Today is thursday January 16, 20014. Today is also International Hot & Spicy Food Day. Archaeological evidence suggests that people have been using hot spices in their recipes for over 6000 years. Did you know that the hottest chili pepper in the world is the Naga Jolokia? On average, one of these peppers is over 170 times spicier than a jalapeno pepper!
Throughout the world, there are hundreds of different spices that contribute to an array of hot flavored foods. Hot foods can actually be very good for you because of their medicinal and antimicrobial properties. Garlic, chilies, onions, allspice, and oregano all kill bacteria and make food safer to consume.
To celebrate this holiday, try a few hot peppers or hot sauces with your food today!
As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, our new out of class policy is in effect school wide. As a reminder, you have been granted 5 restroom/get a drink passes for the remainder of the block. Your passes are not to be used for anything else other than going to the restroom or getting a drink of water. You will be responsible for keeping your passes, if you do not have your pass list, you will not be permitted to leave the room and you will not be issues another one. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this, please see an administrator in between classes, at lunch or after school.
Remember, that the AIMS workshops are back underway. Today, during 4th hour join Ms. Zundel in room 5 for the Reading Workshop. Then, tomorrow come in to catch up on the ones you may have missed, math 1st hour, reading 2nd hour and writing 3rd hour. Remember, when you attend 80% or more of the workshops AND pass your AIMS, you will receive that fancy chrome book. So, mark your calendars and plan on being there!
Okay, listen up! Starting next week, Tuesday, you will have to have your student ID to receive a bus pass. Students that have their student ID will be served first. Anybody without an ID will have to wait. If you don’t have a School ID, let the office know and they will get you taken care of.
Also, you guys are doing great at getting yourselves to your 3rd hour on time. Remember, the student store will open at 11:45 at that first bell and close at the second bell. You must be in your classroom by the third bell, because your teachers will be locking the doors and you will have to go to the front to get a pass. However, as you’ve hopefully heard, starting next week, if you are not in your seat by that third bell, you will not be permitted into class and you will have to leave campus. So get in the habit of hustling to your third hour and being on time NOW.
Also, remember that if you are a graduating senior and you are thinking about taking the SAT’s you need to see mrs. Rodriguez. She will be the one who can help you get more information on testing dates and prep.
So, hornets, you may have noticed that there are some boxes in your classes room labeled “pennies”. These boxes are for a fund raiser the key club is heading up. It is the Pennies for Patients program that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Your job is to simply drop in your spare pennies. At the end of February, the 2nd hour class with the most money in their box will win a prize. We will be getting weekly updates from the key club to see how the contest is progressing. Last year we did great and raised about $150, so this year we’d like raise even more and set a goal of $200. We can do it hornets!!