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Hanford High School provides a safe and positive learning community that promotes innovation, intellectual curiosity, and citizenship in order to allow students to realize their full potential and to become life-long learners.


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Monday-Thursday      6:30 AM-3:00 PM
       Fridays              6:30 AM-2:00 PM


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  • Thanking police and firefighters

    A Hanford High School student-athlete group took the lead in thanking local police and firefighters for their service at the Heroes Breakfast last Saturday in the Commons. “Police and fire personnel keep all of us safe and our We LEAD student-athletes wanted to show their appreciation,” says Eric Davis, HHS athletic director.

    The We LEAD student-athletes prepared and served breakfast to members of the Richland and West Richland Police Departments, and the Benton County Sheriff’s Department.



    At the Richland Invite on Saturday, October 8th during their Cross Country race, a girl collapsed next to Kara Shibley.  Kara stopped and cared for the girl who had passed out and was not responding, but did have a pulse.  Kersten saw the situation and ran to get a parent of one of our runners (Mr. Taylor) and then got back into the race.  Kara stayed with the girl until she was assured things were ok and then started running again.  Both of these girls exemplified what we want in our young people.  They noticed a situation where help was needed and responded.  So often, we may see a situation but assume someone else will respond – and no one does. – Coach Sean Mars

  • Richland School District Bond Information

    School board approves February bond election

    The Richland School Board Tuesday night approved a resolution which will place a $99 million bond issue before Richland School District voters on February 14, 2017. The bond issue addresses 10 facility improvement projects:

    • Replace Badger Mountain Elementary School (built in 1978)
    • Replace Tapteal Elementary School (built in 1978)
    • Build a new elementary school on Belmont Boulevard in West Richland
    • Build a new elementary school at a site to be determined
    • Richland High School - auditorium improvements
    • Fran Rish Stadium - home side improvements and installation of field turf
    • Hanford High School - athletic field improvements including installation of bleachers, restrooms, and field turf
    • New RSD Teaching/Learning/Administrative Center
    •  Preschool Center (renovate 1982 Jefferson wing)
    • Classroom additions/Land purchases

    The estimated total project cost is $141 million. The District expects to receive $42 million in state assistance funds which means that $99 million must come from local taxpayers. 

    • The Richland School District’s current bond tax rate is $1.56 per $1000 of assessed valuation.  
    • If voters approve the bond issue, the estimated tax rate would increase 49 cents to $2.05 in 2018.
    • Yearly property taxes would increase $98 on a $200,000 home
    • This bond debt would be retired in 15 years in the year 2033.

    "We’ve been good stewards of the community’s tax dollars and that will continue,” stated Rick Jansons, President of the Richland School Board.  “Our financing plan keeps the tax rate as low as possible."

  • Hanford High School Engineering Club builds hand for fellow student

    Hanford High School junior Fiona Kirkham started the school year with two working hands; that’s one more hand than she had last year….and quite important for the aspiring artist. Four members of the Hanford High School Engineering Club gave up their summer Saturdays to build a new hand for Fionawho was born without a left hand. The engineers are Adrianna Iturba, Kimberly McKinnon, Samuel McKinnon, and Matthew Roohr

    After learning about the need, club mentors Michael Catalan and Christine McKinnon asked the HHS engineers if they would be willing to attempt the project. Meanwhile, Fiona said she would be willing to work with her fellow students to create a 3D printed hand.

    The club raised money to purchase the 3-D printer and the other parts needed for Fiona’s hand.  They used the Cura software program and a basic design from E-nable (www.enablingthefuture.org) to start building the hand. 


  • Falcon Athletes of the week

    Garrett Horner – Soph Varsity Football 🏈 Set school record for TDs (6) in a game, and season (25). Passing Yards season. With 6 touchdown passes thrown vs Pasco Garret broke the single game passing touchdowns record previously held by four others at 4 TD's: J. Bumgarner ('83), L. Gailey ('99), S. Rulon ('01), T. Tyler ('06). He has as his goal to obtain all Hanford passing records by the time he graduates. 

    Sam Brendel, he is a sophomore in his second year of cross country.  (Sam is also a varsity golfer.) Sam has been a consistent leader on the JV team.  Last week at the district meet, Sam ran a very good race being the first Falcon to finish.  His high finish played a major part in the boys JV winning the district championship (using our unique JV scoring system where all runners count)



  • 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.


  • Hanford High among Tri-City area schools to rank in U.S. News best list

  • 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




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Important Dates
Oct 27
Girls Swim 3A/4A Districts

Oct 27
Volleyball- DISTRICTS

Oct 27
Girls Soccer DISTRICTS

Oct 27 :  5:00 PM
Football- F vs Richland @ Fran Rish

Oct 27 :  7:00 PM
Girls Soccer- V vs Richland @ Richland

Oct 27 :  7:00 PM
Drama-Shakespeare Scenes
HHS Auditorium

Oct 28
Girls Swim 3A/4A Districts

Oct 28 :  7:00 PM
Football- V vs Richland @ Fran Rish (Away Game)

Oct 29
Girls Swim 3A/4A Districts

Oct 29
Volleyball- DISTRICTS

Oct 29
Girls Soccer DISTRICTS

Oct 29 :  1:00 PM
Cross Country Regionals @ Richland-Carmichael

Oct 29 :  3:00 PM
Buddy Club's Monster Mash

Oct 31
End of First Quarter

Oct 31
Key Clubs Fall Blood Drive
Small Eyrie Gym

Oct 31 :  5:00 PM
Football- JV vs Richland @ HHS

Nov 1
Volleyball- REGIONALS

Nov 1
Girls Soccer REGIONALS

Nov 2 :  2:30 PM
GSA Club- Room 2006

Nov 2 :  6:00 PM
Sports Boosters Meeting- HHS Commons

Nov 3
Girls Soccer REGIONALS

Nov 3 :  4:00 PM
High School Conferences
Eyrie Gym

Conferences will be held in the evening. Students will attend class as normal on conference day

Nov 4
Early Release 11:00 AM

Nov 4
Football Regional Crossover @ TBD

Nov 4
Senior Picture/Ad due for Yearbook

Nov 5
Cross Country- State @ Sun Willows

Nov 5
Volleyball- REGIONALS

Nov 5
Girls Soccer REGIONALS

Nov 5 :  7:15 AM
SAT Testing
Language Arts Hallway

Nov 7 :  6:00 PM
Winter Sports Parent Meeting
HHS Commons

Nov 8 :  2:30 PM
GSA Club Meeting Rm 2006