MCHS Daily Announcements 1.13.16

posted Jan 13, 2016, 7:01 AM by Zachary Dane
Seniors: Complete your FAFSA today! (If you haven't already!) Please make an appointment with Diamond to take care of this ASAP. 

Planning to take a January Regents? Check the postings at the top of the T (across from Room 511) for your OSIS, and if you don't see your number, add your name to the blank sheets next to each exam. 

The College Door Advisory Competition is getting underway. Decorate your Advisory Room door with information about a college and we'll see which door turns out to be #1!

The score for yesterday's basketball game was: Mott Haven Annex Campus 70, MCHS 27. Great job, TC Gomes, for scoring 9 points!
Great job, Christopher Paez, for scoring 7 points!


Afterschool Activities:
Algebra support with Ms. Mockler. See her for Room #. 
Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents Prep is in Room 516.
English Regents/Common Core Prep is in Room 508. 
Global Regents Prep is in Room 506
NHS Tutoring begins in Room 519.
Step Dance meets outside the Auditorium. 
CityHarvest Food Drive ongoing until January 27th
Bring in canned food or nonperishable items to donate to CityHarvest! Grades will be competing for most pounds collected. There will be prizes for select students who participate. Collection boxes will be in the following rooms: 
9th grade to Mrs. Minaya in 530    currently holds:     6 items   !! In the lead!!
10th grade to Mr. Pei in 516          currently holds:   0  items
11th grade to Mr. Childs in 508      currently holds:  0  items
12th grade to Mr. Cates in 519       currently holds: 0 items
According to 
"Nearly half (49 percent) of food pantries and soup kitchens [in NYC] reported that they had run out of food, or particular types of food, needed to make adequate meals or pantry bags in September 2015."
What will YOU do about it? There are 2 weeks left to make a difference.

REGENTS PREP with NHS tutors will be happening on Weds Jan 13 and Weds Jan 20. If you are preparing for a January Regents exam, see Mr. Cates for a permission slip and stay after school the next 2 weeks to get ready to ace those tests!

Jan 15th- Our annual Winter Formal Dance (hosted by SGA and I AM) will be held from 7PM to 11PM. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. See an SGA member or Mr. Childs for tickets. All guests must have a high school student ID - No exceptions! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Dress your best!

Jan 16th- VERONICA ladies will volunteer at POTS (Part of The Solution) from 12-4pm. See Diamond with questions. 

 Every Wednesday till the first week of June. If you're an MCHS male, see 
Just after delivery, a nurse measures a neonate's axillary temperature at 94.1° F (34.5° C). What should the nurse do?   [A neonate is an infant younger than 4 weeks old; axillary temperature is taken in the armpit]
***************SENIOR ADVICE TO YOUNGER STUDENTS!*****************************
(Another new feature for 2016, the seniors class will offer daily nuggets of advice to younger students)

From Solyda Chan, '16: "Start on your college essay NOW!! Attend college trips. Start planning your college list. Check your EMAIL 2 or 3 times a week. Get a planner. Be aware of your deadlines for college applications." 

SHOUT OUT!    Does your class read the announcements? Shout your teacher out! See Ms. Davis or email

Answer to Medical Question of the Day: 
 a) Rewarm the neonate gradually.Reason: A neonate with a temperature of 94.1° F is experiencing cold stress. To correct cold stress while avoiding hyperthermia and its complications, the nurse should rewarm the neonate gradually, observing closely and checking vital signs every 15 to 30 minutes. Rapid rewarming may cause hyperthermia. Hourly observation isn't frequent enough because cold stress increases oxygen, calorie, and fat expenditure, putting the neonate at risk for anabolic metabolism and possibly metabolic acidosis. A neonate with cold stress requires intervention; the nurse should notify the physician of the problem as soon as it's identified.