HVCHS Updates

---INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 11, 2016---

HVCHS Updates is a weekly newsletter designed to streamline communication with the CHS staff. If you have any important events, technology tips, or other information that you would like to share, please email us.

- Mike, Scott, & Trish

GOVERNOR'S EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Congratulations to our Governor's Educator of the Year Award winner, Jeff Parkinson! Jeff will be recognized at our faculty meeting on January 20, an upcoming Board of Education meeting, and the annual E2 dinner.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORNER

Professional Development relating to course eligibility, attendance, and observations will be provided at the January 20 faculty meeting. Please mark your calendars!

UPCOMING ASSEMBLIES

On February 4, nationally renowned speaker Richard Guerry from I.R.OC. will be speaking to our 9th and 10th grade students about digital consciousness and cyber safety. The assembly will take place during Session One, Period Two.


On February 18, Project PRIDE will be speaking to our 9th and 10th grade students during Session Three, Period Four. Project PRIDE is described as "a community outreach program which brings minimum custody offenders, escorted by corrections officers, into middle and high schools to talk about their personal experiences with drugs and alcohol. Young people have an opportunity to hear real-life stories and to consider the consequences of substance abuse."

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

CHROMEBOOKS

Currently, Chromebooks are only available for 9th grade students through the 1:1 initiative. If a 9th grade student's Chromebook is broken, there are a limited number of Chromebooks available in the Media Center that can be borrowed. However, because of the limited number, they are not available to students who have forgotten their Chromebooks or to other students who are not part of the 1:1 initiative.


END OF THE MARKING PERIOD

The second marking period ends on January 29. Please make sure that your grade book is up to date and that you are posting assignments and grades regularly.


FIELD TRIPS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUESTS

A reminder from the Board Office: please make sure to submit paperwork for field trips and professional development requests at least 45 days prior to the trip for board approval.

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

We always make resolutions at the start of a new year. Here are 20 practical resolutions to help you make 2016 the best year yet!


http://blog.learn2earn.org/20-practical-resolutions-for-teachers-and-resources-to-get-started/?t_gid=3541&utm_medium=GooglePlus

TECH TIP OF THE WEEK

Flashcards don't always have to be on paper! You can make your own flashcards using Google Sheets. If the “questions” are links to online images, the images will show on the flash cards. Students can submit questions and answers via a Google form and they could be compiled into a classroom set of flashcards. Try it now via http://flippity.net/

COMMUNICATION

Please follow us on Twitter: @HVCentralHS

If you have a twitter account that you use for educational purposes, please let us know so we can follow you and share your classroom accomplishments with the HVCHS community!

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Monday, 1/11 -- Principal's Cabinet Meeting, 3 p.m.

Thursday, 1/14 -- DEAC

Thursday, 1/14 -- Winter Band Concert, 7 p.m.

Monday, 1/18 -- Schools and Offices Closed, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, 1/20 -- Faculty Meeting, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, 1/26 -- Faculty Meeting, 3 p.m.