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What You Need To Know About St. Patrick’s Day

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Alcohol, food, and the color green; all terms that are associated with the wonderful holiday we know as Saint Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick’s Day falls on March 17th and is the remembrance of Christianity coming to Ireland. In fact, Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday goes by many different names including: Patrick’s Day, St. Paddys Day, St. Patty’s Day, The Feast of Saint Patrick and my personal favorite, Lá Fheile Pádraig.

St. Patrick’s Day was established as an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century. The most popular groups that celebrate this holiday are: the Catholic Church, Anglican Communion (Church of Ireland), Eastern Orthodox Church, Lutheran Church, and the people of Ireland. St. Paddy’s Day is such a special holiday that the Lenten restrictions on eating meat and drinking alcohol are lifted for the festivities. The holiday is on March 17th because it is the day St. Patrick died. When he was 16, Irish raiders kidnapped him and took him as a slave to be a shepherd. St. Patrick was enslaved for 6 years, and through his enslavement he found God. He heard God telling him to flee to the coast where there would be a ship waiting for him. When St. Patrick returned from his journey, he became a priest. Later on, St. Patrick returned to Northern Ireland to convert pagan Irish to Christianity.

However, this still doesn’t explain why the color green and shamrocks are associated with St. Paddy’s day. Green has been connected to Ireland since it became popular in the 1640s when the Irish Catholic Confederation used the green harp flag. Around the 1680s, the color green and shamrocks started to be worn on St. Paddy’s day. Green has been apart of Irish nationalism since the 1790s as it was used by the United Irishmen, a republic organization lead by protestants but comprised of mainly of Catholics. They lead a rebellion against British rule of Ireland in 1798. During that time, people who supported the Irish wore green and this is where the phrase “wearing of the green” originated.

If you don’t have any plans for St. Patrick’s, you can always go to the festival in San Francisco. The festival starts at ten in the morning and ends at five in the evening, and the parade starts at 11:30 in the morning. There is no charge for admission so if you want food, a fun time, and to wear green, you should check it out.

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Morning Meeting 3-2-2017 Thursday

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Ernesto –

  • Today is his last day
  • We really appreciate him

Sailing – Maddy Henry

  • There’s a sailing open house on Sunday at the Encinal Yacht Club
  • You can learn to sail over the summer or stuff
  • Contact me
  • We came in 4th place in the state in our last regatta

Prom Committee – Raffle for Chance Tickets –

  • Sales for raffle tickets start tomorrow
  • 1 ticket for $10, 2 tickets for $15 (raffle tickets)
  • Winning the raffle gets you the pair of Chance tickets

HRS Summer School Job

  • Submit your application to the programs office
  • It’s right down the hall in the middle school
  • Applications are due tomorrow

My Fair Lady Ticket Sales – Kelly Yang

  • Tickets are open on the portal
  • Under the fine arts link
  • Show nights, Fri 24, Sat 25, Sun 26, Mar 31, Apr 1
  • We need ushers – if you can, email me or Aidan

Interact Enterprise Institute – Ivy and Leeza

  • For juniors, a weekend business camp – for people interested in business skills
  • See us for how to apply
  • The deadline is March 10th

Ms. McKenna

  • I lost my baby Cheetah
  • If you find it, please return it to me, thanks

Drawing Business –

  • Ayla Elam is a
  • An Oakland Raider commissioned her to draw a portrait
  • Ayla is now accepting commissions for $20 to make a framed portrait

Practicum: Lip Sync

Assembly: Dodgeball

  • Everyone is welcome to watch

Senior lip sync

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Morning Meeting 2-27-2017 Monday

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Welcome back to Mr. Wells

Coach Blakeley

  • Great finish to women’s soccer – second round in NCS
  • Women’s basketball varsity – second place in league and NCS and BCL wins
  • Men’s varsity – moving onto semis of NCS
    • Marin Wednesday 7 pm game

