abbi Kelley for winning a grant for the greenhouse, and congratulations to Mrs. Macenczak for a winning grant for the science department. Mrs. Turner was also presented a grant award for an elementary project.

The monthly Board of Education meeting was held on October 29th. and Mr. Dunlap presented on Harrison Central’s school year progress and Mr. Lackner presented several items painted by students in the high school art class. 

Mrs. Snider completed all principal informal assessments and all principal growth plans were reviewed. 

Worked with staff and faculty on new student enrollment

Reviewed curriculum implemented by the District

Mrs. Harding contacted PaySchools to see about expanding the system for collection of all fees related to extra-curricular activities i.e.: fundraisers, dances. Mr. Hibbs would also like to expand for athletic events. 

Mrs. Harding participated in the biweekly treasures zoom meeting. Discussion was held concerning software packages and CARES funding.

Kim Ohler and Kelly Howes from Nutrition Group met with Mrs. Harding to discuss how the cafeteria was doing in participation. They were happy to report that breakfast participation is up a good bit with lunch participation increasing each week.

The five-year forecast was approved, submitted to the state and is available on the district web page under About Us; Fiscal Office.


This month, Mrs. Taylor and Ms. Kelley were State Farm’s Teacher and Staff Member. Mrs. Taylor is a high school science teacher, who teaches a variety of sciences: anatomy, forensics, zoology, botany, and CCP biology. She has been a valuable member of our teaching staff for many years and continues to learn right alongside her students. She has embraced the numerous changes the past two years have brought and shows a true passion for her subject area. Ms. Kelley is a jack of all trades. She dedicates herself to our school in numerous ways, serving as crossing guard before and after school and as ticket taker for athletic events, but she is also an educational assistant at our junior-senior high school who has continually worked to help our students achieve their fullest potential. Her caring demeanor and helpfulness never go unnoticed. Also, Mr. Kenny won the Capital Health Care Network Rock Star Teacher Award for October. He is a proud graduate of Harrison Central and has worked as a coach in our district for many years. Although it is still early in his teaching career, he has shown an ability to interact and work with students at all levels. He obviously takes pride in the success and welfare of all our students. Congratulations to these teachers for these well-deserved awards. 

-Kaitlyn Crothers

The District Tournament meet, held at Cambridge High School on October 24, was the last race for the Harrison Central boys’ and girls’ team. There were only two runners, Jasmine Arnold and Logan Laney, who qualified to attend the Regional Tournament meet at Pickerington on the 31st of October. Jasmine Arnold earned 2nd place and Logan Laney placed 17th; top 32 girls and top 24 advance to Regionals. As for Junior High, both boys and girls finished their season after the State Championships at Fortress Obetz on the 24th. Good Luck to Jasmine and Logan on proceeding to Regionals!

-Destiny Arnold

Students in Ms. Dunlap’s class at Harrison Central Junior High joined thousands of students from over two dozen school districts across the tri-state area for a virtual matinee of 'A Tell-Tale Heart.' A new adaptation, commissioned and presented by Pittsburgh Public Theater, the one-man play weaves together themes from Edgar Allan Poe's classic horror tales, just in time for Halloween. The play was written and performed by Pittsburgh-based writer and actor Alec Silberblatt. In response to the pandemic, Pittsburgh Public Theater is providing access to all of its educational programs to area schools for free this season. 

-Nate Frye

On Thursday, October 29, we held a virtual FAFSA night, which was a lot different than the previous years. 14 families were able to join the Google Meet and complete their FAFSA and get answers to any questions they had about financial aid, college, or anything else. Jody Peeler and Tracy Mattern from Franciscan University gave a very informative presentation and guided students through all the steps of filling out the FAFSA. Thank you to them for their assistance, as well as Chad Dawson and the technology department here at HC. There will be another event soon if you are interested, but were not able to make it. As a senior, this presentation was very helpful and I enjoyed listening to it; it made FAFSA a lot easier to understand and the whole process was very smooth. Thank you to everyone who set this up!

-Alex Barcroft

For Red Ribbon Week we did a variety of themes, but our last day of Red Ribbon Week was Costume Day. Eight of our teachers decided to go as Snow White and the seven Dwarves. Mr. Gramling was Bashful, Mrs. McIntosh was Sleepy, Ms.Roski was Happy, Mrs. Taylor was Doc, Mrs. Hawthorne was Sneezy, Mr. Butler was Grumpy, Mr. Valesko was Dopey and Mrs.Brooks was Snow White. 

