The Husky Times Edited: Amy Beagley Co-edited: Alma Marcial Advisor: Mrs. Smith The Principal’s Corner by Mr. Pilloud Volume 3, Issue 4 School attendance is an important have missed because of pro- reason. If the tardy is a direct issue that often gets pushed aside longed illness, injury or other result of a school issue, such as a November 2007 by other issues. At the high extenuating circumstances. late bus, the student will not be school, a student that misses Please read the handbook for tardy if they check in with the more than eight (8) days per se- further information. office before going to class. mester in any class will be denied Again, please read the student Inside this issue: Tardies are another area that can credit for that class or classes. handbook for further information. cause a student grief. Each stu- Obviously, this can have a great If you need further clarification, Husky Happenings 2 dent gets three (3) tardies per impact on a student’s progress please feel free to contact the Lady Husky Basketball semester with no penalty. There towards graduation. There is an high school office. are no excused tardies for this New Student Feature 3 appeal process for students that Marsing Clubs A Different Christmas Poem 4 Paw Packs by Amy Bea gley Jarah: Chapter 7 5 The Bookworm Review The FFA Corner 6 We just got a new ship- games. They also make Shauna Sauer at 455-2899 ment of Basketball t-shirts great Christmas gifts for or firstname.lastname@example.org December Lunch Calendar 7 and sweatshirts! We also your Marsing fans or play- and arrangements can be still have Football t-shirts ers. If you want one of made! 100% of all pro- Events Calendar 8 and hats. All of this these as a gift and cannot ceeds will go to Marsing Marsing attire will be sold buy it at one of the games athletics and clubs. at the home basketball then please call or e-mail Boys Basketball by Nick Aever man Jamboree the 26th of November year. The Huskies played Payette at 6:00 p.m. at Homedale. The on Tuesday November 28, 2007 parent meeting was attended by JV B, JVA and Varsity lost. They most parents; if you have any played alright but could have questions contact Coach Walga- played better. Next time they mott. Coach Walgamott is look- should improve. ing for a great season this year. We have 11 players on Varsity, Sean Finley, Jose Paramo, and Tyson Heller 14 on JV A, and 9 on JV B this GO HUSKIES!! getting ready for their play in the game against Payette on November 27. Page 2 The Husky Times Husky Happenings by Na talia Salinas The Idaho State Leadership Con- about life lessons, good listening, and how items, which three of our students were ference was held on November 8-10 at not to judge others. The students who awarded. Cherie Daniel received a spiffy the Boise Center on the Grove. The stu- attended said they learned a lot from him Idaho State University organizer and pen dents who attended this year were: Kelsey and they all enjoyed listening to him and Jose Paramo won a Marines t-shirt. Cook, Taylor Nielsen, Bridgette Longwill, speak. Angela Martinez came away with a TVCC Stephanie Powell, CC Zanardi, Jon mug full of goodies. Victor Montes scored On Monday November 5th, forty Andrus, Sean Finley, Brian Galligan, and a Boise State Perfect Season pennant. Marsing High School Juniors boarded a Sandra Martinez; the advisor who accom- The only glitch in the otherwise enjoyable bus to make the 45-minute trip to Ontario, panied them was Mr. Pfeifer. The purpose day was the students’ lethargic response OR. At the end of the line was the Four of the Leadership Conference was to to submitting their permission slips. Mr. Rivers Cultural Center, where representa- teach the upcoming student council mem- Bell announced that in the future no per- tives from more than 50 colleges, universi- bers leadership skills. It also gave these mission slips will be accepted after the ties, technical schools and the armed nine students the chance to learn what well-publicized deadline. forces waited to greet the students at the other schools do for school spirit and also Idaho-Oregon Border College Fair. Stu- what they do for fundraisers. The Keynote dents had the chance to meet college Speaker was Sam Glenn. He knows about representatives from nine western states, success and failure. He has Attention attend four informational sessions on eve- Deficit Disorder (ADD), but he’s an amaz- rything from financial aid and scholarships ing artist. He can draw pictures with chalk to athletics and the arts, and hear Boise in about 30 minutes, which is why he is motivational speaker Kip Spittle explain called the “Chalk-Man.” He told stories how to successfully choose the next step in life. As a door prize, one student from Oregon and one student from Idaho each received a $200 scholarship. Unfortu- nately, only seniors were eligible to win the scholarships, so none of our juniors qualified. However, individual organiza- tions were holding raffles for various Above: Jon Andrus and Brian Galligan trying to stay awake. Left: Stephanie Powell and Bridgette Longwill hanging out before starting the Leadership Conference. Lady Husky Basketball by CC Zanardi This year there were more girls that and are making progress. This year there Alma said. She is very impressed with this planned playing basketball, but the more are some newbie’s, freshman