Robohawks – Mr. Harper

  • Won the norcal state championship
  • Get to go back to worlds in Louisville, Kentucky
    • Competing with the top 4% of robots of 18,000
    • We expect to win this year

College Counseling Office – Carrie Horsey

  • To all students
    • If you have wondered about playing sports in college, this evening in the MEW, JT Thomas, the college counselor at maybeck and former women’s soccer coach at cal, will explain how you can get recruited for D1, D2, D3 sports and there will be students that have gone through the process

North Oakland Challenger League

  • Jake Bausch, HRS alum, started the NOCL baseball league, for mentally disabled children
  • Looking for more volunteers, Thursday and Sunday, no coaching or baseball experience required
  • If you’re interested, contact me and I will get you in touch with Jake

OCH Prom Drive and Bake Sale

  • Promwear drive for the Oakland Children’s Hospital
  • Bake sale this Wednesday at lunch
  • There’s also an organization called Make a Wish
    • They grant wishes for people with life-threatening diseases
    • Collecting earbuds, water bottles, etc.
    • Please donate before next Monday

Spirit Week

  • M – western
  • T – toga
    • If you have apprehensions about wearing a bedsheet to school, you can just wear white
  • W – breakfast club
  • Th – Zoo
  • F – Green and gold
  • Practicum – lip sync
  • Assembly – dodgeball
  • Dress up points will not be tallied in person
    • You have to snapchat chaboituffy
  • We will be posting all week on Instagram at chaboi_tuffy
  • We’ll be posting tallies as they’re going

Tattoo Roulette

  • Seniors – Maddy
  • Juniors – Devin
  • Sophomores – Mason Smith
  • Freshmen – Aidan Wogan

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Morning Meeting 2-16-2017 Thursday

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India club

  • Food today


  • Today, finishing movie from assembly

Latinos Unidos

  • Meeting today

Pierre’s Birthday Fund

  • Raised $1000 for Pierre’s birthday fund
  • Pierre’s mom is here to speak
    • Over $100,000 raised in 2016
    • Gala every year on third Sunday of July (around the time of Pierre’s birthday)
  • (Video about Pierre)
  • Metz – been working with Pierre’s mom for a while – Pierre was in my home room
    • PBF contributes $50 personalized gifts for kids on their birthdays
    • Also contributes money for child life things throughout the year, including things for music therapy, prizes for games, etc.
    • Now PFB supports Kind VR, a program created by a HRS alum
  • PFB will be one of the official charities of oakland run April 2nd
  • Shoutout to John Novogradac for gathering clothes for kids for oakland children’s hospital prom

Spirit Week

  • The week we get back
  • (Video on what the dress up is for each day)


  • 7 teams signed up the date before
  • If you still want to participate, contact us


  • 9-11 in the mew for course descriptions
  • 12 study hall


  • Senegalese dance and drum hosted by the French teachers

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Morning Meeting 2-13-2017 Monday

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Thanks to Aidan Cassel-mace for taking these notes


  • Coach Blakley
    • Women’s soccer: In NCS: Yay
    • Playing Saint Mary’s on Wednesday: go to it
    • Also go support the basketball teams: games on Thursday at Valley Christian
  • India Club
    • Last chance to order lunch on Thursday
  • Fade
    • Shows this Thursday and Friday!
  • Candygrams
    • buy them at lunch today!
  • Couples Rivalry
    • Max and Maddie win: spirit points to the seniors

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Morning Meeting 2-9-2017 Thursday

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Special Student Visitors – Mr. Thiermann

  • 5 Visitors from China on campus today
  • Meet me in the lunch room at lunch if you are am ambassador
  • Also, we have a number of students in detention at lunch

Open Stuco

  • First Thursday of the month so stucco is open to those who want to come and help weigh in on activities for spirit week which is upon our return in February

