HIGHTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
October 3, 2023
Activity Period - Day D
👟Stephanie Berman 5K Run - Sunday, October 22, 2023
5k run or 1 mile fun walk located at Hightstown High School. This race is held in memory of Stephanie Berman who was a student at the school and passed away prior to entering her senior year. Proceeds go towards the after prom committee for the senior prom. Entrants 18 and younger will be charged the reduced rate of $10 at checkout! For18+, the rate is $30. Click here to sign up
The Hightstown Homecoming Dance for current HHS students will be held in CAFE R on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 6-9 PM. Tickets will be sold online via the link listed below. Please make sure you have your student IDs OR access to your school Genesis account at the door. Tickets are $12 and there is no required dress code but feel free to dress to impress! (Aziz)
🎓Class of ‘24:
Ms. Lopez and Mrs. Cox are in the RAMS RETREAT during lunch for college app drop-in help Tuesdays and Thursdays through October.
Also, we will be running College Workshops this week (Scroll over in the sheet for dates for this week). Attached is the sign-up sheet. Please sign up for only ONE time slot. We will meet for one hour maximum in the Rams Retreat. Bring your chrome book. We purposely made these workshops during Period 1 and 7 since so many of you have early release and late arrival and can use this time wisely. These workshops will be all about starting your common app, linking to Naviance, requesting letters of rec, etc. If you have already gotten yourself set up, please feel free to come to the college clinic instead, which is more of a drop-in visit.
We look forward to seeing everyone!! (Lopez/Cox)
ATTN: Juniors & Seniors: College visits for the week of 10/2//23
Remember to sign up for all college visits on Naviance. Check your GPA for each school and their required minimum. On the day of the visit, you must check in with your teacher for attendance and then come sign in at the counseling office .
Mon.,10/2/23 @9:30 AM University of Rhode Island GPA 3.5
Mon., 10/2/23 @1:10 PM Alvernia University GPA 3
Tues., 10/3/23 @ 8;30 AM St. Joseph University GPA 3.5
Tues., 10/3/23 @ 9;30 AM Montclair State University GPA 3.3
Wed., 10/4/23 @ 1:10 PM Rider University GPA 3.4
Wed., 10/4/23 @ 9:30 AM Binghamton University GPA 3.81
Thurs., 10/5/23 @8:30 AM Endicott College GPA 3.5
Thurs., 10/5/23 @ 1:10 PM The College of New Jersey GPA 3.5
Friday 10/6/23 @ 9:30 AM Georgian Court University GPA 3.5
Class of ‘25:`
Juniors!!! Order our Pep Rally shirt today and show class spirit!!! You have the option to purchase a long sleeve or short sleeve shirt. Orders and payments are due by 10/29!
📚 The library is open today.
❈ The library is now home to the HHS Resource Rooms ❈
…looking for the Social Studies, Math, Science or English Resource Rooms? You’ll find them in the back right corner of the library.
Students wishing to visit the library during Puddle should see or email Mrs. Dera AND Mrs. Williams for a pass prior to their puddle period. Passes from Puddle will be limited each period.
Please return your library books that were checked out for summer reading.
We look forward to seeing you during the ‘23-24 school year!
THIS WEEK (10/2-10/6) is HHS Homecoming SPIRIT WEEK!!! The following events and themes will be taking place and count towards Class Cup points! Be sure to check in with your themed outfit during your lunch to gain points for your class!
- Monday: World Day of Bullying Prevention™ (wear a blue shirt for World Day of Bullying Prevention™ and your most comfortable pair of pajama pants!). We will also be having class Hallway Decorating (2:25-6PM). Talk to your class council officers for more information on how to get involved!
- Tuesday: Jersey Day (Dress as MTVs Jersey Shore, Sports Jerseys, New Jersey Colleges, etc...)
