Bus routes may be running late as they head out this morning because of our snowy weather. Please be patient on this first winter weather day!
The State Qualifying Cross Country Meet in Audubon tomorrow has been moved up to 3:00 pm to accommodate the football playoff participant schools.
Today's State Qualifying Cross Country Meet in Audubon has been postponed to Friday at 4:00 pm.
The JH Football game at Ar-We-Va today has been cancelled due to the weather.
Today we celebrate the end of the first quarter!! Our teachers and support staff have done so much this quarter for our West Harrison students. Today we took a moment to show our thanks for their efforts and then went back to working to prepare for the second quarter and parent teacher conferences next week. Please take a moment to share a thank you with our team, either here or to the individuals you are thinking about. Gratitude gives encouragement and positivity to those giving just as much as those on the receiving end. I will be working to prepare a meal for our teachers during conferences next week. If you would like to support this endeavor in any way, please reach out. Cring@w-Harrison.k12.ia.us or 712-646-2231 Thank you, all, for making our first quarter a success that deserves recognition and celebration! -Mrs. Ring
This Friday's 2nd round football playoff game is in Remsen against Remsen, St. Mary at 7:00 pm. The game will be aired on KYKY radio 101.3 FM out of Sioux City. Go Hawkeyes!
Happy Friday! 1. This a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL next Monday, October 19 for teacher inservice AND an early out on Wednesday, 10/21. 2. Please sign up for our virtual Parent Teacher Conferences on 10/26 and 10/27. Sign Up Here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LxfdaDBVoL3tps5FrWV-mxy6m-oHI5Il/view?usp=sharing
Tonight's 1st round playoff game vs. Boyer Valley, at home, can be heard on KDSN radio 105 FM. The game starts at 7:00 p.m.
West Harrison is hosting the 1st round football playoff game, against Boyer Valley, Friday, October 16th at 7:00 pm.
Volleyball regional game is Monday, October 19th in Sloan at 7:00 p.m. Come support the girls in their 1st round matchup.
Updated Sports Schedule: Volleyball Tuesday at 6:00 pm vs. Audubon at home. Friday, Oct. 16th is the home football playoff game at 7:00 pm.
The postponed volleyball game with Woodbine on Monday, Oct. 12th has been cancelled. West Harrison will be hosting Audubon for a volleyball match on Tuesday, Oct. 13th starting at 6:00 pm.
Tonight's volleyball game at Woodbine has been postponed to Monday, Oct. 12 at this time.
We need help from home! We have a high number of students who are coming to school or the bus without a mask. We are running very low on disposable masks AND our adult-size cloth masks at school. Please send any West Harrison masks (gray with the Hawkeye in the bottom right corner) back to school and ensure your child has a personal mask when they head to school in the morning, either on the bus or in the building. We are working to avoid students being sent home because they do not have a mask when boarding the bus. We are working to avoid students being sent home becuase we no longer have our cloth masks available due to students wearing them home and not returning them to school. Please help!
Reminder of the upcoming picture day on Thursday, October 1st. Go to www.my.lifetouch.com and enter the school code (EVT79BRFK) to order prints online. Elementary envelopes have been sent out. Middle and High school students can pick theirs up in the front office.
Today's JH football game at Ar-We-Va (Westside) has been postponed to Oct. 22nd.
Hawkeye Cheerleaders are selling shirts. Click the link to view the selection and to order. The order deadline is September 28, 2020. link.https://westharrisoncheer.itemorder.com/
Hawkeye Homecoming Jersey Auction Information Wednesday, September 23rd @ 6:00 p.m. West Harrison Football Field https://5il.co/l5hx
The parents of the Junior Class invite you to kick off Homecoming week by attending a Football & Volleyball Powder Puff on Sunday, September 20th beginning at 6pm. We will start at the Football field where the girls will take each other on in a game of flag football. We will finish on the Volleyball court where the boys will compete. Free will donation appreciated to benefit Post Prom 2021! Come out and enjoy the fun!
Congratulations to the West Harrison Homecoming Court of 2020! 9th Grade Attendants: Natalie McWilliams Jacob Barry 10th Grade Attendants: Hannah Thomas Mikey Peterson 11th Grade Attendants: Kenna Heisterkamp Mason Nelson 12th grade court: Girls: Maren Evans Katie Gore Kayla Lynch Boys: Chantz Cleaver Grant Gilgen Brenner Nelson Congrats
Reminder that volleyball parent's night will be before the varsity game on Tuesday, September 8th.
Information about Friday's football game at Glidden. Glidden-Ralston Outdoor Venue Seating Restrictions: 1. All PK-8th grade students will need to sit with their family 2. We ask that all families practice social distancing both in the bleachers or the sidelines. 3. We will limit the amount of bleacher seating to encourage social distancing. 4. High School students will be asked to stay within their class and social distance if in the bleachers. 5. All attendees are highly encouraged to wear a mask. 6. Admission will be $5.00. We would ask that you have correct change if at all possible. 7. A concession stand will be available. Please remember that these mitigations are always subject to change. We would encourage you to stay home and watch the game if you do not have someone directly involved. The game will be livestreamed. Look for the link on our Facebook Page on Friday.
Reminder that the fitness center still requires masks. We have seen, on camera, some members without masks while other people were there. Please adhere to the protocols set up by the state for school related fitness centers. Thank you for your understanding.
Hello Hawkeye Families! This is a reminder of our scheduled 1:30 early out tomorrow, September 2. We know, we know...we just finished a week of early outs! This was already scheduled on our board-approved calendar. Last week was a change made due to COVID. Thank you for all you are doing to support our students. Calendar link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RsQlTCoRRGqAhrG0JWor15jbUY7_C0Pj/view?usp=sharing A couple other reminders: *Please make sure your child is getting on the bus with a mask. We do have some extras, but they should be used only in emergency and not everyday. Also, remind them to wear the mask throughout the ride. Mrs. Ring will begin sending Bus Conduct Report Letters home this week. *If your child is too young to be dropped off at their stop alone, please be at the location on time. We do have to stick to our route pickup/drop off times. We cannot leave students unattended and this creates a problem for our drivers.
Harrison County Public Health administrator, Brad Brake, visited today for a Q and A with our 7th-12th grade students. Students had some in-depth and thoughtful questions. We feel like we understand the “why” just a bit more, which is so important for teens (and adults)! All of us on campus, students included, are players on the West Harrison team! Thank you, Mr. Brake, and HCPH for your support and important work! We appreciate the positive relationship we have built and know that if we do have to work together in the future, it will be a positive collaboration. 🖤🤍❤️
Jr. High football practice will be from 3:30 pm until about 5:00 pm. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The players will be supervised at school until practice time.
Notice to all Hawkeye fans. Homecoming was moved to September 25th and parent's night will be September 11th.
West Harrison will be playing volleyball matches on Tuesday (Aug. 25) in Council Bluffs and on Thursday (Aug. 27th) in Correctionville. Both sites require spectators to wear masks.
What a wonderful first day! Students, thank you for being part of our team, working together to make our first day back such a success. You were awesome! Parents and Guardians, thank you for preparing your child to be ready to face the challenges we have this year. They were all so wonderful and truly prepared to get back to work!! Teachers and staff, THANK YOU for putting in the time to make our return to school such an outstanding success! We are all a team, working together for our students and each other. Thank you, all! I promise—more pictures tomorrow! -Mrs. Ring
West Harrison Community School Board of Director’s Meeting Monday, August 24, 2020 12:30 p.m. —Via Zoom https://5il.co/k1e0
We have updated our Return to Learn website with information about masks (they are in and will be available for students on Monday!) and have added a new page, "Evaluating Sick Students," as well. https://sites.google.com/w-harrison.k12.ia.us/westharrisonreturntolearn/home
There will be a fall scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 21st beginning at 6:00 pm in the East Gym. We are requesting a free will donation since we are not allowed to hand out sports drinks to athletes. Masks are strongly recommended.
Order the 2020 West Harrison Hawkeye Football T-Shirts at the following website until Aug. 18th. https://westharrisonfootball2020.itemorder.com/
Friday, August 7th will be the last day the fitness center will be open for the student/athletes from 8-10 am. If you come in on your own you must be supervised by an adult. Fall sports begin August 10th.
Football camp will be August 5th-7th from 5 -8 PM. Anyone interested in playing please attend. Contact coach Stevenson for details. Bring your own water bottle. We will also be handing out jerseys and equipment this week. Practice starts August 10th.
