Freshman Orientation

On Thursday August 18th there will be two sessions of Freshman Orientation.  Students who attend are required to bring a parent/adult with them.  You only have at attend one session.  Morning Session: 10:30am-12pm.   Evening Session: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Come meet your teachers, hear about your freshman year, meet your team, take a tour!!!

All incoming freshman and parents/guardians are encouraged to come!!!

See you there!!!

Way to go TRACK!!!!

1 2 3 4 5District E Class A Track Championships-Saturday May 14th

The Girl’s track Team finished in 5th Place while the Boy’s track team finished in 3rd Place

**Adja Sackor was awrded the Outstanding Female Athlete of the Championship

*Adja Broke the meet record in the Triple Jump with a new record jump of 39′ 8″ and is now ranked #1 in MA

*Adja Broke the meet record in the Long Jump at 19′ 1″ & and is ranked #2 in MA

**The 800 SMR of Leilani Torres, Bernice Mensah, Adja Sackor, Essence Martinez qualified for the NB Outdoor National Championship for the 2nd time. Congratulations!!

*Stevanna Bowhile Placed 2nd in the Shot with a new PR of 34′ 6″ and was 3rd in the 100 M with a new PR 12.99

*Bernice Mensah was 3rd in the 200 M and 6th in the Triple Jump

*The 4×400 Relay of Faustina Owusu, Denice Hoxha, Brenda Thomas, Essence Martinez palced 5th

*After a crash at the 3rd pass, the 4×100 Relay of Leilani Torres, Doreen Baubeng, Bernice Mensah, Adja Sackor was able to regain composure and place 6th.

*Leilani Torres Placed 6th in the High Jump

*Sandra Jackson was 12th in the Shot and Javelin with PR’s in both.

*George Biney won the 100 M and is now ranked #1 in MA

*Edward Boamah won the 200 M and is now ranked #2 in MA, & was 3rd in the Long Jump

*The 4×100 Relay of Francis Konneh, Edward Boamah, Levone Thomas, George Biney Placed 1st and is now ranked #1 in MA.

This relay also qualified for the NB Outdoor National Championships!!

*Colbert Agyei Placed 2nd in the Triple Jump with a new PR (42′ 7″) and is now Ranked #2 in MA

*The 4×400 Relay of Ian Mwalago, Colbert Agyei, Yaseen Amella, Jose Rosario Placed 4th with a new PR.

Daily Announcements Tuesday 5/10/16

AP Government and Politics AP exam will happen this morning at 7:30 on the 4th floor.  Students testing should report on time.

Congratulations to the boys JV and Varsity volleyball teams in their wins yesterday over Doherty.  Aamer Alknheli had 2 kills and 3 aces for JV.  Jainer Santos had 3 kills and 8 assists and Malachi Appiah had 10 kills and 2 blocks for varsity.  North plays next Wednesday at home against Abby Kelly!

On Thursday, May 26th, there will be an extremely fun laser tag event from 6-9pm at Laser Zone for all North High School students, their friends, and families.  Tickets will be sold for $20 per person and includes 10 video game tokens, free pizza, and drinks.  The place is opened exclusively for just North High so hurry and get your ticket today.  Tickets will be sold at all lunches and at the door.  See Kofi and Mavis for more details.

Any Senior who lives in the 01604 zip code area and been accepted as a full time student to any post secondary education or technical training is eligible to apply for the $500 Grafton Hill Business Association 01604 Scholarship. Please see your Guidance Counselor immediately for an application. The deadline is May 31.

The Boys and Girls Track Team competed in the 7th Annual Sunset Invitational Saturday Night for the first time.

**The Girls 4×100 Relay Team of Leilani Torres, Doreen Baubeng, Bernice Mensah, Adja Sackor Placed 1st

**The Girls 4×400 Relay Team of Faustina Owusu, Denise Hoxha, Brenda Thomas, Essence Martinez Placed 1st

**The Boys 4×100 Relay Team of Francis Konneh, Edward Boamah, Levone Thomas, George Biney Placed 1st

*George Biney won the 100M

*Edward Boamah won the 200M and was 4th in the Long Jump

*Adja Sackor was 1st in the Long Jump and 3rd in the 100M

*Bernice Mensah was 2nd in the 200M and 2nd in the Triple Jump

*Stevanna Bowhile was 6th in the Triple Jump and 10th in the Shot Put

*Sandra Jackson was 12th in the Shot Put now qualifying for the Division 1 States

*Herlin Rijo was 10th in the 1 Mile running a sub 5:00 (4:52.78) for the 1st time in his career!

