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HALL HIGH SCHOOL

975 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-232-4561
Fax: 860-236-0366

Dan Zittoun, Principal 

Daily Announcements

Monday, October 23, 2017

· Quote of the day: Things turn out the best for people who make the best of the way things turn out - John Wooden

· Hall’s Helping Hands continues through Friday, October 27th with the Food and Halloween Costume Drive. Drop off locations are located near the entrances and the Library.

· Senior Portraits will be taken this week from 2:00-8:00 p.m. in room E119. Please stop by the Main Office for appointment date and time.

· Did you know that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 85%? Come help students with special needs start businesses and join the Unified Business Club at 2:20 today in room BG14 (near cafeteria). See Mrs. Levine for details.

· Japan, Thailand, China. The Hall Martial Arts club will meet after school tomorrow in the cafeteria. New members are welcome and encouraged to join.

· Relay for Life meeting after school tomorrow in room B202. We will be getting ready for the Making Strides Walk.

· Attention students: The first blackbox play of the year happens next week! Make plans to come support Hall theatre students as they present THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND - a fun, absurdist, whodunit comedy. Plus, a bonus show by the same playwright called 15-MINUTE HAMLET. Show times are 7:30 p.m., next Wednesday thru Saturday, plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are only $5.00 for students and you can pay cash at the door. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to reserve a seat by emailing halltheatre@whps.org . See Ms. Parker or a theatre student if you have questions.

· The Writing Center is sponsoring a "Six Word Stories" challenge! Submit yours to your English teacher or to the Writing Center by November 5th. Ask your English teacher or the library media specialists for more details.

· The Homecoming dance will be held on Friday, November 3rd from 7-10 p.m. The tickets are $10 and can be purchased during lunch periods. Seniors will be able to buy tickets on Tuesday, October 24th and the rest of the school can start buying tickets on Wednesday, October 25th. Hurry up and buy tickets before they sell out!

·Tuesday, October, 24, 2017 School Assembly Bell Schedule:

Period 1 7:30 - 8:14 (44 mins)

Period 2 8:18 - 9:02 (44 mins)

Period 3 9:06 - 9:50 (44 mins)

Assembly 10:00 - 10:30

Period 4 10:39 - 11:19 (40 mins)

Period 5 11:23 - 12:03 (40 mins)

Period 6 12:07 - 12:47 (40 mins)

Period 7 12:51 - 1:31 (40 mins)

Period 8 1:35 - 2:15 (40 mins)

·Lunch: Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, crinkle cut fries, broccoli crunch salad and applesauce.


Tuesday, October, 24, 2017 School Assembly Bell Schedule:

Period 1 7:30 - 8:14 (44 mins)

Period 2 8:18 - 9:02 (44 mins)

Period 3 9:06 - 9:50 (44 mins)

Assembly 10:00 - 10:30

Period 4 10:39 - 11:19 (40 mins)

Period 5 11:23 - 12:03 (40 mins)

Period 6 12:07 - 12:47 (40 mins)

Period 7 12:51 - 1:31 (40 mins)

Period 8 1:35 - 2:15 (40 mins)

Lunch: Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, crinkle cut fries, broccoli crunch salad and applesauce.Friday, October 20, 2017

· Quote of the day: Love covers all faults

Friday, October 27th.

  • Student vs. Faculty Volleyball Game: Tonight at 7 p.m.
  • Check your email & sign up to play or come support your class

  • Food Drive: October 16th - 27th
  • Drop off (Entrances & Library)

  • Halloween Costume Drive: October 16th - 27th
  • Drop off (Entrances & Library)

    · Want to learn or improve your Spanish? Join the Spanish Club on Monday’s after school in room A214. Club participants will learn the culture and geography of Hispanic countries, watch movies in Spanish, read short poems, stories, and listen to popular Hispanic music. Hispanic cuisine on occasion will be provided. The club has an end of the year project, partaking in a campaign to raise money for a local or international Hispanic cause.

    · Japan, Thailand, China. If you've ever been curious or know a thing or two, come show us at the Hall Martial arts club on Tuesday, October 24th in the cafeteria.

    · Did you know that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 85%? Come help students with special needs start businesses and join the Unified Business Club on Monday, · October 23rd at 2:20 in room BG14 (near cafeteria). See Mrs. Levine for details.

    Attention students: The first blackbox play of the year happens next week! Make plans to come support Hall theatre students as they present THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND - a fun, absurdist, whodunit comedy. Plus, a bonus show by the same playwright called 15-MINUTE HAMLET. Show times are 7:30 p.m., next Wednesday thru Saturday, plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are only $5.00 for students and you can pay cash at the door. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to reserve a seat by emailing halltheatre@whps.org . See Ms. Parker or a theatre student if you have questions.

    · Attention Seniors! Most students who attend college utilize financial aid to pay their tuition. If you plan to attend college next fall, have you completed your FAFSA form? If not, come to College Goal Sunday this weekend on October 22nd. Doors will be open from 1-4 p.m. to receive personal help completing your FAFSA. Enjoy refreshments, free scholarship information and a drawing to enter a $250 scholarship! Please check your email or see your school counselor for further details.

