13 December 2018

Daily Announcements 12/13/18


Daily Announcements

Magazine Club meets TODAY after school in room 127.

There is a NYM rehearsal TODAY after school.

Swimmers are still needed for the modified team.  It’s not too late.  Practice is TODAY from 2:30-4:00.

Students please remember to bring in food for your team breakfast next Friday, 12/21/18.

If you have not picked up your chocolate order, please do so before Friday.  All unclaimed orders will be sent back to Gertrude Hawk.

Broadways Babies auditions are Friday after school in the chorus room.  Late bus passes will be provided.

12 December 2018

Daily Announcements 12/12/18


Daily Announcements

NYM & Mertonettes please meet in the lobby  at 1:35 pm to go to Village TODAY for your performance.

Fitness Intramurals are canceled for TODAY.

There is a meeting for Student Council Officers TODAY during 8th set in Mrs. Ranalletta’s room.

Art Club will be meeting TODAY in room 217.  Old and new members are always welcome. Come be creative!

Come to FACS Club.  Learn how to make boxes and bows to decorate them. Join us TODAY from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  See posters for details. All are welcome.

Environmental Club meets TODAY after school in Mrs. Allen-Hickey’s room.

Softball workouts at Quest TONIGHT are from 5:30-7:30.  Any interested girl is welcome.  Please see Mr. Smith for more information.

If you have not picked up your chocolate order, please do so before Friday.  All unclaimed orders will be sent back to Gertrude Hawk.

Swimmers are still needed for the modified team.  It’s not too late.  Practice is TODAY from 2:30-4:00.

The next meeting for Magazine Club will be on Thursday, December 13th after school in room 127.

Broadways Babies auditions are Friday after school in the chorus room.  Late bus passes will be provided.

11 December 2018

Daily Announcements 12/11/18


Daily Announcements

Students going to see Fiddler on the Roof TONIGHT, please be at the school by 5:45 pm.  The bus leaves at 6:00 pm.

Broadway Babies auditions are TODAY and Friday after school in the chorus room.

There is NO PRACTICE for Modified Swimming TODAY.

There is NO PRACTICE for Jazz Band TODAY.

There is a meeting for Student Council Officers on Wednesday, December 12 during 8th set in Mrs. Ranalletta’s room.

Art Club will be meeting on Wednesday, December 12 in room 217.  Old and new members are always welcome. Come be creative!

Come to FACS Club.  Learn how to make boxes and bows to decorate them. Join us on Wednesday, December 12th from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  See posters for details. All are welcome.

The next meeting for Magazine Club will be on Thursday, December 13th after school in room 127.


From Dr. Green, High School Principal

Thank you to those who attended the high school’s academic planning night on December 10, 2018. 

10 December 2018

Daily Announcements 12/10/18


Daily Announcements

Did you know that 783 million people worldwide do not have access to clean and safe water? And in developing countries, as much as 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions? Well, you can help fix this problem! Starting TODAY, friendship bracelets will be on sale at the high school store for only $2.00.  Just think, for only $2.00 we can make enough money to buy a water pump so families in Africa can get clean water and be safer and healthier.  Please support the Sub-Saharan Africa Project.  Your purchases and donations will go a long way.  Get your Christmas shopping done early – buy yourself and your friends bracelets today!

There is a meeting for National Junior Honor Society candidates TODAY in Mrs. Stamoulacatos’ room right after school.  Late bus passes will be provided.  This is a mandatory meeting so please see Mrs. Stamoulacatos or Mrs. Meyers if you cannot attend.

There is a NYM rehearsal after school TODAY.

The next meeting for Magazine Club will be on Thursday, December 13th after school in room 127.

Girls and boys, but especially girls..we need swimmers on the modified swim team.  It’s not too late.  Practices are on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30-4:00. Come join us!

Art Club will be meeting on Wednesday, December 12 in room 217.  Old and new members are always welcome. Come be creative!

Come to FACS Club.  Learn how to make boxes and bows to decorate them. Join us on Wednesday, December 12th from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  See posters for details. All are welcome.



07 December 2018

Holiday Breakfast 12/21/18


The teachers and staff of Merton Williams would like to celebrate with students by hosting a holiday breakfast. 

Would you like to volunteer your time or bring in some goodies for this event? Please click on the link below.



Donated items (store bought only please) can be dropped off at the security desk. Kindly mark your item with your student's team name.

