Today is a Day 2
Any student who has TURNED 18 recently, please see Mr. Roebuck in Room 206 to REGISTER TO VOTE.
NHS OFFICERS MEETING on Thursday, 2/27 @ 7 a.m. in Ms. Fountain’s room.
STAND will be meeting on Thursday in Room 301.
NHS REMINDER: Please pay your dues ASAP and submit your community service hours.
A reminder for anyone taking the SPRING AP EXAM: The cost of each exam is $94. A $40 non-refundable deposit is due to Mr. Bardwell TODAY. The remainder of the fee ($54) is due on April 17th. Make checks payable to Monson High School. See Counseling if you have any questions.
ATTENTION SENIORS: SENIOR BANQUET INFORMATION is now posted to the Senior Google Classroom. Please RSVP now using the posted form – see Mrs. Walker with any questions. Ticket cost is $10 per person due before April vacation.
ATTENTION SENIORS WHO SIGNED UP FOR THE CLASS TRIP: It’s time to pay up! If you still owe money for the class trip, payments are due April 17th (that’s the Friday before vacation). If you do not pay by this deadline, you will not be able to attend and will be billed for your spot. Reminder: the cost is $50. See Mrs. Walker with any questions.
ATTENTION JUNIORS: Are you interested in helping out with GRADUATION on Friday, June 5th? We are looking for 10 VOLUNTEERS who would like to be a graduation USHER. Please sign up in the Counseling Office by Monday, March 2nd if you are interested. Please see Mr. Bardwell with any questions.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following members of the GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER TEAM on the following awards:
1st Team All WMass – Alivia Skowyra and Tennessee Murphy
2nd Team – Lizzie Miller and Olivia Colling
Honorable Mention – Isabel Bailey and Hannah Flagg
There will be a meeting for all BOYS interested in playing BASEBALL on Tuesday, 2/25 at 2:30 in Room 308.
BOYS BASKETBALL: HOME GAME first round playoff game against Smith Vocational this Tuesday at 7PM.
This calendar is only Monson High and District-wide events. A full calendar of all schools is on the district home page
Greetings and best wishes during this holiday season. I write today to share with you concerns I expressed to our student body regarding the proliferation of e-cigarette devices, often referred to as "vaping" or "juuling" in high schools across the country, including our own.
Just 7 years ago, e-cigarettes were relatively unknown; but today, teens are seeing them used in high school bathrooms and classrooms, at parties, and in social media. In 2017, just over 1 in 10 high school students currently used an e-cigarette; now it is 1 in 5. That's more than 3 million kids, and after several decades of decline, overall tobacco use is up, largely due to the rising popularity of e-cigarettes. Additionally, many teens do not view these products as harmful and some aren't aware that most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, highlighting the need for a targeted youth education effort about the dangers of teen use of e-cigarettes.
We are posting today's presentation to the student body along with an informational pamphlet on the Monson High School website. Please understand that in addition to our concerns about the health of our student body that possession or use of these age restricted products is a violation of school rules and subject to penalties up to and including suspension from school, athletics, and co-curricular activities
I encourage all of you to speak with your children about the dangers of e-cigarettes. Please also be aware that if your child is struggling with nicotine use or addiction, I encourage them to be proactive and seek assistance from our School Counseling, Health Services Departments, or their pediatrician. If they seek our assistance in this way, they need not fear disciplinary repercussions from either Monson High School or the MIAA.
William J. Metzger
Statistics used in this letter and today's presentation come from the Federal Food and Drug Administration