SHHS Principal's Update

Week 8: November 4, 2022

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Picture Retakes

UNDERCLASSMEN ABSENTEE & RETAKE PHOTOS ARE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | Please read this post on the Haven Yearbook site for more information. Photos have been delivered to first-block teachers for distribution, and should be arriving home on Friday or Monday afternoon; the deadline to request a retake is Monday night at 8 p.m.

Stress Management

Stress Management: Any student looking for better ways to manage their stress is encouraged to come to the library 5th block on Mondays from Oct. 24 through Nov. 28th to find the coping strategies best suited to them. Contact Ms. Smith in the counseling office for more information.

AP Registration

AP Registration: Attention students enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course this fall. Please complete this form and submit payment to Mrs. Seifrit in the counseling office for all fall and yearlong AP classes. The deadline is November 15th.

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YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE | Visit for the link to order your 2023 yearbook. Our Jostens pricing will increase again on December 17. Please read this important announcement from our Editors-in-Chief about the delivery timeline for the 2023 yearbook.
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MEMORIES BY THE THOUSANDS | Our yearbook photographers continue to add hundreds of photos from the 2022-2023 year to our SmugMug page. Check out the pep rally, athletic events, and more! This site is designed to share photography from our Media Lab that showcases student and athletic life at the high school. High-resolution photos without watermarks are available to download at a low cost, with proceeds from this work supporting student-directed initiatives to improve equipment, facilities, and opportunities in our Media Lab. You can also purchase merchandise, such as high-quality prints, wall art, coffee mugs, and greeting cards.Visit to check out our work!

Class of 2023: seniors

OH BABY! ORDER YOUR CLASS OF 2023 HAVEN YEARBOOK BABY ADS BY NOVEMBER 18 | Our baby ads for the 2023 Haven Yearbook are now on sale! Please visit our website to find the submission form. The ads are $50, payable by cash or check before a firm deadline of November 18—but why wait to share an adorable picture of your senior as a baby or toddler, and a message celebrating their graduation? Learn more, see samples, and submit your baby ad today.

Class of 2024: Juniors

Junior Class Fundraiser

Junior Class Fundraiser Pie Sales The delicious pies are from Linvilla. You can choose from Old Fashioned Apple, Dutch Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan, Lemon Meringue, Coconut Custard, or Sweet Potato. Pies cost $25 each. Deadline for orders is Sunday, November 13th. Pick-up for the pies will be at SHHS Cafeteria Tuesday, November 22nd from 4-6pm.

Counseling Center: Events/Announcements

The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology

The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology invites all students in their sophomore or junior year of high school to participate in Stevens Trading Day 2023 - a virtual and live trading competition event. In the first phase of this trading competition which will launch on February 1, 2023, students will create a portfolio using Dow Jones MarketWatch Virtual Stock Exchange an easy-to-use trading simulator which provides real time market data, news, and historical pricing information on indexes, listed and OTC securities. In the second phase of this competition, the 25 students with the top performing portfolios as of February 28, 2023, will be invited to our campus in Hoboken, NJ on Friday, March 24th, 2023, for an exciting live trading competition event in our Hanlon Financial Systems Center laboratories. The agenda of the day will include the following: Bloomberg 101 - Introductory wo​rkshop on the key functions of the Bloomberg terminal Live Trading Event - Compete against the best of the best high school traders for prizes Market Insight Discussion - Professor George Calhoun, contributor for Forbes magazine, will provide color on the state of the financial markets Campus Tour and Lunch If you are a high school student interested in the stock market, please register HERE for Stevens Trading Day 2023. The complete rules of the trading game and instructions on how to use the simulator will be provided to all students that register for the competition. Please feel free to reach out to Lindsay Hartelius at should you have any questions.

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is an intensive program that educates high school students about the American free enterprise system. PFEW brings motivated students together with business people from throughout the state. This unique concept in learning has enhanced the lives of nearly 50,000 young adults for more than forty years. To learn more about this low-cost, fun, and educational 1 week summer program, visit

Anti-Anxiety Group

Anti-Anxiety Group- Mrs. O'Kane will be running an anti-anxiety group on Thursdays during 5th block in the Counseling office from Nov 3-Dec 22. This is a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of what anxiety is and how to successfully manage it in your daily life. Please reach out to Mrs. O'Kane with any questions.

University of Pennsylvania Society of Women Engineers

On Monday, January 16th, 2023 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), the University of Pennsylvania Society of Women Engineers will be hosting GEARS Day. It is a day-long, no-cost camp intended to educate high school girls about engineering professions. The event is on Penn’s campus. Attendees will participate in hands-on workshops focusing on various engineering disciplines including bioengineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science. They will also get a chance to hear from and speak with engineering professors and college students. We hope that this day will inspire attendees and show them that women are able to enter such fields with vast opportunities available to them. The application will close on December 1st. Applicants will hear about final decisions in mid December. The link below leads to the application page. Application link:

The Media NAACP Youth Council

The Media NAACP Youth Council is having an Open House for middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) and their families from Media, PA and the surrounding communities (including from the following school districts: Unionville-Chaddsford, Wallingford-Swarthmore, Rose Tree Media, Garnet Valley and Penn-Delco) on Wednesday, November 16th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Media Fellowship House at 302 S Jackson St in Media, PA. The event will be interactive and fun with trivia, refreshments/ light fare, $50 raffle drawings (every attendee gets an automatic entry into 2 drawings), Annual Youth Council Membership Giveaways as well as lots of information on how joining the Media NAACP Youth Council could help with acquiring community service credit for graduation requirements, diversify your youth's profiles for college being that they would be volunteering for the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, gain info on scholarship money for college and learn more about leadership and officer opportunities available to develop leadership skills while making an impact in social justice advocacy within our communities.

