Friday 10/15 Message to Families

Homecoming

The Homecoming Football game is Thursday, October 21st, 7:00 PM on Raider Field. Tickets are $4 with ASB and $6 without. Homecoming Week is October 18th – 22nd.

In this Friday Message, we are all about FUN! Fall brings Homecoming and the traditional celebrations. This year, Homecoming is focused on our spirit days leading up to the football game. While we are not able to have our Homecoming Dance, we are able to have our spirit days so we are going all out! The week before the game, student leaders host fun events and dress up days to get everyone in the spirit to celebrate their school. This year the dress-up days are as follows:

Monday – Pajama Day
Tuesday – Jersey Day
Wednesday – Wear Class Colors (Freshmen-Red, Sophomores-White, Juniors-Blue, Seniors-Toga)
Thursday – Decades Day (Freshmen-50s, Sophomores-60s, Juniors-70s, Seniors-80s)
Friday – Met Gala Day (Celebrity Day) 

Lunch activities

Dodgeball (Monday-Thursday)
Dance Off (Friday)

October 15th – Senior Night & Opening Homecoming Assembly – Fun activities will happen at the football game on Raider Field. 7:00 PM

October 21st – Closing Homecoming Assembly – Fun activities will happen at the football game on Raider Field. 7:00 PM

It is not required that students or staff dress-up, but it is fun. Get creative! Our recommendations for where students find good dress up items? Actually families, some of these dress-up days may provide you with an opportunity to loan your student some clothes (if you kept any) from previous decades. Seniors especially love those teal and hot pink workout clothes. Goodwill is also a great place to go for spirit day finds.

Students registering to take AP Exams

Registration for AP tests is open until November 5th. Register now! If your student doesn’t have an account with the College Board they should create one. They will need a personal account to register to take an AP exam in May. Your student’s AP teacher will help them understand how to join their class online and register. This year the exams are $103, or no charge if you qualify for free/reduced meals. If you don’t know if you qualify for free/reduced meals, go to Nutrition Services and apply using the online form: https://paypams.com/OnlineApp.aspx. This year there is a $40 fee for ordering late and also a $40 fee for test cancellations. For more information on AP testing please visit the SPS Advanced Placement site: https://www.seattleschools.org/academics/high-school-college-career/advanced-level-and-alternative-courses/ap/

Club Fair

Congratulations to NHHS club members and ASB for hosting a fun and informative Club Fair this week. Students had an opportunity to check out club and athletic boards to discover new ways to connect at NHHS. Club meeting locations and days are listed in the Daily Bulletin and read out over daily announcements.

Another Flu Clinic at Nathan Hale this Sunday

There will be another Flu Clinic this weekend at Nathan Hale. It will be this Sunday (October 17th) from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Schedule your appointment by going to the Flu Clinic webpage on the SPS website. The clinic at Hale will be held in the Performance Arts Center lobby. Park in the Staff/Visitor Parking lot. 

Does your student need help applying to college?

College Possible is a nonprofit AmeriCorps organization providing free college counseling to Nathan Hale juniors and seniors from low-income backgrounds. They offer one-on-one advising on topics ranging from college essay revision to financial aid analysis. Your student can apply here: CollegePossible.org/Join. Seniors should apply ASAP, while juniors have a final application deadline of November 24th. Please direct any questions to CWard@CollegePossible.org or encourage your student to go visit them at the Nathan Hale library.

Enjoy the weekend!

Jill Hudson, Ed. D.
Substitute Administrator
Nathan Hale High School