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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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!