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Signature School Bulletin for Friday, April 21, 2017

Sig Recycles - Dates The Sig Recycles dates that we have remaining are May 3rd and May 17th. Any student participating can earn hours toward the service requirement for next year.

Attention ALL AP students: You must be in your seats at 8:00 am for all morning AP exams. Please put this on your calendars! Set many reminders in your phones! Tell your rides to school when you need to be early! Most of all DON'T be late to your AP exam!

El Clásico - Spanish Club Come kick it at Spanish Club's "El Clásico"! The tournament will be held during lunch at the Grassy Knoll on Monday the 24th, and food will be sold at the event. We have enough participants for one match. We'd like to have two matches. Necesitamos chicos y chicas!!! Sign up for teams in the lobby.

Metropolitan Evening of Music The Signature School Instrumental Music Department will present its annual "Metropolitan Evening of Music." This event is always an elegant and entertaining evening showcasing the Signature School musicians and is an important fundraiser for Signature School’s instrumental music program. Details:

Friday, April 28, 2017

Tropicana Executive Conference Center, 421 NW Riverside Drive

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar - 5:30 P.M.

Program - 6:15 P.M.

$40 per person, Donor - $55 per person (includes listing in program)

Reservations & tickets are available for purchase in the front office at 610 Main Street.

Attention Seniors: The May 1st deadline is near! There are only 10 days until this deadline. Many of you are lacking in action hours. You need to plan this well. We will not accept last minute desperate attempts with 25 activity hours for walking around on one college visit or going to a concert! You must log action hours the week they are completed and with specific times and dates. We want to see action for the purpose of action!

In addition, ensure that you have completed 50 hours in the creativity, met all learning outcomes and have completed your CAS project with IPARD stages to your coach’s satisfaction.

The rules don't change, and neither should your ethics, as the deadline approaches. Be honest, reflect in a timely manner, and fulfill your obligation so we can recommend you for the IB diploma. Thank you, Mrs. Ahmed and Mrs. Razor

 

Speech - Banquet Speech members attending the banquet this evening-the reserved shelter is 2 North, across from the tennis courts. Pizza should arrive by 6:15. If you have not yet paid the $5, please bring it to the park. Plan for a ride to pick you up by 8 pm. See Mr. Chrockrem or Addison Paul with any questions.

University of Evansville-Engineering Excellence Day April 22 Calling all grades and all interests!!! Come on down to University of Evansville for Engineering Excellence Day April 22nd. For one day, all of UE's disciplines of engineering are coming together to show off their stuff!! You'll see team projects, get to enjoy some refreshments with students, and ask any question you want to ask an engineering student with "Real Talk"!! They'll have Computer Science and Computer, Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering students on a panel to tell you guys what it's really like being an engineering major at UE. The event runs from 1pm to 4pm and Real Talk will run during the last hour. Drop in at any time for a good time and some great information!! Hope you can all come see why engineers really are excellent!!

PROM - April 22 Prom is Saturday, April 22. Prom will go from 8:00 pm till 11:00 pm, in downtown Evansville at Party Central. If you drive yourself, the YMCA has provided us with 100 parking spots in their lot off the Court Street entrance. There will be a sign there that indicates the spots are reserved for Signature School students. If you are not driving, please make sure your ride is there by 11:00 pm, sharp!

Scott McCain will be in the office lobby at lunch to sell tickets today. This will be your last chance to buy tickets!

Jazz Band The Signature School Jazz Band will be performing at the University of Evansville Jazz Festival. Details: April 30th, at Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville. Concert begins at 4:00. Call time to arrive is 3:30. Musicians should wear all black; colored ties if you like. Suit jackets are optional.

Student Council For all student council members, we will be holding elections this Friday at lunch. Make sure to arrive promptly! If you have any questions feel free to contact Lily Casavant, Habeeb Jimoh, Cleo De Jesus, or Nikhi Lavu.

Art Club Art Club will be having a final art making event this Friday after school. Sign up for food outside of Mr. Darnell's room.

Arabic Club Join the Arabic Club for our end of the year party this Monday, April 24 after school in room 202!

Did you participate in an Arabic Club event this year? If so, please come by room 202 this week to sign a thank you card for the USI students who have been donating their time to come teach us!

Attention all juniors! The deadline for the EE Outline/Individualized Assignment has been moved to midnight Sunday, April 23 (NOT Friday). See Ms. Phillips-Bourass with any questions.

ISTEP Testing through May 3 ISTEP testing continues today in room 401. Please be very quiet and avoid the back stairwell on the 4th floor.

