Friday, September 14, 2018

Morning Announcements
Friday, September 14, 1018

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

Dear God, I am here today because everything I have is from you, and I want to give you thanks. I may not feel like being in a classroom all day, but I know that what I am doing is for my good and for the greater good. Help me to meet this day with an open mind and an open heart. Let me laugh during times of laughter and focus when I need to be serious. With all my classmates, I offer you my enthusiasm, my talents, and the sacrifice of my time and energy. May this day be my “thank you” to you for all that you have done for me, and may the way I spend it lead others to you and to eternal life forever.

We ask all these things in Jesus’ name. Amen

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.

Athletic Events
Tonight the varsity football will travel to Pearl River Central for a game at 7:00 PM.

Tomorrow afternoon, Coach Daigle and your Running Rock-A-Chaws will be hosting over 200 athletes from 13 schools at Rock-A-Chaw Stadium. There will be music, concessions, snowballs, and of course – racing. Come out and join the festivities, the first race begins at 4:oo PM.

And on Saturday and Sunday the sailing team will travel to the Back to School Regatta at Pontchartrain Yacht Club in Mandeville LA.

Good luck to all of the Rocks this weekend!

Athletic Results
The 7th grade football team lost a hard fought game 12 to 6 at Bay Middle. SSC’s touchdown came on a pass from Joshua Hartl to Bobby Creely. Other big plays were provided on passes from Ladd Scriber to Chesley Rhodes. On defense, the Rock-A-Chaws were led by Micah Griffith, Jacob Bradford and Spencer Cornell.

The 8th grade team beat Bay 20 to 8. Carmello Simpson, Will Dreher and Canye Bankston all had rushing touchdowns. Kyle Stegall ran for a 2-point conversion. SSC was led on defense by Kyle, Canye and Henry Buice. Hamilton Brewer and Brady Logan both stopped Bay drives with interceptions.

Yearbook Distribution
Yearbooks will be distributed during the last half of each lunch period today in the small dining room of the college cafe. Only returning students can receive yearbooks and your name must be on the list to receive a yearbook.

Honors Convocation
The Academic Honors Convocation is this Sunday, September 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the College Cafe. Students who have been notified that they will be receiving an Academic Honor Roll Award and those who are being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society or Mu Alpha Theta are expected to attend. Families and guests are welcome to attend the ceremony.
Students should wear a coat and tie and arrive at the College Cafe at 5:30 pm.

Homecoming Court Nominees
Everyone is invited to read the biographies of our 2018 Homecoming Court nominees. The biographies are on display in the Resource Center through this week. Voting for the five-person court will take place next week via Google Forms. The form will be sent directly to your Rock -A-Chaw email so be on the lookout!

Senior Portraits
The Senior Portrait sign up sheet is available outside Mr. Bezou’s office. Please stop by his office before the end of the day today to schedule your session. There are ten minute appointments on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th. All Seniors are required to have senior portraits taken.

College ROTC
Any junior or senior interested in a college ROTC program or one of the Military Academies (West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, or the Merchant Marine Academy) should see Coach Hoffer about the Academy Day sponsored by Congressman Stephen Palazzo coming up on October 6th.

Soccer Try-outs
High school soccer tryouts will be held today at 4:00 PM at the stadium. Transportation will be provided. Meet the bus at the Fitness Center immediately after school. All players must try-out – even those who played this summer and must have all of your paper work turned in to the main office. High school students currently playing another sport will tryout after their season ends.

St. Jude Money Drop
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the St. Jude money drop. Together you raised $244 for a great cause.

Batman Day
National Batman Day is technically tomorrow, but the library is celebrating today during both lunch periods. Stop by for cartoons, activities, and prizes!

Activities Board
Students, please check the Activities Board for upcoming activities.

Lunch Menu
The lunch menu for today is shrimp bordelaise; or meatball sub; or chicken taco salad.

Today is the birthday of sophomore Jacob Hanlon, juniors Evan Byrne, and Joseph Hebert, and Mr. Nathan Shuffitt. Happy birthday Jacob, Evan, Joseph and Mr. Shuffitt. Have a great day today. Saturday is the birthday of 7th grader Heith Shinn, 8th grader Nicholas Gauger, and Bro. Barry Landry. And Sunday is the birthday of sophomore Luke Borchelt. Have a happy birthday this weekend Heith, Nicholas, Bro. Barry, and Luke.

Character Award of the Day
For volunteering his free time to help clean and re-set the College Cafe after yesterday’s Big Brother/Little Brother lunch; today’s character award recipient is 8th grader Jaden Talbot.
Jaden’s actions personified the values of gratitude, generosity, humility, and kindness.
Congratulations, Jaden! You are a gentleman and a scholar.

Quote of the Day
The Quote of the Day today comes from the great theologian St. Augustine, who once wrote: “Conquer yourself and the world lies at your feet.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!