Academic Announcements

ANY STUDENT WHO IS INTERESTED IN TAKING, JOURNALISM, CREATIVE WRITING, AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION OR AP LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:

 

1. SPEAK TO HIS/ HER TEACHER TO OBTAIN NECESSARY APPLICATION MATERIALS

2. SUBMIT MATERIALS/ TAKE ENTRANCE TEST ON TIME

 

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN JOURNALISM MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION AND WRITING SAMPLE BY JANUARY 30TH TO MS. MCDERMOTT ROOM 238.

 

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CREATIVE WRITING MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION AND WRITING SAMPLE BY JANUARY 30TH TO MRS. BORUSIEWICZ ROOM 254

 

ANY STUDENT INTENDING TO TAKE AN AP TEST WILL BE ASKED TO FILL OUT A GOOGLE FORM THE WEEK OF JANUARY 17TH

 

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TAKING AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION MUST TAKE AN ENTRANCE TEST ON JANUARY 23RD***  AT 2:30 IN ROOM 257 WITH MRS. GILLESPIE

 

 

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TAKING AP LITERATURE  AND COMPOSITION MUST TAKE AN ENTRANCE TEST ON JANUARY 30TH***  AT 2:30 IN ROOM 254 WITH MRS. BORUSIEWICZ

 

ANYONE WHO HAS A CONFLICT MUST CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE TEACHER BY JANUARY 2OTH, TO ENSURE THERE ARE ADEQUATE MATERIALS PREPARED.

 

*******ALTERNATE AP LITERATURE TEST DATE- JANUARY 23RD.

******* ALTERNATE AP LANGUAGE TEST DATE-- JANUARY 30TH.

 

Any questions, feel free to contact  Mrs. Borusiewicz at [email protected]

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Ms. Anderson took over Mr. Francois' classes this past week.  She is a welcome addition to our faculty.  We continue to seek a science teacher to replace Mr. Palomino.  We will continue to provide resources and assignments to further the learning of the students.  NHS tutoring is available if any student wishes the assistance.

 

The semester ended on January 27.  Please be sure to check PowerSchool for current grades and contact the teachers with any concerns.  Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 9, from 3:30 - 5:30 PM.  Please sign up for an appointment using this form.  You will receive an email within a couple of days notifying you of your appointment time(s).  These conferences are intended for those who are struggling and for those who have questions specific to the teacher(s).

 

Following conferences, there will be a general course selection meeting at 5:45 PM in the auditorium where we will cover the course selection process and answer general questions.  Course selection will begin on February 21.  An assembly will be held for the students on February 7.  Students will sign up for an appointment with their counselor.  Course selection appointments will begin on February 21.  Students will choose their classes with the counselor.  A form of the selected courses will be printed for the student to take home.  Both the student and the parent need to sign that form and return it to the Academic Affairs Office to complete the course selection process.  Students will be rostered in the order in which the signed forms are returned.

 

Students are encouraged to contact their teachers if they begin struggling in any of their classes.  Math tutoring is available before and after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the math department.  NHS tutoring is available as well for all subjects.  Please sign up for a tutor using this link.   If there is an issue with any class or teacher, the proper protocol is for the student/parent to contact the teacher.  If not resolved, the student/parent should contact the department chair.  Usually these steps are sufficient but if not, the next recourse would be to contact Ms. Kelly in Academic Affairs.  The student's guidance counselor is also an excellent resource in problem-solving any issues.

 

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2022-2023 School Year

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  We hope you enjoyed your summer vacation and that you took some time to rest and reflect on this past year. High school is such a critical time and there are supports in place for the student body in Guidance, Academics and Ministry. Make sure you take every advantage offered to you as it only helps you grow outside your comfort zone, achieve your personal goals, and further your relationship with Jesus.

 

We encourage you to strive for excellence in your academic studies. Be sure to schedule time each day for homework (reading, studying and reviewing the day’s lessons). Students will be utilizing their school issued laptops in class and for homework. Be sure to use them responsibly and do not get distracted from your educational goals!

 

Rosters were emailed August 17 if there were no holds due to finances, technology, or missing textbooks. The classes listed are based on your spring selections as well as the courses you are required to take and fit into the overall master schedule. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you. While we would be glad to adjust your roster in the case of an error, because classes are filled to capacity, we are unable to adjust rosters to accommodate teacher requests, lunch preference, etc. Any student who has a NECESSARY roster change must complete the course change request form on the Academic page of the website and email it to [email protected] as soon as possible. Please note that changes to honors or AP courses must have a teacher recommendation or the approval of the department chair.   We are unable to adjust course levels without those.  No requests to change courses will be honored after September 16, 2022.