When do we meet? – On an “as needed” basis
Where do we meet? – Mrs. Blakemore’s room
What time do we meet? – Before school and during advisory
How do you join? – Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible to apply after the first semester of their sophomore year. Mrs. Blakemore contacts all eligible students.
What is NHS all about? – The purpose of NHS is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in the students. The NHS chapter has held canned food drives, held fund raisers for organizations like the Rainbow House and the Leukemia Society. NHS also hosts the reception for the Top Dawg ceremony and bi-annual blood drives.
To learn more about National Honor Society please visit the NHS website.
Communicating with parents is an important part of the work we do as a school district. One of our many avenues for communication is the use of SchoolMessenger, a parent notification system that is provided to us courtesy of Commercial Trust Company. Many parents rely on SchoolMessenger for receiving important and timely information regarding school […]Read More
Superintendency Vacancy Filled Steve Combs has been employed as the new superintendent for the Harrisburg R-VIII School District starting July 1, 2017. Steve is currently employed as the high school principal for the district. The superintendent search attracted a strong candidate pool. The search effort by Harrisburg’s Board of Education was supported by the Missouri […]Read More
We are excited to have Ellie, a diabetic alert dog, attending school on a regular basis. Ellie is a trained service dog for first grade teacher Kelsey Fisher. It is comforting to know that this newest member of our school community will help insure Mrs. Fisher’s safety while she is teaching, and we believe Ellie’s presence […]Read More
Getting Ready for Next Year Already? Yes! A wonderful committee comprised of some of this year’s sophomores – the Class of 2020 – helped create a bulletin board outside Dr. D’s room to celebrate their independent reading this year. They copied covers and pages and even created some black out poems to recommend titles for […]Read More
The third and fourth hour Field Studies classes at the high school are participating in the Float Your Boat Race at Bass Pro on April 28th. The race will be at 11 a.m. These students will be helping float the boat: Rachel Strawn, Cody Karl, Charles Strain and Addison Furlong. Students have built a boat out of cardboard […]Read More
April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, Harrisburg High School will sponsor a magnetic poetry contest in three categories: long form, short form, and random/funny. Anyone can participate by visiting Dr. D.’s room at the high school and using ONLY the magnets available on the whiteboard to create your own poem. You may enter one […]Read More
Coach Ackman along with T’s Etc in Columbia have been working to come up with a shirt to honor Brian. T’s Etc. is giving us a great deal on the shirts. All profits will go to Jennie & Bradey. The online store will close next week, so make sure you get your order in soon. […]Read More
The speech team performed at districts at Mexico High School on Saturday, March 3rd. Each competitor – Addison Furlong, Jessica Justice, Lauren Nichols, Jenna Peavler, and Grace Whitaker advanced to the final round. Harrisburg was the only school with all its competitors in finals! Jess Justice, our senior leader, won first place for her oratory, […]Read More