MCHS Daily Announcements 2.25.16

posted Feb 25, 2016, 4:16 AM by Zachary Dane

Blood Drive Today: 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. 

Town Halls Today: 4th period- 9th grade; 3rd period- 10th grade.

Special Administration of Algebra Regents Today:
 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.

Afterschool Activities:
Bachata, Merengue Y Mas (Ms. Filpo, Room 501)
Gay Straight Alliance (Ms. Birnbaum, Room TBA)
Green Club (Ms. Davis, Room 515)
Mock Trial (Mr. McCormick, 534)
Student Government Association (Mr. Childs, Room 508)
Sistahs in Leadership (Ms. Rivera, Room 519)

  Mentoring in Medicine & Mini-Meds: if you're interested in these medical career exposure  programs, see Mr. Cadette THIS WEEK for an application. 

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. 
STI Screening:  Friday, 2/26. Information will be provided and students will have the opportunity to participate in STD testing if they choose to. 

**************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: Mood, Adjustment, and Dementia Disorders

Accessed on 2.25.16

************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! THANK YOU Mr. Childs and SGA for organizing and facilitating the blood drive. Your efforts are helping to save lives! Does your class read the announcements? Shout your teacher out! See Ms. Davis or email

CORRECT ANSWER to Medical Question of the Day:
  a) "It takes 2 to 4 weeks before the full therapeutic effects are experienced." 
Reason: Imipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant, typically requires 2 to 4 weeks of therapy before the full therapeutic effects are experienced. Because the client has been taking the drug for only 3 days, it is too soon to determine if the current dosage of imipramine is effective. It is also too soon to consider taking another antidepressant.