Daily Bulletin Thursday, April 12, 2018
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Any student ARRIVING TO SCHOOL AFTER 2ND PERIOD must report to Ms. Flowers in the main office to be marked present. -President T. McKenna
REMINDER: NO STUDENT IS ALLOWED ON THE ELEVATOR WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE. – President T. McKenna
HANDICAP PARKING: Please do not park in any handicap parking spot in the lower parking lot unless you have proper tags/clearance. Multiple cars have been illegally parking in these reserved spots. Thank you for your attention to this matter. –N. Vanbuskirk
SCHOOL STORE HOURS – Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 7:30-8:00 AM; Tuesday, Thursday – 3:10-3:30 PM
60 Minute Advisory
Thursday, April 12
LAB C (1/2 days NO LAB)
7:30am Swim Team Bake Sale
8:00am International Day
8:00am International Day Show 277 Assembly– 60 Minute Bell
3:00pm Track and Field at Gratz Supersite
3:15pm Boys Varsity Tennis vs GAMP
3:15pm Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse at West Philadelphia HS
3:15pm Varsity Badminton vs Franklin/Masterman
3:15pm Varsity Baseball at Masterman
3:15pm Varsity Softball vs. Girls High School
Friday, April 13
LAB D (1/2 days NO LAB)
7:00am Senior Class Trip
Monday, April 16
LAB E (1/2 days NO LAB)
7:30am UVA Bake Sale
3:00pm Algebra 2 Honors Exam
3:15pm Boys’ Lacrosse vs. Northeast
3:15pm Boys Varsity Tennis at Washington
3:15pm Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse at Notheast HS
3:15pm JV Softball vs. Franford HS
3:15pm Varsity Baseball vs Masterman
3:15 pm Varsity Softball at Esperanaza Academy Charter HS
Tuesday, April 17
LAB A (1/2 days NO LAB)
3:15pm Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse vs. Mastery Charter
3:15pm JV Baseball at Edison HS
3:15pm Varsity Badminton at Girls High School
3:30pm Honors Pre Cal Exam
► PENN ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES PROGRAM – The University of Pennsylvania’s Latin American and Latino Studies Program is recruiting Central freshmen and sophomores to apply to the Model Organization of American States (OAS) simulation in the fall semester. Twelve high school students from four schools will attend a class with Penn students called “Democracy in Trouble” on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00. In the course, students will learn about the OAS and learn to think like a diplomat in proposing solutions to the region’s problems. Students will research and write policy resolutions to be presented at the Model OAS at the end of November in Washington DC. Participation for students is free but competitive. Students must complete an application and interview. Interested students should attend one of the information sessions in the Spain Conference Center: Friday, April 13 – 3:10pm, or Monday, April 16 – 8:00am. –T. Quinn
► LEARN TO FILE YOUR INCOME TAXES! – The deadline to file taxes this year is this Tuesday. If you have a job and get a paycheck, you can get your 2017 federal tax withholdings refunded IF you file your taxes! We will hold a workshop to fill out your federal 1040EZ tax form and your Pennsylvania state tax form on Monday. You’re welcome to attend even if you don’t have a job. This is an important life skill! If you are filing a tax return, please bring the following items: Your W-2 forms (sent to you by each employer you worked for in 2017) and a stamped envelope. We’ll meet Monday, April 16th, 3:10 to 4:00pm in the Spain Conference Center. -–T. Quinn
► ELECTION DAY COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY! The Community of Seventy Election Ambassador program is a great way to learn about elections and voting and help neighbors navigate the system on May 15th. Central students are invited to spend part of Election Day earning community service with peers. In order to participate, you must attend one of the trainings on Tuesday, April 17 during homeroom or after school in the Spain Conference Center. -–T. Quinn
► Submit information for the DAILY BULLETIN before 10:30 am. Please include DATES and TIME. Send email to Mrs. Patricia Clark, Office Secretary.
► REFER TO DAILY BULLETIN on centralhigh.net for more information. Thanks.
► $100 ALLOTMENT: To All Staff, the deadline is fast approaching for submitting your receipts for the $100 Allotment that you received in September. Please be advised that if you neglect to submit receipts, SDOP will deduct the $100 in your May or June 2018 check.
