Play-by-play for Harrison School

Harrison School Board members convened on Feb. 12 for a short, sweet and to-the-point meeting. Though the school and students are busier than ever, board members, administration and staff made quick work of Monday night’s agenda.

First up was Harrison Student Council President Lane Buus, who gave a quick update on student happenings since the last board meeting. Buus mentioned lone Wildcat Zach Rogers who competed in the divisional Speech, Drama and Debate tournament, homecoming and senior honor nights, superhero forts and Valentine’s Day plans for the community.

Activities Director Connie Young said the school had wrapped up junior high basketball and were preparing for high school tournaments. The director is looking ahead to the upcoming track season and anticipates attending meets further away this season, such as Corvallis. “We’ve got to get our kids to some meets and that’s going to require some travel time,” she said.

 Young said she is also excited to bring Donkey Basketball to the school and community on April 18.

New science teacher Trevor Nichols gave a presentation on what’s happening in his classes, including a freshman earth science class, sophomore biology, junior chemistry and senior elective classes, advanced physics and environmental science. Nichols said he is working on data tracking and different note taking styles with students, as well as preparing students for the upcoming Academic Olympics, March 14-15.

The board accepted the resignation of English teacher Kevin Edgar, who will be headed to Butte to teach History next year, and two hiring applications for substitute teachers.

Superintendent Fred Hofman’s report included activities for spring, such as driver’s education and the school play.


Action items

  • The board passed the new co-op agreement with Whitehall Schools to participate in their football program. The agreement brings with it three changes to the previous co-op: a $75 player fee, two Harrison staff members to help during post-season play, and Harrison activity passes are no longer accepted at games.
  • The board approved two election resolutions, dealing with voted levies and elections for trustees. 

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