8TH GRADE HOMEROOM

8TH GRADE HOMEROOM


Last updated on September 3, 2016


WLCOME BACK, CLASS OF 2017!!!!!  REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOW THE LEADERS OF THE STUDENT BODY.  WE KNOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE TERRIFIC LEADERSHIP THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND BE EXCELLENT ROLE MODELS FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS!


SOME IMPORTANT SEPTEMBER DATES:


SEPTEMBER 6  - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Remember to be here by 8:00 each morning!

SEPTEMBER  8-9 - 7th/8th Grade Girls away on Overnight Trip to Skycroft Retreat Center (Leave Thursday morning and return Friday afternoon) 

7th/8th Grade Boys will be going to Harford Glen on Thursday and will do Team Building activities on Friday.

SEPTEMBER 13 - 8TH GRADE FIELD TRIP TO BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM TO MEET JEN BRYANT, the author of Pieces of Georgia (Remember to bring a Bag Lunch!)

SEPTEMBER 15 - HIGH SCHOOL FORUM FOR 8TH GRADE PARENTS 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 22 - 8TH GRADE Student Council Rep elections

SEPTEMBER 23 - FIELD DAY from 12:15 - 3:00 p.m. (8th Graders are in Charge of all Games)

SEPTEMBER 28 - 8TH GRADE FIELD TRIP TO WASHINGTON, DC TO SEE Romeo & Juliet



HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS TIMELINE- 2016/2017

Updated on September 3, 2016

September 15             
HIGH SCHOOL FORM FOR 8TH GRADE PARENTS - Discuss High School Admission Process during Back to School Night

Rest of September 
Arrange School Visits with High School Admissions Offices. 

Go to Open Houses for Harford County Magnet Schools in September and October - This is the link on the HCPS website, but we do not have updated information yet.

 

http://www.hcps.org/schools/magnetprograms/default.aspx 

Fill out and mail in Registration forms for ISEE and/or SSAT tests. 
HDS hosts the ISEE test on Saturday, December 3rd.

October 12 

NO SCHOOL - YOM KIPPUR  (THE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS ARE OPEN ON THIS DATE.)        

October 13             
HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT  (6:30 - 8 pm)
(8th graders and their parents are allowed in by themselves from 6:30-7)

October 22              

JOHN CARROLL OPEN HOUSE - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (This is a Saturday)

October/November 
Visit High Schools;  Begin filling out High School Applications*
* Separate forms that come to HDS (Transcript Requests,
   Recommendation forms, etc.).  Give them to Gay Myers in the Front Office.

November 4              
EARLY DISMISSAL at 12 Noon - FINE ARTS SET UP

November 7

Turn in all Transcript Requests and Recommendation Forms to Gay Myers in the Front Office.  

November 12            

Deadline for Registering for ISEE Test on December 3rd.  
Go to https://www.erblearn.org/parents/admissions-testing-isee to register for the test.

November 18            

NO SCHOOL - PARENT CONFERENCES - Another great day for High School visits!!!!

                      
November 28 (or earlier!)  
Finish High School Applications - MANY APPLICATIONS MUST NOW BE COMPLETED ONLINE.  Please meet all deadlines!  Thank you!

December 2
Applications for Harford County Magnet Programs are due.  FINISH AND SEND IN YOUR APPLICATIONS SOONER!!!!!

More Info about the HCPS Magnet Programs is at the following link (I will also put the link for the 2016-2017 HCPS Magnet Program Brochure when it becomes available.):

http://www.hcps.org/MagnetPrograms/default.aspx


December 3               
ISEE Test at HDS (8:30 - Noon)

December 10            
Catholic Placement Test at John Carroll (8:30 - Noon).  You may Pre-register for this Test or show up on that morning to register.  I suggest that you pre-register.  Go to 
http://www.archbalt.org/schools/highschool-information/hspt-faq.cfm to pre-register for this test.


December 16
Final Day for many High School applications and Financial Aid forms to be received.  Be sure  to check Deadline dates for each school to which you are applying.

January 6, 2017             
Final Day for many other High School Applications to be received.  You want these forms in much earlier than the Deadline date.  Many other schools have earlier deadlines, such as December 1st, December 16th, and December 31st.  Be sure  to check Deadline dates for each school to which you are applying.  

February 17  (On or about this Date!)           
Decisions for Catholic High Schools are mailed home.               
Decisions for Baltimore area Independent Schools are mailed home.

Week of March 6 - 10
Decisions for Harford County Magnet Schools are mailed home.

March 10                
Boarding School decisions mailed.


IF YOU ARE ACCEPTED TO A SCHOOL, YOU SHOULD INFORM THE SCHOOL OF YOUR DECISION TO ATTEND WITHIN THE SUGGESTED DEADLINE ON THE ACCEPTANCE LETTER.  THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS THAT WE WILL EXPLAIN, BUT GENERALLY YOU WANT TO RESPOND BEFORE THE DEADLINE.


 
CONTACT ME FOR MORE HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS INFORMATION: 



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Curtis Way
8th Grade Team Leader
Harford Day School
715 Moores Mill Road
Bel Air, MD  21014
Sans Serif