HUNTINGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL HUNTINGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL Newsletter February – March 2010 Hurricane Family, We have just passed the mid point of the school year. A lot has been accomplished by the school’s students thus far and there is much to be proud of at Huntingtown High School. There is still a lot to do this year, yet it is time to start planning for next year. A big part of the preparation for the 2010-2011 school year is the master schedule. Students need to start thinking about the classes they will be taking. Guidance counselors will be visiting classrooms over the next month to provide information concerning next year’s class offerings. Once the classroom visits have concluded, we will host the school’s annual registration night on Wednesday, February 24th. New students, students considering elective courses and those considering advanced placement courses are encouraged to attend. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Parents, please make sure to discuss with your students their schedule selections for next year. Encourage them to take challenging courses. Selecting courses that are easy or below their ability level does them no good. Attempting classes that challenge students may take some extra effort and might result in a C or B instead of an A but the students will be much better off having pushed themselves. Colleges are far more interested in evidence of a rigorous course of study than they are in inflated GPA’s. Course selections are due Monday, March 1st. This year’s big initiative at Huntingtown High School has been the flex lunch. Judging from survey results, discussions with stakeholders and my personal observations, the transition has been a smooth one. Many students are taking advantage of the clubs and school based organizations available during the lunch hour and even more importantly a large number of students are using the time for academic support. I am proud of the commitment and effort the staff has made to ensure the success of flex lunch. Many work with students the entire hour, sacrificing their own lunch time. Additionally, teacher teams are able to meet to examine data and prepare lessons collaboratively. While many are taking advantage of this opportunity, there are some students that are not. We are taking a much more aggressive stance over the second half of the year with students that are struggling academically. They are entitled to 30 minutes for lunch, after that they may be assigned remediation, intervention or tutoring. They are expected to attend and, if they do not, the absence will be dealt with as if they cut class. I hope you will support the school’s efforts to work with your student. The staff, students, and community of Huntingtown High School have a lot to be proud of and many blessings of which we should be thankful. It is easy to forget how fortunate most of us are when we are dealing with day to day problems and irritations. There are many in our community that are suffering from major set backs and problems. I am sure you are aware of the tragic situation in Haiti. I am pleased that staff and students at Huntingtown High School have put together activities to raise money for the Red Cross and Haitian relief. Please support these efforts and the other many charitable activities that take place at the school. Seeing the life altering events in Haiti and to members of our own community should help us all to put our day to day problems in perspective. Please keep those affected by tragic events in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks for all of your support this first half of the year. Huntingtown High School could not be the great school it is without staff, students, and community all working together. I look forward to working with you for the remainder of the year. Sincerely, Rick Weber, Principal Board of Education Elects New Officers The Calvert County Board of Education elected new officers for calendar year 2010. Effective January 1, 2010, Board of Education officers are William J. Phalen, Sr., President, and William R. Chambers, Vice President. The remaining members of the five-member board are Rose C. Crunkleton, Eugene M. Karol, and Tracy H. McGuire. Justin Astafanous, a junior at Calvert High School, will continue as the Student Member until his term expires on May 31, 2010. The Board elects officers annually during the December meeting; officers serve one-year terms. SENIOR MIXED CHORUS, WOMEN’S CHORUS, ORCHESTRA & BAND Congratulations are extended to the following Huntingtown High School students on their selection as members of the Maryland All-State Senior Mixed Chorus. Daniel Huchla Reid Hyland Amber Sullivan Kristin Worrey Lindsay Harris Emily Conley Ariana Ramos Jessica Weimert (alternate) Congrats also go out to those students selected as members of the Maryland All-State Senior Women’s Chorus. Ellie Frazier Grace Fadely Rachel Robbins Brooke Smith Heather Robbins HHS All County Chorus Roster Sopranos Tenors Altos 11. Briana Butler 1. Megan Bethge 1. Ashley Arscott 1. Robert Baczynski 2. Marissa Cirillo Bass 2. Reilly Mavor 2. Charles Brown 3. Emily Conley 3. Brooke