April, May and June 2015 Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 4 E-Learning, Monday, April 27 & Wednesday, April 29 As most recall, this past winter was particularly harsh and resulted in a number of school closings and delays. Huntington County Community School Corporation has decided to try using E-Learning as a way to make-up two of the twelve hours of instruction lost to snow days. Instead of going 2 more extended days, we have elected to use E-Learning for those last 2 hours to count toward the 3 days that we are making up. So what is E-Learning? E-Learning is the use of technology to enable people to learn anytime and anywhere. Huntington North High School’s E-Learning days will offer a blended learning environment for students. Teachers will create standards based lessons with resources and the assignments will be available through Canvas, a learning management system. Students will have the opportunity to do relevant, practical work as makeup days prior to Indiana State testing. The school work will relate to the material being covered in class. Having the technical and organizational skills necessary to do independent, online learning is important for our students. What will E-Learning look like for our students? There will be a schedule for students to follow and they will be expected to complete required activities or assignments within four school days of the E-Learning day. Huntington North High School will use the following schedule: E-Learning Day 1: Monday, April 27 – Periods 1 and 2 E-Learning Day 2: Wednesday, April 29 – Periods 3 and 4 Students will have four days to complete assignments from each of the dates above used for E-Learning. Each night teachers will be available online for questions between 8 pm – 9 pm. While assignments may require the internet (not all will), there are several options for families without internet access. For some assignments the required files can be downloaded in advance, the day before while at school. For some assignments the student may be able to do the actual thinking/writing process while at home and then quickly upload it when they return to school. (For example, if the assignment is to write a response to a blog, the student could complete it while at home.) Parents may consider other options, such as taking their child to a family member or a friend’s residence who has access or to one of the many places with free public access. Students will not be penalized if they cannot get internet service, but they will be responsible for either doing alternative assignments or completing the work requiring the internet while at school. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teachers or you may call the main office and speak with the administration. Sincerely, Chad Daugherty Principal ATHLETICS ATHLETIC PHYSICALS for 2015-2016 The Huntington North Athletic Department, Parkview Huntington Hospital, and SportONE Ortho Northeast will be holding a Physical Clinic on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Huntington North. The doors (#28) will open at 6:00pm and will close at 7:30pm. These physicals are for athletes entering grades 6-12. The physicals are $15 per person, and there will be an optional EKG available (FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS) for an extra cost of $5. If you plan to have an EKG done for your child (entering grades 9-12), you MUST submit the EKG paperwork to the athletic trainers by May 15th. Please call Jessica Hoaglin at 260-356-6104 ext.1514 or send an e-mail to [email protected] sign up for the EKG, and obtain the necessary paperwork. All questions regarding the EKG should also be directed to her. ATHLETES MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL ON FILE THAT IS COMPLETED AFTER APRIL 1, 2015, IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETICS DURING THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR!! Volleyball Open Gym & Conditioning Open Gym & conditioning workouts are Tuesdays and Thursdays thru the remainder of the school year. Open Gym is from 6-7:30 pm in the HNHS Arena gym and conditioning is from 5-6 pm. For conditioning, meet outside the weight room. Work-outs are open to all current 8th grade through 11th grade girls. *********************************** Guidance Department News *Always found on our website are the following links. You can find them by clicking “Academics” on the left hand side, then clicking on “Guidance/Student services”. SAT and ACT testing dates and locations Transcripts via Parchment (the preferred way for colleges to receive transcripts in the application process) Scholarships- listed by month for your convenience Any upcoming information on meetings that parents need to know about Program of Studies Guide (all our available courses and graduation information) Jodi Metzger 356-6104 ext. 1110 [email protected] Sadie Landrum 356-6104 ext. 1113 [email protected] Stephanie Rodgers 356-6104 ext. 1112 [email protected] Elaine Willour 356-6104 ext. 1114 [email protected] Minimum Immunization Requirements for the School Year 2015-2016 Dear Parents, Huntington County Community School Corporation has been notified of changes to school immunization requirements beginning with the school year 2013-2014 and will also apply to the school year 20152016. The new requirements for students in grade 12 for the school year 2015-2016 are as follows: A second meningitis vaccine, (booster dose) (meningococcal conjugate vaccine) if the first dose was administered before the age of 16. If your son or daughter has already received a booster dose of the meningitis vaccine, please send the documentation to the school nurse. (Acceptable documentation will be a shot record or other paperwork from the physician or agency that administered the vaccine which includes the date and name of the vaccine that was administered). Parents will have 20 days from the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year to provide this immunization update information. If your son or daughter has already received the meningitis booster, please send the appropriate documentation to the school nurse. If you have questions regarding this new immunization recommendation/requirement, please feel free to contact the school nurse at 260-356-6104 ext. 1500. Although the second (booster) dose of meningitis vaccine is not a requirement until the senior year of school, we