PACKING SLIPS: To Any Staff that has ordered supplies from various vendors, please understand that YOU NEED TO FORWARD ALL PACKING SLIPS to the SOO Office Immediately. All outstanding orders MUST be closed and they will need to be posted in the “Advantage System” prior to end of month. There are numerous orders that must be closed. Please comply. -Adelina Donato, School Operations
►TRANSPASS LIST INFORMATION – SUBMIT TRANSPASS PACKETS TO THE MAIN OFFICE BY THE START OF 1ST PERIOD. All students MUST initial next to their name on the enclosed printout. Circle the name of students that DID NOT receive their pass due to absence. If any student’s name is missing on the list, DO NOT ISSUE A TRANSPASS. Send student to the office. Thank You.
► Submit information for the DAILY BULLETIN before 10:30 am. Please include DATES and TIME. Send email to Mrs. Patricia Clark, Office Secretary.
STAFF AND STUDENTS:
► Faculty: LIBRARY PASSES were placed in your mailbox. Please abide by the “Two per day” protocol. If a student has a pressing need to utilize library resources simply fill in student library pass and send them on their way. Keep library passes in a safe place as there is a black market for library passes among the student body. Encourage students to use library before and after school: Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. -J.R. Lobron
► PRETZEL SALE – ON FRIDAYS. Price will be the same – 1 – $.75, 3 – $2.00. -L. Kolsky
► Students interested in PRODUCING VIDEO BASED NEWS for Central attend a meeting this Wednesday, 4/11, after school in room 106! -J. Trott
► Students you are invited to participate in “Fumo’s Got Talent – Teen Edition on Monday, May 14 @ 4:30 p.m.
Three winners will receive a Target Gift Card. Fumo Family Library in South Philly. (2437 South Broad Street between Ritner & Porter).See Mr. Lobron at Barnwell Library for registration form. -J.R. Lobron
► MATH TESTING DATES – Algebra 2 Honors Test will be on Monday 4/16 at 3:15 in the auditorium.
Pre Calculus Honors Test will be on Tuesday 4/17 at 3:15 in the auditorium.
AP Calculus Test will be on Monday 4/23 at 3:15 in the auditorium. -Mr. Harper
► Teachers and Students – IN CELEBRATION OF LAW WEEK, PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION’S YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION invites all Philadelphia area high school juniors and seniors to participate in this year’s Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest. The winner of this contest will receive a $1,000 College Scholarship and will read his or her essay at the naturalization ceremony at the federal courthouse on May 1, 2018! Please see the attached flyer for additional information and instructions. Please note, the deadline for submissions is April 20, 2018 at 12:00PM. Each submission should include a cover sheet with the student’s name, address, telephone number, and school. Essays can be sent by mail or email to: Tom Rogers, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, email@example.com.
This year’s essay prompt has to do with the efficacy of the Constitution’s system of checks and balances.
See Mr.Lobron at Barnwell Library for more info. -J. Lobron
► URGENT NEED FOR BLANKETS FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES – INTERNATIONAL DAY ACTION – In the spirit of Central’s International Day and solidarity with refugees, the Social Studies Department will be collecting clean, gently used blankets to fill an urgent need by Syrian refugees fleeing warfare near Damascus. The blankets need to be collected now so they can arrive at the refugee camps before the cold weather in September/October.
There are three ways you can help: 1. Donate blankets. 2. Donate money for shipping. 3. Volunteer to help pack the shipping container (date TBA). Please stop by Room 210 this week with your donations, and to sign up to volunteer. See NarenjTree.org for more info. Thanks for your generosity! -T. Quinn
► CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CHS STUDENTS WHO REPRESENTED PHILADELPHIA IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY SCIENCE FAIR and especially to Shehbeel Arif who was selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. 10 CHS projects won 21 awards! 7 category awards- and 14 special awards. Great job Shehbeel Arif, Annalisa Quinn, Brandon Sharkey, Brenda Krishnawongso, Dru McIver-Jenkins, Helen Jiang, MaryElizabeth Greeley, Omar Swidan Prem Modi, and Rujia Zhang!!
