Welcome to Harrison High School
Dear Harrison Community,
We know the feeling don’t we? The calendar is showing mid-August and we’re torn. With each cooler morning a flash of melancholy rises in our hearts, secure in the knowledge summer must soon end. And often in the same synapse, blasts of adrenalin strike as we visualize September. It’s a clockwork process of renewal only students, parents, teachers, and school personnel know best, yes?
But melancholy quickly gives way to anticipation as our minds pick up the scents and sounds so familiar to the start of school: the smell of new clothes in fitting rooms, sharpened pencils, school mailings, Staples commercials, and once dormant bus engines now roaring off in the distance- reminding us it’s almost time. Like a New Year’s Eve celebration, we begin to focus on ourselves and make the resolutions of how we’re going to do it better this year.
Students are looking forward to catching up with friends, sharing schedules, meeting new teachers, and getting caught up in the excitement and potential of a new school year. Teachers stand wondering if their students absorbed the lessons of last year and are coming back to class a little wiser, a little more grown up, definitely eager to learn, and maybe…. happy to see them, too?
Parents re-engage the work of supporting their child’s academic pursuits, from deciphering and coordinating pick up and drop off schedules to reinstituting homework times, while parents of seniors begin that other rite of passage- college applications! And some enjoy some well-earned quiet time - at least for a little while.
It’s all a part of the experience and here’s hoping you’re savoring all of it. We’re looking forward to another excellent year together, and all of us at Harrison High School are privileged to be a part of your family’s journey.
Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer.
Dr. Steven T. Siciliano