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Week of April 11, 2022
This Week at FHMS
Monday, April 11
- First Day of Fourth Quarter
- First Day of Practice-Season 4 Sports
- PTSA Board Meeting, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Teams
Tuesday, April 12
- AVID Parent Info Night, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, Teams
Friday, April 15
- Full Lockdown Drill during Falcon Time, 1:41 PM-2:11 PM (important note: while drill is in progress, no visitors/students may exit or enter the building-please plan accordingly)
Monday, April 18-Friday, April 22
- FHMS Career Week
Thursday, April 21
- Finn Hill Virtual Career Day
Friday, April 22
- Falcon 5K Kickoff, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Tuesday, April 26
- Culinary Competition Entries for Mr. Briehl's Students Due
Wednesday, April 27
- Administrative Professionals Day
Friday, April 29
- ASB Dance, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Save the Date!
- Week of 5/9, SBA Testing, ELA & Math, Grades 6-8
- May 16, WCAS Testing, 8th Grade
- Week of 5/16, Make Up Testing
- June 2-Future Falcon Visit (fifth graders visit FHMS), 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- June 10, Eighth Grade Family Fun Center Field Trip
- June 14-Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, Gym
- June 15-Eighth Grade Clap Out, 2:45 PM-3:05 PM
- June 16-Field Day, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
- June 17-Last Day of School (Half Day)
March/April Observance Calendar
- April Full Month-ARAB AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: Celebrates the Arab American heritage and culture and pays tribute to the contributions of Arab Americans and Arabic-speaking Americans.
- April Full Month-GENOCIDE AWARENESS MONTH: A month that marks important anniversaries for past and contemporary genocides. Throughout the month, individuals, communities and organizations join together to remember and honor victims and survivors of mass atrocities.
- April Full Month-NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: Introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.
- April DAY OF SILENCE Students take a day-long vow of silence to protest the actual silencing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students and their straight allies due to bias and harassment.
- April 3–May 2 RAMADAN: Islamic Observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad.
- April 10-PALM SUNDAY: Christian Observed the Sunday before Easter/Pascha to commemorate the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
- April 10-RAMA NAVAMI: Hindu Celebrates the birthday of Rama, king of ancient India, hero of the epic Ramayana, and seventh incarnation of Vishnu.
- April 14-VAISAKHI (also spelled Baisakhi): Sikh festival which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community as the Khalsa (community of the initiated). On this day, Sikhs gather and celebrate Vaisakhi at their local Gurdwaras (Sikh house of worship) by remembering this day as the birth of the Khalsa.
- April 14-HOLY THURSDAY: Christian Also known as Maundy Thursday, it is celebrated on the Thursday before Easter commemorating the Last Supper, at which Jesus and the Apostles were together for the last time before the Crucifixion.
- April 15-GOOD FRIDAY: Christian Known as Holy Friday in Eastern Christianity, it commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus on the Friday before Easter/Pascha.
- April 16-THERAVADA NEW YEAR: Buddhist In Theravada countries the New Year is celebrated on the first full moon day in April.
- April 16–23 PASSOVER/PESACH: Jewish The eight-day “Feast of Unleavened Bread” celebrates Israel’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage.
- April 17-EASTER: Christian Known as Pascha in Eastern Christianity, it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.
- April 20–May 1 FESTIVAL OF RIDVÁN: Bahá’í Annual festival commemorating the 12 days when Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith, resided in a garden called Ridván (Paradise) and publicly proclaimed his mission as God’s messenger for this age. The first (April 20), ninth (April 28), and twelfth (May 1) days are celebrated as holy days when Baha’is suspend work.
- April 24-ARMENIAN MARTYRS’ DAY: Memorializes the genocide of approximately 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1923 in Turkey.
- April 27-LAILAT AL-QADR: Islamic Commemorates the night that the Qur'an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is known as the “Night of Power.” Often set on the 27th day of Ramadan, Sunnis may observe it on the 21st, 23rd, 25th or 29th and Shīʿite (Shiite) observe it on the 19th, 21st or 23rd day of Ramadan.
- April 28-YOM HASHOAH: Jewish “Holocaust Remembrance Day” memorializes the heroic martyrdom of six million Jews who perished in the Nazi Holocaust.
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