encourage you to contact your physician or the local health department (260-358-4831) and make arrangements to receive this vaccine well in advance of the 2015-2016 school year. *** In just over 3 months, all current juniors must have this shot updated to attend school in the fall. Please don’t let time slip by*** CURRENT ATTENDANCE RATE 95.57% Way to go Vikes!!!!! ECA & AP Testing Dates: ECA testing will begin on May 4th and conclude on May 22nd. Please make sure your student gets a good breakfast and plenty of sleep each night so that they can do his/her best on the test. These tests are graduation requirements. We will have the results from these tests prior to students leaving for summer break. AP Testing will begin May 4th and conclude on May 15th. UPCOMING TEST DATES 2014-15 SAT TEST DATES UPCOMING TEST DATES 2014-15 ACT TEST DATES May 2- testing here at HNHS June 6 www.collegeboard.org HNHS Code: 151605 June 13 www.actstudent.org HNHS Code: 151605 The spring testing dates are a great time for juniors to begin their testing, so we have test scores on transcripts when students begin to apply to college in the fall. Register at www.collegeboard.org for the SAT tests Register at www.actstudent.org for the ACT tests Waivers for tests are sporadically given to HNHS by College Board. If your student is in need of a waiver, please send them to their counselor to receive one if available. Career Development Expo Ivy Tech, in partnership with WorkONE, is hosting a Career Development Expo on Thursday, May 14 from 3-5 pm at our Vocational Technical Building! This is an exciting opportunity for our students and community to meet with representatives from the Admissions Office, Career Services, and Financial Aid, who will be on hand to help students complete career interest inventories and answer questions. Over 20 employers from our local community have been invited to attend and host a booth to educate the community about their company/organization. A prize drawing is being held to attract our senior students to stop by after school. Graduation 2015 June 5 7:00 pm Huntington North High School Gym Congratulations The World Language Department is proud to announce that Jessica Kauffman and Paige Gordon have been accepted into the IU Honors Foreign Language Program to study abroad this summer after complete a rigorous application and interview process. Jessica will be studying in Chile and Paige will be studying in Mexico. This program is for students who have completed at least 3 levels of a foreign language study and plan to study more when they return. They have to be willing to speak the foreign language for their 7-week stay with a host family. The experience is wonderful for their language ability and for their understanding of that culture. Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Imperial Russia in 1905. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions, as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. Because it is such a popular show, Huntington North decided to present it as the spring musical. The show includes 100+ students as members of the cast, various crews, and orchestra. Show Dates: April 23, 24, 25 @ 7:30 p.m. in the HNHS Auditorium. General admission tickets are $8.00 and are available from the cast members. Tickets will also be sold at the box office prior to the evening's show The freshmen Viking New Tech students enjoyed an Etiquette Luncheon at Huntington University. Joy Kinsey was the guest speaker and the students learned how to conduct themselves in a professional manner while attending a business luncheon. This was made possible through a HCCF Classroom Education Grant and a Teachers Credit Union grant. The 2015 DEKA yearbook is now on sale. The delivery price next year will be $70, but for a limited time it is on sale for $65. This sale runs until April 24, so do not miss out on this once in a lifetime keepsake that captures the memories and happenings at Huntington North during the 2014-15 school year. ORDER NOW! You may order the yearbook online at jostensyearbooks.com and pay with a credit card or bring a check or cash to Room 407. Make checks payable to: HNHS. IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES at HNHS: 4/27- End of Mid-Term 4/28 - Enlistee Breakfast - Library - 7:30 am 4/28 - National Honor Society Luncheon - HU - 11:45 am 4/30 Mid-terms distributed 4/30 - KBF Luncheon - HU - 11:45 am 5/2 - SAT - HNHS - 7:30 am 5/4 - AP Testing - HNHS - 8 am 5/4 - National Honor Society Induction - Auditorium - 6:00 pm 5/20 – Band Awards Concert – Auditorium – 6:30 pm 5/21 – Varsity Singers Awards Banquet – Cafeteria – 6:30 pm 5/25 – Memorial Day – No School 5/27 – CTE Awards Program – Auditorium – 6:00 pm 5/28 - Achievement Night - Auditorium - 7 pm 6/3 – Marching Practice – Auditorium/Gym – 8:30 am 6/3 – Boys Track & Field Awards Program – Cafeteria – 6:00 pm 6/4 – Senior Breakfast – Cafeteria – 7:45 am 6/4 – Marching Practice – Auditorium/Gym – 8:30 am 6/4 – Last Student Day 6/4 – Sports Physicals – Fieldhouse – 6:00 pm 6/5 – Graduation – Auditorium/Gym – 7:00 pm 6/8 - 1st Session Summer School – HNHS – 7:30 am – 12:00 pm 7/6 – 2nd Session Summer School – HNHS – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm NOTE: No bus transportation is provided. Parents/guardians must provide transportation to and from Huntington North for the students. Huntington North High School Summer School 2015 Session 1: June 8 – June 26 7:30 am – 12:00 pm Session 2: July 6 – July 30 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Students who complete any of these courses with a passing grade will receive one (1) credit per semester. Any student who has not passed Algebra I is strongly encouraged to take summer math. Breakfast and lunch are both provided during summer school. Session I: _____ Core Algebra I A (S1) _____ Core Geometry A (S1) _____ Core Algebra II A (S1) _____ English 9 A (S1) _____ English 10 A (S1) _____ English 11 A (S1) _____ Technical Communications _____ US History A (S1) _____ US Government Session II: _____ Core Algebra I B (S2) _____ Core Geometry B (S2) _____ Core Algebra II B (S2) _____ English 9 B (S2) _____ English 10 B (S2) _____ English 11 B (S2) _____ US History B (S2) HCCSC will be implementing a new student enrollment/re-enrollment system called InfoSnap! Stay tuned…more information to come!
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