Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

There is just one more pick up for the SeriousFun Camp campaign. We have 56
classes contributing to this global project!  Thanks Loy Norrix!!

GOOD LUCK to the Latin Students who are taking this year’s NATIONAL LATIN EXAM
today during second and fifth periods.  GO for the GOLD!
BONAM FORTUNAM!

AAC will be through Thursday this week.  Next week we only have AAC on Monday due
to finals.  You must bring work

There are no more softball open gyms, but Softball conditioning continues
Thursday after school, and also on Sunday from 3-4.

The next meeting of the Loy Norrix Film Society is scheduled from 2:30 to
3:30pm this Friday, March 2nd, in room B-12. All Loy Norrix students are invited to
attend, particularly those with a passion for watching, discussing, and cracking jokes
about films. No prior film watching experience is necessary. For more information, reach
out to Mr. Pickell in room B-12

Students participating in the Mental Health Art Show need to stop in Ms. Layton’s room
to speak with her before Friday

Interested in playing Baseball this Spring?  Then stop by the Athletic Office and pick up
your try out information from the coach if you did not attend last Sunday’s open gym.

Attention graduating Seniors!  If you have interest in speaking at your commencement
ceremony, you need to sign-up in room B-18 by Thursday, March 1st

Auditions for Master Singers for the 2018-2019 school year will take place after school
in J-12 on Wednesday, Feb. 28th and Thursday, March 1st. Sign up for a 5-minute audition
slot and pick up the audition music outside the choir room door. Contact Ms. Pelligrino if
you have any questions.

Would you like to take action to prevent gun violence? If so, the GSA, Peace Jam, and
Feminist Club are writing letters to our state and national representatives on March 2nd
from 2:30-3:30 in Mrs. Leineke’s room, B21. Chromebooks, envelopes, and postage will be provided! Bring a friend to help to speak about changes you would like to see in our community and legislation.

Attention all sophomores and juniors. The Third 90 Network of Michigan Colleges
alliance is offering an opportunity to participate in meaningful projects in environmental sustainability alongside faculty and students from Michigan colleges and
universities. You will be able to get hands-on learning opportunities, college visits and
trips along with several afterschool workshops. You will also receive a $500 scholarship
for your participation. This program is looking for students who are self-motivated and
will be highly dedicated. There are only 10 spots available. For more information and an
application, please see any science teacher or Mrs. Young in M14. Deadline is March
2nd. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!!!!!

Have you been successful in Chemistry B, Honors Chemistry B, or AP Chemistry?  Are
you interested in competing for scholarship money?  Come to Ms. Witt’s room to sign up
to participate in the American Chemical Society chemistry examination competition.
The exam will take place on Tuesday, March 20th during 4th  hour. Please sign up with
Ms. Witt by this Friday, March 2nd  in C-19.

There are Kappa League applications in the Athletic Office if you are interested in
joining. If you have any questions regarding Kappa League we have 3 members here at
Loy Norrix and they are CJ Washington, Tristen Morales, Stephan Speikes

Attention seniors! Would you like to be featured in the college bound senior showcase?
Stop by the counseling office speak with Mrs. DeHaan to find out how!

Seniors, we know you were super cute when you were a baby, which is why the
deadline to get your baby picture in the yearbook has been extended until March 2!
Bring your baby picture and $15 cash or check to Ms. English in K3. This is the final
deadline!

Attention any boys interested in playing golf this spring, please meet with Mr. Peterson
in the TV room (just outside the library) for an informational meeting on Thursday,
March 1st at 2:30. All are welcome and we are looking forward to a great season.

ATTENTION ALL LADY NIGHT SOCCER PLAYERS!!! Preseason conditionings are
every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45-4:30. Tryouts will be Monday March 12th and
Tuesday March 13th from 3-5 at Soccer Zone on Sprinkle Road.

Attention freshmen: Link Crew is hosting the last snack and study of second trimester
on Monday, March 5th from 2:30-3:30 in the cafeteria. Come prepare for final exams,
which start the next day. Tutors and snacks will be provided!

Now for today’s Who Am I clue.
Who am I?

