Friday, September 9, 2016

Principal's Blog: Open House, PSAT Info., Harvard Medical School & More

September 9, 2016

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Open House
All parents are invited to attend our annual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The program will begin in the auditorium at 7:00 pm. Please be advised, there is a limited supply of parking and we recommend carpooling if possible. Please park in the lower lot outside the school's dining commons.

Freshmen parents are invited to attend a program with guidance staff and school leaders at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Auditorium. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about the life of the school.
Following a short opening assembly at 7:00 p.m., you will travel through a typical, albeit abbreviated, school day (all eight blocks, A through H).  Please click here for the evening’s schedule.  From A-Block on, during an eight-minute period, you will meet classroom teachers and receive a general overview of what students will be learning during the school year. Teachers look forward to more personalized conversations during Parent Conferences on Thursday, November 10, 2016 or sooner by request.
During lunch blocks, directed studies or open blocks, you will have “Open Campus” (free time) to tour the building, visit the Learning Commons (library), the Art Gallery or student radio station, WIQH.
Brian Miller, Colleen Meaney, and I, as well as guidance counselors will be out and about in the building. In addition, you will be able to meet folks from various school related organizations including the Parents Association. State Representative Cory Atkins will also be in attendance.
Your son or daughter will fill out the schedule for you on Wednesday, September 14th during Advisory. Please arrive with the schedule in hand. If you do not have a copy of the schedule, please retrieve one in the Aspen Parent Portal. If necessary, we can print one in the main office; just make sure to leave extra time to allow for this.
We have included a map in an effort to help you maneuver around this magnificent building. To help assist you, student guides will be located at various locations throughout the building.
I look forward to seeing you next Thursday!

PSAT Registration
By Amy Byron
Sophomores and Juniors

Registration for the PSATs will be open at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, September 6th. We are using a new registration service this year, Total Registration, which can be found at this link. The PSAT registration fee will be $35. Please follow the directions online for payment information and do not send payments to the school. 

Keep in mind that, should you qualify for them, any testing accommodations need to be applied for with Mr. Rudmann in the Guidance Office.  If you do not apply with Mr. Rudmann you will not be receiving any testing accommodations at the time of the exam.

Registration will close at 7:00 PM on October 7th. Please put these dates on your calendars. If you have any questions please contact me at

Harvard Medical School 
Want to be a doctor?  Interested in science?
Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) at Harvard Medical School.

Dates: Saturdays between November 12, 2016 – February  11, 20179:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Application Deadline: Saturday, October 1st, 2016

For information click here.

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