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10th, 11th, 12th Grade
Subject Area Honor Societies
If you did not receive notification please see Mrs. Morris in the Activities Office.
For 9th, 10th, 11th, Graders
Elections and Executive Member Information
Election and Executive Member Packets for Class and Student Council–available NOW in Activities
Please stop by to pick up your packet
Packets are due at your Class and Student Council Meeting on:
Tuesday, May 2nd & Wednesday, May 3rd - Candidate Meetings Elected and Executive
5/2 2020 after school in D200
5/2 2018 after school in D205
5/3 StuCo all lunches in Activities
5/3 2019 after school in D301
Grades 9, 10, 11
Community Education Summer Programs
Don't miss Community Education Summer Programs for High School students! Our Viking Sports Camps
are taught by South Brunswick coaches and welcome all skill levels. Camps offered are Boys & Girls
Lacrosse, Boys & Girls Volleyball, Boys & Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Boys Soccer, Cross Country,
Field Hockey and Tennis. Stay active and make new friends this summer by joining a Community
Education camp! Summer Sports Camp 2017
9th Grade Only
The Community Education Leadership Training Program gives students who are 15 and going into the
9th & 10th grades the opportunity to gain valuable experience working with young children in our BASE
Day Camp. Students need to complete an application at least two weeks before a camp session begins,
provide references and be interviewed as part of the selection process. Apply for one, two or all three
sessions: July 10-21, July 24-August 4, August 7-18. The cost is $245 for each 10 day session from
9 am - 4 pm, with the option of coming to before and/or after camp at no additional cost.
Request an application by emailing Barbara.Luddecke@sbschools.org.
For 12th Graders Only
Subject Area Honor Society Graduation Cords
- Order forms are now available in Activities for Subject Area Honor Society Cords.
- Cords are $12 each; students may order only one cord per subject area.
- Orders are due by April 28th
Spring Spirit Week
Seats, PJs, or any other types of comfy clothes are perfect for this lazy Monday.
Tuesday, April 25th - College Day
Show colleges some love! Whether it’s your future school or just a school you love, sport all your college gear today.
Wednesday, April 26th – SBHS Goes Blue
Show your support for Autism Awareness. Wear all your best blues today.
Thursday, April 27th – Throwback Thursday
Dress up in an outfit from your favorite decade today! Whether it’s slicked hair from the 50’s, tie dye from the 70’s, or 90’s grunge, show us your decades style on TBT.
Friday, April 28th - Class Color Day
For the last spirit day of the 2016-2017 school year, wear your class color.
- Freshmen-Hot Pink
- Sophomores-Lime Green
Pep Rally Reminder
Students who are planning to leave the building prior to our pep rally on April 28th will need to submit a note from their parent/guardian to the appropriate grade level office advising that they will be leaving prior to 1:00 p.m. Notes need to be received by Thursday, April 27th. The notes should be submitted to the appropriate grade level offices.
9th grade – Room C301
10th grade – Room C301
11th grade - SPS
12th grade - C201
No students will be released without prior permission.
Events this Coming Week!
- Freshmen Shirt Sales-April 17th-28th in all lunches
- Spring Garment Sale-April 24th-28th in Activities
- Blood Drive Sign Up-April 24th-28th in all lunches
- Pie A Teacher Voting-April 24th-27th in all lunches
- Spirit Week April 24th-April 28th
- sbEarth Coffee House-April 28th 6:00pm-9:00pm in Blue Café
Flowers for Freedom
Amnesty International will be selling Mother’s Day Flowers from April 3rd to April 25th. You can purchase Daffodil and Tulip stems for $2 a stem or bouquets of 10 for $10.
- Blood Drive May 22nd and May 23rd
- Stars available in the Stars Hallway—May 18th, 19th & 22nd
Project Graduation News
- Welcome to the Neighborhood! Come celebrate the new Green Turtle on Monday, April 24, 2017! 20% will be given to Project Graduation when you bring in the following flier: Green Turtle Flyer Come out a support us!!!!
- Flea Market Sat. May 13, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at SBHS
SBHS Project Graduation will be sponsoring its annual Community Flea Market and Used Clothing Drive. The sale will be held in the front parking lot of South Brunswick High School, 750 Ridge Road, on Saturday, May 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine. The Project Graduation Committee will also be selling Mothers’ Day flowers and plants – just in time for Mothers’ Day on Sunday! Come and have a great time shopping while helping to keep our seniors safe on graduation night!!