I became the first African-American Secretary of State in U.S. history when I took office
in 2001. I was a career soldier who fought in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. I
rose through the ranks to become a general, then became national security adviser to
President Ronald Reagan. I became chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George
Bush the elder, directing U.S. forces during the first Gulf War. I retired in 1993 and
published my autobiography, My American Journey, in 1995. After years on the lecture
circuit, I was chosen by George W. Bush to be Secretary of State in 2001. I was often
perceived to be a moderate among more conservative voices in the administration. I
submitted my resignation to Bush in November of 2004, shortly after Bush won election
to a second term. I was succeeded as Secretary of State by Condoleezza Rice, the first
African-American woman to hold the job.

Who am I?  Please submit your educated guess on who this prominent African
American is to the main office written on a scrap piece of paper. Make sure you include
your full name and first period teacher.  A winner will be selected from correct
responses and awarded Loy Norrix gear.

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

SSR is 1st hour today.

Do you want a chance to show off your 3-pointer skills and maybe win a prize?! Buy a
ticket for a shot for just one dollar at all three lunches and at the door of the game! Then
shoot your shot tonight at Loy Norrix. All proceeds go towards DECAs donation to the
muscular dystrophy association

The 3rd issue of Knight Life is out today. Get your copy in to tower when you enter the
building or at one of the newspaper stands in the main office, library or main entrance.

There will be an informational meeting about the PeaceJam India trip in C-12 this
evening at 6pm

Gradpoint will be held only today, from 2:30-4:30 this week.

There are no more softball open gyms, but Softball conditioning continues Today
and Thursday after school, and also on Sunday from 3-4.

In the indoor track state meet over the weekend, two of your Loy Norrix Knights
competed admirably. Joe Meyers ran the 3200m (2mile) race on Saturday. He won his
heat with a time of 9:50 which is an average of about 4:55 per mile. That was his
lifetime best! Alexa Davis ran on Sunday in the 400m. She placed 4th in her heat with a time of 61.8 seconds. That was only one second off her personal best. Please congratulate these student athletes on their success so far and a good start to the outdoor season.

Have you been successful in Chemistry B, Honors Chemistry B, or AP Chemistry?  Are
you interested in competing for scholarship money?  Come to Ms. Witt’s room to sign up to participate in the American Chemical Society chemistry examination competition. The exam will take place onTuesday, March 20th during 4th  hour.  Please sign up with Ms. Witt by this Friday, March 2nd  in C-19.

Interested in playing Baseball this Spring?  Then stop by the Athletic Office and pick up
your try out information from the coach if you did not attend last Sunday’s open gym.

Attention graduating Seniors!  If you have interest in speaking at your commencement
ceremony, you need to sign-up in room B-18 by Thursday, March 1st

Auditions for Master Singers for the 2018-2019 school year will take place after school
in J-12 on Wednesday, Feb. 28th and Thursday, March 1st . Sign up for a 5-minute audition slot and pick up the audition music outside the choir room door. Contact Ms. Pelligrino if you have any questions.
Would you like to take action to prevent gun violence? If so, the GSA, Peace Jam, and
Feminist Club are writing letters to our state and national representatives on March 2nd
from 2:30-3:30 in Mrs. Leineke’s room, B21. Chromebooks, envelopes, and postage will
be provided! Bring a friend to help to speak about changes you would like to see in our
community and legislation

Attention all sophomores and juniors. The Third 90 Network of Michigan Colleges
alliance is offering an opportunity to participate in meaningful projects in environmental sustainability alongside faculty and students from Michigan colleges and
universities. You will be able to get hands-on learning opportunities, college visits and
trips along with several afterschool workshops. You will also receive a $500 scholarship
for your participation. This program is looking for students who are self-motivated and
will be highly dedicated. There are only 10 spots available. For more information and an
application, please see any science teacher or Mrs. Young in M14. Deadline is March
2nd. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!!!!!

Do you want to play a Spring Sport?
Then you need to have all of the following items checked on your Blue Card BEFORE
you can go to try-outs!! A Physical, the Code of Conduct, $25 Insurance Paid,
the Consent Form and be Academically Eligible. Stop by the Athletic Office and get the
information and forms.

There are Kappa League applications in the Athletic Office if you are interested in
joining. If you have any questions regarding Kappa League we have 3 members here at
Loy Norrix and they are CJ Washington, Tristen Morales, Stephan Speikes

Attention seniors! Would you like to be featured in the college bound senior showcase?
Stop by the counseling office and speak with Mrs. DeHaan to find out how!