► FREE ATHLETIC PHYSICALS on Sunday June 10, 2018, 8:30 at Wells Fargo – Forms available soon. –R. Drayton
► SENIORS (277) GRADUATION CONTEST AWARDS – Contests for which students must sit/be present –
1. Omin Brother/Sisterhood Essay Award – 4/4/18 (3:10pm) Ms. Haskins – rm. 203
2. English Philology Award – 4/5/18 (3:10pm) Dr. Hall rm. 102
3. Disharoon for Creative Writing – 4/10/18 – (3:10pm) Mrs. Johnson-Smith – rm. 105
4. Barsky English Award – 4/11/18 – (3:10pm) Mr. McElhenny rm. 226
5. Speaker at Large and James Roebuck Oratorical Contest – 4/16/18 – (3:10pm) English teacher panel – rm. 105
Contests for which students must submit entries – ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED IN HARDCOPY BY April 20, 2018 3:04pm – Creative Writing – 1) Short Story ( 1 – 4 pages); 2) poetry (single entry); 3) portfolio ( poetry and/or short stories – 5 entries). All entries must be typed with the student name, student homeroom number, and English teacher’s name. If you have any questions, please see your English teacher and/or Mrs. Johnson-Smith at your earliest convenience. –G. Johnson-Smith
► VOLUNTEER FOR 2018 BLUE CROSS BROAD STREET RUN – Students who are interested in volunteer work for community service hours at the Broad Street Run on Sunday May 6th, 2018 need to log on to http://www.broadstreetrun.com/volunteer/registration.cfm
and register. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Go to the COMMUNITY link and click the ‘Volunteer’ tab. Fill out your information and please choose the organization name (Central High School Track Team) from the drop down menu. Students, YOU SHOULD NOT choose a job because they will automatically assign you to the group job “Gear Check”. We do the duty of checking in and returning the personal belongings of the runners. Any questions, please contact Mr. McCray in my office Rm 60 in the gym or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. –F. McCray
► INTERNATIONAL CAFÉ: For any student who wishes to work the café on April 12, the sign-up sheets are posted outside the language office (rm. 243). As language students provide the food, this is everyone else’s way to participate. You must have privileges, be eligible and in good-standing. Thanks. –R. Rodríguez
► CONGRATULATIONS to the following writers of class 278 for placing in the SCHOLASTIC ART AND WRITING CONTEST: Tiara Bounyarith, Baiyinah Ings, Tina Huynh, Angel Zhang, Dimple Patel, Brenda Krishnawongso, Jared Taylor, Annie Zhou, Marley Schiman, Leila Ibrahim, Joe Mei, Deandra Robinson, and Yesenia Rodriguez all earned HONORABLE MENTIONS. SILVER KEYS went to Tehya Glover, Dayonna Williams, and Mikolaj Ciszekski. Laura Chiu earned the highest honor of a GOLD KEY. –J. Trott
► CAFETERIA – Staff – If you are letting a student out of class during a LUNCH PERIOD to get lunch, please send student with a note. –Ms. Williams, Cafeteria Manager
► SUMMER RESIDENTIAL iCAMP ACADEMY for current 11th grade students. iCamp Summer Media Academy: a free week-long summer residential academy at West Chester University (WCU) July 8-14, 2018. The academy is ideal for students who want to develop media skills (games, video, podcasts and audio, web content, etc.) and to share an interest in social change and issues of equity, access, and empowerment. http://icampwcu.org/
► Students, Faculty, and Staff – JOIN BARNWELL LIBRARY GOOGLE CLASSROOM today! Access Barnwell LIbrary Card catalog. Access multiple databases for finding legitimate (scholarly) sources of information – Use Barnwell Library and Free Library of Philadelphia resources – Navigate to Google Classroom. Join new class. Use class code: c4dq9e5. –J. Lobron
► REMAINDER OF THE YEAR – 305 Theater – The school day may end at 3:04, but theater begins in Room 305 (305 Theater)
Attention all performers in search of a stage and creators in search of performers, come together every Monday after school in Room 305. This is not a club, it is a service provided by the Performing Arts Department of Central High School.
