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WHHHS Update

Posted on: September 1, 2023

We are now into September and back in the full swing of school, with all of our academics and extracurricular activities up and running!  Yesterday during our Advisory period, we asked students to go into their grade level’s Microsoft Teams page and complete a brief Microsoft Form indicating which extracurricular or outside-of-school activity they are either involved in or interested in joining as well as whether they have a trusted adult in the building and who that individual is.  We’ve had over 70% of students complete the form and their responses will help guide our work as we strive to get 100% participation in an extracurricular or outside-of-school activity and as we work to ensure that every student has at least one trusted adult here in the building.  Please take a moment this weekend and discuss this with your student!

Please see below for some important information and updates.

ProgressBook Information
As we get further into the first quarter, please be sure to review your student’s grades in ProgressBook.  You and your student can also set up alerts for low grades and missing assignments as well.  Please feel free to contact your student’s teacher, guidance counselor, or an administrator with any questions.  Our expectation is that grades are updated in ProgressBook once per week and that any email or phone call is returned within 24 business hours. 

The Frontline ProgressBook Parent & Student Mobile App v1.0.2 is now available in both app stores. 

This release will now support the ability to receive push notifications for Missing Assignment and Low Mark alerts once upgraded. Once upgraded, the app will prompt parents and students to enable push notifications on their device if they wish to receive them. This update also contains enhancements to the calendar view which allows users to further filter and collapse the calendar to see more assignments for a chosen day.

Parents and students will be prompted to update their app on their device.

Here is a video on how to set up Missing Assignment and Low Assignment Marks Notifications in the Frontline Parent and Student mobile app v1.0.2:

If you are experiencing problems accessing ProgressBook, please reach out

School Fees
School fees are now posted to our students’ accounts.  Directions for how to log on and pay student fees are attached to this email.  Thank you for your attention to this information!

Final Forms
As a school, we are now at 85% complete with our Final Forms.  This is a ten percent increase from just one week ago!  Thank you to everyone who has logged in and updated their information for this school year.  If you have not done so yet, please log in to Final Forms and update your student’s forms. This is where we pull our information for communication purposes, so please be sure your information is up to date. This is also where you will go for instructions on how to access ProgressBook. 

Direct link to Final Forms:

Town Hall Meetings Resume in September and October
Last school year, we kicked off an organized districtwide engagement campaign with the purpose of listening to the community. Listening to YOU. We collected hundreds of survey responses and hosted three unique Town Hall events at our elementary schools that had excellent turnout from the community. We talked about important topics for our kids, staff, and district, such as school safety, academic excellence, school finance, and mental health resources. Reports and recaps of all these events can be found on our website,

We are excited to continue our focus on engaging with our entire community, to ensure the future of our school district reflects what our community wants.  Please click HERE to view a short video from Superintendent John Hamstra, recapping what we've accomplished so far and looking ahead to what we have on deck in the weeks to come.

This fall, we are going to continue our process of listening to the community - we can’t move forward as a district and provide the level of service your kids deserve without your input and involvement.  We encourage you to do a few things. First, if you haven’t already, click HERE to take our survey to make sure your voice is heard.  Second, click HERE to RSVP to one of our two fall Town Hall events. The first will take place at Harrison Junior School at 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 14th.  The second will take place at Harrison High School at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 10th. We want to pack the buildings for these events, so make sure you RSVP ASAP.

We are fortunate to live in a community that cares so much about our schools and our students, and we want to hear from you on how we can continue to improve.

We look forward to seeing you at our Town Halls!

Junior/Senior College Visits
Any junior or senior interested in meeting with college representatives can sign up on Naviance. This is a great way to learn about colleges and if they are a good fit. We will have a variety of colleges visit Harrison High School throughout the school year.

Seniors will receive instruction on how to complete transcript requests in Naviance on Thursday, August 31st during homeroom.  Students at Diamond Oaks/Scarlet Oaks will be meeting for the same instruction in September, specific date TBA.

PTO/Booster Organizations
We would like to invite you to join the Harrison Junior/Senior High PTO as well as our Booster organizations.  You can visit to join the PTO, to join the Athletic Boosters, to join the Music Boosters and the Harrison CAT Boosters’ page to support the Vocal and Drama programs.  


FRI 9/8: Senior Class Meeting re: Cap & Gown* & Sophomore Class Meeting re: Class Rings
THURS 9/14: Town Hall Meeting at HJS 6:00 – 8:00 PM
SUN 9/17: Homecoming Parade 5:00 PM

*-Diamond/Scarlet Oaks seniors will have their Cap & Gown meeting on Mon 10/16

Please feel free to contact us with questions.  Thank you and have a great three-day weekend!

Go Wildcats!

Joe Pollitt
William Henry Harrison High School

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