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WHHHS Update

Posted on: November 9, 2023

We are almost to the halfway point of the second quarter!  We have had a great short week of school, with lots of excitement around our fall signing day, our Class of 2028 Open House and our annual Veterans’ Day Assembly; there is also even more excitement as our football team continues to chase school history as they take on Anderson tomorrow night at Lakota East, our winter sports are gaining momentum as their regular seasons approach, and our Drama Club is running their dress rehearsals for next weekend’s production of “Mary Poppins.”   

Please see below for some important information and updates.

Senior Portraits – Thurs 11/30 & Fri 12/1
Executive Studio will be back at Harrison High School for any senior who still needs their portrait taken for the Yearbook on Thurs 11/30 and Fri 12/1 (if necessary).  Seniors can schedule appointments by calling Executive Studio at 513-241-4959 Mon – Fri between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. To appear in the senior portrait section of the yearbook and on the Class of 2024 composite, you must have a session with Executive Ritchie. There is a $25 sitting fee, but no additional purchase is necessary.

If you are unable to make an appointment for one of those two days and still need to have a session, you can also visit their Longworth Hall studio in Cincinnati.

All portraits should be taken by Friday, December 15.  Please email with any questions. 

Senior Reminder – Cap & Gown Order Deadline Approaching
This is just a reminder to families of Class of 2024 graduates that the last day to order a cap & gown without paying a $20.00 late fee is Monday, December 4.  To order, please visit or reach out to Graduate Services at 513-272-5890.  We also have some order packets still available in the Main Office.

College Credit Plus Information Session
Any student that is interested in participating in the State of Ohio’s College Credit Plus needs to attend the Information Session with a parent/guardian on December 7th at 6:00 PM in the Activity Center auditorium.  If you are unable to attend, you will need to schedule a meeting with your student’s guidance counselor during school hours.

AP Parent Night
Are you interested in having your child take an AP class, but not sure what Advanced Placement (AP) is all about?  Please attend our AP Parent meeting during our next conference night on December 7th at 7:00 PM in the Activity Center auditorium.  Please contact Steve Barnes at 513-728-8430 with any questions.

Harrison Mayor’s Community Fund
Applications for holiday assistance through the Harrison Mayor’s Community Fund will be accepted and reviewed during the month of November.  Assistance is available to any family residing in the Southwest Local School District.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

Community Engagement Survey
We are still looking to collect your feedback, as we did throughout this past year’s Town Hall process.  If you haven’t yet completed our survey, please do so here.  We want to hear from as many families and community members as possible!

Tutoring is Available
The National Honor Society has started their weekly tutoring sessions.  Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 7:15 AM, the National Honor Society students will be available for free tutoring for anyone who needs help.  There’s no need to sign up in advance, just show up to Room 104 (Mrs. Siemer’s room), and let the NHS students help you with any subject you need.  Please reach out to Mrs. Siemer if you have any questions.

Check Out The Paw Print – Harrison’s Online Student News Site
Mrs. Evanson’s Journalism class has been working hard, and they have launched an online news site entitled “The Paw Print.”  Please be sure to check it out at

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!

Community Theater – Sound of Music Auditions
Please see the attached flyer about auditions for an upcoming performance of The Sound of Music.

Harrison Ski Club
Today, Thursday 11/9 is the last chance to purchase your pass online through Perfect North to save 30%. Please use the usernames and passwords for our club.  Go to

If your high school student needs a pass AND transportation for the 4 ski club trips, then use the following:

Click on Harrison High School

username: harrison

password: snowflake

If your high school student needs a pass BUT no transportation OR if anybody in your family or friends (NOT a high school student) needs a pass, use the following

Click on Harrison High School Friends and Family

username: harrisonff

password: downhill

If you have questions, please reach out to  Sale is over at midnight tonight!

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 received instruction on how to complete transcript requests in Naviance on Thursday, August 31st during Advisory.  The slide show is available for viewing on both the Guidance page of the school’s website and on the Class of 2024 Teams page. Students at Diamond Oaks/Scarlet Oaks will be receiving the same instruction during their individual meetings when their Harrison counselor visits the Oaks buildings over the next few weeks.

Junior ACT
Any junior that has completed Algebra 2 and is college bound is encouraged to take the 12/9/23 ACT.  Students can register at The ACT Ohio.

Naviance has free test preparation that all students have access to on their Naviance account.   **Juniors do NOT have to sign up for the state sponsored test that is given during school at the end of February.  It is recommended, however, that students take the ACT at least twice to earn their optimal score.  Students/parents do have to register on their own for that 2nd test that is not school sponsored.

Athletic Booster Cat Cash Raffle
We could all use a little more green in our lives! Buy your tickets now for a chance to win some Cat Cash! Only 300 tickets are being sold and must be purchased before the first drawing. Two drawings per day from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8. You can win more than once, so get those tickets before it's too late! 

There will be two $100 prizes drawn on 12/6, two $250 prizes drawn on 12/7, and two $500 prizes drawn on 12/8.  Additionally, if we sell out of all 300 tickets, we'll give away an EXTRA $500! PLUS: Athletes who sell a $500 prize-winning ticket will have their sports fee covered for one season! 

All proceeds support the Harrison Athletic Boosters and Harrison Jr and Sr High athletes. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit:

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.  


Please feel free to contact us with questions.  Thank you and have a great Veterans' Day weekend!

Go Wildcats!

Joe Pollitt
William Henry Harrison High School

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