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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
 

Friday, September 21, 2018
• Quote of the day: The point is not to pay back kindness, but to pass it on. ~ Julia Alvarez.
• Lunch:  Pizza wedge with plain and assorted toppings, garden salad and applesauce.
• TODAY’S COLLEGE VISITS
P.3 - 9:12 AM    Nichols College
P.5 - 10:57 AM    Goodwin College
P.8 - 1:28 PM    Roger Williams University
• Are you interested in casual gaming or competitive eSports?  Come join the gaming Club after school today for a 45 minute informational meeting in room HG06!  Snacks will be provided.
• If you are interested in going to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark during April break, please see Ms. Dunphe in room C102 and bring your parents to an info meeting on Tuesday, September 25th, in room C169 at Conard.
• Curriculum Night will be held on Wednesday, September 26th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Please encourage your parents to attend that night in order to meet your teachers and get a glimpse into your days here at Hall.  It will provide a chance for them to learn more about clubs, activities, PowerSchool and ecollect forms, as well as observe engaging displays of art and science.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please stop by the main office for a schedule of events for Curriculum Night.
• Come to Hall's first book club discussion of the year on Tuesday, October 2nd at 2:30 p.m. in the library.  We will be talking about All American Boys, a novel about how an act of police violence impacts a community.  We will have snacks and we are looking forward to a great conversation.
• Freshmen, Sophomores and registered juniors will take the PSATs on Wednesday, October 10th during the school day.  The deadline for juniors to register online through the Total Registration website is Wednesday, October 3rd.  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.  Juniors who register automatically are entered in a raffle to win a gift card!


Thursday, September 20, 2018
• Quote of the day:  Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. ~ General George Patton. 
• Lunch:  Nachos Grande with meat or cheese, lettuce, salsa, crisp corn, refried beans and fresh fruit.
• Attention Students!  Today is School Photo Day in Gym B.  Grade 9 classes will attend during their Science classes and Grades 10-12 will attend during their English classes.  If you need to pick up an order form, please stop by the main office.
• Attention Ping Pong players!  Ping Pong club will start right after school today in the cafeteria, and will end at 3:30 p.m.  
• Curriculum Night will be held on Wednesday, September 26th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Please encourage your parents to attend that night in order to meet your teachers and get a glimpse into your days here at Hall.  It will provide a chance for them to learn more about clubs, activities, PowerSchool and ecollect forms, as well as observe engaging displays of art and science.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please stop by the main office for a schedule of events for Curriculum Night.
• Freshmen, Sophomores and registered juniors will take the PSATs on Wednesday, October 10th during the school day.  The deadline for juniors to register online through the Total Registration website is Wednesday, October 3rd.  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.  Juniors who register automatically are entered in a raffle to win a gift card!
COLLEGE VISITS FOR 
THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17TH 
DATE    PERIOD    TIME    COLLEGE
Thurs. Sept. 20    3    9:12 AM    Connecticut College
Thurs. Sept. 20    4    10:07 AM    Elms College
Thurs. Sept. 20    5    10:57 AM    Sterling College
Thurs. Sept. 20    7    12:38 PM    Lebanon Valley College
Thurs. Sept. 20    8    1:28 PM    Wesleyan University
Fri. Sept. 21    3    9:12 AM    Nichols College
Fri. Sept. 21    5    10:57 AM    Goodwin College
Fri. Sept. 21    8    1:28 PM    Roger Williams University


