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                     WILLIAM TENNENT DAILY BULLETIN                    

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    Friday, March 13, 2020

     Absent Note due: 03/10/2020

     “White” Day 

     

    Counseling & Career:

    The College and Career Center would like to take a class photo of the Class of 2020 in their college gear.  Seniors will gather at the main staircase on Thursday, the 19th, for a class photo at 10:25am.  Faculty and Staff are still encouraged to wear their college gear Tuesday through Thursday.

    Seniors!!!  Have you been receiving Scholarships from Colleges/Universities you have applied to or will attend?  Have you been finding other Scholarship opportunities?  Then bring in those Award Letters!  A raffle will be held at the end of the School Year for a chance to win a $200 gift card.  See Ms. Bielawski in the College and Career Center (Room B201)

    Seniors!!!!  Keep an eye on those due dates for all Scholarships.  Do Not forget Naviance.  New Scholarships have been posted.

    Students in Grades 9 through 11!  Are you interested in Global Leadership?  Then check out the Pearl S. Buck International Global Leadership Program.  Go to pearlsbuck.org/leadership for specific dates, times, and registration information.

    Are you looking for an opportunity to add Community Service Hours to your Transcript?  Then stop and see Ms. Bielawski in the College and Career Center (Room B201) to see what is available. 

    Has cancer affected your life?  Are you a cancer survivor?  Have you helped a family member or friend deal with cancer?  Have you lost someone to cancer?  The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia is holding its 8th annual Ben Strauss Youth Program Essay contests for teens to share their stories about how cancer has been in their lives.  The first-place prize is $400, second place is $200, and third place is $100.  Contest deadline is Monday, April 13th. Please see your Counselor for a Co

    Clubs/Sports/Activities:

    There will be a meeting for the Brad Fox Scholarship Volleyball Match on Tuesday, March 17th at 2:30 pm in room A115 for all varsity and junior varsity girls volleyball players as well as the boy's Senior All-Star team. The boys participating in the game have been notified via email. Any questions contact Mr. Bassler in room A115

    The Social Studies HONORS Society, called CIVITAS, is working with the Bucks County League of Women's Voters to help William Tennent High School Students register to vote in the upcoming Pennsylvania and National Elections in 2020! The date of the Voter Registration Drive is:  MONDAY March 16, 2020.  It will happen in the WTHS Cafeteria during students' lunch periods.   If you are interested & are 18 years old or older, please consider registering to vote!  All you need is your Social Security Number OR a valid Pennsylvania Driver's License. You will be fulfilling your Civic Duty!

    It's not too late to sign up for the blood drive for April 1st or 2nd.  If you need an appointment card, or have one and need to turn it in, see Mrs. Harper in C104, Ms. Bellman in F102 or Sra. Adams in C120 by Monday, March 16th.

    The Key Club spring blood drive sign-ups are under way.  A new addition this spring is a nighttime drive on April 1st from 3-8 pm.  If any CSD student brings someone to donate blood that night they will receive a prize.  So, bring your parents, neighbor, or friend from another school!  Please see a key club advisor with any questions.

    Attention Seniors:   The Senior Prom will be held May 1st at The Fuge.  Ticket sales for the Senior prom will be held on March 24th, 25th & 26th in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $95 each.  Please make sure you complete the permission form prior to purchasing the ticket.  You also need to make sure all your debts are cleared.  No tickets will be sold after the March 26th.  If you have any questions, please ask Ms. Banchi in C108 or Mr. Hagan in A108.

    Attention class of 2021:  The Junior Prom will be held on April 18th right here at William Tennent. Tickets are $40 each. The theme for this year's prom is the Roaring '20's. Tickets will be on sale during lunches on March 24th, 25th, and 26th.  Please make sure you complete the permission form found on your class Canvas page prior to purchasing the ticket. You also need to make sure all your debts are cleared. No tickets will be sold after March 26th. If you have any questions, see Ms. Bellman in F10

    9/10 grade dance is on Friday, March 20th at 7pm.  Tickets will be on sale on Wednesday, March 11th in the cafeteria, until sold out. In order to purchase a ticket, you must have a signed permission slip and be debt-free. Permission forms can be found in the 9th and 10th grade office and on your class Canvas page.  Please see Ms. O'Brien or Mr. Veltre with any questions or concerns.

    The Wheelchair Rugby event is coming soon! Melissa Nunn and Bob Richey, WTHS Graduates, and AJ Nanayakkara, wheelchair athlete, will return on 4/21/20 to speak to the Senior Class about sustaining spinal cord injuries, disabilities awareness, and to demonstrate the adapted sport of wheelchair rugby. This is an amazing opportunity for students to gain awareness and play wheelchair rugby with these skilled athletes.  WTHS Seniors and staff members are invited to play!  If you are interested in participating in the game, please see Mrs. Reach or Mr. Jayo for permission slips and more information.

    Help the STRENGTH club support Disability Awareness Day by purchasing inspirational T-shirts for the upcoming Wheelchair Rugby event.   T-shirts are being sold during lunches until 4/14.  Shirts are $10.00 each and available for all students and staff to purchase.  Please consider purchasing a T-shirt and wearing it on Disability Awareness Day in support of the Wheelchair Rugby event on 4/21/20. All proceeds will go to Global Abilities, a non-profit started to support persons with physical disabilities who may need assistance with medical needs, adaptive sports equipment, physical rehabilitation, and adapted recreation. We hope you can help make a difference and support this cause by wearing your T-shirt!  Once again, see Mrs. Reach or Mr. Jayo for more information.

    This past Friday, the William Tennent Jazz Ensemble competes at Pennridge Jazz Festival. The ensemble was the only high school who received the highest rating of Superior with Honors. Along with this rating, the ensemble received best saxophone section, best trumpet section, best trombone section, and best rhythm section. The trumpet section also received the John McMordie Memorial Award that goes to the best trumpet section from the entire evening. The trumpet section consists of Zach Cooter, Max Wrigley, Paul Kishnursky, Will Wagner, and Jackson Barlow. On top of that, Jacob Broggi and Kevin Bergin received soloist awards. There next performance will be next Wednesday at Pennsbury High School. The ensemble was also asked to perform at the Philadelphia Flyers last home game of the regular season on Thursday, April 2. If interested in attending, you can speak to Mr. DiCarne in the band room.

    Think you have what it takes to be a great filmmaker? Then don’t miss your chance to enter a film in the 5th annual Behind the Lens Film Festival, which will be held right here in the auditorium on April 23rd. Once again, professional filmmakers will be judging this year’s films. Deadline to submit films is March 13th. Details can be found on the BWTV page on the Tennent website, or you can stop by the TV Studio to see Mrs. McCaffery with any questions.

    We still have a limited number of yearbooks remaining.  Yearbooks will remain on sale until they are sold out.  To order a yearbook, visit the WTHS homepage to access the link to order.  Cost of a yearbook is $90.