Students were very busy this past week with tests and getting accelerated reader points.
Students and staff are looking forward to the Thanksgiving break with an early release on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Classes will start back on Monday, Nov. 26.
The Chess Club is hosting a tournament at Goliad Middle School on Dec. 8. The Chess Club will also cleaning up the field at the back of the middle school as a service project.
Seventh-graders have been studying drama in their reading classes. Students made costumes and performed two plays on Nov. 9. The plays were “The Sandwich” and “Androcles and the Lion.” Many of the students gave outstanding performances on the stage and made some very creative costumes. After they finished their plays, students talked about the importance of stage directions and analyzed the stated or implied themes in the plays.
Students have started practicing for the different UIL events, including ready writing, editorial writing, and spelling. Oral events include oral reading, modern oratory and impromptu speaking.
Other events are social studies, listening skills, science 1, science 2, dictionary skills, art smart and calculator. The UIL speaking events will take place on Jan. 25 in Aransas Pass. On Jan. 26, the other events will be held in Refugio.
The Lady Cubs and Cubs started their basketball seasons on Nov. 15. with the girls hosting Palacios and the boys traveling to Palacios.
Students that are members of the National Junior Honor Society will be going to the elementary campus to read books to the kindergarten classes on Tuesday, Nov. 20 as part of one of their community service projects.
The Student Council is having a contest to see which advisory class can donate the most canned food items. It is collecting items until Dec. 7.
Nov. 20 - NJHS students read to kindergartners
Nov. 20 - early release for Thanksgiving
Nov. 21-22 - Thanksgiving holidays
Nov. 28 - report cards go home
Dec. 3-7 - book fair