Monday, January 31st, 2022
· Today's Black History Month moment is brought to you by Layla D-A:
Bayard Rustin was a civil rights, socialist, nonviolence, and LGBT rights activist. In 1941, Rustin collaborated with A. Philip Randolph in planning the March on Washington Movement to demand an end to racial discrimination in the workplace. Rustin's preparation of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of his most famous contributions to the Civil Rights Movement! One of his very famous quotes was “we need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers.'' Another was “let us be enraged by injustice, but let us not be destroyed by it ''. These quotes were so powerful for their time, not just cleverly worded but very true. When we as a community get enraged about a topic we are made out to be seen as uncivilized, but yes, we have a right to be upset and outraged by injustice and all the ways we are mistreated as people of color, and we have a right to express the outrage. Although Rustin had many accomplishments throughout his lifetime it is sad that he is not as well-known as other Black heroes because he is just as important as someone like Ruby Bridges or Malcolm X! He helped to organize a lot of the big protests we learn about in history class yet his name is never mentioned. He passed away on August 24, 1987 in New York.
- Attention Student Drivers- Please do not park your vehicle on the side of the hill behind the last row of the parking lot as buses are unable to get through!
- The ARHS Biliteracy Club is happy to announce an exciting opportunity— Spanish for Heritage Speakers in the Community-Community Engagement/Español para hablantes de herencia hispana en la comunidad offered by UMass via Zoom (The students will coordinate the schedule of the meeting with their mentor). Please read the flyer below for more details and if you are interested in this opportunity or you have questions please communicate with Yokaira A. López-Tifa–Email: ylopeztifa@
umass.edu. Thank you and have a great week.
- Please take a look in the Lost &Found which is located outside of the main office. Items that are not claimed by February 7th will be donated to the Survival Center.
- Please support the POCU Snack Sale after school on Wednesday.
- Salut! Are you taking French or do you want to learn/practice French? Come to the French Club meeting on Wednesday at 3:40 in Madame Cisse's room! We will be talking about upcoming events and plans we have, and introduce the club to newcomers! New members are always welcome. Hope to see you there!
- Seniors- Senior Photos are due Monday, January 31st! Still need your photo taken? Talk to Miss Garrity in Guidance about setting up a photoshoot with Yearbook staff!
- Seniors - If you have not paid for your Cap & Gown please do so ASAP! Bring you measurements (height + weight) to the main office with your payment of $19.00. We accept cash (exact amount only) or check/money order (made out to ARHS).
- Senior Superlative Nominations are open! Pick up and turn in your nomination sheet in Guidance! Nominations will be open until Wednesday, February 2nd. After that, the top 6 students in each category will be added to a Google Form for final voting, so keep an eye out for that email!
- Russian is as easy as “raz, dva, tri,” (that’s one, two, three!) Come keep counting with us at Russian Club, every Tuesday from 3:35-4:55 in Room 151.
- Big Y Scholarship (https://www.bigy.
com/Community/Scholarships) - Seniors must allow for time for recommendations and transcripts to be uploaded for their Big Y scholarship in order to actually submit their scholarship. Don't wait until the last minute, or even the last hour to request your transcript and recommendations (the last day is dicey...). All Big Y Scholarship requests must be made by 12 noon on February 1st. Ignore this at your own peril.