Smith 3. Reid Hyland 4. Ellie Frazier 1. Austin Dorr 4. Kristin Worrey 4. Alec Naumoff 5. Kelly Johnson 2. Taylor Good 5. Bethany Blacker 5. Isaac Brannon 6. Riley Bartlebaugh 3. Daniel Huchla 6. Jessica Weimert 6. Alex Cooper 7. Katherine Norwood 4. Kyle Hutzler 7. Victoria Mathews 8. Cara Smallwood 5. Kyle Augustine 8. Delaney Gravener 9. Ileana Fortuno 9. Lara Roseto 10. Diamond Rodgers 10. Jessica Walker Also, congratulations are offered to Andrew Whitford for his selection as a member of the Maryland All- State Senior Orchestra and to Kristen Grauer who was selected as an alternate member of the Maryland All- State Senior Orchestra. Congratulations to John Swart and Miranda Eldon for their selection as members of the Maryland All-State Senior Band. Congrats are also extended to Harold Klausner on his selection as an alternate for the Maryland All-State Junior Band. Also, congratulations go out to Alex Cooper and Isaac Brannon on their selection as a member of the Maryland All-State Junior Chorus. The 2009-2010 Tri-County High School Honor Band congratulations go out to the following students: Marc Woods earned Alto Saxophone 3rd Seat Ben Szatanek earned Bass Clarinet 1st Seat Harry Klausner earned Bass Clarinet 3rd Seat David Knupp earned Oboe 1st Seat Miranda Eldon earned Trombone 1st Seat John Swart earned Tuba 1st Seat These students successful auditions are a source of pride to HHS, their parents, teachers, and community. Eye of the Storm Productions On January 9th, Eye of the Storm took twenty theatre students to the Maryland Thespian Festival. The students competed in acting events and participated in acting workshops. The following students won awards Elizabeth Scopel Superior Song Katherine Norwood and Johnny Posner Superior Scene Elizabeth Scopel Scholarship Winner Huntingtown High School's Theatre Workshops for Elementary and Middle School Students March 6th Huntingtown High School’s Award wining theatre program is offering an introduction to theatre workshop. Participants will be led through games and scene work that will help students understand the art of the actor, including playing objectives, making big choices and stage presence. Use of the actor’s tools—vocal, movement and imagination—will be explored. Students will also get a behind the scenes tour of our technical department. Parents are allowed to stay and watch. For 1st grade and above. Students will be grouped by grade. Workshops are from 9:00-11:30 AM Price is $25 Student performance for parents 11:30-11:45 AM Any Questions? Contact Mr. Anderson at 410-535-2337 or firstname.lastname@example.org Print, detach and mail-in the following form to register. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Eye of the Storm Production’s Student Workshops Registration Name of Student(s) ___________________________ Grade ______ ___________________________ Grade ______ Parent’s Name _______________________ Email Address _______________________ _______________________ Contact number on day of workshop Make check payable to HHS And mail to: Eye of the Storm Productions, Huntingtown High School, 4125 N. Solomons Island Rd.,Huntingtown, MD 20639 Eye of the Storm Productions Presents our spring musical March 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:00pm March 14 at 2:00pm Adults $9.00 and Students and Seniors $7.00 March 19 - Spaghetti Dinner at 5:00pm Dinner and Show Adults $17 and Students and Seniors $13 Reserve seats by calling 410-535-2337 or emailing email@example.com Looking for a family friendly night out? Well, look no more. Join us February 20th at HHS for the Comedy Invasion Show sponsored by CAASA. All proceeds go to support the CCPS's Project Graduation Celebrations. Comedy Invasion 2010 FOR PROJECT GRADUATION Featuring Ralph Harris - is one of today’s hottest comedians and acting talents! He made his feature film debut in DREAMGIRLS. Ralph kicks off the movie as the Detroit MC that helps Jamie Foxx hook up with the Dreamettes. Ralph landed his second feature film role in EVAN ALMIGHTY. He is no stranger to late night and has been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” You may even remember Ralph from his starring role in the ABC-TV sitcom “On Our Own.” Julie Fox - performs regularly all over Maryland and DC. In Annapolis, she won Ram’s Head Tavern’s first ever “Sit Down for Stand Up” contest and was a regional finalist in the 3rd Season of “Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America.” As a resident ofCalvert County, you may remember Julie from some of her local performances. February 20, 2010 7:00 p.m. - Doors Open 8:00 p.m. - Show begins Pre-show entertainment by “About Faces” Caricatures Location: Huntingtown High School Auditorium 4125 North Solomons Island Road Huntingtown, Maryland Tickets: $25 in advance - seating is limited Visit the following locations for tickets: Educate & Celebrate, Prince Frederick Richard’s Bayside Florist, North Beach CAASA Office, Prince Frederick Sponsored by: Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. & COMCAST For information call: 410-535-3733 The Junior/Senior Prom is set for Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. More details to follow. End of Year Senior