2021 Hurricane Baccalaureate. May 25 at 7PM at the Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene. https://goo.gl/maps/WDWBUkyJnpZtDtHD8
Senior Computer and Book Return: Wednesday, May 19—Students who are exempt from finals should turn textbooks into their classroom teacher. We will have a Mentoring at the end of the day for those seniors, who are exempt, to turn their computers in. Ms. Mowery will have the check off sheets and forms for the kids to fill out who are turning in their computers. Thursday and Friday, May 20-21—Students should turn their books into the teacher at the end of their test. Please instruct the students to go to the Aux gym to turn their computers in, after they are finished taking all their finals. Monday, May 24—Will be seniors who are virtual book and computer return. 9:00—10:00 Last names A-D 10:00—11:00 Last names E-K 11:00—12:00 Last names L-R 1:00—2:00 Last names S-Z 2:00—3:00 Make up
We are planning another vaccine clinic open to all students ages 12 and above, their parents and family members. If you, your student(s) and/or family members are interested in the Pfizer vaccine that will be given at the clinic (the date is yet to be determined), please fill out this very short survey. Info is on Schoology as well. Thanks https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=S7AZ4AwzekaLrgn7FzdNaoDBVZl1tbxHvRD-Zj373ytUQ0VFNE0wUTc4R1hXNUtVNUpFOVBIRzBNSS4u
Students: The student council is selling Will Washburn wristbands to support the Will Washburn Foundation and upcoming golf tournament. Wrist bands are $3 each or 2 for $5. You can purchase them from a student council officer or in Ms. Byrd's Room (112). #LLWW
State Champions Again!!!! Congratulations to Red Hot and Heat Wave. Results from the WV State Show Choir Festival. Heat Wave Best Choreography Best Vocals Best Show Design Best Costumes Best Performer: Sadie Cain 1st Place UniSex Divison Red Hot Best Costumes Best Choreography Best Vocals Best Performer: Austin Rutherford 1st Place Class A Grand Champions Overall This makes Heat Waves 4th consecutive State title and Red Hot's 6th.
Beginning May 3, the evening Technology Help Line schedule will change. For the remainder of the school year, the Help Line will be operating on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Parents and Students: The 2nd shot for students/parents who received a shot on April 14 will be given in the auxiliary gym at Hurricane High on May 5, between 1:00 and 2:30. In-person and virtual students will receive their shots in accordance with their last name and time slot. 1:00-1:15 last names A-D 1:15-1:30 last names E-K 1:30-2:00 last names L-R 2:00-2:15 last names S-Z 2:15-2:30 last names parents/family
US News and World Report recently released their high school rankings and Hurricane High finished as follows: #877 in US (top 3.5% in nation) #1 in Putnam County #1 in Huntington-WV Metro Area (WV, OH, KY) #2 in WV
Students: Non-senior finals have been moved. June 2 is 3/4 June 3 is 1/2 June 4 is makeup
Mu Alpha Theta New Membership Application: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=S7AZ4AwzekaLrgn7FzdNan26vxLUJPFNtZNWpFexSa1UQUVGMTNSQUxLR1hOV0tKVlI1NkNFRVVHTi4u Existing members do not need to reapply. You need to be logged into your Office365 account to be able to access the application. Please bring $10 to Mr. Bielinski Room 215. Please send questions to email@example.com
Turn in photos for the senior slide show: 1 baby photo and 1 grad photo as well as 2 candid photos are accepted. Please bring physical photos to the office or Mr. Perry room 221. If you have digital images they may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Last day is May 21st however the earlier the better! Thanks!
HHS Schedule for Vaccines 4/14/21 • Vaccines will be administered in the auxiliary gym. • Parents and virtual students will enter through the outside auxiliary gym doors. • In-person students will enter through the inside auxiliar gym entrance. • Virtual and in-person students will receive their shots at the same time • Students must have their signed consent forms to receive the shot • Everyone needs to bring ID and a copy of their insurance card • Following the shot, individuals will be monitored for 15 minutes Timeline: 8:00-8:20: Adults last name A-L 8:20-8:40: Adults last name M-Z 8:40-9:00: Virtual and in-person students’ last name A-C 9:00-9:20: Virtual and in-person students’ last name D-F 9:20-9:40: Virtual and in-person students’ last name G-L 9:40-10:00: Virtual and in-person students’ last name M-Q 10:00-10:20: Virtual and in-person students’ last name R-S 10:20-10:40: Virtual and in-person students’ last name T-Z Sanitation Plan: • High touch areas will be sprayed with Bioesque frequently • Seats will be sprayed with Bioesque after an individual leaves the seat • Hand sanitizer and masks will be available upon entrance • Masks are required at all times
Congratulations to the following Hurricane High students who placed in the recent Skills USA competition: Gold Winner- Mia Horton for Dental Assisting Gold Winner-Allyssa Tittle for Health Occupations Professional Portfolio Gold Winner-Logan Pardue for Automotive Tool Identification Bronze Winner-Jackson Cruickshank for Related Technical Math
Attention Juniors: HHS will administer the SAT School Day assessment on Tuesday, April 13. Please arrive by 8:30 am, pre-registration will begin at 8:35. This assessment is used by the WVDE to compare schools across the state. Over the last several years, Hurricane High has ranked in the Top 5 in the state in both English and math test scores. The test can be used for PROMISE Scholarship eligibility and college entrance. Students who meet or exceed the cut score for English and math will be eligible for prizes during a class meeting early in the fall of 2021. Those students will also be the first to receive their senior cards for 2021-2022.
