Welcome to Harrison High School
Husky Headlines - March 7, 2014
Dear Harrison High School Community,
Happy New Year!
This is the time of resolutions and when many of us take stock of our last year and put plans in motion for the year to come. The high school at this time of year is buzzing with activity as we continue our journey of this school year while preparing begins for 2014-15.
January is about the half way point of the school year. Soon students will engage midterm exams and some will take Regents exam to further fulfill graduation requirements. It’s our collective hope that students focus and do their best on these exams while maintaining a healthy perspective as to their utility and why they’re administered. We simply want to measure what students do well and where to adjust instruction before the end of the year. While grades and GPA’s are valued, our central mission is teaching and learning. Students should be confident that they have worked hard and had caring, dedicated, and competent teachers who prepared them for success.
Future success is a function of good planning. Counselors have been seeing students and parents regularly as they collectively chart the way forward for the following school year and beyond. It’s gratifying to learn of how students are seeking to challenge themselves by asking for the most rigorous course offerings available. Students see HHS as a learning community where challenge is always met with support.
Also coming up are some whole-school activities which should be tremendous fun and help continue building a sense of shared community as well as memories. The winter ball is being held on January 24th and will pronounce a king and queen! Our student-leaders are working and planning diligently to give their classmates an exciting experience.
Further, winter sports are in full swing as our student athletes continue impressing all of us with their determination, skill, and sportsmanship. It’s a testament to our athletic program that HHS obtained scholar-athlete status yet again. This is all in addition to the multitude of clubs, arts, and music that enrich the experience of our students and continue being a source of district pride.
HHS wishes the community a healthy remainder of the winter season. As always, your support and partnership make all the difference and if we can be of service at any time, please contact us.
Dr. Steven Siciliano