Trip To Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens, and Water Country, USA Tuesday through Thursday, June 1, 2, and 3, 2010 The deadline for signing up for the senior trip is February 16. Deposit of $50 is required. Contact D. Taylor, M. Soroka or R. White with any questions. The Career Center is in the process of gearing up for the Bowl-A-Thon. Dust off those shoes and bowling balls and save the date.....Calvert Career Center's 22nd Annual SkillsUSA Bowl-A-Thon will be on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Lord Calvert Bowl in Huntingtown. Hours are 9 a. m. to 11:00 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Proceeds support our high school students competing in local and national competitions. Last year the Career Center had 22 students attend the National Competition representing Calvert County. Our students were awarded 5 silver medals in 2 competitive areas. Fourteen out of our 22 students placed in the top 10 in the nation! Contact Kathy Lisko at 410-535-7323 to reserve a lane or make a donation. This year we will have a 1/2 price "Early Bird" special for the 9a.m. and 11 a.m. time of $15 per team member with a maximum of 5 bowlers to a team. The price from 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. is $30 per team member with a maximum of 5 bowlers to a team. Theses prices include two games and shoe rental within a two hour time frame. When was the last time you went bowling? Form a team and join us for some fun! GreeNews Find out what the schools have been doing! We hope you enjoy the newsletter! http://www.calvertnet.k12.md.us/departments/other/greenschools/GreeNews.asp REMINDER: Spring Sports Begin on Monday, March 1, 2010 ALL ATHLETES NEED TO HAVE CURRENT PHYSICALS, INSURANCE FORMS AND HIV FORMS DATED AFTER 7/1/2009 AND TURNED INTO THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S OFFICE, ROOM E116 2009 Fall Sports Football Congratulations go out to the 2009 Huntingtown High School football team and coaches for an outstanding season. The success of Hurricane football is a testament to hard work and dedication. The contributions of these individuals made the Region Championship possible and the chance to play at Ravens Stadium for the State Title a reality. The entire Huntingtown community is proud of the team’s accomplishments and appreciates their efforts. The contributions made by the team and coaches are greatly appreciated. Thanks for a great season. 1st SMAC 8-0 10-0 3A South Champions 3A State Champions!!!!!! Most Outstanding Player – Greg Goodwin Coach of the Year – Jerry Franks 1st Team All Conference – Offense Greg Goodwin – 12 – RB Sammy Murphy – 12 – OL Jason Meyer – 12 – OL 1st Team All Conference – Defense David Luppino – 12 – DL Andrew Bose – 11 – LB Conor O’Brien – 12 – DB 2nd Team All Conference – Offense Tony Marino – 12 – OL 2nd Team All Conference – Defense Conor Stueckler – 12 - LB Girls Soccer Congratulations to the 2009 Girls Soccer Team for winning the region title and for their contributions to an outstanding soccer season. The hard work and dedication made by these young ladies made this success possible and was greatly appreciated. The entire HHS community is proud of the team. 2nd SMAC 10-1-1 3A South Regional Champions 1st Team All Conference Lauren Soper – 11 – Forward Tina Antzoulatos – 12 – Midfield 2nd Team All Conference Taylor Morton – 10 – Back Jordan Taylor – 10 – Back Boys Soccer 4th SMAC 8-3-1 11-4-1 3A South Runner-up 2nd Team All SMAC Justin Boblitt – 12 – Midfielder Golf 5th SMAC 8-4 15-9 1st Team All Conference Joe Stallings – 12 Volleyball 2nd SMAC 10-2 12-2 3A South Runner-up 1st Team All Conference Kim Beyer – 12 – Hitter 2nd Team All Conference Tara Santarmes – 12 – Setters & Hitters Lauren White – 12 – Setters & Hitters Girls Cross Country 4th SMAC 9-3 2nd Team All Conference Hannah Weis – 11 Boys Cross Country 3rd SMAC 9-3 2nd Team All Conference William Allen – 12 Field Hockey 4th SMAC 8-4 10-5 3A South Runner-up 2nd Team All Conference Shelby Stahr – 12 Katherine Athens – 12 Chelsea Perry – 12 We are pleased to announce that Riddicia Mackall has been selected as a recipient of the 2010-2011 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. This award, funded through The Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for commitment to community service, academic achievement, and demonstrated leadership. To acknowledge these accomplishments, recipients receive a one-time grant of $1,000. Congratulations, Riddicia! ********************************* AP Awards Last May, approximately four hundred Huntingtown High School students elected to take AP exams. The AP exams are cumulative exams given at the end of an AP course. By taking these exams, students are able to earn college credit or advanced placement in college. Typically, students must earn a 3 or better on a 5 point scale in order to receive credit or advanced standing. Huntingtown High is proud to announce that one hundred and fifty- five Huntingtown High School students received awards from the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. Sixty-six students earned the designation of AP Scholar by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher. Twenty-eight