STUDENT SERVICES NEWS
►College Foundation of North Carolina / College Application Week
North Carolina's annual College Application Week will take place on November 10 - 14, 2014. The goal of College Application Week is to give every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college online through CFNC.org. Special focus is placed on recruiting students who would be the first in their families to attend college, and students who may not have applied to college otherwise.
During College Application Week 2014,many postsecondary institutions will waive the application fee for all graduating seniors applying online through CFNC.org
. Please view the attached Participating NC Colleges & Universities document for a complete list of these institutions or visit CFNC.org/CAW
for more information.
Seniors are advised to create a CFNC account at www.cfnc.org prior to this event to submit college applications and free transcripts. HSHS will participate in this event and interested students must sign up in Student Services by November 5th. Seniors may submit applications to participating colleges between November 10th 7:00 am to November 14th 5:00 pm. If you have questions please speak with a school counselor.
►Seniors and Parents: The Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by seniors who plan to attend a two or four year college next year. Tori Sharpe,Wake County Schools Financial Aid Advisor will sponsor Financial Aid Night on Thursday, November 6th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. Bill Cox, Deputy Director, Grants, Training and Outreach with the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority will be the presenter. Attend this session to learn more about paying for college.
►Seniors: Are you interested in applying to the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University? This college offers programs such as business management, chemistry, apparel, merchandising etc..... The College of Textiles scholarship is worth $47, 500. Interested seniors should visit www.tx.ncsu.edu for more information and submit a brag sheet to Ms. Burch at email@example.com
by October 27th. HSHS may nominate two students for this opportunity. Note:
Any student who attended the STEP or Polymer Camp this past summer are automatically nominated for the Centennial Scholarship and there is a self-nomination process for students not selected by the school. Should you have questions, please contact Ms. Burch.
All athletes trying out for a winter sport must get a ticket to play (showing you have a valid physical & are eligible) on the following dates during A-lunch outside of the Athletic Training room. You must have a ticket to play in order to try out for your sport and you may only come on the date that corresponds with your sport.
Oct. 20- Indoor track
Oct. 22 -Swimming
FINE ARTS NEWS
►HSHS Chorus Booster Spirit Night - October 20th
Please Join the Holly Springs High School Chorus for a “Spirit Night” on Monday October 20, 2014 at Buffalo Wild Wings! 121 Grand Hill Place • Holly Springs, NC • 919-577-0407 www.buffalowildwings.com
A portion of sales beginning at 4pm (WITH TICKET) will be donated to the HSHS Chorus Booster Club!
Please go to www.hshschorus.weebly.com to print ticket or ask a chorus student for a ticket that must be presented with purchase for the chorus to get credit.
Contact Andrea Connors (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
►The Sound of Music Auditions!
Auditions for this year's musical, The Sound of Music, are Monday, OCT 20th. Audition materials are found on the HSTC website, www.HSHSTheatreCompany.org.
►Theatre Spirit Night at Which Wich!
Help raise money for the HSHS Theatre program on NOV 10th at the Holly Springs Which Wich. A portion of all sales between 5:00-9:00 PM will be donated to the HSHS Theatre program.
NC DEMOSTRATED MASTERY OPTION
North Carolina’s New Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) Option for Students
Starting in 2015, students will be able to earn credit for a course without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom.
Under the state’s new Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) option, uniquely qualified students may “test out” or bypass a course if they have already mastered the content.
The program provides another opportunity for students to learn new content, to challenge themselves with the next level of rigor in a subject, and even graduate early. This option is not designed to replace existing accelerated pathways, such as the Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program at WCPSS.
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PSAT AT HSHS
The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, Oct 15th at 7:25 am. Students in the 9th and 11th grades can register to take the PSAT for a fee of $14. Juniors taking the PSAT will be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Students can pay online through the HSHS website or in person by submitting the registration forms (given in advisory on September 17) and fee to Ms. Traversi in Student Services. Registration is due by Friday, Oct 3rd. Please contact Ms. Young, Testing Coordinator or Ms. Harrell, Assistant Principal with questions.
On October 15th, all 10th grade students will be scheduled to take the PSAT at no charge. In the past, the only students scheduled to take the PSAT were those that had successfully completed Math I. This was due to the fact that the math portions of the test generally require content knowledge associated with this course. With this in mind, Holly Springs High School has decided to offer an Opt-Out option for students who have not yet met this requirement and therefore feel unprepared to take the test; however, we feel there is great benefit to students to take this assessment. Therefore, we will not permit students to opt out who have successfully completed Math I. Opt-out letters can be obtained from Ms. Traversi in Student Services. Information must be returned to Ms. Traversi no later than Friday, October 3. Please contact Ms. Young, Testing Coordinator or Ms. Harrell, Assistant Principal with questions
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STUDENT PARKING SPACE PERSONALIZATION!
After all, if it's not monogrammed, is it even yours?
Make your space your own - claim it with your name, monogram or jersey number for only $25! Not only can you show your Hawk pride with your name, you can personalize it with your school interests as well with up to 6 symbols for an additional $5.00 each!
Sign Up here:
2014/15 PARKING/LUNCH PASS INFORMATION
Parking and lunch passes are sold the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 -7:20 in the Media Center. Parking Pass Instructions 14-15: CLICK HERE!
HSHS PTSA BOARD NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The HSHS PTSA is looking for volunteers for next year's Board, and we need you! Please consider joining this dynamic group of volunteers, and help to make HSHS the best high school ever! We are in need of the following: President, VP of Communications, VP of Fundraising, VP Programs and Treasurer, as well as many Chair positions. If you are ready to be part of this group, please contact Mary Wooten, Nominating Chair, at email@example.com