THURSDAY DAILY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

 

PELHAM MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

          THURSDAY ~ NOVEMBER 30, 2017 ~ DAY 1

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*SCHOOLWIDE*


Congratulations to the 2016-17 Pel Mel staff who were named a Gold Medalist by Columbia Scholastic Press Association. 

 

Calling All Students! Do you know a lot of History? Do you like Trivia Games/Competitions?  Consider forming a team (4-6 people) for the 4th Annual PMHS History Bowl sponsored by Rho Kappa Honor Society. There are currently LIMITED slots remainingThe History Bowl will be taking place after school on Tuesday, December 12 from 3:15PM-6:45PM.

To register a team, see Mr. Sirico in the SS Office for a Team Registration Form or print one out. 

(https://docs.google.com/a/pelhamschools.org/document/d/16cbTpKYPpP6AL2rNIweEZDbS9Ofoa4CysfGdK5vEIuQ/edit?usp=sharing)

Registration forms are due by 3:15pm TODAY, Thursday, November 30th.

 

Attention All Students: Do you enjoy writing?  Are you creative?  Do you want a great opportunity to exercise your imagination?  The Pelham Library is sponsoring “Pelham Reads Oz” during the month of November.  In conjunction with this, Pelham Memorial High School is sponsoring a creative writing contest based on your reading of L.Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Choose a character from Baum’s original text and use your imagination to explore that point of view! Have your character journey through the land of Oz or to another time and place! Consider what happened before the character journeys to Oz, tell the story of Oz from another perspective, or place the character in another setting!  Entries may be in the form of flash fiction or a short story. Deadline for submissions is TODAY, November 30th, 2017.  See posted fliers in English classrooms for more information.

 

Social and Political Activism Club announces the Clothespins Project for the second time! If you find a clothespin clipped to your backpack, spread the positivity and clip it to someone else’s backpack!

 

Your Monday root word of the week is: viv/i vit, which means live, life. This Latin root appears in many English words such as: revival - the act of bringing back to life; vital - pertaining to live; vivacious - high-spirited and full of life.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  People cannot discover new lands until they have the courage to lose sight of the shore. - André Gide 

 

BRAINTEASER: Three women each have two daughters.  They are all having lunch at a restaurant.  There are only seven chairs at the table and all of the women are seated in their own chair.  How is this possible?

Email your answers to Mr. Rothstein at jrothstein@pelhamschools.org

 

 

 

 

Cartoon Captions

Wednesday Caption Contest:

Students and staff members, mail your entries to jrothstein@pelhamschools.org 

 

Caption #5

11/15 – 11/29

 

Mindful Monday Moment That was Van Halen and “Right Now.”  This is the theme of your Mindful Monday Moment of the week.  They sing, “Do it right here and now.  It means everything.”  Now that the first marking period has ended, it is imperative that you are mindful of the manner in which you begin the second marking period.  Stay in the present and focus on what you want to achieve this quarter.  It starts with right here and right now.  It starts today.  If you want to change your study habits, do it.  If you want to seek out more extra help, do it.  If you want to join different clubs and activities, do it.  Take this time to reflect on what is working and what is not working and be mindful of how you should approach this next quarter.  The beginning of a fresh marking period is a great time to focus on yourself and make good decisions.  In the words of the great Eddie Van Halen, Why put it off another day?”  We believe in you Pelican Nation.

 

Wednesday Wellness Wish - That was Sister Sledge and “We are Family.”  This is the theme of your Wednesday Wellness Wish.  Like the lyrics go, “we fly just like birds of a feather.”  Obviously that bird is the Pelican and we, members of the great Pelican Nation, fly together as we accomplish great things here at PMHS.  We would like to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  May you spend time with loved ones, remember and honor those who aren’t able to celebrate with you, and find some time to give thanks for all the things that make you feel happy and fulfilled in your life.  We also hope you relax, have fun and just unplug from the world around you.  Safe travels to anyone leaving the area.  Like the song goes, “We are family.”  Take comfort in your PMHS family and make sure you reach out to us if you need anything at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES * 

 

 

ATTENTION ALL HISTORY BOWL VOLUNTEERS:

There will be a mandatory meeting for volunteers to discuss the History Bowl on Tuesday, December 5th after Academy Period in Rm. 122. All volunteers should attend this meeting as the rules, procedures and responsibilities will be delegated at this meeting. Please contact Mr. Sirico if you have any questions.

