District Parent Nights - Awareness on Sexting and Internet Safety for Adolescents
Dates: Monday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. @ Maiden HS Auditorium; Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. @ SSHS Gym
Topics: What is Sexting and Associated Apps; Why Teens Sext; What Parents Need to Know; Internet Safety; Photoshopping; Hidden Apps
*Due to the nature of the content, the program is designed for adults only. We ask that students not attend.
*Presented by Major Joel Shores of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department for 27 years. He began teaching classes on sexting, cyberbullying, and human trafficking in 2015. To date, he has spoken to over five thousand teenagers and two thousand parents.
Drama Invitational Dress Rehearsal for NCTC - March 21
"All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play"
*After school until 4:30 p.m.; FREE for all HMA Staff & Students
*Help us prep for the NCTC Play Festival on March 24!
St. Stephen's Library Offers Student Cards
Date: Monday, April 16, 10:50-12:30 in the Cafeteria
*Information will also be distributed regarding summer programs, "Lunch at the Library."
2018 Innovation Camps
Summer Learning Opportunities in S.T.E.M.: Future Engineers July 9-13; Robotics July 16-20; Builders Boot Camp July 16-20
Time(s): 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Cost: $350 per student (includes instruction, materials, lunch, snacks, and t-shirt)
Application Deadline: Apply at nccet.appstate.edu by 3/31/18
Click here to download a brochure.
Please talk with your child about the seriousness of making comments related to school threats. With the increased attention across the country related to school threats, some students are making inappropriate comments either in an attempt to be funny or gain attention. Students should know that in our current day and age all comments threatening school safety will be taken seriously. It is never appropriate to make a threat against a school or students. Students should never post, write, or verbally make a comment jokingly or otherwise that could be interpreted as a threat. Additionally, students are expected to report any threats they may see or hear. We are using the phrase, “see something, say something” to encourage students to report any concerns.
EOG Testing Schedule
May 25 - Science EOG
May 30 - Reading EOG
May 31 - Math EOG
June 4 - Social Studies EOG
June 5 - Math 1 EOC
With the warmer weather we are starting to see more shorts being worn. Please remind your student that shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh in length. Shirts must cover the belly and shoulders.
Please click on the link to access information about summer service internship opportunities. http://www.k12careerconnection.com/
Saint Stephens Athletic Boosters
The Saint Stephens High School Athletic Boosters will be holding an informational meeting for new members on Monday March 12 from 7:00 – 7:30pm in the media center. The first 24 adults that sign up to participate with the boosters club will receive a special edition boosters t-shirt. Booster’s forms can be picked up at the meeting or early at open house on March 8 at the High School. The regularly scheduled booster meeting will follow the informational presentation. Questions can be directed to Booster President Kevin Gantt at (828)228-1090 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 3/12 - PTO Meeting - 5:15pm
Monday 3/12 - SSHS registration forms due.
Monday 3/12 - SSHS Athletic Boosters Club Meeting at 7pm
Tuesday 3/13 - Baseball/Softball at Mill Creek /// Soccer home
Wednesday 3/14 - Baseball/Softball at Grandview /// Soccer home
Thursday 3/15 thru Saturday 3/17 - 7th grade trip
HMA is recognized as a state leader for student growth, ranking in the top 5% of all North Carolina schools for student growth index. We offer a variety of academic and extra-curricular programs. The H.M. Arndt website details many of these outstanding opportunities.