David McKinney
Tonight's Freshman Orientation Powerpoint slides have been emailed to parents & students. We will not allow parents & students to go anywhere but the gym tonight. I will not be covering anything on Remote Learning tonight. Information on Remote Learning will be out next week.
1 day ago, David McKinney
David McKinney
Freshman Orientation tonight @ gym. Last name A-M: 6:30-7:30, N-Z: 7:45 - 8:45. Only one parent w/ student. All wear mask over nose & mouth, People attending spread out away from other families when seating. See you tonight. Tuesday, August 11th.
1 day ago, David McKinney
Kayla Peifer
2019-2020 Yearbooks are in! While we are all super excited to see how they turned out, underclassmen will need to wait until school starts to pick them up. Graduated Seniors should contact Ms. Peifer at kpeifer@havana126.net to find a time to pick them up. There are also many extra yearbooks if you forgot to purchase one last year! If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. P!
6 days ago, Kayla Peifer
David McKinney
This is Mr. McKinney For those that did not register online, High school registration is Thursday August 06th (tomorrow) from 9:00 – 1:00 AND 2:00 – 5:30 To limit contact - For each student: Only one parent will be allowed in the building and their student can accompany them if and only if they need a schedule change. We will be asking for every parent to make sure their contact information is correct. We need a current phone number, address and email. We encourage everyone to establish a parent Alma account (Our Student Management System). We can help you with that if you do not have one. We also encourage you to download the Alma Now application and the Havana Ducks application for your phones. High school information goes out through the high school sites: Our webpage, Facebook page, Twitter page. We also will send out phone messages. Make sure you check the high school accounts for high school information to include our calendar. Before coming to registration we ask all planning to enter the building go to the high school website and scroll to the bottom of the page and go through the Covid Self checker and make sure that you or your student do not have any of the signs of Covid 19. I will ask you to give me a thumbs up if you and your student do not have Covid signs before allowing you to enter the building. Everyone will enter through the gym doors on the West side of high school building. Anyone entering must have a mask on and it must be worn over the mouth and nose at all times. We ask that all maintain 6 feet apart. Filling out Forms, checking demographics and dropping off other paperwork will be done in the hallway. Paying fees and changing schedules will be done in the office. All will exit out the west side doors by the office and we ask that you then go to your cars and exit the school property. We will have signs to direct you. We are going to do everything we can to keep this virus out of our schools and have our students at school continuing their essential education. We will distribute masks, bracelets and computers to students the first day of school. In advance thank you for your patience and cooperation. God Bless, Mr. McKinney
7 days ago, David McKinney
David McKinney
At the high school: I have not been able to find a Spanish Instructor. It looks like we will have Spanish classes online this year. Students will sit in the Spanish classroom the same hour they are assigned their Spanish class and they will work with an online instructor during that time. There will be a remote instructor with homework and quizzes and tests submitted online and feedback will be provided from remote instructor. This will be a little more rigorous than former students are used to. Students will need a headset with a microphone. If you would like to change classes contact Mr. Wherley by registration. Keep in mind some colleges do not require Spanish and that competitive colleges require 2 years of Spanish and some colleges that are elite require 3 or 4 years. It all depends on what you plan to do. Example: Harvard requires 4 years of Spanish, Stanford requires 3 years of Spanish, University of Illinois, Illinois State requires 2 years of Spanish, Western IL University does not require any high school Spanish. I will continue to look for an instructor and hopefully by next year we can find a Spanish instructor. Take Care, Mr. McKinney
8 days ago, David McKinney
David McKinney
High School Remote Learners (Only): If this is for health concerns I understand. This is an individual decision. Any student that chooses to do Remote Learning will be making a commitment for the entire first semester. Remote Learning students will be taking their classes through a virtual education site. We will give them url to go to in order to login. Remote Learners will be provided a user name and a password. These courses are offered online virtually. There will be a virtual instructor and grading. All course work will be completed online. Students who complete courses will receive a grade from the online course and all students who receive a 60% D- and above will receive a Passing grade. All course will count as pass or fail for report cards, graduation and the student’s transcript. They will not be receiving letter grades. Our teachers having nothing to do with these courses and will not be available for help. All students will coordinate with the online provider with any technical issues or help with educational issues that they may have. We will get computers out to the Remote Learners right before school starts. We will have an announcement out later. Anyone that would like to change their status from Remote Learning to In Person Learning will need to call the high school office prior to Monday, August 10th, or email dmckinney@havana126.net or awherley@havana126.net Thanks, Mr. McKinney
8 days ago, David McKinney
David McKinney
On-line Registration issues: 1. The first thing you have to do is log on to Alma. Here is the high schools Alma homepage if you forgot https://hhs.getalma.com/home 2. Then in a new tab go to the link below for directions. Click on the appropriate link in the directions. For most parents this will be the link for a parent that has an Alma account. https://5il.co/hmdm ***I believe many of you were not logging into your Alma account first. If you follow the directions from the link this should fix your issues with registration.
