Harrisonville Schools e-newsletter - 7/13/22 - #GDTBAW
Good morning #WildcatFamily! You'll notice a new look and new title for our district newsletter. You've known this newsletter as Key News, but we wanted it to reflect our purpose. We are focused on not just providing information, but using this newsletter to connect our families and community with our schools and celebrate our connection as one #WildcatFamily. We also want to streamline your experience in using this newsletter, so you'll see a list of headlines right at the top which includes any actionable or time sensitive information to help you navigate your newsletter more efficiently. The regular sections are staying the same and once August hits, you'll still get this newsletter twice per month. We hope you enjoy this first edition of #WildcatFamily Connections.
In this edition...
*Online Registration begins 7/25; Families to receive email on that date with more info
*Physical Night set for 7/27; Appointments required
*Cardboard Boat Races back on 8/7; Open to all
*Teachers attend RWL training
*New band director takes over; Welcome Brandon Hord
*Props I+N Update - HHS work continues
*Homecoming 2022 set for Sept. 16 - Parade, Shirts, Golf Tourney - Registration/Ordering open now
*Summer Journey Fun - Field Day at HES
*Regular Features - BOE Update, Points of Pride, Supporting Our Own, Upcoming Events
Online registration for 2022-23 school year to begin July 25
As part of this registration process, families will also need to provide proof of residency. You will have the opportunity to upload it during the registration process or you can email documentation to email@example.com. As a reminder, residency documentation can include...
A current, original utility bill that is no more than 30 days old. The bill must be in the resident’s name, and no final notices will be accepted. UTILITY STATEMENTS INCLUDE GAS, ELECTRIC, AND WATER. THOSE ITEMS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED ARE TELEPHONE, CABLE, MORTGAGE, AND OTHER STATEMENTS. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE UTILITY STATEMENT INCLUDES YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS. A rental/lease agreement including names of all occupants (including student), dates of agreement and the name, address, phone number and signature of the landlord. A contract to build or purchase a home within the Harrisonville School District reflecting a possession or closing date within 90 calendar days of the first day of school attendance. If you are residing with a family member and do not have any of the above mentioned documents, you can complete a temporary residency form available at the district office. The temporary residency form requires a notary. Registration and residency verification must be complete by Friday, August 12.
A current, original utility bill that is no more than 30 days old. The bill must be in the resident’s name, and no final notices will be accepted. UTILITY STATEMENTS INCLUDE GAS, ELECTRIC, AND WATER. THOSE ITEMS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED ARE TELEPHONE, CABLE, MORTGAGE, AND OTHER STATEMENTS. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE UTILITY STATEMENT INCLUDES YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.
A rental/lease agreement including names of all occupants (including student), dates of agreement and the name, address, phone number and signature of the landlord.
A contract to build or purchase a home within the Harrisonville School District reflecting a possession or closing date within 90 calendar days of the first day of school attendance.
If you are residing with a family member and do not have any of the above mentioned documents, you can complete a temporary residency form available at the district office. The temporary residency form requires a notary.
Registration and residency verification must be complete by Friday, August 12.
Physical Night set for July 27
Harrisonville Schools will host Physical Night on Wednesday, July 27 at Harrisonville High School. The event is open to all HHS and HMS 7-12th graders who need a physical to participate in an activity this year. The cost is $10 and all students must register for an appointment time. The schedule is available at this link - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0845ADA62EAAF85-athletic
New this year for students will be the use of an athletic physical management software called Privit. All students should access Privit to create an account prior to physical night. The directions are available here - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XOaSsVv-7S_ij-a6lqKE008F9LV6MkFcPkeNSrBQNn0/edit
The Cass County Health Department will also be providing school immunizations during the 6-8 p.m. time frame. If you have any questions about this, please contact Kelsie Stafford - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physicals are valid for two years and physicals are required to participate in the first day of practice.
Teachers attend training to support Real World Learning Initiative
Six Harrisonville High School teachers participated in a weeklong experience to bring real-world learning to our students.
Show-Me Careers is a professional development program for educators, counselors and administrators to learn firsthand about relevant career pathways in today’s business and industry settings. Through these externship experiences, education professionals gain a more robust understanding of the technical skills, behaviors and mindsets students need to be successful in today’s professional environments. The program provides a unique, hands-on learning experience inside local employers for one week in the summer and directly supports the Kauffman Real World Learning model implemented across 28 districts in the region.
The HHS teachers who took part were Jake Kohl, Bill Kay, Dennis Kocher, Kyle Crutchfield, Roseann Hoffman, and Julie Zaring.
