Today is Friday November 8th, 2019
Monday, November 11th is Veterans Day. World War l – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, fighting ceased on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11th, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
Interesting Facts about Veteran’s Day:
Veteran’s Day, which pays tribute to all veterans, living or dead, differs from Memorial Day during which we pay tribute to those who lost their lives in combat
There are currently over 2 million female veterans in the United States
There are over 22 million war veterans living in the U.S
“God Bless America” debuted on the radio for veteran’s day in 1938
We salute our own veterans:
LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED today due to ELA MCAS
DECA is sponsoring the Coats for Kids Coat Drive. Please donate any new coats, gloves, or hats for infants through high school students. The donation box will be placed outside of the main office. Thank you in advance! 🙂
New Announcement from the CLASS of 2020!!!!
Sign up your team for the DODGEBALL RUMBLE TOURNAMENT!!!! Create an interesting Team Name and select a Captain to fill out your paperwork and pick up the tournament rules. Teams of 10 players allowed at $10 per team. The Dodgeball Rumble is Thursday, November 14th right after school in the Gym. See Ms Marshall in B303 to sign up.
Class of 2020 participating in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser – all orders (and money collected) are DUE TODAY! Remember, 40% of the money raised will go towards your class dues!
Writing club is participating in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. Please come and join if you’re interested!
Miss Blute will be available for Worker Permit Applications or Worker Permits after 12:15 in the Co-Op Office today.
AAA Driving Training Class is being held 2:30pm-4:30pm beginning Tuesday 11/12. Please check with the main office for a flyer with more information. Sophomores and Juniors, please check your emails or see Mr. Malone in B109
There will be a brief meeting for any boy interested in trying out for the basketball team today in room B-221 after school.
Any Boy or Girl interested in joining the Indoor Track Team please see Coach Snay in B203 with teacher permission for your required paperwork. It is time to chase our 7th consecutive InterHigh Championship.
Interested in cheering winter season? Cheer Tryouts will be held in the gym next week Tuesday and Thursday 4-7. Make sure to bring water and wear athletic gym gear to cheer tryouts, Don’t miss the fun!
Attention Ski & Snowboard Club:
The deadline for the 6 week Wachusett Program is fast approaching. Log into Wachusett.com and use code WTECH.
There will be a meeting next Tuesday, November 12th directly after school in C313.
Please see Mr. Belsito in P&D during first period or 8th period if you cannot attend.
365z Foundation Quote of the Day
“Kind people are the best kind of people” – Author Unknown