HCSS Kenya Community Service Trip
The National Honor Society proudly announce its Community Service Trip to Kenya. The HCSS NHS is serving not only our community but the global community. During Spring Break of 2016, students, parents, and teachers of HCSS will be visiting Kenya. The purpose of this trip is to help and support the people in need; with the focus on orphaned children. HCSS students will have a chance to know more about other cultures, meet the local people, broaden their horizon, and get life experiences that are not available to most. During Spring Break of 2015, HCSS visited six orphanage houses and provided them with enough essential food to last about three months.
Honors Program Reminder
Test Schedules for MATH EOY PARCC
Don't forget that we are doing the last phase of PARCC this week! Here is the testing schedule:
Wednesday, May 20th: PARCC MATH EOY Unit 1
80 minutes (Grades 6, 7, 8, 9)
90 minutes (Grade 11 - Algebra 2)
Thursday, May 21th: PARCC MATH EOY Unit 2
75 minutes (for all grades)
PARCC Makeup days:
Friday, May 22nd
Tuesday, May 26th
10th graders will have rotational sdchedule on these days. Seniors will meet with Mr. Dere in the cafe on Wednesday and they will have senior trip on Thursday. Seniors will have to go to room 118/120 for the attendance on Thursday.
3rd Annual HCSS Multicultural Night
Tomorrow we will be administering the 8th Grade Science MCAS during the first four periods of school. We ask that students whose lockers are in the annex building and are not taking the test not use their lockers during this time. In the morning, all HCSS students with lockers in the annex should retrieve all materials that they will need for the first four periods of the day.
Remember that getting a good night sleep and eating breakfast is very important to a student's success!
HCSS Named One of the Top 50 Schools in Massachusetts!
The HCSS Science Olympiad Team, Robotics Club, and Math Teams participated in a lock-in event Friday night at the school. The students arrived at 6:00 pm and began the evening's activities with dinner in the Teacher's Lounge. Throughout the night the students participated in several activities. The first round of action was a Minute-To-Win-It competition. Students were pitted against each other to perform silly tasks such as attempting to pile 5 apples on top of each other and tossing marshmallows into cups. Prizes of homework passes were awarded to the top performers. Students then retreated to classrooms to play video games. There were several different options including Guitar Hero with Mr. Guenette. The activities ended with the viewing of a movie and eating popcorn. Students spent the night sleeping in different classrooms. Teachers did not get any sleep. The lock-in ended with Breakfast in the morning. Great fun was had by all.