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This Week at MHS - January 14-18

Happy New Year! We are excited to announce the birth of Addison Ross Bradford. He was born at 10:45 PM on New Years Day! Science teacher Sara Plowman, husband and baby are all doing very well.  She is missed at MHS but we have had a strong start with Mr. Teddy Mefford who will be teaching all science courses at MHS for Marking Periods 4 and 5.

Bravo to our skilled ceramicist Izzy Ziegler with her recent masterpiece.

Monday Schedule

We have a slighted adjusted schedule on Monday to accommodate a lockdown drill in the afternoon.  We do these drills to ensure that we are ready and practiced in the unlikely event of a serious threat on campus.  Please review the schedule below so that you are not late for classes.

Lockdown Drill 1/14/19

 

 

 

1

8:00 AM

8:45 AM

0:45

 

Passing

8:45 AM

8:55 AM

0:10

 

2

8:55 AM

9:40 AM

0:45

 

Passing

9:40 AM

9:50 AM

0:10

 

3

9:50 AM

10:35 AM

0:45

 

Brunch

10:35 AM

10:40 AM

0:05

Passing

10:40 AM

10:50 AM

0:10

 

4

10:50 AM

11:40 AM

0:50

 

Passing

11:40 AM

11:50 AM

0:10

 

5

11:50 AM

12:35 PM

0:45

 

Lunch

12:35 PM

1:05 PM

0:30

Passing

1:05 PM

1:15 PM

0:10

 

6

1:15 PM

2:00 PM

0:45

 

Passing

2:00 PM

2:10 PM

0:10

 

7

2:10 PM

2:25 PM

0:15

 

DRILL

2:25 PM

2:55 PM

0:30

 

7

2:55 PM

3:30 PM

0:35

 

2019 Readmont Book

Readmont 2019, Piedmont’s community reading project, is now in its ninth year. All PUSD high school students are encouraged to read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption presents a behind the scenes look at a defender of death penalty cases. Stevenson is a young Harvard Law School graduate who finds his passion defending unjust cases in the Deep South. He has an engaging writing style. Through hearing the true stories, the reader comes to care about Stevenson’s clients. Then come to the book clubs to discuss:

Talent Show!!

Millennium High School will host its second annual talent show on Friday, January 25th at 7:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Community Hall.  We encourage any MHS or PHS student to sign up to perform. Last year's acts included guitar playing, singing, dancing, stand up comedy, poetry reading and magic tricks, so come show off your talents! You can sign up on the posters around campus or you can email Chloe Hood or go see Ms. P-G in room 47a. Tickets will be sold for $3 in the quad next Wed at lunch and will be $5 at the door. We hope to see you there on the 25th! All are welcome!

Week At A Glance - January

January

January 14

New Student Orientation @ 6:00

January 16

MHS Information Night @ 7:00

January 21

No School - MLK Day

January 17

Parents Club Meeting - DATE CHANGE!

January 24

11th Gr Parent Counseling Mtg: 6-7:30pm

January 25

Talent Show/ MP4 Progress Report

Piedmont High Newsletter - January 11, 2019

College and Career Center Bulletin Here - Dec 14,2018

Piedmont Store Message 

Food Service Account Info/Directions

Family ID Athletic Registration Directions

Education Speaker Series: Coping with Anxiety

Psychologist and author Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D. specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders. An assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley and founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, he has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on The Learning Channel, KQED, and NPR. Dr. Tompkins returns to Piedmont to share his observations and insights on how to cope with school-related anxiety, a talk that has relevance for families with children at any grade level.

Free to Series subscribers, $15 at the door. Questions? Contact: educationspeakerseries@piedmont.k12.ca.us

PADC Invitation to MHS Community

Dear Parents and Guardians of Millennium High School students,

We wanted to let you know of a group here in Piedmont that is a community resource, the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee. We are a group of community members with the mission that "promotes and practices inclusiveness, fosters an appreciation of differences, and raises global awareness within Piedmont and surrounding communities." We would like to invite you to our monthly meetings to learn about the ways that we work with the city, the schools and the community of Piedmont, and to find out ways that you might also get involved to make this a better place to work, live, work, attend school and visit. We meet monthly, and our next member meeting is Wednesday, February 13th from 7-9pm. The location of our next meeting is to be arranged, but you can sign up for our email list here and we'll send you the specifics.

