December 2018

Holiday Traditions

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Article written by: Kennedie Young

Holiday traditions, everyone has them. But what are they? Evan Smith an 8th grader defines traditions as “A time where everyone is gathered together, it is a time to make memories.”. Here are the traditions of some students. Olivia Dover an 8th grader shares her family’s traditions “On Christmas eve we go to my grandparents house and have a big dinner, and we open our Christmas pj’s. At the beginning of December we go and see Christmas lights” Now we have another student, Sarah Hubbard telling us her traditions“ On Christmas morning we have orange cinnamon rolls for breakfast with our grandpa. Every year we draw names for our siblings.” Luna Melicio, an 8th grader tells her family's traditions. “ Every year we open some presents on Christmas eve, and on Christmas we go to our aunts house.” The holidays are a time to spend with your family and friends and feel joy and happiness. Happy holidays, everyone!

New Citizenship Program For The School

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Article written by: Remick Whiting

Recently our school started a new program, chivalry citizenship. What it is, is all the students get a card that has a bunch of awards on it such as extra credit,a free treat or a free tardy. How it works is if you have a good citizenship grade you can use these rewards to go to lunch 5 minutes early and get $1 off of a dance/Play. Most students are happy about the change, Kelly Robertson said “I like the chivalry card because we get to go to lunch early also, I like the free treat because we get free food.” On the chivalry cards there are three early lunches. When you use them you get to go to lunch 5 minutes early so you have a chance of getting the food you want. “I like the chivalry card because they give us free hall passes. In my classes I only get three hall passes and when they run out i don’t get any more so the free hall passes on the cards are nice,” Said Emyliah Colon. Most teachers in our school only give us three hall passes. These hall passes have to last you about 2 months and if you use them all up then your out until next term. It is nice to have these options that are on the card just in case you need them. I am looking forward to the next chivalry party which is the party we get if we have good grades and a good citizenship grade. I’ve heard rumors that it is going to be a skating party. Either ice skating or rollerblading. I hope you're looking forward to it too!

The Christmas Dance, love it or hate it

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Article written by: Libby Hodson

Some students say that the dances have become a little boring. When asking the students what they thought, there were lots of different opinions.

When asking Lauren Mesinar what she thought about the dance she said “Yes I think they are fun to go to.” Lauren said that her favorite part about the dances is being able to talk to all of her friends.

“ I also like to dress up when it’s like ugly sweaters, or formal.” Lauren replied.                                                                   

  Josh Mcallson said that he likes to go to the dances, they are fun and really exciting to go to.

“ My favorite part about the dance is how lit they get” he responded to when asked what his favorite part of the dances were. Josh says that he likes to dress up for the dances and go all out.

   Lastly when asking Abby Ruff what she thought of the dances she replied with “ I think they are ok, they can be fun sometimes, but sometimes not so much.” Abby says that her favorite thing about the dances are being able to hang out with friends.

So most people like the dance, but there are some people who think that they are just boring. What do you think about the dances? 

9th Grade Honors English Field Trip to the BYU MOA

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Article by Aspen Clyde

English honors field trip to the BYU art museum was a wondrous and new experience for multiple students. The honors students were attending the field trip to observe Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. Pictures and posters fully displayed  Inspiring and heart wrenching pictures showing police brutality, segregation, pure joy, agony, war, and love. Isaac Neilson said that “ The sculptures were unique and very cool” The picture above shows one of the favorite art exhibits called “Windswept” and was created by Patrick Dougherty. Mrs.Pina a honors English teacher who attended the field trip said about the windswept that it was, “A really cool sculpture, I was amazed at how they made huge arches out of sticks alone.” This exhibit was made of 30,000 pounds of saplings, was over twelve feet tall and absolutely massive. Filling an entire section of the museum. This trip was a mind changing experience making us grateful for our freedom and the creativity of the people not just in our community put all over the world.