-Johnarose Schmidli

Friday, October 30, the HCHS band held their annual lights out show! Above are pictures from the previous year. We interviewed a band student to get some details! The link to the video:

-Mackenzie Harbold

Congratulations to Senior golfer Sam Santille. Sam was recently recognized 1st Team Eastern District and Academic All-Ohio. In addition, he has been a member of the All Times Leader Golf Team and the Wheeling Intelligencer All Valley Golf Team.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 3
• Girls Basketball Scrimmage vs. Bridgeport 5:30

Saturday, November 7
• TBA Cross Country OHSAA State @ Fortress Obetz (A)
• Girls Basketball Scrimmage vs. TCC 11:00

Sunday, November 8
• Competition Cheering at Lake HS Competition 



A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our students pictured below for being chosen as October’s Students of the Month. We are so proud of the example these students are setting for their peers both in and out of the classroom!

Preschool - Ryder Schaefer

Preschool - Gavin Bocek

Kindergarten - Caelyn White & Maddox Valesko

First Grade - Rebecca Heavilin & Annabelle Bowersock

Second Grade - Sydney Powers & Kylie Montgomery

Third Grade - Lane Hibbits & Avalyn Sall

Fourth Grade - Maci Manbeck & Logan DeWees

Fifth Grade - Cooper Hendershot & Emma Palmer

Sixth Grade - Noah Thaxton & Marley Zeroski

This Week with Miss Dale

Red Ribbon Week Fun

Kickin’ It with Kindergarten

Mrs. Novotny’s class is learning to read and write from the board.

Soaring in Second

Ashlee Eickleberry is shown above with her ribbon for earning 50 AR points. 

Jayce McAfee, Gauge Nape, and Blade Kellaway reached their 25 point AR goal. 

Alex Baker is pictured above with his blue ribbon for earning 25 AR points. 

Brodie Sweeney and Alyvia Bryant reached their 50 point AR goal. 

Steven Renner received his gold medal and flying ninja for becoming a fact master.

Chase Campbell is shown with his certificate for being an AR star and joining the 25 points club.

Everyone met their AR goal for the first nine weeks in Mrs. Gaffney’s class. 

They celebrated their success munching on popcorn with a variety of yummy toppings!

Jett Triplett is all smiles after officially becoming a Fact Master!

Mrs. Pellick’s class received a donation last week from Southeast Healthcare.

This included a lot of 70% alcohol hand sanitizer, pencils, lead, squish balls, candy, and a coffee mug.

Thanks Southeast Healthcare!

Mrs. Pellick’s class would also like to thank the Walters Family for donating water bottles to the class with their names on them.

Check out this fun window display!

Red Ribbon Week Fun

Mrs. Pellick’s homeroom on crazy hair/hat day.

Mrs. Pellick’s homeroom on pajama day.

Our second-grade team ROCKED costume day by taking it back to the 80’s. 

Here are a few more pictures of the costume fun in second grade.

Thriving in Third

Red Ribbon Week Fun

Crazy hair/hat day

The third-grade team learned everything they know from the streets!

Fabulous in Fourth

As a reward for turning in their spelling homework for their weekly story, Coyote News, students danced around the room with maracas.

October STEM Projects

Red Ribbon Week Fun!

Mrs. Knight’s homeroom showing off their crazy hair and hats.

Garrett Wade and Mrs. Arbaugh show off their costumes!

Fantastic in Fifth

Mr. Dom, Mrs. Steele, Miss Bethel, Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. McCann show love for their favorite team.

Who’s number 1? We think these teachers are!

Mr. Dom (Student teacher in 5th With Mrs. Steele) led the students in a reading activity about Bigfoot. The students measured and compared their foot to Bigfoot’s print after writing to law enforcement about their sighting. Rumors are that he was spotted near 3rd grade. Beware ??


Kindergartener, Maddox Valesko is pictured here with Mrs. Hirschbach. Maddox is being recognized for showing kindness toward others. 

Fifth grader, Elliot Rhodes is being recognized by Mrs. Jones for being engaged in learning. Great job, Elliot!

Mrs. Agostini would like to recognized 4th grader, Brody McCabe for showing kindness. Way to go, Brody!

Fifth Grader, Emerson Wood is being recognized by Mrs. Arbaugh for showing kindness. Keep setting such a great example, Emerson!

Mrs. Wetherell is recognizing third grader, Maliha Adams, for being caring toward others. Awesome job, Maliha!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 4
• No Preschool Classes, Staff PD

November 25-27
• Thanksgiving Break, No School

Monday, November 30
• Classes Resume

December 21- January 1
• Christmas Break, No School

Monday, January 4
• Classes Resume



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