Thursday, September 13, 2018

Morning Announcements
Thursday, September 13, 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, today I ask you to make me more aware of the feelings and needs of others, especially the adults in my life whom you have sent to care for me. Show me how I can help them by simple gestures of active listening and of respect. May I not be too busy today to stop and greet them or offer a helping hand where it is needed.

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 7th and 8th grade football teams will play at Bay Middle beginning at 5:00 PM.

Athletic Results
Last night, the swim team fought hard against a fast Ocean Springs team and swam them to an 85-85 draw. It was a great effort from the entire roster. Swimmers winning individual events were John Prikasky, Alexander Fuller, Caden Peranich, and Alden Macomber.

Big Brother/Little Brother
Today Little Brothers will meet their Big Brothers during both lunches. All 7th graders and seniors will be let out ten minutes early from 3rd period and escorted down to DiBoll plaza, where they will be assigned to their brothers. Big Brothers and Little Brothers will eat lunch together and then have through 5th period to get to know each other. The Blaize gym will be open for dodgeball, as well as the senior lounge and the library for board games through second lunch. Therefore, all seniors will be missing their 4th period class, and all 7th graders will be missing their 5th period class. All students will report to their 6th period class as usual.

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. Family 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 at Mr. Bezou’s. Please stop by his office before Friday 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 Visit Opportunity
Any seniors interested in Louisiana Tech University should see Coach Hoffer about a weekend visit opportunity. The date is approaching quickly, so see coach today!

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 tomorrow 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. High school students currently playing another sport will tryout after their season ends.

Mu Alpha Theta
There will be a brief mandatory meeting for all current and new members of Mu Alpha Theta in the morning at 8:00 AM in room 252, Mr. Roy’s room. Please be on time.

Activities Board
Students, please check the Activities Board for the following activities: Sailing, Math Lab, and RC Club.

Lunch Menu
The lunch menu for today is baked chicken; or aloha chicken sandwich; or greek gyro salad.

Today is the birthday of 9th grader Alex Fabra. Happy birthday Alex! Have a great day.

Quote of the Day
The Quote of the Day today comes again from St. Francis of Assisi, who advised us to: “Take a moment to think of everything you’re proud of about yourself and your life. Then ask yourself if you would have any of this without God’s permission and aid? Give credit where credit is due; praise and thank Him, not yourself.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!