Upcoming Events

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PTA Graduation Reception June 12

The Hunter College High School PTA will hold a reception to celebrate The Class of 2015 on Friday, June 12, immediately following the graduation ceremony (approximately 3:45 p.m.), at the Hunter College Dining Hall, E. 68th Street and Lexington Ave on the 3rd Floor. Hors d’oeuvres and soft beverages will be served. Please register by June 5. Family and friends may purchase tickets for $12 per guest. Faculty and staff are invited to attend as guests of the PTA; please register online or RSVP to gradreception@hunterpta.org. For more information, please contact gradreception@hunterpta.org.

Life's A Beach: A wave of success for the auction!

Many, many thanks to everyone who was part of our fabulous auction on Saturday, May 9.  Over 400 parents, teachers and administrators came together to help raise $158,092 so far!  If you weren't able to join us that evening, don't throw in the towel yet.  There are other ways you can ride the fundraising wave and support HCHS: Our amazing online auction is still open, with newly added items for you to bid on - just check out the goods at hunterpta.org/auction-online.  The auction will be available until 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. Or you can surf on over to this year's paddle raise at hunterpta.org/paddle-raise and make an online donation toward our goal of purchasing a new concert grand piano for the Music Department at HCHS.  Every gift helps!

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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