What's Happening Now, 11/6

posted Nov 6, 2013, 6:00 AM by Unknown user
Today at Van Buren:
Sophomores will be taking the PLAN test in the auditorium at the start of school.
There will be a Quiz Bowl practice at 4 p.m. after school in the library.
The volleyball banquet will be held in the elementary cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. tonight, while a parent meeting for wrestling will happen in the high school cafeteria at 7 p.m..
Auditions for drama club will be today and tomorrow from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., where those who wish to audition must sign up and then perform a memorized one to two minute monologue. All materials and necessities can be received from Mrs. Erickson or Mr. Vaughn.
Seniors need to remember the forms from Jostens, as the representative will be in the cafeteria during lunch tomorrow.
In school news, the renewal of Van Buren's five-year $6 million levy passed, with 69 percent in favor.
Today in history:
  • Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States (1860).
  • The first intercollegiate soccer game took place (1869).
  • Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested for leading a march of miners in South Africa (1913).
  • Mark Messier scored his 500th goal in the NHL (1995).
  • John Philip Sousa (1854), James Naismith (1861), the inventor of basketball, Lamar Odom (1979), and Emma Stone (1988) were born.
  • At this time last year, the horse named Green Moon won the famous Australian Melbourne Cup at Flemington.