February 9th 2018 Announcements



During Lunch M-F, C104 w/classmates, peer tutors


After School M-TH., 2:30-3:30, A202 w/peer tutors


+ individual teachers offer before/after school options


  • Any student who has taken part in Community Service of any type this school year, please submit a description of the service, along with your full name, to Mrs. Lacy in the main office.  We will begin posting students’ pictures and their community service involvement on the board across from the health office.  You can also e-mail the description and your name to Dr. Ginkins at mginkins@nafcs.k12.in.us

     We look forward to filling the board!


  • Students, you can nominate one teacher per month for Teacher of the Month via the following link.  You have to be signed into your school e-mail account to access the link.  There will also be hard copies of the form in the main office.



  • SAL is closed today, but Lunch Detention will be open as usual.


  • A representative from Simmons College in Louisville will be in the senior loft today. Simmons is a historical black college.




  • Rose-Hulman Homework Hotline-help you with your math and science questions, FREE service with tutors available Sundays – Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (ET). Call a tutor at 877-Ask-Rose (877-275-7673) or chat with a tutor at AskRose.org or e-mail by visiting AskRose.org at any time and they will respond during operating hours.




  • Congratulations to senior Taylor Mills. She is the recipient of this week’s FAFSA Friday Scholarship. Seniors, if you have questions about the FAFSA form see Ms. McGuirk in the senior loft.



  • The Latin Club will be selling BAE bags in the atrium before school. For only a dollar you can send a candy bag to your BAE. Candy bags will be delivered on Valentine’s Day.




  • See the new Scholarship list from Mrs. McGuirk in the attachment.


  • Americanism Essay Contest – Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary sponsors an Americanism Essay Contest for students grades 3-12.  Winners will receive $50 and a $50 donation in the student’s name will be made to the Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship fund.  Please see the attachment for additional information.  The deadline for judging at the local level is March 1, 2018.



  • See if you qualify for an all-expense paid trip to Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. for high school juniors that will be seniors after this summer. The student does have to an REMC member. This means that their parent or guardian currently receives electric service from Clark County REMC.  There are still funds available to send three more students.  This is a trip of a lifetime.  Applications are due February 9, 2018.  See Mr. Campbell for additional information.


  • FAFSA Friday information is in the attached flyer.  An IU Southeast Financial Aid Counselor will be in the Senior Loft this Friday. Any questions before then see Mrs. McGuirk.




  • The list of the Radio Staff for the 2018-19 school year is posted on the Radio window C-316.


  • You can still sign up for New Albany’s hottest fundraising dance party!  Go to donate.rileykids.org to register for the NAHS Dance Marathon today!  Direct any questions to Ms. Ricke, Ms. Lewis, or a dance marathon student participant.


  • Lost & found items will be donated on Friday, February 16.  If you have lost an item such as a lunch box, jacket, hat, shoes, eyeglasses, etc., please stop by the Main office to check for you item.


  • Please do not forget to turn in your Leadership Academy permission slip to Ms. Trulock-Jones.  They are due by February 12, 2018.  If you should have any questions please see Ms. Givens or Ms. Trulock-Jones.


  • Check out the following link for additional information on our IB Programme.  Talk to your counselor to be directed to additional information.

NAHS IB Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZnHngPJaR4#action=share



  • $10.00 NAHS t-shirts are available in the Book Store.  See flyer.  


  • PTO will be in bookstore to sell orange T-shirts and other gear during lunch on Thursday and Friday!


  • Prosser applications are now available in the counseling office.


  • Student ushers are needed for New Albany Theatre’s production of Godspell. Performances which are February 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30PM (arrive at 6:45PM, dress nice) and February 18 and 25 at 2:00PM (arrive at 1:15, dress nice). You can receive one hour of Community Service and see the show for free that day! Please email Ms. Harpenau at aharpenau@nafcs.k12.in.us or visit her in room D203 to sign up!


  • Don’t miss out.  Get your tickets to see Godspell coming up February 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, and 25th.  See the flyer for details.


  • Students, when you receive your SAT results, make sure you take advantage of linking your results to Khan Academy for individualized practice.  Here is a short video with the 3 steps you must take to link them: linking their College Board and Khan Academy online accounts and unlocking their free, personalized SAT study plan.

Research shows that studying on Official SAT Practice for 20 hours is associated with an average score gain of 115 points from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT—nearly double the average score gain compared to students who don’t use Khan Academy.  See your counselor if you have any questions.


  • Did you know:  NAHS has a clothing closet stocked with clothes, shoes, socks, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc? Also, if your family is in need of food we can provide a box of non-perishable items to your family. If you or someone you know needs food, clothes, or personal hygiene products please see Mrs. Nolan or your counselor.