16 days ago, David McKinney
David McKinney
This is Mr. McKinney If you have not set up an account with our student management system, Alma, please do so. If you have provided the school with your email then you will receive an email inviting you to set an account up tonight at 5:00 (Monday, July 27). If you do not see the email, please check your Spam folder. If you already have an account, then ignore the Alma invite email. If a parent/guardian has forgotten their Alma password, then send an email request the Mr. Wherley or myself and we will reset your password. If you could online register your student for school this would help us tremendously. You will need an account with Alma first. If you have an account follow the instructions on the high school website under the Live Feed section for registration. If you are a returning student to Havana School District then fill out the form for returning student. If you have moved and are new to Havana School system, then fill out the New Student form. In regards to in-person Registration for the high school, I am moving the registration day to Thursday, August 06 from 9:00 – 1:00, 2:30 – 5:00. Only one parent will be allowed to accompany the student. We will only allow 45 people in the building at a time. We ask you to park in the West parking lot. I will be at the west doors controlling the number of people in the hallway. The hallways will have tape on the floor to mark social distancing. All will be required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth in order to enter. Registration forms will be filled out in the office. Freshman Orientation – Will be on Tuesday, August 11th. In order to keeping numbers below 50 in the high school gym, only one parent/guardian can accompany their student. All must wear masks upon entering the west side doors. There are 3 time slots. Last name A-F will be from 5:30 – 6:30, G-M will be from 6:45-7:45, N-Z will be from 8:00-9:00. I have sent out an email to all on how to powerwash your chromebooks. Your chromebooks will be taken off our network sometime Tuesday and afterwards you should be able to powerwash your machines and set them up as your own. Mr. Plater has our district wide policies written for having school this year. I have the specific procedures written for the high school and I am waiting on the last minute changes we are expecting from our state leadership before I send it to everyone. I want you to know I will do everything I can to make this a safe school and that I will try to provide as many experiences for our students’ this year as I am allowed to provide. There will be two educational options given in person instruction or remote learning. With in-person instructions students will have school on the early dismissal schedule every day. With remote learning, students will need to log into their teacher’s video stream during their class period to view instruction. They will be able to email questions they have. The same classroom work with the same due dates will be required. Everyone will receive typical grading for their classes this year. More Guidance Coming Soon, Mr. McKinney
16 days ago, David McKinney
David McKinney
Registration: We are encouraging all who can to register their student and pay their fees online. The link at the bottom provides directions for online registration and fee paying. If you are not able to do so, then we will have high school student registration on Wednesday, August 05th at the high school gym from 9:00 - 1:00, 2:30 - 5:00. We ask that you park in the west parking lot. Only one parent/guardian will be allowed in to register their student. The student may accompany the parent if they need a schedule changed. Masks will be required upon entry. We will only allow 50 people total into the gym. Again, I think it would best serve everyone if they registered and paid fees online. Here is the link to the directions. https://5il.co/hmdm
about 1 month ago, David McKinney
David McKinney
about 1 month ago, David McKinney
David McKinney
Senior Graduation Slideshow: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-MFszSKeoS334A4WRd89ZaWFcuBeweQC Some of you are going to want the video(s) as a keepsake and if you do a little research in Google you can find out how to download a Youtube video. This is the only way we could do it because of the size of the file. Take Care, Mr. McKinney
3 months ago, David McKinney
R. Mathew Plater
There will be a regularly scheduled School Board Meeting tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you there!
3 months ago, R. Mathew Plater
David McKinney
Senior Graduation Directions. Let's celebrate together Sunday, May 17th. I have to put these documents in as images through our website. If you want to see them as a document, then please check your email.
3 months ago, David McKinney
Kayla Peifer
Unfortunately, the 2020 Prom has been canceled due to the current events. Money for refunded tickets will be given out when we return for school. However, Junior Officers have decided to still have Prom Royalty for this year. Be on the lookout for an email from Ms. Peifer.
4 months ago, Kayla Peifer
David McKinney
Here is the new guidance about Remote Learning. Assignments are now required. Everyone please continue to follow the guidelines and maintain social distancing. The weather is getting better and you are going to be tempted. Self Discipline = Back to Normal
4 months ago, David McKinney
R. Mathew Plater
There will be a regularly scheduled School Board Meeting tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you there!
5 months ago, R. Mathew Plater
Kayla Peifer
Havana High School Journalism will be hosting a spirit week while everyone is home next week! Take pictures and send them in! Have fun! To submit pictures, either send them to kpeifer@havana126.net, send them to Tracey on the HHS Snapchat, or submit them through ReplayIt!
5 months ago, Kayla Peifer
David McKinney
See message below concerning HHS academics during this school closure.
5 months ago, David McKinney
Tonda Chasteen
Havana Scholastic Bowl team placed 1st in the Fulton County Tournament.
5 months ago, Tonda Chasteen
R. Mathew Plater
There will be a regularly scheduled School Board Meeting tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you there!
