By , March 21, 2013

~ Announcements for Friday, March 22, 2013 ~
Today is a Blue Friday schedule; blocks are A-B-Advisory-C-F-G-E.


Lunch: Stuffed Crust Pizza & garden salad.
A La Carte: French Fries or Catch of the Day.

Boys Tennis – practice at school
Girls Tennis – practice at Hotchkiss – will take blue van
Baseball – practice in gym 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Softball – practice in gym 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Golf – practice in room 133
B/G Track – outside/cafe
The Boys and Girls Lacrosse teams will take bus #27, 9, and 5 to Hotchkiss/Mars Athletic Center today immediately after school. Practice will be at 3:00 p.m. If you drive, you may only drive yourself and a sibling, if applicable. Otherwise you will take the bus. There will be a bus to pick up the boys and girls lacrosse teams at the Mars Athletic Center at 5:00.
Girls Lacrosse – practice at Hotchkiss – bus will leave school at 2:45 and drop off at school at 5:15 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse – practice at Hotchkiss – bus will leave school at 2:45 and drop off at school at 5:15 p.m.

The winter sports awards will be held on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Any questions please contact Mr. Carroll.

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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:

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 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.

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.