Sunday Night Reminder - April 24, 2022
 
Monday, April 25, begins an A week with Wednesday classes A-D.

Change in attendance procedures
 
Beginning tomorrow, all student attendance will run through buildings based on grade level: 9th grade - Cranston; 10th grade - Tirrell; 11th grade - Shattuck; and 12th grade - Bradlaw. Students checking in late, without privilege, or being dismissed early need to go to the locations listed above. If an 11th or 12th grade student is coming in late due to privilege, a student may check in through any building office or at the library upon arrival.
 
All calls for attendance can still be directed to (860) 425-5788.
 
Dress code reminder
 
Students: as we get back from Spring Break and start to enjoy warmer weather, please take a moment to review the dress code in The Pilot. If you do not adhere to the standards outlined in The Pilot, you may be referred to your Dean for disciplinary action.
 
You can find The Pilot on your student portal or simply by clicking here.
 
Sick? Stay home!
 
As COVID numbers begin to increase again in our community, please do not come to school if you don’t feel well – particularly if you traveled during spring break. Also, coming to school and going home is not medically excused. Questions can be directed to our Medical Center staff. Thank you for your cooperation. 
 
Library closures this week
 
The library will be closed during the following channels this week:
  • Monday, 4/25 F and G Channels
  • Tuesday, 4/26 D and H Channels
  • Wednesday, 4/27 D Channel
  • Thursday, 4/28 H Channel
  • Friday, 4/29 H Channel
Annie opens Thursday!
 
Opening night for the Playshop production of Annie is Thursday, April 28. The show continues Friday and Saturday night, too! Tickets are on sale now. While they will be available at the door, you can purchase them in advance by clicking here
 
Seniors!! What’s Next for Me Decision Day -- Monday, May 2
 
What’s Next for Me Decision Day will be held Monday, May 2, during E Channel in the Atrium. Seniors can come during their lunch wave or stop in quickly during class with teacher's permission to celebrate with us, take photos and enter their name in for some great prizes. We will be set up during the whole channel so any time that works is fine! We also ask that you consider wearing your college, career training and/or military gear, too! 
 
Slater Project Update
 
The complete roof restoration project of Slater Memorial Museum takes a big step this week with visible activity on campus, including the beginning of setting up scaffolding. Traffic patterns on campus will not change and should not be impacted in any way by this project. With safety as the first priority, signs and other information will be posted as needed, so please be mindful as the project continues to take shape. 
 
SAB meets Monday
 
The Student Advisory Board will meet tomorrow, April 25, at 2:15 pm in room 2201. All members should attend, and the meeting is open to all students.  
 
Project Outreach meets Monday
 
There will be a Project Outreach meeting tomorrow, April 25, from 2:20 to 3 pm in room 7101. The meeting is open to all currently involved or who wish to get involved. Questions? Contact Mrs. Savage at savagej@nfaschool.org.
 
New Knitting and Crochet Club meets Tuesday
 
The Knitting and Crochet Club will hold its first meeting Tuesday, April 26, in 3226 at 2:20. Come join us to learn how to crochet or knit, or join us to make a project if you already know how! We will provide the materials, or you can bring your own. Anyone is welcome to join us. Email taskers@nfaschool.org if you have any questions.
 
Origami event on Thursday, 4/28
 
As the cherry blossoms on campus start to bloom, the Asian Cultures Club and the National Chinese Honor Society plan to hold their annual origami event Thursday, April 28, at 2:15 pm in room 7231. Join us for an afternoon of arts and crafts as we learn to fold anything from paper cherry blossoms to origami cranes!
 
Suicide Awareness Walk – April 30
 
The 10th annual Suicide Awareness Walk will take place Saturday, April 30, from 9 am til noon at Fontaine Field in Norwich. This event is rain or shine. Free giveaways, music, face painting and more. Click here for more information.
 
You can join Student Advisory Board (SAB)
 
Do you want your voice heard? Do you want to represent your classmates? Then consider running to become an SAB representative. The SAB is a student government organization that plans activities, provides community service, and brings forth proposals to make changes to student life on campus. Did you know that senior privilege was proposed by the SAB? The SAB also works diligently towards developing school culture and community. As an SAB representative, you'll have opportunities to exercise your leadership skills. There are two opportunities coming up to get elected into the SAB. One is through Class elections and the other is through Club elections.  Check your NFA email account for a notification on how to run.
 
Volunteer at Mystic Seaport Museum
 
Mystic Seaport Museum is accepting applications for its Summer Junior Volunteer Program, open to students between 13 and 19. Volunteers are used in various ways throughout the museum and within their summer camp programs. If you are interested in applying, please see Mrs. Savage in Project Outreach room 7101 for more information. Applications are due May 1. 
 
