Weekly Planner

Week of November 30 – December 8

Thurs. Nov. 30: 1st Annual NHS Music Telethon, 6-9pm. Raising money for the Concert Band’s trip to perform at Carnegie Hall. MORE

Thurs. Nov. 30: Opening Receptions for NHS Student Art Show, Taber Art Gallery, HCC, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm MORE

Fri. Dec. 1: HCC Dual Enrollment Spring Semester deadline MORE

Sat. Dec. 2-Sun. Dec. 3: Northampton Winter Craft Fair at NHS MORE

Sun. Dec. 3: 14th Annual Hot Chocolate Run MORE

Tues. Dec 5: GCC Dual Enrollment discussion MORE

Thurs. Dec. 7: Funktionlust and the One Act Festival at NHS MORE

Thurs. Dec. 7: JFK Mall Craft and Vendor Fair Fundraiser, 6-8pm. MORE

Tues. Dec. 12: NHS PTO Meeting, 7pm, NHS Library. Bryan Lombardi will be the guest speaker.


College Visit Calendar

Tue. Dec. 12
Take Dartmouth Home with Julia Snodgrass12:30pm – 1:30pm

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.

Friends of NHS Theater
SAVE THE NHS MUSICAL
MORE INFO

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

GCC Dual Enrollment 
Tuesday, Dec. 5 GCC will go over the dual enrollment process with students. Sign up in the Guidance Office.

Sophomores
Wednesday, Dec. 13  Guidance Counselors will meet with 10th graders in computers labs to work on a 4 year plan and other activities.

Juniors and Seniors
The deadline to apply for a Holyoke Community College spring semester dual enrollment is December 1. Students can complete the online application, located on HCC’s website: www.hcc.edu Students must have a GPA of 2.5 in order to be eligible to apply.

Juniors
The guidance department is offering a make-up session for juniors who missed their Junior Meetings and for students want to get more assistance with their Naviance accounts. We understand that there were computer issues on the meeting dates that impacted access to Naviance.

Please stop in the first floor computer lab on Wednesday, Nov. 29 during your lunch time. The guidance counselors will be there from 10:30am-12:30pm.

Seniors
Guidance counselors will start to meet with seniors Wednesday, Nov. 29. Topics to be covered are college applications, financial aid. scholarships, and second semester classes. Please stop by the Guidance Office to see when your appointment is scheduled.

Club Information

The Robotics Team will meet in G10 this week on Thursday and Friday from 2:15 to 4:30. The regular weekly meeting will take place on Tuesday. On Thursday and Friday we will work on organizing materials. New members are welcome.

The Transcript is looking for new reporters and videographers for second semester! If you’re interested, pick up an application in room G-16!  Learn more by attending the NHS Technology Department Open House Tuesday, Dec, 5, 2:00pm, room G16. Talk to current Transcript members, learn how to access equipment, and explore opportunities to get involved! The application deadline is December 15. If you have any questions, see Levi Civjan, Elena Frogameni, or Jeromie Whalen.

 

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14th Annual Hot Chocolate Run to Benefit Safe Passage

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Hot Chocolate Run is a community celebration of Safe Passage, the Hampshire County organization addressing domestic violence. The Hot Chocolate Run has grown dramatically since its first year in 2004. This year, we expect 6,000 participants in our 5K road race, 5K fun run and 3K walk. Every runner and walker will enjoy a mug of homemade hot chocolateat the finish line!

Participants join us year after year to spend time with family and friends, run a challenging 5K course with serious competitors, enjoy hot chocolate, and most importantly, to support Safe Passage and our important programs for survivors of domestic violence. We hope you’ll join us this year to Fundraise for Safe Passage. Together, we can expand possibilities and opportunities for people living with abuse.

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School Band Telethon

The NHS School Band is having a telethon Thursday, November 30, 6-9pm to raise funds for a trip to Carnegie Hall. You can come and watch at the High School or watch on YouTube or NCTV. There will be about 15 local bands performing in the auditorium as well as some students.

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The Northampton Special Education Parent Advisory Council

The Northampton Special Education Parent Advisory Council
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:30-7:30 pm
In the Cafeteria Leeds Elementary School, Leeds, MA
Second Step and Zones of Regulation are two programs utilized by Northampton Public Schools to address social and emotional development. In-district presenters are offering to share their expertise in these curricula and how they are implemented in Northampton Public Schools.
Second Step Curriculum
Explained by Susannah Bastek, Counselor at Leeds
and
Zones of Regulation
Presented by TBD
Childcare can be available if arranged in advance. Call Evie (413) 695-7445 or polyevelene@gmail.com to make arrangements for your child/children’s care during the training. If you leave a message, include child/children’s age/s, your name, and phone #.
Get Connected! Learn! Advocate! Support!

SAT Exam Preparation

Students signed up to take the SAT exams on December 2 are reminded to go online and review the rules for submitting an acceptable photo. An acceptable photo is “a head-and-shoulders view, with the entire face, both eyes, and hair clearly visible; head coverings worn for religious purposes are allowed. You’re in focus. There are no dark spots or shadows.” Any submitted photos that do not meet these standards may result in a student not being allowed to take the SAT on test day.  

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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Opportunity for Free HCC Classes

Students interested in taking one or two FREE HCC classes at NHS after school next semester, including Intro to health Careers and one other TBD course, please sign up in the guidance office ASAP for an information session that will be held Dec. 7. For questions, please contact the Guidance Office.

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