The month of May brings warmer weather, the Indianapolis 500 (the 102nd running this year), and the end of the school year. Congratulations to the Class of 2019! On Sunday, June 2nd, at 4:00 PM, William Henry Harrison High School will graduate 468 students from the Class of 2019. Once again, this senior class has succeeded in numerous ways, including academic awards, scholarship recognition, athletic notoriety, musical accomplishments, and citizenship excellence. Valedictorian candidates at this time are Brandon Xu, John Blessinger, Naveen Chana, Hannah Coryell, Taj El-Khalili, Derek Frohberg, Alison Hannon, Lucas Johnson, Alec Lucas, James McBride, Nicholas Nolte, Madeline Tobias, Dean Weber, William White, and Robert Rattray.
Final plans beyond high school are falling into place for our graduates. As one would expect, an extremely high percentage of our graduates are planning to attend either a two-year or four-year college, university, or trade school. We also have students joining various branches of our military, and still others who have jobs lined up to begin shortly after graduation. Each student has a story to tell, and certainly high school can be viewed as simply the beginning of that story.
As principal, I see countless examples each day of our hard - working students combining efforts with dedicated parents and our excellent teachers as we strive for success together. Most recently, I can point to the world championships effort by our HBR 1747 Robotics Team, our state-qualifying Math and Science Academic Super Bowl Teams, our state-qualifying Concert Band, and the 51 scholar/athletes that were recognized at a banquet in late April. These combined efforts are what make our students, and our school, successful. The Harrison community continues to be a strong contributor to the West Lafayette/Lafayette area each year. It gives me great pride to see our students achieving at such a high level on a regular basis.
As a reminder, the final day of the school year for students is currently scheduled to be Tuesday, May 28th. Thank you for your support in making this school year a great one thus far!
Student Stuff - Activities & Clubs
Congratulations 2019 Graduates!
Graduation Rehearsal Info!
To participate in the ceremony, students must attend graduation rehearsal on Friday, May 31st at 9:45 AM at Elliott Hall of Music on Purdue's campus. Students will need to enter through the main doors due to construction. Street parking and the top two floors of the University Street parking garage will be available, but students are encouraged to carpool. Any student who has not paid for or picked up his or her cap and gown must do so to participate.
Graduation Ceremony Info!
The graduation ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 2nd at 4 PM at Elliott Hall. There are no tickets required for guests to attend; however, parking in the area around Elliott Hall may be limited. Some handicapped spaces may be available around the building and can otherwise be found in the University Street parking garage. Guests with limited mobility can be dropped off in the circle drive near the south doors of Elliott, and due to construction, all guests must enter through the south entrance. This year will include a security check point, and attendees are encouraged to leave bags and purses in locked vehicles or at home. Early arrival is encouraged. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Beck, senior class sponsor, at the email link to the left.
¿Sabe las Calificaciones de su hijo?
En esta plática, le daremos las herramientas necesarias para estar enterado del desempeño académico de su hijo y de lo que sucede en la escuela. Selecciona la foto a la izquierda para mas információn.
Help support the HHS Trippers Spain Trip 2020 by registering for their all day scrap-booking event where you will receive plenty of work space, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, snacks, and so much more! Click on the picture to the right for more information!
Crop/Craft Till You Drop!
Sat Aug 31st
9 AM - 10 PM
St. Andrew UMC
Congratulations to the new Keyettes!
On May 13, 2019, the new members of the HHS Keyettes were inducted. The ladies must have a GPA of 3.75+ and are chosen by teachers and peers.
Front: Leia Francis, Lynlee Rice, Lexi Fraley, Sara Bouftas, Nora Bouftas, McKenna Boersma, Molly Galema, Madda DeWitt Row 2: Lexi Dunwoody, Mackie Mccartney, Lydia Gonzalez, Kimba Evans, Emma Caldwell, Madison Wessel, Libby Plassard Not Pictured: Anna Henderson, Emma Henderson, Allison Tolen
German Students have a Successful April!
German students have been WUNDERBAR this year! This year, five teams participated in the Wabash Valley Quiz Bowl hosted at HHS. The Level A teams placed 4th and 5th, while the Level B teams took the top three spots.
