By , March 1, 2013

~ Announcements for Monday, March 4, 2013 ~
This is CAPT Week (School is in session all day, students who are not taken CAPT should report to school by 11:00 am. Students will need to find their own transportation to school if they choose to come in at the later time. Only regular morning and afternoon bus transportation will be provided).

FRESHMEN REMINDER FOR CAPT: Bring a calculator for your Math CAPT. You will not be allowed to use a cell phone calculator.

CAPT Session 1: 7:50 – 9:40 am
CAPT Session 2: 9:40 – 11:00 am
Period 1/ F block (lunch block): 11:10 – 12:40 pm
Period 2/ A block: 12:45 – 1:15 pm
Period 3/ B block: 1:20 – 1:50 pm
Period 4/ E block: 1:55 – 2:25 pm

NO LATE BUS until March 18.

Lunch: Chicken Patty on a whole wheat roll, cole slaw & carrots.
A La Carte: Grilled Reuben, chips & dill pickle.

There will be a mandatory Girls Softball meeting in Room 133 on Monday, March 4th immediately after school. All interested and returning players should attend.

Congratulations to the Boys Ice Hockey Team for making the first round of the CIAC Hockey Tournament. They will be playing New Fairfield- Immaculate at the Danbury Ice Rink at 7:40 tonight. Ticket prices are $8 dollars for adults, $5 for students and $5 dollars for senior citizens. If the boys win, their next game will be on 3/7 TBA.

This year’s production of Fiddler on the Roof will be March 14th – 16th. For more information visit www.hmts.org

Have you ordered your copy of the 2013 yearbook yet? The price is $65. 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.

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

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  Native American Tools and Uses
Joe Brien is a Housatonic graduate and a Falls Village resident where he keeps his workshop. He designs and builds wooden furniture and has taught the skills for such activities to many age groups. His specialty lately is teaching youngsters in several states how to safely use hand tools and has created portable work stations for such construction activities as building bird birdhouses, bat boxes, milking stools and small tables. Twice this year he has instructed families in such construction at the Mahoney-Hewat Science and Technology Center.
He will show us how tools such as fire starts were made and will take us through the process of flint-napping, the skill of making handle blades as well as arrowheads, using local materials such as quartz and chert and chipping them into the desired shapes.

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.