Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Today’s trivia question comes from sports and leisure:  What puzzle guru gave as his all-time favorite crossword clue “It might turn into another story,” with the answer SPIRAL STAIRCASE?

The Manga Club will be celebrating the holiday on Thursday Dec. 17 in the library from 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Please dress in your favorite holiday cosplay outfit and bring a food and a White Elephant gift to exchange under $5.  Be Creative!  See you there! 12/17

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND- The Spanish Club is selling churros at lunch on Thursday for $1. We will be in front of the office- stop by and treat yourself to a warm, tasty churro! 12/17

Chain Reaction is selling God's eye ornaments in the Oly Lounge during lunch this week for only .50 cents. They are beautiful and make a nice gift while supporting Chain Reaction. See Carlos Melo or Bailey Provence! 12/18

Congratulations to Sprague wrestlers Ja-Juan Lancaster, Jacob Luna, Josh Johnson, Alonso Garcia, and Bo Joklur who all went undefeated at last night's meet at McNary. The varsity wrestlers will compete against McKay tonight at 7:00. Be there!

Your Oly Swim Team is competing at against West this afternoon at the KROC Center!  Teachers, please excuse swimmers from your class today @ 12:40pm.  Go Olys!

A reminder to all Team Sprague Track and Field Athletes that you need to turn in your  prospect sheet before we leave for break.   A second reminder is that we will begin winter workouts for track members not involved in a winter sport on Tuesday 1/5.


And now for today’s answer:  The puzzle guru is Will Shortz—He is believed to own the world’s largest puzzle library. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Today’s trivia question comes from Science and Nature:  What planet could theoretically float in water?

The Manga Club will be celebrating the holiday on Thursday Dec. 17 in the library from 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Please dress in your favorite holiday cosplay outfit and bring a food and a White Elephant gift to exchange under $5.  Be Creative!  See you there! 12/17

The Boys Varsity Basketball team beat McKay last night with 93 - 76 win.  The Oly's were led by Sophomore Teagan Quitoriano with 26 points and 14 rebounds and sophomore Tyler Miller with 20 points and 8 rebounds.  Senior Cole Freeburg added 12 points and 6 rebounds, Sophomore Perry VanHouten added 11 points off the bench, while sophomore Taylor Blea added 8 assists.  The Oly's had twelve players that scored in the contest and had 26 assists as a team.  The JV and Freshmen teams both won, to bring out a sweep for the night.  Next up for the Olympians will be Timpview High School out of Utah Monday December 21st at the 1st Annual Capitol City Classic tournament held at Willamette University.  12/16

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND- The Spanish Club is selling churros at lunch on Thursday for $1. We will be in front of the office- stop by and treat yourself to a warm, tasty churro! 12/17

Chain Reaction is selling God's eye ornaments in the commons during lunch this week for only .50 cents. They are beautiful and make a nice gift while supporting Chain Reaction. See Carlos Melo or Bailey Provence! 12/18

And now today’s answer:  Saturn could theoretically float in water—Saturn is the only planet with a density lighter than that of water. 


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Today’s Trivia Question comes from Arts & Literature:  Which is novel is not by Stephen King—Christine, Desperation, It, or Velocity?

Congratulations to wrestlers Michael Murphy, Daniel McClung and Justin Ellis who all placed at the prestigious Rose City Championships in Portland this past weekend. Also having success on the mat this past weekend were Luke Merzenich and Austin Schreefer who both won the Jefferson Tournament of Champions this past Friday.  The Olympians’ next competition will be at McKay this Thursday.  Good Luck Oly Wrestlers! 12/15

The Spanish Club is hosting their annual December Fiesta after school today in room 124 from 2:30 -4:00. Stop by and see Ms. Lentz or talk to any Spanish Club representative to find out more! Hasta maƱana! 12/15

The Manga Club will be celebrating the holiday on Thursday Dec. 17 in the library from 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Please dress in your favorite holiday cosplay outfit and bring a food and a White Elephant gift to exchange under $5.  Be Creative!  See you there! 12/17

Chain Reaction is selling God’s Eye ornaments during lunch in the Oly Lounge for just 50 cents! They are beautiful and make a great gift. See Bailey Provance and Carlos Melo. 12/15

And now for today’s answer:  Velocity was not written by Stephen King, it was written by Dean Koontz. 


Monday, December 14, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Today's trivia question comes from history:  In 1989, a Soviet official jokingly named the doctrine of letting Eastern European countries make their own way after what American singer? 


And now for today's answer: named the doctrine of letting Eastern European countries make their own way after what Frank Sinatra--So called in honor of Sinatra's "My Way."

Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Today’s trivia question comes from Geography:  Which US state named “Do You Realize?” by the Flaming Lips its official rock song—Arizona, Maine, Oklahoma?

PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW!  If you have not pre-ordered a yearbook this is the last week to do so. Anyone who has not pre-ordered is not guaranteed a book in the spring. We will order a limited number of extra books but once those are sold then we are sold out.  After Friday of this week the cost of the yearbook goes up to $65. 12/11

Skiers and snowboarders.  The Snowriders trip is scheduled and going to Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, Dec. 19th for a NIGHT trip. It’s $45 for bus and lift ticket.  Tuesday, Dec. 15th is the Deadline for money.  See Mr. Hatz in room 15A for applications and information as soon as possible. Beginners are encouraged to go! That’s Saturday Dec. 19th for the snowriders night trip.  12/10


Star Wars Tournament fundraiser:
When: Mon-Thurs (14th-17th of December)
Cost: $3.00
Sign up: Room 135, or see Daniel Garland
Where: Oly Lounge

Tourney takes place either during lunch or after school depending on participants
Group numbers.
Groups of competitors will be assigned Monday before tourney begins.
Chance to win $30 Gamestop giftcard.

A reminder that the German Language club will be meeting after school in room 113 today. It's never too late to join!


