By , February 13, 2013

~ Announcements for Wednesday, February 13, 2013 ~
Today is Blue Wednesday schedule; blocks are A-D-Advisory-C-H-E-G.


Lunch: Pasta with marinara, Alfredo or meatball sauce, garden salad & roll.
A La Carte: Bosco Stix.

Because of a school event that has been re-scheduled for Thursday evening, we are going to adjust the Thursday, Feb. 14 rehearsal schedule as follows:
5:15 – 6:30  pm ALL – finish working through Act I
6:30 – 7:15 pm  “Tradition”
7:15 – 8:00 pm  “To Life”
This should allow the sophomores who wish to attend the dance a chance to attend most of it (and everyone else can get home earlier). As we are now starting the “run through” process, it is especially important that you bring homework to work on during the times that you are not needed on stage.
Joel and Mike will be painting and building the set on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and need volunteers to help – both parents and students.  Students, please remember that we ask each student to do at least 2 three-hour sessions of volunteering with tech (this includes painting, set building, and/or helping with lighting).

Please look at the following time slots and let us know as soon as possible which you can sign up to help with:
Friday, February 15:
3-6 pm Painting
Saturday, February 16:
9 am – Noon – Set Construction or Painting
Noon – 3 pm – Set Construction or Painting
Sunday, February 17:
Noon – 3 pm – Set Construction or Painting
Friday, February 22:
2:30 – 6 pm Lighting Hang & Focus (high ladders!)

Saturday, February 23:
10 – 1 pm Lighting Hang & Focus
1 – 3 pm Lighting Hang & Focus
Thank you to all who helped to sell program ads!  If you have not yet sent me the list of ads that you sold, please do so no later than tomorrow, Wednesday.  It is not too late to advertise (although it is too late to be counted towards the contest) – program ads will be accepted through next week.
We are looking for a whiskey barrel and a wooden wheelbarrow. Please let us know if you might have either that could be loaned for the show.

All seniors who plan to participate in the graduation ceremony will need to purchase a cap & gown. The cost for cap/gown /tassel is $29.00 and checks should be made out to Jostens. If you have questions or need more info contact the high school main office. Orders are now past due, final collection of orders will be today, February 13th during lunch block.

Spring sports sign-ups will be this week outside of Mr. Carroll’s office. If you are interested in a spring sport, please take moment to sign up. Spring offerings are as follows: Baseball, Softball, Girls’ Lacrosse, Boys’ Lacrosse, Boys’ Tennis, Girls’ Tennis, B/G Track and Field and Golf. All students must have a current physical and be academically eligible to participate.

Have you ordered your copy of the 2013 yearbook yet? The price is $65 after January 26.  Online orders can be placed at www.yearbooks.biz.  Our order number is 14109.  Or you can bring in a check made payable to HVRHS and give to Ms. McLeod.

Donate your old recorders (instrument) by March 1st! For the Mekele Blind School in Ethiopia. You can drop them off at the guidance office.

Sports Schedules can be found online at www.hvrhs.org on the athletics tab or www.ciacsports.com

There will be a First Aid/CPR Session for all middle school and high school coaches on Feb 26th at 5:00 p.m. in Room 133 at HVRHS. Please RSVP to Dan Carroll at dcarroll@hvrhs.org or x190.

Northwestern vs. Housatonic Regional Varsity Boys Swimming & Diving:
Game Date: changed from 02/11/13 to TBA
Game Time: changed from 6:30 p.m. to TBA
Home Team: Housatonic Regional
Facility: Hotchkiss

Housatonic-Northwestern-Wamogo vs. Joel Barlow Varsity Boys Ice Hockey game:
Game Date: changed from 02/09/13 to 02/23/13
Game Time: changed from 6:00 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.
Home Team: Joel Barlow
Facility: Danbury Ice Arena

Gilbert vs. Housatonic Regional Varsity Boys Basketball game:
Game Date: changed from 02/13/13 to 02/14/13
Game Time: 7:00 pm.
Home Team: Gilbert
Facility:  Gilbert Gym

Gilbert vs. Housatonic Regional JV Boys Basketball game:
Game Date: changed from 02/13/13 to 02/14/13
Game Time: 5:30 p.m.
Home Team: Gilbert
Facility: Gilbert Gym

Wamogo vs. Housatonic Regional Varsity Boys Basketball game:
Game Date: changed from 02/11/13 to 02/12/13
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
Home Team: Wamogo
Facility: Wamogo Gym 1 (Large Gym)

Wamogo vs. Housatonic Regional JV Boys Basketball game:
Game Date: changed from 02/11/13 to 02/12/13
Game Time: 5:30 p.m.
Home Team: Wamogo
Facility: Wamogo Gym 1 (Large Gym)

The Girls Basketball Team will practice at Cornwall Consolidated School from 3:00 pm. to 5:00 pm. on Feb. 14th. Any questions please see Mr. Carroll.

