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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

WHHHS Update

Posted on: April 12, 2024
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It is hard to believe that we are already into mid-April!  We have had some of our HOSA students representing us at their State Competition in Toledo, our Drama Department has been rehearsing in preparation for this weekend’s musical Legally

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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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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: April 5, 2024
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Welcome back from Spring Break!  We have hit the ground running by jumping into State Testing with this past Wednesday’s English II End-of-Course Exam, and we are excited about celebrating Prom and After Prom tomorrow night with over 600

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Legally Blond

"Legally Blonde" Takes the Stage Apr. 12 & 13

Posted on: April 3, 2024
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William Henry Harrison High School’s Creative Arts Theatre presents Legally Blonde The Musical, April 12th at 7pm, and April 13th at 2pm & 7pm! Purchase your tickets HERE. We’re Positive you won’t want to miss

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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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Did You Know

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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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: March 22, 2024
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We have made it to Spring Break!  It’s hard to believe that we are two weeks into the fourth quarter.  Things will go very quickly when we return as we jump into State Testing, followed by AP Testing and end-of-the-year celebrations and

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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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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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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: March 15, 2024
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The first week of the fourth quarter has wrapped up and we are ready to finish the school year strong!  We had a great showing in Columbus last weekend, with 17 DECA students qualifying for the National Career Development Conference in California in

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Testing

WHHHS State Testing Schedule

Posted on: March 13, 2024
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As we are now in the fourth quarter, we are approaching that time of year where we conduct our annual state testing.  We will begin state testing the week we return from Spring Break.  This email contains all of the information you will need for

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Class of 2024

Baby/Toddler and Senior Pictures Due Friday!

Posted on: March 12, 2024
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In mid February, all seniors received information in the mail regarding the Baby-Toddler 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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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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Prom

Prom Tickets Now on Sale

Posted on: March 11, 2024
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Prom tickets are now on sale by clicking HERE. If you are bringing a non-Harrison student as a date, you must print the Guest Form, also available at this link. Only Harrison Juniors and Seniors are eligible to purchase tickets. Sales will end Friday,

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DECA

Harrison DECA Sends 14 to Nationals

Posted on: March 10, 2024
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164 Harrison DECA members competed at the Ohio DECA State Career Development Conference this past weekend, with 64 moving on as State Finalists. 14 of those students punched their ticket to Nationals in Anaheim, California next month at the International

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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

WHHHS Update

Posted on: March 8, 2024
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Dear William Henry Harrison High School Families--  It’s hard to believe that we have made it to the end of the third quarter!  Fourth quarter starts next week and it will go very quickly, as once we return from Spring Break, we’ll have

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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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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: March 1, 2024
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We have made it to March and the final week of the third quarter!  The third quarter has flown by and we are excited for all of the different extracurricular events going on right now: our boys’ and girls’ bowlers finished their seasons this

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Did You Know

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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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: February 23, 2024
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Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for conferences and our tour, as well as the Booster Stag.  We are down to just two weeks left in the third quarter, so please be sure that you are checking your students’ grades in ProgressBook; our

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Did You Know

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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Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences Feb. 22

Posted on: February 15, 2024
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Our February Conferences will be held on February 22nd from 3:30 until 8:30 in the evening.  Scheduled Conferences will be IN-PERSON.  If you are unable to attend in-person, and would still like to conference with your child's teacher on this

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WHHHS Update

Posted on: February 15, 2024
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We are halfway through February!  Our final conference night is next week and we have only three weeks left in the third quarter, so please be sure that you are checking your students’ grades in ProgressBook; our expectation for staff is that

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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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WHHHS Update

Posted on: February 9, 2024
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We have finished the first full week of February.  We have our final conference night coming up soon, so please be sure that you are checking your students’ grades in ProgressBook; our expectation for staff is that grades are updated weekly and

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HOSA

HOSA Students Qualify for State Conference

Posted on: February 7, 2024
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Congratulations to the following Harrison High School / Great Oaks students who have qualified for the HOSA State Leadership Conference: Nicole Zhang - 1st in Dental Science, Emily Jacobs and Maggie Poynter - 4th in Forensic Science, Ridge Owens - 2nd in

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WHHHS Update

Posted on: February 2, 2024
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We are now halfway through the third quarter.  We have our final conference night coming up soon, so please be sure that you are checking your students’ grades in ProgressBook; our expectation for staff is that grades are updated weekly and that

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Alumni

Alumni Hall of Fame Inducts Inaugural Members Friday!

Posted on: January 31, 2024
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Make plans to be at the Varsity Boys Basketball game this Friday. At halftime, we will induct the inaugural four members into the WHHHS Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame! Be on the lookout in the coming days for profiles of these deserving alums.

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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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WHHHS Update

Posted on: January 26, 2024
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We are now in full swing in the third quarter.  Please be sure that you are checking your students’ grades in ProgressBook; our expectation for staff is that grades are updated weekly and that any phone calls or emails are returned within 24

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Registration

2024-2025 Class Scheduling

Posted on: January 23, 2024
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The process of scheduling classes for the 2024-2025 school year is underway.

Find out all the details and read the Course Registration bulletin HERE.

See your Guidance Counselor with any questions.

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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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WHHHS Update

Posted on: January 19, 2024
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After our snow day today, we are heading into the last full week of January and our scheduling process for the 2024-2025 school year will be starting at the end of this coming week.  Please see below for some important information and

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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: January 12, 2024
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We are now in the full swing of the third quarter.  Report cards will be posted on Friday, January 19.  Please be sure that you are checking ProgressBook as we get further into the quarter. Please see below for some important information and

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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

WHHHS Update

Posted on: January 5, 2024
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We were excited to welcome back your students this week as we start the second semester!  The first semester went quickly, and the second semester will go just as quickly, as we celebrate the Class of 2024, wrap up the 2023-2024 school year, and plan for

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