The fitness center will still be open everyday this week for student/athletes from 8-10 am. You do not need to sign up online.
Reminder about the football parent's meeting on Friday, July 31st at 5:00 pm in the high school commons. Players can come in with the parents.
Our Return to Learn Plan is here! https://sites.google.com/w-harrison.k12.ia.us/westharrisonreturntolearn/home Please bookmark this to refer back to often as we update and add more as our start date approaches. We will notify you of additions or changes through email, our website, and our facebook page. Thank you for your patience in waiting for this anticipated plan; we had a wonderful team in place, working hard through the summer to make the best and safest possible decisions for all staff and students at West Harrison. Thank you to all who have contributed! This link should work-try refreshing your page!
Hello Hawkeye families! Please take some time to review linked document and register your West Harrison students for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. We THINK all of the links and everything should be working, but if you have any problems, call/email Brenda or Annette for assistance. This is our first year of totally online registration and will be a learning experience for all. Included in the document is more information about school supplies, bus routes, etc. Registration information link found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zH9v5_s6czyswPR41Y0VhfQIEJbh1Y7r/view?usp=sharing We will be sending out our Return to Learn plan this afternoon--stay tuned! Thank you for your understanding. Go Hawkeyes! Mrs. Ring
Football meeting for grades 9-12 will be July 31st in the West Harrison commons. We will do an informative meeting starting at 5 PM. At this meeting we will give the most up to date guidelines provided to us by the IHSAA. As of right now the season will be starting on time with the first practice starting August 10th. The August preseason camp is still pending, if state approved we will have camp the week of August 3rd. Any students interested in playing or parents with questions can contact Coach Stevenson via email email@example.com. We are looking forward to a competitive season and are excited to start another year of Hawkeye Football.
The baseball awards ceremony has been moved an hour later to 7:00 pm. on Friday.
The IHSAA and IGHSAU, per the governor's amendment, states that a physical issued on or after July 1, 2019 is good until December 2020. High school sports (volleyball, football, cheerleading, and cross country) begins August 10th. Junior high begins the first day of school.
There will be a baseball awards ceremony on Friday, July 24th at 6:00 pm in the HS commons. No Food! Family members only. Each family will sit at their own tables.
If any student, in grades 9-12, is interested in football cheer for this fall, email Missy Etter at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number. DEADLINE is July 20th.
The West Harrison Softball team plays it regional game tonight at 7:00 pm in Oakland, Iowa against Riverside.
The 2020-2021 Calendar PDF Version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RsQlTCoRRGqAhrG0JWor15jbUY7_C0Pj/view?usp=sharing
Hawkeye families, Our District Leadership Team is meeting weekly to make decisions about what our Return to Learn plan looks like when we return to school on August 24. We will update everyone via social media, text messaging, and email as soon as we can. Our goal is to have students return to campus, but we also want to ensure our policy/procedures will mitigate exposure and is something we can sustain over time. We are following guidance from the Department of Education and Harrison County Public Health. As we all know, change happens quickly and we have to respond accordingly and adjust our own planning as well. Student learning and the safety of everyone on campus is of utmost importance and we want to be sure to make the best decisions for all. We will be sending out our 2020-2021 calendar soon as well. :) Thank you for your understanding and support! Mr. Fonley and Mrs. Ring
Reminder to student/athletes. The fitness center is open from 8:00 to 10:00 am every day of the week. You must sign up with the following link-https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040449A9AF2EAAF94-july You must wear a mask and follow the other guidelines posted.
Wellness Center Membership Update If you had a current, active membership as of March 13, 2020, your membership has been extended for the four months the wellness center was closed along with any time you may have had remaining on your membership. We have been working on getting everyone reactivated and going. If you have any issues with access after today, July 9th, please shoot an email message to email@example.com. If you call the school and leave a message be sure to also leave a call back number so we can let you know when your issue has been resolved. Remember to follow all guidelines and enjoy your time back with us!
The West Harrison fitness center will open to the general public starting Monday, July 6. However, student athletes are reserved every weekday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. You must abide by the guidelines set up be the State of Iowa and West Harrison School District. These guidelines are posted on the website and in the room. Masks are required. Cameras are present in the room and if guidelines are not followed your membership could be revoked.
The West Harrison fitness center will open for athletes on Monday, July 6 from 8:00am to 10:00 am. There are allowed 10 lifters each one hour session. You must sign up on line at signupgenius.com and use the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040449A9AF2EAAF94-july You must abide by the guidelines set by the state associations and the West Harrison School District. These guidelines are posted on the school website.
Help needed, Hawkeyes! We are updating our commons area and are in need of volunteers to help with painting! We’ve made some excellent progress this week, but will need more help to finish. If you can volunteer some time to paint, we will be working Wednesday and Thursday this week and Monday-Thursday next week (or until we’re done!). We start at 10 and have been finishing around 4. Please consider helping update our Commons area—it will look amazing and you will have been part of the process!
Parent's night for baseball will be Monday, July 6th at approximately 7:00 pm before the varsity game with Audubon. Softball parent's night will be Thursday, July 9th at 5:00 pm before the varsity game with Logan-Magnolia.
Monday, June 29th, will be the school food and nutrition programs last day for providing summer meals. Thank you to everyone who utilized our services this school year.
Unfortunately, we will be moving graduation to the high school gym due to the threat of severe weather. This does not allow as much seating for families, so please consider this as we socially distance household groups during the ceremony. We may have to ask non-immediate family members or friends to move to the commons area if the need arises. Thank you for understanding and we will see everyone tonight at 6 pm for our 2020 graduation! We will also work to livestream the ceremony on our facebook page for those who want to join us virtually.
Ball games have been cancelled at West Harrison for this evening due to weather.
Registration will be August 12th from 9-7:00. More information to follow
Hawkeye Parents, The Technology Access Survey can be found at the link below. Responses from this survey will help the Iowa Department of Ed prioritize $26.2 million in federal relief through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER), which focuses on providing and expanding broadband access and improving access to technology in other ways. The survey is open until June 24. The survey is very short and your input is extremely important. ONLY FILL THIS OUT ONCE, PER FAMILY! http://bit.ly/iowatechsurvey If you do not have access to the internet, we can fill it out for you via a call to school or will send you a paper copy through the mail. Please call into school and leave a message. Thank you!
We have GOOD news! We just received word from the Governor and HCPH that we can continue with a graduation ceremony! It will look different, but will be ONE CEREMONY with EVERYONE! More information will be sent out soon with more guidelines, but here is what we know: 1. It will be held June 21 at 6 PM. It will take place outside at the football field. 2. We will follow social distancing guidelines, similar to that of our ball games. 3. There will be a reception line, just no hugs or handshakes. 4. Seniors will choose a special person in their life to sit with during the ceremony. This person will present the graduate with their diploma. Seniors: * Mrs. Birdsall will send a survey to vote for attendants/ushers. VOTE! * We need to practice! We will meet FRIDAY, June 19 at 8 - 9:30 am. Breakfast will be provided. Look for a Calendar invite and plan to be there. * You will need to be in the Commons for robe fitting and preparation on June 21 at 5 pm Please share this information with seniors and their families to ensure that everyone is informed! ~Mrs. Ring
Any 8th grade to 12th grade girl interested in playing high school softball (starting June 1st) email Scott Rife at Rifesbackhoeservice@gmail.com.
Tonight is the last night for "Light Up Iowa" at the West Harrison Sports Complex starting at 8:00 p.m. It will last 45 minutes for the 9 weeks (1 per school day) missed.
I want to take a moment to recognize the Class of 2020. Today would have been their graduation day. It is rescheduled for June 26, 2020. On that day, we will celebrate our graduates as they head into the next chapter of their lives. This has been tough on those transitioning to new periods of life especially. If you know one or are thinking of one of our West Harrison seniors today, reach out and connect with them or comment below. We will celebrate you all on June 26! Seniors and senior families: Feel free to stop by the school today to get your graduate sign. It is yours to display in your yard or wherever you wish. -Mrs. Ring
Reminder about the "Light Up Iowa" event tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the West Harrison Sports Complex. It will last 40 minutes for the 40 days of school missed.
Meal Delivery and Pickup. Monday May 25th there will be no meals for delivery or pickup due to the Memorial Day Holiday. Meal service will resume on Wednesday May 27th.
Reminder Tonight is Senior Night When: Wednesday, May 13th @ 6pm Where: West Harrison Facebook Live What: Scholarships, Awards, & Honors We will be announcing any Seniors scholarships, awards, and honors they have been awarded. We will also share their future plans.
