Today is Tuesday February 5th, 2019
February is Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, which is an annual observance in the United States during the month of February, each day on the message boards a famous African American will be displayed along with a short biography. You will also read and learn more about other famous African Americans in history class this month.
Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States during the month of February, each day a new famous African American will be displayed along with a short biography.
He was also called John Cleveland Owens. After his family moved to Cleveland he excelled at track and field events in high school. He won the broad-jump titles at the outdoor (1933–34) and indoor (1934–35) meets of the National Amateur Athletic Union, and while on the track team of Ohio State Univ., he broke (1935–36) several world records at broad jumping, hurdle racing, and flat racing.
At the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, Owens astounded the world and upset Hitler’s “Aryan” theories by equaling the world mark (10.3 sec) in the 100-meter race, by breaking world records in the 200-meter race (20.7 sec) and in the broad jump (26 ft 53/8 in./8.07 m) and by winning also (along with Ralph Metcalfe and others) the 400-meter relay race. His records lasted for more than 20 years. Owens later participated in professional exhibitions and in various business enterprises. He was secretary of the Illinois Athletic commission until 1955 and later became active in the Illinois youth commission.
Attention Seniors- Please see Mr. Tripp or Chef Y to pay your class dues. Your dues help pay for prom and other end of the year activities. Partial or full payments are accepted.
All 9th grade students should have their permission slips returned back to your history teacher for the Lowell Mills field trip this needs to be passed in for a grade.
A/V club will meet Tomorrow right after school in the auditorium. The club is open to anyone interested, no experience is necessary. For more information, please see Mr. Torres in room C309.
Are you interested in political activism? Do you enjoy solving problems? Join Model U.N to learn how to solve world problems with other countries. Model U.N. will meet on Monday February 11 in D343. See Mr. Newton with any questions.
Eagle Who Code is canceled tomorrow, we will continue next week.
Knitting is Today After School in Rm A157 with Mrs. Caplan. With we meet till 2:45 this week. Supplies are free.
Looking to show off your school pride? Come soar by the Eagles Nest located by the auditorium, to check out all new merchandise. Stores are open daily from 9-1pm. Go Eagles!
The next after school history movie will take place on Thursday, February 14, after school in the Library. This month’s movie is Saving Private Ryan a WWII movie that also depicts a very realistic D Day battle scene. Please see your history teacher about extra credit interim grades will be going home soon.
There is Saturday Buy Back this week. Students need to report to the main lobby by 8:00am with schoolwork. Students currently on math plato are expected to attend. See Mr. Healey or your guidance counselor with any questions.
There will be a brief informational meeting for any boy wishing to play baseball this spring on Thursday February 7th immediately after school in Coach McKeon’s room B317.
Congratulations to the boys’ basketball team for their win against Main South last night. The boys host Monty Tech today in our gym. Freshman start at 3:30pm with JV and Varsity to follow.
365z Quote of the Day
When you carry out acts of kindness, you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, “Yes, this is how I ought to feel.” -Harold Kusher