Morning Announcements

Upcoming DATES: 

  • 4/15-18: UConn ECE Fee Waived Registration
  • 4/24:  Lincoln Tech Institute - 10:30 Career Resource Center
  • 4/28:  Dodge Ball returns on April 28, 29 & 30!  Get your teams ready to rock!!
  • 5/5-22:  AP Testing
  • 5/15:  MHS FBLA Talent Show Fundraiser  6:30-9 PM
  • 5/17:  Senior Prom 6:30 - 11 PM Pequot Museum
  • 6/17:  Last day of School.  1/2 day for students
  • 6/17:  MHS Graduation 6:00 PM

Activities: 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Nutmeg Book Award

Voting for the Nutmeg Book Award is taking place online until April 29th.  The ten nominated titles were included on the summer reading list, so you might have already read one of them!  Check with your English teacher or on the library homepage for voting information.    All students who vote will be entered into a drawing for a Dunkin' Donuts gift card. 

Dodge ball sign-ups are this week outside room 316. Cost is $12 per team. The tournament takes place next week: Monday through Wednesday.

Attention ALL Boys – Don’t miss out on your chance to be crowned Mr. MHS!  The contest will be held on April 24.  See Mrs. Burdick on Room 109 ASAP to sign up.  The Grand Prize is $100.  Mr. MHS is open to all grades.

The American Legion of Montville will once again sponsor a junior boy to attend the American Legion Boys’ State Leadership Program June 22-27 at Eastern Connecticut State University.  This is an intense, hands-on government and politics leadership training program.  Any junior boy interested in being nominated must see Dr. Phillips by April 24.

ECE Registration 

2014 Registration for Montville High School Sophomores and Juniors

All students who registered for ECE courses last week during the pilot program should now go to the Survey web site to complete the follow-up survey if you have not yet done so.  If you need the web site please see Dr. Phillips

Students who did not register during 4/15-18

Any students planning to take ECE courses next year and who did not register last week during the pilot registration period can do so starting Tuesday, April 22. 

The first step is for students to complete the Consent Form and obtain all the signatures.  They can then access online ECE registration through the ECE website www.ece.uconn.eduThere will be a button on the front page that will take them to the registration landing page.  This page will have step-by-step instructions, a tutorial and the phone number for the ECE 7:00 am- 7:00 pm registration helpline (1-855-382-UECE).  Once students have reviewed the instructions, they click the “Apply Now” link and complete the application. Students must be prepared to upload their signed consent form before starting this process.

Registration for ECE is a two-step process. Once the online application is submitted, students will receive two follow-up e-mails.  This applies also to students who submitted the application last week.  One is to issue their UConn NetID which is used to enroll in courses.  The second is the link to enroll in courses.  The NetID e-mail will take a couple of days.  The application approval/course enrollment e-mail will take a couple of weeks.

Students who registered last week as part of the UConn ECE pilot project will have their fees waived.  Students should see me with any questions or if they need to get a Consent Form.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT MEETING

A reminder that on Wednesday, April 23 at 9 AM in the cafeteria, there will be a mandatory AP pre-session meeting for all students taking the AP tests listed below:

  • Environmental Science
  • Spanish
  • Calculus
  • English, grades 11 and 12

 The meeting will last approximately half an hour.

 Students taking AP U.S. History, French, and Chemistry will have their pre-session at a later date.


CONGRATULATIONS

Please join me in congratulating Taylor Montminy on placing first at the UCONN Human Development Statewide Conference for her poster entitled:

MAGNIFYING CLASS: The Effects of Socioeconomic Status on American Families.

Hers and other students’ posters will be on display in the MHS Library/Media center starting this week.

Thank You, Mrs. Greenstein

LOST AND FOUND

There is a lost and found table set up outside of the auditorium. Stop by and check it out!

Effective immediately all students who stay after school must get a late bus pass issued by the activity advisor or teacher. The Main Office will no longer issue late bus passes.

ATTN: Juniors and Seniors:  
Parking pass applications can be picked up in the office. Vehicles will be inspected for compliance this week. Students driving vehicles not displaying current passes will be subject to  having their driving privileges revoked.


CLASS NEWS


SENIORS 2014:
Advisor:  Mrs. Lunginsland 

SENIORS: Pay your dues!!! 

