Wildcat Scoop the Newsletter

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Welcome to the Wildcat Scoop!

Every Wednesday we will be publishing a student newsletter called the Wildcat Scoop! Here you can find information about upcoming events, sport highlights, and each week we will be featuring one of our student wildcats! This newsletter will replace daily announcements during hybrid and remote learning, and everyday items will be highlighted on our Wildcat Scoop Instagram.

UPCOMING DATES

  • Wednesday, April 28 The FaM Affinity Group Meetings for Boys to Men and Ladies Club @ 12pm
  • Tuesday, April 20-Thursday, April 29 Senior Prom Ticket Sales
  • Saturday, May 1 Vaccination Clinic @ Howard
  • Monday, May 3 FREE Officer Boot Camp @ 6:15pm
  • Friday, May 7 Professional Development Day
  • Friday, May 7 Senior Dues are DUE
  • Friday, May 14 Seniors Last Day
  • Thursday, May 20 Senior Prom
  • Thursday, May 27 Senior Graduation Practice and BBQ
  • Tuesday, June 8 Class of 2021 Graduation


Please note that the Wellness Center is open every Wednesday.


**Class of 2022 - get ready for Senior Portraits! Save the dates: June 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. More information will be coming soon!**

2021 Prom Dress Giveaway

2PM TODAY at One Village Alliance!! Schools are having PROM this year! Delaware Juneteenth is coming up! And wedding season is here! We have BRAND NEW DRESSES for all occasions, sizes and ages! Come meet "Girls Can Do Anything!" ambassador, Liberty Bell, and say yes to YOUR dress!


One Village Alliance is also providing tux rentals for 10 young kings who want to go to prom but can’t afford the full cost. If you’d like to sponsor a boy ($99 shoes included) please contact us at 855-YOUTH-ED or family@iamthevillage.org.

New Castle County's 2021 Great Schools Clean Streams Contest!

Howard is participating in New Castle County's 2021 Great Schools Clean Streams Event! Nineteen schools in New Castle County will win cash prizes of up to $1,250 for school supplies and educational projects. Our goal is to make Howard one of them!


Please sign the below online pledge to dispose of your used cooking oil and grease in the trash and not pour it down the drain. New Castle County sponsors this contest because keeping used cooking oil out of the county sewer system helps prevent water pollution. Go to this website to make your pledge. You must be 18 years or older to participate.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 30TH!

Vaccination Clinic Event at Howard this Saturday, May 1st!

The State of Delaware has partnered with Walgreens to offer the following vaccination clinic at Howard! Invitation cards are being distributed through various community organizations. Additionally, people can register through the link below to obtain an appointment. This is a NO cost event! If you have insurance, please bring your insurance information (there is no copay). It is strongly encouraged to complete the Vaccine Administration Record Form ahead of time. This will help the team service all patients as quickly as possible!


Preregister: wagsoutreach.com/ss/HOW947561


WHO: Anyone 16 and older AND living in zip codes 19801, 19802, 19804, 19805, 19720 or anyone 16 and older possessing a Red Card

WHAT: You are invited to attend a COVID-10 vaccination clinic featuring the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. You must preregister or have a red card.

WHERE: Howard High School of Technology 401 E. 12th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

WHEN: Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 8am-8pm

Food Resources for Families

School Nutrition Sites:

A reminder that school nutrition sites continue around the state and there are many sites in each city. You can find a link with the all student nutrition sites is listed below. The information was last updated on 2/24/2021. Please remember that meals are packaged for grab and go distribution. Howard High School remains a distribution site and so is nearby Kuumba. There are many, many, more sites around the city and throughout New Castle County.

  • Howard High School of Technology (M,W,F: 7am-1:30pm)
  • Kuumba Academy (M, W, F: 8:45am-9:15am and 12:15pm-1:00pm)
  • Stubbs Elementary School (M-F: 11am-12:30pm)
  • Warner Elementary School (T, Th: 5-6pm)
  • Additional School Nutrition Sites; includes days and times

Other Food Resources:

Check out our Howard Wildcats YouTube Channel!

Check out Culinary Arts YouTube Channel!

Chef Mullen and Chef Clemens have created a YouTube channel for Howard Culinary Arts! They have created a space to show video demonstrations of hands-on activities that support our curriculum. This is helpful for students that can not attend hybrid learning. Great job chefs!

A Mentoring Program for Students is Coming to Howard!

Attention Parents/Guardians

We are developing a mentoring program at Howard High School of Technology for our students and we would like your input! We are always striving at Howard to offer the best for our students and mentoring has proven to be a successful strategy for many students. Please take two minutes to complete this short survey. Pride Mentoring Program Survey

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Nominate a student using the link. We want to highlight our hardworking wildcats!

Ryan Ulmer

This week’s Student Spotlight goes out to an amazing Wildcat, senior Ryan Ulmer! Ryan has been nominated by his Engine Technology teacher Mr. Dean Dickerson.


Ryan transferred into Howard and Engine Technology during his tenth-grade year. Even with getting a late start on the curriculum and techniques, Ryan jumped in with both feet and soon caught up to all the other students. Ryan was so driven to become a technician that he continued working hard until he developed all the skills necessary to enter the work force. Halfway through his junior year, Ryan began working at Suburban Lawn & Equipment. Ryan quickly rose through the ranks to become an everyday technician. It is always a pleasure reading Ryan’s co-op evaluations and speaking with his employers, who rave about him! Ryan has made Howard and Engine Technology very proud. He is the type of kid we all love to come to work for. Both his classroom and lab skills are second to none!


