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Dear Harrison Community,
Fall marks a time of change and our students who entered Harrison High School for the first time in September have adapted well to their new learning environment. Now at the midpoint of the first marking period, students have renewed old friendships and made new friends, cultivated relationships with their teachers, and learned the routines and expectations that will guide their progress over the next four years. This transition has been accomplished (thanks in no small measure) to the excellent role-modeling of their older peers and the caring adults who consistently demonstrate our shared values of respect, compassion, and integrity.
One of the things I take from the opening of school and continue to learn about this year’s classes is just how adaptable, goal-oriented, and driven our student body has been.
It was amazing, for example, to see our seniors totally prepared for the opening of the school year, as they were decked out in their coordinated t-shirts, modeling husky pride for their classmates. They came prepared and made an affirmative statement regarding their school spirit and commitment in 2014-15. In addition, it was incredibly gratifying to see all of our classes and student government officers working together with, and on behalf of, the entire student body to pull off an intensely energetic pep rally and Spirit Week leading up to this year’s (much earlier than anticipated) Rye football game. Furthermore, IB students are already seeking approval on ambitious CAS projects intended to involve the whole community later this spring as well as finding ways to provide service to their classmates in the near future. Our Performing Arts program also recently hosted its first Choral Cabaret of the year and continued the tradition of showcasing musical excellence in the community. This coupled with the outstanding participation rates in our athletic and co-curricular offerings has brought a continued sense of community and purpose throughout the building and it’s wonderful to see students embracing it so well.
Thank you for all the support you provide the students and our school to ensure our students’ success both within and beyond the classroom, as they work to discover who they are and where they’re going.
We’re all excited to watch the year unfold and reporting back to you of all the ways our students are engaging in enriching experiences in service of themselves, their school, and the community they love.