THURSDAY DAILY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

 

 

 

PELHAM MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

           THURSDAY ~ OCTOBER 5, 2017 ~ DAY 1

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*SCHOOLWIDE*

 

Attention students: if you ever arrive at our school and see the blue lights on, you must go home or to the police or fire station.  These blue lights are an indication that it is not safe to enter the building.

 

SAT EXAMS:

 

  • Test-takers must present their Admission Tickets and acceptable Non-expired photo ID to enter the test center.
  • Admission Tickets must have an acceptable non-expired photo ID.
  • No admission ticket, no ID, no admittance!
  • Changes to test type, test date or test center cannot be made at the center on test day.
  • Cellphones will NOT be accessible throughout the entirety of the exam.

 

The SAT Exam will be held at Pelham High School.  Students taking the SAT Exams on Saturday, October 7, 2017, should be at the High School NO LATER than 7:50 a.m.   Due to SAT security procedures, students are expected to have an unexpired government or school issued ID (with a picture) + Admission Ticket (with a picture) in order to take the exam.  Students without an ID and Admissions ticket will NOT be permitted to take the exam.  Also, walk-ins are no longer permitted.  Finally, changes to test type, test date or test center cannot be made at the center on test day.  NO Exceptions are permitted by the College Board.   You may only switch from “with essay” to “without” on this exam.

 

Please bring several #2 pencils (Do Not Use Mechanical Pencils) and a calculator.  NO STUDENT may borrow another student’s calculator during the exam.  Students should check their room assignments on the bulletin board outside of the Guidance Office to see what room they are scheduled to take the exam in.  There is NO EATING or drinking in exam rooms, but students may do so in the hallways during breaks.  Students are encouraged NOT to bring cellphones.  All test takers will have their cellphones collected at the beginning of the exam, and these phones WILL NOT be accessible until the exam is completed.  You cannot use your phones during breaks.  Anyone violating this policy will be escorted out of the exam and your test scores will be cancelled.  Thank you for your cooperation.  See Mr. Ferreri if you have any questions.

 

We are rolling out our first PMHS Makerspace Challenge for the year. Stop by room 134 to create a game to be played on Ingall's field after our Pep Rally on October 13. Games will be evaluated for school spirit, popularity and functionality.   Come to the Makerspace to design and build a game showing your school spirit and have fun in the process.

 

Attention All Students: Do you enjoy writing?  Are you creative?  Do you want a great opportunity to exercise your imagination?  The Pelham Library is sponsoring “Pelham Reads Oz” during the month of November.  In conjunction with this, Pelham Memorial High School is sponsoring a creative writing contest based on your reading of L.Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Choose a character from Baum’s original text and use your imagination to explore that point of view! Have your character journey through the land of Oz or to another time and place! Consider what happened before the character journeys to Oz, tell the story of Oz from another perspective, or place the character in another setting!  Entries may be in the form of flash fiction or a short story. Deadline for submissions is November 30th, 2017.  See posted fliers in English classrooms for more information.

 

Italy Trip Meeting - Attention all students who are going on the school trip to Italy in February- There will be a meeting Thursday, October 12th in room 214 at 3:11pm. Your attendance is expected as Signora Caparotta will be going over important trip details. 

 

 

 

Order your 2018 Pelican yearbook today for a discounted rate of $75! After October 31, the yearbook will be available for $95. Link to order online is on the school website.

 

Congratulations to the following seniors who have been designated as Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Program: Jillian Harrison, Benjamin Hofflich, Benjamin Huang, Samuel Imperato, Justin Limardo, Conor McNulty, Patrick Roche and William Shelton

 

Your Monday root word of the week is: poly, which means: many, more than one. This Greek root appears in many English words such as:    polychrome - with many colors; polyglot - a person fluent in many languages; polygon - shape with 3 or more straight sides.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK- “Be brave. Take risks.  Nothing can substitute experience” – Paulo Coelho 

 

 

BRAINTEASER: What words are pronounced differently by merely capitalizing the first letter?  Email your answers to Mr. Rothstein at jrothstein@pelhamschools.org

 

 

 

Cartoon Captions

Wednesday Caption Contest:

Students and staff members, mail your entries to jrothstein@pelhamschools.org 

 

Caption #2

10/5 – 10/18

 

 

 

Caption #1

9/27 – 10/4

 

 

 

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES * 


Interested in making a difference in your local community? Want to build homes, sort materials, or paint? Come to the Habitat for Humanity club's first meeting this Friday in room 128!

