1.In 1904, Mary McLeod Bethune began a school for young African American girls in Daytona, Florida. That school would eventually flourish and merge with a boys’ school to become Bethune-Cookman University.
2.Attention Juniors, here’s your Civics test question of the day to prepare for the Civics exam on March 1st. The answer will come at the end of the announcements. What is one thing that Benjamin Franklin is famous for? A. First Vice-President B. Oldest member at the Constitutional Convention C. First President
3.Listen up Rufus King Students and faculty. Youth Heath Service Corps will be doing a Health Awareness Week for Black History Month from February 22nd to February 26th. We would love to see people support and show out. On each day we will have a corresponding color, and students and staff can either wear shirts or ribbons of that day’s particular color to participate. Please see the flyers in the hallway for more information, and we will kick off Monday with red for HIV/AIDS Awareness. Not only that, we will also have a donation box in which people can donate on that day towards specific organizations that support the cause we are bringing awareness too.
4.Posted on the science bulletin board near room 129 are summer opportunities for students interested in pharmacology, veterinary sciences, and the medical field as well as a scholarship opportunity and events for young women in the sciences. Some deadlines are approaching soon! Check out the science bulletin board outside near 129 for more information!
5.Open gym for softball is cancelled this Thursday morning.
6.READY Club will have a mtg. this Thurs. after school in Rm. 205B. READY Club members it is important that you try to make this mtg. to get refreshed on your responding skills and hear about important events coming up. That’s, READY Club this Thurs. after school.READY Club – training tomorrow’s leaders in Emergency Preparedness.
7.Bogo! This Thursday is Senior Night for the Boys Basketball Team. All tickets are buy one-get-one (or half price if you don’t have a friend). Prizes to be given at half time. 4 Lucky seniors will get to watch the game from a couch at half court. Seniors – come out and support the Boys at their last Conference Home Game of the season.
8.WIAA Tournament Basketball Starts this Friday. Join the Girls Basketball Team on their post season journey when they take on Racine Case at King, Friday Night at 7pm. Tickets are $4 and can be purchased at the door. If the girls win, they will be playing Saturday Night, at Brookfield Central at 7pm. Tickets are $4 and can be purchased at the door.
9.Rufus King will once again be the ONLY MPS School competing in Madison this Saturday February 27th, 2016 at the Memorial Coliseum, Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Located at 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713. General Admission is $10, Kids Under 5 are Free. Please make your way to Madison to support our fellow Lady Generals.
10.Boys interested in playing golf this spring, there will be an informational meeting next Wednesday March 2ndafterschool in room 219. If you have any questions, see coach Harmon.
11.Attention all current members of Science National Honor Society. We have an important meeting this Friday to discuss inductions and service hours. Attention all prospective members: remember that the application is due this Friday in Mr. Lund’s room, room 126.Thanks, your SNHS officers
12.Rufus King wrestler Liam Arnold is going to state! Tomorrow, Liam will be wrestling at heavyweight in Madison. Liam is first wrestler from King to make it to state in 8 years, and is the ONLY athlete from ANY MPS school to make it to state this year! Good luck, Liam! All of MPS is rooting for you!
13.BSU would like to thank everyone that contributed to the Black History Program in any way. We appreciate your time, your space and commitment. Thanks, Ms. Carson and Mr. Haslett.
14.And the Answer to today’s Civics question is –B. Oldest member at the Constitutional Convention
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