As we transition from fall to winter, one quarter of the school year has been completed. Thank you Harrah Elementary parents and guardians for the dramatic improvements in daily attendance! Our children are coming to school more consistently, on time, and staying for the entire instructional day. Principal Hannah reports that 52 stu-dents have missed five to nine school days and nine children have missed ten or more school days to date. When you consider that at the close of last year over 100 students missed five to nine days, and 350 had ten or more absences, this is commendable. We are commit-ted to maintain focus on the children being here on a regular, consistent basis.
Secondary staff members have weekly been monitoring the percent of students who are receiving passing grades on bulletin boards on each campus. Several classes have an upward trend in the percent of students passing. Seventh grade has 59% of the students with passing grades while the sophomore and junior classes have peaked at approximately 60% of the students passing. This year we have the largest senior class of recent record with 82 students enrolled. The challenge many face is that they are credit deficient and working on meeting graduation requirements.
Finally, congratulations to the fall sports student athletes in both the high school and middle school who have successfully balanced the academic demands required to maintain eligibility. The middle school girls’ volleyball team consistently maintained eligibility of 90% or better of the participants. The high school volleyball, football, cross-country and cheer athletes as a whole have had higher rates of eligibility throughout their entire season. Way to Go!
6:00 PM Board Meeting - Harrah
5:30 PM JOM/IPEC Meeting
6:00 PM PTSA - Harrah
3:00 PM HS Tennis vs. Zillah (Home)