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Blog Entries - 2020

COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 30, 2020
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We are working in close partnership with the Hamilton County Health Department and as a school district, we are excited about the progress being made with vaccine distribution. Our number one priority is student and staff safety - each and every day. As a

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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: December 29, 2020
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As we look to the beginning of second semester we wanted to offer a few reminders to all families. We are excited to welcome back our students who are returning face to face.  This will be a transition for these students, and it will be an adjustment

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 19, 2020
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How we conduct the first week of 2nd semester (January 4-8, 2021) will depend on the case count in our schools and community. We aim to give our families as much notice as possible, but with the fluidity of the situation, this decision can be tricky. 

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Full Day Kindergarten

Full Day Kindergarten Survey

Posted on: December 18, 2020
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Southwest Local Schools will continue to offer the state minimum required 1/2 day Kindergarten programs at each elementary school as we always have. However, with the increased classroom space at the 3 new elementary schools, we are excited to offer a full

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Art Showcase

WHHHS Virtual Art Show

Posted on: December 17, 2020
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The Harrison High School Art Department presents a virtual art show, highlighting selected works from first semester art students. All artwork represented includes selected pieces from courses taught by Ms. Keller, Mrs. Kravetz, and Mrs. Cummings. Click

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Winter Weather

Dec. 16: TWO-HOUR DELAY

Posted on: December 16, 2020
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Wednesday, December 16:  Southwest Local Schools are on a TWO-HOUR DELAY, with no morning kindergarten, pre-school, or head start. 

Junior School and High School students who are already remote this week, your day will begin at 9:50 AM in your 3rd Period TEAMS page.

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 16, 2020
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As was previously communicated, Harrison High School and Harrison Junior School have moved to Remote Learning this week, due to a spike in positive COVID-19 cases and close contact quarantines amongst both staff and students.  This applies to Harrison

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Unloading

SLSD Service Project Benefits Those in Need This Holiday Season

Posted on: December 15, 2020
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Again this year, the Southwest Local School District is proud to partner with the Harrison Mayor’s Fund, This City His City, Christ’s Loving Hands, and JTM Food Group to provide for those in need in our community this holiday season. Collection

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COVID

Harrison Junior School Moves to Remote Learning, Dec. 15-18

Posted on: December 14, 2020
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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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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 12, 2020
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As was previously communicated, Harrison High School will be moving to Remote Learning this coming week, December 14-18, due to a spike in positive COVID-19 cases and close contact quarantines amongst both staff and students.  This applies to Harrison

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COVID

Harrison High School Pivots to Remote Learning Dec. 14-18

Posted on: December 10, 2020
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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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Important Information

WHHHS Remote 2.0 Details

Posted on: December 10, 2020
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Harrison High School Families, As a follow up to our announcement that the high school will be shifting to remote learning December 14-18, prior to Holiday Break, I am sharing with our families the specific expectations and next steps for students and

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 9, 2020
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We are seeing a significant spike in COVID+ cases this week at Harrison High School and Harrison Junior School.  At the high school alone, cases have more than tripled in recent days.  Positive cases, as well as the numbers of both students and

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Food and Clothing Drive

Food & Clothing Drive Now Underway!

Posted on: December 7, 2020
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Again this year, the Southwest Local School District is proud to partner with the Harrison Mayor’s Fund, This City His City, Christ’s Loving Hands, and JTM Food Group to provide for those in need in our community this holiday season. The annual

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 5, 2020
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On Friday, December 4, the Ohio Department of Health adopted the updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control regarding the length of quarantines.  The updated information can be found HERE.  For some students currently out on quarantine,

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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: December 4, 2020
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Harrison High School Families, I would first like to thank all of you for the outpouring of support that you have shown for our students, faculty and staff. Yes, it has been difficult to balance all the moving pieces that our students and teachers have had

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Class of 2021

Seniors: Order Caps, Gowns and Graduation Products

Posted on: December 3, 2020
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Seniors, have you ordered your Graduation products, including cap and gown, yet?   Face-to-Face students received packets in Advisory before Thanksgiving. Virtual students can pick up packets in the front lobby of the high

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Class of 2023

Sophomores: Order Your Class Ring

Posted on: December 3, 2020
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Sophomores, have you ordered your Class Ring yet?   Face-to-Face students received packets in Advisory before Thanksgiving. Virtual students can pick up packets in the front lobby of the high school.   • Call Graduate