Tuesday, September 18, 2018
• Quote of the day:  The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals.  The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us, that’s where it’s at. ~ Jesse Owens.
• Lunch:  Chicken tenders, crinkle cut fries, carrot sticks, garden salad and applesauce.
• The Hall Community Service Club is having it’s first meeting of the year, right after school today in room C110.  Snacks will be provided.  If you have questions speak to Ashley Granquist or Sophia Ellavsky.  We hope to see you there.
• Do you want to be a part of making the 2018-2019 yearbook?  If the answer is yes, come to room H101 after school today and learn how you can help create lasting memories for this year!  
• Attention!  School Photo Day will be held on Thursday, September 20th in Gym B.  Grade 9 classes will attend during their Science classes and Grades 10-12 will attend during their English classes.  If you need to pick up an order form, please stop by the main office.
• Attention Ping Pong players!  Ping Pong club will start on Thursday, September 20th right after school in the cafeteria, and will end at 3:30 p.m.  
• Curriculum Night will be held on Wednesday, September 26th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Please encourage your parents to attend that night in order to meet your teachers and get a glimpse into your days here at Hall.  It will provide a chance for them to learn more about clubs, activities, PowerSchool and ecollect forms, as well as observe engaging displays of art and science.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please stop by the main office for a schedule of events for Curriculum Night.
COLLEGE VISITS FOR 
THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17TH 
DATE    PERIOD    TIME    COLLEGE
Tues. Sept. 18    2    8:21 AM    Western Connecticut State University
Tues. Sept. 18    3    9:12 AM    Stony Brook University
Tues. Sept. 18    5    10:57 AM    Fordham University
Tues. Sept. 18    6    11:47 AM    The University of Arizona
Tues. Sept. 18    7    12:38 PM    Denison University        
Thurs. Sept. 20    3    9:12 AM    Connecticut College
Thurs. Sept. 20    4    10:07 AM    Elms College
Thurs. Sept. 20    5    10:57 AM    Sterling College
Thurs. Sept. 20    7    12:38 PM    Lebanon Valley College
Thurs. Sept. 20    8    1:28 PM    Wesleyan University        
Fri. Sept. 21    3    9:12 AM    Nichols College
Fri. Sept. 21    5    10:57 AM    Goodwin College
Fri. Sept. 21    8    1:28 PM    Roger Williams University

Friday, September 14, 2018
• Quote of the day:  Work while you have the light.  You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. ~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel. 
• Lunch:  Pasta with meat or meatless sauce, shredded cheese, broccoli crunch salad, garlic bread stick and applesauce.
TODAY’S COLLEGE VISITS
PERIOD    TIME    COLLEGE
2 - 8:21 AM    United States Air Force Recruiter
3 - 9:12 AM    Providence College
4 - 10:07 AM    Trinity College
5 - 10:57 AM    University of California, Santa Cruz
6 - 11:47 AM    University of Bridgeport
• The 1st Empty Bowls meeting will be held on Monday, September 17th at 2:20 p.m. in room H102.  If you would like to get involved and can't attend the meeting contact Mrs. Hart-Kindelberger.
• The Young Democrats will be meeting on Monday, September 17th after school in room C102.  We will have a guest speaker from Senator Chris Murphy's campaign here to discuss internship opportunities.  If you'd like to get involved with the 2018 election, this is your chance!
• Action Club is hosting its first meeting of the year!  We will get to know each other, talk about our goals, make a plan for the year, and enjoy some snacks.  Join us after school on Monday, September 17th in room A105. 
• Do you want to be a part of making the 2018-2019 yearbook?  If the answer is yes, come to room H101 on Tuesday, September 18th, after school and learn how you can help create lasting memories for this year!  
• The Hall High Coral Project is now an official club that is open to all students interested in marine biology, aquaculture, and coral reefs. Learn how to grow corals and learn about the chemistry and maintenance involved in building and maintaining a salt water ecosystem in a glass box.  Be part of the Hall High Coral Project as it expands each year to larger aquariums and more corals grown.  Help us reach our goal in getting children and adults face to face with some of the most beautiful animals in the world.  First meeting is next Monday, September 17th after school in PG08.  There will be snacks!  See Mr. Wasley for more details.


