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MSHS Tuesday Newsday May 14, 2019

 North Salem Middle/High School

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The North Salem School District is working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in Albany to assist with DEC’s Pilot Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program.  The Pilot program provides the general public a safe and convenient means of disposing of their unwanted medications in an environmentally responsible manner.  By doing so, we’re also taking proactive steps to combat the opioid epidemic that is plaguing many of our communities across the state.  A medication kiosk can be accessed at the North Salem Police Station, 66 June Road, North Salem, NY 10560
 
Do you know any Seniors graduating from North Salem High School?  -- Surprise them by giving them a North Salem High School Graduation Lawn Sign.  Details for ordering are attached here.
 
GRADUATION -- Senior Parents  -- attached is some important information regarding Graduation on June 17, 2019
 
OPTIONS Night --   June 4th is OPTIONS Night for our Seniors.  Any community member interested in being a panelist for presentations, please see the attached letter.
 
North Salem Science Research Symposium -- Please join us on Tuesday, May 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the North Salem Middle / High School Library.  for an evening of presentations on fascinating research
ranging from robotic arms to beekeeping. Refreshments will be provided and there will be time to interact with and ask questions to our Keynote speaker and students.
 
Alliance for Safe Kids in Yorktown will be hosting free monthly support groups for parents/caregivers who are concerned about their kid's mental wellness.  Alliance for Safe Kids has joined forces with The Youth Mental Health Project to host the meetings.
 
*Meetings are free and confidential for parents and caregivers
*Meetings are open to any parent that has concerns about their child's mental wellness (ages 1-24)
*Topics such as anxiety, depression and emotional dysregulation will be discussed
 
For more information about the group email:  yorktownpsn@ymhproject.org
Link for The Youth Mental Health Project:       http://ymhproject.org/parent-support-network/
 
  
MS Parents -- Order your school supplies on-line for next year.  Please see attached flyer for detailed information.
 
This May actors, athletes, social influencers, businesspeople and more send a message of hope about their experience growing up with a mental health or learning disorder: Help us stop the shame and stigma.  This is #MyYoungerSelf, the Child Mind Institute’s campaign to counter the stigma for the 1 in 5 children struggling with these disorders.  Check it out...https://childmind.org/myyoungerself/
 
 
Tutoring Available  -- In an effort to connect students with peer tutors, the National Honor Society is implementing a new and improved tutoring program. If your student would be interested in seeing a peer tutor for the fourth quarter and/or regents prep please fill out the attached tutoring referral form. This form should be turned in to Jillian Foglia in the counseling office as soon as possible.  
Thank you,
NHS
 
Volunteers Needed -- Our Farm's Equine Rescue
Weekends or after school - once a week - paddock clean up - picking up manure, rocks, branches, and simple property maintenance. Weekend Mornings - Help with horses and barn chores.  Summer Volunteer Internships also available. All of these are non-paid volunteer hours. Please contact Sharon Kress at 203-496-2854 or 
 
Parents of students taking AP Exams please click on the link to read about importation information regarding AP Exams

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Health Fair -- Students in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to interact with over 30 community mental health and wellness agencies on May 20th. Some of the agencies attending are NAMI, Women’s Resource Center, Drug Crisis in My Backyard, American Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Westchester County Police, Ryder Farm, M&T bank, comfort dogs and a therapy horse! Plus many more amazing community agencies. Middle school students will attend the fair with their teachers and high school students will have the opportunity to attend during lunch periods.  See attached flyer HERE.

AP exams will be taking place from May 7- May 17.  If your child is taking an exam, please be sure they come to school with number 2 pencils, black or blue ink pens, and a calculator if needed for their exam.  They will have a short break during the test, so please feel free to send them with water and a healthy snack, as well.  Please read the parent letter in the links below for further information.

The PTO has graciously offered to donate 7 Wellness baskets, one per grade, to be raffled off at the end of the fair.

SUMMER PROGRAMS
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.

NORTH SALEM FITNESS CENTER

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.  

We are looking for the following coaches for the Fall Sports Season:
Varsity cross country
Modified field hockey  
Modified girls soccer
Modified volleyball

FOOD SERVICES
Aramark is looking for Food Service Employees at the MS/HS.  For more information contact Karen Seikovsky at kseivkovsky@northsalemschools.org 

SCHOOL LINKS
Parent Letter for AP Students
MS Vocal Concert
MS Instrumental Concert
Movie Night
Boys Tennis Intramurals at Hardscrabble Club
Driver's Education Summer Program
F
all 2019 Athletic Start Dates 
Fall Sports Sign Up Dates
Mental Health Phone Numbers/Resources
Senior Parents OPTIONS Letter
Junior Parents OPTIONS Letter
OPTIONS Letter to Community Members

COMMUNITY LINKS
Drama Discovery is a children's musical theater company providing Summer Camps this summer at the Schoolhouse Theater.  Register at: dramadiscovery.com

Upcoming Events
5/14                MS Instrumental Concert, 7:30 pm
5/16                HS Band and Chorus, 7:30 pm
5/3                  HS Cabaret, 7:00 pm
5/21                STEAM Fair/HS Science Symposium, 6:00 pm
5/22                MSHS Progress Reports posted on Parent Portal
5/27                School Closed
5/30                HS Art Show, 7:00 pm, HS Academic Awards, 8:00 pm