3 things to know for December 6: Costa Rica, Toys for Tots, Chick-Fil-A Meeting


1. Costa Rica

RAINFORESTS, HOT SPRINGS, ZIP-LINING, CROCODILE RIVER SAFARI AND MORE!  All students, teachers, family members and friends are welcome to join Mrs. Schweinberg on an amazing adventure trip to COSTA RICA summer of 2024. Stop by her room for an information packet.  There will be a meeting this Saturday in the library at noon.  Sign up by Dec. 21st for $200 off!  This is not affiliated with Derry Area School District.

2. Toys for Tots

The World Language Department is hosting a Toys for Tots drive.  Please donate new toys by December 12th.  Look for the big red box by the pool hallway.

3. Chick-Fil-A Meeting

A mandatory Chick-fil-a Leader Academy meeting will be held in the High School Library during mid-day homeroom on Tuesday, December 6. All members must attend this meeting to plan for upcoming projects and events.


Rotini with Meatballs, Warm Breadstick, Garden Salad, and Green Beans

From frozen sandwiches that don’t need to be nuked to pies and waffles that go from freezer to plate, food manufacturers are racing to introduce products in the nascent “thaw and eat” category.

Frozen “thaw and eat” or “thaw and serve” products can be ready to eat in two hours or less — no microwave required.


The number of cashiers in the retail industry is expected to decline by 10% over the next decade, in part due to the rise of self-checkout, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Given the year we’ve just experienced, ‘Goblin mode’ resonates with all of us who are feeling a little overwhelmed at this point.

Said Casper Grathwohl, president of OUP’s Oxford Languages, after releasing that the Oxford Dictionary 2022 Word of the Year is ‘goblin mode,” which means “unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations.”