By:Katie G. 6th grade
Casimir Pulaski was born on March 6th, 1745 and died on October 11th, 1779. He was a famous soldier and military commander. As a leading military commander, Pulaski led the Bar Confederation, against Russia. When this failed he moved to America, where he soon became a soldier. During the Revolutionary War he save George Washington's life. Washington then made Pulaski a general in the Continental Army. He eventually died due to injuries from at the Battle of Savannah. He is remembered for being a hero in both the U.S. and in Poland. In many places, such as Chicago, we celebrate and honor him. He is only one of seven people to be awarded Honorary United States Citizenship.
Katie G. grade 7
Snow globes, Snow globes, Snow globes. If there was anyway to make a snow globe into an ornament, this arts and crafts idea will have you jumping for joy.
What you'll need:
1 clear glass ornament
First, you take off the top part of the ornament. Then you fill it with glitter. Feel free to use as much as you want. Next, you put back on the lid. Then you shake the ornament so some of the glitter sticks on the sides. Finally, you paint anything you want on the outside.
By Katie G. 6th grade
The history on Thanksgiving started in 1621 when the Pilgrims got off the Mayflower. They met some Native Americans who taught them to survive on the land. They had a huge feast which included deer, birds, fish, berries, clams, boiled pumpkin, and plums. The Holiday actually became a legal holiday in 1789. But, in 1777 the 13 colonies celebrated. Festivals of thanks were common with the Native Americans. They would have a celebration of thanks for the little things like an end to a drought or winning a battle. The tribe the Pilgrims celebrated with were the Wapanoag Tribe and their leader, Chief Massasiot. George Washington declared in 1789, that Thursday November 26 be a day of prayer, but that didn't make it legal. In 1863 Lincoln made the last Thursday in November be Thanksgiving. But Roosevelt changed it yet again in 1939, to the second to last day in November.
By Anya C. 7th grade
Who would believe that there is a police training academy for dogs! Well, at the Lake County Sheriff's office they really use the dogs. They are used for finding drugs, finding missing people, and sometimes to attack. The dogs are matched with their owners; if the owner is very hyper they will receive a laid back dog. If the owner is very laid back they will receive a very hyper dog. The dog and owner will level each other out. The dogs are male German shepherds. Now, you may be wondering why they’re only male, or why they’re only German shepherds. Well, they’re only male because female dogs want to look around and explore, while male dogs are very attentive and all they want to do is please their master. The dogs used in Lake County are only German shepherds because they can be used in any weather situation because of their coats.
By Christina S. 7th grade
There are many purse brands competing for more customers. Two popular brands would be Vera Bradley and Coach.
If you don’t know what Vera Bradley is, then you are crazy! Vera Bradley is now a very popular brand name. Vera Bradley started out as purses and wallets, specifically for older women, but then started coming out in ping-pong-paddles, hats, scarves, glasses, and even towels! Because of the new vibrant patterns involving fun colors, girls of all ages are being attracted to Vera
By Katie G, 6th grade
The first pep assembly of the year was held Friday Oct. 26th. The girls basketball, boys soccer, and girls and boys cross country teams were all recognized. Next, there was a teacher/student relay, mummy wrapping, a cross country tug of war, and a demonstration of the inflatable obstacle course that was going to be at Mania later that evening. My favorite part was when girls cross country beat the boys cross country in tug of war.
This year is legendary. After three years, the class of 2015 is graduating middle school. As a tradition, Student Council plans a Promotion Dance for the graduating class. The 8th grade gets to pick a theme for the dance and a song to represent the class. If you have any ideas concerning these two topics, please share your ideas with Mrs. Castellano or any 8th grade Student Council Member.
By Melanie Rogers, Grade 8
Illinois: Hawthorn South: Library: eight o’clock. The battle has been fought and the winner has been chosen. Friday, February 25, 2011, the Battle of the Books was held. Four teams competed for the title of Champion, but only one team could come out on top. These teams were the Bookineers, the Americas, Team Chocolate, and Team Olympians, consisting of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.
By Melanie Rogers
Hawthorn Middle South
Hawthorn’s very own Girls Volleyball Team played an amazing team so far. There were only three losses out of the numerous games played. The team includes Monica Bahlmann, Mia Polisky, Kasey Firnbach, Tori Smith, Carlee Applebaum, Kelly Hull, MacKenzie Knapper, Alison Dunca, Christine Tsai, Kaitlin Gramins, Maddie Gilliam, Carson King, Nikki Spence, and Melanie Rogers.
Kaitlin Gramins, Middle South, Eigth Grade
Everybody saw it, everybody read about it, all of us were there to see it. The great storm of February 1-2, 2011 was the third largest ever to occur in the Chicago land area. With winds up to 40 miles per hour and heavy snows, the snow drifts piled up to five feet high. Almost all roads were closed, even Lakeshore Drive, and there was no postal service or plowing service until the storm settled down.