TODAY’S A-TEAM MORNIN’ PLAYLIST (Mr. Yocum)
- “Rhiannon” – Fleetwood Mac
- “What A Fool Believes” – The Doobie Brothers
- “The Weight” – The Band
Three days left in WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, and as we wind down on the celebration, we continue to take a little time each day just 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 1885 – Republican Congresswoman Frances Bolton of Ohio, who created endowment to build a school of nursing at Western Reserve in 1933 after working with the Visiting Nurse Association and seeing the homes of the poverty-stricken people of that region. She also helped remove color lines in nursing, and worked for both racial equality and equal pay.
- In 1918 – born on this day, a legendary jazz and blues singer, who won amateur contests at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem and Philadelphia when she was 22, sang duets with Cab Calloway, Jimmy Durante and countless other vaudeville and Broadway legends, won a Tony award for her portrayal of Dolly Levi in the first all-black production of HELLO DOLLY!, served as goodwill ambassador for United Nations and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1988 from President Ronald Reagan. Happy birthday to the one and only, Pearl Bailey.
- In 1928 – feminist historian Joan Kelly, who set up the first Master of Arts Program in Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence College with Gerda Lerner, as well as advanced feminist scholarship after writing a hugely influential essay titled “Did Women Have A Renaissance?” which encouraged other historians of women and gender to reassess historical periods through the lens of the female experience and not just the male.
- In 1936, Ordinary People author Judith Guest
- In 1960, actress, feminist and women’s rights advocate Annabella Sciorra
- In 1961, actress, comedian and writer Amy Sedaris
- In 1964, Australian model, businesswoman, TV host and actress Elle Macpherson
- In 1969, New Zealand actress, singer and LGBT icon Lucy Lawless and
- In 1976, former professional tennis player and Olympic Gold medalist Jennifer Capriati
It’s 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, some amazing creativity!
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.