Hamilton High School

The Official Hamilton High School Newsletter 10/17-10/30

Message from Mr. De La Torre

Hamilton Community,

I hope you are all well and as excited to have students back on campus as I am. Students have been fantastic with following the process and procedures that are in place to help keep everyone safe. As we move forward in the coming weeks, we appreciate parental support with reminding students to be attentive with observing guidelines. Most especially, it is important that students are persistent with wearing masks. We really want to keep our schools open because the school experience is better when everyone is here.

Happy Fall Husky Family

This month BSN Sideline Store is offering 20% off your purchase. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on your favorite items for cooler weather. Check out BSN Sideline Store. Promotion will end of 10/31/2020 at 11:59PM

Seniors - Jostens Update

Due to Covid 19, we will not be on your campus to provide order information for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, class rings and senior clothing. We are excited to help you with all of these items though.

Click on the video link and watch the videos. Then click on the Order Online link to place your order for all your Class of 2021 items.

Don't miss out on your free cap and gown with purchase of a class ring (some exclusions apply). Deadline has been extended to October 31 - here is how:

* Design your ring online

* Put in your cart

* Choose your graduation items

* Put in your cart

* THEN - in the cart there is a coupon spot

* Enter: FREECG

Seniors...need to order for graduation still? Order deadline has been extended to 10-31-2020.

Click on video link image of caps and diplomas below


Hamilton Seniors Don't Delay

Juniors - Jostens Update

Juniors - it's time! Time for you to create your forever symbol and reminder of Hamilton and you - who you are at this time in your life. Your class ring is something you will keep forever!

Jostens has redefined the class ring tradition for a new generation--your generation. Today, your Jostens Class ring is what you make of it, literally. You are in the driver's seat, it's yours to create.

Letterman Jackets are also available.

Of Course you can always jump over to the JOSTENS JEWELRY DESIGNER to see even more and create your unique statement.

Click on the picture for the videos!


Don't miss the deadline to get your free Jostens gift

with purchase of your ring! Check out the last video.

Order deadline for special/free gift is October 31st.

Questions? Call 1-800-Jostens


Class Ring/Letterman Jacket Packet Pickup:

Due to Covid-19 we will not be handing out Information Packets.

All orders will now be placed online or by calling 1-800-Jostens.

If you would like to order in person visit us at:

Jostens

21023 N. Cave Creek Road

Suite #1

Phoenix, AZ 8502

Monday - Friday / 10:00am - 5:00pm

Underclassman Yearbook Photos

Underclassman yearbook photos will be taken in student's English classes. This started on Oct. 16th and will continue through Oct. 22nd. Lifetouch information packets were sent home with students on October 13th.

TESTING INFORMATION

****PSAT - SAT. OCT. 17TH****

Registered students report to your room assignment by 7:45am, testing promptly begins at 8:00am. You will receive an email with your room assignment by 10/16.


What to bring:

SENIOR ACT TEST DAY

The Fall ACT will take place during the school day on October 20th for SENIORS ONLY. Please see below Adjusted Bell Schedule. This will be a late start day with no lunch for Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors. ONLY Seniors will be arriving school at their normal time. Senior buses will run at the regular time on Tuesday morning, and all other students will catch their bus 4 1/2 hours later than their normal time. All Seniors taking the ACT are welcome to have FREE breakfast prior to the test as well as FREE lunch after. All other students will be on a half day schedule (see below) which does not include a lunch.​
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AP

AP Exam registration is underway for testing in May 2021. Registration and payment ends October 23rd. Have questions? Talk to your AP teacher or contact hatcher.lori@cusd80.com for more information. Also, our AP page is a good resource too.

https://www.cusd80.com/Page/85062

Hamilton Theatre National Youth Arts Winners

The National Youth Arts Winners and Nominees were announced and Hamilton Theatre received three wins and seven nominations for current students and 3 additional nominations for our alumni in the college category. Please congratulate them all.

Awards:

Nominations:

Outstanding Production: Frozen Jr.

Ensemble: The Butterfly Queen

Costume Design: Maxine Kruse for Frozen Jr.

Lighting Design: Abby Flanigan for Frozen Jr.

Musical Direction: Vance Acker for Frozen Jr.

Direction: Christina Vail for Frozen Jr.

Lead Performance in a Musical: Garrett Lindsey for Emmett in Legally Blonde the Musical

Alumni Nominations:

Outstanding Support Person in a Musical: Gabbie Giusti in The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Outstanding Support Person in a Musical: Destinee McCaster as Joanne in Rent

Outstanding Support Person in a Musical: Chase Zeiner as The Monster in Young Frankenstein

Honor Our Hero's Essay Competition

Congratulations! to Gowri Biju who won this year's Honor Our Hero's Veteran's Day Essay Competition (9th grade). He has earned a $200 cash prize and a $100 check for his 9th grade Honors' English teacher Ms. Faria's for classroom use. This year they will commemorate this event with a virtual presentation on YouTube on November 11th at 11:00AM at www.honoringamericasveterans.org

National Investment Essay Contest

Congratulations to Maxwell (2020 graduate) and Samuel Bregman(11th grade). The Arizona Council on Economic Education (ACEE) is proud to announce that the talented brothers are also national winners in the 2020 InvestWrite student essay contest. Fueled by “countless hours of research... and following specifics stocks”, 12th grader Maxwell captured the attention of the InvestWrite judges with his essay, “Financial Independence: The New American Independence”, and received a 4th place National finish. Maxwell credits his success to what he learned from the Stock Market Game program and his ability to apply data-driven analysis to his business practice. Younger brother Samuel believes his “forward-thinking, optimistic mindset” set him up for success in this competition.



