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MSHS Tuesday Newsday April 2, 2019

North Salem Middle/High School

REMINDER – Please do not park your car unattended in fire lanes for any reason.  Fire lanes are designated with a posted sign and/or yellow lines with the words “fire lane” across them.  This is a safety issue and we appreciate your cooperation.

The North Salem Middle School has been re-designated as a 2019 Essential Elements Schools to Watch. This designation is based on the North Salem Middle School's continued commitment to enhancing its program and practices. 
Community Service hours are due by April 22, 2019 for recognition at Awards Night.  However, you can continue to submit hours until June.
Attention seniors: The World Language Department, in conjunction with New York State, is offering a Seal of Biliteracy designation to recognize student achievement and proficiency in English and another language. For the application and information on requirements, please visit: Seal of Biliteracy 2019.  Contact Mr. O'Callaghan, Ms. DeMorris, Mrs. Blessing, Miss Aitken, or Mrs. Drumm for more information.
Music Makers Rock/Pop Show -- April 26 and 27, 7:00 pm -- only $5.00 at the door -- PQ Students Free!!  See attached flyer
Residents are invited to join in the Annual Somers Holocaust Memorial Commission Yom HaShoah Commemoration to be held at 
North Salem HS, 230 June Road,  North Salem, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM.  The Interfaith Somers Holocaust Memorial Commission is dedicated to educating students about the horrors of the Holocaust and other genocides.  Students from the North Salem Chorus will perform as will dancers from the Ridgefield Conservatory. There will be an awards ceremony for the high school students whose creative projects were selected as winners, plus a candle lighting ceremony in memory of all holocaust victims. Mr. Peter Somogyi will be our guest speaker.  He is a child survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp and the twin experiments conducted by Dr. Joseph Mengele.  The candle lighting ceremony will be presided over by Cantor Ruth Ossher, Hebrew Congregation of Somers, the Invocation given by Father John Lagiovane, St. Joseph’s RC Church, and the Benediction pronounced by the Reverend Michael T. Watson, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Somers.  For questions or for survivors or their children who’d like to participate in the candle ceremony, please email Donations in any amount to further the work of the SHMC are welcome and may be sent to the Somers Holocaust Memorial Commission at P.O. Box 302, Lincolndale, NY 10540-0302
Web Page Updates - MSHS
Please check out Announcements on the MSHS main page. 
There is some updated information regarding mental health hotline numbers and other resources.
On Wednesday evening May 1, 2019Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) is hosting our second annual Medical Career Day. The world of healthcare careers is varied, exciting, and constantly growing in opportunities. The goal of medical Career Day is to expose your students to the wide range of opportunities available in healthcare, both clinical and non-clinical alike. Additionally, your students will have the invaluable opportunity to spend time, in small groups and one-on-one, with professionals in the field who are very enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and insight into the field. Through this experience, students will participate in hands-on learning experiences, make meaningful connections with NWH professionals, and maybe even find their passion!

We invite high school students in grades 9-12 to attend. There is no fee associated with this event, however, pre-registration is required – there is a maximum of 100 students who can attend this event.

Event Details:

Where: Conference Rooms at Northern Westchester Hospital located at 400 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY

When: Wednesday, May 1st from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WORKSHOPS: Students will be scheduled to attend 2 of the following workshops – workshops will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.* Workshop options include:

  • Medical Ethics
  • Bioelectronic Medicine and Engineering
  • Sports/Rehab Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine

DINE AND DISH WITH AN EXPERT: Students will have the experience of eating dinner with additional experts to gain further insight into healthcare fields. Table assignments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.*Experts will range be from a variety of fields, ranging from non-clinical careers such as social media   

The deadline for registration is Friday April 12th at 11:30 pm students can register for this event at:  

Attention parents of a student with an IEP or a 504 Plan.
Annual reviews and 504 meeting have begun and will continue throughout the spring. Programming for the 2019-2020 school year will be discussed at the annual reviews.

Attention 7th Grade Parents  With the upcoming end of the year testing, Mrs. Galligan is discussing test taking tips with 7th gr. students after school on April 2 in her office.  Please encourage your student to come see her if he/she desires any additional support.  See attached test tips!