And now for today’s Answer:  Oklahoma named “Do You Realize?” by the Flaming Lips its official rock song—The group is from Oklahoma City
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Who was forced to return five medals from the 2000 Olympics after admitting steroid use?
DECA members, State conference sign-ups are going on NOW! Come get a sign up packet in room 142 and be sure to attend our chapter meeting Thursday after school. Your permission form and deposit is due this Friday so don’t delay! Attention students who currently eat lunch in the Oly Lounge, you MUST clean up after yourselves and throw away any trash left on the tables, or you will no longer be allowed the privilege of using this space during lunchtime. Thank you for your cooperation! 12/10

PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW!  If you have not pre-ordered a yearbook this is the last week to do so. Anyone who has not pre-ordered is not guaranteed a book in the spring. We will order a limited number of extra books but once those are sold then we are sold out.  After Friday of this week the cost of the yearbook goes up to $65. 12/11

Skiers and snowboarders.  The Snowriders trip is scheduled and going to Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, Dec. 19th for a NIGHT trip. It’s $45 for bus and lift ticket.  Tuesday, Dec. 15th is the Deadline for money.  See Mr. Hatz in room 15A for applications and information as soon as possible. Beginners are encouraged to go! That’s Saturday Dec. 19th for the snowriders night trip.  12/10

Your Oly Swim Team is competing in our first swim meet of the season today against South!  Teachers, please excuse swimmers from your class today @ 12:35pm.  Go Olys!

Star Wars Tournament fundraiser:
When: Mon-Thurs (14th-17th of December)
Cost: $3.00
Sign up: Room 135, or see Daniel Garland
Where: Oly Lounge

Tourney takes place either during lunch or after school depending on participants
Group numbers.
Groups of competitors will be assigned Monday before tourney begins.
Chance to win $30 Gamestop giftcard.


Marion Jones was forced to return 5 medals from the 2000 Olympics.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

When astronauts return from space, are they usually taller, shorter, or the same height as when they left?

All students interested in participating in Sprague Track and Field 2016, there will be an informational meeting after school on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 in the Weight Room.  The meeting will last about 30 minutes. Topics will Include Winter Workouts, Winter Camp, and the 2016 Season.  Please be prompt. 12/9

DECA members, State conference sign-ups are going on NOW! Come get a sign up packet in room 142 and be sure to attend our chapter meeting Thursday after school. Your permission form and deposit is due this Friday so don’t delay! Attention students who currently eat lunch in the Oly Lounge, you MUST clean up after yourselves and throw away any trash left on the tables, or you will no longer be allowed the privilege of using this space during lunchtime. Thank you for your cooperation! 12/10

Attention all French Club members. This month’s meetings have been cancelled. Look out for information in January about the next French club meeting. 12/9

Attention Sprague Students! A Yale University Ambassador will be visiting our campus on Wednesday, January 6th during lunch and 7th period.  Sign up in Room 160 (ASPIRE Room) to attend.  Also on Wednesday, January 6th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sprague will be hosting a FAFSA Night to assist all Seniors and their parents the FAFSA form. 12/9
  
PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW!  If you have not pre-ordered a yearbook this is the last week to do so. Anyone who has not pre-ordered is not guaranteed a book in the spring. We will order a limited number of extra books but once those are sold then we are sold out.  After Friday of this week the cost of the yearbook goes up to $65. 12/11

Skiers and snowboarders.  The Snowriders trip is scheduled and going to Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, Dec. 19th for a NIGHT trip. It’s $45 for bus and lift ticket.  Tuesday, Dec. 15th is the Deadline for money.  See Mr. Hatz in room 15A for applications and information as soon as possible. Beginners are encouraged to go! That’s Saturday Dec. 19th for the snowriders night trip.  12/10

Tonight is the final lacrosse registration meeting.  Come find us in the library at 7:00pm.  See you there. 12/9

Cuba 2017 is a thing! Come to an informational meeting Thursday Dec 10th at 6pm in Mr. Curry's room, room 109. We'll be talking about the trip, itinerary, funding, and answering questions about the magical land of Cuba. Can't make the meeting? No worries. Come by Mr. Curry's room for a brochure and link to the tour's website. Make the Summer of 2017 awesome with an adventure to Cuba.

Astronauts that return from space are taller.  Being in zero gravity enables the vertebrae to separate, lengthening the astronaut.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Today’s trivia question comes from Arts & Literature:  What alternative weekly newspaper has surveyed music critics annually since 1974 for its Pazz & Jop poll?

All students interested in participating in Sprague Track and
Field 2016, there will be an informational meeting after school on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 in the Weight Room.  The meeting will last about 30 minutes. Topics will Include Winter Workouts, Winter Camp, and the 2016 Season.  Please be prompt. 12/9

DECA members, State conference sign-ups are going on NOW! Come get a sign up packet in room 142 and be sure to attend our chapter meeting Thursday after school. Your permission form and deposit is due this Friday so don’t delay! Attention students who currently eat lunch in the Oly Lounge, you MUST clean up after yourselves and throw away any trash left on the tables, or you will no longer be allowed the privilege of using this space during lunchtime. Thank you for your cooperation! 12/10

Attention all French students! Do you love learning French? Do you love singing Christmas carols? Then join French club THIS WEDNESDAY, December 9th at lunch in room 123 to learn how to sing Christmas carols in French. Club officers will teach you the songs, and then next week we will carol at school together during lunch! All are welcome! 12/9

Attention Sprague Students! A Yale University Ambassador will be visiting our campus on Wednesday, January 6th during lunch and 7th period.  Sign up in Room 160 (ASPIRE Room) to attend.  Also on Wednesday, January 6th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sprague will be hosting a FAFSA Night to assist all Seniors and their parents the FAFSA form.

