Irish Eyes

10/05/2015

irish-eyesHappy Monday Everyone! Today begins the sixth week of the fall semester. Homecoming week has come and gone, but not before we crowned the Senior Homecoming queen. Congratulations to Mary Kate Feighny who was crowned during halftime of Friday nights football game. Mary Kate was escorted by Matteo Hernandez and crowned by Joseph Kusbel. Other members of the court were Tori Lynn escorted by Jacob Mohr, Tillie Allen escorted by Drew Heinen, Claire Cameron escorted by Christian Tharp, Laurel Krous escorted by David Trimble, Allison Cook escorted by Sam Wilson, Marnie Harper escorted by James Blanchard, and Maren Anderson escorted by Hunter Hill. The flower girl was Caroline Collins and the crown bearer was William Frame. The week was filled with activities including Trivia Night, homecoming candidate and escort dinner, the Camino Club food truck tailgate and the homecoming dance for all students. Over 300 students were in attendance for the dance Saturday night. A special thanks to Connor Maguire and Hunter Voss who were our student DJ’s for the dance. Homecoming week does not happen without a great deal of preparation. A special thank you goes out to Clancy Club members, officers and sponsors, Ms. Laney Maguire and Mrs. Susan Abrams for all their work.
I hope you were able to attend “The Admissions Game” presented by Peter Van Buskirk last Monday. Van Buskirk is a nationally acclaimed speaker on the rigors of college entrance. His comments about staying committed to a rigorous high school academic schedule affirmed what we have been cautioning our students about for many years. He also stressed the importance of being well rounded in your activities, take on leadership roles when the opportunity arises and prepare for ACT or SAT exams. You can follow Mr. Van Buskirk regarding college planning and ask him questions by going to his website at www.bestcollegefit.com.
The school calendar shows many activities this week. The softball team will have a home game vs Tulsa Edison on Tuesday, the volleyball team will be at home on Tuesday as well for senior night as they host Del City. The cross country team travels to the Oklahoma State University Jamboree on Saturday, and the football team will test the waters of district play when they travel to Guthrie on Friday to take on the Bluejays. Finally, the competitive cheer team finished 2nd in a very tough regional last Saturday and will advance to the State Cheer Competition at Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater on Saturday. Class 5A begins at 1:45 pm. The Irish are scheduled to perform at 2:48 pm and awards are presented approximately 3:30 pm. Please check the weekly calendar for all events and times.
Finally, we have a very special event occurring on our campus this week. First, the Navy Jazz Band will be performing for our student body on Friday during an extended homeroom assembly. If you would like to attend, the assembly will begin at 9:50 am. On Saturday the Navy Seal Leap Frog Team will be jumping onto our football field at 10:00 am. Prior to their jump, the Navy Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 1 will be on campus making a special presentation. We would like to have our entire community and friends on hand for this special event the United States Navy is bringing to our campus! Free admission to the public. Look forward to seeing you there.
Each week I post a famous quote on the weekly information board for our students to ponder. This week the quote is from Martin Luther King, Jr.; “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?'” In Philippians 2:3-4 it is written; “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourself. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but to the interests of others.”
Remember, Parent Class Night is Tuesday, September 29. You will have a chance to go to your child’s classes and meet their teachers. The evening begins at 6:30 pm.

Have a great week everyone! Hope to see you at one or more of our many activities this week!

Sincerely in Christ,

David Morton
Principal

David Morton

David Morton

Principal and President