Seniors, we know you were super cute when you were a baby, which is why the
deadline to get your baby picture in the yearbook has been extended until March 2!
Bring your baby picture and $15 cash or check to Ms. English in K3. This is the final
deadline!

Attention any boys interested in playing golf this spring, please meet with Mr. Peterson
in the TV room (just outside the library) for an informational meeting on Thursday,
March 1st at 2:30. All are welcome and we are looking forward to a great season.

ATTENTION ALL LADY NIGHT SOCCER PLAYERS!!! Preseason conditionings are
every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45-4:30. Tryouts will be Monday March 12th and
Tuesday March 13th from 3-5 at Soccer Zone on Sprinkle Road. Bring cleats, shin
guards, and a water bottle. Come tryout for ANOTHER great season! Go Knights!!

Attention freshmen: Link Crew is hosting the last snack and study of second trimester
on Monday, March 5th from 2:30-3:30 in the cafeteria. Come prepare for final exams,
which start the next day. Tutors and snacks will be provided!

Monday, February 26th, 2018

The Loy Norrix HS orchestra earned a Division 1 rating at the MSBOA Band and
Orchestra Festival on February 22 held at Plainwell High School.  Congratulations!

There will be No AAC today, Monday due to a staff meeting

There will be an informational meeting about the PeaceJam India trip in C-12
at 6pm on Tuesday, Feb 27th

There are no more softball open gyms, but Softball conditioning continues this week
Tuesday and Thursday after school, and also on Sunday from 3-4.

The 3rd issue of Knight Life is coming out on Tuesday. Get your copy in to tower when
you enter the building or at one of the newspaper stands in the main office, library or
main entrance.

Do you want a chance to show off your 3-pointer skills and maybe win a prize?! Buy a
ticket for a shot for just one dollar at all three lunches and at the door of the game! Then
shoot your shot at the February 27th game at Loy Norrix. All proceeds go towards
DECAs donation to the muscular dystrophy association

Gradpoint will be held only on Tuesday, from 2:30-4:30 this week.

Attention graduating Seniors!  If you have interest in speaking at your commencement
ceremony, you need to sign-up in room B-18 by Thursday, March 1 st

Auditions for Master Singers for the 2018-2019 school year will take place after school
in J-12 on Wednesday, Feb. 28 & Thursday, Mar. 1. Sign up for a 5-minute audition slot and pick up the audition music outside the choir room door. Contact Ms. Pelligrino if you have any questions.

Would you like to take action to prevent gun violence? If so, the GSA, Peace Jam, and
Feminist Club are writing letters to our state and national representatives on March 2nd
from 2:30-3:30 in Mrs. Leineke's room, B21. Chromebooks, envelopes, and postage will be provided! Bring a friend to help to speak about changes you would like to see in our community and legislation

Attention all sophomores and juniors. The Third 90 Network of Michigan Colleges
alliance is offering an opportunity to participate in meaningful projects in environmental sustainability alongside faculty and students from Michigan colleges and
universities. You will be able to get hands-on learning opportunities, college visits and trips along with several afterschool workshops. You will also receive a $500 scholarship for your participation. This program is looking for students who are self-motivated and will be highly dedicated. There are only 10 spots available. For more information and an application, please see any science teacher or Mrs. Young in M14. Deadline is March 2nd. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!!!!!

Do you want to play a Spring Sport?
Then you need to have all of the following items checked on your Blue Card BEFORE
you can go to try-outs!! A Physical, the Code of Conduct, $25 Insurance Paid,
the Consent Form and be Academically Eligible. Stop by the Athletic Office and get the
information and forms.

There are Kappa League applications in the Athletic Office if you are interested in
joining. If you have any questions regarding Kappa League we have 3 members here at
Loy Norrix and they are CJ Washington, Tristen Morales, Stephan Speikes

Attention seniors! Would you like to be featured in the college bound senior showcase?
Stop by the counseling office and speak with Mrs. DeHaan to find out how!

Seniors, we know you were super cute when you were a baby, which is why the
deadline to get your baby picture in the yearbook has been extended until March 2!
Bring your baby picture and $15 cash or check to Ms. English in K3. This is the final
deadline!

