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									           HUNTINGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
                                          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

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


                                                   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


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 andersond@calvertnet.k12.md.us

                           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
     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
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
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
                          $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!

    Find out what the schools have been doing!            We hope you enjoy the newsletter!



                                     Spring Sports Begin on
                                     Monday, March 1, 2010

              DATED AFTER 7/1/2009 AND TURNED INTO THE
                              2009 Fall Sports


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


                                    5th SMAC 8-4 15-9

                                  1st Team All Conference
                                      Joe Stallings – 12

        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

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
            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

                                 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
Contact Name

Phone Number
Email Address

                                   Par Three Sponsor $300.00
Business/Sponsor Name
Contact Name

Phone Number
Email Address

                                      Hole Sponsor $125.00
Business/Sponsor Name
Contact Name

Phone Number
Email Address
(Golf Document Continued)
                  Patron $25.00 (Advertisement in Tournament Program)

Contact Name

Phone Number
Email Address
    **Other sponsorship opportunities available (including lunch, ball and towel sponsorships)**
                                    Door Prize Donation
Contact Name

Phone Number
Email Address

                                              Player Entry Information
Single Entry Name
Phone Number
Email Address

Foursome Names $340.00     1)________________________________________
Please list contact person as
#1.                        3)________________________________________
Address                    1)________________________________________
Phone Number               1)________________________________________
Email Address              1)________________________________________
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

                   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


                 • 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…
                                                                            Fall 2010

                                                                      Come join the fun!!
                                                                       Auf Wiedersehen!
                                                                For more info: cainm@calvertnet.k12.md.us

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
                                 mcclelland@calvertnet.k12.md.us with      • Investing
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  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
        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 williamsal@calvertnet.k12.md.us
  or strohk@calvertnet.k12.md.us or call Kate at 410-535-2356
         Registrants must be 14 or older or accompanied by an adult.

   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.
                        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
                                         9 Grade Vice Principal: Trey Sirman
                                         10 Grade Vice Principal: Dan Brown
                                       11 Grade Vice-Principal: Sabrina Bergen
                                        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
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.

   •    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.)
   •    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
   •    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 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)

  •    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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