Morning Announcements - Friday, February 10, 2017

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 9:36am
  • The SAT word of the day is influx. Influx is a noun meaning a streaming together, or continual incoming; a place where two rivers join. After advertising their programs in a Tokyo newspaper, the language school received an influx of students from Japan.

  • The answer to yesterday's trivia question, the former slave who became an abolitionist was Frederick Douglas. And now today's question - They were an elite group of African-American pilots in the 1940s who overcame adversity. They battled enemies during World War II but also fought against racism and segregation. By the end of the war, they managed to destroy or damage over 409 German airplanes, 950 ground units, sank a battleship destroyer, and ran more than 200 bomber escort missions. Who were they?

  • Congrats to our wrestling team as they won their third straight regional title Wednesday night. They will head to North Point HS on Saturday to compete against Sparrow’s Point at 2 PM in the state semi-finals. The winner moves on to the finals at 4 PM.

  • Seniors – Are you taking the SAT on March 11 and want to improve your scores? Sign up with Ms. Swartz or Mr. Martini to attend free after-school SAT sessions at Oakland Mills High School with Sylvan Learning Center. It will start the week of February 22 and will run 2-4 hours per week. We need to know if you are interested by the end of this week.

  • All current and new tennis players: please submit your completed papers Wednesday, February 22nd after school in the main gymnasium to Coach Knuckles.

  • Anyone who wants to play softball this spring should submit their paperwork to coach Yarn no later than Friday, February 24th. If you still need paperwork, see Coach Yarn in room 407. Softball workouts continue today week at 2:30 in Coach Yarn's room. 

  • Stop by the Class of 2019 Valentine's Day candy sale outside of the cafeteria during all lunches. With a range of options of candy to buy your friends, there is something for everyone. Get prepped for Valentine's Day and benefit the Class of 2019. 

  • Attention Spirit Club: we will be meeting after school today in Mr. Berry’s room. All are welcome!

  • Attention seniors: Are you interested in speaking at Commencement? Do you have words of wisdom you would like to share with your fellow students, parents, siblings, and teachers? Applications are available in your English 12 classes. We will be holding auditions for speakers on Wednesday, March 1, from 2:30-3:30. If you are interested, please sign up with Ms. Grubb or Ms. Swartz by Monday, February 27th.

  • AP Registration is open and runs until March 9th. The cost is $93 per exam ($10/exam if qualified for fee reduction). Registration forms can be found on Naviance. Return completed form and payment to the Counseling Center at your earliest convenience. For questions, contact AP Coordinator Janet Bowen at

  • Any students interested in running outdoor track should attend a brief meeting on Tuesday, February 14th after school in room 507.

  • The merit cart will be open during all lunches on Monday. Please don't forget to bring your merits to lunch.

  • Today for lunch we are having chicken taco, steak ‘n cheese sub, or mozzarella sticks with marinara.