Senior Prom:  May 17 from 6:30 - 11 PM Pequot Museum

Senior prom tickets go on sale today until Friday, May 9 .  Tickets are $60.00 each and all seniors purchasing  prom tickets must pay half their dues ($50.00) and not owe debts to the school  before a ticket will be sold. All guest paperwork must be completed before purchasing tickets for non-MHS students. Tickets will be sold from room 402 in the morning, between classes and after school. See Ms. Luginsland if you have any questions.

JUNIORS 2015
Advisor:  Ms. Fish

  • Juniors interested in running for Class Council for next year should pick up forms in room 107.  Forms must be returned by April 30th.

  • Juniors – High School class dues are $100.  Please bring your payment to Miss Fish in room 107.

  • Class of 2015 Junior Prom will be held at Montville High School on May 31, 2014 in the courtyard and lobby.
    • The theme is Midnight Fantasy – think starry nights in hues of blues, lavenders, and black and white! The hours are 7pm until 10:30 pm.
    • We plan to have hot hor d’oeurves for the first hour.  Thereafter snacks and drinks will be provided. At this time, we believe that tickets will be $25 each. 

SOPHOMORES 2016: 
Advisor: Mrs. Burdick

Attention Sophomores: You should be receiving a Little Caesar Pizza Kit fundraiser in your English class.  Please try to sell at least 10 kits.  All the money goes to the Class of 2016 fund.  See Mrs. Burdick if you have any questions.

Your LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA KIT fundraiser is due back to Mrs. Burdick by Friday, May 2.

Attention Sophomores:  See Mrs. Burdick if you can work at the car wash this Friday.  If you cannot work, we also need baked goods for the bake sale.

FRESHMAN 2017:
Advisor: Jill Porter 


CLUBS Activity & Meetings 


Academic Decathlon
Advisor:  Mr. Hayes 

Art Club
Advisor:  Mrs. Olczak
Room 326, from 2:15 – 3:15

CHIEFTAIN
Advisors:  Mrs. Laurencot & Mr. Blanchette

DANCE CLUB:  will meet on Thursday from 2:15-3:45.

DRAMA CLUB 
Advisor:  Ms. Walsh 

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB: 
Advisors:  Mrs. Gregory and Mrs. Pierce

The Environmental Club will be selling BPA free water bottles that say
"Montville High, Saving the World One Bottle At a Time"
to encourage students to use them instead of the plastic cups at the water bubblers
(Students use about 800 cups every day, at the water bubblers.)
The club will be donating money raised to environment causes around the globe
Starting on 4/21, until bottles are sold.  Cost:  $5.00
The bottles will be sold in the cafeteria just before, during and just after Earth Day (4/22)

FBLA CLUB:  
Advisors:  Mr. Fiano & Mrs. Burdick

Students that are members of FBLA attended the state competition yesterday. 
Please congratulate our following winners:

  • Steven Kha:  1st Place—Healthcare Administration (Objective Test—Open Event)
  • Mel Huang:  2nd Place –Business Presentation on the Affordable Care Act
  • Sophia Faulise & Sarah Wen Warykas:  3rd Place—Business Ethics Presentation of a Copyright/Fair Use Case

Mel, Sophia, and Sarah Wen all qualified to go the national competition. Unfortunately, Steven’s event was not an event that was a qualifier for nationals.  We will be fundraising to go to Nashville.

FBLA MHS School Store:

3 brand new items

    • Short Sleeve MHS Knows Tee - $12
    • Long Sleeve Indians Tee - $15
    • Black Montville Hoodie - $30

FCCLA CULINARY CLUB:  

FRIENDS OF RACHEL CLUB

INTERNATIONAL CLUB:  meets every Tuesday

MATH TEAM
Advisor:  Mrs. Clark 
Meets in Room 106

Montville Arts Council / IMAGES
Advisors:  Mrs. Halsey & Mrs. Perry

Montville Arts Council/Images meets the second and fourth Wednesdays and the second Monday of the month.

Calling all Artists and Writers, the MHS literary magazine Images will be coming out soon in its new online form! Submit your poems, short stories and creative writing or a photo of your original paintings, drawings, photography or sculpture to images@montvilleschools.org. Any questions see Mrs. Halsey.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Advisors:  Mrs. Clifford & Mrs. Halsey 

Join the National Honor Society tonight, 4/8, from 5-8 at Sweet Frog in Montville. 10% of the proceeds will go to the VFW in Montville.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Advisors:  Mrs. Woodman, Ms. Luginsland, and Mr. Finnegan 

VEGETARIAN AWARENESS CLUB:

Join the Vegetarian Awareness Club! Our first meeting will be held today, 4/10, at 2:15 in room 117!

