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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Banned Book Week is next week, Sept 27th – Oct 1st .  These are books that have been banned or challenged at libraries due to the content.  Stop by the library, guess what banned book was shredded, and win a prize.  One staff member and one student will win.


“This week is “Celebrate Freedom Week” across our state. Today we are going to think about another part of the Preamble. The Preamble uses the phrase, “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” What does this mean? The natural right to life means that individuals, and not the government, have control over their lives. Liberty means individuals have the right to be free. Being free would later be more fully explained in the Bill of Rights with ideas that included freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of peaceable assembly, freedom of religious exercise, and freedom to petition the government. Finally, “the pursuit of happiness” is whatever individuals define as making them happy. Individuals have the right to try to achieve goals that will lead to their personal happiness. Limits on these rights exist when one person tries to interfere, or limits, the natural rights of another.”



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

All athletes interested in trying out for the Boys Lacrosse team should attend an interest meeting tomorrow at 8:30 AM in the small cafeteria.


“This week is “Celebrate Freedom Week” across our state. Today we are going to think about another part of the Preamble. The Preamble states that all people have “unalienable rights.” What does that mean? The Declaration describes the specific natural rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights are unalienable (cannot be taken away by government). Thomas Jefferson took this idea from the Enlightenment thinker, John Locke. He believed that individuals have both a right and a duty to preserve their own lives. Locke also argued that individuals should be free to make choices about how to conduct their own lives as long as they do not interfere with the liberty of others. He believed liberty should be far-reaching. As Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he, and the other Founders, held this idea as fundamental and it has become a building block of our American philosophy.”



Tuesday, September 21, 2021

National Honor Society will hold its first group meeting for PRESENT members only tomorrow at 8:30 AM in the Auditorium.  Please see NHS Schoology for updated information.


‘See You at the Pole’ is this Wednesday morning at 8:50.  ‘See You at the Pole’ is a gathering of students and school staff at the school flagpole in the front of the school to pray for our school, community and country.  See Dean Hudson if you have any questions.  So tomorrow, we hope to ‘See You at the Pole’.


“This week is “Celebrate Freedom Week” across our state. Yesterday we heard the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence.  Today we are going to think about a part of the Preamble. The Preamble states that “All men are created equal.” These words from the Declaration of Independence have resonated as the ideals of the United States. In 1776 the phrase “all men are created equal” did not apply to everyone. However, over time, the United States has expanded the idea to include more people into that phrase. Abolitionists in the 19th century asked Americans to live up to the ideal of equality and eliminate slavery. The women’s rights movements of the 19th and 20th centuries championed representation for women.  The civil rights movement of the 20th century pressured America to honor the commitment made in the declaration. The document still speaks to us today about the rights of Americans, as it did in 1776. Today we continue to discuss and extend the concept of equality. It is a foundational ideal that we strive to live up to.”



Monday, September 20, 2021

National Honor Society will hold its first group meeting for PRESENT members only on Wednesday, September 22, at 8:30 AM in the Auditorium.  Please see NHS Schoology for updated information.


“This week, September 20 – 24, is designated as Celebrate Freedom Week in Florida and is a chance for all of us to learn about the sacrifices made for freedom in the founding of this country and the values on which this country was founded. Through our morning announcements and social studies classes, we are going to learn more about the intent, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence. Today, we are going to read the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”