 

Attention:  The Political Debate Club will be meeting TODAY, Thursday, October 5 in Room 113 at 3:15 pm.   We will be discussing DACA and immigration issues.  Come join in the debate.  All opinions are welcome.  Next week we will be discussing Gun Control.

The Pel Mel, the school newspaper, will be meeting this week TODAY, Thursday, 10/5 in Room 235 after Academy Period. If you are interested in being a journalist, artist, graphic designer, photographer, opinion page contributor, critic, features writer or sports reporter please come join us. We will be brainstorming ideas for Issue #5.

Chess Club will meet next Tuesday, October 10th in room 228 after academy period. All are welcome.

 

Environmental Science Club Meeting will meet TODAY, Thursday, October 5 at 3:15 in room 250. New Members Welcome! If you cannot make it but want to join please see Mr. Beltecas.

Asian Culture Club will be meeting TODAY, Thursday, October 5 at 3:15 in room 205. We will be preparing for the international dinner and fundraising. Feel free to join us if you're interested in Asian cultures, food, languages and events! New members are welcome!


Attention Italian Club members: We'll be meeting at 3:11 pm in room 214 on the following dates in order to prepare for the International Dinner: 

TODAY, Thursday, October 5th, Tuesday, October 10th, Tuesday, October 17th, Tuesday, October 24th, Thursday, October 26th.

 

Science Honor Society Meeting- We will meet on Thursday, October 12 at 3:15 PM in room 253.  Important officer information and service hours will be discussed.  Check our Goggle Classroom page for further information.

 

The first meeting of the Pelham Robotics Club will TODAY, Thursday October 5th after school in room 217. New members are always welcome!

 

Art Club will meet TODAY, Thursday, October 5th in room #117. Come make art, look at art, and talk about art!  All are welcome! If you have any questions contact Amber Paulino or Mika Korvayakov.

 

Looking for a tutor? Looking to be a tutor? Both? The Peer Tutoring Club will have its first meeting on Tuesday October 10 in room 124 at 3:15. Please email Jillian Harrison at harrisonj@pelhamschools.org if you are interested in being a tutor or if you have any questions.

 

*COLLEGE VISITS*

 

Scheduled College Visits – All will take place in Room 239 unless it is noted as an open house.  Go to Naviance for further information.

 
 

 

Scheduled College Visits

 

 

 

College

Location

Date

Tufts University

Conf Room 239

10/5/17 9:45 AM

SUNY Fredonia

Conf Room 239

10/6/17 9:00 AM

Manhattanville College

conf room 239

10/6/17 9:45 AM

Washington University in St. Louis

Conf Room 239

10/6/17 10:30 AM

SUNY Oswego

Conf room 239

10/6/17 11:15 AM

open House - Wesleyan Univn

register: admission.wesleyan.edu/eventsoffcampus/

10/9/17

Open House - Wesleyan University

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10/9/17

Saint Joseph's College-ME

239

10/12/17 8:15 AM

Colgate University

Conf Room 239

10/12/17 9:00 AM

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus

Conf Room 239

10/12/17 9:45 AM

University of Richmond

Conf Room 239

10/12/17 2:10 PM

Open House - NJIT

check in 8:30

10/15/17 10:00 AM

Information Session - Washington Univ-St Louis

admissions@wustl.edu visit website for locations

10/15/17 12:00 PM

 

 

 
 

 

     

 

*UPCOMING SPORTING EVENTS*

 

Day

Date

Time

Sport

Level

Home

Visitor

Facility

Thu

10/05/2017

04:15PM

BSOC

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

RYE HS

 

Thu

10/05/2017

04:15PM

BSOC

JV

RYE HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Thu

10/05/2017

04:15PM

GSOCF

M

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

EDGEMONT HS

 

Thu

10/05/2017

04:30PM

VB

V

RYE HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Thu

10/05/2017

06:00PM

VB

JV

RYE HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Fri

10/06/2017

04:15PM

GTN

V

JOHN JAY CROSS RIVER HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Fri

10/06/2017

04:15PM

GSOCF

V

EASTCHESTER HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Fri

10/06/2017

04:15PM

GSOCF

JV

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

EASTCHESTER HS

 

Fri

10/06/2017

04:15PM

BSOC

M

EDGEMONT HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Fri

10/06/2017

04:15PM

FH

V

SUFFERN HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

SUFFERN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Fri

10/06/2017

05:45PM

FH

JV

SUFFERN HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

SUFFERN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Fri

10/06/2017

07:00PM

FB

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

YONKERS HS

 

Sat

10/07/2017

09:30AM

FB

JV

ARDSLEY HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

ARDSLEY HIGH SCHOOL