4 October Daily Announcements

Good Morning Bobcats, today is Monday October 4, 2021

It is Spirit Week! Today is Character Day.

Tomorrow is Twin Day. Wednesday is Class Color Day. Thursday is Alphabet Day. Friday is Bobcat Pride Day.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 each year. As part of the World Language Department’s efforts to share some interesting facts about some of these countries, today we are coming to you from Señor Barker’s Spanish 1 Pre-Aice class and are going to provide you with information about Spain, where the Spanish language originated.

  • Spain is located in Europe and is home to more than 46 million people, making it the 4th largest country in Europe. Madrid serves as the country’s capital and Spain is the third most visited country in the world!
  • Spanish, of course, is the official language. But did you know that Spanish is the 2nd most spoken language in the world? Chinese Mandarin is the most spoken language on earth.
  • The ancient spectacle of bull fighting continues to be a tradition in Spain and the country’s most popular sport is soccer, or “fútbol” as it is pronounced in Spanish.
  • There are many famous people from Spain, including world-famous artist Pablo Picasso, tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, and well-known and respected actress Penelope Cruz.
  • Time for trivia: What is the world’s most widely spoken language?

 

  • El Salvador is located in Central America, bordered by Guatemala and Honduras, and is home to more than 6 million people. San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador and, oddly enough, the currency used there is the U.S. dollar.
  • Spanish, of course, is the official language, but the indigenous language, Nahua, is also spoken throughout the country.
  • The economy of El Salvador is a mixture of agricultural and service industries. Coffee, cotton, corn and sugar cane are some of the country’s most valuable exports.
  • Soccer, or “fútbol” is the most popular sport in El Salvador and two of its most famous “futbolistas” are Jorge “El Mágico” Gonzalez and Jaime Rodriguez
  • Today’s trivia: What do you think “El Mágico” means in English? Report to Señora Duque’s room between 2nd and 3rd period class change to answer and receive a prize!

 

Sports!

Softball weightlifting will begin this Tuesday October 12 and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:30 to 3:30. All paperwork must be turned in and you must be cleared in order to participate. Please see Coach Lowy in Portable 46 or Coach Martinez in 4-205 if you have any questions.

Girls soccer conditioning continues after school beginning this Tuesday October 5th. Also, tryouts are October 18th and 19th  after school at Butler Park, and athletic paperwork needs to be turned in online to participate in conditioning AND to tryout.

Some Fall Sports Athletes will have pictures on Tuesday after school. Boys Cross Country, Boys and Girls Swim, and all Cheerleaders, check with your coach for details.

FCA meets on Friday during all lunches. Location Change! TEL Studio.

After School!

After School tutoring in the media center is available from Monday through Thursday each week.

Academic Olympics meets on Tuesday October 5 after school in Mr. Foust’s room 7-115.

Anime Club meets after school every Wednesday in 8-214.

Poetry Club meets on Thursday October 7 after school in room 8-114.

ACT/SAT tutoring will happen every Thursday in room 8-205 from 2:30 – 4:00 for any student wanting to raise his or her test score or to obtain an FSA score.

Remember, if you want to ride the late bus Monday through Thursday, you must sign in at the media center by 2:30pm. Then, be at the PAC parking lot to catch the bus by 4:45pm.

North Port Works, North Port Wins! Go Bobcats! Have a great day and be your Bobcat Best!