February 16, 2017
“I LOVE TO READ” WEEK
Congratulations to Lexy Riddle and Caylee Ferguson for winning the dress-up drawings for yesterday.
This is “I Love to Read” Week. Themes for this week’s dress-up days are as follows:
Theater Thursday—Dress as your favorite character from any play, movie, or TV show.
Here is today’s scavenger hunt clue: In this well-known tragedy by the most famous playwright of all time, a pair of star-crossed lovers declare their feelings for one another by a moonlit balcony. The girl doesn’t care what the boy’s name is and to illustrate her point, she makes a comparison to this botanical blossom. Find this traditional symbol of love, and you will find Clue #4.
The top 20 poems are on display in the library. Please drop by to vote for your favorite.
Each student who participates will have his or her name submitted for a chance at a prize drawing, so have fun with it!
Play practice will be today. Play practice next week will be Tuesday and Wednesday.
There will be a leadership work day in the front computer lab during 5th, 6th, and 7th periods today, Feb. 16th.
Falcon Friends Group 1 will meet today and Group 2 will meet Wednesday Feb. 22nd.
SENIORS WHO TOOK US HISTORY LAST YEAR
Payment of $10 and permission form are DUE TODAY to Mr. Green.
Anyone interested in joining the Trap Team is invited to attend a meeting along with their parents tonight at 6:30 pm in the HS library.
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW OR MONDAY FOR STUDENTS!!!! HAPPY PRESIDENT’S DAY!!!!
AUTHOR SKYPE VISIT
On February 24th, the HS Book Club will be virtually hosting guest author Courtney C. Stevens via Skype in the library. Anyone who has read her books (Faking Normal, Blue-Haired Boy, The Lies About Truth) is invited. If you are not a Book Club member, you are still welcome to participate in the discussion. See Mrs. Stairs to sign up.
From now until the end of April, Clinton Bank sponsors ads in our local newspapers featuring seniors and spotlighting their accomplishments. In order to be published in the ad, each senior must submit a completed Senior Spotlight form, a print or digital photo of his or her favorite senior picture, and a copyright release granting permission to publish the photo. These items can be returned to Mrs. Stairs in the library or emailed to email@example.com.
INTERESTED IN POLITICS OR GOVERNMENT?
The Legislative Page Program is a supervised, educational experience that involves serving General Assembly members in the Kentucky Senate Chamber. Although pages generally have one Senate sponsor, they perform a valuable service for all senators and staff by delivering messages, running errands, copying material, and delivering bills. Pages should be 12-18 years of age. Parents are responsible for getting the page to the Page Clerk’s office, located inside the Capitol in Frankfort. If you are interested in participating in the Page Program for State Senator Stan Humphries, applications are available in the guidance office.
Two deserving high school juniors from the West Kentucky RECC service area will be awarded an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. on June 9-16 of this year as participants in the 2017 Washington Youth Tour Program sponsored jointly by West Kentucky RECC and the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives. Youth Tour winners will spend a week along with many other Kentucky youth touring Monticello, the Smithsonian Institute, Arlington National Cemetery, National Cathedral, Library of Congress, US Capitol, and the White House and will visit with Kentucky’s congressional delegation. To be eligible, you must be a high school junior in good standing and your parent or guardian must be a member of and receive electric service from West Kentucky RECC. The application is available in the Guidance office. All applications must be submitted by March 1, 2017.
JUNIORS – Applications are available in the guidance office for the Commonwealth Honors Academy at MSU. CHA is a 3 week residential summer program held on the campus of Murray State University June 10th – July 1st. Students need to have at least a 3.5 GPA and a 25 composite ACT score. Students will receive a $2000 housing scholarship to MSU, earn 6 hours of college credit this summer and have a chance to earn an additional 6 hours during their senior year. Applications must be postmarked by March 1st.
The registration deadline for the April 8th ACT is Friday March 3rd. Register online at www.actstudent.org. Our school code is 180485. The fee is $42.50. Juniors and Seniors on free/reduced lunch may request a fee waiver from the guidance office. Students are allowed to use 2 fee waivers total during their Jr. and Sr. years. Seniors wanting to attend MSU – the April test date is your last chance to raise your ACT score for the Academic Achievement scholarship. Juniors – if you are wanting to take dual credit next year and you do not have all of your benchmarks met (18 composite, 18 English, 19 math (21 college algebra) & 20 reading), you will need to take the April ACT. Sophomores, if you are wanting to take dual credit next year and you do not have at least an 18 composite, you will need to take the April ACT.
LIKE TO COOK?
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a Farm to School Junior Chef competition and students in grades 8-12 are invited to participate. Each school may submit only 1 team which must consist of 2-5 members. If you are interested, go to http://www.kyagr.com/junior-chef/ or pick up an information sheet in the library. If you intend to compete, see Megan Adams, our Food Service Director. Recipes are due to be submitted by March 15, 2017.
Students in grades 7 and 8 are invited to submit original poems to KET’s Young Writer’s Contest. The deadline is April 14, 2017. For more information, visit KET.org/writerscontest.
Today’s lunch: deli sandwich or grilled cheese, lettuce and tomato, pasta salad or fries, deli sandwich, salads, yogurt & granola, fruit, milk
Breakfast Tuesday: sausage pancake