Thank you!
Date: 12/21/2018 (Fri.)
Time: 6:45am - 7:45am 

Daily Announcements 12/7/18


Daily Announcements
Mertonettes please come to the chorus room right after school TODAY.  Bring all of your stuff to perform at Quest.  We will NOT return to MW afterwards.

There is no lunch in the library TODAY. Please plan accordingly.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Art Club will be meeting on Wednesday, December 12 in room 217.  Old and new members are always welcome. Come be creative!

Come to FACS Club.  Learn how to make boxes and bows to decorate them. Join us on Wednesday, December 12th from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  See posters for details. All are welcome.

There will be a meeting for National Junior Honor Society candidates on Monday, 12/10/18 in Mrs. Stamoulacatos’ room right after school.  Late bus passes will be provided.  This is a mandatory meeting so please see Mrs. Stamoulacatos or Mrs. Meyers if you cannot attend.

It’s not too late to join the modified swim and dive team. Practices are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:20pm.  There are no practices on Tuesdays.  You must be re-certified to get in the pool.  Come and make a splash! 

REMINDER: PHONES OFF AND AWAY DURING THE DAY!

06 December 2018

Daily Announcements 12/6/18


Daily Announcements

The Gertrude Hawk candy pick up is this TODAY in the LIBRARY from 2:15-6:45 pm.

There will be a meeting for National Junior Honor Society candidates on Monday, 12/10/18 in Mrs. Stamoulacatos’ room right after school.  Late bus passes will be provided.  This is a mandatory meeting so please see Mrs. Stamoulacatos or Mrs. Meyers if you cannot attend.

There is no lunch in the library on Friday. Please plan accordingly.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

It’s not too late to join the modified swim and dive team. Practices are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:20pm.  There are no practices on Tuesdays.  You must be re-certified to get in the pool.  Come and make a splash! 

REMINDER: PHONES OFF AND AWAY DURING THE DAY!

The Ugandan Water Project


Good Day Merton Williams Community!

Our school is committed to showing students that they can make a difference at home, in their community, and globally. As an IB school, it is a critical part of our mission that we help to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. We want to encourage them to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. (IB Mission Statement).

Our school has chosen the Uganda Water Project as our school wide show of service.  This is a local organization in Bloomfield,NY. At this time students have had the opportunity to meet the CEO of the organization and actually see the impact they can have on their fellow global citizens through clean water.  They have already been working over the past two years to support this group's effort by buying over 20 water filters for Puerto Rico and raising over $3,700 for Uganda Well Projects. We are so proud of our students and grateful for your support.

Below you will see a message from the CEO James who visited our school.  We thought that it might me a good time for you see what the organization is doing and perhaps even consider supporting their efforts with time, good will, or donations.

Enjoy this Season and time with your families!





Dear friends,

I just can’t shake it . . . today matters. Over and over again I see the immediate transformation that clean water brings to the lives of men, women, and children in Uganda. It doesn’t take years, or months, or even weeks. The Ugandan Water Project has built the bridge connecting you to communities across Uganda so you can spark radical change right where you are today.

Let me tell you about some things that are happening on a day like today, 7,000 miles away from where you’re reading this. UWP’s foreman, Kamya Kenneth, navigates the white Landcruiser pickup down the rutted and vibrant rust-colored dirt road in Uganda’s Luwero District. Kamya and the crew are hauling a 10,000-liter tank destined for George Ntanda Primary School, whose students and teachers eagerly await the cargo carried by that truck; as it pulls up to town, children and adults alike come out to celebrate its arrival. Members from the surrounding community join Kamya and his crew in the labor-intensive process of erecting the system that will harvest rainwater for 510 students. As the first rush of water flows from the nearby tap station, children giggle with delight and their teachers cheer because they know what this water means: a brighter future for them all.

Across Uganda, there are currently over 600 communities just like this one, waiting for this same experience to become their story—waiting for the transformation of health, education, agriculture, and prosperity that only clean water creates. These communities have been evaluated and approved for water projects, but they need someone like you to decide that the wait is over. “Soon . . . somehow, we hope to do something soon to help you,” we tell them.

However, “some is not a number . . . and “soon” is not a time.

Today, you can give $1/day ($30/month) and change the course of someone’s life for the better. Today, you can give $100 and give 100 students safe water for two years. Today, you can give $500 and equip an entire school with clean water for three years. Today, you can give water and give life, hope, and freedom to the people of Uganda!

