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Looking at the Week Ahead

Posted on: November 9, 2023

First and foremost, we want to thank all Veteran’s past and present. Our students and staff presented an awesome Veteran’s Day Celebration yesterday to honor our Veterans. Pictures of the event have been posted on the Harrison Elementary Facebook page.

Tomorrow the school office will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day. There will be no school for students and staff.

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 at school.

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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



Katie Conley

Dean of Students


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

Harrison Elementary School is looking for a Crossing Guard starting AFTER Thanksgiving.  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 . The person offered this position will need to get fingerprinted and pass a background check.


Harrison Elementary School is also looking for a 5-week long-term substitute teacher to cover a maternity leave. The position will begin at the beginning of December and go through the middle of January. The position will be in a second-grade classroom. All interested parties please send an email to Ron Mangus, Principal, at For more information and to apply, please click on the link listed below.


Smiles Programs – From the School Nurse

Our school has partnered with Smiles Programs. The mobile dentist will be offering in-school dental care. They will be at Harrison Elementary School on December 4, 6, 7, and 8. Please see the attached flyer for additional information and details on registering your child(ren). If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Kinett, our school nurse - 513-367-4161.


Holiday Assistance – 2nd Reminder

Families that are in need and who reside in the Southwest Local School district may be eligible for assistance with food, toys, clothing, and winter coats. Distribution of assistance will be on Saturday, December 16th, but to receive assistance, you must apply. Applications must be dropped off to the Harrison Community Center – 300 George Street, Room 110 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 15th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 18th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 29th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

See attached flyer for further information.


Building Character

November’s Character Traits:

Week of November 13 – Honesty – Being open and truthful

Week of November 20 – Mindfulness – When we are present and fully engaged

Week of November 27 – Teamwork – Being part of a team and doing your share

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


School Fees

Fees have now been posted to each of your students’ account. Elementary Fees this year are $70.


PTO Planning Meetings

PTO meetings this school year will take place on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria. The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 27th.

You can now join PTO. Just your small membership fee of $10 helps us provide services for the kids! This does not require you to volunteer or attend meetings. It is all up to you how much you would like to be involved. If you have any questions, please reach out to a board member.

Joining the PTO is not a huge commitment and often looks like 1-3 service hours a year with opportunities in the evenings, during the school day or can be as simple as signing up to send in cookies for an event.  Everyone doing a little adds up to a LOT for our kids.

Please click on the link below for the meeting minutes.

August PTO Minutes – Click Here 

September PTO Minutes – Click Here  

October PTO Minutes - Click Here 

Hope to see you soon!

Harrison PTO



Holiday Assistance Flyer – Click Here  

Smiles In-school dental program - Click Here 


Important Items for the Week Ahead

Friday, November 10 – Observance of Veteran’s Day – No school for students & staff

Tuesday, November 14 – 9:15 – Fall Fundraiser Top Sellers Assembly

Wednesday, November 15 – Lightning Squad Club Meeting – 3:40 – 4:40 pm


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