Monday, September 16, 2019
Happy Birthday today: Braden Lane
Tonight’s Events: Volleyball @ Westville HS, 6 pm
JV football @ Prairie Central HS, 6 pm
Activity Period: Wednesday-FFA Committee; Thursday- Student Council
The dance team is doing a “man squad” dance for the pep rally for Homecoming. Any interested guy can sign up with a dance senior! There will be 2 practice dates: 9/16 & 9/17 at 6pm in the Rocket center gym.
Parkland College is hosting a college fair on Wednesday, September 18th from 6-8pm. Over 80 colleges and universities will be there. See your counselor for more information.
Anyone interested in traveling to Greece this summer or Scotland and Ireland in 2021, please see Mrs. Bonnell or Ms. Tibbs.
Attention Sophomores- If you have not paid for your shirt, the money is due Wednesday, September 18th.
Coach Patton will hold open gyms on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7 PM. This open gym is open to anyone interested.
Attention students: yearbooks will be distributed next week. They can be picked up before school and during your lunch hour in the library.
Attention Juniors: float building will be every day this week from 4-9 at Maggie Hewing’s house. See Mrs. Warner or Mrs. Bonnell for directions.
Drama Club will be meeting after school in Mrs. Ingold's room this Thursday instead of Tuesday. We will meet right after school.
The girls cross country team swept the Paxton Invite with 21 points. Scoring was led by Caroline Bachert in 2nd, Taylor Joop in 3rd, Evy Atkins in 4th, Elizabeth Hulick in 5th, and Audrey Remole in 7th. Riley Millsap was the open race winner followed by eight teammates in the top 10.
Boys cross country leaders Saturday were Conner O’Donnell in 11th place and Jarrett Cox in 13th, good for a 5th place team finish. Come out and see your running Rockets in Tuscola at Wimple Park this Saturday at 10 a.m!
Congratulations to the FFA Horse Evaluation team. They placed 2nd place in the non-reasons division at the state contest on Saturday. High Individuals include 20th Emma Aders, 22nd Marie Baxley, 23rd Rachel Aders, and 49th Eric Vlahovich. This team was also the section 17 winning team.
It looks like Chris Evans has got some competition in Hollywood--we’re all ready to take over his role as Captain America. Showing our pride in America in all of our red, white, and blue and preparing to take on the enemy Spartans, America Monday looks to be a big success!
Tomorrow’s dress up day is Jersey Day
If you would like to enter a car or truck into the homecoming parade, there are forms available in the office. The entry fee is $5, and all rules stated on the form must be followed. The forms are due by the end of the day on September 18.
Student Council and Pep Club will be collecting money this week for a huge donation to the Eastern Illinois Food Bank! Bring your change and dollar bills to lunch next week, and if we earn enough, we’ll have special guests at next week’s pep rally!!
Homecoming tickets will be on sale this week during lunch in the canteen, or you can buy from any student council member. Tickets are $10 for students, $5 for adults, and $3 for children.
The Homecoming dance is Saturday, September 21st at 7 PM. Coronation is at 7:30 PM, and nobody will be allowed in or out of the gym during coronation.
Hope everyone is trying out and enjoying the Snapchat filters every day this week!
Voting for King and Queen will begin tomorrow and go through Wednesday after lunch. ALL students should receive a ballot tomorrow, so if you don’t, see Mrs. Meyer or Mrs. Sharp.
Congratulations to the newest members of student council: Caleb Amias, Paige Farney, Anna Hamilton, Emily Hollett, Raena Stierwalt, and Sophia Stierwalt.
Sophomore float building will be from 5-9 pm at Nolan Miller’s house this week. If you have not paid for your shirt, the money is due Wednesday, September 18th.
Juniors and Seniors: The following colleges will be visiting soon. Sign up in the Guidance Office. Monday, September 23rd: Eastern Illinois University and Bradley University; September 24th: Southern Illinois Edwardsville; October 2nd: McKendree University; October 4th: Parkland College / Parkland Pathway to U of I