  • Attention all Juniors: there are NEW shot requirements for next school year!  You will need to have 2 doses of the hepatitis A vaccine as well as 2 doses of the meningitis vaccine (MCV4).  Please make sure you have all of those required vaccines for the start of next school year!!  If you have any questions or concerns please stop by the health office for more information.



  • All are invited to Purdue Polytechnic New Albany’s Open House on Thursday, March 1 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Open House is a great time to come out for a visit to see what Purdue Polytechnic New Albany has to offer, tour classrooms and labs, meet faculty and staff, and learn about the admissions process. Attached is a flyer and any further questions you may contact dani@purdue.edu.


  • The University of Louisville is holding a workshop for students interested in health sciences careers on Feb. 10.  See the attached flyer for details.


  • Students, view the following link for information on the Indiana Association of School Principals’ Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest.  Entries are due by 2/28/18.  http://www.iasp.org/pdf/mlkentryform.pdf


  • See information regarding the all-new 2018 Camp Invention which is a program for children entering grades K-6.  Children are presented with fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and curiosity.  





  • Students looking for volunteer experience, check this out!

Application Process

To apply to be eligible as a Summer VolunTeen, teens must complete the following by March 1, 2018:

  1. Complete and return the VolunTeen application
  2. Complete and return a medical form
  3. Sign and return a VolunTeen/Parent Contract
  4. Complete and return two reference forms (one must be from a teacher/counselor/principal) 

*Forms are available on our website at www.kysciencecenter.org/volunteer or athttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ey2V1_HhcoJGFRVLQhOb66tXmufU0ZAW/view


  • From Habitat for Humanity:  We are trying to complete our house at 1417 South St in New Albany by the end of February.  I am looking for volunteers for Saturdays through February 24th.  The work will be interior work, so everyone will be warm!!!!!  Things like painting, caulking, helping with the trim work and installing cabinets.  The work day begins at 9:00 am and ends, usually, around 2:00, but we are flexible with both start and stop times.  Volunteers must be 16 years old to be on the build site.  Anyone over 18 can use the power tools.  Your students can form a team or volunteer as individuals.  I have attached the liability waiver for those under 18 because parental consent if needed.  Any students or student groups interested can contact Karen Carmickle at Habitat for Humanity, 812-948-1235


  • Attached is a flyer announcing a volunteer opportunity for students coming up on Sunday, February 18th, for assisting with the Gilda’s Club Louisville race?




  • There is a Free Chamber Music Recital on Tuesday, February 20.  See flyer for details.


  • Pollinator Day is a free, family-friendly event packed with hands-on activities for all ages.  Activities include beehive tours, building your own hummingbird feeder and native bee nest, planting for pollinators, crafts for the kids, and more.  There will be classes on pollinators, pollinator habitat needs, basic beekeeping, and cooking with honey. Local vendors also will be present selling garden and nature related items.  Attendees will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.  A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Pollinator Day will be hosted by the Purdue Extension Floyd County at the Purdue Research Park at 3000 Technology Ave., New Albany, IN on April 28th from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.


  • See attached for an opportunity for students to volunteer at the KY Science Center this summer.  It is a great way to learn more about STEP-related careers and share your passion for science and learning with others.


  • U of L School of Public Health and Information sciences Preview Day to learn about degree programs in public health-2/24/18.  See attached for information.


  • See the attachments regarding St. Mark’s Neighborhood Health Fair (free eye glasses, flu shots, dental screenings, haircuts, and much more).  It takes place 2/24/18.




  • Any young lady who is interested in coming out for Track and Field, the first practice is Monday.  We will meet at the track at 2:45 PM. Come be a part of this year’s teams!!
  • Boys’ basketball with Madison, Providence and Bedford are all sold out.  No student or adult tickets are available.


  • The Elks are sponsoring the After Prom with their Make One Meal Matter Feb. 5-9.  See the attachment for more details.



  • Help support our NAHS PTO by enrolling in Kroger Rewards! Every time you shop, we earn money! Enrollment will work the same way as the past.  You can sign up on www.kroger.com or call 1-800-

KROGERS, option 3. Be sure to choose NEW ALBANY PTO!



Athletic Events:  

  • Boys JV/Varsity Basketball versus Providence 6:00/7:30 PM Away
  • Girls Swim State @ IU 6:00 PM Away


  • Boys Wrestling Semi-State @ Evansville Ford Center          10:00 AM Away
  • Boys JV/Varsity Basketball versus Madison 6:00/7:30 PM Away

Fans, remember to know and demonstrate the fundamentals of sportsmanship at all events. Stimulate desired crowd response using only positive cheers, signs and praise without antagonizing or demeaning opponents (http://www.ihsaa.org/MembershipServices/Sportsmanship.aspx). 

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