Weekly Planner

Week of October 25 – November 1

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

Fri. Nov. 3: Youth Conference MORE INFO

Tues. Nov. 7: Election Day, No School

Thur. Nov. 9: Heat Smart Northampton Info Session, 7pm, NHS Library

Fri. Nov. 10: Veterans Day Observed, No School

Thurs. Nov. 16: Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth film screening, 7pm, NHS Black Box Theater

Sat. Nov. 18: Let’s Dance! A night of dancing and celebration to support enrichment programs for people with intellectual disabilities. Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MORE INFO

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

Wed. Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Break – Half day

Thurs. Nov. 23-Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Break – No School

College Visit Calendar

Thurs. Oct. 26
Merrimack College: 1pm

Mon. Oct. 30
Emmanuel College: 9:30am – 10:30am
University of New Hampshire: 10:15am – 11:15am

Tues. Oct. 31
Marlboro College: 9:30am – 10:30am
University of Hartford: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Wed. Nov. 1
Springfield College: 9am – 10am

Thurs. Nov. 2
Newbury College: 11am – 12pm
Ithaca College: 1pm – 2pm

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

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.

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.

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




College Financial Aid Guidance

David Belanger, Director of Student Financial Services at Smith College will be offering individual appointments to seniors and their parents/guardians on the financial aid process. Mr. Belanger was the presenter at the NHS Financial Aid Night in October. He will be here at NHS for two evenings, November 1 and November 8 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm for 1/2 hour appointments. Please contact either Andrea Sullivan in the guidance department at 413-587-1353, email her at asullivan@northampton-k12.us, or contact your student’s guidance counselor to schedule an appointment.

Non-NHS Educational Opportunities / NHS courses attendance

On school days where there is a change in daily schedule, due to a half day or late start, resulting in a time conflict with the student’s NHS courses and a Smith Class, GCC/HCC class, internship, or work study, the NHS course absence will be considered excused and will not go against the attendance policy. Although the absence from an NHS class is excused, students are still required for any and all missed work and due dates.

Students with final exams for Smith, HCC, or GCC courses are expected to take these assessments during the designated class time as defined on their semester schedule. Students choosing to take a Smith, GCC, or HCC final at an alternate time resulting in an absence from a scheduled NHS class are considered unexcused and will count against attendance policy.

Halloween Bake Sale

The GOALS Program is holding a “Spooky Delicious” Halloween Bake Sale on Monday, October 30.

Come and check out our tremendous selection of scrumptious cupcakes, scary good donuts, cookies, crispy treats, dipped pretzels, and much, much, more.

Boo-Bags are back: Our ready-to-give mini gift bags filled with fresh baked goods, stickers, a vintage Halloween card, and candy. A Great surprise for your favorite Boo!

Spooky Grams!

Best Buddies will be selling Spooky Grams (candy grams) Wednesday, October 25 through Friday October 27, before school, in front of the main office, and during all four lunches. Spooky Grams are $2.00 each. They will be handed out next week on Halloween.


Winter Sports

Information on Winter Sports registration is available on the NHS Athletics website.

*IMPORTANT* All students interested in playing a winter sport must attend, with 1 parent/guardian, the Winter Sports Meeting on Tuesday November 14 at 6pm in the auditorium.

Ski Club
Students interested in participating in SKI CLUB (not the varsity team) should email (kdupre@northampton-k12.us), call (413-587-1356), or stop by Ms. Dupre’s office to submit their names and contact information. The deadline to do so is November 1. We need at least 30 students in order to run Ski Club.

If you’re interested in wrestling,  please contact Mr. Boeding or Noah Brink.

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. A portion of fees charged for items will go directly to the PTO.  Click HERE for details.

Club Information

NHS Environmental Club –
The Environmental Club will be hosting the following events:
Thur. November 9, 7 pm, NHS Library – Heat Smart Northampton Info Session
Thur. November 16, 7 pm, NHS Black Box Theater – Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth film screening

Key Club –
The Key Club district board has set up a money collection jar for hurricane relief in the office. Please donate!

Outing Club –
Fri. October 27 – Mt. Tom Hike after school
Please see Ms. Dollard in 224 for permission slips
Next meeting will be Thursday November 2 in 224 after school







Mayor’s Youth Commission

The Northampton Mayor’s Youth Commission is holding a meeting next Wednesday, November 1, 7pm at City Hall. We will discuss local issues, and share our proposals and thoughts with our local officials! There will be sign-up sheets around the school where students can provide their contact information, so that we may have some discussion prior to the meeting!