students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exam. Fifty-four students earned the designation of AP Scholar with Distinction by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and a grade of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Seven students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher an all AP exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Please join us in congratulating these marvelous students! Huntingtown High School Scholar: Benjamin Abresch Joseph Jones Emily Ross Mariah Acap Michael Justice Kristy Ross Sean Bailey Kelsey Kempf Jesse Sheldon Corinne Bazey Camden Kent Lauren Siewertsen Eleanor Brower Diana Kirkley Laura Smith Valerie Candore Lauren McConnell Shawn Spafford Adrienne Carroll Brian Merewitz Shannon St Ledger Evan Clarke Christa Morton Robert Stargel Katie Cox Alexander Mutschler Joseph Steffee Ty Coyle Thomas Newton Zachary Stillman Kelly Daughtridge Jamie Niblett Hannah Stone Bethany Disque Katherine Norwood Claire Supanick Nicholas Dunphy Conor O'Brien Stephanie Taylor Nicole Fennelly Martin Park Brianna Tomlinson Kristen Fluty Melanie Perkins Justin Vogtsberger Jenna Garrett Chelsea Perry Kara Warlitner Karlene Happell Allie Quaglieri Erin White Jonathan Hardenstine Kelly Quesinberry Lauren White Sarah Hogue Logan Race Samantha White Tasmia Hussain Nicole Raftery Molly Wilkerson Kaitlin Jennings Rachel Robbins Rebecca Willis Scholar with Honor: Jacob Abbott Kristen Giles Mary Kruse Stephen Anderson Jordyn Goddard Jonathan Moorman Rachel Antonio Anise Grant Jessica Murnin Steven Barcenas Joseph Gridley David Novy Anthony Blankenship Matthew Gutwald Richard O'Dell Justin Boblitt Steven Hand Mary Pomilla Steven Buckner Julie Harris Elizaeth Scopel Leslie Cox William Hay Kaitlin Soderstrom Rachel Dorsett Dewayne Hooper Matthew Streeter Daniel Evans Daniel Huchla Monalee Swale Wayne Evans Travin Johnson Chadwick Vallandingham Christopher Flatley Ryan Johnston David Wikoff Andrea Yarosh Scholar with Distinction: Aziza Ahmad Alexis Frost Joshua Olexa Hayley Anderson Taylor Good Brendan O'Toole Emma Andrews Adrian Harding Monica Padgett Benjamin Arocho Kristin Hay Brian Paxton Belinda Bell Kyle Hutzler Emily Pieringer Jessica Bell Stephen Itschner Rebecca Richardson Rachel Berry Victoria Jacobsen Samantha Riley Thomas Bidne Chandan Kittur Christopher Sadowski Allie Bolen Amanda Long David Stanley Joshua Borge Christina Malliakos James Sweeney Sean Cleary Shaj Mathew Joseph Thole Emily Conley Kaitlyn Mayner Kerry Tittinger Gunnar Cox Monica Mehta Jacqueline Tremblay Ian Dahlstrom Elizabeth Merriman Charles Vasko Clark Eastham Thomas Morgan Benjamin Wedewer Courtney Elliton Connor Muilenburg Kurtis Wilkerson Kevin Fink Andrew Nowak Michael Woods Hannah Finlayson Kelly O'Brien Mary Yoe National Scholar: Emma Andrews Ian Dahlstrom Stephen Itschner Christopher Sadowski Michael Woods CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE STUDENTS! The Fifth Annual Huntingtown High School Golf Tournament The Golf Team at Huntingtown High School will host their annual golf tournament at Potomac Ridge Golf Course on Monday, April 5th. The tournament will begin at 9:00 am. Each golfer will enjoy an 18-hole tournament using the captain’s choice format, drink cart for refreshments, a hot meal catered by Randy’s Rib and Barbecue, a “goody” bag and door prizes. Mulligans will be available to teams on the date of the tournament. Prizes will be awarded to teams placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Date: Monday, April 5, 2010 (Rain or Shine) Course: Potomac Ridge Golf Course 15800 Sharpersville Road Waldorf, MD 20601 Time: 9:00 a.m. Cost: $85.00 per person $340.00 per foursome or $400.00 per foursome which includes hole sponsorship Cart Sponsor $500.00 Business/Sponsor Name Advertisement/Message Contact Name Address Phone Number Email Address Par Three Sponsor $300.00 Business/Sponsor Name Advertisement/Message Contact Name Address Phone Number Email Address Hole Sponsor $125.00 Business/Sponsor Name Advertisement/Message Contact Name Address Phone Number Email Address (Golf Document Continued) Patron $25.00 (Advertisement in Tournament Program) Business/Sponsor Advertisement/Message Contact Name Address Phone Number Email Address **Other sponsorship opportunities available (including lunch, ball and towel sponsorships)** Door Prize Donation Business/Sponsor Contact Name Address Phone Number Email Address Player Entry Information Single Entry Name $85.00 Phone Number Email Address Foursome Names $340.00 1)________________________________________ Please list contact person as 2)________________________________________ #1. 