• Huron News 01/14/18

    Posted by Huron Webmaster on 1/16/2018

    From the Principal’s Desk – Dr. Janet Schwamb

    Huron News for the week of 1/14/18

    Monday, 1/15/18 – No school for students and staff in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    City of Ann Arbor 2018 Deer Management Program:

    The City of Ann Arbor has released details of their 2018 Deer Management Program to take place in January.  The program will include non-lethal sterilization activities from January 2 through January 7.  The lethal program takes place January 6 through January 31st on private and public lands. Several parks and nature areas in the city will be closed from 3 PM to midnight during this time.  To ensure safety of community members, security will be in place monitoring and patrolling parks while sharp shooters are present. Please visit the city’s Deer Management Website for the complete listing of parks, signage locations, education efforts and additional information.

    Congratulations to all the10th grade students who participated in the Personal Project Exhibition. The students’ enthusiasm for and understanding of their topic was tremendous. Many thanks to Mr. Todd Newell our MYP Facilitator and the Personal Project teachers, Mr. Whiren, Ms. Smigell, Mr. Cain, Mr. Whiren, Ms. Ghawi, Mr. Long, Ms. Kubacki, Ms. Tabor, Ms. Smigell, Mr. Sigworth, Ms. Saeed, and Ms. Kim. Also, thank you to all the families who came to the exhibition.

    Tuesday, 1/16/18, IB in 11th and 12th Curricular Options Night - Parents and students in the sophomore class are invited to come discover more about IB courses at Huron in the 11th and 12th grade. The evening will have an open format, and will allow participants to browse class presentations in a ‘living museum’ format. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet current 11th and 12th grade students, teachers, counselors, and both IB Diploma and Career-Related Programme coordinators. Please join us in the Huron cafeteria

    Thursday, 1/18/18 - NINTH GRADE COCOA AND CRAM. It is time for our annual Link Crew sponsored Cocoa & Cram event from 3:00-4:30 in the cafeteria. Link leaders will be there to help ninth graders prepare for final exams including working on study guides, completing missing assignments as needed, and getting organized.

    Thursday, 1/18/18 - Huron High School's 4th Annual Art Night at 6:00 PM. Each and every Huron art student will have work on display. The event will be held in the 3200 hallway (Art Wing) at Huron, and will feature a student art show, art  demonstrations, studio tours, and refreshments.

    Friday, 1/19/18 - AFTERPARTY DANCE Come to the Afterparty dance on Friday the 1/19/18 after the Pioneer game ends until 11:00 PM. The theme will be "glow." There will be black lights and FREE glow sticks to go around. Tickets will be on sale for $15 at both lunches this week. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Pioneer students are also welcome to join in after the game. Wear your neon! And bring your student ID.

    Saturday School - 1/20/18 8:00AM-11: 30 AM- Rising Scholars will host Saturday School next Saturday.  Staff members will be present to help tutor students. Rising Scholar parents will be on board to cook a hot nourishing breakfast for staff and students.  All Huron High School students are invited. This is a great way to prepare for end of semester exams.  Our SAT Coaches will attend Saturday School in order to assist your Junior. Juniors should notify the students at the sign in table that they would like to work with the SAT Coaches, Ms. Colby & Ms. Reinhardt.

    HURON'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Celebrating our Past, Inspiring our Future - Saturday 1/20/18. Open house 5:30 PM- 7:15 PM in Huron’s cafeteria. Concert in Meyer’s Auditorium 7:30-9:00 PM.

    AP registration will begin this week 1/16/18. Please refer to https://www.a2schools.org/huronAPregistration to remind students of the AP registration process and deadlines. This year, we will firmly stick to our deadlines.  If students miss the deadline for registering, they will not be able to test.

    Upcoming Dates:

    Semester 1 Exam Week: 1/23/18-1/26/18.  . Monday, 1/22 is th only full day for students. Students will depart afer completion of exams Tuesday - Friday.To revew the exam week schedule and student departure times please visit  https://www.a2schools.org/ Page/8830

    USA GAP YEAR FAIR The Ann Arbor, Michigan Fair will be held at Ann Arbor's Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Rd, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, with the program beginning at 6:00PM and Fair running from 6:30-8:30 PM. Admission is free, but pre-registration is recommended at http://www.usagyf2018annarbor.eventbrite.com/. For more information, contact John Boshoven at (734) 994-2027 or at boshoven@aaps.k12.mi.us / Alia Pialtos at (508) 864-8808 or pialtosa@youinc.org.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  • Huron News 01/07/18

    Posted by Huron Webmaster on 1/8/2018

    From the Principal’s Desk – Dr. Janet Schwamb

    Huron News for the week of 1/7/18

    Happy New Year! Classes resume tomorrow Monday, 1/8/18.

