Upcoming Events

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Hunter's Roosevelt House to Host Author of "Lincoln and the Power of the Press"

On Thursday, February 26 at 6 pm, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College (47-49 East 65th Street) will host Harold Holzer, author of "Lincoln and the Power of the Press." The event will feature Holzer in conversation with New York Times editorial writer Brett Staples, then a reception and book signing. The Hunter community is welcome to attend and is asked to RSVP here. More information on the book is below.

 

How Much Screen Time is OK? Hunter Parents Share Strategies in Wellness Dialogue

How much screen time is too much? On Jan. 14, as part of the regularly scheduled Wellness Dialogues, HCHS counseling chairperson Colleen Hennessy and HCHS health teacher Michelle Gullo met with 35 parents to discuss the technology challenges facing our teenagers. The discussion highlighted the most recent research and the group shared strategies for helping children develop healthy relationships with technology. Read notes from the meeting here.

Mosaic Event: Talking About Race in the Classroom and Beyond

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 6-8 p.m., Mosaic and PAAC invite the HCCS community to "Are We Ready? Talking About Race in the Classroom and Beyond." This student-driven event in the school's auditorium should provoke thoughtful dialogue about recent events across the country. The facilitator is John Gentile, a diversity and inclusion consultant to many independent schools. The subject matter is best suited for students in grades 6-12. More details below.

Information on the ACT Practice Test for Class of 2017

 
A practice ACT test for tenth graders will be held on March 4th, a half day of school, from noon until about 3:30.  
LOCATION: Hunter College High School, specific test rooms will be announced prior to March 4th.
REGISTRATION: Tuesday Feb 3, Wednesday Feb 4, and Thursday Feb 5 during 5th period
COST: $35. Students can pay by check or money order payable to Hunter College High School for $35 with their name and student I.D. number on the check/money order. This fee will be waived for students on the HCHS or College Board fee waiver list, though students must still register in person to request a fee waiver.
 

Updating PTA listing information...and paying your PTA dues

A little reminder...please check your online parent directory entry and privacy settings by Thursday, Sept. 18 to make sure your updated address is correctly listed in PTA's printed directory. Note also that the school and the PTA have separate systems, so you must update your address in both places. Click here to find out more about changing your address. 

Also, there's still time to pay your PTA Dues.  Dues for the 2014-2015 year are now being accepted online at hunterpta.org/pay/pta-dues-2014. Simply use your credit card to make your payment. You can also send a check, payable to Hunter College High School PTA, to the address listed online. Each family that pays dues ($75/per student) will receive a copy of our printed Family Directory, which lists contact information for students, parents, faculty and staff. Your dues support student clubs, athletics, lab supplies, faculty development and much more.

If you are still having problems logging in to the PTA Web site, or have other questions, send a message to help@hunterschools.org.

Back to School FAQs

Read on for a few quick ways to get your family ready to start a new school year at Hunter.

New Approach to Building an Ethical School Culture in 2014-2015

Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, Hunter will embark on a new approach to community and school culture. The school's goal is to bring those issues more explicitly and consistently into the conversations we have and the work we do at Hunter. Work will focus on the ideals of community, diversity, and individuality. Each year, the entire school community will focus on how one of six values plays a part in those ideals. The values are: compassion, creativity, curiosity, integrity, respect, and responsibility. This inaugural year, the "core value"  will be Respect. 

Parents: Link School Calendar to Your Devices

Parents of Hunter students can now link the school's calendar to their personal devices like smartphones and tablets. The electronic HCHS Calendar is part of the school's website. You can also always find it here. But now you can have it with you wherever you go. The PTA webmasters suggest that you subscribe to the calendar rather than importing it. (A full pdf version can also be downloaded here.)

Need step-by-step directions? Click to read instructions on how to subscribe from various calendar applications and devices.

Magazine Drive

Hunter College High School is in partnership with an online service called Great American Opportunities.  They offer literally hundreds of magazine subscriptions, and if you subscribe through them, the Hunter PTA receives 40% of the profits!  Got a kid who loves to cook?  A mother-in-law who loves to garden?  A colleague who loves to travel?  A babysitter who’s really into fashion?  There’s a magazine – or two! – out there for each of the people on your list.

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