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To make up for snow days LGPS will be extending the school day 30 minutes from Monday, March 24th to Friday, April 25th. Please RT!— Locust Grove PS (@lgk12ok) March 22, 2014
High School The Pirate
Student Council members helped host the OBI blood drive on Thursday, February 13, in the high school gym. There were 73 people signed up for the blood drive, and a total of 58 pints was collected. The average goal for the spring blood drive is 70 donors. However, between athletics, flu, stomach viruses and low iron counts, the goal was not met, according to sponsor Jennifer Villalobos.
Freshman student council member Makayla Fleming helped volunteer at the blood drive. “I’ve heard how many people have needed blood, and how it has saved their life. It just makes me excited about donating in the future,” Fleming said.
According to redcrossblood.org, the amount of blood donations collected in the U.S. for a year is approximately 15.7 million, and every two seconds, someone in the U.S. will need blood. In the U.S. population, approximately 38% are eligible to donate, but less than 10% actually donate within a year.
Student council puts on two blood drives during the school year. Senior Whitney Brown donated blood for the third time at the spring blood drive.
“It feels good knowing I can save lives by donating blood. I also enjoy talking to the nurses about their jobs,” Brown said.
Senior Ashley Williams donated on Thursday and said that she plans to donate any chance that she gets.
“I decided to give blood because I know I am able to help people, and it makes me feel really good about myself after I do,” Williams said.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute Blood drive will return to LGHS in the fall.
ELC The Pirate
The 100th Day of school was celebrated last week on February 19 at the Upper Elementary and the Early Learning Center. Because of the realities of mid-winter and mid-holiday slumps, teachers decided to find creative ways to lift spirits and inspire students to greatness for the rest of the year. It’s a special time in a child’s memory, even those who have made it to their senior year.
"I always looked forward to the hundredth day of school. I always made it a big event and will remember it always. It's one of my best and favorite memories as a kindergartner,” senior Rachel Schmolze said.
In Locust Grove, the 100th day of school has been celebrated by students for around seventeen years. The activities they do that day vary and are all about the number 100. The activities seen this year were: doing 100 jumping jacks; dressing up like they were 100 years old; making 100 day hats and glasses; making 100 item trail mix; making necklaces with 100 fruit loops; bringing in 100 of their favorite things; and reading books about the hundredth day. Students really enjoy this unexpected holiday.
"My favorite part was getting to dress up like I was 100 years old, doing crafts of the hundredth day, and getting to play with my friends,” kindergartener Jaci Tyner said.
Durell Bevilaqua's third grade class celebrated the day by either bringing 100 things to share or by pinning one hundred things to their shirts.
"I think it feels good to be 100 days smarter,” third grader Emily Bailey said. So, as students look forward to the last day of school, they can be encouraged that at least they are now past the half-way mark to completion. Have a happy 100!
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High school students can download digital versions of their Biology, Geography, and Zoology books below.