Attention any boys interested in playing golf this spring, please meet with Mr. Peterson
in the TV room (just outside the library) for an informational meeting on Thursday,
March 1st at 2:30. All are welcome and we are looking forward to a great season.

ATTENTION ALL LADY NIGHT SOCCER PLAYERS!!! Preseason conditionings are
every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45-4:30. Tryouts will be Monday March 12th and
Tuesday March 13th from 3-5 at Soccer Zone on Sprinkle Road. Bring cleats,
shinguards, a water bottle . Come tryout for ANOTHER great season!  Go knights!!

Congratulations to our Who Am I winner from Thursday! William Ritter in Ms. Ward’s
first period class.  That brings us to two from Ms. Maxwell, two from Mr. Porco, two from
Long, two from Ms. Ward, and one from Mr. Bellware .  William had the correct answer
of WEB Do Bois.
Now for today’s Who Am I clue.
Who am I?
I was born into slavery in New York and was sold several times before escaping to
freedom with an infant daughter in 1827. I worked as a housekeeper, lived in a religious
commune, and eventually became a traveling speaker and preacher.  Although I could not read or write, I was a captivating speaker: I stood nearly six feet tall and was a spirited evangelist who spoke out for women’s rights and against slavery. My
memoir The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (as told to author Olive Gilbert) was published
in 1850 and helped establish her more widely in the public mind.
The next year, at a women’s rights convention in Akron, Ohio, I gave my famous
speech, “Ain’t I A Woman,” a short but stirring challenge to the notion that men were
superior to women. During the Civil War she worked to support black Union soldiers,
and after the war I continued to travel and preach on spiritual topics and as an advocate
for the rights of blacks and women.
Who am I?  Please submit your educated guess on who this prominent African
American is to the main office written on a scrap piece of paper. Make sure you include
your full name and first period teacher.  A winner will be selected from correct
responses and awarded Loy Norrix gear.

Happy Birthday Natalia March!

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

SSR is 5th hour today

Green school will be doing bottle recycling after school today. If you would like to help
out please meet in room B-15 Thursday at 2:30.

Future Teachers Club will meet today, Thursday, Feb 22 nd  in room D4.  All are welcome.

There is NO AAC today due to mid winter break Friday.

Do you want a chance to show off your 3-pointer skills and maybe win a prize?! Buy a
ticket for a shot for just one dollar at all three lunches and at the door of the game! Then
shoot your shot at the February 27th game at Loy Norrix. All proceeds go towards
DECAs donation to the muscular dystrophy association

Attention graduating Seniors!  If you have interest in speaking at your commencement
ceremony, you need to sign-up in room B-18 by Thursday, March 1 st

Auditions for Master Singers for the 2018-2019 school year will take place after school
in J-12 on Wednesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, Mar. 1. Sign up for a 5-minute audition slot and pick up the audition music outside the choir room door. Contact Ms. Pelligrino if you have any questions.

Attention all sophomores and juniors. The Third 90 Network of Michigan Colleges
alliance is offering an opportunity to participate in meaningful projects in environmental sustainability alongside faculty and students from Michigan colleges and
universities. You will be able to get hands-on learning opportunities, college visits and
trips along with several afterschool workshops. You will also receive a $500 scholarship
for your participation. This program is looking for students who are self-motivated and
will be highly dedicated. There are only 10 spots available. For more information and an
application, please see any science teacher or Mrs. Young in M14. Deadline is March
2nd. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!!!!!

Senior Art Students who wish to join the National Art Honor Society must report to Ms.
Van Lieu in A-12 for enrollment requirements.  Those students selected will have the
honor cords for graduation.  You have to be a standing member of NAHS to qualify.

Do you want to play a Spring Sport?
Then you need to have all of the following items checked on your Blue Card BEFORE
you can go to try-outs!! A Physical, the Code of Conduct, $25 Insurance Paid, the Consent Form and be Academically Eligible. Stop by the Athletic Office and get the
information and forms.

There are Kappa League applications in the Athletic Office if you are interested in
joining. If you have any questions regarding Kappa League we have 3 members here at
Loy Norrix and they are CJ Washington, Tristen Morales, Stephan Speikes

Attention seniors! Would you like to be featured in the college bound senior showcase?
Stop by the counseling office & speak with Mrs. DeHaan to find out how!

