Hanford High School       http://hanfordfalcons.org

Welcome!

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.

Summer – 2014

Summer Office Hours:  Monday thru Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm through the month of July

Office closed August 1st  through August 8th

 

 

Falcon Prep Day (For more detailed information please go to the news page and browse through the bulletin)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014.  

Please enter through the north entrance of HHS (Falcon Gym) where stations will be set up to pay for class fees/fines, pick up class schedules and locker information, and to deposit money in lunch accounts.  The school store will be open for students to pay for and pick up PE uniforms.  Pictures will be taken at this time by Dorian Photography for ASB/ID cards.  Every student must have his/her picture taken; families wishing to purchase pictures may do so at this time.

This process starts at the north entrance, Falcon Gym foyer, and exits through the south doors, Auditorium foyer.

 NOTE:  If you have FINES, you will need to get these cleared on or before Falcon Prep Day in order to pick up your class schedule.

Schedule as follows:

Freshmen:            A – G   7:30 am -  8:10 am     H – O   8:10 am – 8:50 am     P – Z   8:50 am – 9:30 am

Sophomores:       A – G   10 am -  10:30 am      H – O   10:30 am – 11 am      P – Z   11 am – 11:30 am

 Closed during Lunch                11:30 am to 12 noon                                             

Juniors:          A – G   12 noon – 12:30 pm        H – O   12:30 pm – 1 pm        P – Z   1 pm – 1:30 pm

Seniors:          A – G   2 pm – 2:30 pm                H – O   2:30 pm – 3 pm          P – Z   3 pm – 3:30 pm

  

 

ATHLETICS UPDATE – HANFORD HS MOVING TO ONLINE ATHLETIC REGISTRATION FOR 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR

 

  • Online Registration for Athletics

    All Athletic registration for the 2014-15 school year must be completed online. Computer labs will be available for athletic registration at the Fall Sports Parent meeting on Monday, August 13th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

     

  • 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
Aug 1
Online Sports Registration Begins
hanfordfalcons.org
Aug 2:  9:00 AM
Band Car Wash
Ace Hardware Geo Wa Way
Aug 2:  9:00 AM
Cheer Car Wash @ Keene Ace & McCue's 9-2
Aug 9:  9:00 AM
Cheer Car Wash @ Gway Ace & McCue's 9-2
Aug 11 - Aug 16:  9:00 AM
Marching Band Camp
HHS
Aug 12
Picture Day
Aug 12
Falcon Prep Day
Aug 12
Yearbook Sale Begins $50
Bookkeeping

Purchase Price;  August 12- September 5  $50.00

                         December 9-19                $55.00

                         May 11- June 5               $60.00

Aug 13:  6:00 PM
Fall Sports Meeting
HHS Commons
Aug 16:  9:00 AM
Cheer Car Wash @ Keene Ace & Denny's 9-2
Aug 20:  1:00 PM
Scheduling Revisions (Students Last Name A-H)
HHS Commons
Counselors will not be able to change teacher, class time, or your original class choices.

 

Students with other schedule concerns may e-mail their counselor or counselors will be available to meet with students for adjustments determined to be necessary:
 
            August 20th    1 pm to 4 pm for all students with last names beginning  with    A - H

            August 21st     1 pm to 4 pm for all students with last names beginning with      I - Z

 
These are the only times that counselors will be available to meet with students.   Students with schedule concerns unable to make the designated time, must e-mail  their counselor. 
           
debbie.bell@rsd.edu   teresa.knirck@rsd.edu   cathy.kuwamoto@rsd.edu  diana.patitucci@rsd.edu
       Seniors                        Freshmen                         Sophomores                              Juniors               
           

 

Counselors have worked to match your choices as closely as possible to graduation requirements and available classes.  Students will be expected to attend classes as they appear on their schedule the day school starts.  There will be no schedule changes for returning students after school starts.
Aug 21:  1:00 PM
Scheduling Revisions (Students Last Name I-Z)
HHS Commons
Counselors will not be able to change teacher, class time, or your original class choices.

 

Students with other schedule concerns may e-mail their counselor or counselors will be available to meet with students for adjustments determined to be necessary:

           August 20th     1 pm to 4 pm for all students with last names beginning with  A-H
 
           August 21st    1 pm to 4 pm for all students with last names beginning  with    I-Z
 

            

 
These are the only times that counselors will be available to meet with students.   Students with schedule concerns unable to make the designated time, must e-mail  their counselor. 
           
debbie.bell@rsd.edu   teresa.knirck@rsd.edu   cathy.kuwamoto@rsd.edu  diana.patitucci@rsd.edu
       Seniors                        Freshmen                         Sophomores                              Juniors               
           

 

Counselors have worked to match your choices as closely as possible to graduation requirements and available classes.  Students will be expected to attend classes as they appear on their schedule the day school starts.  There will be no schedule changes for returning students after school starts.
Aug 23:  9:00 AM
Band Car Wash
Ace Hardware Geo Wa Way
Aug 23:  9:00 AM
Cheer Car Wash @ Keene Ace & McCue's 9-2
Aug 26
FIrst Day Of School

WELCOME BACK!!!

Sep 2:  2:30 PM
Science Bowl
Mr. Palmer's 1610
Sep 2:  7:00 PM
Band Booster Meeting
HHS Band Room
Sep 3
Open House Marcus Whitman
Sep 3:  2:30 PM
Ecology Club
Mr. Johns' Room 2613
Sep 3:  2:30 PM
Knowledge Bowl
Mr. Wilson's Room 2013
Sep 4:  5:00 PM
Football F vs Hermiston @ Kennison Stadium

Bus leaves @ 2:45 PM

Sep 4:  6:30 PM
Engineering Club
Mrs. Stordeurs Room 2610
Sep 5
Yearbook Sale Ends
Sep 5:  10:55 AM
Buddy Club
Mr. Manka's Room
Sep 5:  1:30 PM
Recycle Club
Mrs. Stordeurs Room 2610
Sep 5:  5:00 PM
Cross Country JV/V Hanford Jamboree @ Hanford
Sep 5:  7:00 PM
Football V vs Hermiston @ Fran Rish Stadium
Sep 6:  4:00 PM
Football JV vs Hermiston @ Kennison Stadium

Bus Leaves @ 1:45 PM

Sep 6:  5:00 PM
Girls Soccer JV vs West Valley Yakima @WV
West Valley Yakima
Sep 6:  7:00 PM
Girls Soccer V vs West Valley Yakima @ WV
West Valley Yakima