    · The Homecoming dance will be held on Friday, November 3rd from 7-10 p.m. The tickets are $10 and can be purchased during lunch periods. Seniors will be able to buy tickets on Tuesday, October 24th and the rest of the school can start buying tickets on Wednesday, October 25th. Hurry up and buy tickets before they sell out!

    · Lunch: Pasta with meat or meatless sauce, romaine and spinach salad with Caesar dressing, garlic bread and pineapple tidbits.

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Quote of the day: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that

    you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

    Hall’s Helping Hands continues through Friday, October 27th.

    • Student vs. Faculty Volleyball Game: October 20th at 7 p.m.

    Check your email & sign up to play or come support your class

    • Food Drive: October 16th - 27th

    Drop off (Entrances & Library)

    • Halloween Costume Drive: October 16th - 27th

    Drop off (Entrances & Library)

    The Chess Club will be having a match at Simsbury High School this Friday. If you are interested in playing, come to the chess club after school today in room PG01.

    Your picture retake day is coming! Get a second chance at a picture perfect image tomorrow in room E119.

    Want to learn or improve your Spanish? Join the Spanish Club on Monday’s after school in room A214. Club participants will learn the culture and geography of Hispanic countries, watch movies in Spanish, read short poems, stories, and listen to popular Hispanic music. Hispanic cuisine on occasion will be provided. The club has an end of the year project, partaking in a campaign to raise money for a local or international Hispanic cause.

    Attention Seniors! Most students who attend college utilize financial aid to pay their tuition. If you plan to attend college next fall, have you completed your FAFSA form? If not, come to College Goal Sunday this weekend on October 22nd. Doors will be open from 1-4p.m. to receive personal help completing your FAFSA. Enjoy refreshments, free scholarship information and a drawing to enter a $250 scholarship! Please check your email or see your school counselor for further details.

    The Homecoming dance will be held on Friday, November 3rd from 7-10 p.m. The tickets are $10 and can be purchased during lunch periods. Seniors will be able to buy tickets on Tuesday, October 24th and the rest of the school can start buying tickets on Wednesday, October 25th. Hurry up and buy tickets before they sell out!

    Lunch: Nachos Grande.Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    · Quote of the day: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. - Theodore Roosevelt

    · Hall’s Helping Hands continues through Friday, October 27th.

  • Student vs. Faculty Volleyball Game: October 20th at 7 p.m.
  • Check your email & sign up to play or come support your class

  • Food Drive: October 16th - 27th
  • Drop off (Entrances & Library)

  • Halloween Costume Drive: October 16th - 27th
  • Drop off (Entrances & Library)

    · Art Club will meet on the first and third Thursday of every month from 2:30-3:30 in room HG01. There will be snacks! Email Louise Kehres at 2018louisek074@student.whps.org

    with any questions.

    · Your picture retake day is coming! Get a second chance at a picture perfect image tomorrow in room E119.

    · Want to learn or improve your Spanish? Join the Spanish Club on Monday’s after school in room A214. Club participants will learn the culture and geography of Hispanic countries, watch movies in Spanish, read short poems, stories, and listen to popular Hispanic music. Hispanic cuisine on occasion will be provided. The club has an end of the year project, partaking in a campaign to raise money for a local or international Hispanic cause.

    · Do you like to eat and chat? If so, come to Hall's next book club meeting on Tuesday, November 14th after school in the library. We will be discussing the new thriller, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. If you have questions, check out the Book Club page on the Library site or email Mrs. Ahern or Alison Restelli.

    · Lunch: Chicken nuggets with a side of macaroni and cheese, fresh roasted cauliflower, three bean salad and fresh fruit.

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    · Quote of the day: Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that's the foundation for everything great. -Jay Z

    · Hall’s Helping Hands continues through Friday, October 27th.

    Student vs. Faculty Volleyball Game: October 20th at 7 p.m.

    Check your email & sign up to play or come support your class

    Food Drive: October 16th - 27th

    Drop off (Entrances & Library)

    Halloween Costume Drive: October 16th - 27th

    Drop off (Entrances & Library)

    · Art Club will meet on the first and third Thursday of every month from 2:30-3:30 in room HG01. There will be snacks! Email Louise Kehres at 2018louisek074@student.whps.org

    with any questions.

    · Your picture retake day is coming! Get a second chance at a picture perfect image on Thursday, October 19th in room E119.

    · Do you like to eat and chat? If so, come to Hall's next book club meeting on Tuesday, November 7th after school in the library. We will be discussing the new thriller, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. If you have questions, check out the Book Club page on the Library site or email Mrs. Ahern or Alison Restelli.

    · Lunch: Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, roasted cauliflower, three bean salad and diced peaches.

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Quote of the day: Your dreams are on the other side of your GRIT.

    · Join us at Action Club after school today in room A105. We will be reflecting on our recent learning and moving forward with our first project.

    · Are you interested in traveling to beautiful Southern Spain during April break? If so, speak with your Spanish teacher to receive an information packet. Tomorrow is the deadline for the brief application and $200 deposit. Email Mrs. Martin at Conard at dana_martin@whps.org if you have any questions.