Attention all Android users: download the app on your phone for knightlifenews.com and make the Knight Life website more enjoyable than ever.

Seniors, we know you were super cute when you were a baby, which is why the
deadline to get your baby picture in the yearbook has been extended until March 2!
Bring your baby picture and $15 cash or check to Ms. English in K3. This is the final
deadline!

The last softball open gym is this Sunday 3-5:30. Conditioning will continue the
following Sunday (March 4th) as well as each Tuesday and Thursday from now until
tryouts. If you are interested in playing softball, we hope to see you on Sunday! See
Coach Johnson in C12 if you have any questions

Attention any boys interested in playing golf this spring, please meet with Mr. Peterson
in the TV room (just outside the library) for an informational meeting on Thursday,
March 1st at 2:30. All are welcome and we are looking forward to a great season.

ATTENTION ALL LADY KNIGHT SOCCER PLAYERS!!! Preseason conditionings are
every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45-4:30. Tryouts will be Monday March 12th and
Tuesday March 13th from 3-5 at Soccer Zone on Sprinkle Road. Bring cleats,
shinguards, a water bottle and your completed requirements sheet which can be picked
up in the athletic office. Come tryout for ANOTHER great season! Go knights!!

Congratulations to our Who Am I winner from Wednesday- Jalyn Dubois in Ms.
Long’s first period class.  That brings us to two from Ms. Maxwell, two from Mr. Porco, two from Long, one from Ms. Ward, and one from Mr. Bellware. Jalyn had the correct answer of Garrett Morgan.  There were 71 total responses for Wednesday’s clue.
Now for today’s Who Am I clue.
Who am I?
I attended Harvard University and in 1895 became the first African-American to receive
a doctorate from the school. I became a university professor, a prolific writer and a
pioneering social scientist on the topic of black culture. I particularly disagreed with black leaders (such as Booker T. Washington) who urged blacks to blend in with white society; I championed global African unity and (especially in later years) separatism. I distilled my views in his famous 1903 book The Souls of Black Folk. In 1909, I became a founding member of the NAACP, an organization promoting progress and social equality for blacks. I continued for decades as a strong public voice on behalf of African-Americans.
Who am I?  Please submit your educated guess on who this prominent African
American is to the main office written on a scrap piece of paper. Make sure you include
your full name and first period teacher.  A winner will be selected from correct
responses and awarded Loy Norrix gear.

Happy Birthday George Washington!

Chess Club meets today in room D10 from 2:20-3:30.

There will be AAC today.  There is NO AAC on Thursday due to mid winter
break Friday.

Attention all sophomores and juniors. The Third 90 Network of Michigan Colleges
alliance is offering an opportunity to participate in meaningful projects in environmental sustainability alongside faculty and students from Michigan colleges and
universities. You will be able to get hands-on learning opportunities, college visits and
trips along with several afterschool workshops. You will also receive a $500 scholarship
for your participation. This program is looking for students who are self-motivated and
will be highly dedicated. There are only 10 spots available. For more information and an
application, please see any science teacher or Mrs. Young in M14. Deadline is March
2nd. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!!!!!

Future Teachers Club will meet this week Thursday, Feb 22 nd  in room D4.  All are
welcome.

Attention graduating Seniors!  If you have interest in speaking at your commencement
ceremony, you need to sign-up in room B-18 by Thursday, March 1 st

Auditions for Master Singers for the 2018-2019 school year will take place after school
in J-12 on Wednesday, Feb. 28 & Thursday, Mar. 1. Sign up for a 5-minute audition slot and pick up the audition music outside the choir room door. Contact Ms. Pelligrino if you have any questions.

Senior Art Students who wish to join the National Art Honor Society must report to Ms.
Van Lieu in A-12 for enrollment requirements.  Those students selected will have the
honor cords for graduation.  You have to be a standing member of NAHS to qualify.

Do you want to play a Spring Sport?
Then you need to have all of the following items checked on your Blue Card BEFORE
you can go to try-outs!! A Physical, the Code of Conduct, $25 Insurance Paid,
the Consent Form and be Academically Eligible. Stop by the Athletic Office and get the
information and forms.

We are 1/2 through the SeriousFun campaign and have collected $1,343, way to go Loy
Norrix.  The top 5 classes are, Mr.Kitman's with 106.92, Mr.Leander's with 132.81, Mr.

