Attention : Treblemakers and Acafellas please report to the music room immediately.
Attention all softball players: Any girl interested in playing softball this spring must attend an informational meeting today at 3:00 pm in the auditorium. You must see Coach Bukovsky if you have a conflict.
Musings will meet after school TODAY in room 106. All are welcome. Please see Ms. Doneske with any questions.
Attention all Student Government Executive Board Members we will be meeting briefly after school in the TODAY! We have things for winter formal and prom to talk about.
Here is your Hour of Code word for the day: Algorithm. An algorithm is a well-defined step-by-step method for solving a particular type of task or problem. We use algorithms to solve problems everyday whether we know it or not. Many algorithms are expressed in computer code but the oldest recorded algorithms go back thousands of years to ancient Egypt and Babylonia. Ancient Greek mathematicians such as Euclid created algorithms that are still used today. The word algorithm comes from Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi who was a Persian scholar in Baghdad in the early 9th Century AD who produced brilliant works in mathematics, astronomy, and geography. He is sometimes called the father of Algebra and when his works spread to Europe his name was translated as Algoritmi. Google's PageRank algorithm is a powerful tool that most of us depend on every day. Our phones, iPads, and computers rely on algorithms like Merge Sort, Fourier Transform, RSA, data compression, and many more. Can you think of any ways you use algorithms in your everyday life?
Attention all students: Students are reminded of the following school policies:
#1) Parking lot: The parking lot area is clearly marked with a 10 mile per hour speed limit, with a one way entrance and exit. The parking lot may not be used for any other activity than vehicle parking, entering, and exiting. Speeding, ball playing, loud or boisterous behavior, and loitering are not allowed. Students in violation of these policies will be subject to disciplinary actions.
#2) Ipads in the lunchrooms: Ipads are not allowed in the lunchrooms. Please DO NOT bring your Ipads to the lunch periods. Hiding Ipads in folders, under the tables, or under your chairs is not allowed. Students in violation of this policy will automatically receive a 1-hour detention.