Wamogo vs. Housatonic Regional Varsity Girls Basketball game:
Game Date: changed from 02/11/13 to 02/12/13
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
Home Team: Housatonic Regional
Facility: HVRHS. Gym

Wamogo vs. Housatonic Regional JV Girls Basketball game:
Game Date: changed from 02/11/13 to 02/12/13
Game Time: 5:30 p.m.
Home Team: Housatonic Regional
Facility: HVRHS. Gym

Housatonic-Northwestern-Wamogo vs. Masuk Varsity Boys Ice Hockey game:
Game Date: changed from 01/16/13 to 02/16/13
Game Time: changed from 7:00 p.m. to TBA
Home Team: Masuk
Facility: The Rinks at Shelton

Enroll online: all-stardriver.com/housy or call 800-732-8090. Now offering stick shift lessons!

Region One Board Of Education Meetings:
Monday, March 4
Monday, April 1
Monday, May 6 Annual District Meeting 6:00 pm
Monday, May 6 Regular Meeting 6:15 pm
(Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Referendum)
Monday, June 3
Monday, September 9
Monday, October 7
Monday, November 4
Monday, December 2

21st Century Fund for HVRHS Advisory Board:
Winter Wednesday Lecture Series Comes to the Mahoney-Hewat Science and Technology Center:
This March through early April, the 21st Century Fund for HVRHS will sponsor a lecture series at the Mahoney-Hewat Science and Technology Center, called Winter Wednesdays at 7:30 P.M. It will feature local experts on environmental issues, Alaskan and Canadian wildlife, geology, and efficient energy use for homes and businesses. Presentations will include photographic and Power Point shows; and refreshments will be served. Tickets are free, but a donation is welcomed. In order to plan, the 21st Century Fund Board would like you RSVP (21stcenturyfund@gmail.com). Walk-ins will also be welcome.

March 6  Geology of the Marble Valley
David Lindsay, of Falls Village, is a geologist and Site Manager of the Mahoney-Hewat Center.
Dave Lindsay was a science teacher and department chair at HVRHS, serving that school for 41 years. He had the most fun team-teaching the high school’s Geology Course with his mentor and colleague Ed Kirby (when Ed was the Principal) and the HVRHS Inventions & Patents Course that he team-taught with Sid Shore, a Sharon inventor and educator.   In the final years of his Housatonic activities, he organized and recruited geology class students to travel throughout the USA and Canada to see geologic sights during summer vacations. Dave has a Bachelors degree in Geology from the University of Connecticut and a Masters degree in the Earth Sciences for Teachers from the University of Vermont.
His two daughters and his incredible grandson live in Maine and his wife, Barbara, is presently finishing her PhD in History at the University of Maine.

March 13  The Great Pacific Garbage Dump
Gale Toensing, from Falls Village, is a staff reporter for the Indian Country Today Media Network.
Her talk will be about three recently published environmental stories:
the Great Pacific Garbage Dump, an island of floating plastic and other debris that’s estimated to be twice the size of Texas, kills countless birds, sea mammals and turtles, and ends up littering the beaches of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, as well as the west coast of the U.S.;
Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound’s energy plan that’s going to devastate the fisheries, endanger both the gazillions of birds that fly over and airplane flyovers, and produce energy produced three times as expensive as what Mass residents pay now.
A $60 million project in Maine to restore Atlantic salmon and other indigenous fish to the Penobscot River, by a public-private partnership involving the Penobscot Indian Nation, federal and state governments, the hyrdo-electric power company, and environmental groups.

March 20 – Managing Energy in Your Home and Business
Bob Whelan, MSCS, LEED® AP BD&C, of Sharon, has been the Chief Financial Officer and a partner in The Washington Supply Company (a building materials supplier and Home Center) in Washington Depot, Connecticut since 2006.  Bob is also a partner in Home Energy Professionals, Inc., a provider of renewable energy-based solutions for residential retrofit or new construction, working with Solar Thermal (heating) and Solar Photovoltaic (electricity) systems.
He will speak about conserving and managing energy and water, as well as, all aspects of the United States Green Building Council LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Homes.

March 27  A Close-up Look at Alaskan Bears and Other Wildlife
Ed Logan, of Salisbury, an ardent environmentalist, was born and raised in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Northern New Jersey. Throughout his childhood he had an insatiable interest in wildlife.  (He even has an autographed photo of Marlin Perkins.)
Upon retiring from the phone company, he began his first of more than 20 trips to Jasper, Canada’s National Park and to Alaska, camping in the wild, and participating in the monitoring of wolves project.  He also started to shoot bears (just photos), wolves and other wildlife. He will present a slide show on Alaskan bears and share some of his fascinating stories.

April 3 Writing with Power for Home, School, and Work
Carol Schulz, of North Canaan, has been writing creative nonfiction since the 5th grade.  She even had a “best seller” rating on Amazon.com for her book Daily Life during the Holocaust.
If you ever find yourself filled with anxiety when you have to write a business letter or an essay for a class, or you’d just like to polish your skills or help your kids get better grades, her Writing with Power workshop is for you.
A teacher of 30+ years, she will share some wonderful writing strategies that are easy to master and can make even business reports, cover letters, and college essays, clear, concise and engaging.