Thursday, March 21, 2019

Morning Announcements
Thursday, March 21, 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.

Today, Lord, a number of juniors and seniors from here and OLA will be starting the four-day Kairos retreat. We offer you our prayers for them. They chose to spend this last weekend of Lent in a retreat house where they will unplug their phones and listen to you. May you have words of love and joy for them and may they support each other as they look for your hand in their lives. Give the student leaders who will be giving talks your wisdom and draw those making the retreat for the first time close to your heart.

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.

Third Quarter Assessments
Today we will end Third Quarter Assessments with 4th and 5th exams.

Course Selection for 2019-2020
Today is the last day for course selection sign in. All course selection sheets will be collected during first period tomorrow. Please be sure to have your parent or prefect sign your sheet and return it to your 1st period teacher tomorrow morning. Anyone who does not return his course selection sheet in the morning will be in detention on Monday, March 25th.

Lenten Mass
Next Wednesday we will have our Lenten Mass in the Bro. Peter gym before 1st period. Please wear your oxford shirt and tie for this Mass.

Athletic Events
The Rock-A-Chaw Relays will begin at 4:00 PM today at the stadium.
The junior varsity and varsity tennis team will play at Pass Christian today at 4:30 PM.
The 9th grade baseball team will play a doubleheader at Gulfport at 5:00 and 7:00 PM.
The junior high baseball A & B teams will play at North Gulfport, B-team at 5:00 and A-team at 6:45 PM.

Yesterday, members of the SSC Rocket League team played a six game scrimmage match against John Carroll Catholic High School from Birmingham, Alabama. Kit Adams, Tyler Varnado and Houston Holman won the match 5 games to 1. As a tryout, 7th Grader Brance Stroud substituted in several games scoring several goals in the overall win.

Come watch as Your Rockachaw Rockets take on the Tupelo High School “Flood” at 4PM today. The match will be live and on the big screen in the small dining room of the college cafe. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Any seniors who have not completed the HELP application for state financial aid should see Mr. Hoffer in the Guidance Office for more information. Even if you are not eligible for Federal Student Aid, you can receive state aid if you are eligible, so please come by Guidance today.

Student Council March Madness
Student Council is hosting a March Madness competition this year. Be sure to check your Rock-a-Chaw email for a link to your grade’s bracket. The student with the best bracket in each grade will receive a prize of $10 cash, and one overall school winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card. The tournament starts this Thursday morning, so complete your bracket by then for a chance to win!

Arts Alive
Any student interested in volunteering for the Arts Alive event please see Mrs. Cathy Lawson. The event is scheduled for this coming Saturday and Sunday March 23rd and 24th. No artistic ability is required and students can receive indirect service hours for volunteering.

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

Lunch for today is chili mac; or turkey club; or caribbean grilled chicken salad

Today is the birthday of 7th grader Lane Burroughs and juniors Brad Dossett and Thomas Williams. Happy birthday Lane, Brad, and Thomas. Have a great day today.

Quote of the Day
Today’s Words of Wisdom come to us from Greek philosopher, Aristotle, who wrote that, “In the arena of life, the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action, not just in words.”
Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!