November 27 - 20, 2013
Early release Wednesday, Nov. 27
No School Thursday - Friday, Nov. 28-29.
December 2, 2013
National Junior Honor Society Induction
NJHS Induction will be 12/2 at 6:00 pm. This fall we have 33 Inductees, up from the usual 15-20. This will bring our membership numbers up to well over 50 members.
Students have to apply to be a part of the organization, and have to maintain a commitment to Character, Citizenship, Service, Scholarship and Leadership. To apply, students must have at least a 3.3 GPA, and once Inducted need to maintain a minimum 3.2. Members must pay $15 annual dues to defray the expenses for materials needed for carrying out community service projects. Members must complete a minimum of 25 hours of community service every year, and they are expected to provide role models for the HP community, actively seeking out opportunities to serve the community.
Service projects vary, but encompass the five traits of Character, Citizenship, Service, Scholarship and Leadership. For 2013-14 students are creating a team for Relay for Life, working with the YMCA on tutoring students in an afterschool setting, working with the JBLM Pet Brigade, developing a relationship with Patriots Landing to work with the elderly, working with the HP Family Involvement Committee, and working with HP PTO to coordinate a babysitting program for various afterschool and evening HP events. They have also contacted Grave Concerns in order to get involved with the Steilacoom Cemetery reclamation and beautification project that is part of a national concern to preserve the dignity of the departed.
December 2 - 6, 2014
It’s time for our first Spirit Week this year.
Monday – Messy Monday, sweats, lazy clothes.
Tuesday – Twin Tuesday, we’ll be seeing double!
Wednesday Generation Day, 6/7th dress as babies, 8/9th as little kids; 10th as teenagers, 11/12th as adults, and staff as grandparents.
Thursday –# Throwback Sweater Day – Ugly sweaters, the older the better.
Friday – HP Spirit, Wear your spirit gear!
So hit the Goodwill and get your outfits ready. House points for participation.
December 6, 2013
This is a dressy dance, but not formal.
The MS dance is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.,
HS from 8:00 – 10:30 pm.
Tickets are $10 with an ASB card, $12 without, and $15 at the door. Snacks and favors at the dance!
December 9, 2013
National Honor Society Induction will take place Monday, December 9 at 6 p.m.
December 10, 2013
Come hear our HP Choirs, led by Mr. Ryan Harris.
They will perform at the Lakes High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.
December 11, 2013
Harrison Prep's Annual Science Fair takes place Wednesday December 11. All students are expected to participate.
The format for judging and viewing is different this year.
Boards will be judged in the middle school classrooms.
Students need to arrive with their boards by 5:30.
Parents don’t need to be here until 7:00 p.m. for the awards ceremony.
This year parents will not be allowed to be with their student during judging, so they can either drop their student off at 5:30 and come back later, or hang out in the gym until judging is over.
5-5:30PM – Judge orientation
5:30-6:30 – judging
6:30-7:00 – Compile scores
7:00-7:30 – Awards ceremony
December 13, 2013
At the Lakewood Towne Center B&N on Friday December 13, from 9:30am – 9:30pm.
Plan ahead to shop for holiday gifts for friends and family. Even purchases from the Starbucks within Barnes and Noble count toward HP’s profits! Just remember to say “Harrison Prep” at the registers!
Our ASB students are coming up with some fun activities to be held in the store that afternoon/evening, including Dobby Sock scavenger hunts. Hope to see you there!
January 16, 2014
PTO meeting, 6:30-7:30 @ HP
FIRST meeting with the new Board! Come welcome them and find out what is new.
NOTE: IB Orientation will take place, specifically for 9th and 10th grade families but all are welcome