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Saturday December 10, 2016

HHS Fall Varsity Athletes and Teams Receive Scholar-Athlete Designation

    Congratulations to the Harrison High School Fall Varsity athletes, coaches and teams that…

HHS Technology Students Participate in White Plains Hospital Robotics Program

    Students from Harrison High School’s Technology classes donned scrubs and spent two days…

Harrison Avenue Elementary Celebrates Harrison’s Many Cultures

    Harrison Avenue Elementary School celebrated its annual Multicultural Night.  Students attended with their…

HHS Madrigal Singers Kick Off the Holiday Season

    The Harrison High School Madrigal Singers officially kicked off the holiday performance season…

HHS English Teachers Present AT NYS English Council Conference

    Jessica Burack and Tara Xanthopoulous, two of Harrison High School’s English teachers, were…

Purchase and Parsons Students Give Back To Community

    Students from Purchase and Parsons Memorial Elementary Schools have been collecting on behalf…

HHS Model Congress Team Earns Nine Awards at Princeton Conference in DC

    The Harrison High School Model Congress Team had an outstanding showing at the…

HCSD Welcomes Chris Galano as Director of Physical Education, Health & Athletics

    The Harrison Central School District is excited to welcome Chris Galano to the…

Samuel J Preston Students Participate in National Day of Writing

    The students at Samuel J Preston Elementary School were enthusiastic participants in the…

HHS’ Friends of Rachel Club Guide Two Donations Drives

    Members of the Harrison High School Friends of Rachel Club guided two donation…

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Water Quality Testing Notification - Updated 11/9/2016 (Includes LMK and HHS)

The following is an UPDATED letter from Dr. Louis Wool, Superintendent of Schools, to the Harrison community regarding the Water...


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Members of the Harrison High School Youth Volunteers of Harrison (YVH) Club participated in the building of a house by Habitat for Humanity of Westchester in Yonkers, New York.  This house will be sold to a local veteran and his family.  The veteran worked alongside the Harrison students and the West Point Parachute Squad in building this new home.

“We worked on baffles and pieces of Styrofoam that will be used on the inside of the roof and will allow the heat that rises to escape as well as prevent ice dams from forming and rotting the roof,” said junior Isabella Prado.  “Additionally, another group worked on transporting pieces of wood that will be used for the interior of the house – a difficult task as the wood was absolutely covered in snow and ice.”

The YVH Club has already participated in five builds this year.  The group also volunteers at different Habitat events, like the New Rochelle community holiday party in December and the Love a Veteran event in February.  In March, the group will be participating in a rally to promote affordable housing options in Westchester County, an event being coordinated by Habitat of Westchester CEO Jim Killoran.

“I thoroughly enjoy taking part in these builds because it is amazing to think that your work will pay off and this house will give veteran families affordable housing,” said Prado.  “It’s especially touching when you work directly with the veteran whose house it will become once it is completed, as was the case during this build.”

“I think community service is vital because it shows us that we are only a tiny portion of the world but that, collectively, we can be extremely powerful and act in ways that will benefit others.”

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