Rebecca years team and wishes them the best of the better. This year’s teams consist of Cossel, a post, Candelia Leon, a guard, luck. more freshman then sophomores, juniors, and Andi Merrit, a post. The three fresh- The JV B team has come a long and seniors put together. Well you know man girls will help the team to conquer the way also, a few of them are a little con- what I mean. season. Good luck this season! fused on the plays, but are coming to- This year the varsity team has The JV A team has been doing gether as a team. Sandra Martinez has some new players with them, 3 freshman, well also, they also lost to Payette by only been doing well, in the game against Pay- a few sophomores and a junior. The var- a little. The girls this year are going to rock ette she made all of her free-throws. They sity team has been playing well, although the house because the team has great have only played one game so far, and they did lose to Payette by only a few offence and defense. Bianca Masscaro unfortunately lost, but are working their points, but the girls played hard. The girls has had extremely great rebounds, Jessie way to the top. They are exceptionally need a little more work with their free- Cossel has hustled her heart out and is strong on defense, but are still working on throws, but other then that they are doing getting great rebounds as well. “The girls offense. Good luck this season! exceptionally well. They work as a team are going to make the season a memory.” Volume 3, Issue 4 Page 3 Meet Our New Students by Jonica Eells Drew Maisey is sort of new this year food is Chinese food, and his favorite class is Antonio Rangel is new here at because he was here in the mid high, last year Mr. Lemos’ English class. Marsing, he came from Santa Efigenia. He he went to Mountain View High School, in has eight siblings, three brothers and five sis- California. He has four siblings, two brothers ters. Some of his favorite colors and red, pur- and two sisters, in California. His favorite Have you met Autumn Daugherty; ple, blue, and white, his favorite classes are animal is a liger, his favorite color is blue, his well, she is new here from Miami High School math with Mr. Wallgamott and Spanish Cul- favorite class is Ag with Mr. Martin, and his in Oklahoma. She has two pets, one dog and ture with Miss. Culbertson. His favorite food favorite food is cookies. one cat. She has five siblings, four sisters and is well, everything. one brother. Her favorite animal is a dog, her favorite color is blue, her favorite food is Andres Ramirez is new this year to pizza, and her favorite class is Recreational Marsing High, he came from Caldwell. He Sports with Mrs. Cooney. has two dogs. He has three siblings, one brother and two sisters. His favorite animal is a hawk, his favorite color is blue, his favorite Marsing Clubs by Alma Marcial Drama- Band – are hoping to get a lot of cans to donate to the local families in time for Thanksgiving. Kaitie Huffman (Katrina) is going to district Brisa Stahle auditioned and was accepted championships for drama, at Columbia into the Treasure Valley Honor Band, High on November 17th. Drama right now They preformed at Northwest Nazarene are working with pantomime and also act- University on Thursday, November 15. ing serious scenes. They are going to go Monday December 17th will be the Christ- see “Romeo and Juliet” on February 20th. mas concert for the band and Choir. For the first time the band and choir will be performing a song together. It will be a Student Council- unique arrangement of “Rockin’ Around Student council wants to do something for the Christmas Tree.” BPA- winter sports, so they have come to the idea of bringing back Takedown Tip-Off BPA had concessions on the 27th for the Spirit Week. They are still discussing the Boys basketball game. They are going to fine details about this week. Also Student Choir- go to NNU on December 6. BPA is still Council gave the spirit trophy to FFA, be- doing the Parli Pro. Practice with FFA. Choir right now are get- BPA has a good shot at winning. They just cause of their great work on the harvest ting ready for their Christmas concert that finished their proposal, which was about dance. They would like to express their is going to be on December 17th. They the wrong things with their country and appreciation to FFA Mr. Martin, and the had a lot of songs planned to be sung, but what they can do about it. They are going Ag. classes for putting on an excellent they say that many of those are going to to go to NNU and show what they knew dance. be left out. They had an awesome per- overall of their country. formance when they preformed at the Harvest Pumpkin Festival that was held at FHLA- the Marsing community park. Lindsay FHLA right now is discussing about buy- Whitaker and Kelsey Aikens auditioned for ing sweatshirts. They wanted to show and preformed with the Treasure Valley their club pride by buying sweatshirts that Honor Choir. show they are part of the club. They also had a nacho sale on November 20th they had so much fun. They had a pretty good National Honor Society- sale. Right now the Honor Society is working very hard on their canned food drive. They Page 4 The Husky Times A Dif fer ent Christmas Poem The embers glowed softly, and in their dim flag. light, "I can live through the cold and the being