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  • Central High School
    Principal: Jon Flynn
    1120 Main Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 723-5400
    Fax: (563) 445-5952

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    Central Daily Announcements

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

     IT IS A GREAT DAY TO BE A BLUE DEVIL ~ here are your Daily Announcements:

    This announcement is for all 17 and 18 year old guys out there. If you aren’t registered with Selective Service, get on it! Federal Law says all men living in the U.S. must register within a month of their 18th birthday. Registering keeps us eligible for college loans, job training, government jobs, and driver’s license renewal in most states. And if you’re a male immigrant, you have to be registered. Regardless of your immigration status. You can get a Selective Service registration card at the post office or register online. Please see Mrs. Pacha in the counselor’s office for more information.

    So, register today, your future depends on it!

    Legacy Leaders students need to turn in their Valentine’s Day cards to Mrs. Jack in room 603. Those who need or didn’t get materials to make the cards see Mrs. Jack in 603 as well.

    If you are a McKinley Mentor, we are meeting Friday morning at 8:10 a.m. in Kahler Auditorium.   This meeting is for ALL McKinley Mentors.  See Mrs. Heninger if you have questions.

    Today we wear orange, the official color of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.   Forgot to wear orange?  Grab a highlighter or marker and draw your favorite shape on your hand.  Tell your friends that you are wearing orange today to raise awareness for teen dating violence and show support that abuse is never okay.  Everyone deserves a healthy relationship.  To access resources regarding teen dating violence and abuse or to learn more about healthy relationships check out the “Love Is Respect” resource by texting:  LOVEIS to 22522, calling 1-866-331-9474 or visiting them on the web at loveisrespect.org.  Love is Respect is a 24 hour resource for teens experiencing dating violence and abuse. 

    Rafe: Dance Marathon Scrunchie sales start today. Buy 1 for $3 or 2 for $5.  For sale during all lunches.

    Valentine: Oh, I heard about that. It’s one of the fundraisers for the kids at Iowa Children’s Hospital.

    Rafe:  Yep, you get to help kids and get a cool scrunchie.  It’s scrunchalicious!

    Who’s ready for Valentine’s Day? Well Centrals iJAG classes are. On Feb. 12th, 13th, and 14th they will be holding their 3rd Annual bake sale. The tables will be placed at the doors on 12th street and in front of Kemper Hall before and after school. So make sure you plan to stop by on one of these lovely days. We hope to see you there! 2/11, 

    Could you include the tennis sign up announcement again in today’s announcements?! Thank you!

    Boys and girls participating in Track, it’s time to get your blue cards! Come to the activities office before or after school. Remember you need 3 things to receive your blue card 1 an up to date physical, 2 emergency card form, and 3 code of conduct form. Stop in during passing time with any questions

    Catch-Up Academy is THIS SATURDAY from 8:30-11:30! We’ll have 10 teachers here to help you get work done.  Tell your teacher or Mr. Johnson if you plan to attend!

    After-school tutoring is tonight in room 337 with Language Arts and Math teachers available.

    On Saturday, March 7th UNI is hosting their Diversity Day and GEAR-UP is looking for 15 seniors and juniors that are interested in attending.  See Mr. Johnson in room 425 today! 

    Due to illness, auditions for Anything Goes today is cancelled.  Auditions will be Wednesday and Thursday in the PAC 4:00-7:00. 

    All girls who want to be part of this year’s Track & Field team need to turn-in their paperwork to Coach Tru or Coach Rangel this week! See Coach Tru in room 627 if you have questions. 

    The Quad City Historical Black Colleges and Universities Ambassadors are launching their 2021 Tour.  HBCU Alumni visits will begin during the month of February in recognition of Black History Month.  Central High School will be the first Davenport Schools visit. The visit will occur February 14, 10:00-11:00 AM in Kahler Auditorium.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up in the Counseling and Student Service Center.         

    Members of the Ambassadors will also share information about scholarships and any future endeavors hosted by their organization that will benefit CHS students. 

    Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi in 1917. The 20th and last child of sharecroppers, she grew up in poverty.  At six years old Hamer helped her family pick cotton and by 12 years old she left school to work. Hamer received a hysterectomy by a white doctor without her consent while undergoing surgery to remove a uterine tumor. Sterilization of black women was a way to reduce the black population. Unable to have children, Hamer and her husband adopted two daughters.  In the upcoming summer, Hamer attended a meeting led by civil rights activist James Forman of the SNCC and James Beel of SCLC. She became angered by the efforts to deny blacks the right to vote so she became a SNCC organizer and led 17 volunteers to register at the Mississippi Courthouse. Denied the right to vote, the group was harassed on their way home. The police stopped their bus and fined them $100. The plantation owner, B.D. Marlow, fired her but required her husband to stay. Together, they moved to Ruleville Mississippi. Hamer’s reputation soared as she co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democractic Party (MFDP). At the Democratic National Convention, where her speech was later televised. Her vision for racial parity in delegations had become a reality and Hamer became a member of Mississippi’s first integrated delegation.  This has been brought to you by Legacy Leaders 

     Please Remember to Always: Give Effort, Respect All, Involve Yourself and be Timely

    GO BLUE!!!!