3)________________________________________ 4)________________________________________ Address 1)________________________________________ 2)________________________________________ 3)________________________________________ 4)________________________________________ Phone Number 1)________________________________________ 2)________________________________________ 3)________________________________________ 4)________________________________________ Email Address 1)________________________________________ 2)________________________________________ 3)________________________________________ 4)________________________________________ Checks due by March 15, 2010 and should be made payable to: Huntingtown Golf Tournament-Huntingtown Golf Team Please forward information to: Attn: Jim Hall/Golf Coach Huntingtown High School, 4125 North Solomons Island Road Huntingtown,MD 20639 For more information contact: Linda Turner (301) 980-0664 or Jim Hall (410) 414-7036 Thank you for supporting the Golf Team at Huntingtown High School! Joint Press Release The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee The Calvert County Republican Central Committee The Maryland Association of Boards of Education For Immediate Release: January 11, 2010 Seminar for Potential Calvert County Board of Education Candidates What: An information seminar on becoming a Calvert County Board of Education member sponsored by the Democratic and Republican Central Committees of Calvert County and the Maryland Association of Boards of Education This seminar will include information about the role of the Board of Education, the time commitment required of Board members, and practical information about the election process. Participation in this seminar in no way obligates an individual to run for office. Who: Calvert County residents who are interested in learning more about running for election to the Calvert County Board of Education in November, 2010. To be eligible to file as a candidate for this office, individuals must have been registered to vote in Calvert County as of January 1, 2009. Also, individuals must not be employees of Calvert County Public Schools or be subject to the authority of the Calvert County Board of Education. When: February 17 at 7:00 p.m. Where: Brooks Administrative Building 1305 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 Why: Two at-large Board members will be elected in November, 2010 For more information: Bob Gray - 410-535-3377 Chris Reynolds - 410-535-9220 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Hurricane NJROTC is for the first time poised to enter the Area 5 invitational, a state level competition held each year between NJROTC units from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Since the school has opened, the unit has been striving towards this goal. JROTC events encompass a range of athletic, academic and armed and unarmed drill events. The top ten teams in area 5 (about 60 schools) qualify by accumulating points at various meets held through the year. Currently, the Hurricanes rank 6th overall in area 5. Huntingtown’s NJROTC competes in a variety of extracurricular activities throughout the year including academic competitions, drill, air rifle and athletics. This season, our academic team has increased its successes taking home 2 first place trophies, a second and a third with 2 meets left to go. Under the leadership of C/LCdr Chris DiToto, the drill team has improved and has helped to solidify Huntingtown’s placing in Area 5. The highlight of the drill team’s season so far was the overall meet championship at Kennedy. The team placed first or second in all seven categories and were crowned overall meet champions. The Air Rifle team has continued to shoot its way to being one of the top teams in the area and even attended a national marksmanship camp in Oregon over the summer. From the Guidance Department: Counselors will be visiting classrooms during the middle of February to discuss next year’s registration. Parents are invited to come to our Registration Night on February 24 at 7:00 p.m. Counselors will be on hand to answer registration questions. Registration forms will be due on March 1, 2010 to the guidance office. We ask that students take this process seriously, as schedule changes over the summer are very limited because classes become full. Late registration forms might prevent students from receiving the courses they want for next year. Seniors keep track of scholarships/awards. Let your counselor know so it can be listed in the program for Senior Awards Night. ************* AP NIGHT Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Huntingtown High School PROGRAM • Registration Meeting 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Advanced Placement Meetings 7:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. Basic Information for those new to AP For Students For Parents In the Media Center in the Auditorium HHS AP Students AP Learning Specialists All your questions will be answered • AP Teachers and Students 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Available on the second floor or in fine arts areas for registration consultation Now Enrolling… **German** Fall 2010 Come join the fun!! Auf Wiedersehen! For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org Financial Literacy: Money Management (Semester Course) Real Life Money Skills! When registering for classes, don’t forget about preparing students to manage money in real life. Students Prepare: • SMART Goals Students enjoy using their knowledge as they play • Personal Financial the Personal Finance Simulation. Plan • A budget Tony Marino, senior, said Learn about: “The simulation is similar to Sims and is lots of fun. It’s • Insurance