Harrisville Hometown News October 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 1:15pm
Tami L. Johnson

Boys basketball sign-ups!  Going on now through all of October.

All boys currently in grades 1-9 are invited to play basketball.

Register online at www.cityofharrisville.com or at the Harrisville City offices Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m-5. p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  Registration can be done anytime during the month of October.  Cost is $35 and $15 with jersey (must be a reversible jersey with a number on front and back). Games will be played on Saturdays.  Season runs January through March.  1st and 2nd grade boys may play on one weeknight and not on Saturdays.

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!!! If we don’t have coaches, we don’t have teams.  All potential coaches will be required to have a criminal background check.  If interested in coaching, please download both background check forms from www.cityofharrisville.com or obtain them from the City Office.  Questions?  Call Bryan Fife at 801-782-6227 Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or email at bfife@cityofharrisville.com

ANNUAL FALL-CLEAN UP to be held October 23-27!

Once again, Harrisville City will be offering the opportunity to clean -up yards and neighborhoods throughout the City.  Two waste containers will be located at the main park—one for garage and one for green waste.  NO hazardous waste or construction debris will be accepted.  Please plan ahead to utilize this opportunity. Thanks for doing your part to make Harrisville City a wonderful place to live.

Orion Junior High School

A message from Orion Junior High School principal, Chris Earnest: “Our school goal this year is for every student to be prepared for the next level of learning.  To help us reach this goal, we are using our late start mornings (every Monday) in the following ways”:

*Improve Common Assessments

*Identify grade level weaknesses and address them

*Implement a school wide improvement plan that is based on our goals and weaknesses

*Identify struggling students and implement intervention plans

*Continue to improve our teaching practices

From just a week ago, Earnest says, “I was reminded repeatedly why I love my job.  As I greeted our students with, “Good morning, how is your day going?” and “Have a great day!” the students responded back with “Hellos” and “How is your day”, “Have a good day” and “Thank you.”

I love how they respond and interact with me. I am amazed at how many students thank their bus drivers as they get off the bus.  We have the best students in the district at Orion, and you as parents have taught them well!  They are a wonderful reflection of you and the morals and values you are teaching them.  Thank you!”

AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM with GreenWood Charter School

Do you shop with Amazon?

If you do, you can help grow GreenWood!

Amazon will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to GreenWood, all you have to do is shop using your Amazon account!

Just use the following link the next time you shop with Amazon.  You will be directed to smile.amazon  and the GreenWood Charter School link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1439324

Thank you for all you do to help Grow GreenWood!


GreenWood is in need of parents, grandparents, community members or high school students to read with our students.  We are looking for someone to commit to a schedule of an hour-long time frame on a regular basis.  Times available are 8:50-a.m. -3:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Please contact Misty Biesinger if you are available to help. Email: mbiesinger@greenwoodcharter.org