HHS students volunteer at Harvesters
Harrisonville High School SADD & Key Club members traveled to Harvesters to volunteer on April 13.
FFA members participate in mud run with lawn mowers
Before the April FFA Meeting, the Cass Career Center FFA held it's annual Lawn Mower Mud Run. Congratulations to Ty Cook and Matthew Morrison for winning their horsepower classes. The event was coordinated by FFA members Kyle Fiore and Jared Ford.
HES hosts Career Day
Harrisonville Elementary School hosted Career Day on Thursday, April 13. Students had the opportunity to listen to classroom speakers and also went outside for the Careers on Wheels.
The classroom speakers included Tim Mikelson, Harrisonville Police Department; Brad Teeter, engineer; Amanda Anderson, National Tire & Battery; Ross Glazner, Brick House Coffee; Martha Schroeder, Schroeder Chiropractic; Gabe Schnelle, CenturyLink; Shawna Walker, Harrisonville Animal Control; Nate Bascue, Auto Truck Group; Kyla King, healthcare; Cherie Davis, zookeeper; Monique Marcum, karate instructor; Steven Valentich, Cass County K9 officer; and David Butt, firefighter.
Careers on Wheels participants included the Matt Moreland, farmer (tractor); Matt Melzer, food delivery truck; Preston Morgan, KCPL; Chad Jones, Westfall Trucking; Mark Neufeld, ATM repair; Harrisonville Fire and EMT; Daniel Morris, Morris Fabrication and Repair.
Sixth graders to support Honor Flight
Retired teacher and Heartland Honor Flight volunteer Ed Roberts talked to Harrisonville Middle School sixth graders about the Honor Flight which takes WWII, Vietnam & Korean veterans to Washington DC to see the monuments. The students will be writing notes and letters of appreciation for mail call on the upcoming flight.
Sixth graders visit museums
Sixth grade HATS students visited the Kemper Museum of Modern Art and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on April 12. Those enjoying the day were Charlie Sturgeon, Max Werner, Menda Schroeder, Elizabeth Allen, Jaelynne Bundt, Lexie Torres, Kale Weber, Cort DeVenney, McKinzie Parks, Libbie Lundeen.
FFA hosts day of fun at ECC
On April 12, Harrisonville Early Childhood students had the chance to learn about farm animals at a petting zoo, plant a seed, and learn about where food and other items come from during classroom presentations - all provided by members of the Cass Career Center FFA.
Art Club hosts Cupcakes & Canvas
The Harrisonville High School art club hosted Cupcakes & Canvas last week as a fundraiser. Participants painted a picture of a hot air balloon under the guidance of HHS art teacher Melissa Chaney & art students. Participants also enjoyed colorful cupcakes.
Food service department hosts Royals spirit day
The district's food service department hosted a Royals Spirit Day on April 10 to celebrate the Royals' Home Opener. Students & staff wore Royals' apparel and prizes were awarded for the most spirited. The Wildcat baseball seniors visited ECC, HES, & McEowen to pass out ice cream and chat with students. All students enjoyed a special baseball-themed lunch.
HHS presents The Odd Couple
Harrisonville High School presented The Odd Couple during the first week of April. There were two casts - a male and a female cast that performed on different nights.
Kindergarten students participate in annual Community Helpers Parade
As a conclusion to their unit on Community Helpers, Harrisonville Early Childhood Center kindergarten students participated in a Community Helper Parade. The students dressed as their favorite helper including veterinarians, bakers, teachers, and more. Prior to the parade, students did a presentation to their classmates about their helper.
District hosts legislators, area school boards, administrators
The District hosted school district administrators and school board members from around the county at the Cass County Kids First breakfast on April 7 at Cass Career Center. The breakfast provided an opportunity for district representatives to talk with state legislators.
McEowen kicks off MAP testing with "rockin'" assembly
McEowen students enjoyed the Harrisonville High School drumline, a teacher dance contest, and a teacher lip sync battle during their "Rock the MAP" kick-off assembly.
Elementary students share HATS projects
Elementary students in the Harrisonville Schools’ gifted program showcased projects for the parents, classmates and other guests in early April.
