Announcements 3-20-17

In an effort to be consistent in dress expectations, we will use the “finger tip length when hands are held normally at the sides” rule for rips and tears in jeans where skin is exposed. This still allows you the choice to wear fashionable ripped jeans and is better aligned with the “finger tip” expectation that is used for dresses, shorts, etc. This idea came from a Senior, and we certainly appreciate the input.

Chess Club will be having a tournament today. The cost to play is $2.00. See Mr. Bunch in room 125 for details.

NRHS Marching Band will practice Monday – Thursday from 3:05 – 6:15 pm. Everyone needs to be on time. This practice is for everyone who is participating in spring band. See Mr. Woodis for any additional information.

There will be no band rehearsal after school Monday, March 20.

Congratulations to the JV Baseball team for their 6-3 win over Deep Creek Friday night. The Warriors were led by Tristan Williams and Cam Pittman on the mound.

A big congratulations to the Robotics team on an amazing competition this weekend at Churchland High School. The team captained the 7th seeded alliance and played 3 matches in the elimination rounds. Drive Team Brian Holland, Nathan Gilmore, Harrison Storms and Dylan Gnagey rocked it! Best of luck this weekend at Deep Run High School.

All Gospel Choir members that are interested in earning more community service hours: please see Gospel Choir President Andre Gibson or Assistant Gospel Choir President Kaliah Little for more information.

Attention Seniors that are planning to go to Tidewater Community College: The time has come to apply and complete your FAFSA, The deadline is April 1st. Stop by Guidance starting Monday, March 20 to see Mrs. Foster to complete your application and FAFSA as soon as possible.

Attention Seniors: we have extended the turn in date for your National Signing Day Field Trip Permission slip. You must have your acceptance letter with the permission slip turned in by Monday, March 27 along with your T-shirt size. See Mrs. Foster in Guidance with any questions.

Attention Juniors: Do you need help paying for your SAT/ACT test? Stop by the Guidance Office to see Mrs. Foster Monday, March 20 or Tuesday, March 21 next week to inquire about how you can have your test paid for.

Are you thinking of studying a career in Electronics, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Robotics, or Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning? Here’s your opportunity to attend a field trip to get a hands-on experience in those careers. Get your permission slip now to attend the Paul D. Camp Career Exploration Day on March 31, 2017. This all-day trip will include lunch along with the opportunity to grow and learn about your potential career. Pick up a permission slip outside of Room123 (Mrs. Smith’s room). Only the first 20 students can attend so get your form in fast!

Nansemond River High DECA is sponsoring “Beyond the Lights” Fashion Show on March 30 at 6:00 pm. We are looking for male and female models for this Prom Fashion Show. If you would like to be a model, please pick up an application form at room 230 on the door in the red folder. You will need to return the form completed and signed by you and your parent by Friday, March 17 in room 230. We look forward to our first Fashion Show Production at NRHS. Tickets will be available for purchase next week – $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

Join us at Sweet Frog on Thursday, March 23 from 3:00 – 10:00 pm to support our ROTC and help build the sanitation station in Guatemala. Simply come in and tell the cashier that you are with the Nansemond River ROTC to help support the cause!

Juniors: We are having a Junior Planning Night to help you and your parents navigate through the college/career process. Please come out on Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 pm.  The meeting will be held in the Library. Door prizes will be awarded!

Attention students: If you are interested in taking a Dual Credit class next year, please see your counselor to sign up for the placement test that will be given on Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27.

The next Red Cross Blood Drive is Friday, March 24. Students and teachers who wish to donate blood can sign up today in the cafeteria during lunch shifts.

Attention Seniors, Early Grads and Term Grads: Please be reminded that if you are planning to graduate this year (June or August), you must have 50 hours of community service completed. The appropriate form must be turned in by May 1, 2017. Forms can be picked up in the Guidance Office.

Attention Seniors: The ACCESS College Foundation’s Scholarship is now available. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply. English teachers will be providing an application to those who meet the requirements. Any applications turned into Mrs. Foster on or before the priority deadline date of April 3, 2017 will also make you eligible for another pool of scholarships from several local sponsors.