Friday, April 18, 2014

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On behalf of the Harrison County School Board and myself, I would like to extend to you a warm welcome to the Harrison County School District.
The uniqueness of this district is reflected in the location of its schools in a variety of large and small communities. Each of these communities possesses a neighborhood atmosphere in which the school serves as a focal point. The culture, goals, and values of each community are respected and valued by school personnel. This appreciation of the community allows diversity; yet parents, teachers, and students across the district share a common focus. Together they work to provide the best education possible for the individual child.
Progress in this district is reflected through a technology enhanced curriculum, which addresses the needs of the individual child, a wide range of extra curricular activities, a diverse and successful sports program, and building programs, which are on-going to meet the ever growing student population. A greater emphasis on education throughout our state is beginning to produce results in the Harrison County Schools. As we strive to work closely with parents, teachers and the community, continued improvements are certainly expected.

 Henry Arledge, Superintendent of Education

Announcements

REVISED 2014-2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR

2014-2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR

REVISED 03/31/2014

 
HCSD KINDERGARTEN MEETINGS

Parents: HCSD would like to invite you to participate in a Welcome to Kindergarten Meeting at your child's prospective school. This will be an orientation for preschool students that will be joining us as Kindergarteners in the fall. Please click here for the the date and time of your school's meeting.

 
MAKE UP DAYS

MAKE UP DAYS FOR WINTER STORM:

MAY 27, 28, & 29, 2014

9 WEEKS EXAMS WILL BE ON THESE DAYS

MAY 29TH WILL BE A 60% DAY

 
PROPOSED RE-ZONING FOR NEW K-6 ELEMENTARY

 
JR. ACT CHALLENGE - 7TH & 8TH GRADERS

 https://ple.platoweb.com/Account/SignIn

ACCOUNT LOGIN FOR ALL STUDENTS: hcsd12

USERNAME AND PASSWORD WILL GIVEN TO EACH STUDENT AT THE SCHOOL.

 
InformationNOW - INOW Home Portal

Home Portal Accounts already set up:

1. 2013-2014 Logon accounts same as 2012-2013.

2. Contact school for username if forgotten

3. "Forgot Password?" is available on the Home Portal logon screen. The username is required for this function.

New 2013-2014 Home Portal Accounts

1. Submit "Parent Access Registration" form.

2.Submit one form for all children.

3. Send the form to any one of the schools which the children attend.

4. Once the schools have entered the data, an email from the school district will be sent with login access information.

INOW Browser Information:

Please be aware that with the release of the Winter 2014 update (3/28/2014), Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by STI.

STI suggest you use an InformationNOW-supported browser, such as IE 9 or IE 10; Google Chrome; or Mozilla Firefox.

Parent Access Registration

Home Portal   https://inowapp.harrison.k12.ms.us/InformationNOW/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2finformationnow%2fDefault.aspx)

 
HCSD STUDENT DATA WEBSITE

Parents access through a link on the INOW Home Portal Page. This offers the same student data as shown in the Home Portal plus other.

Students login using school's logon account. Use this site to keep up with assignments, grades, etc.

The internal address for the website (http://cofapps2/harcoapps).  

The outside address for the site (http://apps.harrison.k12.ms.us/harcoapps) that will allow access from outside the district.

 
PREK4 ANNOUNCEMENT

Harrison County School District is proud to announce two PRE-K4 classes; this is the beginning of a great partnership with South MS PreK4Ward Initiative to help our children of the Harrison County School District.  Early intervention is one of the single most important factors of a child’s educational progression.  We are grateful that we have partners like Head Start, however, we would like to expand on the services provided for our PreK4 children.  This partnership is allowing Harrison County to begin its expansion of services for our PreK students.
Early Childhood Education
PreK4Ward is now taking applications for 40 seats in 2 new classes that will be opening later this month in the Orange Grove/Three Rivers area of the Harrison County School District. PreK4Ward offers a free, high quality program to children that turned 4 years old by September 1 of this year. The hours of the classes are 8:30 to 2 pm on the days that the school district holds classes.
Parents, you may find an application at PREKRWARD 
or by going to our webpage at www.prek4ward.org.
Students living in the Harrison County School District that are qualified for Head Start but not currently enrolled are encouraged to apply, as well as all others interested.

 

 
ATHLETIC PASSES

Athletic passes can be purchased at D’Iberville HS, Harrison Central HS, West Harrison HS, D’Iberville Middle, North Gulfport, North Woolmarket, and West Wortham or at home athletic events. 

Student passes are $20 and adult passes are $50.

