HAST is registered with the Emergency Closing Center as our official notification site for school closing or delayed start due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. The ECC is widely used throughout the metropolitan Chicago and Northwest Indiana region.
The website is www.emergencyclosingcenter.com
From this site, you are able to request email notification in the event of school closing at HAST. To search and select our school, you must use our full name (Hammond Academy of Science and Technology).
Typically, HAST follows the lead from School City of Hammond.
To date, the only school days that have been cancelled were student conference dates. This has happened twice in our three years.
I remind all parents, staff, and students that we are required by law to have a minimum of 180 student attendance days. Any cancelled school dates would require us to make up these days at another point in the 2013-14 school year.
Here’s to a safe winter.
Friday, December 13th will be the annual Invention Convention for the 6th grade. Our students have been working on a Discovery project called the 21st Century Student. Throughout this project, students have learned and practiced 21st century skills such as collaboration, oral and written communication, problem solving, and curiosity and imagination.
The culmination activity for this project is the Invention Convention. Students spent time brainstorming ideas with their team members. After choosing the best idea, they planned how to build a prototype, as well as how to present and display their invention process. We would like to share their inventions during an Invention Convention that will take place on Friday, December 13, 2013, from 8:30-10:30 in the 6th grade pod. We hope that you can come and look at all of the interesting and creative inventions!
The 6th Grade Team
ATTENTION JUNIORS/ SENIORS:
ECA Makeup exams are right around the corner! Any student that was unsuccessful at passing either test in the past or if you have transferred here from out of state, you will be required to take these exams as part of your graduation requirements.
The testing schedule is below:
Thursday, December 12th- Algebra ECA- 9am- 12pm- 6th Grade Pod
Friday, December 13th- English ECA- AFTER SCHOOL- 12pm- 3pm- 11th Grade Pod
Students expected to retest will be given a pass within that week indicating which room to report to.
Please use the long weekend as well as the free tutoring sessions (available on the website) offered at Hammond Academy to help prepare for these exams.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Guidance Office at (219) 852-0500.
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