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BOE Adopted Budget Presentation 

Budget Detail

Accolades & Awards

April 2021 District Newsletter

 

Budget Highlights

  • Maintains District class size target of 22 students K-12

  • Provides summer offerings to address learning gaps, offers enrichment programs, and school-based community building experiences  

  • Completes the implementation of IB Middle Years Program (Official Status begins in September)

  • Begins International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (In pursuit of K-12 IB District)

  • Continues full funding for IB and AP testing fees at HHS

  • Maintains Rigorous Professional Development  Program for faculty and staff

  • Continues Health and Safety improvements District-wide 

  • Sustains capital project budget for long term district-wide improvements: ADA compliance, expansion/upgrades of security cameras, classroom renovations and improvements

  • Continues to enhance/introduce COVID protections and protocols as needed

 

Tax Levy within Cap

Since New York State’s adoption of the mandated tax cap, the Harrison Central School District tax levy has been at or below the cap.   The 2021-22 Budget proposed increase of 1.73% and tax levy of 1.89%, is within the allowable New York State Tax Levy Cap.

Year in Review: Accomplishments, Accolades and Awards

 

Harrison High School again was named a "Best High School" in the country by US News and World Report.

 

Harrison High School and LMK Middle School are authorized International Baccalaureate World Schools for the Middle Years Program.

 

Harrison High School was recognized as an athletic school of excellence.

 

The District continues to maintain a Standard and Poor’s Global Rating of “AAA,” validating our sound financial and organizational management.

 

The District was recognized for the 13th consecutive year for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Association of School Business Officials International.

 

 

Celebrating Student Dedication & Achievement

 

Senior Arwen Fernandez O’Brien will compete in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair after finishing among the top 15 in the New York State Science and Engineering Fair. 

 

Seniors Tochi Onwuasoanya and Larissa Iraj placed second and third in the New York State Science and Engineering Fair.

 

Tyler Burden and Christian Spadini were among the top 300 student science scholars in the US by the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021.

 

Senior Bailey Fisher and her sister Nellie (HHS grad) were featured by the Michael J Fox Foundation for the Posture Vest for Parkinson’s they developed in honor of their grandmother.

Senior Tyler Burden was selected by the National Honor for Dance Arts as a National Finalist of the prestigious 2021 National Dance Education Organization Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award

 

Senior Lilly Appelbaum, received the National PTA Reflections Choreography Competition Merit Award for her entry titled "Dyslexia."

 

The 2020-2021 Debate season was Harrison High School's most successful to date. Senior Giovanni Cutri is ranked the #1 Lincoln Douglas debater in the US and New York State. Harrison debaters won 14 tournaments, earned a record 27 qualifying bids to the Tournament of Champions, and qualified 9 students to the National Debate Coaches Association's national championship. Harrison debaters are currently ranked #1, #5, #6, #15, and #20 nationally, and also rank #1 through #5, #7, #9, and #10 in New York State. 

 

National Merit Scholar Program recognized eight HHS seniors, Semi-Finalist: Anthony Kang, Commended Students: Rebecca Anderson, Nicholas Colotti, Peyton Gartner, Benjamin Groothius, Brandon Groothius, Matthew Siegel, Christian Spadini.

 

Mburucuya Gomez is among 25 students from New York State being considered for US Presidential Scholar recognition.

 

Harrison Model Congress club competed in the virtual Princeton and Harvard Model Congress conferences and continues to perform among the top Model Congress clubs in the country.

 

Senior Joshua Gomez Cruz was chosen the Outstanding Delegate for the Hudson Valley Delegation at this year’s Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute.

 

Twenty DECA Business Club students competed at the state competition, six placed in the top 10 and five qualified for the national competition.

 

Artwork by nine HHS seniors was featured in the Katonah Museum's Young Artists Exhibition: Leilah El Azizi, Isabella Medina, Claire Juergens, Ceara Kretzmer, Drake Martin, Tristan An, Emma Santizo, Matthew Lustrino, Faith Ildefonso.

 

Sophomore Shweta Nadagouda won honorable mention in the Lifting Up Westchester 2021 essay contest for her essay in response to the question “What I Learned from the Pandemic.” 

 

Senior Jade Saccommanno competed in a regional competition for Animal Science and placed 1st in Action Skills. 

 

Madison Erbelding received the President's Award for her many hours of volunteering.

Joe Cardascia was named an All-American Athlete and the Westchester/Putnam Track Athlete of the Year by The Journal News/LoHud.  

For the first time in Husky history, senior Tyler Joseph, won the New York State Wrestling Championship. He also earned All-American honors and placed in the top 8 at nationals. 

HHS Girls Swim Team posted new school records in the 200 Freestyle Relay Congratulations Lilly Appelbaum, Tayla Appelbaum, Sophia Bondikov, Mako Suzuki. Sophia Bondikov also set the 100 Breaststroke record and the 200 Individual Medley record set in 1991.