MCHS Daily Announcements 2.23.16

posted Feb 23, 2016, 4:24 AM by Zachary Dane
Town Halls: 7th period for 11th grade and 4th period for 12th grade. 

STI Screening: Information will be provided and students will have the opportunity to participate in STD testing if they choose to. 

Afterschool Activities
Cheerleading meets today outside the Auditorium.

Leadership classes available: see the Internship bulletin board in the main hallway (across from the girls' bathroom) for opportunities whose deadlines are coming up soon. See Ms. Davis with questions. 
Blood Drive: Thursday, 2/25. If you're interested in donating, or if you have a family member who is interested in donating, see Mr. Childs or an SGA member for more information. 

Special Administration of Algebra Regents: Thursday, 2/25. A small group of students will take this exam, and should already be aware that they are taking the exam. If you have questions, please see Mr. Singh or Mrs. Williams. 

**************ONGOING EVENTS/ ACTIVITIES/ MEETINGS***************************

Join I AM! Every Wednesday till the first week of June. If you're an MCHS male, see Luke Alvez or Abebe Morris for more information. 

**************MEDICAL TERM/ QUESTION OF THE DAY!***********************************

Category: School-age Child

After staying several hours with her 9-year-old daughter who is admitted to the hospital with an asthma attack, the mother leaves to attend to her other children. The child exhibits continued signs and symptoms of respiratory distress. Which of the following findings should lead the nurse to believe the child is experiencing anxiety?
Accessed on 2.23.16

************SENIOR ADVICE TO YOUNGER STUDENTS!******************
From Ms. Davis (again!): Get involved! Participate in school activities. Take advantage of opportunities that come to you, and if they don't seek them out. Colleges (and cool people) aren't looking for complainers who don't do anything with their time. 

SHOUT OUT! Does your class read the announcements? Shout your teacher out! See Ms. Davis or email

CORRECT ANSWER to Medical Question of the Day
 b) Frequent requests for someone to stay in the room. Reason: A 9-year-old child should be able to tolerate being alone. Frequently asking for someone to be in the room indicates a degree of psychological distress that, at this age, suggests anxiety. The inability to get comfortable is more characteristic of a child in pain. Inability to answer questions correctly may reflect a state of anoxia or a lack of knowledge. Tightness in the chest occurs as a result of bronchial spasms.