Today is Monday September 11, 2017
Teen time will be meeting on Wednesday, September 13th right after school in room B164. This is our first meeting of the year and we will be discussing our homecoming booth. Please stop by B164 for more information.
The drama club will hold its first meeting today after school in the auditorium until 3:30. New members are always welcome.
Knitting will be held tomorrow after school in room A157 with Mrs. Caplan till 3:00 all supplies are FREE
Come to Antonio’s pizza tomorrow from 4:00 to 11:00pm and support the girls’ varsity and JV soccer teams. A portion of your bill will go to the teams.
Parking passes are now available. See Mr. Earley in B160
The first meeting for the Veterinary Leadership Academy will take place right after school tomorrow in Ms. Young’s room, B220. Feel free to stop in and ask her any questions you may have in the meantime.
Reminder grade 9: You must return your signed transportation letter to your first period teacher. If this form is not returned by September 13 – you will lose your bus pass.
On September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked. The hijackers then deliberately flew three of the planes into two important buildings, the Pentagon in Washington DC and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The fourth crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The loss of life and damage that these hijackings caused form the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil. Nearly 3000 people died in the attacks.
The attacks have greatly increased attention to national security in the United States. This has had huge implications for United States national and international politics.
Important Facts about 9/11
1. The attacks killed 2,996 people directly. Another three have since died of causes related to smoke inhalation.
2. September 11 is now remembered as Patriot Day in the US in memory of those killed
3. It took firefighters 100 days to put out all the fires ignited by the 9/11 attacks in New York.
4. The cost of cleaning up the 1.8 million tons of debris after 9/11 is estimated as $750 million.
5. The phrase ‘Ground zero’, used for the site of the World Trade Centre, was originally used to refer to the site of the atomic bomb that exploded over Hiroshima in 1945.
Did you ever want to find out the story of the Salem witch trials and why Salem, MA is Halloween destination for thousands of people? Then signup for the history departments’ field trip to Salem, MA on Saturday September 30. We will visit the Salem witch history museum and watch a reenactment of a Salem witch trial from 1692, along with a walk through historic Salem. See your history teacher for more info or Mr. Metivier in c338 for a permission slip, the cost of the trip will be $10 open to the first 50 students who return their money and a signed permission slip.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY/STUDENT COUNCIL
Student council will be having their first meeting of the year on Thursday, September 14th in the faculty lounge.
Attention Worcester Tech Community – the girls’ volleyball team will be collecting donations in the next 2 weeks for the Red Cross and the hurricane relief fund for Texas and Irma. The need for assistance is extreme and any size donation will be appreciated. Be generous Eagles!!
The girls’ volleyball team won their season opener Friday 3-2 vs. Abby Kelley. Sr. Capt. Denise Hoxha had 6 aces 7 kills and 5 assists, Sr. Capt. Shannon Quinlan had 3 aces 6 kills and 2 blocks, junior Amy Jano had 11 aces and 3 kills, junior Erin Gaffney had 4 kills and 3 blocks. The girls play Assabet today in our gym JV at 3:30 and varsity at 4:15pm