Howard Husky POP

APRIL 2019

Promoting Our Pupils

SILVER PAW RECIPIENTS

Our Honor Graduates have chosen the educator who has most impacted their academic careers by awarding the prestigious Silver Paw award to that person. Please join me in celebrating these educators:


Amy Brand

Grant Bray

Latavia Coleman

Lynette Crowley

Brandon Durden

Carra Floyd

Susan George

Veronica Jackson

Morgan Jarvis

Deloris Mercer

Brian Olson

N'Yasha O'Neal

Melinda Powell

Corey Roper

Rachel Roper

Leslie Smith

John Sweat

Kathrine Thompson

Millard Vining

Nicole Willard

Ron Hill-former HHS teacher

Mitchell Moore-former HHS teacher

CLASS OF 2019 HONOR GRADUATES

Joshua Chase Asbell

Tyus Bartolo

Matthew Collin Blackwell

Keyonna VerShae Brannam

Charles Augustus Burney Jr.

Katherine Nichole Butler

Yuna Kawada Chitea

Korina Madissyn Cook

Katelyn Nicole Cox

Alyssa Kathryn Daughdrill

Helen Dong

Leah Naomi Duval

Alyssa Rebecca Edwards

Ivan Jamal Fleming

Darren Gao

Taliya Jalice Greenlee

Fare’ya C. Harris

Mary Ryan Henneberry

Kameron Briana Hicks

Kenedi Saummone Johnson

Anna Kathryn Johnson

MaKayla Cheyanne Johnson

James Daniel Johnson

Saea Kim

Anna Victoria Knight

Heeeun Rachel Lim

Halie MaKensie McElmurray

Aaryanna Marissa Mercer

Thanh Phuoc Nguyen

Chidinma Onyinyechukwu Ogbuka

Alyn June Ovell

Caden McMichael Pace

Saumil Rajeshkumar Patel

Garrett Michael Patterson

Ashley Summer Pemberton

Jordan Olivia Rozier

Makalya Zhane Searcy

Bradley Hamilton Smith

Joshua Cole Taylor

Matthew Ebey Tessendorf

Asher Keely Testa

Ethan David Venditto

SPRING MUSICAL: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

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ORCHESTRA NEWS

Thursday April 18 7:00 pm

Orchestra and Guitar Spring Concert

Auditorium

Free admission

Middle Georgia Regional Young Georgia Authors Winners

1st Place went to Alyssa (Kat) Daughdrill (senior) for Through the Music Box

2nd Place went to Lucy He (freshman) for Dreamland

REGIONAL AND STATE LITERARY COMPETITION - CONGRATULATIONS!

Regional 4A Girls Solo:

  • First Place - Leah Duval


Regional 4A Quartet:

  • First Place - Tyus Bartolo, Jay'vion Barber, Josh Self, Jekell Smith


Regional 4A Girls Trio:

  • Second Place - Leah Duval, Katie-Beth Threlkeld, Cassidy Hall


STATE 4A GIRLS SOLO:

  • CHAMPION - Leah Duval

ATTENDANCE REPAIR

Remember, if you have accrued 6 or more unexcused absences in a class, you will not earn credit for that class at the end of the semester.


What to do?

  • Easy! Come to Attendance Repair to make up your missed class time.

When?

  • Monday-Thursday: 2:45 p.m. (DO NOT BE LATE) until 4:05 p.m.

Where?

  • Monday-Tuesday: Lab 124 (with Mr. Bray)
  • Wednesday-Thursday: Media Center (with Mrs. Fox)

Deadline?

  • March 29, 2019 (for attendance issues from January and February)

STATE TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION

Congratulations to Kaitlin Collins!

Kaitlin placed 3rd in the Grades 9-10 Internet Applications Category on March 9.

She and one other BCSD student made district history for the first time by placing in their categories!

BLOOD DRIVE

Thursday April 4

Last Blood Drive for this school year, in the JROTC room.


Sign up will be held in the atrium Monday through Wednesday after Spring Break.

LITCON

Saturday April 6 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

We are having our first ever LitCon: Writing Conference and Competition.

Writers who happen to live in the Macon area are coming in and talking to our students about writing and then coaching them to create a piece for a writing competition.


The authors are Young Adult authors Lauren Morrill and Elizabeth Tammi.


Our poet is Kelly Whiddon, a Creative Writing professor at Middle Georgia.


Gift card prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.


The cost is $10, which includes lunch and the sessions. Students need to pay and sign up with Ms. Leslie Smith ahead of time in order to secure a spot for their chosen authors.


There will also be an Open Mic Lunch where students can perform and showcase their talents.

DUAL ENROLLMENT

Wednesday MAY 1 - APPLICATION DEADLINE


Applications and test scores must be submitted by this date if you plan to participate in Dual Enrollment during the 2019-20 academic year.


If you need assistance with an application, see your counselor for dates when Dual Enrollment representatives from Central Georgia Technical College and Middle Georgia State University will be at HHS.

VOLUNTEERS-TURN IN YOUR HOURS!

Parents, Guardians and Friends! Turn in your Volunteer HOURS!


We want BCSD to know how great HHS Volunteers are, and how much time you devote to making HHS a great place to be for our students.


Please send your total hours (no detail of days needed) for May 2018 through April 2019.

Include any time you know you will be spending in April.


Think about BOOSTERS, CONCESSION STANDS, FIELD TRIPS, COMPETITIONS, AND ANY OTHER EVENT YOU HELPED WITH.


Please email anna.jones@bcsdk12.net or call (478) 779-4874 with TOTAL HOURS!

ART CONTESTS

Monday April 1 Bibb County Organ Donor Art Contest entry is due

Monday April 8 Bibb County Art of Reading Art Contest entry is due


Please turn in your submissions to Mrs. Litke or Ms. Bath AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

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THE BOOK SHELF

New books arrive monthly in the media center. Please come check them out! (lol)


CHALLENGE: #readwoke

Dr. Smith toured Meadowcreek High School in Gwinnett County and learned about the #readwoke movement founded by their media specialist, Mrs. Cecily Lewis. Dr. Smith wants every HHS student exercising his or her right to freedom.


Are you WOKE?

'Woke' is increasingly used as a byword for social awareness.

See the full definition in Merriam-Webster website here.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/woke-meaning-origin



What is a Woke Book?

A Woke Book must:

  • Challenge a social norm
  • Give voice to the voiceless
  • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
  • Seek to challenge the status quo
  • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group

The list below is by no means a comprehensive one, but is a great introduction to some amazing books that will hopefully open eyes up to the experiences of different cultures, races, and religions.

Read Mrs. Lewis' full column in the School Library Journal here.

https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=read-woke-school-reading-challenge-makes-impact



The challenge is to read 3 Woke Books and receive a #readwoke T-shirt.

SENIORS

STILL NEED TO APPLY TO COLLEGE?

Wednesday April 3

The following college representatives will be here to help you:


  • 9 - 12 Central GA Technical College
  • 9 - 2 Middle GA State University
  • 9 - 2 Columbus State University
  • 9 - 2 Gordon State College




You will be able to apply to other colleges online, too!


Interested in the Military? The National Guard and the US Army have been invited as well!


Use the link to REGISTER:

https://tinyurl.com/y3uvfww2

ATHLETICS

SOCCER SENIOR NIGHT

Saturday April 6

SOCCER - Senior Night at Ed Defore!

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