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October 2017 - What’s happening?
On October 5th, our class went to The Coterie Theatre to see a play about the Civil Rights of African Americans. In history, we have been playing games that different groups of students made. In cross country, we have been doing races. For me, so far, the easiest was Jeff West, the hardest was Lexington Trails, and my favorite was Turner. A few weeks back at chapel, a lady came to talk to us about Hear Their Voices, which took place two weeks ago. We also got a new student named Isaac.
On Tuesday October 10th, the 8th grade class hosted a bake sale during the all the lunch periods; this is from 11:00am-1:00pm. The class had cookies, doughnuts, brownies, and other pastries to sell!
By: Blake Nelson
We all made games for history and our game was about the land rush. There are other native American games like Battle of Cattle. Also we got a new student and he is a really cool person. Also his name is Isaac. We had a science test in October 3rd so I hope everyone does well in the science test. And another event was on October 5th where we are learning about the Civil Rights Movement of 1964. There was also a bake sale on Tuesday October tenth there will a lot of foods like brownies, cookies, and other baked goods it will be great!
By: Eyassu Mongalo
Our volleyball team played seven games. We won 6 and lost 1. We were all so excited to have our first game! We were all very nervous, but still excited. It was home and everyone was so pumped up! The team was a good competition for us and Midland fought hard. In the end, we won, and I think Midland really deserved it! We all have been working hard to improve at practice and it really paid off!
By: Kassidy Hinds
We have been creating and playing History games that we came up with. Most of them were similar to PE games, but one was a board game. Over all they were great. We also got a new student a few weeks ago who is named Isaac.
* ღ Peyton ღ *
This month we went to the Coterie Theater to watch a play about the 60’s. Currently in volleyball we have won 6 games and lost 1. Our captains are really good and they help us a lot. Our coaches are amazing, and I think we have a really good team this year.
By: Abby Collins
The 7th & 8th grade class went to a field trip to the Coterie Theater. The play was about the Civil Right movement. I feel like the Civil Rights Movement protests are similar to the NFL protests that are happening right now. Also the 8th grade class held a bake sale on October 10.
By Izaak Hansen
This Cross Country season has been great. The team has done really well. This season we have racked up 13 medals as a whole. And we hope to get more by the end of the season. At the Turner race, Amanda got her first medal of the season and it happened to be gold. Also, Anthony has gotten 2 gold medals this season and a couple other medals. I, Garrett, have not had a race this season or last season without getting a medal at every race. Nathan got his first medal at the Hyman Brand race last week.
The 7th and 8th graders have been enjoying a very exciting history project. The assignment was to come up with a game that had to do with the gold rush and pioneer and Native American fighting. There were many creative ideas including a dodgeball game, capture the flag styled land rush, and a board game. We are also excited for the field trip to the Coterie Theater with the 5th and 6th graders.
I am looking forward to this year’s basketball season. It will not be my first season ever though. I am currently playing in Okun Fieldhouse for the Wolfpack. But I am looking forward to this year’s basketball season for Midland.
By Braeden Beck
The 5-8 graders went to the Coterie Thursday the fifth. We watched something on civil rights and left around 8:45. We took the yellow bus. Some parents have volunteered their time to help drive us there. We hoped to get there by 9:15 as the play will start at 9:45. One of the reasons we will be going is because we are learning about civil rights in history.
In history we have been making games and afterwards playing them. My group made a game called “The Battle at Wounded Knee. “ Our game was based on a game called hunger games dodgeball. Everyone loved the game we made.
Around October (Halloween time) we will be going to New Haven and we will be helping them set up Safe Haven for Halloween. We will be helping by decorating and setting up all the games. I am excited to help set up at safe haven. There will be a lot to do and I think it will take up most of the day.
In class we learned how to use google slides to learn how to do a presentation on Bavaria. There are a lot of cool things you can do in google slides like add pictures and animate the slides.
On Thursday Oct. 5th we went to the Coterie Theater at Crown Center to watch a play on the 60s. For volleyball, we only lost one game during the season. In 8th grade we had a bake sale on Oct. 10. We took Iowa Basics tests, and the quarter is almost over with 2 and a half weeks left.
We were at recess playing football and the teams were 7th grade vs 8th grade. We were having a fun game, the 7th graders were up a touchdown and just to our luck we kicked the ball and it bounced off the hand of an 8th grader. It bounced into the end-zone. Joseph rushed into the place where the ball was, trying to get us a fumble into a touchdown, tagged Garrett after he picked up the ball and he was in the end-zone we got a safety. That safety led to us winning by 2 touchdowns and 1 safety.
• Michael Borne
Recently our class did a social studies project. In groups, we made games. They were based on the current chapter we were doing in social studies. Our game was based of the settlement of the west and the struggles between the U.S. and Indians. Each team made a game then presented it and the class played that game. Most of the games were played outside. Most of the games were fun.
By Zach Sparks
The volleyball season started and we won all of our games except one. Kassidy and I are captains of the volleyball team. We have started planning fundraisers like bake sales to raise money for our 8th grade class trip. We plan to have a bake sale every month after this.
- Madison Piva
One of the most tiring times of my life was when I got my first medal in cross country. The race was one of the hardest ones we did and will do this year. When I finished I could not even walk from how tired I was. Even though I could not even walk it was worth getting 1st place in the girls race.
- Amanda Alfaro
In one of our Cross Country race we got there kind of late, we didn’t have enough time for the middle school guys to walk the course so only Amanda and Anthony had time to walk the course and see all the turns. Once the race started Garrett was up near the front and wasn’t quite in first place but was right behind the first place runner then later in the race lost him and got a 3rd place medal. Ethan and Anton had a pretty slow start and got two of the higher numbers while Austin got 40th. I personally had a pretty slow start and was in the middle until the last stretch when I passed a lot of people and ended with a ninth. Amanda in her race started to fast and couldn’t keep it but still got a good 7th place. Anthony started pretty fast and kept second place till the last 200 feet when he barely out sprinted him and got 1st. All in all our team did pretty good and that was a fun race so I feel pretty happy telling about it.
-Nathan E. Couch
There was a bake sale on the 10th and it had great food. There is a new kid in our class and his name is Isaac, he is great at football and soccer. We had a history game and it was cool. There is going to be a trip to the Coutre Theater it should be cool.
During the school year so far we have done many things, including volleyball season, soccer season and we've also had a very exciting week in history where we all designed games. In all the thing I am most excited for is basketball season. It is my favorite sport and i think we will have a really good team this year. There are about 7 or 8 guys that want to play and that's a pretty solid number. I am also excited because my brother Tanner Finnegan is the coach.
On October 5th we went to the Coterie Theatre to watch a play on the Civil Rights movement. Also in volleyball we won 7 games and lost 1. We were really excited to play our first game, and even more excited when we won. We will also be having bake sales to help the 8th graders make money for their class trip. We also got a new student named Isaac