Announcements – Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Students, tomorrow is an important day for all grade levels! 9th-11th grade students will be on campus from 9:00 – 1:30. 9th grade students will participate in Herron 101 and will meet in the Fesler Cafeteria. All 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT, a very important college readiness exam, in Russell Hall. Please arrive with a pencil and a calculator. 12th grade students who turned in a permission form will be on college visits; those who did not will attend school to work on college applications. Please get adequate rest this evening and eat a good breakfast. We’re looking forward to a great day!

One additional note: If you did not complete a benchmark in the last week due to an absence, please be in touch with your teacher about scheduling your make-up exam for tomorrow afternoon from 1:304:00.

After Fall Break, sweatshirts that are cut off or have colored logos will not be permitted. Please stop by the Deans’ office to fix these problems this week.

If any seniors would like Mrs. Roberts to write a recommendation letter for them, you must get the yellow form to her BEFORE Fall Break.

Are you interested in traveling to Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France this summer? It’s not too late to join the July 2016 Europe trip. Please stop by Mr. Westerfeld’s office for more information.

Seniors, are you planning on going to Indiana University-Bloomington next year? Do you qualify as a low income student or a first generation college student? The IU Groups Scholars program may be a great opportunity for you. Groups Scholars have access to great resources like tutoring, scholarships, school supplies, and a summer program that other students are not granted. Please see Mr. Westerfeld for more information. Applications are due November 1st.

Seniors: When you return from fall break, Miss Hundt will begin meeting with you during your seminar time to check on your college application progress. If you do not have a seminar, e-mail her for an appointment.

Seniors who are going on college trips with Herron teachers tomorrow, please check the doors for your departure times. Be at school on time because the cars will leave promptly at the times stated.

GUESS WHAT ACHAEANS? Spirit week is just around the corner! Student vs. Faculty Soccer Game Friday, October 23 at 6pm. We have spirit week confirmed and the days are really fun this year: Monday October 19 is Mixed UP MONDAY, Close your eyes and pick your outfit! Tuesday is Fictional Character or Mythological Creature day! Wednesday is Dress to Impress wear your best attire or dress as the professional of your choice! Thursday is Throwback Decades Day! Friday is Herron Spirit Day, wear Black and Red for the Student vs. Faculty Soccer Game at 6pm.

For spirit week, if you are not participating in the theme of the day, you must come in your Herron uniform. If you are participating in the theme of the day, you must still wear your ID and wear shoes with backs on them. Tops must have sleeves and shorts must be no higher than two inches above the knee. You may not wear masks or hats. If you have any question about what is appropriate please ask the Dean of Students’ Office.

This year’s homecoming Dance theme is Moonlight Masquerade and will take place Saturday, October 24, at the Harrison center for the arts. If you plan to bring a guest the permission slips are outside Ms. Knop’s office. All guests must have permission slips returned by Thursday, October 22nd.

Come celebrate the kickoff to homecoming week at the homecoming festival after school next Tuesday. The festival is open to both students and families and will have food, games, musical performances and more. Plus, the homecoming court will be announced at the festival! Admission is free, games and food may be purchased for $1-10.

The GEMS Club is sponsoring a viewing of The Mask You Live In. The film addresses the need to value authentic relationships and to raise a healthier generation removing gender stereotypes. Permission slips are required and available outside the Advising Office. See Ms. Torres if you have questions. Any and all are welcome! Join us Tuesday, October 13 at 4:15 in room 234m.

Girls basketball begins mandatory practice for all players except those still in fall sports Monday, October 19. Practice begins in Coach Kocian’s room, 255F, at promptly 4:15pm.

Tonight is the final home volleyball game of the season. The Achaeans will host Scecina at Christian Park Family Center at 530/630.

The girls basketball order forms are due to Coach Kocian today.

Gamers’ Club will meet after school today in the cafeteria until 5pm.

There is no GSA after school today.

If you are interested in joining Model United Nations, it’s not too late! Stop by Mr. Bilbrey’s room, 120 Russell, to pick up some information and an application before you leave for Fall Break. The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 21in the morning, in room 120. Returning delegates are required to attend.

A Capella Club will NOT meet tomorrow morning. See you next week!!!

Girls basketball begins mandatory practice for all players except those still in fall sports Monday, October 19. Practice begins in Coach Kocian’s room, 255F, at promptly 4:15.

Seniors, Please check the doors in Fesler and Russell for your placement for Senior College Visit Day. You are expected to attend school if you have not turned in a permission slip.

The English Academic Team will have a brief callout meeting Tuesday morning at8:00 am in the cafeteria. Outlines and study materials will be provided. Please see Mr. Flynn if you are interested but unable to make it to the meeting.

Do you write or perform spoken word poetry? Urban Compassion, a poetry collective through YAT, is looking for teens who have a passion for writing and performing. The first performance will be December 5th at Indy Reads Books. Dates for the meetings and rehearsals are to be determined. If you are interested, talk to Rosalie Adams, a junior with short purple hair.