posted Oct 3, 2016, 11:33 AM by Catherine Faulconer

Attention Seniors: If you still need to take a senior portrait, please see Mrs. McGuire in the library to sign up. Portrait retakes are Monday, October 24th.


Attention Seniors: The Herff Jones representative will be here on Friday, October 7th during lunches in the cafeteria taking your senior graduation products and cap and gown orders. Please stop by and order your cap and gown. A small deposit is required with your order. If you have questions or need an order packet, please see Mrs. Pritt.


Attention Juniors and Seniors: A representative from Longwood University will be here on Thursday, October 6th at 9:30 a.m. Sign up in Guidance by Wednesday if you plan to attend this meeting.


There will be a girl’s basketball practice Tuesday from 4:30-6:00. Report to Coach Carmichael’s classroom HS204 immediately after school. All are welcome!!


Attention 7th Graders: October 5th is the last day to turn in an application for Centra’s Health Career Day. If you would like to attend, please see Ms. Pugh in MS Guidance. Participation is limited and parent permission is required.


The Pep Club and Leadership Club will meet this Thursday, October 6th during I/E.


October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Schools, organizations, and communities are raising awareness of bullying prevention and teaching students how to respond effectively to bullying situations. Stay tuned to morning announcements and listen for ways to help eliminate bullying. Information is provided by Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center and the Center for Disease Control.

What is Bullying? Bullying is different from the typical disagreements or arguments between friends and classmates. So what is the difference? It is bullying if:

1.)  1.) One person is hurting or harming another with words or behavior.

2.)  2.) It is being done intentionally.

3.)  3.) The person being hurt has a hard time defending themselves from the behavior.

4.)  4.) The kids who are doing it have more power – “Power” can include such things as being older, being                        physically bigger or stronger, having more social status, or when a group of kids “gang up” on someone.

Bottom line – don’t be a bully.