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HHS Girls Varsity Swim Team Wins League Championship

HHS Girls Varsity Swim Team Wins League Championship

The Harrison High School Girls Varsity Swim team captured the Conference 2, League III Championships on Saturday, October 25th at White Plains High School.  The team, which...

How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?...Through HHS

How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?...Through HHS

The Harrison Performing Arts Department is proud to announce their collaboration with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI) on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 7pm in the...

HHS Fall Sports Results - Post Season UPDATE

HHS Fall Sports Results - Post Season UPDATE

As the Harrison High School Fall sports regular season draws to a close, a few of the Varsity teams are awaiting their seeding into the post season tournaments.  The Girls...

Community Celebrates Why It’s Great to Live in Harrison

Community Celebrates Why It’s Great to Live in Harrison

Harrison Central School District students, faculty, and parents showed why “It’s Great to Live in Harrison” at the annual Columbus Day parade on Monday, October 13th from Halstead...

HHS Creates Newcomers Group to Welcome New Students

HHS Creates Newcomers Group to Welcome New Students

Harrison High School was excited to welcome 50 new students to its halls this fall.  Many have joined Harrison High School from schools nearby such Iona and Rye.  Others...

Meucci Lodge Honors LMK & HHS Students of Italian Studies

Meucci Lodge Honors LMK & HHS Students of Italian Studies

Harrison students who study Italian in the Harrison schools were recognized for their excellence in a ceremony at Antonio Meucci Lodge as part of Italian Heritage Month. The...

  • HHS Girls Varsity Swim Team Wins League Championship

    HHS Girls Varsity Swim Team Wins League Championship

    Monday, 27 October 2014 18:29
  • How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?...Through HHS

    How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?...Through HHS

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:23
  • HHS Fall Sports Results - Post Season UPDATE

    HHS Fall Sports Results - Post Season UPDATE

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:09
  • Community Celebrates Why It’s Great to Live in Harrison

    Community Celebrates Why It’s Great to Live in Harrison

    Friday, 17 October 2014 18:18
  • HHS Creates Newcomers Group to Welcome New Students

    HHS Creates Newcomers Group to Welcome New Students

    Monday, 20 October 2014 14:44
  • Meucci Lodge Honors LMK & HHS Students of Italian Studies

    Meucci Lodge Honors LMK & HHS Students of Italian Studies

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:28

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News Bulletins

HHS Varsity Field Hockey Team Advances to Sectional Quarterfinals

Congratulations to the Harrison High School Girls Varsity Field Hockey team who beat #8 seeded John Jay Cross River in the first round of...


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HCSD Board of Education - Education Advocacy Information

Parents and community members joined members of the Board of Education for an EDUCATION ADVOCACY FORUM on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014. Members...


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EEC Celebrates 10th Anniversary – Saturday November 8th at 7pm

The Harrison EEC (Elementary Enrichment Committee) is proud to be celebrating 10 years of providing enrichment programming to ALL Harrison Elementary School students. ...


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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

October:31:Fri - 02:00PM
Halloween Parade - PAR, PRE, PUR
October:31:Fri - 02:40PM
Halloween Parade - HAS
November:03:Mon - 07:30PM
PTA Meeting - HHS
November:04:Tue
Superintendent's Conference Day - No Students
November:05:Wed - 09:15AM
PTA Meeting - PUR
November:05:Wed - 07:15PM
Board of Education Meeting - LMK
November:06:Thu - 09:30AM
PT Council - PRE
November:06:Thu - 03:30PM
Selective Classification Testing - Winter Athletics - HHS
November:06:Thu - 06:30PM
Multicultural Night - HAS
November:06:Thu - 06:30PM
Math Night - PAR

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