Brandon Davis, honoring our Purple Heart recipient
The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving with one of the U.S. Armed Services, has been wounded or killed. This decoration is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members. HR’s very own Brandon Davis will be awarded this honor on February 18th, in the HR gym at 6:30pm, before the boy’s basketball game. “I’m excited. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time…gone through some holes to get this,” said Davis, HR security guard, “It means a lot, like a sacrifice for the country.” Davis was part of the Marines from July 2003 to July 2006. He was stationed in Iraq from June 24th 2004, to February 17th 2005. Davis dreamt of being in the Marines all his life. “9/11 was what made me turn down scholarships and go join,” said Davis. However, Davis was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D), damaging the left side of his head, leaving a traumatic brain injury. “[It was] 9 months being medically separated, dealing with memory loss and my shoulder and back,” said Davis. After recovering, when he saw an opening for security positions, Davis landed at HR. However, he plans on working his way back into the armed forces. “Eventually I want to do security for personnel, the civilian military side of things,” said Davis. “First of all, I think that anyone who serves for the country is giving a huge sacrifice and deserves to be recognized,” said Mr Goings, the principal, “Brandon is a great example of this. It’s pretty amazing that we get to present Brandon with the award and I am honored that we get to present it at our own school.” There is no lack of support from the students, teachers, and administrators towards Davis. “I think it is riveting to have such a person with fantastic calibre representing our school,” said Lily Xie, freshman. Many students have proved to feel this way about Brandon’s achievement, becoming a part of the Purple Heart family after years of waiting.
The HRHS thespians present Footloose: The Musical on March 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15 at 7pm in the HRHS Theater. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased through showtix4u.
2013-14 TCAP Parent Letter
Letter to parents explaining TCAP.
AP EXAM REGISTRATION
-- AP Exam Registration - Feb. 24 - March 20, 2014 -- Registration forms are now available on the Post Grad Center website. It is preferred that fees be paid online through the Portal account, but cash, checks or credit cards will be accepted in Post Grad. Reg forms MUST be returned to Post Grad to be fully registered for exams. Click for Post Grad site
SENIORS: LATE Cap & Gown Ordering
There are still a considerable number of seniors who have not ordered a cap and gown and need to do so by March 18, 2014. Jostens is working to let seniors and parents know there is still time to get orders placed in time for Graduation! Jostens has established an online site to aid families in ordering caps, gowns, graduation announcements and accessories. Order immediately to avoid paying higher delivery costs. Jostens Site
Discounted Rockies tickets to support HRHS Basebal
Have a sports fan in need of a gift for Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Graduation, Father's Day, or Birthdays? HRHS baseball has you covered! Our spring fundraiser is selling $20 Rockies tickets (lower outfield box), normally $30-38! We have games to enjoy watching our Colorado Rockies play the Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Braves, Giants, and White Sox. flyer for more details or visit our website at www.hrhsbaseball.comSee the