SHARK NEWS for the week of January 16

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By Ceday Key School Journalism Class

Box Tops for Education

In 2011-2012 the Cedar Key School earned $429.46 from Box Tops for Education brought in by students throughout the school year. All but $40 went to the Island City Young Authors Conference (YAC). 

The following year, the school earned $802.50 in box tops, with $47.50 going to the middle school and the rest, once again, to the YAC. 

In the 2013-2014 the Cedar Key School has raised $421.30, and has another $141.90 coming in the spring. 

The school would like to thank the parents and students for saving their box tops and helping make this program a success. Box tops can be found on many popular products, for more information check out www.boxtops4education.com.


Sharks bite into good book

By Tabatha Hayes

Shark correspondent

 This week, Cedar Key School celebrates Literacy Week with a variety of events. These events range from kindergarten to 12th grade. From Jan. 13-17, each grade will be experiencing different tasks throughout each day. 

On Monday, Jan. 13 there will be 20 minutes of reading during first period and City Library sign-up. 

Tuesday, Jan. 14, grades K-12 are participating in a book exchange. 

Wednesday, Jan. 15, grades K-12 are going to be decorating their class doors to show everyone their classes’ favorite book.  

Thursday, Jan. 16, Pre K-5 grade get to watch the storybook character parade. 

Friday, Jan. 17, a guest storyteller will be attending literacy week at Cedar Key School.

 If the January Shark Book Challenge is completed, Principal Darby Allen gets a make-over. This week is a great opportunity to show CKS students how important literacy is to their lives and just how much fun reading can be. 


My last semester of school

By Shea Osteen

Shark Correspondent 

Having to attend school for 13 years seems horrendous. That’s a huge number of days that you have to actually get up early and attend class. Well, seniors, I’m glad to say that we’ve finally completed twelve and a half years. 

Only five months stand in the way, until the day that we walk across the stage and gladly accept our high school diplomas. 

When you’re young, all you can think about is how grateful you would be if you could only fast forward to your last semester in high school. You dream all day long about finally leaving school. 

For me, now that time has come, it doesn’t seem as grand as it was in middle school. We’ve survived the last three and a half years of high school. With only 18 weeks left, it seems like such a small stepping stone. Before we know it, prom and Grad Bash will be over, and we’ll all be dressed in our cap and gowns. 

It’s sad to think that this is our last semester of high school, but at the same time it seems like a huge relief. Especially for the seniors who have caught senioritis. Don’t count down the days that you leave high school, cherish the days that you have left.


Cedar Key Spirit Bonfire 

By Mikayla Pope

Shark Correspondent 

In addition to the Homecoming events already in place, a new event has been added to the week-long celebration of Shark Pride. The Student Government Club at Cedar Key is bringing back an old tradition to pump up Shark spirit throughout the community.  

A giant bonfire will take place on Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Key School field; also taking place that day is the Homecoming Parade. The entire community is invited to make s’mores, listen to music and let out their Shark pride. The JV baseball and softball teams will be selling hotdogs and drinks at the bonfire and First Baptist Church of Cedar Key will be providing the ingredients for the s’mores. 

If children in elementary school and younger would like to attend the event, they must have a parent or guardian with them at all times. Also, if anyone is interested in bringing firewood to the bonfire, please contact Mrs. Carrie Tomlin or Mrs. Jessica Sloan. 

“Student government is putting 100-percent into Shark Spirit this year, and this bonfire is one of the most exciting efforts we’ve made so far. I can’t wait to see the turnout!” commented vice president, Taryn Epperson.  

The school encourages the entire community to come and join them in their celebration of Cedar Key basketball and Shark pride.


Spirit Week has arrived

By Sarah Bartholemy

Shark Correspondent

With the end of January quickly approaching, Homecoming is well on its way. This year, Homecoming will be on Friday Jan. 24, in the Cedar Key School gymnasium. 

On the days leading up to the homecoming game, Cedar Key School participates in Spirit Week. This year’s Spirit Week is called Shark Week. The students, faculty and staff will dress up according to the specific theme for each day. This year’s 2013-2014 Spirit Week Themes are:

• Tuesday: Super Hero Day, on this day dress as your favorite super hero or villain. 

• Wednesday: After Life Day, dress as any spooky character including zombies, ghosts, vampires etc. 

• Thursday: Retro Day, show off your favorite outfit from the 60s, 70s or 80s era.

• Friday: Killer Shark Spirit Day, sport your favorite purple and gold paraphernalia.


District spelling bee

By Marissa Hand

Shark Correspondent

Annie McCain was the fifth grade representative for Cedar Key School in the District Spelling Bee.  The spelling bee took place on Jan. 9.  Annie earned fourth place and was presented with a trophy and a certificate.