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HHS Performing Arts Department Captures Disney Magic

HHS Performing Arts Department Captures Disney Magic

As the classic Disney character Jiminy Cricket once sang, “When you wish upon a star, dreams really do come true.”   The Harrison High School Performing Arts students...

Harrison High School Students Receive Certifications

Harrison High School Students Receive Certifications

Through the Harrison High School Department of Physical Education, 110 HHS students received the Adult/Child CPR/AED and First Aid two year certification from the American Red...

Students Celebrate the First Annual Strings Extravaganza

Students Celebrate the First Annual Strings Extravaganza

The Harrison Central School District was proud to present the First Annual Strings Extravaganza to a full house at the Harrison Performing Arts Center on April 7th.  Members...

HAS Fifth Graders Help Sort Donated Medical Supplies

HAS Fifth Graders Help Sort Donated Medical Supplies

Fifth graders at Harrison Avenue Elementary travelled to the Afya Foundation in Yonkers to help sort medical supplies that will be shipped to countries in need.  The students...

HHS Winter Varsity Athletes Receive Post Season Honors

HHS Winter Varsity Athletes Receive Post Season Honors

Congratulations to the following Harrison High School Winter Varsity athletes who received post season accolades in their respective sports this past season. Harrison had...

Acclaimed Author and Illustrator Michael Garland Visits Harrison

Acclaimed Author and Illustrator Michael Garland Visits Harrison

Author and illustrator Michael Garland visited with the kindergarten, first and second graders of the Harrison Central School District earlier this spring. Mr. Garland is best...

HHS Model Congress Team Triumphs at UPenn

HHS Model Congress Team Triumphs at UPenn

The Harrison High School Model Congress team (MoCo) attended the University of Pennsylvania Model Congress Conference where junior Marielle Sheck captured a gavel, the conference’s...

HHS Senior Jake Marino Named Con Edison Athlete of the Week

HHS Senior Jake Marino Named Con Edison Athlete of the Week

Harrison High School senior Jake Marino was selected for the prestigious honor of Con Edison’s Athlete of the Week.  The Con Edison Athlete of the Week program recognizes...

HHS' Literary Magazine Club Is Ranked Superior By the NCTE

HHS' Literary Magazine Club Is Ranked Superior By the NCTE

The Harrison High School Literary Magazine Club received a rank of Superior in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)’s Program to Recognize Excellence in Student...

  • HHS Performing Arts Department Captures Disney Magic

    HHS Performing Arts Department Captures Disney Magic

    Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:49
  • Harrison High School Students Receive Certifications

    Harrison High School Students Receive Certifications

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:09
  • Students Celebrate the First Annual Strings Extravaganza

    Students Celebrate the First Annual Strings Extravaganza

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 16:14
  • HAS Fifth Graders Help Sort Donated Medical Supplies

    HAS Fifth Graders Help Sort Donated Medical Supplies

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:43
  • HHS Winter Varsity Athletes Receive Post Season Honors

    HHS Winter Varsity Athletes Receive Post Season Honors

    Friday, 11 April 2014 17:48
  • Acclaimed Author and Illustrator Michael Garland Visits Harrison

    Acclaimed Author and Illustrator Michael Garland Visits Harrison

    Friday, 11 April 2014 15:53
  • HHS Model Congress Team Triumphs at UPenn

    HHS Model Congress Team Triumphs at UPenn

    Tuesday, 08 April 2014 16:06
  • HHS Senior Jake Marino Named Con Edison Athlete of the Week

    HHS Senior Jake Marino Named Con Edison Athlete of the Week

    Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:30
  • HHS' Literary Magazine Club Is Ranked Superior By the NCTE

    HHS' Literary Magazine Club Is Ranked Superior By the NCTE

    Monday, 07 April 2014 20:36

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Superintendent Letter re: Preston Elementary School Incident

The following is a letter to the community from Superintendent Louis Wool regarding an incident that occurred at S.J. Preston Elementary School during the...


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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

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NYSESLAT Speaking
April:24:Thu
Student College Tour
April:24:Thu - 09:00AM
PTA Meeting - HAS
April:24:Thu - 09:50AM
Recorder Concert Assembly - PAR
April:24:Thu - 06:30PM
Multicultural Night - PRE/PUR
April:25:Fri
NYSESLAT Speaking
April:25:Fri - 09:50AM
Recorder Concert for Parents - PAR
April:25:Fri - 10:00AM
Second Grade Play
April:25:Fri - 06:00PM
Movie Night - HAS
April:27:Sun - 12:00PM
Father/Son Olympics - LMK

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