Friday 3/10 Message to Families
Your student may have had some of our Naha Senior High School students in their classes this week and last. We are grateful our exchange program with our sister school in Okinawa is back up and running. Many thanks go to our NHHS students who have made the visiting students feel so welcome and to our host families who have made their Seattle stay special. We wish the Naha students and their teachers a safe journey home.
As the days get longer and lighter, we look forward to spring events at NHHS. If you check out our Daily Bulletin next week, you’ll see that spring sports is in full swing! As a reminder, this Sunday, March 12th at 2:00am, adjust your clocks ahead one hour for daylight savings time.
Though many of the following items are repeated from prior weeks, we want to ensure families have an opportunity to see these updates.
The Bite of Hale Rescheduled
The Bite of Hale has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 24th. There will be plenty of communication about the all-school event ahead of time as we reintroduce The Bite of Hale to our community after the lapse of several years due to COVID.
Hale Yes – now virtual
“Hale Yes”, the in-person fundraiser hosted by the Nathan Hale Foundation, was scheduled for April 1st at Sunset Bay Lodge. Unfortunately, the cost of hosting an in-person event was beyond our reach this year and forced us to change our plans. Supporting our students and educators by raising much-needed funds is the primary role of the Nathan Hale Foundation and we hope you join us virtually this year. Please mark your calendars for our online auction starting April 1st. Registration instructions and other details to follow soon.
Free Meals for Students
Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. In all Seattle schools, students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals receive meals at no cost. You must reapply every year. Qualification is based on household income.
Students who qualify receive additional benefits including reduced fees for the following programs.
- Event Fees
- Advanced Placement Tests
- College in the High School tuition
- Associated Student Body (ASB) Fees
- Field Trips
- Pre-College Exams (PSAT/SAT/ACT)
- College Application Fees
- Running Start Books and fees
Here is the link to the online application: https://paypams.com/OnlineApp.aspx. This application is available in several languages. Paper forms are also available in the Main Office.
Sign up to receive the Daily Bulletin
The Daily Bulletin is emailed out the late afternoon/evening before every school day to families and those who sign up to receive it. As our school is made aware of notable scholarship and internship info, this is one place where you can find out about them. Families indicate their student’s graduation year when signing up so if grade-specific messages go out, you would get that communication as well. The bulletin is also posted on the Nathan Hale website under the Resources quick links. Also on the Hale website is a link for Hale Mail 101, where families can sign up for Hale Mail.
Senior Grad Ads
The deadline to purchase Yearbook Grad Ads is just two weeks away. Grad Ads are a way to honor your senior in the yearbook with a personalized message and photos. Grad Ads are on sale from now until March 24th. Space is limited, so purchase now to guarantee a spot for your senior. Sales will close early if we sell out of available ad space. Follow the instructions below:
· Go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/
· Type in the school code “7408”
· Click “Start Your Ad”
Please note – while the yearbook staff is sharing this information for those who are interested, it is not a required item for seniors.
Seattle Skills Center Applications & Summer Skills Center
Seattle Skills Center is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. All SPS students are eligible to register for and earn credit from half-day Skills Center courses while attending their current high school. Classes provide rigorous, hands-on learning opportunities for students interested in building skills in careers like healthcare, firefighting, education, maritime, and many more while students are still in high school.
Students leave Skills Center with a stronger sense of purpose and understanding of the work environment. Students graduate to attend four year or two-year college, enter into an apprenticeship or job training program, or go straight to work out of high school. Many of our classes offer dual college credit with Seattle Colleges, where students earn credits towards their associate’s degree with free tuition through Seattle Promise.
Browse their programs using the video links below or by visiting the Skills Center website. Students can attend any Skills Center class, regardless of their home school location. Bus, van, and taxi transportation between home high school and Skills Center may be provided.
Steps for students interested in applying:
1 – Learn more about Skills Center by watching this 4-minute video.
2 – Visit their website for full course descriptions and to watch videos about specific courses
3 – Complete the required online application here
4 – Have any questions or concerns? Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Skill Center also offers summer courses. To learn more about their summer opportunities, go to the Skills Center Summer webpage!
A Skills Center flyer that lists classes and their locations is available in the Counseling Office.
Have a great weekend!
William Jackson, Ed.D. (he, him)
Nathan Hale High School