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9/26 morning news
9/26 morning news
TV Studio
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

"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.

Yearbook Staff - The sign up sheet for page assignments can be found in the office.  Please sign up for your first 3 choices by Thursday September 28th.

New Club - The Games Club is all about having fun. We will spend time playing video games, Card games and board games like Street Fighter, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Gathering, European style games, and many other fun games. We will currently be meeting on Mondays after schools in room 212 until about 3:30. We look forward to seeing you there!

Environmental club will meet this Thursday, September 28th, from 2-3pm.  Environmental club is run by Mrs. Warnock and is open to all students in both middle and high school.  Our first project will be a water monitoring project at the Town Park.  We would love to have you!

There will be a brief meeting for all high school “mathletes” interested in joining the High School Math Club in the Orange Commons on Friday during Power Block after the 5 minute freeze.

The Minecraft/Video Game club will be meeting on Thursdays starting this week. We’ll meet in room 119 (the computer lab) from 2:10-3:30. All students grades 7-12 are welcome. We’ll play Minecraft and other video games as well as work on some coding & 3D printing. Our big projects this year will be to organize a gaming tournament and to build an old school video game console using a Raspberry Pi mini computer and a console we print with the the 3D printer. Stop by and see Mrs. Edgar if you have any questions.

“ Ukulele Wednesday” will not take place tomorrow due to the half day schedule.    

Freshman Class elections will be taking place on Thursday, September 28th during Power Block. All freshmen should report directly to the auditorium at the start of Power Block to listen to speeches and to vote for your Class of 2021 class officers.

The first meeting for Superintendent and Principal’s Council will be September 26th during Powerblock.

Model UN will  be meeting this Thursday Morning at 6:45 Am In the Learning commons.  

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

Seniors- Reminder, permission slips and $25 payment for the Adventure Park field trip are due by this Friday (9/29).  Disney forms and initial payment is due by Monday of next week (10/2).  Please see Ms. Silva or Mr. McMurray with any questions.

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:

PLEASE NOTE THAT UNIVERSITY OF  CONNECTICUT HAS MOVED TO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5TH AT 11:30 AM

ALSO AT THIS TIME UNIVERISTY OF NEW ENGLAND WILL BE RESCHEDULED.  DATE TO BE DETERMINED.

9/26 Wheaton College, Lasell College, Bentley College

9/29  Framingham State

10/5 University of Connecticut (RESCHEDULED)

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.

A meeting for ALL members of the Spanish Honor Society will be Wednesday, September 27th at 7:10 am in Room 114. If you cannot attend, please see Señora Oliveira.

Girls varsity soccer team fell to Sacred Heart yesterday 2-1.  Stephanie Brodil scored off a header on a cross from Connor McCarthy.  The girls host Holbrook tomorrow @ 3:30. Come out and support the team.

Girls JV soccer defeated Sacred Heart 9-2. Maddie Morash started off the scoring with a nice goal 19 minutes in and then Amanda Jacques added three to round out the first half. Kara Cronin scored the first wildcat goal in the second half with an assist from Morash and then Olivia Falvey, Halle Hackenson, Talia Donahue, and A fourth goal by Amanda Jacques kept the second half interesting. Chloe Hulme played solid in net the whole game.

The girls volleyball team played an amazing game Tuesday against Atlantis Charter. The jv won their first game ever dominating both sets and winning both matches! Valerie puliafico was on fire sending 10 consecutive serves over the net without a return from the other team! Hannah Smith played an amazing game for the wildcats aiding in the win. Jillian cockcroft looked like she had springs in her shoes flying into the air knocking down any balls coming her way! The varsity volleyball team won their second game of the season winning all 3 matches. The girls worked like a well oiled machine bumping setting then slamming the balls over the net barley allowing the other team to have a chance. The last set came down to a real nail bitter as the wildcats were down. With some great effort by the whole team the girls pulled out a win in overtime! The game just would not have been the same without casey Willis's ferocious serves and gabby Sharkeys great bumps. The wildcats are on fire and if you want to be part of history come to the game today against Holbrook and watch the girls work their magic all over the court jv at 3:30 and varsity at 4:30!

The boys soccer team defeated avon yesterday by a score of 11 to 1.  Ten different players scored for the Wildcats.  Ed Andrews was solid in the net and the team’s record is now 4-1.

Today is Taco Tuesday in the Wildcat cafe! Beef and cheese tacos, fiesta rice, corn and fresh salsa with chips are on the hotline. Burgers and ham and cheese croissant melts are at the grill and the pizza station is featuring Tony’s French bread pizza. The grab and go fridges have plenty of freshly made salads, wraps, subs and pita pockets. Assorted breakfast sandwiches and warm donuts are available at break.