So, if you missed it, the Grammy awards were on Sunday evening. A Grammy Award (originally called a Gramophone Award) is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony. The Grammy Awards had their origin in the Hollywood Walk of Fame project in the 1950s. When the list of important recoding industry people were chosen for the Walk of Fame, the committee realized that there were many more people who were leaders in the business who would never earn a star on Hollywood Boulevard. They decided to rectify this by creating an award given by their industry similar to the Oscars and the Emmys. This was the beginning of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Then, there was the question of what to call it; one suggestion was the Eddie, to honor the inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison. However, they finally settled on using a shortened version of the word gramophone, which is what the original record player was called, for the awards. The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, and it was set up to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. The gold-plated trophies, each depicting a gilded gramophone, are made and assembled by hand by Billings Artworks in Ridgway, Colorado. However, the trophies with the recipient's name engraved on them are not available until after the award announcements, so "stunt" trophies are re-used each year for the broadcast. As of February 2009, 7,578 Grammy trophies had been awarded. The group U2, with 22 Grammy Awards, holds the record for most awards won by a group.
Don’t’ forget that the out of class policy is firmly 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 me, Ms. Glithero in Room 3 for the writing workshop, then tomorrow Ms. Bull will be hosting the math workshop during 4th hour in room 10 and finally, in room 5 during 4th hour Ms. Zundel will be hosting the reading workshop. And in case you aren’t able to make one of these days, remember you can always come in on Friday to catch up, math 1st hour, reading 2nd hour and writing 3rd hour. As a reminder, 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!
Hopefully you’ve been able to get your student ID. Because, as a reminder, you have to have your student ID to receive a bus pass. Students that DO 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 door. 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, be quick, take care of business and get yourself into class!!
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.
Okay Hornets, we have gotten an update on the penny boxes. Last week, Ms. Bull was the front runner. However, this has also made her 2nd hour a target, because remember; now you can undo another classes progress!! All you need to do is add silver change in to any classrooms box! It’s that easy. I know she’s been hit with some silver so her 2nd hour better step up and get those pennies in there to undo the damage! Meanwhile, the rest of you 2nd hours need to also step up your game! Search the bottom of your purses, check the couch cushions and scrounge under the car seats for those pennies! If every one of you brought in a few pennies every day, it would make a huge difference in our donation and ultimately the good we do for the leukemia and lymphoma society! And also, dollar bills count towards your positive total as well! Let’s see how we can do this week! Key club will count up the totals again at their meeting today and get us an update for tomorrow’s announcements! So hornets, get out there and donate!!!
Which reminds me, there WILL be a key club meeting today during 4th hour in Mrs. Trumps room, room 5. If you are a member, or are interested in joining or checking it out, make plans to be there!
And finally, for lunch we are serving spicy chicken sandwiches, broccoli and cantaloupe wedges! That sounds delicious! So, make sure to get some food and fuel that brain for learning!
That is all for today! Have a GREAT day, or don’t…..but remember, the choice is yours!