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Brass Players Perform With NYC’s Little Orchestra Society

Brass Players Perform With NYC’s Little Orchestra Society

Members of the Brass section of Harrison High School's Band program had the opportunity to appear as guest artists with the Little Orchestra Society of New York in their Lolli-Pops...

NYC’s Liberty Science Center Travels To LMK Middle School

NYC’s Liberty Science Center Travels To LMK Middle School

The LMK sixth and eighth grade science students engaged in a unique learning partnership with the Liberty Science Center’s “Traveling Science Program”.  The program was made...

 SJ Preston Students and Teachers Are Making Strides

SJ Preston Students and Teachers Are Making Strides

Students and faculty from SJ Preston Elementary school participated in the annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk in October.  The goal of the American Cancer...

Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont Lunches With HHS Students

Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont Lunches With HHS Students

Mayor Belmont joined HHS students for lunch on October 27th at the newly renovated HHS Student Union after accepting an invitation from senior Adam Murray.  Throughout his...

Parsons Fifth Graders Create 3D Models of Cells

Parsons Fifth Graders Create 3D Models of Cells

The fifth graders at Parsons Memorial Elementary School recently completed their studies of plant and animal cells, including the different organelles and their functions. ...

HHS Playhouse Presented Metamorphoses (Photos)

HHS Playhouse Presented Metamorphoses (Photos)

The Harrison High School Playhouse presented the drama Metamorphoses at the Harrison Performing Arts Center on November 14 and 15th at 7 pm and 16th at 2pm. ...

LMK Teachers Use Halloween as a Creative Learning Occasion

LMK Teachers Use Halloween as a Creative Learning Occasion

Halloween was just another opportunity for the teachers at Louis M. Klein Middle School to fuse learning with engagement.  Eighth grade science teacher Fred DePalma was...

Harrison Community Supports HHS Soccer Memorial Game

Harrison Community Supports HHS Soccer Memorial Game

The Harrison High School Boys Varsity and JV soccer teams held a Memorial Maroon versus White “Friendly” game to raise money for one of their teammates, sophomore Joseph Lopez,...

  • Brass Players Perform With NYC’s Little Orchestra Society

    Brass Players Perform With NYC’s Little Orchestra Society

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014 20:22
  • NYC’s Liberty Science Center Travels To LMK Middle School

    NYC’s Liberty Science Center Travels To LMK Middle School

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:24
  •  SJ Preston Students and Teachers Are Making Strides

    SJ Preston Students and Teachers Are Making Strides

    Tuesday, 18 November 2014 19:41
  • Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont Lunches With HHS Students

    Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont Lunches With HHS Students

    Monday, 17 November 2014 20:40
  • Parsons Fifth Graders Create 3D Models of Cells

    Parsons Fifth Graders Create 3D Models of Cells

    Monday, 17 November 2014 16:29
  • HHS Playhouse Presented Metamorphoses (Photos)

    HHS Playhouse Presented Metamorphoses (Photos)

    Monday, 10 November 2014 13:47
  • LMK Teachers Use Halloween as a Creative Learning Occasion

    LMK Teachers Use Halloween as a Creative Learning Occasion

    Thursday, 13 November 2014 20:59
  • Harrison Community Supports HHS Soccer Memorial Game

    Harrison Community Supports HHS Soccer Memorial Game

    Tuesday, 18 November 2014 15:54

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News Bulletins

Notice of A Supicious Incident in Mamaroneck

The Viilage of Mamaroneck Police Department notified the Harrison Police Department of a suspicious incident that occurred on November 19, 2014 at 3:10pm. ...


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Superintendents Dr. Louis Wool and Dr. Brenda Myers of Vahalla Urge Legislators...

The Superintendents from Harrison and Valhalla, Dr. Louis N. Wool and Dr. Brenda Myers, discussed the need for New York State Legislators to redesign...


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Helping Children Cope With Loss, Death, and Grief: Tips for Teachers and...

“This has been a challenging and difficult past week for the entire Harrison community. Our thoughts go out to those affected by...


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Aligning Harrison's ELA Curriculum to the Common Core Learning Standards

The Harrison Central School District will be presenting the District's approach to aligning ELA Curriculum to the Common Core Standards. A presentation for Harrison...


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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. Members in attendance learned about the challenges...


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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

November:25:Tue - 07:15PM
Grade 8 Winter Concert - LMK
November:26:Wed - 10:00AM
Alumni Day - HHS
November:27:Thu
Thanksgiving Day - CSEA Holiday - Schools & Buildings Closed
November:28:Fri
Thanksgiving Recess - CSEA Holiday - Schools & Buidings Closed
December:01:Mon
Kids Go Shopping - PRE
December:01:Mon
Modified Winter Sports Begin
December:01:Mon - 07:00PM
Renaissance Festival - HHS
December:02:Tue
Kids Go Shopping - PRE
December:02:Tue - 10:00AM
Winter Concert - PUR
December:02:Tue - 07:00PM
PUR Winter Concert at HHS

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