Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Computer Science can lead to high paying technology jobs and boost skills for a variety of fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean average wage of a software developer is $96,260.
From the â€śOn this Day in Computer History Filesâ€ť in 1906, Grace Murray Hopper, one of the first women to work on the computer, was born in New York City. Hopper, a rear admiral in US Navy, did significant work on the Harvard Mark II, where she discovered the first computer bug -- a moth -- and coined the term to mean a problem with a program Hopper went on to develop the first compiler, A-0, and the programming language COBOL. She died on January 1, 1992.Grace Hopper was honored by having an advanced US Navy warship named after her, the USS Hopper, launched in mid-1997.
The library will be closed after school today.
For anyone interested in lighting or sound for the spring musical "Curtains", there will be an informational meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) after school in Room 108.
There will be a RADD/SALSA Coffeehouse this Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 at the Congregational Church in Needham. The $5 admission fee will be going toward the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence. There will be lots of food, coffee and music. We are still looking for performers. If you are interested in participating for this worthy cause, please contact either Hannah Wolfield, Annie Barringer or Nicole Luka.
Everyone is invited to an information meeting about the next Needham-Shanghai Exchange
Thursday after school in room 421. Needham students will host students from our sister school in Shanghai in September 2015, and then stay with their Shanghai hosts in April 2016. The exchange is an exciting and affordable opportunity to experience a different culture and to forge new friendships.
All juniors who ordered cookie dough will need to pick up their orders TODAY after school from 2:45-3:30 in the cafeteria. Please do not forget because they are perishable! Thanks!
The Annual NHS Winter Chorus/Orchestra Concert will take place Thursday evening, December 18th, 7:30 pm, in the NHS Auditorium. Admission is free as our gift to the community. Be certain to come early, as the concert is always a full house. And remember that all are invited to join in the annual grand finale.
Items are piling up in the Lost and Found! Missing your winter coat? We have it! Missing your favorite sweatshirt? We have it! Missing your suit jacket from Winterfest? We have it! Please stop by the main office to claim your items. We plan on donating all the items to a homeless shelter on Thursday, December 18.
User fees and surcharges for winter sports are due this week. Please bring all payments to the Athletics Office. Students paying fees also receive Athlete stickers for free admission to home basketball and hockey games.
Boston Resident Student-Athlete Late Shuttle times are TBA this week. Students looking to ride shuttle should check in at Athletics Office to confirm departure times.