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: December 2, 2020
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Spikes in both cases and hospitalizations are occurring throughout the State of Ohio and Hamilton County.  Small group gatherings, as well as community events, are major spreader events in our area.  When holiday spikes occur in the community,

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Harrison Chamber

Hamstra, Meibers Recognized by Harrison Chamber

Posted on: November 28, 2020
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Southwest Local Schools' Superintendent John Hamstra and Harrison High School Athletic Director / Assistant Principal Mark Meibers have been recognized by the Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Hamstra has been awarded the Mary Lou Smith

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 25, 2020
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Our school community appreciates everyone’s efforts to keep each other safe. Let’s continue this commitment to healthy practices as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. It’s up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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College Credit Plus

College Credit Plus Information for 21-22

Posted on: November 24, 2020
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Attention parents,  Due to health concerns, the College Credit Plus presentation is being delivered electronically this year.  Students were sent the presentation through their "Class of" Teams page this morning.  Parents can view the

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 21, 2020
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As we approach the holiday season, vigilance becomes paramount.  It will take everyone doing their part over the holidays by avoiding gatherings outside of immediate family – as challenging as that will be.  A spike in cases could force

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 18, 2020
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As we approach the holiday season, vigilance becomes paramount.  It will take everyone doing their part over the holidays by avoiding gatherings outside of immediate family – as challenging as that will be.  A spike in cases could force

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 14, 2020
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COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate in Western Hamilton County.  We are dangerously close to having to close several of our school buildings and shift to remote learning due to community spread and the inability to safely staff our schools. 

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Conferences

Sign Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Posted on: November 12, 2020
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William Henry Harrison High School is pleased to offer parents the opportunity to meet with their child's teachers to discuss academic progress thus far, and map out plans for success throughout the school year.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will take

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 11, 2020
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COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate in Western Hamilton County.  We are dangerously close to having to close several of our school buildings and shift to remote learning due to community spread and the inability to safely staff our schools. 

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COVID Update

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 7, 2020
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COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate in Western Hamilton County.  It is vitally important to limit group gatherings both large and small, and to wear masks and practice social distancing.  Keep the same COVID prevention protocols in place

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Urgent

Second Semester Placement Selection

Posted on: November 6, 2020
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Hello, SLSD Families! Below you will find the link to go into Final Forms and enter your preference for your child's or children's Second Semester placement (January 4 - May 28, 2021), either attending school in-person, face-to-face, or participating in the

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Testing

Emergency Notification System Test

Posted on: November 4, 2020
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Good Afternoon, SLSD Parents and Guardians, This afternoon (Wed. Nov. 4) between 4:00-5:00 PM, there will be a test of the School Messenger mass notification system.  School Messenger is used to communicate weather-related

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COVID Update

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: November 4, 2020
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Please click HERE for the bi-weekly health update from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School

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Breakfast & Lunch

USDA Extends Meal Waiver Program

Posted on: November 2, 2020
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The USDA recently received approval from Congress to extend the meal waiver program through the end of this school year.  Originally slated to end on December 31 (or when the money was completely spent), our waiver will now expire in June when our school

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COVID Update

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: October 31, 2020
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Please click HERE for the bi-weekly health update from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Update

Southwest Update

Posted on: October 30, 2020
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SLSD Families: It’s hard to believe that we finished the first quarter of our school year on Thursday, October 29! Time flies when you are having fun! It has been incredible witnessing the resilience of our in-person and at home learners, as well as

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ACT

ACT Test Information for Juniors

Posted on: October 29, 2020
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Dear Parents, We met with all Juniors this week to speak of the importance of the ACT (Virtual Students can access this information on their Class of 2022 Teams Page), specifically working toward their best personal score during their junior year.  This

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Alert

SLSD News Alert

Posted on: October 28, 2020
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Southwest Local School District families, This afternoon, Officer Willig, our School Resource Officer on the secondary campus, was struck by a hit-and-run driver during junior school dismissal.  The driver ignored his command to stop, attempted to pull

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Important Information

SLSD News Update

Posted on: October 24, 2020
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By now you have likely seen on the news that Hamilton County is approaching the Alert Level 4 (Purple) designation in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, indicating severe exposure and spread of COVID-19 in the County.  Please know that as a school

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 21, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Class of 2021