The Spanish Club monthly meeting is today at lunch. WE will be planning out holiday Posada and playing a word game! See you in room 124! 12/8
  
PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW!  If you have not pre-ordered a yearbook this is the last week to do so. Anyone who has not pre-ordered is not guaranteed a book in the spring. We will order a limited number of extra books but once those are sold then we are sold out.  After Friday of this week the cost of the yearbook goes up to $65. 12/11

Skiers and snowboarders.  The Snowriders trip is scheduled and going to Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, Dec. 19th for a NIGHT trip. It’s $45 for bus and lift ticket.  Tuesday, Dec. 15th is the Deadline for money.  See Mr. Hatz in room 15A for applications and information as soon as possible. Beginners are encouraged to go! That’s Saturday Dec. 19th for the snowriders night trip.  12/10

Just a reminder, don't forget the final registration meeting for lacrosse is this Wednesday, Dec. 9th at 7:00pm in the library.  No experience necessary.  Come join us. 12/9

Cuba 2017 is a thing! Come to an informational meeting Thursday Dec 10th at 6pm in Mr. Curry's room, room 109. We'll be talking about the trip, itinerary, funding, and answering questions about the magical land of Cuba. Can't make the meeting? No worries. Come by Mr. Curry's room for a brochure and link to the tour's website. Make the Summer of 2017 awesome with an adventure to Cuba.

And now for today’s answer:  The Village Voice published out of New York City, combines music critics reviews into its annual Pazz & Jop poll. 


Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

Today’s trivia question comes from History:  In 2000, what state had to recount presidential election votes due to hanging and dimpled chads? 

All students interested in participating in Sprague Track and
Field 2016, there will be an informational meeting after school on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 in the Weight Room.  The meeting will last about 30 minutes. Topics will Include Winter Workouts, Winter Camp, and the 2016 Season.  Please be prompt. 12/9

Just a reminder, don't forget the final registration meeting for lacrosse is this Wednesday, Dec. 9th at 7:00pm in the library.  No experience necessary.  Come join us. 12/7

Congratulations to Sprague's Speech and Debate team on their outstanding work last Saturday at Clackamas High School's Holiday Edge Tournament. Over 800 students from 43 schools in Oregon and Washington attended. The squad placed 10th overall, and the following students earned individual awards. Chauncey Koulibali semi-finaled in Novice Division Poetry Interpretation. Ramon Martinez semi-finaled in novice division impromptu speaking. Eden McCall and Arianna Martin placed 5th in novice division Parliamentary Debate. Chauncey Koulibali & Lily Bufalino placed 4th in novice division Dual Interpretation. Max Rudd placed 4th in Open Division Poetry Interpretation. Colin Gesik and Brandon Roth placed 3rd in Open Division Policy Debate, earning a bid to the State Tournament. And Maeve Robinson and Andrea Hering placed 3rd in open division Public Forum debate, also earning a bid to the State Tournament. Way to go Oly Speechies! 12/7

DECA members, State conference sign-ups are going on NOW! Come get a sign up packet in room 142 and be sure to attend our chapter meeting Thursday after school. Your permission form and deposit is due this Friday so don’t delay! Attention students who currently eat lunch in the Oly Lounge, you MUST clean up after yourselves and throw away any trash left on the tables, or you will no longer be allowed the privilege of using this space during lunchtime. Thank you for your cooperation! 12/10

The Sprague Olyanne Dance Team competed in the fall dance team championships at Rex Putnam high school on Saturday,  December 5. The team placed fourth in both novelty and pom against the best teams in the state. Overall, the Olyannes had a great fall season earning four first and five second place trophies at three local competitions in addition to performing at the state championships. Congratulations to all of the Olyannes! 12/7


Did you hear someone on the announcements talk about a trip to Cuba? Don't you wish your classmates would pipe down during the announcements because you kinda wanted to hear about that? Mr. Curry does too. But no worries, because here's another all new announcement to let you know that Cuba 2017 is a thing. This Thursday there will be an informational meeting for students and parents here at Sprague in Mr. Curry's room, room 109 at 6:00pm. We'll go over the program, itinerary, and all the special hoops to jump through in order to visit the once forbidden island of Cuba. Can't make Thursday's meeting? No worries. Come by room 109 for a flyer and tour information. International travel changes you in ways few other things can. Make your summer of 2017 awesome with an amazing experience to Cuba.

Attention all French students! Do you love learning French? Do you love singing Christmas carols? Then join French club THIS WEDNESDAY, December 9th at lunch in room 123 to learn how to sing Christmas carols in French. Club officers will teach you the songs, and then next week we will carol at school together during lunch! All are welcome! 12/9


And now for today’s answer:  in 2000 Florida had to recount presidential election votes due to hanging and dimpled chads.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday, December 04, 2015

Does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean to the north, south, east, or west?

Good morning Juniors and Seniors!  Hopefully the majority of you have heard about the innovative CTEC program that is available to you if you are a Junior or Senior.  We currently have programs in both construction and manufacturing,  It is an incredible opportunity for you to learn valuable work force skills while still attending your high school.  CTEC is able to accept a few more students for the second semester.  We have openings in both Manufacturing and Construction.  If you are interested please visit the CTEC website at www.CTECsalemkeizer.com, fill out an application and send it to us before the end of first semester.  If you are interested in visiting our site, you are welcome to.  Please call us at 503-399-5511 to set up a time.  12/4

Attention Seniors: if you would like to put a portrait in the yearbook you must get that turned in by Friday of this week! After Friday there is a $25 late fee until Jan. 8th. We can no longer accept portraits after Jan. 8th. Check our website, spragueyb.weebly.com, for full details. 12/4

Hey world travelers!  I know you may have missed the informational meeting last month about the amazing trip to Ireland and Scotland, but you have not missed the opportunity to still sign up for the trip of your teen years!  Yes, there's still time to join us and go visit the St. Patrick's Cathedral, kiss the Blarney Stone in the castle wall, and tour Loch Ness to catch a glimpse of the lake's monster!  Please go talk to Ms. Hatfield for more details and get on the plane to Ireland...before it is too late! 12/4

All students interested in participating in Sprague Track and
Field 2016, there will be an informational meeting after school on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 in the Weight Room.  The meeting will last about 30 minutes. Topics will Include Winter Workouts, Winter Camp, and the 2016 Season.  Please be Prompt. 12/9

Come join us for the final registration/informational lacrosse meeting next Wed. Dec. 9th in the Library at 7:00pm.  It is not too late to join.  Hope to see you there. 12/4
Did you know – While 57% of bachelor’s degrees are earned by women, just 12% of computer science degrees are awarded to women.  Think about a career in Computer Science.  Hour of Code is almost here.  Dec 7-11 is dedicated to Hour of Code.  Watch for this in some of your classes. 12/4

Heads up people! Tomorrow is the big day! Get your date or your friends and don’t forget to buy your tickets this week for the  62nd annual Salem Snoball Dance.  You can still buy advanced tickets at Mr. Formal and The Bridal Gallery or go online to www.SnoballSalem.com .  At the door prices will be $35 for a single and $70 for a pair. When?  Saturday, Dec. 5 What time? 8:00pm to midnight.  Where? At the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion.  So what are you waiting for?  Come and have fun. It’ll totally be worth it!

