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 Freshmen Orientation Day
7:55am – 2:25pm
Monday, August 25, 2014
Large Eyrie Gym

Freshmen, don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and shoes! We will give you a copy of your schedule. You do NOT need to bring any supplies or backpacks. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!

The purpose of this fun, activity-filled day is to introduce you to HHS and the people you will meet there. You will be able to visit your classes, meet your teachers, and hangout with other Falcons!  Seniors and juniors will be serving as leaders and mentors to the freshmen on Orientation Day and for the year.      See you there!!


Hanford High School Freshmen Day (only) Bus Schedule:                                                                                                                

ZERO HOUR BUS A                                                                                ZERO HOUR BUS B

7:07         S 38TH AVE @ IRONTON DR                                                   6:58         RUPPERT RD @ TURN AROUND

7:09         S 38TH AVE @ SPEED SIGN                                                    6:59         RUPPERT RD @ 435 PRNE

7:10         S 38TH AVE @ MT ADAMS VIEW DR                                       7:05         E RED MTN RT @ MAYO DR

7:12         MT ADAMS VIEW @ BOMBING RNG RD                                7:11         N 62ND AVE @ GRAY ST

7:12         BOMBING RANGE @ PARADISE                                             7:22         CLUBHOUSE LN @ RIVER PARK DR

7:14         ENTERPRISE MIDDLE SCHOOL                                            7:30         MCMURRAY AVE @ PIKE AVE

7:18         W VAN GIESEN ST @ POLICE STATION                               7:32         SACAJAWEA ELEMENTARY

7:27         VAN GIESEN ST @ HUNT AVE                                                7:34         CASCADE AVE @ SAINT ST

7:31         HOXIE AVE @ NEWCOMER ST                                               7:40         HANFORD HIGH

7:32         DAVISON AVE @ PARK ST

7:40         HANFORD HIGH




7:16         HOLLY WAY @ IRIS ST




7:40         HANFORD HIGH  

School Supply List-   Teachers will hand out supply lists specific to each class on the                                      first day of school. 




  • 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"……..


  • 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 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


Aug 30:  11:30 AM
HHS Football BBQ
HHS Commons
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 @ HHS

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
Sep 6:  9:00 AM
Volleyball V Richland Jamboree @ Richland HS
Sep 6:  9:00 AM
Hanford Sports Boosters Falcon Golf Classic
Horn Rapids Golf Course
Sep 8:  6:30 PM
NHS Meeting
HHS Commons
Sep 8:  7:00 PM
Key Club
HHS Commons
Sep 9
Open House for Enterprise, Chief Joseph, and Carmichael
Sep 9:  5:00 PM
Girls Soccer JV vs Southridge @ Southridge

Bus Leaves @ 3:30  One Way Bus

Sep 9:  5:30 PM
Volleyball FR/JV vs Southridge @ HHS
Sep 9:  7:00 PM
Girls Soccer V vs Southridge @ Southridge

Bus leaves @ 3:30. One Way Bus

Sep 9:  7:00 PM
Volleyball V vs Southridge @ HHS
Sep 10
Open House Hanford High, River's Edge, and White Bluffs (Primary)
Sep 11
Picture Make Up Day