*Ian Mwalago was 15th in the 400 M with a new PR

 

It is our distinct pleasure to announce the 2016 Class of Outstanding Seniors in the Arts. These students will be recognized at a ceremony and luncheon in their honor on Friday, May 6th at noon in the Saxe Room of the Worcester Public Library, Salem Square. These students are selected not only for their hard work and mastery of artistic concepts but also their dedication to the development of the arts pathways at their schools.

Javier Cotto-Carreras – Music
Zachary Tormey – Theater
Sabrina Martino – Visual Arts

 

Congratulations to Lynn Thibault, Yasseen Amellal, Denezia Fahie, Amoi Smith, Ms. Acheampong, Dr. Berg and Mr. Hobert for their outstanding talks at TEDxNorthHighSchool and to all the students and staff that helped make this a great event for North High.

North High’s award ceremony will be this Thursday, May 12th from6-8pm.  Senior English projects will be presented prior to awards ceremony from 5:30-6:00.  Refreshments will be served.  This special evening will award our hard-working scholars and athletes with scholarship awards, school-wide character awards, academy distinction awards, art and music awards, and athletic awards.  Parents and faculty please consider honoring our esteemed students with your presence.

Attention Seniors:  If you are currently failing a class or classes and/or owe buyback time, you are advised not to purchase a cap and gown until June 1st once you have been cleared to walk at graduation.  Students should be focusing on passing their classes, staying for extra help if needed, and completing buyback hours.

Students who will be juniors and seniors next year…If you are interested in taking an AP Computer Applications course next year with Mr. Duva, please see your guidance counselor for more information.

 

Attention Freshmen Class:  Come join the fun at Laser Zone on Wednesday, May 11th from 4-8pm.

Cost of Trip is $25.00 and food and transportation is provided.  This trip is first come first served, and there are only 30 spots! Permission slips are in 411! The deadline to turn in your permission slip is on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016.

 

Attention all sophomores, we are looking for volunteers to participate during our car wash, which will be held on May 14th at Advanced Autoparts on Grafton Street.  To sign up or for further information, please contact Mr. Belanger in room 334 or speak to any of the class officers.  There’s a meeting for all volunteers on Tuesday, May 10th in room 334.  If you miss this meeting, you can still sign up.

Summer School Applications are here.  If you are a student who has not passed MCAS or has failed a course you need to make up to earn the credit, now is the time and opportunity to get that done!  Summer school is just 16 days long and it’s a great opportunity for you to earn the credit you need towards graduating on time.  Please stop in and see Ms. Juliamy in room 301 for an application and further details on summer programming.

Attention all Juniors and Sophomores:  Assumption College will host its eighteenth NEACAC College Fair on Tuesday, May 17 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Approximately 250 colleges and universities will be represented in the Plourde Recreation Center.  This is a great opportunity to learn about colleges and universities that you may want to attend. You will have a chance to speak to college representatives and ask questions about schools that are of interest to you. Parents are encouraged to attend and get valuable information.  See your Guidance Counselor for details.

 

There is afterschool programming Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week as usual and there will be a 4pm dismissal bus for students.  Buyback will run in the library from 2-4pm.  Buyback ends May 12th so please be sure to attend!

Math MCAS tutoring continues this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Please report to room 423 to sign in.  All students taking the math MCAS test in May should be staying.  Additionally, Biology MCAS is also happening on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Please report to room 204 afterschool for Biology.  Any 9th grader taking the Biology exam in June or any student needing to pass the Biology exam for graduation should be attending.

There will be a meeting of National Honor Society on Wednesday, May 11 at 1:45 in room 329.  Seniors need to see Mrs. Snow to order their graduation stole by 5/16.  The cost is $25.

Join us on a great Inauguration Trip to Washington D.C. January 19-22, 2017.  The deadline for applying has been extended to Friday, May 13th.  There are still more spaces!

