Monday, September 25, 2017

Announcements: Monday 9-25-2017

Horizon High School
Daily Announcements
Monday, September 25th, 2017


POMPOMS on SALE DURING HOMECOMING WEEK!   Add some spirit to our crowds by purchasing a set of Horizon pompoms.  They will be sold next week during the powder puff game, parent teacher conferences and the tailgate.  Lets decorate our crowd with maroon and shake our pompoms.  

Attention Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors...if you signed up to attend Aviation Day, permission slips are due to Ms. Pakenham by 9/25/17 3:00PM.  No permission slip - no field trip!

All students, if you leave your lock on the skateboard rack it will be cut off.

Please let the students know if they ordered pictures they need to pick them up in the main office on there off hour or lunch.

Attention all students! We are designating Mondays during October as College Gear Day.  Join Horizon Staff in wearing gear from your favorite college!  The first day is October 2nd!

Hey Hawks, it's Banned Books Week! Come celebrate your freedom to read at our read-in on Monday, September 25th in the library all day. Words have Power---read a banned book!

The Hawks General Store will be open during 3rd hour on Tuesday and Thursday.  If you need gum, earbuds, or school supplies, come see us in the hawk store.  We are located in the lobby. Free hug with a purchase.  See you there!!

Horizon High School’s Theatre Department is proud to present their first production of the year, Almost, Maine.  Performances will take place October 4, 5 and 6 at 7pm in the auditorium. Tickets can be bought online at

Please see Ms. Cummings in the counseling office if you don’t have an ID

Students, in order for you to attend Homecoming, you must have a 95% attendance rate.  Attendance will be posted weekly, outside of the dean's office, so please check the list prior to purchasing your ticket.  The tickets are $15 and the dance will be in the gym from 7-11 p.m.

The Hawk's Nest is open.  You may purchase snack items there during 2nd hour, part of 3rd and 7th hour, and all of 8th hour.  Once the Hawk's Nest opens, you will need to get a hot lunch by 12:45 p.m. each day.  Nutrition Services will serve a hot lunch until 1:30 p.m. each day, through September 13th.  

Students, Adams 12 no longer allows backpacks or bags to be brought into games at the stadiums.  Please leave them in your car or at home.  

Enjoying your sustained silent reading book? Be sure to check your due date and renew at the library this week!

The Student Center will be closed 1st - 3rd hour next week on Wednesday 9/20 for the Fall Student Awards.  If you want a hot breakfast, please use the entrance door closest to the courtyard and plan to eat your breakfast in the courtyard.  The Student Center will reopen at the end of 3rd hour.  


On Wednesday, October 11th, 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 120 students who sign up.)  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, October 6th.  The test cost is $25. 

The test will be given Horizon High School.

The PSAT/NMSQT is the only way juniors can qualify to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Benefits of taking the PSAT/NMSQT include the following:
  • customized skill based practice to increase readiness through Kahn Academy carefully crafted to improve and polish necessary academic skills;
  • a personalized list of careers and potential college majors and the ability to learn about them;
  • access to the College Board's interactive college and career planning website;
  • an online score report, including projected SAT® score ranges, state percentiles, and the ability to sort answer explanations by difficulty and question type;
  • the opportunity to see which Advanced Placement classes the student has potential to do well; and
  • a dedicated SAT® study plan created by the test’s authors, including a review of results, practice questions, essays scored, and the chance to take four complete  SAT®’s.

Attention Seniors:
The Boettcher Scholarship application is now open! Daniels Fund Scholarship opens soon!
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 opens September 29th and the deadline is November 30th. This 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 2018/19 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.

Ultimate Frisbee fans- no club meeting today. Competitive Team, we'll see you at Stargate instead.

The Hawks' Chess & Gaming Club will meet Friday at 3 o'clock in the library.  All players and levels are welcome to join the fun! 
Thanks kindly,

Ultimate Frisbee will meet on Thursdays after school in the courtyard

Battle of the Books Club will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 3pm in the library.

FBLA will meet the first Wednesday of the month in E0505

Interest in Japanese Culture? Want to watch animation from other countries? Come join Anime Club which meets Monday from 3:15-4:30 in Q2715.


.If you are interested in playing a winter sport, come to the
pre-season open gym times.
Anyone interested in playing is welcome!

Boys Basketball
Open Gym for 2017 season:
Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8 Saturdays 9:45-11:45
(small gym)
Coach Chad Wilson

Attention all girls looking to play basketball this season. Check out the open gym times for pre-season on the Horizon webpage under the athletic tab/girls basketball.
Coach Dan Doehler

Open Gym Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30
(in the loft or weight room)
Coach Chris Perez and Frank Padilla

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