 
2013-2014 ONLINE MEAL APPLICATIONS
2013-2014 SCHOOL CALENDAR
COMPASS LEARNING ODYSSEY

Our district has chosen to use Compass Learning Odyssey®, a Web-based curriculum, to enhance your child’s educational experience.  This program is linked to the Northwest Evaluation Association’s (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to provide individualized instruction.  The activities are designed to meet your child’s needs based on the MAP score in each tested area.

Your child will use his or her HCSD user name and password to log in.  We are requesting that all students in grades 2—8 spend at least 15 minutes of home use per day working in this program.  Summer usage will help maintain skills and prepare your child for the upcoming school year.  

 

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STUDENT DATA ACCESS INFO

PARENTS: Access through a link on the INOW Home Portal Page. This offers the same student data as shown in the Home Portal along with additional data.

STUDENTS:  Login using your school logon account. Use this site to keep up with assignments, grades, etc.

INTERNAL ADDRESS: (http://cofapps2/harcoapps)

OUTSIDE ADDRESS: (http://apps.harrison.k12.ms.us/harcoapps)  This address will allow access from outside the district.

SCHOOL NEWS
GROUND BREAKING FOR NEW SCHOOL

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, Henry Arledge along with members of the School Board broke ground at the site of the new elementary school, River Oaks Elementary. The new school will be located on Three Rivers Road. The new school will be built for a capacity of 900 students with room for expansion. 

River Oaks Elementary will be open August 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year and will have 35 classrooms, offices, library, cafeteria, and gymnasium.

 

 
TEACHER DIRECTORY
Enter last name to search for teacher e-mail address.
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Enter Search Value:
- without any prefix or suffix to find all records where a column contains the value you enter, e.g. Net
- with | prefix to find all records where a column starts with the value you enter, e.g. |Network
- with | suffix to find all records where a column ends with the value you enter, e.g. Network|
- with | prefix and suffix to find all records containing the value you enter exactly, e.g. |Network|

SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

 

 
MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

 

 
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

 

 

All scheduled meetings of the Harrison County School District Board of Education are held at 5:30 P.M. in the Administration Building located at 11072 Highway 49, Gulfport, Mississippi. For more information please contact the Office of the County Superintendent of Education (228) 539-6503.

STATE & FEDERAL
MDE-COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
THE CHILDREN FIRST ANNUAL REPORT

THE CHILDREN FIRST ANNUAL REPORT

SECTION SOURCE: MDE/SY 2010-2011

2011-2012

 
NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will require the Tdap vaccination for all students entering 7th grade beginning with the coming school year (2012-2013).

Click here for full details.

 
MEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE

If you sustained losses or damage from Hurricane Isaac,
you may be eligible for disaster aid.
You can call to Apply: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
The TTY number is: 1-800-462-7585
For 711 or Video Relay Service, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
For more information or to Apply:
www.DisasterAssistnace.gov
Or Apply on your smartphone at: m.fema.gov
When you apply for disaster assistance please have the following available:
 Social security number (including your spouse's)
 Private insurance information, if available
 Address and zip code of the damaged property
 Directions to the damaged home or property
 Daytime telephone number
 A telephone number where we can reach you or leave a message
 An address where you can get mail
 If you want your disaster assistance funds sent directly to your bank, provide the FEMA agent with your bank account type (savings/checking), account number, and routing number

Disaster recovery assistance for eligible recipients is available without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status.

MEMA/FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER

Harrison County

County Farm Road Community Shelter

15035 County Farm Road

Gulfport, MS 39503

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Seven days a week, until further notice.

Register for disaster assistance with FEMA

By phone: 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585

Online: www.DisasterAssistance.gov

 (Click here for printable version.)

 
RECOVERY ACT

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. Click on the links below for more information.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE RECOVERY ACT

HARRISON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT AMERICAN RECOVERY & REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009.

 
HARRISON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT REPORT CARD

Harrison County School District

(Part A: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires school districts to publish report cards containing certain information. The required information falls into three general areas: school improvement, teacher qualifications, and test data. A school that fails to make adequate yearly progress in achievement must be identified for school improvement. The report must contain information about the professional qualifications of teachers in core academic subject areas [English, reading, language arts, science, mathematics, foreign languages, arts, civics and government, economics, history and geography]. Highly qualified teachers are those who satisfied the NCLB criteria during the school year. The report must also contain achievement data for specific subgroups, two-year achievement trends and student participation rates.

Please contact the principal of your child's school if you have questions about this report.

Click here to view HCSD Report Card

MSReportCard.com