All juniors interested in taking Psychology 101 and CIS, a computer technology course, through Quinsigamond Community College this summer should see Mr. O’Connell in 318 to discuss the AccuPlacer test and dates of the courses.

Applications for Apprentice Sheet Metal Worker will be accepted on May 9 through May 20.  Applicants must be at least 17 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.  Applicants must be physically able to perform the work of the trade, must take and pass a mechanical aptitude test and show a valid driver’s license.

Graduating seniors who are still exploring post graduate opportunities should see Mrs. Mallaghan in 318 for more information.

We are asking all students, faculty, and staff to help support the “Spring into Books” book drive to help spread literacy in our community.  If you have new or gently used children’s books you would like to donate to school-aged children, pre-k to eighth grade, please drop them off in the collection boxes left in the administrative offices.

Prom tickets for seniors and juniors are currently on sale in room 106.  The cost is $65 per ticket.  The deadline to purchase tickets is May 10th.

Cap and Gown measurements and sales will take place on May 11th and May 18th in the teacher’s cafeteria during all lunches.  The cost is $16.50 and can be paid by cash or check.

 

Nice Job Mrs. Snow!!!!

The teacher of the month for April is Justine Snow. Mrs. Snow not only works to promote academic, social, and emotional growth within her students, but she has also taken on more responsibility in the NHS community by volunteering to head the National Honor Society. Mrs. Snow, with the assistance of colleagues and students, presented a wonderful ceremony for those NHS students who were inducted into the National Honor Society this year. The ceremony highlighted the level of commitment necessary to achieve such an honor, which all of the students in attendance deserved. As one student stated, many of their accomplishments go unnoticed because we have come to expect these students to do great things, but Mrs. Snow did a phenomenal job of ensuring that the efforts and attitudes of these students took center stage. Thank you for all that you do! 

More in TRACK NEWS!!!

The Boys and Girls Track Team competed in the 7th Annual Sunset Invitational Saturday Night for the first time.

**The Girls 4×100 Relay Team of Leilani Torres, Doreen Baubeng, Bernice Mensah, Adja Sackor Placed 1st

**The Girls 4×400 Relay Team of Faustina Owusu, Denise Hoxha, Brenda Thomas, Essence Martinez Placed 1st

**The Boys 4×100 Relay Team of Francis Konneh, Edward Boamah, Levone Thomas, George Biney Placed 1st

*George Biney won the 100M

*Edward Boamah won the 200M and was 4th in the Long Jump

*Adja Sackor was 1st in the Long Jump and 3rd in the 100M

*Bernice Mensah was 2nd in the 200M and 2nd in the Triple Jump

*Stevanna Bowhile was 6th in the Triple Jump and 10th in the Shot Put

*Sandra Jackson was 12th in the Shot Put now qualifying for the Division 1 States

*Herlin Rijo was 10th in the 1 Mile running a sub 5:00 (4:52.78) for the 1st time in his career!

*Ian Mwalago was 15th in the 400 M with a new PR

Next up: District Class Championship May 14, 2016IMG_20160507_190014 IMG_20160507_204920 IMG_20160507_215932 IMG_20160507_222314 IMG_20160507_222726

Wednesday 5/4/16 Daily Announcements

AP English Lit exam will start at 7:30 in room 433 and the Physics 2 exam will start promptly at 11:30 in room 433.

There is afterschool programming Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week as usual and there will be a 4pm dismissal bus for students.  Buyback will run in the library from 2-4pm.  Buyback ends May 12th so please be sure to attend!

There will be Accuplacer Prep in room 222 this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2-4pm in the computer lab next to the library.  Students that have turned in their forms to Mr. O’Connell and plan to take the Accuplacer should attend.

Math MCAS tutoring continues this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Please report to room 423 to sign in.  All students taking the math MCAS test in May should be staying.  Additionally, Biology MCAS is also happening on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Please report to room 204 afterschool for Biology.  Any 9th grader taking the Biology exam in June or any student needing to pass the Biology exam for graduation should be attending.