Way to go Ryan, keep up the phenomenal work!! We are all so proud of you!!

SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS

**Please visit our Howard sports website for schedules and additional updates from our athletic director.**

Calling All Wildcat Athletes

It is time to re-new your sports physical for the '21-'22 school year! If you are interested in FALL sports, the Wellness Center would like to see you now. Please see the form below. You may e-mail the signed and completed forms to howardsbhc@christianacare.org. Or you can print and drop it off at the Wellness Center.


DIAA FORM

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COUNSELOR CORNER

Our school counselors are Mrs. Coughlin, Ms. Word, and Mr. Hawthorne. Dr. Brinkley is our student support counselor. They will be updating this section weekly with important information about scholarships, community outreach, and college and career resources.
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Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid for college. Access the form by clicking here.

Delaware Scholarship Compendium

This is the ultimate guide for Delaware students looking for scholarships and programs to offset the cost of college. Consider scholarships as gifts that you don’t need to pay back. They’re available for all students, not just for those who receive good grades. http://scholarships.delawarestudentsuccess.org/

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The Howard Guidance website offers College Preparation Resources, Apprenticeship Information, workshops and presentations for families, SAT/PSAT/ACT information, important Dates and other helpful resources. This information should support you and ​your student(s) with making post-secondary plans!

Delaware Student Success Webinars

Preparing for life after graduation can be overwhelming - whether you are planning to attend college, join the military or enroll in a trade school. The Delaware Student Success Calendar of Events provides you with information on important webinars that help you plan your future career!
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National Guard

If any students are interested in learning more about the opportunities or benefits of joining the Delaware Army National Guard contact information for Staff Sergeant Harris is posted below. Staff Sergeant Harris is a recruiter with the Delaware Army National Guard and able to answer any questions you may have!

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TECHNOLOGY TIPS

Each week we will be sharing information about common technology issues and highlighting technology tips from Mrs. Todorow.

iPad Keyboards

Did you know that the media center has iPad keyboards available for checkout? You can check out these keyboards for two weeks at a time and are yours to take home and use during that time. If you need it longer than two weeks, simply bring it back to the media center and ask to have it renewed!

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Each week we will post updates from the Student Activities Office about clubs, organizations, and fundraisers happening at Howard!
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Senior information!

Access the most up to date information about the Class of 2021 on this Google document!


Class of 2021 Information

Prom 2021

Prom Ticket Sales

Tickets will be on sale until TOMORROW Thursday, April 29th.


Tickets can be purchased online or in the Main Office from 9-11am. Prom tickets are $75 and students must pay in full at the time of purchase, no installments.

Senior BBQ, Graduation Practice, and iPad Collection

The 2021 Senior BBQ, Graduation Practice, and iPad Collection will be on Thursday, May 27th starting at 9am. We expect practice and iPad collection to run until approximately 11am with the BBQ running until 12:30pm. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be Friday, May 28th.


Due to COVID-19 protocols, WE MUST KNOW WHICH STUDENTS PLAN ON ATTENDING THIS EVENT. Please sign up to attend using the registration form on Schoology by FRIDAY, APRIL 30TH! If you do NOT sign up by this date, we will not be able to accommodate you at the event and you will need to pick up your senior items at a later date. Please don't miss this opportunity to come together as a class, sign up now!

Afterschool Success Academy

Who: Howard students interested in extra support in CTE or Academic classes. All cohorts (hybrid/remote) can sign up for any of the afternoon sessions. For example, a Cohort 1 (Monday/Tuesday) student could attend the Thursday Afterschool Success Academy, as long as they provide their own transportation to school for the start of the program at 3:00 pm.

What: The Afterschool Success Academy is an opportunity for you to get one on one support from academic and CTE instructors. This is a great opportunity for students to meet with academic teachers and spend additional time developing skills in their career areas. Each week you will have to complete the sign-up form by Monday at 12pm in order to participate in the following week’s Afterschool Success Academy. Not only will you receive additional support, but you will also receive a snack and transportation home.

When: The Afterschool Success Academy will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm.

Where: Howard High School of Technology

Why: This is a great opportunity for you to meet with academic teachers and spend additional time developing skills in their career areas as you prefer for post-secondary opportunities.

How: If you are interested in attending, please complete the form on Schoology each week by Monday at 12:00pm.

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The FaM Upcoming Events!

Wednesday, April 28th @ 12pm --> Affinity Group Meetings for Boys to Men and Ladies Club - Zoom link is on Schoology!


Wednesday, May 5th @ 12pm --> Affinity Group Meetings for Black Student Union and LatinX Unidos - Zoom link is on Schoology!


Wednesday, May 12th @ 12pm --> Affinity Group Meetings for Christian Club and Pride Gen-Z - Zoom link is on Schoology!

Yearbook

Anyone who is not a senior that would like to purchase a yearbook – please visit Howard's website to make your purchase or pay with cash in the main office. [Staff, message Mrs. Bedilion for the code that allows you to do this if you have misplaced it.]
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WildCat Merch School Store

Please see what is available in our school store by clicking here.


Order merchandise using the link here.