MSHS Tuesday Newsday
April 18, 2023
I hope everyone is well.
We have our Marking Period 3 Report Cards going "live" tomorrow morning from Parent Portal.
** For our MS Parents/Students - please remember to charge your Chromebooks fully tonight as they will be needed for our NY State Assessments that start tomorrow for ELA. **
The ELA exam will be held on Wednesday, April 19, and Thursday, April 20, 7:28 am-9:46 am (approximately). There is unlimited time so some students may go beyond this time. Friday, April 21 is the makeup day for this.
The Math exam will be held on Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, 7:28 am-9:46 am (approximately). There is unlimited time so some students may go beyond this time. Friday, May 5 is the makeup day for this.
Lots of events are upcoming including our Thursday night Yom Hashoah Holocaust Night as well as the National Art Honor Society Paint Night Friday....in the building some great work by our Honor Society and Athletic Teams on different causes that reinforce empathy, compassion, and giving back or helping others.
Please note the message below on the re-opening of the Tompkins Field Track (please remain off the grass until further notice).
Have a great day!
What's Happening - Coming Up
4/18- MSHS PTO Meeting, 7pm
4/19- Report Cards posted to Parent Portal
4/20- Somers Holocaust Memorial Commissions Yom Hashoah, 7pm, MSHS Auditorium
4/21- Paint Night hosted by the National Art Honor Society, 5-7:30pm
4/25- BOE Meeting, 7:30pm
4/27- Student Council Blood Drive
4/27- Thespian Induction Ceremony & Showcase, 7pm
5/12- Student Forum hosts Movie in the Park, 7-9pm (rescheduled date)
Somers Holocaust Memorial Commission's Annual Yom Hashoah/ Holocaust Remembrance Evening
Paint Night hosted by the National Art Honor Society
PICASSO WHO? We want YOU!!
Come join the National Art Honor Society for a fun night of painting and snacks!
Friday, April 21st, 5-7:30pm, North Salem Middle/High School Cafeterias
Learn to paint a beautiful sunset landscape or butterfly from some of North Salem’s finest high school artists!
No experience necessary. Leave with a beautiful painting to hang on your wall!
Worried about finding a babysitter? Bring your child grades 6 and up to participate in a simultaneous Junior Paint Night session in the Middle School Cafeteria!
Adults will be in the High School Cafeteria.
Payment required upon entry
Suggested ages 10 and up
Maximum seating - adults 30 seats and 20 seats for children.
Tompkins Track Re-Opens!!
As of Tuesday, April 11th, Tompkins Track is now open to the public for walking and running. Please be advised that during school hours and after school, the track may be used for students in Physical Education class and for our Track and Field Teams. During this time, the track will be closed to the public.
Park only in assigned parking spaces. Please do not park along the driveway entrance at any time.
The grass field is closed until further notice.
Mental Health & Wellness Fair
North Salem’s 5th Annual
Mental Health & Wellness Fair
SAVE THE DATE!
Date: May 18th, 2023
Time: 10:00 - 1:30
Place: Middle School playground
(Outside weather permitting)
National Honor Society
The JennaJackPack Project is a non-profit organization that provides an effective and tangible way to comfort children coping with the loss of a parent or sibling. Each individualized backpack contains personalized comforting items and a journal to support a grieving child or young adult in their time of need.
This year, the North Salem National Honor Society is partnering with The JennaJackPack Project during the week of April 17th by raising money to support the purchase of these special items used in these backpacks. For every dollar donated, a student will receive a paper backpack or a pin to be personally decorated with a message of empathy. These backpacks will be displayed throughout the school to continue to build compassion and emphasize the power of empathy as the best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, but must be felt with the heart.
Paper Backpacks and pins will be available to purchase and decorate during lunch periods in the cafeteria the week of April 17th. To learn more about The JennaJackPack Project, please visit: jennajackpack.org.
Jr / Sr Prom
The North Salem Jr/Sr prom is scheduled for June 8, 2023. As costs have risen for the venue, food, and entertainment the Jr/Sr class has increased its fundraising efforts to defray costs as much as possible. With that in mind, it's never too early to think about donations to help our Juniors and Seniors! Even the smallest donation can make a difference! Please consider donating!