FCCLA News Brylee Sherer was elected as a FCCLA state officer in March. Brylee will be serving as the VIce President of Programs for the state. Congratulations, Brylee! Iowa FCCLA Spirit Week will start on Monday, May 11th. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our FCCLA members across the state of Iowa.
Join us for West Harrison Senior Night! When: Wednesday, May 13th @ 6pm Where: West Harrison Facebook Live What: Scholarships, Awards, & Honors We will be announcing any Seniors scholarships, awards, and honors they have been awarded. We will also share their future plans.
West Harrison Hawkeyes, our fitness centers remain closed. Unfortunately, we are unable to open our fitness center, though the Governor has allowed fitness centers to reopen given a specific set of circumstances. We are unable to monitor and enforce the limitation of participants, social distancing and hygiene requirements that are required of fitness centers that reopen. Please know, though, that all facility contracts that were active our first day of closure, will have their contracts extended for the timeframe our facilities were unable to be accessed.
Last Chance to pick up your child's items at school is tomorrow, May 6th 10-11 am and 6-7 pm. Seniors: Check your email for an urgent message you need to respond to and don't forget to meet at the high school parking lot at 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 7th for the senior parade!
Light Up Iowa PowerPoint with videos embedded. Includes video of the sports complex, school, bus barn and town during the day and at night. https://5il.co/ftir
Reminder about the "Light Up Iowa" event tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. at the football, softball, and baseball fields. Also, check out the new marque that is up and running. Thank you to the Jimmy King Foundation for the donation of funds to purchase the marque.
A HUGE shout out to ALL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS that help us feed our students! To date, we have served 11,886 meals! Go Hawkeyes!
Seniors: Please take a few minutes to answer the Denison KDSN radio survey questions that were forwarded to you from Mrs. Marshall & Mrs. Birdsall for the West Harrison Class Days spotlight next week.
Due to the current health pandemic, the WIGSL board has decided that we cannot consciously continue with plans to have the 2020 softball season. We make this announcement with heavy hearts, as it was not an easy decision to make. We are heartbroken and frustrated over this situation but we must put the safety of our players and families above all else. Moving forward: June 1st the state of Iowa will announce if they will have summer sports. If they play softball, we will then post the town/coaches information on our website so you can have contacts to schedule non-affiliated WIGSL games at your own risk. If this happens we will only post information with your permission. If your town chooses to do this, please make sure you are contacting your insurance providers for more information before you schedule anything. Please stay safe. Thank-you for your patience throughout this process. Please relay this information to your players and coaches. Let us know if you have any other questions. -- Becky Thomas WIGSL President PO Box 7 Persia, IA 51563 712-592-3861 firstname.lastname@example.org https://sites.google.com/view/wigsl/home?authuser=1
West Harrison community members- the "Light Up Iowa" event will take place from 8:00 to 8:25 p.m. at the football, baseball, and softball fields. The time represents the amount of days in which students have not been in school (1 minute for each day missed). After talking with the administration, it was decided that you may drive by or through the parking lot. Please do not stop and get out of your car. This will continue every Friday through the end of May. A YouTube video will be posted on the West Harrison website on Saturday.
Our small town is ever changing with the state of emergency our country is facing. Our local community is suffering in many ways but continues to support one another through various social distancing means. In an effort to show our schools and students that the State of Iowa recognizes their loss of activities, including sports, the Iowa High School Athletics Directors Association (IHSADA) is asking Iowa schools to participate in a “Light up Iowa” tribute. Each Friday night starting at 8, the football and baseball field lights will be seen from the sky as they are lit in honor of each day we have been out of school. We ask that community members keep social distancing practices and avoid gathering at the ball fields. If you follow social media posts and want to post your own image, please use the hashtag #lightupIA and include @ihsada.
The high school boy's and girl's track season has been officially canceled by the IHSAA and IGHSAU. There has been no decision on the baseball season.
Information about class registration for the 20-21 school year can be found on the High School page of our Enrichment site and Mrs. Marshall's page as well. https://sites.google.com/w-harrison.k12.ia.us/westharrisonenrichmentlearning/high-school This registration is for our 8th-11th graders who will be entering the 9th-12th grades next school year. Please reach out to Mrs. Marshall with any questions you have. email@example.com
West Monona and West Harrison Announce Finalists for Shared Superintendent Interviews https://5il.co/eabu
West Monona and West Harrison Announce Finalists for Shared Superintendent Interviews https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B4519gbNoTJAT3cvqhhXRIvn97my9rab8W49Fk48K6o/edit?usp=sharing
Good morning Hawkeye family! A few points of information for you to round out our week! *Food service: Children no longer need to be present at pick up. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP ON OUR FORM, YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP AGAIN. PLEASE LET US KNOW OF ANY CHANGES BY 8 AM ON THE DAY OF SERVICE. :) *If you want to sign up, please check out our Enrichment site for the form. Again, only if it is your first time. Any changes (removal from the list, change in location or day), please email Mrs. Ring or call the school by 8 am on the service day. *Parade on Tuesday, 3/31! See flyer for details. If it is rainy, we may postpone until we get some sunshine. Stay tuned to social media for info. *Enrichment site link: https://sites.google.com/w-harrison.k12.ia.us/westharrisonenrichmentlearning/home Thank you, teachers, for making our first week of "school" a great one. You are making this work! Thank you, volunteers and our kitchen staff, for all your help in putting some great meals together for kids. You are making this work! Thank you, maintenance department, for working to make sure our school is clean and ready for students to return! You are making this work! Thank you, parents, guardians, and caregivers, for your support and commitment to education. You are making this work! Thank you, STUDENTS, for you energy and dedication to learning! You are making this work!
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 West Harrison Boys and Girls Basketball Teams, Wrestling Team, and the Basketball and Wrestling Cheerleaders for receiving "Academic Achievement Awards from the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union. The awards are based on 3rd quarter GPA's of all members of the team 9-12 (including managers). There are two levels of recognition. Excellence is a combined team GPA of 3.00 to 3.24 and Distinguished is a combined 3.25 and above. The team’s had a GPA of the following: boy’s basketball- 3.83, the girl’s basketball- 3.89, wrestling- 3.53, basketball cheerleaders- 3.70 and the wrestling cheerleaders- 3.60. All teams obtained distinguished honors with an average GPA of 3.71! Members of the girl’s basketball team are: Sabrina Rife, Haley Koch, Emily McIntosh, Haleigh Rife, Maren Evans, Hannah Thomas, Rachael Olson, and Isabelle Foland. The coaches are Kathy Glennie and Scott Rife. Members of the boy’s basketball team are: Nick Clark, Tyler Melby, Karter Nelson, Cody Radil, Nick Rife, Grant Gilgen, Brecken Pavlik, Chantz Cleaver, Mason King, Brady Melby, Walker Rife, Sage Evans, and Koleson Evans. The coaches are Rowdy Evans and Andrew Stevenson. Members of the wrestling team are: Jayden McCormick, Gabe Gilgen, Lily Flint, Gunnar Stolz, Jon Chlupacek, and Tyson Lee. The coaches are Steve Forbes and Grant Staats. Members of the basketball cheerleading squad are: Joslynn Thomas, Jayden Kraft, Rochelle Kepford, Sabrina Rife, Kayla Lynch, Riley Acker, Zoe Etter and Grace Wallis. The cheer coach is Melissa Etter. Members of the wrestling cheerleader squad are: Chloe Gilgen, Jayden Kraft, Rochelle Kepford, Kali Peasley, Zoe Etter, Lily Gustafson, Riley Acker and Grace Wallis.
Good morning! Here is the link to our website, the West Harrison Enrichment Learning site. Our teachers have been working to get everything ready for your student to start learning again. Please take a look and start the enrichment today! It will be updated daily by teachers, so continue to check it out and access it often. If you find any kinks or problems, please notify the teacher or myself as we are all still in the midst of learning how this all works! Website link: https://sites.google.com/w-harrison.k12.ia.us/westharrisonenrichmentlearning Thank you for your patience and we hope you enjoy it! Mrs. Ring
Good morning! This is a reminder of our food services, beginning tomorrow morning! Please fill out our form, so we can ensure we have what we need at our pickup/delivery locations. We will also have some school supplies available as well. If you know of someone in our district who may be in need and might not receive this notice, please assist them in filling out the form, especially if delivery is needed. Form link: https://forms.gle/zkFyH8t3FLkvqbcr5 Thank you, Hawkeye Family!
