Monday: Spring sports and New Hampshire primary

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Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap-up your weekend and begin your week:

Last Week: Super Saturday

The Oak Park Unified School District’s annual Super Saturday Sustainability Fair & Recycling Drive was held Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the OPHS great lawn. The event included a live tide pool, solar cars, a student art contest and a recycling drive.

 

This Week: Sibling photos

Related students or faculty members can have their photos taken for the yearbook in G-5 during nutrition, lunch or 7th period. The final day for photos is Wednesday, Feb. 17.

 

Next Week: Spring sports final clearance and STEAM Career Exploration Night

Students participating on a spring sports team must complete final clearance at the student store between Tuesday, Feb. 16 and Thursday, Feb. 18. Coaches will inform athletes which day their teams have arranged to clear. Students must complete the sports packet and bring it with them in order to complete final clearance. If a student fails to clear or have a friend clear in his place, he will be punished with a 2-contest sanction.

Students interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, arts or math are welcome to attend the STEAM Career Exploration Night at Medea Creek Middle School Thursday, Feb. 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. At this event, local professionals in the STEAM fields will be speaking about their careers.

 

Last Week: Super Saturday

The Oak Park Unified School District’s annual Super Saturday Sustainability Fair & Recycling Drive was held Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the OPHS great lawn. The event included a live tide pool, solar cars, a student art contest and a recycling drive.

 

Beyond Oak Park

Sunday Feb. 8, the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50. The game began with the national anthem sung by Lady Gaga, and the annual halftime show featured singer Beyonce, band Coldplay and singer Bruno Mars. Read more about the game from ESPN.

More Beyond Oak Park stories:

  • Another GOP debate took place Saturday, Feb. 6. It began with some candidates missing their cues to walk on stage. This debate preceded New Hampshire’s presidential primaries, which will occur tomorrow. Read more from CNN
  • North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying a satellite into space Sunday, Feb. 7, despite being under international sanctions intended to prevent space launches. The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting to discuss responses to the country’s violation. Read more from The Guardian.
  • The Year of the Monkey begins Monday, Feb. 8. Read more from The Associated Press.
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