DECEMBER TO REMEMBER: MHCHS

Dr. P.A.W.

PAW PRINTS


The first semester is coming to an end. It has been a great success for our students. Our students have gone on trips, represented us in many competitions, worked on graduation projects, studied for upcoming ACT tests and ended a quick semester on a high note. We participated in All-county orchestra, Evening of Dance and Reid Ross' Classical Challenge.


Send a hearty welcome to Mrs. Molly Malone. Due to an unforeseen absence, Ms. Wade will be out for the remainder of the year. Ms. Malone comes to us with a background at Cape Fear Regional Theater. She is licensed in Theater Arts and is off to a great start. She previously taught in North Carolina. We are fortunate to have her and look forward to her productions.


Final exams and end of course testing are on the horizon. Please make sure that students are in attendance the week before the Holidays. We do not have a lot of extra time to make up tests and end the semester. December 21st will be a full day for students and staff.

Happy Holidays to our parents and students as we prepare to celebrate with family. I hope you will take the time to enjoy your family and return focused and prepared to start a new semester.


CHOICE APPLICATIONS FOR NEW STUDENTS WILL OPEN ON THE CCS WEBSITE JANUARY 7-FEBRUARY 20, 2019!! SIGN UP YOUR FRIENDS AND NEW STUDENTS!!

FROSTY FRESHMEN

Due to issues on the campus of UNC-CH we were unable to attend our scheduled field trip. We hope to reschedule in the early Spring in order to make sure our students get this experience. Their freshman dues are used to pay for the field trip and will be held until we go. I will select a date in the Spring for the students to go on the trip. Most of our trips will be completed before Spring Break.


It is the end of your freshman's first semester of high school. Some things to look for:

1) Check to see how your student did academically.

2) Check the schedule for next semester. (We are not changing these schedules due to the lack of alternative classes). All teachers have been assigned based on the current schedule.

3) If a student fails a class, we will put them back in the class immediately if at all possible (some are not if the class is only offered one semester per year).


Thank you for your support this first semester and if you have any questions or concerns please let me know.


BEST PRACTICES: If you need to discuss an issue in a class, start with the teacher first. The teacher will have the most information about his/her class. If the issue cannot be resolved the administration will be happy to meet on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Call for an appointment. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are dedicated to instructional leadership, classroom visits, and teacher meetings. At the end of this document, you will find a WHO TO ASK link. It directs you to the appropriate person for certain information.

SLEIGH BELL RINGING SOPHOMORES

Sophomores are well on their way to preparing for the second semester. Please take the time to review their upcoming schedules. All schedules for spring are set. Students who fail a class or who find a class missing due to computer error will have their schedules reviewed and fixed. All teachers have been assigned based on the schedules and will not be changed. We cannot accommodate changes to elective classes. The core classes will be changed as needed according to student requirements. Please see the freshman information to see who you should call with concerns. Sophomores completed the Pre-ACT this fall. The results will be returned to the school in the Spring.

Sophomore dues will be collected throughout the remainder of the semester as we prepare for their college visitation. All dues will be used to finance their trip to NC State. The trip will be planned for the Spring of 2019.


Biology students and English II students should be prepared for their EOC test. Tutoring is recommended for all areas.

CALENDAR ITEMS

December 1: Speech and Debate Tournament

Ms. Massey Hill

December: 4: Work keys testing

FINE ARTS CONCERT: DBHS

December 5: SGA Luncheon

December 7: Theater Production at 6:00

December 8: Christmas Parade

December 11:

December 14: GLA

December 17-21: Final exams and EOC testing

December 20: GRADUATION PROJECTS

December 21:

Locker clean-out

Begin second semester schedule

GLA

December 24-January 4: WINTER BREAK

January 7: Beginning of 2nd semester

January 21: Holiday

January 24: Progress Reports

January 25: GLA

JINGLE BELL JUNIORS

Juniors are ending the semester and ready to begin anew. With the beginning of the last semester of this first semester, juniors are reminded to pay their dues. Junior dues are used to cover the cost of the prom. Our prom will be held May 4, 2019. The prom is held at the Metropolitan Room in downtown Fayetteville. Prom committees have been elected and will work with the administration to finalize arrangements. Over the holiday, please make sure your junior spends time preparing for the ACT at the end of February. This test is free to all juniors in North Carolina and can be used for college admissions. Juniors are allowed two college campus visits (excused absences) each year according to MHCHS, CCS, and NC policy.