Peterson/Ms.May with 168.22, Mr. Johnson/Ms. May with $237.57, Mr. Allen/Ms. May
$240.43. We will have 3 more pick ups so if you haven't donated to helping sick, kids in remission or terminally ill kids in SeriousFun camps around the world you still can. Please give it to the teacher of your choice

There are Kappa League applications in the Athletic Office if you are interested in
joining. If you have any questions regarding Kappa League we have 3 members here at Loy Norrix and they are CJ Washington, Tristen Morales, Stephan Speikes

Attention seniors! Would you like to be featured in the college bound senior showcase?
Stop by the counseling office and speak with Mrs. DeHaan to find out how!

Do you want a chance to show off your 3-pointer skills and maybe win a prize?! Buy a
ticket for a shot for just one dollar at all three lunches and at the door of the game! Then
shoot your shot at the February 27th game at Loy Norrix. All proceeds go towards
DECAs donation to the muscular dystrophy association

Attention all Android users: download the app on your phone for knight-life- news-dot-
com and make the Knight Life website more enjoyable than ever.

Seniors, we know you were super cute when you were a baby, which is why the
deadline to get your baby picture in the yearbook has been extended until March 2!
Bring your baby picture and $15 cash or check to Ms. English in K3. This is the final
deadline!

The last softball open gym is this Sunday 3-5:30. Conditioning will continue the
following Sunday (March 4th) as well as each Tuesday and Thursday from now until
tryouts. If you are interested in playing softball, we hope to see you on Sunday! See
Coach Johnson in C12 if you have any questions

Green school will be doing bottle recycling after school Thursday. If you would like to
help out please meet in room B-15 Thursday at 2:30.

April 14-15 Leymah Gbowee from Liberia is coming for the Peacejam Leadership
Conference at WMU.  Come listen to and interact with a lady who helped to end their
civil war in 2004.  To learn more see Mrs. May or go to the Peacejam meeting in Ms.
Witt’s room on Thursday morning at 7am

Congratulations to our Who Am I winner from Tuesday – Madison McNair in Ms.
Long’s first period class.  That brings us to two from Ms. Maxwell, two from Mr. Porco,
one from Ms. Ward, one from Mr. Bellware and one from Ms. Long.  Madison had the correct answer of Thurgood Marshall.  There were 62 total responses for Tuesday’s
clue.

Who am I?
I am an African American entrepreneur who’s best known as the inventor of the gas mask and the three-way traffic signal. I was the son of freed slaves in Kentucky who
began my career in a Cleveland, Ohio sewing factory in 1895. I opened my own shop
for the repair of sewing machines in 1907, and two years after that I opened another
shop for tailoring. I went into the hair-straightening business in 1913, right around the
time I was working on a safety hood for firefighters. The canvas hood had breathing
tubes and a water-soaked sponge for an air filter; it was the precursor to the gas mask,
and I was awarded a patent in 1914. My three-way traffic light — stop, go and caution —
changed America’s driving habits (I sold the patent rights to General Electric for
$40,000). I continued as a successful business man until I died in 1963, although in my
later years my eyesight was ruined by glaucoma.
Who am I?  Please submit your educated guess on who this prominent African
American is to the main office written on a scrap piece of paper. Make sure you include
your full name and first period teacher.  A winner will be selected from correct
responses and awarded Loy Norrix gear.

 

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Joe Meyers qualified for the indoor state meet next weekend by running his 2 mile time
under 10 minutes on Saturday at Central Michigan University!! He took first and beat
second place by nearly a minute. Please congratulate Joe on this accomplishment.
Zach Skinner also qualified for the state meet in pole vault by clearing 14ft, 4 inches
short of the school record but will not be attending due to the swim team’s commitment
at the same time.

There will be AAC through Wednesday this week.  There is NO AAC on Thursday due
to mid winter break Friday.

Attention all sophomores and juniors! The Third 90 Network of Michigan Colleges
alliance is offering an opportunity to participate in meaningful projects in environmental sustainability alongside faculty and students from Michigan colleges and
universities. You will be able to get hands-on learning opportunities, college visits and
trips along with several afterschool workshops. You will also receive a $500 scholarship
for your participation. This program is looking for students who are self-motivated and
will be highly dedicated. There are only 10 spots available. For more information and an
application, please see any science teacher or Mrs. Young in M14. Deadline is March
2nd. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!!!!!