7 months ago, R. Mathew Plater
Melissa Henderson
Learning life skills!
7 months ago, Melissa Henderson
Melissa Henderson
Madalynn was awarded the Next Up award for excellence for her work in the STEP program.
7 months ago, Melissa Henderson
Carla Snowden
The Winter 2019 Final Exam schedule is now available on the high school web site. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/533265/1st_Semester_Exam_Schedule_-_Fall_2019.pdf
8 months ago, Carla Snowden
Tonda Chasteen
Science Club made homemade ice cream by learning that salt lowers the freezing point of water.
10 months ago, Tonda Chasteen
Tonda Chasteen
Science Club made homemade ice cream by learning that salt lowers the freezing point of water.
10 months ago, Tonda Chasteen
Melissa Henderson
Ms. Henderson ‘s class tested Newton’s 1st law of motion with some experiments today. Lots of eggs were broken!
11 months ago, Melissa Henderson
Carla Snowden
Don't miss the trip of a lifetime! HHS Teachers Erika Foster and Jen Chism (former Art teacher) are leading a tour to New York City this summer. They would love to have you join them! Message either if you would like more information. Round trip airfare out of Peoria included. We will stay at a hotel in the city. Efexploreamerica.com/2197769RU
11 months ago, Carla Snowden
Melissa Henderson
19 things we are thankful for on 9/19/19 at 9:19
11 months ago, Melissa Henderson
Melissa Henderson
Hava Java coffee shop opened to students today. Turnout was more than our latte machine could handle. That’s a good thing!
11 months ago, Melissa Henderson
Carla Snowden
Parents: We encourage all of you to download the AlmaNow app to your smart phones. The link may be found on our web site at http://havanail.apptegy.us/o/havana-high
11 months ago, Carla Snowden
Kayla Peifer
Students in Ms. Peifer’s English 4 College Prep present on their heroes. Two students even chose Havana High School staff! Great job!
12 months ago, Kayla Peifer
Tonda Chasteen
Anatomy & Physiology class has spent the week dissecting pigs!
over 1 year ago, Tonda Chasteen
Carla Snowden
Come watch the HHS boy's basketball teams take on Beardstown and listen to our alumni choir members!
over 1 year ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
Plan to attend HHS Alumni Night tonight featuring band, choir, cheer and dance alumni!!
over 1 year ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
HHS Class of 2018, just a reminder we would like you to return on Friday, 1/4/19 to share your college, tech or career experiences with our seniors! Meet in Ms. Snowden's Room at 12:05.
over 1 year ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
HHS Students: Don't forget to wear purple tomorrow! Also, Hats for Halli tomorrow at the high school. Wear your hat all day for $1. #hallistrong
over 1 year ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
School Pictures for all HHS students are Wednesday, August 22! Order forms have been given to students.
almost 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
School registration is today, August 7 at HJHS for all schools, from 9 am - 1 pm; 2:30 pm - 6 pm. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted for school fees.
about 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
SENIORS PARENTS/STUDENTS: Click this link to read the script for Mr. McKinney's call to seniors. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/165309/Call_to_Senior_Parents_2018_with_Graduation_Timeline.pdf
about 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
SENIOR PARENTS/STUDENTS: Friendly reminder that all fees must be paid by 4 pm TODAY in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.
about 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
SENIOR PARENTS/STUDENTS: Friendly reminder that all fees must be paid by Thursday, May 17th at 4 pm in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.
over 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
R. Mathew Plater
Congratulations to Senior Evan Fliege and Sophomore Mckenna Bleem for being chosen to perform in the Bradley Honor Band on Tuesday night with students from 38 different schools.
over 2 years ago, R. Mathew Plater
Carla Snowden
Class of 2018 students and parents: Important dates and times for seniors are now in one document on the high school web site!
over 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
If you are enrolled in a current nursing program, you could go to college FREE! The McFarland Committee is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Contact Mr. Wherley. PLEASE SHARE!
over 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
Stop and visit the HHCO Health Careers College Fair in the high school gym Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:30 pm!
over 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
Still smiling while calculating payroll taxes in Consumer Ed.
over 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
2nd Hour Computer Maintenance has their robot almost up and running!
over 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
Friday's STEM Challenge in Computer Science.
over 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
Havana Basketball Gear Store closes Thursday! Place your order today at https://shop.x-grain.co/index.php, Code 61733.
over 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
Back by popular demand, personalized Havana Basketball Gear. Visit https://shop.x-grain.co/shop.php?stCd=61733 to make your purchase.
over 2 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
Don't forget Early Dismissal on Friday, November 10 for SIP!
almost 3 years ago, Carla Snowden
Carla Snowden
Winter Sports Pictures will be Friday, November 10, starting at 2 pm with Dance and Cheer; Girls Basketball at 2:30; Boys Basketball at 3 pm. Picture packets are available in the high school office.
almost 3 years ago, Carla Snowden