Harrison Junior School News

Blog Entries - 2021

Summer School

Summer School Information

Posted on: April 14, 2021

The documents below make up the application for summer school. Please print all documents, fill them out completely, and return them to the Harrison High School office. If you would like to mail them, send them to: Harrison High School, ATTN: Mrs. Sharon

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: April 12, 2021

The Free Food Truck is gearing up for its summer stops, and our friends at Church on Fire need your help!  Please take a minute to answer a few questions by clicking HERE.  This will help them determine where there is a food need, and how they can

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DC

8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip Update

Posted on: April 7, 2021

The 8th grade Washington D.C. trip will officially travel May 23-26th! There are a lot of things that must happen before then, so please read the steps below carefully. 1. If you would like to remove your student from the trip, please contact Martin Travel

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Update

HJS Update

Posted on: April 5, 2021

Welcome Back!It was a wonderful week of Spring Break, and we want to wish each of you a Happy Easter!!!  A few announcements to start the week: 4th Quarter – Academic GrowthWe are 2 weeks into the Fourth Quarter, this is a great checkpoint to get

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: April 5, 2021

We trust that each of you had a fun and relaxing spring break, and are recharged and ready to tackle these last 8 weeks of school!  While our COVID case numbers continue to look good, it is important to note that masking and handwashing are still the

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Super Chat

April "Super Chat" Podcast Now Posted

Posted on: April 1, 2021

The April edition of the "Super Chat" podcast is now online at www.southwestschools.org/podcast. In this episode, Superintendent John Hamstra explains the fundraising campaign for the new schools' playgrounds.  Basic playground equipment is

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Important Information

Notice of 2021-2022 Instructional Plans

Posted on: March 26, 2021

Greetings Southwest Local Families, This letter is to notify you of our instructional planning for the 2021-2022 school year.  For the 2021-22 school year, we will be providing instruction to students in our traditional face-to-face model.  There

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Playground

Help Make the New Elementary Playgrounds ADA Accessible

Posted on: March 25, 2021

Do you remember what it was like as a child to hear your parents say that you were going to head to the local park or playground on a sunny afternoon to play? There was not a piece of playground equipment you could not enjoy and there were no long lines

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: March 23, 2021

COVID numbers district-wide remain solid.  It is imperative that we avoid letting up with the masking / distancing - we are getting super close to finishing this year off on a high note!  Spring Break is next week, March 29 – April 2. 

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Kief

Kief Appointed to Board of Education

Posted on: March 21, 2021

The Southwest Local School District welcomes the newest member of the Board of Education.  Robert Kief was sworn in on March 18, 2021.  Kief grew up on the west side of Cincinnati, the son of a fireman and a teacher.  He currently lives in

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Update

HJS Update

Posted on: March 19, 2021

Happy Friday!!! It is a big week at Harrison Junior School.  There have been a ton of things going on, and the first week of the sprint to Spring Break has been completed.  One more week to go!  We wanted to share several items with our

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: March 15, 2021

For the first time this school year, we have ZERO cases of COVID-19 district-wide.  We thank our students and families for continuing to push the protocols we have had in place all year – namely masking up, washing/sanitizing hands, and staying

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: March 8, 2021

A reminder that students will have a Remote Learning Day on Thursday, March 11 in order for our staff members to receive their second / final COVID-19 vaccination.  Also, there is no school for students on Friday, March 12.  This is the End of Third

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Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Drive Coming Up Mar. 15

Posted on: March 6, 2021

The Harrison High School senior class is once again teaming up with Hoxworth Blood Center to sponsor two blood drives at the Activity Center this school year.  The second and final drive will take place on Monday, March 15 from 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM.

