Spoken Word CDs are in!!
If you are one of the students from Mrs. Louis' or Ms. Handy's English II classes who recorded your spoken word poetry with the sound engineer, please e-mail your English teacher to arrange a time to pick up a copy of your disc or a way to have the disc mailed to you over the summer. Congratulations to all of the creative performers who participated in the poetry slam and who were selected to have their poetry recorded.
Hume Fogg would like to thank the Tennessee Arts Commission, Benjamin Smith, and the Southern Word poets for inspiring and teaching our students.
2011-12 Yearbook Distribution
The yearbook staff will distribute the 2011-2012 Echo on Friday, August 17. Current students will pick up their yearbooks during I.S. or lunch and then have a signing party at the end of the day.
Graduates may come anytime between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM to get your yearbook.
Graduates unable to come on that day may ask a parent to get their yearbook or make an appointment to pick it up at a later date. We will not allow other students to pick up your book for you. The yearbook is expensive, and we want to make sure that it is delivered to the correct person.
The May issue of the FoggHorn is now available. You may access it on the school website at http://www.humefogghs.mnps.org/Page1477.aspx or you may download it to your computer by clicking here
NOTES FROM GUIDANCE
Class of 2012
At this point, final transcripts will be mailed after June 5th (due to district constraints) to the post-secondary institution that you plan to attend. We will also be mailing a copy to the your home address on file.
Please make sure that you review your personal accounts (e.g., myspace, facebook, etc.) to remove any identifying characteristics as well any potentially damaging information. It is a safety precaution on several fronts as colleges, hiring organizations, and the police increasingly monitor these sites and others like them.
Class of 2013
You got a jump on your college application process through the Senior Questionnaire that you completed in English class. Thank you for your timely attention to that material, as it is used by the counseling office and your teachers to write your recommendations. Your college applications will have deadlines starting in October. Senior year is a very busy one, and you need to go ahead and do as much of your college applications as possible over the summer.
FILL OUT THE COMMON APPLICATION. The 2012-13 application will become available on-line on August 1 at www.commonapp.org but attached here is the preview version so you can work on your essays and short answers NOW
Hopefully, you already took our advice and asked two of your academic teachers to write recommendations for you. If you didn't, you'll need to do so at the very beginning of school this fall.
Tryouts will be held at NSA from 3:00-6:00pm May 29-31, 2012.
ALL PLAYERS MUST BRING A SPORTS PHYSICALAND SIGNED PARENT CONSENT FORM DATED AFTER MAY 1, 2012 IN ODER TO TRYOUT! NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please see the team page on the HFA website for complete details: http://www.humefogghs.mnps.org/Page2650.aspx.
Contact Head Coach Cole Whitten if you are interested in playingHockey for the 2012-2013 school year. The team plans to get together during the summer to workout together and meet potential new players. Contact Coach Whitten @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, our new team manager is Laura Thomas at email@example.com.
The Girls Tennis Team played Page in last week's sectional round to advance to state. They were up 3-2 after singles and playing well but could get the final point to put Page away. Coach Burgess said the team played their hearts out and left it all on the court and she was very proud of how this team played. Hume Fogg finished as one of the top 8 teams in the state in class A-AA.
We still have one player left that has advance to state. Elizabeth Clayton will play for the singles individual state championship beginning this Thursday at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro. She plays at 12pm in the quarter finals. Only the top 8 make it to state..so.she will need to win three matches to become state champion. Good Luck Elizabeth!
Congrats to all of our State Meet Qualifiers!
Becca Elias qualified in the High Jump. Kolby Forbes qualified inthe 400m. And our women's 4 x 400m relay team qualified: Natasshia Gaddes, Rukayat Adeyemo, Claudia Rodriguez, and Kolby Forbes with alternate Kiersten Bell.
On the men's team, Jalon McCutcheon qualified in the 800.
Our Sports Liason, Randy Canter, has shared a few thoughts:
As I close this year's Sports News, I just want to thank all the staff and volunteers who make this thing possible. It was an Honor to be a part
of this and I'm sorry that I waited until my daughter's senior year to do it. One Year wasn't enough, but Thank You for letting me be a part.
As Coaches and Teachers I know your job is very busy and your time is very limited, but yet you DID take the time out to get requested information
to me or directly to the E-news staff. I want you all to know that you ARE UNDER PAID for what you do. I appreciate all the hard work you do and all
of the one on one time you spend helping not only my daughter but all the kids excel at what they do.
Your encouragement and knowledge is PRICELESS!! THANK YOU!!
I wanted to get some of the coaches thoughts on their team and this season. See some of their thoughts below:
Hockey - Coach Whitten
Our goalie had never played before, and he decided to come out and give it a shot his senior year. Goalie is a very tough position in hockey that requires a lot of practice and dedication. Despite very little practice he found a way to keep us in several games that we had no business being in. He never got down on himself. In fact, he built his teammates up and was a true leader. It was inspiring to see him stand between the pipes every night doing whatever he could to help his teammates.