Thursday, September 13, 2018
• Quote of the day:  You’re not obligate to win.  You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. ~ Marian Wright Edelman.
• Lunch:  Beef or veggie burger on a bun, crinkle cut fries, vegetarian beans, cole slaw and fresh fruit.
• Are you interested in becoming a Future Educator?  If so, come to our ice cream social after school today in room H101. 
•    The first meeting of the National Art Honor Society will be held after school today in HG02, Mr. Loebell's room.  Students who have had at least one year of an art class, and are interested in taking their creativity into public spaces, and working collaboratively, are invited to attend. 
•    The Model UN club will meet after school today in room C102.  We will be discussing countries to represent at our conference.  If you'd like to solve international problems while working on debate, problem solving, and public speaking skills, come see what Model UN is all about.
•    The UCONN ECE application deadline is this Friday, September 14th. Make sure that you obtain a signature from the school counseling office and upload your form to the UCONN website no later than September 14th.  Teachers have made announcements about this in ECE eligible classes.  If you have questions about the application and enrollment process see your school counselor. 
•    The Young Democrats will be meeting on Monday, September 17th after school in room C102.  We will have a guest speaker from Senator Chris Murphy's campaign here to discuss internship opportunities.  If you'd like to get involved with the 2018 election, this is your chance!
•    Action Club is hosting its first meeting of the year!  We will get to know each other, talk about our goals, make a plan for the year, and enjoy some snacks.  Join us after school on Monday, September 17th in room A105. 
•    Do you want to be a part of making the 2018-2019 yearbook?  If the answer is yes, come to room H101 on Tuesday, September 18th, after school and learn how you can help create lasting memories for this year!  
•    The Hall High Coral Project is now an official club that is open to all students interested in marine biology, aquaculture, and coral reefs. Learn how to grow corals and learn about the chemistry and maintenance involved in building and maintaining a salt water ecosystem in a glass box.  Be part of the Hall High Coral Project as it expands each year to larger aquariums and more corals grown.  Help us reach our goal in getting children and adults face to face with some of the most beautiful animals in the world.  First meeting is next Monday, September 17th after school in PG08.  There will be snacks!  See Mr. Wasley for more details.
COLLEGE VISITS FOR 
THE WEEK OF SEPT. 10TH   

DATE    PERIOD    TIME    COLLEGE
Thur. Sept. 13    2    8:21 AM    Pennsylvania State University
Thur. Sept. 13    4    10:07 AM    Holy Apostles College and Seminary
Thur. Sept. 13    5    10:57 AM    Drew University
Thur. Sept. 13    6    11:47 AM    Quinnipiac University
Thur. Sept. 13    8    1:28 PM    Bentley University
Fri. Sept. 14    2    8:21 AM    United States Air Force Recruiter
Fri. Sept. 14    3    9:12 AM    Providence College
Fri. Sept. 14    4    10:07 AM    Trinity College
Fri. Sept. 14    5    10:57 AM    University of California, Santa Cruz
Fri. Sept. 14    6    11:47 AM    University of Bridgeport


