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Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff as per President Obama’s proclamation on Friday, December 6, 2013, in memory of Nelson Mandela, who passed away on December 5, 2013.
Flags may be lowered to half-staff at close of business on Friday, December 6, and should remain at half-staff until close of business Saturday, or first thing Monday morning, December 9.
Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, December 7, for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Monday, December 9, or first thing Tuesday morning, December 10
Math is Cool Regional Competition
Two Hanford High School students earned first place awards at the Math is Cool Regional Competition October 23 in Spokane. In the 9-10th grade competition, Alex Fang placed 1st in Algebra while An Wang placed 1st in Pre-Calculus.
In the team competition:
HHS placed second in the 9-10th division.
HHS placed second in the 11-12th division.
RHS placed fifth in the 11-12th division.
The Hanford High coach is Beth Bell.
Receive weather closures/delays via text message, email, or push notification
Parents, staff and students wishing to receive Richland School District weather closure/delay announcements via email, text message, or push notification can sign up by going to:http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=1845 (if you already have an active account, you do not need to sign up again, but you do need to log in to your account once a year to keep it active).
When you get to that page, start the process by entering your email address and setting a password. Once the account is established, you may add one or two additional email or cell text addresses. Each new entry will require you to launch a test message to that address which will contain a two-letter code which must be entered back onto your account page to ensure that the address(es) is valid, or by clicking the link in the message.
Bear in my mind that the cell phone companies get backlogged on weather mornings as they try to keep up with the text messages, so it is recommended that you not rely entirely on text messages. We urge you to download the new, free app for iOS and Android called FlashAlert Messenger. It uses push notification to send messages directly to your phone, bypassing the cell companies' text message channel. Search for FlashAlert Messenger at the iTunes App Store (iOS) or at Google Play (Android).
National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists: Evan Anderson, Jonah Bartrand, Virginia Kuan, Chenguang Li, and Lucy Wang
National Merit Scholarship Commended Students: Timmy Gormley,Konrad Krogstad, Mirtijn Oostrom, Richard Ozanich, Sathvik Ramanan, Carolyn Rice, Sara Staven, and Niraj Suresh
STEM Guitar Program
RSD Career & Technical Educational teachers Brian Smith and Ed Ufford showcased their STEM Guitar program recently at the Smartmap Expo at TRAC in Pasco. For the past two years, Smith and Ufford have engaged Hanford and Richland High School students in designing and constructing a playable electric guitar. Students use high level math, physics, and engineering design skills to build the guitars.
HHS Cheer Squad
The Hanford High School Cheer Squad earned the Camp Champions Award at the UCA Summer Camp. All-Americans were Riley Cortese, Natalie Christensen, Marina Kassianova, Gia Scovazzo, and Tenley Weil.
At the NCA Summer Camp, HHS earned the Camp Champions for Game Time Award. All-Americans were Kiera Lucas, Lucy Wang, Michelle Wang, Gia Scovazzo, Marina Kassianova, and Rylan Cartwright. Kassianova received the camp Leadership Award.
Hanford High School Wind Ensemble
The Hanford High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Swisher and Chris Newbury, has been invited to perform at the Music for All National Festival March 5-8, 2014, in Indianapolis. Twenty-eight high school ensembles from across the nation were selected by recorded audition to perform, be evaluated by master music educators, and participate in master classes and special events.
“This is the most prestigious performance opportunity a high school level ensemble can earn,” noted Swisher and Newbury. “The experience is not duplicated anywhere in the world. Additionally, the educational experience for the students is unmatched.”
Hanford High School recognized on many levels
Newsweek 2013 America's Best High Schools by Lauren Streib May 6, 2013. This years rankings highlight the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation - those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components; graduation rate, college acceptance rate, AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB/AICE scores, and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course.
Tri-Tech students will have a special release time to accommodate the PLC Early Release schedule at the students home schools.
On the 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month, AM students will be release at 10:30 a.m., arriving at their home school no later than 11 a.m. They should check into the HHS office and obtain a pass.
On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of the month, AM Tri-Tech students will be released at 10:05 a.m. and should arrive at their home school by 10:30 a.m. Check the PLC Early Release schedule on the Information page for more details.
HHS in the news - Published Articles of Recognition