Future Teachers Club will meet this week Thursday, Feb 22nd  in room D4.  All are
welcome!

Attention graduating Seniors!  If you have interest in speaking at your commencement
ceremony, you need to sign-up in room B-18 by Thursday, March 1st

Auditions for Master Singers for the 2018-2019 school year will take place after school
in J-12 on Wednesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, Mar. 1. Sign up for a 5-minute audition slot
and pick up the audition music outside the choir room door. Contact Ms. Pelligrino if you
have any questions.

Senior Art Students who wish to join the National Art Honor Society must report to Ms.
Van Lieu in A-12 for enrollment requirements.  Those students selected will have the
honor cords for graduation.  You have to be a standing member of NAHS to qualify.

Do you want to play a Spring Sport?
Then you need to have all of the following items checked on your Blue Card BEFORE
you can go to try-outs!! A Physical, the Code of Conduct, $25 Insurance Paid, the Consent Form and be Academically Eligible. Stop by the Athletic Office and get the information and forms.

SSR is 5th hour today.

Reminder to the Forensics Team that we will have our team picture today after school in
J11 at 2:30. Your attendance is mandatory!

Want to make some new friends? Want a place to chill for an hour after school? Enjoy
tea? Well your reasons for joining are none of our business but come to tea club!
Today, February 20th, 2:30-3:30 in Ms. Mallory’s room, D13

Alexa Davis qualified for the indoor track state meet over the weekend. She qualified at
the GVSU indoor meet this last weekend, with a time of 60.88 placing 5th out of 63 girls
in the 400.

Seniors, do you need help paying for college?
Receive hands-on assistance in filling out the FAFSA today, Tuesday February 20th
from 4:30-6:30 at KVCC Texas Township Campus. More information is available in the
Counseling Office.

Attention seniors! Would you like to be featured in the college bound senior showcase?
Stop by the counseling office & speak with Mrs. DeHaan to find out how!

There will be a Mental Health Awareness arts event meeting in Ms. Layton's room
on Wednesday, February 21st at 7!  We will be there before school and we will be
setting up some details before the big event!

Attention all Android users: download the app on your phone for knight-life- news-dot-
com and make your perusal of the Knight Life website more enjoyable than ever.

Seniors, we know you were super cute when you were a baby, which is why the
deadline to get your baby picture in the yearbook has been extended until March 2!
Bring your baby picture and $15 cash or check to Ms. English in K3. This is the final
deadline!

The last softball open gym is this Sunday 3-5:30. Conditioning will continue the
following Sunday (March 4th) as well as each Tuesday and Thursday from now until
tryouts. If you are interested in playing softball, we hope to see you on Sunday! See
Coach Johnson in C12 if you have any questions

Green school will be doing bottle recycling after school Thursday. If you would like to
help out please meet in room B-15 Thursday at 2:30.
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Congratulations to our Who Am I winner from Monday – Nathan Platte in Mr. Porco’s
first period class. That brings us to two from Maxwell, two from Porco, one from Ms.
Ward and one from Mr. Bellware.  Nathan had the correct answer of Denmark Vesey.
There were 59 total responses for Friday’s clue.
Now for todays Who am I?
I received my law degree from Howard Univ. in 1933. In 1936 I joined the legal staff of
the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. As its chief counsel
(1938–61), I argued more than 30 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, successfully
challenging racial segregation, most notably in higher education. My presentation of the
argument against the ‘Seperate but Equal’ doctrine achieved its greatest impact with the landmark decision handed down in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954). My appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1961 was opposed by some Southern
senators and was not confirmed until 1962. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed me
to the Supreme Court two years later; I was the first black to sit on the high court,
where I consistently supported the position taken by those challenging discrimination
based on race or sex, opposed the death penalty, and supported the rights of criminal
defendants. My support for affirmative action led to my strong dissent in Regents of the
University of California v. Bakke (1978). As appointments by Presidents Nixon and
Reagan changed the outlook of the Court, I found myself increasingly in the minority; in
retirement I was outspoken in his criticism of the court.
Who am I?  Please submit your educated guess on who this prominent African
American is to the main office written on a scrap piece of paper. Make sure you include
your full name and first period teacher.  A winner will be selected from correct
responses and awarded a Loy Norrix water bottle and pen.

