SHHS Daily Announcements May 8, 2009 • Please note: Any student with a school obligation will not be permitted to purchase a ticket for their class dance (Freshman Dance, Soph Hop, Junior Prom or Senior Prom) or attend any school dance. Also, graduating seniors must clear all obligations in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. Obligations are school property that needs to be returned or money owed to the school. Examples of items that need to be returned to the school are textbooks, library books, athletic and band uniforms. Examples of money owed to the school are transcript fees, lab fees and the replacement costs for school property. • Attention Seniors: Table Assignment forms for the Senior Ball are available in Rooms 209 or 407. Table selections will begin next week. • Congratulation to Science Olympiad team who earned 11th place out of 34 teams at the state competition last Friday. • Please do not twist soda bottles to increase the pressure and force the soda cap to pop off. The force needed to pop the top off is significant and can cause serious injury if it hits someone, especially if it hits them in the eye! • Congratulations are to be given to the following students of Spanish for their win in the National Spanish Examination for 2009: Shannon Spencer for level 1, Jonathan Wilkerson level 1, Jeremy Marcus level 2, Rodrigo Gallegos level 4, Chris Zheng level 4. A reception in your honor will be held in the library for the winners of all the National Language Exams later this month. • Are you not doing the Relay 4 Life service project on Saturday and feeling left out? The international club can ease your mind by joining in a service project for the Food 4 Life program on Saturday from 11-3pm. Please see Noah Frick or come to guidance for information. It’s good to serve! • Relay for Life Participants, listen up. Due to the unending rain for the remainder of the week, the location for this year’s relay has been changed from outside on the George King field to indoors in the high school. Visit www.relayforlife.org/pahaven, Relay for Life on the High School website or see your team captain for the details. • The Library will be closed 3rd, 4th and maybe 5th Block today for AP Testing. • Hey Strath Haven. Do you want to help raise money to support Relay for Life? Do you think you have the best pitching arm in the school? Are you still upset you didn’t get a parking spot in the senior lot? If you answered yes to any of those questions, stop by the Relay table during lunch this week and for $5 you can be entered into a raffle to be the lucky person to launch a pie at our Assistant Principal, Mr. Marano. At the same time, donate your used video games and equipment for a chance on a WEii. • Congratulations to the Boys Track Team for winning the Delco Championship and 33 medals. • CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS: If you have never cheered before but, think you may be interested, come check out Strath Haven cheerleading! We will train you! Open to all girls & guys from 8th to 11th grade! Monday, May 18th to Thursday, May 21st from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the SHHS Gym. Positions available on the JV & Varsity teams. Please wear: shorts, t-shirt & sneakers. Questions please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. • Attention Seniors: Graduation Announcements ordered through Jostens will be distributed during all lunches on Friday, May 15th. • TO ALL STUDENTS TAKING AP EXAMS: Testing locations are posted in the first and third floor offices. If you did not complete pre-registration materials yesterday, you should see ms. LaPira in the 3rd floor office prior to your exam. • Congratulations to the Envirothon Team for winning 3rd Place in the combined team scoring at the 16th Annual Delaware County Envirothon Competition yesterday. • Congratulations to the winners of the statewide Pegasus Poetry Contest run by Pennsylvania Poetry Society: Casey Stewart - Place in This Special Place Category and 1st Place in Good Humor Award Category, Katie Ailes -2nd Place in Mariah Quant Memorial Award, Gloria Larsen - rd Place in Mariah Quant Memorial Award, Hallen Guo – 2nd Place in Mariah Quant Memorial Award. Special awards went to Hallen Guo 3rd Honorable Mention, Maddie Sutton – Smith 2nd Citation, Molly Cohen – 3rd Honorable Mention, Katie Ailes – 1st Citation, T. J. Lauser – 3rd Citation, Logan Clements – 1st Honorable Mention. • CPR and AED recertification classes will be held Thursday, May 7th and Friday, May 8th from 2:15 – 3:15 in the cardio room. Please bring $20.00 to cover costs. See Mrs. Reid to RSVP today. • Anyone interested in running for a student council officer position for next year, please see Mr. Styer or Ms. Espo to sign up and get election information. • Attention Female Students Going to the Prom: A number of prom dresses have been donated to the high school for students whose families are in financial distress this prom season. If you would like more information, you may see your guidance counselor before the end of the day on Friday. • THEY ARE WATCHING…SHHS will be part of an unannounced survey to count how many of our student drivers and their passengers who are wearing their seatbelts when they come to and leave school each day. Help us win $500 for After Prom by having everyone in the car buckle up every day. • Relay for Life of Strath Haven will be held on May 8 and 9 from 3pm to 3pm. • Recycling for Technology: Help us obtain additional technology here at SHHS by sending in your used printer toner cartridges, inkjet cartridges and old cell phones. We recycle them and receive points towards new technology for the high school. Please drop them off in the principal’s office on the 3rd floor. • ATTENTION STUDENTS AND PARENTS: Any car that is illegally parked on the campus of Strath Haven High School will be towed from this point forward. A more than adequate number of verbal warnings have been issued to this point. This serves as the final warning that will be issued. Visitor spots are reserved for visitors only. The “senior parking lot” is reserved for seniors with special parking needs, part time instructional support staff, and teachers. The auto shop area is reserved for auto shop use. Parking along curbs is a fire hazard. Any vehicle parked in an unauthorized fashion will be towed and the student will have to bear the cost. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. MUSIC DEPARTMENT • Symphonic Band: There is Full Symphonic Band rehearsal today 5th block. • Orchestra: Orchestra players are also reminded that they need to perform their playing tests today during their lunch break. • Choral Department: Full Camorata today • Theatre Department: • Jazz Band: • The next commemoration meeting will be today, May 8th at 3:00. It will be short. If you cannot attend, please see Mr. Shankweiler. • There will be a meeting for all students interested in auditioning for next year’s drum line on today, Thursday at 2:30pm in the auditorium. This includes all mallet percussionists. • The deadline for applications for the George slick Fellowship and Arts Grant has been extended to 8:00am on Tuesday, May 26th. • Seniors using the online Common Application, please provide a paper copy of the Secondary School Report form for your counselor when you request a transcript. You should also provide your recommending teachers a paper copy of the Common Application Teacher Evaluation form. This is the first year for electronic submission of a required recommendation on the Common Application. We want to error on the side of safety for submitting your forms. • You’ve got homework. We’ve got help. The Delaware County Library System, an agency of county government, now offers help from real, live tutors online at the library or from home via the Internet! Live Homework Help is available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introduction level students, and adult learners, Sunday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This program connects students to a real live tutor. Students of all ages simply log on to the DCLS website, enter their library card number, grade level and the subject with which they need help and within a few minutes or less they are connected to an expert tutor. Students can receive help in math, science, social studies or English. If you’d like to learn more about the program, please call the library at 610-891- 8622 or visit the web site at www.delcolibraries.org and click on the Live Homework Help icon. Funding for this service is provided by Delaware County Council. • Are you struggling? Do you need extra help? If so, the National Honor Society is here to help. NHS tutors will meet with you once a week for an hour. Students in need of tutoring should fill out a request form and bring it to room 302, their guidance counselor, or drop it in Mrs. Lawson’s mailbox in the attendance office. They will be contacted within 48 hours by a tutor! It’s that simple.
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