Good evening Staunton High School families and staff,
This is Nate Collins, principal of SHS, and this is your Weekly Update for the week of February 10th, 2020.
First, we are celebrating Black History Month at SHS this month. Students are encouraged to listen carefully to special daily announcements and to be on the look out for special activities later this month.
Next, please know that during a special Advisory meeting this Tuesday, we will be sharing information about course requests and scheduling for next year. Counselors will begin working with current juniors to begin the course request process soon. Advisories will meet after second block on Tuesday. Parents and guardians – please begin talking with your student about courses for next year, and look for specific scheduling information soon. Remember, you can always find our Program of Studies and course descriptions linked on the School Counseling page on our school website.
Next, seniors, please note that we will have a very important Senior Class Meeting this Thursday, February 13th. During this meeting we will have a presentation regarding the Rotary Code of Ethics Award, and we will share information regarding graduation and other upcoming events and activities for the senior class. The meeting will be held during third block on Thursday.
Also for seniors, it’s time to apply for scholarships! The Counseling Center is hosting lunch Scholarship Workshops Tuesdays and Thursdays every week.
Attention 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. The ASVAB career exploration test will held February 19th starting at 9AM. See Mr. Peters in the Counseling Office to sign up.
Students – make plans to attend the Valentine’s Dance on Saturday, February 15th from 8-10PM in the cafeteria. The cost is $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the main office with Ms. Corbett or in the library with Ms. Peltonen. Outside date permission forms may also be picked up in the office. Casual to semi-formal dress, anything goes as long as it is school appropriate. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Nominations and voting for the Sweetest students in each class will occur at the dance-you have to be present to win!
And, finally, looking ahead a week, please remember there is no school for students next Monday, February 17th. We will have Parent Conferences from 2 til 6 pm on Monday, February 17th. Parents, if you’d like to schedule conferences, please contact our Main Office to schedule conference times. Also, at 6 pm on the 17th, at the conclusion of Parent Conferences, plan to attend a College Recruiting Seminar for potential collegiate student-athletes and parents. We will have a college recruiting expert on hand to share information about the recruiting process and scholarship opportunities. The free seminar will be held in the cafeteria beginning at 6 pm.
Those are all your updates for this week. Thank you, as always, for your support. Have a great evening!
Staunton High School