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


  • Senior Baby Pictures

    Seniors! Baby Ads are due Oct. 31!

    If you/your family is interested in submitting a baby ad for the yearbook, here are the steps:
    1. Pay $50 to bookkeeping either in person or online.
    2. Submit your favorite color picture with a message. We prefer that you scan and submit it digitally to the email above, making
    sure you scan at 300 dpi. If you submit a picture, we’ll scan it. Please do not give us a priceless picture, though.
    3. Submit your message of no more than 300 characters digitally at tinyurl.com/hanfordbabyads
    Photos should be school appropriate, and even if they’re cute baby shots, please don’t send naked baby pictures.
    Please don’t paper clip or staple the photos or write on the backs. The ink can bleed onto another photo. If you would like
    your photo returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope adequate for the return of your photo. We
    will return the photos after the pages and the proofs are finished--sometime during second semester.
    All of this must be done by Oct. 31! If you have any questions, stop by room 1103 or email hanfordgyre@gmail.com.


  • HHS administrator earns regional leadership award

    Tory Christensen, Assistant Principal at Hanford High School, has been named Distinguished Assistant Principal of the Year for Southeastern Washington by the Washington Association of Secondary School Principals. Christensen is now eligible for the 2015 Washington State Distinguished Assistant Principal Award. The winner of the state award will serve as the Washington nominee for the National Distinguished Assistant Principals Program.

    Christensen came to the Richland School District in 2006 as a counselor at Hanford High School. He moved into his present position as assistant principal in 2010.

    “As both a counselor and an assistant principal, Tory has impacted students and fellow staff in a positive and significant way,” stated Dr. Rick Schulte, Superintendent of the Richland School District. “I look forward to his continued leadership in the District for many years to come.”

    The regional, state and national Distinguished Principals Programs serve to honor exemplary principals who set the pace, character, and quality of the education that students receive during their school years.

  • Winter Sports Parent Meeting

    There will be a Winter Sports Parent Meeting, on Monday, November 3rd at 6 PM in the Hanford High School Commons, for all parents who have students interested in participating in basketball, wrestling, boys swim and dive, and girls bowling. Your student must be registered online, have a current physical, have an ASB card and pay the $55 sport fee prior to the first day of practice. For information on how to register online click on Sports. If your student registered online for a Fall sport you still need to update their information online and select a winter sport to register for.

  • In the photo below, members of the Hanford High School math team compete in Math Madness, the first online competition of the year. Over 500 high schools are participating. The HHS math scholars won their initial round robin matches and hope to make it to the 64-team knockout stage. 

  • Governor Jay Inslee with Hanford High student Luke Geeting

    Leadership students from Hanford and Richland High Schools were in Olympia last weekend for the Association of Washington School Leaders Conference. Governor Jay Inslee was one of the speakers who addressed the 900 students in attendance.

    Shown in this photo are Governor Jay Inslee with Hanford High student Luke Geeting.


  • Hinako Kawabe, Hanford High School senior, has been selected to perform with the National Association for Music Education’s National Honor Choir. Kawabe will sing in the National Honor Mixed Choir at the association’s national conference October 26-29 in Nashville, Tennessee. 


        Kawabe is one of four students from the State of Washington selected to perform with the choir of 150 vocalists. She currently sings with the Hanford High Chamber Choir. 

  • Key Club pie-in-the-face auction

    Giving Back:

    A Hanford High School Key Club pie-in-the-face auction netted $264 for The Eliminate Project last week. Getting “pied” were all the Key Club officers along with athletic director Eric Davis.  

        “The Eliminate Project provides vaccines to mothers and their newborns in an effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus,” explains Key Club officer Shanta Katipamula.

        The disease takes the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year.



  • 2014 Washington State High School

    CONGRATS Hanford High School!! 

    SchoolDigger released their 2014 Washington State High School rankings and Hanford High School is #1 on the list!

    Click on the link below to view.

  • 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.”

School Delay Information

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Important Dates
Oct 24:  3:00 PM
Girls Swim V 11 Dive Meet @ CWU Pool

Early Release @ 10:15AM

Oct 24:  7:00 PM
Football V vs Walla Walla @ Fran Rish Stadium
Oct 24:  8:30 PM
Marching Band Homecoming Performance
Fran Rish Stadium
Oct 25
Oct 25:  10:00 AM
Girls Soccer JV vs Kennewick @ Kennewick
Oct 25:  11:00 AM
Girls Swim JV/V vs Wenatchee @ Wenatchee

Bus leaves @ 6:00 AM

Oct 25:  12:00 PM
Girls Soccer V vs Kennewick @ Kennewick
Oct 25:  8:00 AM
ACT Testing
Oct 27:  5:00 PM
Football JV vs Walla Walla @ Borleske Stadium

Early Release @ 2:00 PM.  Bus leaves @ 2:15

Oct 28
Picture Retake Day
Oct 28
Volleyball V DISTRICTS Time & Place TBD
Oct 28
Girls Soccer Districts
Place & Time TBA
Oct 28:  10:55 AM
BFT Transit Passes Handed Out During Lunch
HHS Office
Oct 29
Consumer Mock Interviews
Career Center
Oct 30
Volleyball V DISTRICTS Time & Place TBD
Oct 30
Girls Swim 3A/4A DISTRICT Diving Pre-Lims @ Moses Lake Time-TBD
Oct 30
Girls Soccer Districts
Place & Time TBA
Oct 30:  5:00 PM
Football F vs Kennewick @ Lampson Stadium

Bus Leaves @ 3:15 PM

Oct 30:  5:30 PM
International Club Movie Night
Ms. McKee's Room
Oct 31
End Of First Quarter
Oct 31
Girls Swim V 3A/4A DISTRICT Swim & Dive @ CWU Pool Time Time-TBD

Bus leaves @ 6PM on 10/30- Prout

Oct 31
Senior Baby Ads Due
Oct 31:  7:00 PM
Football V vs Kennewick @ Lampson Stadium

Bus leaves At 4:15 PM

Nov 1
Cross Country V Regionals @ #1 Canyon Lakes TIME=TBD
Nov 1
Cross Country V Regionals @ #2 Carmichael TIME=TBD
Nov 1
Volleyball V DISTRICTS Time & Place TBD
Nov 1
Girls Swim V 3A/4A DISTRICT Swim & Dive @ CWU Pool Time Time-TBD
Nov 1
Girls Soccer Districts
Place & Time TBA
Nov 2 - Nov 5
U of Missoula Orchestra Festival
Nov 3:  5:00 PM
Football JV vs Kennewick @ HHS