9/12/11 – Monday Announcements

By , September 13, 2011

~ Announcements for Monday, September 12, 2011 ~

Today is a Blue Monday Schedule: Blocks are A, Activity Block #1, B, E & F.

Late bus is at 5:30 pm. There is NO late bus on Friday, please plan accordingly.

Lunch is: Chicken Stew, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce & sliced whole wheat bread.
A la carte: Grilled Reuben & dill spear pickle .

TODAY’S SPORTS:

Field Hockey – practice will be at 5:45 pm at the turf field at Hotchkiss. A bus will leave Housatonic at 5:15 pm and return to school at 7:30 pm. The field hockey game, which was scheduled for home tomorrow, has been moved to Northwestern. Departure will be at 2:20 pm.
Girls Soccer – will practice on the oval today. The soccer game vs. Gilbert tomorrow, which was originally scheduled for home, is now at Gilbert-Walker field. Departure will be at 2:20 p.m. Due to field availability, there will NO JV Girls Soccer tomorrow.
Cross Country – practice today as usual. The meet tomorrow is rescheduled to TBA.
Volleyball – practice as usual.
Boys Soccer – will practice on the second half of their field today. Practice time 3:00 pm.
Football – practice as usual.

JV FOOTBALL:
The following change(s) have been accepted and made to the Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby vs. Housatonic/Wamogo V Football game: Game Date: 09/16/11 (No change), Game Time: changed from 7:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Home Team: Housatonic/Wamogo (No change), Facility: High School Field (No change).

FIELD HOCKEY:
The following change(s) have been accepted and made to the Northwestern vs. Housatonic Regional JV Field Hockey game: Game Date: 09/13/11 (No change), Game Time: 5:00 p.m. (No change), Home Team: changed from Housatonic Regional to Northwestern, Facility: High School Field (No change).

The following change(s) have been accepted and made to the Northwestern vs. Housatonic Regional Varsity Field Hockey game: Game Date: 09/13/11 (No change), Game Time: 3:45 p.m. (No change, Home Team: changed from Housatonic Regional to Northwestern Facility: High School Field (No change).

NEW LOCATION FOR MAIN OFFICE:
We have moved the high school main office, it is now located on the left of the main entrance to the building.

COLLEGE NIGHT:
College Night for seniors and their Parents will be held on September 28th at 6:30 pm in Room 133.  Counselors will present information about the college application process, testing and general admissions requirements.  Please note that this is a change of date from September 21st to September 28th.

CPR & FIRST AID SESSION:
HVRHS will host a CPR and First Aid Session on September 20th at 6:00 p.m. All Region 1 coaches are invited to attend. Winter Coaches are strongly encouraged to attend this session. Please RSVP to Dan Carroll at x190 at the school or at dcarroll@hvrhs.org

ARTGARAGE:
The artgarage will open on Monday, September 19th. Students will need to turn in a signed permission slip to attend the artgarage. Permission forms are available in the main office. The artgarage is open 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm Monday through Thursday when we have a late bus.

OPEN HOUSE:
Open House will be held at the High School on Thursday, September 15th from 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES:
The dates for conferences are Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, October 20th. The scheduling of the conferences will be done on our website www.hvrhs.org
(In the blue column on the left hand side on the page)
Please click on: Parental Involvement, then click on: https://hvrhs.ptcwizard.com
If you do not have access to a computer, we have computers in our Guidance department, Library and Career Center or you may go to any public library and access our website. The registration is now open and will close on Monday, October 10th. Please call Cindy at the high school main office if you have any questions. 860-824-5123 ext. 160.

ENVIROTHON:
Interested in the Environment?  Then you are invited to come join the Housatonic Envirothon Team on Thursday afternoons from at 2:45 pm in room 362!  The Envirothon is North America’s largest environmental competition for students interested in forest ecology, wildlife biology, soil science, and aquatics.  This year’s special theme is protecting our nation’s estuaries.  Hope to see you this Thursday!

LUNCH ACCOUNTS:
The Housatonic Valley Regional High School cafeteria offers a hot lunch and an a la carte menu each school day.  The main lunch is $2.60, the salad bar is $4.00, and a la carte items vary in price. Students may also elect to bring a lunch from home. The school offers a free and reduced priced lunch program.  Forms are available in the Main Office. The cafeteria has implemented a system where students can scan their ID cards and the purchased amount is deducted from their prepaid balance. Every student automatically has a lunch account, if they want to use it. Parents may put any amount they prefer on their students account. Students can bring cash or checks to the main office upon arrival to school. Checks should be made payable to HVRHS. We do not accept credit cards. Because the system works like a debit card, the student must put funds into their account to before they can access it. They can check their balance when they go through the lunch line in the café or in the high school main office.

DRIVER’S EDUCATION CLASSES:
For more information, visit www.all-stardriver.com or call (800) 732-8090. To enroll online, you can go to www.all-stardriver.com\housy to enroll over the phone or call their office at (800) 732-8090. There are additional offerings at the classroom in Danbury.

Region One Board Of Education Meetings:
BOARD MEETING DATES FOR 2010 & 2011
6:00 PM – HVRHS LIBRARY
Monday, September 12, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011

SENIOR PORTRAITS:
Seniors who were unable to make their summer appointments for senior portraits can have them taken on Monday, September 26th or Tuesday, September 27th between 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  See Ms. McLeod for your appointment time. You will need to bring a sitting fee of $20.00; you do not need a form.

GRADE 9 – 11 PHOTO MAKEUPS : Tuesday, October 4th, forms are available at the main office. Students are reminded that they need to give the order forms to the photographer when they get their photo taken.

CAREER CENTER:
Monday begins the season of college visits. Over 30 colleges are scheduled this year for the career center. Dates and times of these visits are posted outside the career center. To attend the visits please see Mrs. Beaujon for a pass.
Today at 8:15 am Green Mountain College will start us off.

SAT:
REMINDER: TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR REGULAR REGISTRATION FOR THE OCTOBER 1 SAT – LATE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 9/21.  PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR REMAINING FALL TEST DATES FOR SAT/ACT.  FEEL FREE TO SEE/CALL YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SAT DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE   LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
11/5 (AT HVRHS) 10/7   10/21
12/3 11/8   11/20

ACT DATE
10/22 9/16 9/30
12/10 11/4   11/18

For more information or to register for the test please visit www.collegeboard.com or www.actstudent.org