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HHS Senior Rose Stokoe Wins Columbia Scholastic Press Award

HHS Senior Rose Stokoe Wins Columbia Scholastic Press Award

Harrison High School senior Rose Stokoe was awarded a prestigious Certificate of Merit by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in its 31st Annual Gold Circle Awards.  Ms....

Harrison Schools Celebrate Teacher Tenure Awards

Harrison Schools Celebrate Teacher Tenure Awards

The Harrison Central School District recognized eight deserving teachers during its Teacher Tenure Celebration night on Monday, September 22.  The principals - Valerie Hymes,...

HHS Sports Roundup – Weeks of 9/1, 9/8, 9/15

HHS Sports Roundup – Weeks of 9/1, 9/8, 9/15

Even though the foliage has not begun to change, Harrison High School Fall athletics is reaching the midpoint of the season in many of their sports.  Both the Girls Varsity...

Rave Reviews for HCSD’s Buildings and Grounds Summer Work

Rave Reviews for HCSD’s Buildings and Grounds Summer Work

The Harrison Central School District welcomed back students and families earlier this month and was excited to display the work of the District’s Buildings and Grounds Department...

HCSD Announces Glascott as HHS Varsity Lacrosse Coach

HCSD Announces Glascott as HHS Varsity Lacrosse Coach

The Harrison Central School District is excited to announce that Edgar Glascott has been named the Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach for the 2014-2015 season.  Mr. Glascott was the...

HHS Guidance Helps Students Navigate College Process Maze

HHS Guidance Helps Students Navigate College Process Maze

The Harrison High School Class of 2015 has begun the process of evaluating post graduation options that include navigating the college admission process maze. Harrison High School...

Lynn Fusco Named Director of Fine and Performing Arts

Lynn Fusco Named Director of Fine and Performing Arts

Congratulations to Lynn Fusco who joins the leadership team of the Harrison Central School District as the new Director of Fine and Performing Arts.  Having served as a highly...

Recent HHS Graduate Liliane Lindsay Wins Bronze at Worlds

Recent HHS Graduate Liliane Lindsay Wins Bronze at Worlds

Liliane Lindsay, a 2014 graduate of Harrison High School, captured the Bronze medal at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Hamburg, Germany in mid- August.  Lindsay,...

HEF Presents HCSD with $53,200 in Grants for 2014-15

HEF Presents HCSD with $53,200 in Grants for 2014-15

The Harrison Educational Foundation presented the Board of Education and BOE President Abby Mendelsohn with a check for $53,207.70 for six grants to the District for this upcoming...

  • HHS Senior Rose Stokoe Wins Columbia Scholastic Press Award

    HHS Senior Rose Stokoe Wins Columbia Scholastic Press Award

    Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:41
  • Harrison Schools Celebrate Teacher Tenure Awards

    Harrison Schools Celebrate Teacher Tenure Awards

    Monday, 29 September 2014 15:09
  • HHS Sports Roundup – Weeks of 9/1, 9/8, 9/15

    HHS Sports Roundup – Weeks of 9/1, 9/8, 9/15

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014 21:05
  • Rave Reviews for HCSD’s Buildings and Grounds Summer Work

    Rave Reviews for HCSD’s Buildings and Grounds Summer Work

    Tuesday, 23 September 2014 19:05
  • HCSD Announces Glascott as HHS Varsity Lacrosse Coach

    HCSD Announces Glascott as HHS Varsity Lacrosse Coach

    Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:48
  • HHS Guidance Helps Students Navigate College Process Maze

    HHS Guidance Helps Students Navigate College Process Maze

    Thursday, 18 September 2014 17:47
  • Lynn Fusco Named Director of Fine and Performing Arts

    Lynn Fusco Named Director of Fine and Performing Arts

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 13:39
  • Recent HHS Graduate Liliane Lindsay Wins Bronze at Worlds

    Recent HHS Graduate Liliane Lindsay Wins Bronze at Worlds

    Thursday, 04 September 2014 14:12
  • HEF Presents HCSD with $53,200 in Grants for 2014-15

    HEF Presents HCSD with $53,200 in Grants for 2014-15

    Friday, 05 September 2014 18:34

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Upcoming Board of Education Presentations

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, the Harrison Central School District Board of Education will hear a presentation titled "Aligning Harrison's Instructional Program to the...


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Important Info. about Enterovirus EV-D68

The New York State Department of Health has notified public school districts that enterovirus EVD68 has been confirmed in more than a dozen children...


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A Letter to Our Community

A Letter to Our Community

We join all in our nation in grieving the senseless and heart wrenching loss of life of innocent children and heroic educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Amidst a flurry of unanswerable questions, one observation has buoyed my spirit the compelling evidence of the profound love and commitment of every teacher, administrator, and employee in the Sandy Hook school to protect their students. Their willingness to risk their lives is no surprise to me. Each day I walk our schools I see that same commitment and love for your children in the eyes of those charged with their care. As we move forward this week leading to what should be a joyous holiday season, we will remember the heroism and light of those lost, and all who love them.

Administrators and teachers will be meeting prior to the opening of school on Monday to ensure that all of our students receive the appropriate care and concern. Our counseling staff will be available throughout the remainder of the week for students, parents, and staff. The Harrison Police Department will also provide a reassuring presence on each of our school campuses this week.

I have received questions regarding our safety procedures, and while I cannot review them publicly, be assured that we carefully review all safety procedures, engage in simulations, and work directly with our Police Department to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our children, faculty and staff.

I have been asked by parents and the news media how horrific outcomes like this can be averted, and while schools can and will learn from this tragic event, the most powerful resource in averting these tragedies is the strength and willingness of a community to care for all of its children. Each member of the community must view it as a responsibility to be attentive and vigilant for any child who is disaffected, alienated, and whose needs are unaddressed. It is in meeting that collective responsibility to care for all children, and to make concerns known to their friends and family, to child protective services, to school officials, and to the police that we best ensure the health and safety of all. We must never overlook or leave to someone else the responsibility of reporting the distress signals often evident in children or adults who would commit these indefensible acts. In caring for those, we make our best effort to care for our own children. We, in Harrison, can feel pride that we have dedicated ourselves to building a learning community in which each child is valued and nurtured.

To help your children and family through this most difficult time, mental health experts recommend limiting exposure to the information being proliferated in the media. Help your children to understand that they are safe, and that there are many adults who love them and care deeply about their safety and well-being. Spend time with your children, and answer their questions in a manner that is appropriate to their age, their mental state, and their ability to understand. The National Association of School Psychologists offers these suggestions to guide you in this difficult period: http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/terror_general.aspx.

In times like these words are often inadequate to provide the comfort we seek, but there is much comfort in the company and support of others. Our faculty and staff will be ready to welcome your children back to school and to care for their social, emotional, and academic needs.

My very best thoughts are with all of you. Let us remind ourselves and our children that most people are profoundly good, and let us find solace in each other and in the goodness that is humankind...

Sincerely,

Louis N, Wool Superintendent of Schools 

Upcoming Events

September:30:Tue
First Full Day of Kindergarten
September:30:Tue
Picture Day - HAS
September:30:Tue - 07:15PM
Grades 7 & 8 Open House - LMK
October:01:Wed
Picture Day - HAS
October:01:Wed - 07:15PM
Board of Education Meeting - LMK
October:02:Thu
Picture Day - PAR
October:02:Thu - 09:30AM
PT Council - HAS
October:02:Thu - 07:00PM
Open House - PAR
October:02:Thu - 07:00PM
Open House - PRE
October:03:Fri
ACT Late Registration Deadline

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