MCHS Daily Announcements 1.20.16

posted Jan 20, 2016, 6:02 AM by Zachary Dane
Seniors: Complete your FAFSA before Regents Week!! Please make an appointment with Diamond to take care of this ASAP. 

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!

Finals will take place ThursdayFriday and Monday (1/21, 1/22 and 1/25). 
Thursday morning exams: Living Environment, 10th grade Global History, 11th grade ELA, 12th grade Regents prep
Thursday afternoon exams: US History for some students, AP US History
Friday morning exams: Participation in Government, Geometry, US History, 9th grade Global History, Applied Math
Friday afternoon exams: AP Biology, Algebra 2/Trigonometry
Monday morning exams: Chemistry, Earth Science, AP Statistics, Biochemistry, Physics, Algebra 1, Senior Regents Prep
Monday afternoon: PreCalculus

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.


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 is in Room 519.
Step Team has a meeting outside the Auditorium today. 

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:     45 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 is 1 week left to make a difference.

**************ONGOING EVENTS/ ACTIVITIES/ MEETINGS***************************

Join I AM! Every Wednesday till the first week of June. If you're an MCHS male, see Luke Alvez or Abebe Morris for more information. 

**************MEDICAL TERM/ QUESTION OF THE DAY!***********************************
When reading prescriptions, Latin abbreviations are often used. This week we'll learn several Latin words and their medical abbreviations.
q1h= quaque hora (pronounced kwah-kweh or-uh)= every hour
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***************SENIOR ADVICE TO YOUNGER STUDENTS!*****************************
(Another new feature for 2016, the seniors class will offer daily nuggets of advice to younger students)

From Kimberly Caban '16: Freshmen should know that they should take each grade in high school seriously, especially US History, Global Studies or Government. They should take it seriously if they want to succeed in passing the Regents or graduating on time. They should be getting high grades, so that they won't have to be worried about their GPA and whether their GPA is too low to get accepted tot he college they wish to go to. Freshmen should be getting ready to take the Regents in June and passing it, especially Living Environment and Algebra.  

SHOUT OUT!  Shout out to Mr. Monteverde and the Winter Track Team! Great job at the track meet on Monday! Thank you for representing our school. Does your class read the announcements? Shout your teacher out! See Ms. Davis or email