Sales and Fundraising

  • Lowell Camp –
    • He is making lightsabers
    • If you want a handcrafted lightsaber
  • Sasha Zitter –
    • In the junior Olympics in agility
    • She is fundraising for her USA national team with a bake sale
    • Chloe Beitel is also going to the junior Olympics in fencing, just saying
    • Friends and people in general, let me know if there are more people that deserve recognition

Candygrams – Maddy Dyke and Leeza Lu

  • Candygrams to celebrate valentines day
  • Conversation hearts that are like “text me” and stuff
  • We will also be selling chocolate assortments
  • Chocolate for $3 and candy conversation hearts for $2
  • You can buy them today and tomorrow at lunch and break and Monday lunch
    • We will deliver Tuesday during advising next week
  • If you are on prom co, stay after morning meeting and talk to me (Maddy)

Basketball Senior Night for both men’s and women’s teams

  • Only some of you wore green and gold today, but that’s okay
  • There are two games today, men’s and women’s

Green Team

  • Green team lunch session rescheduled from last Friday to tomorrow
  • To talk about the environment in the current political climate

Latinos Unidos

  • Meetings rescheduled to Thursday at lunch so more people can come
  • Our numbers are low

Truth About Fake News GOA Course – Dr. Bradley

  • 2 week flex course
    • 2 hours of work a week
  • In collaboration with News Decoder
  • Doesn’t cost anything
  • Figure out how to deal with fake news/alternate facts
  • If you’re interested, email me at or find me in person
    • We need to get sign ups by tomorrow


  • 9th grade – MEW for drama 1 performances
  • 10th and 11th grade in advising – kicking off course registration and academic advising
  • 12th – Consent training
    • Diaz/Turoff and Evans/Fahey = Quiet Room
    • Sarkar/Donovan + Murphy/Tower = Bio room 410
    • Kinney/Spear + Schneider/Kim-Beal = Bio Room 412


  • Local hip hop dance group
  • Called Mixed Ingredients

FADE Preview

  • First, contemporary piece choreographed by Julia Milani
  • This year our fade show is Chiaroscuro
    • It means the interplay of light and darkness
    • All our pieces have been intentionally choreographed and lit to dance through that relationship of light and dark
  • Shows are this Sunday at 2 pm and next Thursday and Friday both at 8 pm
    • $5 for students and $10 for adults
  • Second, a hip hop piece

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Morning Meeting 2-6-2017 Monday

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Athletics – Coach Blakeley

  • Today is the first day of spring sports
  • Congrats to women’s varsity soccer – they’re in the BCL playoffs
    • Wednesday in BCL west semifinal with marin away game
  • Basketball
    • Tomorrow both our varsity teams are hosting Athenian
    • Thursday is senior night 2/9
      • Thursday is a green and gold day
      • Game with café gift certificates

Shakespeare Monologue Contest – Ms. Yee

  • Jack Pfleiger won

FADE – Bea

  • Sunday 2pm, next Thursday, next Friday
  • Tickets on sale on the fine arts box office
  • Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults
  • Have been working since the first week of school

LGBTQ+ Dance – Naoko

  • Branson has invited us to an LGBTQ+ centered dance
  • Saturday at 8 pm

Prom-wear Drive for Children’s Hospital – John Novogradac and Julia Milani

  • Prom at the Oakland Children’s Hospital for kids not fortunate enough to go to their prom
  • Please donate suits and other prom-wear
  • You can bring stuff to school and give it to us or bring it to us in Orinda
  • Doesn’t have to be prom dresses for dresses – just have to be nice enough to be worn at prom

Senior Play

  • Space Odyssey
  • 7 pm tonight

Ms. Fahey and Ms. Land

  • Challenging situation with the 605
    • Complaints about the driver
    • If you observe something going on that you think is disrespectful, film what is happening and share it with Ms. Fahey
    • You or your parents can file an actual complaint
    • It will go directly to the supervisor
    • Really important that you report back to us anything you think is not right

