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There are rumors circulating today that a Hanford High School student was making violent threats against the school. These rumors have no basis in fact.

HHS administration and the HHS school resource officer investigated these rumors and have determined there is no threat of any kind and there never was a viable threat. Once again, there is no evidence of an active threat at Hanford High School. The school is safe and secure

  • Crystal Apple Award recognizes Hanford High teacher

    Rachael Morgan, German and AVID teacher and former dance team coach at Hanford High School, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Tri-Cities Crystal Apple Award. The award will be presented at the 20th annual Crystal Apple Awards ceremony March 15 in Pasco. Community businesses coordinate the program to honor exceptional educators and innovative instruction in the

    Tri-Cities area.

    “Rachael is passionate about helping students learn and grow,” says principal Tory Christensen. “She encourages students to reach their full potential.”

    When Morgan started teaching German in 2007, the program was declining and lacking in numbers. Eleven years later, the number of students has doubled with Hanford High now offering the largest German program in the Tri-Cities.

    “Rachael has a gift for creating personal connections with students….meaningful connections that contribute to each student's life…both in the classroom and beyond,” adds Christensen.

    The Hanford High School Falcon Fever Dance Team had much success under Morgan’s leadership. In her nine years of coaching, the HHS girls earned eleven state championship titles. And yet Morgan says there was something much more important going on than winning trophies.

    “Empowering these young girls to be the best they could be and encouraging them to excel in all aspects of their lives were the more important goals,” explains Morgan. “The real ‘wins’ were each time a dancer made a positive life choice over a negative, helped a teammate in need, or achieved higher goals than she once thought possible.”



  • SafeSchools Online Alert System

    The Richland School District is rolling out SafeSchools Online Alert System at all secondary school’s effective March 1st.

    SafeSchools Online Alert System enables students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members to submit tips online regarding issues such as, but not limited to, cyberbullying, harassment, threats, weapons, drugs, mental illness, domestic abuse, family/home issues and suspicious activities.  Additional information is located at Board of Directors report.

    The system supports submittal of anonymous tips. However, providing as much information as possible will help the district respond more quickly and efficiently when resolving issues.

    The next step will be implementing SafeSchools at RSD elementary schools. That will take place sometime this spring. We will provide another update when that is operational. Please continue to work directly with your elementary school staff as needed.  However, if you prefer, you can submit a tip via SafeSchools and we will route the tip accordingly.

    Attached is the SafeSchools Online Alert System flyer for your review/use, please feel free to share with your students, friends, and family.  The system is accessible online https://rsd-wa.safeschoolsalert.com/ or http://1610.alert1.us.  In order to view the introductory videos, you must use a browser that supports Flash/Shockwave.

    Contact Mike Leseberg, Executive Director of Information Technology at Mike.Leseberg@rsd.edu with questions or for additional information.

    SafeSchools Alert Flyer.pdf 

  • Way To Go!

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars announced that Hanford High School senior Hannah Doyle is the winner of the Washington State Voice of Democracy audio essay contest.


    In her winning entry (essay link), Doyle addressed the theme of this year’s contest “American History: Our Hope for the Future”. Doyle is one of 53 National Finalists who are receiving an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.

  • HHS student selected for prestigious Youth Senate Program


    The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that Hanford High School senior Eman Ahmed will join Senator Patty Murray and Senator Maria Cantwell in representing Washington in the nation’s capital March 3-10 during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week. Ahmed was selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the 104 student delegation who will also each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.


  • Falcon Attendance


    • Students should miss no more than 9 days each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation. 
    • By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
    • Missing 10%, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
    • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.

    Benton Franklin Crisis

    The Counseling Services staff would like reminded students that support is available to anyone who needs it at the Hanford High School Counseling Office. Also, two additional resources everyone can access are the Benton-Franklin Crisis Response Unit and the Crisis Text Line. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text messaging. All you do is text 741741 and a live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. The Crisis Text Line does not charge texters, but standard messaging rates may apply.

    Benton-Franklin Crisis Response Unit


    Crisis Text Line




School Delay Information

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To see the bell schedule for 2 & 3 hour delays click here
Important Dates
Apr 23 :  2:30 PM
Math Club - Room 1537
Apr 23 :  2:30 PM
Spanish AP with W.E Club
Apr 23 :  6:30 PM
NHS - Commons
Apr 23 :  7:00 PM
Key Club - HHS Commons
Apr 24 :  2:30 PM
Culinary Club - Room 2501
Apr 24 :  2:30 PM
Green Ribbon Club - Room 103
Apr 24 :  2:30 PM
Ping Pong Club - Falcon Deck
Apr 24 :  2:30 PM
American Sign Language Club-Room 1013
Apr 24 :  6:55 AM
Un-Common Core Club - Room 111
Apr 24 :  5:30 PM
Prom Assembly Rehearsals
Apr 25 :  2:30 PM
Ecology Club - Room 2613
Apr 25 :  2:30 PM
Knitting Club - Room 1010
Apr 25 :  2:30 PM
Knowledge Bowl - Room 2204
Apr 25 :  2:30 PM
Me To We - Library
Apr 25 :  2:30 PM
UN Women's Club - Room 104
Apr 25 :  2:30 PM
Swing Dance Club - Room 2201
Apr 25 :  2:30 PM
Fashion Club - Room 2209
Apr 25 :  2:30 PM
Ecology Club Plant Sale-Greenhouse
Apr 26 :  2:30 PM
Wiffle Ball Club-Marching Band Field
Apr 26 :  2:30 PM
Democratic Socialist Club - Room 102
Apr 26 :  2:30 PM
Programming Club - Room 2204