Principal Message

Principal Kevin Rupprecht

Greetings Harrison Prep Families! 

Well Done!  Well done Students!  Well done to our Families, are staff, and Teachers!   Mrs. Lund and I are having a reflective moment.  We are reflecting on the totality of this year.  We began this year with a few new faces on our staff, and 150 new 6th graders and 50+ more upper class students.  We quickly began in September, engaged in teaching our students and before we all knew it, it was November Student Led Conferences.  We were celebrating our Veterans, and gearing up for a wonderful Winter season of performances and celebrations.  We blinked and it was the start of a new semester, and we were honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King.  We were fostering and encouraging students, supporting each other, and then we began hearing grumblings of this virus on a far off continent.  Little did we know, by the Mid 3rd Quarter, we would be scrambling to close up Spring Student Led Conferences and shutting down our schools, and pausing our lives, for what we believed would be a Public Health and Safety Two Week Quarantine…that lasted a month.  We found ourselves quickly transitioning to an Online Learning Platform-Teams, and we found our quarantine extended to the rest of the year.  Now we find ourselves the week of June 17th, the last day of school, exactly three months to the day, from when we last saw our students in the classrooms. 

However, during these last three months, we saw teachers collaborating in a higher, more rigorous manner. Students learning from home, teachers, teaching from home.   Staff were stepping up and into new duties “to be assigned”.  We kept on celebrating, encouraging, and teaching our students, all the way through.  Parents and Families have been amazing! Students have been engaged in meaningful learning.  We asked families to be the supervisors of student learning as teachers taught them from your kitchen tables, and living room couches. HP kept on plowing forward!  We may have had to do this, “virtually”, but we still held drive throughs, Honors Night, and a Graduation Ceremony for Seniors, and assemblies for grade levels, and class meetings, and ASB meetings, Grade Level Drive Throughs, Art Showcases, and everyday problem solving.  We kept true to our HP identity, through it all.  We are astounded by this HP community. 

We do not have a clear picture of what this Fall will look like. And I do not want anyone to get too caught up in the what ifs.  I assure you, I am advocating for HP in this dialogue about next year.  As soon as we have a glimmer of direction, we will be sharing it with you.  We are going to engage students in meaningful learning again next year.  That is the fact. 

The end of this school year has been awkward for many of us.  It is an anticlimactic way to end the school year.  It does not have the same sense of closure as, “normal”.  Its during these times, that a person, and a community really tests their mettle. 

 

In these final thoughts, we want to say our goodbyes and well wishes to a few;

Mr. Carver, we hope you enjoy your Farm and horses.

Mr. Lewis, we hope you transition back to Pennsylvania and your family continue to grow and thrive.

Mr. Jolling, we are so glad to hear that you will be continuing to educate students at the State Legislature.

 

We welcome;

Mr. Brewis to the I&S Department, all the way from South Korea.

Ms. Casey to the Science Department, all the way from Hudtloff MS.

Ms. Artilles to the ELA Department, as our ELL Teacher, all the way from Lakes HS.

Ms. Knight to the Main Office Team, as our ASB/Attendance Secretary, all the way from Colorado.

 

A few last reminders before we sign-off for the summer…

You may still purchase a Yearbook online.  Use these directions to purchase:  Go to CPSD website, Click on Parent tab, Click on Online Payments, Follow “In Touch Receipting System”, Click on the link hhtps://payments.cloverpark.k12.wa.us, (Must have student ID # = User Name and last name of student only—1st letter in caps = Password), Then click on the student’s name that comes up on screen, Next, click - Shop – Items at Student’s School, Click on “General”, Then comes up the list of some item’s parents can purchase. YEARBOOK is there. They select how many, then they click on Buy.

HP is excited for our partnership with Sideline Store/BSN Sports to launch our new merchandise website.  A portion of all proceeds will go towards our ASB.  Please support our students.  Use code JUNE20 for 15% off $60 or more!  Visit the website at http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/washington/lakewood/harrison-preparatory

The HP PTO is moving their PTO General Meetings to an online platform.  All are welcome,  Friday 6/19, 5:30pm - 7pm.  Please send an e-mail to parentsandteachershp@gmail.com to receive an invite to the meeting.

We hope that everyone has a wonderful and restful Summer.  We do ask that you check your email occasionally, because, as we said afore, we will keep you updated with any and all notifications and information as soon as we have it to share.

 

Thank you all for a wonderful school year!

 

Tracy Lund, Assistant Principal

Kevin Rupprecht, Principal

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