Springfield Middle School Oct. 5, 2009
T HE C O U G A R C HRO N ICLE
Produced by the 8th Grade
Student Newspaper Club LET SOMEONE KNOW
under the direction of Ms. BY CHRISTIE AND BRITTANY
Mathena & Ms. Thompson.
Who gets bullied? about it. Don’t be afraid to let
Millions of kids eve- someone know right away.
ryday get bullied
by a random over the dumbest
8th grader stuff. Sometimes National Bullying Prevention
We are all aware of the
even for no reason. Awareness Week
Come on now that’s not fair. Try to is October 4-10. Join the
H1N1 epidemic that is
stop bullying. If you see it happen- Teens Against Bullying
threatening our school and
ing let someone know. If you are
community. Now staying Movement. “The End of
healthy and clean is very getting bullied, tell the bully to stop.
If they don’t you can tell someone Bullying Begins With You.”
important, but be sure not
to freak out too much. and they will do something
Swine flu is simply an ad-
vanced stage of the flu. As Cyberbullying by Kendall
the name implies, it comes
from pigs. Don’t be afraid
to go near pigs, for it is only Cyberbulling is very mean and if
contagious if it has mani- you don’t know how much it hurts
fested into another stage. people try to think how you would
You should still be cautious. want to be treated in person or
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Spotlight on Mr. Bergan: D E M I L OVA TO S P EA K S OUT A G A I N S T BUL LY IN G !
Raggenia - My favorite Demi Lovato is an teensagainstbullying.org to
teacher in this school is Mr. actress and singer- create a bullying prevention
Bergan. He is very nice to songwriter. She played movement where kids,
in the Disney Channel teachers, and parents work
me. I like his smile and ELA Original Movie Camp together to put an end to
is my favorite class. Rock, and she plays in bullying. Check out the web-
Riley & Wyatt - Mr. the Disney Channel’s site listed above to watch
Bergan’s class has fun Sonny With A Chance. the video of her speaking
activities, writing projects, Lovato shared recently out against bullying. She
that she was bullied in says, “Join me to put an end
spelling and reading. We to bullying. The end of bully-
middle school. She is
are currently reading a ing begins with you.”
working with PACER and
Maximum Ride book.
ASK ANNIE GREEN TEAM FAVORITE
DOGS: INSIDE Dear Annie: I am FOOTBALL
BY Amber J.
THEIR SOUL having trouble balanc-
There is still time to join
TEAMS OF MS.
BY Reed Frederick Clippe ing school and all my THOMPSON’S
other activities. Some- the Green Team! We 5/6 CLASS
Alright, I know dogs times it’s too much! need members to help
are popular, and they Annie: From what I lower our school’s
get the attention in can tell you are one carbon footprint.
like the Steelers.
this world. You know, busy person. Try giving Just ask Ms. Thompson
a dog is a man’s best up some of your free about joining and you
time. Like less t.v. and can make a difference
like the Ravens.
friend. Is that a
stereotype? Are dog’s not as much time on in our school. Two people
really a man’s best the computer. Find like the Cowboys.
friend? I did a little time to do your home- Two others
research on the topic, work and study, like like the Chargers.
and through my eyes, while on the way to
dogs are my world. I practice or while you Two people like
look into my golden’s are waiting. If your the Buccaneers.
eyes, and I don’t see teacher gives you time One person likes
my reflection, I see his in class use it. Try doing the Redskins and
soul. His eyes scream to your work during the another person
me. I can’t look away. t.v. commercials. Try likes the Colts.
What do I see, you to stay focused.
ask? I’ll tell you. I see
fear. Fear of the
unknown. Fear of SPRINGFIELD VOLLEYBALL
losing us. I see
This year our travel Team swept both games
happiness. He’s happy
volleyball teams are and crushed the warriors.
to be here. He’s happy
starting off good. On On Wednesday, October
to be appreciated. I
Sept. 29, the 6th grade 7th, the 8th graders are
travel team set up the due to play at Northern
Admiration to the guy
night by defeating Middle. Show your school
who’s feeding him. Do
BMS. The 7th grade spirit and come watch
other dogs, per say,
team fought really the game!
feel the same way?
hard. The 8th grade
BY 4-H BY RACHEL AND JADE
Have you Rachel participates functions they
ever read in the Bits and attend, including the
the book Bridles 4-H Club. Washington County
Stargirl by There are four horse Ag Expo and the MD
Jerry Spinelli? clubs in Washington State Fair. There are
You should County. Bits and horse shows as well
because it’s a Bridles is a club that during show
very interesting has a meeting every season. There are dif-
and dynamic month as well as a ferent subjects covered
book. Check it out. dairy club. There are at every meeting.