competitive – who will make it to the next level first, who • Banking will have a net worth of $1 million first - but we also help • Credit each other a lot.” • Housing Contact: Mrs. McClellan at • Taxes email@example.com with • Investing questions Want to specialize in Microsoft Microsoft Office Software? Earn your Tech Ed Credit for Graduation !! Become proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint. 3 classes can help you gain the competitive edge Sign Up For... Computer Applications, Computer Technology, Advanced Computer Applications For Grades 9-12 Great Job Accounting Market Get ready for college—Register for You will: Analyze transactions, sort data, interpret financial information Accounting! Improve your problem solving skills Field Trips to Harley Davidson and Accounting firms Complete practice sets using actual business documents research companies Use Peachtree and Excel software Earn 3 college credits! (Requires two years of accounting in high school with a B or better) Contact Mrs. McClellan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (Room E104) Academy of Finance Apply Now! Preparing students AOF for college and careers in Business Required Courses: Field Trips: Accounting I New York City Financial District Harley Davidson Plant Banking/Credit/Financial White House Planning KPMG, Watkins, Meegan, Drury Economics College Visits Bureau of Engraving & Printing Federal Reserve Bank in Baltimore Choose one: Activities: Internships Guest Speakers Advanced Accounting or Monopoly Tournament Computer Technology The Stock Market Game Community Service Projects www.huntingtownaof.blogspot.com Mrs. McClellan—Advisor email@example.com Room E104 REACH EPIC HEIGHTS… BUSINESS EDUCATION C RE A T E Y O U R O W N F U T U RE Join us Feb. 24 at HHS Registration Night SAT TIPS January 2010 Juniors, you should begin taking the SAT now. • The SAT on May 1 and June 5 will be given at Calvert High School. The regular registration for these two tests closes on March 25 and April 29. • You can also take the SAT on March 13 at schools outside Calvert County, with a regular registration deadline of February 4. • Do NOT wait until your senior year to take your first SAT. Should I take the ACT? • More colleges on the East Coast are accepting the ACT. This test offers an alternative testing method to the SAT. Consult your colleges about their preference. • You can take the ACT on April 12 at Calvert High School. Regular registration deadline for this test is March 5. • The ACT is also given outside Calvert County on February 6 and June 12. Regular registration for those tests closes on January 5 and June 12. Registration information for the SAT and ACT can be found online or through the HHS Guidance Office. Huntingtown High School, January 2010 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dear HHS Community, Spring Break is just around the corner. And THAT means that the KEY Club is once again gearing up to provide spring baskets for children who visit CMH ER or pediatric wing. Help ease a child’s pain and boredom. Bring in a small toy, magazine, coloring book, or game for a child aged 2 to 13 years. Please drop your donation off in the Main Office or M 305 January 25, 2010 thru March 5th, 2010. Please no candy. Attention Scrapbookers Spread the NEWS! Huntingtown High Winter Scrapbooking Crop Saturday, Feb. 27th, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. HHS Cafeteria Proceeds Benefit PBIS at HHS providing positive behavior interventions and supports for staff and students who demonstrate CANE qualities of Citizenship, Achievement, No Excuses and Enthusiasm for Learning $25 Admission fee includes: Large table space Make & Takes Lunch and Dinner Drinks and snacks Curbside service (10-11 and 7-8) Scrapbooking vendors will be on-site to offer make-n-take opportunities and supplies. You must register by February 19th. To Register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call Kate at 410-535-2356 Registrants must be 14 or older or accompanied by an adult. Name:_____________________ Contact e-mail or phone number: __________________________ Please seat me next to: (may list up to 3 people) _____________________________________________________ To complete registration, please write check to Huntingtown High School. Send to “Attention Trey Sirman” by 2/19. Include “PBIS” in the memo. Nurses’ Corner Notes Every year many questions arise regarding head lice. This information is for your awareness and does not imply that there is a case of head lice in your child’s class. • Head lice are brown and gray, and are about the size of a sesame seed. • Head lice are not a source of infection or disease. They are simply a nuisance. • Head lice are not a sign of uncleanliness. They love clean hair because it’s easier to latch on. • Lice do not hop, jump or fly. The only way they get from person-to-person is hair-to-hair contact. • When found, most cases of head lice are more than a month old. One sign is a red, itchy rash, just below the hair line on the back of the neck. • Schools are not the most common places where head lice are spread. Sleep-over’s among friends and relatives are thought to be the most common way they are