Wednesday, September 12, 2018
• Quote of the day:  I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~ Christopher Reeve.
• Lunch:  French toast sticks, sausage patty, potato puffs, carrot sticks and warm cinnamon apples.
• Attention all boys interested in the varsity or junior varsity tennis team for next spring!  Please attend a short meeting immediately after school today in room AG02.
• Do you want your voice to be heard?  If so, join Hall Highlights, Hall's very own school newspaper!  An informational meeting will be held at 7:05 a.m. today in room E104.  Hope to see you there!
• The first meeting of the National Art Honor Society will be held after school tomorrow in HG02, Mr. Loebell's room.  Students who have had at least one year of an art class, and are interested in taking their creativity into public spaces, and working collaboratively, are invited to attend. 
• The UCONN ECE application deadline is this Friday, September 14th. Make sure that you obtain a signature from the school counseling office and upload your form to the UCONN website no later than September 14th.  Teachers have made announcements about this in ECE eligible classes.  If you have questions about the application and enrollment process see your school counselor. 
• Do you want to be a part of making the 2018-2019 yearbook?  If the answer is yes, come to room H101 on Tuesday, September 18th, after school and learn how you can help create lasting memories for this year!  
• The Hall High Coral Project is now an official club that is open to all students interested in marine biology, aquaculture, and coral reefs. Learn how to grow corals and learn about the chemistry and maintenance involved in building and maintaining a salt water ecosystem in a glass box.  Be part of the Hall High Coral Project as it expands each year to larger aquariums and more corals grown.  Help us reach our goal in getting children and adults face to face with some of the most beautiful animals in the world.  First meeting is next Monday, September 17th after school in PG08.  There will be snacks!  See Mr. Wasley for more details.
COLLEGE VISITS FOR 
THE WEEK OF SEPT. 10TH   
DATE    PERIOD    TIME    COLLEGE
Thur. Sept. 13    2    8:21 AM    Pennsylvania State University
Thur. Sept. 13    4    10:07 AM    Holy Apostles College and Seminary
Thur. Sept. 13    5    10:57 AM    Drew University
Thur. Sept. 13    6    11:47 AM    Quinnipiac University
Thur. Sept. 13    8    1:28 PM    Bentley University
Fri. Sept. 14    2    8:21 AM    United States Air Force Recruiter
Fri. Sept. 14    3    9:12 AM    Providence College
Fri. Sept. 14    4    10:07 AM    Trinity College
Fri. Sept. 14    5    10:57 AM    University of California, Santa Cruz
Fri. Sept. 14    6    11:47 AM    University of Bridgeport


Tuesday, September 11, 2018
• Quote of the day:  Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ~ James Joyce.
• Lunch:  Chicken nuggets, mashed potato and gravy, seasoned green beans and fresh fruit.
• The first math team meeting will happen today after school in room PG03.  We will be going over general information as well as beginning to test skill level.  There are many spaces on the team, so all skill levels are welcome.  We will also have snacks. 
• Attention all boys interested in the varsity or junior varsity tennis team for next spring!  Please attend a short meeting immediately after school tomorrow in room AG02.
• Do you want your voice to be heard?  If so, join Hall Highlights, Hall's very own school newspaper!  An informational meeting will be held before school tomorrow in room E104.  Hope to see you there at 7:05!
• The first meeting of the National Art Honor Society will be held this Thursday after school in HG02, Mr. Loebell's room.  Students who have had at least one year of an art class, and are interested in taking their creativity into public spaces, and working collaboratively, are invited to attend. 
COLLEGE VISITS FOR 
THE WEEK OF SEPT. 10TH   
DATE    PERIOD    TIME    COLLEGE
Tues. Sept. 11    1    7:30 AM    The Catholic University of America
Tues. Sept. 11    2    8:21 AM    Smith College
Tues. Sept. 11    4    10:07 AM    Michigan State University
Tues. Sept. 11    5    10:57 AM    Bryant University
Tues. Sept. 11    7    12:38 PM    Nova Southeastern University
Thur. Sept. 13    2    8:21 AM    Pennsylvania State University
Thur. Sept. 13    4    10:07 AM    Holy Apostles College and Seminary
Thur. Sept. 13    5    10:57 AM    Drew University
Thur. Sept. 13    6    11:47 AM    Quinnipiac University
Thur. Sept. 13    8    1:28 PM    Bentley University
Fri. Sept. 14    2    8:21 AM    United States Air Force Recruiter
Fri. Sept. 14    3    9:12 AM    Providence College
Fri. Sept. 14    4    10:07 AM    Trinity College
Fri. Sept. 14    5    10:57 AM    University of California, Santa Cruz
Fri. Sept. 14    6    11:47 AM    University of Bridgeport