Senior Portrait Deadline Approaching

Posted on: October 20, 2020
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING WHHHS SENIOR PORTRAITS Executive Studios / Ritchie Photography is our official school photographer. For your convenience, they will have photography sessions in the Activity Center Bistro on November 5 & 6

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 19, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Drive Coming Up Oct. 29

Posted on: October 17, 2020
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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 first will take place on Thursday, October 29 from 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM.   The drive is

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 16, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 15, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 14, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 13, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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PayForIt

Student Fees Now Due

Posted on: October 12, 2020
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Student fees for 2020-2021 have been assigned for all grades.  The fee for elementary students is $50.  The fees for grades 6-12 depend on the courses the student is taking. You may view your assigned fees at payforit.net, accessible through the

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 9, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 6, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 5, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: October 3, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Update

WHHHS Newsletter

Posted on: October 1, 2020
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Dear Harrison High School families, As we finish up week four, we have had many successes and also many learning moments. Students and staff alike have done a great job wearing their masks, social distancing and washing their hands.  Overall it has

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Bus

Bus Drivers Needed

Posted on: September 29, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District has multiple openings for full-time school bus drivers.  Drivers work a "split shift" of 6 hours per day on days where school is in session for students, plus they receive paid holidays and benefits.  A CDL with

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: September 28, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: September 22, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Computer

Parent Portal and ProgressBook Parent Access

Posted on: September 21, 2020
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We have posted the codes that parents, and students need for our Parent Portal and ProgressBook Parent Access to the “Student and Parent Access Codes” form in FinalForms.  You may access these codes by signing into your FinalForms

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: September 18, 2020
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Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: September 14, 2020
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Parents and Students, We were so excited to have students back in the building last week. It was worth every second of planning and preparation to see our students walk through the front door. We would like to thank our students, parents and teachers

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Picture Day

Picture Day is Mon. Sep. 14

Posted on: September 9, 2020
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Picture Day will be in the Activity Center's Wildcat Sports Arena on Monday, September 14.  Picture packets were distributed on the first day of school to face-to-face students; virtual students can obtain picture packets in the high school front

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Accelerate

Virtual Learning Platform Orientation

Posted on: September 6, 2020
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Virtual students and parents, please click HERE for a webinar orientation, led by Southwest Local School District Assistant Superintendent Corinne Hayes, explaining how students can log in and navigate the virtual learning platform.  Mrs. Hayes also

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Food Service

Free Meals for All SLSD Students

Posted on: September 5, 2020
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The USDA and the state of Ohio have determined that all students, regardless of your financial situation, may participate in school breakfast and lunch programs for free through December 31, 2020.  Beginning on Tuesday September 8th, 2020 no child will

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Back to School

WHHHS Update

Posted on: September 4, 2020
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Harrison High School Parents and Students, We are excited to get back to school Tuesday, September 8th. Thank you to all our families for being patient with us as we start back both face to face and virtual. Below you will find information for both

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Accelerate

Important Information for Virtual Students

Posted on: September 3, 2020
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We are so excited to start our virtual students this school year.  Our staff has been working and training on the new program to best serve our students.  We are eager to get started, and we know that our families are eager to begin this new

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SLSD

State of the Schools

Posted on: September 2, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District administrative team provides the yearly "State of the Schools" presentation, a yearly update to stakeholders covering all facets of district operations. Our design and construction team, SHP and Skanska-Megen, provide a

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Food Service

Cafeteria Account & Free/Reduced Information

Posted on: August 27, 2020
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Southwest Local Schools has switched programs for our lunchtime software this coming school year as a part of the upgrades to our existing buildings and in preparation for a move to new buildings next summer.  As a result of this move, the district will

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Important Information

Harrison High School Safety Protocol Information

Posted on: August 25, 2020
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Dear Harrison High School Families, We are so excited to have all of our students back with us on September 8th. Below is a video that will help to explain our daily procedures, from temperature stations in the morning to afternoon dismissal. Students and

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Update

SLSD Parent Update

Posted on: August 21, 2020
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Southwest Local School District Superintendent John Hamstra and Assistant Superintendent Corinne Hayes provide updates to stakeholders as students prepare to return for the 2020-2021 school year. Mr. Hamstra speaks to the safety and protocols in place, and

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Computer

Virtual Learning Model FAQs

Posted on: August 20, 2020
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For students and families who have selected the Virtual Learning Model for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, we have compiled the following list of FAQs based on parent feedback.  Please click HERE for the list.

