Morning Announcements - Monday, February 27, 2017

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 1:26pm
  • The SAT word of the day is aggravate. Aggravate is a verb meaning to worsen, make more severe, irritate or anger. The professor's dismissive reactions to their concerns only aggravated the students, who felt that they were being given unreasonable amounts of reading.

  • The answer to Friday's question - The woman whose cells were used to develop the polio vaccine and other cures was Henrietta Lacks. Today's question - She was the first black woman to serve in the United States Congress and ran for president in 1972, winning 152 delegates before she withdrew. During her congressional career, she was noted for her support for women's rights, her advocacy of legislation to benefit those in poverty, and her opposition to the Vietnam War. Who was she?

  • 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 today.

  • Ladies, do you need a dress for the prom? If so, stop by Atholton High School on Saturday, March 4th between 9 AM and 2:00 PM for the 4th Annual Pretty & Polished Affair. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Becca’s Closet is hosting the event that will provide free prom attire, personal shoppers, fashion tips, raffles and much more!

  • The Columbia Clippers are proud to sponsor the Annual Howard County Invitational Swim Meet on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Howard Community College. It is open to all Howard County Public High School students. Consider being a team captain for your school! Come to an informational meeting on March 27th at 7 PM at the Columbia Aquatics Office, located at 9450 Gerwig Lane. More information can be found on Instagram at howardcountyswims or search Facebook for Howard County Invitational Swim Meet. Email if you have questions.

  • Join us in supporting the Oakland Mills journalism program on Tuesday, February 28th by eating at the Chipotle on Dobbin Road. 50% of all proceeds will go to support The Scroll. Stop by any time between 2 and 9 PM and mention Oakland Mills Journalism, or stop by room 211 to pick up a flyer. 

  • If you like to have fun and hang out with a like minded group of people, come join the ping pong club after school on Mondays and Wednesdays in the JROTC room, room 509. Students who don't know how to play can learn, and experienced players can be challenged. All are welcome. 

  • Attention any students in need of tutoring, the Alpha Achievers are hosting a tutoring program in the Media Center on Mondays after school from 2:10 to 3:00 PM.

  • The Merit Cart Store will be open today. Don't forget to bring your merits to lunch. 

  • Today for lunch we are having chicken meatball sub, hot ‘n spicy boneless wings or chicken patty melt.