Harvard High School would like to invite all Harvard area veterans to a special veterans celebration at the high school on February 8th at 9 a.m. This celebration is a moving tribute to our veterans and is held in February so it does not interfere with other Harvard School District celebrations.
Veterans are encouraged to attend and call the high school to receive a personalized invitation. Please contact Kathie Bough at the high school at 815-943-6461 extension 2214.
We look forward to seeing you and your families at this great event.
Congratulations to the following Harvard High School students for recognition as an Illinois State Scholar:
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Parents and Staff of CUSD 50 students; There will be no school on Monday, Dec. 19th due to inclement weather. All School Board committee meetings and the School Board meeting will be held as previously scheduled.
According to a recent Surgeon General report more than a quarter of kids between 6th and 12th grade have tried e-cigarettes.
Get the information you need to talk to your student about the dangers of e-cigarettes, fact sheets and even videos about this subject at:
The Hour of Code sounds a bit ominous, especially for kids in elementary school, but as it turns out, it’s a great program that the kids enjoy, and one that keeps them engaged.
Students at Jefferson School participate in the program, started by Code.org, a non-profit group whose goal is to expand diversity in computer science for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. This worldwide initiative not only gives kids the tools they need for the future by working with computers, but it also helps nurture logic, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
Students pick one of several different activities and progress through increasingly difficult problems until they are complete with a scenario. Once they complete an activity, they earn a certificate.
Although Code.org only tracks participation this week, teachers will continue to work on this program throughout the year when there is spare time. The program lays down the foundation for a possible career in computer science or at the very least, a basic understanding of technology.
Harvard Jr. High students and staff raised over $1400 for Toys for Tots through a Takraw Tournament and a partnership with Huntley Barbell.
Takraw is a combination of kickball and volley ball, and the tournament was held round robin style in which teams from each grade got to play each other. The final two teams squared off today in a best out of three match. Wonder Pets ended up winning 2-1.
The teams that participated donated money to the fundraiser, as did all of the spectators. Huntley Barbell also helped in the fundraising process by collecting money at their gym.
Great job on everyone’s part. Best of all the money stays in the community and helps Harvard, not some place you’ve never heard of.