JAY — Events planned for this week at Spruce Mountain High School include the following.

Guidance counselors have started “Junior Interviews” this week. Students in the junior class are asked to schedule an interview by stopping by the guidance office. These individual meetings are offered to assist students in career and college planning and also course sign-ups for the 2014-15 academic year.

Friday, March 21 is a teacher workshop day.

The National Honor Society and the Jobs for Maine Graduates Program are teaming up to sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

The Student Council will host Phoenix “Olympix” Week, a week of fun for students. This year’s theme will be “Countries Around The World.” Each grade will choose a country to represent throughout the week’s competition. Their selected country will serve as the inspiration for all their hall decorating, “opening ceremony” banner and mascot, Air Band acts and Friday’s dress-up day theme (each grade will wear one of the colors from their country’s flag.) There will be a scavenger hunt after school on Thursday and a dance Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Spring sports will begin for some athletes. Baseball and softball pitchers and catchers begin practice on Monday, March 24. The first practice for all other spring athletes will begin Monday, March 31.

Spruce Mountain High School will host the MVC math meet on Wednesday, March 26.

On Wednesday, March 26, all juniors will be participating in the science test portion of the Maine High School assessment program during periods 1 and 2.

Bagels & Books is a program designed for all students, faculty members and community members. All participants are given a book to read. They then meet to discuss the book. The book that was chosen this time was “Code Name Verity.” The meeting is set for Thursday, March 27, at 7:20 a.m. Bagels and juice will be served.

Seniors and juniors have an opportunity to attend a Broadway play in New York City. The trip will be on May 22 and 23. Contracts signed by parents are due this week and there are only seven seats left. They are going to see the play “Matilda.”

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