HVCHS Updates

---INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 18, 2016---

HVCHS Updates is a weekly newsletter designed to streamline communication with the CHS staff. If you have any important events, technology tips, or other information that you would like to share, please email us.

- Mike, Scott, & Trish

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORNER

  • January 20 -- OnCourse training
  • January 26 -- HIB training
  • February 1 -- professional development in technology

UPCOMING ASSEMBLIES *updated*

On February 4, nationally renowned speaker Richard Guerry from I.R.OC. will be speaking to our 9th and 10th grade students about digital consciousness and cyber safety. The assembly will take place during Session One, Period Two.


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

FACULTY MEETINGS

Our first faculty meeting of the month will be held on Wednesday, January 20 at 3 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Dr. Smith will give his "State of the District" address and Trish Pinelli will provide professional development on course eligibility in OnCourse.


Our second faculty meeting of the month will be held on Tuesday, January 26 at 3 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Chris Velderman will provide us with our annual HIB training and Cindy Iarussi will discuss the protocol for contacting DCP&P.


CHROMEBOOKS

Currently, Chromebooks are only available for 9th grade students through the 1:1 initiative. If a 9th grade student's Chromebook is broken, there are a limited number of Chromebooks available in the Media Center that can be borrowed. However, because of the limited number, they are not available to students who have forgotten their Chromebooks or to other students who are not part of the 1:1 initiative.


END OF THE MARKING PERIOD

The second marking period ends on January 29. Please make sure that your grade book is up to date and that you are posting assignments and grades regularly.


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

Joshua Block's article on turning classrooms into communities is thought-provoking, especially in the context of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


http://www.edutopia.org/blog/turning-classes-into-communities-joshua-block

TECH TIP OF THE WEEK


Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser.

http://morethanatech.com/2015/12/16/15-more-free-chrome-extensions-for-teachers/

COMMUNICATION

Please follow us on Twitter: @HVCentralHS

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

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Monday, 1/18 -- Schools and Offices Closed, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, 1/20 -- Faculty Meeting, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, 1/20 -- Teen PEP Night, 6 p.m.

Thursday, 1/21 -- DEAC, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, 1/26 -- Faculty Meeting, 3 p.m.

Friday, 1/29 -- Faculty Musicale, 7 p.m.