WEEK OF MARCH 3, 2014
ACT: Attention Juniors - The ACT test is fast approaching! Get ahead by attending the ACT review given during OGT week. The review runs from 8-11am and is FREE! We will take the first 40 students who sign up. Sign up in guidance.
AFTER SCHOOL HOURS: Students are not permitted to be in the building after 3:30 p.m. unless under the direct supervision of a faculty or staff member. Students remaining after 3:30 p.m. can wait in the main office.
The school building is closed after dismissal. Students are to go to their lockers and exit the building if they are not going to detention, tutoring, a club or activity meeting or a sports practice. Students waiting for a ride home are to go to the main office, and not be in the hallways unsupervised.
CAFETERIA: The cafeteria is open each morning by 6:45 a.m. Students may wait in the cafeteria until the school building opens at 7:50 a.m.
Students are reminded that they are not permitted to leave the cafeteria until the end of lunch. If you need to use the restroom, you must do so prior to reporting to lunch or after lunch is dismissed. If you need to meet with a teacher, you must go directly to the teacher or the teacher must meet you in the cafeteria.
CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Students are reminded that the policy on electronic device confiscation is that the item must be surrendered to the teacher.This includes any and all electronic devices. Failure to do so is not an option. Failure to surrender a device results in an in-school suspension.
DETENTIONS: Detentions may be served in room 301 today and tomorrow from 3:30 - 6 p.m.
DRESS CODE REMINDERS: Team jackets are allowed on Friday's only during the season. Scarves are not to be worn during the school day. Crew neck sweatshirts must be red, blue, or white; no black or gray sweatshirts.
EARLY ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL: If you arrive early you to school, you are advised to go down to the cafeteria prior to the building being open. At this time you can get your lunch tickets for the week, or just relax. When you wait outside you cause a clog in the parking lot area that can be a hazard, so please proceed to the cafeteria prior to 7:50 a.m.
END OF 3rd QUARTER: The 3rd quarter ends on March 14. If you are missing any work, you should meet with your teachers ASAP to discuss the possibility of making up this missing work. Spring athletes must pass 5 one-credit classes during the 3rd quarter AND have a GPA of at least a 1.8 in order to participate in the spring sport.
HONORS DIPLOMA: Attention seniors: If you believe you qualify for the Honors Diploma but have not been contacted by Mrs. Scheider, please see her during lunch to discuss.
LENTEN MISSION COLLECTION: Today is Day 1 of the 2014 Lenten Mission Collection. Each day during homeroom a collection" will be taken. We ask that everyone keep in mind our Lenten Theme: "We are each other's hope- Planting seeds of justice" when making your generous donations. Every penny that is donated will be given back to one of 6 different organizations in the Greater Cleveland Community who need our help. The act of sharing your resources with others is one way that each of us can "Change and live the Gospel more fully." Thank you for your support!!! It is appreciated.
LIFEWORKS ART AND ESSAY CONTEST: Congratulations also to the following students who also took prizes in the Lifeworks Art and Essay Contest: Aziza Cranfield for her honorable mention Essay, Cierra Walker for her 2nd place essay, Jacob Di Donato for his 2nd place poetry, Alexus Johnson for her 2nd place poetry, and Jasmine Toney for her 2nd place essay. Way to go!
LUNCH CARDS: Lunch cards can be purchased/picked up before school or at the end of the lunch period.
OGT WEEK: During OGT Week, March 10-14, students who are not involved with OGT testing or the ACT review are not required to be at school until the start of homeroom at 11:30 a.m. The library will be open from 8-11 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11-11:25 a.m. for those who arrive to school prior to the start of homeroom.
All sophomores are required to be at school from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. during OGT Week, which is next week, March 10-14. The school uniform is required every day, all day.
OHIO COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS: Congratulations to Bill Vidmar, Dan Gail, Brian Grai, and Joe Martin for their team 12th place finish in the small school category of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics competition held February 9. They will each receive $20 in Chipotle or Subway cards and $100 off of their tuition. If you would like to train for Math competitions, consider joining the Pi Sigma Society. See Mr. Minadeo for details.
STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Student Council Executive Officer elections are on March 20 and Class Officer elections are on March 24. If you are interested in running for elected officer you must see Mr. Minadeo in room 301 to pick up your nominating petition. All petitions are due to Mr. Minadeo on March 10.
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES: Don't forget to check the Schoology group for Summer Opportunities. All types of enrichment opportunities as well as any job postings received by the Guidance Office are posted here. Check out the new posting there for the Youth Employment program.
TRANSPORTATION TO CHANEL: All students who will be riding the late bus to Chanel need to check in at the athletic office on a daily basis. A sign-up sheet will be provided for you to indicate which days you will be needing transportation for the week.
VENTURES: Ventures Student Editorial Board will meet two times this week: on Wednesday, 3/5, and on Friday, 3/7. Both meetings will be held after school in Mrs. Finkelson's room--Room 213.
VIKING ATHLETICS: Bowlers: there will be a quick meeting after school tomorrow (Friday, March 7). The meeting will be held in room 102. Please plan on attending.
Softball will be at Our Lady of Lakes today from 4 to 5:30 p.m..
Boys’ volleyball will be practicing in the gym from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today and tomorrow.
Any students interested in outdoor track should see Coach LaRocco at lunch for sign-ups.
Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team on finishing up their season as one of the top 32 teams in the state in Division 4 and bringing home the District runner-up title. We are very proud! Thank you Lady Vikings for a great season!
Congratulations to the varsity boys basketball team on their district semi-final victory over Columbia on Tuesday night. The boys will again travel to Garfield Heights High School on Friday night at 7 pm to face Warrensville Heights High School in the District final match-up. Tickets will be available in the Principal's office until 3:30 p.m. and after 3:30 p.m. in the Athletic office. Tickets remain $4 for students and $6 for adults. Get your ticket and come out and support the boys. Good Luck Vikings!
Does anyone know who Deja Bruce, Toni Beuck, Alison Sukys, and Aziza Canfield are? They are the girls 4x200 relay that is currently ranked 6th in the state and will compete at the State Championships this Saturday at the University of Akron. Way to go Lady Vikings!
The boy's 4x200 meter relay of Gaston Dowdley, Aaron Roquemore, John Hearn, and Brandon Green improved their state rankings and will look to compete at the state championships as well. Way to go Vikings!
VIKINGS STEM GROUP: Future women engineers listen up! There is a Women in Engineering coming up in April you will not want to miss. More details can be found in the VIKING STEM group on Schoology - or see Mr. Minadeo to get connected.