Then, the HHS 4th year German students had two films accepted into the German Theater Project film festival sponsored by Indiana University. One group won best drama category and the other group won second place in the comedy category.
Finally, preparations are nearly complete for the 6th annual German-American Partnership Program exchange with Harrison's partner school, the Karl-Friedrich Gymnasium in Mannheim, Germany. Eight students will visit Munich and then continue on to Mannheim to stay with host families, attend school, and experience local sights. The German students will complete their half of the exchange by visiting HHS in September. If you might be interested in hosting a German student for this short-term, two-week experience, please contact Amanda Beck at email@example.com
"Our Voices Matter" Youth Summit
Recently, a handful of Harrison students met with other high school students from area schools and the Opioid Task Force to gather input on several important topics in order to learn how the schools and the community could best help students today. Click the pic to the right to learn more about it!
Front L to R: Ashley Condon, Bria Segal, Song Kim, Trace Ferrell.
Back L to R: Julian Kubisz, Nathan Woodard, Nakia Harris, Allison Sturgeon, Joshua Raub, Albert Quigley
Harrison Band Program
had an Amazing Year!
The Harrison Band program had an amazing year with ISSMA State Finals appearances by two groups for the first time in Harrison history. The Jazz Band made their second State Finals appearance in March, having also qualified in 2017. The Jazz Band was selected based on qualification scoring that placed it in the top 8 Jazz Bands in Indiana this year. The Advanced Concert Band (Chamber Winds) qualified as a State Finalist for the seventh time having previous appearances in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2014. The Advance Band qualified by achieving a score that placed them in the top 16 Concert Bands in the State. In addition, the Harrison Band program received the ISSMA All-Music Award, which signifies Gold ratings earned at all ISSMA Festivals this year: Marching Band, Solo & Ensemble, Jazz Band and Concert Band.
On April 17th the HHS Spanish and Heritage Quiz Bowl teams competed in the Wabash Valley Quiz Bowl against seven area schools which included up to three teams for each division. The Harrison teams not only brought home the first place plaques for the Heritage, Level A, and Level B teams, but also swept the Level A and Heritage Speaker divisions by taking the 2nd and 3rd place honors as well. Harrison also took 1st place in the talent contest with their performance about Day of the Dead, with all speaking parts memorized in Spanish! This skit, written by Allison Bellon, was performed by Matthew Roberts, Faleigh Keenoy, Oli Phillips, Allison Bellon, Kobe Ross, Lilli Tordil, and Alexis Sell.
HHS Spanish Continues to Dominate!
1st: Maia Carrillo, Eunice Barron-Ribas, Marlene Tedy Gabiel
1st: Sara Bouftas, Mackie McCartney, Jack Rookstool, Jashun Paluru
2nd: Evan Hostetler, Matthew Roberts, Kobe Ross, Joshua Kaluf
3rd: Joshua Brown, Miranda Dunco, Faleigh Keenoy, Oli Phillips
Level B Teams:
1st: Robby, Rattray, Allison Bellon, Hunter Skelton, Albert Quigley
2nd: Caleb Weber, Emma Mulder, Molly Page, Trevor Wetzel
4th: Aaron Barker, Megan Clevenger, Adam Beaver, Ben Pekarek
Chick-fil-A Leader Academy Color Run!
On Sunday, May 5th, Chick-fil-A Leader Academy held their impact project for 2018-2019, a Color Run. A total of 87 kids, students and adults participated it in the 5K to benefit the 3 local Animal Shelters – Almost Home, Natalie's Second Chance and Loving Heart. After this event and the sales of Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit sales throughout the year, the 22 members of Chick-fil-A Leader Academy were able to present $500 to all 3 shelters. The Chick-fil-A Leader Academy would like to give a special thanks to the Keyettes, NHS, Payless/Kroger, Mrs. Caldwell and Mr. McConville for all of their help with our Color Run Impact Project.
Academic Superbowl WINS BIG!
The HHS Academic Superbowl Team has continued its history of success. At the NCC conference competition on March 20th, Harrison earned NCC conference champion title for the fourth year in a row. At the area competition, which was held in Attica on April 16th, HHS science and math teams scored enough points to move on to the state competition which was held at Purdue University on May 4th. At the state competition, the math team finished 3rd and the science team won the state championship title. Great job Raiders!
