HVCHS Updates

---INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8, 2016---

SPRING HVEF GRANTS

CHS received several grants from the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation during the fall grant cycle, including $1500 for "CHS School Garden" and $8900 for "Challenging Students to Sit at the Center of Their Education: Configurable Conference Table". Please considering submitting a grant proposal for the spring grant cycle. More information can be found here.

ONCOURSE UPDATES

OnCourse has released a new feature allowing teachers to update daily attendance, even after it has been previously saved. There is no longer a need to contact the main office in order to change daily attendance. Student arriving to school tardy but before 8:17 a.m. should be admitted directly to class and marked tardy by the teacher. Students arriving after 8:17 a.m. should sign in at the main office. Thank you!


Although the notes included with the course eligibility information are not visible to students and parents, please keep in mind that students may be able to see this information if it appears on the counselor's screen during their conference.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORNER


  • February 17 (faculty meeting) -- presentation on issues facing LGBT youth by Garden State Equality
  • March 7 (1/2 Day) -- activities and workshops at TMS and CHS focusing on wellness

UPCOMING ASSEMBLY

On February 18, Project PRIDE will be speaking to our 9th and 10th grade students during Session Three, Period Four. and our 11th and 12th grade students during Session Four, Period 6. 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

SGO MID-YEAR REVIEW

Please begin reviewing your SGOs, analyzing your mid-year data, and noting any roster changes to determine if alterations need to be made to your groups or your goals in the SGOs. Modifications can be made until February 15. The administration will begin the process of reviewing SGOs in the upcoming weeks.


COURSE ELIGIBILITY

Course eligibilty information needs to be entered into OnCourse by February 12. Please see the powerpoint from the January 20 faculty meeting for detailed instructions. Questions? Contact Trish Pinelli.


END OF THE MARKING PERIOD

Parents will be able to access student report cards on Friday, February 12. If you had any students with incomplete grades from the first or second quarter, please be sure to contact Molly Lytle as soon as you are able to provide a final quarter grade. We need to update the student records in a timely fashion.


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

How can we empower our students to utilize technology in a meaningful and educationally sound manner?

http://blog.learn2earn.org/empower-students-digital-age/?t_gid=3625&utm_medium=GooglePlus


TECH TIP OF THE WEEK

TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.

COMMUNICATION

We have 200 followers and we'd like to double that number by the end of the year!


Please follow us on Twitter: @HVCentralHS


If you have something that you would like us to feature via the building twitter account, please let us know!


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

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Monday, 2/8 -- Principal's Cabinet

Thursday, 2/11 -- Summer Job & Community Service Fair

(9:52 a.m. -- 12:41 p.m.)

Friday, 2/12 -- Course Eligibility Info Due in OnCourse

Friday, 2/12 -- Quarter 2 Report Cards Issued

Monday, 2/15 -- SGO Review Deadline

Monday, 2/15 & Tuesday, 2/16 -- Schools Closed