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DC

8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip Update

Posted on: March 5, 2021

Below is an update from our tour company regarding May travel. "From what we are hearing Tourism is supposed to start in DC in April. The mayor has set aside personal budget funds for non profits to begin marketing to bring people back in April. Currently

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Registration

HJS Registration Information

Posted on: March 4, 2021

It is incredibly hard to believe that we are preparing to complete registration for the upcoming school year.  This is a very important process for our students, our parents, and our school.  This year, there are some important changes that we want

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: March 2, 2021

A reminder that students will have a Remote Learning Day on Thursday, March 11 in order for SLSD staff members to receive their second / final COVID-19 vaccination.  Also, there is no school for students on Friday, March 12.  This is the End of

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Youth Track

Youth Track & Field Information

Posted on: March 2, 2021

We are pleased to present information for the 2021 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. Participants will

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Acceptance Week

Annual Acceptance Week Set for March 1-5

Posted on: February 25, 2021

For the third consecutive year, Harrison High School senior Raileigh Legner has spear-headed a district-wide campaign called “Acceptance Week”, taking place March 1-5.  A volunteer with Special Olympics since she was in the 6th grade,

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Linda Peak

Peak Steps Down from Board, Leaves Legacy of Service

Posted on: February 24, 2021

A lifelong friend of education has stepped down from the School Board.  Linda Peak, a 13-year member of the Southwest Local School District Board of Education, submitted her resignation, effective February 18, 2021. Prior to her service on the Board,

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DC 2021

8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip Update

Posted on: February 24, 2021

Hello All, I wanted to give an update for the 8th grade Washington D.C. trip. Our tour company, Martin Travel, receives 30-60 day outlooks on the status for group travel to Washington D.C. Due to COVID reasons March is still not accessible to tour groups.We

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: February 24, 2021

A reminder that students will have a Remote Learning Day on Thursday, March 11 in order for our staff members to receive their second / final COVID-19 vaccination.  Also, there is no school for students on Friday, March 12.  This is the End of Third

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Polar Plunge

Special Olympians Bring Polar Plunge Home

Posted on: February 21, 2021

Traditionally, the Polar Plunge consists of dozens of teams jumping into a pool of cold water in Newport, KY.  Like so many things in the past year, “traditional” went out the window thanks to the pandemic.  The Harrison Special Olympics

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Snow Day

CLOSED

Posted on: February 18, 2021

Thursday, February 18:  Southwest Local Schools are CLOSED.

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: February 17, 2021

Thursday, March 11 will be a Remote Learning Day, to allow over 350 staff members to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination and the accompanying side effects of this phase of the process.  Additionally, students will not have classes on

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Snow Day

CLOSED

Posted on: February 15, 2021

Tuesday, February 16:  Southwest Local Schools are CLOSED.

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: February 10, 2021

Remember that we will be having Remote Learning Days, for all grades, TOMORROW (Thursday, February 11) and Thursday, March 11 in order to allow our staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.  We are grateful to Mercy Health and the Harrison Fire and

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Snow Day

CLOSED

Posted on: February 9, 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021:  Southwest Local Schools are CLOSED.  Stay safe and enjoy the day!  

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: February 6, 2021

As previously communicated, we will be having Remote Learning Days, for all grades, on Thursday, February 11 and Thursday, March 11 in order to allow our staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.  We are grateful to Mercy Health and the Harrison Fire

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: February 3, 2021

We are excited to learn that we have confirmed dates for our staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccination!  Shot 1 will take place on Thursday, February 11 and shot 2 will take place on Thursday, March 11.  We will be having Remote Learning Days, for

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Winter Weather

Monday, February 1: TWO-HOUR DELAY

Posted on: February 1, 2021

Monday, February 1:  Southwest Local Schools are on a TWO-HOUR DELAY, with no morning kindergarten, pre-school, or head start. We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions throughout the district.  Our district covers 68 square miles

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: January 30, 2021

We appreciate the support we have received, and continue to receive, from families during what can only be described as a school year full of facing the unknown.  With the number of positive student cases currently on the decline, clearing stations that

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Winter Weather

Thursday, January 28: TWO-HOUR DELAY

Posted on: January 28, 2021

Thursday, January 28:  Southwest Local Schools are on a TWO-HOUR DELAY, with no morning kindergarten, pre-school, or head start. 

