Strath Haven High School 2015-2016 Home and School Association Meeting Themes
Typically, we hold our meetings on the second Thursday of each month (except January). Please note! This year in an attempt to accommodate parents being able to attend concerts and sports activities meetings will begin at 6 pm in the SHHS library (one flight down from the Providence Road entrance or one flight up from the Brookhaven side.) The thematic discussion will open our meetings, followed by a Principal’s report and then the Home and School business meeting. Join us for all or part of the meeting. Below are the themes which will be updated in the coming days! Look to the Home and School website for recaps of meetings or other information. You can access it from the High School Website by clicking on “About SHHS”, and selecting “SHHS Home and School”.
9/17 – State of the High School: Every year Dr. Yannacone and her staff set goals for the school year. We’ll kick off the year hearing her share these goals with us, in addition to providing information on staff changes, recent test score results and other goings-on at our school. Please join us at 5:30 for light refreshments with the meeting beginning at 6:00 pm. [Sept-2014 PPT]
10/8 – October Academic Resources: We have tremendous resources for both students and those raising them. You’ll be amazed by the depth of our library offerings. Learn ways for your student to be a better researcher, be proactive in college planning, or get a boost with the dreaded testing. Guest speaker Sandie Liacouras from our Library will join us. [OCT HSA Attachments; SHHS HSA 2014 OCT Minutes]
11/12- Guidance: Members of the Guidance Staff will be with us to provide non-class specific services and an overview of curriculum. [Nov 2014 HSA Agenda & Treasurer’s report; Nov 2014 HSA Wish List; SHHS HSA 2014 NOV Minutes; Nov 14 HSA Guid dept PPT]
12/10 – State of the District: Dr. Noonan will be with us presenting again for us! He will bring us thoughts and ideas on the State of the District. Be sure to take a break from holiday planning and come out and welcome him! Please note the change in start time. This has been changed to accommodate parents with participants in the Middle School Winter Concert.
No January Meeting: (rest up)
2/ 11 – The Ins and Outs of Course Selection and Scheduling: Assistant Principal Andrea LaPira will talk about course selection, mapping out the four years and how to be helpful to your student. [minutes: SHHS HSA FEB 2015 15 Minutes]
3/10 – Drugs and Alcohol: A concern for all parents especially as we begin the Spring Prom Season. Dr. Yannacone will talk about how the concerns of all of us and how we can work together to keep our students safe, especially during the spring prom season. [minutes: HSA Minutes MARCH 2015, presentation: navigating-hs-drugs-3-12-15; handouts: Casual marijuana use linked to brain abnormalities, How cannabis causes paranoia, Deadly High: How synthetic drugs are killing kids, Family strategies for prevention of adolescent drug use, WSSD Policy 227]
4/14 – Finding the Right Balance in Raising a Teen and strategies for looking ahead to Summer: High schoolers can be surprisingly mature and then immature all in the same day. One minute you’re proud of them and the next minute you wish you could still put them in a “time out” chair. What is the responsible way for parents and guardians to guide and mentor their teens and give them the independence they so often crave? A member of the school Guidance Office will share insights on the teenage years through an informal discussion and provide some ideas as you look ahead to summer and wonder about opportunities for your teen. Presentation slides: summer-opportunities-2015-APR-9
5/12 – End of the Year and Preview for 2016-2017 – Dr Yannacone will share her end of the year report, provide reflections on the school year and share the 2015-2016 calendar.