Board approves new band director
During the July Board meeting, the Board of Education approved Brandon Hord as the new band director for Harrisonville High School and assistant director at Harrisonville Middle School.
Hord earned his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Central Missouri and his master’s in music (performance and literature) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
He spent the last five years as Director of Instrumental Music at Rockhurst High School. Prior to that, he was the director of bands at Raytown South High School and Hickman Mills School District. He has a total of ten years experience as a band director. He is also a Cass County high school alum as he graduated from Ray-Pec High School.
Hord is a member of the Missouri Bandmasters Association, the National Association of Music Educators, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (a music fraternity). He also earned his Eagle Scout during high school.
Hord is married to his wife, Tyler, and they have two children, Henry and Claire.
Cardboard Boat Races return to City Lake
The Harrisonville Wildcat football team will host the third Cardboard Boat Races at City Park on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public both as participants and as the audience.
Teams will race cardboard boats approximately 50 yards into the lake and back to shore with winners for fastest boat, Judge’s Choice, People’s Choice and Titanic (first to sink).
Businesses, families, and organizations are invited to build a boat to participate. Boats must be constructed completely of cardboard and duct tape - no other materials may be used. There is no registration required. For more information on race rules and procedures, visit the district website at www.harrisonvilleschools.org.
Work I+N Progress - Bond Project Updates
Points of Pride
Cass Career Center FFA President Trey Hoffman attended the Missouri FFA HYPE Academy June 28-30 in Jefferson City. The academy, sponsored by the Missouri Corn Growers, teaches students the legislative process. Students were assigned a topic, researched the topics pros and cons and had to testify at a mock committee hearing in the state capitol building. Trey's topic was the Next Generation Fuels Act. He presented to Senator Mike Bernskoetter, Representative Louis Riggs, Representative Peggy McGaugh, and Representative Willard Haley. Trey was chosen as one of the top incoming senior FFA members in Missouri to attend this academy.
Eight Cass Career Center FFA members attended Week 3 of State FFA Leadership Camp, June 20-24th at Lake of the Ozarks State Park - Camp Rising Sun. Jared Anderson, Preston Baker, Austin Calvin, Phoenix Crook, Hayden Edwards, Emmitt Enderle, Mark Gregg, and Joseph Wray attended the 5-day camp. During the camp, members joined about 200 other FFA members from Missouri to attend leadership training sessions, hear from industry speakers, play in sports tournaments, have fun at the waterfront, learn archery and trapshooting, and participate in a dance and a comedy show. Preston Baker was named the All-Around Camper. Jared Anderson placed 2nd in the Extemporaneous Speech Contest. Preston Baker placed 2nd in the FFA Rituals Contest. Jared Anderson, Preston Baker, and Emmitt Enderle earned their State Leadership Pins.
Four Harrisonville High School students recently returned from Boys & Girls State - a leadership and citizenship development program. Kale Weber, Samuel Anderson, Elizabeth Allen & Menda Schroeder participated in the weeklong event at Lindenwood University. Kale served as a firefighter until he was appointed a deputy sheriff. He was also a state party convention delegate for his ward. Samuel was the head deputy sheriff of his county. Elizabeth attended the school of legislation and lobbying. She served as a city and county central committee woman. Menda also attended the school of legislation and lobbying and served as the city and county central committee chair, as well as a state central committee woman. All four students will be seniors at HHS this fall.
Four Cass Career Center FFA members attended the Washington Leadership Conference, June 14-19th. Erin Rhode-Allen, Morgan Kampe, Kelsey Vergouven, and Carter Roberts spent six days touring national monuments, meeting with congressional members, participating in leadership development workshops, and meeting hundreds of other FFA members across the country.
Our Wildcat wrestlers took part in the University of Missouri team camp this week. There were over 40 teams from 14 different states at the camp. Our participants included Chris Sullivan, Russell Minsky, Zack Dye, Luke DeVenney, Jonas Yoder, and Gabe Hunter. They were accompanied by Head Wrestling Coach Eric DeVenney.
Recent grad Carson Miller represented Team Missouri in the GKCFCA Missouri vs Kansas High School Football All-Star Game. Missouri won 32-15 and Carson had five tackles and a forced fumble.
Congratulations to Chloe Herrick and Iasiah Turrentine who were part of helping Team Missouri to a 5th place finish this week at the National Dual Wrestling Tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Thirty teams competed. Coach Herrick was also a part of Team Missouri.
Summer Journey Fun
On the final day of Summer Journey at Harrisonville Elementary School, students enjoyed a field day filled with water games, traditional games like tug-of-war & musical chairs, and lots of smiles and giggles. Additional photos can be found on the HES Facebook page - www.facebook.com/HarrisonvilleElementaryWildcats.
