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Mt. Olive High School Bulletin for Friday, March 27, 2015
BOYS & GIRLS TRACK The bus will leave today at 3:20 for Litchfield relays.
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SATURDAY SCHOOL Will be tomorrow, March 28th, from 8-noon with Mrs. Hutchins. You will need to enter through the Elementary doors.
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MODEL UN Model UN participants need to see Mrs. Steiner to receive a $500 Blackburn College Model United Nations Scholarship for participating in Model UN.
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NATIONAL HONOR STUDENTS Will meet next Monday, the 30th, during homeroom in Study Hall.
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CRAFT CLUB Will meet on Monday & Tuesday after school in Mrs. Swenson's room until 4:00 pm. Bring 2 boiled eggs dyed a solid color. Dark colors work the best.
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WRESTLERS Timers & score keepers are needed for the tournament tomorrow @ 8:30 am. Please sign up in the office today.
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STATE & FEDERAL CONSTITUTION EXAM Students who still need to take the State and Federal Constitution Exam must see Mrs. Steiner to schedule asap. This is required for graduation.
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2015 TEACHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST!! Be sure to go online at www.gomadison.com and vote for the teacher that has made a difference for you or someone in your family. Two teachers with the highest number of votes will be awarded a plaque and a $500 prize for use in the classroom. Plus, each winning teacher's homeroon class wins a pizza party hosted by Madison representatives!!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ERIC HEFLIN!!!
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Lunch Today Cheese Pizza
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Breakfast Monday Breakfast Pizza
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Lunch Monday Chicken Patty on Bun

Track Meet 3/27 - Track meet for today has been cancelled.

Softball Game 3/24 - The softball game for today has been cancelled.

Softball/Baseball 3/25 -
Softball and Baseball games are cancelled for tonight.

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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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