Friday, December 14, 2018

A Catholic day and boarding school for boys in grades 7-12
Forming Men of Character since 1854

Morning Announcements
Friday, December 14, 2018

Please stand for our morning prayer.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

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

Today, Lord, is a day of review and preparation for semester exams. Give us the concentration to understand the importance of preparing well. The Christmas break is coming up, but we need your help to avoid distractions and to make deliberate efforts to be serious about study guides, to review, to make up what work is lacking, and to ask for help where we are weak.

We ask all these things in Jesus’ name.

In the name of the Father, and the of the Son, and of 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 and grooming check have been completed.

Semester Exams
Semester exams begin on Monday morning with your first period exam at 8:30 AM. School will dismiss at 2:00 PM. The buses will be leaving after the 2:00 PM dismissal.

Service Hours
Attention all students: Service hours are now past due. If you have not yet completed your service hours, you must do so as soon as possible. If you have late service hours, please turn them in to Mr. Blackburn so you can be cleared for your religion exam.

Athletic Events
Tonight the junior varsity and varsity basketball teams will play at home against Bay High beginning at 6:00 PM.
The varsity soccer team will play at home against Pass Christian at 7:15 PM.

On Saturday the SSC junior high soccer tournament will start at 10:00 PM. See the calendar for schedule of play.
The basketball team will host the War on The Shore Tournament beginning at 1:00 PM. See the calendar for schedule of play.

Attendance Forms
If you will be in need of an Attendance form, for the purpose of obtaining a driver’s licence, please see Mrs. Richoux to request one. We will issue forms Monday through Thursday for pickup at the end of the school day. You will not be able to get a form after noon on Thursday.

Any senior who has been accepted to Mississippi State and is interested in attending one of their spring Academic Insight days should see Coach Hoffer outside of class time. Academic Insight days are chances to view specific schools within the University including Architecture, Business, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, and many more. Stop by the Guidance Office for more information.

Homecoming Dance
Following the feedback received about our homecoming dance, Mr. Bezou has put together a Google form to capture song recommendations for the 2019 SSC/OLA Prom. So far, only 26 songs have been nominated. Juniors and Seniors, please check your Rock-A-Chaw email to start submitting song recommendations. Nominations will close on February 1, 2019.

Activities Board
Students, please check the Activities Board for upcoming activities and volunteer opportunities.

The lunch for today is roasted pork loin; or grilled cheese sandwich; or chicken taco salad.

Saturday is the birthday of senior Tristan Bush and Sunday is the birthday of 7th grader Jeremy Mares.
Happy birthday this weekend Tristan and Jeremy.

Quote of the Day
Today’s words of wisdom come from a quote by Abraham Lincoln: “Nearly all men can handle adversity; if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!