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Harrison Preparatory School

Mission & Vision

Students at HP will graduate as caring, curious, confident, and college-ready young people who have respect for multiple cultures and perspectives.

Teachers at HP will design standards-based challenging learning experiences enriched through technology, community partnerships and personal projects.

Staff at HP will foster meaningful and personalized relationships preparing students for global citizenship.

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Report Cards
The next report card will be for Third Quarter. Reports will be mailed home April 18, 2014.

Principal's Message

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Dear HP Families and Friends

Thank you for all who participated in Spring conferences to partner with us as we strive to cultivate opportunities for success for each and every student. At these conferences we discussed the chance for students struggling in a core class to participate in Summer School which will be free of charge for middle school students. We highly recommend participation for students who can benefit from the extra academic support. A Summer School Information Link has been established on our website.

High school credit retrieval information is also available for high school students that have failed one or more of their core classes. Making up these courses is important to keep students on-track for graduation. If you have any questions about summer school, please don’t hesitate to call one of our counselors, Mr. Claudio, or Mrs. Irving at (253) 583-5418 and they will happily assist you.


Students completed their second round of testing on our Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). All students have had the opportunity to chart their growth and to set new goals for the final MAP test. Teachers have analyzed student growth and progress and they developed strategies to support students who may need additional interventions. Overall the results for our students are very positive. On average, students in all grade levels in both reading and math exceeded their projected growth targets on this assessment and many achieved scores that are typically well above their peers on a national average.

As you know, students have been piloting the new state test, The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). This test is a multistate assessment aligned with a common core of academic content standards for English language Arts and mathematics. Smarter Balanced assessments are designed to measure student progress toward college and career readiness. The information gained from pilot testing this year will help to solidify needed changes for the coming year when the assessments will be given in all schools across the state. We appreciate your support in helping to make sure that students take this pilot process seriously as the information we gain will be beneficial for future testing.

Thank you again for your continued support and partnership. I, along with the HP staff, hope you have a wonderful Spring Break. We look forward to celebrating with all of our volunteers on the evening of April 9th because we know that our school just wouldn’t be the same without you!

Lisa Boyd

Lisa Boyd

Harrison Prep News & Announcements

Regional Science Fair Winners
Science Fari
Congratulations to Adam McCombs, Amber Beck, and Will Joy, who all placed at the South Sound Regional Science Fair and once again represented Harrison Prep with excellence, taking home more awards than any other high school in the district. Will earned an honorable mention in the chemistry category, Amber earned a 3rd place prize in the electrical and mechanical engineering category, and Adam took 1st place in the Environmental Science category as well as a sustainable development specialty prize.

State Knowledge Bowl Tournament
Knowledge Bowl website
Congratulations to our Knowledge Bowl team, who finished 11th at the state tournament on Saturday. The Knowledge Bowl team is made up of: Sam Grivas, Myles Grigsby, Tyler Wood, Zoe Nelson, Kevin Starr, and Chance Las Dulce. Shake their hand if you see them!

Winning Career Day Video
Harrison Prep's Advanced Media Lit students won second place in the Pierce County Career Day Video Contest!!!

Congratulations to Jose P, Brian R, Steven H, Nygil N, Alex S and Jenz V for now officially being professional videographers.

Act Six Scholarship Winners
Learn About Act Six here
Two of HP's 17 seniors have just learned that they have won full ride Act Six Scholarships to Washington Universities. Elexia Johnson's is to PLU and Kellen Polit has a scholarship to Trinity Lutheran.That is 4 years of tuition, room, board, books and mentoring!

Progress Reports Emailed to Your Inbox
Learn to set this up
If you want to set up email notification of your student's grades, the instructions are in the latest Friday News from HP. You will get that emailed to you Jan 17, or you can find it by clicking on the url above. It is also on the webpage, click on the Set Up Email link on the left. It is very easy!! If you have questions please call the office, we can help.

