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March Newsletter (HS) -
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High School Announcements -
Mt. Olive High School Bulletin for Wednesday, March 04, 2015...

JUNIORS There will be a meeting today after school in the study hall for any Junior that is interested in helping with Prom.
SPRING PLAY PRACTICE There will not be Spring Play practice today. We will meet tomorrow at 6:30 in the High School gym
SENIOR FAVORITE PHOTOS Senior Favorites photographs will be taken on Monday, March 9th during homeroom. Please meet Mrs. Labonte in the lobby to have your photo taken if you were voted a winner for one of the senior favorites categories.
BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK This is the last week you will be able to sign up for track. Please be sure to see one of the coaches and attend practice before this Friday, March 6th. Also, if anyone is interested in being the Track Manager, please see Mr.Schulte (Adam)after school during track practice this week.
AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION Will be today from 3:15-3:45 with Mr. Scoggins
JUNIORS All Juniors will be taking Lincoln Land Community College placement tests tomorrow morning starting 1st period and may run through 3rd period for some students. Juniors are to report to their 1st period class for attendance and then by announcement from the office, report to the 2nd floor computer lab.
SPINTACULAR BASKETBALL SHOW Please come out and enjoy the Spintacular Basketball Show this Friday, March 6th, in our Jr. High gym, with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Help us welcome the Finalists of America's Got Talent!! They have also been featured in Sports Illustrated. It will be a SPINTACULAR night!!
FACULTY/ALUMNI NIGHT If any staff members are interested in participating in the Faculty game that will be held on Friday, March 13th, there is a sign-up sheet in the office.
Lunch Today Hamburger on Bun
Breakfast Tomorrow Biscuits and Gravy
Lunch Tomorrow Rotini w/Meat Sauce

Common Core Math k-5 -
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Common Core Math k-5 -
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A Note From The Superintendent's Desk - As educators one of our main goals is to teach all children how to read. Reading and comprehending what we are reading is essential to be successful in life. I know the New Illinois Learning Standards have put more rigor into the language arts curriculum, but we want every child to be able to reach for the stars when determining their futures. I want to share with you a few quotes regarding reading and education:

“A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”
John Locke

“The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.”
Pablo Neruda

“I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.”
Emilia Fox

“He that loves reading has everything within his reach.”
William Godwin

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
Ray Bradbury

The next time your child is bored and states that they have nothing to do, suggest reading. Read with them, read to them, read a story from the Internet, it doesn’t matter, Just Read!!!

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