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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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September 30, 2016
Period Time Length
0 Hour 7:15-7:50 45
1st Period 7:55-8:30 35
2nd Period 8:35-9:10 35
3rd Period 9:15-9:50 35
4th Period 9:55-10:30 35
LUNCH 10:30-11:10 40
5th Period 11:15-11:50 35
Assembly 11:55-12:45 50
6th Period 12:50-1:25 35
  • 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. 


  • Healthy Youth Survey

    This year we will be administering the Healthy Youth Survey. This survey asks questions about risk for injury, health outcomes, and alcohol and drug use. Schools, communities and state and local health departments use survey results to support our youth and reduce their risks. The Healthy Youth Survey is voluntary and anonymous. The Survey will be administered to all 10th & 12th grade students statewide. If you would like to look over the survey, a copy of it is available in our main office at HHS. Also in the office is an opt out form that can be filled out by parents or students. If you have any questions feel free to contact Rick Manka at 967-6530. 


  • Falcon Athletes of the week

    Hailey Cleavenger, Senior, Girls Cross Country

    Hailey led our Girls Falcons’ XC team to the team victory over all seven of the opposing league schools at our first league meet last Thursday.  This is the first time we have gone 7-0 since joining the MCC.  On Saturday, Hailey led us again in the huge Nike Portland Cross Country Invite.  Later in the day she and others were talking through the course and her experience with the other runners to help them prepare for their race.  All around Hailey has done an excellent job all season – not just as a fast runner, but also to benefit and assist her fellow runners in their journey as runners, teammates, and people.

    Caleb Olson, Sophomore, Boys Cross Country

    Won the Boys Varsity Division 2 race at the Prestigious NIKE Invite in Portland with a time of 16:11

  • The Hanford High School Dance Team will host a dance clinic

    The Hanford High School Dance Team will host a dance clinic for elementary and middle school students on Friday, September 30, 3:00 to 5:30 pm, in the HHS Commons. Students will learn a dance routine and then perform during halftime of the football game that evening.


         Cost is $25 per child which includes a t-shirt. Contact HHS dance team coach Rachael Morgan at: Rachael.Morgan@rsd.edu

  • Students honored for commitment to school

    At Tuesday night's Richland School Board meeting, Hanford High School principal Tory Christensen recognized students Gabe Grenz, Makayla RattyDaunte Blackwell,and Briana Martinez for their improved efforts and decision making. “These students are committed to being at school every day, having a positive attitude, and staying on track academically.”

  • Hanford High teacher recognized for career readiness efforts

    Laurie Price, Career Choices and Work Based Learning teacher at Hanford High School, has been named Teacher of the Year for Career Counseling and Employment Readiness by the Washington Association of Career and Technical Education. “Laurie is continually interacting with employers, helping them understand the value of providing job placement opportunities for special needs students,” says Claudia Cooley, CTE Director for the Richland School District. “Her efforts have resulted in life-changing opportunities for students."


  • 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


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Important Dates
Sep 28 :  6:00 PM
College, Financial Aid, and Scholarship App Process Night

Sep 29
Badger Open House

Sep 29 :  5:00 PM
Football- F vs Kamiakin @ HHS

Sep 29 :  5:00 PM
Girls Soccer- JV vs Walla Walla @ HHS

Sep 29 :  5:30 PM
Volleyball- JV/F/C vs Walla Walla @ Walla Walla

Sep 29 :  7:00 PM
Volleyball- V vs Walla Walla @ Walla Walla

Sep 29 :  7:00 PM
Girls Soccer- V vs Walla Walla @ HHS

Sep 30 :  3:00 PM
Dance Clinic

Sep 30 :  7:00 PM
Football- V vs Kamiakin @ Fran Rish Stadium

Oct 1 :  11:00 AM
Cross Country Wenatchee Invite @ Walla Walla Point Park

Oct 1 :  7:15 AM
SAT Testing
Language Arts Hallway

Oct 1 :  9:00 AM
Girls Swim Mukilteo Invite @ KCAC

Oct 3
Homecoming Assembly Rehearsals
HHS Auditorium

Oct 3 :  5:00 PM
Football- JV vs Kamiakin @ Lampson Stadium

Oct 4
Homecoming Assembly Rehearsals
HHS Auditorium

Oct 4 :  5:00 PM
Girls Soccer- JV vs Kamiakin @ Lampson
Lampson Stadium

Oct 4 :  5:30 PM
Volleyball- JV/V vs Kamiakin @ HHS

Oct 4 :  7:00 PM
Volleyball- V vs Kamiakin @ Kamiakin

Oct 4 :  7:00 PM
Girls Soccer- V vs Kamiakin @ Lampson
Lampson Stadium

Oct 5 :  7:00 PM
Homecoming Assembly
HHS Auditorium

Oct 6 :  5:00 PM
Football- F vs Kennewick @ HHS

Oct 6 :  5:00 PM
Girls Soccer- JV vs Pasco @ HHS

Oct 6 :  5:30 PM
Volleyball- JV/F vs Pasco @ Pasco

Oct 6 :  7:00 PM
Volleyball- V vs Pasco @ Pasco

Oct 6 :  7:00 PM
Girls Soccer- V vs Pasco @ HHS

Oct 6 :  7:00 PM
Girls Soccer-V vs Southridge @ HHS

Oct 7
Senior Pictures due for Yearbook

Oct 7
Senior Quote Due for Yearbook

Oct 7
Girls Swim 11-Dive Meet @ Wenatchee

Oct 7 :  7:00 PM
Football- V vs Kennewick @ Fran Rish

Oct 7 :  8:00 AM
Senior Class Meeting
HHS Auditorium