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Blog Entries - 2024

Did You Know

SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: April 14, 2024
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One topic popped up again and again during our town halls and throughout our community survey - increasing enrollment across our district.  It's no secret that we live in a growing community, and this naturally results in more students in our

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Update

HJS Update

Posted on: April 12, 2024
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State Testing Over the course of the past week, each of our nearly 1100 students completed both sections of their Ohio State Test!  We are happy and grateful that our students have put in so much effort and hard work during testing, but more

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Did You Know

SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: April 6, 2024
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In the last few years, we've made it a priority to try and get every student in the district to participate in at least one extracurricular activity. During our town halls this year, we heard a lot of participants who wanted to see more involvement and more

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Alert

All After School and Evening Activities Canceled

Posted on: April 2, 2024
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April 2, 2024: All after school and evening activities are canceled due to the impending severe weather.

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SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: March 22, 2024
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Throughout our town halls, surveys, and our recent building tours, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about our facilities. Specifically, some concern was raised that our newer buildings were built too small for the rapid pace of enrollment in our

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Junk in the Trunk

Community-Wide Yard Sale to Benefit Wildcats Care

Posted on: March 20, 2024
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On Saturday April 27th, the Crosby Elementary School parking lot will be transformed into a lively outdoor market for vendors to sell garage sale items and hand-crafted items!  "Junk in the Trunk" will benefit Wildcats Care, an initiative by

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Update

HJS Update

Posted on: March 18, 2024
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We had the privilege of meeting with your students as a grade level for the fourth time this school year. These quarterly gatherings provide invaluable opportunities for our team to realign and reignite our students' focus as we enter the final stretch of the

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Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Drive Coming Up Apr. 3

Posted on: March 17, 2024
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The Harrison High School senior class is once again teaming up with Hoxworth Blood Center to sponsor two blood drives this school year.  The second and final drive will take place on Wednesday, April 3 from 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM in the Activity Center

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Summer Camps

Summer Athletic Camp Registration Now Open!

Posted on: March 13, 2024
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It's time to sign up for Youth Athletic Summer Camps!   Harrison Wildcats Athletics has put together a great lineup of camps in a variety of sports. Learn a new sport, or refine their skills in a sport they already play. Help keep your child active

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Town Halls

Facilities Town Hall Coming Up on March 19

Posted on: March 12, 2024
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Throughout our town halls and throughout our public engagement efforts, there was a big focus on the state of our SLSD facilities. We strongly believe that the community should have access to all our buildings so they can get a clear picture of the current

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Update

HJS Update

Posted on: March 11, 2024
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Welcome Back!  We hope your students enjoyed their three day weekend as our teachers closed out the quarter and loading grades into the system.  As we enter fourth quarter there are several items that we want to share with our

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Did You Know

SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: March 9, 2024
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Throughout our community engagement, the issue of bullying in our schools came up a lot. We work every day to ensure that our students can learn in an environment that is welcoming and safe. A big part of that process has been to prioritize ways to handle

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Update

Third Quarter Recap

Posted on: March 8, 2024
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Today marked the end of the third quarter of the 2023-2024 school year. It's been filled with many high points, both academically and socially. Click HERE for an update from Superintendent John Hamstra, along with some recent

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Did You Know

SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: March 1, 2024
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During our town halls and engagement efforts, we've heard a lot from parents about the need for preparing students for the real world. At SLSD, we have worked hard to provide every student with these opportunities. We call them the “Three

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SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: February 23, 2024
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During our Town Halls, we heard a lot about the desire for more advanced academic options for our students. We heard you, and we're acting. The district is currently working on offering more advanced options at Harrison Junior School. The math curriculum was

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Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences Feb. 29

Posted on: February 22, 2024
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Our final Parent-Teacher Conference night of the year will take place on February 29th.  Please click on the following link to sign up!  We would love to see you there! https://southwestlocalschooldistrict.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=83485 If

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Update

HJS Update

Posted on: February 20, 2024
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Welcome back from a four-day weekend, it is great to see the sun start to rise each morning as parents drop off their students, and hopefully some warmer weather is right around the corner.  We have many exciting things happening in the coming week(s)

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SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: February 16, 2024
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During our Town Halls and Community Survey, we heard a lot from the community about the importance of mental health. While there is still more we can do, we have made a lot of progress as a district to address these growing concerns. The last four years have

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Parent Meeting

Erin's Law and SAVE Students Act Information

Posted on: February 14, 2024
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A Parent Information Night was held on February 12, 2024 regarding Erin's Law and the Save Students Act. To listen to an audio recording of the presentation, click HERE. To view the slides presented at the meeting, click HERE.   SAVE Students

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Update

HJS Update

Posted on: February 3, 2024
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Current 8th Grade Registration On Monday and Tuesday of this upcoming week, we will be having our High School Guidance Department stopping in to do our course registration with current 8th Grade students.  Students meeting times will be posted and

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Class Registration

Class of 2028 Scheduling Meeting Information

Posted on: January 31, 2024
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Thank you for a great turnout at our 8th Grade Scheduling Meeting on January 30.  Our Counselors met with your students during school and shared the same information that was shared at the parent meeting.  As promised, we wanted to follow up with a

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Snow Day

CLOSED

Posted on: January 19, 2024
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Friday, January 19, 2024: Southwest Local Schools are CLOSED.

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Update

HJS Update

Posted on: January 15, 2024
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We wanted to share the following information this morning to help families plan for this week. Final Forms & Weather As we approach the coldest week of the school year, we wanted to share with our families that we will be opening our doors at 6:45 this

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Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse - No School April 8

Posted on: January 10, 2024
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On April 8, 2024, Ohio will experience a once-in-a-lifetime Total Solar Eclipse event.  The last total solar eclipse in Ohio happened 217 years ago in 1806.  Many parts of the state, ours included, will be in total darkness for a brief period in the

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Important

Winter Weather Notifications

Posted on: January 8, 2024
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As winter progresses and the chances for winter weather increase, please make sure your contact information is current in Final Forms.  If you are already getting emails, texts and phone calls from your child’s school via the School Messenger Mass

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Update

HJS Update

Posted on: January 3, 2024
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As we dive into the second semester, we are excited about the academic journey ahead for our students. Academic success is a shared endeavor, and your support is pivotal. We encourage you to foster a love for learning at home by encouraging your child to read

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