Principal Message

Principal Kevin RupprechtFamilies 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.

First quarter closes on October 26. Grades will be sent home the following week. Our Student Led Conferences follow closely on November 6-8. We hope to conference with 100% of our students’ families this fall. Families are able to schedule their conference with their child’s Advisory teacher by way of Skyward Family Access. Please find the directions emailed home to you.

SLC’s are an essential component to your student’s academic success at Harrison Prep. Part of these conferences address matters relating to our students High School and Beyond Plan, Student Learning Plans, International Baccalaureate Programme features; Community Project, Personal Project, CAS and Extended Essay, along with the IB Learner Profile Traits. All of these conference topics are District and or Harrison Prep Graduation requirements.

It’s not too early to remind families of how we communicate Inclement Weather delays and closures. Local Media, District Website, and the Connect School Messenger system are the three methods of communication to our families, to inform them of an inclement weather delay or closure.

Please join us this Fall and into Winter, as HP will be hosting numerous student performances. Currently in production, HP Idol. Join us and be entertained by the talents of our HP students in this fun competition. The Drama/Thespian Society Club is in final preparation of Alice in Wonderland, productions coming soon!!! The many Choral ensembles of Harrison Prep have a full docket of performances planned, you will not want to miss out on the newest choir, our Men’s choral ensemble, Vox Fratris. They will be performing soon and you will just have to wait to hear and learn more about this new choir. And not in the least, the Knowledge Bowl Team is looking to make a run at state again.

Families, I ask you to keep engaging your students in meaningful ways. Study Spanish with them, talk to them about their History Lessons, read their English papers before they turn them in! Let them tell you why they used the color scheme they chose for their most recent piece of artwork. Let them show you the coding and robotics they are working on. Sit down with them as they contemplate Theory of Knowledge class, balance math and science equations, and search for scholarships and fill out College applications.

We are working hard to hustle students to class and decrease hallway tardies. Families you can help with this by ensuring your students are dropped off before the first bell. Please remember that all drop off and pick up of students, before and after school, including HPX, is to be done in the backyard parking loop-Safety first! I also remind all families, the importance of attendance here at Harrison. As mentioned above about the many aspects of the Harrrison Prep learning experience, when a student misses more than 2 days of school, that becomes a significant loss of instruction. Chronic Absenteeism is defined as 10 or more absences in the course of the entire year. Excused or unexecused, absence is an absence, and the loss of instruction is detrimental to the whole learning experience of the student.

Lastly and equally as important, Veteran’s Day is coming soon, we will be honoring our Armed Forces Veterans at our assembly on November 6. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, let us be thankful to our Veterans, our First Responders, our Families, our Lakewood Community, and our Clover Park School District this season.

Kevin Rupprecht
Principal
Lt. Gen. W.H. Harrison Preparatory School
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