As a direct result of the Parkland school shooting, the Harborfields student body will take a stand against gun violence on March 14th.
This year, HF is holding its first “Don’t Stand By” Dodgeball Tournament! It will be Friday, February 9th at 6:30 in the North Gym.
Happy Halloween HF! Walking around on Halloween, the creativeness and originality that our students possess is very prominent, shown through elaborate and unique costumes. From cute group costumes like aliens and the Seven Dwarves, to funny costumes like Bernie Sanders and The Pope, the participation is what makes this holiday so much fun.
With only about a week of school left for the 2016-2017 school year, HF students are booking up their schedules with all the events going on here. One of the most important ones is dedicated to the seniors; an opportunity for this group of kids to get together for one of the last times and spend quality moments with each other. The Senior BBQ will be organized by Leadership and is planned for June 8, 2017 at 5 p.m. It’ll take place outside in HF’s famous courtyard.
With the school year winding down, Harborfields High School is in the home stretch when it comes to promoting school spirit. Our spring Carnival Day is just around the corner and this event is meant to bring the entire school together one last time. Just like last year, the theme will be “HF LUAU.” Yes, Harborfields High School essentially is paradise.
Is your car covered in pollen, or is there still leftover sand from the winter? Do you need a cheap cleaning that you can get locally? The Leadership Class at Harborfields High School is bringing a car wash; available to anybody in the Harborfields community. It costs $10 per car, and will be held Friday, May 19th from 3-6 p.m.
It’s that time of year to start figuring out next year. For those fortunate students who will be here at HF for another year, Student Government elections are underway. Whether you are running for Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or School positions, participation in these elections are a great way to get involved. Harborfields High School is trying to kick start interest in this aspect of HF, because oftentimes students run unopposed. Show more pride in your school by starting your campaign today, or simply vote for the students who will be representing you next year.
HF Leadership is taking the Class of 2017 back in time: literally. Seniors can pull up to the football fields on May 16, 2017 to enjoy a movie within the comfort of your own car. Back in the 1940s, this sort of outdoor entertainment was a popular way for families to kick back and cherish each other’s company. So why not give the Seniors that same kind of homey and carefree atmosphere?
Our HFamily will be hosting a concert in honor of Maggie Schmidt, a Junior here at Harborfields High School. Her friends and family wanted to display her admiration for music by organizing her own special event. As a young person battling cancer, it is extremely important that our community supports her and this event. The “Singing for Sloan” concert will be held on May 12, 2017 at 5 p.m in the high school auditorium. Tickets are 5 dollars.
Harborfields is blessed to have this remarkable event every year. Students, adults, and even teachers of the Harborfields community show off their talents in the yearly variety show. Anyone from the Harborfields community of all ages is eligible to perform in the show. If you are interested in performing, auditions are held generally a month before the show at the elementary school in the cafetería. Even if you don't get in, don't be discouraged because you can always audition next year! Lots of people who do not make the cut, end up being a star the next year and are practically a celebrity once they hit the stage.
Over two months later and Blammo is still in play here at Harborfields High School. With 157 contestants to start off, we are now down to only 37 players left in this rigorous game. Students have been breaking spoons since day one, and now the game has changed battlefields with a much more intense rulebook. Blammo is officially a free for all until we are down to one single victor.
The Class of 2017 will have another event to look back on here at HF...The HF Pageant! However, unlike most pageants, we will be having the guys in our grade steal the show. On May 30th, twenty boys in our grade will be taking the stage in the auditorium in front of their fellow classmates. Tickets are five dollars for the viewers, but of course participants get free entry.
This week, Harborfields was given the opportunity to listen in on an assembly from three members of the group titled “Upside.” They are titled “Upside” because they like to focus on the positive things that came out of their addictions such as pushing past old problems and meeting each other, rather than the negative sides. While this topic is a hard thing to talk about, it was incredible to see how they were able to overcome their addictions and stay motivated and stay true to their group. The three speakers, Jordan, Trevor, and Samantha all had different pros and different cons to their stories.
The 2017 March Madness tournament came to an end last Thursday Night, and the Class of 2017 took home the bragging rights. It was definitely a fun night for everyone playing; especially for our DJ Michael Greaves, who by the way, is no match for DJ Fire. We also have our supervisors of the night to thank, and Mr. Taylor for running the event. Lastly, of course, all who played in March Madness and showing their true competitive side deserve recognition for keeping the tournament a tradition at HF.
Our Harborfields community holds a lot of different people who have grown to experience different things. Whether you own a restaurant around here, teach in the district, or work at the bank in Greenlawn, adults have different stories to tell. Most importantly, students in the Harborfields District need to listen to these stories, because we need to become aware of the world that was behind us and the one that’s ahead of us.
Harborfields has done plenty of events that have somehow benefited people outside of our community. We are fortunate enough to be taking part in another charity showcase next month. The Global Justice Club in particular will be holding a concert on April 7th, 2017.
Although the school has participated in viewing or performing in the concert in the past, there are still questions that need to be answered regarding the event. For example, who can perform in the concert? How do I sign up? What is fundraising going toward? How much is a ticket? What sort of acts can I do on stage?
Whether you are into physically playing sports or not, March is an exciting time of year for basketball fans across the country. Harborfields High School would like to bring that exact energy to our own gym. On March 30th at 7 p.m, students from all grades are encouraged to participate in our very own March Madness! The freshman class is playing against the junior class, and the sophomores are up to battle against the seniors.