Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Bandana Bracelet

bracelet pic

By, sarah JB

Here’s a super fun and stylish bracelet all you crafty students can make with bandanas! Here’s the instructions:
1. Take a bandana, or different colored bandanas, and cut five 1.5 in. strips
2. Dampen the strips with water ( this makes the bandana easier to braid and hold its shape)
3. Start 5 strand braiding (check the bottom to see how to 5 strand braid)
4. End the bracelet by tying all the strings in pairs.
5. Tie the bracelet onto your wrist or ankle
Now you have your fabulous, hand-made bracelet!

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more staff doppelgangers

Here are some more staff – celebrities look alikes! You be the judge!

EdieF1
Edie Falco

KathyG
Mrs. Gammons

McKee-Patrick
Miss. McKee and Danica Patrick

Premiere Of CBS Films' "The Words" - Arrivals
Bradley Cooper

Beesley
Mr. Beesley

gandalf
Gandalf

george carlin
George Carlin

dumbledore
Dumbeldore

Goller
Mr. Goller

Staff Dopplegangers….say what?!?

doppelganger – n.

Web definitions
a ghostly double of a living person that haunts its living counterpart. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn)

Now, we took a new spin on the “doppleganger” theory and found celebrities who look like some of our staff and teachers! Check ’em out below and stay tuned for some more to come… Tell us if you agree or not!

Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire

Mr. Tucker

Mr. Tucker

AbeLincoln Abe Lincoln

Zoeller Dopple Mr. Zoeller

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Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

Cheesscake

By Haeli J.

Recipe found from: allrecipes.com

Ingredients:
• 2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumble
• 2 tablespoons butter, melted
• ¼ cup packed brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 2 pounds cream cheese, softened
• 1 ¼ cups white sugar
• 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 4 eggs
• 1 ½ cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
• 16 ounces sour cream
• ¼ cup white sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup heavy whipping cream
• 1 ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions:
1. Combine 2 cups cookie crumbs, melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; firmly press mixture evenly onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 5 minutes; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually mix in 1 1/4 cups sugar, 1/3 cup whipping cream, flour, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Pour 1/3 of batter into prepared pan. Top with 1 1/2 cups cookie pieces; pour in remaining batter.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Remove cake from oven. Combine sour cream, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla; spread evenly on cheesecake. Continue baking for 7 minutes. Turn oven off and leave in oven 30 minutes. Remove cheesecake, and let cool completely on a wire rack.
4. Combine 1 cup whipping cream and chocolate chips in a saucepan; stir over low heat until chocolate melts, and then stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour mixture over cheesecake while still warm. Refrigerate until serving time. Should be at least 8 hours for refrigerator time, remove about 1/2 hour to 1 hour before serving, remove ring from springform pan, decorate to choice and get out your fork!

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Galaxy Shirt How-To

galaxy shirt

By, Sarah JB

So, some of you students may have seen me wearing my home-made galaxy shirt, headband, and/or shoes. Here are the instructions for making galaxy shirts! It’s super easy and inexpensive.

1. Lay out a bin bag or some old newspaper to protect the surface you’ve chosen to work on.
2. Lay the shirt out on your flat surface, and ensure the seams are matching and that it is straight.
3. Pour a little bit of each paint out onto a flat surface (I used an old magazine).
4. Using a kitchen sponge, dab the area you wish to turn into a galaxy with the white fabric paint.
5. Using the purple and blue fabric paints, continue to smudge all over the area with the sponge, until you’ve got this galaxy-looking print.
6. Next, using a piece of sponge cut into a thin strip, dip into the white paint and using your finger, pull it back and let go to splatter the paint across the pattern and give a starry effect.

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Strawberry, Banana, and Nutella Crepes

crepes

By, Sarah JB

• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 2/3 cup milk
• 1 tablespoon butter, melted
• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon white sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 8 strawberries
• 4 bananas
• whipped topping

1
In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, flour, sugar, and salt until smooth.

2
Heat a medium-sized skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. Grease pan with a small amount of butter or oil applied with a brush or paper towel. (I sprayed with a little bit of cooking spray). Using a serving spoon or small ladle, spoon about 3 tablespoons crepe batter into hot pan, tilting the pan so that bottom surface is evenly coated. (I used half of a scoop of a ice cream scoop). Cook over medium heat, 1 to 2 minutes on a side, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

3
Thinly slice 4 slices of banana and 1 strawberry per crepe. Assemble with the slices of banana then strawberry. Spoon the nutella into a small zip top bag, cut a small hole in the corner and pipe the nutella on top of the fruit.

4
Fold the sides of the crepe together and top with whipped topping.

Recipe from: http://www.food.com/recipe/strawberry-banana-crepes-with-nutella-355368

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Weird laws of Indiana

By, Kathrina Tate

Hey fellow Hoosiers…Did you know…????

– It is illegal to sell cars on Sunday.
– Mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans.
– No one may catch a fish with his bare hands
– Drinks on the house are illegal.
– “Spiteful Gossip” and “talking behind a person’s back” are illegal.
– One may not sniff glue
– Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March

http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/indiana

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how well do you really know them?

By, Sarah Jane and Haeli

Take this quiz to find out what you do and don’t know about your friend.
1. Where were they born?
2. What shoe size do they wear?
3. What is their schedule for the week after school?
4. What is their favorite store?
5. What are their parent(s) jobs?
6. If they have siblings, how old are they?
7. What do they dream of being when they grow up?
8. If they could go anywhere in the world, where would they go?
9. How many times have they seriously injured themselves?
10. If they could swap lives with anyone, who would it be?

1-4 correct: get to know them better
5-7 correct: pretty good friends
8-10 correct: best friends!!!

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Beautiful Cupcakes

cupcakes

By, Piglet

Picture from Pinterest! Recipe from me!

These cupcakes are so easy but look so elegant! They taste amazing, too! You will need:

Cupcakes (white tastes best)
White frosting
White mini marshmallows
Food coloring
Sugar

Directions: Bake your cupcakes, and frost each one lightly. Take the mini marshmallows and cut them in half diagonally. They should now have a sticky side. Mix about three drops of food coloring in a Ziploc bag of sugar, until the food coloring is all mixed in. Dip the sticky side of the marshmallows in the sugar, and stick the marshmallows to the frosting of the cupcake, starting around the outside of the cupcake. Keep arranging the marshmallow halves in little circles going inward until there is no more space. It’s time consuming but is so amazing!

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mutated strawberry

strawberry 1

By, Fierce Fire Fox

This was a strawberry found in a friend’s lunch. I was at her table when she pulled it out of the bag and was practically speechless. It was funny when we showed Mr. Yoder and Mrs. Yoder. Again we were speechless. It was so funny. I have heard of other strawberries that are mutated. People will talk about the strawberries every so often. This one was in the shape of a hand. It even FELT like a hand! It was small like a baby hand but it was defintely big for a strawberry. It had five bumps that looked like five fingers. Take a look at the picture above and check it out for yourself.

strawberry 2

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