Thursday, May 5, 2016

School News

Join the Intro Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Dance Guard this Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Irish Knight Band's Final Concert and Awards. Watch the different ensembles as they perform a variety of music, including concert marches, thematic music, a composition inspired by lightning storms in the desert and music from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The Notre Dame Dance Guard will be performing multiple dances, including its competitive Winter Guard show, ballet and modern dances. The concert will take place this Friday, May 6, at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. Admission is free, so we look forward to seeing you there.
 
This week, we will be collecting donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the Pennies for Patients Program during 1st period. Each class will be delivered a box where you can donate. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is an organization that provides cancer patients with financial support, funds research for cures and lobbies for bills for access to chemotherapy. 

Happy Cinco de Mayo in the cafeteria! Today’s specials are chicken enchiladas or beef taquitos.

A message from the cafeteria to pre-paid account users: Currently, there are about 100 students that have a negative balance in their lunch account. Please check your accounts this week and get them current by the end of this week. Starting next week, no one will be allowed to go into a negative status.

Club News


The Animal Advocates will have a bake sale on Friday during lunch. All proceeds will be donated to The Humane Society. All treats are $1.

Did "Earth Day" motivate you to be kinder to the environment? Well, come plant a tree in Studio City. The Outreach Club will be attending a tree planting and community service event on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See Mrs. Shelton in room 56 to sign up and get a permission slip. You can even get service hours! We will be having a meeting about the tree planting event this Friday at 2:45 p.m. in room 56. Come by if you are interested in joining us. All are welcome.
 
Class News

Boston College is coming to town on Monday, May 16, at 7 p.m., and all juniors and their families are invited to attend. The event is at the Universal City Hilton Los Angeles in Ballroom D. Self-parking fees will be paid by Boston College. Interested? You must respond at www.bc.edu/eagleoverview. Questions? See your counselor today.

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are reminded that you may begin your service hours for next year now. There are several opportunities posted on the bulletin board outside of the Christian Service Office. Some are as early as this weekend, and others are for later during the school year or in the summer.

Are you looking for Junior Service Hours? Are you at least 16 years of age? Do you want to earn valuable work experience before you even graduate? Do you want to help the Irish Knight Band? If yes, then you’re in luck. The Irish Knight Band is in need of additional volunteers to help with its fundraising event at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet this Sunday, May 8. If you are interested, contact Mr. Borok in the band room ASAP.
 
Attention juniors: Kairos Retreat date confirmations have been sent. If you need to change your date, you must do so in person by Friday, May 6. Please see Ms. Cecilio in Campus Ministry with questions.

Juniors who are interested in attending Syracuse University: Representatives from Syracuse are having an information session on Sunday, May 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 4312 Woodman Avenue (just a block from Ventura Boulevard). The program will include an admissions presentation and a Q&A session with current Syracuse students from Southern California. If Syracuse University is in your future, you’ll want to start here. Please see your counselor to sign up today.

Seniors are asked to complete the Graduation Survey found under the “About Me” tab on their Naviance Accounts. The survey must be completed by Friday, May 6, at 3 p.m. Thanks very much. If you have any questions or concerns, see your counselors.

Attention seniors: If you would like to audition to sing the National Anthem at graduation, please sign up on the sheet outside of Mrs. Connelly’s office. Auditions will be held next Wednesday, May 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the HCC Reading Room. If you have an AP exam at that time, your audition can be rescheduled.

Sports

The girls beach volleyball team won its two matches last weekend against Alemany and Bishop Montgomery. Those wins secured the Knights a spot in next week’s playoffs.

Attention all girls interested in playing basketball next year: There's a mandatory meeting at lunch today, Thursday, May 5, in room 18. If you have any questions or conflicts, see Coach Gross in room 18.

There will be a meeting for 2016 girls tennis this Friday at 3 p.m. in room 18. If you are still taking an AP Test, please come to the ND courts as soon as you are done to sign up. This is a mandatory meeting, and you must sign up in order to tryout the following week.