Friday, October 19, 2018

Morning Announcements
Friday, October 19, 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

We stand before you, O Lord, in praise and thanksgiving for all you have given us. We dedicate to you all the events and experiences of this day. We join our voices and hearts to the prayer of other Catholic schools and the Christian community of our diocese as well as to that of Mary our Mother, praising our Father unceasingly and interceding for the salvation of the world.

We ask all these things in Jesus’ name.

In the name of the Father, and 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.

Mass For Right to Life
There will be a Mass for Right to Life next Tuesday, October 23rd before 1st period at the OLG church.
Please wear your oxford shirt and tie for this Mass.

Athletic Events
Tonight the varsity football team will travel to Moss Point for a game at 7:00 PM.
Saturday the junior high and varsity cross country teams will travel to George County for the Division 8 4A Meet.
And the swim team will travel to Biloxi for the South State State meet.

Students are reminded that both HYLA High School and HYLA Junior Applications are due on Tuesday, October 23rd by 4 :00 PM.

The Junior High applications can be turned into the school. The high school applications must be turned in to the Hancock Resource Center.

PSAT Testing
All sophomores and juniors selected to take the PSAT will report to the small dining hall at the end of lunch to complete the pre-administration portion of the PSAT. If you have questions, please see Coach Hoffer outside of class time or drop him an email.

Duke University Summer Programs
Duke University has released its summer education programs. There are amazing opportunities for 9th-12th grade students and all classes are held on Duke’s campus. If you are interested in learning more, please see Coach Hoffer.

College Opportunities
Coach Hoffer currently has pre-college opportunities at both the University of Alabama and the University of Notre Dame. Some options are even available for college credit. Please see Coach Hoffer outside of class time to get more information or to ask questions.

College Information
Any sophomores through seniors who are interested in hearing more about the University of Notre Dame need to get in touch with Coach Hoffer outside of class time. A representative from Notre Dame will be on campus Monday, October 22nd in the afternoon. This will not be a lunch visit and only students who have been cleared through the Guidance Office will be able to attend. Please see Coach Hoffer outside of class time to register for this visit or to have your questions answered.

Spirit Week
Hey everyone – Luke Ladner here to talk about next week’s Spirit Week activities. Monday kicks off with My Team Monday – wear a college or pro jersey, t-shirt, or polo with your school pants, belt, shoes, and socks. For every day you dress up, check in with your StuCo class reps in the cafe during lunch to earn points for your class. The grade with the most points wins an extended lunch period one day, with a pizza and ice cream party followed by free play on campus or the beach. One individual will win a ticket to the Pass football game next Friday, a ticket to a home soccer and basketball game, and first at lunch for a week. Winners will be announced at the pep rally. Later today we’ll send an email to all students with the details on the themed days and contests. If you have any questions, ask a Student Council member or email Ms. Brannin.

Homecoming Ticket Sales
Today is the last day Mr. Bezou is selling homecoming dance tickets. He will be set up in the college cafe during both lunch periods. This is the last time you can buy tickets. He will not be available after school and tickets will not be sold at the door.

OLA Volleyball
OLA volleyball is hosting the second round of playoffs on Monday night at 5:30 PM. They need a huge crowd and are asking for support from the Rocks. Please help the Crescents push forward to State on Monday night!

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

The lunch for today is shrimp creole; or chicken tenders; or beef taco salad.

Today is the birthday of junior Ryan Necaise. Happy birthday Ryan! Have a great day. Saturday is the birthday of 8th grader Brice Newton, and senior Nate McCormick. Have a happy birthday on Saturday Brice and Nate.

Quote of the Day
Today is the feastday of St. Paul of the Cross and our Quote of the Day comes from him: “Build an oratory within yourself, and there have Jesus on the altar of your heart”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!