Monday Moment – Mr. Thiermann and Ms. Land

  • Tricky to decipher when to stay neutral and when to take a stance on national policy in the context of being an administration
    • Context of the executive order against immigrants and refugees
    • This executive order has resonated with a lot of students and teachers
  • The board and administration has decided that they would create a statement about the school’s stance on the executive order
    • This statement is about protecting individuals and emphasizing that students are safe
    • Note, we are not a sanctuary school though, since it would go against our nonprofit status

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Morning Meeting 2-2-2017 Thursday

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Ms. Weeks – Black History Month

  • NIA speaker series
    • Tomorrow – Unlocking the Color Code
      • About technology
      • Reps from apple, google, slack, etc.
      • Want to meet you and find out what your areas of interest are
      • 50 grab bags for the first students that arrive – products from the companies that arrive
    • Starts 7 pm – the speakers will do mini ted talk style
      • Talk about their journeys in tech
      • Then Q&A
      • Then networking in the hallway

Swim Team – Jemma and Kelly

  • Starts Monday at 3:45 pm at the HRS pool
  • If you have Qs, ask us

Women’s Lacrosse – Liza Woolard

  • Meeting tomorrow at lunch – arizmendi’s pizza

Men’s Tennis – Samir and Diego

  • Meeting tomorrow at lunch – cybell’s pizza

Asia Club/E-Sports – Amy Lin

  • Andrew Wan is bringing his Wii to Asia Club tomorrow

Green Team – Maddy and Carolyn

  • Green team made a poster that’s sitting outside Mr. Vann’s room
  • Will be updating each Friday’s discussion topic
  • This Friday will be about environment in relation to current political climate
  • Board also talks about ways to get involved in your own community

Lost items

  • Phone found in library
  • Math book turned into tech office

Shakespeare Monologue Contest – Ms. Yee

  • 4 contestants today
  • 1) Will Xenakis
  • 2) Mitchell Bloemker
  • 3) Jack Pfleiger
  • 4) Carolyn Cheng

Oakland Youth Poet Laureate – Ms. Yee

  • Think about submitting
  • The deadline is this weekend
  • If you are interested in entering, contact me please
  • Must live in oakland

Practicum –

  • 9th grade – advising in homerooms
  • 10th grade – charis in the community room
  • 11th grade – consent groups
  • 12th grade – senior play

Senior Play –

  • Monday night
  • The Odyssey

BSU Assembly –

  • On Friday
  • Totally student produced and initiated
  • This year’s title will be “What do you stand for”
    • Looking at allyship and intersections

PSA about Café Girl’s Bathroom

  • Some one/people have been putting the seat covers in the toilet and trash
  • Home is a place including our school, and how we treat it is important

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Morning Meeting 1-30-2017 Monday

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Thanks to Paul Scott for providing us with great music every Monday

Happy Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster

Athletics – Coach Blakeley

  • If I don’t get 3 or 4 more boys, we won’t have a volleyball team
    • We have 4 dedicated boys right now and we need about 4 more
  • Imperative that you sign up for sports on that google survey or else you will miss out on info even if you went to a meeting with a coach
    • Spring season starts Monday
  • Shoutout to girls soccer
    • Big win on Friday night and Saturday and stuck it to Lick

Dungeons and Dragons – Cole Duman

  • I signed up too late to have a club, so this is DnD group
  • If you’re remotely interested, contact me
    • I’ll send out a google form to figure out when the best time is
  • I’m literally always in the language lab

India Club Food Sale – Maya and Avalon

  • There is going to be a potluck on Thursday, Feb 16
  • We’ll send out a form later today with more info

Summer @ GOA

  • Opportunity to take academic classes with GOA for the summer
    • Sign ups start tomorrow
    • Five 7-week intensive courses
    • You can decide after you apply if you want to get high school graduation credit and/or a grade on your transcript
  • Options
    • CS 1
    • Computational thinking
    • Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
    • Filmmaking
    • Intro to Psych
    • Medical Problem Solving
  • $750 for the session

