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Looking Forward 10/11/21


Congratulations to Myles McCrary for winning Honorable Mention in the Hispanic Heritage Month Art/Fashion Contest!

Congratulations to the Space Falcons -  Shreyas Puducheri, Alex Ivan, Preston Brown, and Saad Ata -  for placing first in NASA Space Apps 2021!

Testing This Week

Important testing will take place this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Virtual students are expected to report to school to participate in testing required for their grade level.   All testing will take place on the upstairs New Century hallway.  Some classes will be displaced.  Check with your teacher or look for signs posted in the hallway to indicate where classes will meet during testing. 

  • Wednesday – All twelfth graders will be taking the WorkKeys test beginning at 8:30.  Tenth and eleventh grade students who registered to take the PSAT will also begin testing at 8:30. 
  • Thursday – All  tenth graders will be taking the PreACT and all eleventh graders will be taking a practice ACT to help them prepare for the ACT in the spring.  Testing will begin at 8:30. 
  • Please make sure you report to the testing area (upstairs math, social studies, and English classrooms) or your assigned classroom promptly. 

Homecoming Week

Homecoming Week is quickly approaching.  Start planning your costumes now so we can see who has the most school spirit. 

  • Monday (18th) - Movie Monday 
  • Tuesday (19th) - Tacky Tourist 
  • Wednesday (20th) - Anything but a Backpack Day 
  • Thursday (21st) - Teachers and Students swap
  • Friday (22nd) - Color Wars 

The homecoming dance will be held on Saturday, October 23rd in the New Century Courtyard (between the gym and theater). See Mr. Watson to get your tickets.

Order Your Yearbook!

2021-2022 yearbooks are now for sale. They cost $45 through December 1, after which the price will increase to $50

Academy Day

Congressman Brooks will join representatives from the five U.S. service academies in hosting this event for high school students interested in a service academy appointment.  Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Military Academy, and Naval Academy will be available to answer questions and share information about their institutions. Additionally, representatives from Marion Military Institute and local ROTC programs will be available.  This is an excellent opportunity for students, parents and school officials to learn about the service academies and the fine education and careers they offer. 


COVID Precautions

Masking is required inside all Huntsville City Schools buildings.  Please monitor yourself and your family members for the following symptoms: fever, cough, body aches, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, or sudden loss of taste or smell. Anyone who develops one or more of these symptoms should contact their doctor or nearest urgent care for guidance. If a member of your household  tests positive for COVID, please notify the school nurse immediately.  If a student is unable to attend class due to COVID concerns (such as exhibiting COVID symptoms or being excluded), please email Ms. Lightfoot to let her know so attendance can be marked appropriately.  All classwork will be posted in Schoology so students can keep up with their schoolwork. 

Future STEM Leaders Scholarship

The Future STEM Leaders Scholarship is funded by the Aerospace STEM Endowment Fund - which is sustained solely through employee and trustee donations, charitable organizations and estate gifts - has provided a $5000 scholarship to be awarded to students living within 20 miles of Aerospace’s Huntsville office. The deadline for students to apply is March 4, 2022 (the application link will be available in October 2021). 

Herndon Science Competition

Aerospace sponsors the Herndon Science Competition annually. The Herndon Science Competition has inspired students to tackle scientific or engineering challenges, which include experiments and essay competitions for middle and high school students and we invite your students to be a part of it. 

Prudential Emerging Visionaries

At this moment, our country faces many complex challenges. From addressing the burden of student debt to advocating for inclusion, we need bold, innovative solutions to today’s pressing issues. We’re looking for Changemakers between the ages of 14-18 in the US and Puerto Rico who are tackling the financial barriers or social issues in their community and beyond. We would love your help in finding and supporting these next-generation leaders. Do you know any young people who are turning their visions for a better future into reality? Invite them to apply to Prudential Emerging Visionaries! 

Tip of the Week

Recharging isn’t just for electronic devices.  People can also recharge by practicing self-care and relaxation.  It is not just something we should do on the weekends or on vacation, but should be a regular part of our daily routine.  Relaxation helps your body repair itself and can result in a strengthened immune system.  It can help you feel better and live longer.  Spend a few minutes each day taking care of yourself.  Walk the dog.  Read a book for fun.  Journal.  Color.  Take a nap. Do something you enjoy.  Be good to yourself, because you deserve it.