The annual Spring Arts Festival featuring North High School’s Art and Music students will be held on Thursday, May 5!  Gallery Exhibitions will begin at 5:30pm on the first floor of North High School. Come, meet the artists and discuss their work! The Spring Concert will begin at 6:30pm in the Alumni Auditorium. The concert will feature the North High School Chorus and Applied Musicianship instrumentalists. This event is free and open to the public.

The Varsity tennis team plays Holy Name today at 3pm at lake park.  Players should report to the court 2:30.

The boys volleyball game is being played today at 4pm at home versus South High.

There will be a meeting of National Honor Society on Wednesday, May 11 at 1:45 in room 329.  Seniors need to see Mrs. Snow to order their graduation stole by 5/16.  The cost is $25.

Join us on a great Inauguration Trip to Washington D.C. January 19-22, 2017.  The deadline for applying has been extended to Friday, May 13th.  There are still more spaces!

All juniors interested in taking Psychology 101 and CIS, a computer technology course, through Quinsigamond Community College this summer should see Mr. O’Connell in 318 to discuss the AccuPlacer test and dates of the courses.

Applications for Apprentice Sheet Metal Worker will be accepted on May 9 through May 20.  Applicants must be at least 17 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.  Applicants must be physically able to perform the work of the trade, must take and pass a mechanical aptitude test and show a valid driver’s license.

Graduating seniors who are still exploring post graduate opportunities should see Mrs. Mallaghan in 318 for more information.

We are asking all students, faculty, and staff to help support the “Spring into Books” book drive to help spread literacy in our community.  If you have new or gently used children’s books you would like to donate to school-aged children, pre-k to eighth grade, please drop them off in the collection boxes left in the administrative offices.

Prom tickets for seniors and juniors are currently on sale in room 106.  The cost is $65 per ticket.  The deadline to purchase tickets is May 10th.

SSJ and STB Juniors interested in the internship program for next year please see your guidance counselor before next Friday!

Track News……

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The Girls Track Team Placed 4th at the District E Relays on Saturday, our best finish ever.

**The Girls 4×200 Relay of Leilani Torres, Doreen Baubeng, Bernice Mensah, Adja Sackor Placed 1st with a new school record.

**The Girls Long Jump trio of Adja Sackor, Bernice Mensah, and Leilani Torres Placed 1st

**The Girls Triple Jump trio of Adja Sackor, Bernice Mensah, and Stevanna Bowhile Placed 1st

**The Girls 4×100 Relay of Leilani Torres, Doreen Baubeng, Bernice Mensah, Adja Sackor Placed 1st with a new school record.

**The Girls Shot Put Trio of Stevanna Bowhile, Sandra Jackson, and Denise Hoxha, Placed 4th

**The Girls 4×400 Relay of Faustina Owusu, Denise Hoxha, Brenda Thomas, Essence Martinez Placed 5th

**The Girls High Jump Trio of Denise Hoxha, Rashida Namyumba, and Essence Martinez Placed 6th

The Boys Track Team also Placed 4th at the District E Relays on Saturday, our best finish ever.

***The Boys 4×100 Relay Team of Levone Thomas, Edward Boamah, Francis Konneh, and George Biney Placed 1st with a New Meet Record.

**The Boys 4×200 Relay Team of Levone Thomas, Edward Boamah, Malachy Jackson, and George Biney Placed 1st 

**The Triple Jump Trio of Edward Boamah, Ian Mwalago, and Brandon Hardial Placed 2nd

**The High Jump Relay was 3rd, and Placed 5th were the Hurdles, 4×400, 4×800, Sprint Medley, and Distance Medleys.

TRACK NEWS!!!!

he Girls Track Team improved to 5-0 with a 104-32 win over Monty Tech. Leading the girls were Stevanna Bowhile, Maame Conduah, Rashida Namyoumba, Pelanie Oungougai, Faustina Owusu, Tete Thomas, and Doreen Baubeng.

The Boys Track Team improved to 5-0 with a 90-46 win over Monty Tech. Leading the boys were Malachy Jackson, George Biney, Levone Thomas, Colbert Agyei, Robert Jackson, Jovan Wilmore, and Edward Boamah winning the Long Jump, Triple Jump, 4×100 and 4×400 relays.

Next up: Saturday District E Relays at St. John’s and Nashoba