Mandatory Meeting for Students Taking Smith College Classes

Attention students planning to take a Smith College Course in the spring semester:

There is a mandatory meeting on Friday, January 12 at 9:30am in the Little Theater with Dean Stangl from Smith College. She will review the registration process and all deadlines for the spring semester. You will receive your Request Form for Smith College Courses (the white form) at this meeting. Please make sure you attend.

Guidance News

Scholarships
There is a bulletin board in the Guidance Area that has scholarship information for college-bound seniors. Stop by and see what’s available!

Seniors and Juniors: Update on HCC Dual Enrollment
HCC will only be offering the Introduction to Health Careers in the spring semester but unfortunately will not be offering a second class. There is still space available in the Health Careers class. Please see your guidance counselor if you are interested in taking it.

REAL: Racial Equity And Learning

REAL (Racial Equity And Learning) is a new project funded by the Northampton Education Foundation. We are gathering stories from a wide range of community members about their experiences of race in the district. The overall mission of REAL is to support and strengthen our school community by developing an intentionally anti-racist culture. Our core group is comprised of teachers, staff, students, and family members across the district.

We believe that we can create a school district that is anti-racist, not only in theory but in practice, and has genuine acceptance, respect, and love for all people as a recognizable part of its identity. Talking together and sharing life stories and experiences is one step toward this.

Stories will be developed into a report and/or multimedia exhibits that will be shared and used to help create an anti-racist school district.

Stay tuned for an event in January!

Have questions or ideas? Want to join the working group? Have a story to share? Please contact these school parents:

Bridge Street: Benita Jackson (benitajackson@gmail.com)
Jackson Street: Jenny Bender ( jenny.bender@comcast.com)
Leeds: Bill Brown ( liam.brown1963@gmail.com)
Ryan Rd: Suna Turgay (sunaturgay@hotmail.com)
JFK: Noel Raley (noelraley@yahoo.com)
NHS: Jen Berneche (jenberneche@gmail.com)

The Pirates of Cologne

 

Looking for a new and exciting YA book?

Ms. Mack (JFK 7th grade Social Studies teacher) recently published a YA novel called The Pirates of Cologne. You can get a copy locally at Broadside Books or on Amazon.

The novel is based on real adolescents who were living in Cologne, Germany during WW II.

The Pirates of Cologne is a book for our times: a gripping, inspirational story about youth and resistance that asks all the hard questions about what it means to do the right thing. What would you have done, if you’d been German under Hitler? And what will you do now? You won’t be able to finish this book without wondering.”
–Catherine Newman, author of One Mixed Up Night and Catastrophic Happiness

Weekly Planner

Week of December 14  – December 20

 

Thur. Dec. 14: The NHS PTO meeting has been rescheduled to Thurs., December 14, 7pm in the NHS library.

Tues. Dec. 12 – Thurs. Dec. 14: Auditions for NHS Theater’s The Hedda Variations MORE

Fri. Dec. 15: Applications for second semester of The Transcript are due. For additional information please see Jerome Whalen, Elena Frogameni, or Levi Civjan.

Fri. Dec. 15: Class of 2021 is hosting a viewing of “Elf” at 6:30m in the NHS Auditorium. $3 per person or $8 per family. Proceeds to benefit the class of 2021.

Coming Up

Sat. Dec 16: A Holiday Concert and Bash to Benefit Whole Children MORE

Thurs. Jan 4: Screenagers – Growing up in the Digital Age MORE

Fri. Jan 19: The Teen Brain & Risk Taking MORE


College Visit Calendar

Tue. Dec. 19
New England Institute of Technology.

Mon. Jan. 22
Universal Technical Institute.

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.

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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