Announcements for Thursday, February 19, 2015

African Heritage Month Announcement!  Maya Angelou an acclaimed American poet, storyteller, activist, and autobiographer.  Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri.  Angelou has had a broad career as a singer, dancer, actress, composer, and Hollywood’s first female black director, but is most famous as a writer, editor, essayist, playwright, and poet.  As a civil rights activist, Angelou worked for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.  She was also an educator and served as the Reynolds professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.  By 1975, Angelou had become recognized not only as a spokesperson for blacks and women, but also for all people who are committed to raising the moral standards of living in the United States.  She served on two presidential committees, for Gerald Ford in 1975 and for Jimmy Carter in 1977.   In 2000, Angelou was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton.  In 2010, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the U.S., by President Barack Obama.  Angelou was awarded over 50 honorary degrees.  L. Williams

A reminder to Mrs. Dixon`s Dance students who are performing in the Black History Month assembly!  There is a mandatory rehearsal tomorrow, after school, in the Auditorium.  Be on time!  E. Dixon

Attention all students!  The Weight Room is still open at lunch on Day 1`s and Day 2`s.  Come on down to get pumped up any time after 11:40 a.m.  K. Nizich

Boys Indoor Soccer!  Players attending tomorrow`s tournament need to see Mr. Vidovich today.  J. Vidovich

A reminder to all clubs participating in the Student Marketplace.  It has been postponed to Friday, March 6th.  There will be a meeting for all interested clubs on Friday at lunch in Room B56.  I. Slywynska

Intramural Ball Hockey teams are due tomorrow by 3:15 p.m. to Mr. Beardwood.  Any students interested in playing must submit their teams.  As soon as possible.  T. Beardwood

Congratulations go out to the Senior Girl`s Volleyball team on an outstanding semi-final game yesterday at Leaside CI.  The team came up short losing 25-23, 27-25.  Thanks to team playing members Limay H., Kelly N., Stephanie L., Victoria S., Elyse A., and Fariha A.  Thanks for a great season.  Coach Graul

Would all the students who won a Cineplex gift certificate at the Shakespearience Workshop, please speak to Ms. Neub sometime today.  T. Neub