Oct 18 Announcements

 WDS is hosting lip sync battles at lunch on Thursday, October 19th in ROOM 207/208 to benefit the Red Cross hurricane relief. Tickets are $2 and will be sold during lunch today at the ramp, and tomorrow at the door. Come support the cause!

 This week is National Teen Driving Safety Week. Here is your daily safety tip. Speeding is a critical issue for all drivers, especially for teens who lack the experience to react to changing circumstances around their cars. Obey the speed limit and know that every time the speed you’re driving doubles, the distance your car will travel when you try to stop quadruples. Speed thrills but kills.

 NHS has a meeting tomorrow in room 4. All meetings are mandatory. Please see an advisor or officer to be excused from any meeting you are unable to attend.

 Are you ready to start looking for colleges but don’t know where to start? Then come by Lab 57 and 58 after school tomorrow starting at 2:30. NHS will have a workshop to help you start your college and scholarship search. We can help you navigate important websites for starting your college search, applying for scholarships, and the application process. Come by and get help from real people!

 Football players, Coach Spackman will be available to turn in gear at lunch and after school today. All gear must be removed from the locker rooms today, or you will be assessed a cleaning fee!

 Improv is having our second workshop today after school in the room formerly named Little Theater. All are invited, no experience necessary. Remember, no food or drink are allowed so please finish all your snacks by start time, 2:30. See Mrs. Templeton in room 12 during improv today at lunch if you have questions!

 Academic Awards were presented to students by counselors and administrators during classes last week. If you believe you should have earned an award but weren’t presented one, please see your counselor or our Curriculum Principal—Mrs. Susel. Congratulations again to the 200 students who earned awards! There are a few character traits that it takes to have academic success and those traits are something that everyone can have—so keep being curious, keep being creative and keep persevering when something doesn’t come easily.

 Students interested in applying to one of the five service academies… There will be an Academy Information Night at ERHS at 6pm tomorrow evening. This is an excellent opportunity for students in grades 9-11 to start planning for this extensive application process.