• Huron News 10/14/18

    Posted by Huron Webmaster on 10/14/2018

    From the Principal’s Desk – Dr. Janet Schwamb

    Huron News for the week of 10/14/18

    Traffic Pattern: Reminder - in the morning when entering the Fuller loop please pull up as far ahead as you can along the Fuller drop off and pick up lane. This allows for more cars to move off Fuller Road and into the loop during morning drop off. Please follow the requests of the traffic monitor to pull all the way down the loop. There is a sidewalk all the way down on the right side of the Fuller loop. Students can safely walk to the school’s entrance along this walkway.

    Monday, 10/15 - Orchestra Concert at 8:00PM in Meyers Auditorium.

    Tuesday, 10/16 - Military Academy Nomination Fair: 5:00-7:00 PM Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building Room ML 150 E. Huron River Dr. Ann Arbor.

    Parent/Teacher Conferences -Tuesday, 10/16 from 3:30-6:30 PM. Sign-ups for conferences took place on line. The conferences are individual ten-minute conference opportunities. Teachers will be hosting their conferences in various locations throughout the building. For your convenience, we will provide you with staff members’ locations when you arrive.

    Wednesday, 10/17:City engineering staff will be at this Wednesday's lunch periods to explain the proposal to interested students (to move the Fuller Rd. crosswalk near Gallup Park to another location further west on Fuller to address some outstanding site and safety issues). We will make a PA announcement Wednesday morning so students who use this crossing can share their opinions during lunch on the proposed design.

    Wednesday, 10/17- National Honor Society Induction Ceremony and Reception at 7:00 PM in the Ingram Theater.

    Ann Arbor Huron IB Curriculum Unit Planners Online

    With parent-teacher conferences happening, parents may wonder, "what is my child learning in this class?"  If you've wondered this, we've got good news for you! The Ann Arbor Huron IB Curriculum Unit Planners are now available online at https://www.a2schools.org/Page/9564. Look for the sections on that parent resource page that says:

    · NEW! The Scarlett/Huron MYP Curriculum Unit Planners

    · NEW! The Huron DP Curriculum Unit Planners

    These unit planners represent what your child is learning.  When you go the pages listed, do the following:

    1.     Look for the courses your child is taking and click on them to see the units for that course

    2.     Click on the name of a unit 

    3.     You will see: Unit abstract - what the unit is about; what is being taught, statement of inquiry and essential questions

    You can use the unit information to understand what is being taught and how it is being.

    Diploma Programme Update: Exam Registration for May 2019. Registration for Diploma Programme exams in May 2019 begins now and must be completed by early November. Students and parents should have received an email about these exams. Please take time to read, discuss and complete the registration steps communicated in the email. Ann Arbor Huron students and families do not pay for DP exams. The exams are funded for all students who take DP courses and who register/commit to the due dates listed below. We encourage all DP students to take the exams, but students should only complete the registration process if they intend to sit for all parts of the exam.

    College Comes to You:

    From 4:00PM -5PM @AADL Branches and AAPS high schools) ALL ARE WELCOME TO THESE FREE PROGRAMS!

    October 17: "Rounding Out Your Portfolio Heading to College" Whitney Reeves, Counselor, Earlham College, Indiana (@Westgate)

     October 17: "Mock Admissions Committee: Experience the Magic!" Jessica Murray, Senior Assist. Director of Admissions, University of Vermont.(@Skyline HS)

     October 18: "How Do I Navigate Highly Selective College Admission?" Justin Klein, Senior Admission Counselor, The University of Chicago, Illinois (@Malletts Creek)

     October 24: "Making the Most of Your Campus Visit"  Ryan Crudder, University of Toledo, Ohio. (@Downtown)

    Free parking should be readily available at each site and below find a link to the AADL branches, so you can easily locate directions in Ann Arbor.

    Homebuilding Information: Have you ever wondered what building a house is like?  Have you thought about taking the Homebuilding class your junior or senior year?  Do you like to work with your hands and build things?  Want to see the house the students are building this year? Sign up to visit the Homebuilding site for "Just Try-It" day on Nov. 1 from 12:00-2:00.  Students will be bussed from Huron to the Homebuilding site for 2 hours of experiencing what the Homebuilding program is all about. Permission forms are available for pick-up in the Counseling Office and must be returned to the Counseling Office by 10/29 to go on the trip on 11/1. Questions?  See Mr. Wright or Ms. Eisley.

    National Honor Society Builds a Rain Garden: In late September, Huron became the first Ann Arbor Public Schools high school to build a rain garden. The rain garden, undertaken by Huron’s National Honor Society Chapter, was proposed by Junior President Julie Heng, in early 2018. Heng worked with Catie Wytychak of the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, Huron teacher and NHS advisor Nicole Lemon, and Huron Administration to design and plan the rain garden. With the support of the Huron administration and funding from Huron’s PTSO, the garden was completed on September 29th  between the Band Room and Media Center. Rain gardens provide benefit to the environment by absorbing storm water runoff while preventing harmful toxins from entering the water supply. Huron’s garden was built with two tiers known as berms, designed to hold water, which can be filtered through the soil. The process began on September 23rd, behind the greenhouse. In intermittent rain, around 20 students, along with Ms. Lemon, NHS Advisor, dug out two dirt terraces in the side of the hill before covering them with compost and mulch. On September 29th, another 20 or so students planted and watered native seedlings. They also sowed grass seed to cover the rest of the slope. This year, NHS plans to initiate additional projects related to the environment and other aspects of the community.

    Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars:

    Reminder: Yearbook Senior Pictures Due Oct. 31.Senior portraits for the yearbook are due Oct. 31. Guidelines can be found: https://huronjournalismprograms.weebly.com/enthymionyearbook.html New this year: the advanced photography class and yearbook have teamed up to take portraits for the low cost of $5. Please see Mrs. Badalamente for scheduling and details in room 4203.

    Wednesday, 10/24 – Early Release day for students - dismissal at 12:06 PM.

    Thursday, 10/25 - Building Bridges College Fair from 6:00PM - 9: 30 PM. At Huron HS.  Learn about college and university programs with a special focus on resources available for students with learning challenges. Families will have ample time to talk with college admissions officers, program specialists, and providers of supporting care for students transitioning after high school.

    Monday, 10/28/18 - Annual 9th Grade Fall Parent Presentation from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Media Center.  The purpose of this meeting is to meet our 9th Grade Dean and Support Team (counselors and Social Workers). The 9th Grade Team will be providing helpful information for our freshmen parents/guardians to assist freshmen with their transition to Huron High School and providing support for their academic success.

    Tuesday, 10/30 - Parent/Principal Coffee Hour 8:30-9:30 AM in the Principal’s Conference Room.

    11/1/18- The City of Ann Arbor invites interested parents, students and community members to attend a public meeting about the proposal to move the Fuller Rd. crosswalk near Gallup Park to another location further west on Fuller to address some outstanding site and safety issues. The meeting will be held from     6-8pm in Huron's Media Center. Here is a link to the project on the City of Ann Arbor's website:https://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/Pages/Fuller-Road-Sidewalk-Project.aspx

    Have a wonderful week!

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