HVCHS Updates

---INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 21, 2016---

ANNUAL EVALUATION INFORMATION

The annual evaluation season is approaching quickly and there have been significant changes to the process. Please click here for important information about the annual process, and click here for updates about the SGO and PDP completion process. If you have any questions, please reach out to the administrator responsible for completing your annual.

CHS GARDEN PROJECT

It’s almost spring and time for us to work on the garden revitalization. Thanks to the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation providing us with a generous grant to partially fund redesign of the garden, we’re now ready to begin! We’d love your help on all aspects of the garden project. Most importantly, please make sure to let us know how you can use the garden to meet the needs of your classroom and the curriculum, so that we can make sure that our designers incorporate your needs. Send us your garden dreams (rain garden, vegetables, outdoor seating area, etc.) ASAP!


To get involved or provide input, please contact Nicole Sebastian at nicolesebastian@hvrsd.org.

A REMINDER FROM DR. SMITH

Per Board Policy 9200.1, if you use electronic communication, you should have a professional Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. account and a personal one. The accounts should not be co-mingled. Under no circumstances should you follow students or should students follow you using your personal account. Also, please refrain from posting pictures of students via your personal social media accounts.

CONGRATULATIONS TO...

Senior Eric Jing, who won the Excellence in Biology Award for the Delaware Valley Science Council Competition.


The Symphonic Band (led by David Schwartzer), who earned a Silver Rating at the Central Jersey Music Educators Association Concert Band Festival.


The Chamber Singers (led by Randy White) who earned a Gold Rating and second runner-up in the Roxbury Invitational, as well as Alexis Peart who was the Classical Division Grand Champion Soloist.


The Vox Central Jazz (led by Randy White) who earned a Silver Rating and first runner-up in the Roxbury Invitational, as well as Cecily Mills and Gian Lombardo who won soloist awards.


CHS Latin students (led by Molly LaPorte) for their achievement at the Certamen Competition at Princeton University.


*Amazing things are happening at CHS every day -- please keep us informed of your successes!*

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Faculty Meeting

Our faculty meeting on Monday will be dedicated to PARCC training, followed by a meeting with Tony Suozzo regarding the search for the new principal. Please plan to meet in the cafeteria at 3 p.m.


Pep Rally

We will be holding the Spring Pep Rally on Thursday, March 24. Please click here for the pep rally schedule.


Grades

Although the marking period doesn't end until April 15, there are only 13 school days between now and then. Please make sure that your gradebook is up to date so there are no surprises at the end of the marking period!

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

Are we using our PLC time as effectively as we can? Do we have the tools we need in order to make our PLCs successful? Take a look at this article by Rick DuFour and Douglas Reeves about PLC vs. "PLC lite".

TECH TIP OF THE WEEK

One suggestion that always seems to be made when encountering tech problems is to "clear your cache". There is a great Chrome Extension to make the process easier. Search "Clear Cache" in the Chrome Store -- it will appear as the first option under extensions. Once you add it to Chrome, it will appear in your toolbar and you can click on it whenever the need to clear your cache arises.

COMMUNICATION

We've gotten a lot of positive feedback from the community about the information we have shared via Twitter. We would like to highlight more of the amazing things you are doing as teachers, coaches, and advisors. If you have something that you would like us to feature via the building twitter account, please let us know!


Please follow us on Twitter: @HVCentralHS

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Monday, 3/21 3 - 4:30 p.m. -- Faculty Meeting

(PARCC training and principal search information)

Thursday, 3/24 -- Spring Pep Rally

Thursday, 3/24 -- DEAC Meeting

Friday, 3/25 -- Schools & Offices Closed -- Good Friday

Monday, 4/4 - Friday, 4/8 -- Spring Break

Friday, 4/15 -- Marking Period Three Ends