I want to congratulate all of our graduating seniors on their wonderful accomplishment. I also want to commend the underclassmen on their contributions to a highly successful year. We have bright students and talented teachers at Herbert Hoover and I anxiously await our Westest results which will arrive in August.
We can look back with pride on a great 2010-2011 and look forward with much anticipation to an even better 2011-2012. Have a safe and happy summer. See you in August.
Summer is fast approaching, and students can earn community service hours at Kanawha County Public Libraries throughout the valley during the summer break. VolunTEENS earn community service hours by doing a variety of activities related to the library. Teens must be 12 years old by May 31, 2011, and the maximum age for working is 18. See the KCPL website under “Teen Zone” for details. Have a great summer. Make a visit to the local public library and READ!
A record total of 57 Hoover students took the Advanced Placement tests in calculus, chemistry, English language, and English literature during the first two weeks of May. We are so proud of the effort these students have given in selecting difficult and challenging classes for which college credit can be earned. A special word of thanks goes to the Advanced Placement teachers, Miss Klassen, Mrs. Plutro, Mr. Canterbury, and Mr. Witt for their instruction and time given in preparing our students for the AP Exam. The Advanced Placement program is available to students who want to be challenged by college level work.
February 11, 2012 January 13, 2012 Jan 14-20, 2012
April 14, 2012 March 9, 2012 March 10-23, 2012
Dates to Remember:
June 6 Last day for students
June 13 4th Nine-Weeks Report Cards (mailed home)
August 19 First day for students 2011-2012 school year
June 9, 2012 May 4, 2012 May 5-18, 2012
National Honor Society
On Friday, April 25, twenty-one juniors and seniors were inducted into the J. Stuart Ervin Chapter of the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society was founded in 1921. It was created to recognize and encourage academic excellence; however, other characteristics essential for success in a democracy were also a part of the organization. These characteristics were leadership, service, and character. These qualities are maintained through the chapter service activities ninety years later!
At the end of the first semester, the academic vice-principal is asked to make a copy of those juniors and seniors with a cumulative GPA of a solid 3.5 or higher. These names are posted throughout the school with directions to meet at a certain time in a certain place (announcements are also made). It is at that time these students are told they qualify to apply for the National Honor Society. These students are given an application, and the instructions are explained. This application includes the following areas: Leadership, student lists school-based activities; Community Activities/Service, student lists community activities and/or community service; Work Experience, student lists job experiences; and Awards/Recognitions, student lists any awards or recognitions he/she has received in or out of school. All of these areas require signatures of an advisor, teacher, or supervisor. Students must keep a record of all volunteer work, summer jobs, and out-of-school activities so that they can count these on the application.
Once the applications are completed, students return these to the advisor, Mrs. Proctor. Mrs. Proctor then gives these to the committee made up of the department heads. The committee scores the applications. Scores are reached by giving points for each section. For instance, GPA’s can earn a student up to forty points. Leadership/School-based Activities can earn a student up to forty-five points. A student can receive up to twenty-five points for Community Service/Work Related jobs. Good character can net students another fifteen points; however, if a student has been assigned D-hall (lunch time or after school) or has been suspended, five to fifteen points will be deducted from the score. A minimum of 130 points must be achieved before a student is accepted into the NHS. All criteria for admission to NHS accumulate from the student’s ninth grade year to the present. If students do not qualify the junior year, they may reapply as seniors with the required cumulative GPA of a solid 3.5 or higher is maintained.
Incoming freshmen and current sophomores, juniors, and seniors should keep all of this information in mind if applying for Honor Society. Remember, scholarship, leadership, service, and character are always important for success in the twenty-first century!
