Today is Wednesday February 27th, 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.
Alice Ball was an African-American chemist who developed the first successful treatment for those suffering from Hansen’s disease (leprosy). Alice Augusta Ball (July 24, 1892 – December 31, 1916) was an African-American chemist who developed the first successful treatment for those suffering from Hansen’s disease (leprosy). Ball was also the very first African American and the very first woman to graduate with a M.S. degree in chemistry from the College of Hawaii (now known as the University of Hawaii). Tragically, Ball died at the young age of 24. During her brief lifetime, she did not get to see the full impact of her discovery. It was not until years after her death that Ball got the proper credit she deserved.
Attention Juniors: Pick your coursework ! Any Junior who has not yet ranked their selections for Senior English Electives should see Mrs. Patterson in B319 by end of day Friday.
Attention Seniors- the class of 2019 Superlative Winners will be posted on Ms. Marshalls door today (Tuesday). Winners must see Marshall for their yearbook photo ASAP!!
Model UN will meet on Monday March 11 at 2pm in D343. All students interested in the April conference, please bring your permission slip and $35 to Mr. Newton as soon as possible.
A/V Club will meet today right after school in auditorium.
Speech and Debate club will meet on Thursday in B301 and you must see Mrs. Hardy TODAY if you are attending the competition.
Knitting will be cancelled all this week. Please see Ms. Caplan in A157 with any questions.
Worcester Tech, please help our student council fundraise for our annual polar plunge in Cape Cod. There will be a jar in the office, Cafe, and Skyline Bistro for your donations. All the money raised will go to the Special Olympics. Any amount you want to donate is greatly appreciated! The last day to donate is March 5th.
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
There is Saturday Buy Back this week. Students need to report to the main lobby by 8am with school work.
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.
Worcester Tech put together your CO-ED Volleyball Teams for the Ruler of the Court Tournament March 14th (forms are in B303 – No Cost)
Also the Class of 2020 is sponsoring the Dodgeball Rumble on March 15th- Details and cost coming soon!
365z Quote of the Day
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” – Benjamin Disraeli