Monday, March 18, 2019

Morning Announcements
Monday, March 18, 2019

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.

Father, you created our minds and are the source of all knowledge. During this week of third-quarter assessments, enlighten our understanding. Free us from mental laziness and the tendency to take short cuts. As we study, give us a focused mind, a quick understanding, the ability to remember what we study, and the powerful assistance of your grace, so that what we learn we may one day be able to apply to the coming of your Kingdom.

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.

Today the announcements will be read at the beginning of 2nd period.

Third Quarter Assessments
Today we will begin Third Quarter Assessments. Your second test for today is 6th period. Tests for tomorrow will be 2nd and 7th.

Course Selection for 2019-2020
This week, we will begin the course selection process for the 2019-20 school year. On Monday and Tuesday of this week, your teachers in English, Social Studies, PE/VA and Foreign Languages will sign your course selection sheet. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, your teachers in Math, Science, Arts, Business and Technology, and all other speciality electives, will sign your sheet. Please have your parent or prefect sign the completed sheet and return it to your first period teacher on this Friday, March 22.

Athletic Results
The junior high Baseball Rocks dropped a pair of games at Long Beach on Friday. SSC lost the B-Game 7-3. Dylan Lamb led the team at the plate with a triple. Chelsey Rhodes also had a hit. On the mound, Gavin McIntosh struck out 4.
In the A-Game, the Rock-A-Chaws fell 4-0. Brady Logan and Chase Bryant both had hits. Kyle Stegall pitched 4 and 2/3 innings giving up no hits while striking out 4.

The varsity track and field team finished second overall this weekend at the Pass High Invitational. It was another solid performance by this group. The junior high and high school Rocks will be at home on Thursday in the Rock-A-Chaw Relays.

In baseball, the JV Rocks beat East Central 7 – 3. Noah Theriot pitched 3 and 1/3 innings and Nicholas Quintini pitched 1 and 2/3 in the win. Aaron Rush, Thomas Williams, and Nicholas Quintini all had hits.
In varsity action, the Rocks beat East Central 8 – 3. Peyton Sandrock got the win; going 4 innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 4. Brad Dossett picked up the save; pitching the last three innings. Taylor LaFontaine led the Rocks with three hits including a double and a triple. Dawson Strong, Corban O’Bannon and Tristan Bush each had two hits while Trace Rhodes, Thomas Williams and Ethan McNeill added hits.
On Saturday the Rocks swept a doubleheader defeating Heritage Academy 9 – 0 and Mize 4 – 2. In Game One, Colin Frederickson pitched a no-hitter striking out 4 in a 6-inning contest. In the second game, Easton Logan got the win going 4 and 1/3 innings with Cole Fletcher picking up the save. Trace Rhodes, Dawson Strong, Corban O’Bannon and Tristan Bush all had hits for the Rocks.

The lacrosse team made history this Saturday with a 9-6 win over Brother Martin, marking the first win in school history. Goals were scored by Aiden Theobald, James Johnson, and Evan Byrne. Congratulations and keep up the hard work. Practice will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week, see Coach Hoffer if you have any questions.

Graduation Announcements
The final shipment of graduation announcements has arrived. They will be available for pick up at Mr. Bezou’s office. Please stop by to pick them up before you leave school today. Extra graduation announcements and Thank You notes are also available for purchase, but supplies are limited. See Mr. Bezou for prices.

Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Award
Attention seniors, please check your Rock-A-Chaw email. Over the coming weeks you will have the opportunity to nominate and vote for your classmates to receive various awards during graduation including the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Award and the American Legion Award. Please see Mr. Bezou if you have any questions.

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

Lunch for today is beef stroganoff; or pulled pork sandwich; or chef salad.

Today is the birthday of 9th graders Ladd Gex, Lane Gex, and Ryan Tyler. Happy birthday Ladd, Lane, and Tyler. Have a great day.

Quote of the Day
The Quote of the Day today comes from Mahatma Ghandi, who offered this aphorism: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!