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End-of-Year PTA Announcements, Next-Year Schedule

The PTA has a few introductions and some reminders as we all head into summer. First the introductions: We have two newly elected PTA co-presidents, Paul Radvany, parent of both a rising 9th grader and 11th grader, as well as an HCHS alumnus himself; and Michele Weisman, parent of a rising 8th grader and a daughter who graduated from HCHS in 2012. The full roster of 2015-16 PTA board plus PTA committee chairs and executive grade representatives is located here.  Seventh & 8th grade travel class reps will be confirmed later this summer after travel classes for those grades are formed. If you are a 2020 or 2021 parent and wish to be on tap to serve as a travel class rep, please let Paul and Michele know at president@hunterpta.org.

For more on Paul and Michele, and to see what you should expect from the PTA in August as well as a snapshot of important 2015-2016 school year dates, read on.

Summer Athletics/Fitness Training Program Once Again at HCHS!

Fourth through 12th grade Hunter students of all skill and fitness levels are invited to sign up for the HCCS Athletic Training Program this summer. The program will take place in the Hunter Gym the weeks of July 6, 13, 20, and 27, each weekday from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm; the weeks of August 3, 10, and 17, from 9 am - 12 pm; and the weeks of August 3, 10, and 17 from 1 pm - 4 pm. Cost is $200 per week and includes an HCCS Athletic Training Program Tee shirt. Register at www.plantoexcel.com; click on the HCCS ATHLETIC TRAINING link. For more on the camp, read on. 

The 2015 College Acceptances are in!

Colleen Hennessy, head of HCHS Counseling, reported at the May 20 PTA Meeting that college acceptances for the 190 members of the Class of 2015 are in line with previous years' statistics. While admissions rates nationally continue to drop, Hunter rates remain the same: 79% of HCHS seniors applied early, with about a 50% acceptance rate, Hennessy reported. For a detailed breakdown of acceptances, waitlists and denials, read the full list here. The guidance office's analysis and commentary can be downloaded here.

New Website Highlights HCHS Diversity

Parents, check out the brand-new Project Diversity web site developed by two HCHS juniors. Shamsa Derrick '16 and Meredith Pong '16 won a Certificate of Achievement for their project from the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Project Diversity, now a club, aims to promote, discuss and explore diversity; to create the new site, Hunter students and teachers participated in a project to illuminate the faults and impacts of stereotypes to which members of the school community have been subjected. "We wanted to showcase that stereotypes, which often have negative connotations, can be humbly and maturely embraced as well," Derrick and Pong write. 

HCHS Alum Donates Largest Gift Ever to the School

Saying he owes much of his success over the past 15 years to his time as a Hunter student, health care investor and entrepreneur Martin Shkreli has given an unprecedented $1 million donation to Hunter College High School. It's the largest single gift in the high school's 101-year history, the school said.

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.

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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