Meeting on Feb 11 about class scheduling

math.pngThis Thursday at 6:00 pm, Assistant Principal Andrea LaPira will make a presentation about class scheduling (that’s about to happen, so this event is scheduled for Thursday for a reason). If you want a preview, here is the web page on the scheduling process. And here’s the 64-page Silver Guide (PDF).

In addition, we will be discussing our new direct donation campaign that will allow us to continue to fund items requested by the faculty that are used to enhance the learning experience of our students. Give that link a try!

In the Library at Strath Haven High School. 

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Please support our direct donation drive

Dear Parents, Guardians, and fans of Strath Haven High School,

5975645_origThe primary role of the Home and School Association is to fund curricular requests using money raised by selling school directories (and the ad space within) each Fall. However, we would like to be able to fund a greater percentage of the items requested each year, but we really don’t want to add another fundraiser to everyone’s lives. Instead, we are instituting a direct donation drive, and ask parents and guardians to consider giving $25, $50, $100 … or whatever you wish (we can use whatever amount you are comfortable giving). We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization so your donations are fully tax deductible, and 100% of the money goes to funding items on the wish list.

You can give in two ways:

  1. Donate online with credit card or PayPal. To help us keep track of donations, please enter “direction donation” in the “Add special instructions to recipient” field.
  2. Write a check to “SHHS Home and School Association” and send to our treasurer: SHHS HSA, Michael Kohute, 906 Surrey Rd, Media, PA 19063. Please write “direct donation” on subject line so we can separate the checks from other sources.

If you’re curious where your donation might go, here are just some of the hundreds of items we have purchased over the decades:

  • portable AEDs
  • headsets for language instruction
  • human skeleton
  • copies of The Disappearing Spoon
  • electronic balances
  • sewing tables
  • lunches for needy students on college tours
  • pH meters
  • protein building set
  • track systems for teaching physics
  • year-end student awards

If you have questions, please contact Suzy Hoyle, our current Home and School President.


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Series on mindful parenting

mindful-parentingMany of the parents who attended December’s Mindfulness Workshop wanted more, so Bernadette C. Smith M.Ed (Strath Haven Middle School Teacher) and Gloria Shephard M.Ed are pleased to offer two sessions on how to bring mindfulness into parenting. Sessions will cover deep listening, paying attention, developing a better understanding of the teenage brain, and changing our relationships to our own thoughts and feelings.

WHEN:  7-8 PM on Jan 25th and Feb 8th (both Mondays)
WHERE:  Strath Haven High School Library (2nd floor)

Please RSVP to Bernadette Smith ( by 1/22/16 so we can arrange for seating. Please plan to attend both sessions; however, one is better than none!

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We need a treasurer!

SHHS Home and School Association is looking for people interested in serving as treasurer. If you might be, please should email Suzy Hoyle no later than Monday, January 4th. Applications will be reviewed by the SHHS HSA Board early January and a new treasurer appointed at the February HSA meeting. Thank you!maxresdefault

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Photos of seniors as babies due Dec 11

baby photoThis is the last week to submit a photograph of your little angel for inclusion in the yearbook. Once you have a scanned image, follow the instructions on this Google doc page. It costs $45 (make check payable to “SHHS Activities – Yearbook”).

Also, if you have any photos of seniors (and their friends) when they were in elementary school, email them to Please include in the email the names and positions of all the students in the photos. We can accept these candids until around Valentine’s day.

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Files for October HSA meeting

Presentation (PPT) and minutes (PDF) from the October Home and School meeting. Sample graph from Dr Yannacone’s slides is below.



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Files for September HSA meeting

For those of you who missed it, here are Dr Yannacone’s “State of the High School” presentation slides (PPT). And here are the minutes (PDF).


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