Attention 8th-grade parents  After the Washington DC trip March 27-29th, there will be 8th-grade transition meetings available to parents and students in a 15-minute interval session. The days and times are varied to hopefully accommodate everyone.  Please sign into PTC Wizard and select a time that works best for you. This is the same process used for parent-teacher conferences.

On April 11th there is an evening event (Transitioning to High School) for parents of 8th graders at 7:00.  There will be a PC Wizard sign up coming soon for 8th-grade parent-student scheduling conferences. The conferences will occur after 9th-grade scheduling is completed (April and May). Teachers discussed placements with students for next year and the course catalog is available online for viewing! Looking forward to working hand in hand with all of you.

Attention 9th-11th-grade parents
Free Naviance CCLR Live by Kaplan Courses
New live streaming courses for March are now available for sign up on Naviance CCLR Live by Kaplan.   Be sure to check Naviance for other free courses available!

In addition, students and parents at Naviance schools and districts now have free access to on-demand Kaplan courses that develop the skills and mindset needed to succeed in college and beyond.

The Annual Regional College and Career Fair will be held at PNW BOCES on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 from 8:00 am - 10:15 am for all interested 10th and 11th graders.  Last year, over 300 colleges were in attendance with business and industry representatives from a wide variety of career areas, providing information to all students.  We are asking all high school 10th and 11th grade students who are interested to please print out and return the attached permission slip to Mrs. Lash in the high school guidance office by Wednesday, April 24th. There is no cost for attendance and students will be bused to BOCES after they arrive to school in the morning.  Students who do not have their permission slip in by April 24th will not be allowed to attend.

Junior interviews, the process where students and their parents, meet individually with their school counselors to discuss post-secondary plans, generally takes place during the spring semester of junior year. Please call the Counseling Office (x2021) to make an appointment.  Please encourage your Junior to continue to work on their autobiographical summary.

It’s time to start thinking about signing up the SATs and/or ACTs.  Please visit the Counseling webpage for test dates and registration info. 

Please stop by the Counseling Office to let us know all of your college decisions.

If you are interested in spending a week or two on a college campus this summer to learn about something that interests you, check out the list of summer programs on our website.


After School Schedule
September 12th – June 14th

The Fitness Center is open after school as follows:
High School Students:
·         Monday’s                      2:30-3:30 pm
·         Wednesday’s                3:00-4: 00 pm
·         Friday’s                         2:30-3:30 pm

7th and 8th Grade Students:

  • Tuesday’s                    3:00-4:00 pm
  • Thursday’s                   3:00-4:00 pm

Varsity and JV athletic teams will have exclusive use of the Fitness Center beginning at 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  

Aramark is looking for Food Service Employees at the MS/HS.  For more information contact Karen Seikovsky at 

Fall 2019 Athletic Start Dates 
Mental Health Phone Numbers/Resources
Booster Club Athletic Scholarship

Croton Falls Fire Department Pancake Breakfast
MUSICAL THEATER  DAY CAMPS at the SCHOOLHOUSE THEATER in Croton Falls  Grades (K-2) (3rd-8th) July 29-Aug 2 Be in MUSICAL REVIEW (Greatest Show Man) and Aug 26-Aug 30 BE IN MARY POPPINS.  Beautiful theater! Professional staff!  Visit


Upcoming Events
4/2-4/4            ELA Testing Grades 6-8
4/5                  MS Annual Dodgeball Tournament (Rescheduled -- see flyer above)
4/5                  End of Third Marking Period
4/8                  Two hour delay -- Professional Development
4/9                  MSHS PTO Meeting, 9:00 am
4/10                Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 pm, MSHS Library
4/10                Report Cards posted on Parent Portal
4/11                Grade 8 Parent Meeting, Preparing for High School, 7:00 pm
4/15-19           Spring Recess -- School Closed
4/22                Community Service hours due
4/23                Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 pm, MSHS Library
4/26-27           Music Makers, 7:00 pm 
4/30                Somers Holocaust Memorial Commission's 2019 Yom Hashoah, 7:00 pm