    City of Ann Arbor 2018 Deer Management Program.  The City of Ann Arbor has released details of their 2018 Deer Management Program to take place in January.  The program will include non-lethal sterilization activities from January 2 through January 7.  The lethal program takes place January 6 through January 31st on private and public lands. Several parks and nature areas in the city will be closed from 3 PM to midnight during this time.  To ensure safety of community members, security will be in place monitoring and patrolling parks while sharp shooters are present. Parks and nature areas included in the Clague boundaries include:

    • Arbor Hills
    • Glazier Hill Nature Area
    • Huron Parkway/Braun Nature Areas
    • Narrow Gauge Way Nature Area
    • Oakridge Nature Area (East of Huron Parkway only)
    • Oakwoods Nature Area
    • South Pond Nature Area
    • Sugarbush Park (North of Rumsey Dr. only)

    Please remind your children to avoid walking through these parks after 3 PM and instead stay on sidewalks. Visit the city’s Deer Management Website for the complete listing of parks, signage locations, education efforts and additional information.

    Last week to complete parent surveys. Please use Chrome when accessing the surveys. Thanks to the parents and guardians who have already completed the survey. Huron High School is an accredited high school by AdvancED, the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan accreditation agency in the world, accrediting more than 34,000 schools, representing more than 20 million students worldwide. Every five years, our school participates in a rigorous accreditation process. In February, Huron will again participate in the AdvancEd accreditation process called an Engagement Review. In preparation for and as part of this review, stakeholders are invited to participate in two surveys developed by AdvancED, centered on the research-based AdvancED Standards for Quality School Systems. All responses on the survey are anonymous. Students, as well as staff will have an opportunity to complete similar surveys in school over the next two weeks. Your support in completing the AdvancEd Parent Surveys is greatly appreciated. Here are the link to the surveys:

    RSVP due by Thursday 1/11/18. This year marks Huron’s 50th Anniversary! Celebrating our Past, Inspiring our Future. Saturday, January 20, 2018. Please RSVP on Huron’s home page by 1/11/18. Click here for more details. https://www.a2schools.org/huron50 

    Monday, 1/8/18 - PTSO Meeting in the Media Center at 7:00 PM.

    Wednesday, 1/10/18. 12th grade Class meeting 2nd hour for all Seniors. Herff Jones will present information at this meeting about graduation cap and gowns.

    IB Personal Project Exhibition  Invitation – Thursday, 1/11/18, 6:30 PM in the Huron Gymnasium. You are cordially invited to join us for the first International Baccalaureate Personal Project Exhibition Night. The Personal Project is the culminating event of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and showcases individual learning. It focuses on a topic chosen by the student and challenges students to demonstrate their learning capabilities through an extended project. Success with the Personal Project is connected to skills every successful student needs:

    • Goal Setting, planning, and problem solving
    • Developing skills and attitudes needed for sustained and focused work
    • Taking action to implement their plan
    • Effectively communicating personal and academic learning
    • Reflecting on learning and goal achievement. 

    The Personal Project is regarded as a marker that defines readiness for learning opportunities in high school and beyond. Many MYP students refer to their Personal Project in their college admissions essays and scholarship applications. In addition, students who are entering the trades or job market following high school distinguish themselves by explaining their work to select a project, plan it, carry out the plan, evaluate the effectiveness of the project, and reflect on their growth through this process.  Students who complete the Personal Project use the experience to stand out in a variety of ways that leads them to readiness and success at the next level. We look forward to seeing you there!

    The Counseling Department of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Presents its annual Scholarship and Financial Aid Night on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 6:30-8:30 PM at Pioneer High School. Representatives from local scholarship providers will be on hand to promote scholarship opportunities for seniors. The Office of Financial Aid at the University of Michigan will present Federal Aid opportunities for families of seniors. There is no charge for the event. For more information, please call (734) 994-2027.

    Friday, 1/12/18- Martin Luther King Assemblies for all students. Double Bell Assembly schedule will be followed today.

    Saturday School- Saturday,  1/13/18 and 1/20/18  8:00AM-12:30 PM- Rising Scholars will once again host Saturday School on two consecutive Saturdays.  Staff members will be present to help tutor students. Rising Scholar parents will be on board to cook a hot nourishing breakfast for staff and students.  All Huron High School students are invited. This is a great way to prepare for end of semester exams.

    Monday, 12/15/18 – School closed for students and staff in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Reminder: Tuesday, 1/16/19 - IB in 11th and 12th Curricular Options Night - Parents and students in the sophomore class are invited to come discover more about IB courses at Huron in the 11th and 12th grade. The evening will have an open format, and will allow participants to browse class presentations in a ‘living museum’ format. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet current 11th and 12th grade students, teachers, counselors, and both IB Diploma and Career-Related Programme coordinators. Please join us in the Huron cafeteria.

    Have a wonderful week!

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