Wednesday Update

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

From President Donna Bridickas

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations to our Theatre Department on their final play this past weekend. The girls under the direction of Ms. Stoltzfus put on a captivating production of Antigone. Their interpretation was right on! I would like to thank the Theatre Parents for their continued support of this program over the years. Your commitment and dedication to your daughters has allowed the Seton Keough Theatre Department to thrive and be top notch. We will celebrate the accomplishments of girls at the Allies on Saturday, April 29th at 6 pm.

We wish a safe trip and good luck to our band and chorus this week as they travel to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Next week we will celebrate Spirit Week with a number of activities culminating in Year Day on Friday, March 31st. This is an exciting time for everyone and much work is done by the girls to win Year Day. This healthy competition should be in a spirit of good fun and respect. Ms. Krebbel will be putting out guidelines for the girls to follow. This will be our last year day and parents are invited for the skits and songs in the afternoon.

With March being half over, I realize that the end of the year will be quickly approaching. As we prepare to celebrate the legacy of Seton Keough, there are a few celebrations in the works. Alumnae are invited to a Farewell Celebration on June 3rd. Those of you who are parents and alums should have received an invitation in the mail. This event is geared for the alums. We will be celebrating with the students, faculty, staff and parents on May 25th. The celebration will begin with a cookout lunch and outdoor activities. I will need parent volunteers to help set up, serve food and help with the activities. When we return from Easter break I will be asking for volunteers. We are still in the planning stages but I want to make you aware that we are planning something for the girls.

As we continue our Lenten journey let us pray during this third week:
God of infinite love, I thank you for this reminder of your love and your call that we be more patient, gentle and compassionate with others. 
Here in the middle of Lent, I turn to you to beg for your help. 
Please soften my heart.
Help me to let go of judging others.
I ask you this, in Jesus' name.

Amen

Junior Government Classes Face an International Crisis

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Mr. Donald Marchand’s students spent class yesterday and today studying foreign policy agencies and the powers of the government. The students performed a Model UN-style debate taking on specific roles in the current administration developing directives on the issues of immigration and building a border wall. During those debates, a crisis was introduced into the deliberations and the students had to react to a crisis. The crisis included North Korea, Middle East-ISIS and the conflict in Syria, and Russia and the expansion of NATO. Model UN Club delegates in each class moderated the crisis debate. Photo: Mackenzie Robinson far right acts as secretary general while Alexis Kasco (center) as Donald Trump and Caitlyn Milligan as Steve Bannon deal with the crisis.

Seton Keough Lacrosse at Home Today

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Cheer for the LAX team this afternoon as they play their first home game against Concordia Prep at 4 pm. Also this afternoon the Golf team plays against St. Paul's School for Girls. The Golf team has won two straight matches, 3-0 vs. IND and 3-0 vs. Mercy last Monday. #LetsGoGators!

Good Luck and Safe Travels to the Seton Keough Music Department

The Seton Keough band and choirs and Music Director Ms. Jessica Thomas are leaving tomorrow morning for the Myrtle Beach Fiestaval; an annual adjudication competition. We will share photos and news of their success next week!

Spring Cleaning Supplies Drive

Please help with our last collection for the school year and earn year day points all at the same time!
Our collection will be donated to Project Hope for All who help the homeless find homes.  Please bring in any cleaning supply such as sponges, paper towels, window cleaner or all purpose cleaners to the library during the week of March 27th through March 30th.The class with the greatest participation will win 100 Year Day points, 2nd place gets 75, 3rd gets 50 and 4th gets 25.  Please help us to help the less fortunate in our area. If you have any questions, you may contact Ms. Manuel at lmanuel@setonkeough.com.

NHS Induction Ceremony: Tuesday, April 4

Due to the inclement weather the NHS Induction Ceremony scheduled for tomorrow has been moved to Tuesday, April 4 at 9 am.

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5th Annual Dance Showcase

The Seton Keough Dance Company presents the 5th Annual Dance Showcase on Saturday, April 8 at 7 pm. All dances classes and the Seton Keough Dance Company will perform. Tickets are $5 at the door.

2017 Walk for Hope: Wednesday, April 12

For the Tenth Annual Kathleen Bowen Walk for Hope, our students are raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance and no child is denied treatment because of a family's inability to pay. We have set a goal to raise $5,000 this year, and each student will receive a pledge form from her homeroom teacher in the coming weeks. Anyone interested in making a donation can send a check (payable to Seton Keough High School) to Ms. Jennifer Casey, Walk for Hope Coordinator, at Seton Keough, or donations can be made directly to St. Jude through our event page (http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Events/Events?fr_id=72878&pg=entry).

Prom Deposits

Prom is May 5 at the Great Room at Savage Mill in Savage, MD. A $65 prom deposit was due by February 24 but there is still time! Each prom ticket is $65. Seniors and Juniors must purchase their own prom ticket. Date tickets (an additional $65) can only be used for non-SKHS students. If any date is over 21, you must see Ms. Manuel. Cash or check should be taken to Ms. Manuel in the library. If you are bringing a date, that ticket must be purchased by April 7.  

Parents' Club After Prom Party

The Parents' Club is organizing....an AFTER PROM PARTY!!  A Fun, Safe and Structured Event!!

