Hamilton High School

The Official Newsletter for Hamilton High School 2/1 - 2/14

Multicultural Performing Arts Assembly

The annual Hamilton Multicultural Performing Arts Assembly showcased the diverse cultures and talents on our campus. Student performers auditioned to sing, dance, or speak in a representation of their cultural pride.

Hamilton is unique and rich with culture and diversity and this assembly is meant to display and celebrate our differences and what unites us as one. Hamilton Student Government planned and facilitated the assembly and it was a great success for the third year in a row and will be for many years to come!

AZ Central Male Scholar Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to senior Ryan Castillo for being recognized as an AZCentral Male Scholar Athlete of the Week. He is a student athlete in football and wrestling. Earlier this month, he won two titles in the 195-pound weight class in the Mile High Challenge in Prescott and Flowing Wells Invitational wrestling tournament in Tucson.

Air Force JROTC Scholarship Recipients

Five Hamilton High School Air Force Junior ROTC cadets were recently selected for the Air Force Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship Program. Senior Ryker Talbott and juniors Zac Plamondon, Sierra Munroe, Sophia Navarro, and Neil Rastogi were identified in the recent announcement from Headquarters AFJROTC. The program, also known as the "AFJROTC Flight Academy" is an Air Force initiative in collaboration with the commercial aviation industry to address a national pilot shortage.

This highly competitive scholarship, valued at over $22,500, is an all-expense-paid flight training program administered by Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC. The program will be conducted during the summer at 15 select partner universities across the country. 270 AFJROTC cadets were competitively selected from the 125,000+ Air Force JROTC cadets attending 900 high schools across the country and at Department of Defense installations worldwide. Attendees will receive comprehensive, FAA-certified ground instruction and over 40 hours of flight instruction, giving each student the opportunity to earn an FAA Private Pilot Certificate (private pilot license), with no commitment to military service required or implied.

Please congratulate Ryker, Zac, Sierra, Sophia, and Neil when you see them!

Student Teacher Spotlight - Coach Leo

I am a motivator, a learner, a hard-worker, and a dreamer, but most of all I am an educator. I’ve always wanted to make an impact on people’s lives, and I think teaching students is one of the best ways to do it.

Growing up I was always into sports, whether it be playing them or being a fan of them. I swam for 11 years and was team captain of the varsity swim team my junior and senior year. I played varsity volleyball my junior and senior year and was team captain my senior year. Participating and being captain of these teams in high school taught me valuable leadership qualities that I hope to pass onto my students.

My goal as a teacher and as a person is to impact students’ lives in a positive way so that they can grow into great human beings in their future.

I am looking forward to teaching the students at Hamilton High and working alongside Coach Robertson!

Student Teacher Spotlight - Saul Munguia

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Saul Munguia, and I am a senior at Arizona State University. I am studying Secondary (Physical Education) in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. It is a pleasure to be placed at Hamilton High School for my student teaching experience. I am looking forward to working under my mentor Ms. Visser for this spring semester. As a student teacher, I will spend time observing the class structure, and lessons that Ms. Visser teaches. I will work closely with my mentor to co-plan and teach lessons in physical education and yoga.

About myself, I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. I come from a small family and first to attend college. My career goal is to become a physical education teacher and coach. Physical education is very important to me, and I plan as an instructor to share my love for exercise and sports with students. Also, make a positive impact on their lives to encourage them to pursue higher education. Some interesting aspects of me that I enjoy are reading sports literature, hiking, playing and watching sports. Overall, I truly believe that if you have a certain goal or dream don't let anyone tell you that you can't accomplish it. It just takes work and determination to reach your goal or dream.

NFHS West Section Boys Tennis Coach of the Year

Congratulations goes out to Coach Phil Gonzales. He was awarded by the NFHS the 2018-2019 West Section Boys Tennis Coach of the year! Coach Gonzales is a very well respected coach by his peers and is as classy as the come.

Upcoming Blood Drive

BE A SWEETHEART TO SOMEONE IN NEED - DONATE BLOOD! Air Force Junior ROTC and Vitalant (blood service) are hosting a school-wide BLOOD DRIVE on Thursday, 27 February 2020 from 0730-1230 in Hamilton High School's North Gym. Students 16 and older are eligible to donate and can sign up at the Blood Drive table during any lunch. 16-17 year old donors will be given a release form called a "Minor Donor Permit" that needs to be filled out/signed by a parent or legal guardian and returned to the Blood Drive table or the HHS front office by 21 February. Students 18 or older should sign up at the Blood Drive table during lunch or through an AFJROTC member in one of their classes. All other adults are urged to come donate as well - we'll take you as a walk-in at any time during the drive or you can sign up for an appointment at bloodhero.com (search for Hamilton High School - Thursday February 27th). Currently, there is no viable medical substitute for human blood and there are hundreds of people in need of blood products daily in the Phoenix area. The only way providers can ensure patients get the life-saving blood products they need is to have a constantly replenished supply on hand. The need is always present! Your 30-minute donation of one pint of whole blood can save three lives. Be a hero to those in need....DONATE on 27 February!
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Celebrating La Chandeleur

Students from Chef Turcotte’s Culinary 1 classes and Mrs. Hamilton’s French 1 classes worked together this week to make crêpes to celebrate La Chandeleur, which is celebrated in France on February 2 every year.

Known as “Groundhog Day” here in the U.S., students learned that the French celebrate the end of winter and the return of sunny days with crêpes, which symbolize the sun. There is also a traditional coin ritual: if you can flip a crêpe while holding a coin in your other hand, you and your family will have good fortune the rest of the year. Several students attempted to flip their crêpes and were successful!

Students from both classes enjoyed devouring their creations, which they filled with their choice of Nutella mousse, whipped cream, and strawberries.

Wrestling All-AZ Freshman Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 1st, 9am

2700 East Brown Road

Mesa, AZ

Cheer - AIA State Championship

Sunday, Feb. 2nd, 8am

401 East Jefferson Street

Phoenix, AZ

Girls F/JV/V Basketball vs Perry HS

Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

F/JV/V Boys Basketball at Perry HS

Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 4pm

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ

Boys JV/V Soccer at Chandler HS

Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 4pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Girls JV/V Soccer vs. Chandler HS

Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys JVB/C Soccer at Casteel HS

Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 4pm

24901 South Power Road

Queen Creek, AZ

Girls F/JV/V Basketball at Highland HS

Thursday, Feb. 6th, 4pm

4301 East Guadalupe Road

Gilbert, AZ

Girls F/JV/V Basketball at Basha HS

Friday, Feb. 7th, 4pm

5990 South Val Vista Drive

Chandler, AZ

Boys F/JV/V Basketball vs Basha HS

Friday, Feb. 7th, 4pm

5990 South Val Vista Drive

Chandler, AZ

Boys JV/V Soccer vs. Brophy Prep

Friday, Feb. 7th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Girls JV/V Soccer at Xavier

Friday, Feb. 7th, 4pm

4710 North 5th Street

Phoenix, AZ

Monday Night LIVE

Monday, Feb. 10th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Cafeteria

Girls F/JV/V Basketball vs. Xavier

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 4pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Boys F/JV/V Basketball at Brophy HS

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 4pm

4701 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

Parent Educational Presentation - Part 4 Vaping, teen substance abuse

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 6:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Room H126

Student Educational Presentation - Part 4 Vaping, teen substance abuse

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 6:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Room C100

Urban Lemmons Show

Friday, Feb. 14th, 6pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Auditorium