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WHHHS Update

Posted on: April 28, 2023

We have finished April and are heading into the final month of school with lots of momentum and many different things to celebrate!  We have finished Ohio State Testing, and we appreciate everyone’s help and support with our adjusted schedules—the students did a great job—and we begin two weeks of AP testing on Monday morning.

This past week, our drama department presented two outstanding performances of “Mamma Mia!” and we are proud to announce that freshman Lanie Gehner placed second in the nation at last week’s DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando.  She is the first national placer in the history of our DECA chapter here at Harrison – congratulations Lanie!  We also have students competing this week in Dallas at the VEX Robotics World Championships.  Spring sports have about two weeks remaining in their regular season, and our band and vocal programs are working towards their spring concerts.

Please see the updates and reminders below as we are now fully into the busiest time of the school year!

Please continue to review your student’s grades in ProgressBook.  You and your student can also set up alerts for low grades and missing assignments as well.  Please feel free to contact your student’s teacher, guidance counselor, or an administrator with any questions.  Our expectation is that grades are updated in ProgressBook once per week and that any email or phone call is returned within 24 business hours. 

The Frontline ProgressBook Parent & Student Mobile App v1.0.2 is now available in both app stores. 

This release will now support the ability to receive push notifications for Missing Assignment and Low Mark alerts once upgraded. Once upgraded, the app will prompt parents and students to enable push notifications on their device if they wish to receive them. This update also contains enhancements to the calendar view which allows users to further filter and collapse the calendar to see more assignments for a chosen day.

Parents and students will be prompted to update their app on their device.

Here is a video on how to set up Missing Assignment and Low Assignment Marks Notifications in the Frontline Parent and Student mobile app v1.0.2:

If you are experiencing problems accessing ProgressBook, please reach out

If your student has outstanding fees, they can be paid online by logging into our Parent Portal at  There are additional instructions, including how to set up an account and how to retrieve your password in the PDF found here.

AP Exams will begin on Monday, May 1; a complete schedule of AP Exams is available on the calendar found on the school website. Students need to arrive by 7:30 a.m. for the morning tests and arrive by 11:30 a.m. for the afternoon tests. Late students will not be admitted to testing.

The Class of 2023 Final Semester Planner was mailed to families the week of February 20.  This booklet includes all of the important dates and details for our graduating seniors.  This mailing also included fee/fine notices as well, as these obligations must be taken care of in order for a student to receive their diploma.  We also distributed fee/fine notices to students in Advisory on Thursday, February 23.  The final day to pay fees/fines is Monday, May 22.  Please contact Mrs. Kimberly Frey in the Main Office at 513-367-4169 ext. 8425 with any questions.

Yearbooks for the 2022-2023 school year are on sale for $85 each through May 31.  To order, please visit:

Contact Jane Hinterlong with any questions.

All students entering grades 7 and 12 will be required to be vaccinated against the meningococcal disease. One dose of meningococcal vaccine is required prior to entry into the 7th grade. A second dose of meningococcal vaccine is required prior to entry into the 12th grade. The second dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday, with at least 8 weeks between the first and second dose. If the first dose of meningococcal was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. If a pupil is in the 12th grade and is 15 years of age or younger, only one dose is required.

A written verification, in the form of a note, fax or email, is required from your family physician or the Hamilton County Health Department. Members of the senior class who have not provided proper verification of a second dose of meningococcal vaccine may be excluded from school and subject to disciplinary measures for non-attendance. Thank you for your proactive approach in addressing this issue. Seniors are required to show written proof of the vaccination no later than September 5, 2023. Failure to do so may result in being excluded from all classes and all school activities.

Our hope is to keep our students and parents informed well in advanced of areas of concern. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Hamilton County Health Department (513-946-7882) or Harrison High School (513-367-4169). All documentation and forms may be emailed to the school nurse at or faxed to the high school at 513-367-7251. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Hamilton County Health Department (513-946-7882) or Harrison High School (513-367-4169).

Harrison Special Olympics has partnered with Metzcor to co-host a dance for students with special needs on Friday, May 19 at Harrison Junior School from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Any student with an exceptionality in grades K-12 is invited, and they do not have to be a Southwest Local Schools student.  The link to sign up can be found here; space is limited and registration closes on Friday 5/5.  Please contact Abby Sherwood at

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8 - 12, 2023 and we are going to cater Olive Garden to the Junior High and High School teachers and staff!  If you would like to donate to this lunch or sponsor a specific teachers lunch click Teacher Appreciation.  

Our next meeting is Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 7:00 PM, in the Wildcat Room at the Activity Center.  We will be voting on officers for next year.  Any paid member is welcome to attend and vote.  

We have been informed that the Coca-Cola Gives Program is discontinuing for us.  We have until June to enter all of the Coke Points.  If you have Coke Points laying around, please send them to the school ASAP!  

The application for the 2023 Harrison Jr. Sr. High PTO Craft and Vendor Show was sent out to the vendors that participated last year.  They have until next week to return their applications.  Once we know how many spots we have available, we will open up the application process to new vendors.  The date for the Craft and Vendor Show is October 14, 2023.  We also have a standing date - it will always be the second Saturday of October! You can follow the event on Facebook for updates: Harrison Jr. Sr. High PTO Craft and Vendor Show.

Please feel free to email us at with any questions!


MON 5/1: Spanish Honor Society Inductions – 7:00 PM
THURS 5/4: Variety Show – 7:00 PM
MON 5/8: Fine Arts Signing Ceremony – 6:00 PM
TUES 5/9: Spring Chorus Concert – 7:00 PM
THURS 5/11: Spring A Cappella Concert – 7:00 PM
TUES 5/16: Spring Band Concert – 7:00 PM

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions at any time.  Thank you, have a great weekend and Go Wildcats!

Joe Pollitt
William Henry Harrison High School