Privacy Paradox – Mr. Levin

  • Term economists use to talk about the disconnect between how private we feel online and how private we actually are
  • How to control the data we share
    • Join a challenge started Monday
    • com
    • Get a challenge sent to your email every day
    • Please email me if you are trying it out

COPEC Service Opp – Aleisha Allen

  • Community Program for Exceptional Children
    • Looking for people in film and photo to help with media on the website
  • Helps people learn about neuro-plasticity to help kids with special needs to learn better
  • Feb 4, 5, 18 or March 4, 5
    • Contact me if you want to help out

Consent Peer Facilitators – Ms. Concannon

  • Meeting today at lunch

Senior Play Feb 6 – Stevie Kaplan

  • Senior play is a week from today
  • It’s going to be the Odyssey by Mary Zimmerman
    • Opportunity to engage with classical literature
    • Stay for the musical and dance numbers
  • It’s a fabulous, hilarious time
  • Hallmark of the senior year

Spring Spirit week of 2/27

  • Lip Sync and Dodgeball

Monday Moment

  • Think about your home
  • A lot of people this weekend that didn’t make it home

Asia Club

  • Sold all our bracelets but we bought another 50 – the money goes to the ACLU
  • This past weekend was the lunar new year
    • Asia Club has put together red envelopes, symbols of good fortune for the new year
    • Passing them out on the way out
    • They have a handwritten compliment and a piece of candy

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Morning Meeting 1-26-2017 Thursday

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CCO Office Hours

  • Reminder that the college counseling office is hosting open office hours Thursday at lunch

Pinsky Favorite Poem Project

  • Thanks to everyone who participated
    • It was a fabulous and lovely community gathering
  • 3 student presenters in the upper school
    • Henry Yeary, Xena Wolf, Emma Reyes
  • Special thanks to Andy Spear for bringing Dr. Pinsky

Writing Lab – Sonali and Eva

  • Room 503, Mondays and Tuesdays at lunch
  • You can come at any stage of writing
  • 9th graders, your Macbeth essay is coming up, and the I-Search starts soon

Yoga – Dr. Bradley

  • Yoga Tuesdays after school – gives PE credit
  • Free, 3:30 – 4:45 PM
  • We have mats and blocks, all you need is clothes
  • It’s fun and makes you healthier and we laugh a lot
  • Yoga is also good for cross-training
    • Helps avoid injury if you feel like you’re getting stronger but not flexible enough

Mental Health – Ms. Concannon

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder – this time of year can cause people to feel more down
  • If you feel alone, you’re not, we have this community
  • If you feel like you need, reach out to people
  • 9th graders, see me after this meeting to get a form; if you get the form, you don’t need to go to class tomorrow

Women’s Soccer – Bea, Katie, Ruthie, Maddy

  • Home game today
  • Jihae would like Ali Backer to come and Gigi would like Devin to come
  • Please come to Saturday’s game especially though; it’s senior night
    • 3:30 pm on the HRS field, we’re playing Likc-Wilmerding

Ultimate Frisbee Aidan, Bea, Ben, Daniel, Grant

  • It’s a real sport, it’s co-ed
  • It’s low key and it’s fun
  • Totally fine if you’ve never played before
  • Disc is life

Volleyball – Coach Blakeley

  • Final call for men’s volleyball – if

Men’s Lacrosse – Ryan

  • If you’re interested in playing men’s lacrosse, we’re having a meeting at the end of the morning meeting by the piano

Latinos Unidos – Kyra Garcia

  • There was a school shooting in Mexico
    • 3 in critical condition and the shooter shot himself
    • Shooter was a 15 year old student with depression
  • Sad that this kind of news doesn’t percolate to the US media
  • Asking for a moment of silence

Asia Club/DivCo – Amy Lin

  • Collaborative fundraiser project
  • Selling wristbands that say HRS stands for hope respect safety
  • Money goes to ACLU and Standing Rock

