May 21, 2018 Announcements

REMINDER: Students are not to be released from classes until the bell rings at the end of the period. At the end of the day, students should not be allowed to go anywhere after 2:15pm. Students are to stay in classes until the 2:30 bell.

The yearbooks are here! We will begin distributing them on Monday, 5/21, in the following order:

Monday, 5/21, Seniors can pick up yearbooks afterschool in the library.

Tuesday, 5/22, Juniors and Seniors can pick up yearbooks afterschool in the library.

Wednesday, 5/23, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors can pick up yearbooks afterschool in the library.

Thursday, 5/24, Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors can pick up yearbooks afterschool in the library.

Friday, 5/25, anyone who hasn't picked up their yearbook yet, will be able to pick up their book afterschool in the library.

Any student interested in running for class council, please come to room 101 Tuesday, May 22nd during ACE for an information meeting and to pick up an election packet. Any student interested must complete an election packet in order to be eligible to run for a class officer position.

Ramadan is a period of fasting and spiritual growth, and is one of the five "pillars of Islam" (the others being the declaration of faith, daily prayer, alms-giving, and the pilgrimage to Mecca). Able-bodied Muslims are expected to abstain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn to sunset each day of the month. Many practicing Muslims also perform additional prayers, especially at night, and attempt to recite the entire Qur'an (Koran).

The prevailing belief among Muslims is that it was in the final 10 nights of Ramadan that the Qur'an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. The Qur'an states that fasting was prescribed for believers so that they may be conscious of God. By abstaining from things that people tend to take for granted (such as water), it is believed, one may be moved to reflect on the purpose of life and grow closer to the creator and sustainer of all existence. As such, engaging in wrongdoing effectively undermines the fast.

Many Muslims also maintain that fasting allows them to get a feeling of poverty, and this may foster feelings of empathy.

Ramadan: For students and staff observing Ramadan, the library will be a food-free zone from 7:50-2:30 every day. One conference room has been prepared for students wanting to pray. Please feel free to come in during your lunch period, but make sure to follow the library rules while you are there.

Attention Seniors~PROM tickets will be on sale today. The cost is $40 each and includes dinner, a cash drawing, photography, and entertainment. A dance contract MUST be completed before the purchase of tickets. If bringing a guest from another school, a completed dance contract & photo ID must be submitted BEFORE tickets can be purchased. Please see Ms. Sbardella in Room 323 with any questions.

Juniors starting to explore college options--we will be taking a bus to the Augusta College Fair on Thursday, May 24th.

All juniors were sent an email with details.

Sign-ups and permission slips are in the guidance office with Ms. Shackley.

The sign-up deadline is May 10th--and there are a limited number of seats on the bus, so don't wait--Sign up!!

SENIORS: CHECK YOUR EMAIL! Seniors will be receiving detailed emails about any outstanding library materials that must be returned before marching practice begins.

Academic Support! (Beginning Now)

Math Center (w/ Mr. Adams, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Thornton) in Rm. 104 Mondays and Thursdays from 2:40-4:00pm

Language Arts Completion Club (w/ Ms. Sbardella) in Rm. 323 Mondays and Thursdays from 2:40-4:00pm

Science Completion Club (w/ Ms. Keefe) in Rm. 205 Thursdays and Fridays from 2:40-4:00pm

Tutoring (w/ Ms. Phelps) in Rm. 225 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:40-4:00pm

For Math Center, Language Arts Completion Club, and Science Completion, just show up ready to be productive.

For tutoring, please connect with Michael Russell at or J Dionne at to secure your spot as space is limited. As usual, work hard.

Any student needing a Prom Dress, contact your guidance counselor to go to the clothing closet. We have been given a ton of Prom Dresses that need a good home!!!! These dresses are all free. Please reach out to us!

WHS' LGBT+ club will be meeting on Thursdays after school in Ms. Joyce's room – 108.

Students are required to purchase a parking pass for $6.00 in the Main Office to be eligible to park in the Student Lot at the high school. Students who do not have a parking pass will be ticketed. Students are not allowed to park in the teacher lot.

21st CCLC Programs

Email Mr. Russell at

Geeks Templar

Cooking Matters

Dungeon and Dragons

After School Gaming club

Telling Room Writing club

*Big Brother & Sister

*K.I.C (Kids in Community)

*S.A.M (School Academic Mentors)

*Youth Court


*Youth Leadership Coalition

A reminder that NHS requires members to be involved with clubs and to generate community service hours. All programs with a * qualify for NHS.

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