CARRICK HIGH SCHOOL
                                             DAILY BULLETIN
                                                 March 19, 2009
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh presents the 1 annual “Pittsburgh’s Finest Prom Closet” fundraiser –
Friday, April 17 4pm – 8 pm and Saturday, April 18 12pm – 6pm at the Southside Works, former Ann Taylor Loft
store. More information available in the Counselors Office.

Health Technology Program – this is the start of the second week for the food drive sponsored by the Health
Technology Program. A pizza party will be awarded to the homeroom who donates the most items. We well still
be collecting donations in the cafeteria during all lunches, and non-perishable items in all homerooms. Tickets
will be given out for every $0.50 that is donated that can be placed in a basket of your choice. Don’t miss your
chance to help local families in need and win prizes. C. Falls.

Robert Morris University 2009 Spring Workshops –is available to all middle and high school students. LEgos
NXT – this class will introduce students to building and programming their own robots. Gaming – Want to Play?
This class will introduce students to gaming and STEM applications involved in the development of games. For
more information call 412 397.3214.

Robert Morris Summer Camps – School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science – residential and day
camps. Call 397-3214 for more information.

Project Prom – provides gowns, tuxedo rentals, purses, shoes and accessories to thigh school students living in
Allegheny County if they or their family receive services from the Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services.
Students who receive free lunch or have a parent or guardian who receives unemployment are also eligible. The
Project Prom Shop will hold the dress giveaway on the 3 level of Century 3 mall across from the escalators on
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March 24 – 26 from 5 – 6 p.m. For more information contact Samantha McVicker at or 412 350-6790.

Stuffed Animal Night Out – Children of all ages are invited to give your stuffed animals a night out at Carnegie
Library Stuffed Animal Sleep Over. Animals can be dropped off March 20 from 10 – 3:30 p.m. Children can pick
up their animals at a storytime at 10:30 a.m. on March 21 . C. Falls.

Jabberwock Scholarship Pageant – sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. for more information go to or call 412 621-5458.

Gannon University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science Applied Math Contest – open to
sophomores and juniors who may be interested in pursuing a career in the field of engineering. The contest is
held on Sunday, April 5, 2009. Deadline to register is April 1. More information in the counselors office.

Permit Information – all new permits must be turned in to Mrs. Barecca in the main office 1 week before the date
needed. For your information a monthly permit calendar is posted in the main office. If you are interested in a
building permit, please see Mrs. Barreca.
AP Exams – Students who are interested in taking AP exams must register and pay, if applicable, by March 25 .
See Ms. Henderson in 304c for details. D. Henderson

Magee-Womens Hospital Junior Volunteer Program – must be between the ages 14 – 17, must commit to at
least one whole day per week. Applications are in the counselors office. Deadline is April 30, 2009.

Teen Underground Café – The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is inviting Pittsburgh-area teens to apply for a
year-long paid internship with the Ten Underground Café, a monthly music and arts event curated by teens and
featuring only teen artists and musicians. For more information, visit or see your
guidance counselor.

Citiparks Lifeguard – must be 16 yrs. Old by June 6, 2009, be a city resident, must possess current
Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR & AED certifications. Classes are available for certification. Call 323-7928 for more

The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop – June 14 – 21 at Denison University. More information
in the counselors office.

Grove City Junior Crimson Days – Saturday, March 28, 2009 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

CSI Day at La Roche College – on Thursday, April 23, 2009 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Must be a junior or senior
and have interest in either the Criminal Justice or Forensic Science Fields Students will work in teams to solve a
fictional crime. More information in the counselors office. Deadline to enroll is March 20, 2009.

Curtis Rawlings College Tour 2009 – visit several Historically Black Colleges and Universities April 12 – 17.
For more information call 412 241-7470.
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2009 ACT High School Poster Contest – for 11 & 12 graders. Design a poster that from your perspective
encourages students to attend college and to take the ACT as their college entrance exam. More information in
the counselors office. Deadline is March 28, 2009.

2009 Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award – juniors who have performed leadership and
service activities can apply. More information in the counselors office.

Selective Service – all males 18 must register with the Selective Service
Magee Womens Research Institute Summer Internship Program – open to junior and seniors who
wish to enhance their knowledge of the different aspects of research. For more information and an
application see Mrs. Miller in the guidance office.

Samsung American Legion Scholarship - for juniors who are a direct descendant of a U.S. Veteran
who served during a period of war and is a delegate to either an American Legion Boys State or
American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. Applications are in the counselors office.

Running Start – summer opportunity for young ladies to help build self esteem, practice public speaking
and learn to collaborate with other young women. Apply online at

2009 Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship Program – for juniors interested in a career in sports medicine.
More information and applications in the counselors office. Deadline is April 17, 2009.

Creative Writing Group: A Creative Writing group has been established and meets in
room #619 every Thursday from 2:40p.m.-3:30 p.m. If interested, please contact Mrs. Novak.

                            Student Tutors Help Student Writers Improve
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The Writing Center at Carrick High School provides one-on-one peer tutoring during 4 and 9 periods
daily. Staffed by trained students, the Writing Center helps students to become better writers through
conferences about assignments that students are currently working on.

Teachers can send students to the Writing Center, located in the LGI, with a gold hall pass, or students
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can ask their 4 or 9 period teachers to let them drop in for a 20 minute conference. The Writing Center
is open to all students.

Writers should bring with them any drafts of their work, a copy of the assignment sheet and rubric they
are working on, and if the writing assignment is based on a reading, a copy of the reading
text. Questions about the Writing Center can be directed to Mr. Dropcho.

2008 (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) FIRE Student Essay Contest:
FIRE is pleased to announce its 1 Annual “Freedom in “Academia” student essay
Contest. High School seniors are invited to write an in-depth essay explaining
free speech and the First Amendment rights are crucial to higher education. Awards
given to 1 place winner will be $5000 college scholarship. Second place will receive
$2500 college scholarship. If you are interested you may stop by the counselors office
for more details.

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