Morning Announcements - Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:25pm
  • The SAT word of the day is immolate. Immolate is a verb meaning to sacrifice; to kill, as a sacrificial victim, especially by fire. Many people remember television pictures of the Buddhist monks who would immolate themselves in protest of the Vietnam War; the vivid images of the monks setting themselves on fire have endured decades after the war.

  • The answer to yesterday's trivia question, the people who tried to integrate facilities at bus terminals in the South went on freedom rides. And now today's question - Under French colonization, abundant sugar plantations made it the richest colony of the Caribbean. A slave revolt broke out in 1791 and after defeating Napoleon's forces, former slaves declared independence in January 1, 1804 making it the world’s first independent black republic. Which country is it?

  • 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.

  • OM Wrestling has qualified for the regional duals to be held today at Laplata HS. Semi-finals are at 5:30 PM, and finals at 7:30 PM. Go Scorps!

  • Attention NHS members: Our monthly meeting is today during Scorp Time. Be sure to get a Scorp Time pass from Ms. T or Ms. Bakhru today!

  • Attention seniors! Do you have what it takes to be the next King of the Mill? If you are interested in participating in this year's competition, come to an interest and information meeting today at 2:15 in Ms. Hepler's room, 310. Senior girls interested in partnering with a contestant should also attend. See Ms. Hepler for questions or more information.

  • It's sandwich time at Potbelly on tomorrow from 5-8 PM. Help OMHS FAB raise funds by having dinner at Potbelly at 6490 Dobbin Center Way. 25% of all sales will benefit our arts programs.

  • 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 on Friday this week at 2:30 in Coach Yarn's room. 

  • Attention Young Democrats: we will be meeting after school this Thursday 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.

  • Keep a look out for the Class of 2019 Valentine's Day candy sale. We will be 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 this Friday in Mr. Berry’s room. All are welcome!

  • Today for lunch we are having popcorn chicken, pork ribique or grilled cheese.