Harborfields High School
Principal's Corner - by Dr. Rory J. Manning
“If you don’t have the time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?”
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The faculty and staff of Harborfields High School congratulate those students who recently completed their Advanced Placement exams administered over the past two weeks. For those who are not familiar with AP courses, The College Board is an international organization that develops college level coursework for high school students. Each May, students around the world take examinations to assess their mastery of the rigorous content of each course. Achievement on these exams is measured on a scale from 1 to 5. Colleges and Universities typically reward credit for scores of 3 or higher. In 2014, over 1,000 AP exams were administered at Harborfields High School with 80.0% achieving 3 or higher. Our goal of providing all students equal access to rigorous coursework is paying dividends as we just administered over 1,300 AP exams this year! We are proud of our students for challenging themselves with the most rigorous courses we offer and owe much appreciation to our teachers who work so hard to support all students in their learning.
Congratulations to all of our students that made the 3rd Quarter Honor Roll!! Click here to view a complete list.
Juried Art Exhibit: Congratulations to the following Harborfields High School students who were recognized for demonstrating exceptional artistry, originality and creativity at the Annual Harborfields Public Library Juried Exhibition: Morgan Modica, Olivia Madigan, Gabriella Caba, Judmaelle Maitre, Sarah Pietroforte, Garrett Sebold, Frances Chi, Pamela Best, Carolyn Castagna, McKayla Lankau, Jaime McCaffrey, Jack Ratti, Alexa Overeem, Kellie Roy, and McKayla Wilson.
Kiwanis One Day: The Harborfields Key Club recently joined other local Key Clubs and community volunteers at the Walt Whitman Birthplace for Kiwanis One Day/I Love My Park Day hosted by the Huntington Kiwanis. The participants spent the day getting the site ready for spring and Summer Visitors Kiwanis and Key Clubs provided 22 volunteers. The volunteers cleaned up flower beds, dug weeds, power-washed the bricks, and painted a bench. It was a beautiful day! A number of people took advantage of tours of the house where Walt Whitman was born.
Helping the Hungry: Several weeks ago our Habitat for Humanity Club and advisor, Ms. Gold, served participants at the Little Cow Harbor Road Race to raise funds to feed the hungry through Project Hope. Click on the link below to see pictures from the event as well as an article about the program. http://www.harbingernews.net/clubs/habitatforhumanity
Health Fair: On April 25, 2015 the Harborfields High School Key Club participated in the Health Fair at the Huntington YMCA. The Kiwanis Club of Huntington sponsored a demonstration of the KPTC (Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center) Safe Kids Program. The members used fun demonstrations and games to teach bike, fire, water and pedestrian safety to the children who attended. The participants were given prizes and crayons donated by the Huntington Kiwanis Club and coloring books donated and created by sponsors and members of KPTC Service Leadership Committee.
Pictured: Jessica Mahoney, Maeve Barth-Dwyer, Alexa Forberg, and Jennie Spreckels
Key Club Food Drive: On April 18, 2015 the Harborfields High School Key Club helped the Kiwanis Club of Huntington with a Food Drive to benefit the newest Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank, in Huntington Station. With the help of Key Club members from other high schools, HF students, Alexa Forberg (Harborfields KC President) and Jennie Spreckels (Harborfields KC member), collected 10 cases of food as well as monetary donations.
Reminders for Parents and Students:
2015 Community 5K Fun Run: Come on out for Harborfields Community 3rd annual 5K fun run charity event on Friday, May 29th - invite your family and your friends! This Athletics Department and Health and Welfare Committee event is donating all proceeds to Special Olympics Organization – Long Island Region. You can get a registration form from your PE teacher or on the district website. Click here for the registration form and brochure.
Prom Outside Guest Permission Slip: Seniors who would like to take a non-Harborfields High School student as a guest to the prom must complete our permission form. This form is available on our website and can be printed from any office.
Random Acts of Kindness: We are pleased to share that Caroline Sheehan, Adam Debus, Mackenzie Dash, Dennis Harmon, Kieran Melia, Emily Staib and Lauren Anton have been awarded a Random Acts of Kindness Award for being kind when they thought nobody was watching.
HF...There's an App for that! The HF Navigator App is Here!
The HF Mobile Computing Club is pleased to share that an App has been developed by our students, for our students. The HF Navigator App is available on the Apple iOS Store and on Android in Google Play. The App is free and contains many features such as links to resources for parents and students, daily announcements, staff directory, educational tools, and a bus finder application. There will be many updates throughout the year as our Mobile Computing Club students continue to develop new ideas. Download the HF Navigator App today and let us know what you think!
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A Look Ahead:
May 15th Cabaret Night 7:00pm Auditorium
May 18th Spring Concert I 7:30pm Auditorium
May 19th Budget Vote 2-9pm OMS
May 20th Spring Concert II 7:30pm Auditorium
May 21st 4th Quarter Interim Reports Posted on Parent Portal
May 26th Senior Awards 7:00pm Auditorium
May 27th Spring Sports Recognition 7:00pm Auditorium
May 28th Underclass Awards 7:00pm Auditorium
Special Announcements from our Guidance Department
Click here to view a listing of upcoming college and military visits.
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