Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Morning Announcements
Tuesday, April 2, 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.

Loving God, I ask you to help me prepare to understand and embrace the paschal mystery in my life.
I don’t always see the beauty and mystery of this season and often I run from the pain. Help me to see how your saving grace and your loving touch in my life can fill me with joyful praise of the salvation
you have sent to me.

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.

Late Take-In
Tomorrow, we will have a late take-in for teacher in-service. School will begin at 9:50 AM. The bus routes will run at their usual time and there will be someone at school to supervise if you need to arrive early.

OLA Classes
We will not be sharing classes with OLA today. Those of you that have classes at OLA, please report to the Resource Center during that time.

This Friday we, along with all the Brothers’ Schools, will have a meal of fasting at lunchtime. In Religion classes, Brother Bernard will be explaining this gesture of sacrifice and solidarity with our students in Mozambique who are suffering from a Katrina-style hurricane that hit them two weeks ago. The brothers urge you to be as generous and positive as so many were to us when we were in need.

Athletic Results
The Varsity Tennis team defeated St Patrick 5 courts to 2 yesterday. Jacob Estrada and Nour Tayara won number 1 doubles 6-0, 6-0, and Kaleb Allen and Alexander Fuller won number 2 doubles 6-0 6-1.

The freshman baseball team won their first round playoff game last night against Biloxi 5-4. In the bottom of the 5th inning, the Rocks won on a walkoff ground ball from Tanner Reinike that scored Brandon Rhodes. Kameron Cunningham led the Rocks offensively with a double and and sac fly. Kaiden Rosetti had a triple, Joe Bradford had an RBI double and Tanner Reinike and Christian Bourgeois had singles. Brandon Rhodes pitched four innings allowing three hits and two runs. Joe Bradford finished the game on the mound picking up his 4th win of the season.

In eSports action, your Rockachaw Legends will go head to head with Tupelo High School Tsunami and the West Harrison Hurricanes in a League of Legends double header starting at 4:00. On Thursday the undefeated Rock-A-Chaw Rockets will take on the Pearl River Blue Devils and Starkville High School in a Rocket League Double Header.
Athletic Events
Today the golf team will play at Hickory Hill beginning at 9:00 AM.
The junior varsity and varsity tennis teams will travel to East Central for games beginning at 4:30 PM.
The varsity baseball team will play Bay High at home at 6:00 PM.

Congratulations to senior Corban O’Bannon who was honored with the Gulf Coast Student of the Week by the Gulfport Kiwanis Club. Corban was honored at a luncheon this past Wednesday where he received a certificate honoring his many accomplishments. Great job Corban!

Prom Tickets
Prom tickets are on sale now for $25 on the SSC GoFan website. Ticket prices increase on April 15th to $30 a piece.

Lost and Found
I have a pair of glasses in the office that were found in the gym after the pep rally last Friday. If you lost your glasses, please stop by the office and claim them.

Attention Juniors and Seniors – don’t forget to vote for Prom King and Prom Prince. Check you email for a link to the Google Form.

Voting for the various graduation awards ends on April 18th. Check you email for a link to the various Google Forms.

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

The lunch for today is chicken tetrazzini; or philly cheese steak; or grilled chicken yakitori salad.

Today is the birthday of 9th grader Joseph Andre, and seniors Brice Babb and Logan Bradley. Happy birthday Joseph, Brice, and Logan! Have a great day.

Quote of the Day
Today’s Words of Wisdom come to us from author C.S. Lewis, who observed that, “Holiness is irresistible. If even ten percent of the world’s population had it, the whole world would be converted and happy before the year’s end.”
Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!