Here at Hoover, we participate in a program known as EDGE through WV TECH PREP, INC. This program allows students in high school courses to earn FREE college credit. At Hoover students can earn college credits in Civics, 20th-21stCentury American History, Trig, Accounting I&II, Algebra II, Chemistry and Physics. The teachers of these courses know about the program and report their data to program director, Debi O’Dell. Mrs. O’Dell has been the EDGE coordinator for several years now. Her role is to keep data updated, to report information to her regional director and to help students obtain EDGE transcripts. For further information about this program or to request a transcript, please go online at http://www.wvtechprep.wvnet.edu/.activities so that they can count these on the application.
Mrs. Koontz’s class raised trout for Trout Unlimited and released them into the stream at Kanawha State Forrest on April 29. The students had to keep the chemical levels balanced in the water so the fish would survive, this was a daily procedure. The temperature was charted daily and the tank was cleaned 3-4 times weekly. The trout grew to 4-6 inches, much bigger than last year. This was a very fun learning experience for the students.
Mrs. Koontz’s class received a grant for an indoor portable greenhouse. They raised vegetables and flowers, transplanting the vegetables into raised beds behind the school and hopefully harvesting the vegetables later this summer. The flowers will be transplanted in front of school. Next fall they start an indoor herb garden.
Herbert Hoover students participated in the Special Olympic track and field events this year at Laidley Field. They won metals in 100 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 4 by 800 relay race, racewalk, and softball throw. Our volunteers were from Hoover’s CYF. It was a very fun and exciting day, especially since the rain held off.
Awards and Recognitions
On May 28th at 7:00p.m., Herbert Hoover High School held its 48th graduation ceremony at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium. 178 graduates walked the stage and received their diplomas. Congratulations go out to the students and their families. The faculty and staff of HHHS wish them the best in all of their future endeavors.
Following the graduation ceremony, most graduates returned to the school for Project Graduation. This all-night celebration offered a safe haven for students to celebrate with their fellow graduates and win prizes.
The Senior Awards assembly was held on May 25th in the gym. Over 200 individual academic, athletic, and service awards were given out. Seniors were also recognized for scholarship awards they are due to receive from their prospective colleges. Darryl Deliere and Emily Wood were named Herbert Hoover’s 2011 President and First Lady.
Student of the Month
Herbert Hoover has announced the most recent groups of Students of the Month. Congratulations to the following:
SUMMER CREDIT RECOVERY (SCR) IS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET. SUMMER VHS (SVHS) IS FOR HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS AND IS TOTALLY INTERNET BASED.
BOTH SEMESTERS OF ANY CLASS CAN BE TAKEN DURING THE SESSION. SCR STUDENTS MAY ONLY BE ENROLLED IN ONE CLASS AT A TIME. UPON COMPLETION OF THAT CLASS, A STUDENT MAY THEN BEGIN TO WORK ON ANOTHER CLASS IF TUITION IS PAID.
For example, a student may enroll in English 9 1st and English 9 2nd.
ATTENDANCE FOR SCR IS REQUIRED AT THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THE SESSION. STUDENTS WHO ARE WORKING TOWARD COMPLETION CAN EARN THE RIGHT TO WORK AT HOME. STUDENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO RETURN TO SCHOOL IF THEY FAIL TO MAKE PROGRESS. ALL UNIT AND FINAL EXAMS MUST BE TAKEN AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AND SHOULD BE TAKEN AS SOON AS COURSE WORK IS COMPLETED.
TUITION: ½ CREDIT = $100 1 CREDIT = $200CASH, MONEY ORDER, DEBIT or CREDIT PAID TO KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS. TUITION, FOR THE FIRST CREDIT THE STUDENTS TAKE, MUST BE PAID IN FULL WHEN THE STUDENTS REGISTER AT THEIR HIGH SCHOOLS.
A 50% TUITION WAIVER WILL BE GRANTED ONLY IF THE STUDENT’S NAME APPEARS ON THE KCS FREE/REDUCED LUNCH MASTER LIST.
ALL STUDENTS WILL SIGN AN ATTENDANCE CONTRACT AT THEIR REGISTRATION.