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Back to School

Harrison High School Back-to-School Information

Posted on: August 19, 2020
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Welcome Back, Harrison High School Families, Our doors will open on September 8th, and we are so excited to have our students back with us. Our staff has been busy planning for the first day of school and taking extra measures to make sure students and staff

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Help Wanted

Cooks Needed!

Posted on: August 19, 2020
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If you are looking for a part-time job that aligns with your SLSD child's school calendar, we have an opportunity for you!  SLSD Food Service is looking for part time cooks to assist with serving lunch in our kitchens.  Shifts are generally about 3

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Responsible Restart Ohio

SLSD Re-Opening Plan for Fall 2020

Posted on: August 6, 2020
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UPDATE:  August 6, 2020 SLSD Parents and Guardians, Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to refine our “Back to School 2020” plan to reflect the latest guidance we continue to receive from the State of Ohio and Hamilton

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Highlighter

"Highlighter" Returns on Aug. 7!

Posted on: August 1, 2020
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Please see the following from our friends at Church on Fire!   Highlighter is coming! "What's Highlighter", you ask?Highlighter is a back-to-school event, hosted at Church on Fire for students that have a need for school supplies. It's on Friday,

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Help Wanted

Substitute Teachers Needed!

Posted on: July 31, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District is hiring an internal substitute teacher for each of their school buildings (Crosby Elem., Miamitown Elem., Harrison Elem., Whitewater Valley Elem., Harrison Junior School and Harrison High School). Substitute teachers

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Help Wanted

Bus and Van Drivers Needed!

Posted on: July 30, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District has multiple openings for full-time school bus drivers.  Drivers work a "split shift" of 6 hours per day on days where school is in session for students, plus they receive paid holidays and benefits.  A CDL with

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Update

WHHHS Summer Update - July 24, 2020

Posted on: July 24, 2020
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Many moving pieces remain as we continue working to open up the school building for the 2020-2021 school year.  We want to share some updates that are important for our students and our families. Our buildings remain open to assist and help any of

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Important Information

Start of School Year Delayed

Posted on: July 16, 2020
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Thank you, parents and guardians, for the phone calls and emails giving input on the 2020-2021 re-opening plan.  In response to several concerns regarding the masking requirements in the heat, our administrative team has made the decision to delay

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Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Drive Taking Place July 24

Posted on: July 6, 2020
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Hoxworth Blood Center has an urgent need for donors.  To help facilitate this, the Southwest Local School District has partnered with Hoxworth to hold a Summer Blood Drive.  The drive will take place in the air-conditioned Harrison Junior School

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Graduation

In-Person Graduation Update

Posted on: July 2, 2020
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Senior and Senior Parents, I would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding regarding the decision on the in-person graduation ceremony that we tentatively scheduled for July 11th. Due to the continued State regulations on gathering sizes,

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Class of 2020

Scholarships and Senior Superlatives

Posted on: June 24, 2020
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Traditionally, our scholarship recipients are recognized at the Senior Academic Awards Night, and Senior Superlatives are awarded at the Senior Banquet.  Unfortunately, those events fell victim to the extended closure and could not be held

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Graduation

140th Commencement Exercises, Virtual Edition

Posted on: June 13, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District is proud to present the Virtual Edition of the 140th Commencement Exercises, honoring the William Henry Harrison High School Class of 2020.  We look forward to meeting face to face for an in-person ceremony when large

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Class of 2020

Graduation / Senior Video DVD Ordering Information

Posted on: June 8, 2020
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Class of 2020:  Preserve your memories of your senior year by purchasing the Senior DVD Package, a double-DVD set containing the Senior Video and Graduation ceremony. The Graduation DVD will contain both the virtual ceremony, and the in-person ceremony

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Wildcats

Class of 2020: Alumni Association Information

Posted on: June 7, 2020
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Class of 2020:  Welcome to the William Henry Harrison High School Alumni Association!  Ours is the oldest continually operating high school alumni organization in the United States, and we recently celebrated our 138th annual

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Class of 2021

Class of 2021: Senior Portrait Information

Posted on: June 4, 2020
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING WHHHS SENIOR PORTRAITS (CLASS OF 2021) Executive Studios / Ritchie Photography is our official school photographer. For your convenience, they will have photography sessions at Harrison High School June 22-25,