In addition, we have our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Festival coming up on 1/21 - please join us there! Details of the event are listed here.

Warm regards,

Tonda Case, PADC Co-president

David Gard, PADC Co-president

Notes from Ms M-L

Summer programs for high school students are starting to populate my email inbox. Here is one from Boston University for future journalists: https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/bu-summer-journalism-institute/

I will begin meeting with students next week regarding their proposed 2019-2020 school schedule. After we meet the student will then need to get your approval by signing on the printed form (from I.C) and turned into me by 2/11. See note below about Course Preview Day for students to check out elective options for next year. Also please attend the parent/guardian evening meetings hosted by Ms Fierro and me in the coming weeks. We will go over, in detail, transcripts, credits, graduation requirements, and scheduling.

Course Preview Day 

Will be on Friday, 2/1 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (during the time that would typically be staff collaboration.)  There will be three 15-minute sessions.  PHS teachers will present their course information.  I will share a schedule with students closer to the date.  Students can attend which ever sessions they are interested in.  No need to sign-up ahead of time.  This is an optional activity.  

District Technology Advisory

We are pleased to announce our next District Technology Advisory meeting is Tuesday, January 29th at a new location: Piedmont High School, Room 30a/b down near the library.  The meeting is scheduled for 3:30-5:00 pm. We will share progress on Technology Plan action items and soliciting feedback for 21st century classroom infrastructure including: wireless AV solutions, laser projectors and wireless document cameras!  Hope you can join us!

Can't make this one but want the agenda and materials? Sign up on this form https://goo.gl/JFGmNW and receive an email with details after the meeting.  Want to see previous meeting agendas and materials? Visit http://www.piedmont.k12.ca.us/district-info/pusd-technology/

Musical

Tickets on sale NOW for the final musical in the Alan Harvey Theater before the building's demolition in the spring. Piedmont High School presents Rent School Edition February 1, 2, 8, 9, 2019. The annual musical features both PHS and MHS students. All performances are at 7:30PM. Book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, and set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Rent School Edition follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. Rent School Edition is rated PG-13. General Admission: $19 online/$21 at the door; Students & Seniors 65+: $14 online/$16 at the door. Reserved $32 (online purchase only). Go to RentPHS.brownpapertickets.com to purchase tickets. Email amoorhead@piedmont.k12.ca.us with any questions.

Speak Up

PUSD is committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.  Click HERE to report if you have witnessed any bullying or harassment.

Sports Basement Discount                

Please see the attached flyer here for week long 20% discount coupon to the Sports Basement.

Tech Info

Having tech issues?   For Infinite Campus, email ICHelp@piedmont.k12.ca.us      For Schoology, email dhill@piedmont.k12.ca.us     Food Service Account?  Email kshipp@piedmont.k12.ca.us  For all other tech support, email Help@piedmont.k12.ca.us

Important Senior Info!

Please read and print!  Click HERE

Schoology

Schoology, the district’s learning management system is the digital hub where students go for all things related to their classes: due dates, assignment descriptions, grades, class resources, announcements, and more. Parents must create an account in Schoology to view the course content and grades of their son or daughter. If you created an account last year, use the same account. For instructions on how to set up an account, go to this page on the district website and read "Parent Access Directions." If you run into trouble or have questions about Schoology, email Tech Coach Debbi Hill: dhill@piedmont.k12.ca.us

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Important Websites for PUSD Students & Families

Millennium High School Partnership With Sports Basement

MHS is part of Sports Basement's Customer Loyalty Program which provides:

You just need to register as a "Basementeer" at the store and select Millennium High School as your beneficiary.  The Berkeley store is located at 2727 Milvia Street.  For more locations, visit www.sportsbasement.com

When Your Student is Absent

School Board Updates