Lorenzo’s Oil

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Alexia F., Writer
December 16, 2014

On December 4, 5, 8, and 9  Mrs. Marroquin’s class watched a film about Adrenoleukodystrophy or ALD for a better understanding about the topic. Students watched Lorenzo’s Oil, a movie about a 5 year old boy with ALD. Students were assigned to answer questions about the movie. In the beginning... Read more »

Life in The Colonies

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Katelynn B., writer
December 16, 2014

On Monday, December 8 students in Mrs. Pollitt’s eighth grade honor classes began to work on a Colonial newspaper to show understanding of the Northern, Southern and English colonies in America. The newspaper must consist of 4 articles using the key terms; Magna Carta, Parliament, English Bill of Rights... Read more »

Film Studies

Film Study

Lauren V., Writer
December 12, 2014

Film studies is a new elective to Gage this year, exclusively for 7th graders in the elective wheel. In film studies, Mr. Caulkins teaches students study different short films or movie clips and make projects out of them. One recent project is creating a superhero. Students create their own superheroes... Read more »

History Day Project

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Sarah U., Writer
December 11, 2014

This month, Mrs. Pollitt’s honor classes have been working on a National History Day project.  This project was due Friday, November 21 or Monday, December 1. The school’s history teachers are going to view the projects here in Mrs. Pollitt’s classroom, to help her pick students to go on in... Read more »

Theater

Theater

Carlie S., Editor
December 10, 2014

On Friday December 5, Primetime’s theater activity put on a play in the MPR at 5 pm for parents and other students in primetime. The play was loosely based on the board game Clue but not exactly so the play was “Clueish”. Some students had to memorize lines and learn to act. While other students... Read more »

Interest-based Assignments

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December 10, 2014

Mr. Sun’s eighth grade language arts class is having an Interest Assignment. Students are asked “What do you love?” “What are you good at?” and “What do you want to do?”, after they look at what the answers have in common. After they find what’s common, they write their interest. For... Read more »

Toothpick Hunt

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Grace S., Writer
December 9, 2014

On Monday, December 8, students in Dr. Westerling’s seventh grade science class went outside onto the front lawn of our school to hunt for toothpicks. The point of this assignment was to teach students about survival through colors, adaptation, and humane ways of catching “animals”.The toothpicks... Read more »

Wish You Were Here!

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Chloe V., Writer, Editor
December 8, 2014

On December 3rd, in room 903, Mrs. Pollitt’s eighth grade classes created postcards from the 13 colonies. This activity was created to help students learn about the first colonies in America. To complete this activity, students had to choose their favorite colony and create a postcard, as if they were... Read more »

Le Cinema

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Roy S.
December 8, 2014

On the week of November 17-21, students in Madame Kund French class watched a movie to help understand their knowledge of the French language. The movie they watched Les Chorists,a movie that is about a boarding school in france. respond to questions after watching sections of the film and must read... Read more »

Playing In The Rain

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Alexa F., Writer
December 8, 2014

On December 2, Mr. Williams, Mrs. Rodriguez, Mr. Boyer, and Mrs. Yates  7th and 8th grade classes gathered in the auditorium for P.E. All classes gathered to play crab soccer. Mrs. Yates explained the game to the students and called out random stuff when student heard something they were elated they... Read more »

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