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4th of July

Class of 2020 Named 4th of July Parade Grand Marshals

Posted on: June 3, 2020
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Parents and Seniors in the Class of 2020, As a means of honoring the Class of 2020, Harrison Mayor Bill Neyer is inviting all members of the class to serve as Grand Marshals of the Harrison 4th of July Parade.  Seniors are asked to enter the Harrison

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Responsible Restart

Indoor Walking Track Now Re-Open

Posted on: June 2, 2020
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The indoor walking track at the Activity Center has been re-opened to the public as of Monday, June 8.  The track is open during the normal summer hours of 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday.   While enhanced cleaning/sanitizing procedures

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Registration

2020-2021 New Student Registration

Posted on: May 25, 2020
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Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 we are not scheduling in-person appointments at this time. However, once you have completed your online registration through Final Forms, you may scan the required documents as PDFs, and we will accept them via

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Summer School

Summer School Information

Posted on: May 19, 2020
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Registration for Summer School is now open.  This year, summer school will be conducted through a remote learning model.  Opportunities are available for both high school and junior school students.   Click HERE for the booklet

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Important Information

Last Chance to Sign Up for Diploma Delivery

Posted on: May 18, 2020
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Seniors and Senior Parents, LAST CHANCE to sign up for diploma delivery on the 27th and 28th of May. You must take the below survey by TONIGHT to let us know that you want your diploma delivered. If you do not take the survey you will have to make an

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HOSA

HOSA Students Succeed in Virtual State Competition

Posted on: May 15, 2020
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The closing of Ohio schools in March also shut down statewide student events, including the State Leadership Conference for Ohio HOSA-Future Health Professionals. As with other educational activities, though, HOSA officials found a way to move online, and

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Yearbook

Deadline to Order Yearbooks Fast Approaching!

Posted on: May 11, 2020
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The last day to order a 2019-2020 Vista Yearbook is June 5, 2020. Extras will not be ordered, so to guarantee your copy, order a yearbook today!    Click this link to place your order: 

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Important Information

Senior Student Check-Out Procedures

Posted on: May 8, 2020
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Parents and Guardians of Harrison High School Seniors, As the 2019-2020 school year winds down, we wish to thank our students and parents for continuing to work hard throughout the remote learning process.  This is not the way that any of us wanted the

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Important Information

Underclass Student Check-Out Procedures

Posted on: May 8, 2020
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Parents and Guardians of Harrison High School Underclassmen, As the 2019-2020 school year winds down, we wish to thank our students and parents for continuing to work hard throughout the remote learning process.  This is not the way that any of us

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Graduation

Class of 2020 Commencement Information

Posted on: May 7, 2020
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Parents and Guardians of Harrison High School Seniors, As the 2019 / 20 school year comes to an end, remotely, we look forward to our most important day of the year… Graduation!  This is the day where we celebrate the journey that our seniors

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Vaccine

Meningococcal Vaccine Required for Incoming Seniors

Posted on: May 6, 2020
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All Students entering grades 7 and 12 will be required to be vaccinated against the meningococcal disease.  One dose of meningococcal vaccine is required prior to entry into the 7th grade.  A second dose of meningococcal vaccine is

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Class of 2020

Senior Sign Delivery / Cap & Gown Delivery

Posted on: April 30, 2020
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Seniors and Senior Parents, I would first like to thank all of our seniors for your hard work, positive attitudes and understanding during this time.  I’m sure that in your mind this moment of graduation looked so different. With that said,

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CVC

SLSD Core Values Challenge

Posted on: April 23, 2020
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We hope that you are continuing to live out our four core values, despite our distance!  During the upcoming week, take pictures highlighting students performing acts of TRUST, RESPECT, OWNERSHIP, AND LEADERSHIP.  Post them on Twitter, Instagram

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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: April 23, 2020
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Good Morning, With Governor DeWine’s announcement that school buildings will be closed the remainder of the year, we wanted to share some very important information with our families. First and foremost, just because the building is closed, it does

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Closed

Remote Learning to Continue for Remainder of Academic Year

Posted on: April 21, 2020
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On April 20, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that remote learning would continue for the remainder of the academic year.  Please click HERE for details on how it will impact the 4th quarter, and the traditional end-of-year activities. 