Mr. NFA is May 5
 
Senior boys will be competing for the title of Mr. NFA Thursday, May 5, at 7 pm in Slater Auditorium. Tickets are $10 (available at the door) and all proceeds go to support the Class of 2022 and their senior activities. The entrants compete in a variety of events as they strive for the title of Mr. NFA. It promises to be a fun night that supports the Class of 2022. 
 
St. Jude Math-a-thon May 2-6
 
The Math Department is participating in the St. Jude Math-a-thon from May 2-6. The goal is to raise $2,000 for the patients at St. June Children’s Research Hospital. If you’d like to contribute to that goal, click here. If you’d like to create your own page to accept donations, click here.
 
News from the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College & Career Center 
 
Visit the Anne Mitchell College & Career Center, Room, 1221
Open hours: 7:15 am – 2:45 pm, Mon.-Thurs.; 7:15 am – 2:00 pm, Fri.
Drop by or make an appointment with the Career Resource Specialist, Mrs. Lauzier, or email lauzierk@nfaschool.org.
 
Three Rivers Application Day
 
Need help completing your Three Rivers application? NFA and Three Rivers have partnered together to plan an In-Person Application Day. A representative from the Three Rivers Admissions Office will be on campus in the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center on May 18 from 9 to 11 am to assist students with the Three Rivers application from start to finish. Interested in attending? Contact Mrs. Lauzier in the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center for more details.
 
Mohegan Sun Part-Time Employment Session
 
Are you 16 or older? Are you looking for a part-time job? Mohegan Sun is currently hiring for various positions. Attend the Mohegan Sun Part-Time Employment Session, May 17, C channel, in Slater Auditorium. Learn more about employment opportunities available. Must sign up in advance to attend. Sign up in the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center.
 
Careers in Education Discussion Panel
 
Are you interested in working in the field of education? Attend the Careers in Education Discussion Panel on Wednesday, May 4, at 1 pm in Slater Auditorium. The panel will feature various educators who will discuss the field more in depth. Additionally, we will discuss ways students can get involved and learn more about working in the field of education now while you are in high school! Must sign up in advance to attend. Sign up in the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center
 
Norwich Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program 
 
Norwich Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program is now accepting applicants! SYEP participants will receive minimum wage to work approximately 75 hours during July and August, pending funding. More than a summer job, this is an employment opportunity, where youth are trained in the skills that employers are seeking, including worker safety training. Additionally, participants will be provided with supports like bus passes, required clothing/tools, and case management.  Students must meet mandated eligibility requirements based on income. Applicants are then chosen based on their interest and enthusiasm for work, appropriate job assignments and vocational interest. Interested in applying? Please complete the Youth Employment Interest Form, once complete you will be contacted by a staff person. 
 
Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy
 
Attention 9th, 10th, and 11th graders interested in a future career in law enforcement.  This program, which will run July 17-23, is an overnight camp at Yale University. FLEYA will give 30 Connecticut high school students between the ages of 16 and 18 an inside look at today’s FBI, while simultaneously exposing them to various local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and practices. Yale’s campus provides an environment rich with the significance of education and the encouragement for students to pursue higher education. Classroom training will be provided on various subjects including: cyber technology, investigative forensics, domestic and international terrorism, civil rights (hate crimes) and more. Information on the FBI Honors Internship Program will also be provided. Law enforcement professionals from the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and local police departments will provide instruction for this unique youth program. Students interested must apply and meet certain eligibility requirements. Contact Mrs. Lauzier for more information about the program and the application process. 
 
The Rose Court Leadership Competition
 
The Rose Court Leadership Competition is open to all genders while honoring tradition through personal characteristics. All candidates must exemplify pride in community involvement, intellect, and leadership. Interested in applying? Visit:  https://www.roseartsfestival.com/rosecourt
 
CT Law Day
 
Connecticut Law Day will be May 2 from 12:30 - 2 pm via Zoom. Sign up to learn about careers in the judicial branch. NFA students grade 10-12 are invited to attend the presentation and Q&A session. Contact Mrs. Lauzier to sign up.
 
Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
 
For additional scholarship information visit Naviance or contact Mrs. Lauzier.
  • The Black Engineering Council of Electric Boat Scholarship: VARIES (April 29th deadline)
  • Robert W. Mahoney Scholarship Fund: $1,000 (April 30th deadline)
  • CT Association for Latinos in Higher Education Scholarship : VARIES (June 24th deadline), must be of Hispanic descent
If you see something, say something
 
Wildcats, we are a family, and we are all in this together. If you see something suspicious or hear something suspicious, please reach out to a trusted adult -- a teacher, counselor, coach or member of our campus safety team. We are strong individually, but even stronger together.
 
STOPit App
 
Students, if you haven't done so, please download the STOPit app to your phone. You can find STOPit for both iOS and Android. Once you've downloaded it, installation is easy. Just search for Norwich Free Academy, select your class and you are good to go. There are no codes to enter! STOPit is a fully anonymous app where you can report any type of behavior or actions that warrant attention from an adult.