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Band members of Final Order interacted with the audience during Music on the Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 3, in downtown Harrison. The event, which also featured bands 90 Proof Twang and Miss Jacque, was sponsored by The District, Harrison Recreation Commission, and FCN Bank. 

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Band members of Final Order interacted with the audience during Music on the Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 3, in downtown Harrison. The event, which also featured bands 90 Proof Twang and Miss Jacque, was sponsored by The District, Harrison Recreation Commission, and FCN Bank. 

Sydney Murray/The Harrison Press

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Band members of Final Order interacted with the audience during Music on the Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 3, in downtown Harrison. The event, which also featured bands 90 Proof Twang and Miss Jacque, was sponsored by The District, Harrison Recreation Commission, and FCN Bank. 

Sydney Murray/The Harrison Press

Around Town Sounds

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Amber and Jacob Feaster play music before a Celebration of the Arts at LifeSpring Community Christian Church on Friday, Aug. 2. The event was the culmination of the church’s month-long preaching surrounding “The Artisan Soul,” and was also a celebration of the life of Kayla Duerler.

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Arts event celebrates creative risks, life of Kayla Duerler

 

After the passing of Harrison High School student Kayla Duerler on Aug. 8, 2018, musician Jesse Greer said he began sharing his music outside of his family.

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Kiersten Rogers

On Thursday, June 20, Kiersten Rogers was approved by the Southwest Local School Board to serve as new director of pupil services.

Rogers, who joined SLSD in 2002, has been with the district for 17 years. She spent 12 years as an intervention specialist, serving students with disabilities in grades K-5. In 2014, she became principal at Crosby Elementary and has spent the last five years there.

Rogers grew up in North Bend, and graduated from Taylor High School in the Three Rivers Local School District. 

She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education. From there, she attended Xavier University where she received a master’s in Administration. 

Rogers continued her studies at Xavier University to obtain a principal’s license and a superintendent’s license.

She resides in Lawrenceburg, with her husband, John, and their 10-year-old son, Liam.

Rogers is looking forward to serving the community in her new role.

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Joanne Aghotte

 The board of education named Joanne Aghotte the next principal of Crosby Elementary at their July meeting.

Aghotte graduated from Butler Area High School in Butler, Pa. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and her master’s  in Educational Administration at the University of Cincinnati.

Aghotte began her teaching career in Sanford, N.C. She taught there five years in third and fifth grades. 

She joined SLSD in 2001. During her time in the district, she has taught at Harrison Elementary, Miamitown Elementary, and Harrison Junior School. For the past two years, Aghotte has been in an administrative role at Harrison High School, first as dean of students, then as assistant principal.

Aghotte lives in Mt. Lookout with her husband, Steve. They enjoy traveling, cooking, and playing pickleball.

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Brandon McBee

Brandon McBee has been appointed as the next assistant principal at William Henry Harrison High School. The board made the approval at their monthly meeting on July 18.

McBee joined the district in 2015 as a science teacher at Harrison Junior School. He added the role of dean of students in 2018, coordinating the school’s positive behavior intervention and support program. In addition to his work in the classroom, Brandon coached girls basketball.

Before his time at SLSD, McBee taught science at Colerain Middle School and Colerain High School.

McBee hails from Cincinnati, where he graduated from Colerain High School. He earned his bachelor’s from Ohio State University, and his master’s from Mount St. Joseph University.

McBee lives in the district with his wife, Bethany, who is the school nurse at Miamitown and Crosby elementary schools. Together, they have a 3-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, and a 19-month-old son, Braxton.

McBee said he is “extremely excited to join the high school staff ,and have the opportunity to continue to serve the students of the Southwest Local community.”

Three embark on new SLSD leadership roles

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With back-to-school around the corner, many area kids took advantage this summer of the new Arena 5/9  indoor arena inside M.V.P. Sports in West Harrison. The arena features Nerf play for families. Harrison residents Eddie and Melissa Richardson were inspired to open the arena after their son’s battle with cancer. A percentage of proceeds go toward organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or to help a family in need. 

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