YES CLUB

Advisor:  Mr. Rousseau
Did you ever think it may be fun to be a teacher some day? Join the YES club in Room 310. 

Any student interested in volunteer hours working as a tutor with Murphy School students should see Mr. Rousseau by the end of this week.

Any students interested in tutoring children at Mohegan School on either Mondays or Thursdays should see Mr. Rousseau in room 310 ASAP.

 


FUNDRAISERS


Academic Decathlon & Classes of 2015/2017
Advisors:  Mr. Hayes, Ms. Fish, Ms. Porter

Flower Power Fundraising:  MHS gets 50% of all product sales

American Studies 
Advisor:  Mrs. Baril/Mrs. Glover

Support the MHS senior American Studies class by coming to a Car Wash/Bake Sale on Saturday, April 26 from 11-3 at the WR Allen building on Route 32.  Cost is $5 per car.

Class of 2015
Advisor Ms. Fish

Class of 2016
Advisor:  Mrs. Burdick

April 25: Car Wash Fundraiser, $5 per car at Fair Oaks School from 2-6 PM

Attention Sophomores:  See Mrs. Burdick if you can work at the car wash this Friday.  If you cannot work, we also need baked goods for the bake sale.

Attention Sophomores:  You should be receiving a Little Caesar Pizza Kit fundraiser in your English class.  Please try to sell at least 10 kits.  All the money goes to the Class of 2016 fund.  See Mrs. Burdick if you have any questions.

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB: 
Advisors:  Mrs. Gregory and Mrs. Pierce

The Environmental Club will be selling BPA free water bottles that say
"Montville High, Saving the World One Bottle At a Time"
to encourage students to use them instead of the plastic cups at the water bubblers
(Students use about 800 cups every day, at the water bubblers.)
The club will be donating money raised to environment causes around the globe
Starting on 4/21, until bottles are sold.  Cost:  $5.00
The bottles will be sold in the cafeteria just before, during and just after Earth Day (4/22)

Lacrosse Fundraiser
Coach: Kristin Ventresca

Montville Gives Back
Advisor:  Lynn Grills

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Advisor's Mrs. Clifford/Ms. Halsey

PROJECT GRADUATION 2014 
MARCH FUNDRAISERS:

  FUNDRAISING EVENT    

DATE

TIME

LOCATION/Information

Golf Tournament

May 9

 

 Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug
   7 Dows Lane, Baltic, CT 06330

 All Golf tournament questions should go to Danielle Butzgy.      

2014 St. Baldrick's Shavee
Cancer Research Fundraiser
March 25, 2014 from 5-7 PM
Donation Page:    http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/666258/2014

Allow me to introduce myself.   My name is Rachel Marchini.  I am a freshman here at MHS and a proud 2014 St.Baldrick's shavee .  

St.Baldrick's is an amazing foundation that raises money for childhood cancer research.   I'm currently raising funds and reaching out to everyone I can think of to try to make as big of a difference as I can. I am hoping that perhaps a few may be able to help support this amazing foundation and my cause.

On March 25th, 2014, I will be cutting of my favorite "sports" braid (and donating it), then shaving my head , as an act of solidarity for those of my peers who  frequently have no choice in the matter due to many of their cancer treatments.   Until that time, I am continuing my fundraising campaign.

Mrs. Kimberly Clark in our office has graciously consented to collect cash donations from anyone wanting to send a couple bucks to St. Baldrick's, especially if online contributions are not feasible or "your thing", Thank you so much, Mrs. Clark!

In addition, with Mrs. Patten's guidance, I have reached out to Mrs. Woodman who has readily offered to discuss other (fundraising) options at our next student government meeting so that the student body can possibly get involved.   Thank you for the support as well, Mrs. Patten and Mrs. Woodman! 

Below is a link to my St. Baldrick's fundraising page:   I have written a personal message as to why I have gotten involved with my event, "Coaches Against Cancer".   You can also find out more about St. Baldrick's and the amazing grants they gift to over 250 children's cancer hospitals yearly.