March 25th – Senior’s will receive a $10 discount by using the code senior2021 on yearbooks from March 25th – April 3rd! Order online at www.yearbookforever.com
SENIOR SLIDESHOW PICTURES: May 21—Last day to turn in pictures for the Senior Slide show—1 baby 1 senior picture and 2 friend/group pictures to Mr. Perry in room 221. They can also be emailed to email@example.com. Pictures will be returned at graduation practice on May 27.
Graduates and Parents: Please use the following link to access the graduation bulletin: https://5il.co/qvo1
Show Choir Live Stream Access The show choirs, Red Hot and Heat Wave, will be debuting their competition shows this Saturday, March 20th. In-person tickets are very limited. If you wish to watch the debut, you can click the link below for a Live Stream ticket for the 7:30PM show where we will also be honoring our Seniors. https://hurricaneshowchoirs.ticketspice.com/hurricane-show-choirs-2021-debut
Josten's Picture Schedule. March 19, auxiliary gym distribution schedule: 9:30-10:15 A-D; 10:15-11:00 E-K; 11:00-11:45 L-R; 11:45-12:30 S-Z. This includes both virtual and in-person students
Congratulations to the following Hurricane High students for being selected for West Virginia All State Chorus: Olivia Akins Sarah Daughtery Carl Wiley Caroline Damron
Congratulations to the January Students of the Month: Freshman -Khalil Rhamey Sophomore -Josie Butcher Junior -Carson Bird Senior -Jonathan Howat
The window to change the instructional delivery model (virtual to in-person, in-person to virtual) will be from Monday, March 8 through Friday, March 12 3:30 pm. Changes requested after the cutoff date cannot be guaranteed. Changes will be made through a Microsoft Form that may be found on Schoology or the school website. If a change is made, the new delivery model will begin on April 5.
Hurricane High would like to congratulate the following seniors on being named finalists for MVR: Aiden Bernard Abigail Fowler Isabella Hart Madison Mayberry Jaxon Nicely Jonathan Vedral Anna Watson Voting for the MVR will begin Monday, March 1 at 8:00 am and run through Friday, March 5 at 3:30 pm. Votes are cast by the senior class and a link will be posted for seniors on Schoology Monday morning.
Hurricane High would like to thank Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Arts, History, and Culture, and the WVDE for their generous grant of $1,000 to promote the live performances of Red Hot and Heat Wave. We truly appreciate the commitment exhibited by Commissioner Reid-Smith and the WVDE to our students and their live performances.
Friday, February 26 will be a two-hour early dismissal for Faculty Senate. State code requires Faculty Senate to be held in February. We will dismiss at 1:36.
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, HHS has canceled the following after school activities for 2/10/21: 5th block Tutoring All conditioning activities (extracurricular and co-curricular)
Putnam County Schools will be dismissing two-hours early this Friday, February 12, 2021, for PCS employees to receive their final round of vaccinations. PCS was able to work with the pharmacy providing the vaccines to schedule the clinic at Hurricane High School Friday afternoon.
Hurricane High is pleased to announce Jaxon Smith and Caroline Damron have been selected as winners in The Education Alliance’s first drawing of the Cool Cash for College contest that rewards seniors with exciting prizes for applying for Promise/FAFSA! Great job Jaxon and Caroline!
If we are in school, tutoring will begin and will continue the days tutoring would normally be scheduled if you are in school.
