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Common Core Math k-5 -
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Common Core Math k-5 -
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High School Announcements -
Mt. Olive High School Bulletin for Friday, February 27, 2015
LIBRARY CLOSED The Library is closed today. IVS & Community Service workers are to report to the office today during your class time.
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SATURDAY SCHOOL Will be tomorrow with Mrs. Haenel from 8 to noon
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3 POINT SHOOT OUT The bus to the 3 Point Shoot Out has 1 available seat. If you have not talked to Mrs. Swenson about riding the bus, you are not on the list to go.
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PENNIES FOR PATIENTS COMPETITION Today is the last day for our PENNIES FOR PATIENTS competition. You have the day to add coins to your box, and bills to other boxes to drop down their ranking. Thank you for participating in this fun competition and helping the Leukemia Society with their funding for battling this disease.
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JUNIOR OFFICERS There will be a short meeting with Jostens next Wednesday, March 4th, at 8:05 in the lobby.
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MOHS STUDENTS Any student interested in cheerleading for the 15-16 school year, please sign up in the office. There will be a parent/participant meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd, at 6:00 pm in the Study Hall.
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SENIORS Jostens will be here to deliver your graduation orders including cap and gown on Wednesday, March 4th before school, between 7:30-8:05 am. Please have your final payment to receive your orders. Jostens will be sending balances again this week so please check your mail box.
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JUNIORS Any junior that would like to help with prom, there will be a meeting Tuesday, the 3rd, during home room in the study hall.
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BASEBALL PRACTICE There will be Baseball practice Monday, March 3rd, from 5-7pm in the multi purpose room. All paperwork and fees must be turned in.
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SPRING PLAY PRACTICE Just a reminder that there will not be practice today. We will get back at it next week.
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BLOOD DRIVE Mt. Olive Student Council will host a blood drive next Wednesday, March 4th from 12-4 in the high school gym. If you are interested in donating please contact Mrs. Osmoe by Monday, March 2nd.
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ALL STUDENTS If any students are interested in helping with a pizza spintacular night on Friday, March 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. please let Mrs. Adden know asap. You don't have to be a NHS member to help. Also, if you help with this event you will receive service hours for working.
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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.
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Lunch Today Cheese Pizza
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Breakfast Tuesday Flapstick Pancake
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Lunch Tuesday Quesidilla

Winter Awards Ceremony -
The Winter Awards Ceremony has been moved from March 12 to March 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gym.

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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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