For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift, I gazed round the room and I cherished the alone, Away from the cold and the snow blown in sight. Away from my family, my house and my drifts, My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, home." To the window that danced with a warm My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. fire's light. "I can stand at my post through the rain Then he sighed and he said "Its really all Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, and the sleet, right, Transforming the yard to a winter delight. I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat. The sparkling lights in the tree I believe, I can carry the weight of killing another, I'm out here by choice. I'm here every Completed the magic that was Christmas Or lay down my life with my sister and night." Eve. brother." "It's my duty to stand at the front of the line, My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was Who stand at the front against any and all, That separates you from the darkest of deep, To ensure for all time that this flagwill not times. Secure and surrounded by love I would fall." No one had to ask or beg or implore me." sleep. "So go back inside," he said, "harbor no In perfect contentment, or so it would seem, fright, "I'm proud to stand here like my fathers So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream. before me. Your family is waiting and I'll be all My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in De- right." The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too cember,' near, Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram "But isn't there something I can do, at the But I opened my eyes when it tickled my always remembers." least, ear. "Give you money," I asked, "or prepare Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, you a feast? Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in It seems all too little for all that you've the snow. done, For being away from your wife and your My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear, son." And I crept to the door just to see who was near. Then his eye welled a tear that held no re- Standing out in the cold and the dark of the gret, night, "Just tell us you love us, and never forget. A lone figure stood, his face weary and To fight for our rights back at home while tight. we're gone, To stand your own watch, no matter how A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old, long." Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold. Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled, Standing watch over me, and my wife and "My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' "For when we come home, either standing my child. Nam ', or dead, And now it is my turn and so, here I am. To know you remember we fought and we "What are you doing?", I asked without I've not seen my own son in more than a bled. fear, while, Is payment enough, and with that we will "Come in this moment, it's freezing out But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got trust, here. her smile." That we mattered to you as you mattered to Put down your pack, brush the snow from us." your sleeve, Then he bent and he carefully pulled from You should be at home on a cold Christmas his bag, Eve. The red, white, and blue... an American Volume 3, Issue 4 Page 5 Jarah: Chapter 7 by Samantha Jensen Why was he always being showed that they meant business. instantly rushed over to Tom Tom and chased by others? And this time he hadn’t “You might as well surrender,” grabbed him by his arms. The teen at- even done anything wrong. At least, he the sergeant said and placed his finger on tempted to pull away and run, but then he didn’t think that he had done anything the trigger. “You’re not going to get away heard a gunshot and he felt a bullet tear wrong. He hadn’t stolen anything, he had- from us, rebel.” though his side. He gritted his teeth n’t gotten into any fights, and he hadn’t So that’s why they were after against the pain and forced himself to even brought a weapon with him. Try as him; they suspected him of being a rebel. straighten. He refused to show any signs he might, he couldn’t think of a single That wasn’t good. Of course, he could of weakness while in front of these sol- reason for why they would be after him. easily weasel his way out of this situation, diers. A middle-aged man dropped if, they only suspected. If they knew for His eyes locked with the ser- down in front of him and Tom Tom slid sure that he was a rebel, then there would geant’s and spat on the ground. The ser- to a halt. The man was dressed in a dark be no way out of this, at least not though geant smirked and raised the gun back to blue uniform with two golden stripes on talking. Tom Tom sighed softly and Tom Tom’s forehead. The soldiers his left sleeve, which meant that he was a leaned on his left foot. “What makes you quickly bound his hands behind his back sergeant. And if this man was indeed a think that I’m a rebel? Everybody knows with a pair of handcuffs. He no longer sergeant, that meant that it was only a that the rebellion disbanded after the tried to resist them, for he knew that squad that was after him. He had been death of the king.” Or so the public struggling would do him no good. Strug- chased by much larger units several times thought. The rebellion was still alive