TODAY’S A-TEAM MORNIN’ PLAYLIST (Mr. Yocum)
- “Goodbye To You” – Scandal
- “Our Lips Are Sealed” – The Go-Go’s
- “She Drives Me Crazy” – Fine Young Cannibals
One day left in WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, during which we celebrate the names and achievements of women of all ages backgrounds, colors and creeds 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 1855 (1937) – Dr. Charlotte Johnson Baker, the first female physician to ever practice medicine in San Diego, California, practiced obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she helped deliver over 1,000 babies and never lost one mother during childbirth – which, for the time, was an incredible medical achievement. She was also a noted suffragist and one of two women who spearheaded the San Diego Women’s Vote Amendment campaign. She also lobbied to eliminate prostitution and advocated a shorter workweek for laborers, and helped found the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
- In 1964, four-time Grammy-winning singer-and-songwriter and human rights activist Tracy Chapman
- In 1968, French Canadian singer Celine Dion, who in addition to being a five-time Grammy Award winner and responsible for performing one of the most famous Oscar-winning songs in the history of film – that being “My Heart Will Go On“ from TITANIC – has been hailed by Billboard Magazine as “the Queen of the Power Ballads” for having more number 1 hits than any other woman in the history of modern radio.
- In 1979, singer-songwriter, piano virtuoso and actress Norah Jones was also born today …
The arts have taken a big hit but there are still places to find it if you know where to look – one of those being the Hunterdon Art Museum – the folks there have decided to do a virtual art show featuring North 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 – the main event 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.