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School Updates: Week of Feb. 5-9, 2024

We hope you have had a pleasant weekend. Here are weekly announcements:
**Counselor Appreciation Week
This week is Counselor Appreciation Week. No words can express how much we appreciate and LOVE our school counseling team. They are a vital part of our school program and carry an extremely heavy workload in supporting our students in so many ways. Please consider reaching out to our school counselors this week to thank them for their hard work and devotion to the safety and success of all our Huguenot Falcons.
Lisa Harrison: Grade 9-12 Exceptional Education Counselor and Department Chair
Kirsten Buist: Grade 9-12 English Language Learner Counselor
Monique Harris: Grade 9 Counselor
Andrea Reed: Grade 10 Counselor
Craig Christmas: Grade 11 Counselor
Zymora Scott: Grade 12 Counselor
Thank you to our school counselors for all that you do!
**YONDR CELL PHONE POUCH PILOT UPDATE:
The Yondr cell phone pouch pilot will be implemented at Huguenot High School beginning Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Wednesday, Feb. 21st.
Please see the attached fliers for our upcoming Yondr Cell phone Pouch Parent Town Hall which will take place this Tuesday, February 6th from 6 pm-8 pm in our auditorium. Please attend to learn about the details of our Yondr pouch implementation and to get any questions that you may have answered. We look forward to seeing you and discussing the cellphone pouch program with you.
**Vaccinations
Vaccination forms were handed out to those 11th-grade students who were in need last week during homeroom. If your child received the permission form, please fill it out and return it as soon as possible. Vaccinations will be offered on Tuesday of this week during the school day.
**Black History Month
Huguenot High School is celebrating Black History Month in several ways during February. Students will be holding a door decorating contest later in the month with the winning class receiving a pizza party. There are several themes that classes can choose from for decorating doors.
There will be Black History Month Spirit Week in the middle of the month with daily themes.
Huguenot High School will be announcing trivia questions each day with prizes for students who correctly answer the questions. Essays from students in our African American Studies class will also be shared at times throughout the month.
Huguenot High School is very excited to announce the 2024 Black History Essay Contest that take place at the end of the month. Participants are asked to research a distinguished Black American who has left an unforgettable mark on the world with his or her contribution(s). Write about their influence and reflect on how their achievements continue to shape and inspire society today. The winner will be announced at the end of the month and will receive a prize provided by donations from faculty and staff members at Huguenot High School.
In addition to these building-wide celebrations, Huguenot teachers continue to provide a plethora of instruction and activities throughout our curriculum related to the contributions of Black Americans. We would like to thank April Wilson, the Huguenot High School Social Studies Department Chair, for leading this important effort.
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**High Flying Falcons
Each month we will be featuring three faculty and staff members who have received the “High Flying Falcon” awards. During our January faculty meeting, we celebrated the following staff members:
Tina Burton- English teacher
Patricia Kent- Math Teacher
Tiffany Garland- Front Office Associate/Manager
All three of these members of the Huguenot High School Family contribute to our students’ well-being, and learning through their roles in supporting teachers and students. They are a positive influence on the culture of our school. We thank them for all that they do to make Huguenot Special. Next month they will pass on their award trophies to the faculty and staff members of their choice.
Thank you, and have a pleasant evening.
Dr. Michael Massa
Interim Principal, Huguenot High School