Friday, September 7, 2018
• Quote of the day:  Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. ~ Walter Anderson.
• Lunch:  Stuffed crust pizza wedge, garden salad and fresh fruit.
• The Young Democrats will meet after school today in room C102.  If you want to get involved in local politics, this is the club for you.
• Attention all boys interested in the varsity or junior varsity tennis team for next spring!  Please attend a short meeting on Wednesday, September 12th immediately after school in room AG02.
• If you ordered a yearbook last year and have not yet picked it up, please see Mr. West in room A106 or Dr. White in room H101 to pick up your copy.
COLLEGE VISITS FOR 
THE WEEK OF SEPT. 10TH   
DATE    PERIOD    TIME    COLLEGE
Tues. Sept. 11    1    7:30 AM    The Catholic University of America
Tues. Sept. 11    2    8:21 AM    Smith College
Tues. Sept. 11    4    10:07 AM    Michigan State University
Tues. Sept. 11    5    10:57 AM    Bryant University
Tues. Sept. 11    7    12:38 PM    Nova Southeastern University
Thur. Sept. 13    2    8:21 AM    Pennsylvania State University
Thur. Sept. 13    4    10:07 AM    Holy Apostles College and Seminary
Thur. Sept. 13    5    10:57 AM    Drew University
Thur. Sept. 13    6    11:47 AM    Quinnipiac University
Thur. Sept. 13    8    1:28 PM    Bentley University
Fri. Sept. 14    2    8:21 AM    United States Air Force Recruiter
Fri. Sept. 14    3    9:12 AM    Providence College
Fri. Sept. 14    4    10:07 AM    Trinity College
Fri. Sept. 14    5    10:57 AM    University of California, Santa Cruz
Fri. Sept. 14    6    11:47 AM    University of Bridgeport