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Open House Invite

Building Farewell Open House Information

Posted on: January 28, 2021

The Southwest Local School District is anxiously preparing for the grand opening of three new elementary schools and a new junior school in August of 2021.  The new buildings will shape the face of education in our community for the next 50+ years and we

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: January 27, 2021

SLSD Families, We will be keeping a close eye on the weather overnight, and will be checking back roads, parking lots, and sidewalks early tomorrow morning.  Please stay tuned tomorrow morning in the event a weather announcement becomes necessary. 

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Coronavirus

Harrison Junior School Shifts to Remote Learning, Jan. 26 - Feb. 1

Posted on: January 25, 2021

As we have mentioned from the start of this school year, our goal is to educate students face to face (F2F), and with the remote option for those that choose that route, for as long as possible. We have also spoken to the criteria that would put a

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Remote Learning

HJS Remote Learning Details

Posted on: January 25, 2021

With today’s announcement that we will be going Remote from Tuesday, January 26 through Monday, February 1, we want to share with our students and staff specific expectations that we will have in place to ensure that all of us (students, teachers,

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Update

HJS Update

Posted on: January 24, 2021

Current 8th Grade Families – A Message from the High School On February 25th, Current 8th grade students will meet for the High School Registration meeting 1st bell in the Activity Center (socially distanced of course). The High School

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: January 23, 2021

We are currently seeing a spike in cases at Harrison Junior School, particularly among staff members.  Parents should be prepared for the possibility of going remote temporarily if the current trend continues.  We are keeping a close eye on the

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Update

HJS Update

Posted on: January 21, 2021

Academic GrowthNext week is our MAP Assessment! MAP testing the week of January 25th.   Our teachers have been charged with working to grow our students 1.5 Academic Years during a standard school year.  This is a major checkpoint for us. 

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: January 20, 2021

Please click HERE for the bi-weekly health update.

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Bus

Drivers Needed!

Posted on: January 17, 2021

Southwest Local Schools is hiring for School Bus and Van Driver positions.  If interested, candidates should reach out to Director of Operations Adam Lohbeck at adam.lohbeck@southwestschools.org and complete a classified application found

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: January 16, 2021

Please click HERE for the bi-weekly health update.

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: January 13, 2021

Vaccine distribution for school personnel is now expected to begin in early February, with the exact timing a bit up in the air.  The timing could necessitate us having to utilize remote learning day(s) in order complete staff vaccinations. Time will

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Update

HJS Update

Posted on: January 11, 2021

What an awesome return to school.  It has been incredible to see so many students back from Virtual, as well as our students back from Christmas break.  It has been a big week in the world, but this week has also been a big week for our students as

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: January 9, 2021

Vaccine distribution for school personnel is now expected to begin in early February, with the exact timing a bit up in the air.  The timing could necessitate us having to utilize remote learning day(s) in order complete staff vaccinations. Time

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: January 7, 2021

Vaccine distribution for school personnel is expected to begin in mid-January.  We will more than likely utilize two remote learning days in order for staff who choose to be vaccinated to receive their shots.  (One remote learning day for the first

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Great Oaks

Webinars Offered for Students Interested in Great Oaks

Posted on: January 3, 2021

Parents of 6th-10th graders: If you feel your student may be interested in Great Oaks, join representatives from Great Oaks Career Campuses & At The Core in January for an interactive discussion for parents about the unique opportunities available to your

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SLSD

Second Semester Update

Posted on: January 1, 2021

As we wrap up the winter holiday break, it is our hope that each of you found time to rest, rejuvenate, and build into family.  Thank you to those families who have kept us informed over the break if their child tested positive for COVID-19.  As of

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