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Class of 2020

Update for Seniors

Posted on: April 16, 2020
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Parents of Seniors: We are calling an audible and revising our plans for portions of the Senior Video, in light of the current state of affairs.  Our goal remains to produce a Senior Video that the graduates can look back on as a fun and accurate

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Update

WHHHS Update - April 2, 2020

Posted on: April 2, 2020
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Students and Parents, I would first like to thank all of you for your patience and flexibility during this transition time to remote learning. Our teachers have been working hard to create a balance in their classes, putting into consideration every

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Class of 2020

Important Information for Seniors

Posted on: April 1, 2020
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Dear Seniors, and Parents of Seniors, in the Class of 2020, Here are updates on a few items of importance:       1.  Scholarships – Scholarship applications are available on Naviance.  Please pay attention to

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Closed

School Closure Extended

Posted on: March 30, 2020
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Governor DeWine extended the closure of all Ohio schools through at least Friday, May 1.   Click HERE for the latest updates from Superintendent John Hamstra. Thanks to our staff, students and parents for a great start to Remote Learning.  If

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Food Schedule

Food Distribution Schedule

Posted on: March 30, 2020
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Food Distribution began on March 30, 2020.  All elementary schools as well as the junior school have meal bags and power packs on hand to distribute to ANY STUDENT in SLSD with a food need - not just for those on Free and Reduced.  Distribution

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Not In Our Town

Food Location Update

Posted on: March 24, 2020
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Please note the following information from Lisa Daniel at Church on FireMarch 24, 2020 IMPORTANT COMMUNITY FOOD UPDATES: We have some important food updates we want to make you aware of:  FOOD TRUCK FEEDINGS: In an effort to keep our community as

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Report Cards

Report Card Information

Posted on: March 21, 2020
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Third Quarter report cards were due to be distributed on March 20, 2020.  Due to the school closure, we are making the report card available via your ProgressBook ParentAccess account. You may login to your ProgressBook Parent Access account and

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Important Information

SLSD Update 03-20-20

Posted on: March 20, 2020
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Greetings, SLSD Parents and Guardians, We are now one week into our unexpected school closure due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.  I’ve been impressed at the resilience of our staff, students, and parents.  From day one, teachers have

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Food Locations

Schools, Churches Team Up to Provide Food During Closure

Posted on: March 14, 2020
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Local churches and food pantries have partnered with the Southwest Local School District to ensure that no child goes hungry during the extended school closure due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Power Packs will be available for pickup beginning

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Closed

Southwest Local Schools Closed at Governor's Direction

Posted on: March 12, 2020
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Governor DeWine and the Department of Health closed K – 12 schools in Ohio this afternoon, March 12, for three weeks. Obviously, the decision to close schools, and cancel athletics and other performance events, was not made lightly. The primary

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Coronavirus

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Posted on: March 11, 2020
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Stay current on the latest news and guidance regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its effect on the Southwest Local School District by visiting southwestschools.org/wellness.

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Alert

Chorus Concert Postponed

Posted on: March 11, 2020
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Based on this afternoon’s recommendations by leading health professionals, and the recommendation of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine regarding large gatherings, in order to minimize risk, the Junior School and High School Chorus Concert scheduled for tonight has been postponed.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Class of 2020

Seniors: We Need Your Pictures!

Posted on: March 10, 2020
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In mid-February, all seniors received information in the mail regarding the Baby Picture / Senior Picture section in both the Yearbook and the Senior Video. This is a very popular feature in both, and we want to make sure everyone received the

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Empty Bowls

"Empty Bowls" Dinner Returns Mar. 18

Posted on: March 6, 2020
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The "Empty Bowls" dinner makes its return to Harrison on Wednesday, March 18 in the Activity Center Bistro.  The first seating will be from 5:00-6:00 PM, and the second seating from 6:30-7:30 PM. Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement by artists and

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SkillsUSA

Harrison Students Qualify for State in SkillsUSA

Posted on: March 5, 2020
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Twenty-two Great Oaks Career Campuses students will have the chance to compete against other top students in Ohio after winning medals in local and regional SkillsUSA competition.  The list includes several students from Harrison High School, who attend

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Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Drive Coming Mar. 13

Posted on: March 2, 2020
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The Harrison High School Senior Class is once again teaming up with Hoxworth Blood Center to sponsor our second Blood Drive of the year on Friday, March 13th. If you are 16 or older, you may be eligible to donate blood. Those who donate twice before their

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Coffee and Conversation

"Coffee With the Superintendent" Set for Feb. 28

Posted on: February 25, 2020
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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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Conferences

