January 9, 2018

Are you a good presenter? Do you like poetry? Do you like cash prizes? If so, consider competing in this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition, held in Ms. Petruzzi’s room (37) on Friday, January 26 during Resource. In order to compete, you must choose a poem (with at least 14 lines) from poetryoutloud.org and recite it from memory. Competitors will be scored on the criteria of; physical presence, voice & articulation, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, and accuracy. The school winner will go on to compete for the title state-champion in Honolulu, with the potential to join the national competition in Washington D.C. for a $20,000 prize. Sign up sheets are in the main office. Deadline to sign up is January 25. See poetryoutloud.org for more information.

Attention All Quarterly Bus Riders: Students who are on the Quarterly Payment Plan must purchase a new bus pass by Friday, January 12th. You will need your bus pass in hand on Tuesday the 16th. No Bus Pass, No Ride.

Juniors & Seniors: Are you interested in being on this year’s Prom Court? Have a friend that you think should be on court? Prom Court nominations begin next week Tuesday until Friday in the front office. All nominees must be current juniors and seniors and cannot have been on Homecoming or Winterball court.

If you ordered pictures at Winterball, they are available for pick up during first recess and lunch recess in Ms. Ubilas’ room.

Are you interested in being on next year’s STUCO?  You do not need to be a senior to apply for STUCO, you must only want to see a change in the school and be willing to work hard to serve the student body.  Applications are now available in the office for those students who are interested in applying and are due to Ms. Ubilas by Friday, February 2nd.  See Ms. Ubilas if you have any questions.