A reminder to those of you interested in learning German!  Our first German language club meeting is TODAY after school at 2:30 in room 113. 

Hey Olys, maybe you heard about last summer's Greece and Italy trip with Ms. Johnson and Mr. Curry. Maybe you heard about how awesome it was. Travel, culture, food, meeting new people. These experiences change you in ways no other activities can. Mr. Curry is planning another trip for the summer of 2017 to the once forbidden land of Cuba. That's right, Cuba. If you're interested in what you need to do to secure this amazing opportunity, plan on attending an informational meeting next Thursday, December 10th in Mr. Curry's room -room 109- at 6 o'clock pm. Or, you can swing by room 109 between classes to pick up preliminary information. Cuba 2017 is a thing, and you can be a part of it. See Mr. Curry, room 109, with your questions and join us Thursday, December 10th at 6pm for an informational meeting.

DECA members, State conference sign-ups are going on NOW! Come get a sign up packet in room 142 and be sure to attend our chapter meeting next Thursday after school. You permission form and deposit is due next Friday so don’t delay!

Reminder that there is a Girls Basketball game tonight against South Albany. JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00.  Be there.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa leans to the South.



Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Today’s trivia question comes from Sports & Leisure:  Who was the first Japanese position (non-pitcher) to play in Major League Baseball?  

Good morning Juniors and Seniors!  Hopefully the majority of you have heard about the innovative CTEC program that is available to you if you are a Junior or Senior.  We currently have programs in both construction and manufacturing,  It is an incredible opportunity for you to learn valuable work force skills while still attending your high school.  CTEC is able to accept a few more students for the second semester.  We have openings in both Manufacturing and Construction.  If you are interested please visit the CTEC website at www.CTECsalemkeizer.com, fill out an application and send it to us before the end of first semester.  If you are interested in visiting our site, you are welcome to.  Please call us at 503-399-5511 to set up a time.  12/4

Did you know – Less than 2.4% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science.  And the numbers have dropped in the last decade.  Computer Science needs talented people.  Hour of Code is almost here.  Keep watching and listening for more information. 12/3

Attention Seniors: if you would like to put a portrait in the yearbook you must get that turned in by Friday of this week! After Friday there is a $25 late fee until Jan. 8th. We can no longer accept portraits after Jan. 8th. Check our website, spragueyb.weebly.com, for full details. 12/4

Hey world travelers!  I know you may have missed the informational meeting last month about the amazing trip to Ireland and Scotland, but you have not missed the opportunity to still sign up for the trip of your teen years!  Yes, there's still time to join us and go visit the St. Patrick's Cathedral, kiss the Blarney Stone in the castle wall, and tour Loch Ness to catch a glimpse of the lake's monster!  Please go talk to Ms. Hatfield for more details and get on the plane to Ireland...before it is too late! 12/4

All students interested in participating in Sprague Track and
Field 2016, there will be an informational meeting after school on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 in the Weight Room.  The meeting will last about 30 minutes. Topics will Include Winter Workouts, Winter Camp, and the 2016 Season.  Please be Prompt.

And now for today’s answer:  Major League Baseball’s first Japanese position player is Ichiro—His last name is Suzuki, but he goes by just his first name. 



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
                                        
Today’s trivia question comes from Science & Nature:  Which of these can water do if superheated—catch fire, explode, or turn black?

Good morning Juniors and Seniors!  Hopefully the majority of you have heard about the innovative CTEC program that is available to you if you are a Junior or Senior.  We currently have programs in both construction and manufacturing,  It is an incredible opportunity for you to learn valuable work force skills while still attending your high school.  CTEC is able to accept a few more students for the second semester.  We have openings in both Manufacturing and Construction.  If you are interested please visit the CTEC website at www.CTECsalemkeizer.com, fill out an application and send it to us before the end of first semester.  If you are interested in visiting our site, you are welcome to.  Please call us at 503-399-5511 to set up a time.  12/4

Did you know – by the year 2020 – there will be 1.4 million computing jobs and only 400,000 computer science students.  That is 1 million more jobs than students in the field by 2020.  Hour of Code is almost here.  Keep watching for more information. 12/2

Attention Seniors: if you would like to put a portrait in the yearbook you must get that turned in by Friday of this week! After Friday there is a $25 late fee until Jan. 8th. We can no longer accept portraits after Jan. 8th. Check our website, spragueyb.weebly.com, for full details. 12/4

Hey world travelers!  I know you may have missed the informational meeting last month about the amazing trip to Ireland and Scotland, but you have not missed the opportunity to still sign up for the trip of your teen years!  Yes, there's still time to join us and go visit the St. Patrick's Cathedral, kiss the Blarney Stone in the castle wall, and tour Loch Ness to catch a glimpse of the lake's monster!  Please go talk to Ms. Hatfield for more details and get on the plane to Ireland...before it is too late! 12/4

Do you hope to attend college but need additional support?  AVID is now accepting applications for semester 2 and next year.  Please see Mrs. Bucholz (Boo-Colts) in room 161 if you have questions regarding the program or would like an application. 12/4

Lost set of car keys with an OSU keychain on Monday.  If found, please turn in to Ms White ASAP. 

