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Looking Forward 10/18/21

Congratulations

  • Jane Brennan won first place in Humorous Interpretation and second place in Program Oral Interpretation at the Raymond B Furlong Speech and Debate Tournament at Saint James.
  • Ella Duus won second place Congressional Debate at the Raymond B Furlong Tournament at Saint James.
  • The Speech and Debate team has earned charter status in the National Speech & Debate Association. This is the highest school membership honor NSDA offers.
  • Congratulations to alumna Ruby Krasnow for earning a 5 on the AP Macroeconomic Exam and also earning a perfect score - which only 0.05% of student do. Way to go, Ruby!!

Homecoming Week

Homecoming Week is here.  We can’t wait to 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.

Tennis Tryouts – Lee High School

Tennis Tryouts for students zoned for Lee High School will take place on Wednesday, October 20th and Thursday, October 21st.  Meet at the tennis courts from 4:10 pm – 6:10 pm.  Contact Coach Wilson with any questions 256-527-4160.

"I Applied to College" Week

October 18-22, is “I Applied to College Week.”

  1. All week, there will be over 50 colleges that will be waiving their application fees. As soon as I receive more details about the schools and the fee waiver codes, I will get that information to you.
  2. On Monday, October 18th during second block, there will be a College Panel taking place in the theater which will include representatives from the following colleges: Alabama A&M University, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Mississippi State University, and the University of Montevallo. Girls will attend the first session from 9:45 AM- 10:30 and boys will attend the second session from 10:40 am-11:23 am. All students will be sitting in every other seat.
  3. On Monday, October 18th, there will be a panel of college admission representatives available via Zoom during your advisory period from 1:30-2PM. 
  4. On Tuesday, I will be available (as usual) in the resource room to help anyone who hasn’t applied to college……if you haven’t applied anywhere yet be prepared for me to call for you to come to my office to talk about your after high school plans.

College and Career Counselor

If you are not receiving weekly announcements from our College Counselor, Nancy Wolfe, please e-mail her to be added to Naviance in order to receive information.

Conrad Challenge

Students who are interested in competing in the STEM-based competition "Conrad Challenge" can go to Ms. Bonilla's room on Thursday during Zero Period. The Shark Tank style competition aims to solve global issues in Aerospace & Aviation, Cyber-Technology & Security, Energy & Environment and Health & Nutrition by planning, designing, and proposing new products and services in teams of 2-5. The challenge is open to all strands.

Order Your Yearbook!

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

PTSA

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. 

Tip of the Week

Do you have goals?  Everyone needs something that they are working for.  Setting personal goals helps provide focus and motivation.  Goals should be specific and challenging, but not unreasonable.  When you are able to achieve a goal, it gives you a sense of victory that you want to achieve over and over again.  If you are able to achieve all of your goals easily, you are probably not aiming high enough. Challenge yourself and keep working hard to achieve your goals.  Having a clear picture of what you want to accomplish will help you progress toward your goal.