passed from home-to-home. • Hats and coats touching in school are not sources of head lice transmission. A louse on a hat or coat is a dying louse that will not be capable of reproducing. Healthy lice stay close to the scalp until they find another human head. They cannot survive without blood, that’s why they bite. • Head lice are not passed on pets. • Removing nits (eggs) and live lice with a special metal-tooth comb is time-consuming, but the most effective way to get rid of them. • Never treat or retreat “just in case” in the absence of live lice. Head lice products contain pesticides which are harmful if overused. Follow all directions carefully. • You must treat the household as well as the infested person. Items need to be washed in hot (130° F) water and dried on high heat for at least 20 minutes. • Soak combs, brushes for one hour in rubbing alcohol, Lysol®, or wash with soap and hot water (130° F). • Your school nurse can provide additional information, and will assist you in checking or rechecking as you work to remove the nits. Sources / additional information: American Academy of Pediatrics American Academy of Family Physicians Harvard School of Public Health National Association of School Nurses Centers for Disease Control Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Calvert County Health Department Office of Epidemiology and Disease Control (EDCP) The PTSA is currently seeking donations for the scholarship fund. For the last three years, the PTSA has awarded $3,000 in scholarships to HHS seniors to help them pursue post-high school vocational training and/or college. We need your financial support to continue this important program. Please consider making a donation to our scholarship fund. We are a non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. We will happily provide receipts for all donations! We will accept scholarship applications from the 2010 graduating class from April 12 – May 10. Forms and instructions will be available in the Guidance Office in mid-February. APPLICANTS OR ONE OF THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE HHS PTSA TO BE CONSIDERED! IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY A MEMBER, JOIN NOW! You must sign up by March 1st to be considered. February Quick Tip: “Now is the time to save” Getting into the habit of saving your money is the foundation for a successful financial future. Once you begin to save a small portion of your allowance, paycheck or birthday money, saving will become a breeze. One of the first steps toward real freedom (and adulthood) is developing a pattern of saving. The best way to save your money is to save 10% of every dollar you earn. A good place to open your first savings account is a credit union. Educational Systems FCU is here to help you reach all of your financial goals and dream. For information on how you can learn to save, visit www.esfcu.org or call 301-779-8500 ext. 4013. CCPS E-Mail Notification System Update As you know, Calvert County Public Schools hosts an email notification system that the school system and individual schools use to communicate information to parents and to our community. System-wide emails are usually sent only in emergencies to communicate time-sensitive information to subscribers throughout the county. System-wide e- mails are generally not sent to advertise events or to share information that individual schools would normally send to their school community. Individual schools often send more frequent e-mails to update parents on specific events and activities at each building. We will continue to balance the number of e-mails sent system-wide so we do not overwhelm you with emails yet share important information with you. We appreciate your interest in remaining informed about issues affecting our schools. Please go to: http://www.calvertnet.k12.md.us/utilities/listserve/subscribe.asp to sign up. CCPS Policies Available for Public Comment Each month, the Calvert County Public Schools Board of Education reviews policies related to the operation of the school system. These policies are placed on the Calvert County Public Schools website for at least four weeks following presentation to the Board of Education to allow for public comment. The Board of Education is interested in the opinions and comments of parents, students, and community members and encourages individuals to review the policies and provide comment for consideration prior to policy approval. Once on Calvertnet, http://www.calvertnet.k12.md.us, click on "Policies”, then "Policies for Review." A list of policies that the Board of Education is currently considering is posted on this page. A link is also provided so you can easily submit your comment. Policies are usually considered during the Board of Education's business meeting on the second Thursday of each month. Comments are due the Tuesday before the meeting. The due date is noted at the top of each policy under review. HURRICANES INFORMATION HUNTINGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL 4125 Solomons Island Road Huntingtown, MD 20639 Main Office Phone: 410-414-7036 Guidance Office Phone: 410-535-1096 Attendance Office Phone: 443-486-4014 Athletic Director: 