Tis the season Sprague High School! The Hoover Gift Drive is underway! Please see your 6th period teacher about donating to the kids of Hoover. Donations are due this Friday! 12/4

Hurry!  It’s coming up soon! Get your date or your friends and don’t forget to buy your tickets this week for the  62nd annual Salem Snoball Dance.  You can still buy advanced tickets at Mr. Formal and The Bridal Gallery or go online to www.SnoballSalem.com .  At the door prices will be $35 for a single and $70 for a pair. When?  Saturday, Dec. 5 What time? 8:00pm to midnight.  Where? At the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion.  So what are you waiting for?  Come and have fun. It’ll totally be worth it! 12/4

The Sprague Manga Club will meet in the library on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.  We hope to see everyone! 12/3

Skiers and snowboarders.  The Snowriders trip is scheduled and going to Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, Dec. 19th for a NIGHT trip. It’s $45 for bus and lift ticket.  Tuesday, Dec. 15th is the Deadline for money.  See Mr. Hatz in room 15A for applications and information as soon as possible. Beginners are encouraged to go! That’s Saturday Dec. 19th for the snowriders night trip.  12/2

This Thursday put on some layers and come join the environmental club after school to help clean up our parking lot.  We will meet in room 149. Also, there will be hot cocoa! 12/3

Do you want to learn German? Come to room 113 this Friday, December 4th at 2:30 for Sprague's first German Language Club meeting.  All are welcome. See Mrs. McElliott in room 113 if you have any questions. 12/4


And now for today’s answer:  When water is superheated it can explode—the phenomenon is rare, but startling and dangerous. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
                                        
Today’s Trivia question comes from Arts and Literature:  Who was just 21 years old when he choreographed Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk

Good morning Juniors and Seniors!  Hopefully the majority of you have heard about the innovative CTEC program that is available to you if you are a Junior or Senior.  We currently have programs in both construction and manufacturing,  It is an incredible opportunity for you to learn valuable work force skills while still attending your high school.  CTEC is able to accept a few more students for the second semester.  We have openings in both Manufacturing and Construction.  If you are interested please visit the CTEC website at www.CTECsalemkeizer.com, fill out an application and send it to us before the end of first semester.  If you are interested in visiting our site, you are welcome to.  Please call us at 503-399-5511 to set up a time.  12/4

Did you know – Computer science is a top paying college degree and computer programming jobs are growing at 2x the national average.  Hour of Code is almost here.  Keep watching for more information. 12/1

Come out and get your first glimpse of your boys basketball teams at the 1st Oly Madness Night this Tuesday December 1st.  There is no admission but will be taking donations for Mitch Ekdahl's Oly Pageant fundraiser for Doernbecher's. Doors will open at 5pm and our Future Oly teams will begin scrimmages at 5:30, then the Freshmen team will scrimmage beginning around 6:30p, JV's around 6:50p and the varsity around 7:10p.  The student that is the best dressed in SFA Oly gear will win a prize plus a pizza. We will have a DJ rocking the gym, plus the jumbo tron will be up and running.  Look forward to seeing all you in the gym getting your first sneak peak at your Boys Basketball Team.   12/1

Hey DECA members attending the Blazers trip on Tuesday Dec. 1st, please meet in Ms. Pollard’s room at the beginning of 3rd period. The bus will leave promptly at 11:20. Also, if you are interested in attending the DECA State conference in February, pick up a packet in room 142. There will be a parent information meeting this Thursday night at 6pm. Sign ups take place next week! 12/1

Attention Seniors: if you would like to put a portrait in the yearbook you must get that turned in by Friday of this week! After Friday there is a $25 late fee until Jan. 8th. We can no longer accept portraits after Jan. 8th. Check our website, spragueyb.weebly.com, for full details. 12/4


Hey world travelers!  I know you may have missed the informational meeting last month about the amazing trip to Ireland and Scotland, but you have not missed the opportunity to still sign up for the trip of your teen years!  Yes, there's still time to join us and go visit the St. Patrick's Cathedral, kiss the Blarney Stone in the castle wall, and tour Loch Ness to catch a glimpse of the lake's monster!  Please go talk to Ms. Hatfield for more details and get on the plane to Ireland...before it is too late! 12/4

Do you hope to attend college but need additional support?  AVID is now accepting applications for semester 2 and next year.  Please see Mrs. Bucholz (Boo-Colts) in room 161 if you have questions regarding the program or would like an application. 12/4

Lost set of car keys with an OSU keychain on Monday.  If found, please turn in to Ms White ASAP. 

Attention all baseball players. There will be an informational meeting today during lunch starting at 10:45 in the weightroom. Be on time and ready to listen. See you there.  Coach Boo-Kite

And now for today’s answer:  Savion Glover choreographed Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk—Also starring in the show, he received a Tony Award for Best Choreographer in 1996.


Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015
                                        
Today's trivia question comes from History: What university did Bill and Chelsea Clinton both attend? 

Good morning Juniors and Seniors!  Hopefully the majority of you have heard about the innovative CTEC program that is available to you if you are a Junior or Senior.  We currently have programs in both construction and manufacturing,  It is an incredible opportunity for you to learn valuable work force skills while still attending your high school.  CTEC is able to accept a few more students for the second semester.  We have openings in both Manufacturing and Construction.  If you are interested please visit the CTEC website at www.CTECsalemkeizer.com, fill out an application and send it to us before the end of first semester.  If you are interested in visiting our site, you are welcome to.  Please call us at 503-399-5511 to set up a time.  12/4

The Sprague Olyanne Dance Team attended their third competition of the fall season at Scappoose High School on Saturday, November 21. The Olyannes continued their strong performances by placing first in Novelty, first in Pom, and second in Hip Hop.  In addition, Junior Gess Cole and Senior Ashleigh Barrett placed in the top ten for the advanced drill down competition and individually qualified to compete in drill down at the fall championships where the team will compete in three dance categories on December 5. Congratulations to all of the Olyannes! 11/30

Did you know – Computer science is a top paying college degree and computer programming jobs are growing at 2x the national average.  Hour of Code is almost here.  Keep watching for more information. 11/30

Come out and get your first glimpse of your boys basketball teams at the 1st Oly Madness Night this Tuesday December 1st.  There is no admission but will be taking donations for Mitch Ekdahl's Oly Pageant fundraiser for Doernbecher's.  Dpprs will open at 5pm and our Future Oly teams will begin scrimmages at 5:30, then the Freshmen team will scrimmage beginning around 6:30p, JV's around 6:50p and the varsity around 7:10p.  The student that is the best dressed in SFA Oly gear will win a prize plus a pizza.  We will also be raffling off a brand new GPS system.  We will have a DJ rocking the gym, plus the jumbo tron will be up and running.  Look forward to seeing all you in the gym getting your first sneak peak at your Boys Basketball Team.  