- Wednesday: Barbieheimer (Dress in barbie pink OR 1940's suits like Oppenheimer (hats permitted ONLY IF on theme))
- Thursday: Generations (Freshmen: Babies/Toddlers, Sophomores: College Kids, Juniors: Soccer Moms & BBQ Dads, Seniors: Senior Citizens)
- Friday: HS / Class Color Day (Freshmen: Grey, Sophomores: White, Juniors: Blue, Seniors: Black); We are running a Modified C-Day Schedule before PEP RALLY!!! (Those with early dismissal will go to PUDDLE before Pep Rally. Students are not permitted to leave school and return for Pep Rally)
Activities and Clubs:
FCCLA will meet after school in room 407 TODAY, October 3. Important matters on the agenda will be the Fall Leadership Conference at the Pines Manor in Edison. (Stoby)
♜The first Chess Club meeting will be held TODAY, October 3, in the library after school. (Calix)
🎨 The next Artists' Union meeting is Wednesday, October 4th, in room 505 after school. Please come join us for INKTOBER as we begin our drawings! For questions about Artists' Union, Please contact Mrs. Russo.
🎥English and Film Club - Anyone who missed the first English and Film Club Meeting and would like information, please join our Google Classroom.
Hope to see you in October! (Messina)
The Tuesday, October 3rd ACE meeting, will be doing a walking field trip to sketch in downtown Hightstown. A signed permission slip is required. Please print the form, have your parent or guardian sign, and return the form to room 504 to be able to participate. Printed forms are available in room 504 if needed. (MacIver Yako)
🖮 The Coders Union Club will be having a meeting in the next few weeks! Regardless of how much computer science knowledge you have, if you are interested please attend and learn about the wonderful world of computer science! The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 11th, in room 502 from 2:30 - 3:30. You certainly do not want to miss our meeting as there will be many activities related to computer science. If you have any questions or have not yet joined Google Classroom, you can join with the classroom code 3yyoay6. Please make sure to fill out the membership form posted on google classroom prior to the meeting. We hope to see everyone soon!" (DiGiacomo)
📖 Our first Yearbook Meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, 10/04/23, starting at 2:20 in room 702. Interested in helping make our Yearbook great, but can't make the meeting? Join our Google Classroom for more info: 4pesjet
Yearbook is looking for an HHS artist to create their own interpretation of the school building to be used as the first page of the book(not the cover). This design can use any artistic style or medium, and should be in full color on a portrait page layout. If interested, please reach out to Mrs. Lisk in Room 701 for more info. (Lisk)
🌈Genders & Sexualities Alliances (GSA) is a student-run club that unites LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. We will have our first meeting on Thursday; 10/05/23. Google classroom code is: kdqtth7 (Howard)
Volunteer and Job Opportunities:
Are you looking for a great opportunity to help the community and grow as a leader? PS tutoring is a non-profit organization aimed at helping the younger students in our school district by providing online tutoring sessions from high school students. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please reach out to Jefferson Simon ([email protected]) and complete the application. Application for PS Tutoring
Are you looking for employment? Meadow Lakes Springpoint is hiring for members of their Wait Staff team. To read the job description and/or apply click here: https://us232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/pst/Posting/View/5040
Sports and Athletics:
🤽Girl's Swim Team will have an interest Meeting on October 10th in room 303 from 2:30 pm -3:00 pm. (Rosa)
🏐 The Volleyball Club will be meeting in the annex gym TODAY, October 3, from 2:30-3:30pm.
🩺Free Sports Physicals will be offered at HHS on 10/30/23, from 2:00-5:00. Sign up for the physicals will begin on 10/1/23 in the Nurse's Office. The front page of the physical form must be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian before you can make an appointment. Sign up for the physicals will end on 10//25/23. (Turchin)
🏋The weight room will be open after school on Tuesday but closed on Thursday this week. Please see Mr. Russo if you have any questions. (Russo)
Sports and Athletic Schedule:
Click here for the most up to date athletic schedule: HHS Athletic Schedule
Play Well And Have Fun!