Hot Potato (or Wet Sponge)
Alaya Stout gets caught with the “hot potato” or sponge filled with water and prepares to douse herself by wringing it out.
Tanner McDuffy, Xavier Marin, and Armani Hampton look pretty happy enjoying their Shiver’s shaved ice.
Bright Futures preps for Back-to-School Fair; seeks donations
- Businesses, organizations, individuals, churches, etc are asked to "Adopt-a-Wildcat" and provide the entire set of school supplies (excluding a backpack) for that student. Out of 143 students who have requested help with school supplies, there are three slots open. To sign up to adopt a Wildcat, use this link - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d45abab22a5f58-2022.
- If you'd simply like to make a monetary donation to help with the purchase of backpacks, go to https://harrisonvillepublicschoolfoundation.networkforgood.com/projects/33254-bright-futures-harrisonville.
- Station 42 is the Bright Futures clothing resource area and current needs there are for...
Little Girls Size 5-6 Pants, Leggings, Shorts
Little Boys Size 5-6, 10 Pants, Shorts
- Bright Futures provides hygiene kits as part of the fair. The organization is looking for donations of 150 bottles of shampoo/conditioner.
All donations can be dropped off at the school district admin office, 503 S. Lexington, between 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Closed for lunch 11:30-12:15 through July)
Board of Education News
The Board held its monthly meeting on June 28. Agenda Items included...
- Approval of the addition of a focus facilitator at Harrisonville High School
- Approval of the combined the coaching salary and extra-duty pay schedule
- Approval of the budget amendment to adjust the expenditure appropriations budget as presented and to approve a resolution authorizing a transfer from the General Fund (001) to the Special Revenue Fund (002) in the amount necessary to eliminate a Special Revenue Fund or Teacher's Fund deficit estimated at $1,682,229.
- Approval of 2022-23 budget
The agenda for monthly meetings is posted the Friday before and full minutes from each meeting are available here.
The Board also livestreams all meetings on the district YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/HarrisonvilleSchools.
Videos of past meetings are available at this link - https://www.harrisonvilleschools.org/Page/940 and on Board Docs.
July 25 - Online Registration Begins
July 27 - Physical Night, 6-8 p.m., HHS
July 30-Aug. 7 - Fall Sports Dead Week
Aug. 8 - Fall Sports Practices Begin (HHS)
Aug. 12 - Online Registration & Residency Verification Due
Aug. 22 - Meet the Teacher Day
Aug. 24 - First Day of School
Sept. 5 - No School
Sept. 16 - Homecoming
Homecoming Event Info
Foundation to host Homecoming Golf Tournament
Team and individual openings are available for the Harrisonville Public School Foundation’s Annual Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament on Friday, September 16, 2022.
The Tournament will be part of the Harrisonville High School Homecoming festivities and will take place at Hoots Hollow at Country Creek Golf Course beginning at 8 a.m. on Sept. 16.
Registration is available on-line at www.harrisonvilleschools.org/foundation or forms can be picked up at the district’s administrative offices, 503 S. Lexington. Registration is $80 per golfer or $320 per team which includes green fees, a cart, and a buffet lunch following the tournament.
The Tournament will be played as a four-person scramble with two flights. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams in each flight, as well as for closest to the pin and longest drive.
The Foundation is also looking for Tournament sponsors. Three levels of sponsorship are available; True Wildcat ($1000), Royal Blue ($500), and White or Tee/Green ($100).
Monies raised through this event will fund foundation programming including teacher grants for innovative classroom programs which enhance the curriculum, the Excellence in Academics program which seeks to honor and foster academic excellence at HHS, and staff scholarships which provide opportunities for staff to enhance their learning.
HHS Student Council selling "Groovy" Homecoming shirts
T-shirt orders are due Aug. 26
Register now for the Homecoming Parade
Parade judges will be looking at entries that incorporate the theme along with showcasing the business or organization. Please ensure registration is completed and submitted by Friday, September 9, 2022. Register here - https://forms.gle/nAjw9QNuJA6vTaYe6.
Parade registration is $10 and payable to HHS Student Council.
Supporting Our Own
Ag department seeks historic photos
The CCC ag department is looking to decorate the new Agriculture classrooms with pictures of former Harrisonville/Cass County Ag students & FFA members working on their farm / SAE projects. They are especially interested in pictures of young farmers from the 1950s-1990s. If you have electronic copies of pictures, please email them to Jason Dieckhoff at email@example.com. If the picture is not electronic, he can scan the picture, just contact him.
They have many pictures in old scrapbooks but are looking for additional pictures to ensure they have a good representation.