Attention speech team members: TODAY is the last day to add or drop from this Saturday’s Clackamas tournament. Come to room 109 today to register or change events. Make sure you check in with Mr. Curry as well so he can change your status. Today is the last day to sign up for the largest high school tournament in the state. 11/30

Hey DECA members attending the Blazers trip on Tuesday Dec. 1st, please meet in Ms. Pollard’s room at the beginning of 3rd period. The bus will leave promptly at 11:20. Also, if you are interested in attending the DECA State conference in February, pick up a packet in room 142. There will be a parent information meeting this Thursday night at 6pm. Sign ups take place next week! 12/1


And now for today's answer: Bill and Chelsea Clinton both attended Oxford


Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Today’s trivia comes from geography:  What city was founded by Brigham Young? 

Hey, anyone interested in going to Snoball?  Tickets are on sale NOW!  You can get tickets at MR. Formal and the Bridal Gallery or you can order your tickets online at www.SnoballSalem.com .  Advanced tickets are on sale for $30 for a single and $50 for a couple.  If you wait to buy them at the door they will cost you $35 per person or $70 per couple. Remember Snoball will be happening at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion from 8:00PM til midnight.  Come and have lots of fun with your friends. 11/20

The Oly Lounge is now selling Betty Lou’s energy balls in peanut butter, pecan pie, and pumpkin spice flavors for $1.50 each. Grab one for a delicious snack while supplies last! 11/20

Oly Pageant is doing a raffle this week to benefit Doernbecher’s.  The raffle is to have a chance to pie a teacher in the face!  Tickets will be on sale in the commons at lunch all this week.  Don’t miss this chance to throw a pie in your favorite teacher’s face!

How many of you have heard of UFC…aka Ultimate Frisbee Club!  Join us Fridays at 2:30 on the turf to get active with some fun ultimate Frisbee. Just talk to Mr. Wanak in room 53 to get a permission form. FROZ IS LOVE, FROZ IS LIFE!

Reminder DECA members – tomorrow is our District competition here at Sprague from 11am-2pm. Please dress in your business best and be on DECA time (which is 15 minutes early!)

Throttle Junkie shirts are now in the auto shop. Anyone who ordered them can see Mr. Livermore to pick them up.


And now for today’s answer:  Brigham Young founded Salt Lake City  

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Today’s trivia question comes from sports & leisure:  In what ‘80’s Atari arcade game did players deliver newspapers on a suburban street? 

Hey, anyone interested in going to Snoball?  Tickets are on sale NOW!  You can get tickets at MR. Formal and the Bridal Gallery or you can order your tickets online at www.SnoballSalem.com .  Advanced tickets are on sale for $30 for a single and $50 for a couple.  If you wait to buy them at the door they will cost you $35 per person or $70 per couple. Remember Snoball will be happening at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion from 8:00PM til midnight.  Come and have lots of fun with your friends. 11/20

The Oly Lounge is now selling Betty Lou’s energy balls in peanut butter, pecan pie, and pumpkin spice flavors for $1.50 each. Grab one for a delicious snack while supplies last! 11/20

Oly Pageant is doing a raffle this week to benefit Doernbecher’s.  The raffle is to have a chance to pie a teacher in the face!  Tickets will be on sale in the commons at lunch all this week.  Don’t miss this chance to throw a pie in your favorite teacher’s face!

And now for today’s answer:  In the 1980’s game Paperboy, players delivered newspapers on a suburban street



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Today’s trivia comes from science & nature What color are the “black boxes” required by the FAA on all large commercial aircraft?

The Oly Lounge is selling gingerbread lattes for the month of November, come and get yours today! We also just received a shipment of t-shirts and sweatshirts so if you’ve been wanting some Sprague gear and we haven’t had your size, come back in and ask to see our new designs! 11/18

Hey, anyone interested in going to Snoball?  Tickets are on sale NOW!  You can get tickets at MR. Formal and the Bridal Gallery or you can order your tickets online at www.SnoballSalem.com .  Advanced tickets are on sale for $30 for a single and $50 for a couple.  If you wait to buy them at the door they will cost you $35 per person or $70 per couple. Remember Snoball will be happening at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion from 8:00PM til midnight.  Come and have lots of fun with your friends. 11/20

There is an environmental club meeting today after school in Mr. Dey’s room #149.11/18

The Oly Lounge is now selling Betty Lou’s energy balls in peanut butter, pecan pie, and pumpkin spice flavors for $1.50 each. Grab one for a delicious snack while supplies last! 11/20

And now for today’s answer:  The “black boxes” required by the FAA on all large commercial aircraft are orange—for visibility.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Today’s Trivia comes from Arts & Literature:  What style of dance is showcased in the 1984 film subtitled Electric Boogaloo?

The Oly Lounge is selling gingerbread lattes for the month of November, come and get yours today! We also just received a shipment of t-shirts and sweatshirts so if you’ve been wanting some Sprague gear and we haven’t had your size, come back in and ask to see our new designs! 11/18

Hey, anyone interested in going to Snoball?  Tickets are on sale NOW!  You can get tickets at MR. Formal and the Bridal Gallery or you can order your tickets online at www.SnoballSalem.com .  Advanced tickets are on sale for $30 for a single and $50 for a couple.  If you wait to buy them at the door they will cost you $35 per person or $70 per couple. Remember Snoball will be happening at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion from 8:00PM til midnight.  Come and have lots of fun with your friends. 11/20

And now for today’s answer: the 1984 film subtitled Electric Boogaloo features Breakdancing


Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Today's trivia question comes from History:  What president appears on the nickel and two-dollar bill?

