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Harrison High School
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News

There's nothing we enjoy more than sharing the good news about our wonderful students and staff members. And we have a lot of great things to share! Visit our News page to learn about student and faculty awards and accomplishments, past happenings, upcoming events, and so much more. 

First in State

200 Free Relay team of Emily Kelly, Laura Kate Dekle, Kamden Batchik, and Camryn Lewis finished first in the state, and broke their own school record with a time of 1:38.62. Great job!

Emily Kelly, Laura Kate Dekle, Kamden Batchik, and Camryn Lewis
Prom

We invite all juniors and seniors to join us for prom night on Saturday, March 16 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. Tickets are $75 and are available for purchase online through Wednesday, March 6. Please see our prom flyer or our prom information PowerPoint for complete details.

Important Stadium Traffic Reminder

Only coaches, authorized team personnel, officials, and vehicles with a handicap tag are permitted to drive into the stadium area for activities outside of normal school hours. If you are picking-up or dropping-off your student for an activity at the stadium, please do so in front of the freshman academy building. Please do not pick-up, drop-off, or park/wait for your student at the four-way stop entering the stadium. If you are attending an event at the stadium, please make sure to park in front of the school buildings and walk down to the stadium. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. As always, thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

SPLOST Construction Update

Please see our SPLOST construction update as of February 1, 2019:

Project Completion:
The original projected date for substantial completion of both the new gym and new performing arts center was late-May to early-June 2019. Currently, the performing arts center is very close to being on schedule, but the gym is a little behind due to the heavy amounts of rain we received over the last several months. With roof work nearly being complete on both of the new buildings, delays caused by weather will be much less of a factor toward completion of the project. At this point, we are looking at both new facilities to be available for use by late-June to early-July 2019. 

Campus Parking/Traffic:
We will open the bus port back up at the completion of the project, at which point we will no longer need the temporary bus port area in front of the school. This will open up the front of the school for normal pick-up/drop-off traffic patterns, and also free up some additional parking that the temporary bus port area currently takes up. Other parking areas around the school that are currently inside restricted construction zones will also be available once the project is complete, including a large parking area behind the school where the tennis courts were previously located. Upon project completion, we project that we will have more overall parking on our campus than we originally had before construction started.

Freshman Meeting

The high school years are an important time in your student’s life. Decisions made here will impact future goals and opportunities in a significant way. Therefore, I hope you will make every effort to be present for our freshman advisement parent meeting. Counselors will meet with freshman during the week of February 11 to 15 during the school day to review your student’s transcript, discuss their future goals, and advise them on a graduation path to be sure they are prepared for their plans after high school. We will send this information home with your student for you to review. We will also have a freshman advisement parent meeting on February 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Harrison Main Cafe. During the parent meeting, we will review transcripts, discuss future options, review graduation requirements, and answer questions.

AP Exam Registration News

AP students, it is now time to register for your AP exams! Please go online to register. When registering, it will ask if you are registering for a STEM exam. The following are STEM exams: AP chemistry, AP biology, AP environmental science, AP calc AB, AP calc BC, AP physics I, AP physics C, AP statistics, and AP computer science principles. The state will pay for every student’s first STEM exam. If you get free/reduced lunch, all of your exams may be covered (please see Mrs. Poole or Mrs. Blankenbecler if this applies to you). The system will send an email to us to approve your free STEM or free/reduced lunch exam. We will have to approve this for you, and then the system will send an email stating that you are now able to pay your balance. All students must pay a one-time $15.00 registration fee. This process takes several days, so while the deadline to register is Thursday, February 28 at midnight, you need to go ahead and register for your exams now. All registrations not paid for by Wednesday, March 6 at midnight will be canceled and exams will not get ordered.

Governor’s Honors Program

The 2018–2019 governor's honors program timeline is now available. All students interested in the governor’s honor program should contact a member of the department in their intended area of study.

Important Dates

The counseling department would like you to be aware of some important dates throughout this school year. Please see the important dates parent flyer for a listing of those dates and a description of each event. You can also check out the Counseling page for more information. Thank you!

SAT and ACT Registration

Have you registered for the ACT or SAT? Check out our links below for test information. Good luck to all of our testing students!