SJHS Parent Blast Oct. 10th
Mrs. Diane Wolfe

Monday, October 10, 2016

“It's not our abilities that show who we truly are, it is our choices.”~ Prof. Dumbledore

We currently have a team ranked #1 in the stock market game sponsored by Economics Arkansas. This is a regional and statewide competition and St. Joseph’s Economics class is first in our region. We are not celebrating our win just yet because the game is just getting started and as you know the market is very volatile.

The National Honor Society has welcomed 23 new members! These students have at least a 3.65 GPA or higher, have good conduct, and are on the Honors Track to graduate, meaning that they will take Chemistry or Physics, 2 consecutive years of one Foreign Language, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, and earn at least four credits with honors status. Nominees' character, leadership, and service are also evaluated, in addition to their academic performance.

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The ancient Greek city-states of Sparta and Athens were admirably praised and defended in a lively debate by the senior World History students.7th Grade World Civilization students designed their own sarcophagus as part of their study of ancient Egypt.

U.S. History students in St. Joseph High School's junior class attended a performance of "Conversations With Anne" at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock on October 6. It was one-act show with actress Alexandra Geller. Her words were taken directly from the diary of teen-aged Jewish refugee Anne Frank which was written during World War II. It gave the students an interactive look at Anne's experience during her time of hiding before she and her family were forced into a Nazi concentration camp.

"Conversations With Anne" is intended to educate young people about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination. It also attempts to build a world based on equal rights and mutual respect. The play is produced by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in New York. Steven Goldstein, the Center's Executive Director, introduced the play and summed it up afterwards. Ms. Geller then took questions from the audience while remaining in character as Anne.