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 had a goal to raise $1,000 as a school for their administration, teachers, and students to do the Polar Plunge on January 17th. The all the money raised goes to Special Olympics for Washington State.
Hanford exceeded their $1,000 goal and raised a grand total of $1,144.74.
Mr. Perez's class came in 1st place by raising the most money at $183.23;
2nd place, Mr. Polster's class raised $165.00;
3rd place, Mr. Neumayer's class raised $159.00;
4th place Mrs. Bell's class raised $106.98;
and in 5th place, Mrs. Russell's class raised $100.00!
Thank you, Falcons, for all your generous donations and support!
Eastern Washington Chess Championship At Chief Joseph Middle School
Eastern Washington Chess Championship At Chief Joseph Middle School
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Chief Joseph Middle School, 504 Wilson Street, Richland, WA
Each participant will play in all five rounds (Swiss System pairing), using a Game/30 format (i.e., each player
has 30 minutes to complete their moves resulting in a maximum game duration of 60 minutes). Individual grade
trophies and team trophies will be awarded. Sections are K-2, 3-5, and 6-12. (6-12 Team Trophies) K-6
elementary students who receive 3.0 points qualify for the Washington State Elementary Chess Championship.
Entries limited to the first 250 paid participants. (There is a new section this year for individual High School and Middle School players)
HHS Key Club students were hard @ work on a Saturday morning, with a “campus clean up”.
Our students suggested this “clean up” idea @ last Monday night’s weekly meeting & followed their words up with action.
Event Chair, Freshman Todd Stephan shared- “I wanted to chair this event because this was a great idea to clean up our great campus, to show pride in our school & environment.”
2015 INTEL Science Talent Search Semifinalist
Congratulations to Hanford Senior Shanta Katipamula, who has just been named a 2015 INTEL Science Talent Search Semifinalist. She is one of only four students from Washington State to be named a semifinalist, and the only one from eastern Washington. The title of her research project is Harvesting Hydrogen through the Electrolysis of Water: Investigating the Relationship Between Electro-Catalytic Composition, Electrode Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness. Shanta is the daughter of Srinivas Katipamula and Rama Devagupta.
RICHLAND, WA - Hanford's Brady Heid never has to think twice about his top priority. "School is always first. It's what my parents have drilled into my mind since I was as young as I can remember. But I just try to work as hard as I can in school and it translates to the court," Heid said.
The senior point guard for the Hanford Falcons doesn't just excel in the classroom, he enjoys it. "I like my classes. I like my friends in my classes. They definitely help me along the way, I've got some pretty smart friends too so that helps. But my teachers, everything is great and I like Hanford too so it's all a win win," Heid added.
Heid balances school and sports along with a student council senator title, national honor society and key club. But he always makes a little extra time for hoops. "I've been playing basketball since I can remember. It's just one of those things that took my interest when I was just tiny and never wanna give it up," Heid added. He prides himself on being a hard worker. It's a trait that doesn't go unnoticed by his coaches. "I never have to ask him to work hard. He works hard every single day, practice, game, he's consistent and reliable. Any coach will tell you he's a pleasure to be around," said Paul Mayer, Hanford boys basketball coach. "It feels good knowing that people notice what I work hard at," Heid said.
This will be Heid's final season on the Hanford gym floor, and he thinks this one may just be the best yet. "Just the camaraderie we have. It's so fun playing with these guys and we're all great friends. And this year it's looking so good so far and it's fun knowing that the hard work we put in together as a team and friends is paying off," Heid added.
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.
Former HHS student-athlete to perform at Super Bowl
Former Hanford High School student and Falcon Fever dance team member Destiny Ridge now dances with the Arizona State University dance team. The ASU team is one of the top dance teams in the nation and was recently selected to perform at this year’s Super Bowl pre-game and half-time shows.
“Needless to say, we’re all very proud of Destiny and excited that she has this extraordinary opportunity,” said Rachael Morgan, HHS dance team coach.
Ridge graduated from HHS in June 2014.
*** The ASU team earned 4th place in jazz at the UDA Nationals competition in 2014. The team also placed 2nd in jazz at 2013 UDA Nationals and 1st in jazz at 2013 UDA World Competition.
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.