MCHS Daily Announcements 1.8.16

posted Jan 8, 2016, 6:11 AM by Zachary Dane
THIS JUST IN! Congratulations to Mr. Livingston's 4th period class for winning the Trivia Challenge during Homecoming! Your prize is coming! Honorable mention and kudos go to the 2nd place team- Ms. Filpo's 4th period class and 3rd place was a tie: Mr. Niarhos'/Mr. Dane's and Ms. Steinhart's 4th period classes! Great job, EVERYONE!

8th period- Senior Fundraising/Activities meets at 2:00 and Yearbook meets at 2:15. 

Afterschool Activities:
Step 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:     0 items    
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?

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 12th- Cougars' basketball plays the Annex Campus School at Mott Haven campus.

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. 

Jan 16th- Cougars will play Marble Hill at home. All students are welcome! Half time show will feature the Step Team and Cheerleaders. Come support your peers!

**************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. If you're an MCHS male, see Luke Alvez or Abebe Morris for more information. 

**************MEDICAL TERM/ QUESTION OF THE DAY!***********************************
(This is a new feature of the Daily Announcements, and a way to build up your medical knowledge while still in high school. Aim to check the Medical Term/Question of the Day every day of the week!)

Friday's Knowledge Check! Fill in the following sentence with the terms introduced this week: 
After a patient's ____ is taken during intake, she met with the doctor who prescribed her a certain medication as she needed it, or ________. The prescription later caused an ____ so she did not continue to take it. According to ___________ policy, the doctor could not discuss this with her employer. 

Word bank: PRN (Pro Re Nata), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), ADE (Adverse Drug Event), H & P (History and Physical).

***************SENIOR ADVICE TO YOUNGER STUDENTS!*****************************
(Another new feature for 2016, the seniors class will offer daily nuggets of advice to younger students)

From Javad Malik '16: "Dear Freshmen, FOCUS ON YOUR GPA. Seriously, focus on that. Do not, I repeat, do not let that drop. Try your absolute hardest to keep at least a 3.7 or higher (aim for a 4.0) GPA."
SHOUT OUT!  3 Cheers for Mr. Cates for helping all of the staff with Engrade! You rock! Does your class read the announcements? Shout your teacher out! See Ms. Davis or email