Today is Friday, December 6th, 2019
Tomorrow, December 7th, is Pearl Harbor Day. On December 7th, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and 9 additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircrafts were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged. The following day, President Franklin Roosevelt, addressing a joint session of Congress, called December 7th “a date which will live in infamy.” Declaring war against Japan, Congress ushered the United States into World War II and forced a nation, already close to war, to abandon isolationism. Within days, Japan’s allies, Germany and Italy, declared war on the United States. The war began on September 1st, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. It did not officially end until the day after the fall of Italy, Nazi, Germany and the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan in September 17th, 1945.
Any Senior with a January 1st college application deadline must turn their transcript release form into their guidance counselor by December 10th. Please see your guidance counselor if you have questions.
Anyone who is interested in taking college level courses through the Early College Program, please see Mr. Quinn in the Alden Academy, room D409
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 the main office. Thank you in advance! 🙂
SENIORS – The second order for Class of 2020 hoodies is now open. See Ms. Marshall or Ms. Smaltz with sizes and money in B303
Auditions for the Tech Drama Club Production of Frozen will be Monday, December 16th in the auditorium after school. See Mr. Gemme for details