Juniors are also reminded that a separate field trip to UNC-Greensboro is planned for the Spring.


PARENTS: ANY JUNIORS WHO CAN TAKE THE TWO FTCC COURSES FOURTH PERIOD ARE WELCOME TO ENROLL. BOTH CLASSES ARE ON OUR CAMPUS!! WE NEED AT LEAST 5 MORE STUDENTS TO KEEP THIS PROGRAM. IT WILL EQUAL 6 HOURS OF CREDIT.

DRESS CODE REMINDERS

REMINDERS FOR THE END OF THE SEMESTER AND SECOND SEMESTER



  • Students are not to wear boots. This includes booties, short boots, or any boots during the regular school day and on skittles day!
  • Jeans must be free of holes. Students should not wear frayed, torn or jeans with holes in them. THIS INCLUDES SKITTLE DAYS.
  • Skirts must be no higher than 4 inches above the knee. LEGGINGS ARE NOT TO BE WORN WITH SHORT SKIRTS. THEY ARE NOT ON THE DRESS CODE LIST. TIGHTS (WITH FEET) ARE ON THE LIST.
  • Hoodies are not to be worn during the school day. Seniors may wear their senior hoodie (designed by the senior class)



Winter clothing orders have been placed and should be back this week or next week. We apologize for the inconvenience.


UPDATE: THEY ARE BACK!! Most have received their order.

SENIOR STOCKING STUFFERS

Seniors have a busy time ahead. Senior students who have AP LIT and ENGLISH IV should turn all senior project information in by November 30, 2018. Presentations will be at 5:00 on December 20, 2018.

Senior dues are still being collected. Senior dues cover the senior breakfast, senior picnic, yearbook, and hoodie. Senior parents will have several opportunities to earn tickets for graduation. All senior parents will be asked to attend one of two scheduled senior meetings that cover all graduation and end of year information. These meetings are required for graduation tickets.

Josten's met with seniors last week. Seniors are able to purchase additional graduation paraphernalia through the company. Massey Hill collects all sizes and orders all caps & gowns. We will place the order and parents pay JOSTEN's (42.80) for the Cap & Gown along with the other purchases. If the Cap & Gown are free due to the amount of the order, we will give them out in early Spring.


OPPORTUNITIES TO EARN GRADUATION TICKETS (FORM BELOW)

Fine arts concert

Proctors for testing

PTA participation

(See the form below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrjlW00kkws

PARENT CORNER

DROPPING OFF AND PICKING UP STUDENTS:

DROP OFF STUDENTS ON THE SIDES ONLY. IT IS DANGEROUS TO DROP OFF OR PICK UP IN THE MIDDLE. The middle is for moving traffic. The driver may not be able to see your student as they dart out between cars. Please remember to enter and exit from the sides and walk along the side (not down the middle).


DRESS WARMLY

Temperatures in the building fluctuate. It is not always the same. The heat in our buildings is not controlled on-site.


SLEEP HABITS

Please monitor student sleep habits. I see lots of drowsy students in the morning.


DRINKS IN CLASS

Beverages with caffeine are not permitted per state regulations. Students may have water in clear bottles or containers.


FOOD IN CLASS

In order to keep our building as clean as possible and prevent "critters", food is not allowed in our classrooms. This includes all snacks and meals. Also, students and adults may not bring food to students unless they are the parent. Food allergies are a common concern as well as state and local policies. You may provide lunch only for your student. It is not a pleasant task when we have to ask adults not to sneak in food for others. We are all dedicated to following the rules and best practices for our students. If you do bring food, please stop by the main office. Students are not allowed to share food.


EATING WITH YOUR STUDENT

Feel free to eat lunch with your student. However, we do not allow boyfriends or girlfriends to make this a common practice. With your permission, they may have visitors once a semester. We are not a "romantic lunch" environment and it is not fair to ask the school to provide supervision for student romances. Parents or siblings are allowed as often as you like. All others will need to be cleared by the main office.

SCHOOL ANGELS!!!

If you are interested or want to know more about this program please contact CCS.


( Volunteers can sign up for the program by visiting: http://schoolwatch.ccs.k12.nc.us/ and clicking on the "Background checks" link. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kenny McKinnon at 678-2457.)

Massey Hill Classical High School

Dr. Pamela Adams-Watkins

Principal

Mrs. Caroline Sanchez

Assistant Principal