Monday: Course selection and Trump’s wiretapping allegations

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

This Week: Course selection begins

Course selection begins this week. Be sure to sign up for your classes at the allotted time.

AP test sales will continue this week, both online and at the student store. Each exam is $109. The deadline to purchase exams is Wednesday, March 15.

Both Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9 will be minimum days. School will be let out at 12:10 p.m.

Next Week: Spring Musical Production

The Spring Musical Production will take place from Thursday, March 16 to Saturday, March 18. Go to the Pavilion for performances of the musical “Hair” by the Drama department. Find production times and tickets here.

There will be a Mock SAT in room G9, Saturday, March 18. If you signed up, don’t forget to attend!

 

Beyond Oak Park: Trump’s alleges Obama wiretapped Trump Tower 

President Trump tweeted an allegation that Former President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower prior to the 2016 general election. Former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. denied the activity stating, “There was no such wiretap activity  . . . [during Trump’s] time as a candidate or against [Trump’s] campaign.” Clapper stated he would have been informed had such a warrant been requested or received as proof. Read more from The Washington Post.

More Beyond Oak Park

  • China has set a lower economic growth goal for the year, dropping it from about 7 percent to 6.5 percent or higher. Despite the widespread concern that the rate is unrealistic, China’s Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang has stated that, “The projected target for this year’s growth is realistic…An important reason to stress the need for stable growth is to ensure employment and improve people’s lives.” Read more from The New York Times.
  • President Trump’s call to produce a budget plan for the coming fiscal year, which  focuses on spending for the Department of Defense will be paid for by a $54 billion cut in “non-military discretionary domestic programs.” Many have raised concerns about the potential impact the cuts will have on safety-net programs, such as the services Department of Housing and Urban Development provides. Read more from Reuters.
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