The innovative writing competition, sponsored by SIFMA Foundation, is a companion program to The Stock Market Game (SMG), an investing simulation in which students manage investment portfolios. Students participating in SMG are encouraged to apply the knowledge of saving and investing to an essay of no more than 1000 words. Judged by thousands of financial industry professionals, winning InvestWrite essays must demonstrate students understanding of important investment concepts such as long-term investing, diversification, and global capital markets.


To learn more about the ACEE's student program, please visit: https://www.azecon.org/student-programs

Hamilton Parent and Student Presentations

Please save the date below if you or someone you know may be interested in our upcoming

Hamilton Parent and Student Presentations. All Presentations this school year will be Virtual on Google Meet.


Topic of Presentation: "Raising Resilient Teens."


Resilience is the ability to 'bounce back' when faced with difficult situations.

Resilience changes in different circumstances and children may be better at bouncing back from some challenges than others.
All teenagers can build resilience, by developing attitudes like self-respect, social skills, and an optimistic attitude.


INFORMATION FOR PARENT PRESENTATION

Date: October 21st (Wednesday)
Time: 6-7:15pm
Location: Virtual Presentation on Google Meet
Link to join: https://meet.google.com/oon-chvo-omj?hs=122&authuser=0
Presenter: Garron Griffitts, LCSW, psychotherapist
Facilitator: Rajani Rastogi, LMSW (HHS Social Worker)


INFORMATION FOR STUDENT PRESENTATION

Date: October 21st (Wednesday)
Time: 6-7:15pm
Location: Virtual Presentation on Google Meet

Facilitator: Julianne Haddad, LMSW (HHS Social Worker)

Topic: Resilience - "Courage and Coping"

Login link for Students: https://meet.google.com/cqg-jhai-syg

(Students will receive 2 volunteer hours for attendance)


There is NO REGISTRATION REGUIRED for these presentations.

You are welcome to share the link and invite students, parents, friends and community members that may benefit from the presentation.

Hamilton Athletic Reminder

Reminder that this year’s athletic events are all cashless. If you need to buy tickets for an event, please visit GoFan to purchase your tickets!

Hamilton High School

Mission: To prepare students to be successful in their academic, personal and professional lives.

PSAT

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 7:30am

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Registered students check in by 7:45am, testing promptly begins at 8:00am.

Underclassmen Pictures

Monday, Oct. 19th, 7:30am to Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 2pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Pictures will be taken through the student's English class. Students will also receive their ID that day.

Badminton @ Valley Vista

Monday, Oct. 19th, 4pm

15550 North Parkview Place

Surprise, AZ

Senior ACT Test Day

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 7:15am-12pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Tuesday, October 20th will be the Fall Senior ACT Test Day. ONLY Seniors will be arriving school at their normal time. Senior buses will run at the regular time on Tuesday morning, and all other students will catch their bus 4 1/2 hours later than their normal time. All Seniors taking the ACT are welcome to have FREE breakfast prior to the test as well as FREE lunch after. All other students will be on a half day schedule which does not include a lunch.​ See schedule above

Freshmen Boys Tennis vs Brophy

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Freshman Girls Tennis @ Xavier

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 3:30pm

4710 North 5th Street

Phoenix, AZ

Girls Volleyball vs Basha

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Cheer Fundraiser @ Chipotle

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 4-8pm

2895 South Alma School Road

Chandler, AZ

Freshman Girls Tennis vs Xavier

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Freshman Boys Tennis @ Brophy

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 3:30pm

4701 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

Raising Resilient Teens Presentation - Virtual

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 6-7:15pm

This is an online event.

Link to join: https://meet.google.com/oon-chvo-omj?hs=122&authuser=0
Presenter: Garron Griffitts, LCSW, psychotherapist

Resilience - "Courage and Coping"

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 6-7:15pm

This is an online event.

Login link for Students: https://meet.google.com/cqg-jhai-syg

Freshman Football @ Saguaro

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 6pm

6250 North 82nd Street

Scottsdale, AZ

Freshman Boys Tennis vs Highland

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Freshman Girls Tennis @ Highland

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 3:30pm

4301 East Guadalupe Road

Gilbert, AZ

Girls Volleyball @ Perry

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 4pm

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ

Badminton vs Sunnyslope

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Swim/Drive @ Mountain Pointe

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 4pm

4201 East Knox Road

Phoenix, AZ

Cross Country - MOD Pizza Fundraiser

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 4-8pm

3977 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV Football vs Saguaro

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Varsity Football @ Saguaro

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 6pm

6250 North 82nd Street

Scottsdale, AZ

Freshman Boys Tennis @ Chandler

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 3:30pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Freshman Girls Tennis vs Chandler

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Girls Volleyball vs Xavier

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Badminton @ Queen Creek

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 4pm

22149 East Ocotillo Road

Queen Creek, AZ

Freshman 2 Football @ Desert Vista

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 6pm

16440 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ

Girls Volleyball vs Highland

Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Freshman Football @ Desert Vista

Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 6pm

16440 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ

Band Fundraiser - Oregano's Fundraiser

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 11am-8pm

1960 West Germann Road

Chandler, AZ

Freshman Boys Tennis vs Brophy A

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Freshman Girls Tennis @ Xavier

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 3:30pm

4710 North 5th Street

Phoenix, AZ

JV Football vs Desert Vista

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Varsity Football @ Desert Vista

Friday, Oct. 30th, 7pm

16440 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