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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.

 

Hanford High School will be CLOSED on Monday May 25, 2015
 

 

 

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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 on Monday, May 25, 2015, in recognition of Memorial Day. This federal holiday is in remembrance of the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.

     
    The Governor’s Office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, May 22, 2015. Flags should remain at half-staff until noon on May 25 or first thing Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015.

     

     

     

  • Mr. Davis named Athletic Director of the Year

    Eric Davis was nominated for Athletic Director of the Year through WSCCA (Washington State Cheer Coaches Association), and he WON!!!  There were 20 AD’s nominated and our very own Mr. Davis was selected!!!

    He will be honored Friday night May 29th!   Make sure to congratulate him when you see him!

     

     

     

  • State art awards to Mosqueda and Perez

    Yebel Mosqueda

    Richland School District students earned two of 15 major awards at the 2015 Washington State High School Art Show in Olympia. The winning students are Yebel Mosqueda, Hanford High School, for an ink drawing “Nature’s Fire”, and Chancelor Perez,Richland High School, for a photograph “Structure”.

    The winning entries from this year's state competition are on display through May 30 at the Old Capitol Building in Olympia and will become a permanent part of the Old Capitol Building art collection. Mosqueda and Perez represented Educational Service District 123 (southeastern Washington) at the state art show.   

    The two students along with their teachers Shawn Murphy, Richland High, and April Ottey, Hanford High, have been invited to attend a special reception for the state winners on May 15 in Olympia.

    Chancelor Perez

  • 2015 Reflections Program winner

    Naveena Bontha, Hanford High School sophomore, has earned a First Place award in the National PTA 2015 Reflections Arts Program. Naveena is being honored for her photograph “Live and Let Live” (below) which was taken in the tree farm near Boardman, Oregon.

  • HHS Sports Banquet

  • Hanford High School & Enterprise Middle School earn state achievement award

    The Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia announced today that Hanford High School and Enterprise Middle School in the Richland School District are recipients of the 2014 “Washington Achievement Award”. HHS was recognized in the categories of Reading Growth and High Progress. EMS was recognized in the category of High Progress.  
                The award is based on the Washington Achievement Index, a comprehensive measurement of how schools in Washington State are performing over time.
    “Our Enterprise teachers and support staff are intently focused on academic rigor, cultivating a growth mindset and resiliency, and holding students accountable for their learning,” commented Principal Jen Klauss. “I am extremely proud of their efforts to do what is best for students every day.”
    According to Principal Ken Gosney, there are a number of reasons why Hanford High School earned this state recognition:
    ·            Targeted instruction that meets the needs of individual students
    ·            Using data to properly place students in classes that allow them to thrive
    ·            Dedicated teaching staff that constantly looks for innovative ways to improve their practice
    ·            Supportive parents that place a high value on education
    A total of 401 schools are receiving the Washington Achievement Award this year. The award-winning schools will be honored at a ceremony on April 28 at Spanaway Lake High School in Lacey.
      
  • Congratulations Hanford High School

    Website Ranks Two Tri-Cities Schools in the top 100 of Washington State

    Two schools from the Tri-Cities made the top 100 list as one of the best public schools in Washington State. 

    According to the just released 2015 Niche rankings, Hanford High School came in at rank 33 and Southridge is ranked 76th.

    Niche Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents.

    The website gives each school it's own report card breaking down different aspects of the school.
    There are several categories that determine the grades such as academics, health and safety, culture and diversity, teaching staff, extra-curricular activities and sports and fitness.

    For a full list of school rankings you can head to k12.niche.com.
  • HHS made the Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2014” list

    The Washington Post’s education columnist Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country and the D.C. region for 16 years. There are more than 1,900 schools on the America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2014 list. Noted in the national and local tables is the percentage of students eligible for government meal subsidies — a common benchmark for poverty — and each school’s average SAT score.

     The top three national schools include American Indian Public Charter in Oakland, CA; Uplift Education North Hills Preparatory in Irving, TX; and Corbett Charter in Corbett, OR. The top DC area schools include: Saint Anselm's Abbey (P), Washington International School (P), and H-B Woodlawn.

     The new question added to the survey this year reflecting a change in school cultures was whether each school has an 11-person football team. Jay Mathews writes that research indicates that high school sports, including football, give students valuable time-management and leadership skills.

    View the Post’s full list of national and local rankings of how effectively a school prepares its students for college here: http://apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge/.

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Important Dates
May 23
Softball REGIONALS Place/Time-TBD
TBD
May 23
Boys Soccer V STATE
Time/Place TBD
May 23
Baseball V STATE REGIONAL
Time/Place TBD
May 23:  10:00 AM
Track REGIONALS @ Spokane
Spokane
May 23:  1:00 PM
Tennis V Regional @ Kennewick
Kennewick
May 25
MEMORIAL DAY-NO SCHOOL
May 25:  5:30 PM
Media End Of Year Party
To Be Announced
May 25:  6:00 PM
Football Player/Parent Meeting
HHS
May 26 - May 29
Cloverstock
HHS
May 26:  10:55 AM
BFT Transit Passes Handed Out During Lunch
HHS Office
May 26:  7:00 PM
Senior Sensation
Three Rivers Convention Center

Must Have A Ticket To Attend

May 26:  9:05 AM
ASB Meeting
HHS Commons
May 27:  7:00 PM
Senior Scholarship Night
Three Rivers Convention Center
May 27:  8:00 AM
Girls Golf V STATE TOURNEY @ Horn Rapids
Horn Rapids
May 27:  8:00 AM
Boys Golf V State Tourney @ Canyon Lakes
Canyon Lakes
May 28:  4:00 PM
Track STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Mt. Tahoma
May 28:  7:00 PM
Wind Ensemble/Orchestra Concert
HHS Auditorium
May 28:  8:00 AM
Girls Golf V STATE TOURNEY @ Horn Rapids
Horn Rapids
May 28:  8:00 AM
Boys Golf V State Tourney @ Canyon Lakes
Canyon Lakes
May 29
Yearbook Distribution
May 29
Softball STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Lacy Time-TBD
Lacy
May 29
Boys Soccer V STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Puyallup Time TBD
May 29
Senior Fines Are Due
May 29
Baseball V STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Gesa Pasco
Time TBD
May 29:  10:00 AM
Track STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Mt. Tahoma
May 29:  10:55 AM
Buddy Club
Mr. Manka's Room
May 29:  1:30 PM
Recycle Club
Mrs. Stordeurs Room 2610
May 29:  9:00 AM
Tennis V STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Kamiakin
Kamiakin
May 30
Softball STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Lacy Time-TBD
Lacy
May 30
Baseball V STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Gesa Pasco