CHS Weekly Announcements

For the Week of February 15, 2021

School Pictures for Grades 9-11 - Postponed to Feb. 25th & 26th

UPDATE: Due to the weather forecast, Picture Days have been postponed until Thursday, February 25th from 3 – 7 pm and Friday, February 26th from 9am – 2pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Hey Underclassmen, did you think we forgot you on school pictures? No way!

All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade CHS students who would like to get a school picture taken can do so by appointment on Thursday, February 25th from 3 – 7 pm and Friday, February 26th from 9am – 2pm by appointment only.


Please use this link to sign up for an appointment time: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CenterHighSchool@center.k12.mo.us/bookings/s/JmMnIkARvUW3qq8EuqQ4-g2


You can pre-order your pictures through the LifeTouch Website at MyLifeTouch.com using picture day ID: EVTV82R6J


No one is required to attend this event, CHS is simply making an official portrait opportunity available to you.


How it will work:


· Students must sign up for an appointment through the Bookings link above.

· Students should arrive at the school and go to the back door of the Gold Gym at the corner of the building by the soccer fields at the time of their appointment.

· Masks must be worn at all times except while having your picture taken.

· Students will have their temperature taken. If a student has a temperature outside the acceptable range the Nurse will advise they not be admitted. Students who do not have all their vaccinations complete will not be allowed in the building.

· Student will proceed to the waiting area to prepare for picture then proceed to the photo booth.

· All students will exit the building directly after having their picture taken.

Student Law Academy Opportunity

Are you a student? Student Law Academy internships provide a paid opportunity for students to learn about careers in the legal industry through community engagement, success seminars, and creating connections with law professionals.


The deadline to apply is February 19, 2021. Use this link to learn more:

https://kcmbf.org/Foundation/Programs/Student_Law_Academy/Foundation/KCMBF_Website/Programs/Legal_Connection__Student_Law_Academy.aspx?hkey=b0252bce-9678-4f8d-aac4-f667dcad99c6

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Often regarded as one of the most famous black inventors ever, McCoy was credited for 50 inventions over the span of his career.

In an effort to improve efficiency and eliminate the frequent stopping necessary for lubrication of trains, McCoy devised a method of automating the task. In 1872 he developed a “lubricating cup” that could automatically drip oil when and where needed — vital in avoiding sticking to the track. The lubricating cup met with enormous success and orders for it came in from railroad companies all over the country. It was so popular that when other inventors attempted to steal his idea and sell their own versions of the device, companies were not fooled. They insisted on the authentic device, calling it “the Real McCoy.”


Extracted from:

14 Black Inventors You Probably Didn’t Know About by Pamela Rosario Pérez

https://thinkgrowth.org/14-black-inventors-you-probably-didnt-know-about-3c0702cc63d2

Feign, Feint, and Faint - from Merriam Webster

Feign means "to give a false appearance or to fake something (such as illness)." Feint also involves deception, but usually refers to physical movements meant to distract an opponent, such as a fake punch. Lastly, faint as an adjective can mean "barely perceptible" and as a verb refers to losing consciousness.


She often feigned illness, hoping the school nurse would send her home. That’s why, when she heard her brother, Tanner, tell their mom he had a sore throat and would go to the doctor instead of school that day, she said she, too, felt sick.
— Jordan Erb, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Oct. 2020


[Jayson Tatum] calmly sized up Derrick Jones Jr., dribbled twice between his legs, feinted as if he was going to drive right and then, at the last second, snatched the ball back to set up what’s quickly becoming his trademark move: the step-back three. It missed.
— Michael Pina, GQ, 17 Sept 2020


Syncope is the medical term for fainting. When you faint, you lose consciousness for a short time. Overall, syncope is caused by a decrease in blood flow to the brain, which can lead to a temporary loss of consciousness.
— Jill Seladi-Schulman, Healthline, 15 June 2020

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If you ever enjoyed an animated Gif on the web, like this one amazing clip of a kitten being scared by an iguana, then you have Lisa Gelobter to thank.


Gelobter was integrally involved with the advent of Shockwave, a technology that formed the beginning of web animation. She also played a major role in the emergency of online video, later serving on the senior management team at Hulu.


Previously, Lisa was the Interim Head of Digital for BET Networks and ran Technology, Product and Business Operations. Today, you can catch Lisa at the White House, in the United States Digital Service. She is currently serving as the Chief Digital Service Officer with the US Department of Education.


Extracted from:

14 Black Inventors You Probably Didn’t Know About by Pamela Rosario Pérez

https://thinkgrowth.org/14-black-inventors-you-probably-didnt-know-about-3c0702cc63d2

Trivia for Sports Fans

Small ball in baseball is the strategy of scoring play by play, usually with a combination of bunts, grounders, base hits, walks, etc. It is a piecemeal strategy as opposed to relying on home runs and grand slams.


Figuratively, "small ball" refers to taking small steps to achieve a goal, such as in business, politics, or even poker.

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