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Welcome to Harrison High School

 

Challenges for the Holidays - Parenting for Prevention Information

 

December 2014

Dear Harrison Community,

Time is interesting isn’t it? It seems like yesterday the last minute preparations for the opening of school were upon us and in the blink of an eye, we’re well into the holiday season and the signs of change are all around.

Over the past several months, the academic, extra-curricular, performing arts, and athletic accomplishments of our students have been a source of pride and optimism for our community. The yearly rituals found this time of year are in full swing as students have fully engaged the college application process, for example, with all its hope and angst. One athletic season has ended and the scoreboards are reset in anticipation of the winter schedule. Our singers, dancers, and actors have been honing their and showcasing their talent and our community has been enriched by several outstanding performances.   Every day I see students learning who they are, determining what they value, and exploring what they want to become. 

Even as our students excel within and beyond the classroom, they have learned other more difficult life lessons this fall as they rallied to each other in response to tragic and inexplicable loss.  Our students continue to be something to behold as they led the way and inspired us all with their courage and deep compassion for each other. Their efforts worked to bring healing to those who needed it and continue to forge a school community of character and cohesiveness.  I’m extremely proud of them as I know you are, too.

Thank you for all you do to support our students and school community and for always being there when needed.  May the holiday season give us all perspective and peace.

Sincerely,

 

 

Steven T. Siciliano, Ed.D.