The Oly Lounge is selling gingerbread lattes for the month of November, come and get yours today! We also just received a shipment of t-shirts and sweatshirts so if you’ve been wanting some Sprague gear and we haven’t had your size, come back in and ask to see our new designs!

Hey, anyone interested in going to Snoball?  Tickets are on sale NOW!  You can get tickets at MR. Formal and the Bridal Gallery or you can order your tickets online at www.SnoballSalem.com .  Advanced tickets are on sale for $30 for a single and $50 for a couple.  If you wait to buy them at the door they will cost you $35 per person or $70 per couple. Remember Snoball will be happening at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion from 8:00PM til midnight.  Come and have lots of fun with your friends. 11/20

The Spanish National Honor Society monthly meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday the 17th at lunch in room 124.  Please bring your annual dues if you have not paid them. See you tomorrow at lunch. 11/16

The Sprague Olyanne Dance Team attended their second competition of the season at Wilsonville High School on Saturday, November 14. The Olyannes continued their strong performances by earning trophies in all three of the dance categories that they entered. The team placed first in Novelty, second in Hip Hop and second in Pom and improved their scores for each routine over their first competition.  In addition, freshmen Hannah Owens and Alyssa Harris placed in the top ten of the novice drill down competition.  Junior Gess Cole and Senior Dani Bezley placed in the top ten for the advanced drill down competition. These four dancers individually qualified to compete in drill down at the fall championships and the team has qualified to compete all three dances at the fall championships in early December. Congratulations to all of the Olyannes! 11/16

Congratulations to Sprague debate for their awesome job this weekend at the Central Valley and Sprague Invitational tournaments! At Central Valley, Brandon Roth and Colin Gesik made it to quarter finals for Lincoln-Douglas debate, and Roth came in 1st place for speaker points. 150 students from 7 schools competed at the Sprague Invitational, with the following Olympians winning individual awards: In novice parliamentary debate, Olivia Schultz and Caitlin Meek came 3rd place, McKale Walker and Riley Longoria came 2nd place, and McKale Walker came in 3rd place for speaker points. The semifinalists for senior parliamentary debate were Arika Harrison and Sebastian Ward. Finally, in senior Lincoln-Douglas debate, Lindsey Williams took 3rd for speaker points. Also, a reminder to all students wanting to compete at Glencoe this weekend: you need to sign up TODAY in Mr. Curry’s room. Great job speechies!

And now for today's answer: Thomas Jefferson appears on both the nickel and two-dollar bill.  Washington and Lincoln also appear on both coins and paper money.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Today’s trivia question comes from Sports & Leisure:  What university’s mascot is the razorback?

Monday is the first official day of practice and tryouts for winter sports. If you have not turned in your sport packet and been cleared by the athletic office you will not be able to participate. 11/13

All Boys planning on trying out for basketball remember to get your packet information turned into the athletic office and your prospect card and yellow form to Coach Dobrkovsky ASAP before tryouts begin on Monday November 16th.  If you have any question see Coach Dobrkovsky 11/13

SENIORS!  Application Week is coming up November 17-20.  All English 12 and Writing Enrichment students will be able to fill out an application next week with their class.  If you are not in one of those classes, you will need to sign up in the ASPIRE Center for a time to complete your application.  Please check out the Sprague Counseling Webpage for more information. 11/13

The Oly Lounge will be closed this week at lunch and will reopen on Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience. Stop in next week and warm up with a Gingerbread Latte! 11/13

Attention speech team members: Sign-ups for all December, January and February tournaments are now open. Come to Mr. Curry's room to register for Clackamas, Puget Sound, Lewis & Clark, UNLV, Berkeley, and Mt. Hood. Those who are Berkeley level, you must register as soon as possible. See Mr. Curry if you have questions. 11/13

Attention all student ambassadors, especially new members that signed up during Club Rush.  There is a meeting on Friday, Nov. 13 during lunch  in Mrs. W's room, room 156.  New members are welcome!  11/13

Hey, anyone interested in going to Snoball?  Tickets are on sale NOW!  You can get tickets at MR. Formal and the Bridal Gallery or you can order your tickets online at www.SnoballSalem.com .  Advanced tickets are on sale for $30 for a single and $50 for a couple.  If you wait to buy them at the door they will cost you $35 per person or $70 per couple. Remember Snoball will be happening at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion from 8:00PM til midnight.  Come and have lots of fun with your friends. 11/20

And now for today’s answer:  The razorbacks are the official mascot of the University of Arkansas. 


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Today’s Trivia comes from science and nature:  What company produced an early personal computer named Lisa?

Monday is the first official day of practice and tryouts for winter sports. If you have not turned in your sport packet and been cleared by the athletic office you will not be able to participate. 11/13

All Boys planning on trying out for basketball remember to get your packet information turned into the athletic office and your prospect card and yellow form to Coach Dobrkovsky ASAP before tryouts begin on Monday November 16th.  If you have any question see Coach Dobrkovsky 11/13

Hey all you newly organized Olympians!  Now that you're armed with a brand new event planner, please get it out right now and jot down this important meeting. The detailed information about the amazing Ireland and Scotland trip coming up will be revealed at the meeting on this coming Thursday, the 12th, from 6:00-7:00 at night, in the Sign Language classroom, room.  Yes...you need to jot that down, NOW!  Again, the meeting is in room 119, from 6-7 at night, on this Thursday, the 12th.  Look on any of the beautiful posters found on halls around the building, or ask Ms. Hatfield if you have more questions.  She is looking forward to seeing you at the meeting! 11/12

DECA Members, this is a reminder: there is a chapter meeting this Thursday, November 12th at 2:30pm in Ms. Pollard’s room! 11/12

Attention girls’ basketball player – There will be a mandatory meeting for anyone planning on trying out next Monday. The meeting will take place on Thursday at 10:50am during lunch in Mr. Allen’s room, room 145. 11/12

SENIORS!  Application Week is coming up November 17-20.  All English 12 and Writing Enrichment students will be able to fill out an application next week with their class.  If you are not in one of those classes, you will need to sign up in the ASPIRE Center for a time to complete your application.  Please check out the Sprague Counseling Webpage for more information. 11/13

Attention all baseball players. There will be an informational meeting today in the weight room at 10:45 during lunch. Be there on time and ready to listen. Thanks and have a great day. 11/12

The Oly Lounge will be closed this week at lunch and will reopen on Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience. Stop in next week and warm up with a Gingerbread Latte! 11/13

Attention speech team members: Sign-ups for all December, January and February tournaments are now open. Come to Mr. Curry's room to register for Clackamas, Puget Sound, Lewis & Clark, UNLV, Berkeley, and Mt. Hood. Those who are Berkeley level, you must register as soon as possible. See Mr. Curry if you have questions. 11/13

And now for today’s answer:  Lisa was a personal computer produced by Apple in 1980. 


