And now for the BUZZ


    This week, Octagon will be hosting a Pay-it-Forward Fundraiser in memory of Upper Merion teacher Mrs. Kenny’s son Danny. All proceeds will go towards researching Tay-Sachs, an incurable disease that has an average life expectancy of only four years old. To spread the spirit of giving, in memory of Danny, goody grams will be delivered Friday in homeroom and there will be a bake sale Friday after school. Thank you.


    "Attention all boys interested in playing JV or Varsity hoops this year, there will be tryouts this Friday from 2:30 to 5:15 pm and Saturday November 18 from 7:00 am to 9:15.  Please make sure that your physical or recert has been turned into the trainers.  If you are a Freshman and do not wish to tryout for the JV or Varsity teams, tryouts will be held after Thanksgiving break, November 27 from 3:00 –5:15 pm in the small gym.”


    There are  jackets and clothes in the attendance office LOST and FOUND. All students are welcome to come and see if their lost article of clothing has been found and is located in the ATTENDANCE OFFICE!


    Do you have any art supplies you no longer use? Please drop off any new or gently used art supplies like Paper, markers, Crayons, Paint, Colored pencils, Markers, Highlighters or any kind of art supplies in C-111, front desk and E113 into boxes provided. This donation drive is for Ukrainian orphanages. The goal is to send the items to the children for the holiday season.


    Attention 10th Graders:  A Class Ring representative from Herff Jones will be mailing an invitation home for you and a parent to attend a meeting next Wednesday evening at 5:30pm in the HS Café to check out Class Rings.  He will also be at all lunches today to distribute materials and answer questions.


    Love writing or art? Want to get published?

    Send your work to Valhalla Literary Magazine to be considered for publication at the end of the year. Submissions will also be presented at the UM Reads Event on December 7th.

    For more information, contact Trinity Pike at trinity.c.pike@umasd.net.


    If you wish to attend an upcoming college visitation, see Mrs. Coxe in the HUB for a pass.  This week’s college visits are:



    6th – Kutztown University – period 4/5

    8th – Mansfield University – 2nd period

    9th – Westminster College – period 4/5

             St. John’s University – period 6/7

    14th – Saint Vincent College – period 9

              San Diego State University – period 10

    16th – Illinois Institute of Technology – 1st period

    20th – Merrimack College – 2nd period

    28th – United States Air Force – period 6/7