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Blog Entries - 2022

Summer School

Summer School Information

Posted on: May 15, 2022
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Registration is now open for Summer School at Harrison High School and Harrison Junior School.  Click HERE for course information and the link to register.

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Prom

Prom & After Prom Information

Posted on: May 13, 2022
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Good morning, Tonight, is the Harrison High School Prom. Our prom will be on the B&B riverboat taking off in downtown Cincinnati. The weather looks great for a boat ride. Below are a few reminders for this evening for students and parents. The doors

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Chris Payne

Payne Appointed to School Board

Posted on: May 12, 2022
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The Southwest Local School District Board of Education has approved the appointment of Chris Payne as a Board member.  Mr. Payne assumes the position vacated by Tricia Evanson, who resigned from the Board effective April 15, 2022. Chris Payne is a

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Prom

Prom Itinerary

Posted on: May 2, 2022
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Harrison 2022 Prom ItineraryFriday May 13th, 2022Email conor.thomas@southwestschools.org with any questions.    Arrival at High School (5:30-6:45) Students can arrive at the high school gym at 5:30 at the earliest. If students are going

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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: April 28, 2022
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We would like to thank our Parents and Guardians for their tireless support throughout this school year. Your communication, understanding and teamwork has been essential for our Staff and Administration, as we move closer to the end of another successful

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Sister City

Fund Drive Supports Harrison's Sister City in Germany

Posted on: April 23, 2022
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In the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, the City of Harrison's German sister city, Meckesheim, donated an ambulance to help injured civilians. Unfortunately, after a terrible accident the ambulance was totaled.   The City of Harrison is conducting a

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Evanson

Evanson Steps Down from Board

Posted on: April 15, 2022
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Southwest Local School District Board of Education member Tricia Evanson has announced her resignation from the Board, effective April 15, 2022. Evanson has served on the Board since 2016, contributing to many of the district’s successes during that

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Purple Star

Harrison High School Earns Renewal of Purple Star Designation

Posted on: April 11, 2022
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Interim State Superintendent of Public Instruction Stephanie Siddens announced that William Henry Harrison High School has earned renewal of its designation as a Purple Star school. The award recognizes a school’s commitment to serving and

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Report Cards

3Q Report Cards Now Available / New ProgressBook App

Posted on: April 8, 2022
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Third Quarter Report Cards are now available for viewing in ProgressBook. An official ProgressBook Parent/Student mobile app is now available in the iPhone App Store and the Google Play Store. With the ProgressBook Parent /Student mobile app, students and

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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: April 7, 2022
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We have moved into the last quarter of the 2021-22 school year and spring is in full swing! The next few weeks will move fast, and our seniors will start preparing for graduation and their opportunity to walk across the stage and be recognized as a high

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Radium Girls

"Radium Girls" Hits the Stage This Weekend

Posted on: April 4, 2022
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The Harrison High School Creative Arts Theatre is proud to present their spring production, "Radium Girls". In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted

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Drive 1

"Shower With Kindness" Drive Apr. 4-8

Posted on: March 31, 2022
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The "Shower with Kindness" Drive returns this year!  Student Council and Student Leadership are once again having a collection of hygienic products to donate to local shelters. This year they will be donating to Haven House Emergency Shelter in Hamilton,

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HOSA

HOSA Students Compete at State Healthcare Competition

Posted on: March 28, 2022
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Over Spring Break, a number of HOSA students attended and competed at the State Leadership Conference in Columbus. The senior team of Josie Farris, Julia Harmon, Jessica Guilfoyle, Terrin Jackson and Ethan White finished 2nd in the state in the Anatomage

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Update

Southwest Update

Posted on: March 18, 2022
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As we wrap up the third quarter of the 2021-2022 school year, we celebrate many successes and look ahead to a strong finish in the fourth quarter.  Please click HERE to view an update to families from Superintendent John Hamstra, as well as some

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Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Drive Coming Up Apr. 8

Posted on: March 15, 2022
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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 second and final drive will take place on Friday, April 8 from 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM.

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Class of 2022

Seniors: Pictures Due THURSDAY!