Volunteering at HP

Harrison Prep has lots of opportunities for parents and community members to partner with us in our mission.

All volunteers must be screened each year, if you haven't yet done that, the form is a click away. On the left of this page, click on Volunteer Form, and you can download and print it out at home. They have to be submitted in person, and a valid ID must be shown at that time. The screening can be done in just a day, so you will be ready to help in no time!

You can also get the form in the office, fill it out, and present ID at that time.

There is also a volunteer survey on the link with the screening form, and if you fill that out, you can email it to us or send it with your student If we have that form, we can let you know when those opportunities are happening.

If you have questions about volunteering at Harrison, please call 253-583-5418.

IB Diploma Programme Candidate School

Lt. Gen. William H. Harrison Prep. School is a candidate school for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Lt. Gen. William H. Harrison Prep. School believes is important for our students.

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate).

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

ID Badges are Mandatory

All staff and students at HP are required to wear their ID badges every day at school. This is a security measure to keep everyone safe. HP has free lanyards for students, or they may use one of their own. All students received a free ID card after having their picture taken. If the first one is lost, replacements are $1 for the first card, $2 for the seond, and so on. Students should check the small lost and found in the library if their card is missing.

Learn More about the IB MYP
Go to this site and click on the link for the General Regulations for the IB MYP
As an authorized IB MYP World School, it is our responsibility to make this information accessible to you. Please read it and contact Casey Silbaugh if you have questions or concerns.

Asbestos Information
Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Notice
In accordance with the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), Clover Park School District notifies families and employees each year of the availability of Asbestos Management Plans and actions the district is taking to maintain asbestos-containing materials in its buildings. You can view the notice on the district’s website under “Public Notices” at the following link:



March 25, 2014

Smarter, Balanced Assessments
We are piloting these assessments for math and reading in the months of March and April. You can read about these assessments here

All middle school students will take Math and Reading tests. The schedule is to the left under SBAC Schedule. It is very important that students be present for this testing. Please look at the schedule before you make appointments - it will be difficult for your student to make up the assessments if they are pulled out of testing sessions. Thank you.

UPDATE: Testing will begin a week later than planned due to quality assurance issues with the test.

April 19, 2014

Prom Night!
Moroccan Oasis is our theme for 2014, Saturday, April 19 from 7 - 11 p.m. The location is the North Aquarium at Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Tickets are on sale now - they are only sold in advance, and must be purchased by April 15. Tickets are $90 couple, $55 single, and include dinner.

April 22, 2014

Volunteer Celebration!
Please join us as we celebrate our volunteers Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at HP! There will be dinner, cake, and lots of love! Please RSVP to 253-583-5418 by April 18.

April 23, 2014

New Student Information Nights

All parents interested in enrollment for 2014-2015 are invited and encouraged to attend one of our New Student Info Nights this spring. They are held in the gym at HP, starting at 6:00 p.m. on 2/26, 3/26 and 4/23.

Attendees will hear about HP, and the IB program from staff and students and receive enrollment packets the night they attend.

Enrollment packets are accepted for in-district students May 5 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Out-of-district student forms will be accepted starting May 12.
If you have a sibling entering, we must know by May 1; that way we can save a space; otherwise there may not be room.

May 14, 2014

Spring Choir Concert
Lakes Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.

June 9 &10, 2014

Community Service Days
Students will perform community service on June 9 & 10 this year; our planning day will be April 16. If you would like to help this year, please contact Mrs. Reandeau. This year's groups are:
Arts and Mural
Food Bank
HP Clean Up and Garden
Steilacoom Parks
HP Blueberry Farm
Puget Creek Cleanup
Trail Restoration
Elementary Mentors
Legacy (oral histories)

Lt. Gen. William H. Harrison Preparatory School, IB MYP World School 8800 121st St SW., Lakewood, WA 98498 253-583-5418 FAX: 253-583-5417 Attendance: 583-5435
Last Modified: Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014