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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements 9/9/2020

September 9, 2020

Good Morning and Welcome to the GMS studios. I’m Mr. Hood and this is Mr. Hoffek.

We usually start the announcements with birthdays, but today, there are no students that celebrate a birthday today… However, there is a waterboy, a golfer, and a Grown-up… Happy Birthday ADAM SANDLER! What’s your favorite Adam Sandler movie Mr. Hood?

Today is Wednesday, so students with the last name L-Z should be logging into Canvas and going to their Zoom links for each class. Students with the last name A-K should be logging into each class on canvas and checking your assignments.

Now lets stand for the pledge of allegiance 

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

You may be seated. Let us pause for a moment of silence. Use this time to personally reflect on ways you can be successful today.

Today’s weather includes an 20% chance of rain with highs in the low 80’s, but it is Illinois and it was supposed to rain a bunch yesterday, but hardly rained at all…. So, with only a 20% chance of rain, there is a good chance it will downpour at some point today.

Today is an old GMS tradition called Wear it Wednesday. We are asking students to wear shirts that are GMS or college related on Wednesdays for B day students and Thursday for A day students to their Zoom meetings. We will also talk a little about some colleges and Universities. Today, Mr. Hoffek is going to talk a little bit about his alma matter: Southern Illinois University.

In sports, the Cubs beat the Reds, the Cardinals lost one and won one in a double header against the Twins.

In NBA news, Miami beat Milwaukee to win the Eastern Semifinals 4-1, Lebron and the Lakers won 112 to 102 defeating the Houston Rockets.

On the women’s side, LA beat New York, Washington beat Minnesota, and Las Vegas beat Indiana

The GMS baseball team lost a close one 7-6 against Calvary. Carter E. hit a Grand Slam! Miles L. started the game and pitched well. Khorbin G. played center field perfectly.

For breakfast and lunch today, the cafeteria has prepared Mini Waffles and Bar-B-Que pulled pork sandwiches. Remember, breakfast and lunch can be picked up in the parking lot behind GMS from 7:00-11:30. If you aren’t going to eat your food right away, be sure to store it in the fridge and then heat it up when you are ready to eat.

And now for today’s Welcoming Ritual. I found out yesterday that Mr. Hood loves to eat his pepperoni pizza with applesauce on top of it. Is there anything strange that you like to eat? Take some time to share with your advisory period.

That about wraps it up for today’s edition of the GMS morning announcements. We will be right back here tomorrow with another bad dad joke and more updates that you, the students, need to know. until then ladies and gentlemen, work hard, stay safe, and try the applesauce pizza thing! It’s so good!

You tube link:  https://youtu.be/D7buZWTr1Mk