The following West Harrison STAR events qualified to present at FCCLA Nationals in Washington DC. We are so proud of our FCCLA members! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Chapter Service Project - Brylee Sherer and Riley Acker Focus on Children - Madison Lautrup, Emily McIntosh, Haleigh Rife Repurpose & Redesign - Zoe Etter, Kenna Heisterkamp, Kali Peasley
UPDATED FLYER and PICK UP LOCATIONS: Hello Hawkeye Family! We are working to provide meals to our students in need of breakfast and lunch. We will be giving information out each week as to days of pick up and more so refer to our website, Facebook, and email as we move forward. See the attached flyer for more on this week's pickup/delivery days. Please fill out this form in order to collect information for food services, beginning on Monday, March 23. Only one form per family is needed. If you know of someone in our district who may be in need and might not receive this notice, please assist them in filling out the form, especially if delivery is needed. Form link: https://forms.gle/zkFyH8t3FLkvqbcr5 (it will also be emailed to all available addresses) Thank you, all for your support!
Hello Hawkeye Family! We are working to provide meals to our students in need of breakfast and lunch. We will be giving information out each week as to days of pick up and more so refer to our website, Facebook, and email as we move forward. See the attached flyer for more on this week's pickup/delivery days. Please fill out this form in order to collect information for food services, beginning on Monday, March 23. Only one form per family is needed. If you know of someone in our district who may be in need and might not receive this notice, please assist them in filling out the form, especially if delivery is needed. Form link: https://forms.gle/zkFyH8t3FLkvqbcr5 (it will also be emailed to all available addresses) Thank you, all for your support!
Until further notice the West Harrison Fitness Center is closed.
Due to the school shutdown by the Govenor's office over the covid-19 spread all activities, practices, concerts, contests, and meets are cancelled by the IHSAA, IGHSAU, and IHSSA over those 4 weeks. Beyond that time period, a decision will be made at a later date. More information can be found on the IHSAA or IGHSAU websites (iahsaa.org / ighsau.org).
Governor Reynolds announced at 8:15 this evening that all Iowa schools should close for four weeks effective immediately. We apologize for the short notice, but want to be sure we keep our students, staff and community safe by following our Governor's recommendation. More information to come as this is a developing situation.
Hawkeye families, This is a reminder that we will be releasing students at 1:30 on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 for Parent Teacher Conferences. There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 20 (as scheduled). We will have our spring conferences via phone per the recommendations of Governor Reynolds and crowd size. Parents/guardians were emailed information on Friday and it was posted on our website/social media as well, if you would like to review it. *Those who have a scheduled conference can expect a call at that time. *If you would like to speak with a teacher and do not have a conference scheduled, please fill out the form in order to receive a call. Form: https://forms.gle/6BdfuBkW2kxbTiib8 Thank you, all for your understanding as we navigate this new territory. We are basing all decisions made on recommendations from CDC, IPDH, the Department of Education, and Governor Reynolds. Our plan is and will continue to be to provide a safe, secure education for your students. We love teaching your students and providing their education in a high-quality and safe learning environment. We will continue to do so with whatever challenges we face ahead of us. Thank you for your current and continued understanding. We will continue to communicate and remain transparent in our endeavors in the coming days and weeks.
Corrected link to our COVID 19/Conferences Update. Apologies! Good Evening West Harrison Families, Please open the following link for important information regarding COVID-19 and parent/teacher conferences next week. Have a great weekend! shorturl.at/bfqxU
Juniors and families, Tomorrow Tuesday, March 10th @ 6pm in the West Harrison High School library, ICAN will be giving a presentation about the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid). Steve Irvin will talk about the different ways to pay for college and about the importance of filling out the FAFSA to get financial aid. Hope to see everyone there! - Mrs. Marshall
In light of high volume illness in the school(s) we are asking that parents please review and update your contact information. Please ensure that these contacts are someone who is available and willing to pick up sick children in an effort to help decrease the volume of calls needing to be made to reach someone. Changes or updates can be made directly on JMC or you may contact Annette Kuhlman in the elementary or Brenda Pape in the middle school/high school. Thank you for your cooperation and help with this.
Toot toot! We just had the BEST transportation inspection ever! We received a 16/16; an A+. Thank you, Dave Kuhlman for all of your hard work and preparation. Thank you, to our bus drivers as well! We are lucky at West Harrison!
Reminder to all athletes 7-12. Bring all fundraiser monies and cards to school for the final turn in on Tuesday.
See what's happening at West Harrison! March newsletter can be found following this link: https://www.smore.com/phnsa-the-hawkeye
Stakeholder Survey Link If you would like to give input on the superintendent search please complete the survey attached to the link below. The survey will be open through March 3, 2020. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WestMononaWestHarrisonIA
Youth softball forms will be due March 6th. Please turn them into the elementary office. Any questions please contact Mr. Stevenson.
The 7-12th grade athletes are selling discount booklets for local and surrounding businesses. This includes Mondamin, Blair, Missouri Valley, Omaha, Sioux City, Carter Lake, and Lemars. Some of the businesses includes Jiffy Mart, Subway, Taco Johns, Arby's, Fernando's, Dickey's Barbecue, Dave & Busters, Outback, and many more. They are $20 each and they each have 100's of dollars in savings. The monies will go toward uniforms, equipment, and supplies. Contact the school if you need more information. Thank you for supporting West Harrison Athletics.
The school is having a glitch in its absence program we use (JMC). We are in the process of correcting the problem and dates will be adjusted.
Good evening Hawkeye families! West Harrison will have a 2 hour late start tomorrow, February 13, due to the forecasted wind chills. Stay warm!
Check out our news story at 6 pm on KMTV (Ch. 3) tonight!
We will have our new buses rolling next Tuesday afternoon! Here is a glimpse at the new updates. 1. Each seat can sit 2 or 3 students, depending on need, with seatbelts accommodating it all. The buckle adjusts to meet the needs of the moment. The entire bus seats 77. 2. The yellow piece on the belt adjusts for the size of the student. 3. The interior is well-lit with LED lights. 4. There is an additional stop sign on the driver side rear and new lights behind the rear tire to shine on the ground when the bus is in reverse. 5. Traction control! We will give a grand tour to students on Tuesday!
The varsity home games on Monday (Feb. 10) with Glidden Ralston will be boradcast on KIKD radio 106.7.
The girls' regional basketball game with Westwood on Feb. 13th (in Sloan) will be broadcast on KDSN radio 104.9.
Walking Taco Dinner! Come support the West Harrison Spanish and Art Departments at a taco dinner before the basketball game! Free will donation! When: Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 PM Where: WH Commons
West Harrison fans! This Saturday February 8th Theramcast.com will cover sectional wrestling from Missouri Valley live by 11:45. Go to theramcast.com and click the listen live tab. Then push play and enjoy the free audio live broadcast. We’ll also cover districts in Mapleton the following Saturday February, 15th also live by 11:45.
The girls' regional basketball game will be on Feb. 13th at Sloan, Westwood at 7:00 PM.
Parent's Night will be on Monday, Feb. 10th for basketball boys and girls and basketball and wrestling cheerleaders.
West Harrison Host Special Olympics Basketball Tournament West Harrison hosted the West Region Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 1st. This is the fifth year that West Harrison has hosted this tournament and it has become an event that many students look forward to. There were 28 teams from around western Iowa, from Sioux Center to Griswold. There were 3 on 3 half court divisions as well as 5 on 5 full court games. There were a total of 28 games played over 5 courts from 9:00 am to about 2:30 pm. We had 12 student and 4 adult volunteers this year. The students worked the scoreboard, scorebook, kept time, gave out ribbons, and any other jobs they were asked to do. There were many remarks made by the Special Olympic Members as well as parents on how well the students did their jobs. They were all impressed by our facilities and our workers. The students did a great job and represented West Harrison as outstanding people. Student volunteers: Joslynn Thomas, Hannah Thomas, Grace Thomas, Lannie Gustafson, Lily Gustafson, Choe Gilgen, Cody Radil, Maren Evans, Chenoa Bowman, Nick clark, Katie gore, and Haleigh Rife. Also, thank you to the Spanish Group for doing the concession stand and the following teachers and community members for their help: Tony Nunez, Kathy Glennie, Tara Rife, Rowdy Evans, Ben Nuzum, Carmen Palmero, and Mehgan Treasure If I missed anybody I apologize. Great job West Harrison!
