Thursday, May 25, 2017


Good afternoon students and staff, here are the announcements for Thursday, May 25.

All senior iPads are due on May 30th.  If you need your iPad to study for an exam you may turn it in at the end of your last exam.  Please remember to turn in your charger, cord, and stand. Seniors must turn in their iPad to be able to walk at graduation.

In addition, Seniors should have their lockers cleaned out today.

There will be an important meeting for all boys interested in playing football this year.  The meeting is Wednesday at 730am in the gym.  See Coach Bush if you have questions.

As the year winds to a close, don't forget to order your yearbook! The price increases from $65 per book to $70 after May 24th, so act fast! Order online at

Attention Theatre Guild members! Don't miss the last Theatre Guild meeting of the year today at 3pm in the auditorium. We will elect officers for next year and discuss important plans for the summer.

Calling all writers!  Are you currently working on a piece of writing?  Do you need inspiration?  Do you want feedback?  Join us after school today for Creative Writing Club from 3:00-4:00 in Room 236 (Mrs. Putnam's room).

There will be a Mass Anthem rock concert June 10th at the Washington Street Education Center.  It starts at 7:00 and tickets are free, first come first serve. We hope to see you there!

All Star Driver Education June classes are filling fast.  Enroll today and get $30 off with code Summer30.

Today’s mental fitness message involves teen substance use and chronic medical illnesses.  Both issues are critical components in achieving mental fitness.  You will see students wearing white that have loved ones affected.

 Teen substance use is an epidemic of greater proportions than depression, bullying, and obesity combined. Fifteen percent of high school students have misused controlled prescription drugs, including pain relievers (opioids and narcotics), stimulants, tranquilizers, and sedatives. About one-third of high school students have used marijuana, and 25 percent of students consider it a harmless drug.

It is common to feel sad or discouraged after a heart attack, a cancer diagnosis, or if you are trying to manage a chronic condition like pain. You may be facing new limits on what you can do and feel anxious about treatment outcomes and the future. It may be hard to adapt to a new reality and to cope with the changes and ongoing treatment that come with the diagnosis.

 Long term pain or chronic illness puts a lot of stress on the brain and cognitive issues such as low mood, difficulty with memory or concentration are familiar, no matter what the underlying condition is. It is important not to dismiss depression with people dealing with chronic illnesses.

Thank you for supporting our mental fitness campaign.  Substance use and chronic illnesses require tremendous support networks and patience.  There is treatment available. Tomorrow wraps up our discussion.  We will spotlight schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.  We are asking supporters to wear yellow to help fight the stigma. Remember to ask a supportive adult, counselor, or parent/guardian for help when dealing with these issues.   We all matter.

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