The incredible part is that the cost of clean water probably isn’t what you think it is. Whatever your resources in this season, you—yes, you—have the power to create a spark of positive change right now, the effects of which will ripple through Uganda in a few short weeks and for generations to come!

I invite you again this holiday season to make today matter by acting now to give the gift of clean water through a tax-deductible donation.

With gratitude,

James Harrington
Founder & Executive Director

 

05 December 2018

Daily Announcements 12/5/18


Daily Announcements

The Gertrude Hawk candy pick up is this Thursday in the LIBRARY (change in location) from 2:15-6:45 pm.

Math Club meets TODAY after school.  Come to Mrs. Westbrook’s room #126 for some holiday fun.  All are welcome!

Softball workouts TODAY 5:30-7:00pm at Quest.  Any interested girls are welcome.

There will be a meeting for National Junior Honor Society candidates on Monday, 12/10/18 in Mrs. Stamoulacatos’ room right after school.  Late bus passes will be provided.  This is a mandatory meeting so please see Mrs. Stamoulacatos or Mrs. Meyers if you cannot attend.

There is no lunch in the library TODAY or Friday. Please plan accordingly.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

The first ever issue of our new student magazine called “Hilton Illustrated” is now available for your reading pleasure.  Just open the Merton Williams student site on your chromebook and click on the link on the home page.  If you like what you see and want to contribute to our next issue, come to our next meeting on Thursday, December 13th in room 127.

It’s not too late to join the modified swim and dive team. Practices are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:20pm.  There are no practices on Tuesdays.  You must be re-certified to get in the pool.  Come and make a splash! 

REMINDER: PHONES OFF AND AWAY DURING THE DAY!

04 December 2018

Daily Announcements 12/4/18


Daily Announcements

The Gertrude Hawk candy pick up is this Thursday in the MIR from 2:15-6:45 pm.

The next Math Club meeting is tomorrow after school.  Come to Mrs. Westbrook’s room #126 for some holiday fun.  All are welcome!

Softball workouts are tomorrow evening from 5:30-7:00pm at Quest.  Any interested girls are welcome.

Mertonettes there is NO REHEARSAL this week, but stop in to get your travel schedule to Quest.

There is no lunch in the library on TODAY, Wednesday or Friday. Please plan accordingly.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

The first ever issue of our new student magazine called “Hilton Illustrated” is now available for your reading pleasure.  Just open the Merton Williams student site on your chromebook and click on the link on the home page.  If you like what you see and want to contribute to our next issue, come to our next meeting on Thursday, December 13th in room 127.

It’s not too late to join the  modified swim and dive team. Practices are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:20pm.  There are no practices on Tuesdays.  You must be re-certified to get in the pool  Come make a splash! 

REMINDER: PHONES OFF AND AWAY DURING THE DAY!

03 December 2018

Identification



Just a reminder that if you are visiting Merton Williams, you be required to provide a picture ID when entering the building.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Daily Announcements 12/3/18


Daily Announcements

There is a NYM rehearsal TODAY after school.  New Members are welcome!

Mertonettes there is NO REHEARSAL this week, but stop in to get your travel schedule to Quest.

Mrs. Randolph’s students who missed the concert  - TODAY is your make up concert after school. Please meet in the MIR.

There is no lunch in the library on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday. Please plan accordingly.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

The first ever issue of our new student magazine called “Hilton Illustrated” is now available for your reading pleasure.  Just open the Merton Williams student site on your chromebook and click on the link on the home page.  If you like what you see and want to contribute to our next issue, come to our next meeting on Thursday, December 13th in room 127.

It’s not too late to join the  modified swim and dive team. Practices are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:20pm.  There are no practices on Tuesdays.  You must be re-certified to get in the pool  Come make a splash! 
  
REMINDER: PHONES OFF AND AWAY DURING THE DAY!


30 November 2018

Daily Announcements 11/30/18


Daily Announcements


Minecraft Club is cancelled for TODAY.

The library will be closed for lunch TODAY and on Friday, December 7.  Please plan accordingly.

Spanish and French Clubs will meet TODAY in room 216. Come and have some fun…it’s game day!

The first ever issue of our new student magazine called “Hilton Illustrated” is now available for your reading pleasure.  Just open the Merton Williams student site on your chromebook and click on the link on the home page.  If you like what you see and want to contribute to our next issue, come to our next meeting on Thursday, December 13th in room 127.