Available Position: MS/HS Special Education Instructional Strategist I/II with ID Click the link to find out more information and to apply. http://teachiowa.gov/search.aspx?AppliTrackRegion=13&district=&AppliTrackPostingSearch=&title=&district=all&category=High+School+Teaching&subcategory=Special+Education&AppliTrackJobId=61225_37781&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1
West Harrison Hawkeye Sock are here!! We have several available in XS-XL. They come in two color - Black and Grey. They are $15 a pair. They are available for purchase at the school and will be available at the remaining home basketball games. Please contact Keri King for purchase. If you are paying by check please make them payable to WH Booster Club.
The Junior High gilrls' game with West Monona (in Onawa) on Tuesday has been cancelled.
Buses will be hard surfaces this afternoon as well!
Good morning! Our bus routes will still be running on hard surfaces only today. We’ll see everyone at school, starting at 10 am!
School will start two hours late in West Harrison due to dense fog.
Good evening. At this point, we will be running bus routes on hard surfaces only for tomorrow, January 23rd.
West Harrison is now CLOSED for Wednesday, January 22nd.
West Harrison will have a two hour late start due to icy road conditions.
The varsity games tonight (Tuesday) at Ar-We-Va have been postponed.
Reminder to our West Harrison families! There is NO school tomorrow, January 20th, due to teacher inservice.
NO SCHOOL for West Harrison Schools on Friday, January 17th due to the impending storm.
Subscribe to the NFHS Network and view events live from the East Gym. Go to the West Harrison website to Watch WH sports on NFHS and sign up. Part of the procedes goes to West Harrison Athletics. You can also contact the school and speak with Mr. Nunez.
FCCLA service project for 2019-20 school year was a huge success! The members were able to deliver a total of 50 "Busy Bins" to The Matthew House, West Harrison elementary, Lydia House, and Children's Hospital. The leaders of this project was Brylee Sherer and Riley Acker. The members would like to thank the West Harrison staff, students, and communities for your donations and supporting FCCLA. Together we make a difference!
Lunch Update: Thursday: Mac N Cheese Friday: Sloppy Joes This change is because of potential weather. Thank you!
Due to the weather forecast for Friday, the games scheduled for Friday have been moved up to Thursday (Jan. 16). JV boys at 4:15pm, girls varsity at 6:00pm and the varsity boys to follow.
Good morning! Due to icy conditions, West Harrison will have a 2 hour late start this morning. Drive safe and we will begin at 10 am!
The Glidden Ralston varisty girls' and boys' game from Friday, Jan. 10th has been moved to Monday, Jan. 20th. The boys JV game for Jan. 20th has been canceled.
Due to the weather, there will be no junior high practices after school today (Friday).
The girls' and boys' varsity basketball games at Glidden Ralston have been postponed for tonight. A new date has not been determined at this time.
If there are any parents interested in a baseball camp for their child ages 5-13 contact Mr. Nunez at school. The camp is in Treynor and registration deadline is Jan. 20th. The camp takes place Feb. 2nd and 9th for 5-9 year olds and Feb. 16th and 23rd for 10-13 year olds.
Special Olympics Basketball Tournament Volunteers Needed West Harrison will again be hosting the Regional Special Olympics Basketball Tournament on Feb. 1st. Volunteers are needed for scoring, timers, and supervision. This will be fifth year that West Harrison has hosted the tournament. The tournament starts at 9:00 am and goes to about 2:00 pm. There will be shifts created during the day. This has been a greatly satisfying experience for all volunteers over the last four years. If interested in helping, contact Mr. Nunez at school by phone (646-2231) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
January Newsletter:Click on the following link to see what's happening at West Harrison! https://www.smore.com/87hvz-the-hawkeye
Hello Hawkeye families! This is a reminder that we are finishing up our last day of the first semester TODAY with semester tests and holiday fun! There is NO SCHOOL TOMORROW becuase of teacher inservice. Classes will resume January 3, 2020! Happy Holidays to all!
The JH boys basketball game on Thursday is moved to Elk Horn at 4:00 pm.
The JH boys basketball game with E/EHK in Exira on Dec. 20th is moved to the 19th.
The JH boys basketball game with Whiting at Whiting is now an 8th grade game with 2 quarters of a 7th grade game. Whiting is short on numbers.
December Newsletter: Clink on the following link to see what we have been doing! https://www.smore.com/8k6ta-the-hawkeye
We seem to be having phone issues this morning. Sometimes you can get through and other times it rings and rings with no answer. Service has been called. You can always e-mail Annette or Brenda if you can't get through by phone.
Can you hear me now?!? I apologize for the many phone calls and texts received today! It seems to be a glitch in our system and we are working to fix it. If you did NOT get notified and think you should have, reach out to get on our list...if you dare. :) Mrs. Ring
The football and football cheerleading awards banquet will be at 6:00 pm on Thursday (Nov. 14) in the high school commons.
We have updated our lunch menus in order to better access them through any mobile device. Here is the link, if you would like to see the new and improved change! http://westharrisonia.apptegy.us/o/westharrison-school/browse/71694
Good evening! Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 5th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM both evenings. We would love to see our parents and guardians showing their support! REMINDER: There will be a 1:30 early dismissal both of these days and NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 8th
November Newsletter: Click on the following link to see what is happening at West Harrison! https://www.smore.com/ep4x5-the-hawkeye
This year for our FCCLA chapter service project we are making busy bins for kids in the hospital, homeless shelters, and for kids in police stations that have been removed from their homes due to unfortunate circumstances. We would really appreciate your support by donating the listed goods. You can drop the items off at the school, Kirlin Iron (Modale), Country Corner (Pisgah), Jiffy Mart (Mondamin), or MidStates Bank (Mondamin). Help us help the kids!
KNOD radio (105.3 FM) will be at West Harrison broadcasting the regional quarterfinal volleyball game against Boyer Valley. The match starts at 7:00 pm. Come support the Hawkeyes!
Thursday is the 5th annual Scare Hunger Away event. Bring in an item for the Matthew House and be able to wear your costume to school.
The Hawkeye Volleyball Team will be playing on Monday, October 28th at 7:00 pm. in Mondamin The will be playing Boyer Valley in the regional quarterfinals.
The Hawkeye volleyball team took on the Whiting Warriors in the Class 1A Region 2 First around matchup. We walked away with the win in 3 games! Next game will be next Monday at West Harrison, 7 pm.
Parents' night is this Friday for football players, football cheerleaders, and marching band members. It will be conducted at halftime of the game. Look for letters sent home with each student/athlete.
The State Qualifying Cross Country Meet on October 24th will be at Ridge View in Hostein. The time will be 3 or 4 pm which will be determined at a later date.
West Harrison will be hosting the first two rounds of volleyball regionals. The Hawkeye's will host Whiting on Oct. 22nd at 7:00 pm. That winner will play the winner of Boyer Valley and Ar-We-Va on Oct. 28th at 7:00 pm.
We are looking for substitute bus drivers for things like field trips, sports and activities, and different routes that tend to pop up. We will pay for you to take the necessary classes. Please contact the school and/or Dave Kuhlman if you are interested!
Click on the following link and check out our new and improved newsletter. See the exciting things happening at West Harrison! https://www.smore.com/cz802
Sportsmanship is an attitude that can have a positive influence on everyone around you. Support your team positively and enjoy the game. Attached is a great resource about parents as fans. It is called "The Parent Seat". https://www.northjersey.com/videos/news/2019/09/18/parent-seat-tips-how-behave-watching-your-child-play-sports/2291055001/
Little Hawks Wrestling will start Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00 pm. The program will continue through February every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:30 pm. Further information will be sent home with the students.
Congratulations to the following students for Homecoming Court 2019! 9th Grade Attendants are Grace Thomas and Mason King. 10th Grade Attendants are Sage Wallis and Nathan Clark. 11th Grade Attendants are Haleigh Rife and Brenner Nelson. 12th Grade Homecoming Court: Girls: Chloe Gilgen, Chloe Green, and Joslynn Thomas and Boys:Tyler Melby, Colby Neill, and Mason Shearer.
Today by 4pm is the last day to order Homecoming Shirts! Show your Hawkeye Spirt next Friday at the Homecoming Game by ordering through forms located in the Elementary and High School offices or online at https://whhomecoming.itemorder.com/sale
Check out Mrs. Ring's Weekly Newsletter, intended for middle and high school parents! https://www.smore.com/nbus1
Tonight's football game with CAM will be live streamed through KJAN radio at the following address: http://www.kjan.com/index.php/kjan-video-network/tv/
Homecoming is fast approaching! This year's theme is Hawkeye Spirit! In order to show our Hawkeye Spirit at the Homecoming Game, Student Council is selling Homecoming shirts. Due at the end of Monday, September 23rd so we can have them for the Friday Homecoming Game. Orders are in the offices or online at https://whhomecoming.itemorder.com/sale
PF students created presentations about a savings tool. They then worked on a sorting activity where they sorted the other tools putting the tool and its characteristics. They presented their tool. If they were not presenting they corrected any mistakes in the original sort.