    · Your picture retake day is coming! Get a second chance at a picture perfect image on Thursday, October 19th in room E119.

    · Do you like to eat and chat? If so, come to Hall's next book club meeting on Tuesday, November 7th after school in the library. We will be discussing the new thriller, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. If you have questions, check out the Book Club page on the Library site or email Mrs. Ahern or Alison Restelli.

    · Lunch: Toasted cheese sandwich or French bread pizza, tomato soup, crinkle cut fries and fresh fruit.

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    · Quote of the day: No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

    · The Unified Business Club will be meeting today from 2:20-3:20 in room B150 (the pupil services kitchen, across from the library). Please come help brainstorm ideas for projects and plan upcoming events.

    · Are you interested in traveling to beautiful Southern Spain during April break? If so, speak with your Spanish teacher to receive an information packet. The deadline for the brief application and $200 deposit has been extended until next Tuesday, October 17th. Email Mrs. Martin at Conard at dana_martin@whps.org if you have any questions.

    · Your picture retake day is coming! Get a second chance at a picture perfect image on Thursday, October 19th in room E119.

    · Do you like to eat and chat? If so, come to Hall's next book club meeting on Tuesday, November 7th after school in the library. We will be discussing the new thriller, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. If you have questions, check out the Book Club page on the Library site or email Mrs. Ahern or Alison Restelli.

    · Lunch: Stuffed crust pizza with meat or veggie toppings, candied carrots and fresh fruit.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Quote of the day: Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives and take another shot. -Unknown

    · The PSAT is scheduled for today from 7:30 to 11:25 for freshmen, sophomores and registered juniors. Students, please be in your testing room by 7:20 a.m. For more information on your testing room location, please check your email or the main entrances. Students, please bring #2 pencils, a calculator and snacks. Please remember that today will be a full day schedule ending at 2:15, and that the buses will be here to pick you up between 2:30 and 2:45. Good luck everyone and thank you for your participation.

    · Money, money, money. Want a chance at a raffle? Want to make a difference? Want to assist in disaster relief but don't know how? Participate in Hall High's school wide Money Wars. All proceeds go to disaster relief of Hurricane Irma, Harvey, Jose, Maria and the earthquake in Mexico. Collection will take place in the cafeteria during lunch waves from now until October 12th. The grade with the most amount of money raised will have each student's name placed in a raffle and up to 10% of the students in the winning class will be eligible to win prizes such as Panera gift cards, Sweet Frog gift cards, and dinner at Bartaco. Winners will be announced at Fall Fest on October 14th by the kickboard. Must be at Fall Fest to claim prize.

    · The Unified Business Club will be meeting in room B150 (the pupil services kitchen, across from the library) on Thursday, October 12th from 2:20-3:20. Please come help brainstorm ideas for projects and plan upcoming events.

    · Are you interested in traveling to beautiful Southern Spain during April break? If so, speak with your Spanish teacher to receive an information packet. The deadline for the brief application and $200 deposit has been extended until next Tuesday, October 17th. Email Mrs. Martin at Conard at dana_martin@whps.org if you have any questions.

    · Your picture retake day is coming! Get a second chance at a picture perfect image on Thursday, October 19th in room E119.

    · Lunch: Beef or veggie burger on a bun, crinkle cut fries, vegetarian beans and mandarin oranges.


    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    · Quote of the day: In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing. – Theodore Roosevelt

    · SENIORS: Are you feeling like you don't know where to start in the college application process or need some additional support? Come to a workshop sponsored by your school counselors!

    WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 11th (PSAT test day)

    WHERE: Room E123

    TIME: 9:00 a.m.

    WHAT TO BRING: Your Naviance and Common App account information.

    We hope to see you there!

    · Money, money, money. Want a chance at a raffle? Want to make a difference? Want to assist in disaster relief but don't know how? Participate in Hall High's school wide Money Wars. All proceeds go to disaster relief of Hurricane Irma, Harvey, Jose, Maria and the earthquake in Mexico. Collection will take place in the cafeteria during lunch waves from now until October 12th. The grade with the most amount of money raised will have each student's name placed in a raffle and up to 10% of the students in the winning class will be eligible to win prizes such as Panera gift cards, Sweet Frog gift cards, and dinner at Bartaco. Winners will be announced at Fall Fest on October 14th by the kickboard. Must be at Fall Fest to claim prize.

    · Lunch: Popcorn chicken, steamed brown rice, seasoned green beans, carrot sticks and fresh fruit.


    Friday, October 6, 2017

    · Quote of the day: The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. - Ayn Rand

    · Are you interested in traveling to beautiful Southern Spain during April break? If so, speak with your Spanish teacher to receive an information packet. The brief application and $200 deposit are due on Tuesday, October 10th. Email Mrs. Martin at Conard at dana_martin@whps.org if you have any questions.

    · SENIORS: Are you feeling like you don't know where to start in the college application process or need some additional support? Come to a workshop sponsored by your school counselors!

    WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 11th (PSAT test day)

    WHERE: Room E123

    TIME: 9:00 a.m.

    WHAT TO BRING: Your Naviance and Common App account information.

