Harrison Junior School News

Blog Entries - 2019

STEAM

STEAM Summer Camp Returns!

Posted on: May 23, 2019

STEAM Summer Camp will take place from June 24-28.  Two sessions will be held, with multiple course offerings available during each session.  The morning session will run from 9:00-11:00 AM and the afternoon session will follow from 12:00-2:00

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Reds Camp

Reds Baseball & Softball Camp Returns to Harrison This Summer

Posted on: May 7, 2019

The Reds Baseball/Softball Camps presented by UnitedHealthcare are back for an eighth season in 2019.  The camp will again be returning to Harrison High School from June 24-28.  The camps are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14.  Each camp

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Inspired by Excellence

Community Town Hall on Athletic Facilities

Posted on: May 6, 2019

Attention ALL Harrison residents, alumni and Wildcat fans:  Please join the Harrison Athletic Boosters Community Information Night on Tuesday, May 28th at 7 PM in the Activity Center Theater. This night will outline the upcoming “Inspired by

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Super Chat

May "Super Chat" Podcast Now Posted

Posted on: May 4, 2019

The May edition of the "Super Chat" podcast is now online at www.southwestschools.org/podcast. In this episode, Superintendent John Hamstra previews the multitude of end-of-the-year activities, including the next meeting of the Pride Wall Committees,

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Summer School

Summer School Information

Posted on: May 2, 2019

Registration for Summer School is now open.  Opportunities are available for both high school and junior school students.   Click HERE for the booklet describing course offerings, policies, costs, and the registration process. Questions

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Information

Posted on: May 1, 2019

Applications for Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year are now being accepted.

Please click HERE for the packet, which describes the process and contains the application form.

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Gabby and Dalton

Brock Earns Special Olympics Athlete of the Year Honors

Posted on: April 23, 2019

Congratulations to the Girls' Special Olympic Athlete of the Year, Gabby Brock.  Gabby was recognized at the Cincinnati.com Sports Awards Ceremony this past weekend, where she got to meet Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Andy Dalton (pictured).  The

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GABP Flyer

All School and Community Organizations Invited to GABP

Posted on: April 14, 2019

This is an invitation for ALL Harrison groups and activities, K to 12, to take part in the pregame parade for Harrison night at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, April 23.  If you have a group, club or organization that is interested, please contact

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VEX Robotics

VEX Robotics Club Applications Now Available

Posted on: April 14, 2019

Applications for the HJS VEX Robotics Club are now available in the office, from Mrs. Elsasser, and by clicking HERE.  If you are in 6th or 7th grade, and you want to be in robotics club next year, pick up and application and get it turned into Mrs.

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Track & Field

Youth Track & Field Registration This Week

Posted on: April 7, 2019

We are pleased to present information for the 2019 season of Harrison's Youth Track & Field program that is available to the entire community.  The design of this program is to introduce the sport of track & field to kids in our area. 

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Wedding Singer

"The Wedding Singer" Prepares to Take the Stage

Posted on: April 3, 2019

The year is 1985. The place is New Jersey. A wannabe rockstar (Wedding Singer) is left at the altar and finally changes his tune.   The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, music was loud and a wedding singer might

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Track & Field

Track & Field Picture Info

Posted on: March 30, 2019

Picture Day for JS Track is Friday, April 5. Order your picture packages at this

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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

SLSD Raises Over $25K for LLS

Posted on: March 30, 2019

The Southwest Local School District teamed up with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for our third district-wide fundraiser of the year, following the Day of Service in the fall and the Food and Clothing Drive at holiday time. Students were encouraged to

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Thermo Fisher STEM Challenge

Junior School Students Excel at STEM Challenge

Posted on: March 29, 2019

The 2019 Southwest Ohio Thermo Fisher Scientific STEM Design Challenge was held at the Activity Center on Friday, February 22nd. For the second consecutive year, Harrison Junior School had four teams out of 28 total competing in the challenge. In addition to

