Unless you have been living under a rock, you must know that Super Bowl 48 will be played on Sunday at 4:30p. This years’ game pits the NFC’s Seattle Seahawks against the AFC’s Denver Broncos. The Seahawks joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team. The Seahawks are owned by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, and are currently coached by Pete Carroll. The Seahawks are the only NFL franchise located in the Pacific Northwest region, so they have fans from many neighboring states including Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska, as well as thousands of fans in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Their fans are referred to as the 12th man. These fans pride themselves for their ability to disrupt opposing offenses by yelling in key moments. They are so loud that opposing teams have been known to practice with rock music blaring at full blast to prepare for the often painfully high decibel levels generated at games. The fan noise is so disruptive that from 2002 through 2012, there have been 143 false-start penalties on visiting teams in Seattle. They were so loud that they actually set a new world record for loudest stadium noise in December of last year. The Seahawks have won eight division titles and appeared in Super Bowl XL after the 2005 season. Now, onto their opposition, the Denver Broncos; The Broncos began play in 1960. After a rough start of nearly 13 years of losing seasons, in 1977, they made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history and advanced to Super Bowl 12. Since then, the Broncos have become one of the NFL's more successful teams, having suffered only six losing seasons in 35 years. They have won seven AFC Championships and two Super Bowls. Some feel that one of the things that turned the team around was the acquisition of quarterback, John Elway, in 1983. In the 16 years Elway was with the Broncos, he took them to 5 Super Bowls, winning two of them. In 1999, during Super Bowl 33, he was named Super Bowl MVP. More recently, on March 20, 2012, the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning reached an agreement on a 5-year contract worth $96 million. Although that first year with Peyton wasn’t spectacular, and the off season proved to be challenging, the Broncos performed very well in the 2013 season, ending up with a pre super bowl 13-1 record and the number 1 seed spot. The team also set numerous franchise and league records, including touchdowns and points scored, and quarterback Peyton Manning setting new NFL single-season records for passing yardage and passing touchdowns. So, there you have it. As you can tell, Super Bowl 48 should prove to be an exciting game. I mean, the Broncos and Seahawks were both the top seeds in their conference during the playoffs. Both top seeds have met in the Super Bowl only one other time in the past two decades. And unless you can afford to pay the $3,500 ticket price to see the game in person, tune in to fox on Sunday and cheer on your team to victory!
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 in full force. Today, during 4th hour in room 2 during, 4th hour Ms. Zundel will be hosting the reading workshop. And in case you haven’t been able to make one of the workshops this week, 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, there has been an upset, the new leader of the pack is now Ms. Zundel! Great job guys!! 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!!!
And finally, for lunch we are serving sloppy joes, carrot and bananas! 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!