Hanford High School       http://hanfordfalcons.org


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.


 Office Hours:  Monday thru Friday, 7 am to 3 pm


  • HHS Student poem selected for publishing

    A poem authored by Hanford High School student Ryan Vandersommen has been selected for inclusion in this year’s edition of the Writers in the Schools anthology“The Sixth Breath Blows You Home”. Ryan is in a major battle with cancer. He recently started a second round of chemotherapy. While Ryan was a patient at Children’s Hospital in Seattle this past year, he wrote the poem "My Scar is my Trophy"……..


  • U.S. News and World Report just released their "Best High Schools" list

    For the 2nd year in a row HHS has been fortunate enough to make the list with a Silver Ribbon!  The link below shows our national and state ranking according to their criteria.  This makes three big awards for HHS this month, Washington Post's rankings, the Washington Achievement Award and this one.  All use different standards in their rankings so it's nice to see that what we're doing works for more than just one set of criteria.  Keep up the good work Staff, Students, and parents. -Ken Gosney

  • Hanford High School earns state achievement award

    The Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia announced today that Hanford High School in Richland is a recipient of the 2013 “Washington Achievement Award” in the category of Reading Growth.  

    The award is based on the school’s performance on the Washington Achievement Index, a comprehensive measurement of how schools in Washington State are performing over time.

    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 and increase student achievement
    • Supportive parents that place a high value on education

    “So many schools in our state are doing good work to make a difference for kids,” said State Superintendent Randy Dorn. “Spotlighting best practices provides an opportunity for all of us to learn what these schools are doing right and how we might incorporate these successful strategies in other schools across the state.”

  • 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/.

  • 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).

    For more information, contact Steve Aagaard at 967-6008 or steve.aagaard@rsd.edu

School Delay Information

Click here for detailed information on school delays/closures due to weather.

You may also register to receive email and/or text message alerts through the Richland School District site.

Important Dates
Sep 23
Open House Wiley
Sep 23:  4:00 PM
Girls Soccer JV vs Pasco @ Pasco
Pasco HS

Bus leaves @ 2:30. One Way Bus

Sep 23:  4:00 PM
Girls Swim JV/V Southridge @ Prout Pool

Early Release @ 1:30 PM

Sep 23:  5:30 PM
Volleyball FR/JV vs Richland @ HHS
Sep 23:  6:00 PM
Girls Soccer V vs Pasco @ Pasco
Pasco HS

Bus leaves @ 2:30. One Way Bus

Sep 23:  7:00 PM
Volleyball V vs Richland @ HHS
Sep 24:  4:30 PM
Cross Country JV/V League Meet #1 @ Fort Walla Walla

Early Release 1:45 PM. Bus Leaves @ 2:00 PM

Sep 24:  6:00 PM
College Night
HHS Commons
Sep 25
Open House Badger Mountain and Lewis & Clark
Sep 25:  5:00 PM
Football F vs Richland @ Fran Rish Stadium

Bus Leaves @ 3:15 PM

Sep 25:  5:30 PM
Volleyball FR/JV vs Chiawana @ HHS
Sep 25:  7:00 PM
Volleyball V vs Chiawana @ HHS
Sep 26:  7:00 PM
Football V vs Richland @ Fran Rish Stadium
Sep 27:  10:00 AM
Girls Soccer JV vs Chiawana @ HHS
Sep 27:  12:00 PM
Girls Soccer V vs Chiawana at HHS
Sep 27:  12:00 PM
Girlsa Swim V 11-Dive Meet @ Prout Pool

Early Release @ 10:30 AM

Sep 27:  8:30 AM
Booster Music Day
HHS Band Room
Sep 29:  5:00 PM
Football JV vs Richland @ HHS
Sep 30:  10:55 AM
BFT Transit Passes Handed Out During Lunch
HHS Office
Sep 30:  3:00 PM
Girls Swim JV/V vs Kamiakin @ Serier Pool

Early Release @ 1:30 PM

Sep 30:  4:00 PM
Girls Soccer JV vs Kennewick @ HHS
Sep 30:  5:30 PM
Volleyball FR/JV vs Kennewick @ Kennewick

Bus leaves @ 4:00 PM

Sep 30:  6:00 PM
Girls Soccer V vs Kennewick @ HHS
Sep 30:  7:00 PM
Volleyball V vs Kennewick @ Kennewick
Oct 1
NHS Fall Packets Due
Oct 2
Key Club's Blood Drive
Small Eyrie Gym
Oct 2:  5:00 PM
Football F vs Southridge @ HHS
Oct 2:  5:30 PM
Volleyball FR/JV vs Southridge @ Southridge

Bus leaves @ 4:00 PM

Oct 2:  7:00 PM
Volleyball V vs Southridge @ Southridge

Bus leaves @ 4:00 PM

Oct 3
Senior Picture & Quotes Due