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~ Announcements for Wednesday, March 13, 2013 ~
Today is a Gold Wednesday schedule; blocks are A-B-Advisory-C-F-G-E.

NO LATE BUS until March 18.

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

SPORTS AWARDS:
The winter sports awards will be held on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Any questions please contact Mr. Carroll.

SPRING SPORTS:
Spring sports will begin on March 18th after school. The following sports will be offered this spring: Baseball, Softball, Boys Tennis, Girls Tennis, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, B/G Track &Field and Golf.

All students must have a current physical on file and must be academically eligible. Students must also have returned all equipment and uniforms from the previous season in order to begin their sport for the spring and be eligible for practice on March 18th.

BOYS LACROSSE:
There will be a mandatory pre-season boys lacrosse meeting on Thursday March 14th at 2:30 pm in room 133.

RECORDER DRIVE:
Donate your old recorders (instrument) for the Mekele Blind School in Ethiopia. You can drop them off at the guidance office.

CHOOSING A COLLEGE WORKSHOP:
On March 20th at 6:30 pm, the high school counselors will present a workshop on Choosing a College.  This will be a repeat of the workshop that was presented in the fall for parents and students who were not able to attend.  It will be held in Room 133 at the high school.

COLLEGE FAIR PLANNED:
On May 2nd from 10 am to noon, Housatonic will host a College and Career Fair. Students in all grades will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of colleges, the military and individuals who will represent a variety of different careers. This event is in the planning stages at this time, so stay tuned for more details!

HOUSATONIC MUSICAL THEATRE:
This year’s production of Fiddler on the Roof will be March 14th – 16th. For more information visit www.hmts.org
Cast and Parents: Great dress rehearsal with the orchestra Tuesday – please keep up the great work!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
12:15 Students for Arts Day leave for Hotchkiss
2:30-2:45  Tevye, Tzeitel – scenework
2:45-3:00 Tevye, Mendel, Perchik – Cheese Scene
3:00-3:30 – “To Life” – all in number
3:30-4:00  ALL – notes
4:00-4:30  ALL – BOWS
4:30-5:00 Dinner
5:00 into costumes, makeup, mics
7:00 pm Final Dress Rehearsal with Orchestra
10:00 pm Finish
Call for student crew (Cristian, Marta and Orn) is 5 pm or 4:30 for dinner.
Thank you to all parents who have volunteered to help with ushering/concessions/etc – I will put together a schedule and send it out tomorrow (Wednesday).
TICKETS – all unsold tickets and money due tomorrow (Wednesday)!
It is very important that we have everything accounted for tomorrow, so please don’t forget to bring in your tickets and money!
USHERS, CONCESSIONS – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Parents, we are in need of volunteers to help staff concessions, tickets sales, ushering, and our raffle sale.  We would appreciate it if everyone who has not already volunteered their time with set building/painting or preparing meals for the cast could sign up to help with at least one performance.  Please let me know your preference for day/time and I will put together a master list.  Volunteers are asked to arrive one hour before the start of each performance.
CAST PARTY!
We are happy to announce that the Sawicki family has again offered to host the cast party at The Wandering Moose (W. Cornwall) immediately following the Saturday night performance.
STRIKE
Please remember that all students are required to help with strike on Sunday, March 17.  We would also greatly appreciate parent volunteers.

YEARBOOKS:
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

DRIVER’S ED:
Enroll online: all-stardriver.com/housy or call 800-732-8090. Now offering stick shift lessons!
Classes are forming for April 3rd – June 3rd.

Region One Board Of Education Meetings:
BOARD MEETING DATES FOR 2013
6:00 PM – HVRHS LIBRARY
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 – POSTPONED TO APRIL 10
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.