*REMINDER - Students should only be staying after school for 9th period if they are in a faculty supervised activity.


Friday, September 30/A Day

Just a friendly reminder...NO HATS, NO EARBUDS, NO CELLPHONES in the hallways. Students need a pass at all times when in the hallways.

Dan Ferencsik is a former Sachem North student who graduated this past June. Dan was born with spinal muscular atrophy and he is wheelchair-bound. He recently began his college education at Farmingdale State College, traveling in his wheelchair-accessible van. On Sunday m orning, a drunk driver crashed into Dan's van causing it to go up in flames. Dan is now forced to take a county van, resulting in a 1-3 hour trip compared to the normal 1/2 hour. We are asking Sachem North students to come together in support of Dan and donate pocket change to help him and his family. We know any contribution will be greatly appreciated. Donations will be collected in your English class.

Your senior year is the most special year spent in high school and should be celebrated as much as possible, together with all of your friends. On Friday, October 7th, before the crack of dawn, roll out of bed, keep your PJs on, bring a blanket and your appetite, and let's watch the sunrise from the turf field. After breakfast, you will head into the school and keep your PJs on for Senior Pajama Day! All who attend will be entered into a special raffle!

Hollywood Homeroom Classroom Homecoming Competition! Every student in homeroom will be counted by the HOCO Committee, so make sure you're there and dressed in the theme of the day when we come around! Each student is worth one point. Homeroom/Classroom teachers are worth 50 points. Overall winners in each of the following categories will receive a bagel breakfast. 9, 10, 11, 12 and alternate day homerooms. Also, there will be a Homeroom Door Competition.

Sachem Goes Hollywood! Homecoming 2016 -- 61 years of Sans Egal! We look forward to celebrating all the great traditions and successes that have made us a unique and special school district for over half a century. Follow the Spirit Week Calendar below to take part in all of the exciting events that make up Sachem 2016 Homecoming!

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5TH: Hallway decorating Competition: Sachem North grade level class governments will help make Sachem Go Hollywood! Impartial judges will be voting for the best hallways! Which class will win the Sachem Spirit Cup? More importantly, which class will win bragging rights???

THURSDAY OCTOBER 6TH: Twin Day! Wear the same outfit as someone else. Think bigger than just sports jerseys. We espect to be able to tell you are twinning and winning! Homecoming Royalty Court nominations during homeroom!

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7TH: American Color Day! Support our great country and the men and women overseas fighting for freedom! Wear the colors as follows: Freshmen RED, Sophomores WHITE, Juniors BLUE, Seniors CAMOUFLAGE, Staff RED WHITE BLUE!

TUESDAY OCTOBER 11TH: Movie Day! Horror, Disney, favorite movie character/celebrity, comedy, superhero -- if they were in a movie, it counts! Homecoming Royalty Court voting during homeroom.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 13TH: Think Pink Day: Breast Cancer Awareness (wear pink to honor those who are battling or have battled this awful disease.) Stop down to the Student Government Office D210 or outside of the cafeteria throughout the day and support the cause by purchasing a PINK ribbon. Last chance to vote for Homecoming Royalty Court during homeroom. Homecoming Dance 7-10 PM! Dress to impress as you walk the red carpet and pose for photos. TMZ will be waiting!!! Be sure to enter through the Octagon!

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14TH: Sachem Day! Don't just wear black and gold or don the Sachem gear...BE BLACK AND GOLD! Face paint...go wild! We are Sachem and it's time to show your pride for our school. Homecoming Game vs. Brentwood at 7 pm on the Turf! We invite you and your families to come cheer on the 2013 Long Island Champions, Sachem Flaming Arrows! It is a great year to be in the stands as our boys take down Brentwood! Fireworks by Grucci immediately following the game!!!

Attention Fall team captains: Pick up your team's pep rally introduction form now in Room E118. Please see Mrs. Hoffman in E118 now to be included in this year's spectacular pep rally.

The Homecoming Dance is seling out fast! Please do not wait -- they will not last! Purchase them in D217, D207, Ms. Cangelosi or the Student Government Office D210.

