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WHHHS Update

Posted on: April 13, 2021

As we look to the end of the year, our calendar is full of exciting activities and events. We are glad to finish up a stressful but rewarding year at Harrison High School and are ready to celebrate our academic successes and graduating seniors. We continue to keep our focus on our mission of Academic and Social Growth for All Students, Every Day. We would like to thank our parents, teachers and community for supporting our efforts. We look forward to the end of the school year and the school years to come.


State testing

As we finish up our first week of State Testing in English, we continue to prepare for the upcoming tests beginning on the week of April 19th.  On April 20th and April 21st, student-school-wide testing will be in the areas of Algebra (Freshmen) and Geometry (Sophomores).  Please make sure your child is present for both of these days, has plenty of rest, eats a good breakfast, and as always has a great attitude when they arrive.  Good luck, students!  You are ready!


Parents’ Guide to Graduation

The Guide to Graduation will be sent out in the mail this week, and it will also be available on our school website. This guide will outline dates, times and pertinent information concerning the end of the year activities and celebrations, leading up to graduation on May 28th.


Activity Center Parking Lot Concerns

Recently, there has been an increased number of reports of students loitering on school property, particularly the Activity Center parking lot, at night and on the weekends.  On some occasions, illegal and unsafe activities have been taking place.  As a reminder, students should not be present on school property unless attending an approved school function.  Police patrols will be increased, and those found in violation are subject to citation.  We want to thank our students and parents for their cooperation to keep our students safe.


AP Testing

Advanced Placement (AP) testing will take place, starting May 3rd and continuing through May 17th.  All AP test will take place in the Activity Center Wildcat Sports Arena. The AP testing schedule will be posted in all AP classrooms and be available on students' MyAP account. AP students will have a brief meeting on April 28th at 2:20 pm to review AP testing guidelines. Students do not need to attend regular classes on their assigned test day. Students will be allowed to leave school after their tests are complete that day.


Prom and After Prom Information

Our Senior and Junior Prom will take place on Saturday, May 1st in the Wildcat Sports Arena at the Activity Center, from 7pm to 11:30pm.  Juniors and Seniors will be allowed to invite dates with the understanding of our capacity limit of 600 students.  Due to this limit, we will sell tickets in two rounds.  Seniors will be able to buy their tickets starting tomorrow, April 14th, thru Friday April 16th at lunch, the price is $40 per ticket. Diamond seniors can buy theirs in the morning in the front office starting tomorrow. Juniors will be able to purchase their ticket next Monday.  In the second round, Juniors and Seniors will be able to purchase tickets for themselves and their dates, with the understanding that ticket sales will be cut off once we reach our capacity limit.  Based on State guidelines, students will be required to wear masks throughout the dance.  We will provide individually wrapped snacks and drinks, but will be unable to serve a meal. Based on the length of the dance, we will not be holding our After Prom event simultaneously with Prom. Please see below for all details about After Prom.

The After Prom committee is joining forces with the Prom committee to make this a memorable event for the students. That being said, the After Prom committee is in need of donations. They are looking for gift cards and items that can be used in gift baskets. Complete gift baskets are also welcomed. They need donations of water and individually wrapped snacks, such as chips, granola bars, etc. Volunteers will also be needed the night of the event. A sign up genius is available HERE.

Monetary donations are also accepted. If you know of a business that would like to donate, they can provide them with a donation letter and the donation can be used as a tax deduction. Contact Jody Rivera via text at 513-259-7577 to receive the donation letter.

The After Prom committee has once again made arrangements with Brogan and Hesketh Formal Wear for tuxedo rentals. They will come to the high school for fittings on April 20, 5:30-7:30pm.  They will deliver the ordered tuxedos to the high school on April 28, 5:30-7:30 pm for pickup. Payment due at pickup - CASH or CHECK ONLY. Tuxes can be returned to the high school on May 3 for return to Brogan and Hesketh. Any tuxes not returned on this day will be the responsibility of the renter to return to the store at 4109 Glenway Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45205. Any items not returned with the rental will be the responsibility of the renter. You can sign up for fittings HERE.     


Harrison High School Play

The Harrison High School Creative Arts Theatre presents "Suspense", a series of four radio dramas from the Golden Age of Radio. This series of radio theatre from the 40s and 50s replaces our usual spring musical, helping us to maintain COVID-19 safety guidelines involving cast and crew on stage as well as a limited audience. Our YouTube series includes four shows: "The Whole Town's Sleeping," "The Furnished Floor," "The Hitchhiker," and "Sorry, Wrong Number." For the past four weeks we have dropped a new broadcast on the Harrison High School YouTube channel, with the final episode airing Friday April 16th at 7:30pm. This week, immediately following the show, we have the added pleasure of announcing the 2021 Miami Savings Bank Scholarship recipient. And so, we invite you to click HERE and join us for stories of mystery and intrigue that are guaranteed to leave you in Suspense!


Church on Fire Food Truck

The Free Food Truck is gearing up for its summer stops, and our friends at Church on Fire need your help!  Please take a minute to answer a few questions by clicking HERE.  This will help them determine where there is a food need, and how they can best serve your family over the summer.  Remember, whenever you see the bright teal food truck serving food, it’s always free and you’re always welcome!  They hope to see you this summer.


Free Car Washes!

Check out the new Captain Clean Car Wash (corner of Harrison Ave. & Kilby Rd.) this Thursday and Friday for a FREE car wash. Donations are being accepted to benefit the accessible playgrounds at our new elementary schools!  Click HERE for more information.


Upcoming Events

Acceptance Week Fashion Show - Sunday, April 18, 3:00 PM, Martin Marietta Theater
National Honor Society Ceremonies - Monday, May 3, 6:00 & 7:30 PM, Martin Marietta Theater
Spanish Honor Society - Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 PM, Commons

For information on other school events, be sure to visit the high school website at

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