MCHS Daily Announcements 1.14.16

posted Jan 14, 2016, 4:20 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!

Journalism and leadership classes available: see the Internship bulletin board in the main hallway (across from the girls' bathroom) for opportunities whose deadlines are coming up soon. See Ms. Davis with questions. 

NHS meets during 8th period today. See Mr. Cates. 

Afterschool Activities:
Bachata, Merengue Y Mas (Ms. Filpo, Room 501)
Gay Straight Alliance (Ms. Birnbaum, Room TBA)
Green Club (Ms. Davis, Room 515)
Student Government Association (Mr. Childs, Room 508)
Sistahs in Leadership (Ms. Rivera, Room 519)
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:     10 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
Jan 16th- VERONICA ladies will volunteer at POTS (Part of The Solution) from 12-4pm. See Diamond with questions. 

[According to the Mayo Clinic:
************SENIOR ADVICE TO YOUNGER STUDENTS!******************
(Another new feature for 2016, the senior class will offer daily nuggets of advice to younger students)

From Desiree Soriano (class of 2014!): Take advantage of College Now classes if you can. They help you get college credits before you even set foot on your school's campus. 

SHOUT OUT!   Way to go, VERONICA and I AM crew for your work with the PS/MS 95 students every week. Serving the community is valuable work, and MCHS is proud of you. Anyone who wants to join either group should see Luke Alvez or Diamond Joseph. Does your class read the announcements? Shout your teacher out! See Ms. Davis or email

Answer to Medical Question of the Day: 
a) Heart rate of 150 beats/minute. Reason: A heart rate of 150 beats/minute is very high for a 7-year-old child and may indicate carditis. For this age group, the normal heart rate while awake is 70 to 110 beats/minute. Swollen and painful joints such as the knee are characteristic findings in the child with rheumatic fever and do not require immediate physician notification. Twitching in the extremities, known as chorea, is a characteristic finding in a child with rheumatic fever and does not require immediate physician notification. A red rash on the trunk typically indicates rheumatic fever and does not require immediate physician notification.