-There are still a few blood donation slots available for the National Honor Society Bloodrive on Wednesday, March 29th. Please visit Mrs. Corcoran in the library, room 149, to sign up. Donors receive a cooler tote or $10 gift card to a place of their choosing. 

-Attention senior football players. The Football Boosters have applications available for the Football Booster Scholarship. You may pick up an application from Coach Goff this week. Applications are due by Friday, March 31. To be eligible, players must continue their education at a university, college, community college, technical, culinary or fine arts academy.

-This is just a reminder that we will be on Spring Break next week, March 20th - March 24th. School will resume on March 27th. Enjoy your Spring Break! 

-Attention Juniors! Please be checking your Global Canvas announcements today. You will be voting on a class motto that will appear on your Graduation announcements for next year. We have to have all votes submitted by 3pm today. Thanks for your help! 

-Just a reminder that the Peace Room is open every Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday in Room 149, through the Library, and to the left. Please utilize this room as needed and let an adult know that you need to access this resource. 

-Students - We need each of you to listen to this important announcement.  We want our school to be safe.  We want our school to be a place that is fight free and a place where any form of bullying is not allowed.  We want you to feel safe on your phones, on social media and in person at school.  We need you to be respectful. Ask for help from an adult if you need help, and NEVER choose physical violence as a way to solve your problems. If you see something that doesn’t sound or seem right - tell someone right away.  The students and adults that attend and work in this school deserve to be safe at all times.  Fighting will not be tolerated and we will utilize consequences if you make the choice to bully students in person or online or if you choose to fight at school. Help make District 186 a place where everyone is proud to work and learn.

-Now for a moment of silence. 

-Please Rise for the Pledge of Allegiance. 

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

-And now it’s time for today’s welcoming ritual. Please take a minute to discuss your response with your class: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! There are many traditions associated with St. Patrick’s Day! What is one thing that you do each year for St. Patrick’s Day?