Thursday, May 13, 2021

Seniors leave at 1:30 p.m. for their trip to Chicago. They will return on Sunday. DID YOU KNOW… The United States, with its extensive coastline, has had more hurricanes (close to 300 since 1851) than any other country? Americans bought 871.8 MILLION pounds or about $2.3 BILLION worth of hot…

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Seniors will be leaving after school tomorrow for their trip to Chicago. They will return on Sunday. DID YOU KNOW… The United States has the world’s strongest higher education system and draws over a million international students a year, the most of any country? The United States accounts for 21%…

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

DID YOU KNOW… An estimated 90% of Americans use the Internet; compared with about 54% of the global population? The United States has about 12,380 miles of coastline, more than all but eight other countries worldwide? Walmart is the world’s largest private sector employer, employing 2.2 million people? *Laker Sports*…

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Monday, May 10, 2021

DID YOU KNOW… The United States has been awarded more Nobel Prizes than any other country? The United States ranks among the top 10 countries in the world for the number of mammal, reptile, fish, and vascular plant species? The United States has over 3/1 million square miles of forestland,…

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Friday, May 7, 2021

DID YOU KNOW… Knitting is part of the syllabus in Iceland? The largest high school in America is found in Illinois? It has about 8,000 students. Nationally, 26% of elementary students change schools at least once while 42% of 12-17 year olds do? *Laker Sports* The soccer team played a…

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

A physical education teacher in Texas wore the exact same disco-era polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater vest in his school picture for 40 years in a row, until his retirement in 2013? The Smithsonian traces the origins of giving apples to teachers to the days of one-room schoolhouses? The cultivation…

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

May lunch menus are available in the high school office. DID YOU KNOW… There are more than 3 million teachers in the U.S. Public Schools? Sounds a lot, until you consider that there are approximately 51 million K-12 students to teach! The vast majority of teachers are women? Nearly 77%…

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May lunch menus are available in the high school office. DID YOU KNOW… Clara Barton (best known for founding the American Red Cross) was a teacher? She even opened a free public school in New Jersey. In the United States, survey reveal that teachers are second only to military personal…

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Monday, May 3, 2021

May lunch menus are available in the high school office. DID YOU KNOW… Over half of the U.S. population lives in just nine states: California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, and North Carolina? The United States is one of the most mobile nations on Earth? According to…

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