This year's See You at the Pole will be Wednesday, September 24, beginning at 7:00 a.m. at the prayer labyrinth.
Support lower school theatre by attending Snow White in the auditorium at Cherry Road, September 25–27 (7:00 on Thursday and Friday, 2:00 on Saturday).
Chapel: Dr. Harold Shank, Ohio Valley University; quarter exams: English, drama; junior concert band parents meeting (6:30, bandroom)
HR: NHS, New Hope alumni; quarter exams: social studies, computer apps;golf-out all day; CC leaves @ lunch
See You at the Pole (7:00, prayer labyrinth; quarter exams: science, art, music; chapel: campus ministry
HR: NJHS; quarter exams: Bible, speech, Spanish, French, creative writing, world religion and ethics; Snow White (7:00)
Chapel: Summits, GOH; quarter exams: etymology, mathematics, accounting; Snow White (7:00)
Auditions for senior high chorus All West; Snow White (2:00)
Parents, I highly recommend that you look at PowerSchool at least once a week. A week from Monday we begin quarter examinations, and the quarter ends on Friday, September 26. Even for responsible older students, it is important for parents to have an idea about how things are going.
PowerSchool is our primary communication tool about students' academic progress. I ask teachers to spend a lot of time putting grades and other information into PowerSchool, but I don't expect them also to call you and say, "I've entered grades into PowerSchool." Logging into PowerSchool and checking grades is one way to stay informed. Another way is to make your student responsible for reporting to you what is in PowerSchool. Some parents require their students to print out PowerSchool grades each Friday and let the results determine weekend plans.
When you see something in PowerSchool that puzzles or concerns you, I suggest that you first ask your student what is going on. Then you might want to email the teacher or leave a message at school for the teacher to call you. When there are concerns across the board (in several classes), you might want to set up a conference with all the teachers. You may call Mrs. Gregory at 901-767-4949 to set up an appointment. Our conferences are at 7:00 a.m.
Remember to log in to PowerSchool with your parent login. Using your student's login will keep you from seeing everything parents can see.
Starting on the Monday following Fall Break (October 13), our exterior doors will remain locked until 6:30 a.m. Students should not arrive on campus nor be dropped off before 6:30 a.m.
Monday (9/22) English, drama
Tuesday (9/23) social studies, computer applications
Wednesday (9/24) science, art, music
Thursday (9/25) Bible, speech, Spanish, French
Friday (9/26) etymology, mathematics, accounting
Quarter examinations are given during regular-length class periods on full days of school. Quarter examinations are over all material taught in the first quarter.
We’ve all heard it by now: the Internet is forever. A bad social media presence can follow anyone of any demographic down the road. Think of how many times you’ve heard on the news that a teen was expelled, cyberbullied, or rejected from colleges based on one digital mistake. Countless adults have been fired from jobs and penalized by the law based on poor social media choices.
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Your student has an opportunity to attend College Application Bootcamp with Mrs. Banker, our college counselor, on Wednesday, September 17, during lunch.
Melanie P. Semore
Head of Upper School