Posted on: March 7, 2022
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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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Music

A Cappella Choirs Qualify for Semi-Finals

Posted on: March 3, 2022
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Our High School A Cappella Groups, DYNAMIX and Take Note, both competed in Quarterfinals for The International Competition of High School A Cappella. DYNAMIX placed third, and Take Note won a Wild Card Submission for the competition, so both groups will now

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Scoreboard

Athletic Boosters Secure New Scoreboard for Wildcat Stadium, No Tax Dollars Used

Posted on: March 2, 2022
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In 2019, the Harrison Athletic Boosters embarked on a campaign to build two turf fields.  The goal was to provide Harrison student-athletes, as well as the community, with a first-class, dynamic playing surface that could be used by football, soccer,

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Feedback Wanted

Posted on: February 17, 2022
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Every five years, we embark on a new Strategic Plan to shape what our schools and education will look here in SLSD for the near future. Our last plan spoke heavily to new schools (air conditioning) and technology. Our mission, “Academic and Social

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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: February 17, 2022
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WHHHS PARENT NEWSLETTER 2/17/2022   Parent-Teacher Conferences  High School Parent Teacher Conferences will be February 24th, from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Conferences will be virtual using Microsoft Teams video meetings. Click HERE for

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Alert

Full Steam Ahead!

Posted on: February 7, 2022
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Southwest Local Schools WILL be open today, and we will start on time.  The parking lots and sidewalks have been treated, but due to the amount of ice we received and the cold temperatures, there are still slick spots.  Please allow extra time and

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31,576

$31,576

Posted on: February 7, 2022
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We are thrilled to announce our grand total of $31,576 which will be donated to the Sam Hubbard Foundation. Thank you to everyone in Harrison Wildcat Nation who helped us reach this milestone, more than tripling our original goal of $9,400. Thanks to your

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Snow Day

SLSD Closed February 4

Posted on: February 3, 2022
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Southwest Local Schools are CLOSED on Friday, February 4.

All activities, practices, and games are also canceled for Friday, February 4.

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Winter Weather

SLSD Closed February 3

Posted on: February 2, 2022
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Southwest Local Schools are CLOSED on Thursday, February 3.

All activities, practices, and games are also canceled for Thursday, February 3.

After school and evening activities on Wednesday, February 2 will continue as scheduled.

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Harrison Who Dey

It Is Us!

Posted on: January 31, 2022
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The Cincinnati Bengals’ historic season has unified our community and the entire tri-state.  None of our students (and many of our staff members) were alive for the last Bengals’ Super Bowl appearance in 1989.  The memories made these

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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: January 25, 2022
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Covid Update Our current Covid situation is extremely fluid, and our nurses / administration are doing everything possible to keep students in school and face to face. Thank you again for your trust and support as we make it through another evolving chapter

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Class of 2022

Final Semester Senior Planner

Posted on: January 21, 2022
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Parents and Seniors in the Class of 2022, It’s hard to believe, but seniors have embarked upon the last semester of their high school career!  The next few months will fly by, and they will be sporting their cap and gown in no time! On Friday,

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Help

Building Substitute Teachers and Aides Needed

Posted on: January 17, 2022
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Southwest Local Schools is seeking community members who enjoy working with students to be substitute teachers and substitute teaching assistants (aides).  School substitutes have choice of assignments and which days they work.  Ohio has passed a

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Diamond

Diamond Oaks Open Houses Scheduled

Posted on: January 15, 2022
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Area parents and high school freshmen and sophomores will have the chance to virtually learn more about career programs and then get a first-hand in-person look at more than 30 career programs available for high school juniors and seniors during

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: January 14, 2022
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Please click HERE for an important Health Update from the Southwest Local School District.

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Buses

January "Super Chat" Podcast Now Posted

Posted on: January 11, 2022
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The January edition of the "Super Chat" podcast is now online at www.southwestschools.org/podcast. In this episode, SLSD Director of Facilities & Communication Mike Morris recaps the annual Food & Clothing Drive, a partnership between the

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: January 10, 2022
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Greetings, SLSD Parents / Guardians; Last week’s COVID cases in our schools, stemming from Christmas break, spiked far above any of the trends we have seen throughout this pandemic. Please click HERE to view the weekly data graphic for the period

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Help

Cook Needed!

Posted on: January 10, 2022
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Harrison Junior School is in need of a 3 hour cook.  Job description is attached HERE.  If interested please contact Sue Toelke, Food Service Director, at susan.toelke@southwestschools.org.

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Important Information

Second Semester Update

Posted on: January 3, 2022
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Happy New Year, SLSD Families! We trust that your holiday break was enjoyable, and that you had time to relax and build into family and friends.  We have a couple items of note as we prepare to kick off second semester tomorrow morning: - Please click

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