Accounting students review accounting with pool noodles
The JH girl's volleyball game with Logan-Magnolia will be on Thursday, Sept. 19th at 3:30 pm in Mondamin.
Friday's football game with Boyer Valley will be covered by KDSN radio- 1530am. It will also be audio streamed at kdsnradio.com or download their App.
Do you want to know what's for lunch in September? Click on the following link to find the breakfast and lunch menus. https://www.westharrison.school/o/westharrison-school/browse/71694
WELCOME BACK, HAWKEYES! Our Back to School night will be held tomorrow (8/22) from 6-7p. Teammates will have a spaghetti supper from 5:00-7:30 in the Commons. Students will have their first day of school on Friday (8/23) with an early out at 1:30. We can't wait to see everyone!
First Day of School...for teachers! We had the BEST day, learning from the Behavior Doctor, Laura Riffel. More learning and preparation to come this week, but we are all REALLY looking forward to seeing everyone at Back to School Night on Thursday night, 6-7 pm, and at our first day of school on Friyay! It is truly shaping up to look like it is going to be the Best Year Ever!
Mathew's House Food Pantry needs help on Wednesday, Aug. 21st at 10:30 am to unload the food truck. Any help from any student or community member would be greatly appreciated.
The 2019 Fall Sports Scrimmage will start at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 23rd in the high school gym. This will include the high school teams of cross country, cheerleading, volleyball, and football. Sports drinks are requested for entry.
Thank you, Hawkeye family, for a great day! We are all so excited and ready to begin a great year at West Harrison! Special thanks to Kim Nunez, Morgan Daniels, Annette Kuhlman, Tonya Radill, and Brenda Pape for sticking around all day to help families feel good about coming to school. You guys ROCK!!!
Registration is underway! We have everything you need at the school to register your students OR you can do it online, through JMC. Just log into JMC (like you would do to check grades) and find "2019-2020 Registration" along the left side. So far, ALL of the kids we have seen this morning are ready to start school almost as much as their parents are ready to send them. :) We will be here until 7pm tonight--stop by, say hi, and get excited to come back to West Harrison!
Remember tomorrow August 13, 2019 is registration. Registration will be from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 7 pm. Online registration through JMC is also open. We are looking forward to seeing you.
Online registration is open! You may also come in to the school on 8-13-19 from 9-12 and 1-7 to register your student. Computers will be available for your use. Welcome back!
Reminder to all 7-12 athletes and their parents. A physical, insurance form, concussion form, and emergency contact form must be completed and handed into the school before the first day of practice. These forms are good for 1 year. The physical form can be found on our website. All the forms are put together into a packet in the high school office. If you have any questions contact the school.
School registration will be held August 13th, 2019. Hours of registration are as follows: 9 am-Noon and 1:00pm-7:00 pm. We hope to see you there.
Are you a parent of an athlete? Would you like to be paid to attend their games? You can! West Harrison needs bus drivers for our athletic events and are asking parents to consider joining the Hawkeye family! West Harrison will pay for all costs associated with becoming lisenced and trained. Payment includes driving time AND hours at the event...imagine being PAID to watch your kid play ball! Please contact Dave Kuhlman at (712) 420-2403 if interested!
High school volleyball practice will begin August 12th from 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Football camp for 9-12th grade is Aug. 5-9th from 5:00-9:00 pm. Team football practice begins August 12th from 5:00 -9:00 pm.
The summer weightlifting program will continue for the week of July 22-26 at the normal time.
Congratulations to Jami Sherer for being selected as District Coach of the Year. She will receive her award at the annual all-star series on Monday, July 29th at about 5:15 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Waukee high school field after the first game of the series.
The Mathew House food pantry truck comes in at about 10:15 am on Thursday morning. If there are any students that could help unload the truck please meet at the Methodist Church in Mondamin at that time- thank you.
The School Board meeting scheduled for July 10 has been moved to July 17.
The fitness center will be closed for summer weightlifting on the 4th of July.
Baseball and Softball parent's night will be Monday, July 1st at 5:00 p.m. before the varsity games at 5:30 p.m. Notes have been sent home with players.
Help is needed to take tickets at baseball/softball games this summer. Dates needed are June 14, June 15, and June 18th. Please contact Mr. Nunez at school by phone or email.
Tonight’s baseball and softball games at Exira/Elk Horn have been postponed.
Help is needed on Tuesday (June 4) at the food pantry to unload the truck. The truck is to arrive between 2:15-2:45 pm.
Tonight's baseball and softball games have been postponed to July 2nd.
Tonight's softball game with West Monona has been moved to Onawa. Varsity will play at 5:30 pm with JV to follow.
Tonight's baseball game with East Mills has been cancelled.
WHCSD Students be safe this summer! Parents classes dismiss today at 1:30 p.m.
Tonight's softball game has been cancelled due to the weather.
Check out the West Harrison video put together by Jayden Kraft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj75jolUmIw
The school's power will be shut off at 6:00 pm due to repair by the electric company.
The varsity baseball game with Boyer Valley tonight in Mondamin will be first at 5:30 pm. The JV will follow depending on the weather.
Interested in becoming a school board member? District 1 (Mondamin) has a vacant seat! What do you do if you are interested in being appointed to this position? Read the attached documents describing what characteristics effective school board members possess. Read the standards for effective school boards. Fill out the board vacancy questionnaire on or before May 24th by 4:00 pm The board will make their appointment at the May 28th board meeting. All information and documents can be found on the School Board page of the West Harrison website or you can use the following link: https://www.westharrison.school/o/westharrison-school/page/school-board--231
Congratulations to Sydney Sherer for qualifying for the State Track and Field Meet in Des Moines on May 16th and 17th. Sydney placed 3rd in the discuss with a throw of 110'8" and 2nd in the shot with a put of 37'1". Sydney throws the shot put on Thursday at 2:00 pm and the discuss at 2:00 pm on Friday. Good luck Sydney!
As a reminder WHCSD classed are in session until 5/24/19 1:30 p.m. 2019 WHCSD Graduation Exercises will be held on 5/12/19 at 3:00 p.m. at the High School.
The track State Qualifying Meet in Tabor, has been postponed to Friday at the same time.
West Harrison senior Sydney Sherer sets new record for the discus. To do so, Sherer had to break her mother's 25-year-old record. See more details here: https://www.ketv.com/article/daughter-breaks-mother-s-25-year-old-discus-record/27384187
Congratulations to Maclayn Houston for breaking the 400 M Dash record last night at the Kandi Baxter / Hawkeye JH Invitational. Her time of 1:06.19 broke the record set in 2010 (1:07.01).
Starting Wednesday, May 1st, students will not be allowed to charge lunches or seconds unless they have money in their account. Remember you can always check your student’s lunch balance on PaySchools. We will work with families if you let us know when you are able to send money. Please call 712-646-2016 with any concerns. Balances are emailed out to parents every day so please check your email if you need that information.
Starting Wednesday, May 1st, students will not be allowed to charge lunches or seconds unless they have money in their account. Remember you can always check your student’s lunch balance on PaySchools. We will work with families if you let us know when you are able to send money. Please call 712-646-2016 with any concerns.
Logan's JH track meet to be held at West Harrison is on April 23rd.
Due to the flooding of Logan Magnolia's track, their JH track meet, will be held at West Harrison on Tuesday, April 13th starting at 4:15 pm. Logan will be using their own workers and timing system.
You are invited to attend Senior Night! Who: Seniors, Parents, Staff, & Community When: May 8th @ 6pm Where: West Harrison High School What: Scholarships, Awards, & Honors Seniors will be awarded any scholarships, awards, and honors they have received. We will also announce their future plans.
Sydney Sherer broke the discus school record tonight at the Shenandoah track meet. Her throw of 109'11" broke her mom's record by 7". Congratulations Sydney!
