IMPORTANT FALL DATES
September 17 -‐ Grade 12 Parents Meet with Counselors, 7 pm
Thursday, September 18 – “Mamaronart” Staff Art Show Opens, 3:00pm, (continues school hours until 10/17), MHS Palmer Gallery
October 2 -‐ Back to School Night: Pre-‐meeting for Latino Parents, 6:15 pm: all MHS, 7 pm
October 8 & 9 – Photos (for 9-11 grades)
October 9 – Information Session on Pre-‐college Testing (Mock ACTs and SAT), 7:30 pm
October 20 and November 24 – SEPTA Road to College, 7:30 pm
October 21 – Conversation with the Principal, 9am and 7:30 pm
October 22 – MHS Padres Unidos Workshop, 7 pm
November 4 – Superintendent’s Conference/No School/Day of Service
November 13 -‐ Parent Faculty Breakfast -‐ 7:30 am, Students arrive 8:30 am
Welcome back to the start of another school year! We hope you had a good summer.
The PTSA has been working on initiatives that we hope will enhance everyone’s experience this coming year. We organize programs that address issues important to parents as well as supporting programs and services that benefit student and teachers. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We invite you to get involved and look forward to seeing you this Fall.
Rina Beder (833-‐9837)
Joan Capaldi (834-‐2142)
FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Club Fair October 8th on the track at lunch. This is an opportunity for all students to learn about and sign up for clubs at MHS. Rain date, October 9th
Yearbook Sales start now! Mahiscan 2015 promises to be another incredible yearbook that covers every grade and every activity at MHS. Order yours today and take advantage of the early bird price of $80.00. Don’t let your child miss out… the Mahiscan sells out every year!
Senior parents – Some of you inadvertently received incomplete Mahiscan mailings, missing a page with Senior Ad information. A second mailing has been mailed that is complete. Senior Ads are due October 6 and 7 for last names beginning with A-M and October 8 and 9 for last names beginning with N-Z. Contact Carol Scheffler with any questions… 220-3141 email@example.com
FROM THE COLLEGE INFORMATION CENTER (CIC)
Welcome back to all MHS students and families from all the CIC volunteers. The CIC is part of the guidance department. Our purpose is to help students with their college search and to provide a forum for college admission representatives to meet with MHS students.
The CIC, located in room N206 at MHS, will be open to students beginning Monday, September 8th, and will begin hosting visits from colleges and universities immediately. Our hours are 8:00am to 2:45pm every school day. Students are welcome to come in and browse our library or use our computers to research colleges. Seniors should watch MHS Info, check the school calendar website (click here for the College Visits Calendar), the easel in the overpass near the library, the electronic sign in the overpass or stop by our office to see the schedule of upcoming college visits.
We will also be selling MHS planners for $5. We will be registering juniors for the PSAT, which will be administered on Saturday, October 18th at MHS. For more PSAT information contact your college counselor.
For further information, call 914-220-3201 or email Nancy Gardiner or CIC. Volunteers will be in the office on Back to School Night from 6:30pm-7:30pm to acquaint parents with our facility.
We ask you to support our fundraisers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Karen Regan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Hofstedt at email@example.com.
Here are some of our fundraising activities this year:
- SCHOOL APPAREL: Students can show their school pride with shirts, pullovers, shorts, and other apparel. Click here to download the form: MHS merchandise order form 2014 or you may order online by clicking on School Apparel
- PHOTOS. School photo days for 9, 10 and 11 graders will be October 8th and 9th. Please look for a letter from Lifetouch/ Prestige Photos in September. You can also print this form: Photo Form (English), Photo Form (Spanish). Questions, contact Tracy Owen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Senior portraits are coordinated separately and not taken on photo days. For questions about senior portraits, please contact Carol Scheffler at email@example.com.
- STOP & SHOP. You shop, MHS benefits. Last year, 382 MHS families and friends registered for the Stop & Shop A+ Bonus Bucks program and raised a record $5,600 for our school. We are currently gearing up for this year’s program and hope to raise even more in 2014-‐15! We will share details with you as soon as we receive them from Stop & Shop. Questions, please contact, Ellen Howse, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE JOIN THE PTSA: Click below for easy access to our membership form.