Monday, October 15, 2018

Prefects: Welcome.

Dr. Isbell: It is Declamation time! Declamation is where you memorize a speech, poem, excerpt of novel, etc. It is a competition that begins in English class, then semi-finals, and then the finals in front of the entire Cambridge community. This year we are giving you flexibility in what you choose, so there is no theme. You can do something literary, historical, or theological. The original author cannot still be living. Start thinking about what you want to do and talk with your English/History/Theology professors and receive their feedback. I will be the one giving final approval. You cannot do the same speech as anyone else, so it is first come, first served. I will begin accepting admissions on Monday, October 29. You will submit 2 copies with your name, date and time that you’re submitting, and the length of time it takes you to recite it. You must also include any edits you plan to make. After the final deadline, you will not be able to make any edits. The final deadline is Friday, November 9. These will be turned into the box outside my door. Your English professors will also be discussing this in class. It is now the 2nd quarter! Report cards will come out tomorrow afternoon, your parents will receive them by email. The Cambridge outerwear jacket can only be worn when Dr. Wolfe says it is okay. We will begin taking house points. The sweater and the fleece are the only outerwear that is accepted. Ladies, the only thing you can wear under your skirt is black tights. You can also wear scarves or undershirts to keep warm.

Mr. Little: If you are attending the College Trip, please stay after for a brief meeting.

Athletic Interns: Volleyball: Final week of varsity volleyball –Tuesday the team will travel to Muenster to face Sacred Heart. Volleyball players will need to be released from class at 2:15pm. Friday is our last game of the year and our final home game. Come out and support our JV team at 5pm and varsity at 6pm as they take on Bethesda Christian School. Soccer: Congrats to our middle school soccer team on being one of the top seeds in the upcoming playoffs. The team will not play today as listed in the Cambridge letter. The first playoff game will be at Fairhill at 5pm tomorrow afternoon, pending decent weather. Please cheer our players on! Cross Country: MS Cross Country will team up with the varsity team this Saturday at the Small School Championships in Haltom City. Please wish both the middle school and varsity teams good luck. Basketball: Any high school boy interested in basketball that is not receiving the team emails as of yesterday should get in contact with Coach Kelly immediately. This week will finish up the last week of optional practices. The season for all high school teams will begin next week. We are still firming the practice schedule. As soon as that is approved it will be published for all. MS boys basketball will begin as soon as ms soccer ends. MS girls basketball is tentatively set to begin next week. Schedules all to be released in the next day. Fall Sports Banquet: This year we will celebrate all Cambridge athletes together with the entire school during the school day. This recognition banquet will happen in May on the same day as the art show. With that said, there will be no individual fall or winter sports recognition nights.

Honor Council: The challenge this week is tardies. Victory points from last week: Justinian (most points gained) and Constantine (least points lost). Overall point update: Alfred 4, Constantine 5, Justinian 6, Charlemagne 8.

Miss Taylor: I will be holding stress management discussions again on Tuesday during flex. It is for freshmen and sophomores. Juniors and seniors who did not attend last week are also welcome to attend.

Miss Bingham: Ambassadors interviews will begin tomorrow. The interview times are posted in the student hall. There wasn’t a single house that received a victory point for the community service challenge. I’ve decided to instead give 5 house points per hour. Alfred received 60 house points, Charlemagne 195 points, Justinian 270 points, and Constantine 300 points. Flex forecast: Assembly, Clubs, Chapel, Clubs, House Meeting. In house meetings on Friday we will be painting pumpkins to donate to a nursing home. Please donate any extra newspaper that you need. Please come help me carry pumpkins into the student hall during 3rd period. All of your things must be taken off of the shelves in the student hall because we will be keeping the pumpkins there. Bring an apron or messy shirt on Friday for painting the pumpkins.