Student Announcements, February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021 09:37 AM


Stuff You Need to Know

Black History Month: Black Achievement
Each day during Black History Month, the Black Student Union will share information on a topic or person. This week’s theme is Stereotypes and Tropes.
The Sassy Black Woman - In the media, Black women are usually reduced to Z-snapping, neck rolling, “Mmhmm!”-ing caricatures.  While this may seem funny when shown on TV there are consequences to it. When this is the only type of Black character people will write, they are diminishing the multifacetedness of Black women. When classmates that otherwise talk normally approach me with “Yesss girl! You look fierce!”, it shows that they see this one facet of Black women and assume that it makes up the personality of each one.
Join us for a virtual movie night this Friday at 6PM! We will view and discuss the documentary Hidden Colors. Look for the link Friday in the Student Announcements.
College Rep Visits- Representatives from the following schools will be virtually visiting with Spartans this week: 
Tuesday, 2/16 – Kendall College (1:00 pm) and University of IL at Chicago (1:45 pm)
Thursday, 2/18 – Quincy University (1:45 pm)
To attend a visit, please sign up to attend in Naviance. To do this:
1. Log into Naviance
2. Click on “Colleges” and “Colleges Home”
3. Scroll down to the bottom right, where you will see a list of college visits scheduled at OLCHS.
4. Select the visit you want to sign up for.
Registration will close one hour before the start of the visit. A link to the visit will be sent to all students registered at the start time of the virtual visit. 
Tech Help-  If you’re having trouble logging into your classes or having any other tech issues, please email for tech assistance. If possible, include a screen shot of your issue. 
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