Springing Ahead.......

Parent Newsletter and Information for April 2019

SPRING UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

It is hard to believe that we are in the middle of the last semester of the 2018-2019 school year. Soon we will be saying our farewells to our Senior class. Over the past few weeks, we have had our Senior Girl's Tea and our Men's March Madness to celebrate and encourage our seniors as they prepare to move forward.

Our freshman and sophomores will travel to UNC and NCSU respectively over the next few weeks. College field trips by grade level are required (particularly the 9-10 grade) for our students as they prepare to learn about collegiate experiences. Specific dates are addressed below.

Students have won several awards in many areas during the past few months. We have had students place locally, state-wide and nationally in Art, Speech and Debate, Science Olympiad and scholarships.

Our annual Classical Challenge against Reid Ross will be held on April 12, 2019, at Massey Hill Classical. We will also have our "CLASS REUNION" for all MHCHS graduates that weekend. I encourage you all to come out and enjoy the spirit and sportsmanship with our students. Spring break is right around the corner. Spend time with your family and enjoy the time together. During our Spring Break, teachers will be unavailable. Our building will be undergoing construction in various phases and may not be open to the public.



REMINDERS: Administrative Schedule: MWF: Dr. Adam-Watkins in classes all day.

TU/THU: Ms. Sanchez in classes all day. We are available only for emergencies. Meetings will be on our out of class days. We are dedicated to providing the best instruction at Massey Hill.

* In order to accomplish these goals administrators will spend 50% or more of their time on instructional leadership.



*SCHEDULE UPDATE: THE MASTER SCHEDULE HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED. YOUR STUDENT FILLED OUT A COURSE REQUEST FORM (NOT A SCHEDULE). WHEN ALLOTMENTS AND TEACHERS HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED, I WILL DEVELOP THE MASTER SCHEDULE AND THEN ALL INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED TO PowerSchool. THE SCHEDULE WILL NOT BE FINALIZED UNTIL AFTER YET (Year-end transition). I WILL MAIL A COPY OF THE SCHEDULE HOME IN JULY. (Anything you see in power school after April will not be complete schedule). THIS PROCESS DOES NOT HAVE SHORTCUTS. YET (Year-end transition) will occur after the last report card.

NEW UPDATE FROM CCS!!!!

THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO VISIT CLASSROOMS. I am including the exact wording from the county and a link to parents. This is a CCS decision so all concerns, complaints and other discussions should be at the county level and not at the school level.

UPDATED on 03/22/2019 per CCS:


Please disregard the message sent out on Monday. After further thought and consideration, the only people required to have a volunteer background application are those that are providing a volunteer service (ex. chaperoning field trips, handing out water on field day, reading buddy, classroom volunteer) to the classroom, school or district. Those wishing to observe in the classroom require a background. If a parent/guardian/grandparent wishes to have lunch with their student, observe during field day etc, they do not require a background. Proctors do not need a volunteer background. If a parent/guardian/grandparent has submitted a background application and it has been denied but they are still interested in observing their student, they are able to do so as long as they are only observing and not participating or providing a volunteer service at an event.





https://www.ccsvolunteers.com/

PTA INFORMATION

HELP!!!! Our PTA needs people to fill the following positions:


SECRETARY

TREASURER

STUDENT REP


Committee Members

* Scholarship

*Membership

*Fundraisers


Please contact the front office or the PTA for further information.

FRESHMAN

Parents of freshman,

I am sure that you notice some of the subtle changes that are occurring as your student moves through this last semester of their freshman year. Students have gained confidence and knowledge over the last few months. During this month many of our students will begin driver's education. This is an exciting time for our students.

Freshman will go to UNC on April 3, 2019. Expect your students to return around 3:30 that afternoon. All permission forms were completed in the fall. Freshman students as a whole group are doing well for their first high school year. The long classes (95 minutes) are quite an adjustment from the middle school (45 minutes) schedule.


Parents, we need your support for your student to attend tutoring. Please remember that each class offers tutoring. If your student has a grade of 60-75, they need to take advantage of this offer.

SOPHOMORES

Parents of Sophomores,

Greetings, your students have been very busy this semester. They have developed their E-portfolios and will continue to work on them. They are designed to highlight the year for your students and will be maintained until graduation. Sophomores will travel to NCSU on April 16, 2018. Their field trip permission form will be mailed home with the report card. Please return as soon as possible with the $30.00. In the 10th grade, this collegiate experience is a requirement.

Next year your students will have an opportunity to take four courses in Computer Technology and Security from FTCC. FTCC will come to our campus in the morning and teach four classes per week. Students who complete the four courses (2 per semester) will have earned 12 college credit hours. These hours are the equivalent of a semester in college. Please encourage your students not to miss this opportunity.

All Juniors will take Junior seminar. This ACT/SAT Prep course will prepare our Juniors to compete for academic scholarships and expand their knowledge. Next year will be the first year we have added this course. It is a REQUIRED Junior course.

JUNIORS

Parents of Juniors,

This is a busy time for all members of the Junior class. We are in the final days of preparation for Prom 2019. All Juniors were reminded that prom dues had to be paid by March 15, 2019. Students who did not pay their prom dues will be allowed to attend Prom 2020 if they pay their dues next year. (While we would like to wait until May to collect dues, we have to finalize and pay for the caterer, musician, and the venue).

In the upcoming months, Juniors will take their AP tests and prepare for the many activities that will start the beginning of their upcoming Senior year. Remind your student that FTCC courses and NCVPS courses are available next year. However, students must pass these classes.

Next year your students will have an opportunity to take four courses in Computer Technology and Security from FTCC. FTCC will come to our campus in the morning and teach four classes per week. Students who complete the four courses (2 per semester) will have earned 12 college credit hours. These hours are the equivalent of a semester in college. Please encourage your students not to miss this opportunity.

For those students who took the business courses this year, this will give you an opportunity to earn an additional 12 hours for a total of 24 college credit hours.

Encourage your student to start planning their senior year experiences, saving for expenses and narrowing down their area of interest for their senior project.

SENIORS

Parents of Seniors,

Before you know it, your student will be moving on. The next few weeks are full of many culminating activities for our seniors. The final prom will be held on May 4, 2019. Most of our seniors have completed the prom form and will be attending. Students were given a month with daily reminders to complete the prom intent form (this is necessary to plan events). Those who completed the form are on the prom list. Those who did not complete the form will not be able to attend. Unfortunately, the numbers for the caterer are final.

Selected students will take AP tests in May. We will then complete a wide range of activities with our Seniors.

A complete listing of senior dates is available in the graduation document provided at our Senior Parent Meeting.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN MARCH/APRIL

MARCH

27: Seniors who wish to attend FTCC: 10:00-11:30 (Sign-up)


APRIL

2 FTCC Parent Interest Meeting for current Sophomores, Juniors


3 Freshman Field Trip to UNC

Progress Reports


5 CINDERELLA

The theater class presents CINDERELLA (MHCHS GYM)

6:30


JOSTEN'S DURING LUNCH (CAP & GOWN)


8-12 Classical Challenge Week


8 Blood Drive

SIT Meeting (open to the public)


12 GLA

Classical Challenge Volleyball/Basketball Game

Alumni Meet and Greet


13 Alumni Reception 6:00-8:00


16 Sophomore Field Trip to NCSU


18 GLA

End of third grading period


19-26 Spring Break


30 NHS Induction at 6:30 in Media Center


MAY


2 Report Cards


4 PROM

MASSEY HILL CLASSICAL HIGH SCHOOL

Dr. Pamela Adams-Watkins

Principal

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