PLAYING IT SAFE
DR. PHARES AND OFFICER LIVINGSTON
Answer questions on How they Keep us Safe
BY Olivia, Neha, and Leah
Sixth grade Piranha students craft Holiday Kindness Characters inspired by the novel Wonder. Mrs. Becker-Wilpolt, team leader, said that the team did this to get into the spirit of the season and to remember to CHOOSE KIND.
Pie, Pie, Baby, Pie, Pie
The Long Standing Tradition of Pumpkin Pie on The Day of Thanks
By: Q2 Sixth Grade Journalism Class
Turkey. Stuffing. Mashed Potatoes. Football. Pumpkin Pie. All are long standing traditions of our Thanksgiving celebrations. But just how did pumpkin pie become associated with our day of thanks?
As far back as the early nineteenth century pie has been a part of Thanksgiving. The pumpkin pie is native to thecontinent of North America. The Pilgrims brought the pumpkin pie back to New England while the English method of cooking the pumpkin took a different course. In the 19th century, the English pumpkin pie was prepared by stuffing the pumpkin with apples and sugar and then baking it whole. The pumpkin was an early export to France from there it was introduced to Tudor England, and the flesh of the "pompion" was quickly accepted as pie filler. During the seventeenth century, pumpkin pie recipes could be found in English cookbooks, such as Hannah Woolley's The Gentlewoman’s Companion (1675). Pumpkin "pies" made by early American colonists were more likely to be a savory soup made and served in a pumpkin than a sweet custard in a crust.
In 1929, Libby’s canned pumpkin was introduced to America. Libby’s is not actually pumpkin but another kind ofsquash called a Dickinson that also has orange flesh. Every year, 50 million pumpkin pies are made using Libby’s
canned product. Pumpkin Pie isn't just for Thanksgiving dessert. 35% of Americans have eaten pie for breakfast the day after,66%have enjoyed pie at lunch time and a whopping 59% like munching on pie for a Thanksgiving midnight snack.
Sources: Food Network, History Channel
Scratch the Surface
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Scratch is a coding language developed by The Michigan Institution of Technology (MIT), accessible through downloading, or going to the website scratch.mit.edu. Scratch is a great beginning programming language using blocks. Scratch allows anyone to simply create an account, program and share projects on their profile, and interact with other scratchers anytime. It’s like social media, but better. Eighth grader Girija Chavali (a Scratch user) says, “Creekside should implement Scratch more into their curriculum, as it can grow STEM further at Creekside.” Learning a programming language is important because it’s what the world is at. People are using technology in their everyday life to make things easier. Chavali also says, “Even if people do not want to be in a STEM-related field when they grow up, the more exposure they have to a field, the more certain they can be about that.” She also says, “Obviously it is not required to be in the STEM field, but it’s nice to know how things work these days.”
In THE HALL
New Principal Shares Vision and His Story
Dr. Phares attended a Press Conference held bv the 7th Grade Vibe Staff.
Dr. Phares expressed that his favorite part about working in schools is the kids. He loves being around students who still have the frame of mind that school is awesome. Dr. Phares has been in the school atmosphere for quite some time and he always enjoys hanging out with the students most.
McKinley Woodward, Staff Reporter
School Organization Tips
No More Losing Your Homework!
Being a middle schooler is hard, especially when you have to try your best while staying organized. One thing that can help you with that trouble, here at Creekside, is AVID. The teacher for that class is Miss Harold. She explained what AVID is. “AVID is a national program that was created to help students reach their full potential. “We focus on the skills needed to be successful such as organization, higher level questioning skills, note taking, and collaboration.” One thing Miss Harold thinks everyone should know is, “AVID is an awesome class designed for students who are hard-workers and are super intelligent. It takes a determined student to succeed in AVID and plus you have a lot of fun in class.” If you are a hard-worker who wants to do well, as well as have fun, you should look into AVID and find out more!
More Organization Tip For You:
❏Color code each subject.
❏One locker shelf for red day and on for blue day.
❏Get a folder dedicated to homework.
❏Write down everything you need to bring home that night for homework and to study.
Allison McGinley, Staff Reporter
Seventh grade social studies teacher, Mrs. Carson, brought an idea to Creekside. Her idea is about helping World War Two veterans be honored for helping the country by risking their lives for the freedom of millions of others. Veterans can be honored by sending them on an Honor Flight. According to the Honor Flight Network, "Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill."
Carson shared how she brought this idea to Creekside. “ I talked to a teacher at Clay Middle School and got the idea to follow up our oral history assignment in social studies by connecting with Honor Flight.” How did YOU help? First, you helped by The Penny Wars on Monday. Second, you bought raffle tickets for a dollar to get movie candy boxes! Three, we paid a dollar to drink soda in class! Fourth, you paid a dollar to dunk your teacher in water! Finally you paid a dollar to wear a hat!
In the end, 7th grade raised $4,324.90. That sends 9.5 veterans to Washington D.C. Thanks to all who worked to help our heroes!
Elijah Simpson, Staff Reporter