June 4, 2018 Announcements

Congrats to the girls and boys track team members who scored at the State meet:

Dominic Creenan

6th place in the 300 m hurdles AND

2nd place in the 110 m hurdles

Nyagoa Bayak

2nd place in triple jump

1st place in high jump - jump of 5’11 a new state record!

Trailblazers are going sea kayaking to Fort Gorges in Casco Bay June 16th! Cost is $35. If you are interested in joining us please see Ms Keefe for a permission slip and details

Sophomore Class Ring delivery will be on Thursday, June 14th at 10:30am in the Main Office.

REMINDER: Students are not to be released from classes until the bell rings at the end of the period. At the end of the day, students should not be allowed to go anywhere after 2:15pm. Students are to stay in classes until the 2:30 bell.

Ramadan is a period of fasting and spiritual growth, and is one of the five "pillars of Islam" (the others being the declaration of faith, daily prayer, alms-giving, and the pilgrimage to Mecca). Able-bodied Muslims are expected to abstain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn to sunset each day of the month. Many practicing Muslims also perform additional prayers, especially at night, and attempt to recite the entire Qur'an (Koran).

The prevailing belief among Muslims is that it was in the final 10 nights of Ramadan that the Qur'an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. The Qur'an states that fasting was prescribed for believers so that they may be conscious of God. By abstaining from things that people tend to take for granted (such as water), it is believed, one may be moved to reflect on the purpose of life and grow closer to the creator and sustainer of all existence. As such, engaging in wrongdoing effectively undermines the fast.

Many Muslims also maintain that fasting allows them to get a feeling of poverty, and this may foster feelings of empathy.

Ramadan: For students and staff observing Ramadan, the library will be a food-free zone from 7:50-2:30 every day. One conference room has been prepared for students wanting to pray. Please feel free to come in during your lunch period, but make sure to follow the library rules while you are there.

Academic Support! (Beginning Now)

Math Center (w/ Mr. Adams, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Thornton) in Rm. 104 Mondays and Thursdays from 2:40-4:00pm

Language Arts Completion Club (w/ Ms. Sbardella) in Rm. 323 Mondays and Thursdays from 2:40-4:00pm

Science Completion Club (w/ Ms. Keefe) in Rm. 205 Thursdays and Fridays from 2:40-4:00pm

Tutoring (w/ Ms. Phelps) in Rm. 225 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:40-4:00pm

For Math Center, Language Arts Completion Club, and Science Completion, just show up ready to be productive.

For tutoring, please connect with Michael Russell at russellm@westbrookschools.org or J Dionne at dionnej@westbrookschools.org to secure your spot as space is limited. As usual, work hard.

WHS' LGBT+ club will be meeting on Thursdays after school in Ms. Joyce's room – 108.

21st CCLC Programs

Email Mr. Russell at russellm@westbrookschools.org

Geeks Templar

Cooking Matters

Dungeon and Dragons

After School Gaming club

Telling Room Writing club

*Big Brother & Sister

*K.I.C (Kids in Community)

*S.A.M (School Academic Mentors)

*Youth Court

*Trendsetters

*Youth Leadership Coalition

A reminder that NHS requires members to be involved with clubs and to generate community service hours. All programs with a * qualify for NHS.

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