ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, February 26, 2018, E-Day; 2:30 Dismissal

 

 

Anyone interested in attending the True Colors conference must return permission slips and payment by this Friday! After that you will not be able to attend the conference.  See Pete Solomon if you have any questions.

 

 

Attention Dive Club members. We will be meeting for a classroom session this Wednesday after school in the library classroom. All students enrolled in the Fall and Spring open water classes and the advanced dive class must attend. Do not forget to get all your paperwork completed and signed. See Pete Solomon if you have any questions.

 

 

There will be no playing of football allowed in the parking lot until further notice.

 

Attention student-athletes:  Anyone interested in participating on the Sound School Basketball team needs a completed permission packet and current physical.  Permission packets can be obtained from the main office.  Tryouts are scheduled to start on March 5th with the first game on March 14th.

 

 

Attention all seniors! Jeff’s F period class is working on a slideshow to show at graduation about the seniors. Please send any pictures you have from freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year to   Jeffmovieclass@gmail.com  For more information see the yearbook google classroom post.

 

Congratulations to Thalya Lugo on her acceptance to Western CT State University!

 

 

Today’s H period Assignments. There are two groups scheduled for the Library today. EF Lacrosse, and EF Morris.

 

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Black History Month Instalment #5

Today I’m going to tell you a love story. It is after all Valentine’s Day and what a better day to tell a story of how the simple desire of two people to live as a married couple led to a Supreme Court decision that protected the right of all citizens to marry those they love.  Richard and Mildred Loving – yes that was their name, Loving – were from Virginia.  The year was 1958 and although they were in love, they could not marry in their home state.  He was white and she was black and the state of Virginia considered marriage between those of different races to be a violation of the law.  So they got married in Washington D.C. but went back to the rural Virginia county they considered their home. Five weeks later, in the middle of the night, the county sheriff and two deputies burst into their bedroom and arrested them.  The next day the judge gave them a choice – they could go to prison or leave the state – but they had to promise never to return.

They moved to Washington where over the next five years they had three children – but they were exiles and they wanted to go home.  Finally in 1964 tired of the city and inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, Mildred requested help from the American Civil Liberties Union and they agreed to take their case. They sued the state of Virginia for violating their civil rights under the Constitution.  By 1967 the case had made its way to the Supreme Court.  On June 12 of that year – in a unanimous decision – the Court ruled that laws which criminalized the marriage of people of different races violated the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.  This ruling became a major precedent that led to the ruling almost 40 years later that gave same sex couples the right to marry.

Richard and Mildred Loving were shy and soft spoken.  They didn’t seek the spotlight or want to make trouble for anyone – But they had love and courage and a simple desire to live in the place they called home.  Sometimes love really does conquer all.  Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

 

 

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