There is a disabled tractor-trailer on the high school middle school campus north entrance of peters Mountain Road. Please be cautious and use the rear entrance to the high school middle school campus if entering this morning
Just a reminder that Friday, January 27th the Halifax Band Boosters are hosting a dinner in support of the 4-12th school band program! Carryout is available starting at 3:30pm for $12 and dine-in is from 4:30-7:00pm for $15. You can pay at pickup! Checks should be made out to Halifax Band Parents. We will also be raffling off items during the dinner, so feel free to purchase a few raffle tickets while picking up your food and put them towards the prize of your choice! We will reach out to the winners at the end of the evening! Members of the Jazz Band will be performing from 4:30-5:15pm. David Eagleson 5th-12th Band Director MS/HS Marching Band MS/HS Jazz Band (717) 896-3416 x232 EaglesonD@hasd.us
Abby greeted the Marines who were visiting Halifax today.
Looking for a way to help with food insecurity? Consider donating items at Giant this week and next week!
The Wildcat Wellness Committee is reaching out because we would like your help! We have successfully been able to run a Girls on the Run Program here at the district for several years. However, we have never been able to secure a program for the boys until now!!! We would like to start the Let Me Run program here at Halifax for boys in grades 3 and 4. To start, we are looking to have a head coach and a few assistant coaches to run the program. “Let Me Run is a nonprofit wellness program that inspires boys to be themselves, be active, and belong. With a comprehensive curriculum that applies the power of running, the program encourages boys to develop their psychological, emotional, and social health, in addition to their physical health. Twice a week for seven weeks, two trained volunteer coaches lead an elementary or middle school team through practice. Designed to amplify confidence, self-expression, and respect for others, each practice includes a lesson from the Let Me Run curriculum that incorporates running, games and activities. Each fall and spring season culminates in a 5k race festival that celebrates the boys’ personal growth.” We are hoping to start this in March with the ending of the program being around our Country Crawl 5K, April 29th. Practice would occur twice a week for seven weeks. Practice times would be 3:30/3:45-4:45/5pm. If this sounds like something you would love to be a part of starting or would like more information, please reach out to Brooke Yeager at email@example.com. Wildcat Wellness Committee!
The Wildcat Wellness Committee is still in search of a head coach and an assistant coach or two for our elementary Girls on the Run program. The program is for any girl in third and fourth grade. “Girls on the Run inspires girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths, while building a sense of connection in a team setting. Coaches will facilitate lessons that blend physical activity with life skill development to enable girls to adapt to whatever comes their way. At the end of the season, the team competes in a 5K together, which provides a tangible sense of accomplishment and sets a confident mindset into motion.” The program would run after school every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm-5:00pm for ten weeks. The season would begin the week of February 27th. Registration has begun!!!! If your daughter is interested in being a part of the program, please see the attached flyer (there is also a paper copy being sent home with your daughter) for more information. You can also visit their website https://www.gotrmidstatepa.org/ to sign up. If you are interested in joining our coaching staff in any capacity or have any questions, please email Brooke Yeager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January is School Director Recognition Month! Please join us in celebrating Halifax Area School District school directors who volunteer their time to serve our students, schools, and communities; Kenneth Bugda, Scott Corsnitz, Brad Harker, Dean Hile, Emily Hoffman, Edwin Reiner, Micah Reynolds, Steven Roe, and Nathan Wilbert. Thank you!
Save the Date for Day of Caring and Community Day!
The Halifax Elementary Chorus will be performing during the 7th inning stretch of the Harrisburg Senators baseball game on May 18. Tickets may be purchased online: https://fevogm.com/event/HalifaxChorus We hope to see you there!
Thursday's (1/5) Girls Basketball home games vs Upper Dauphin will start a half hour later. JV will start at 6:30pm and Varsity at 8:00pm. Go Wildcats!
HASD is excited to a benefactor from the Giant Feed School Kids Round Up Program. From now to the end of February customers can round up at the register to support district's efforts to address food instability. Just round up at the register to help fight hunger with HASD!
HASD Remote Day on Thursday, December 22.
HASD will not have in-person classes on Thursday 12/22. Families will receive information from building level principals regarding attendance procedures, schedules, academic support, and due dates. Please check School Closings Info | Halifax Area School District (hasd.us) for more information.
CBS 21 Coverage https://local21news.com/news/local/staffing-shortages-impacting-mental-health-resources-for-students-across-state
ABC27 PA Health Officials Highlight Mental Heath in Schools https://www.abc27.com/local-news/pennsylvania-health-officials-highlight-mental-health-in-schools/
Halifax Midget Baseball and Teeners free clinics at Camp Hebron begin this month.
HASD will not have in-person classes on Thursday, December 15. For more info, please check https://www.hasd.us/page/school-closings-info
We have 2 open positions at HASD! Secondary English Teacher and Elementary Instructional Aide. Check out https://www.hasd.us/page/non-teaching-positions or call 717-896-3416 x 108
Congratulations to Toni and Natalie on earning the Presidential Volunteer Service Award while attending the PA SADD Conference.
HASD Cafeteria Staff help to celebrate National Pickle Day! Thanks to the Spiroffs, McGuires, and Marsdens for contributing homemade pickles. Students rated Pumpkin Spice, Garlic, and Sweet Hot as their favorites.