Saturday, May 25, 2013
John Herrington leaves the classroom this year, so 'Just Call Him Coach'.
Harrison High School will celebrate the 51 year teaching career of Coach John Herrington with a tribute on Friday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. "Just Call Him Coach" will bring back former staff members, coaches, students, players, current students and local dignitaries to pay tribute to Harrison's iconic teacher and mentor. An afterglow will follow at Mister Joe's in Southfield. Coach Herrington will retire from the classroom, but will continue to have an impact on the sidelines this fall. Alumni and community members are invited to participate in many ways: Any questions should be directed to Angela Leach at 248-426-2858 or email@example.com.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
A benefit for Max Merget's MAXyourBRAIN foundation raises $1,123 that will be directed toward brain cancer research.
Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students at Harrison High School reached out in a big way when they heard the inspiring story of Max Merget, son of marketing teacher Nina Merget, they were inspired to help. Since the age of 3, Max has been battling brain cancer. After three successful surgeries kept him cancer-free for 10 years, Max, a Plymouth Salem senior, was recently diagnosed with his fourth brain tumor. Rather than let his illness stop him, Max started a foundation at University of Michigan Hospital called MAXyourBRAIN.org. All money raised by his foundation goes directly to brain cancer research. Harrison students raised $1,123 during the school year and presented the check to Max at his foundation's recent charity…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The annual event is opened to the public, in the hopes of raising more funds for the Detroit-based charity.
Tuesday, April 23
The Harrison High School Student Council has made their April 24 faux beauty pageant, “Mr. Harrison,” a charity event for the second year in a row. Cass Community Social Services, a Detroit based non-profit fighting poverty and creating opportunity in the city, will be the night’s beneficiary. Cass will receive 100 percent of all event profits. For the first time, the event will be open to the local community, not just the parents, siblings of participants and students of Harrison. This year's contestants are: They will compete in a beauty-pageant style contest in five categories: Hawk-wear, sleepwear, swimwear, personal talent and answering a “Miss America” type question. The Mr. Harrison competition is judged by a panel of three adults …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Hackbots compete at Eastern Michigan University, after successful performances at two recent meets.
On the heels of two successful regional events, the Farmington Public Schools Hackbots are competing this weekend in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) state robotics tournament. First round matches at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center in Ypsilanti started Thursday, with preliminary rounds all day Friday and Saturday morning. Finals are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Hackbots took second place at a regional event in Waterford and first place in a Livonia regional event, both held last month. Their robot moves across a field with two large pyramids at opposite ends, then tosses flying discs at targets to earn points. The Hackbots team is open to students from Farmington, Harrison and…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
College acceptance letters are in—tell Patch where you're headed next!
Calling all Farmington and Farmington Hills seniors and senior parents: What's next for you after graduation? Whether you're headed to college or starting a new job, tell us your plans in the comments below. You can upload a picture here, too. Just click "Upload Photos and Videos." Congratulations, Class of 2013!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The band unveils a new bass drum at its "Let It Spring" free concert April 21.
The Farmington Community Band's April 21 free concert ushers in spring with a big boom, thanks to a new bass drum. “Let It Spring!” begins at 3 p.m. in the Harrison High School auditorium. The 80-piece band, under the direction of Damien Crutcher, is in its 47th season. The bass drum was purchased with money donated from the estate of the late Dr. Al Frank, who was a dedicated member of the band for over 40 years. The concert program is designed to show it off. After the concert the public is invited to attend a special reception in memory of Dr. Frank, to meet FCB musicians and to see the cool new bass drum up close. Admission is free. Learn more at fcbmusic.org or on the band's Facebook page. Source: Farmington Community Band press …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Hawks lost in the regional finals Thursday to Dexter.
The Harrison High School girls varsity basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss Thursday, losing to Dexter in the regional final game at the last second. Dexter player Riley McDonald hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer to clinch the win in overtime with a score of 37-34. You can watch the game-winning shot in the video, right. Harrison ends their season with the district title, which they won by beating Walled Lake Western on March 1. Dexter now heads to the Class A quarterfinals, where the Dreadnaughts will take on Saginaw Heritage. Do you have any photos from the game? Upload them by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Michael Volyanyuk was among three Hawks participating in the competition; Farmington High's Immanual Govantes finished 7th in his class.
by Danna Castillo Harrison High School had three state qualifiers and Farmington High had one participating at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) individual state finals held at the Palace of Auburn Hills Thursday through Saturday. Bracket results can be found at MHSAA.com
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Hackbots spent Tuesday finishing up a robot that will compete in March.
A team of Farmington Schools students gathered Tuesday morning around a laptop set up in the gymnasium at Farmington High School, watching closely as the robot they created made its way across the floor. The Hackbots robotics team put the finishing touches on their entry in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics district competition, held March 8-9 at Waterford Mott High School. Team members represent Farmington, Harrison and North Farmington high schools. Mentor Dan Riehl said about 80 students expressed interest when the unified team was created, and between 40 and 50 are actively involved. One program for all three schools helps hold down the high cost of the program, which is also offset by …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Teams wear pink uniforms to help raise awareness about cancer.
The North Farmington Raiders held on through a late rally on their home court Tuesday to take a 61-58 win over crosstown rival Harrison High, in a boys basketball game that also raised funds for cancer research. According to a MIPrepZone.com report, the Hawks outscored the Raiders 14-5 in the first period, then fell back until late in the fourth quarter. But their rally wasn't quite enough to overcome North Farmington's lead. Teams wore pink uniforms, and donations to a cancer charity were collected at the door. Read the game recap, with video: Pink" North Farmington wins city championship by beating Harrison. Were you at last night's game? Share your photos by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.