#OurStoriesCRCSD - Harrison

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Built in 1930, Harrison has a rich history in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. The school’s principal shares how this nearly 90-year-old building is preparing students for the twenty-first century. #OurStoriesCRCSD #Harrison

SherryMEET Harrison'S STAFF

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Sherry Pilarczyk,
Principal's Secretary

Years at Harrison?

7 years 

What she loves about Harrison?

“I love working with the staff and the kids. Every day is new and exciting!“

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Harrison elementary school’s Learning Supports Team (LST) gathers regularly to determine the best strategy for each student. #OurStoriesCRCSD #Harrison

 

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I want to be a doctor when I grow up, because I like doctors. - Ethan, Kindergarten

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Super heroes are abundant in Harrison. Since the school adopted the theme, staff have noticed an improvement in behavior and learning because students want to be super heroes. #OurStoriesCRCSD #Harrison

AmandaWinkMEET Harrison'S STAFF

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Amanda Wink,
Health Secretary 

Years at Harrison?

3 years 

What she loves about Harrison?

My favorite part about working at Harrison as the Health Secretary in the Clinic would be helping the kids and putting a smile on their faces when they don’t feel well. Most times the kids who walk into the clinic are not smiling, But I try to make sure when they leave they are! The best thing I hear every day is Thanks Miss Amanda!

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I want to be a chef, ballerina, or artist when I grow up.  Delainey, 2nd-Grade

Harrison has found success through a Small Group Intervention process. Each day students with similar needs are teamed up with a teacher in an intimate setting to focus on what they need for growth. #OurStoriesCRCSD #Harrison

LydiaQuaidMEET Harrison'S STAFF

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Lydia Quaid,
School Nurse 

Years at Harrison?

2 years  

What she loves about Harrison?

“My favorite thing about Harrison is the positive vibe I feel throughout the building. As a school nurse, I split my time between buildings so teamwork and communication among the staff are vital to my role. From day one, something that has stood out about the staff at Harrison is that they are invested in meeting student needs by caring for the “whole person”. Education is obviously at the heart of what we do, but it has been proven time and again that healthy children learn better. Taking the “whole person” approach is one of the most important ways Harrison carries out CRCSD’s mission of Every Learner: Future Ready, and I’m proud to be part of it!”

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I like how the teachers keep the kids safe and keep the kids smart.  Alianna, 2nd-Grade

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