The 38th Annual HATS (Harrisonville Academically Talented Students) Sharing of Independent Studies and Invention Convention was held at McEowen Elementary School.
Third and fourth grade HATS students presented their Invention Convention and fifth graders presented their Independent Study projects. Invention Convention challenges students to be inventors. They search for something that bugs them or a need that demands a solution, then they seek to solve the challenge and build a prototype. Independent studies are in-depth research projects in which the students choose a topic and spend both class time and personal time collecting information. All students then create a media display based on their research.
Students displaying Invention Convention projects included Ben Wooten, Super Board Scooter; Quincy Carter, Bob the Bunny’s Batter Shield; Audrey Coffey, Super Desk Top; Marc Derner, MP Wall Grapple; Lucas DeVenney, Gorilla Gripper; Brigham May, Water Launcher; Mason Reece, Wash Bomb; Gavin Sartain, Ultimate Marker; and Bennett Sturgeon, Portable Desk Charger.
Independent Study Investigations included Grace Atkinson, Giraffes; Eddie Eastland, Duck Tape; Kylee Hastings, Battle of Gettysburg; Hannah Green, Disney Animation; Dayton Hoffman, Digital Photography; Chloe Jackson, Roanoke Colony; Ayllita Khieu, Red Pandas; Kayla Mason, Blue Bunny Ice Cremm; Karter Johnston, Quidditch; Kyle Malkmus, Pompeii; Eli Norman, Harry Truman; Marina Parks, History of Electricity; and Brooklyn Rhoney, Starbuck’s.
Eighth graders take part in Model UN
Harrisonville Middle School eighth grade HATS (Harrisonville Academically Talented) students attended the Metro Kansas City Model United Nations Conference at Johnson County Community College on April 5. The students served as delegates from Australia, Italy, and Peru on three general assembly committees, solving the problems of the world. The students had the opportunity to collaborate and caucus with students from around KC -- to develop, debate, and vote on resolutions. They practiced parliamentary procedure, public speaking, and came away with an appreciation for the daunting task the real United Nations faces in getting countries to work together to address human rights, economic development, and conflict resolution around the world.
Pictured are the HMS participants including Nolan Medlin, Jake Ward, Nathanael DeVenney, Kaci Johnson,Erison Maxwell, Josie Anderson, Mary O'Reilly, Walker Holden, River Riley, Hudson Johnson, Selah Norman, George Frees, Colleen O'Reilly, Hunter Baker, Jacob Allend Brayden Talley, and Jacob Williams. NOT PICTURED: Monte Schroeder. The HATS teacher is Laura Frees.
Upcoming District Events
April 19 - Senior Day of Service
April 24 - Preschool Enrollment, 6 p.m., ECC
April 26-29 - Robotics at World Championships, St. Louis
April 26 - Administrative Professionals Day
April 27 - First Grade Music Program, 7 p.m., HHS Performing Arts Center
April 28 - FFA Banquet, 7 p.m., HHS MPR
April 28 - State Solo & Ensemble Contest
May 1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1 - CCC Awards Night, 7 p.m., HHS Performing Arts Center
May 1 - McEowen Awards Assembly, 3:05 p.m.
May 2 - HMS Band Concert, 7 p.m., HHS Performing Arts Center
May 2 - PAT Playgroup at Moreland Dairy Farm, 9:15 a.m.
May 3 - ECC Breakfast with Books, 8:15 a.m.
May 4 - ECC Art Fair/Reading Night/Ice Cream Social, 6 p.m.
May 5-6 - FFA Plant Sale, Cass Career Center
May 5 - McEowen Civil War Day
May 5 - HES Awards Assembly, 3:15 p.m.
May 5 - Mr. Wildcat Pageant, 7 p.m., HHS Performing Arts Center
May 6 - Music Mania, 7 p.m., HHS Performing Arts Center
Partner Organization News & Notes
Athletic Booster Club
The Athletic Booster Club welcomes all parents. The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The meetings are at 6:30 p.m. at HHS (enter through the Commons doors).
Upcoming meetings are as follows:
April 26th @ 7pm HHS Commons
May 3rd @ 7pm HHS Commons
May 11th @ 7pm Harrisonville Community Center
Supporting Our Students
FFA sells Wildcat plaques, desktop pieces