Today is Thursday November 9, 2017
Debate club will meet today in room B201.
Teen time will be meeting in room A137 on Wednesday 11/15 after school until 2:45. We will be doing a Thanksgiving activity, we look forward to seeing you there.
Students in grades 9, 10 and 11 your school picture proofs ate here and you should receive them today. There is a box in the main office to drop off orders.
Today at 6pm, MEFA will be coming to Worcester Tech to provide Financial Aid information. Students should sign up if interested and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend as well. Please sign up with your Guidance Counselor
Today after school in the Library we will be showing the movie Hacksaw Ridge. The movie is about WWII American Army MedicDesmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, who refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. This movie is also in celebration of all of our brave veterans as veteran’s day is Saturday Nov. 11. See your history teacher about extra credit
Saturday Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. Veterans day originated from World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” which 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 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 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…”
In 1954 with the approval of this legislation Public Law 380 on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
Interesting Facts about Veterans Day:
1. Veterans 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.
2. There are currently over 2 million female veterans in the United States.
3. There Are Over 22 Million War Veterans Living in the U.S.
4. “God Bless America” Debuted on the Radio for Veteran’s Day in 1938.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY/STUDENT COUNCIL
Student council will be hosting an open mic on Thursday 11/16 in the faculty lounge. It’ll take place from 2 to 3:20 pm. It cost $1 to attend.
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 NHS
President: Isaac Quiles
Vice President: Keyara Nichols
Secretary: Alhussein Farouk
Treasurer: Mulki Abdi
Service Project Coordinator: Sophia Driver
Any boy or girl interested in competing in indoor track please see coach Snay in B203 for your paperwork ASAP. The season starts after Thanksgiving
There will be a meeting for the 2017-2018 bowling season on Monday, 13 November at 1:45 in the school cafeteria. The meeting will cover the season schedule, student eligibility, bowling format and registration forms.
Questions? See Mr. Miner in D317 or Ms. Leboeuf in C412