Announcements 10-1-2018


 We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.

W. H. Auden

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – October 1, 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless “Don’t Feed the Bears” signs.

A Murder is Announced – Mr. Rose is looking for a few good people to be on the stage crew for the fall show, A Murder Is Announced. Those interested must be available Sunday, October 21 through Sunday October 28. Most times will be from 6pm-9pm. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, meet with Mr. Rose this Thursday, October 4 at 3:10 in the Band Room. See you then.

Absences for appointments – Any absence where a student is excused from school for an appointment, the student/parent must provide a signed note from the professional that they are visiting. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, October 9th or Wednesday, October 17th, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.  The sign-up schedule for conferences is now open.  We are using an online tool called Sign-up Genius which allows you to make a reservation.  For information CLICK HERE.

Broadcasting/Journalism – Any students interested in majoring in broadcasting/journalism: please see Mr. Meerman in room 301 for information about broadcasting live court-side for basketball games this year as part of Cougar Ball Radio, a student-led broadcasting network.

Peer Tutoring – Attention Juniors and Seniors – Student Support Services is looking for peer tutors to work with students in all subjects.  If you are interested in helping out your fellow students by tutoring, please click on the link below and complete the google form.  After we receive your response we will reach out to you.  All tutoring hours are eligible for service hours and a great service to note on a college application or resume.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Joynt by email –
Peer Tutoring Interest Form

College Visits
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Saint Mary’s College – 11:40 a.m.
Western Michigan University – 11:40 a.m. 
Friday, October 5, 2018
Dartmouth College – 11:40 a.m.
Denison University – 12:10 p.m.
(Sign-up in Naviance 24 hours prior to the scheduled visit)

Bigby Coffee Bar will be available beginning October 1st

ALL A’s day – October 3 – breakfast only – 7-8 am No lunch served

School Pictures & ID’s are in the main office ready for pick-up.

Yearbook Ordering – Students will receive order forms for Yearbooks in English classes this week.  If you purchase a yearbook now, it is almost $10 cheaper than waiting until the end of the year.   Order and pay online.

Family Directories – Family Directories, provided by the Band Boosters are available in the main office for $10.00.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May the God of Truth be with you, enlightening your heart, clearing your vision, calling you beyond yourself, and gently leading you to the truth at the heart of your being. May fidelity to this Truth be your gift to others and the source of your own peace. May the blessing of Truth be with you. –Maxine Shonk, OP

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