Headmaster’s Newsletter

Daily Bulletin | Wednesday

February 3, 2021

Green Cohort Day


All Students, Faculty, and Staff: Don’t forget to order your lunch today for next week! Please do so by clicking on the link on your Advisory Page in Canvas. The link will close tomorrow morning at 8:45 a.m.


A reminder to all students—if you still have textbooks or English books from last semester…or even last year…please return them to the Main Office as soon as possible!


Seniors— don’t forget to check your St J Labs account to vote for your class superlatives and the yearbook dedication. The forms will be open until this Friday, February 5!


The Locally Social scholarship is growing every day. Seniors, please stop by Locally Social and pick up an application.


The Gay Straight Union meeting today at 3:30pm will be in Ranger 210. If you would like to attend in person or via Zoom, please email Mr. Quinn at emmet.quinn@stjalbs.com for more information.


A reminder to all available SCOPE members that we will hold a virtual meeting today at 3:10. Check the Canvas page and your email for the agenda and a link to the meeting. See you there!


Thursday Skins with the Outing Club will meet on Brantview Drive this Thursday at 3:15. You will need all required equipment and permission forms to get on the bus. See Mr. Bentley in Ranger 209 if you have any questions.


Today marks the day that the 15th Amendment was ratified in 1870.  It states: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” The 15th Amendment granted African-American men the right to vote. Despite the amendment, by the late 1870s discriminatory practices were used to prevent blacks from exercising their right to vote, especially in the South. It wasn’t until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that legal barriers were outlawed at the state and local levels if they denied African-Americans their right to vote under the 15th Amendment. While we should acknowledge the ratification of this Amendment, we all need to recognize that there is much work to be done on issues of justice in our country.


Happy Birthday today to Shea McLaren. A special Happy Birthday today to Ms. Woods!




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