Wednesday, February 15, 2023


Our Black History Month person of the day is Langston Hughes:
Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the earliest innovators of the literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He promoted equality, condemned racism and injustice, and celebrated African American culture, humor, and spirituality.

There will be no AAC today due to a staff meeting.

Sword and Board will meet tomorrow in C16 from 2:30-3:30 due to a staff meeting today.

Teachers, check your emails for WIDA test passes. Please send students to their respective testing rooms with the passes. A follow up email with student names and their testing rooms will be sent daily. Please bear with us this week as we must ensure that all ELs, Bilingual and Multilingual students take the test. Thank you for your support.

CTE/EFA/EMC applications are due this Friday, February 17! If you’re interested in applying for a program, please contact your counselor or look in the counseling google classroom for instructions.

Loy Norrix Drama is putting on the charming and heart-warming play Almost, Maine. Shows will be in the Loy Norrix auditorium THIS Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $5.00 for students, $8.00 for adults, and can be purchased online or at the box office. This romantic and humorous show makes for the perfect date night or a fun evening out with friends and family. Don’t miss it!

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.

It is lacrosse preseason! Both lacrosse teams are conditioning at Milwood Middle School Mondays through Fridays from 7-9pm starting today! Both lacrosse 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: Wednesday February 15th, Thursday February 16th, or 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.