Weekly Planner

Week of January 18 – January 24

You can donate to the NHS PTO through our Razoo page.

Thurs. Jan. 18: Boys’ ultimate team preseason meeting MORE

Fri. Jan. 19: Girls’ ultimate team preseason meeting MORE

Fri. Jan. 19: Funktionlust show MORE

Fri. Jan. 19: The Teen Brain & Risk Taking  MORE

Tues. Jan. 23: Last day of first semester.

Wed. Jan 24: No school – teacher work day. Teacher Appreciation Luncheon  MORE

Thurs. Jan 25: Community Action Youth Program’s Northampton Youth Empowerment Group pizza party MORE

Looking Ahead

Sun. Feb. 11: Whole Children’s Film Festival MORE

Sun. March 4: Deadline to apply for an NEF Endowment Grant MORE


College Visit Calendar

Mon. Jan. 22
Universal Technical Institute

Go to the Guidance College Visit Calendar for a complete list.


Northampton High School Parent Teacher Organization (NHSPTO) monthly meeting, second Tuesday of the month in NHS Library, 7pm

FoNHST – The Friends of Northampton Theater booster club – meets every 4th Tuesday at 7pm in the black box theater at NHS.

Northampton Athletic Booster Club (NABC) Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the NHS Library.

The Transcript
The NHS student news broadcast, The Transcript, is released every Friday morning (7:30am) at www.nhstechnology.orgThe Transcript is produced by NHS students through the Technology Department’s Communications and Media Production course.

To submit information to Hamp Highlights, email nhsptonews@gmail.com

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Help with Teacher Appreciation Luncheon


Each year, the NHS PTO and parents host a lunch for the teachers and staff during their January professional development day (Wednesday, January 24). It’s a short-term commitment for parents, and the teachers and staff are deeply appreciative. This is a great opportunity to meet other NHS parents and get to know the school community.

Please sign up to bring food, supplies, and/or to help at the event on our SignUpGenius page. Monetary donations are also welcome.

Spring Sports – Ultimate

The ultimate teams have scheduled preseason meetings for students interested in playing this spring.

The boys teams will meet on Thursday, January 18 at 2:00 pm in Ms. Podel’s room (Room 201).

The girls’ teams will meet on Friday, January 19 at 2:00 pm in the same location.

All student athletes interested in playing are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Funktionlust Show

Funktionlust—Northampton High School’s one and only improvisation troupe—will perform on Friday, January 19 in the NHS Black Box Theater. The show will begin at 7:00pm and the suggested donation is $5. Come and get out of the cold and darkness to laugh and enjoy the Funks’ spontaneity and creativity.

Clubs and Activities

The Key Club is hosting a sock drive for homeless shelters in our community running until the end of January. Please drop off new, unworn, pairs of socks outside of the Guidance office.

Community Action Youth Program’s Northampton Youth Empowerment Group is hosting a pizza party, Thur. Jan 25. 2:30 – 5pm at 17 New South St., Northampton. An enrollment form is available at the Front Office.

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Scholarship Information for Seniors

 

 

 

Scholarships
There is a bulletin board in the Guidance Area that has scholarship information for college-bound seniors. Stop by and see what’s available!

Northampton Dollars for Scholars applications are now available online at www.northampton.dollarsforscholars.org. Dollars for Scholars is a community-based volunteer organization serving the cities and towns of Northampton, Leeds, and Florence, with the mission to provide scholarships for local students’ post secondary education. Dollars for Scholars accepts completed applications through March 31, 2018.

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts application is also available online at communityfoundation.org/scholarships. The CFWM provide scholarships and interest-free student loans to support students’ college educations. The Community Foundation of Western MA accepts completed applications through March 31, 2018.

**Even though both deadlines aren’t until March 31 – it is strongly recommended that you begin working on your applications soon. It generally takes 2 – 3 weeks to complete the application process and you will need to submit a Request for Documents Form, available in Guidance, that will be due by March 20.**

Get Organized

Do you need to get organized? The library has a limited quantity of free planners and colored folders for students, thanks to a donation. Come see Ms. Fabin if you would like one!

The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP)

World Learning is currently recruiting U.S. high school students to participate in a fully-funded exchange program with visiting Iraqi teenagers. Selected students will travel around the United States with the Iraqi students, learning about social justice, peace-building, and leadership. The program is funded by the Department of State.

IYLEP is a fantastic opportunity for U.S. students interested in the Middle East to learn more about Iraq and strengthen the U.S.-Iraq relationship. The IYLEP application is open until January 31, 2018. For any questions or inquiries, email Iylep@worldlearning.org or Damilola.akinyele@worldlearning.org

More information is available on the World Learning website.