Weekly Planner

Week of September 28 – October 4

Fri. Sept. 29: Last day to donate items for Puerto Rico at JFK Middle School. MORE INFO

PSAT Important Dates:
October 5:
 PSAT bubbling for test takers, Periods 1 & 2 in the cafeteria
October 11: PSAT, 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Sat. Oct. 7: SAT testing at NHS MORE INFO

Fri. Oct. 13: Sophomore Class Wellness Education trip to Berkshire Outdoor Education Center.

Sun. Oct. 11: NCAA Recruiting Information Night MORE INFO

Sat. Oct. 28: Electronics Recycling at JFK MORE INFO

Thursdays, Sept. 28-Nov. 9: Strengthening Families Program MORE INFO

Tues. Nov. 21: Yearbook due date for senior photos and baby pictures MORE INFO

College Visit Calendar

Thurs. Sept. 28
Navy Recruiter: 10:00 am

Fri. Sept. 29
University of Maine @Farmington: 8 am
The New School: 12:45 pm

Mon. Oct. 2:
St. Olaf College: 9 am
University of Vermont: 11:15 am (may move to a classroom – stay tuned!)

Tues. Oct. 3:
Unity College: 9:30 am

Wed. Oct. 4
MCLA: 10:15 am
University of Rhode Island: 11:30 am (NOTE: School is dismissed at 11:20 for early dismissal)
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR at Belchertown High Schoo: 6 – 8 pm

Thurs. Oct. 5:
Northern Vermont University: 8 am
Amherst College: 9:30 am

Fri. Oct. 6:
St. Lawrence University: 11:15 am
Florida Atlantic University: 12 pm
Mt. Holyoke College: 1:15 pm

Visit the Guidance College Visit Calendar for a full list of visits for the month.

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

Northampton Athletic Booster Club (NABC) Mtg 2nd Monday of the month 6pm

Friends of NHS Theater

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.








Donations to Puerto Rico


This week, JFK is supporting Western Mass United for Puerto Rico by taking donations for victims of the hurricane in Puerto Rico. The donation drive will last until Friday, September 29, and boxes will be set up in the Main Office as well as in the lobby during the Thursday, September 28 Open House.

Click on the link below for specific things they are collecting.

SAT Reminders

A few reminders for any student signed up for the SAT on Saturday, October 7 at NHS.

  • Arrive early: doors open at 7:30 am, testing begins 8:00 am
  • Bring several sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator (there will not be extra calculators available)
  • Bring your photo ID and your printed SAT registration ticket (you will not be able to print one that day)
  • If you are unsure of or don’t have a photo ID, check in with guidance
  • Enter through the front doors on test day

Thank You!


Thank you to everyone who donated to the PTO during the Open House so we could purchase books for NHS’ new courses in social entrepreneurship and women’s studies!

Guatemala Trip

Come away with your peers to GUATEMALA in February. Besides visiting ruins, hiking by volcanoes, and exploring a colonial town, we’ll be doing some service projects with a school and on a fair trade coffee plantation.

There are still some slots available in what promises to be a remarkable journey. See Ms. Todhunter in Room 122 ASAP. We have to close the offering by October 15.

NCAA Recruiting Information Night

On October 11, Springfield College will host an NCAA Recruiting Information Night. This is a great opportunity to hear directly from college coaches.

RSVP online (for free) at http://events.eventzilla.net/e/ncaa-recruiting-information-night-2138926601. The registration process takes less than a minute—you only need to supply the number of people attending, an email address, name, and school.

Documentary on Masculinity


Sylvia Shread is making a short documentary about masculinity in Northampton and wants your input! She is looking for the male perspective from NHS students and/or teachers to speak about manhood and personal experiences with masculinity. To share stories and be part of the project please email SVShread@gmail.com.

Electronics Recycling Event

Got old gizmos to ditch? Too many useless outdated machines taking up your valuable attic and cellar space? Now is your chance to unload it all! The JFK PTO’s annual Electronics Recycling Event takes place Saturday, October 28 from 9 am to 12 pm at JFK. Click HERE for all the details.

New Door Alarms

As you know, we have alarms on many of our external doors. The alarms help to structure the flow of movement in and out of the building so that all traffic goes through the main office during the school day.

Beginning TODAY week, three additional external doors will be alarmed: the double doors behind the Black Box Theatre, the double doors at the bottom of the rear stairwell next to the library, and the single door at the bottom of the stairwell that exits to the side parking lot. These exits are to only be used as emergency exits during the school day.

Thank you for your continued cooperation in making our school a safe and secure learning environment.