Daily Announcements for Monday, December 11, 2017

Office News

Looking for a free stocking stuffer to give mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandma, grandpappy, third cousin twice-removed, or mailman? Come to the library’s FREE BOOK GIVE-AWAY before winter break and pick up any one of dozens of ABSOLUTELY FREE, NO STRINGS ATTACHED, TOTALLY FREE, FREE, FREE books. These former library books need happy homes, so come down to the library today, and give one of these books a Christmas to remember.

Team Mass Schedule:

  • Cycling/Volleyball Team – today


  • Basketball Team – Tuesday, December 12


  • Powerlifting Team – Thursday, December 14


  • Lacrosse Team – Friday, December 15


  • Rugby Team – Monday, December 18


  • Hockey Team – Tuesday, December 19


Fall Semester Exam Schedule

Period Date Time
Green 1st period Wednesday, Dec. 13 9-10:15 a.m.
Green 2nd period Wednesday, Dec. 13 10:25-11:40 a.m.
White 1st period Thursday, Dec. 14 9-10:15 a.m.
White 2nd period Thursday, Dec. 14 10:25-11:40 a.m.
Study Day Friday, Dec. 15 9:00 – noon
Green 3rd period Monday, Dec. 18 9-10:15 a.m.
Green 4th period Monday, Dec. 18 10:25-11:40 a.m.
White 3rd period Tuesday, Dec. 19 9-10:15 a.m.
White 4th period Tuesday, Dec. 19 10:25-11:40 a.m.


  • On Friday, Dec. 15, teachers will be available on their classrooms for make-up work/test and to assist students in preparing for exams. Students who were absent on December 13 or 14 may plan to make-up exams with their teachers on this day. The Library and Computer Labs will be available to students. This is an optional day for students, but all students must leave campus by noon on Friday.


  • Students sitting for an exam must remain in their classroom for the entire 75-minute exam period.


  • Students not having a first exam for the day may report to the cafeteria. Students may not be in the hallways during exams.


  • When a student is dismissed from his last exam for the day, he must either report to Alumni Hall or leave campus. Students may not remain in the hallways.


  • Breakfast only will be available in the cafeteria. Cafeteria hours during exams are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Please plan accordingly.


  • Seniors are eligible for exam exemption if they maintain a 90 percent or better for quarters 1 and 2.

UPS seasonal positions available to 17-years-old and up for winter break. The pay is $10.20 per hour plus an additional $200 per week attendance bonus. Contact Shelly Martin at shellymartin@ups.com or 502-359-1804 for additional information.

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, we are officially in the Christmas shopping season. We are also in the Giving Tree season. This year, we are once again partnering with the Community Catholic Center to provide Christmas gifts for 120 children in the Portland neighborhood. We are asking individuals, advising groups, clubs, and teams to sign up to provide a $10-$15 wrapped gift. We are also collecting $25 Kroger and fast food gift cards. After TTV today, students will be around to each advising group with a sign up sheet.  Mr. Luken will then send you the necessary details.

There are 2 upcoming service opportunities associated with the Giving Tree. Friday, December 15 for sorting, wrapping, and delivering the gifts and Sunday, December 17 for a Christmas Party at Community Catholic.  For more information and a permission form, please see Mr. Luken in T215.

Mr. Greenwell’s Writing Workshop. Help with writing and revision work. Monday-Thursday 3-3:30 p.m. in S355

House News

The annual House Christmas party will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 12 to 2 in F131, the science lab between Mr. Blakeslee’s and Ms. Reader’s rooms. This party is open to all House Directors, Mentors, Advisors, Captains and Reps. Come join us for food, music, and holiday cheer. Hope to see you there!

Principal’s Challenge: Christmas Carol Contest! Perform a Christmas Carol with members of your House and earn points. Due today at 3:30 p.m. See your Advisor or House Director for more details.


Your Quick Recall Rocks have had a momentous week. The Varsity team of Luke McFarland, Henry Mullins, Sammy Mattingly, and Derek Cornwell placed in the top 3 of the ClassAct NAQT tournament. This accomplishment qualified the team for Nationals on Memorial Day weekend.  Additionally, McFarland, Mullins, and Mattingly placed 7th and 10th and 20th, respectively, in individual scoring out of roughly 80 competitors. Last week the team travelled to Poplar Level Road to take on St. X. The JV team could not match the Tiger’s speed and lost 18-30, falling to 6-3. However, the Varsity team dominated. Leading 14-9 at half on the confident play of Sophomore, Nick Huls, the team controlled the second half and won going away at 29-14. With one match remaining, the Varsity squad is poised to finish the regular season undefeated.

The Robotics Club meets every Tuesday – Please make every attempt to come this Tuesday as we try to finalize plans for competitions in January and February.

The Freshman-Sophomore Winter Dance will take place on Saturday, Jan. 20 in Shamrock Hall from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $20 per couple and will go on sale when we return from Christmas Break. It’s the perfect time of year to find a date as girls’ hearts are filled with goodwill to men.

The Barbell Club trains Mondays and Tuesdays at 4:15 and Fridays at 2:20 p.m. See Coach Snyder in the weight room of the Marshall Center.

The 2018 Open Division Intramural Basketball League will begin after Christmas break. There is a mandatory important meeting for all sophomore team captains today and for all junior/senior team captains tomorrow. These meetings are in Shamrock Hall, R162 starting at 3 p.m. sharp. League specifics will be discussed as well as team colors will be chosen. See Mr. Bryant or Mr. Chancellor if you have any questions concerning intramural basketball.

Attention all students interested in starting the Christmas holidays off the right way: The Green Cross Service Club is looking for volunteers to help set up the Wayside Christian Mission Christmas store on Saturday, Dec. 16 from noon until 5 p.m. Transport will be provided from Trinity. Please see Mr. Budniak for a permission form and additional information!


Attention all athletes interested in distance running for the track team…this would be the 800, mile, or 2 mile races. We will be starting practice next Monday. The track team is looking to improve on its state-runner-up finish from last year. Maybe YOU are the athlete that will get us there. Please see Coach Holzknecht in S153 ASAP if you are interested in joining distance track. Announcements for sprints, jumps, and throws will be forthcoming…keep your ears open!


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