Harvard Jr. High School welcomes the Robotics Club, started with the help of the University of Illinois Extension Office and the 4-H Club. Students in the club will learn to build and program Lego Mindstorm robots. The club will also teach students troubleshooting, and working with each other in a group setting. The students are looking forward to a robotics showcase in April with other schools from McHenry and Lake Counties.
Harvard School District achieved a perfect score today as the Regional Office of Education inspected the five school buildings within District 50. This is the fourth year in a row that the Harvard School District has achieved a perfect score with NO VIOLATIONS.
The inspection is an annual health and life safety building inspection, with the goal of creating and maintaining an environment of safety for all students and staff.
The Facilities Department works hard all year to keep our schools safe and this is proof that they're doing a great job. Thanks to everyone who made this possible!
Harvard High School students from the various foods classes prepare an early Thanksgiving feast. Each of the classes had a specific task or dish to prepare for the feast and as demonstrated in the photos, they had a great time with this activity. The classes starts getting ready for this culminating event of the semester on the first day of class, and teachers even worked with the students to make turkey tetrazzini with the leftovers. Students and staff enjoy the great food once the work is done. Looks incredible!
The Harvard High School Madrigal Choir debuts in their first public performance as they sing at Harvard Jr. High School last night.
The choir is made up of high school student who audition for the group and is almost entirely student lead. They sing the National Anthem at school assemblies and will perform at several public events this year, including the Christmas in Harvard parade. If you’re interested in seeing them in a more intimate setting, they’ll be hosting the Madrigal Dinner this year on Sunday December 11th. Stay tuned for more information on that event.
Congratulations to Korey Coffer who just received his certification as a National Board Certified Teacher. Korey spent his time voluntarily pursuing this certification in order to become a better teacher. It involved measuring content knowledge, reviewing student work samples, analysis of teaching practices, and documenting the impact of assessment and collaboration on student learning.
The process took him several years and multiple tests to achieve this incredible goal. In the end it makes Korey a better teacher and helps him continue to improve his teaching methods which benefits his students in the end.
We’re fortunate to have Korey around as well as the administration for their support of Korey’s efforts!
Join us for a bilingual celebration at Diggins Library on Monday November 21st from 6-7 p.m.
There will be refreshments and activities for the whole family.
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
The four newest Harvard High School Hall of Fame inductees show off their new plaques in the high school gym on November 11th. From left to right are Harvard High School Principal Rob Zielinski, Eileen Davidson Daniels, Janet Perenchio Badovinac, Leanne Stafford Edgeton, Daniel L. Frost, and Jackie Fiegel, Harvard Community Education Foundation President.
We’d like to remind everyone that Wednesday November 23rd will be an early release day for the Thanksgiving holiday. These times are different from the typical Wednesday early dismissals.
Harvard High School and Junior High will be released at 1:15 pm, Jefferson students will be released at 1:25 pm and Crosby students will be released at 1:30 pm.
Washington School will have no afternoon classes.
There will be no school on Thursday the 24th or Friday the 25th.
We wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.