The Weekly Eagle
The Week of December 14
Christmas Traditions, Past and Present
Americans may have made some changes in the way they celebrate Christmas over the years, but some important traditions--like friends and family--remain the same. According to a Pew Research Center survey conducted among a representative sample of 2,001 adults nationwide, nine out of every 10 Americans celebrate Christmas. However, only around half of those who celebrate view it as a religious holiday, while one-third see it as a cultural celebration, rather than one of faith. Religion is far less central to young peoples’ observances of Christmas, the survey found, with only 39 percent of those aged 18-29 viewing it as a religious holiday, compared with 66 percent of those aged 65 and older.
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Hanukkah (sometimes transliterated Chanukkah) is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November-late December on the secular calendar.
In Hebrew, the word "hanukkah" means "dedication." The name reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.
The FFA Choir dazzles the North Dallas Rotary Club guests
Senior Jose Torres plays Beethoven on the piano for the audience
Boys get overtime win vs St. Marks in home opener
- Business as usual
- Boys and Girls MS Basketball game vs Kemp (Home)
- Girls Basketball game vs Life Wax (Home)
- Student Council Election Day!
- Ms. Linda Solomon will be sharing the history of Hanukkah with our students
- Teacher Christmas Spread
- Student Picture Day
- Faculty Meeting
- PTSO Meeting
- Senior Parent Meeting
- Half day of school...Christmas Break begins!!!
- Girls Basketball game vs Kemp (Away)
- Boys Basketball game vs Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, OK)