- Harper Creek High School
name = Harper Creek High School
type = Public High School
grades = 9-12
head =Gary Garland
head_name2 = Assistant Principal
head2 = Carol Konkel
city = Battle Creek
country = USA
school_colors = White and blue
mascot = Beaver
free_label = District
free = Harper Creek Community Schools
website = http://hs.harpercreek.net/home.aspx
Harper Creek High School is a high school in the Harper Creek School District located just outside the city of
Battle Creek, Michigan. In 2005, Harper Creek opened a new state-of-the-art high school. The school includes a Mac computer lab, multiple Windows computer labs, electronic lockers, built in overhead projectors in all rooms, a gymnasium with three basketball courts, a 850 seat auditorium and an 8 lane swimming pool.
* Principal –Gary Garland
* Assistant Principal – Carol Konkel
* Athletic Director - Ed Greenman
* Secretaries – Janet Fredenburg, Pam Schmanske, Cindy Noora
High school optional programs
* Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center
* Calhoun Area Career Center (Changed for the 2007 school year)
* Dual Enrollment In College Courses (limited to juniors and seniors)
Harper Creek is one of three high school athletic programs in the state of
Michiganto use the Beaveras a mascot. Harper Creek athletics are most popular for a thirty six game regular season winning streak in football from 1994-97. In 1999, the Harper Creek football team advanced to the state semi-finals against Orchard Lake St. Mary's, the furthest any team from Battle Creek has reached since the MHSAA Playoff Expansion to 256 teams. In 2000-01 Harper Creek won the final Twin Valley Men's All Sports trophy, an awarded given to the winningest athletic program for that year.
Harper Creek now competes in the Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference.
Sports Teams include, but not limited to:
* Men and Women's Swimming
* Men and Women's Cross Country
* Men and Women's Tennis
* Men and Women's Soccer
* Men and Women's Basketball
* Men and Women's Track
* Men and Women's Golf
* Marching Band
In 2003, the Quiz Bowl team lost the Class e state championship and advanced to a national tournament. Harper Creek also fielded a team in the 2005 and 2006 that lost the state championships. [http://newsroom.msu.edu/site/indexer/1404/content.htm]
This years marching band season has ended. They will re-assemble in the Summer of 2008 and the show will be displayed at their home football games at the beginning of the school year.
The 2006 Marching Band consisted of about 7 students.
The Band received a division 64 rating at the MSBOA festival at the
Battle Creek Central High School's stadium in [Battle Creek, Michigan] . The band also received a 119th place victory at the Otsego Marching Invitational. Matthew Hosking was awarded the Golden Trombone. The prize was given to the player who could blow the horn the loudest. He did not qualify for Regionals.
* [http://www.harpercreek.net/home.asp Harper Creek school district]
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