For Parents of Juniors & Seniors

Scholarship Opportunities

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is a full-ride scholarship and includes tuition, stipends and enrichment resources, including study abroad funding. While a generous merit award, it is a serious commitment requiring students to excel academically and demonstrably contribute through leadership and service on campus and beyond. The UT Dallas application and Academic Honors Program application are due 12/1. The McDermott Scholars Program application is due Early 2023. See the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program website for more information.

Scholarship: Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation is committed to education of youth in our community. The John D. Unangst Memorial Scholarship application is now open for high school seniors! Details below:

  • One-time $3,000 scholarship for high school seniors who will be attending a full time course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university, trade, technical or business school
  • Five (5) students will be awarded this scholarship
  • Applications must be submitted online by January 15, 2023
  • Application, additional information and requirements can be found here:

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Opportunities for Graduating high school seniors, college, and graduate students in varied areas of study. Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America (USA). Applicants must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the USA.

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS: There are 26 National scholarships available via Students submit their applications directly through the portal: The portal is open to receive applications from November 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023.

STATE SCHOLARSHIPS: There are 4 state scholarships available via the online application found on pssdar's public website A local chapter must sponsor a student for a PSSDAR scholarship. The Chapter can sponsor more than one student and multiple students for the same scholarship. Applications must be postmarked to the local DAR Chapter by February 15, 2023. Chapter regents and/or chairs must scan and email the applications to the state chair ( by March 15, 2023. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Sponsoring chapters and the winners will be notified by May 15, 2023.

Foundation 649, a non-profit dedicated to discovering and empowering young, talented Asian Americans who are actively shaping our cultural and social identity. Foundation 649 is currently accepting applications for our 2023 scholarship to graduating AsianAmerican/ Pacific Islander high schoolers (5 awards of $4,000 USD spread over 4 years). Application information and scholarship details can be found at

Financial Aid Information

PHEAA Webinar

PHEAA is hosting two webinars related to Financial Aid and paying for college: Covering the Gap: Pieces of the puzzle to help pay your education bill 11/15 Tuesday 6:30pm and 11/22 Tuesday Noon Understanding education balances can be confusing and whether you’re trying to address the costs or beginning to plan for higher education, this review is for you. Join PHEAA representatives Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray for a 1 hour webinar that will emphasize best practices (such as seeking grants and scholarships first), remind families about additional resources (such as payment plans), and review private/alternative loans as a last resort in the process of covering the Gap and keeping balances affordable. The discussion will also include the basics of credit, what factors impact a credit score, how can a credit score be improved and the effects on your borrowing capability.

Understanding the Offer Letter and Covering the Balances

Understanding the Offer Letter and Covering the Balances 11/3/22 Thursday Noon and 11/17/22 Thursday 6:30pm The Offer Letter, or Financing Plans, that you receive to provide an idea of the costs associated with attending post secondary education can be confusing as each school formats their information differently. PHEAA, represented by Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray of PA Forward, will assist you, in this 1 hour webinar, in understanding and navigating through the types of Aid that are listed, what you are being offered and identifying the balances and next steps needed so you can make knowledgeable and affordable decisions. Q&A interaction is encouraged. Register here:
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Tech School...Schedule A Visit

DCTS will begin accepting applications for the next school year on December 15th. You can start signing up for visits now! SCHEDULE A VISIT TO THE TECH SCHOOL: Students and parents are invited to sign up now to participate in one of the visitation dates that will occur January through March at the DCTS campuses. Student visits are scheduled by Ms. Smith. Parents email DCTS counselor from appropriate campus to register for one of the dates below (choosing either 9am or 1pm). Parent tours last approx. 30min. See below for breakdown of programs by counselor and email address Parent Visitation Dates Jan. 30 (Mon) Feb. 24 (Fri) Mar 15(Wed) ASTON Programs CONTACT: Diane Rouse, FOLCROFT Programs CONTACT: Kristen Pellegrino, Spaces are limited, so don’t delay. Please refer to the Tech School page of the website for more information.

College Representative Visits

Your child MUST register for the college information session in their Student Naviance account.

Monday, November 7: United States Coast Guard, Rhode Island School of Design Wednesday, November 9: Rider University Thursday, November 10: Cedar Crest College Monday, November 14: Moravian University Tuesday, November 15: Savannah College of Art & Design, University of New Hampshire Wednesday, November 16: Seton Hall University, Roger Williams University, University of Rhode Island, Hartford School of Art, Allegheny College Thursday, November 17: Moore College of Art Tuesday, November 22: US Naval Academy

Adolescence and the Autistic Child

Please see the below flyer for a presentation and panel discussion which will take place at 7pm on Wednesday, November 16th at SHMS in the library. The event features two extraordinary professionals who work closely with the district on behalf of our students. In partnership with one of our parent groups (NEAT), we will have some light refreshments just prior to the event.

Please register for the event if you plan to attend.

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SHHS 22-23 School Calendar

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