PAINESVILLE – Thomas W. Harvey High School in Painesville is a modern school with a rich past. It starts with the students following the “Big 3” motto: Be on time. Do what’s right. Do your best.
Learning is as close as the computer. Soon all 800 students will have their own chrome books to use in the class. And, technology is already incorporated in much of the daily instruction. In the music production class, students are learning about professional sound systems and special effects. And, doing video announcements is just part of the media production class. “We also are Channel 96 News; so it actually does play on air. And, we do announcements for the school, for events coming up in the school and we also make videos in this class,” senior Keonee Farrow said.
Harvey High School prides itself on having a rigorous curriculum, including a strong business course of study. “Harvey High School has a very successful business program, including our chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America and Entrepreneurship Program called e-City that goes and competes on the state and national level,” senior David Flores said.
Harvey High is increasingly being recognized for its Fine Arts and the band has become very popular with the community and the students. “At our school, we have the amazing opportunity to participate in studio art competitions, if you do art class. This year, our concert choir and our musical theatre program had the opportunity to go to New York City and learn from Broadway performers,” junior Sierra Johnson added.
Beyond excelling in the arts, having a challenging curriculum and using technology in the classroom, students have their reasons why Harvey High is a Fox 8 Cool School. “We just love each other and we are really a family here,” Keonee said. And, Sierra added, “What’s inside? Red Raider Pride. That’s what we have here – Red Raider Pride.”