ADDENDUM: ANNOUNCEMENTS

Black History Month – Yr 2  Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson – we all know his name and most of you probably know what made him famous.  In 1947 – Jackie Robinson became the first black player in Major League Baseball when he took the field as a Brooklyn Dodger.  But these simple facts don’t begin to tell the story of what an astonishing accomplishment this was and what Robinson had to do and who he had to be in order to make it happen.  Beginning in the late 1800s, baseball was one of the first forms of mass entertainment in our history.  By the middle of the 20th Century it was hugely popular and was appropriately called America’s pastime.  Over those same years, however, racial segregation and racial subjugation became the norm all over the country.  Almost every aspect of public life was divided by race from neighborhoods, schools, military units, movie theaters, hotels, parks – it went right through the entire fabric of society.  In American popular culture, it was almost as if black people didn’t even exist.  Even Jazz and Blues – hugely popular styles of music that arose from Black culture – were appropriated by white artists who made it acceptable for white audiences.

 

This was the world in which Jackie Robison was to suddenly take center stage.  The expectations were enormous.  What was he going to have to do to make it work?  It was simple really – first he had to never display anger or react in any way to the constant harassment he was certain to face.  Backing down did not come naturally to Robinson.  As an army officer during World War II, he faced a court martial for refusing a bus drivers order to move to the back.  But when faced with racist insults from opposing managers, with racist taunts from fans and opposing players, pitchers that threw at his head, base runners sliding with spikes up, he had to maintain a consistent posture of character and grace.  Second – he had to perform.  It wasn’t enough to simply be good, he had to be great.  His job was to prove that black players deserved to be out there. It was really too much to ask of anyone and yet he did it all.  In 1947 he was rookie of the year with a .297 average and a league leading 29 stolen bases three of which were for home base.  During his ten seasons with the Dodgers he batted .311, led the team to 6 pennants and one World Series Championship.  And through it all he maintained his composure and earned the respect of both fans and players.  In 1962 the first black baseball player was also the first to be elected into the hall of fame.  It really all sounds like some over the top feel good Hollywood movie, but it’s the honest truth.  Great athletes in sports are often given hero status, but Jackie Robinson really earned it.

 

 

 

Thursday, February 7, 2019, E-Day

 

Hungry after school?  The Sound School Debate Team is meeting this afternoon in John Buell’s room and we are looking for new members.  So the Yale coaches will be bringing snacks today.  If you looking for an SAE program and are curious about debate come check it out and have some cookies.

 

 

There will be a meeting of all students participating in this Sunday’s ski trip to Mohawk Mountain.  The meeting will be held in room 307 immediately after school TODAY.  The meeting will be brief but attendance is mandatory.

 

There will be a meeting for all seniors TODAY during G period in the cafeteria.

 

 

If you do not yet have a gift for your loved one this Valentine’s day, the hunt stops here: Plant tech is selling roses and candy mugs during all lunch waves through February 12th. Payment is due when orders are placed. 

 

 

The Community Health Educators from Yale will be on campus providing health education workshops for students over the next two months. Since the workshops are led by undergraduate college students, the workshops provide a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer discussion.  Workshops will be held in Thomas 415 every two weeks after school.  See the blue flyers posted around campus for upcoming topics and dates.  The first session will be held next Wednesday 2/13 at 2:45pm. 

 

Our fourth annual Shake it Up! Day where students and teachers are able to participate in fun enrichment activities that fall outside of our regular classes will be coming in April.  If you have a skill you’d like to teach your peers, if you would like to share an aspect of your culture, or if you have a hobby you’d like to display, you can submit a proposal to run a Shake it Up! Day workshop.   Workshops should have an enrichment focus area such as art, history, culture, or volunteer work.  See the orange information sheets posted around campus for how to submit your Shake it Up! Day workshop proposal.  See Megan in Thomas 416 if you have any questions.

 

This week’s Citizen of the Week is Jake Weber. Tiffany Ariyan nominated Jake and Tiffany writes, "Whenever I see Jake he is smiling, friendly, and polite. This week he took the time to help one of his peers complete an assignment that the peer was struggling to understand."

 

Please remember that nomination forms are in Student Services. You may also email Randy with your nominations. 

 

 

Today’s G period Assignments. NO STUDENTS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE LIBRARY DURING PERIOD G:

 

If you are in the class below,

and today begins

with E and

Grade

Ag/Aqua Class

G happens after F

 

 

…then you go to:

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Joseph-Caf

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CD-Joseph

Norwood-Library

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Class

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AB-Brencher/Otterbach

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CD-Walsh

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AB-Baldwin

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AB-Morris

Tiedemann-208

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EF-Baldwin FALL CLASS

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Class

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EF-Geist FALL CLASS Lname M-Z

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EF-Roy FALL CLASS

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EF-Workinger FALL CLASS

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CD-Baldwin

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E Day

 

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