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Harrison Elementary Update

Posted on: January 20, 2023

Next Friday is Harrison Elementary Night at the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Game. Our Marching Kittens will be performing at Halftime. Student entrance is free with a paying adult. Please see the information below about purchasing tickets. No tickets are sold at the door. All tickets must be prepaid.

Our Annual World’s Finest Chocolate Sale officially kicks off on January 24th and run through Thursday, February 23rd. A brief assembly will take place Tuesday morning for the students. For additional information on the sale please see the Chocolate section below and/or call the school office. I have attached a copy of the permission slip below in the event yours did not make it home. Our goal is to have each child sell one box of chocolates and help to support upcoming assemblies and special events. Thanks for your help!!

Don’t forget you can now follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Please make sure you are members of the correct sites. There were several “unofficial” sites created and we are trying to inactivate them. I have been posting a lot of pictures of events happening at Harrison Elementary. Feel free to send them out to family and friends. This is a great way to keep up on events in the school. New pictures have been added this week and more over the upcoming weekend.

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We have had a great start to the new school year. The students are demonstrating our Four Core Values – Trust, Respect, Ownership and Leadership – throughout the day.

Have a great weekend! Go Bengals!!

Ron Mangus


Rachel Miller

Dean of Students


World’s Finest Chocolates

On Tuesday, January 24th we will begin our annual World’s Finest Chocolates fundraiser. The funds raised from this sale will be used to bring in more assemblies and programs for your children. In the past we were able to furnish each classroom (over a 4-year period of sales) a classroom set of computers to use throughout the day. Our goal this year is to sell 800 cases of chocolates. If every child could sell at least one box of chocolates, we will achieve this goal. Permission slips were sent home this week with students to participate. By signing and returning this permission slip you are agreeing and understand that the school CANNOT accept any boxes or partial boxes back once they have been given to a student, left the building and the sale has ended. If you have any questions, please call the school office. A permission slip has been attached to this email and can be used if the one from school has not made it home. All money is due back to school by 2/23/23.


Harrison Elementary Night at the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Game

Please join us at Harrison Elementary Night at the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Game next Friday, January 27th. Our very own Marching Kittens will be the halftime entertainment.

Harrison Elementary School / Marching Kittens Night will be Tuesday, Jan. 27th.  All elementary students from your school will be admitted FREE with a paid adult admission. 

Tickets are $7.00 for ALL fans / Seniors.  PLEASE share this info!!!

To purchase tickets online please use this link


*All tickets must be purchased online before the event. 

*Concessions will be available. 


Harrison Elementary School is needing a Building Secretary

Harrison Elementary School needs a building secretary/cashier. This is a 12-month position.

Interested internal applicants should contact Mr. Ron Mangus, Principal, at  External applicants should apply via Applitrack using the link below:

Applitrack Job ID # 32241

Interviews will take place January 26, 27, and 30.


Two-morning Special Education Aides Needed

Harrison Elementary School needs TWO (2) morning Special Education Aides for the remainder 2022-2023 school year to work with 1 or 2 special education students.  Hours would be 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Interested internal applicants should contact Mr. Ron Mangus, Principal, at  External applicants should apply via Applitrack using the link below:

Applitrack Job ID # 32234


Building Character

January’s Monthly Character Trait

January’s school-wide character trait is RESPONSIBILITY.

Responsibility entails:

  • Being dependable and making good decision
  • Being responsible for your words and actions

Please reinforce this monthly trait at home and throughout the month.

January 23 – Humility

Humility is defined as I let my accomplishments speak for themselves

January 30 – Sense of Meaning

Sense of Meaning is defined as, I am discovering my purpose and place in the world.

Please reinforce these weekly strengths at home and throughout the month. 


Building Substitute Teachers and Aides Needed

Southwest Local Schools is seeking community members who enjoy working with students to be substitute teachers and substitute teaching assistants (aides).  School substitutes have choice of assignments and which days they work.  Ohio has passed a temporary law allowing for substitute teachers without bachelor’s degrees to apply.  A satisfactory background check and desire to work with students is required.  Substitute employees are hired through our partnership with Sub Solutions.  See attached flyer or click on the links below.

Substitute Teacher - $105 / day

Substitute Teaching Assistant - $10/hr

Apply at – Click new subs and the desired icon

Questions? Email or call 513.674.4364


Cold Weather

Please make sure that you children are not arriving to school before 8:40 am each morning. The doors open at 8:40 am and students are permitted and are supervised in the building at that time. Several students this week are walking to school 30-40 minutes ahead of that time and waiting outside. We will also being having outside recess when the temperatures are at or above 32 degrees. Please make sure that proper coats, hats, and gloves are being worn. We are also suggesting that your child’s name be written inside coats to keep our Lost and Found items to a bare minimum.


Absence Letters

If a parent call is made to the school office in the morning explaining WHY a student will not be in attendance, a letter is not necessary to come to the school when the child returns. If no parent phone was made, THEN a parent note is necessary. If you have any questions, please call the school office


Help Wanted – Crossing Guard – Still Needed

Harrison Elementary School is looking for a Crossing Guard starting immediately.  This Crossing Guard position location is in front of the school building helping to cross students and parents along with traffic control.  The Crossing Guard will be needed one hour in the morning (8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.); and one hour in the afternoon at dismissal (3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.).

All interested parties please send an email to Ron Mangus, Principal, at. Person offered this position will need to get fingerprinted and pass a background check.


PTO Planning Meetings

Thanks to the PTO for sponsoring the donuts and drinks for our Perfect Attendance and Honor Roll Breakfast. We also would like to thank them for sponsoring today’s Cat Cash Store rewarding students for their hard work.

Next PTO meeting will be MONDAY, February 13, 2023, at 7 pm

Hope to see you soon!

Harrison PTO


Bus Passes

Due to the number of children riding the bus this year, NO bus passes will be written for students wishing to go home with another student. Please decide for transportation once the students have arrived home. If bus situations change throughout the year, please complete a new bus route information sheet, and submit it to our office to be processed at District Office.



World’s Finest Chocolates Permission Slip – Click Here 

Substitute Teaching/Aide Flyer - Click Here 


Important Items for the Week Ahead

Tuesday, January 24 – World’s Finest Chocolate Sale Begins – Assemblies in morning

Thursday, January 26 – 5th Grade Students meeting with Buddy Rogers to discuss 6th grade band opportunities and try out various instruments

                        -           First Grade Foodie Club Meeting

Friday, January 27 – Harrison Night at the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Game – 7pm


DISTRICT MISSION: "Academic and Social Growth for ALL students, EVERY DAY!"

DISTRICT MOTTO: "Excellence through Relationships"

HARRISON ELEMENTARY MOTTO: "Where Children Come First"

DISTRICT CORE VALUES: Trust, Respect, Ownership and Leadership