The Wells Street Journal

Transit Tech Daily Memo - Friday, June 23, 2017

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."

Sun Tzu

Staff Announcements

  1. Staff out : Mr. Skinner, Ms. Rivers, Ms. Jeremiah, Dr. Bartholomew, Ms. Mitchell, Mr. Skurnik, ,Ms. Davis, Mr. Ortiz, Ms. Rodriguezand Ms. Cudjoe (Late).
  2. Graduation 2017: Graduation will take place today, Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Christian Cultural Center at 11:00 AM. Please come to celebrate our seniors at the said location.
  3. Recognizing and Celebrating Ms. Jones: A special THANKS to Mr. Smith and Ms. Savage for staying after work in order to attend the event to recognize Ms. Jones after 42 years of service at the DOE.
  4. Our Special Thanks: A SPECIAL THANKS to Ms. Steele, Ms. Hutson-McKoy, Mr. Ramsey, Ms. O. Taylor, Ms. S. Watkins, Mr. Singh, Mrs. Jones and Mr. Ramsey for chaperoning the prom on Friday, June 16, 2017.

Student Announcements

  1. Cell Phones: All Cell phones should be put away throughout the course of the day. They should not be seen in the classroom, hallway, or anywhere in the building except in the cafeteria. If students fail to follow this protocol, all cell phones will be collected at scanning every morning, and will be returned at the end of the school day. Students, if you want to enjoy the privilege to bring your cell phone to school without it being collected at scanning we ask that you abide by the cell phone policy. Students are responsible to secure their cell phones and other belongings. It is mandatory that they purchase a lock to secure their properties in the locker room during their physical education classes.
  2. Dress Code: Ladies and gentlemen. Check your attire please. Du-rags, hats and hoodies, flags etc. are not a part of our dress code and you will be reminded to remove them if you wear them in the building.
  3. Locker Rooms: All students need to buy a lock in order to secure their belongings in the locker room.

Looking for older versions? Click here

College and Career Readiness Speaking & Listening Standards


Prepare for an participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

Transit Tech Instructional Focus 2016-2017

To facilitate the process of students developing the skill of using evidence to support arguments in discussion, which will then transfer to stronger writing in literacy and math, and develop the communication and collaboration skills that support college and career readiness.

Today in History

1683 William Penn signs a friendship treaty with the Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

1700 Russia gives up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce with the Ottoman Empire.

1758 British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at Krefeld in Germany.

1760 Austrian forces defeat the Prussians at Landshut, Germany.

1848 A bloody insurrection of workers erupts in Paris.

1863 Confederate forces overwhelm a Union garrison at the Battle of Brashear City in Louisiana.

1865 Confederate General Stand Watie surrenders his army at Fort Towson, in the Oklahoma Territory.

1885 Former general and president Ulysses S. Grant dies at the age of 63.

1902 Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renew the Triple Alliance for a 12-year duration.

1934 Italy gains the right to colonize Albania after defeating the country.

1951 Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposes cease-fire discussions in the Korean War.

1952 The U.S. Air Force bombs power plants on the Yalu River, Korea.

1966 Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi are dispersed by tear gas.

Idiomatic Expression

play cat and mouse

to tease, confuse or fool someone by trying to trick them into making a mistake so that you have an advantage over them.

The famous businessman spent his time playing cat and mouse with the judge.

play hardball with someone

The phrase to play hardball with someone means to act rough and ruthless with someone.

The manager decided to play hardball because it's getting tough.

I want to get my money back from him. So, I decided to play hardball.

play second fiddle

to take a subordinate or weaker position than someone else.

Bill doesn't want to play second fiddle to his colleague any more. He feels he is more trained and more experienced.

play the field

to have many sexual relationships.

He's not the kind of person to think of getting married. He's quite happy to play the field.