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Service to others....doing your best.....are themes of Veterans Day Assembly

At the Hanford High School Veterans Day Assembly today, Captain Michael Baddley, U.S. Army, spoke about service to others. He presented “Challenge Coins” to five HHS staff who were involved in saving the life of student Leighton Tomerlin last week. Leighton suffered a heart attack and collapsed during a P.E. class.

Reacting immediately by administering CPR, calling 911, and utilizing an AED to restore Leighton’s heart rhythm were….security guard Andy Ashworth, P.E. teacher Jeff Crow, assistant principal Mike Gaddis, school resource officer Jory Parish, and secretary Debra Branson. Leighton is now recovering at home and may return to school next week.



At the Richland Invite on Saturday, October 8th during their Cross Country race, a girl collapsed next to Kara Shibley.  Kara stopped and cared for the girl who had passed out and was not responding, but did have a pulse.  Kersten saw the situation and ran to get a parent of one of our runners (Mr. Taylor) and then got back into the race.  Kara stayed with the girl until she was assured things were ok and then started running again.  Both of these girls exemplified what we want in our young people.  They noticed a situation where help was needed and responded.  So often, we may see a situation but assume someone else will respond – and no one does. – Coach Sean Mars

Students honored for commitment to school

At Tuesday night's Richland School Board meeting, Hanford High School principal Tory Christensen recognized students Gabe Grenz, Makayla RattyDaunte Blackwell,and Briana Martinez for their improved efforts and decision making. “These students are committed to being at school every day, having a positive attitude, and staying on track academically.”

Hanford High teacher recognized for career readiness efforts

Laurie Price, Career Choices and Work Based Learning teacher at Hanford High School, has been named Teacher of the Year for Career Counseling and Employment Readiness by the Washington Association of Career and Technical Education. “Laurie is continually interacting with employers, helping them understand the value of providing job placement opportunities for special needs students,” says Claudia Cooley, CTE Director for the Richland School District. “Her efforts have resulted in life-changing opportunities for students."



Welcome Back to School!

Please go to the below link to find important information about Falcon Prep Day and what time to arrive, Schedule/Changing Classes, Fees, PE Uniforms, Parking passes, Lunches, Bussing, and More. 

Falcon Attendance


  • Students should miss no more than 9 days each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation. 
  • By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
  • Missing 10%, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
  • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.

Hanford High is in the top 50 Best High Schools in Washington

Kiera Lucas earns WSU cheer spot

Congratulations to Hanford High School senior Kiera Lucas on earning a spot on next year's Washington State University cheer squad. Kiera has been an integral member of the HHS cheer squad the past four years. She carries a 3.9 GPA while being active with Key Club, National Honor Society, and student leadership. "Kiera is the epitome of what a student-athlete should be," noted Kim Mayer, HHS cheer coach. 

Crystal Apple Award recognizes Hanford High teacher

Ed Ufford, Career and Technical Education teacher at Hanford High School, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Tri-Cities Crystal Apple Award. The award will be presented at the 18th annual Crystal Apple Awards ceremony March 10 at Columbia Basin College. “From the hands-on wood technology labs to the finite applications of drafting and design, Ed encourages students to stretch their minds and reach their potential,” says Principal Tory Christensen. "He is a talented educator in every sense of the word.”