Daily Announcements 2.20.2014

Attention all Talent Show performers
There will be a Mandatory brief meeting Today in the Auditorium immediately after school.  For more information about this please see Mr. Conners

Today's Olympic Tidbit
The two-man Bobsled team of Langdon & Holcome made Olympic history by winning a Bronze medal on Monday in the two-man Bobsled.  The United States has not won a medal in this event in 62 years!

News from the Library
The library will close at 3:30 today. Library Club will begin meeting next week.

Today's Black History Fact
In 1960, a federal judge ordered that Ruby Bridges be allowed to enter the first grade at the all-white Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.  President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered that armed federal marshals escort her to school.

Student News
If you recall on Tuesday, 3 students challenged you to figure out  How many water bottles the US throw away each day, they are back with the answer, and a new question.
The answer from yesterday was 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown away each day in the US.
We throw away a lot of plastic water bottles each day. Many of them end up in landfills. Yesterday's winner was Michael Pingel! Congratulations, come to the office after school to receive your prize!
Our question today is: 
How many tons of plastic are in landfills each year?

Submit your responses in the office for your chance to win.