Premier Plus: $1000+
Platinum Sponsor: $500
Gold sponsor: $250
Silver sponsor $100
Friends of North Salem (any denomination up to $100)
These funds would go to offset the ticket price, music, and support our Juniors and Seniors for this year's prom.
Please contact Anne Bratt, email@example.com to support our junior/senior prom.
Thank You to those who are able to donate to support our students and bring the price of the prom down! As prices continue to rise for the venue, the entertainment, and decorations, your support is so appreciated!!
Meccanic Shop North, (914) 669-9679
The North Salem Teachers Association
Lynn and Sergej Zoubok
Brewster Mobil (across from Red Rooster)
The Decina Family
The Quadrini Family
The Freedman Family
JD's Regents Prep James and Danielle Stiehl, 1(866) 898-7737, www.jdsprep.com
Tula Yoga For Wellness- Kathy Daigneault, (914) 806-3286, Kathy@tulayogaforwellness.com
Social Media / Technology Parent Corner
National Online Safety Mobile App
Children are spending more time than ever online. As adults, we need to do everything we can to keep them safe in the digital world. But with new apps, games and platforms emerging every day, how can you stay in the know? Say hello to the new National Online Safety mobile application. Created by experts, developed by us.
With all online safety knowledge available at your fingertips, the NOS app empowers parents and teachers to understand and address online safeguarding risks – any time, anywhere. The world’s most comprehensive online safety app, it’s packed with insightful courses, explainer videos, webinars and guides on topics that will help you protect the kids you care about when they’re online.
- from the National Online Safety website 2023
MENTAL HEALTH NEWS
How to Help Your Child Get Enough Sleep
How does your child feel if they haven’t slept well? Moody? Cranky? Sluggish? Sleep deprivation can affect kids’ ability to control their emotions, impulses, and behavior. It can make symptoms of mental health disorders worse. And most kids and teens aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep each night.
This week on childmind.org, we round up resources on why kids struggle to get enough sleep and how parents can help. We provide tips on how to choose sleep strategies for infants and improve sleep hygiene for older kids. We also look at factors that make sleep deprivation common among teenagers, and we dive into the physical, mental, and behavioral consequences, especially for those predisposed to mood disorders like depression. Finally, we consider how lack of sleep can lead to a misdiagnosis of ADHD.
– Stephanie Cornwell, Staff Editor
From The Counseling Department:
*From College Board: For students taking AP exams in May
*Attached is the Class of 2023 Local Scholarships Summary. Please note there are a number of scholarship applications due this month and in May. Click Here
AP Daily: Practice Sessions is a new video series that provides students with opportunities to practice applying course content and skills to actual multiple-choice and free-response questions.
This video series consists of two sets of four videos each. Every video will be approximately 15 minutes long and focus on multiple-choice questions or specific types of free-response questions. Videos will be released on both AP Classroom and YouTube. Attached is a complete session schedule.
Save the dates:
- April 17: Video sessions 1–4 available
- April 24: Video sessions 5–8 available
All videos will remain accessible through the AP Exam administration so that students and teachers can watch at times that work best with their schedules.
*2023 NACAC College Fairs
NACAC’s series of Virtual and In-Person College Fairs continues with eight remaining fairs in Spring 2023. We are excited to support these events, which provide students and families the opportunity to connect with college representatives, learn about the admissions process, and discover financial aid and scholarship opportunities. These sessions support all students, including seniors who may still be weighing their college options.
The remaining NACAC Spring events are scheduled for the following dates:
*The Westchester-Putnam College Conferences, Inc. will be hosting two spring fairs in April. There will be approximately 200 colleges at each event and the preliminary list will be published soon.
- Tuesday, April 25 from 5:30pm – 8:00 pm, Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown NY
- Wednesday, April 26 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Westchester County Center, White Plains NY
*College Acceptances are rolling in. To see the current list, click here. This list is also on our website. Students, remember to update SCOIR and/or Guidance Counselor regarding your college application outcomes.