 

Are you interested in spreading holiday cheer in French? There will be mandatory French club meetings Tuesdays December 5th and December 12th. All students attending the annual holiday trip to the Bayberry Senior Center MUST attend. Please remember to bring your parent signed permission slips. 


Environmental Science Club – Will be having a meeting on Friday, December 1st at 3:15 in room 250.

 

Attention Forensics Speech Team.   Reminder to check google classroom about this Saturday's tournament at Ursuline School in New Rochelle.  Please see Mr. Beck or Mr. Schleifer with questions.


The Community Care Club (CCC) will be having a meeting on Friday, December 1st after Academy in Room 201 regarding the planning for our next Buddy Bunch meeting. All members please attend.

 

ART CLUB will meet on Tuesday December 5th in room #117 after Academy Period. This week we will be exploring traditional Chinese brush painting New members are welcome.  See Amber Paulino or Mika Korvyakov for more information. 

 

English, Math, Science and Social Studies Honor Society Criteria and Applications are available on the main PMHS webpage under the "Need to Know" section.  All applications are due by 3:11 on Friday, December 8th.  Late applications WILL NOT be accepted.

 

Attention Italian Club Members

We will be meeting at 3:11 pm in room 214 on the following dates to prepare for our annual trip to the Bayberry Care Center. Please try to attend all the meetings so we can dazzle the residents of the home with our singing ability.

Tuesday, December 5th and December 12th, Monday, December 18th

 

 

*COLLEGE VISITS*

 

Scheduled College Visits – All will take place in Room 239 unless it is noted as an open house.  Go to Naviance for further information.

 

College

Representative

Location

Date

 

 

 

 

University of Hartford

Evan Holliday

Conf Room 239

12/5/17 10:30 AM

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*UPCOMING SPORTING EVENTS*

Day

Date

Time

Sport

Level

Home

Visitor

Facility

Fri

12/01/2017

05:00PM

GBB

V

TAPPAN ZEE HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Fri

12/01/2017

05:00PM

BBB

V

IRVINGTON HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Fri

12/01/2017

05:30PM

IH

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

MAMARONECK HS

HUTCHINSON ICE ARENA

Fri

12/01/2017

08:00PM

IH

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

NON-REGION OPPONENT

HUTCHINSON ICE ARENA

Sat

12/02/2017

09:30AM

IH

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

CLARKSTOWN CSD

HUTCHINSON ICE ARENA

Sat

12/02/2017

01:00PM

IH

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

RYE HS

HUTCHINSON ICE ARENA

Sat

12/02/2017

03:00PM

GBB

V

TAPPAN ZEE HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Sat

12/02/2017

03:00PM

IH

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

NON-REGION OPPONENT

HUTCHINSON ICE ARENA

Sat

12/02/2017

04:00PM

BBB

V

IRVINGTON HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Sat

12/02/2017

05:00PM

IH

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

NON-REGION OPPONENT

HUTCHINSON ICE ARENA

Sat

12/02/2017

06:00PM

GBB

V

TAPPAN ZEE HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Sat

12/02/2017

07:00PM

IH

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

NORTH ROCKLAND HS

HUTCHINSON ICE ARENA

Sat

12/02/2017

08:00PM

BBB

V

IRVINGTON HS

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Sun

12/03/2017

10:15AM

IH

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

NON-REGION OPPONENT

HUTCHINSON ICE ARENA

Sun

12/03/2017

12:15PM

IH

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

MAMARONECK HS

HUTCHINSON ICE ARENA

Sun

12/03/2017

02:15PM

IH

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

CLARKSTOWN CSD

HUTCHINSON ICE ARENA

Sun

12/03/2017

04:30PM

IH

V

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL

NORTH ROCKLAND HS

HUTCHINSON ICE ARENA