Marksmen Minute

A Look Ahead to the Week


From 8:00 - 11:00am on Wednesday, quite a few of our students will be taking the PSAT exam. The PSAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board who writes the SAT. Approximately 3.5 million students take this test each year and it aims to best prepare students for college entry exams.

Manufacturing Night

On Wednesday night, the HIRE Education class at the high school will be hosting an event at the Schergen's Center. Along with Perry Central students, they will be showing information about area industries and the technologies they utilize. Our robotics team will also be showing some demonstrations AND there will be a drawing for a free drone!!

Report Cards - Thursday

Report cards will be handed out Thursday during homeroom. Be sure to put them on the fridge at home....for old time's sake.

Weekly Stuff

Bad Joke of the Week

Why couldn't Dracula's wife sleep?

Spooky Halloween facts!

-Halloween was originally known as Samhain, a Celtic festival.

-The stereotypical "devil" costume was made to mock the devil back when Halloween was known as "Hallow's Eve"

-The Jack-o-lantern came from someone named Jack being given a pumpkin from the devil, and carved it into a lantern using a turnip. There is a whole story with more info.

-At many times around Halloween, people will find real corpses and mistake them as Halloween props.

-One man took out life insurance on his son and laced a piece of candy he got on Halloween with Cyanide to collect the money. He thought he would get away by blaming it on urban myth.

Calendar Reminders (and home sports events)

Monday, October 12

Tuesday, October 13

  • Sophomore Class Ring late orders & Senior Grad Supplies orders during B lunch
  • ISU representative in guidance at 1:00 pm
  • JH Volleyball (Spirit Jug) vs. PAC at 5:30

Wednesday, October 14

  • PSAT from 8:00 - 11:00 am - Juniors in HS math rooms, Sophomores in JH language arts rooms/Room 305, 9/8th honors in room 702.
  • HIRE technology Mfg. in the 21st century in Schergens Center at 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 15

  • Earthquake Drill
  • House/Go RED activities: Distribution of grade cards, FCA in auditorium, JAG in room 309, Robotics in room 614, HS boys wanting to be on swim team in room 004, VUJC representative in guidance.
  • NHS Induction Ceremony in auditorium at 6:30 pm

Friday, October 16

  • Varsity Football vs. Forest Park at 6:30 (face painting from 5:00 until game, Senior recognition before game)

Saturday, October 17

Menu (October 12 - 16)


  • Breakfast - Cheese Omelet w/Bacon, Toast, Fruit, Juice/Milk
  • Lunch - Chicken Breast Sandwich, French Fries, Lettuce/Tomatoes, Fruit/Milk


  • Breakfast - French Toast Stick w/Syrup, Sausage Link, Fruit, Juice/Milk
  • Lunch - Salisbury Steak w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Jell-O, Wheat Bread, Fruit/Milk


  • Breakfast - Cinnamon Toast, Cereal, Fruit, Juice/Milk
  • Lunch - Hot Dog or Chili Dog, Baked Beans, Carrot Sticks w/Dip, Chips, Fruit/Milk


  • Breakfast - Bagel w/Peanut Butter or Cream Cheese, Cereal, Fruit, Juice/Milk
  • Lunch - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Green Beans, Lettuce Wedge w/Dressing, Bread Stick, Fruit/Milk


  • Breakfast - Eggs/Ham, Toast, Fruit, Juice/Milk
  • Lunch - Barbecue Chicken Sandwich, Potato Wedges, Celery, Cookies, Fruit/Milk

Bad Joke answer

Because of his coffin.

Joke submitted by Levi Hendershot. If you have a joke that you want to submit, email it to and it might make it onto the Minute!