Monday, November 7, 2016

HHS Mock Election!


HHS will be participating in a Mock Election on Monday, November 7, 2016. Founded in 1980, the National Student/Parent Mock Election is a voter education program for K-12 students. the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston administers the Mock Election in Massachusetts.

The Mock Election is a non-partisan educational program endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans. The goal of the event is to teach the students the process of electing a president.

In the week leading up to the Mock Election, HHS students have been doing announcements asking pertinent questions about our US Constitution and the Presidency. Students can also learn more about each candidate in this Candidate Info Sheet.

HHS will go live on Monday, 11/7! Students will have a special advisory/homeroom.  Each advisory/homeroom will be a state with electoral votes. Students will vote, and both the popular and electoral votes will be tallied. We will go live on TV thanks to HCAT and Mrs. Chestna’s communication class. We will be updating the electoral map in live time as the votes come in. Seniors, Maddy Colantonio and Morgan Geoffroy will be anchoring the desk, with Megan Burke and Kathleen McShane manning the national map. It should be an exciting fun time!

Final election results of both the popular vote as well as the electoral vote will be announced by the end of the day on the HHS website.

The Social Studies Department and the Student Advisory Council are coordinating the Mock Election. VOTE!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

ImPACT Testing for Winter Athletes


ImPACT testing for Wrestling, Ice hockey and Basketball will be administered on Tues. Nov. 15th and Wed. Nov. 16th. Freshman and Juniors that have not taken it this year for a fall sport are required to take it. If you are unsure if you need to take it, please see Sigs in the athletic training room.

MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey


To make sure we give the best possible education and services to children in Holliston, we want to learn about their attitudes and behaviors with regard to a variety of health issues. In order to accomplish this, students at Holliston High School are being asked to participate in a survey called the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey. The questions of the survey cover many topics including alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; violence and safety; nutrition and physical activity; sexual behaviors; online behaviors; and mental health. This project will help our district develop and enhance its health education and prevention services. We will be giving this survey to students in grades 9-12 on November 10th.

The survey is anonymous, meaning students will not put their name on the survey and no one will know what they write. There will be no identifying information on any of the surveys.

Completing this survey is voluntary. Your child’s grades in school will not be affected by participation. Your child can also decide not to take the survey or skip any question your child doesn’t wish to answer.

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment is a Federal Law that requires us to notify you ahead of time about the survey, and give you the chance to look at it, so you can let us know if you don’t want your child to take part. If you want to see the survey before deciding, a copy will be available at the main office from October 27th – November 7th.

If you DO NOT want your child to take part in the survey, please complete the Opt Out form below and have your child return it to the main office by November 7th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Bottomley at 508-429-0677

Sincerely,

Nicole Bottomley, Principal
Holliston High School