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         Day D     TUESDAY     November 19, 2019


Congratulations to the Varsity and JV cheerleading teams for taking 1st place in their divisions at the CVC Competition this weekend!! (Ms. Flynn)

There will be a Drama Club meeting after school in the auditorium on Tuesday, December 18th. Any student interested in auditioning for the Spring Musical, Into the Woods, should plan to attend to get more information. Any questions, please see Mr. Kamps in Room 500. 

FEA will be holding snack sales after school every Tuesday in November and December near the cafeteria from 2:40 until 4:10. (Mrs. Kudish) 

Ram Report will be meeting after school on Wednesday in the TV Studio.  Please attend if you'd like to produce content for our YouTube channel or for the morning announcements. (Mr. Bucci)

Red Cross Club will be having their November meeting on 11/20 after school 2:30p-4p in Cafe R. Don't forget your dues and bus passes. Also, shirts are still being sold for $12 please see Mrs. OC for more details. The holiday giving tree will be available starting 11/20! (Mrs. D’Alessandro)

HHS Art Department is looking for some student artists interested representing our school. Downtown Hightstown is running a holiday/winter window painting contest with prizes for top windows, starting next week! Teams of 2 preferred, but even if you don't have a partner, stop by any art room to sign up! (Mrs. Lisk)

The yearbook still has room for more Baby Rams. (Mr. Szolkowski) 


STEM Club - Meeting on Tuesday 11/19 right after school in Room 603.  Both current and new members are welcome! (Mr. Lisk) 


Volleyball Club- Practice Thursday 11/21.  2:30 - 4:00 in the Annex gym. Last practice of the fall season. (Mr. Lisk) 


There will be a meeting for all students interested in the Spanish Study Abroad Program in Granada, Spain 2020!!! The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 21 at 2:15 pm in room 302. (Mr. Calix)


Attention 10th, 11th and 12th graders!  The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Exam date is Friday November 22nd, it will start 1st period (7:30am) in the Auditorium. The ASVAB test scores can be used for the following: Career exploration, Military entrance exam, and as a possible graduation alternative assessment.  If you are interested in taking this test there is a sign-up sheet located in the Counseling Office (Mrs. Turchin). 


The Future Educators Association is having a children's picture book drive to benefit schools in need in Trenton. During the month of November, please donate a gently used or new picture book. Boxes will be located at the Ram, near Guidance and inside the Library.

The Junior Class will be selling sweet treats from Nov 4th to Nov 21st to raise money for their Junior Prom. Cookie dough, snacks and desserts can be ordered from any Junior student! Stop down in Counseling or see any Junior Class Officer to pick up your Fundraising packet! To shop, go to misschocolate.com and click Online store to create your seller ID# and our School Code is #605159. Orders arrive in 2 weeks. Please turn completed order forms in to Mrs. Daly no later than November 21st. 

Check your email for chromebook notices. If you received one, please come to the library with the loaner device to pick up your repaired chromebook.  (Mrs. Branstrom) 


Any Senior or Junior interested in attending the Malcolm Bernard 19th Annual HBCU College Fair on November 19th must see Mrs. Brown in Guidance to receive a permission slip and official transcript. Payment is due 11/15. (Mr. Edwards)


The Philosophy Club meets every Wednesday after school in Rm. 127. (Dr. Paoletti)

Spanish NHS tutoring will be available every Wednesday after school in the library. (Mr. Calix)


NHS tutoring will be available after school in the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Mrs. Friehaut) 

Rams Retreat after school @ 2:15 - Yoga on Tuesdays, JFCS Drop-In Center Thursdays. All are welcome! (Ms. O’Brien) 


College Clinic in the RAM Retreat: 1st & 5th periods ABC Days; 4th & 8th period D Day.


Upcoming college visits: Check in with your teacher before coming to the Counseling Office. Check your GPA before registering in Naviance.


Wednesday, 11/20/19 @ 1:15 PM, Immaculata University, min. GPA 2.6


Monday, 11/25/19 @ 1:15 PM, West Chester University, min. GPA 2.8


Monday, 12/2/19 @ 12:15 PM, Innovate Salon Academy (Ewing)


Tuesday, 1/28/20 @ 9:30 AM, Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania

Instant Decision Days:  The following colleges will be coming to HHS and meeting with students, who are interested and meet the requirements.  After meeting with you, they make an "instant decision" about acceptance to their school and let you know immediately. No waiting for the mail to come!!!  If interested and you meet the requirements, please sign up on this Google Form.  


December 9th


Stockton University, Lowest grade of B required

New Jersey City University, min. GPA 2.5, SAT/ACT optional


December 10th


Rider University, min. GPA 2.8, min. SAT. 1050 or min. ACT 20


December 11th


Monmouth University, min. GPA 3.0, min. SAT 1050 or min. ACT 21

Fairleigh Dickinson University, min. GPA 2.5, min. SAT 1000


December 12th


Kean University, min. GPA 2.7, min. SAT 1000 or min. ACT 20

NJ Institute of Technology, min. GPA 3.0, min. SAT 1170 with a 550 or better in math


December 13th


Seton Hall, min. GPA 3.0, min. SAT 1120 or min. ACT 23

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National Letter of Intent Signings

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2019 School Board Unofficial Election Results

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2020 New Jersey Music Educators Association Conference

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Stockton Street Construction

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School Begins:  7:30 AM
Regular Dismissal:  2:10 PM
Delayed Opening
9:00 AM - 2:10 PM
Early Dismissal Session
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Dennis M. Vinson, Jr., Principal 

Jim Peto, Athletic Director
Chris Guglielmo
Asst. Principal, Grade 9
Priscilla Aniegbuna
Asst. Principal, Grade 10
Jermaine Blount
Asst. Principal, Grade 11
John Perillo
Asst. Principal, Grade 12
25 Leshin Lane
Hightstown, New Jersey 08520
Phone: 609-443-7738

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East Windsor Regional School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Mark Beckman, Supervisor

609-443-7717, ext. 2032