The Harrison Choir consists of fourth and fifth grade students. They will perform a Winter program on Dec. 15, 2016. They will perform a Spring program at the Fine Arts Spring Festival in March and at the Harrison Spring Festival on April 5, 2017.
Good News Club
The Harrison Good News Club meets on Thursday mornings beginning at 7:15 a.m. in the multi-purpose room. It is a free, exciting, fun-filled hour once a week that students can attend, if so desired. Students learn about respect for authority, character qualities, moral values, and Biblical principles. Specially trained and screened individuals work with the students. The Good News Club is sponsored by Unity Baptist along with the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Richmond. Be on the lookout for sign-up information!
We at Harrison are all about going green! We have had a green team in place now for 6 years. It is composed of 24 students broken into teams of 4. Members are chosen by their teachers in 3rd and 4th grades. Students are chosen who show the characteristics of being responsible and respectful.
Each week a different team collects the bins with the paper that the teachers have recycled throughout the week. Instead of having the paper go into landfills, we have partnered with SP Recycling Corporation out of Richmond to come and collect the paper. In return, we get a small amount of money that is used for various activities in the school. The students are rewarded with celebrations throughout the year for their hard work.
Our custodians have noted at how much less trash we have now. This is a wonderful way to help the environment and teach the importance of recycling.
Harrison has several leadership opportunities to help Build Exceptional and Responsible Students! One of these opportunities is the Safety Patrol. Rising fifth grade students apply in the spring to be a part of the patrol. Students must fill out an application and receive a teacher recommendation based on the areas of leadership, maturity, reliability, punctuality, good judgment, good attendance, courtesy, respect, and desire to help others.
As fifth grade patrol members, students are given a post to monitor daily during arrival and dismissal of school. Patrol members help to keep all students safe on their way to and from the bus. Some patrol members walk preschool and kindergarten students to their buses, while others stand on the bus loop to keep children out of the path of buses.
This program instills confidence and leadership in our fifth grade students and continues to help with our school wide mission for the Harrison BEARS!