Harrison High School
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. 

Course Changes for Harrison’s World Language Department

We are excited to inform our Harrison community that we are expanding our world language programs beginning fall 2017! We have hired an additional part-time French teacher and a part-time German teacher. While we are excited about the world language opportunities, we are unable to offer Latin due to personnel changes for the next school year. Students who have already taken Latin I and/or Latin II will have the option to complete their Latin pathway through Latin III via Georgia Virtual School (GAVS). We have designated a supervised computer lab for students taking classes online through Cobb Virtual Academy (CVA) or GAVS at no financial cost. Students wishing to continue their study of Latin should contact their school counselor for registration information. August 3, 2017, is the last day to register for the 18-week fall term Latin II and/or Latin III course through GAVS. For students who are interested in taking French or German courses, you may contact the School Counseling Department during their summer office hours or during Hoya Hello on Thursday, July 27, 2017. If you have further questions, you may contact Assistant Principal Amanda Shaw at (678) 594.8104 ext. 012.

Top Ten

The Georgia Department of Education has just announced that Ms. Paulette Allard is now one of the ten finalists for the 2018 Georgia State Teacher of the Year! Please join us in congratulating Ms. Allard on making it to the top ten! She will represent Harrison well as she joins these top educators in the state of Georgia!

2017-2018 Class Officers

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 class officers!

Senior Class
President-Jake Lockwood
Vice President-Luke Woods
Secretary-Zelda Rogers

Junior Class
President-Greyson Corley
Vice President-Sara Funk
Secretary-Maddy Nolan

Sophomore Class
President-Audrey McNeal
Vice President-Kristy Duncan
Secretary-Shivani Makadia

Update The Hole in the Wall!

Harrison is planning a generational refresh of the school store, and we need your help! We are seeking donations from former students, parents, and the Hoya community to assist us in reaching our goal of $5,000! We are planning to expand The Hole in the Wall to 430 square feet, which could mean an increase in sales of up to 35%! For more information on how to donate, please see our fundraising flyer

2017-2018 Course Schedules

We will mail home course schedules with report cards on May 31. We want to keep students focused on EOCs, AP exams, and final exams. In addition, we are continuing to adjust the master schedule to accommodate STEM and new hires. Schedules will show students what classes they will have in fall, so they can complete pre-course assignments. Please see the website for information about these particular assignments and for information about tutorial opportunities. Summer hours for school counseling are as follows: Beginning June 5 every Monday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We will close the school counseling office from July 3-6. 

Students will receive schedules with teacher names and room numbers at Hoya Hello on Thursday, July 27. Counselors will be available to work on schedule conflicts. We will also have teacher review of student schedules (TRSS) the first few days of school to make sure students have met all the necessary prerequisites and are placed correctly.

Best wishes for a great end of the semester! Work hard, and finish well!

Hoya Hello!

Hoya Hello will take place on Thursday, July 27! Freshman orientation and Hoya Basics (orientation for new students in grades 10-12) will run throughout the morning, and the upperclassmen will come after lunch during one-hour sessions according to the following schedule:

Sophomores: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Juniors: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Seniors: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

During these scheduled times, students will have the opportunity to take their yearbook picture, purchase a yearbook at a discounted cost, pay class dues, donate to the Harrison Foundation, pre-pay lunch accounts, join PTSA, and receive their schedules for fall semester. Students and/or parents will be able to make the above purchases with a check only. The Hole in the Wall school store will also be open for student and parent shopping. Payments to The Hole in the Wall may be cash or check. While parents are welcome to attend the Hoya Hello, it is not necessary for parents to accompany their upperclassmen students. Please refer to our Hoya Hello flyer if you have any questions. You may also contact the school at (678) 594.8104. We look forward to seeing you on July 27!

The first day of school is on Monday, July 31, 2017. School hours for 2017-2018 are 8:20 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Rock Solid Brick Campaign

Harrison High School is founded on success, and now you can own a piece of that foundation through our Rock Solid Brick Campaign! This unique opportunity allows any Hoya to ensure their legacy with the purchase of a brick paver. You can personalize your paver to recognize student success for academics, attendance, behavior, or athletics. You can also use the bricks to immortalize a team, club, or organization. We will install the bricks along the walkway connecting the main building with the freshman academy. Funds raised from this campaign will be used to further the goals of the Harrison High School Foundation. Please download the brick order form and order yours today!

Harrison Summer Academy

Our Harrison Summer Academy begins on Monday, June 5. We will have classes until Wednesday, June 29 (no Friday classes). Please see our Harrison Summer Academy flyer for more information.

Harrison High Foundation Birthday Marquee Message

The Harrison High Foundation would like to offer you an opportunity to wish your student a happy birthday on our marquee! Your student’s name will be on the main entrance marquee sign for one day. Staff birthday wishes on the marquee are also available. Check out this flyer for all the details!