TODAY’S A-TEAM MORNIN’ PLAYLIST (Mr. Yocum)
- “Interstate Love Song” – Stone Temple Pilots
- “Man In The Moon” – R.E.M.
- “Every Morning” – Sugar Ray
Only a few more days left in WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, but we are strong with the theme, taking a little time each day before the morning announcements to celebrate the names and achievements of women from all walks and the often unsung contributions they’ve made to both our nation and world on these days and dates.
For example, on this day in WOMEN’S HISTORY, the following ladies were born into the world and each went on to make lasting marks upon it with their own historic achievements and talents in a roster of amazing fields:
- In 1926 (1997) – graphic designer and feminist activist Virginia (Toni) Carabillo, who throughout her life was not only a vocal supporter of women’s issues and an active member of the National Organization for Women, she also founded the Women’s Heritage Corporation and co-authored the textbook The Feminist Chronicles 1953-1993.
- In 1930 – Sandra Day O’Connor, who in 1981 became the first woman to ever be sworn in and seated as Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
- In 1940 – Nancy Pelosi, first woman Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2007-09), Democratic California representative from 1987 to present
- In 1944, legendary Supremes lead singer and actress Diana Ross
- In 1949, singer and TV comedian Vicki Lawrence
- In 1972, actress and comedian Leslie Mann
- In 1980, journalist and CBS Face The Nation moderator Margaret Brennan
- In 1985, actress Keira Knightley, star of such films as BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN film franchise, PRIDE & PREJUDICE and LOVE ACTUALLY.
It’s no secret to anyone living in this sideways age of COVID that the arts have taken a big hit since in-person entertainment and events have been extremely limited. Regardless, the good people of the Hunterdon Art Museum decided to do a virtual art show for our students this year. They are showcasing works of art created by 40 different students, all of which are now on display through the museum’s website, including both 2-D and 3-D formats. So if you’d like to get a gander at these amazing pieces, there are links available for you to click on the North website as well as under the morning announcements tab on the lower right hand side of the main page.
Check them out if you get a chance, you’ll see some amazing creative works and images by your fellow students – among them, Mairi Ferguson, Alaina Brand, Ryann Lambert, Melanie Lloyd, Lina Mardini, Emma Mullay – all working in mediums ranging from oil pastel to iPad illustration to sculpture and snapshot photography. A lot of staggering talent out there.
Hey, are your SAT Math scores not so hot? Or maybe you have not taken the SAT yet and are curious about what to expect on test day? Or maybe you’re just scared to death about the idea of forgetting some of the stuff you’ve already learned? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then please please by all means, sign up for the virtual tutoring sessions that are being offered here at North. They’re being held every Wednesday from 2-3pm for six weeks and are now underway. They will discuss the format of the SAT, concepts covered, test taking strategies & hints, as well as go over questions from practice tests each week. Though we do target Juniors and Seniors who tend to benefit more from attending these sessions since they have most exposure to the material being covered, it is open to all grade levels. To sign up, join the Google Classroom after emailing Mr. Mark Gallo!
On the subject of friends lending a helping hand, North’s own Girl Up organization is hosting a vital supplies drive for Family Promise Homeless Shelter in Flemington starting Monday, April 12th and concluding on Friday, April 30th.
The intent behind the drive is to gather goods for homeless children in Hunterdon County. After spring break, boxes will be stationed at the main entrance of the high school and also in Room 209 to collect donations.
Girl Up is looking for any of the following, all of which would be appropriate and appreciated:
- New pillows
- New blankets (twin size)
- Full-size toiletries, including: shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash, hair conditioner
- Feminine products (all types and sizes)
- Toilet paper
- Laundry detergent
So if you can find a little time, and you have some extra stuff you can share with a worthy cause, donate and help the homeless youth of Hunterdon.
Relay for Life is back this year at North Hunterdon High School and is out raise more money than ever for the American Cancer Society – is scheduled for Thursday, May 20th from 6:00-9:00 PM, with a rain date of May 21st! Any COVID-19 restrictions in place in New Jersey at the time of the event will be followed. You can find more info about this upcoming event on its fundraising website and at the above links as well as on the NHHS website. So, sign up your team, make a donation, or dedicate a luminaria in honor of a loved one.
Also, from our always creative Cafeteria Staff …
FREE MEALS are now being given out to any student who wants one. So, want a meal, grab a “Go Bag” on your way out the door at dismissal. Each “Go Bag” includes a breakfast and a “ready to heat” frozen lunch with milk and fruit. The meals are being handed out daily at the Main Entrance and outside the Theatre. They are to be brought home and prepared at home.
Please, kids, take advantage of these goodies – these ladies work for hours, bagging meals so you can enjoy a little sustenance. That aside, cafeteria is closed to all sales, as in … NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE CLASSROOMS.