Girls Tennis - Coach Burgess
I am very proud of the commitment of this team. In tennis it is about making the top ten and we began with 30 players. I do not cut members of the team, just let them know that making the top ten by playing challenge matches is the only way to get playing time during the season.
This team took this to heart and we had 2 solid weeks of challenges. By the time the season began, our team had the strongest members ready to compete. As our season wore on, only the top 5 members would continue in regular season play. When you have to work for something, the challenge of being a part of this tennis team became very special. Due to this hard work, our team has earned its first district team championship since 1994 and its first ever region team championship. Our team is still competing as I write this with hopes of being the first Hume-Fogg tennis team to make it to the state championships. Winning has been a big part of this team this school year but more importantly it is the quality of each member of our team in terms of their attitude, level of commitment and work ethic that I have enjoyed most with each one.
Volleyball - Coach Moore
I am so proud of the volleyball team's accomplishments this year. These young ladies have shown that hard work and dedication to team have major payoffs. Both the JV and Varsity squads came away with district championships this past fall. Congratulations to Zakia Jackson for signing with Travecca Nazarene University on a volleyball scholarship.
Lacrosse - Coach Walsh
The guys that play lacrosse for Hume-Fogg are excellent examples of "throw-back" high school athletes. Each one of these guys plays or has played
another sport at Hume-Fogg. Each one also (partly by virtue of their attendance at Hume-Fogg, but mostly by their efforts in the class room) is a
student athlete that plays his sport because he loves it, not because he'll be playing it in college. For many of the guys, their senior year in lacrosse
is the last time they'll ever play the sport. Lacrosse is also a "non-sanctioned" sport (non TSSAA) which means that it's a "pay to play" sport which also means players and their parents have to raise every dime the team needs to exist. Virtually no other sport at Hume-Fogg has that financial mountain to climb.
All this to say, Hume-Fogg lacrosse players -Lax Bros to the insiders -are a unique bunch of guys. They're dedicated to their sport. They're underdogs
on the field and off to other bigger, better supported, better funded teams and sports. They travel virtually everywhere in the state of Tennessee to play games since they have no home field. Their sport is physical (4 concussions, 1 torn ACL, 2 back injuries, 3 ER visits, etc. this year) so they pay this price to play the game too. They play the game for one reason only - they love the game. And it doesn't go much further than that.
The five Hume-Fogg seniors from this year's team - Sam Turner, Justin Graham, Sam Dunn, Evan Hatfill and John Barker - were all team leaders, captains and vital contributors. They'll be sorely missed next year, but each college that receives them in August will benefit from having them as students, and maybe, as Lax Bros.
Swimming - Amanda Matacale
This past year I had the honor and true privilege of coaching a raregroup of kids. Having not only grown up on a team, but to also have recently coached a larger group of slightly younger swimmers prior to coming to Hume-Fogg, I can say that my experiences with a swim team are extensive.
However, I have never been with a group of kids with less barriers. The ages ranged from 14-18, freshmen to seniors, but you would never know that these kids didn't dwell within one group of friends outside the pool. There were no dividers between them. The oldest, most experienced swimmer would treat the newest, novice swimmer as though they were naturally bonded by the water with a type of brotherhood. Not one swimmer ever swam without the full attention and enthusiasm of the ENTIRE team behind their lane. It was something my fellow coach and I noticed from the very first meet we experienced together. I was moved and, as large as it sounds, my faith was restored in the heart of a teenager just by being apart of a group of semi-strangers that came together and behaved as a family.
Thanks for supporting Hume-Fogg
In this issue:
Notes from Guidance
Meet our new Principal
Meet Our New Principal
We are happy to welcome our
new principal Dr. Kellie M. Hargis.
Her biography is available for
viewing on the HFA website here.
First Day of School
!!REMEMBER!! the 2012-13 school year beginsWednesday, August 1, 2012.
Students who are not present on the first day may lose their seat at Hume-Fogg.
MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL
We continue our ongoing partnership with Kroger.
Kroger willgiveHume-Fogg 4% of every dollar you spend back to our school!
Contact Laurie Ranta, 945.1879,
or Jill Thurman, 832-6705,
to get your Kroger card. Just load your card with money before you pay for your items and use as needed.
DON'T FORGET .......If your card remains at a $0 balance for 90 days, it becomes inactive and a new one must be purchased from HFA.
We still need help getting to our goal of $100,000 honoring the 100 Year Celebration of our school!
A new button has been added to the on-line donation page for gifts as an alumni or other friend of the school:
If you're not a fan of on-line finance, even though our configuration is fast and completely secure, please deliver your check payable to HFA INVEST to the school's front office. Your support will be greatly appreciated and your donation is tax deductible!
INVEST in excellence - TODAY!