Thursday, September 6, 2018
• Quote of the day:  No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow. ~ Alice Walker.
• Lunch:  Nachos Grande with meat or cheese, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, crisp corn, refried beans and mandarin oranges.
• Art students interested in finding out about the National Art Honor Society, should come to room HG02 after school today for a short meeting.
• Thinking about a career in Healthcare?  Then come to an informational meeting of the medical club at 2:30 p.m. today in room E105.  See Mrs. Brand or email 2020nadiaa536@student.whps.org with any questions. 
• The Young Democrats will meet tomorrow after school in room C102.  If you want to get involved in local politics, this is the club for you.
• College visits will begin the week of September 10th.  In addition to the visits being listed on Naviance, posters have been put around the school (in the cafe, outside the library and in the School Counseling office) and will be included in the daily announcements.  This is a great opportunity for you to come and learn about the different colleges you may be interested in.  
• Attention all boys interested in the varsity or junior varsity tennis team for next spring!  Please attend a short meeting on Wednesday, September 12th immediately after school.
• The Debate Club will host an informational meeting on Thursday, September 13th after school in room H104.  New members are encouraged to attend. 
• Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?  Visit the Career Center or the website for more details.
• If you ordered a yearbook last year and have not yet picked it up, please see Mr. West in room A106 or Dr. White in room H101 to pick up your copy.
• Do you like learning about other countries and what they think about international issues?  Do you like debating and solving world problems? Come to Model UN on Thursday, September 13th after school in room C102.  New members are welcome!
• Have you been looking for an opportunity to have your voice heard? Then the Connecticut Youth Forum is perfect for you!  The CT Youth Forum meets for monthly meetings and visits sites like Dunkin’ Donuts Park, TheaterWorks, and the State Capitol to participate in debates to challenge and dismantle society’s stereotypes and prejudices.  If you’re interested, email Mr. Ortiz at joel_ortiz@whps.org or find him in room C124 for more information.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
• Quote of the day:  The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet. ~ James Oppenheim.
• Lunch:  Pasta with meat or meatless sauce, garden salad, garlic bread and applesauce.
• Are you interested in becoming a future educator?  If so, please join the FEOD club that will be meeting today period 6, in room H101. 
• Art students interested in finding out about the National Art Honor Society, should come to room HG02 after school tomorrow for a short meeting.
• If you ordered a yearbook last year and have not yet picked it up, please see Mr. West in room A106 or Dr. White in room H101 to pick up your copy.
• Thinking about a career in Healthcare?  Then come to an informational meeting of the medical club tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in room E105.  See Mrs. Brand or email 2020nadiaa536@student.whps.org with any questions. 
• College visits will begin the week of September 10th.  In addition to the visits being listed on Naviance, posters have been put around the school (in the cafe, outside the library, and in the School Counseling office) and will be included in the daily announcements.  This is a great opportunity for you to come and learn about the different colleges you may be interested in.  Often times, the college representatives are the same ones who are reading the applications so make sure to come and introduce yourself!  Signing up for college visits can be done through Naviance.  YOU MUST GET A PASS FROM YOUR TEACHER IN ORDER TO ATTEND A COLLEGE VISIT. 
• The Debate Club will host an informational meeting on Thursday, September 13th after school in room H104.  New members are encouraged to attend. 
• Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?  Visit the Career Center or the website for more details.
• Do you like learning about other countries and what they think about international issues?  Do you like debating and solving world problems? Come to Model UN after school on Thursday, September 13th in room C102.  New members are welcome!
• The Young Democrats will be meeting on Friday, September 14th after school in room C102. If you want to get involved in local politics, this is the club for you.
• Have you been looking for an opportunity to have your voice heard? Then the Connecticut Youth Forum is perfect for you!  The CT Youth Forum meets for monthly meetings and visits sites like Dunkin’ Donuts Park, TheaterWorks, and the State Capitol to participate in debates to challenge and dismantle society’s stereotypes and prejudices.  If you’re interested, email Mr. Ortiz at joel_ortiz@whps.org or find him in room C124 for more information. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
• Quote of the day:  When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. ~ Audre Lorde.
• Are you looking to join a fun, low stress club that meets once every month?  If so, come to Hall's first book club meeting today at 2:30 p.m. in the library.  Snacks will be provided.
• College visits will begin the week of September 10th.  In addition to the visits being listed on Naviance, posters have been put around the school (in the cafe, outside the library, and in the School Counseling office) and will be included in the daily announcements.  This is a great opportunity for you to come and learn about the different colleges you may be interested in.  Often times, the college representatives are the same ones who are reading the applications so make sure to come and introduce yourself!  Signing up for college visits can be done through Naviance.  YOU MUST GET A PASS FROM YOUR TEACHER IN ORDER TO ATTEND A COLLEGE VISIT. 
• The Debate Club will host an informational meeting on Thursday, September 13th after school in room H104.  New members are encouraged to attend. 
• Looking for a job or a volunteer opportunity?  Visit the Career Center or the website for more details.
• Do you like learning about other countries and what they think about international issues?  Do you like debating and solving world problems? Come to Model UN after school on Thursday, September 13th in room C102.  New members are welcome!
• The Young Democrats will be meeting on Friday, September 14th after school in room C102. If you want to get involved in local politics, this is the club for you.
• Have you been looking for an opportunity to have your voice heard? Then the Connecticut Youth Forum is perfect for you!  The CT Youth Forum meets for monthly meetings and visits sites like Dunkin’ Donuts Park, TheaterWorks, and the State Capitol to participate in debates to challenge and dismantle society’s stereotypes and prejudices.  If you’re interested, email Mr. Ortiz at joel_ortiz@whps.org or find him in room C124 for more information. 

Friday, August 31, 2018
• Quote of the day:  Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.  My strength lies solely in my tenacity. ~ Louise Pasteur.
• Are you looking to join a fun, low-stress club that meets once every month?  If so, come to Hall's first book club meeting next Tuesday, September 4th at 2:30 p.m. in the library.  Snacks will be provided.
• Lunch:  Pasta with meat or meatless sauce, garden salad, garlic bread and applesauce.

 

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