WEEK OF MARCH 3, 2014
AFTER SCHOOL HOURS: Students are not permitted to be in the building after 3:30 p.m. unless under the direct supervision of a faculty or staff member. Students remaining after 3:30 p.m. can wait in the main office.
The school building is closed after dismissal. Students are to go to their lockers and exit the building if they are not going to detention, tutoring, a club or activity meeting or a sports practice. Students waiting for a ride home are to go to the main office, and not be in the hallways unsupervised.
CAFETERIA: The cafeteria is open each morning by 6:45 a.m. Students may wait in the cafeteria until the school building opens at 7:50 a.m.
Students are reminded that they are not permitted to leave the cafeteria until the end of lunch. If you need to use the restroom, you must do so prior to reporting to lunch or after lunch is dismissed. If you need to meet with a teacher, you must go directly to the teacher or the teacher must meet you in the cafeteria.
CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Students are reminded that the policy on electronic device confiscation is that the item must be surrendered to the teacher.This includes any and all electronic devices. Failure to do so is not an option. Failure to surrender a device results in an in-school suspension.
DETENTIONS: Detentions may be served today, tomorrow; Thursday and Friday from 3:30-6 p.m. Detention on Wednesday will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m..
DRESS CODE REMINDERS: Team jackets are allowed on Friday's only during the season. Scarves are not to be worn during the school day. Crew neck sweatshirts must be red, blue, or white; no black or gray sweatshirts.
This Wednesday, there will be numerous visitors in the building, including a film crew from Fox 8. Please be sure you are in approved school uniform and assist our visitors if they have questions.
EARLY ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL: If you arrive early you to school, you are advised to go down to the cafeteria prior to the building being open. At this time you can get your lunch tickets for the week, or just relax. When you wait outside you cause a clog in the parking lot area that can be a hazard, so please proceed to the cafeteria prior to 7:50 a.m.
END OF 3rd QUARTER: The 3rd quarter ends on March 14. If you are missing any work, you should meet with your teachers ASAP to discuss the possibility of making up this missing work. Spring athletes must pass 5 one-credit classes during the 3rd quarter AND have a GPA of at least a 1.8 in order to participate in the spring sport.
HONORS DIPLOMA: Attention seniors: If you believe you qualify for the Honors Diploma but have not been contacted by Mrs. Scheider, please see her during lunch to discuss.
LENTEN MISSION COLLECTION: This is your Lenten Mission Collection update for Tuesday March 11: Last week, the school collected a few pennies shy of $100.00. This was an awesome start! Let's keep up the momentum. When the envelope is passed in your homeroom, throw in some extra change you may have hanging out in your pocket or the bottom of your purse. Every little bit adds up and can make a big difference in the end result and hopefully surpassing our school goal of $2,000.
Congratulations to the seniors of Mr. Raddell's homeroom that collected the most money last week. At this very moment they are eating donuts as a thank you from the Lenten Mission Collection Team. Great Leadership Seniors! Keep up the great work! Maybe homeroom 12B can make the top of the list this week.
LUNCH CARDS: Lunch cards can be purchased/picked up before school or at the end of the lunch period.
OGT WEEK: During OGT Week, March 10-14, students who are not involved with OGT testing or the ACT review are not required to be at school until the start of homeroom at 11:30 a.m. The library will be open from 8-11 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11-11:25 a.m. for those who arrive to school prior to the start of homeroom.
All sophomores are required to be at school from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. during OGT Week, which is next week, March 10-14. The school uniform is required every day, all day.
OHIO COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS: Congratulations to Bill Vidmar, Dan Gail, Brian Grai, and Joe Martin for their team 12th place finish in the small school category of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics competition held February 9. They will each receive $20 in Chipotle or Subway cards and $100 off of their tuition. If you would like to train for Math competitions, consider joining the Pi Sigma Society. See Mr. Minadeo for details.
STUDENT CAREER DAY: Enjoy the Metroparks? Discover your future there! Student Career Day is March 26 from 9 a.m - 4 p.m. Go behind the scenes to see how a park system works from naturalist to mason, turf manager to administrator, veterinary tech to visual communicator. Join the "Enrichment/Summer Opportunities" group on Schoology or see the flyer in Guidance.
STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Student Council Executive Officer elections are on March 20 and Class Officer elections are on March 24. If you are interested in running for elected officer you must see Mr. Minadeo in room 301 to pick up your nominating petition. All petitions are due to Mr. Minadeo on March 10.
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES: Don't forget to check the Schoology group for Summer Opportunities. All types of enrichment opportunities as well as any job postings received by the Guidance Office are posted here. Check out the new posting there for the Youth Employment program.
TRANSPORTATION TO CHANEL: All students who will be riding the late bus to Chanel need to check in at the athletic office on a daily basis. A sign-up sheet will be provided for you to indicate which days you will be needing transportation for the week.
VENTURES: Ventures Student Editorial Board will meet 2 times this week--on Wednesday, 3/12, and on Friday, 3/14. Meet after school in Mrs. Finkelson's room--Room 213.
VIKING ATHLETICS: Congratulations to the boys basketball team on their victory over Warrensville Heights on Friday night and winning the District Title. The boys advance to the Regional semi-final game this Wednesday night in Canton. Tickets will be available in the principal's office from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. the athletic office. Presale tickets are all $6 and they will be $8 at the door. We are planning a spirit bus if enough students sign up. Tickets for the spirit bus will be $10 and this includes your ticket. Permission slips are available from Mrs. Fischbach. Permission slips and money will be due no later than 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
VIKINGS STEM GROUP: Future women engineers listen up! There is a Women in Engineering coming up in April you will not want to miss. More details can be found in the VIKING STEM group on Schoology - or see Mr. Minadeo to get connected.