Hello to everyone in Urchinville! I hope everyone had a fantastic week last week.
I would like to start off by saying that though a lot of you may not know me, you may be familiar with my sister, Carly Mahon, who wrote the East Union News last year. I agree I have big shoes to fill, but I will do the very best I can to make the news as enjoyable as she did!
Topping off our news is the annual Meet the Urchins night that took place last Friday, Oct. 22. Fans enjoyed meeting all of our East Union athletes. In addition, the high school and junior high basketball teams faced off in an inner-squad scrimmage to kick off the fast approaching season.
But the basket wasn’t the only thing that was hot on Friday! Barbeque plates that were sold for five dollars to raise money for the Booster club were also hot tickets among fans! Thank you to all who made this night a great success.
The cross country teams participated in the district race on Saturday, Oct. 23, and took first place. Congratulations to those who qualified for state!
This week, Oct. 25-29, is Red Ribbon Week at the big East Union. Check out the posters in the halls for more information on what to wear each day.
Monday, Oct. 25 is the first home junior high basketball game against Ingomar. Come on out and support your teams as they go head-to-head with the Falcons.
Student Council elections will be held on Monday, Oct. 25. Best of luck to those who are running!
The K-2 Veteran’s Day Program is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 11, at noon. Individual students or groups are encouraged to enter the Veteran’s Day poster or display contest.
The school wide Accelerated Reading goal is 12,000 points by the end of the year. If this goal is reached, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Basil and Mr. Kennedy will race on Mrs. Elder’s PE scooters. I encourage all students to try for our goal.
I would like to close this week’s news with a quote from Abraham Lincoln: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing.” Successes are not determined by how well you take a test or complete a homework assignment. Successes are determined by how much you learn from mistakes and, most importantly, from having faith in God. Always remember that with God, all things are possible. The possibilities are endless this week, so do your best in all that you do! Have a great week, Urchins!