Monday, October 24, 2016

SP hosts Financial Aid Workshop Nov. 7

FAFSA & Dream Act Workshop
Cash for College Workshop
630 - 830 p.m. November 7
Sierra Pacific Career Center 
For more information, 
please contact the school Career Center.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Safety update

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Oct 20, 2016

The Hanford Police Department announced earlier today that they have made a second arrest in connection with local "creepy clown" social media posts that have implied potential violence at or around local schools. I would like to assure our parents and students that, while we do not believe these posts present a credible threat to student safety, we take them very seriously and we will continue to work with local law enforcement and to be vigilant in our protection of students.

As I stated yesterday, making terrorist threats against any school or student is punishable by expulsion and prosecution, even if those threats are "anonymous" or a social media "prank". As has been demonstrated by these arrests, online posts are not as "anonymous" as some people think and I would like to thank the Hanford Police Department, including our School Resource Officers, for their quick actions in this case.

I would also like to thank all of the students, parents and other community members who have been quick to report to police any threats that could indicate a danger to our schools or community. And a special thanks, as well, to all of our teachers and school staff for their professionalism and dedication to the safety and well being of our students during this time and always.

William Fishbough
Hanford Joint Union High School District


UPDATE:  2:45 p.m. Oct. 18, 2016

The Hanford Police Department issued a statement this afternoon that they have arrested a juvenile for the "creepy clown" social media threat against local schools.

Thank you to our students, staff, parents, community members and partners in law enforcement who work every day to ensure students are safe at our schools and in our communities.

William Fishbough
Hanford Joint Union High School District


The Hanford Police Department and Hanford schools were made aware of a "creepy clown" threat to local schools posted on social media last night. We do not believe this to be a credible threat to student safety, but we take all threats seriously and we are working with the Hanford Police Department to investigate and address the issue and ensure the safety of all students and staff, including increased law enforcement presence on our campuses this week as a precautionary measure. Classes and activities will continue as normal.

"Clown threats" have popped up all over the country this month as people have been dressing up as clowns in public places in apparent attempts to scare people. Police have found most of these incidents to be "just pranks" but, again, we will continue to take every reasonable precaution to ensure student safety.

While we are hopeful that these local "creepy clown" posts were not created by HJUHSD students, we also want to remind students and families that making social media posts that threaten any school or student is considered a terrorist threat, which is punishable by law and could result in expulsion.

Thank you, as always, for your continued support of our students and schools.

William Fishbough
Hanford Joint Union High School District

HHS Election Night Turkey Dinner Tickets on sale now

The Hanford High School Band Boosters will host a Drive-Through Turkey Dinner at 4 p.m. November 8 at Douty Street Parking Lot behind the HHS Cafeteria.

Dinners are $12 each and include Raven's Shredded Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Green Beans with bacon, Cranberry Sauce, and Dinner Roll.

Tickets are available from HH Band Boosters or by contacting HHS Band teacher Janet Levine at All proceeds go to the HHS Band and Color Guard.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hanford Band Showcase Nov. 1

The 5th Annual Hanford Band Showcase will begin at 6 p.m. November 1 at the Jacob L. Neighbor Bowl.

The Hanford High, Hanford West and Sierra Pacific Bands will perform their 2016 field shows and  Senior band members will be recognized.

The National Anthem will be performed by the HESD All-Star Band, Parkview Middle School Band and Kings River-Hardwick Drum Line and there will be a special performance by the Pioneer Middle School Panther Pride Band and Guard.

Donations will accepted at the door. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

Friday, October 14, 2016

HHS Choral Concert October 18

The Hanford High School Choral Music Department will present a Fall Choral Concert at 7 p.m. October 18 at St. Brigid's Church in Hanford. The performance will feature the Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, Advanced Women's Ensemble, Chamber Singers and soloists. Admission is $5 and children 5 and under are free.