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Middle School Time Capsules
By Jessi Robinson and Claire Brown
This year's sixth, seventh, and eighth grade classes are kicking off the year with special assignments that will go into their senior time capsules to be presented to them on their graduation day. Each year, Ms. BJ Arrington, middle school language arts teacher, has the sixth grade class complete "Me" sheets, which are workbook pages that the students fill out with facts about themselves. The seventh grade class turns to self-analysis, by writing "Bio Poems," and cutting out pictures from magazines that they think reflect their personality. As for the eighth grade class, Ms. BJ chose to have the students write poems on what they would do if they were in charge of the world.
Thursday Sept. 4: Varsity Volleyball Game (Away, Meadowbrook)
Friday Sept. 5: Picture Day, be sure to bring picture forms if you or your child would like to purchase photos. Seniors must bring the $10 sitting fee.
Tuesday Sept. 9: Open House 6:30-8 p.m.
By Zo Stuber
The Marine Science class gathered their first batch of fish for the school year during a class walking field trip to "Joe Rain's Beach," where two of the second year students, Evan Lyons and Joseph Bishop pulled a seine net along the shoreline to procure the first "crop" of fish.
The students are separated into groups of four and each group given a tank to maintain and fish to look after. The tanks are then cleaned and decorated however the groups wishes. "We made our fish a house out of rocks!" says Rochelle Roberts of her tank's dcor. Visiting Cedar Key High School graduate Ritchie Rains came along to help the class fix tanks and filters in preparation for the new specimens.
Once the students get their fish settled into the new environment, they will begin to learn the scientific names of all the animals collected, in addition to the common names. Marine Science's next scheduled field trip is a day trip out in the University of Florida's research boat.
Middle-school Wheel Classes
By Dylan Webster and Josh Berger
This year in middle school there are two new wheel classes, cooking taught by Kim Bishop, literature taught by B.J. Arrington, along with current wheel classes of art taught by Debbie Manasala and agriculture taught by Dennis Voyles.
This year in cooking with Mrs. Kim, they are preparing many different types of dishes, such as breakfast, soups and salads, sandwiches, main dishes, casseroles, cookies, pies, and cakes. Also on the syllabus are nutrition, party planning, menus, cooking tools and use, and grocery shopping on a budget.
In agriculture, Mr. Voyles will be covering hydroponics, forestry, geography, aquaculture, and livestock.
Ms. Manny this year in art will be covering basic lines and shapes, colors, sculpting and she also has a kiln this year.
Last but not least Ms. BJ has a literature wheel class that will be covering novels including "A Land Remembered," "Flush" and she will be working on discussing Florida history, changes in Florida and Cedar Key history.
Levy County Schools Foundation Presents 2 + 2 Scholarship
By Lindsay Edmunds
A Levy County representative came to Cedar Key School on behalf of The Levy County Schools Foundation to present Rochelle Roberts with the 2 + 2 Scholarship.
The 2 + 2 Scholarship is so named, because it provides the student with a Florida Prepaid Tuition Scholarship, which covers tuition for two years in a community college, plus two years tuition in a Florida state university. However, the scholarship does not cover other additional expenses such as room and board, or books. Thus far, the 2 + 2 Scholarship has funded higher education tuition for three students.
In order to maintain use of the 2 + 2 Scholarship, the student must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average and display the admirable qualities of a good student. Such qualities include attending class regularly, completing homework assignments, studying, exhibiting positive behavior, and remaining drug free.
Part of the scholarship agreement entails assigning a mentor. In Rochelle's case, her mentor is Tonya Fradella. The mentor's responsibility is to encourage, guide, and tutor the scholarship recipient, as well as to support the students' family to be involved.