MCHS Daily Announcements 12.14.15

posted Dec 14, 2015, 6:45 AM by Zachary Dane
December is World AIDS Month: We have built a tree on a bulletin board with three sets of leaves at the top of the T. The three branches represent separate things:
  1. Orange leaves are for the first names of those we know who are HIV positive.
  2. Red leaves are for the first names of those we know who have died of AIDS.
  3. Magenta or fuchsia leaves are for our names if we support AIDS/HIV education.
TODAY, students will be able to place their names or the names of someone they know on the appropriate color. 

*Did you know:  that in 2004 HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of death for black women ages 25-34? (According to


Toy Drive reminder:
I AM/VERONICA is hosting a toy drive December 19th... $5 donations or other donations will be gratefully accepted!

Afterschool Activities
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
10th grade to Mr. Pei in 516
11th grade to Mr. Childs in 508
12th grade to Mr. Cates in 519

December 17, 6pm, in the Auditorium: 
Arts Showcase. Come see your peers sing, dance and perform! See the art they have made! $3 in advance, and $5 at the door.  See Ms. Minaya or Mr. Watson for more information.

December 23-
All day activities to celebrate the MCHS community. Plan to be there for the basketball game, performances, games, prizes and ice cream. 

December 30th-
I AM Trip to Lucky Strike Lanes

Reminder: School door alarms are on. Please exit through the 3rd floor main exit (unless you have 8th period or 2:30 dismissal; after the door is closed again at the end of the day the alarm is back on!). 

**************ONGOING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES/MEETINGS****************************************
ELA Regents/Common Core Prep is held every Wednesday from 2:30-5pm.
See Mr. Childs in Room 508 for information and a permission slip. 

Join I AM! Every Wednesday till the first week of June
IAM boys volunteers at PS 95 from 3:30pm-5:30pm
Description: Team building exercises, mentoring 6th-8th graders, community out reach, and recreational trips. To join I AM you must be male, willing to do outreach, have decent grades and good school attendance. See Luke Alvez or Abebe Morris for more information.