There is still time to join the co-ed modified swim team.  Get your recertification in.  Practice starts after school on Monday, December 3rd.  For more information, come down to the pool classroom and talk with Coach Rose.

NYM rehearsal will begin again on December 3rd.  New members are welcome as we prepare for Broadway Show Night.

29 November 2018

Daily Announcements 11/29/18


Daily Announcements

Come join the Hilton Cadets Modified Swim Team! There will be an informational meeting TODAY at 2:30pm in the pool classroom for boys and girls who are interested. All skill levels are welcome.  Late bus passes will be provided.

Peer Mediation Club will meet TODAY at 2:30 in room #100.  Please see Mrs. Melos or Mrs. Travers with any questions.

Mertonettes have rehearsal TODAY.

Gaming Club is back TODAY in the library.  All are welcome.

Spanish and French Clubs will meet on Friday, November 30th in room 216.

Minecraft Club is cancelled for this Friday, November 30th.

The library will be closed for lunch on Friday, November 30th and Friday, December 7.  Please plan accordingly.

NYM rehearsal will begin again on December 3rd.  New members are welcome as we prepare for Broadway Show Night.

28 November 2018

Daily Announcements 11/28/18


Daily Announcements

Environmental Club meets TODAY after school in Mrs. Hickey’s room.  Come join us.

Magazine Club will meet TODAY in room 127.  New members are always welcome.

Art Club will meet TODAY after school in room 217.  New and old members are welcome.

Softball workouts continue TODAY from 5:30-7:30 at Quest.  Any girl interested is welcome!

Come to FACS Club.  We will be making apple pies, kind of like a toaster strudel only much better!  Join us TODAY from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  See poster for details.  All are welcome!

NYM rehearsal will begin again on December 3rd.  New members are welcome as we prepare for Broadway Show Night.

Come join the Hilton Cadets Modified Swim Team! There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, November 29 at 2:30pm in the pool classroom for boys and girls who are interested. All skill levels are welcome.  Late bus passes will be provided.

Peer Mediation Club will meet this Thursday at 2:30 in room #100.  Please see Mrs. Melos or Mrs. Travers with any questions.

Mertonettes have rehearsal on Thursday this week.

Gaming Club is back this Thursday in the library.  All are welcome.

Spanish and French Clubs will meet on Friday, November 30th in room 216.

Minecraft Club is cancelled for this Friday, November 29th.

The library will be closed for lunch on Friday, November 30th and Friday, December 7.  Please plan accordingly.


27 November 2018

Daily Announcements 11/27/18


Daily Announcements

Come join the Hilton Cadets Modified Swim Team! There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, November 29 at 2:30pm in the pool classroom for boys and girls who are interested. All skill levels are welcome.  Late bus passes will be provided.

Minecraft Club is cancelled for this Friday, November 29th.

Peer Mediation Club will meet this Thursday at 2:30 in room #100.  Please see Mrs. Melos or Mrs. Travers with any questions.

Magazine Club will meet on Wednesday in room 127.  New members are always welcome.

NYM rehearsal will begin again on December 3rd.  New members are welcome as we prepare for Broadway Show Night.

Art Club will meet this Wednesday after school in room 217.  New and old members are welcome.

Mertonettes have rehearsal on Thursday this week.

Gaming Club is back this Thursday in the library.  All are welcome.

Softball workouts continue on Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 at Quest.  Any girl interested is welcome!

The library will be closed for lunch on Friday, November 30th and Friday, December 7.  Please plan accordingly.

Come to FACS Club.  We will be making apple pies, kind of like a toaster strudel only much better!  Join us on Wednesday, November 28th from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  See poster for details.  All are welcome!

Harlem Wizards in Hilton!


26 November 2018

Daily Announcements 11/26/18



NYM rehearsal will begin again on December 3rd.  New members are welcome as we prepare for Broadway Show Night.

Art Club will meet this Wednesday after school in room 217.  New and old members are welcome.

Mertonettes DO NOT have rehearsal TODAY, but will have rehearsal on Thursday this week.

Gaming Club is back this Thursday in the library.  All are welcome.

Softball workouts continue on Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 at Quest.  Any girl interested is welcome!

The library will be closed for lunch on Friday, November 30th and Friday, December 7.  Please plan accordingly.