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Joe Meyers qualified for the indoor state meet next weekend by running his 2 mile time
under 10 minutes on Saturday at Central Michigan University. He took first and beat
second place by nearly a minute. Please congratulate Joe on this accomplishment.
Zach Skinner also qualified for the state meet in pole vault by clearing 14ft, 4 inches
short of the school record but will not be attending due to the swim team’s commitment
at the same time.

There will be AAC Monday through Wednesday this week.  There is NO AAC on
Thursday due to mid winter break Friday.

Attention all sophomores and juniors. The Third 90 Network of Michigan Colleges
alliance is offering an opportunity to participate in meaningful projects in environmental sustainability alongside faculty and students from Michigan colleges and
universities. You will be able to get hands-on learning opportunities, college visits and
trips along with several afterschool workshops. You will also receive a $500 scholarship
for your participation. This program is looking for students who are self-motivated and
will be highly dedicated. There are only 10 spots available. For more information and an
application, please see any science teacher or Mrs. Young in M14. Deadline is March
2nd. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!!!!!

Future Teachers Club will meet this week Thursday, Feb 22 nd  in room D4.  All are
welcome.

Attention graduating Seniors!  If you have interest in speaking at your commencement
ceremony, you need to sign-up in room B-18 by Thursday, March 1st

Auditions for Master Singers for the 2018-2019 school year will take place after school
in J-12 on Wednesday, Feb. 28 & Thursday, Mar. 1. Sign up for a 5-minute audition slot and pick up the audition music outside the choir room door. Contact Ms. Pelligrino if you have any questions.

Senior Art Students who wish to join the National Art Honor Society must report to Ms.
Van Lieu in A-12 for enrollment requirements.  Those students selected will have the
honor cords for graduation.  You have to be a standing member of NAHS to qualify.

Do you want to play a Spring Sport?
Then you need to have all of the following items checked on your Blue Card BEFORE
you can go to try-outs!! A Physical, the Code of Conduct, $25 Insurance Paid, the Consent Form and be Academically Eligible. Stop by the Athletic Office and get the information and forms.

Attention seniors! Would you like to be featured in the college bound senior showcase?
Stop by the counseling office and speak with Mrs. DeHaan to find out how!

There will be a Mental Health Awareness arts event meeting in Ms. Layton’s room
on Wednesday, February 21st at 7!  We will be there before school and we will be
setting up some details before the big event!

Seniors, do you need help paying for college?
Receive hands-on assistance in filling out the FAFSA on Tuesday February 20th from
4:30-6:30 at KVCC Texas Township Campus. More information is available in the
Counseling Office.

Congratulations to our Who Am I winner from Friday – Ebony Battle in Mr. Bellware’s
first period class.  That brings us to two from Maxwell, one from Porco, one from Ms.
Ward and one from Mr. Bellware.  Ebony had the correct answer of Mary Jackson.
There were 80 total responses for Friday’s clue.
Now for todays Who am I?
I was executed on July 2nd, 1822 after being accused of planning a slave rebellion against slaveowners and other whites in Charleston, South Carolina. I was a well-respected carpenter and minister who in my teens had been sold into slavery from the West Indies island of St. Thomas. For years I was the household servant to Captain Joseph
Vesey, who settled in Charleston in 1783. I won $1,500 in a lottery in the year
1800. I used the money to buy my freedom and set up a carpentry shop,
where I prospered. Educated and financially successful, I also co-founded a separate
black Methodist church in Charleston in 1816 (though it was closed by white
authorities four years later). In 1822 I was accused of being the leader of a secret plot to
rebel against whites, a plot that supposedly involved 9,000 slaves and more than two
years of preparation. The alleged plan was for the slaves to murder as many whites as
they could, then set sail for Africa or Haiti. In the wake of rumors of the plot, Charleston
authorities charged 131 people with conspiracy, convicted 67 and executed at least 35,
including me.

Who am I?  Please submit your educated guess on who this prominent African
American is to the main office written on a scrap piece of paper. Make sure you include
your full name and first period teacher.  A winner will be selected from correct
responses and awarded Loy Norrix gear.

Happy President’s Day!