Monday, May 20th, 2013
Events and Reminders for May 20-27
- May 21-23: Finals
- May 23: Senior Picnic 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., behind Gym II
- May 23 and 24: Book Buybacks, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in front of the Wrestling Room EZ Drop Buyback from MBS Direct. Remember to log in to you Online Bookstore account to finalize and print your buyback quote.
- May 24 Graduation Practice: 8 - 11 a.m., Brother Fisher Field
- May 24 Baccalaureate Mass 7:00 p.m., Raskob Gym
- May 25 Graduation May 25: 9 a.m., Brother Fisher Field
Health Concerns - Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
We have had a couple of cases of Pertussis diagnosed at school in the last 2 weeks. You may remember that a law took effect on July 1, 2011 that all students in public and private schools were required to get the Pertussis vaccination in order to attend school. You need to know that the vaccination is not 100% effective. Some people will still get the illness.
Pertussis in its early stages appears to be nothing more than the common cold. It is often not suspected or diagnosed until the more severe symptoms appear. Classic Pertussis is a cough illness lasting 6 – 10 weeks. The illness is characterized by a 1 – 2 week stage with cold-like symptoms including sneezing and occasional coughing. There may be minimal or no fever, and a gradually worsening cough. Regarding adolescents and adults, most cases are not diagnosed. A misdiagnosis of bronchitis or asthma is common. A sick person may also report of episodes of a choking sensation or of sweating.
Symptoms of Pertussis usually develop within 7–10 days after being exposed, but sometimes not for as long as 6 weeks. Please consult your doctor if you see these symptoms.
Have you heard?
Juniors Cindy Wang and Sophie Xiao were winners of the Rotary Young at Art competition with their graphite pencil work. More Info
The robotics team had its highest finish to date during this season’s competition. More info
Michael Strem is first Saint Francis pitcher to have a perfect game in baseball. More info
Lancers move on to CCS baseball semi-final. More info
Gymnastics wins 14th CCS title in a row. More info
Junior Curtis Ogren breaks his own CCS swimming records. More info
Girls lacrosse wins league title in sudden-death overtime. More info