Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Announcements: Wednesday 10-05-2016

Horizon High School
Daily Announcements
wednesday, October 5, 2016


Homecoming guest passes must be signed by the Dean's NO LATER than Wednesday, October 5th.  There are no more guest passes available.

Homecoming Royalty voting on line all week or in the Main Lobby on Thursday & Friday.  Ticket sales are in the Student Center 2nd period until after school each day starting today through Friday.  NO tickets will be sold at the dance.

Would you like a chance to support a noble cause?  Do you feel passionately about cancer research?  Horizon DECA is fundraising for Breast Cancer Research.  1 in 7 Coloradan Woman will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in her lifetime.  Horizon DECA is selling T-shirts to support Cancer Research.  Come to the lobby during periods 4, 5, and 6 starting Monday and buy a t-shirt for $10.  Wear your pink shirt every Wednesday to show your Support.

Horizon Students & Parents: Here is a golden opportunity to help the Music & Theatre Department raise some money and enjoy some delicious food.   All day on Tuesday, October 4th the Subway at 136th & I–25 by Lowe’s, will donate 20% of the cost of your food to the Music & Theatre Department.  So mark your calendars today and come support this important program!!

Horizon FBLA will be hosting our annual blood drive on Tuesday, October 11. You can save up to 3 lives by donating one time! You must be at least 16 to donate. See Mr. Wilke in E0505 for more information and permission forms.

Students..... If you have a mistake on your ID, didn't have your picture taken by the photographers for an ID, didn't get your Activity Pass printed on your ID, or have already lost your ID....see Mrs. Cummings in counseling for assistance. Remember, you will need your Horizon ID for admission to Homecoming activities such as the dance! 

Cherry Drive Elementary is looking for students at Horizon to help them with their Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat. They would like you to decorate a car for their annual Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat. They need to arrive at 11 to get the trunks ready and the Festival is from 12-2:30pm on October the 15th.


Students!  October is College Month!  Help us celebrate by following the counseling office on twitter @HHS_Counseling1 and using #HHSgoestocollege!  Remember seniors FAFSA is currently open and it is time to get those college applications submitted! 

Seniors: October is college month!  The FAFSA opens this year on October 1st.  Please attend FAFSA Fest with your parents to get help filling out the FAFSA from experts.  FAFSA Fest will be held on October 8th from 10-2 at the ESC.  Please see your counselor or the Adams 12 website for more information and the link to RSVP.

Attention Seniors: Do you or your parents have questions about how to fill out your FAFSA? You are in luck! Adams 12 Five Star Schools is hosting "FAFSA Fest" on Saturday October 8th from 10 to 2 at the Educational Support Center. Students and parents can get 1 on 1 help from a FAFSA expert. Please be sure to bring your 2015 tax returns with you. More information and instructions on how to RSVP are available on the Adams 12 website or the HHS Counseling website, or from your counselor. Also, be sure to check out our twitter page #HHSGOESTOCOLLEGE!

Attention Seniors:  The Boettcher and Daniels Fund Scholarship applications are now open!
These two scholarship opportunities are highly selective, full-ride scholarships with lengthy applications that are due in in October/November.
Boettcher Foundation Scholarship: The Boettcher Foundation scholarship deadline is October 25th. Students can get on the Boettcher website to take a "Senior Competitiveness Quiz" to see if they may be good candidates for the application process. For more information, go to the website at to take the eligibility quiz. See Mrs. Neumann in Counseling if you have questions about the scholarship.
Daniels Fund: The Daniels Fund Scholarship deadline is November 30thThis scholarship pays for 100% of your college expenses; however, families must first show economic need before the application process can begin and all applicants must complete the 2017/18 FAFSA prior to applying.  For more information, go to the Daniels Fund website at  Please inform Mrs. Neumann if you are applying for the Daniels Fund scholarship.

Attention Sophomores & Juniors:  TAKE THE PSAT/NMSQT
On Wednesday, October 19th, Horizon High School will offer the PSAT/NMSQT exam to students.  You can sign up to take the test in the Counseling Office.  
TO SIGN UP, YOU MUST BRING EITHER CASH OR CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $25 TO THE COUNSELING OFFICE.  YOU WILL NOT BE SIGNED UP WITHOUT PAYMENT.  (We have limited spaces for the exam, spots will only be available for the first 200 students who sign up.)  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, October 12th.  The test cost is $25. 
The test will be given at the Adams 12 Educational Support Center (ESC). *Transportation will not be provided.
The PSAT/NMSQT is the only way juniors can qualify to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program. 
**Taking the PSAT/NMSQT is an excellent opportunity for sophomores to practice for the spring PSAT test and for Juniors to prepare for the spring SAT test.

Sports, Drama, & Clubs

Attention students interested in playing Ice Hockey.  There will a parent meeting at Standley Lake High School on Monday, October 24th.  The meeting will begin at 6pm in the Auditorium.  Come meet the coach and learn more about the upcoming season!  Ice Hockey tryouts are scheduled for Monday, November 14th & Thursday, November 17th, at 4:15pm at the Promenade Ice Center.


FBLA    first Wednesday of each month during Intervention at 7:30 am and after school at 12:30 pm for those who had to attend Intervention with a teacher.  --Scott Wilke         

Sophomore Leadership - 12:30-1 - LMC  – Tina Walters


Ping Pong – 3:00 – Loft

Knowledge Bowl - 3:15-4:30  - M2317  – Lexi Hoffman

Ultimate Frisbee - Meet in courtyard, play at Northbrook Park (behind parking lot) 3:10-4:45.   --Steve Windness