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Harrison Elementary Update

Posted on: February 24, 2023

Next Week is Acceptance Week. Each day will have a different theme. Students have been tie-dying hats in art class all week to wear. See below for day-to-day scheduled events. You can also check out the Harrison Elementary Facebook page for updates.

Our World’s Finest Chocolate sale ended yesterday. Please send in your chocolate bar money now. We cannot determine top sellers until all money has been accounted for. After all money has been collected, prizes can 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


Acceptance Week – February 27 – March 3

All next week students will be celebrating differences and learning about how everybody is alike and different. Students will have guest readers, classroom presentations, trivia contests, and special dress up days throughout the week. List below is a list of the theme for each day.

Monday – Mix Match Monday – Wear two different socks to show we are all unique in our own way.

Tuesday – Tie-Dye Tuesday – wear your favorite tie-dye clothing along with you tie-dye hat

Wednesday – We are ONE Wednesday – Wear your school spirit, favorite sports team, or even your place of work attire to show that we are one student body, one community.

Thursday – Take the Pledge Thursday

Friday – Inclusion Friday – Wear Yellow to show understanding – Awareness + Change = Acceptance


Title 1 Reading Night – A Learning Adventure

Learning is an adventure and like any adventure, there will be highs and low, moments for students to shine, and times when they may struggle. This is part of the normal ebb and flow of any journey. Through this learning journey, we do not want to lose sight of the fact that learning should be fun and exciting! Join us for a night of laughs and discovery as we address learning through games, activities, and problem solving! We will also explore using your child’s strengths to fuel their learning! More information will be sent home shortly.

Who: K-5 Harrison Elementary Students & Families

When: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Harrison Elementary School 


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 OVER. If you have sold your box(es) of chocolates, please send in the money. We still have some boxes of chocolates to sell if you are able to help, please contact the school office. Unfortunately any boxes sold after yesterday will not be able to be counted towards prizes but your continued help is greatly appreciated. Please contact the school office if you are willing to help sell more boxes of chocolates.


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 2/27: 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.



Reading Learning Adventure Flyer - Click Here 

Awareness Week Flyer - Click Here 

Harrison Job Fair Flyer - Click Here 


Important Items for the Week Ahead

Monday, February 27 – Mixed Match Monday

Tuesday, February 28 – Tie-Dye Tuesday

Wednesday, March 1 – We are ONE Wednesday

-           Joey the Kangaroo Assemblies

Thursday, March 2 – Take the Pledge Thursday

            -           Pee Wee Penguin Banking Day

-           7:00 pm 4th & 5th Grade Science Night

Friday, March 3 – Inclusion Friday


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