Friday, February 17, 2023


Our Black History Month person of the day is Claude McKay:
Claude McKay was a Jamaican-American writer and poet. He was a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Jamaica, McKay first traveled to the United States to attend college. He was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a prominent literary movement of the 1920s. His work ranged from vernacular verse celebrating peasant life in Jamaica to poems that protested racial and economic inequities.

Did you miss opening night of the Loy Norrix play Almost, Maine? Don’t worry, you still have 3 more chances to see this humorous and heartwarming show! Come to the Loy Norrix Auditorium Tonight or Tomorrow night at 7:00 pm, or Sunday at 2:00 pm. This is the only weekend to see the show so don’t miss it!

With spring around the corner, any student who plans on participating in a sport next trimester needs to make sure their forms are taken care of. This means if you have not done a sport already this year, you need a physical and insurance. All athletes also need to fill out the consent form. Links to these can be found on the athletic page through the online registration button. We look forward to having all eligible students out for one of our amazing sports teams.

It is time again for the Women’s History Month Door Decorating contest! Third period classes will be competing against each other for the best door celebrating women of the past and/or present. Doors need to be completed by the end of the day on Monday, February 27th for judging. Doors will be posted on social media and the winning class will have lunch provided by Mr. Aguinaga on Friday, March 3rd.

Both lacrosse teams are conditioning at Milwood Middle School Mondays through Fridays from 7-9pm. Both teams are gearing up for the spring season and are looking for new players to join the team. Come to Milwood Middle to learn lacrosse. Everyone is welcome to join. Contact seniors Sophie Grover or Josh Kane for more information.

Attention Juniors: This week, we will be meeting with our Junior students to help them update their Educational Development Plan or EDP for short. This plan consists of identifying career goals, saving multiple career choices, learning about different career pathways, and creating a plan of action. The Educational Development Plan is a requirement by the State of Michigan. The days that we will be meeting with students will be: Tuesday February 21st in the Auditorium. Please look for an email with the day and time of the week that you will join us. Please make sure that your Chromebook is charged for this meeting.

Attention graduating Seniors. If you have an interest in speaking at your commencement ceremony, you need to sign-up in room B-18 by Tuesday, February 28th.

Would you like to fly? Have you ever dreamed of gliding through the air and landing to the sound of family and friends cheering you on? Try pole vaulting. It is one of the most exciting events in track and field. We need people willing to try new things to join us. Gymnastics backgrounds are appreciated but not required. Pole vaulting not your thing? There are plenty of other events in track and field that don’t involve running miles at a time. Consider throwing, sprinting, or jumping. No experience is necessary. We have more coaches this year to help give you more individual attention and help. Every sport is better if you are stronger and faster. Let us help you use track to improve your performance for fall or winter sports. In the meantime, you can join one of the most successful teams Loy Norrix has to offer.