Thursday, February 23, 2023
Today: APISU meets at lunch in F55; Interact Club meets at lunch in F39; Jewish Cultural Union meets at lunch in F53; Thespian Club meets at lunch in H8.
Tomorrow: FSU meets at lunch in the Auditorium; Mind Body Divergence Alliance meets in F39 during lunch.
Black History Month
Throughout his career as a sociologist, historian, educator, and sociopolitical activist, William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois argued for immediate racial equality for African-Americans. His emergence as an African-American leader paralleled the rise of Jim Crow laws of the South and the Progressive Era.
Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Mass on February 23, 1868. Throughout his childhood, he excelled in school and upon his graduation from high school, members of the community awarded Du Bois with a scholarship to attend Fisk University. While at Fisk, Du Bois experienced racism and poverty that was very different to his experiences in Great Barrington. As a result, Du Bois decided that he would dedicate his life to ending racism and uplifting African-Americans.
Feb 23, 1979, Frank E. Peterson Jr. named the first Black general in the Marine Corps.
Spirit Week Contest
Come to the planters today during lunch for a contest open to anyone who participates in today’s theme, “suited and booted.” We will have a table set up where you can enter your name and the next day we will announce the winner, who will go to the principal’s office to collect their prize.
Girls’ Tennis Meeting
There will be an informational meeting in Room H1 at 12:30 today for students planning on participating in girls’ tennis.
Black Excellence Week
Some CHS staff are repping movers and shapers of Black History that you may or may not have heard of. Come to the front office to pick up a playing card and try to find the staff that matches your icons. Look for staff with Black Excellence name tags on and keep an eye out for Black Excellence posters near classrooms and office areas for clues. If you find all of your icons, turn in your finished card, with your name and student ID number on it, to Gene Chism in F43 during a free/passing period by 3 pm on Friday to get entered into a raffle for a prize. Good luck!
Tomorrow: JV and Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Ashland at Churchill at 5:00 and 6:30, Senior Night; Freshman, JV, and Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Ashland at 4:00, 5:30, and 7:00, excused at 11:15; Wrestling OSAA Championships at the Memorial Coliseum at 8:30.
Saturday: Wrestling OSAA Championships at the Memorial Coliseum at 9:00.