  • Time: Friday,  May 5th from 12 to 2 am (Boarding Time is 11:30 pm)
  • Where: SPIRIT of Baltimore, Inner Harbor, Baltimore
  • Chaperones: Parent chaperones and two Baltimore City Police Officers will be on board during the cruise.
  • Cost: Tickets are $39 per person. Tickets include souvenir Spirit Stadium Cup and Moonlight Menu.
  • For more details please feel free to contact: erikasparker@aol.com, rhonda_sheppard@verizon.net, jazzyfaces@aol.com

From the Guidance Department

George Washington University is offering various Summer Programs for this upcoming summer. All programs are open to rising Juniors and Seniors and some Immersion programs are open to Rising Sophomores as well. Rising Juniors and Seniors can earn up to 8 college credits upon successful completion of GWU’s 3-6 week College Intensive Program, which allows students to take undergraduate courses and live on campus for 3-6 weeks during the summer. To learn more about course offerings, costs, and application/academic requirements, please visit precollege.gwu.edu or see Ms. Rickards in Guidance for more information.
 
Duke Summer Programs: They are now accepting applications starting TODAY for your unforgettable summer at Duke University! Students are invited to Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit or Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) to enroll in personal enrichment courses with a global perspective. Make friends from all over the world as you learn in a classroom environment that is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive.
*If you are a sophomore or junior interested in the Summer College, please find more information here: http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students
 
*If you are interested in the Summer Academy, please find more information here:
http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/duke-summer-academy
 
Terp Young Scholars – A pre-college program for seniors, juniors, and sophomores at the University of Maryland. This program gives qualified students a chance to pursue academic interests, investigate careers and explore campus life while earning three college credits. For more information visit ysp.umd.edu or email ysp@umd.edu.
 
New York University High School Academy Edge Program:
This summer, the NYU School of Professional Studies will offer high school students the opportunity to live and learn in the heart of NYC.  One week, professional oriented intensive programs of study allow you to explore career options and to gain the competitive edge when applying for college.  You can attend one session or multiple sessions. If you are interested, please visit http://sps.nyu.edu/hsacademycareeredge17 for more information.
 
Interested in a career in Biology or Marine Science? Sea World Orlando is offering a camp this summer for those interested in careers working with animals or biology.  You would get to swim with dolphins, snorkel with sharks and even touch a stingray while learning about animal training and their habitats.  If you are interested visit http://seaworldorlando.com/education for more information.
 
If you are still interested in taking the April ACT exam, the registration deadline has been extended to March 24th. You can sign up for the exam on actstudent.org.

PSAT Scores are available to students and parents through the students CollegeBoard account. If you have any issues accessing the information, please see Ms. Rickards.
 
If you need to request transcripts for school next year, please use the form found on the Seton Keough website to request the information. Guidance cannot accept phone requests or emails from parents.
 
Seniors: Please remember to bring in all college acceptance letters and scholarship award letters as you receive them.

If you have concerns or questions and wish to contact your daughter’s counselor, you may do so at the information below:

Books

Our etexts and print texts (including workbooks for foreign language courses and vocabulary texts for English classes) can be purchased online through Follett Virtual Bookstores by visiting www.setonkeough.bkstr.com. To purchase print texts from Follett, you will need to know our three-digit course number, which is listed on your daughter’s schedule in the column labeled CRS.
» Download a booklist for 2016-17

    Purchase Your Yearbook

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    Purchase your yearbook from the 2016-17 school year online from Jostens. Jostens is going to ship the yearbooks out to anyone who buys one this year - should be late summer 2017. 

    » Purchase a yearbook from Jostens

    Abundance Catering

    Seton Keough offers hot lunch and á la carte items each day offered by Abundance Catering.

    » March 2017 Lunch Menus

    Support Seton Keough When You Shop

    Shop With Scrip
    To register for Scrip please do the following:
    Go to https://www.shopwithscrip.com/
    Click on Register in the upper right hand corner
    Type in the enrollment code: C7B1578486L3
    It will then ask you to fill out a form with all your information. Once that is completed you’ll immediately get a confirmation email and you can begin shopping!
     
    Amazon Smile
    http://smile.amazon.com
    Simply fill in our name where you can select your own charity and it will take you right through to Amazon. A pop up screen will confirm with you that you are shopping to benefit Seton Keough.

    The SWAMP Bookstore

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    The Swamp is currently open on Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 pm - 5 pm. We will also be open during many school events. Please contact Donna Harzer (Jessica Harzer SK ’18) at skswampmom@gmail.com with any questions.

    Events

    Sun Mar 26

    Fourth Sunday of Lent

    Mon Mar 27

    3rd Quarter Grades Due: 8:00AM

    B DAY

    SPIRIT & SERVICE WEEK

    Sisters Academy (Gabrielle Hurley)

    Location: Board Room
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Tue Mar 28

    C DAY

    SPIRIT & SERVICE WEEK

    Faculty Meeting

    3:00 PM
    Wed Mar 29

    D DAY

    SPIRIT & SERVICE WEEK

    Thu Mar 30

    E DAY

    SPIRIT & SERVICE WEEK

    Year Day Song Practice: Alt. #1

    Fri Mar 31

    Year Day

    Sat Apr 01

    HACS Bull & Oyster Roast

    Location: Gym
    7:00 PM

    Follett Virtual Campus

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    Follett is Seton Keough High School’s official source for textbooks. Follett partners with our faculty each year to ensure you have access to official booklist, with textbooks from the right authors in the correct editions.
     
    Visit www.setonkeough.bkstr.com and choose from money-saving used and digital textbooks.
     
    Join the bookstore email list to receive direct notifications about upcoming promotions, buyback events, book availability and more! Sign up at www.setonkeough.bkstr.com/email.