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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Morning Announcements
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Please stand for our morning prayer.

Today we will be led in prayer by Senior Student Minister Magruder O’Bannon.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

A reading from the Gospel according to Mark:

Jesus said to his disciples:
“In praying, do not babble like the pagans,
who think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Do not be like them.
Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This is how you are to pray:

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

“If you forgive men their transgressions,
your heavenly Father will forgive you.
But if you do not forgive men,
neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”
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.

Lord Jesus, today in Religion class we will be offered the opportunity to examine our conscience before our Lenten confessions tomorrow. Help me to be honest with myself. Give me the desire to see myself as you see me. I believe that your kind of honesty can transform my life. It can allow you into my heart where you can bring reconciliation and healing that I never imagined. Give me the desire to be more honest with myself and to examine my conscience more thoroughly than I usually do when these opportunities come up.

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.

3rd Quarter Assessments Next Week
On Monday of next week, 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 SSC baseball teams had a busy week during the break. The varsity Rocks went 4-1, beating St. Patrick’s 11-1, Oak Forest 4-1 and 11-1, and Pascagoula 12-0. The lone defeat was to Oak Grove 10-9. Winning pitchers were Nick Hertz and Reagan Corr, each picking up two victories. Leading hitters were Brendan Logan with ten hits, Nick Hertz with eight, Levi Knight and Magruder O’Bannon each with six, Sonny Valentine and Ian Wadsworth each with three and Jack Putnam and JD Rutherford with two apiece.

In junior varsity action the Rocks beat Pascagoula 9-4. Cade Cuevas, Peyton Sandrock and Corban O’Bannon all pitched in the victory. Leading hitters were Cade Cuevas, Reagan Corr and Braxton Shirley.

The freshmen team went 5-1 beating Vancleave 8-0, East Central 5-3 and 10-6, and D’Iberville 10-8, and 12-3. The lone loss was 3-2 to Vancleave. Winning pitchers were Easton Logan, Braxton Bean, Brad Dossett, and Dawson Strong. Nicholas Quintini picked up a save. Leading hitters were Taylor LaFontaine, Easton Logan, Braxton Bean, Thomas Williams, Dawson Strong, Jackson Garrett and Noah Theriot.

Congratulations to the junior high and varsity Track & Field teams for their first place team finishes at the Rock-A-Chaw Relays. Good start to the season gentlemen.

Over the break, the 8th grade baseball Rocks split a pair of games with Bro. Martin. SSC won the first game 4-1 and dropped the second game 10-8. The junior high Rocks also played Picayune last week. The 7th graders dropped their opener 8-3, but the 8th Graders won the nightcap 6-5.

Last night the 7th and 8th graders swept West Wortham. The 7th graders won 30-0 collecting 17 hits. Players with multiple hits included Christian Bourgeois with four, Ethan Jacobi with three and Ryan Tyler, Kameron Cunningham, Jackson Montjoy and Joseph Bradford all with two hits each. The winning pitcher was Brandon Rhodes

The 8th graders beat the Hurricanes 11-2. Aaron Rush and Connor Ladner both had two hits. Others collecting hits included Trustin Northington, Keaton Cunningham, Tyler Koennen and Tony Aleman. Tony, Aaron and Connor combined to throw a no hitter with Tony picking up the win.

This past weekend the SSC/OLA tennis team placed second in the finalist Gold Division of the Pass Christian High School Invitational Tournament.

Athletic Events
The golf team will play a match at Diamondhead today.
The JH Baseball game today in Hammond has been cancelled due to the expected bad weather.
And junior varsity and varsity tennis will travel to Stone County for matches beginning at 4:30 PM.

Tonight, the tennis team will play Stone County High School in Wiggins.

Senior Rings
Any junior who has not yet ordered his senior ring but would like to do so may speak with Mrs. Estrade in her office outside of class time.

Prom Tickets
Prom tickets will are on sale in Mrs. Estrade’s 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
Any sophomores or juniors interested in the Pharmacy Preview Day at Ole Miss need to see coach Hoffer for more information. Registration is limited.

Any senior attending Pearl River Community College next year needs to see Coach Hoffer about a scholarship opportunity. Please pick up a flyer outside of class time!

Coach Hoffer has information on an amazing opportunity for summer immersion at Wake Forest University located in North Carolina. The program has a wide range of subjects like law, sports medicine, sports marketing, biosciences, leadership, technology and entrepreneurship. Please see Coach Hoffer for more information.

Klagetoh Fundraising
In just six weeks a group of our juniors, seniors, and faculty members will travel to Klagetoh, Arizona for our annual trip to St. Anne Mission on the Navajo reservation. Tomorrow morning the team will hold their first fundraiser – a donut sale. Stop by the mall before school to purchase Krispy Kreme donuts, chocolate milk, or orange juice and help the team meet this year’s fundraising goal!

Teen Tech Week
It’s National Teen Tech Week and the library is celebrating this year! Pick up a BINGO card in the library and learn how you can participate and win one of many prizes including a Kindle, Google Cardboard, iTunes gift card, or a fidget spinner!

NHS Service Hours
Senior National Honor Society members: your service hours are due today to Ms. Brannin. Please submit your form before the end of the day.

Any NHS or NJHS members interested in volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club later this month, please stop by the library today for more information.

AP Test Registration
Any student who wishes to take an AP exam in May must turn in his registration form and payment for the test to Mr. Mavor either today or tomorrow.

Lunch Menu
The lunch for today is chicken enchilada casserole; or hamburger, or Yakatori chicken salad.

Words of Wisdom The Words of Wisdom today come from St. Camillus, who advises us: “Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!