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The contest period will end on Friday, March 10, 2017.
Beginniing in 1970, technology began making huge strides in our family lives. Cellular phones, personal computers, and home video entertainment systems, just to name a few, became available for our use and enjoyment. Discuss and give examples of the effects that these new technologies have had in your own family life.
All essay submissions must be postmarked no later than March 10, 2017. Submissions postmarked after March 10, 2017 will not be accepted. Essay submissions must be complete and mailed to:
Scottish Rite Essay Contest
Utica Masonic Building
251 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501-3401
Grades 4-6: 150-200 words Grades 7-12: 200-350 words
Essays for all grade levels may be typewritten, printed, or neatly hand written iin blue or black ink, double-spaced on plain or lined paper, by the applicant.
A cover page MUST be secured to the essay and contain the following information:
Work must be original. Plagiarized material will be disqualified. Research and a bibliography are not required. However, supportive facts, statements, or data must be footnoted. All essays will be judged by a panel selected by the Committee.
To print this information and to get a fill-in-the-blank cover page ticket, click here.
Are you planning on entering the Letters about Literature Contest? Remember, winners can receive up to $1000 in cash! If you plan to participate, you are cordially invited to the library after school Wednesday, November 30 from 2:30- 3:00. During this gathering, students can discuss with each other and Mrs. Horwat their ideas, ask any questions about the details of the contest, receive advice or tips, and even have work time to begin or finish your entries. Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!
P.S. Be sure you have permission to stay after school that day BEFORE you attend.
When: Monday, November 14-Friday, November 18
What: students all over the country will learn to code enough to program a monkey to collect bananas in a variety of levels. Each sucess earns you points, and schools compete for the most points. If you have coded before (Hour of Code, Scratch, etc.) this will be a breeze to learn and a challenge to win. If you've never coded before or are wondering, "What is coding, anyway?", you will learn and be able to compete as well. You'd be competing against other students who have just learned, also. Either way, it will be fun, and I'd love for HPMS to win!
How to participate:
Sign up in the library! Participants will come to the library Monday to learn what to do, and then students can participate from any computer throughout the day (school hours only--up to 3 pm) for the whole week. The library will be open to all coders on Monday! Hope to see you there!
Do you like to read just for the pleasure of it? If you do, come to the library (LMC) after school on Wednesday, September 21 to meet other students who also love to read. Here's what we do:
At any time, anyone can join in.
When is the first meeting again, you ask?
Wednesday, September 21 at dismissal in the library. You will need permission to stay after school. It ends at 3:00.
Hope to see you there!