Calais High School

Quinn Sluzenski

This is a very important week at Calais High School.  All students are taking their midterms, which will greatly influence their first semester grades.  Make sure to wish your kids luck on these important tests.

The Academic Decathlon members will be taking several more tests on Saturday, January 25 at their regional competition.  Only three days later, January 28, the members of the scoring team will write a fifty-minute essay about a mystery topic relating to this year’s theme, World War I.

After midterms, some students may want to seek out academic help for the second semester.  The National Honor Society tutoring service will be starting very soon in order to give assistance to any students who want it.  Tutoring will be offered in all subject areas.

National Honor Society has been busy in other areas as well.  They took the recent holiday as an opportunity to plant the Relay for Life tulip garden at Washington County Community College.  The tulips will be in bloom during the Relay for Life in the spring.

Winter Carnival is quickly approaching, and the yearbook class is reviving their popular T-shirt sale.  For the next few weeks, students may submit their design for this year’s official Winter Carnival T-shirt.  The winning designer will receive a free T-shirt and, of course, school-wide fame.

Public speaking is the number one fear in America, which makes the recent Poetry Out Loud competition even more impressive.  Freshmen and sophomores in Mrs. Wilkinson’s Honors English class performed two poems in front of scrutinizing judges last Wednesday.  Riley Sluzenski won third place, Anna-Jean McClure won second, and Sophia McDonald won first.  Sophia will travel to the University of Maine at Orono to compete in the Northern Regional Competition in February.  Congratulations to Sophia and all the winners!  Also, thank you to Honor Wilkinson, Tom Robb, and Herb and Lynda Duplissea for judging the competition.

Congratulations to the Lady Devils’ Varsity basketball team on their recent hard-fought win over the Houlton Shiretowners.

It’s been a busy week for academics, athletics, and community service— but really, when you’re at Calais, which week isn’t?