    We hope to see you there!

    · Money, money, money. Want a chance at a raffle? Want to make a difference? Want to assist in disaster relief but don't know how? Participate in Hall High's school wide Money Wars. All proceeds go to disaster relief of Hurricane Irma, Harvey, Jose, Maria and the earthquake in Mexico. Collection will take place in the cafeteria during lunch waves from now until October 12th. The grade with the most amount of money raised will have each student's name placed in a raffle and up to 10% of the students in the winning class will be eligible to win prizes such as Panera gift cards, Sweet Frog gift cards, and dinner at Bartaco. Winners will be announced at Fall Fest on October 14th by the kickboard. Must be at Fall Fest to claim prize.

    · Your picture retake day is coming! Get a second chance at a picture perfect image on Thursday, October 19th in room E119.

    · Lunch: Pasta with meat or meatless sauce, garden salad with Italian dressing, warm bread sticks and sliced peaches.


    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    · Quote of the day: Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare. – Japanese Proverb

    · The Chess club will be having its first meeting of the year after school today in room PG01. Players of all ability level are welcome. The club features casual play, rated USCF tournaments, instruction, and competitions against other schools.

    · Are you interested in traveling to beautiful Southern Spain during April break? If so, speak with your Spanish teacher to receive an information packet. The brief application and $200 deposit are due on Tuesday, October 10th. Email Mrs. Martin at Conard at dana_martin@whps.org if you have any questions.

    · SENIORS: Are you feeling like you don't know where to start in the college application process or need some additional support? Come to a workshop sponsored by your school counselors!

    WHERE: Room E123

    TIME: 9:00 a.m.

    WHAT TO BRING: Your Naviance and Common App account information.

    We hope to see you there!

    · Money, money, money. Want a chance at a raffle? Want to make a difference? Want to assist in disaster relief but don't know how? Participate in Hall High's school wide Money Wars. All proceeds go to disaster relief of Hurricane Irma, Harvey, Jose, Maria and the earthquake in Mexico. Collection will take place in the cafeteria during lunch waves from now until October 12th. The grade with the most amount of money raised will have each student's name placed in a raffle and up to 10% of the students in the winning class will be eligible to win prizes such as Panera gift cards, Sweet Frog gift cards, and dinner at Bartaco. Winners will be announced at Fall Fest on October 14th by the kickboard. Must be at Fall Fest to claim prize.

    · Your picture retake day is coming! Get a second chance at a picture perfect image on Thursday, October 19th in room E119.

    · Lunch: Nachos Grande.

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Quote of the day: The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

    Unified Theater will start tonight at 6:00 p.m. in room E131. Registration forms are located in the main office or in room’s E110, AG09, AG26, or BG14. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Noreen Branley or Ms. Joanne Hall.

    The Chess club will be having its 1st meeting of the year on Thursday, October 5th after school in room PG01. Players of all ability level are welcome. The club features casual play, rated USCF tournaments, instruction, and competitions against other schools.

    Are you interested in traveling to beautiful Southern Spain during April break? If so, speak with your Spanish teacher to receive an information packet. The brief application and $200 deposit are due on Tuesday, October 10th. Email Mrs. Martin at Conard at dana_martin@whps.org if you have any questions.

    SENIORS: Are you feeling like you don't know where to start in the college application process or need some additional support? Come to a workshop sponsored by your school counselors!

    WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 11th (PSAT test day)

    WHERE: Room E123

    TIME: 9:00 am

    WHAT TO BRING: Your Naviance and Common App account information.

    We hope to see you there!

    Money, money, money. Want a chance at a raffle? Want to make a difference? Want to assist in disaster relief but don't know how? Participate in Hall High's school wide Money Wars. All proceeds go to disaster relief of Hurricane Irma, Harvey, Jose, Maria and the earthquake in Mexico. Collection will take place in the cafeteria during lunch waves from now until October 12th. The grade with the most amount of money raised will have each student's name placed in a raffle and up to 10% of the students in the winning class will be eligible to win prizes such as Panera gift cards, Sweet Frog gift cards, and dinner at Bartaco. Winners will be announced at Fall Fest on October 14th by the kickboard. Must be at Fall Fest to claim prize.

    Your picture retake day is coming! Get a second chance at a picture perfect image on Thursday, October 19th in room E119.


    Lunch: French toast sticks, sausage links, hash brown potato, carrot sticks and fresh fruit.

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    · Quote of the day: Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. – Truman Capote

    · Are you interested in traveling to beautiful Southern Spain during April break? If so, speak with your Spanish teacher to receive an information packet. The brief application and $200 deposit are due on Tuesday, October 10th. Email Mrs. Martin at Conard at dana_martin@whps.org if you have any questions.

    · Freshmen, Sophomores and registered juniors will take the PSATs on Wednesday, October 11th during the school day. The deadline for juniors to register online through the Total Registration website is Wednesday, October 4th. Juniors, please check your email or our school website for information on how to register for the PSATs. Please see your school counselor with any questions.

    · Unified Theater will start tomorrow in room E131 at 6:00 pm. Registration forms are located in the main office or in room’s E110, AG09, AG26, or BG14. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Noreen Branley or Ms. Joanne Hall.

