Weekly Update 5/07/2021

Dear NCHS,

A slice of pizza will brighten any rainy day! The NCHS teachers and staff were treated to the New Haven Pizza Truck on Wednesday in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week~ Thank you to our generous PFA for a delicious lunch! I know they join me in thanking our faculty and staff for their commitment to our students as we navigated unprecedented challenges over that last year. Now more than ever, I am proud to be their colleague and proud to be part of the NCHS learning community.

NATIONAL NURSES WEEK MAY 6-12:

May 6th kicked off National Nurses Week and runs through May 12th. We are so thankful to have such a wonderful team taking care of our students and faculty! Janet Reed, Betsy Imbrogno, and Karina Giangos have done an amazing job keeping the NCHS learning community healthy and safe! We appreciate all that you and you deserve all of the accolades every day!!

BOUQUET BUDDIES:

This week’s deserving recipients are AJ Albano, Christopher Parsons, Nikki Pivovar, Andrea MacGilpin, and Michael LeDuc.

TIPS of THE WEEK:

http://nchstips.com/tip-of-the-week/

UPCOMING EVENTS:

5/08 – SAT – 7:30 AM

5/10-15 – NCHS Arts Week

I wish all of our dedicated and hard-working moms a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Best,

Bill Egan

DEPARTMENT NEWS:

MATH:

SCHOOL COUNSELING:

Counselors are working with seniors as they finish coursework and prepare for their internships. Seniors must complete the senior exit survey now available in Naviance (under About Me/Surveys from your school/Not yet started) to meet a final graduation requirement. Our recent senior chats were an enjoyable new experience for both counselors and students as we talked about the past year and their wonderfully diverse plans for next year.

The deadline for all NCHS scholarship applications is today, May 7th, so make sure you have submitted everything needed for consideration. Here is the link once again: Scholarship information.

Counselors also met with sophomores as they began to explore their career interests and understand the tools available to them for researching post-high school options. Students should speak with their counselor if they missed this very important meeting.

On May 19th at 11 am, counselors will meet with juniors to introduce them to the Common App and discuss what they can do over the summer to prepare for a very busy fall. Look for the invitation and zoom link, and please make every effort to attend. Counselors would also like to meet individually with their students to review where they are in their plans.

VPA:

Arts Week Sneak Peek!

NCHS Bella Voce treble ensemble has been working on an arrangement of Cindy Lauper’s True Colors, arranged by Jesse Hampsch. The girls met online with Jesse to gain insight into his arrangement and filmed their piece outside at Waveny Park. Stay tuned for their whole performance next week! Click to hear an audio clip

The NCHS Concert Choir was finally able to sing all together as a group in person this Spring, which was a perfect time to perform and film Craig Hella Johnson’s arrangement of Light of a Clear Blue Morning by Dolly Parton

“Time to pARTy”

The 34 Annual Senior Art Show Virtual Release

May 10 – June 10, 2021

The exhibition celebrates the creative accomplishments of NCHS senior art students and consists of seventeen one-person retrospectives in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, digital media, and film. The exhibition is being presented through a video link and will be made available to view from May 10th through June 10th.

The link will be shared on Monday!!!

Group Photo (left to right)

Back Row: Ava Sabloff, Jacob Scola, Claudia Stanley, Riley Wilson,

Wesley Cloud, Paige Stein, Julia Carpi

Front Row: Demetria Dresser, Chloe Piegat, Neya Krishnan, Claudia Zhu,

Annie Gong, Kaitlyn Sill, Ethan Jones, Mallory Hart

Missing from Photo: William Besgen, Valerie O’Neill

The Senior Art Show allows students to generate a one-person exhibit that is entirely their creation. The student responsibilities include creating a themed title and poster/logo for the exhibit, planning and creating the virtual video, generating publicity, and selecting their work for the show. Advising students on the planning and organizing of the event were their art teachers, Jeanne McDonagh, Jennifer Sinski, and Kimanne Core.

Ms. Core’s Ceramic classes are making realistic-looking meals, appetizers, and desserts out of clay.

LIBRARY:

Please click here to see what’s new at New Canaan High School Library! The link is also on our webpage at nchslibrary.info.