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Announcements for Friday, January 19, 2018


"1.  Good Friday Morning.... Today is National Popcorn Day. This time-honored treat can be sweet or savory, caramelized, buttered or plain, molded into a candied ball or tossed with nuts and chocolate.


The word “corn” in Old English meant “grain” or more specifically the most prominent grain grown in a region. As maize was the most common grain in early America, the word “corn” was aptly applied.


As early as the 16th century, popcorn was used in headdresses worn during Aztec ceremonies honoring Tlaloc, their god of maize and fertility. Early Spanish explorers were fascinated by the corn that burst into what looked like a white flower.


Popcorn started becoming popular in the United States in the middle 1800s. It wasn’t until Charles Cretors, a candy-store owner, developed a machine for popping corn with steam that the tasty treat became more abundantly poppable. By 1900 he had horse-drawn popcorn wagons going through the streets of Chicago.


About the same time, Louise Ruckheim added peanuts and molasses to popcorn to bring Cracker Jack to the world.  The national anthem of baseball was born in 1908 when Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer wrote Take Me out to the Ballgame. From that point onward, popcorn, specifically Cracker Jack, became forever married to the game.


  1. Seniors 2018 who are graduating early and have senior reserved parking….If you have senior reserved parking and are graduating early, please turn in your reserved parking sticker to Mr. Stroud in room 1630 starting today. You are not allowed to sell or give your spot to another person (friend). The following spots need to be turned in to Mr. Stroud ASAP- #151, #146, #30, #197, #58, #4, #97, and #226.


  1. The next Student Council meeting will be January 23rd and 25th- We will finalize the fall semester points and talk about the community service project coming up."


Attention National English Honor Society Members:  our next meeting is Wednesday, January 24th during B-Lunch in room 1530.  Remember that meetings are mandatory. Fall hours are also due on January 24th - you need 10 service hours - 5 of which are English related.  See you then!


Attention Rays of Sunshine members the meeting Friday 1/26 has been CANCELLED. Our next voting meeting is on Monday 2/5. 


The Interact club is currently accepting new members. We will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays during B-block in room 1420. there will be flyers posted around the campus  with more information.


Registration for AP exams has begun.  Registration is online.  The link is available on the HHS Website and in your AP teacher's classroom.  It is the expectation that all students taking an AP course will take the AP exam in May.  You may pay using credit card online or with Cash Only in Suite B.  Registration for AP exams will end before Spring Break!!!  Don't Delay....Register for your AP exams Today!!!