Announcements – Monday, February 8, 2016

 

  • This week is a four day week. Thursday will be an A day and there will be no school on Friday or next Monday.
  • Japanese Club meets Wednesday to make Japanese style valentines! Learn more about Valentines in Japan, eat snacks, and have fun in Japanese Club!
  • Calling all artists and performers! The BCU is hosting a Black History Month Showcase at the end of February and we need your help. If you’re interested in sharing your talents and would like to help us celebrate Black history, please come to our call out meeting after school today in 136 main. Contact Ms. Haddix for more information.
  • There will be a Model UN meeting this Wednesday morning, in room 120 Russell. All delegates should plan to attend to pick up their background guides for this year’s conference. We will also discuss conference procedures.
  • Europe Trip club will be selling pizza and pretzels again tomorrow after school in the gallery. Bring a dollar to get a snack and support our trip!
  • French Club will be after school today in Room 157F.
  • Gay-Straight Alliance will be after school tomorrow in Room 157F.
  • Yoga club will meet this Thursday after school in Ms. Rose’s room.
  • Gamers’ Club will meet this Tuesday after school in the Lyceum until 5pm.
  • English Academic Team will meet Thursday morning at 8am in room 157f.
  • Mr. Moxley’s office hours have been rescheduled to Thursday morning and afternoon for this week only.
  • EPICS will meet Tuesday and Thursday morning this week in Ms. Ernst’s room.
  • Mr. Hack’s Monday afternoon office hours are cancelled he will have Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning, and Wednesday afternoon office hours this week.
  • It’s not too late to join Social Studies Academic Team. We are meeting this Tuesday after school in Mr. Wetzel’s room, 253f.
  • Big Car is a local nonprofit organization that hosts various community art projects and events throughout Indianapolis to better the community. If you would like to volunteer to work with Big Car, please sign-up on the sign-up sheet outside the advising office. Please ask Charlotte Ray if you have any questions.
  • Congratulations to the following seniors for their college acceptances:
    • Khalil Williams to Cincinnati Christian University
    • Briana Whalen to IUPUI
    • Alexandra Wasser, IUPUI and Ball State University
    • Maddy Theaman to IUPUI and Purdue University
    • Thulani Smith to IUPUI, Hanover, Manchester, University of Indianapolis, Butler and Wabash
    • Noah Smith – Indiana State and Anderson
    • Nick Pointer to Purdue
    • Mary Piper to Loyola
    • Nathan Phipps to Purdue
    • Wil Peoples to IUPUI
    • Domenic Martin to IUPUI
    • Jessica Lopez to Columbia College and Loyola
    • Elena Hughes to Purdue
    • Jordan Harrison to Purdue
    • Gavin Harp to IUPUI
    • Evan Gray to IUPUI
    • Miranda Gowdy to University of Evansville
    • Lauren Golten to IU, Butler, IUPUI and Purdue University
  • Ida B. Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862.It was in Memphis where she first began to fight (literally) for racial and gender justice. In 1884 she was asked by the conductor of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company to give up her seat on the train to a white man and ordered her into the smoking or “Jim Crow” car, which was already crowded with other passengers. In Chicago, she helped develop numerous African American women and reform organizations, but she remained diligent in her anti-lynching crusade. She also became a tireless worker for women’s suffrage, and happened to march in the famous 1913 march for universal suffrage in Washington, D.C. Not able to tolerate injustice of any kind, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, along with Jane Addams, successfully blocked the establishment of segregated schools in Chicago.