Sign Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Posted on: February 19, 2020
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William Henry Harrison High School is pleased to offer parents the opportunity to meet with their child's teachers to discuss academic progress thus far, and map out plans for success throughout the school year.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will take

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Dynamix

A Cappella Choir Places 2nd, Moves on to Semi-Finals

Posted on: February 17, 2020
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On February 15, Southwest Local Schools’ A Cappella Program hosted the International Competition for High School A Cappella. Directed by Kelsey DeMange, the Harrison groups, DYNAMIX and Take Note competed against 7 regional high school groups for the

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Healthy Families

Building Healthy Families Offers Free Program

Posted on: February 14, 2020
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The Harrison Wellness Coalition is pleased to partner with several local organizations to offer Building Healthy Families, a free workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22.  The purpose of this workshop is to help local families overcome barriers and learn skills to

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HOSA

HOSA Sending 27 to State Competition

Posted on: February 10, 2020
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Harrison HOSA students competed at their Southwest Ohio Regionals on Saturday with great success! The school posted a record number of first place finishes! Twelve teams or individuals took first place in their competition category, including: The team of

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Construction

Construction of New Schools Continues On Time and On Budget

Posted on: February 9, 2020
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Construction of our new school buildings is in full swing, with the project remaining on time and on budget.  The endeavor consists of three new elementary schools, one new middle school, and extensive renovations to the current high

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Snow Day

Feb. 7 - CLOSED

Posted on: February 7, 2020
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UPDATE:  Friday, February 7, 2020:  Southwest Local Schools are now CLOSED.

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Registration

2020-2021 New Student Registration for Grades 6-12 Now Open

Posted on: February 5, 2020
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Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year for grades 6-12.  If you would like to transfer to Harrison High School or Harrison Junior School for 2020-2021, follow this link for more information, including required documents, as well as

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Class Registration

Course Registration Information

Posted on: January 25, 2020
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Course registration for the 2020-2021 school year is taking place now through February 5. Click HERE to view the Course Registration Bulletin and other important information relative to registration. See your Guidance Counselor with any

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Parent Meeting

Parent Meeting for Incoming Freshmen

Posted on: January 24, 2020
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Attention 8th grade parents: This is just a reminder that there will be a Parent/Student Meeting for high school registration on Wednesday, January 29, for all current 8th grade students entering 9th grade next year.  Due to athletic events at

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Purple Star

Harrison High School Recognized for Commitment to Military Families

Posted on: January 19, 2020
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The Ohio Department of Education has selected William Henry Harrison High School as a 2020 Purple Star designee.  This honor is bestowed upon educational institutions demonstrating an outstanding commitment to serving military-connected students and

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Bengals Grant

Bengals, NFL Award Grant to Harrison for Stadium Project

Posted on: January 15, 2020
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The Bengals and the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program teamed up to contribute $250,000 to Harrison High School to install a new synthetic turf field. The new game field, along with a practice field that is also being built, will allow for

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Class of 2020

Class of 2020: Senior Shirts Now On Sale

Posted on: January 14, 2020
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Attention Class of 2020 (this includes you, Oaks' seniors!): Don't miss out on ordering your SENIOR CLASS TEE-SHIRT. You'll want to sport this groovy shirt, which features the names of everyone in the Class of 2020 and is available in short-sleeve and

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ACT

ACT Test Preparation

Posted on: January 12, 2020
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Parents of Juniors, We would like to take a moment to remind you of the upcoming Junior ACT along with ways to prepare for the best possible outcome.  On February 25th, your child will, along with the rest of the Junior Class, take an ACT Free of Charge

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Yearbook

Beat the Price Increase - Order Your Yearbook Now!

Posted on: January 8, 2020
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If you have not yet ordered your 2019-2020 Harrison High School VISTA Yearbook, now is the time!  Lock in the lowest price of $65 by ordering now.  The price increases to $75 after Friday, January 17.  Click HERE to

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Belairs

"The Belairs" Return to the Martin Marietta Theater

Posted on: January 7, 2020
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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 18. Formerly known as "Hot Wax", The Belairs Show is dedicated to those who can appreciate the memorable

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Help Wanted

Now Hiring Bus & Van Drivers

Posted on: January 2, 2020
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The Southwest Local School District is looking to fill multiple transportation positions.  Hours are typically 6-9  AM and 1:30-4:30 PM.  Positions can be for 3-6 hours per day, or as a "sub" on an as-needed basis.  Job descriptions for

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