Thursday, December 7, 2023
Good morning, Raiders!
At this time, we now invite you to stand, stop conversations and pause in place for the Pledge of Allegiance, remove hats and place your right hand over your heart. Ready, Begin, I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Today’s lunch choices are Mango Habanero Chicken wings with a roll, Cheese Tamale with black beans, bean and cheese burrito, turkey and cheese deli sandwich, a , peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and jelly sandwich or yogurt with sunflower seeds and wheat crackers.”
On Monday there will be the Volleyball Informational meeting at 3pm in the little theater. Students with D’s, F’s, N’s or are ineligible to participate. Tryouts will be next Wednesday before school in the MPR 7:30-8:30 and Friday the 15th from 3-4.
Good luck to our Basketball team today against Oak Valley!
Today the Spanish Club meets in room 105 at Lunch B. The Parliamentary Speech and Debate Club will meet in room 804 during Lunch B.
Garcia will have Power Hour in room 403 after school today from 2:45-3:45 for 7th grade Math or all grades are welcome in the library.
To continue with Career and College Week lets Dress for success or wear college gear tomorrow. Today we will have trivia at lunch.
In 1823, Alexander Lucius Twilight was the first African American on record to graduate from college in the United States. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont. Oberlin College in Ohio was also the first to graduate an African American woman in 1862—her name was Mary Jane Patterson. There are 60 all-female colleges in the country, but only 4 all-male. Historically Black colleges and universities/HBCUs are institutions that were established prior to 1964 with the principal mission of educating Black Americans. These institutions were founded and developed in an environment of legal segregation and, by providing access to higher education, they contributed the progress Black Americans made in improving their status. Although HBCUs were originally founded to educate Black students, they enroll students of other races as well. The composition of HBCUs has changed over time. In 2021, non-Black students made up 25 percent of enrollment at HBCUs, compared with 15 percent in 1976.
Stop by the library to ask for your Ugly Sweater template. Use your imagination, be creative, and may your sweaters be ugly and bright.
Scan the QR code on the Winter Wonderland flyer to purchase tickets. Parents are free. Tickets include unlimited access to games. There is an obstacle course, laser tag, game truck, food for sale, raffle, and auctions. Wholesome fun for the whole family.
Next Wednesday the 13th is an Art show in the library 4:30-6:30 with crafts and ornament making and food for sale. Come support the Art students.
It is time for our Mindful Minute. Mindful Minute is so we can all start school with our minds ready to learn and focus. Do your best to relax and focus on deep breathing. Take a deep breath in, hold for a second, then let it out, hold for a second and repeat throughout the mindful minute. Get comfortable. Just make sure you are quiet and still. 3, 2, 1, begin.
That's the end of our mindful minute.
Have a wonderful day, Raiders!