I attended a Webinar put on by the Iowa Department of Public Health today regarding a measles case diagnosed in Iowa this week. The person who tested positive for Measles is not vaccinated and recently traveled outside of the US. Health officials are recommending if you are not vaccinated against Measles or are unsure to get vaccinated ASAP. Signs and symptoms of Measles generally appear 7 to 14 days after a person is infected, and begin with high fever, cough, runny nose, red, watery eyes and Koplik spots (spots that appear in the mouth before the skin rash appears). Measles can be fatal, so if you are immunocompromised or are not vaccinated due to religious exemption, or unsure if you are adequately vaccinated, you should discuss with your healthcare provider ways to protect yourself from contracting the virus or spreading to those who are compromised. You may also contact Harrison County Public Health for more information on the Measles Virus, and prevention at 712-644-2220. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Deb Evans, RN, BS West Harrison Community School Nurse 712-646-2231
New football uniform fundraiser. The football boys are selling Buffalo Wild Wing discount cards for $20 each. They will be sold through May 3rd.
Amanda Lawrenson and Staci Anderson from Midstates Bank visited the 6th grade and presented information for 'Teach Children to Save Day'. They discussed different jobs at a bank, skills that a bank employee needs to have, and ways that the students save or can save money. They had group activities such as decision making situations, a survey, and a Kahoot game. Five names were drawn for a Midstates t-shirt. We want to thank them for coming to West Harrison! Mrs. Cooper and Sixth Grade Students
The high school boy's track meet in Underwood on Friday (April 12) has been cancelled.
The JH track meet for Woodbine today has been postponed to Monday, April 15th.
The high school girl's track meet in Neola for today has been cancelled.
Correction. West Harrison bus routes will return to normal starting tomorrow Monday April 8th. Than you for your cooperation.
West Harrison bus routes will return to normal starting tomorrow Monday April 5th. Than you for your cooperation.
Girl's track meet at Boyer Valley today. They are going to run just the high jump for field events and running events will start at 4:45 pm.
Congratulations - Haleigh, Emily, Morgan, and Maren received a FCCLA Award of Excellence for their Peer Education projects at state conference. Congratulations - Madison, Zoe, Kenna, and Kali received a FCCLA Award of Excellence for their Peer Education projects at state conference. Congratulations to Madyson Hoffman, Makayla Nuzum, Morgan Fairchild, Chloe Green, Kayla Lynch, Lily Gustafson who also received a FCCLA Award of Excellence for their Peer Education projects but were not able to attend state conference.
ISASP testing begins tomorrow for grades 3-11. Tips for successful testing include: a good night's sleep, eating a balanced breakfast, taking a deep breath before each test, and doing your absolute best!
Due to deteriorated road conditions, West Harrison buses will run hard surfaces only until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation.
The Hawkeye Community is accepting donations for flood victims in our surrounding areas. Please bring your item to West Harrison Community School in Mondamin. Please use the below list as your guideline. Please do not send clothing. Items will be collected from now until April 1. Items will then be hauled by trailer to wherever we can benefit the most.
Current Juniors, soon to be Seniors Class of 2020, there is FASFA (financial aid) presentation tonight in the H.S. Library at 6pm for parents and students. This information is very important for anyone going in to two or four year college, technical trade schools, and some military options.
Buses will run on hard surfaces only, Monday, March 18th.
Congratulations to the 2018-19 West Harrison Boys and Girls Basketball Teams, as well as the Basketball Cheerleaders for receiving "Academic Achievement Awards from the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union. The awards are based on 2nd quarter GPA's of all members of the team 9-12 (including managers). There are two levels of recognition. Excellence is a combined team GPA of 3.00 to 3.24 and Distinguished is a combined 3.25 and above. The boy’s basketball team had a 3.43, the girl’s basketball team had a 3.57, the and the cheerleaders were at 3.45. All teams obtained distinguished honors. Members of the girl’s basketball team are: Sydney Sherer, Cheyanne Rife, Britany Stewart, Sabrina Rife, Haley Koch, Emily McIntosh, Haleigh Rife, Maren Evans, Brylee Sherer, McKenna Waldron, Chenoa Bowman, Isabelle Foland and Rachel Olson. The coaches are Kathy Glennie and Scott Rife. Members of the boy’s basketball team are: Ty Houston, Kameron Kraft, Logan King, Austin Acker, Nick Clark, Tyler Melby, Colby Neill, Karter Nelson, Cody Radil, Nick Rife, Tyler Deppe, Jeff Perry, Mason shearer, Grant Gilgen, Brecken Pavlik, Chantz Cleaver and Hayden Reeves. The coaches are Rowdy Evans and Andrew Stevenson. Members of the basketball cheerleading squad are: Kasey Lewis, Ema Aldrich, Joslynn Thomas, Jayden Kraft, Rochelle Kepford, and Zoe Etter. The cheer coach is Dedra Hatcher and Melissa Etter.
West Harrison CSD will start TWO HOURS LATE Friday, March 15th. Buses will run on HARD SURFACES ONLY. Parents, if you feel it is unsafe for your child to attend school due to the road conditions in which you reside, please notify the school so the absence can be marked excused.
Due to flooding, West Harrison will be CLOSED Thursday, March 14th. Road closures and extremely poor road conditions are limiting our students’ and staff’s ability to make it to school. Stay safe Hawkeyes!
Due to the flooding and high winds, tomorrow's National Honor Society Induction Ceremony has been postponed (again!) to next Thursday, March 21st at 6:00 pm. The decision was made because we have to coordinate with our speaker, the bakery, and the florist.
Congratulations to Corbin Pavlik’s signing with Northwestern College of Orange City, Iowa to play football and to wrestle. Present were Mom- Becky Pavlik, Corbin Pavlik, Dad- Jason Pavlik, AD Tony Nunez, Wrestling Coach Steve Forbes, Football Coach Craig Birdsall, Football Coach Andrew Stevenson, Track Coach Gregg Beam, Football Coach Rowdy Evans
Due to flooding and road conditions, West Harrison will release at 1:00 pm. Buses will attempt to use their normal route patterns. If they are unable, students will be brought back to school and parents will be contacted.
Students working on Las Fallas. But what are Las Fallas? The Fallas is a traditional celebration held every year in the city of Valencia, Spain to commemorate Saint Joseph. Artists create wonderful sculptures and they are displayed on the streets from March 15th to 19th. On the final night of Fallas, around midnight on March 19th these Fallas are burnt as huge bonfires. This year at West Harrison Spanish students created their own Fallas again. The theme was The Adventures of Jules Verne.These are the wonderful projects done by my Spanish classes. Great thanks to the Missouri Valley Kiwanis mini-grants for giving my classes a mini grant to prepare for Fallas. Thank you to the administration for allowing me to teach my classes about one of the many traditions we have in Spain. I love my students. Congratulations for your great job!! Every year you do a better job. I am really proud of you!! Mrs. Palmero
The 8th grade students finished up Water Safety activities for the week. The students completed research on the topic and completed a google slide presentation over material found. On Friday, we went to the Peterson Family Wellness Center in Harlan, Iowa to finish our unit. The lifeskills students and 8th graders got to enjoy a few hours of free swim time after lunch and a presentation covering all aspects of Water Safety.
Former West Harrison Student Danny Tallon at University of Iowa https://now.uiowa.edu/2019/02/danny-tallon-supernova-student
SPRING IS IN THE AIR With spring right around the corner (fingers crossed) I wanted to send out a reminder to parents to start thinking about getting your student ready for the next upcoming school year. State Law says your child must be current on vaccinations prior to entering school! Pre-K going to Kindergarten need Kindergarten physical and update on immunizations (typically DTaP, MMR, Polio, and Varicella), Eye and Dental exams. 6th grade going into 7th Meningitis and Tdap vaccination, 9th grade require dental exam, and 12th grade require their 2nd Meningitis vaccination. Students cannot attend public school if they are not current on vaccinations, or have a medical (signed by a physician) or religious exemption (notarized) on file. You may contact the school nurse (712-646-2231) or Harrison County Public Health (712-644-2220) with questions or concerns regarding this topic. Thank you in advance for taking time to review this topic. Respectfully, Deb Evans, RN, BS West Harrison CSD School Nurse.
West Harrison CSD is now closed for March 7 2019
West Harrison will run two hours late Thursday, March 7th
Due to the anticipated weather, the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed to Thursday, March 14th at 6 pm in the High School Commons.
West Harrison CSD will run TWO HOURS LATE, Monday, March 4th, due to windchill temps.
Reminder for online class registration for the 2019-2020, 10-12 grade students tonight @ 6pm. Bring your computers to register.