    · SENIORS: Are you feeling like you don't know where to start in the college application process or need some additional support? Come to a workshop sponsored by your school counselors!

    WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 11th (PSAT test day)

    WHERE: Room E123

    TIME: 9:00 am

    WHAT TO BRING: Your Naviance and Common App account information.

    We hope to see you there!

    · Money, money, money. Want a chance at a raffle? Want to make a difference? Want to assist in disaster relief but don't know how? Participate in Hall High's school wide Money Wars. All proceeds go to disaster relief of Hurricane Irma, Harvey, Jose, Maria and the earthquake in Mexico. Collection will take place in the cafeteria during lunch waves from now until October 12th. The grade with the most amount of money raised will have each student's name placed in a raffle and up to 10% of the students in the winning class will be eligible to win prizes such as Panera gift cards, Sweet Frog gift cards, and dinner at Bartaco. Winners will be announced at Fall Fest on October 14th by the kickboard. Must be at Fall Fest to claim prize.

    · There will be a blood drive at Hall on Thursday, October 19th. Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Those of us blessed with good health can share it through donating blood to enable a premature baby to live, a burn victim to recover, a cancer patient to be treated, or an accident victim to survive. Each blood donation saves 3 lives! You must be at least 17 years old and at least 110 pounds to donate. Please see Mr. Palmisano to sign up to donate blood, or go to the sign-up table in the cafeteria during the lunch periods, and speak to any one of our National Honor Society student representatives.

    · Your picture retake day is coming! Get a second chance at a picture perfect image on Thursday, October 19th in room E119.

    · Lunch: Breaded chicken filet on a soft Kaiser roll, crinkle cut fries, candied carrots, cucumber salad and fresh fruit.


    Monday, October 2, 2017

  • Quote of the day: The difficulties and struggles of today are the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow. -William Boetcker
  • The first ever girls in Stem Club will meet today at 2:30 in room C202. Come learn about the possible professions and how more girls can get involved in stem. All genders may come, and bring your friends. There will be snacks, a speaker and more.
  • Model UN permission slips and payment are due tomorrow. Please pick up permission slips from the board outside the history offices and hand them in to Ms. Dunphe.
  • Freshmen, Sophomores and registered juniors will take the PSATs on Wednesday, October 11th during the school day. The deadline for juniors to register online through the Total Registration website is Wednesday, October 4th. Juniors, please check your email or our school website for information on how to register for the PSATs. Please see your school counselor with any questions.
  • Unified Theater will start on Wednesday, October 4th in room E131 at 6:00 pm. Registration forms are located in the main office or in room’s E110, AG09, AG26, or BG14. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Noreen Branley or Ms. Joanne Hall.
  • There will be a blood drive at Hall on Thursday, October 19th. Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Those of us blessed with good health can share it through donating blood to enable a premature baby to live, a burn victim to recover, a cancer patient to be treated, or an accident victim to survive. Each blood donation saves 3 lives! You must be at least 17 years old and at least 110 pounds to donate. Please see Mr. Palmisano to sign up to donate blood, or go to the sign-up table in the cafeteria during the lunch periods, and speak to any one of our National Honor Society student representatives.
  • Your picture retake day is coming! Get a second chance at a picture perfect image on Thursday, October 19th in room E119.
  • Lunch: Pizza wedge with meat or veggie toppings, broccoli crunch salad and seasoned green beans.

  • Friday, September 29, 2017

    · Quote of the day: The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill

    · Come to the Feminist Coalition after school today in room C102. There will be food and feminism. Bring your friends. All are welcome!

    · Model UN permission slips and payment are due by Tuesday, October 3rd. Please pick up permission slips from the board outside the history offices and hand them in to Ms. Dunphe.

    · Freshmen, Sophomores and registered juniors will take the PSATs on Wednesday, October 11th during the school day. The deadline for juniors to register online through the Total Registration website is Wednesday, October 4th. Juniors, please check your email or our school website for information on how to register for the PSATs. Please see your school counselor with any questions.

    · Unified Theater will start on Wednesday, October 4th in room E131 at 6:00 pm. Registration forms are located in the main office or in room’s E110, AG09, AG26, or BG14. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Noreen Branley or Ms. Joanne Hall.

    · There will be a blood drive at Hall on Thursday, October 19th. Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Those of us blessed with good health can share it through donating blood to enable a premature baby to live, a burn victim to recover, a cancer patient to be treated, or an accident victim to survive. Each blood donation saves 3 lives! You must be at least 17 years old and at least 110 pounds to donate. Please see Mr. Palmisano to sign up to donate blood, or go to the sign-up table in the cafeteria during the lunch periods, and speak to any one of our National Honor Society student representatives.

    · Your picture retake day is coming! Get a second chance at a picture perfect image on Thursday, October 19th.

    · Lunch: Meatball grinder or a corn dog, seasoned potato wedges, cole slaw and sliced peaches.

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    · Quote of the day: Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. - Henry Ford

    · Senior Portraits will be taken this week from 2:00-8:00 p.m. in room E119. Please stop by the Main Office for appointment date and time.

