In the G.O. election held last week the races were extremely close. If
you are in grades 7 through 10 and are recorded as officially absent on
Tuesday, May 8, your voting day, you will have a chance to cast an
absentee ballot at the G.O. office on Friday, May 25. If you are in
grades 11 or 12 and were officially absent on Wednesday, May 9, you
will also have a chance to vote in the G.O. office on Friday, May 25.
More information will follow next week over this PA system. Also look
for posters on the G.O. boards and in the halls.
In the G.O. election held last week the races were extremely close. If
Students, please be aware that AP Exams will begin next week.
The AP Exam period is from May 7 – May 18.
Please be mindful of your peers who are taking a very long and exhausting exam.
As a reminder to Juniors and Seniors taking AP Exams, you are exempt from your classes that day (although you may choose to still attend if you would like to).
***Careful note to those taking AP Calc exams on Wednesday: May 9th during Activities the G.O. will be having elections and speeches then. Please come to support the candidates running this year.
Because of Columbus Day being the same week as Spirit Day, this year’s Spirit Week was slightly truncated, losing the beloved “Hipster Day” in the process.
This year, the G.O. will have a SECOND SPIRIT WEEK the same week as Carnival (Friday June 1).
The days will be Pajama Day, Harry Potter Day, and Hipster Day (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)!
These will occur during the week after Memorial Day Weekend (May 29-31).
In addition, this year’s carnival theme is WHERE’S WALDO.
If you wear a red or white shirt, you will be given free tickets at the entrance to carnival. Bonus extra tickets for a red AND white shirt or props!
Ladies & Gentlemen, get hyped for the end of the year festivities
Hello Hunter!! As Spring has arrived, the G.O. has been busy with many things:
Elections are on May 8th (for seventh and eighth graders) and May 9th (for ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders). We have very qualified candidates for all of the positions and are anxious to see the results. Here are the candidates and their respective positions:
President: Ilana Kaufman
Administrative Vice President: Helen Nam and Claire Boyd
Activities Vice President: Belinda Zhou
Treasurer: Duncan Kimmel, Erica Lin, and Delany Higgins
Publicity Secretary: Nick Golin
Recording Secretary: Jules Katz, Antalya Jano, Amy Chan
Carnival Committee has started this month and we have making all kinds of decisions on Carnival (see below). All students are invited to come and help contribute their ideas to this school-wide event. We meet Fridays, Activities, in the G.O. office.
Carnival is approaching very rapidly (as it is on June 1st) and we are getting excited for it! As the Carnival Committee, we agreed on Where’s Waldo as a theme! This year we want to maximize on food booths and rides opposed to smaller game booths. The rides we are considering are: Dunk Tank, Slip and Slide, Mechanical Bull, Monster Obstacle, and more! (rides viewed at http://www.aardvarkamusements.com/rides/).
This year we are having a Second Spirit Week preceding Carnival (the week of May 28th) to dress up in fun clothes and create even MORE school spirit! The days are still under consideration but some ideas include: Guido Day, Hipster Day, Pajama Day, Harry Potter Day, and Beach Day. Look out for some posters as the week draws near for the final days!
This last Wednesday we had a Free Breakfast with free donuts, muffins, bagels, and more for all of the Hunter Community. If you have any suggestions or comments on this event, please email email@example.com.
Claire Boyd (Recording Secretary)
These past few weeks have been filled with some wonderful things! There were the SAYA and JCAC shows as well as the ACT presentations, all resulting in great production, as well as other G.O. related events:
The Talent Show, on March 2nd, was very successful and starred some of Hunter’s most talented people like: Humira Khan, Sarah Cogan, our very own G.O. Assistants, an awesome 8th grade band, Flux Stylez (dance crew), etc. Overall the performances were amazing and very entertaining! The winners were Nupur Joshi and Humira Khan (tied for 1st place), Flux Stylez (2nd place), and Noah Miller (3rd place). So if you see them and all of the other contestants, congratulate them because they did a great job!!
The Senate is getting approval from some Faculty and Administration on a Faculty Feedback Form to be taken at the end of every semester in order to help teachers get anonymous informative feedback from their students. It consists of multiple choice questions to gauge the type of student as well as corresponding long answer questions to elaborate and answer questions more directly. The Senate has been creating and perfecting the form 1st semester and intends to investigate other issues and agendas this semester.
Carnival Committee is beginning this Friday, during Activities period in the G.O. Office, to discuss preliminary plans and themes for this years carnival. All students are welcome to join and bring their ideas in order to create the best carnival this year. All candidates for this coming election are required to attend and help with the process.
Elections are drawing near! Which means all people interested in running for a G.O. position have to email Emma Almon (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 21st announcing your campaign. It is required for all candidates to attend all G.O. morning meetings and carnival committee. Absences that are not approved count as a strike, and only three strikes are given before being withdrawn from the race. If you are interested in running please contact either me (Claire Boyd — email@example.com) or Emma (email stated above) so we can add you to the email list of deadlines and requirements.
Get excited for the AACS Cultural Show this Friday and have a good rest of the week!
Thank you to the students that did this survey (shout out to the 94 juniors that did!). It was very helpful to the G.O. to hear your input on this new system.
This survey is different from the survey conducted by the actual Middle Sates Committee, so please fill out that one as well in order to voice your opinion in their feedback system.
If you still havent filled out the G.O. Survey, you can still do so here:
If you still haven’t filled out the Middle States Committee Survey you can fill it out here:
The overall consensus of the survey is as follows:
The amount of stress (1-10) slightly decreased this year opposed to other years. The homework free night right before the mid terms was very helpful in terms of reducing stress and increasing productivity. Teachers either stayed the same or gave a smaller work load to students during the mid term week and became more lenient on students. 55% of students thought that they had a good amount of time to study while the other 45% split between having more then enough time, less then enough time, and no time to study. All the test scheduling problems were easily resolved.
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Midterm Week Feedback and Ideas
-step in right direction but maybe entire week
-staggered days were not effective
-there are still tests/work scheduled
-good for teachers though
-maybe 2 reading days on thurs and fri, then mon, tues, wed test days and classes next thurs, fri
-compile survey info
-fix bc calc/physics
-better communication to parents
-need more info posted