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Friday, March 10, 2017

Morning Announcements
Friday, March 10, 2017

Please stand for our morning prayer.

We will be led in prayer today by Senior Student Minister Ricky Schaefer.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew:

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I tell you,
unless your righteousness surpasses that
of the scribes and Pharisees,
you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.

“You have heard that it was said to your ancestors,
You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.
But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother
will be liable to judgment,
and whoever says to his brother, Raqa,
will be answerable to the Sanhedrin,
and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna.
Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar,
and there recall that your brother
has anything against you,
leave your gift there at the altar,
go first and be reconciled with your brother,
and then come and offer your gift.
Settle with your opponent quickly while on the way to court.
Otherwise your opponent will hand you over to the judge,
and the judge will hand you over to the guard,
and you will be thrown into prison.
Amen, I say to you,
you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.”
The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Let us pray together as a school community in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

In the Gospel, Lord Jesus, you tell your disciples not to call anyone a fool or worse names. I truly want to be your disciple, so help me to concentrate today on cleaning up my language, especially the names I call others. Give me a clear mind to realize when my language may have hurt others and a strong desire to make it up to them with acts and words of kindness.

We pray all this in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Stanislaus, pray for us.

Will everyone please join me as we recite together the Pledge of Allegiance.

“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.”

Please remain standing until the dress, grooming, and haircut check have been completed.

Daylight Savings Time
Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday morning at 2:00 AM. Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour so you won’t be late for school.

Booster Club Drawdown
The Booster Club is sponsoring a Drawdown to benefit the athletic program on Saturday, April 1st in the College Cafe. Tickets are $100.00 and covers admission for four guests with a chance to win $10,000. Tickets can be purchased online at or in the finance office. See the flyer on the window at the Main Office for more information.

3rd Quarter Assessments Next Week
On Monday we will begin our third quarter assessments. They will conclude on Friday of next week. The schedule for the week is posted in the Resource Center and will include assessments by subject. You should have no more than two tests per day; if you do, please contact Mr. Mavor today.

Athletic Results
The junior high Track & Field team finished second overall yesterday at the St. Patrick Invitational. The Rocks were close behind Long Beach and ahead of West Wortham and St. Patrick. Good job Rocks.

The junior high baseball Rocks dropped a pair of hard-fought games to Hancock last night. The 7th graders lost 7-6. Ethan Jacobi had two hits. Brandon Rhodes, Jackson Montjoy and Jackson LeBlanc each had one hit.

The 8th graders lost 5-1. Tyler Koennen hit a double and Aaron Rush and Keaton Cunningham also each had a hit. Keaton struck out seven in the loss.

Athletic Events
Tonight the varsity baseball team will play in the Sumrall Tournament against Columbia Academy at Columbia Academy starting at 7:00 PM.
And the tennis team will travel to Wiggins to play Stone County at 4:30 PM.
On Saturday the varsity track team will participate in the Gaston Hewess Invitational in Gulfport.
Junior varsity and varsity tennis will play Long Beach at the Pass high school courts at 9: AM.
Varsity baseball will play in the Sumrall Tournament at Petal against Madison-Ridgeland Academy at 11:00 AM against Petal at 1:30 PM.

Prom Tickets
Prom tickets will are on sale in Mrs. Estrades’ office outside of class time. This year Prom will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 8:00 to 11:00 PM at the Bay Waveland Yacht Club.

College Opportunities
Coach Hoffer has many summer education opportunities at great universities like Wake Forest, Duke, and Boston University. There are also great options at our awesome in state universities, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Please see Coach for more details.

Teen Tech Week
Free resume help, free e-audio books, free website and app design video tutorials, and free online comics including Angry Birds, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, Star Trek, Transformers, and Adventure Time. Interested? Stop by the library today during lunch for the last day of Teen Tech Week to learn about these free resources and more. And if you’ve been participating all week, don’t forget to turn in your Bingo card to Ms. Brannin by the end of the day. The winners will be announced on Monday.

Lunch Menu
The lunch for today is shrimp creole; or filet of fish sandwich; or surimi salad.

Today is the birthday of 8th grader Brennan Hayward. Happy birthday Brennan! Have a great day. Saturday is the birthday of 7th grader Karl Breisacher and senior James Gagnon. Have a happy birthday on Saturday Karl and James.

Words of Wisdom
The Words of Wisdom today come from British author John Bunyan, who once advised that: “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!