No One Eats Alone: Wednesday, Feb. 14

Due to the Snow day we had on Friday, February 9th, the No One Eats Alone Day has been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 14. Please dress nicely (as if you’re going to a fancy restaurant for dinner). We’ll have performances by band and orchestra students, trivia games, & prizes.

Edsel Ford’s Link Crew will be here for 7th and 8th grade lunches to discuss the transition to high school. Plus, there will be several guests joining us for lunch.

Students’ Corner

Amjad Alsaidy used a very brief, but very effective quote to  stress the importance of practicing as a way to achieve perfection.

“Practice makes perfect!”

Watch at all those famous basketball players making their 2 and 3 points shots over and over again. Do you think they woke up and just did it?

Role of the President of the United States

Celebrating the President Day, which falls on Monday, Feb. 19th, 2018, here are some excerpts from the United States Constitution, Article II:

Section 1:

The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:

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No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

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The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument [salary or profit] from the United States, or any of them.

Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:–“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Section 2:

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States . . .

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

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Section 3:

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

Section 4:

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Excerpt from the 25th Amendment

Section 1:

In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.