Last National Honor Society Meeting

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The next (and last) meeting of the National Honor Society for this school year will be Thursday, June 8 at 2:10pm in room 215 (Mr. Moylan). We will hear brief statements from each candidate running for executive committee and we will vote at the end of the meeting.

AP English Summer Reading

Students enrolled in AP English Literature and Composition for the 2017-18 school year should read Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things before the first day of class (fall or spring). See Mr. Selfridge, in room 314, to sign out a copy of the book.

Summer Camp Jobs at the YMCA

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Looking for fun and fulfilling summer employment? Work at a Hampshire Regional YMCA day camp! You must be entering your junior year of high school to apply. The pay range is $3000-$3600 for the summer. For more information, please contact Marion Jordan, Gymnastics and Dance Director, at 413-584-7086, ext. 106, marion.jordan@hrymca.org.

Northampton Education Foundation Showcase

 

logo120blueThe Northampton Education Foundation Showcase
Friday, June 9
During Northampton’s Arts Night Out
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Click Workspace
9 ½ Market Street

Celebrate with us as we showcase the projects that Northampton’s public school teachers and students create with NEF grants and thank the donors who contribute to our exciting programs.

The 2017 Showcase will feature various projects, including:

3-D Printing (NHS)
Red-backed Salamander Study (Leeds)
Enchanted Circle Theater Residency with students in the Language Learning
Disabilities Program (all elementary schools)
Folk Tales and Puppets (Bridge Street)
Garden Club (Smith Voke)
Schools Summer Reading Program (Ryan Road and Leeds)
Florence Heights Community Engagement (Ryan Road)
Sojourner Truth’s Florence: A Walking Tour (Bridge Street, Jackson Street, Leeds, NHS)

The evening will also feature walking tours of the Bridge Street School gardens!

The Northampton Education Foundation funds projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster creativity, and enhance academic experiences in Northampton’s public schools. NEF also works to broaden community support for our public schools.

 

Summer Jobs with the Fund for the Public Interest

Make a difference on issues that matter this summer with the Fund for the Public Interest!

What are you planning to do with your summer? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money?

Apply for a job with the Fund this summer, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations.

Driver License Practice Tests

Are you learning to drive?

The Northampton High School Library announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.

This partnership allows the Northampton High School Library to harness the power of Driving-Tests.org’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers.

Driving-Tests.org is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., an eight-year-old company with a proven track record of revolutionizing online resources for learner drivers. Driving-Tests.org is part of a plan to improve global driver safety by providing free practice tests written by experts to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official study guides.

Use this link to get started or come on down to the library: http://northampton.driving-tests.org/massachusetts/

Field Hockey Preseason Meeting

Field Hockey Preseason Meeting
Monday, June 12, 5:30 pm in the Black Box Theater.

All incoming freshman, current players, and those who are considering joining field hockey are encouraged to attend this meeting. We will go over all items in regards to preseason, the season, and expectations.

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Special Education Parent Advisory Committee Open Meeting

SPED PAC Open Meeting

Monday,  June 12, 2017, 7:30 PM @ JFK in the Community Room

The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee is a collection of parents who share resources, organize trainings, and share concerns and vision of growth to the School Committee and NPS.

We are revitalizing the PAC in preparation for a new year full of change and growth for us and our children. We welcome and encourage parents, teachers, and supporters of students receiving special education services to join us.

Anticipated Agenda
Arrival & House Keeping: Parent survey, member communication, member contact list
Thank you(s) to awards coordinators and volunteers
Introduction of officers
Discussion of the responsibilities and roles of the PAC
Discussion of upcoming changes, areas needing support, and metrics
Communication plan for next year