Eastern District Defensive Player of the Year Chanette Hicks and Eastern District Offensive Player of the Year Gianna Smith have been selected to participate in the USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team Trials. They will attend the trials beginning Thursday, May 23 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
The trials will determine the 12-player team that will represent the US in 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, slated for June 19-23 in Cancun, Mexico. The team is expected to be announced May 27.
Maury Students Win Virginia Student Media Festival
Tavion Clark, Hunter Main, Rebecca Miller, Megan Palmer, and Kiala Smith took top honors in the 2013 Virginia Student Media Festival, sponsored by the Virginia Association of School Librarians. Their video, entitled "In Memory of Steve Jobs: 1955 - 2011," earned top honors in the York Region Student Media Festival, as well.
Maury Baseball Players Earn All-District Honors
Congratulations to the following Maury students for their selection to the All-Eastern District Team:
1st team pitcher-------------Paul Hall 1st team catcher------------Joe Jackson 1st team first baseman-------Barrett Peacock
2nd team second baseman----Caleb Siebels 2nd team shortstop-----------Alex Radford 2nd team pitcher-------------Jeff Adams 2nd team outfielder-----------Andrew Tonra
Come see the Commodores in action this Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM, as they take on the Granby Comets for the Eastern District Tournament title. The game will be played at the Bud Metheney Complex at Old Dominion University.
Maury Student Earns Governor's School Placement
Lisa Trinh, a Maury junior, earned a spot in the Governor's School Spanish Academy Summer program. This is a highly competitive summer immersion program. Every high school in the state gets to nominate 2 students, and only 60 are selected to attend the academy and a few more are selected as alternates. Sophomore Amelia Dobbs was selected as an alternate for the Governor's French Academy.
The application process is intense, and the students have to take a difficult exam to be eligible.
Maury High School Earns Recognition as a Top American High School
Maury High School made Newsweek's and The Daily Beast's list of America's Best High Schools in terms of preparing students for college. Schools were invited to participate. The rankings took into consideration measures of college readiness, including graduation rates, participation in college-level classes via Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, and acceptance into a two- or four-year college program.
Teachers James Fox, Michele Michels, and Wes Price have worked to produce a collection of Algebra tutorial videos to help students review concepts for the SOL tests coming in May. These are great tools for parents who may want to help their children with homework, too. Visit the Algebra Remediation Page to view the whole collection.
Norfolk Teacher of the year Shawn Ellis is building a similar site for Geometry.
You know it's getting near the end of the school year when you hear the two words "attendance" and "appeals" joined together. To appeal absences on your attendance record, you must submit an attendance appeal form. The appeal form can be picked up from Mr. Lawrence in the main office. Complete the form and return it to Mr. Lawrence. The following deadlines apply:
Seniors - May 24, 2013
Underclassmen - May 31, 2013.
Saturday "Buy-Back" Day forms are also available from Mr. Lawrence. Don't delay, complete it today!
National Honor Society
NHS applications have gone out to all students in the 10th and 11th grade who are eligible to apply. Students must have a 3.3 GPA to be invited to apply to the chapter. More information is available in the NHS invitation letter. The application form and 6 recommendations (3 from teachers and three from outside sources) are due by May 10th. This is an extension from the orginal May 6th deadline. Email Ms. Kershasky if you would like an email@example.com
Induction will be May 24th for those who are accepted. Please abide by the deadlines. Ms. Kershasky will not accept late recommendations. NO EXCUSES.
As Spring approaches, the Senior class schedule gets busier than ever. The Prom, senior picnic, and graduation will be here before you know it. Keep up with all the information by visiting theClass of 2013webpage.
Rehearsal for the 2013 Commencement exercises will be held on Friday, June 7, from 8:45 - 10:15 AM. Seniors will need to be there by 8am. The Senior picnic will be held at the Maury HS softball field and will begin at 11am on June 7th. Tickets are free for dues-paying seniors and $5 for non-dues paying seniors. All seniors will need a bracelet to get into the picnic. Information will be forthcoming.
Senior Hoodies Still Available!
Hurry to get your Senior Hoodie - Only a few left Price $10. With a purchase, you also receive a free pair of Senior Spirit Glasses - great for the Senior Picnic! Buy them from the school store during your lunch period.
Caps and Gowns
Balfour will be in the cafeteria with cap and gowns on May 28th and May 29th during lunches. Honor graduates will need to bring an additional $15 to order their honor stoles. Honor graduates will also get to buy honor tassels for $7 or exchange the Maury tassel for free.
Tickets for the Senior Prom (May 31st at Botanical Gardens from 7:30-11:30) will be on sale or ready for pick-up on May 15th in the cafeteria during lunches. Applications for guests are outside room 302. All those who want to run for prom king and queen can find the applications outside room 302.
Dues-paying seniors- free prom ticket, $25 for date
Non dues-paying seniors- $125 ticket, $75 for date
Senior Examination Schedule 2013
May 30, 2013
2 Exams Blocks 3 & 5
May 31, 2013
2 Exams Blocks 6 & 8
June 3, 2013
2 Exams Blocks 1 & 7
June 4, 2013
2 Exams Blocks 2 & 4
June 5, 2013
Attention Juniors and Sophomores Taking Honors/AP Courses
Stop by to see your counselor to receive your free Official SAT Online Course login and password. Don't miss out on your opportunity to take practice tests with automated essay scoring, detailed answers, and explanations. The SAT OnlineCourse provides the following:
18 interactive lessons
10 official SAT practice tests
Hundreds of practice questions
Personalized scoring reports
automated essay scoring
detailed answers and explanations
Congratulations Scholarship Recipients!
The following students have received scholarships from a variety of schools and organizations. We hope that this is a list that will continue to grow!
Maury Scholarship Recipients 2012-13
Mary Peyton Sanford
Bold print represents National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Total Number of Student Scholarship Recipients: 98
Parents can access their children's Achieve3000 accounts to become actively involved in student progress. Information will be coming to parents very soon. Access our Achieve 3000 information siteto find out how you can generate an account.
Norfolk Public Schools is proud to present its new Scholarship Stationsite. This site is designed to help students and parents identify scholarships that are available, and it provides all the information necessary for applying for the many scholarships available to students in Norfolk Public Schools. College can be expensive, but it isn't out of reach if you work hard and take advantage of opportunities.
Habits for Success
Our goal is for all students to succeed in school. Following procedures is an important part of success.