    · School photos will be available for pick up in the cafeteria during lunch periods today.

    · Attention Seniors! The Senior Planning Committee will be having its first meeting of the year, right after school tomorrow in room B204. If you would like to serve on the committee, but are unavailable to attend this meeting, please touch base with either Mrs. Boire or Ms. Snodgrass.

    · Come to the Feminist Coalition this Friday after school in room C102. There will be food and feminism. Bring your friends. All are welcome!

    · Freshmen, Sophomores and registered juniors will take the PSATs on Wednesday, October 11th during the school day. The deadline for juniors to register online through the Total Registration website is Wednesday, October 4th. Juniors, please check your email or our school website for information on how to register for the PSATs. Please see your school counselor with any questions.

    · Attention upperclassmen seeking academic volunteer opportunities! The National Honors Society is now recruiting students to become peer tutors. Tutoring can help build leadership and communication skills, and can be an excellent experience for college applications. Teachers, please encourage qualified and interested students to consider peer tutoring. Interested students should contact either the NHS Advisers, Mr. Palmisano in room PG02, or the tutor co-chairs Sarai Hertz-Velasquez and Jonah Kershen.

    · Lunch: Toasted cheese or filet of fish sandwich, tomato soup, potato puffs and fresh fruit.


    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    · Quote of the day: Above all, challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish. Cecile Springer
    · Senior Portraits will be taken this week from 2:00-8:00 p.m. in room E119. Please stop by the Main Office for appointment date and time.
    · Attention Students! School photos will be available for pick up in the cafeteria during lunch periods today and tomorrow.
    · Come to the Feminist Coalition this Friday after school in room C102. There will be food and feminism. Bring your friends. All are welcome!
    · Freshmen, Sophomores and registered juniors will take the PSATs on Wednesday, October 11th during the school day. The deadline for juniors to register online through the Total Registration website is Wednesday, October 4th. Juniors, please check your email or our school website for information on how to register for the PSATs. Please see your school counselor with any questions.
    · Attention upperclassmen seeking academic volunteer opportunities! The National Honors Society is now recruiting students to become peer tutors. Tutoring can help build leadership and communication skills, and can be an excellent experience for college applications. Teachers, please encourage qualified and interested students to consider peer tutoring. Interested students should contact either the NHS Advisers, Mr. Palmisano in room PG02, or the tutor co-chairs Sarai Hertz-Velasquez and Jonah Kershen.
    · Please check the screens around the building for students celebrating birthday’s this week.
    · Lunch: Chicken burrito, steamed brown rice, black beans, crisp corn and applesauce.

    Monday, September 25, 2017
    · Quote of the day: Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. -Nicholas Butler
    · Senior Portraits will be taken this week from 2:00-8:00 p.m. in room E119. Please stop by the Main Office for appointment date and time.
    · Freshmen, Sophomores and registered juniors will take the PSATs on Wednesday, October 11th during the school day. The deadline for juniors to register online through the Total Registration website is Wednesday, October 4th. Juniors, please check your email or our school website for information on how to register for the PSATs. Please see your school counselor with any questions.
    · Attention upperclassmen seeking academic volunteer opportunities! The National Honors Society is now recruiting students to become peer tutors. Tutoring can help build leadership and communication skills, and can be an excellent experience for college applications. Teachers, please encourage qualified and interested students to consider peer tutoring. Interested students should contact either the NHS Advisers, Mr. Palmisano in room PG02, or the tutor co-chairs Sarai Hertz-Velasquez and Jonah Kershen.
    · Please check the screens around the building for students celebrating birthday’s this week.
    · Lunch: Cheese stuffed shells with marinara sauce or a personal pizza, chopped romaine salad with Italian dressing and mandarin oranges.

    Friday, September 22, 2017
    • Quote of the day: Don't be afraid to give up the good for the great. -John Rockefeller
    • Senior Portraits will be taken Monday, September 25th through Friday, September 29th from 2:00-8:00 p.m. in room E119. Please stop by the Main Office for appointment date and time.
    • Invitations for students graduating at the end of this school year eligible for National Honor Society, were e-mailed to eligible student accounts on Monday, September 18th. Please contact Mr. Palmisano with any questions about the application process. Deadline for all applications is Monday, October 9th and Mr. Palmisano will be available in room PG02 on Monday, October 2nd from 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., to answer any questions applicants may have regarding the application.
    • The Model UN permission slips are available outside room C102.
    • Please check the screens around the building for students celebrating birthday’s this week.
    • Lunch: Pasta with meat or meatless sauce, tomato and cucumber salad with Italian dressing, garlic bread and fresh fruit.


    Wednesday, September 20, 20174

    · Quote of the day: Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. - Benjamin Disraeli.
    · The Model UN permission slips are available outside room C102.
    · Invitations for students graduating at the end of this school year eligible for National Honor Society, were e-mailed to eligible student accounts on Monday, September 18th. Please contact Mr. Palmisano with any questions about the application process. Deadline for all applications is Monday, October 9th and Mr. Palmisano will be available in room PG02 on Monday, October 2nd from 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., to answer any questions applicants may have regarding the application.
    · Please check the screens around the building for students celebrating birthday’s this week.
    · Lunch: Mini maple pancakes or Texas French toast, sausage links, potato puffs and applesauce.

