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Daily Bulletin Thursday, April 11, 2019


Thursday, April 11, 2019


Thought for Today:   “Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.” Sally Ride

On This Day in History: 1970, Apollo 13, the third lunar landing mission, is successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Apollo 13 carried astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise. The spacecraft’s destination was the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon, where the astronauts were to explore the Imbrium Basin and conduct geological experiments. After an oxygen tank exploded on the evening of April 13, however, the new mission objective became to get the Apollo 13 crew home alive.






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EVENTS FOR TODAY:              Barbell Club in the MPR

GSA is in H-53

Makers Club 3:30pm-4:00pm in A-2

Badminton 2:45pm dismissal

Frosh Baseball 2:00pm dismissal

Swim Team - TBD






Harper's jazz band is currently holding auditions for next year, and we are looking specifically for a set drummer and a piano player.  If you're interested, please contact Mrs. Sanchez in the music room, C-16. 

Friday, April 12th, is Day of Silence, a national event to bring awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying, and harassment in schools.  If you are interested in participating, please come to H-53 Thursday, April 11th, at lunch for our informational meeting.


Yearbook- Tomorrow is the LAST day to purchase your Harper yearbook. You can buy it online or in our front office. The cost is $40.

Harper community, this week is Safety Week.  We will have safety drills on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week, which you will hear more about in your second period classes.  It is vital that we all take time to practice these procedures in the unlikely event of an emergency.  Our evacuation drill will be this Wednesday, April 10th during 2nd period, at around 10:50am.  Students will also be practicing our evacuation route with their PE classes on Friday.  Thank you for participating in keeping Harper safe!

Harper Track and Field: Track practice starts on Monday, April 15th at 4pm at the tables.  Do not be late and show up ready to practice with running shoes and athletic wear (PE clothes).  Practice will end before 5:30.  Coach Hailey will meet you there and give you the details for the day and for the rest of the season. You must have your current physical and paperwork turned in by this Friday, April 12th in order to participate.










April 17th is our Site Council Meeting from 8:15 am to 3 pm in Room L70.  The Site Council is made up of: Parents, students, and various elected staff members.  We will be working on the site plan for 2019-20.  The agenda will be posted in our school office window, and on our website. 

-Ms. Kelleher




April 2, 2019

Dear Parent or Guardian of Freshmen:


We are fast approaching the end of the year and the end of junior high for our Freshmen. We appreciate the support and guidance you have given your child and are looking forward to a strong and successful conclusion to the school year. The purpose of this letter is to encourage you to attend some of our upcoming freshman events. We welcome parents at these events and hope that you will be able to join your son or daughter in attending them.


1.     The Freshman Showcase will occur in the afternoon on May 16. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend and observe their student’s presentation. Parents are also welcome to serve on a Showcase Panel. This requires a commitment of time from 12:30 – 3:30 pm and parents will be placed on a panel in their son or daughter’s presentation room.  If you wish to serve on a panel at the Showcase please sign up by May 3, 2019 using the following link:




Friends and family members are also welcome to attend just the presentation for your son/daughter or stay and observe your son or daughter’s friends’ presentations. This is a wonderful opportunity to observe the tremendous growth our freshmen have made, and I strongly encourage you to attend this event.



Please encourage your student to dress up for the Showcase Presentation, and to finish junior high in good standing.   As we get closer to the event, our program will be printed and it will list which classroom your child has chosen as their presentation location.  Programs will be available for you when you arrive on May 16th at 12:15 pm. 


  1.  Another important family event is the Freshman Celebration on Tuesday, June 11th.  This celebration will occur in the Harper Gym at 6:30 pm and will include the presentation of our larger awards and recognition for all freshmen.   Dessert will be served in the MPR, and students will have an opportunity to sign yearbooks together.


  1.  June 12th is the Freshman Trip to Discovery Park in Vallejo, California.  We leave Harper at 8:30 am and return at approximately 5:45 pm. Stay tuned for future details. 



Best wishes,

Kerin Kelleher






Yearbooks- Hey Husky Parents! If you have not purchased a yearbook for your child, the deadline to buy one is coming up. The last day to purchase a yearbook is Friday, April 12th. Yearbooks can be purchased online through the Harper Webstore (https://harperhuskieswebstore.myschoolcentral.com/) , or in the front office. The cost is $40. If you are not sure if you have purchased a yearbook for your student, please look at your Webstore account, or view the list that will be posted at our Harper Open House.







April 8-12 Safety Week

April 12    Advance Orchestra Field Trip, 8:00am-12:00pm, Brucker (54)

April 15    Band Field trip 10:15AM-1:00PM, N. Sanchez, (Mondavi) (77)

April 15-19 Spirit Week

April 15    7th and 8th Grade Track and Field Begins

April 17    Advisory Schedule-#7













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               All Day Site Council Meeting

April 18    Advisory Schedule -#8













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April 20    Friends of Frances

April 22 - May 10 State Testing Window

April 23    DJUSD Parent Engagement Night 5:30 PM

April 24    Band Pops Rehearsal 8:50AM (C-16)  

April 27    Orchestra Field Trip – Golden Empire Music Festival (Capistrano Hall, Sac State)

                 Choral Field Trip- Golden Empire Music Festival

                 Band field trip and performance at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (all day)

April 29-30         Science Testing

April 30    PTO Meeting 7:00PM (Library)



May 2      ELAC Family Meeting 6:30-8:00 PM (Library)

May 4      Pops in the Park, All Bands 8:00AM (Central Park)

May 6      Combined Orchestra Rehearsal Int. 4:15PM-6:30PM Adv. 7:00PM-9:30PM (Brunelle)

               ELAC Meeting 6:30PM-8:00PM (Library)

               Happy National Teachers’ Day

May 7      Earth Science Field Trip 8:30am-11:00am, Blackwell (61)

               Band Boosters Meeting-All Parents Invited! (C-16)

May 9      Advisory Schedule-#9

               AVID Field Trip 7:30am-4:30pm Fung/Gallaudet (51)              

May 10    Quarter 4 Progress Reports

May 11    Orchestra Field Trip - Music in the Park and Discovery Kingdom - All Day

May 14    Earth Science Field Trip 8:30am-11:00am, Blackwell (61)

               Advisory Schedule-#10

May 16    Freshmen Showcase - 12:30 -3:30 PM

               Minimum Day Schedule for 7TH AND 8TH Graders dismissed at 12:30PM     

May 17    Bridge Tostada Dinner 5PM-6:30PM (Montgomery)

May 18    Adv. Orchestra Field Trip-Music in the Park - All Day

May 22    Side-by-Side Orchestra Concert 7:00PM (Gym)

Last Day of After School Bridge


May 29    Final Late Start Wednesday

May 31    Concert on the Quad, All Bands 6:00PM

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