February 21, 2017

  • Junior Prom is coming up March 4th and there are only a few more days to buy tickets. Come to Casey’s Corner Tuesdays or Thursdays at lunch OR Friday March 3rd at lunch. No tickets at the door will be sold!
  • Royalty nominations will be TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY on stage at lunch, so be sure to nominate!
  • Rally autions will be TODAY in casey’s corner at lunch for national anthem, MCs, and any performances. Come try out!
  • Hey Cougars. Our spring blood drive is happening on February 28th! Sign ups will start Friday the 17th on the stage at lunch! All consent forms are due on Friday the 24th! Sign up and save some lives!
  • Jfk drama club meets Tuesday after school and Thursdays at  lunch in v3 . Come and share your talent and opinions with us! Any questions message the jfk drama department on Facebook. Hope to See you soon!
  • Want to try and win a free trip to Washington, D.C.? Want to learn about the Stock Market? Want to spend $100,000.00 on stock? Mr. Pauly, room C-317, is looking for 30 students to participate in the Capitol Hill Challenge. Contest runs from February 6th to May 12th.
  • Come to the school Garden after school on Wednesday! Spring is coming up and we gotta get ready. Tear up that nasty, nutrient-less dirt and replace it with our new delicious dirt. Come to the garden in E-6 after school on Wednesday. E-6, after school, Wednesday.
  • Black History Month Important Figures-Movers and Shakers

Boston Massacre figure Crispus Attucks
Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman
Orator Frederick Douglass
Massachusetts shipping magnate Paul Cuffe
Black History pioneer Carter Godwin Woodson
Freed slave Denmark Vesey
Antislavery activist Sojourner Truth
‘Back to Africa’ leader Marcus Garvey
Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad
Legal figure Homer Plessy
NAACP founder W. E. B. Du Bois
Murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers
Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil rights leader Coretta Scott King
Bus-riding activist Rosa Parks
Lynching victim Emmett Till
‘Black Power’ advocate Malcolm X
Black Panthers founder Huey Newton
Educator Booker T. Washington
Soul On Ice author Eldridge Cleaver
Educator Mary McLeod Bethune
Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall

  • Black History Month Quotes:

“We should emphasize not Negro history, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.” – Carter Woodson-The Father of Black History Month, Carter G. Woodson, was born in1875 near New Canton VA. He was the son of former slaves. In 1907, he obtained his B.A. degree from the University of Chicago. In 1912, he received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

  • The 2017 Track and Field Season Is Here! We  practice every day that school is in session rain or shine!   Meet in the Stadium at 3:45.
  • (In case of heavy rain we will meet in front of the cafeteria) All students are welcome to come out and to help us make 2017 another Great Season !
  • Winter sport athletes are welcome to come out after their season ends.
  • Last week, both your Varsity girls and boys Soccer defeated Luther Burbank High School. Your JV Boys Basketball defeated Burbank 61-54 with the Varsity girls Basketball taking a W against Burbank.
  • Today, the Girls Varsity Basketball have an away playoff game against Oak Ridge starting at 7. Be sure to cheer on your Girls Basketball.
  • Tomorrow, your Varsity Girls Soccer have an away playoff game against Vacaville High School. The game will be held at Vanden High School starting at 3:30. Be sure to go and cheer on the Soccer team.