Attention ALL Seniors! If you did not attend the Senior Trip kickoff assembly on Monday, you can pick up information outside of E205. The deadline to register for the Senior Trip is Friday, October 21st. See Mr. Azzato or Mr. Weston with any questions.

Attention Freshmen: Our next class meeting will be held on Friday, October 7th, during 9th period in D203. We will be decorating our hallway for homecoming. Please bring any supplied you have collected. Any questions, see Ms. Broderick in D203 or Ms. Levy in D222.

There will be a Social Studies Honor Society meeting on Wednesday, October 5th during 9th period in D209. All current members must attend or see Mr. Pickersgill.

The FIRST meeting of the GSA will be this Friday, September 30th, during 9th period in Room B107. Please bring with you ideas for the club during the 2016-17 school year. If you are unable to attend, please stop by B107 and see Mrs. Hiltz about futuremeetings and any ideas you have to bring to the club.

B&M Honor Society is once again sponsoring the Box Tops for Education contest, which will begin October 1st. The three homerooms with the most Box Tops will win a bagel breakfast. Box Top bags will be in the area of the sign-in desk. Remember, each year our coupons go to Special Education PTA! Start looking for the coupons and SAVE. Will Mrs. Methven win for the 3rd year in a row???

Do you like learning more about your classmates and teachers? Do you enjoy Instagram? Then please give HumansOFSNHA a follow and start learning more about the people inside these walls. The Peer Education and Student Leadership classes have the Instagram page up and running with over 200 posts so far. Give us a follow, throw us a like, but more importantly, learn about others before judging them. We all have a story to tell, one student at a time. If you'd like to be featured on the page, please stop into Room D217 throughout the day and be photo ready! We all matter -- let's treat each other with kindness and respect!

Sachem Fridays are back! Every Friday, we invite the entire faculty, all students and staff to wear ANY Sachem apparel you own. Let's collectively show our Sachem pride each week! If you don't have anything that says Sachem, wear black/gold or ask throughout the bulding where you can get some gear (Student Government, Senior Class, Varsity Coaches, SCTA Reps, etc.) Plenty of groups have apparel laying around for sale!

Open School Night will be held on Thursday, October 6th. Details to follow!

The PTA will be selling pizza Thursday directly after school. We will be located outside of the Cafeteria and the Gym. Each slice costs $2. Come and stop by and get something to eat before your practice or club meeting!

Do you wish you could get involved but don't exactly know where you fit in? Do you wish there was more Sachem pride? Do you hate going home and having nothing to do? Do you like to make loud noises like Brick Tamlan? Well, the Student Government is starting its own ARROWS NATION who meet up after school and cheer on Sachem North sports teams at their home games! Rumors have it there may be a MOES run in between 8th period and the time the games start! Any student wishing to be a part of this newly formed "bleacher cheerers" come bring your energy to Room D217 to be placed in a groupME phone chain led by Student Leadership Senior Kate Hall. We welcome all students and all grades who just want to show their Sachem pride! If you like eating at MOES and making noise, THIS is the group for you to join! Join the ARROWS NATION and let's start cheering and meeting new people today!

Any student interested in playing basketball after school must have an ID card to get into the gym. Sneakers must be worn at all times, and only students who intend to play will be permitted to stay. Any questions, please see Mrs. Gibbons in the Auditorium.

Welcome back students!!! Student Government is having a sale! Are you in need of a Sachem North baseball tee or Sachem North hoodie? If so, stop down to Room D217 as we are having an incredible sale on Sachem gear. Baseball tees are just $5 each and hoodies are now $15. Stock up and get ready to have a fantastic year. Show your pride! Stop in to Room D217!

Do you have a Nintendo DS and games you are no longer using? In honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Peer Education and Student Leadership classes are collecting your old Nintendo DS's to be donated to the Stony Brook Pediatric Cancer Center. There are countless children who are receiving treatment that could greatl ybenefit from this donation during a very hard time. Please bring any Nintendo DS's or other gaming systems that you are no longer using to Room D217.


* Review the Newly Adopted BOE Policy 5441 Alcohol Consumption by Students and Breath Alcohol Analyzer Testing