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Mission

Welcome to the Home & School Association homepage! We are dedicated parents working together with the High School Administrative team to provide a rewarding high school experience for all of our children. Please join us! Your $5 membership fee will help fund the student scholarships, contests, and Home & School fundraisers.

We need you… to help us provide the support and the funding necessary to present the following programs and financial assistance that directly benefits all of our students.

Agenda Books for all students | Prizes for the annual Poetry Contest and Art Show | Annual monetary assistance to each Class Congress to support student-led activities | Annual monetary assistance for the After Prom and other school sponsored programs | Five Scholarships for graduating seniors in the amount of $500 each

Membership

The Membership Drive serves two purposes. One is to receive donations ($5.00 per family) and the other is to encourage volunteer sign-ups for various H&S sponsored activities, such as the Craft Fairs, Art Show, Poetry Contest, Scholarship Committee, etc.

If you are interested in becoming involved with Home and School, we have a place for you. Some parents want to become involved but are reluctant because they cannot commit fully. Not a problem! Your involvement can range from a one-time event to chairing a committee. Please take a minute and join. It's simple! Just print the membership form and send it to school with your student. Please mark the envelope for Home and School and have your student return it to the school office. Your membership is appreciated and needed!

Click here for the membership form.

Events



Poetry Contest -
The Poetry contest is coordinated through English classes and open to all students. Judging is performed by Home and School Association volunteers.

We need volunteers for a successful poetry contest. E-mail us if you can lend us a hand by volunteering time to judge the submissions.

Click here for the Registration Form and instructions. [link to registration form]

We are looking for committee chairpersons and also need many volunteers for a successful day. E-mail us if you can lend us a hand by volunteering time, a baked good or a monetary donation we use to purchase food and supplies for our food table! Contact Floss Roache for more information.

Art Show -
All students enrolled in Art classes participate with submissions for the multiple categories of judging for cash prizes.

We need volunteers for a successful Art Show. E-mail us if you can lend a hand by volunteering time to assist with judging. Contact Laurie Medendorp for more information.

Scholarship Program - May/June, 2010

All seniors are eligible for this scholarship program. The Home & School Association awards several $500 cash scholarships each year. Forms are available through English classes and in the main office.

We need a Committee Chairperson and volunteers for judging the scholarship essays. E-mail us if you are a parent of a 9th, 10th or 11th grader and can lend us a hand. Contact Laurie Medendorp for more information.

Officers and Committee Chairs

2009/2010 Home & School Officers and Committee Chairs

President: Laurie Medendorp 
Vice President: Carol Rossi 
Treasurer:  - Open
Secretary:  – Donna Yarabinee

Committee Chairs

Craft Fair: Floss Roche / Angelique Armstrong
Poetry Contest: Donna Oxner, Terri Stewart
Scholarship:
Art Show: Karen Giacomucci

If you have any questions or are interested in any of the available positions, please contact any officer. Check below for a description of the roles and responsibilities of Home & School offices and Committee Chairs:

President
The President is responsible for facilitating and coordinating the efforts of the Home & School officers and committee chairpersons. This position works closely with the High School administrators to advance the mission of our organization.

Vice President
The Vice President is responsible for the development of the Home and School meeting topics and schedule. This position requires working with Mr. Gibson and his staff to research/suggest topics of interest to our membership as well as the coordination and scheduling of meetings within the High School’s calendar of events. The vice president also assists the president with the oversight of Home and School committees.

Treasurer
The Treasurer is responsible for performing all banking transactions and maintaining the financial records of the organization. This includes the documentation and processing of all incoming and outgoing funds and monthly and financial reporting. The treasurer works closely with Committee chairpersons and other officers to insure the proper and timely disbursement of funds required for administration of H&S programs.

Secretary
The secretary is responsible for all H&S correspondence, publicity and program documentation. This includes the scheduling and completion of letters, mailings, website and Interboro Channel notices and updates, newspaper articles and notices. The secretary works closely with Committee chairpersons and other officers to insure that H&S programs are communicated and publicized in a timely manner.

Committee Chairs:

Poetry Contest - Work closely with H&S officers, English teachers, and volunteers to coordinate the planning and implementation of the Poetry Contest (Winter).

Art Show - Work closely with H&S officers, Art teachers and volunteers to coordinate the planning and implementation of the Art Show (late Spring).

Scholarship - Work closely with H&S officers, English teachers, school counselors, and volunteers to coordinate the planning and implementation of the Scholarship Program (Spring.)

Craft Fair - Work closely with H&S officers, crafters and volunteers to coordinate the planning and implementation of the two Craft Fairs (Fall & Spring)

Meeting Schedule
All meetings are held at 7:00 PM in the High School Library on the 2nd floor unless otherwise specified. Topics/Guest Speakers for meetings will be announced in the Upcoming Events information included in future mailings from the High School.

Back to school night. Stop by to sign up and meet the officers at our table in the Cafeteria.

General Meetings, held in the HS Library at 7:00 p.m. Join us as start our activities for the new school year and prepare for the fall Craft Fair.

Making Financial Aid Count, held in the Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a presentation that will explain the financial aid process for parents of college, trade and technical school bound students.

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