- If you are interested in renting a space for the flea market, applications are available below or by contacting the Flea Market Committee Chairpersons (contact info below). Spaces will be rented on a first come, first serve basis. $25/space (approx. size 2 parking spaces) Email Theresa Smith, email@example.com or Joelle Quinones, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Used Clothing Drive Sat. May 13, 8-2 pm at SBHS
On your way to Flea Market, drop off your used clothing at our Used Clothing Drive! We will be collecting wearable and usable clothing for men, women and children, shoes, belts, handbags, linens and soft toys. Project Graduation will receive a donation for the total poundage that is collected! Please put items in well-tied plastic garbage bags and drop off at the gym entrance! It’s easy and can be tax deductible
Class of 2019 Fundraiser
The Class of 2019 is hosting an online jewelry fundraiser! We have partnered with Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski, which is a new division of Swarovski. They are a direct selling company.
Orders may be placed online (see link below) and will be shipped directly to you from Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski. Orders usually take between 5 and 7 days to receive. An email will be sent directly to you as soon as your order has been placed. This email may be used as your receipt for the jewelry.
As a special thank you, all orders of $100 or more will receive 30% off the next item! Look for it when you checkout!!!
This jewelry is great for prom, graduation gifts, and even Mother’s Day!!! All Mother’s Day gifts should be purchased no later than May 5th to ensure timely arrival!!! Orders can be placed now till May 23rd, 2017. Proceeds will be donated to the Class of 2019!!! The more money we raise, the bigger the percentage that gets donated to the class!
Half the line is under 50!!! The crystals are all Swarovski, handset and triple plated to prevent tarnishing. In addition, it is recommended the jewelry not be worn in the water to prevent tarnishing. Some of the line is sterling silver too!!! They offer a lifetime warranty as well!!!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our consultant directly:
Teri Golub, Independent Consultant, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
THE LINK TO USE FOR YOUR SHOPPING PLEASURE IS AS FOLLOWS:
Take Your Child to Work Day (Repeated from previous emails)
In the past, we had some students tell parents that Take Your Child to Work Day (April 27th this year) is essentially a “free day” at SBHS. Let me be very clear that it is not. I am encouraging teachers to make it a day of “business as usual” here. In an age of high stakes testing and significant accountability for state curriculum standards, it’s not appropriate to - -essentially - - put learning at school on hold for a day.
While I see great value in TYCTWD, we expect all students who are not involved in a TYCTWD learning experience to be present in school. I also want to encourage those students who have an opportunity to job shadow a parent during the summer to take advantage of that time instead of missing a regular school day. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Take Your Child to Work Day
Viking Closet and Project Graduation Fundraiser
For the 4th consecutive year, Duchess Florals will be supporting two SBHS organizations. When you purchase your prom flowers from Duchess Florals, they will donate 10% of the purchase to Project Graduation and The Viking Closet (to be divided equally among both causes).
Visit Dutchess Florals at their website to order corsages and/or boutonnieres online or make an appointment to check them out. You can contact them at www.duchessflorals.com or (732) 943-3338. Check out their FB page @ https://www.facebook.com/candicecreations/videos/1457324424343051/
Dress Code Policy – With the warm weather approaching we ask that you review the Dress Code Policy listed in our Student Handbook with your children
Based on our Five Core Values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, and Service, we believe that it is essential to our school's climate that we set a standard of expectation and decorum for students attending South Brunswick High School. The purpose of our dress code is not to restrict individuality but to provide the environment that best lets academic individuality be recognized where it belongs - in the classroom.
Each year, we ask for input from various stakeholders who review our dress code. We strive to prepare students for life and careers. Our dress code was created to promote a positive and serious learning environment. It was also created to teach students how to make decisions about appropriate dress for the occasion -including school and the workplace.
We also recognize that our dress code should be supported in collaboration by SBHS, our students and parents/guardians. We strongly recommend that the enforcement of our dress code starts at home and that students and parents are aware of our expectations. We would like all students to adhere to the following expectations, as well as know that all members of our faculty and staff have the authority to hold students accountable for violations. Please note that we cannot fully predict/include all circumstances. For that reason, the administration reserves the right to determine whether a student’s attire is appropriate for the educational environment.
Planning Summer Vacations
When making plans for travel in June and throughout the summer, we are strongly suggesting that parents do not schedule vacations prior to the last exam day which is June 20th or June 21st if your child misses one of the scheduled finals due to an illness. Students are expected to be in school every day during final exams. The end of year schedule does not allow alternative arrangements to take final exams.
Have a great weekend.
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