Marksmen Minute

A Look Ahead to the Week

Academic Pep Rally Week

FRIDAY THE 13th!! There's only one this year...and only one Zombie Apocalypse Pep Rally. On Friday morning, we will gather in the auditorium to celebrate the great accomplishments of our student body throughout this year. There will be skits, games, videos, etc. to entertain you. Check out the hallways for dress up day information.

Spring Fling / Mud Run

So....Friday is going to be pretty sweet. After the Pep Rally, we've got the Alvey Meal followed by the Mud Run (Grades 6-8) and Spring Fling (Grades 9-12). We've still got crazy obstacles with mud, boat races, and other activities. But new this year: LARP-ing. (Not sure what that is? Start asking around...)

Fine Arts Academic Team

While we were away this weekend, the Science and Fine Arts HS Academic Teams competed at the state finals at Purdue University. The Fine Arts team one the state title for the first time in school history!!! Congrats to the following members: Mrs. Goodrich (coach), Jenna Harris, Emily Davis, Josh Kimbril, Corrie Kimbril, Hannah Scott, Shayna Vaquero, and Madison Gilliland.

Weekly Stuff

Random Facts of the Week!

  • France has the most time zones of any individual country in the world (it has 12, Russia has 9).
  • Hippos are super mean; they often attack people and crocodiles with no provocation.
  • According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S., you can eat shelled eggs up to three weeks after their expiration date as long as they've been refrigerated.
  • Killer Whales often hunt sharks, and will usually flip them over on their backs.
  • Sherlock Holmes is the most often-displayed fictional character on TV and in movies.
  • The Great Wall of China was built over 2,000 years ago. In Chinese it is called "Wan-Li Qang-Qeng" which means 10,000 Li Long Wall (10,000 Li = 5,000 km). The actual length of the wall is much longer than 5,000 km.
  • Cats are more closely related to hyenas than dogs are, while dogs are more closely related to raccoons.
  • The "G" on the Green Bay Packer's helmets actually stands for Greatness, not Green Bay.

Bad Joke of the Week

How hot is it in a corner?

School Home Stretch

Spring Fling and the Pep Rally are this week, which means that school is just about over! Be sure to get all your missing work turned in, and try to pass all your classes! But with the end of the year comes something else...Senior Pranks. I'm not saying that there is, or is not, going to be a senior prank this year. And if there is I'm not a part of it. But senior pranks are something that have been around for years. So let's take a look at some legendary senior pranks that have been pulled around the country!

  • A high school in Minnesota's class of 2006 stopped traffic for nearly 10 minutes by walking across a crosswalk. The same students could walk across the same crosswalk in the same direction due to an underground tunnel that went back to the other side of the road. Some students wore costumes to drive the motorists extra crazy.
  • A high school in Santa Barbara, California hired a four person mariachi band to follow their principal around for 90 minutes.

Calendar Reminders (and home sports events)

Monday, May 9

  • 7th grade science day at 4-H fair grounds
  • Washington DC trip return
  • Varsity boys golf vs South Spencer at 4:30
  • V/JV baseball vs Bosse at 4:30

Tuesday, May 10

  • Grades 7-11 football meeting in auditorium at 1:00
  • Varsity girls track PAC at 5:30
  • School Board Meeting in library at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 11

  • 8th grade field trip
Thursday, May 12
  • House/Go RED Activities: Spanish Club - auditorium, Robotics - Room 614
  • Varsity softball vs Boonville at 5:30
  • Varsity boys track PAC at 5:30

Friday, May 13

  • Academic Pep Rally in auditorium
  • Spring Fling
  • JH Mud Run

Saturday, May 14

  • Varsity Softball vs North Harrison at 10:00 am
  • Staff Cook-out

Menu (May 09 - 13)


  • Breakfast - Pop tart, cereal, fruit, juice/milk
  • Lunch - Chicken breast sandwich, french fries, carrot sticks w/Dip, fruit/milk


  • Breakfast - Biscuits & gravy, hash browns, fruit, juice/milk
  • Lunch - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, wheat bread, fruit/milk


  • Breakfast - Breakfast Pizza, cereal, fruit, juice/milk
  • Lunch - Turkey Deli Sandwich, lettuce/tomatoe, broccoli w/dip, baked chips, pudding, fruit/milk


  • Breakfast - Bacon/scrambled eggs, toast, fruit, juice/milk
  • Lunch - Walking tacos w/cheese, lettuce & salsa, refried beans, cookies, fruit/milk


  • Breakfast - Waffles w/Syrup, sausage, fruit, juice/milk
  • Lunch - Hamburger or hot dog, creek fries, baked beans, fruit/milk

Bad Joke answer

It's 90 degrees!

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