Weekly Planner

Week of February 22 – February 28

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

Feb. 19-23: No School, February break

Fri. Mar. 2: Funktionlust Performs with UMass’s Mission:Improvable MORE

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

Mon. Mar. 12: Deadline to register for spring sports MORE

Thus. Mar. 15:
Seniors deadline for Dollars for Scholar and Community Foundation of Western MA applications
Wed. Mar 21: NEF Spelling Bee MORE


Visiting Days for Prospective NHS Students and Families:
March 14 and 21
April 4, 11, and 25
May 2
Tours will begin in front of the Main Office at 1:45 pm.


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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Guidance News

Juniors and Seniors: Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Stop by Guidance to learn about the Summer Outward Bound Program on Hurricane Island in Maine. Through the Homer Bachand Leadership Award you may be elegible for a full or partial scholarship. See Ms. Sullivan for more information.

Seniors: Dollars for Scholars applications are due Mar. 15, 2018 and Community Foundation of Western MA application are due on Mar. 31, 2018. Both applications are online only.

 

Clubs and Activities

The Environmental Club will host a talk with a representative from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project after school on Monday, February 26 in the ELL room. All are welcome!

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Sponsor an NEF Spelling Bee Team!

Get your dictionaries ready — it’s that time of year again!

On March 21, 2018, the Northampton Education Foundation will hold its beloved annual event, the Adult Spelling Bee, for the 18th time. 

The NEF Bee is well attended by an enthusiastic audience of community members and NEF supporters. Up to 40 teams composed of three adults, most in costume, vie for awards in spelling, costume and humor. It is broadcast live by WHMP while recorded for replay by NCTV. If you participated in the past, we hope to have to your enthusiastic presence again this year. If you have not, please consider registering a team or sponsoring a team of spellers.

Funds from the NEF Spelling Bee support our Small Grants for Teachers program, started in 1991 and reaching virtually all grade levels, program areas and disciplines. Last year, NEF was able to award an amazing 21 grants equaling $49,317 to fund creative and innovative grants written by the teachers, administrators, and parents of the Northampton Public Schools. Your participation in the NEF Spelling Bee enables us to continue to support and inspire the students and teachers in the Northampton Public Schools!

The registration fee is $275.00 per team.

Team sponsors will be recognized with gratitude when your name is published in the following places:
·  NEF Spelling Bee publicity poster (if payment is received by February 20, so don’t delay!!!)
·  NEF Spelling Bee program
·  Northampton Education Foundation newsletter
·  Northampton Education Foundation website

For more information or to access the registration forms, click here.

 

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Free SAT Practice

Free SAT practice
Would you like to practice for the SAT? Thanks to a donation, the library has access to 40 free accounts to Albert. Visit Mrs. Fabin in the library or email her at karrisafabin@northampton-k12.us if you are interested.

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Funktionlust Performs with UMass’s Mission:Improvable

UMass’s Mission:Improvable and NHS’s Funktionlust will perform together on Friday, March 2 in the NHS Auditorium! This lively, spontaneous, and hilarious show will begin at 7:00 and go until 8:30. The cost is $5.

Funktionlust, now in its 13th year, is the only improv group at NHS. With their spontaneity and enthusiasm, they have entertained audiences at First Night and Florence’s Arts Night Out.

Mission:IMPROVable is UMass Amherst’s premiere short-form improvisational comedy group. Combining sharp wit, relentless teamwork, and enough energy to power a small village, Mission has been bringing endless laughs to the Pioneer Valley for over 26 years. They are currently the reigning champions of the annual ImprovBoston College Comedy Festival.

The show is family-friendly and a great escape from the cold!

 

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Weekly Planner

Week of February 15 – February 21

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

Thurs. Feb. 15: NHS Semester 2 Open House, 6:30 pm

Thurs. Feb. 15: NHS Parents Meet & Greet, immediately following Open House, 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm, NHS library, light refreshments to be served

Feb. 19-23: No School, February break

Fri. Mar. 2: Funktionlust Performs with UMass’s Mission:Improvable MORE

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

Mon. Mar. 12: Deadline to register for spring sports MORE

Wed. Mar 21:
NEF Spelling Bee MORE


Visiting Days for Prospective NHS Students and Families:
March 14 and 21
April 4, 11, and 25
May 2
Tours will begin in front of the Main Office at 1:45 pm.


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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Parents Night/Open House

The second semester NHS Open House is Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Join the PTO afterward for doughnuts and cider in the library.

Parents of junior students can meet with the Guidance Department during Parents’ Night, from 6pm – 8:30 pm, in the First Floor Computer Lab to get access to their student’s Naviance account.