Category Archives: Student Writings

Whispering Oaks – Jungle

Whispering Oaks Jungle

By, EZ

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A Butterfly’s Story

By, Piglet

In honor of National Poetry Month, here is an original poem I wrote! Enjoy!

A Butterfly’s Story

A flutter
In the bush
A butterfly wing;

Once was
Small,
Vulnerable,
Unimportant,
And it hid,
Ashamed,
For so long
And was
Nearly
Forgotten.

Until
Glorious transformation
Long time waited for.
Stunned
That such a
Delicate,
Magnificent,
Heavenly
Creation
Could emerge
From such
Darkness.

A flutter
In the bush
A butterfly wing.

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ode to smiling – an original poem

By, Pooh Bear

In honor of National Poetry Month, here is a poem I wrote!

Ode to smiling
Across any ordinary face
Lies happiness.
Like an upside down rainbow,
As cheery as a clown,
or smothered on by laughter
and replacing a frown.
Sits this funny figure,
Contagious.
Chuckle the cheers of happy days,
Come with this gift upon a face.

Seizing a huge smile,
to pop upon your face.
It grips you and controls you.
You can’t be let down.
It makes you dance,
It makes you laugh.
It shows the world how nice you are.
Don’t tear it down,
Your smile should be shown.
Let it play a pretty song.

Allow it to grow.
It will present,
Perfect pearls or other teeth.
It will reveal a happy soul,
One who can’t let go,
And will stick to you,
Like glue.
It is lovely and appealing.
Smiling is in,
So let it come out.

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POEMS!

By, Carmel Candy

Happy National Poetry Month! There are all different types of poems! Your poem could range from one line to 100 lines.

This is a poem that I found rather confusing. What do you think this poem means?

The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends
upon
a red wheel
barrow
glazed with rain
water
beside the white
chickens.
By: William Carlos Williams

That poem is quite weird right? Well either that poem has a really deep meeting and maybe the wheelbarrow is a metaphor for something. Or maybe this poem is just really truly about a red wheelbarrow.

Here is a poem I wrote. I’m not sure how much sense it makes but oh well.

California
warm, sunny
exciting, surfing, tanning
spring, summer, fall, winter
snowing, charming, amazing
cold, rainy
Indiana

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An UPDATE with 9.11

By, 9.11

Hello.

This is an update with 9.11 (that’s me). On this first of many updates to come in the last two months of my seventh grade year, I will talk about my plans for my last articles until next year.

I have made my triumphant return from Musical Crew which was a mistake. Right now I am very excited that I am ending the seventh grade. It has been a great year, but I am ready for it to be over.

So, as far as future articles go, I am shifting my horizons to stories. You might have noticed my story Abnormal: The Birthday Party. That is my new series of stories. Abnormal is about weird things that happen all over the world. Things like possessions, weird powers or giant spiders.

For the record, I was watching a Twilight Zone marathon the night before I wrote that.

There is not much else on my plate right now. So for now that is a wrap on my first update

Tuesday March 26, 2013 is Purple Day: an Epilepsy Awareness Article

By: Purple Ambassador, Grade Nine

What does Purple Day stand for? March 26th Purple Day is for Epilepsy awareness.

What is Epilepsy, though? The scientific definition of Epilepsy is, “a physical condition that occurs when there is a sudden, brief change in how the brain works. When brain cells are not working properly, a person’s consciousness, movement, or actions may be altered for a short time.” Now, if I didn’t have Epilepsy myself I wouldn’t understand that at all. However, since I do know what it means, let me explain. All it is, is a seizure disorder. But, now you’re probably thinking, “well what the heck is a seizure?” Am I right?

Well then… a seizure is just when something happens in your brain that interrupts your normal everyday way of life. Keep in mind though there are many different types of seizures, NOT just what is shown on the television, though that is a fairly common type of seizure. In fact there are hundreds of different types of seizures.

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month so why is this day in March? March is Disability Awareness Month. Believe me, Epilepsy is very much a disability. It takes up almost every moment of your life. All you do is worry about whether or not you will have a seizure and when and where you will be. We all know that as a teenager our lives are hard; but as an epileptic teen it’s so much harder- like 10 times harder. And that’s if you are having active seizures, if you’re not and you only have it twice as hard- I know as a ninth grader and being diagnosed right after fourth grade- I’ve been through it a lot in my life.

If you know someone with Epilepsy, don’t hate on them or make fun of them because you would hate it if it were you who was having the seizure. Now don’t get me wrong I’m only talking about the REALLY mean kids. If a person with Epilepsy sees a person having a seizure (even if the person made fun of them before, they are more likely to help instead of making fun of that person).

As with everything, there are ways to keep someone having a seizure safe. Sometimes though, you can’t help the person because it’s over too soon to do anything; or you may not even realize that what is going on is a seizure- such as an absence seizure where the person seems to be daydreaming and not paying attention, or a myoclonic (my- oh- clonic) seizure where it looks like the person is having spasms. If a person is having what you see on the television where the person has fallen on the ground and is convulsing there’s a whole list of things you should do; but here’s the biggest parts – one don’t put anything in their mouth because they could choke, make sure they don’t hurt their head. Those are the two most important things to know. Also, realize that unless they have a “in case of emergency” bracelet on with specific instructions, or the seizure goes over five minutes, call 911. If the person has an “in case of emergency” bracelet follow the instructions on it if there are any.

And like always wear purple on March 26th. Let’s go HSE and HSJH!

Sources:
http://www.kidneeds.com/diagnostic_categories/articles/epilepsydefinition.htm & my own knowledge

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Abnormal: The Birthday-Part 2

By, 9.11

Officer James Carl: Investigation Report
Date: January 29th, 2015
Location: 2606 Pineapple St.

Continuing report of murder at 2606 Pineapple St. The mother and sister were the only ones to survive. His dad had died the week before. The family had kept it a secret until the day of. The table was flipped over on top of the people and there was a chandelier smashed on the floor. The recent 8 year old was standing in the middle of the room.

Jayme (the boy’s mother): He raised his hand ant all of the sudden the chandelier fell from the ceiling.
Haley (the boy’s sister): It was scary. He was never a violent person. I remember hearing my grandparents screaming as the table flipped over on top of them.
Jayme: Then he just stood there and did nothing.

After hearing them speak, I have decided to check out the crime scene for myself.

Dark Room

By, 9.11

Dark Room
A dark room
Nothing in it but trash
Sometimes life can be like that
And on the floor you lie there so flat

It’s hard to tell when someone is going to help you
And you end up ashamed
But it’s nothing new

You’re stuck in a small room
With nothing left to do
But sit there and wait
To wait for your doom