Daily Announcements

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ben Franklin's Daily Announcements

Today is Thursday, May 16th– it is a “D” day. Friday will be an “E” day.

Congratulations to those of you who auditioned for the 7th and 8th grade talent show! The final list is on the choir room doors! Please see Mrs. Greenawalt or Mrs. Carlson to set up rehearsal times!

Girls basketball and volleyball players: We have information in the main office about summer camp opportunities for North High. Stop in the main office if you are interested.

Attention all Wildcats: Remember, we are collecting items for Homeless Helpers. This is a nonprofit group started by some of our very own Wildcats who have been donating their time and items to the homeless and less fortunate in the area. They are looking to collect things like, toothbrushes and paste, socks, chapstick, Kleenex, bandaids and deodorant. There will be bins to collect your toiletry items in each team center and the team with the most donations will get cookies! This goes until next Tuesday.

Congratulations to all of this week’s Student of the Week nominees! The winners were drawn and they are: Grace Jensen for 6th grade, Evy Berg for 7th grade, and Lilly Malvin for 8th grade. Congratulations to you three and all those nominated! Please stop in the main office to collect your prizes.

The times are rapidly changing. The computer we buy today might be a real dinosaur just two years from now. What's in style this week could be out-of style the next. In order to be successful human beings, we have to learn to adapt to the constant change around us. However, some things never change . . . things like basic moral values and universally accepted codes of conduct . . . like the Golden Rule. You remember the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This simple rule of human conduct has been around for thousands of years in most cultures on the planet. In his inaugural speech, former President Jimmy Carter said: We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. So remember that it's OK to let go of the old in order to make room for the new, but some things are definitely worth hanging on to. With something to think about, this is Mr. Martin. Make it a great day . . . or not. The choice is yours.

Ben Franklin Middle School

Shane Martin, Principal

Oak Reile, Assistant Principal

Jennifer Olson, Dean of Students