Come to FACS Club.  We will be making apple pies, kind of like a toaster strudel only much better!  Join us on Wednesday, November 28th from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  See poster for details.  All are welcome!

Tryouts for Mod B Boys Basketball will begin TODAY.  All players will receive a minimum of 3 tryout days.  See dates and times below:

Nov 26: 7th grade 2:30-4:00,  8th grade 3:30-5:00
Nov 27: 7th grade 2:30-4:00,  8th grade 3:30-5:00
Nov 28: 7th grade 2:30-4:00,  8th grade 3:30-5:00 (first cuts)
Nov 29 7th/8th    2:30-4:30
Nov 30 7th/8th    2:30-4:30 (final cuts)

8th graders must report to the large cafeteria, or stay with a teacher after school.  A coach will dismiss them to the gym at 3:25.

20 November 2018

A letter from the high school principal


Dear Families of Merton Williams Students,

Please see the attached letter from our high school principal, Jeff Green.

Thank you,
Tracie Czebatol & Ashley Socola




Daily Announcements 11/20/18


Daily Announcements

There are NO LATE BUSES TODAY.

The library will be closed for lunch on Friday, November 30th and Friday, December 7.  Please plan accordingly.

Come to FACS Club.  We will be making apple pies, kind of like a toaster strudel only much better!  Join us on Wednesday, November 28th from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  See poster for details.  All are welcome!

Tryouts for Mod B Boys Basketball will begin on Monday, November 25.  All players will receive a minimum of 3 tryout days.  See dates and times below:

Nov 26: 7th grade 2:30-4:00,  8th grade 3:30-5:00
Nov 27: 7th grade 2:30-4:00,  8th grade 3:30-5:00
Nov 28: 7th grade 2:30-4:00,  8th grade 3:30-5:00 (first cuts)
Nov 29 7th/8th    2:30-4:30
Nov 30 7th/8th    2:30-4:30 (final cuts)

8th graders must report to the large cafeteria, or stay with a teacher after school.  A coach will dismiss them to the gym at 3:25.

Attention all 8th graders:  If you need help with your English and Social Studies assessments come to tutorial during 5th set – all 3 lunches.

16 November 2018

Daily Announcements 11/16/18


Daily Announcements

The library will be closed for lunch on Friday, November 30th and Friday, December 7.  Please plan accordingly.

Tryouts for Mod B Boys Basketball will begin on Monday, November 25.  All players will receive a minimum of 3 tryout days.  See dates and times below:

Nov 26: 7th grade 2:30-4:00,  8th grade 3:30-5:00
Nov 27: 7th grade 2:30-4:00,  8th grade 3:30-5:00
Nov 28: 7th grade 2:30-4:00,  8th grade 3:30-5:00 (first cuts)
Nov 29 7th/8th    2:30-4:30
Nov 30 7th/8th    2:30-4:30 (final cuts)

8th graders must report to the large cafeteria, or stay with a teacher after school.  A coach will dismiss them to the gym at 3:25.

Attention all 8th graders:  If you need help with your English and Social Studies assessments come to tutorial during 5th set – all 3 lunches.


15 November 2018

Daily Announcements 11/15/18


Daily Announcements

Anyone with magazine orders, please bring them to the library as soon as possible.

Mertonettes have rehearsal on TODAY after school.

Magazine Club will meet TODAY after school in room 127.  We will be nominating a student editor and getting ready to publish, so please make every effort to be there.  New members are always welcome.

There will be a meeting for girls interested in playing modified basketball TODAY in the Student of the Month Room right after school.  Late bus passes will be provided.

Tryouts for Mod B Boys Basketball will begin on Monday, November 25.  All players will receive a minimum of 3 tryout days.  See dates and times below:

Nov 26: 7th grade 2:30-4:00,  8th grade 3:30-5:00
Nov 27: 7th grade 2:30-4:00,  8th grade 3:30-5:00
Nov 28: 7th grade 2:30-4:00,  8th grade 3:30-5:00 (first cuts)
Nov 29 7th/8th    2:30-4:30
Nov 30 7th/8th    2:30-4:30 (final cuts)

8th graders must report to the large cafeteria, or stay with a teacher after school.  A coach will dismiss them to the gym at 3:25.

Attention all 8th graders:  If you need help with your English and Social Studies assessments come to tutorial during 5th set – all 3 lunches.