Daily Announcements

Today is Monday February 25th, 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.

Barrack Obama

Barack graduated from Columbia University in 1983 and later went on to receive his law degree from Harvard Law in 1991. In 1996 Barack decided to enter the world of politics. He ran for the Illinois State Senate and won. He served on the state senate until 2004 when he was elected to the United States Senate. After three years of serving on the U.S Senate, Obama entered the 2008 presidential election. He had gained national recognition for being an excellent speaker and was very popular. He was inaugurated on January 20, 2009 after defeating John McCain in the general election becoming the first African American President

Barack Obama’s Presidency

Both the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars were currently ongoing when Obama became president. Obama has withdrew most U.S. Troops but fighting continues in Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden was finally captured and killed on May 11, 2011.

Obama pushed for higher taxes, a larger federal government, and stimulus plans to get the economy moving. The stock market reached historic highs and the unemployment rate fell

Obama pushed for health care reform and signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in 2010. This law is intended to help poor people to be able to afford health insurance.

Attention students and staff: As mentioned during the student assemblies before vacation, there is a new restroom protocol. As mentioned in the assembly, all shop students must use their shop restroom. If there is not a shop restroom, you may use the academic restrooms. During morning break, shop students must use the cafeteria restroom. You will not be allowed into the academic restrooms. Student IDs must be visible at all times and will be needed to use the restroom.

Teachers welcome back from vacation, we are excited to begin our new adventure with computer – based testing. There will be a training after school today Monday, February 25th. Please bring your laptop to the conference room. Any questions contact Kim Smaltz through email.


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.


Speech and Debate club will attend a competition this weekend. Please see Mrs. Hardy today if you are attending in RM B301.

Knitting will be cancelled all this week. Please see Ms. Caplan in A157 with any questions.


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 Adolph Brown Field trip to the Hanover Theatre Permission slips:

All PERIOD 2 A week academic, related and shop teachers

Field trip forms and list of your students have be placed in Period 2 academic and shop teachers

A week period 2 teachers and shop teachers will distribute permission forms on Monday, February 25th to your 2nd period class or shop (period 1-8).

Use the class roster as a check-off for returns.

Please hold all returned forms until Friday, March 1rd

The completed check off list must be returned to Marisol Gonzalez in the Allied Health Academy office by the end of 2nd period on March 1rd


Seniors new scholarships are coming in daily. Please see Mrs. McLaughlin in the Alden Academy for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship for community involvement, Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship for future teachers and the Rutland Lions Club for any student who resided in Rutland for at least one year.


Congratulations to the boys basketball team for winning the State Vocational Championship on Saturday Night. The Team opens up district playoffs at home Friday night at 6:30 versus the winner of Parker and Notre Dame.

365z Quote of the Day

“Feelings of worth can only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. “ – Virginia Satir