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Harrison Elementary Update

Posted on: February 16, 2023

Just a reminder that there will not be school for students and staff on Friday, February 17th – Monday, February 20th due to the Presidents’ Day 4-Day Weekend.

Our World’s Finest Chocolate sale concludes next Thursday, February 23rd. We still have around 200 more boxes to sell. Please contact the school office if you would like to help. If you have finished selling your chocolates, please send in the money any day next week. We cannot determine top sellers until all money has been accounted for. At that time, prizes will also be ordered.

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.

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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!

Ron Mangus



Rachel Miller

Dean of Students


Mother-Son & Daddy-Daughter Dances

Save the date for the upcoming Mother – Son Dance Saturday, April 1 and Daddy – Daughter Dance Friday, March 31. The theme this year is Around the World. The dances will be held from 7 pm – 9 pm. The cost will be $20 per couple/$5 for extra student. More information and a link to purchase tickets will be sent home in the coming weeks.


World’s Finest Chocolates

Our annual candy bar sale is almost over. If you have sold your box(es) of chocolates please send in the money on Tuesday. All money is due back to school by 2/23/23. We have full boxes of Almond and Caramel to sell too. If you are interested in either of these two specialized boxes, please contact the school office.


Kindergarten Registration – 2023-2024 – Spots are FILLING UP!!!

The Southwest Local School District will begin kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year Feb 1. Registration can be completed online from any computer. Detailed instructions regarding the online application will be available on the district's website ( under New Student Registration Tab at midnight on February 1st. When you online forms are completed and all required documents have been uploaded, call the district registrar at district office at 513-728-8401 to make sure the document shave been received and are acceptable to complete your registration. See the district page for age requirements and immunization requirements. Spots are filling up quickly. Please get your kindergarten students registered now before classes close.


PTO Planning Meetings

February Minutes - Click Here 

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

Hope to see you soon!

Harrison PTO


Absences and Tardies

Lately we have experienced a lot of tardies and student absences. It is that time of the year, but our State Truancy Laws do not account for seasonal absences. Letters and court referrals are computer generated after key number of hours missed. Please follow up with Ms. Miller, our Dean of Students, with any questions or concerns.


Building Character

February’s Monthly Character Trait is Fairness

Fairness - Fairness means that you treat people equally. People who are fair follow the rules.

Character Effect:

Week 2/20: Judgment- Judgment is defined as, I am open-minded and think through my decisions.

Week 2/27: Intentional- Intentional is defined as, I am thoughtful in working to improve myself and the world. Being Intentional helps us to be who we want to be in all areas of life.

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


Help Wanted – Crossing Guard – THIS IS A PAID POSITION!!!!!

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.). We would be open to anybody who might be interested in just one of the hours. Call Mr. Mangus and ask any questions.

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.


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.





Important Items for the Week Ahead

Friday, February 17 – No School for students and Staff

Monday, February 20 – Presidents’ Day – No school for students or staff

Thursday, February 23 – Chocolate Sale Ends

Friday, February 24 – PM Cat Walk – Spirit Day


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