Harrison Herald


Weekly Update

Our students may have had a short week, but they were so focused on their IReady diagnostic tests. It's an opportunity for students to show what they know and how much they have progressed since the fall test! You will receive a family report once the testing window has closed!

It has been a weird winter so far and it's hard to know what children should wear! Please know that playing outside lately has been really messy with the mud. There is mud everywhere. Sometimes it's good for the younger students to have extra clothes/socks in backpacks just in case.

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Girls on the Run

Girls on the run is a fun after school program for girls in grades 3-5. It helps girls build their confidence, kindness, and decision-making skills while learning about the connection between physical and emotional health. Practices at Harrison will begin March 7 and will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00, led my Mrs. Costello and Mrs. Ringa. The season ends with a 5k run/walk on May 21. Online registration for the program begins on January 25, and is limited to 15 girls. More information and links to registration can be found at https://www.gotrnwil.org/

News from the Lunchroom

Lunch/Recess Supervisor Needed

We are looking to hire a lunch/recess supervisor! This is a prime opportunity to work two hours a day, 3-5 days and still have much of the day free! Please consider working at our amazing school. Call the office at 815-653-2311 for more information. We are gathering applicants at this time.

Home Lunch

Lunch from home should be sent ready to eat and cannot be heated up in the cafeteria.

From the Nurse's Office


Throughout the winter months, we see a lot of illness. COVID cases are on the rise in McHenry county as well. It is always recommended to get a COVID test. Free Home Covid tests available through the government, delivered by post office.


If your child has any sort of illness, please keep them home until they are better.

Additional School Information

Upcoming Dates:

January 24 - BOE Meeting

February 10 - 7th-8th Grade Valentine's Dance

Healthy Snacks

If your student brings a snack to school, please be sure that it is a healthy option. We would love to see fruits, veggies, crackers, etc. Thanks for your help in this matter!

PTO Corner

For your information

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Harrison ABCs

These are the ABCs of our school. We reteach these pillars throughout all locations of the school.

Act Responsibly

Be Respectful

Care about Safety