Thursday, April 2, 2015

April 3

Grades 5/6 Fun Night tonight CANCELLED, due to a lack of chaperones.  

Grades 7/8 Harwood Dance tonight CANCELLED, due to a lack of chaperones.  The next scheduled dance is Friday, May 15th, at CBMS.

John Halligan assembly today, beginning at 12:50PM today.  The focus of this assembly is on the negative power of bullying, especially cyber-bullying.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  More info on John's presentation can be found here.  Two parent resources that John offers in the area of technology with your child(ren):

  • Parenting Suggestions regarding Technology - click here 
  • Cellphone Contract -18 Rules for the Cellphone - click here

Something to ponder:  “Here’s what the Common Core is designed to communicate: If your children are meeting the standards, it means they are believed to be on track for college and career readiness by the end of high school – real readiness, the kind that doesn’t require remediation on campus. If they aren’t meeting the standards, it means that they are off track. That doesn’t mean they are ‘failing,’ or even ‘below average.’ But it does mean they need to accelerate their progress if they are likely to be able to take bona fide college courses upon entry or have the best possible shot at a well-paying job.” Michael Petrilli in “Not Meeting Standards: A Warning Light, Not a Death Sentence”  in The Education Gadfly, March 25, 2015,

April Cougar Cafe menu- click here.

Grades 7/8 Track begins on Monday, April 6th- 3:00-4:30 at HUMS.  

Update information on Clyde Whittemore Little League and Fencing Instruction can be found on the E-Community Bulletin Board.

Harwood HS presents SEUSSICAL (The Musical!)   TONY Award winning song-writing team, Ahrens & Flaherty bring your favorite Dr. Seuss stories to life in this family-friendly, high energy production. The Cat in the Hat (played by Sophomore, Matt Skelly) tells the story of Horton the Elephant (Ben Burr), an imaginative child named Jojo (Jordan Kulis), Gertrude McFuzz (Bridget Nagdeman), lazy Mayzie (Nina Sklar), the Wikershams (Emma Jean, Colin Holter, Harrison Russell), Sour Kangaroo (Phoebe Pacheco), Mr, & Mrs. Mayor of Whoville (Cormac Stevens, Merrill Woodruff) the Grinch (Asa Anderson), and many of your other favorite Seuss characters. Join us for an adventure through the Jungle of Nool, the Circus McGurkus, and the invisible world of the Whos, April 9-11 on the Harwood stage.  Directed by Scott Weigand, with music direction by Stefanie Weigand, choreography by Amia Cervantes, and tech direction by Kevin Kelly, this production promises to have you laughing, crying, and sitting on the edge of your seats. It features original set design by Harwood senior, Kianna Haskins that capture the color and vibrance of the Dr. Seuss illustrations we know so well. The pit orchestra, led by band director, Chris Rivers, features both student and professional musicians who will lead a "meet the band" presentation before the Saturday matinee and our young audience members are invited on stage after the show to meet the cast and see the set. Performances are Thurs, Fri, Sat, April 9-11 at 7:30PM, and Saturday, April 11 at 1:30PM.  Tickets are available at the door, 30 minutes before curtain. $10 Adults/ $5 Students.

Upcoming Dates of Note  - (full calendar can be found here)
  • 2Day!  Friday, April 3rd- John Halligan Assembly- 12:50-2- Cougar Cafetorium
  • Tuesday, April 7th- Digital Safety session at HUHS- 6:30-8PM in the HU library
  • Wednesday, April 8th- Early Release Day
  • Saturday, April 11th- LEAP Fair @ CBMS
  • Week of April 13th- Team Titan takes SBAC
  • Tuesday, April 14th- WDSD School Board meeting- 6PM- TBPS Library
  • Week of April 20th- Spring Break- no school this week

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