TE Morning News - 2/1/18 
  • Hi, I am India Patel and I am a student from the Sage Team. My honorary pick for Black History Month is Louis Armstrong.

I selected him because he is so inspiring. Despite his difficult childhood, he used his talents to make something of himself. Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 4, 1901. As a youngster, he did not have an easy life. His parents separated when he was five and he lived with his sister, mother, and grandmother in a rundown area of New Orleans known as "the Battlefield" because of the gambling, drunkenness, fighting, and shooting that frequently occurred there.

In his later teens and early twenties, Armstrong organized a band in Chicago and began to record one of the greatest series in the history of jazz. These Hot Five  and Hot Seven  recordings show his skill and experimentation with the trumpet. During these years, Armstrong was working with big bands in Chicago clubs and theaters. His vocals, featured on most records after 1925, are an extension of his trumpet playing and are delivered in a unique throaty style. He was also the inventor of scat singing (the random use of nonsense syllables), which originated after he dropped his sheet music while recording a song and could not remember the lyrics!

By 1929, Armstrong was in New York City leading a nightclub band. Appearing in the theatrical revue Hot Chocolates, he sang "Ain't Misbehavin'," his first popular song hit. The public had come to think of Louis Armstrong as a light, often comic performer in his later years. But there were still occasions when he produced well-crafted, brilliant music. He died in New York City on July 6, 1971, at the age of 70.

Louis Armstrong is still remembered today for his talents as a trumpet player, singer, and his Number 1 hits:  Hello Dolly & What A Wonderful  World.  Please join me today in keeping his memory alive.

  • Break out your neon and join your friends this Friday at the Neon Dance. Tickets will be on sale for $7.00 in the front lobby before school this week. Don’t miss it- dancing, snacks, and time with your friends!
  • This is a reminder that there will not be a regular meeting for MathCounts tomorrow. Only the 8 students going to the Chapter competition on Saturday will meet tomorrow.  We will meet at 7:15 in Mrs. Goldman's room, room 354.  Our next regular MathCounts meeting will be a week from Friday, February 9th.  The New England math league competition will be Friday, February, 26th.  
  • There will be a very brief Yearbook meeting on today right after school to take our Yearbook picture. 

  • "The literary magazine Out of the Blue will meet in Ms. Olsen's room, 312, in the Garnet hallway, on Monday February 5.  Club members - Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you cannot attend.  And to all TE staff and students, please pay attention next week to hear about how you can submit!"

  • Good morning TEMS We have our TEMS shirts, caps and winter hats.  To make the look complete we need TEMS Socks!  Yes, that’s right SOCKS!!  Order your TEMS socks today.  You can order grey and purple or white and purple.  Socks are of great quality and complete with our cougar emblem.  Socks are $12.00 a pair, order forms are in the main office. 

  • Any 7th graders who are interested in participating in a group to learn more about Cheney Tech and Technical High Schools must fill out a permission slip and return it to guidance this week.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Fajitas. In the Grill line you can have Philly Cheese Steak and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!
Posted by dmatchett On 01 February, 2018 at 10:17 AM  

 
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