Daily Announcements

February 26, 2021

 

Anyone driving to school must register their car in the Assistant Principal's office. There is no fee this year but we must have the information for our records. Please see Mrs. Sibilia with any questions. 

 

Please stop in the counseling center and check out the new scholarships that have been received. You can find them in the scholarship corner area. Please see Mrs. Lavoie for any help. 

 

Attention all AP students. The 2021 AP administration is just a few months away. The exam fee collection begins today and runs until Friday, March 19th. All cash and check payments can be completed in the counseling center. Online payment options can be found on the district website. Please see Mr. Marino with any questions. 

 

Minnechaug will be offering the SAT on Wednesday, March 24th at 8:00 am. Sign in will begin at 7:15. This test will be for juniors only and students must register by Friday February 26th. A wait list will be offered if space allows. The cost is $62.00, and $78.00 for SAT with essay. All checks must be made out to HWRSD. Students must sign up in the counseling center, there is no online registration. Students will be required to abide by all health department and school district guidelines which includes wearing a mask during the test. Only students with pre approved College Board accommodations will be eligible for accommodated testing. HWRSD emails will be the primary contact for any changes. There will be no refunds or rescheduling for students who do not show up. 

 

Emeralds is launching a new website and we want your audio and video clips. Are you a performer - a singer, songwriter, dancer, musician or actor? Send your music and videos through Google drive to Ms. Sacon at dsacon@hwrsd.org. Your clips can be no longer than 5 minutes. Any audio or video sent to Emeralds gives them permission to publish it should it be chosen. 

 

Student Activities fees are now being collected. The fee is $40 and it is an annual one-time fee. Once paid, you can be a member of as many clubs as you would like. Please stop by Student Activities with any questions or for a list of clubs and to get the form. 

 

This month is Black History Month, so Diversity and Culture Club would like to take the time to appreciate those who made an impact on our world. A man who once said, "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree with no roots." Marcus Josiah Garvey knew that people, especially black people, who didn't know their history would become lost. He was an amazing African man who fought and urged black Americans to be proud of their identity. He also created the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). This organization founded by Marcus Garvey, was dedicated to racial pride, economic self-sufficiency, and the formation of an independent Black nation in Africa. Thank you for celebrating Black History Month with us and please keep learning. 

 

Celebrate Life Club is collecting baby supplies for babies and families in crisis. We are looking for diapers, baby lotions, bibs, pacifiers, etc. Please see Mrs. Fimognari with any questions. Thank you for helping us to help these families. 

 

You Are Beautiful Week is next week! Be sure to listen to announcements, for daily quotes and follow the Student Council Instagram for more information. 

 

Are you hungry for some delicious food? Or maybe you just want to avoid a night of your mother's meatloaf. If so, Minnechaug's Class of 2024 is hosting a dine out night just for you. On Saturday, March 13th from 5 - 9 pm, Chipotle in East Longmeadow will cook up some amazing burritos, tacos and bowls. So come ready to feast on delicious Mexican food and help the Class of 2024. Don't forget to mention the Minnechaug fundraiser when you order or use the coupon code on the mobile app.