Lion Dance Lunch Friday

  • Having a lion dance presentation Friday at lunch in the lower school
  • You’re welcome to go

Practicum today

  • 9th – academic advising kick-off
  • 10th – civic engagement
  • 11th – college counseling Naviance
  • 12th – Charis (Community Room)

Summer Opportunities Assembly – Ms. Feidelman

  • In 6 months, it’ll be summer 2017
  • We’re gonna have a short assembly and then have a bunch of presenters come to talk about their programs
    • To be a presenter, the program has to provide financial aid, so they all have financial aid possibilities
    • The assembly will also provide ideas for a free summer

Spring Spirit

  • Keep in mind that there will be spirit events in the spring
  • Think about the annual lip sync
  • February is coming and spirit week will be right after the February break

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Morning Meeting 1-23-2017 Monday

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Today is the first day of second semester

  • Moving seats in the MEW on Thursday

Historic week and weekend

  • Shout-out to the tech people – thanks for streaming the inauguration for us
  • Inauguration, some rallies around the world
  • Reminder for civic engagement

Athletics – Coach Blakeley

  • Great fan turnout Friday night at Bentley
    • Both varsity teams won there
  • This week, women’s soccer game in Hayward today
  • Tuesday – frosh soph and jv basketball home games
  • Note about absences
    • If you are missing class for sports, check in with your teacher long beforehand
  • If you’re interested in boys volleyball
    • Talk to me in the corner of the room after this meeting
  • Likewise, everybody respond to the google survey about spring sport interest

Standing Rock Fundraiser – Ms. Galligan

  • Thanks to everyone who donated to Standing Rock
  • The coldest part of winter has not come yet in North Dakota
  • The Sioux people are still there and they are getting ready for the possibility that the pipeline will be pushed through
    • This money will be really helpful
  • Shoutout to the Glogover Sea homeroom that gave over $50 – biggest donors
    • Overall $185 raised, which Green Team will double for a total of $370

Pinsky Poetry – Tuesday

  • Tomorrow at 7:30 pm in the MEW
  • Pinksy is a former poet laureate

Tech Tools – Mr. Levin

  • Tools for people on the portal
  • Not just for learning differences but also for people with long commutes or sports
  • There’s a page on the portal labeled Assistive Technology
  • You point it towards a doc or website, and you choose how you want that file emailed to you
    • It can be an mp3, and some advanced features also allow making an ebook
    • If you don’t have an ereader, there are iPads available for checkout in the library

Green Team – Mr. Vann

  • Follow up on announcement 2 weeks ago about experiment on the second floor of the new building
  • In our classrooms, we usually don’t have a compost bin, just recycling and trash
    • We’re finding that a lot of organic waste in the waste bins
  • We could add a compost bin in every room, but this adds quite a lot of work for the maintenance staff
  • Study done in Western Michigan where all classrooms had bins removed, and they made some receptacle areas for waste and recycling
    • The results showed that when there was only one common area receptacle, the amount of contamination dropped
  • This will make us more aware of our contamination

Debate – Corey Turoff

  • Fiona Chen and Larry Dang have been doing pretty well
    • Started off with a large number of 9th place finishes
    • Then had a 3rd place finish
  • Next tournament in Atlanta this weekend
    • Takes a lot of effort to do debate
  • Week and a half ago, lost a friend of the HRS debate team – Alex Zavell
    • Debated at HRS starting in 2006
    • Went to Emory and debated a little while
    • Then decided to stop debating to engage real political change
      • Was a large part of the fight against Sodexo at Emory
      • Protested on streets and freeways
      • Fought for wage rights
      • Led a political campaign to legalize cannabis use in California for adults
        • He worked with regulators to come up with a system
      • Dedicated to diversity and advocacy
      • He became a really good friend of mine

Consent – Ms. Concannon

  • Meeting today with Ms. Alberti

Monday Moment (of reflection and appreciation)

  • Welcome back to Ms. V and Mr. Evans
    • Evans just had a baby girl and is back to teach
    • V is back from maternity leave
    • Their return is an act of love

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Thank you’s!

