Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Moment of Silence

Pledge of Allegiance 

Today’s Menu: Pizza Sticks with Sauce, Italian Sub, Oriental Chicken with Rice, Tomato Soup with Crackers, Golden Corn, Fresh Fruit, Pineapple Cup, Fortune Cookie

Attention Freshmen! 
Class of 2021 shirts will be on sale during lunches this week in the cafeteria. Show your class pride and place your order today!!

US Army will have a representative in Guidance Today at 11:00.  Please stop by the Guidance office for a pass, if you are interested in speaking with their representative. 

There will be a meeting for any girls interested in trying out for the softball teams on Wednesday, February 7 at 3:00 PM in the library.  If you cannot attend, please see Mr. Woshner after Wednesday for any information distributed during the meeting. You can also email Coach Baker at utbaker@comcast.net .

There will be a meeting for any girls interested in playing tennis this spring on Wednesday, February 7 at 2:45 PM in room 205.  If you absolutely cannot attend this meeting, please see Miss Sweet for information or email her at sweets@fcpsk12.net 

There will be a boys tennis interest meeting Friday at 3:00 in the library.  It shouldn't take any longer than 30 minutes. If you cannot attend, please see Mr. Levi or Mr. Woshner.

The next Leo Club meeting will be on Wednesday, February 7th, right after school in Mrs. Leonard’s room 230. 

James Wood FBLA is excited to celebrate FBLA Week this week.  FBLA’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.  It’s not too late to get involved!  Talk to your business teacher for more information. All paid FBLA members are invited to the business department on Thursday during their study hall for cake. 

Today is the end of FCCLA Epilepsy Awareness Week. If  you participated today in “Dress Like A Teacher” or “Mismatch Day”, please take a selfie and post on instagram to #jwhsfcclaepilepsyawareness. During your lunch period come to the FCCLA table to take the daily quiz. And please come this evening to the boys’ basketball game for the basket auction, miracle minute, and more! Today’s information:   Most individuals diagnosed with epilepsy lead a perfectly normal life managed with medication. Six out of 10 patients with epilepsy are able to control the seizures with medication; 40% of patients cannot be fully controlled.

Calling all future educators! Now is the time to apply to the “Teachers For Tomorrow” program for next school year. Stop in the Guidance Department to pick up an application or see Mrs. Riggleman in Room 110. Applications are due February 23rd. Did you know that all completers of this course that have earned a teaching license and applied to work in Frederick County Public Schools have been hired! You will be career and college ready.

The boys’ and girls’ indoor track teams competed last Friday in the Northwestern District Championship at Hagerstown Community College. Both teams finished 5th overall. Rene Rosso led the girls with first place finishes in the long jump, triple jump, and 55 meter hurdles, 2nd place finishes in the high jump and 55 meter dash, and a third place finish in the 300 meter dash. Brooke Sandy was 5th with a state-qualifying jump in the high jump. Notable performances on the boys’ team were Logan Owens with a 4th place in the triple jump and a 5th place in the 55 meter hurdles, Drake Tews with a 2nd place in the high jump, and Dominic Revetta with a 3rd place in the shot put. These athletes along with other 4th, 5th, and 6th place finishers will compete at the Region 4C Championship this Friday at Hagerstown.

The wrestling team placed 3rd in the Northwestern District Championship this past Saturday at Liberty.  Aaron Curd won the 152 pound weight class, Josiah Gleasen and Luke Roy placed second, and Corey Lemons, Joey Vitola, and Brayden Patterson-Campbell each placed third.  Six other Colonels placed fourth and all of these wrestlers now advance to the Region 4A-C Championships on Friday at Sherando.

Freshman Kim Warnagiris broke two James Wood school swimming records in this past Friday's Northwestern District Championships.  Kim won the 100 yard butterfly in a time of :59.44.  She placed 2nd in the 200 yard freestyle in a time of 2:00.11.  Junior Brian Hua improved his school record time in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of :55.97 which was good for 3rd in the event.  Kim and Brian, along with six other Wood swimmers, will compete in the Region 4A-C Championships this Friday.

Good luck to the boys’ basketball teams as they host Fauquier tonight and to the varsity girls’ team as they travel to Fauquier.

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