Attention first semester Microeconomics students There will be 4 review sessions staring on Monday, May 8th (through Thursday, May 11th) in Mr. Chrockrem’s room. The review sessions will last from 3:30 – 5:00 with the first hour being a full review of the content and the last half-hour being used to answer AP questions over the information. If there are any questions please see Mr. Nelson.

Basketball Meeting* There will be a basketball meeting this Friday directly after school at the Downtown YMCA. We will make teams and compete until 5:30. The cost is 3 dollars unless you are a member. Please make sure you arrive no later than 3:45. If you have any questions ask juniors Sami Kharouta and Mohammad Mufti. *This is not a school-sponsored event. This event is organized by students and Signature School staff will not be present.

Seniors - Mrs. Hitchcock would like to meet with all seniors during Resource block this Monday, April 24. We will meet on the fifth floor to go over commencement and other end of year activities. The meeting should take the entire Resource block, so please plan accordingly.

Skate Night - Swonder* Are you desperate for last minute action hours and tired of this humidity? Then come to Swonder Ice Arena Monday, April 24th right after school until 4:45 PM and Wednesday, April 26th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Participants need to sign up by contacting either Cleo, Alexis, Grant, or Abbey and can donate $2 to “Figure Skating in Harlem,” a program promoting education and fitness in adolescents. The donation box can be found in the lobby. If 20 or more people come as a group, admission is only $4 instead of $9. April is stressful, skate it out! *This is not a school-sponsored event. This event is organized by students and Signature School staff will not be present.

Lunch Today The large room on the 5th Floor of the Victory will be closed for lunch.

AP Gov Students: Don’t forget that the AP Gov mock exam starts at 3:30 today after school. Mr. Gerrells and Ms. Ziemer will host AP Gov review sessions from 3:30-4:30 each day next week in Mr. Gerrells’s room.

Earth Week - Conservation Club Join Conservation Club during Signature’s Earth Week to make a difference for our planet. Each day we’ll have a task in which you can participate to reduce your ecological footprint. Monday will be “Meatless Monday.” Test your will and try not to eat any meat. In the elevators you can find the themes for each day and listen closely to announcements for interesting facts about each theme.

Thespians: Signature School’s International Thespian Society would like to congratulate the sixteen new members inducted yesterday. Also, we are proud to announce the 2017-18 officers: President Marie Renahan, Vice-President Lucy Lippman, Secretary Kennedy Williams, and Treasurer Kyle Buchanan.

 

In the News

12/25/16 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Signature to update music programs with grant' 

10/15/16 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Free YMCA, Signature tutoring program expands in second year' 

4/2/16 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Signature School junior sees way to help others'

3/22/16 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Signature educator pushes himself, students to be best'

1/30/16 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Signature School puts spin on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in upcoming ballet'

10/15/15 Evansville Courier & Press, "Signature School officials considering AP Capstone program'

7/16/15 Evansville Courier & Press, "Signature School student won category at National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium'

10/29/14 Evansville Courier & Press, "Signature School will switch to a full IB school with the Class of 2019'

9/30/14 U.S. Department of Education, 2014-15 National Blue Ribbon 

9/10/14 Evansville Courier & Press, "Semifinalists for 2015 National Merit Scholarships Announced'

8/20/14 Evansville Courier & Press, "Signature School teacher writes civil rights era book'

8/12/14 Evansville Courier & Press, "Gearing up for the new year: Kids, teachers say charter school fosters autonomy'

8/10/14 Evansville Courier & Press, "EDITORIAL: Signature School program prepares students for real world'

8/7/14 Evansville Courier & Press, 'For Youth of the Year recipients, Boys & Girls Club is home, other members like family'

7/23/14 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Young inventor works to change the world one piece of computer code at a time'

4/29/14 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Local high school seniors honored as Indiana Academic All-Stars'

4/2/14 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Outstanding Educators of the Year named for Vanderburgh County | VIDEO & GALLERY'

3/31/14 Evansville Courier & Press, 'Joe Nelson is on the cutting edge of curriculum at Signature School'

3/4/14 Evansville Courier & Press, "Signature School thespians gear up for play season with ‘Penzance' | PLAY SCHEDULES & VIDEO'

8/14/11 Evansville Courier & Press, "Evansville's Signature School continues to pile up accolades'

Upcoming Events

The Signature School Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:30 AM in room 605 of the Signature School.  The purpose of the Executive Session will be to discuss prospective employees as permitted by I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(5). The board will meet in public session thereafter at 7:45 AM.


ISTEP Testing Resumes April 18

ISTEP Part 2: Tuesday, April 18 - Friday, May 5


Instrumental Music Department's Metropolitan Evening of Music, April 28, Tropicana Ballroom. Click here for more information.