  • Lots of great costumes
  • Thanks to StuCo for planning and stuff
  • Thanks to everyone that contributed to Pierre’s Birthday Fund
  • Thanks to Daniel Tarkoff, our DJ
    • Because he volunteered his time and equipment free of charge, we were able to designate all the money raised to Pierre’s Birthday Fund – we raised $1250
  • Pierre’s Mother will come to campus February so we can present the check and she can talk about the work the program is doing
  • Thanks to everyone who raised money through the

Sports – Blakeley

  • Girls soccer might have a game tomorrow, depending on the rain
  • Girls basketball at 5:30 pm and Boys basketball after at Bentley tomorrow
  • Everyone that wants to participate on a spring sport, please fill out the google survey
  • I especially want to talk to any young men who want to play mens volleyball
  • Feb 6 is the first day for spring

Andrew Wan – E-Sports

  • If you’re interested in a smash tournament, contact me

Maddy Henry – Sailing Team

  • We have a sealing team
  • We were in the top 10 at all the regatas we went to
  • Café at lunch with free cookies
    • If you’re interested in learning about the sailing team, come talk to us

Track Meeting – Isaiah, Maddi, Zack

  • Interest meeting tomorrow at lunch in the in room 415, Dr. Kinney’s room
    • Isaiah’s rap about the meeting
    • There will be pizza and food and drinks
  • Practice starts Feb 6

Lily – WAG

  • Inauguration is tomorrow
  • The new gov wants to take away all federal funding for Planned Parenthood
  • Asking for help with donations
    • Selling wristbands that are hot pink that say I stand with planned parenthood
    • Selling on donation basis
      • You can come buy one on any amount you see fit and on any amount you want to give
    • Starting at around $3

APN workshop tonight – Ms. Yee

  • Teaches you about how to make authentic connections
  • Tonight at 7 pm in the library

Shakespeare Monologue contest – Ms. Yee

  • Feb 2nd – you should contact me to participate
  • Harper’s sample monologue from Richard III
    • Shakespeare is trying to get people to think about how people treat people that look different from them

Pinsky Favorite Poem Project – Andy Spear

  • Next Tuesday, 7:30 PM
  • Robert Pinsky, former US poet laureate
  • He’s coming to bring his favorite poem project to HRS
  • Features people’s from the community reading a favorite poem and celebrate poetry in the company of someone who knows so much about poetry
  • Joined by 17 members of the HRS community reading some of their favorite poems
  • One hour to an hour and 15 minutes
  • Talk to your English teacher – they might offer extra credit

Green Team – Mr. Vann

  • Rachel Nagler will present this Friday at lunch in Room 410 on her experience living a zero waste lifestyle at home
    • She’s been doing this for 6 months


  • Divide by grade levels
  • 9th grade – “New” students to the high school – go to Naoko’s room to meet with Ms. Concannon
    • New 9th graders, go to the MEW to see the 10th graders’ Streetcar Scenes
  • 10th grade – Streetcar Scenes in the MEW
  • 11th grade – Charis in the Community Room
  • 12th grade – Class meeting to talk about second semester


  • Learning differences advocate, psychologist, and comedian
  • Nina G
  • Talking about her use of comedy as a way of drawing attention to learning differences
  • She has dyslexia and a pronounced stutter
  • There is opportunity to talk to her further the following assembly

Inauguration – Mr. Thiermann

  • I want to congratulate both the girls and boys basketball teams
    • They played tremendous games at College Prep
    • Wonderful to see the participation
    • “The Cougar had to sit down; there was nothing to cheer about by the end”
  • The next few days are pretty politically charged
    • If you are interested in seeing the inauguration, the tech people will live stream it in the room across from the MEW
    • If you are participating in demonstrations, I would encourage you to participate on Saturday and not Friday

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