Announcements – Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • Any Model United Nations delegates that would like to work the Fall Festival this Friday, please see Mr. Bilbrey by the end of the day.
  • The Roleplaying Society will meet this Friday in Russell 217.
  • On Tuesday, a student-owned laptop went missing. While this device has been found, it does serve as a reminder that Herron High School is not responsible for the loss or damage of student-owned devices. While it is not in any way required, Help Desk recommends that students take the precaution of adding anti-theft software to their devices, e.g. Prey, a free program compatible with virtually all devices.
  • Please bring your Herron-issued tablets with you to seminar this Friday so that Help Desk can verify your tablets.
  • If you are interested in travelling to Costa Rica this summer for college credit, OR, if you would just like to learn more about this Central American country, plan to attend a presentation by Carlos Chavarria, director of Costa Rica Rainforest Experience on Tuesday, October 28 at 4:15 in the Main Conference room. Students travelling to Costa Rica will be able to earn 3 hours of college humanities credit. If you have any questions, see Dr. Cooney.
  • October is national LGBTQ month to celebrate the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans. Today we celebrate Laverne Cox. Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality television star, television producer, and LGBT advocate, best known for her portrayal of Sophia Burset on the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black, for which she made history in 2014 by becoming the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category. Thanks, Laverne, for your courage and commitment to equality!
  • It’s not too late to sign up for the IJCL Italy trip and see the wonders of Rome, the Eternal City, as well as Pompeii, Vesuvius, and more! See Magistra Bush for registration forms, which need to be returned by Oct. 30.
  • The JCL Arachne Party is this Thursday after school in the Lyceum. Bring a mythological or classical costume for the costume contest and come decorate mythological pumpkins with us!
  • Congratulations to Elizabeth Copeland for her acceptance to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; to Rebekah Edmonds for her acceptance to Grace College and Olivet Nazarene University; to Hannah Fox-Teague for acceptance to Indiana University and Ball State; and to Raine Miller for acceptance to Franklin College; Hanover College and Wittenburg Univeristy.
  • Juniors and seniors, check out the college rep visit board for a couple additional colleges added—Millikin and Grace—as we wind down the fall visit season.
  • All Winter Athletic Packets are due to Mrs. Wiggins by Monday, Oct. 27th. Athletes who do not have the entire packet turned in will not be permitted to participate. There are extra packets outside Mrs. Wiggins’ office.
  • Fall Festival! Clubs will have booths where they will be selling various things and having fun games for all. Also we will have live music from Katie Krauter and Anne Anderson. There will also be a student section at the game where students can sit together to cheer fellow students to victory. Glow sticks, streamers, face paint, and more will be provided for the student cheer section.
  • Come watch the faculty obliterate the students at the soccer game on Friday night at Kuntz Stadium. The Fall Festival will begin at 5 and the game will begin at 6. The homecoming court will be presented during halftime. Tickets will be $3 for students, $5 for parents! Come console your fellow students’ desperate loss as they lament their fate and curse the day soccer was first imagined. Hope to see you there!
  • All are invited to the “Hauntcoming” Dance this Saturday at Municipal Gardens at 18th and Lafayette from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Admission is $5 or $3 if you come in costume. We will be crowning the homecoming court! Permission forms for guests are available at Student Services. There will be the opportunity for official photographs at the dance. Order envelopes are available at Student Services or at the dance. Photo packages start at $15. If you have any questions, see Ms. Knop.