Due to District Speech Contest in Atlantic being postponed on Sat. & rescheduled for Wed. at 2:00 p.m., Mrs. Birdsall and Mr. Nuzum will not be available for Parent/Teacher Conf. on Wed. Please plan to visit with them on Tuesday night or contact them to schedule another time.
School will be CLOSED Monday, February 25th. HS course registration will now be Tuesday at 6:00 pm. Monday parent-teacher conferences are now moved to Wednesday.
Speech Contest has been postponed until Wed. 2.27.19 at 2:00 p.m.
Reminder! Monday, February 25th, Course Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is at 6pm. This is for students who will be in grades 10-12. Next year 9th grade students will be coming home with 4 year plans to sign during the next week. Thanks Mrs. Marshall
Tonight is the night! Family Reading Night from 6-7 PM in the elementary for grades PreK- 6th and their families. Come enjoy activities and share your love for reading! Again Family Reading Night is tonight from 6-7PM!
West Harrison CSD will be CLOSED Wednesday, February 20th.
REMINDER! Family Reading Night will be Thursday February 21st from 6:00 -7:00 in the elementary for students in grades Prek - 6th and their families.
The JH Wrestling meet in Mapleton tonight has been cancelled due to impending weather.
West Harrison Awards night for high school boys and girls basketball will be held on February 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the school commons. We will have a potluck banquet. Bring your own plates, silverware, covered dish and a spoon to serve it with. Bottled water will be provided. Please come help us celebrate our kids!!
Tonight's basketball game at Westside has been postponed to Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
West Harrison CSD will start two hours late on Tuesday, February 12th.
Tonight's district boy's basketball game vs. West Monona has been moved up to 6:00 p.m.
The Hawkeye girls defeat Heartland Christian 66-39 and move onto the next round on Tuesday, Feb. 12th at Westside, Ar-We-Va at 7:00 p.m.
Correction. Tonight's girls game is being broadcast by KDSN (107.1) as well as the boys district game on Monday (Feb. 11).
KMA Radio (960 AM/99.1 FM) will be broadcasting the girl's regional Basketball game tonight (Feb. 7) vs. Heartland Christian at 7:00 p.m.. They will also be broadcasting the boys district game on Monday (Feb. 11) vs. West Monona at 7:00 p.m.
Family Reading Night will be Thursday February 21st from 6-7 PM. Students and their families in grades Pre-K through 6th grade are invited to come share their love for reading with us! The night will be filled with activities and fun! Do not miss out!
West Harrison Middle School Dance has been moved from 2-8-19 to Friday 2-22-18 at 7:00 p.m.
West Harrison CSD Two hour late start February 7 2019
West Harrison will be hosting a 1st round boy's district basketball game against West Monona on Feb. 11th at 7:00 p.m.
West Harrison Host Special Olympics Basketball Tournament West Harrison hosted the West Region Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 2nd. This is the fourth year that West Harrison has hosted this tournament and it has become an event that many students look forward to. There were 23 teams from around western Iowa, from Sioux Center to Griswold. There were 3 on 3 half court divisions as well as 5 on 5 full court games. There were a total of 24 games played over 5 courts from 9:30 am to about 1:30 pm. We had 14 student volunteers this year. The students worked the scoreboard, scorebook, kept time, gave out ribbons, and any other jobs they were asked to do. There were many remarks made by the Special Olympic Members as well as parents on how well the students did their jobs. They were all impressed by our facilities and our workers. The students did a great job and represented West Harrison as outstanding people. Volunteers: Kaylee Woodside, Kira Anderson, Katie Gore, Lydia Gilgen, Kierstyn Bieler, Austin Acker, Hunter Hansen, Grace Thomas, Nick Rife, Joslynn Thomas, Chenoa Bowman, Logan King, Chloe Gilgen, and Hannah Thomas. Also, thank you to the booster club for doing the concession stand and the following teachers and community members for their help: Kathy Glennie, Joe McMinamen, Tara Rife, and Carla Carritt. If I missed anybody I apologize. Great job West Harrison!
Hi! We’re Emily, Haleigh, Maren, and Morgan from the West Harrison FCCLA chapter. For one of our community service projects, we have decided to make chemo care packages and cancer care pillows for residents in the Lakeside Breast Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Cancer is a issue we have all faced in our families and communities. We would like your help to collect items and monetary donations to fund our project and make the days of those recovering from treatments better and more comfortable. The chemo care packages will consist of recreational items, such as crosswords, and necessary items featured on the list. The cancer care pillows are heart-shaped pillows that patients can put under their arms for pain relief after surgery. Thank you to all! Your help is greatly appreciated!
West Harrison CSD will have NO SCHOOL Wednesday, January 30th.
The varsity games from Tuesday against Coon Rapids-Bayard has been moved to Saturday (Feb. 2nd). The boys will play at 6:00 pm and the girls will follow.
Jan. 29- The wrestling meet has been cancelled. The varsity basketball games have been postponed (date to be determined). The junior high girl's basketball game will start at 3:45 in Logan and only one game will be played.
West Harrison will be hosting the first round of regional girls basketball on Feb. 7th at 7:00 pm against Heartland Christian.
The West Harrison high school wrestling team will be at Treynor on Jan. 29th starting at 6:00 pm.
The HS wrestling meet was changed to Missouri Valley for tonight (Jan. 24) at 6:00 pm.
The HS wrestling meet for tonight (Jan. 24) has been cancelled. Treynor schools let out early due to weather in their area.
All West Harrison students who participated in large group district speech contest earned a division I rating and qualified for state. Kayla Lynch and Aaron Peterson competed in improvisational acting; Maren Evans, Jayden Kraft, and Ema Aldrich competed in improvisational acting; and Maren Evans, Jayden Kraft, Brylee Sherer, Sydney Sherer, and Ema Aldrich competed in ensemble acting. State competition is Saturday, February 2nd at West Des Moines Valley.
K-6 West Harrison Hawkeye Cheer Clinic forms maybe return on 1.24.19 by 8:30 a.m. to Elem. Office.
The wrestling meet today (Jan. 22) in Bedford has been canceled due to the weather.
The JV game at Iowa School for the Deaf on Thursday, Jan. 24th has been canceled to make room for the varsity game.
The varsity games with Paton-Churdan at home today (Tuesday, Jan. 22) has been moved to Thursday, Jan. 24th. The girls game will start at 5:00 pm with the boys following.
The JH Girls basketball game with West Monona today (Tuesday, Jan. 22) has been cancelled due to the weather.
Due to school being cancelled and icy roads, the Blood Drive today is cancelled.
West Harrison School will be closed Tuesday January 22nd due to icy conditions.
Special Olympics Basketball Tournament Volunteers Needed West Harrison will again be hosting the Regional Special Olympics Basketball Tournament on Feb. 2nd. Volunteers are needed for scoring, timers, and supervision. This will be fourth year that West Harrison has hosted the tournament. The tournament starts at 9:00 am and goes to about 1:00 pm. There will be shifts created during the day. This has been a greatly satisfying experience for all volunteers over the last three years. If interested in helping, contact Mr. Nunez at school by phone (646-2231) or email (email@example.com).
Due to forcasted winter weather, West Harrison School will be closed Friday January 18th.
This is a test emergency weather notification. If you see this but did not also receive it as a text message please contact the West Harrison school.
The JH girls basketball game, for this Friday against Missouri Valley, has been cancelled due to incoming weather.
The varsity girls/ boys game with E/EHK scheduled for Friday has been moved to the Thursday before (Jan. 17). Girls at 6:00 pm with boys to follow.
The JV game against CRB in Mondamin on Jan. 31st has been cancelled due to a conflict that CRB has.
Congratulations to TY HOUSTON in Joining the 1,000 career point club for West Harrison Basketball. Ty had 25 points in a win (73-67) over Woodbine on Jan. 11. His total career points are 1,003 as of that game.
The JV basketball games at Coon Rapids-Bayard on Monday, Jan. 14th will start with the girls game at 5:00 pm. followed by the boys.
If you are interested in ordering a wrestling t-shirt talk to Mr. Nunez, Coach Forbes, or Corbin Pavlik. The order forms are outside the high school office.
The West Harrison varsity basketball games location has been changed for the Jan. 28th games vs. East Mills. Due to an event conflict the basketball games will be played at the elementary school. The address is 58962 380th St. Hastings, IA 51540
Please be aware we are still working out a few minor issues with the new website. Thank you for your patience. Go Hawkeyes!
Welcome to the new West Harrison website! The site address didn't change its still www.westharrison.school. Be sure to download the app from the link at the bottom of the homepage. Go Hawkeyes!