For more information see Mr. Burns Rm. 305 (6.18)
► THE FINANCIAL LITERACY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLUB will meet every Friday after school in Room 211. Learn how to build wealth with students from Penn’s Wharton School! -T. Quinn
► RECYCLING PSA: NO TRASH IN RECYCLING BINS, ONLY RECYCLABLES. The Recycling Club will pick up recyclables from classrooms on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On these days, please place your recycling bin outside the classroom if leaving the door unlocked is a problem! Thank you for your cooperation! – Recycling Club – REMINDER: Recyclables include paper, cardboard, empty plastic bottles, and empty cans. Trash includes chip bags, candy wrappers, tissues, food waste, and pizza boxes. –J. Campbell
► 280 STUDENTS AND PARENTS: TEMPLE’S UPWARD BOUND AND UPWARD BOUND MATH & SCIENCE PROGRAMS are currently seeking applicants for participation in the program beginning in Fall 2018. Temple UB and UBMS are college access programs that support Philadelphia high school students for their academic success in high school and college – Programming for 9th – 12th graders includes academic coursework and tutoring, college tours, career panels, enrichment activities in social entrepreneurship (UB) or science research (UBMS), and internships – The Temple UB and UBMS program are housed within the College of Education at Temple and managed by Steppingstone Scholars, Inc.
Current 9th grade students who will attend a Philadelphia public high school (district or charter) for the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible to apply. For questions about the program: 215-204-7653 or email@example.com. If interested, please plan to apply at http://education.temple.edu/upwardbound by the deadline of 5:00pm on Friday, April 13, 2018. -E. Chasan
► The OUT4STEM PROGRAM is now accepting applications for summer internships! The aim of this program is to provide Philadelphia’s LGBTQ youth with STEM-centered mentorship, academic support and career advice in an inclusive, safe space. Students currently in 9th – 12th grades are eligible to apply for the Out4STEM Internship Program at http://bit.ly/2HTcEw3. Applications are due at 5pm on April 30, 2018. Apply NOW! -H. Wardlaw
► THE FORENSIC SCIENCE MENTORING INSTITUTE (FMI) is a non-profit, 7-week, academic program that specializes in teaching the forensic sciences to local high school students. They are offering their annual forensic sciences summer program TUITION FREE for the first time ever. The selection process will be based on merit and student applications as they are seeking dedicated students who have a passion for science, and who would benefit from a hands-on learning environment in a state-of-the-art laboratory. All students in the program will be paired with a mentor and will learn from actual forensic scientists using the same cutting-edge instrumentation deployed in real crime labs.
This is a unique opportunity for students who would like to get a head start by learning the investigational and analytical techniques taught in college-level courses, and the FMI program serves as an invaluable and ongoing resource for college prep. Students are also taught public speaking as they present their research findings, take trips to local universities, enjoy a picnic day, perform in the program talent show, visit the nation’s top private forensic lab (NMS Labs) and act as expert witnesses by presenting their case in a mock court setting in front of a judge with their friends and family watching. They are actively seeking student applicants within the Philadelphia School District and can offer scholarships to qualified students who need assistance with transportation to their teaching facility in Willow Grove, PA.
ELIGIBILITY: Currently enrolled in high school – Sixteen years of age or older by June 25, 2018 – Completion or evidence of enrollment in biology, chemistry, and algebra with passing grades. Availability throughout the duration of the program (weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm). The deadline to apply is April 30th, 2018. Application is available at: https://centerforforensicscienceresearcheducation.formstack.com/forms/untitled_form_2_copy_1. –E. Chasan
► Do you know of a minority student with a 3.0 GPA or above, who may be interested in pursuing a business degree in college? THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTS AND POINT PARK UNIVERSITY are once again sponsoring a FREE, in-residence, summer camp for high school students. Camp dates are June 24th – June 29th, 2018, and the location is Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA. Please use the below contact information if you are interested in this program. -H. Wardlaw
►277 SCHOLARSHIP AND COLLEGE INFO POSTINGS are available on the Central HS Counselors 277 Google Classroom. For questions or access please contact Ms. Chasan.