With best regards,  Rachel Marchini
Rachel's St. Baldrick's page:   http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/666258/2014


SPORTS/CHEERLEADING/WINTERGUARD


ATTN:  All fall and winter athletes who are participating in a spring sport, please pick up a copy of your parent permission form in Mr. Sherwin’s office during lunch waves all week.

BASEBALL:
Coach Orbe 

BASKETBALL: 

  • Mon 11/18 NEWS:  Senior Cassidy Bundy signed her national letter of intent to attend the University of Hartford on a full basketball scholarship.

BOYS SOCCER NEWS:

GOLF
Coach Kelly 

LACROSSE

SOFTBALL
Coaches:  Alves & Alfonso 

TRACK

TENNIS

Unified Basketball 
Coach: Mrs. Delaney


TUTORING


  • Math and English After-School Tutoring!
    Math and English tutoring will be available after school in Room 305 (FLC room).
    Tutoring will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
  • Yes Club

Any students interested in tutoring children at Mohegan School on either Mondays or Thursdays should see Mr. Rousseau in room 310 ASAP.


CAREER RESOURCE CENTER


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

  • There are numerous scholarship opportunities for students.  Log into your Naviance Family Connection account, select the "college" tab then select "scholarship list".  Almost all of the scholarships can be downloaded in either Word or PDF formats.  Don't miss out on applying.

CAREER RESOURCE CENTER
The following Colleges/Universities will be visiting the Career Resource Center (room 309).

Students wishing to attend the presentations need to sign-up through their Naviance Family Connection account. Students please print out the page confirming you have signed up - and that is your pass to the college presentation. NOTE: Students MUST inform their teacher(s) that they will be attending the college presentation.

DATE

TIME

COLLEGE

REPRESENTATIVE

 Wed, April 23

 10:30

 US Marines

 Sgt. Hinojos

Thurs., April 24

 10:30 AM

 Lincoln Technical Institute

 Robert Wargo

 WORKSHOPS/ FORUMS / EVENTS / VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES



 EVENTS/WORKSHOPS


 Preparing for the Road Ahead

Helping students Transition to College & Careers

Friday, May 30, 2014 on the UConn Campus, Storrs

Education - Employment - Training - Independent Living - Careers

Key note speaker:  Anthony Ianni

Registration & Contact Info:  Yolanda Garcia, Senior Project Assistant, SERC, 860-632-1485 x 265 


  Advanced Placement Exams  May 5-22, 2014

 Following is the revised schedule for the 2014 AP exams
AP exams must be given on fixed dates and at fixed times  

DATE

TIME

EXAM

LOCATION

Monday, May 5

8 – 11:30

Environmental Science

Supt's Conf. Room

12 - 3:30

Psychology
(indiv testing)

Counseling Conf Rm

Tuesday, May 6

8 - 11:30

Spanish Language

Counseling Conf Rm

Wednesday, May 7

8 - 11:30

Calculus AB

Library

12 – 3:30

Chinese
(indiv. testing)

Counseling Conf Rm

Thursday, May 8

8 – 11:30

English Lit and Comp 
(gr. 12)

Counseling Conf Rm

Friday, May 9           

8 – 11:30

English Lang and Comp (gr.11)

Library           

Monday, May 12

8 – 11:30

Music Theory
(indiv. testing)

Counseling Conf Rm

Tuesday, May 13

8 – 11:30

U.S. Government 
(indiv. testing)

Counseling Conf Rm

Wednesday, May 21

8 – 11:30

United States History

Library

Wednesday, May 2

12 - 3:30

French Language and Culture           

Counseling Conf Rm

Thursday, May 22

12 – 3:30

Chemistry

Library

 Questions: Dr. Ted Phillips, Department of School Counseling 860-848-1285


SNOW DAYS


 2013

  • 12/9:    2-Hour Delay
  • 12/10:  Snow Day - No School (1)
  • 12/17:  Early Dismissal

2014

  • 1/2:    There will be no after school activities today due to the impending snowstorm.  
  • 1/3:    Snow day (2)
  • 1/10:  2-hour delay
  • 1/21:  Early dismissal
  • 1/22:  Snow Day (3)
  • 1/29:  2-hr delay
  • 2/3:    Snow Day (4)
  • 2/5:    Snow Day (5)
  • 2/13:  Snow Day (6)
  • 2/14:  Snow Day (7)