Monday, December 2, 2013

Announcements 12/2 - 12/6, 2013

Morning Announcements
Acceptance for volleyball lock-in forms has been extended until Friday, 12/6.  Forms will not be accepted after Friday.  Turn completed forms in to Mr. Perras in room 316. Hope to see you there!

Send a candy cane to a friend!  Beginning on Wednesday, 12/11, Student Council will be selling candy canes for $1 at both breaks in the cafeteria.  Send a candy cane with a message to a friend wishing them a happy holiday.  Candy canes will be delivered on Friday, December 20th during breaks.

Tis the season to give back!  Student Council is collecting new and gently used winter coats to be donated to families in need.  There is a collection box in the office.  Coats will be collected until winter break.

Any student who purchased a 2013 yearbook should see Mr. Ferris in the office to pick it up. There are a limited number of 2013 yearbooks for sale for $50 each.  Please see Mr. Ferris in the office if you would like to purchase one. 

Yearbook meeting today, Wednesday, 12/4, from 2-3p.m. in Mrs. Alibozek's room 235.  All are welcome!

All STEM Program Participants - please plan to attend the Job Skills Conference on Thursday, 12/5, taking place here at Nipmuc.  The conference begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.  Participants will be called to the auditorium on Thursday morning.

Attention:  Girls interested in trying out for the girls' lacrosse team (JV and Varsity), please make sure to attend a meeting on Tuesday, December 10th at 2:30 with Coach Hadfield. For more information, contact Bethany Peterson or Rachel Hetu.

A holiday toy drive to benefit Horizons for Homeless Children - a non-profit organization serving homeless children (6 and under) and their families living in Massachusetts shelters - is running until December 6th.  A donation box is located in the front office for toys or books appropriate for children 6 and under.

January Drivers Education Classroom program applications are now available in the office and on the school website.  Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. for 5 weeks starting January 14th.

National Honors Society E-board will meet on Wednesday, 12/4, at 7 a.m. 

NHS monthly meeting for all members will be held on Thursday, 12/5, at 7 a.m. in the auditorium.  Be sure to attend!

Students planning to submit a portfolio for the National Honor Society - please be aware of the following dates:  December 16th - cut off for volunteer hours.  January 8th - portfolios due in room 217.  Dates are firm!

Make an impact!  Please consider "Giving Back to Cancer" for St. Gabriel's Trees of Hope by donating a $5 or $10 gift card.  Donations should be given to Mrs. Field in room 120.

Guidance Announcements
An Admission representative from the University of Hartford will hold an Information Session at Nipmuc this Friday, December 6th.  Please sign up in the guidance office if you are interested in learning more about he University of Hartford.

A United States Army Recruiter will hold an information session in the guidance office on Tuesday, December 10.  Sign up in the guidance office to receive a pass to learn more about the United States Army.

Attention All Freshmen:  Information is now available in the guidance office and on the guidance blog for the START Leadership Seminar.  One freshman will be selected to attend this all-expense paid seminar.  It is a great opportunity to make new friends, hear motivational speakers and to gain leadership skills.  Deadline to apply is Monday, December 2nd.

Attention students who signed up for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) exam.  The ASVAB exam will not be given on Friday, December 6th as previously announced.  The new date will be Friday, December 13.
All students are reminded to check out the guidance blog for an updated list of college open houses, college planning, SAT and ACT information and scholarships.

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