MCHS Daily Announcements 1.8.16

posted Jan 11, 2016, 6:47 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. 


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!***********************************
A nurse is using Doppler ultrasound to assess a pregnant woman. When should the nurse expect to hear fetal heart tones?
a.) 7 weeks' gestation
b.) 11 weeks' gestation
c.) 17 weeks' gestation
d.) 21 weeks' gestation

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

From Katherine Herrera and Cyndy Ruiz '16: "Pass your Regents. It only gets worse. Keep your head up and wait til graduation."
SHOUT OUT!  Shout out to Ms. Minott and her 4th period class for reading the daily announcements! Way to stay informed! Does your class read the announcements? Shout your teacher out! See Ms. Davis or email

[Correct answer to Medical Question:  b.) 11 weeks' gestation. Reason: Using Doppler ultrasound, fetal heart tones may be heard as early as the 11th week of pregnancy. Using a stethoscope, fetal heart tones may be heard between 17 and 20 weeks' gestation.