Feasting at the Logger Salad Bar

Over the last three days students and staff members at Eureka High School have feasted at the Logger Salad Bar in our cafeteria. The cuisine is the vision of several student leaders who were empowered to do all the work necessary to make the salad bar at Eureka High School a reality. Students approached the Office of the Principal in early September, 2008 with some valid concerns about access to more nutrition options. Informed they had the power to make it happen as long as the students did their research and presented points of view with considerable rationale, the results of the students’ efforts are quite laudable. Thanks go to Ms. Donna Doherty, English Teacher for tactfully guiding the EHS “Food for Thought” student group through the project; thanks also to our Eureka High School food services staff: Ms. Lee Galloway, Ms. Doreen Kurtz, Ms. Wanda Peper, Ms. Jean Spurgin, and Ms. Glenda Staley. The Principal’s big-time props go to Ms. Arlene Lazio, Central Kitchen Manager for Eureka City Schools. It is all about the kids @ Eureka HS

Kudos to Eureka High School English teacher Mr. Bob Chapman for being named President of the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE); a professional organization representing English Classroom Teachers. The California Association of Teachers of English promotes best instructional practices among teachers of Language Arts. Mr. Chapman will hold the prestigious office through June, 2010. Go Loggers!!!

Answer to last week’s trivia question: What Shakespearean character uttered: “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ’twere well/ It were done quickly.” Answer: Macbeth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbeth Winner: Ms. Carol Mone, Special Educator.

Congratulations to Mr. Michael Labolle and Mr. Charles Young, both music teachers extraordinaire at Eureka High School. EHS has qualified two students to participate in the 47th annual Northern California High School Honor Band. Carl Lemmon, qualified on euphonium as a sophomore and Eva Hammer qualified on Trombone as a senior. This year’s honor band will be directed by Mr. Grant Okamura, Director of Bands at the University of Hawaii. The Honor Band performance will be held at Humboldt State University February 5th – 7th. The Loggers will be there!!!

Dr. Jon Sapper from the Rising Stars Foundation has confirmed that six students from Eureka High School have been selected to the 2009 Humboldt County Rising Stars Academic Team. The team is comprised of eighteen outstanding seniors representing nine comprehensive, charter, and private high schools from our area. The scholarly loggers chosen are: Alec Condon, Darcy Gordon, Elizabeth Hedlund, Sarah Knight, Mathew Roscoe and Jennifer Rydz. These exemplary students will be recognized by Dr. Pawlick at a dinner ceremony, February 5th, at the River View Lodge.

Dr. Pawlick’s Necktie of the Week Award goes to Mr. Duane Peterson, Physical Education Teacher and Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach seen at the Rotary Club in December. Jerry Garcia's artwork lives on through Mr. Peterson’s collection of top quality JG neckties

Principal for One Hour” trivia contest: The first EHS employee to correctly report the answer of this Friday Morning Briefing’s trivia question (to Mrs. Karen Wilson, Secretary to the Principal) will win “Principal for One Hour!” This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Trivia Question: Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb?

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop (620 BC-560 BC), The Lion and the Mouse