1: Announcements

New Section:

Of Interest:

Check out the article in 10/28's (Sun) paper, editorial page, by Michelle Singletary, regarding scholarships for colleges.  Sobering.  Might help parents to consider other avenues for college funding.

Another article from TDN, 3/28/19, that might be useful especially for upper classmen as you are looking at next steps after high school:

**GSHL league Top Ten times will be posted to the league website, www.2agshl.com, on Monday mornings.  Look for the files "2a...indiv.pdf" and "2a....relay.pdf".   From the home page, go to "Girls Sports",  "Swim and Dive" in the banner at the top of the page.  Several Lady Monarchs and Lumberjills have made the lists.  The lists should be updated each Monday with the previous week's meets.

Upcoming Events

MM/RAL Girls:

&& Update:   Tues, Aug 20, Time:  6:30 pm:  Pre-season meeting for both swimmers and parents (make sure you both hear the same thing.)  Location:  DMMP (Dick Mealy Memorial Pool), on the Mark Morris campus.

Monday, Aug 26, 2019, 3-5 pm at the pool.  First Day of Practice for 2019 Season.   We will be in the water from day one.

**Note:  a VERY preliminary schedule has been posted to the schedule page, along with caveats.

Watch this space for new fund-raising opportunities.

Angels list (all "paperwork" completed online and with final approval from the office):
Mark Morris:
Lauren D.    (first angel)
Emma J.
Alyssa D.
Mataeya LaV.
Ayla P.
Dahlia P.
Laurette B.
Cara K.
Jacelyn O.
Natalie W.
Kaylina S.
Ashley Agalia F.
Rylee B.
Raegan B.
Aaliyah W.
Brenna S.

MM/RAL Boys:

Feb 26, Tues:  RAL/MM Awards Mtg
Location:  MMHS Cafeteria
Time:    6:30-8:00 pm
Format:    Dessert Potluck:    Bring a dessert to share, Bring Your Own Beverages

Well, when I got home I found this bottle of some sort of greenish like powder on the counter.  It looked like it might be something like maybe a powdered peanut butter, so I mixed a little water with it, just enough to make it spreadable, like peanut butter, put it on a slice of bread, nice and thick....



**If you have gotten a letter re: China Cultural Exchange, check my note on the Parent Resources page of this website.**

Snow Days:  with the possibility of school closures due to snow/inclement weather fast approaching, here is school policy for swim practice on those days:
In the event that there is no school due to snow/weather related closure:
·         Please reinforce with athletes and families that practice is optional.
·         Please do not have practice start before 10 A.M. and have practice completed by 5 P.M.
Announcements will appear on this website:  generally expect to start practice at 11 am, run till 1 pm.  If it is not safe for you to travel, then do not attend practice.  If it is safe for you to travel, then you should attend practice.  

**College Swimming Link**
This site usually wants to avoid commercial links but this may be one of interest to seniors and even juniors if they are looking at swimming in college.  It says to create a FREE personal page that lists colleges at each level (Div-I Div-II, Div-III) that might be appropriate for your level of swimming.   If anyone chooses to try it, please let me know how it works for you and especially if it asks for money or personal info like SSN's at some point, at which I will remove it.   Do NOT give out personal info like that if asked!
http://www.lookforit.com/    (copy and paste in your browser).

Richard Carr,
Feb 14, 2019, 8:58 AM
Richard Carr,
Nov 6, 2018, 8:19 PM
Richard Carr,
Sep 1, 2015, 11:06 PM