Harrison Happenings

August 7, 2022

Harrison Events

  • Aug 8- Grade 5 Meet the Teacher 5:30-7:30
  • Aug 9- Grade 6 Meet the Teacher 5:30-7:30
  • Aug 11- First Day of School
  • Aug 26- 6th Grade PTA Dance 6:00-7:30
  • Sept 5- Labor Day (No School)
  • Sept 9- 5th Grade PTA Dance 6:00-7:30
  • Sept 14- Wylie Way Day

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Meet the Teacher

Buccaneer Family,

We hope to see you at Schedule Pick-Up/Meet the Teacher next week. You are welcome to bring your supplies and leave them in your first academic class. We have been preparing all week to meet you. Hope to see you there!!!

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PTA Membership

Our new membership year is open! Please visit https://txpta.secure.force.com/JoinPTA/ and become a member today! (Make sure your STUDENT is a member to attend the dances.)

For the Matey program: https://wylie-matey.cheddarup.com

Your PTA membership includes:

* Attendance to PTA events - school dances

* PTA Reflections Competition

* Discounts throughout the community

* Helping the school, teachers, and students of Harrison

Buccaneer Spirit Wear

Harrison PTA is excited to offer Buccaneer Spirit Wear. Follow the link for the spirit shop. The store closes Sunday, August 21 at midnight.


Class T-Shirts

Wednesdays in Raider Nation are Class Shirt Day! W.E. would LOVE for our Future Raiders to join in on the fun, as well! That's right....Class of 2035, we have a shirt for you, too!! Never too early to start celebrating your graduating class! The store closes on September 2.

**Here's the link to order a class shirt for the new school year:


#RFL #DUBeast #WEbelieve

Christa Smyder, Principal

I am so excited to see our old and meet our new Buccaneers! We have spent all summer planning for your return. Our staff is thankful to be able to serve our Buccaneers. We are here to support and love you all this year. #buccaneerstrong #harrisonhome

Allison Beene, Assistant Principal Grade 6

Welcome back, Bucs! We are so excited to see you soon. No matter what this year holds, we know one thing for sure—it’s going to be amazing! I can't wait to see all of our returning Bucs and meet all of our new Buccaneers as well. If you need anything, please reach out. See you soon! #harrisonhome

Justin Falcone, Assistant Principal Grade 5

I am so excited to begin the 22-23 school year. To all our 6th grade Buccaneers, I cannot wait to see you again and welcome you back. To all our incoming 5th grade Buccaneers, I cannot wait to meet you and welcome you to Harrison! We are here to support you in whatever means possible and to make your experience here at Harrison amazing!! See you soon Buccaneers!!!


Ashley Rinn, Counselor Grade 6

Hey there Bucs! I can’t wait to see our halls filled with all of our Buccaneers. This school year I will be working primarily with 6th graders. We have lots of strategies and supports ready for all of our Bucs and know that is going to be a GREAT year! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Dalila Nastase, Counselor Grade 5

Hi Buccaneers! I look forward to meeting our new Buccaneers and seeing our returning students. This school year I will primarily be serving our 5th grade students and their families. I will be visiting our 5th graders during the first weeks in their Social Studies classes to share resources and ways to stay in contact with me. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Wylie ISD BAck-to-school guide

The Wylie ISD Back-To-School Guide is out! Follow the link to see all the important information from Wylie ISD.

Wylie ISD 2022-23 Back-to-School Guide (English)

Link to WISD Dress Code

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Chromebooks are Going Home at Harrison

Wylie ISD Families,

RE: Technology Chromebook One-to-One Program

In Wylie ISD, all secondary students have had access to Chromebooks in various content classes since 2015. Starting in 2017, our 5th-8th graders were issued a Chromebook to use throughout the entire school day. We are excited to announce for the 2021-2022 school year, we will continue to implement a one-to-one Chromebook program at our secondary campuses. The students in grades 5-8 will also be allowed to take the Chromebooks home.

Chromebooks will be distributed to students at the beginning of the school year after the parent and student sign a device agreement. Each campus will publish more information regarding device distribution. Students will be issued a Dell Chromebook along with a power adapter, cord, and protective case. Wylie ISD will require that Chromebook insurance be purchased prior to the deployment of the Chromebook to the student. For students in grades 5-8, the annual fee will be $30 per device. The insurance package covers any type of device malfunction, including:

· Hardware

· Accidental damage (drops/spills)

· Cracked screen

· Liquid submersion

· Power surge (lightning)

· Theft with a police report

· Vandalism

To learn more about the Wylie ISD 1:1 Chromebook Program, including information on the device agreement, insurance, device resources, and a FAQ section, please visit https://tinyurl.com/Wylie1to1.

Thank you for your support of the Wylie ISD 1:1 Chromebook Program. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your student’s campus principal.


Christa Smyder, Principal

Harrison Intermediate School


Parents, you will receive an email from Skyward telling you step-by-step what to fill out. Please complete your annual forms through your Skyward Family Access to register your child for the 2022-2023 school year. This is where you will update phone numbers and sign all your annual forms, including your Student Code of Conduct.

Family Access

Online Registration tutorial

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Harrison Traffic Pattern

Harrison is very busy before and after school. Our doors open at 7:45 am and we ask that students not be dropped off before. Bus riders will be dropped off at the main entrance. Carpool students will take the loop around the school and be dropped off at the cafeteria. At the end of the day, students wait in the cafeteria for their names to be called. A staff member will call student names to the carpool name. Having your student’s first and last name on a piece of paper in your windshield is optional in helping speed up this process. We have many walkers and crosswalks. Please drive slow and watch for crossing Buccaneers!
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A few important updates and reminders for the new year:

  • Bus stops/bus routes (Infofinder) will be live by Aug. 1, the link can be found here or on the transportation webpage. Please check your child’s bus stop info as it may have changed.

  • Wylie ISD uses “Here Comes the Bus,” which can be found through the district’s app (can also be downloaded on its own). Here Comes the Bus is how the Transportation department communicates if a bus is running late. More information about Here Comes the Bus can be found on the Transportation webpage.


We are excited to continue our Pre-Check ID program and welcome our parents and families back on our campuses to volunteer and for celebrations and events. The webpage has been updated for the new school year. Please start by filling out the form on the website. We will let you know when we are ready to get your picture and badge.

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