Daily Announcements
Daily Announcements
Posted on 04/18/2019
Daily Announcements

April 18, 2019

The Admirable American for this week is an, African American, mathematician, economist, and textbook author. Dr. David Blackwell grew up in Illinois and graduated with 3 degrees from the U of I including his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1941. He innovated statistical models and studied game theory, probability theory, dynamic programming, and literally wrote the book on Bayesian Statistics. The Rao-Blackwell theorem is named for his contributions. Blackwell was the first black to achieve tenure at UC Berkeley, and the National Academy of Sciences inducted him as their first African American member in 1965.

Hey students - you need to Suit Up! Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. is the 9th Annual student job and career fair. Regardless of where you are in your career development timeline this is a great opportunity for you. Even if you aren’t looking for work, come take a chance to find out where your personality and skill sets match a wide variety of internships, jobs or careers. You never know how taking a chance can help you connect and impact your future. And by the way, there will be snacks. Check the Workplace Readiness Google Classroom or the link in this morning’s announcements to see the list of participating organizations.

Congratulations to the following winners of the library's guessing game and NCAA bracket: Cole Sankey, Ian White, Katlyn Connors, Gabe McVay, Justin Roling, Brendon Wang, and Shannon Mastay.  Stop by the library to pick up your prizes!


The final date to purchase a yearbook is Wednesday, May 1st.  You can purchase a book for $65 by taking a check made out to Hononegah Community High School and give  to Mrs. Papini in the SSS Office.


Petitions for the 2019-2020 Hononegah Student Council are available to be picked up in the library. All Petitions for the 2019-2020 student council elections are due to Mr. Lawyer in room 1203 before 3:30 PM TODAY (Thursday, April 18th).


Attention ALL Hononegah Students and Staff:Gaia is designing and beautifying the courtyard, and we invite you to decorate your own, unique rock. These rocks will be displayed at Hononegah and allow you to leave your legacy! Bring a dollar to lunch during Earth Week (April 22-26) to be a part of the Rock Garden Project!


Do you enjoy being outdoors? Do you love all things sports? How about volunteering at Special Olympics on May 4th, 2019 at Harlem High School. Volunteer hours are all day 8 am until 3:30 pm. Sign up with your club or group or as an individual volunteer.  See Mrs. Small in the Cafeteria with any questions. The link to volunteer is:


Next year's Seniors (class of 2020) will be able to purchase parking permits for the 2019-20 school year starting Monday, April 15th. Next year's Juniors (class of 2021) will be able to purchase parking permits starting Monday, April 29th. Parking forms are available at the Visitor Center and the Principal's Office as well on the website under Quick Links, Important Forms.


Seniors, check the Scholarship Drawer before you leave school today and then check the Scholarship List on the Hononegah website when you get home tonight. There are 18 scholarships currently on the list that you could be applying for.  Several of them are local scholarships which means you have a really good chance of receiving them if you take the time to fill out the application. Put some money in your pocket for future college expenses whether you are attending a trade school, community college or 4-year university.


The YMCA of Rock River Valley is sponsoring an Intern Challenge program that takes place this summer. The YMCA Intern Challenge is a summer-long elimination challenge focused on developing leadership, teamwork, and communication skills in young adults.


The Intern Challenge program is a scholarship competition based loosely on the hit television series, The Apprentice. The Intern Challenge is open to students 16-24 year old students and features weekly elimination challenges, with Rockford business and community partners designed to help contestants develop real-world skills that cannot be experienced in a classroom. The winning intern will receive a $1,500 college scholarship and a paid internship worth up to $5,000, the second place intern receives a $1,000 college scholarship, and third place receives a $500 college scholarship.


All participants are paid a small weekly stipend until they are eliminated, and receive a complimentary YMCA membership for the summer. Information and the application can be found at:


Lunch: Quesadillas Chicken or Cheese, Salsa & Sour Cream, Refried Beans

& Baby Carrots (Wild rabbits do not eat carrots- you have been watching too much Bugs Bunny.)