443-486-4005 Principal: Rick Weber th 9 Grade Vice Principal: Trey Sirman th 10 Grade Vice Principal: Dan Brown th 11 Grade Vice-Principal: Sabrina Bergen th 12 Grade Vice Principal: David Taylor Athletic Director: Jason Harlow Guidance Counselors: Ms. T. Gall (Students A-D) Ms. A. Bell (Students E-K) Ms. K. Kowalski (Students L-R) Ms. L. Hurt (Students S-Z) Remember the easiest way to contact most staff members is via email. The email address is the staff member last name, first initial, and then calvertnet.k12.md.us. For example, the email address for John Doe would be firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: There are a few exceptions to the above (i.e., for common last names like Smith & Brown an email address may be different). Please contact the main office if you need assistance in emailing a specific staff member. HHS CALENDAR OF EVENTS February • Friday, February 5, 2010 Staff Development – Schools Closed for Students • Monday, February 15, 2010 Holiday – Presidents’ Day – Schools Closed • Thursday, February 18, 2010 9th Grade Academy Interim Night (5:00 p.m.) • Friday, February 19, 2010 3rd Quarter Interims • Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Registration/AP Night (7:00 p.m.) March • Monday, March 1, 2010 Spring Sports Begin • Monday, March 1, 2010 Theatre Awards Show (7:00 p.m.) • Thursday, March 4, 2010 Festival Preview Concert – Band, Orchestra and Chorus (7:00 p.m.) • Friday- Sunday, March 12-14, 2010 Spring Musical: “Curtains” (7:00 p.m./2:00 p.m. on Sunday) • Thursday-Saturday, March 18-20, 2010 Spring Musical: “Curtains” (7:00 p.m.) • Wednesday, March 24, 2010 End of 3rd Quarter • Friday, March 26, 2010 Two-Hour Early Dismissal for Students • March 29-April 5, 2010 Holiday – Spring Recess – Schools Closed April • Monday, April 6, 2010 Schools Reopen following Spring Recess • Monday, April 12, 2010 Distribution of 3rd Quarter Report Cards • Monday-Thursday, April 12-15, 2010 High School Assessments – Seniors Only Administration • Monday, April 19, 2010 Staff Development – Schools Closed for Students • Thursday-Saturday, April 22-24, 2010 Shakespeare Show (7:00 p.m.) • Friday, April 23, 2010 4th Quarter Interims • Friday, April 30, 2010 Academy of Finance Graduation May • May 3-14, 2010 Advanced Placement Exams • Thursday, May 6, 2010 4th Quarter Report Cards Distributed • Thursday, May 6, 2010 Orchestra Spring Concert (7:00 p.m.) • Saturday, May 8, 2010 Junior/Senior Prom at Hollywood VFD • Monday, May 10, 2010 Band Spring Concert (7:00 p.m.) • Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Jazz and Percussion Spring Concert (7:00 p.m.) • Thursday, May 13, 2010 Chorus Spring Concert (7:00 p.m.) • Friday, May 14, 2010 Spring Dance Recital (7:00 p.m.) • May 17-21, 2010 High School Assessments • Thursday, May 20, 2010 Cabaret/Dinner Theater (7:00 p.m.) • Monday, May 24, 2010 Jazz Evening (7:00 p.m.) • May 24-28, 2010 County Course Exams for Seniors • Thursday, May 27, 2010 Senior Awards (7:00 p.m.) • Thursday, May 27, 2010 National Art Honor Society Art Show (7:00 – 9:30 p.m.) • Friday, May 28, 2010 Theater Senior Showcase (7:00 p.m.) • Friday, May 28, 2010 Last Day for High School Seniors • Monday, May 31, 2010 Holiday – Memorial Day – Schools Closed HHS CALENDAR OF EVENTS (continued) June • Tuesday-Thursday, June 1-3, 2010 Senior Class Trip to Virginia Beach for those signed up • Thursday, June 3, 2010 Underclassman Awards (7:00 p.m.) • Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Graduation Rehearsal at Calvert County Fairgrounds 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. • Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Senior Picnic at Calvert County Fairgrounds 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. • Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Two-Hour Early Dismissal for Graduations–HHS – 2:30 p.m.; PHS – 7:30 p.m. • Wednesday, June 9, 2010 HHS Graduation at Show Place Arena at 2:30 p.m. • Wednesday-Thursday, June 9-10, 2010 Project Grad at PAX River 10:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m. • Thursday, June 10, 2010 Two-Hour Early Dismissal for Graduations–CHS – 2:30 p.m.; NHS – 7:30 p.m. • June 11-16, 2010 County Course Exams (Grades 6-11) • Thursday, June 17, 2010 Last Day for Students – Two Hour Early Dismissal • Friday, June 18, 2010 Last Day for Teachers and 10-Month Employees • Friday, June 25, 2010 Report Cards Will Be Mailed to Parents No Later than June 25 This calendar includes 185 student days, including five days for inclement weather. Days for inclement weather not used will be backed out of the calendar in June. In the event of more than five make-up days for inclement weather, additional days will be appended to the calendar beginning June 18, 2010. Assessment dates designate a window of time for test administration. Students usually complete assessments during 1-2 days of the testing window. Please remember there are many sporting events taking place. Check the following website for details http://www.digitalsports.com/school/id/12833.aspx . Come out and support the HHS students. HHS NEWLETTER UPDATES Every Thursday updates are posted on the HHS website.
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