FREE MEALS AVAILABLE FOR ALL PCS STUDENTS: This meal service is free of charge and available for ALL students, whether or not enrolled in the meal benefit program. Therefore, we encourage all families to take advantage of this opportunity. Daily pick-up times for meals are from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at each school. Families will pick-up meals at their students’ home school location, curbside while remaining in the vehicle. If transportation is a problem, families may contact their home school to request meal delivery assistance.
Congratulations to the November Students of the Month: Senior: Owen Kimberling. Junior: Logen Ord. Sophomore: Andrew Marinacci. Freshman: Olivia Smith
The West Virginia PTA (Parent Teacher Association) will be providing their annual scholarship opportunity to 6 deserving high school students. For more information regarding the scholarship, follow this link: http://westvirginiapta.org/scholarship.shtml
Seniors interested in ordering announcements, caps and gowns, and other graduation items to visit Jostens.com and place those orders by December 1. The price on these items will go up for orders after that date.
Congratulations to our seniors who took the SAT School Day test this September. The senior class had a very strong showing on the assessment: 45% of seniors were proficient in math and English 48% of seniors were proficient in math 75% of seniors were proficient in English These numbers put us ahead of both the county and state averages and are a proficient percentage than the Class of 2020 which finished 5th in math and 4th in English statewide. The Class of 2021 out scored the county averages in math by 6% and English by 5%. They also outscored the state averages in math by 19% and English by 15%. Great job Class of 2021!!
Seniors if you are looking for a scholarship I strongly encourage you to apply for the Coca-Cola scholars program. We've had multiple winners here at HHS and you may be the one to carry on that tradition!!! Deadline is October 31st!!! https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
We will begin the process of selling parking passes tomorrow. You will need to pick up a form from Ms. Pritchard either tomorrow or Wednesday. When you return either Thursday or Friday, you need to bring the completed form and $20 (cash or check) to Ms. Pritchard. The forms and payments will take place in the commons during lunches. Students may pick up forms/pay for their parking pass during lunch only. Sophomore parking passes will be available at a later date, depending on how many spaces are available.
Today is opening day for the Promise Scholarship application and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). A post was sent out to all seniors with instructions for completing the Promise application. Please encourage them to do this ASAP! Also if you need assistance completing the FAFSA you can call The West Virginia Higher Educaion Policy Commission at 304-558-4618. In the future we hope to also offer a FAFSA workshop at HHS. If you have any questions please contact the counselor for your student.
Nominations for class attendants will be submitted via Schoology. Mrs. Barnes has created groups in Schoology for each grade level; within those groups are forms to nominate class attendants. The nomination form will be open from now until noon on Friday. Class attendants will be announced Friday afternoon. The final vote for Miss and Mr. Redskin will take place next week.
We will be celebrating Homecoming next week! This will be a great opportunity to show school spirit during these exceptional but memorable times. Dress Up Days Are: Mon/Tues - Halloween Wed/Thurs - Decade Fri - Red and White
HHS Freshmen and Sophomore Textbook/Schedule Pick Up: Schedule pickup and and more importantly virtual school book pickup: Thursday September 3: Sophomores 9:30-11:30 Freshmen 1:30-3:00
Attention students and parents who have elected PCS Virtual School. Laptop pick up procedures will be as follows: To pick up the laptop that is being issued to you from Putnam County Schools, a parent/guardian and student MUST be present. There are multiple forms that need to be signed and returned before we can issue the device. NO EXCEPTIONS. When you arrive to HHS parking lot you will see a red tent . Pull up and do not get out of your vehicle. A staff member will hand you an envelope with several items that need to be read and signed. Please park, sign all papers, and return them to the envelope. Then, report to the red table in front of the building while practicing social distancing and wearing a mask at all times. Someone will direct you where to go to turn in your packet and receive the device. It is important that you login to the computer before you leave the parking lot. Monday, August 31: 8:30 - 11:30: Seniors with parent/guardian. 12:30 - 3:30: Juniors with parent/guardian. Tuesday, September 1: 8:30 - 11:30: Sophomores with parent/guardian. 12:30 - 3:30: Freshmen with parent/guardian. Wednesday, September 2: Make Up Day 4:00 - 4:30: Seniors with parent/guardian. 4:30 - 5:00: Juniors with parent/guardian. 5:00 - 5:30: Sophomores with parent/guardian. 5:30 - 6:00: Freshmen with parent/guardian.
HHS Seniors must show documentation of Tdap (if not done in 7th grade) and Meningococcal (booster after age 16) Vaccines on the first day of school. A well-child checkup and dental exam are also required.These requirements are for traditional AND virtual students. If you have questions, please contact the school nurse.
Registration for Fall athletics now open. Students and parents should complete this together. Web site is: hurricanehs.8to18.com