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Last updated 03/12/2014 11:30 A.M.
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Are you interested in learning flag routines and dancing from a professional? We are starting out indoor guard. We will have an informational meeting on Monday, March 17th from 4:00-6:00 P.M. in the band room. Come out and see what it is all about. NO experience necessary and there will be no audition. All are welcome.
March is National Athletic Training Month. This year’s theme is “We’ve got your back.” Please be sure to thank your student athletic trainers today!
Try-out College Life
Attention rising juniors and seniors – JMU’s honors program is hosting a week-long summer program July 13-July 20, 2014. The program is a great opportunity to get a glimpse of college life: live in a college dorm, sample classes, and engage with professors and current students. The cost is $650.00. Please stop by the counseling office for more information.
Attention student taking the SATs: a SAT prep class is being offered at Blue Ridge Community College, Harrisonburg Center, on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 P.M., March 19th through April 30th. The cost is $150.00. Call 453-2215 to register.
Rockingham County Public Schools and community have been faced with many inclement weather challenges this winter, missing as of today, 11 school days and 9 two-hour delayed school days. We know firsthand the instructional time pressures upon our teachers and staff to cover the curriculum, as well as our focus for student academic success. Further, all Virginia school divisions must meet a 180 day or 990 instructional hour requirement annually.
Therefore, make up days for this school year, 2013-14, are as follows:
- Friday, March 7, 2014, will become a full school day for students
- Monday, March 24, 2014 – Odd Day
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – Even Day
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014 – Odd Day
- Thursday, March 27, 2014 – Even Day
- Friday, March 28, 2014 – Odd/Even?
- Monday, April 21, 2014 – Odd/Even?
(Friday, March 14 will remain a professional day for teachers)
If needed, additional make up days are available pending March/April 2014 inclement weather:
Friday, March 28, 2014
June 3, 4, and 5, 2014 as full school days
The Hat Trick
Coming soon to a classroom near you: “The Hat Trick”. What’s a Hat Trick? Any hockey fan can tell you. It’s when a single hockey player scores three goals in a single game. Past greats like Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux, and current greats Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin have all made a name for themselves for their abilities to achieve this rare feat in hockey. At TA, the hat trick can be achieved when the administrative team enters a classroom and asks three simple questions:
1. Is everyone here today?
2. Was everyone on time?
3. Does everyone have their homework?
The first class that can answer “yes” to all three questions will be rewarded handsomely. So, be present, be punctual and be prepared so that you’ll be able to reap the rewards when your TA administration comes calling.
Order 2014 Yearbook Now
The yearbook order center is now open, so it’s time to order your 2014 yearbook! You will be receiving a letter in the mail in the next few weeks with more information, but you can go online to www.yearbookordercenter.com with order number 13281 to see all of your options and prices so you can order today. Books can also be ordered through the mail, over the phone, and at school. If you chose to order at school, please see Mrs. Stevens in Room 106. The school can only accept cash or checks (made payable to TAHS), but you can use a credit card online, through mail, or over the phone. The deadline to order is Monday, June 9, 2014. Please note: Books are $65.00 UNTIL Monday, March 3, 2014. After that date, the books will increase in price. From March 3 to May 5, they will be $70.00, and from May 5 to June 9 they will be $75.00. Books reserved after June 9 and extra books will be $80.00 when they are delivered so please be sure to order early to save money!
MTC at SVBA Home and Garden Show
Massanutten Technical Center’s students and programs will be showcased at the SVBA Home and Garden Show on April 12th and 13th at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Area high school students will participate in skills demonstrations and silent and live auctions will be held on Saturday the 12th to benefit the MTC Foundation. The MTC Foundation provides scholarships, equipment, and program support for our area high school students. The live auction will be held at 2:00 P.M. and will feature vehicles and equipment MTC students have restored, as well as donations by local businesses. The silent auction will also include artwork, tools, gift baskets, and gift certificates donated by area supporters. The Silent Auction will end at 4:00 P.M. We hope you can join us and appreciate your support of our programs and wonderful students! For more information, call 540-434-5961 or consult the MTC website at www.mtcva.com.
This is information on non-athletic events and dates to remember.
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