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Harrison

Help Design "Pride Walls" in New Schools

Posted on: March 10, 2019

The Southwest Local School District invites you to leave your mark on the design of the new school facilities by joining the Pride Wall committee.  Each of the three new elementary schools will have a Pride Wall, along with the new middle school and the

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Safety

Lockdown Drill at Harrison Junior School

Posted on: February 27, 2019

On February 27, Harrison High School and Harrison Junior School were placed on a soft lockdown to bring multiple K-9 units in to do a sweep of our secondary campus.  A “soft lockdown” means that all exterior doors are double-checked for

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Winter Weather

Two-Hour Delay 02/20/19

Posted on: February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 20:  Southwest Local Schools are on a Two-Hour Delay, with no morning kindergarten, preschool, or head start.

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Coffee

"Coffee With the Superintendent" Set for Feb. 22

Posted on: February 17, 2019

Each month, SLSD Superintendent John Hamstra holds informal “coffee chat” sessions, designed as a way for any parent, guardian or community member to get a better understanding of our school district and get answers to any questions they may

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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

HJS Raising Money to Battle Blood Cancer

Posted on: February 14, 2019

Harrison Junior School is in the midst of our fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Our school is joining over 28,000 other schools across the nation to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  We are encouraging students to bring in

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Box Tops

PTA Needs Box Tops!

Posted on: February 7, 2019

Hello Junior High School parents!  It is time again for a Box Top collection!  Any student who turns in the attached Valentine Box Top Collection Sheet  (does not have to be full just as many as you can!) or a baggie with their name on it by

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Snow Day

CLOSED 02/01/19

Posted on: February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1: Southwest Local Schools are CLOSED.

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Community Update

Community Provided with Update on Progress of New Schools

Posted on: January 27, 2019

On Thursday, January 24 the Southwest Local School District presented the second Town Hall meeting, updating the community on the design process of the new school facilities. The presentations were led by our architecture firm, SHP Leading Design, and our

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The Belairs

"The Belairs" Return to the Martin Marietta Theater

Posted on: January 25, 2019

The Harrison High School Creative Arts Theatre is proud to present the 50's and 60's rock and roll band, "The Belairs" in concert on Saturday, January 26. Formerly known as "Hot Wax", The Belairs Show is dedicated to those who can appreciate the memorable

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SLSD

TONIGHT: Town Hall Meeting to Update School Design Progress

Posted on: January 24, 2019

The Southwest Local School District is pleased to present our second Town Hall Meeting, designed to provide a comprehensive update on the design of our new schools!  Our project includes three new elementary schools, one new middle school, and a

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Parent Meeting

Important 5th Grade Parent Meeting Regarding Junior School Transition

Posted on: January 18, 2019

Dear Incoming 6th Grade Parents, It is hard to believe, just a few years ago your students were starting their first day of Kindergarten.  Nervous children and nervous parents were watching their children walk into our great Elementary Schools, stomachs

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Class Registration

Registration Information for Upcoming 7th & 8th Graders

Posted on: January 17, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians of Upcoming 7th & 8th Graders, The Harrison Junior School Counseling Office would like to introduce you to the scheduling process for the 2019-2020 year! We are looking forward to making the transition to the next grade level

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Parent Meeting

8th Grade Parent Meeting Regarding High School Transition

Posted on: January 8, 2019

Dear 8th Grade Parents,   It seems like just yesterday you’re standing at the bus stop, biting your nails and looking down at your baby.  You’re thinking “I can’t believe they are old enough to go to

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Mercy Health

SLSD Partners with Mercy Health for School-Based Health Center

Posted on: January 6, 2019

Mercy Health has a long history of partnering with area schools to help students, teachers and staff be well. Today, Mercy Health announces that it has partnered with the Southwest Local School District to promote the health and wellness of the school’s

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Scam Alert

Scam Targets Business Owners, Hurts Student Athletes

Posted on: January 4, 2019

Harrison Wildcats Athletics is warning business owners about a scam where a company calling themselves "Sports Media" purports to be soliciting advertising dollars on behalf of the school.     To verify the legitimacy of any fundraising

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