MCHS Daily Announcements 1.20.16

posted Jan 21, 2016, 4:48 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 TODAY, Friday 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:
Bachata, Merengue Y Mas (Ms. Filpo, Room 501)
Gay Straight Alliance (Ms. Birnbaum, Room TBA)
Green Club (Ms. Davis, Room 515)
Mock Trial (Mr. McCormick, 534)
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:     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***************************

 Every Wednesday till the first week of June. If you're an MCHS male, see 
When reading prescriptions, Latin abbreviations are often used. This week we'll learn several Latin words and their medical abbreviations.
a.c.= ante cibum (pronounced ant-ee cheeboom)= before meals
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***************SENIOR ADVICE TO YOUNGER STUDENTS!**********************

Today's advice comes from Ms. Davis: When taking a final exam or a Regents, if you get to a question (ESPECIALLY AN ESSAY QUESTION) for which you don't feel sure of the answer, skip it and come back to it later. Look for clues in the rest of the exam that might help you in answering it. Whatever you do, DON'T LEAVE IT BLANK! These questions are usually worth a lot of points. Often you can receive partial credit even for creatively restating the question. You never get points for leaving a question blank, though. 

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