Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Are you looking for a place to discuss the social and cultural aspects and impacts of contemporary music and musicians such as Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar? Come join the Anatomize Music Club on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 in J12, the choir room. All are welcome!

Freshman Class executive board members will meet on Wednesday, January 8, at 7:00 am or 2:30 pm in Room A12 to organize for the dance for Winterfest. This is a very important meeting and all members need to attend. We will elect class officers as well. See Ms. Van Lieu in A12.

Attention Students – please check your email every morning! If you receive a lunch or after school detention, it will be communicated by email the day before, to give you time to make arrangements to be there. Eventually, we will be phasing out the daily slips delivered to you during 2nd hour. Emails are sent to students and robocalls are made to parents the night before. Failure to check these communications and failure to show to scheduled detentions will result in an escalation of consequences.

Senior Class executive board members should meet on Thursday, January 9, at 2:30 in room A12. See Ms. Van Lieu for questions.

Travel Club members who are going on either trip in 2020 are required to attend a mandatory meeting on Saturday, January 11, at 9:00 am in the meeting room at Washington Square Library. Please bring 3 passport copies. RSVP to Ms. Van Lieu in A12.

It is almost Lacrosse season! To prepare for a successful season there will be conditioning every Monday through Thursday from 4:30-6:00 pm located at Maple Street Middle school.
Conditioning started yesterday. Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate in conditioning and to join the team!

Thank you to everyone who registered to compete for Loy Norrix esports this coming winter season. If you registered to compete in Fortnite, there will be a mandatory meeting after school in Mr. Greeley’s room B13 on Wednesday, January 8, to talk about the upcoming season. See you there!

Attention Book Quiz Bowl Members: we will meet from 2:30-4:30 each Tuesday and Thursday in C13. Bring your annotation notebooks.

Softball conditioning begins next week. We will meet in the weight room on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for the next four weeks to get in shape for the spring season. Participation is optional but encouraged. Softball open gyms also begin next week, going every Sunday from 3:00-5:00 pm starting on January 19. See Coach Johnson in C12 if you have any questions.

We will be instituting Saturday School. Students may be assigned to Saturday School for repeated violations and other infractions. If you have been repeatedly asked to remove your hood, you will be assigned detention or Saturday School depending on the frequency of your violations. If it’s a habit to pull your hoodie up, break the habit – don’t wear a hoodie. Thank you for helping us with this safety issue that we have discussed multiple times.

Seniors have you heard about Southwestern Community College? This college is located an hour away from Kalamazoo, and it is located in Dowagiac, MI. This college offers on campus apartments
and a 2 plus 2 program with Ferris State. Loy Norrix will be visiting Southwestern community college on January 16. Please see Mrs. Soisson in K5E for permission slips and any questions.

Freshman and Senior Class Tee Shirts are still on sale through the month of January. Fill out your form and bring it back with cash to Ms. Van Lieu in A12 at anytime during the school day. The forms are in folders throughout the school.

Attention all members of the Tea Club: The next meeting will be held next Tuesday, January 14. Remember to please bring a friend, snacks or even a tea cup that you would like to donate to us. This meeting will be held in Mrs. Stetten’s classroom in C23.