9/21 morning news
9/21 morning news
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Thursday, September 21 2017

       

The Learning Commons will be closed after school this Thursday 9/21.

Attention Drama club!  The next meeting and rehearsal will be on Thursday, September 21st, after school in the auditorium from 2:10 to 3:45.  There is no rehearsal today.  Please check the Google Class page for more information.

Information from the Town Library

"Ever thought it might be fun to have a relaxed, thoughtful discussion of the Big Questions of Life? Drop in on Tuesday afternoons after school in the Fall in the West Bridgewater Public Library Gallery. Join others interested in deep conversations. In the coming weeks we plan to discuss: "Is education a right or a privilege?" "What is the responsibility of the individual to society and vice versa?" "Is the Truth knowable?"

Also from the Town Library - "On Fridays after school in the Fall, an Open Mic for spoken word and poetry will be held for local teens from West Bridgewater and surrounding towns. This Poetry Slam will feature original poems and spoken word pieces and/or works of your favorite poets and authors. Share your work in a relaxed and supportive setting.

Lifetouch student picture day for grades 7-12 will be on Wednesday, October 11th. All students taking the PSAT that day will have their photo taken after they have completed their exam.

Seniors that want to use a Lifetouch photo for their Senior photo in the yearbook should come to school on Wednesday, October 11th, ready to be photographed.

Attention all Leos and students who want to join the club!  We are holding a membership drive this week Wednesday during power block in the auditorium.  If a current member brings a new member, you will receive a service hour. If you volunteered at the end of the year to mentor a 7th grade Leo, please see Mrs. McAlduff.

Let’s make this the best year ever!  

Summer Strength and Conditioning T-Shirts are in!!! They can be picked up after School in Laura’s office.  

Do you enjoy going toe to toe about important topics that impact today’s world? Do you want better research and public speaking skills? Do you have a lot of opinions about a lot of things? Than Debate might be for you!

This year’s topic is : Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.

Come find out more about the West Bridgewater Debate Team next Thursday Afternoon (Sept 21st) in room 202. Any interested High school students are invited. All returning members should be in attendance as well. See Mr. Ennis with any questions.

The Music Department is going to be very busy during Power Blocks!  There is a new Ukelele group that will be meeting every week, during Wednesday Power Block!  If you need a pass, see Mrs. Diman in the morning.  Also, for any interested singers, a small vocal ensemble will be meeting weekly on Thursday during Power Block.  Again, see Mrs. Diman if you need a pass.   

The first rehearsals for the Wildcat Color Guard start on Monday and Wednesday, right after school.  Stop by after school to see the flags twirl and the rifles get thrown!

Any Freshmen running for class office need to get their speeches to Mrs. Longo by Monday, September 25th.

VIDEO: "Ukulele Wednesdays are happening in the Band Room! Beginners and advanced-all are welcome!"

Attention Student Council -- Members of the Superintendent's and Principal’s Council for the 2017-2018 school year have been posted on our classroom page.  Please take a look and if you are on the list see Mrs. DeSimone after school September 21st for some important information.  If you are unable to make it, you must check in by the end of the day Friday.

VOLUNTEERS - COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

The BBA needs volunteers early on Saturday morning, September 30, to help with vendor unloading and set up; throughout the day to assist with children’s activities, petting zoo, drink sales, etc.; and later in the afternoon to help vendors pack up and for general cleanup of the site.  Home Depot has donated hand trucks and dolly carts to move the heavy items, so while there is some physical labor involved.   While we will take any volunteer assistance, we would prefer to book students in 2-3 hour blocks of time, beginning Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m.  Anyone interested can e-mail Joe at  jenriquez@darroweverett.com

GUIDANCE OFFICE:      College Visits  list is now available on the school website under guidance department.  This document will be constantly updating so please check back on a regular basis.  There is a signup sheet in the guidance office and you will also need a pass to give to your teacher.  Next week visits are follows:

9/25 University of New Haven, Western New England University, St. Josephs colle, Roger Williams University and added today COASTAL CAROLINA.  

9/26 Wheaton College, Lasell College, Bentley College

9/27 University of Connecticut, University of New England

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS, Mark you calendars, the PSAT TEST will be administered this October 11 here at school.  PSAT PAYMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $16.00 is due in the Guidance Office by Friday, October 6, 2017.  Cash or checks.  Please make checks out to WBMSHS.  Please contact guidance with any questions.  

SOPHOMORES …

Applications are being accepted for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) seminar in the guidance office.  Each year West Bridgewater has the opportunity to send one sophomore to this all-expense paid weekend seminar, being held at Bentley University.  This leadership program introduces high school sophomores to distinguished leaders from various sectors such as business, education, technology, government, science and the arts.  Sophomores are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.  Interested students can obtain more information in the guidance office.

Last Year’s delegate was Valerie Puliafico.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26.

COLLEGE FINANCING SEMINAR

This years college financing seminars will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in the high school auditorium beginning at 6:00 p.m.

This seminar is an opportunity for all parents of juniors and seniors to be informed on the many options available for financing your child's college education.

(9/18) Hat day will be this Friday September 22nd.  Students can pay $2.00 in powerblock and wear a hat for the day on Friday.  All money raised will be donated to the Hurricane Relief fund.  

A meeting for ALL members of the Spanish Honor Society will be next Wednesday, September 27th.

The morning crew is looking for a sportscaster to announce the game results during morning news.  Anyone interested should e-mail Mr. Cray or stop by the studio.  This opportunity is open to all grades

There will be a service trip to the Dominican Republic in June 2018. If interested see either Amanda Wells, Abby Bedard or Mckenna Oneill or write your email down on paper in the office.

The Wildcat cafe is going old school with Manwiches and seasoned potato wedges on the hot line today. The pizza station has individual cheese pizzas and the grill is serving burgers and hot dogs. The grab and go fridges have a variety of fresh wraps, subs and salads and the featured wrap is a chicken cordon bleu with ham, cheddar and honey mustard. Assorted breakfast sandwiches and warm donuts are available at break.

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