Harrison Happenings

July 2021

Harrison Events

  • Aug 9- Grade 5 Meet the Teacher
  • Aug 11- Grade 6 Meet the Teacher
  • Aug 12- First Day of School

Welcome Back Bucs!

Buccaneer Family,

We are so excited for the 2021-2022 school year and so excited to have you with us. To our new Buccaneers—welcome! It is going to be a great school year. Our teachers and staff are ready and eager to meet you and welcome you into our family. We are here to learn together, grow together, and make this year the best one yet! If you need anything, don’t hesitate to reach out. As always—be the good, do the good, Buccaneer Strong. We’ll see you soon!

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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 with the completed construction and new cafeteria. We are here to support and love you all this year. #buccaneerstrong #harrisonhome

Allison Beene, Assistant Principal Grade 5

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! Harrison has become home for me and I know that it will for you, too. I am eager to get to know each of you and do whatever I can to make this year the best one yet. If you need anything, please reach out. See you soon! #harrisonhome

Justin Falcone, Assistant Principal Grade 6

I am so excited to begin the 21-22 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 5

Hey there Bucs! I can’t wait to see our new halls filled with all of our Buccaneers. This school year I will be working primarily with 5th graders helping them acclimate to being a part of our Harrison family. I will be visiting all 5th grade Social Studies classrooms the first few weeks of school so they know who I am and how to reach me when needed. We know this year will be an even bigger transition for students not only moving up to intermediate school but for some also adjusting back to in-person learning. 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 6

Hi Buccaneers! I look forward to meeting our new Buccaneers and seeing our returning students. This school year I will primarily be serving our 6th grade students and their families. I will be visiting our 6th 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.

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Chromebooks are Going Home at Harrison

July 26, 2021

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 2021-2022 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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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 contact you when we get our machine up and running after construction is complete. Thank you for your patience!

Class T-Shirts


It’s time to order Class T-Shirts! New this year, we are inviting all Future Raiders and Future Pirates to join in the fun of celebrating their Graduating Class! Use the link below to order Class T-Shirt! #RFL #AHMO #commUNITY


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