*Scholarship Opportunities (click here)
*The BOCES College and Career Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25th 11am - 1pm. Students will be leaving school about 10:15am and returning around 1:30pm.If interested, please return the permission slip to the Counseling Office no later than Friday, April 21st.
*Register for SAT/ACT exams. Juniors, it’s time to start thinking about signing up for the SATs and/or ACTs. Please visit the counseling webpage for test dates and registration information. CLICK HERE
*Looking for something to do this summer? Check out the Summer Enrichment opportunities found here.
News from the Nurse
Absence from School:
Please contact the attendance office at x2165 or firstname.lastname@example.org to report your student's absence. Do not hesitate to contact me at x2017 to discuss your child's illness. I'll be happy to answer any questions and address any concerns.
Important Information -- When to keep your child home from school
Please click here for IMPORTANT information about when you should keep your child home from school.
Never hesitate to contact me, I'm happy to answer any question and address your concerns.
Rita Driscoll, R.N.
MSHS School Nurse / 914-669-5414 x2017 / email@example.com
Athletic News Week of April 17-
SALEM FEST INFORMATION- Saturday, May 6th, 2023
The Spring 2023 Salem Fest scheduled for Saturday, May 6th, 2023 will be a culmination of Baseball, Softball and Varsity Boys and Girls Lacrosse games at our New Tiger Stadium at the North Salem High School Campus.
The North Salem School District will be naming the Varsity Baseball Field, "Outhouse Field" in honor of the Outhouse Family members, "Purdy, Drew, and Wayne". The field dedication is slated to take place on Saturday, May 6th at 2:45pm. Please feel free to join us as the first pitch will take place at 3:00pm vs. Rye Neck High School. The Varsity Softball team will be hosting Eastchester High School at 3:00pm at PQ Elementary School.
The Varsity Boys Lacrosse team will be hosting Hastings High School at Tiger Stadium at 4:00pm. There will be a "Ribbon Cutting Ceremony" at 5:45pm to celebrate the new turf field. The Varsity Girls Lacrosse team will be hosting Hastings High School at 6:30pm to complete the day.
Please come out and support our TIGERS!
TOMPKINS FIELD UPDATE
As of Tuesday, April 11th, Tompkins Track is now open to the public for walking and running. Please be advised that during school hours and after school, the track may be used for students in PE class and for our Track and Field Teams. During this time, the track will be closed to the public. Park only in assigned parking spaces. Please do not park along the driveway entrance at any time. The grass field is closed until further notice.
We anticipate Local Live to be available during the Spring 2023 Season for Tiger Stadium- Boys and Girls Lacrosse.
Stay tuned as we are currently working on the completion of this project.
Please come out and support the North Salem Unified Boys and Girls Basketball team. They will be competing in their first game of the season on April 26th vs. Brewster in the High School Gymnasium at 4:00pm. GO TIGERS!
NORTH SALEM BOYS AND GIRLS LACROSSE -ONE LOVE FOUNDATION
The One Love Foundation is a national non-profit organization with the goal of ending relationship abuse. We empower young people with the tools and resources they need to see the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and bring life-saving prevention education to their communities
One Love Foundation Games:
- Friday, April 21st @ 6:30pm Turf Field vs. Pawling
- Monday, April 24th @ 5:00pm Turf Field vs. Westlake
At the games, there will be One Love x North Salem Lacrosse shirts and baked goods for sale. All proceeds will go to the One Love Foundation. Please consider donating towards the One Love Foundation.
Is OPEN for all students in grades 7-12 on the dates below, 3:05-4:05pm. The fitness center is located across the hallway from the HS gymnasium. *Sign in with the teacher when you arrive. Late bus is at 3:45pm.
- Tuesday, April 18th
- Wednesday, April 19th
- Thursday, April 20th
North Salem Athletic Calendar: https://northsalemcentral.tandem.co/
*All practices and games are posted on the Athletic Calendar. Subscribe for notifications.
Sports You: Please subscribe to Sports You and enter your code for the sport that you have signed up for in Family ID. All HS and MS coaching staff will be communicating to our families through this platform. Sports You Link: sportsyou.com
Stay Healthy, Stay safe, and Stay TIGER STRONG!
Denise M. Kiernan, CAA
Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics