Weekly Announcements – 4/11/17

Alex Hopson-Whittier and Quinlan Holt

Students interested in improvisation should sign up their team for Mission Improvable. Thespians still need at least two more teams in order to have the competition. Sign your team up before April 17th for $8 per person. There will be a cash prize for the winning team. See Sariah Henning, Kohl Parker, Ella Farmer, Aurora Phillips or Sarah Mathews for details and forms.

Want to go to Europe? If you are interested in traveling to Germany, Switzerland, and Italy next summer, please attend an informational meeting this Wednesday at 5:30 in Room 502.  If you want to go but can’t make the meeting, please see Tracy Mense in room 502.

Seniors, nominations are now open for superlatives, as well as the senior survey for the senior magazine. You can enter both here. The nominations close next Tuesday, April 18, so get yours in before it’s too late.

Parents of seniors can purchase congratulatory ads for the annual senior magazine. They are $10. For more information, visit here.

Counselors and administrators have finished meeting with Upper Academy students finalizing course selections for next year. If you were absent on the day they met with your English class, you will need to see Rusty Smith to finalize your course selections.

Juniors, the ACT is next Wednesday, April 19th. You must be on time to school and report to the 5th floor for testing. Be sure to get a good night of sleep and eat a healthy breakfast!

The dance department’s spring dance concert, “Humanity,” is this Thursday, April 13 at 7 pm in the Sun Theater.

The show is a mix of ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop and tap.

Tickets are $5 for students with ID and free for staff with ID. Tickets are $10 in advance for all others.

You can order from Ashley Tate or order online until 11:30 PM Wednesday. Tickets are $12 at the door.

The science department has partnered with Enterprise in Space to send a payload into space as part of a rocket launch in New Mexico in May. After launch the rocket will fly in Space for three and 1/2 minutes, and then land back at the Spaceport.

The BIG annual Art Show is Thursday, April 20th from 6 to 8pm.  Artwork from the entire year will be on display in both the GCAA lobby and the Sun Theater Mezzanine. There is a $2 admission fee. Specific artworks will be for auction as well as an art shop where photography and graphic design work will be for sale. Students from the AP Studio Art class will be featured artists at the show.

The Biology  EOC is fast approaching. Biology teachers will be here after school everyday after school  until  4:30 to prepare for the EOC test.

Remember to get a pass from Ginger O’Donnell if you are interested in participating in the Creative Writing club on Tuesdays and Thursday’s during advisory.

Prom ticket sales continue this week during high school lunch shifts. Tickets are $65 each; cash or money order only. Juniors and seniors must have all fines and fees paid prior to purchasing a prom ticket. If you are bringing a guest, the completed guest form is required at the time of ticket purchase.

Seniors, if you have not ordered your graduation cap and gown, you must do this immediately. Go to the Balfour website or call 636-256-4723.

Congratulations to junior Riley Brawn, who received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Languages from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis last Wednesday, April 5.