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Today’s trivia question comes from Arts & Literature: In Homer’s Odyssey, what is the name of Odysseus’s dog—Ajax, Anthrax, or Argos?

Attention all Swimmers, Wrestlers and Basketball players: Paperwork for winter sports is due this week. You must see the bookkeeper first and pay for your sport and clear up any fees or fines. Paperwork will ONLY be accepted during LUNCH and AFTERSCHOOL!!!

All Boys planning on trying out for basketball remember to get your packet information turned into the athletic office and your prospect card and yellow form to Coach Dobrkovsky ASAP before tryouts begin on Monday November 16th.  If you have any question see Coach Dobrkovsky

Hey all you newly organized Olympians!  Now that you're armed with a brand new event planner, please get it out right now and jot down this important meeting. The detailed information about the amazing Ireland and Scotland trip coming up will be revealed at the meeting on this coming Thursday, the 12th, from 6:00-7:00 at night, in the Sign Language classroom, room.  Yes...you need to jot that down, NOW!  Again, the meeting is in room 119, from 6-7 at night, on this Thursday, the 12th.  Look on any of the beautiful posters found on halls around the building, or ask Ms. Hatfield if you have more questions.  She is looking forward to seeing you at the meeting! 11/10

DECA Members, this is a reminder: there is a chapter meeting this Thursday, November 12th at 2:30pm in Ms. Pollard’s room!

The Spanish Club will have its monthly meeting today at lunch in room 124. Stop by to find out about traveling to Spain and Costa Rica. We will also be preplanning our annual December posada (po-sah-dah). See you today at lunch in room 124!

Attention girls’ basketball player – There will be a mandatory meeting for anyone planning on trying out next Monday. The meeting will take place on Thursday at 10:50am during lunch in Mr. Allen’s room, room 145.

SENIORS!  Application Week is coming up November 17-20.  All English 12 and Writing Enrichment students will be able to fill out an application next week with their class.  If you are not in one of those classes, you will need to sign up in the ASPIRE Center for a time to complete your application.  Please check out the Sprague Counseling Webpage for more information.

Attention all baseball players. There will be an informational meeting this Thursday November 12th in the weight room at 10:45 during lunch. Be there on time and ready to listen. Thanks and have a great day.

And now for today’s answer: Odysseus’s dog is Argos—the loyal pooch waited more than 20 years for his master’s return. 



Monday, November 9, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Today’s Trivia Question comes from Geography:  In what country is pho a local dish?

Attention all Swimmers, Wrestlers and Basketball players: Paperwork for winter sports is due this week. You must see the bookkeeper first  and pay for your sport and clear up any fees or fines. Paperwork will ONLY be accepted during LUNCH and AFTERSCHOOL!!!

All boys interested in trying out for basketball that missed the meeting this past Friday please see Coach Dobrkovsky in room 4 to gather information regarding tryouts. 11/13 

Students are encouraged to sign up for College Visits for: Willamette University on Monday, November 9th from 8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m. Seattle University on Monday, November 9th from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Please sign up in the ASPIRE Center Room 160. 11/9

Hey all you newly organized Olympians!  Now that you're armed with a brand new event planner, please get it out right now and jot down this important meeting. The detailed information about the amazing Ireland and Scotland trip coming up will be revealed at the meeting on this coming Thursday, the 12th, from 6:00-7:00 at night, in the Sign Language classroom, room.  Yes...you need to jot that down, NOW!  Again, the meeting is in room 119, from 6-7 at night, on this Thursday, the 12th.  Look on any of the beautiful posters found on halls around the building, or ask Ms. Hatfield if you have more questions.  She is looking forward to seeing you at the meeting! 11/10

There will be another informational registration meeting for lacrosse this Monday, Nov. 9th at 7:00pm in the Library.  Come find out what we are all about.  No experience necessary. See you there.11/9

Attention all Concert Choir members – today at lunch will be rehearsal for the bass section. Tomorrow will be Sopranos.

Congratulations to Xavier Mendoza and Mitch Ekdahl on their GVC All-Conference Selections for the 2015 Boys Soccer Season. Xavier was selected and 2nd team All-Conference while playing a variety of different roles for the team and Mitch was Honorable Mention for making 9.8 saves per game. Well done on the great season gentlemen.


The Spanish Club will have its monthly meeting Tuesday at lunch in room 124. Stop by to find out about traveling to Spain and Costa Rica. We will also be preplanning our annual December posada (po-sah-dah). See you tomorrow at lunch in room 124!

The Sprague Olyanne Dance Team attended their first competition of the season at David Douglas High School on Saturday, November 7. The Olyannes competed in three dance categories and their outstanding performances placed first in Pom, second in Hip Hop and second in Novelty. High scores qualified all three routines for the fall dance team championships in December.  In addition, senior Jesse Johnson placed in the top ten of the advanced drill down competition and individually qualified to compete in drill down at the fall championships. Congratulations to all of the Olyannes!

Attention girl’s basketball player – There will be a mandatory meeting for anyone planning on trying out next Monday. The meeting will take place on Thursday at 10:50am during lunch in Mr. Allen’s room, room 145.

And now for today’s answer: Pho is a local dish in Vietnam—it is broth and rice noodles, basil, garnishes, and meat such as chicken, steak, or tripe.