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    • Quote of the day: You must be the change you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
    • International Aid first club meeting will be held after school today in room H106. Come discuss ways in which we can raise money to provide scholarships to young women in Ecuador. All are welcome!
    • The first Relay for Life meeting will take place after school today in room B202. Relay for Life is the number one fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Freshman and other new members welcome!
    • Please check the screens around the building for students celebrating birthday’s this week.
    • Lunch: All white meat chicken tenders, mashed potato and gravy, roasted yellow squash and fresh fruit.


    Monday, September 18, 2017

    · Quote of the day: Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. -Joshua Marine.
    · Action Club will meet after school today in room A105, to plan our first social justice project. Join us!
    · Join Empty Bowls in discussing how we can fight local and global hunger! Empty Bowls is having our informational session right after school today in room H102. Refreshments will be provided.
    · International Aid first club meeting will be held tomorrow after school in room H106. Come discuss ways in which we can raise money to provide scholarships to young women in Ecuador. All are welcome!
    · The first Relay for Life meeting will be held after school tomorrow in room B202. Relay for Life is the number one fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Freshman and other new members welcome!
    · Lunch: Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, seasoned potato wedges, carrot coins and pineapple tidbits.

    Friday, September 15, 2017
    • Quote of the day: You are the master of your fate and the captain of your soul - William Ernest Henley.
    • There will be a brief indoor track meeting today at 2:20 outside the weight room, for anyone not participating in a fall sport. Please attend if you are able.
    • Action Club will meet on Monday, September 18th after school in room A105, to plan our first social justice project. Join us!
    • Join Empty Bowls in discussing how we can fight local and global hunger! Empty Bowls is having our informational session on Monday, September 18th in room H102 right after school. Refreshments will be provided.
    • Interested in assisting internationally through organizations and fundraisers to help those in need overseas? Come by room H106 after school on Tuesday, September 19th for Hall’s first meeting of International Aid Coalition.
    • This week’s Career Center/Counseling conf. room College visits:
    TODAY
    P. 1 Stony Brook University, State University of New York
    P. 2 University at Albany (SUNY)
    P. 3 Fordham University
    P. 3
    9:12 a.m.
    Suffolk University
    COUNSELING CONF. ROOM
    • Lunch: Pulled pork on a soft Kaiser roll or a filet of fish sandwich with potato puffs, three bean salad and sliced peaches.


    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    · Quote of the day: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity - Elmer Letterman.
    · Attention students! Auditions for the first theatre production of the year, will take place directly after school today in the black box. Interested students should sign up for an audition time inside the black box, where there is more information about what to prepare and expect. See Ms. Parker if you have questions.
    · The Community Service Club will be having its first informational session right after school today in room C110. If you're interested in giving back to your community, join us in a wide variety of service projects! Snacks will be provided.
    · This week’s Career Center/Counseling conf. room College visits:
    TODAY
    P. 2 Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    P. 3 Sacred Heart University
    P. 4 Elms College
    Friday – 9/15
    P. 1 Stony Brook University, State University of New York
    P. 2 University at Albany (SUNY)
    P. 3 Fordham University
    P. 3
    9:12 a.m.
    Suffolk University
    COUNSELING CONF. ROOM
    · Lunch: Nachos Grande.

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    · Quote of the day: I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. - Oprah Winfrey
    · Attention students! Auditions for the first theatre production of the year, will take place directly after school tomorrow in the black box. Interested students should sign up for an audition time inside the black box, where there is more information about what to prepare and expect. See Ms. Parker if you have questions.
    · The Community Service Club will be having its first informational session right after school tomorrow in room C110. If you're interested in giving back to your community, join us in a wide variety of service projects! Snacks will be provided.
    · This week’s Career Center/Counseling conf. room College visits:
    TODAY
    P.1 Dartmouth College
    Thursday – 9/14
    P. 2 Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    P. 3 Sacred Heart University
    P. 4 Elms College
    Friday – 9/15
    P. 1 Stony Brook University, State University of New York
    P. 2 University at Albany (SUNY)
    P. 3 Fordham University
    P. 3
    9:12 a.m.
    Suffolk University
    COUNSELING CONF. ROOM

    · Lunch: BBQ beef rib on a bun or Jamaican beef patty, with tomato soup, spicy fries and seasonal fresh fruit.

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    · Quote of the day: Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you - Frank Tyger
    · The first GSA meeting will happen today after school in room C102.
    · All boys interested in participating on the Hall Tennis Team this spring as well as fall and winter tennis opportunities, please attend a brief, informational meeting tomorrow in room AG02 immediately after school.
    · Auditions for Hall’s improv troupe “The Answer”, will be held tomorrow, September 13th and Thursday, September 14th. No prior improv or acting experience required. Check The Answer Instagram page for more details.
    · This week’s Career Center/Counseling conf. room College visits:

    TODAY
    P. 1 Green Mountain College
    P. 2 Wentworth Institute of Technology
    P. 3 Assumption College
    P. 4 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
    P. 7 Binghamton University - SUNY
    Wednesday – 9/13
    P.1 Dartmouth College
    Thursday – 9/14
    P. 2 Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    P. 3 Sacred Heart University
    P. 4 Elms College
    Friday – 9/15
    P. 1 Stony Brook University, State University of New York
    P. 2 University at Albany (SUNY)
    P. 3 Fordham University
    P. 3
    9:12 a.m.
    Suffolk University
    COUNSELING CONF. ROOM

    · Lunch: Breaded chicken filet on a soft Kaiser roll, potato salad, candied carrots and fresh fruit.

