Hamilton High School Newsletter
The Official Newsletter for Hamilton High School 3/7 - 3/27
Important Fourth Quarter Information
FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES (Door Dash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats, etc)
We do not allow or accept food delivery orders of any kind at any time of the day. Students and/or parents may not order food delivery to be dropped off at school. The front office will not accept orders and will refuse the delivery.
HHS follows the District’s Dress Code policy (See page 21 of your student handbook). The following guidelines are used by staff at HHS to ensure the policy is being adhered to: Garments that are “see-through,” cut low, or expose one’s midriff are not acceptable. Sleeveless garments must extend to the end of the shoulders and fit closely under the arms. Clothing should have adequate coverage to allow a full range of movement without skin or undergarments showing. Undergarments must not be visible. Clothing must cover the entire buttocks and extend a reasonable length to ensure modesty.
No hats of any kind shall be worn in the building except on special designated school spirit days. Hats are subject to confiscation if worn within the building.
Creative Expression Competition
Congratulations to the following students. They were presented awards at the February Chandler City Council meeting from the Mayor of Chandler.
Congratulations to the following students:
Jennifer Kao - 2nd place for the Visual category - 9th grade
Jayshree Adivarahan - 3rd place for the Visual category - 11th grade
Zara Jahan - 2nd place for the Writing category - 11th grade
Amanda Wong - 1st place for Visual category - 11th grade
Avantika Mitbander - 1st place for Writing category - 12th grade
Upcoming Test Dates
State mandated testing days
March 30 - All Sophomores will be taking AzMerit test in the morning.
Late start at 10:15 for all freshman, juniors and seniors. Block day - periods 1-3-5-7
March 31 All Sophomores will be taking AzMerit test in the morning.
Late start at 10:15 for all freshman, juniors and seniors. Block day - periods 2-4-6-7
April 1 – All Sophomores will be taking AzMerit test in the morning.
Late start at 10:15 for all freshman, juniors and seniors. Traditional day periods1-7
April 2, 3 & 6 - Traditional day periods 0-7
April 7 – All Juniors will be taking the ACT in the morning.
Late start at 11:50 with no lunch for all freshman, sophomores and seniors.
Traditional day periods1-7
April 8 – All Sophomores will be taking the AIMS test in the morning.
Late start at 10:45 with no lunch for all freshman, juniors and seniors.
Traditional day periods1-7
April 9 - Traditional day periods 0-7
Testing schedules can be found here: https://www.cusd80.com/domain/10118
Athlete Student Spotlight
Theatre Department Recognition
Hamilton Theatre Department was recognized by the Arizona Thespians as a Gold Honor Troupe. The designation and recognition by the Arizona Thespians of a Gold Honor troupe for Hamilton High School is for all of the activities and opportunities we provide for our students, as well as contributions to the school and surrounding community. To qualify as a Gold Honor Troupe, the highest honor, our Hamilton Theatre Department had five or more public audience productions, 20 or more thespian activities (socials, workshops, field trips to see shows, etc.), and six or more school and community service activities. Reaching this designation would not have been possible without the support of our staff and administration here at Hamilton. We have achieved this honor with the help of all of the Hamilton Community.
Black History Month
DECA/Marketing BIG NEWS!!
The Arizona State DECA Conference was held at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa the weekend of February 22nd. Hamilton students did fantastic and qualified for the International Conference that will be held in Nashville, TN. April 28 – May 3, 2020. Team 1 lead by Manvi Harde took 1st Place in Business Service Operations. Team 1 lead by Clarissa Yosick took 5th Place in Hotel and Lodging Management. Manvi Harde was elected President of District 3. (This is really HUGE!)
This is a great honor! There were thousands of students competing from around the State of Arizona and Hamilton students prevailed! Please congratulate these ladies and the rest of the DECA team for a job well done!
Hamilton competed in four different events at state level in Tucson. This was our best year yet in multiple events. Several students placed individually and we were so close to claiming the Entomology title. All of the events had at least 25 teams competing against us from around the state. Next year should be a fantastic year with all of the students returning to compete in and hopefully win their contests. If you see the following students please congratulate them on their results!
Entomology – 2nd place team
Nitara Sukumaran- 2nd place individual
Ava Crawford- 6th place individual
Gabby Zwall- 8th place individual
Food Science – 3rd place team (Highest team placing to date)
Ava Crawford- 3rd place individual
Chandler Innovation Fair
Stagecraft Technical Challenge
1st Place Rigging from Hamilton Jaide Montefour
1st Place Sewing Machine Threading from Hamilton Alanna Palagonia
1st Place Costume Quick Change from Hamilton Team "Something Cool": Aditi Bhanvadia, Zoya Burmeister, Alanna Palagonia, Jaida Ross
1st Place Cord Coiling Relay from Hamilton Team "Just Girls Teching": Jaime Baumgartner, Raven Harris, Jaide Montefour
1st Place Prop Change Over from Hamilton Team "OSHA Violations": Haley Kavanaugh, Cameron Longtin, Griffen McClendon, Ty Schmidt
1st Place Team Overall from Hamilton Team "Just Girls Teching Again": Genesis Collins, Alyssa Fabio, Arabella Hammerich, Xavier Valdez
Engineering - Cardboard Boat Regatta
Our very own Intro to Engineering students battled the rain at the Chandler Innovation Fair to compete in the Cardboard Boat Regatta. For the first time ever, three teams representing Hamilton competed in this annual, district-wide event. Each team used the engineering design process to design and build a full-sized boat made of cardboard. One of our very own Husky teams took 1st place! Please congratulate Ethan Zarnick, Jayden Johnson, Sedona Remus, Devin Staffler, and Tashaiya Dozier.
AP Computer Science
Hamilton’s AP Computer Science students were awarded Gold and Silver awards in the Digital Scene Design event at the Chandler Innovation Fair. This district-wide event featured 22 designs total where students had to write code to create a digital design. Three of our teams took the Gold award (highest level) and one team took silver. Please congratulate our hard-working and creative students for their award-winning, innovative designs.
Gold award – Muntaha Islam, Madison Polacca
Gold award – Chantell cooper, Abby Liu, Thalia Liu, Nikasha Kapadia
Gold award – Ayham Dewan, Taanish Reja
Silver award – Eray Bengu, Abbie Jin, Iris Lai, Skylar Ma
Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
Congratulations to Abby Liu and Thalia Liu. They were invited to compete in the prestigious Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, a tri-service – U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force – sponsored STEM competition which promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). After advancing as finalists, Abby Liu and Thalia Liu placed 3rd overall and will be representing the State of Arizona at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. The 58th National JSHS will be held on April 15-18, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia. The National JSHS brings together 230 high school students who qualify by submitting and presenting original scientific research papers in regional symposia held at universities nationwide. Approximately 130 high school teachers, mentors, university faculty, ranking military guests, and others also attend and join in encouraging the future generation of scientists and engineers and celebrating student achievement in the sciences. Congratulations on their achievements!