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Thursday, April 24th, 2014  Smile   



Seniors who have received scholarships from outside sources besides local scholarships should tell Mrs. Whitehouse so she can mention them at Honors night.  If you have made a decision on your college choice, please let Mrs. Whitehouse know as well.  


All Spring Sports picture forms are due in the office TODAY


There will be a Key Club meeting on Friday during lunch in Mrs. Wieber’s room.


Attention Seniors!  Graduation DVD and picture forms are available in the office from Ten44 Productions.  Pick up the forms in the HS office!  


Attention tech prep students:  This is a reminder that you speeches need to be completed and turned in no later than TODAY at 8:00 am.  Also RSVP’s must be turned in no later than TOMORROW!


TODAY … the Junior class will finish taking the PSAE and ACT testing in the Old Gym.  There will be no bells and no announcements during those times.


There will be a FREE Cheer Clinic at the Monticello Gym.  See the office for more details!


This Saturday, 4/26, Douglas Dodge in Clinton will give the Blue Ridge FFA chapter $20 for every test drive of a 2014 Dodge truck.  Go and test drive a truck and help the FFA chapter!


Class of 2015 will be having another prom work day on Saturday morning @ 9:00 to get things finished up.  Please plan to attend and help us create Hollywood!


Congratulations to the Boys Track team for their 3rd place finish at Bloomington Central Catholic Open Track meet on Tuesday.  The standings are as follows:


High Jump Coale Dolbert 1st 6' High Jump

4x800 Matt Bozarth, Matt Kilpatrick, Michael Meier, Nathan Rochester 5th 11:24

4x100 Jack Clancy, Christian McDormand-Dozier, Justin Bailey, Coale Dolbert 48.5

3200 Sean Hopkins 5th 12:23

110 Hurdles Peyton Morrow 4th 17.3 Triston Dixon 6th 20.7

100 Justin Bailey 3rd 12.1 Christian McDormand-Dozier 4th 12.2

4x200 Peyton Morrow, Christian McDormand-Dozier, Coale Dolbert, Justin Bailey 3rd 1:42

300 Hurdles Peyton Morrow 5th 47.9, Triston Dixon 6th 52.2

200 Christian McDormand-Dozier 3rd 23.8

4x400 Peyton Morrow, Triston Dixon, Sean Hopkins, Jack Clancy 5th 4:10, Matt Bozarth, Matt Kilpatrick, Michael Meier, Nathan Rochester 6th 5:07


Today the JV Baseball Team plays Gibson City at HOME beginning at 4:30, the Boys and Girls Track Teams compete at Bloomington Central Catholic also beginning at 4:30; and it’s Flood the Field night for the Varsity Softball Team plays Clinton at HOME beginning at 4:30 with the JV shortly after. Go Knights!


After school detentions this week are with Mrs. Friel.  Lunch hour detentions are with Mrs. Wieber.


Today’s Lunch menu is:  BBQ Chicken Triangles or Cheese Pizza Bread, Sweet Potato Fries, Fresh Apple Slices, Juice and Salad Bar


Friday’s Breakfast menu is:  Colby Omelet, Biscuit, Juice and Diced Pears


Thank you and have a great day!  Cool 




Parents:  Please remember to check on your family lunch account balances often.  If your family lunch account is negative your student will be receiving a cheese sandwich, fruit and milk in the lunch line.  Please call Mrs. Hardesty at the high school for any questions. 


PARENTS:  Please check with the HS office to see if your student has fees and/or fines that need to be paid.  The list is also posted on the Commons bulletin board and on the bulletin board across from the library at the High School.  Thanks for your cooperation!  All fees, if you're a Senior, need to be paid in order to graduate!
Graduation DVD and picture forms are available in the office from Ten44 Productions.  Pick up the forms in the HS office! 
The Blue Ridge Transportation department is in serious need of substitute drivers. Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested. The District covers the cost to get the proper licensing, including the required physical. The position offers flexible hours, and is perfect for someone who is retired or looking for part time work. Anyone who is interested should call Karl Muth at the Transportation Center, 309-928-2150.


Heartland Bank now offers a Blue Ridge debit card as part of their “Spirit Debit Card” program. This is a debit card with the Blue Ridge logo on it. Blue Ridge receives $5 for each new spirit card ordered. If you are interested in ordering a spirit card, go to this link: http://www.hbtbank.com/custom-debit-card

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Board of Education Meetings: Attend monthly meetings of the Board of Education. Meetings usually fall on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (with a few exceptions). The meeting dates and locations are posted atwww.blueridge18.org. Meeting agendas are published at least 48 hours prior to each meeting.

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