Friday October 28, 2011
CAR RAFFLE Huron Car Raffle update:
The 2012 Ford XLT car raffle is moving right along, raising money for our school community. Let's run the numbers! As of week #6, 738 tickets have been sold, raising $12,640 so far. We have 15 weeks to go to reach our goal of raising $50,000 by the February 11 drawing date. A early bird drawing for a flat screen TV will be on December 12, so you may win a TV and a car! Tickets are $20 each, or 3 for $50. Each Huron family is asked to join in to sell raffle tickets. A packet called "Sell Six Tix" has ticket selling instructions for you. Please contact parent Ann Green (email@example.com) or Sarah Faylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive your Sell Six Tix packet. Also, the Colonial BP gas station on Plymouth Rd. near Green Rd. is selling raffle tickets. Since the Ford car was donated by a Huron family with no strings attached, this is a wonderful opportunity for our whole school community to help raise needed funds for the Huron Athletic Booster Club, Huron Music Association, Huron PTSO and Huron administration. Go Raffle-Ticket-Selling-Rats, Go!
CHALLENGE DAY :: Monday, November 7.
Adult volunteers needed
Challenge Day is an award winning non-profit organization which runs one day workshops at schools across the country to address the root causes of violence, bullying, stereotypes, racism, substance abuse, etc. within the context of teen life. Huron's seventh year of the program will include Nov. 7. Each workshop will bring together 125 Huron students and 30+ adults including parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, and members of the greater community. Helping with Challenge Day is a great way for parents to get connected at Huron! No prior experience is necessary to volunteer, the Challenge Day Leaders will provide step by step instructions. We need adult help: 1) Be an adult workshop participant (7:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m.) 2) Help with set up and registration (7:00-8:00 a.m.) or clean up (2:45 to 3:45 p.m.) 3) Donate snack items (cases of water, bags of apples, large multipacks of snack chips or other peanut free snack items).
For questions or to volunteer on Monday November 7th, please contact Linda Hibbs at email@example.com, (734) 214-5723.
COE JOBS Looking for a part-time job? The COE Office has information on companies that are looking for help. Stop by and see Ms. Eisley or Mr. Jobe in room 6158 for more information.
MREACH All students interested in attending November 11th MREACH field trip must have their permission forms in to Ms. Ruzicka.
SEC-FOOTBALL TEAM "Congratulations to the following River Rats on being selected to the All-SEC Football Team: OFFENSE: 1st Team - senior. #2 RB Parish Jacobs-Thomas Honorable Mention - senior. #7 QB Alex Hassan senior. #74 OL Jared Weeks DEFENSE: Honorable Mention - senior: #8/82 ILB Remiah Adams senior: #80 DB/OLB Jamel Nimer SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: senior. #7 Alex Hassan Way to go guys!"
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER Attention all students interested in improving their ACT test scores. Please note that December 10 is the next available ACT test date. Registration ends Monday at lunch for the next ACT prep class. Classes start this coming Monday @ 2:30 in the college career center. Please see Mr. Wright for more information.
MEN’S SWIM-DIVE MEETING
The Huron Men's Swim-Dive team will hold it's preseason organizational meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at 6pm in the Huron Cafeteria. All interested in joining the team should plan to attend. This year the team has new head coach, Eric Stanczyk. Eric has been the assistant coach for the previous five season, so he knows Huron Men's Swimming! Brad Huttenga will return as our diving coach. Brad was MHSAA Division I Dive Coach of the year last year! Team captains this year are Jim Riegger and Charlie Maher. For more information check the team website: http://www.a2schools.org/huron.m_swimdive/men_s_swim___dive_home The first day of practice will be November 21. New team members of all grades and levels of experience are welcome."
BOWLING TEAM NEWS
As you may know, Bowling has been dropped as a supported sport in the Ann Arbor Public School system. We do have the option of forming a club team and still competing with other schools in the Michigan High School Athletic Association. The bowling coaches, a few parents (of which I am one) and a few students, are looking for students that are interested in bowling.
We are asking if you are a current Ann Arbor Huron High School student to look us up on Facebook. Whether you have a Facebook account or not, if you would like to be part of the team, please send an email with your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can create a list of interested individuals. We have some interests already but we still need a few more to make this work.
HURON MEN’S ICE HOCKEY SEASON BEGINS
The Huron Men's Ice Hockey team will hold tryouts next week: Monday, October 31- Friday, November 4, from 4:30-6pm each day at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. Skaters should plan to attend all week. This year the team has new head coach, John Gould. A former Marine, John comes from Minnesota where he has played, coached and served as a hockey scout and recruiter. John knows hockey and is excited to begin the season! For more information, contact Coach Gould at <Jsgould23@gmail.com > or captains’ parents Marci Gilchrist <email@example.com> or Holly Sorscher <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Go Rats!
There will be school on November 1. Some information indicated no school, but alas there will be school that day.
GRADUATION PARTY PLANNING NOVEMBER 14
We will have our 2nd grad party planning session for class of 2012 on Monday, November 14th, 7:00 to 8:00pm in the PCR 6100 conference room at Huron. All parents interested in planning this fun event are invited! Magaly Nagpal and Lenore Crockett (email@example.com)
FREE LECTURE SERIES: “ADJUSTMENT MATTERS”
As you may already be aware, for nearly 25 years UCCF (umuccf.org) has been providing a full range mental health services for children, teens, and families. We are pleased to announce that UCCF is now offering specialized services in diagnosing and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Dr. Fiona Miller, a licensed Clinical Psychologist at UCCF will administer and supervise ASD service provision. Our services aim to diagnose and treat ASD in hopes of intervening early on and facilitating optimal development. UCCF also offers evaluations, consultation and therapy for child and teens coping with learning disabilities and ADHD. These services are provided by professional staff and advanced graduate level students under the supervision of our professional staff.
You are invited to join the Institute's eNewsletter mailing list and to “like” us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Institute-For-Human-Adjustment). (There is a link to subscribe to our eNewsletter on our website www.umiha.org.) When you subscribe you'll receive updates from us about our Centers: The University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF), the University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy (UCLL) and the Psychological Clinic (psychclinic.org). We have a free lecture series "Adjustment Matters" that launches on November 2 http://www.umiha.org/opencms/opencms/downloads/IHA_AM-fall.11-IN2.pdf. Many of your parents may find one or more of these lectures useful.
The UCLL (languageexperts.org) offers speech, language and literacy evaluation and therapy to adults with aphasia and children and teens with language disorders and language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia. I hope you'll visit our dyslexia curriculum and resource center at dyslexiahelp.umich.edu.
Brenda Sodt Foster | Assistant Director Institute for Human Adjustment
530 Church Street, Ann Arbor Mi 48109-1109
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
November 4 marks the end of the first marking period.
Time flies when we're having fun!
Huron PTSO President