Friday 11/19 Message to Families
I hope you have had a great week and have plans to enjoy the dry weather this weekend. As a reminder, next Thursday and Friday, November 25th and 26th, we will have no school in observance of Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day. We also will follow a special bell schedule on Wednesday, November 24th. You can find it on the NHHS website calendar. Below you will see our message on class office elections for ninth graders and Senior Portraits. Lastly, we would love for you join us this weekend as we enjoy our students perform in the fall play! Please read on for details!
Fall Play is November 18th – 20th!
Nathan Hale Theatre is thrilled beyond belief for the chance to perform in person on our beloved stage once more, and hope you’ll join us in celebrating our return with a fabulous comedy! The 39 Steps mixes a Hitchcock masterpiece with a little Monty Python to create a thrilling story of love, murder, and international conspiracy. With over 50 characters played by a cast of 16, Nathan Hale’s The 39 Steps will be a hoot!
Check out their Instagram (@nathanhaletheatre) to find production photos and check out the theatre website (nathanhaletheatre.com) to find ticket info, cast/crew blog posts, and more!
Remaining performances of The 39 Steps are Friday, November 19th at 7:00pm and Saturday, November 20th at 2:00pm & 7:00pm. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 for adults ($10 for students/seniors) and online at nathanhaletheatre.com.
Proof of vaccination and health attestation required upon entry for all 18 years and older. There are no exceptions. Per COVID protocols, we will be assisting with seating to enforce social distancing. Masks are required throughout the evening and during the performance. We care about everyone’s safety!
Nathan Hale Horticulture Open House – Sunday, November 21st!
The Nathan Hale Horticulture and Urban Farm will be hosting their Winter Open House this Sunday, November 21st from noon to 2:00pm. They are selling handmade wreaths and poinsettias raised and nurtured by Nathan Hale students. The Urban Farm Greenhouse is located above the Jane Addams Middle School parking lot, 113th and 31st NE. To learn more about the Urban Farm, please check out their website: https://www.nathanhaleurbanfarm.org/.
Class of 2025 Elections
Intent to Run forms for Freshman class officers went out this week in ninth grade Mentorship classes. Encourage your ninth grade students to get involved! Forms are also available in the Main Office and are due on Monday, December 6th. The tradition at NHHS is that all students who run are invited to participate in the weekly class meetings where decisions for class fundraisers, T-shirt designs and other class business are discussed and made. Elections will be held on December 15th. Go Class of 2025!
Seniors – be sure your senior portrait is in the senior section of the yearbook! The deadline for senior portraits is extended to Friday, January 7th, 2022. Follow the instructions below:
- Go to hjeshare.com and type in the school code “nathanhale”, all lowercase / no spaces, or click: https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/#!/?code=nathanhale
- Fill out the contact info
- Select “Upload Your Portrait” and attach your file
If you have other questions or would like to discuss an additional extension, please contact: email@example.com.
Senior Scholarship Info (repeat from last week)
Seniors looking for scholarships should review the SPS November/ December Scholarship bulletin.
College Possible Announcements (repeat from last week)
- Junior Students
- Does your junior need support getting started with the college process? College Possible is a nonprofit providing free college counseling to Nathan Hale students from low-income backgrounds. We are currently accepting juniors into our program. Please encourage your student to apply ASAP: CollegePossible.org/Join.
- Senior Students
- Seniors applying to any type of college should submit either Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) as soon as possible. Students who are US citizens or legal permanent residents should file the FAFSA, while undocumented students should instead file the WASFA. The FAFSA/WASFA is a requirement for your student to receive financial aid for college, including the Seattle Promise.
- Encourage your student to check out the College Possible folder on the Library Schoology page. Our folder on the Library (a.k.a. “Program Support”) Schoology page features resources like UW Seattle Application Reminders and Washington State 4-Year Colleges and Universities Deadlines Chart.
William Jackson, Ed.D. (he,him)
Nathan Hale High School