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TnT Pack the House Wrestling night -
Teaching Tolerance will be hosting a Pack the House night at the Wrestling meet this Friday, January 23. Celebrate senior night with the wrestlers. Meet starts at 6:00.

High School Announcements -
Mt. Olive High School Bulletin for Friday, January 23, 2015
DRAMA CLUB There will be a Drama Club meeting today with Mrs. Swenson during homeroom.
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TNT PACK-THE-HOUSE WRESTLING TNT Pack-the-House Wrestling night is here!! Let's fill the bleachers tonight!!! Celebrate our Senior night with our wrestling team at 6 pm tonight. Students who wear their class colors will be admitted for free and receive a Pop/Snack pass to be used in class. CLASS COLORS: Freshman- GO Green, Sophomores-ALL Over Orange, Juniors-Brilliant Blue, Seniors-Pretty in Pink. Get your color on and join us in celebrating our Seniors and Teaching Tolerance tonight!!!! TNT members need to be here tonight by 5:30.
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STUDY SKILLS Study Skills will begin next week on Tuesday, the 27th.
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VALENTINE DANCE DATE REQUEST Students that are bringing a non-Mt.Olive High School student to the Valentine's Dance must submit a Date Request Form to the high school office for approval. Dates must be in at least 9th grade and may not be above the age of 20. Date Request Forms must be turned in to the high school office by February 10th.
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GIRLS SOFTBALL There will be a mandatory meeting today at 5:10 pm for all high school girls playing softball this coming season. The meeting will be held in the library and should last no longer than 15 minutes. If you plan on participating in softball this season, please be in attendance.
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STUDENTS Magazine sales need to be turned in to Mr. Yoch by Monday, January 26th.
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Lunch Today Sausage Pizza
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Breakfast Monday Breakfast Bagel
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Lunch Monday Chicken Nuggets

Pre-K Family Night Rescheduled -
the Pre-K Family Night that was scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled. The event will take place on Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 in the library.

Girls Basketball Rescheduled Game -
The girl's games that were postponed on January 7 against South Fork will be played on Thursday, January 29. It will be in Morrsionville starting at 6:15. 2 JV quarters, followed by the Varsity game.

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A Note From The Superintendent's Desk - The month of December seems to fly by with all the activities going on and preparing for the holiday season. Last week I stopped and ask myself, what is it about this time of year that makes me feel alive?
The answer was not hard to find. It is not receiving gifts. Even though I enjoy the seasonal music, it was not that either. The first answer that came to mind was giving and helping others.
I had the opportunity to take eighteen students to Alton Payless Shoe Store last week to receive a free pair of shoes. My heart was filled with joy watching the volunteers who helped the students pick out their shoes.
It is our responsibility to model kindness, caring, and helping others in need. The most common way to help is by giving money. But there are many other ways to show compassion for others; volunteering at a food bank, visiting a nursing home, or even smiling and complementing others.
Mt. Olive CUSD #5 promotes kindness and caring by having food drives sponsored by TNT (Teaching Tolerance) and Student Council at the Jr. High and High School level throughout the year. National Honor Society has a toy drive for the less fortunate. An annual coat drive is held at the elementary for children who need a warm coat during the winter months.
As a parent, I must model kindness, caring, and helping others. I will also create opportunities for my children to understand the joy of giving.
I challenge everyone to spread love and hope during this holiday season.

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