Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Thursday, Feb 13th * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. FHGS 430pm game 7/8 Boys HOME vs. FHGS 530pm game
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Quote of the Day
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February 13, 1861 First Medal of Honor action * The earliest military action to be revered with a Medal of Honor award is performed by Colonel Bernard J.D. Irwin, an assistant army surgeon serving in the first major U.S.-Apache conflict. Near Apache Pass, in southeastern Arizona, Irwin, an Irish-born doctor, volunteered to go to the rescue of Second Lieutenant George N. Bascom, who was trapped with 60 men of the U.S. Seventh Infantry by the Chiricahua Apaches.
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Please note: March 20th will now be a student day.
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Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Wednesday, Feb 12th * 5/6 Girls practice at BVS 430-600pm
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OVS Quote of the Day
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February 12, 1809 * Abraham Lincoln is born * Future president Abraham Lincoln is born in Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. * Lincoln, one of America’s most admired presidents, grew up a member of a poor family in Kentucky and Indiana. He attended school for only one year, but thereafter read on his own in a continual effort to improve his mind. As an adult, he lived in Illinois and performed a variety of jobs including stints as a postmaster, surveyor and shopkeeper, before entering politics. He served in the Illinois legislature from 1834 to 1842 and in Congress from 1847-1849, and then became an attorney. In 1842, Lincoln married Mary Todd; together, the pair raised four sons.
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Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Tuesday, Feb 11th BVS/OVS 7/8 Boys AWAY vs. West Rutland 5:30pm game * Bus leave time 400pm from BVS, 415pm from OVS. (Parents please stay with your athlete until on the bus - thanks) Thanks - good luck to all the athletes.
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OVS Quote of the Day
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Nelson Mandela released from prison * Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. * In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest black political organization in South Africa, where he became a leader of Johannesburg’s youth wing of the ANC. In 1952, he became deputy national president of the ANC, advocating nonviolent resistance to apartheid–South Africa’s institutionalized system of white supremacy and racial segregation. However, after the massacre of peaceful black demonstrators at Sharpeville in 1960, Nelson helped organize a paramilitary branch of the ANC to engage in guerrilla warfare against the white minority government.
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Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Monday, Feb 10th * 5/6 Girls AWAY vs. Shrewsbury 430pm game bus leave 330 from BVS, 345 from OVS * 7/8 Boys Practice 530-700pm at BVS
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World chess champion Garry Kasparov loses game to computer * On February 10, 1996, after three hours, world chess champion Garry Kasparov loses the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue, an IBM computer capable of evaluating 200 million moves per second. Man was ultimately victorious over machine, however, as Kasparov bested Deep Blue in the match with three wins and two ties and took home the $400,000 prize. An estimated 6 million people worldwide followed the action on the Internet.
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All activities including the Prospective Student Night have been cancelled. The Prospective Student Night has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 27th.
over 2 years ago, Slate Valley
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Wednesday, Feb 5th * 5/6 Girls AWAY vs. Middletown Springs 430pm Bus leave OVS @ 345pm
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OVS Quote of the Day
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February 05, 1883 * Southern Pacific Railroad completes New Orleans to California route * The Southern Pacific Railroad completes its transcontinental “Sunset Route” from New Orleans to California, consolidating its dominance over rail traffic to the Pacific.
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8th-Grade Bottle Drive
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Middle School Winter Sports Beat *Tuesday, Feb 4th * No practice or games today
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OVS Quote of the Day
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February 04, 2004 * Facebook launches * On February 4, 2004, a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg launches The Facebook, a social media website he had built in order to connect Harvard students with one another. By the next day, over a thousand people had registered, and that was only the beginning. Now known simply as Facebook, the site quickly ballooned into one of the most significant social media companies in history. Today, Facebook is one of the most valuable companies in the world, with over 2 billion monthly active users.
over 2 years ago, Patrick D. Walters
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