Principal Message

Principal Kevin Rupprecht

Families of Harrison Prep,

Welcome to Harrison Prep, an International Baccalaureate World School. We offer grades 6-10 Middle Years Programme and the grades 11-12 Diploma Programme, with the goal of all HP graduates to earn the IB DP Diploma designation on their High School Diploma and Transcripts. We have much to offer our students.

Happy January, Harrison Prep,

I hope the winter break and holidays were a time of rest and recuperation for all members in our HP community. With break over, there are only a few short weeks left in the semester. The semester ends on January 24 and it is important that students be prepared to do their best work on final assessments, essays, and projects in the last weeks of the semester.

In January we have exciting opportunities to engage with our students and families including: the HP Fall Art Showcase on January 10, Coffee with the Principal and HP PTO on January 11, a Key Club Game Tournament on January 15, and our Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly on January 18. We hope you join us for all of these events.

Harrison Prep will host two information nights in January, both events are open to all current and prospective families. Topics at both events will cover the same information ranging from a general discussion about the Harrison Prep experience, our vision and mission for students, the meaning of an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme education, the HP enrollment process, and much more. The first event is on 1/15 at Meriwether Elementary School, on JBLM, and is open to military families; the second event is at Harrison Prep on 1/22 and is open to all interested students and families.

HP students strive to be caring and principled individuals – that includes being respectful and kind in our interactions with others in classrooms, hallways, and common spaces. Students should also be in class ready to learn when the bell rings. Being in your seat with materials ready when the bell rings sets the tone for success in all classes. On-time attendance is important! As the weather gets colder, the dress code continues to be no hats or hoods on inside the building and ripped jeans with holes more than 4 inches above the knee need to be covered or leggings worn underneath. Lastly, cell phones are only allowed before school, at lunch, and after school; phones need to be away during class and passing times.

I hope the new year brings renewed energy and commitment to success for all members in the HP community. Make it a great January, HP.

Kevin Rupprecht

Principal

Lt. Gen. W.H. Harrison Preparatory School

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