    Monday, September 11, 2017
    · Quote of the day: Small beginnings are often the beginning of great enterprises - Demosthenes
    · TODAY is picture day for grades 9-12. 9th grade students will report to Gym B during their Earth Science classes, and 10th -12th grade students will report to Gym B during their English classes.
    ·Action Club will meet after school today in room A105. Join Hall's social justice club!
    · Interested in raising awareness for and combating local and global hunger? Come learn about how you can help at the informational meeting for Empty Bowls, right after school today in room H102. Refreshments will be provided.
    · All boys interested in participating on the Hall Tennis Team this spring as well as fall and winter tennis opportunities, please attend a brief, informational meeting on Wednesday, September 13th in room AG02 immediately after school.
    · Auditions for Hall’s improv troupe “The Answer”, will be held on Wednesday, September 13th and Thursday, September 14th. No prior improv or acting experience required. Check The Answer Instagram page for more details.
    · Lunch: White cheese pizza or French bread pizza, garden salad, steamed green beans and mixed fruit.


    Friday, September 8, 2017

    · Quote of the day: The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. - Plutarch
    · Monday, September 11th, is picture day for grades 9-12. 9th grade students will report to Gym B during their Earth Science classes, and 10th -12th grade students will report to Gym B during their English classes.
    · Interested in raising awareness for and combating local and global hunger? Come learn about how you can help at the informational meeting for Empty Bowls next Monday, September 11th, in room H102 right after school! Refreshments will be provided.
    · Auditions for Hall’s improv troupe “The Answer”, will be held on Wednesday, September 13th and Thursday, September 14th. No prior improv or acting experience required. Check The Answer Instagram page for more details.
    · Lunch: Pulled pork on a soft Kaiser roll or filet of fish sandwich, potato puffs, three bean salad and sliced peaches

    Thursday, September 7, 2017
    Quote of the day: Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities, Seize common occasions and make them great - Orlson Swett Marsden
    · Hall Robotics will be having its first meeting of the year after school today at 2:30 p.m., in room AG11. Anyone interested in joining or those looking to learn more are welcome to attend. Email any specific questions to Mr. Wilkosz.
    · Debate Team is having an informational meeting after school today in room H104. Join us in arguing about a wide variety of topics! All are welcome and snacks will be provided.
    · Monday, September 11th, is picture day for grades 9-12. 9th grade students will report to Gym B during their Earth Science classes, and 10th -12th grade students will report to Gym B during their English classes.
    · Interested in raising awareness for and combating local and global hunger? Come learn about how you can help at the informational meeting for Empty Bowls next Monday, September 11th, in room H102 right after school! Refreshments will be provided.
    · Lunch: Pasta with meat or meatless sauce, romaine and spinach salad with Caesar dressing, warm bread sticks and pineapple tidbits.


    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Quote of the day: It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow - Robert H. Goddard
    · Hall Robotics will be having its first meeting of the year tomorrow after school at 2:30 p.m., in room AG11. Anyone interested in joining or those looking to learn more are welcome to attend. Email any specific questions to Mr. Wilkosz.
    · Debate Team is having an informational meeting tomorrow in room H104. Join us in arguing about a wide variety of topics! All are welcome and snacks will be provided.
    · Monday, September 11th, is picture day for grades 9-12. 9th grade students will report to Gym B during their Earth Science classes, and 10th -12th grade students will report to Gym B during their English classes.
    · Lunch: French toast sticks, sausage links, hash brown potato, candied butternut squash and warm cinnamon apples.

    Friday, September 1, 2017
    Quote for the day: I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed- Michael Jordan.
    · Attention STAs! There is a mandatory meeting regarding your STA period, after school today in room E131.
    · Come learn about Mock Trial at the first informational meeting on Tuesday, September 5th in room A103. Snacks will be provided and no experience is necessary!
    · Debate Team is having an informational meeting on Thursday, September 7th in room H104. Join us in arguing about a wide variety of topics! All are welcome and snacks will be provided.
    · Lunch: Pizza wedge with meat or veggie toppings, spinach and mandarin salad, steamed green beans and fresh fruit.


    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    · Attention STAs! There is a mandatory meeting regarding your STA period. Please choose the best meeting time for your schedule. Attendance will be taken and you will be excused from class 6th period if you cannot make the after school meeting.
    - Thursday, 6th period in room E131
    - Friday, after school at 2:20 in room E131
    · Lunch: Beef burger or a veggie burger on a bun, crinkle cut fries, vegetarian beans and assorted fruit.

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