Attention Sophomores! On Tuesday, November 26 there will be a meeting for anyone interested in spending a week cruising on the Schooner Brilliant next September.  Please come to room 725 in Foote to learn about this fantastic opportunity to use your navigation and seamanship skills aboard the beautiful, historic and legendary schooner Brilliant owned by Mystic Seaport.


Congratulations to Sound School Senior Brianna K. Lane on winning first place in the Veterans of Foreign Wars New Haven Post 12150, Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition. Brianna is a repeat winner from last year, when she also took top honors in New Haven county. Good luck Brianna on the next round of the competition and a chance to win a $30,000 scholarship.


The New Haven Land Trust is hiring Freshman and Sophomores for its Growing Entrepreneurs Program.  Applications and additional information are available at the Foote Building Main Office and McNeil Building bulletin board.


Are you a 9th or 10th grader with good academics and behavior? Would you be interested in acting as a shadow mentor? To apply, get a shadow form from the pink pocket on the door of Emerson 112, follow all directions on the form and put completed forms in Pebbles’ mailbox in the main office before November 27th.  


This week, the Sound School SAGA will be in Mr. Pickett’s room in Anderson 612 on Thursday. Remember to check in with your G period teacher before going to SAGA. This week’s topic for our meeting is Bingomanina rap-up and Holiday Fair fundraising plans. Remember to bring snacks for Pickett. Also always remember: “I belong, You belong, We belong”


Attention Students and Student Clubs:  Looking to make some cash? It’s Holiday Fair time again at the Sound School and all students are invited to participate!  Love to sew, bake, create art or anything else that floats your boat? Turn that passion into profit by hosting a table at which you can sell your wares and develop your entrepreneurial skills.  Sign ups are live at:  and will need to be submitted by Friday, November 22nd. Forms with all the details are available for pick up at the Main Office in the McNeil Building. Come join us for the 2019 Sound School Holiday Fair, Thursday, December 5th!"


The Sound School Community Service Club in cooperation with The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen is collecting the following items: Canned Green beans, Boxed stuffing, canned cranberry sauce and Turkey chicken or veggie broth, in an effort to help feed 1500 people this thanksgiving. Please bring your items in to your favorite classroom teacher before FRIDAY so you can win a pizza party!


Students who are not registered to take the National Spanish Exam in March and wish to take the exam may do so by submitting the $10 fee to Lori Blank by Wednesday, November 27th. A receipt will be issued and students will be entered into both the national and state pools.


Sound School administers the National Spanish Exam each spring. The mission of the National Spanish Examination is to recognize student achievement and to promote language proficiency in the study of the Spanish. Approximately 500,000 students in the United States take the exam each year. We ask all students at Sound School studying Spanish to take the exam. Students not currently enrolled in a Spanish class may request to take the exam as well. We ask that students pay the $10 exam fee by November 27th. Payment may be made in cash or with a check payable to SOUND SCHOOL. Either should be submitted to Lori Blank, Anderson 606, and your child will receive a receipt.

There are several ways students can be recognized for outstanding achievement on the National Spanish Examinations:


National Recognition 
Students with outstanding scores on the National Spanish Examinations are recognized as follows:

·         Premio de Oro  – students scoring at or above the 95th percentile.

·         Premio de Plata  – students scoring from the 85th through the 94th percentiles.

·         Premio de Bronce  – students scoring from the 75th through the 84th percentiles.

·         Mención Honorífica  – students scoring from the 50th through the 74th percentiles.

National Awards and Scholarships 

·         High school Seniors scoring above the 75th percentile are eligible to apply for the Senior Scholarships.

·         High school Juniors scoring above the 75th percentile are eligible to apply for the Junior Travel Awards.

·         High school Freshmen and Sophomores scoring above the 75th percentile are eligible to apply for the Global Citizen Scholarships.


Additionally, Connecticut awards medals to its National Award Winners as follows:

• Gold medals for students scoring at or above the 95th percentile

• Silver medals for students scoring from the 85th through 94th percentiles

• Bronze medals for students scoring from the 75th through 84th percentiles


All students will receive a detailed score report showing results by section and skill.


Students currently registered:

Adianis Colondres

AJ Cirello

Allen Kripps

Ani Brasseaux

Brendan Conners

Brendan Fruin

Brittney Juarez Torres

Elsa Aronsen

Erik Ojeda

Gianna Ruotolo

Ibrahim Thompson

Jacquelyn Palaguachi

Jonathan Lara

Judah LaRose

Kai Chometa

Karol Rodríguez

Leif Dykstra

Marcus Duff

Martin Duff

Maryorie Hernández

Melanie Luna

Melissa Cuando

Mutaz Abubker

Natalie Gómez

Nathan Betancourt

Nathan Jalowiec

Nayeli Aguayo

Ria Mackinnon

RJ Higham

Ruby Blustajn

Samantha Hernández

Selena Bello

Spencer Bigman

Valeria Cruz

Yessica Luna Juárez



Congratulations to Marchela Corrolla on her acceptance to Massachusetts Maritime Academy!

Seniors, get those applications in!




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