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23-27 April - Carol Foutz Day & Junior/Senior

posted Apr 21, 2018, 12:52 AM by HSD Principal
It was a long and busy week and it was great to watch the Wizard of Oz, seeing the result of over 100 staff and students working together to pull off a fantastic show.

We are down to five weeks of classes before semester exams. I can't believe so much of this school year is already behind us. So you know, I did agree to be high school principal for at least one more year, so I'll be in the office again next year.

Tuesday, 24 April is Carol Foutz Day, celebrating her 25 years of service to Faith Academy.
  • Feel free to dress as a literary character on Tuesday to recognize Carol's support of literacy.
  • There will be a short assembly at the beginning of the day at the flag pole to kick off the day.
  • We will be helping to stock a library, so bring a new or like-new book to donate.
  • During 7th period, there will be three short bells marking the beginning of our school-wide reading time for 1988 seconds. If your schedule allows it at that time, have your students stop and read - and you should stop and read as well! There will be three more short bells marking the end of the time.
  • After school, there will be a reception in Tipunan to honor Carol.
This Friday is the Junior/Senior Banquet. Students in grades 11 and 12 who are attending the banquet and are academically eligible are excused from classes that day. If you are struggling to get work in, feel free to use the inactive status this week to incentivize students to get work turned in by Thursday so they can be excused on Friday. 

Next week, since we have Tuesday off for Labor Day (enjoy your last bonus day off before the end of the year), we will hold a single block schedule on Monday, 30 April. Wednesday and Thursday will be double blocks with singles again on Friday.

That Saturday evening, 5 May, is the End of the Year Staff Banquet, during which we will honor staff members for their years of service and say goodbye to staff who will be leaving. The event is expected attendance for all staff, so respond the email form that the banquet committee sent out last week.

The following Monday, 7 May, we will have the grade 9 orientation and shadowing, inviting up all the current grade 8 students. If you teach grade 9 students during 6th period, they will have grade 8 students shadowing them for that period.

Think ahead to whether or not you will be giving a final exam during exam week. Shortly, a survey will be sent out asking your plans for your class(es). 

If you teach an AP course, the applications will be sent to you this week for review. Next week, they will be sent out for students to apply for the classes for next year.

Take a deep breath; it's the beginning of the end.