L to R: Alec Lucas, Taj El-Khalili, Song Kim, Dean Weber, & Evan Yandell; Coaches Ms. Urcuioli & Mr. Kiester
3rd Place State!
L to R: Evan Yandell, Song Kim, Brandon Xu, Nick Nolte, Taj El-Khalili, & Alec Lucas; Coach Mr. Gilmore
Le Club de Français & French Quiz Bowl Team NEWS
Three HHS French students were recognized at the national Le Grand Concours contest; also sitting for the exam were Jessica Gregory, Oli Mcnerney, & Brynne Mills.
Laureat National: Song Kim
1st place Indiana, 2nd place Nationally - Gold Medal
Laureat National: Tomas Silva
5th place Indiana, 7th place Nationally - Silver Medal
Mention Honorable: Ashley Rodriguez 19th place Indiana, 23rd place Nationally
HHS French students also participated in a French movie night this semester at Purdue, hosted by doctoral students, Riham Ismael & Jason Wright! Watching Ernest et Celestine was such fun!
French students had a BLAST once again participating in French Quiz Bowl this spring, Level A taking 5th, 6th, and 8th places & Level B taking 4th and 5th places! Félicitations!
Click Grace Waggoner's, 1st Place photo to the left to read more about the award winning Visual Arts students at HHS!
There are several unclaimed yearbooks still waiting for their owners to clam them! See Mrs. Learman in F009 before school lets out Tuesday to get yours!
Did you order a yearbook?
DID YOUR MOM
Congrats to both our boys and girls sports teams! They took home the 2018-19 Overall North Central Conference Championships this year!
Fall Sports Try Out/Start Dates:
Aug 2nd - Girls golf
Boys/Girls Cross Country
Youth Summer Sports Camps, Physicals, & Final Forms
Youth Summer Sports Camps are offered on our campus all summer. Informational flyers can be found on our website under the 'Fan Zone' drop-down menu (see link to the left).
All high school students wishing to try out for a 2019-2020 sports team must have an IHSAA Sports Physical on file with the athletic office (dated after April 1, 2019) before participating in pre-season conditioning and/or tryouts.
In addition, each student-athlete must be registered with Final Forms. The physical form as well as instructions to navigate the Final Forms system can be found on the HHS Athletics website (see link to the left).
HHS Student Services Counselors
have important testing information to share!
Are you waiting for your ISTEP+ results? How about your AP scores? Did you hear about the Youth Summit or the Trades, Industry, & Career Expo? Or, maybe you're just interested in off-campus CTE programs? Either way, The Student Services counselors at Harrison have the information you need...Read More!
Have a Safe and Healthy Summer Break!
Immunizations for 2019-2020 School Year
All Seniors need two Hepatitis A vaccines and a booster Meningococcal vaccine before the start of the school year. These vaccines can by given (by appointment) at your physician's office, the Tippecanoe County Health Department, or a pharmacy clinic. Please provide a copy to the HHS health office when completed. Seniors were given a list of their needed shots at the end of their junior year.
Summer School 2019
A Nurse is present during summer school hours to support summer PE classes as well as academic classrooms.
2019-2020 School Year
Please share health concerns/conditions with HHS nursing staff prior to the upcoming school year. The Yearly Health Update is available during the registration process.
TSC Cares About Wellness!
Read more at the link below. Once the site opens, click '8000'; then click '8510 Wellness' to access the file.
As required by law, the School Board establishes the following wellness policy for the Tippecanoe School Corporation as a part of a comprehensive wellness initiative.
The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the Corporation's students. Furthermore, research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.
Schools alone, however, cannot develop in students healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise. It will be necessary for not only the staff but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.
School Volunteer Requirements: If you are interested in volunteering at events, chaperoning field trips, or participating in other ways here at Harrison, you must read this!
School Lunch Information:In accordance with School Board policy, the Superintendent requires School Corporation food Service personnel to comply with National School Lunch Program standards and ...Read More
TSC E-Flyers: TSC supports "green" efforts and as such students and parents can review information about community services or events, flyers from non-profit outside organizations, etc. via TSC E-flyers...Read More
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