and gling for freedom would only wind up before and escaped, so he knew that this well, but they had a new mission now that getting himself shot and killed. He would would be a piece of cake. That was, until King Zohar was dead. That new mission just have to the sergeant whipped out a pistol and was to help protect and raise up Khalid wait and trained it on his forehead. until he one day could become king. But watch for an “Can’t we all just get along?” the the problem with that was the fact that opportunity seventeen-year-old asked and slowly held Faolan didn’t seem to like that goal very to escape. up his hands to show that he was un- much. armed. He glanced behind him just in “You’re not fooling anyone,” the time to see the squad of nine soldiers ar- sergeant replied. “We’ve been watching riving. They all had their guns aimed at you for a long while now. Bind him,” he him and the expressions on their faces commanded his men. Four of the soldiers The Bookwor m Review by Amy Bea gley This month’s Bookworm Review follows a group of brilliant and sarcastic teens features another of our new Young Reader’s as they search for a way out of their Choice books. I just read it and I would have “labyrinths of suffering” and into a great per- to say that, so far, it is definitely one of my haps. favorites. It is called Looking for Alaska and it This book is full of many interesting was written by John Green. facts, philosophical questions, and famous last This book tells the tale of the all- words. It will make you laugh and possibly round general loser named Miles “Pudge” even cry as they are forced to answer the ques- Halter (even though he is really skinny) and tions they ask themselves. I would advise this how he goes in search for a “great perhaps” at book to anybody who wants some food for a private school in Alabama. Upon arriving at thought or even just something to read over his new school, he becomes friends with a Christmas break. group of misguided geniuses who focus only on their next big prank. Among them is the wild and beautiful Alaska Young, whom Pudge immediately falls in love with. This Page 6 The Husky Times Marsing Hardware & Pump Full line True Value hardware 222 Main Street, Marsing store Sales, service, P: 896-4162 C: 459-8545 installation and Open: M-F 8:00-6:00 M-F repair of your well pumps and ditch pumps Your Kinetico water systems satellite dealer for sales, repair and parts The FFA Corner by Kelsey Granden On November 9th the Marsing FFA gave them a FFA member sign and a Green- The Harvest dance was a big hit this Chapter held its annual Greenhand Night and hand pin. We also recognized Nick Aeverman, year. We had more members come then in the Harvest Dance. Both activities were a success Tony Beagley, Tyler Blackstock, Ethan Salove past two. Our Vice President, Amy Beagley as they were well attended by students, parents and Neil Sevy last year’s Greenhands. said “it was fun and exciting and the decora- and community members. tions rocked!” We hope next year is the same, This year, to increase enthusiasm for if not better. We started off with the creed, pre- the Dance, each agriculture class was given a sented by six students. This year’s Creed section of the shop to decorate with the win- contestants were Katelyn Blackstock, Patrick ning class receiving a party. With this in mind, Daniel, Shad Jensen, Kyla Loucks, Kacie Sa- the agriculture shop was transformed into love, and Taylor Sauer. All of the contestants pumpkin patches, barn scenes, scare crows and did a wonderful job. Kacie Salove won, so straw bales to create an old fashion barn dance she will be representing Marsing at the Boise atmosphere. Valley District Contest later this year. Kyla Between 65 to 70 FFA members, Loucks will be the first alternate. parents and guests were in attendance. The Then we gave out the Greenhand Square Dancing was a big hit with over 40 award. 22 students received this award: Dustin FFA members, friends and guests participat- Alexander, Cole Ashby, Katelyn Blackstock, ing. Shayne Barenberg Patrick Daniels, Brandon One of the night’s highlights was the Dayton, Colby Decker, Amanda Freeman, crowning of the Harvest Dance King and Stephanie Forrey, Sam Jackson, Shad Jensen, Queen. Everyone’s favorite dad, Chris Salove Peyton Kinney, Jimmy Longwell, Kyla was selected Harvest King and Hillary Wil- Loucks, David Loefler, Drew Maisey, Andi liams was elected Queen. Kacie Salove, our 2007-08 FFA Creed Merritt, Matt Rost, Taylor Sauer, Kacie Sa- Speaking winner! Congratulations Kacie love, Jessica Torres and Hillary Wiliams. We and good luck at Districts! December 2007 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 3 4 5 6 7 Chicken Nuggets Texas Fries Corn Dog Macaroni & Cheese Nachos Mixed Veggies Fruited Jell-O Chocolate Pudding Fresh Fruit & Fruit Variety Fruit Variety Fruit Variety Variety Milk Fresh Fruit & Fruit Variety Variety Milk Variety Milk Variety Milk Chicken Patty on a Bun Variety Milk Burrito w/ Fixings Assorted Sandwiches Tostada Delight Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Egg Roll & Fortune Cookie Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Fresh Baked Roll Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Maple Bar Fresh Baked Roll Cinnamon Twist Fresh Baked Roll **Food Advisory** 10 11 12 13 14 Cheeseburgers Chicken Nuggets Red Baron Pizza Burrito W/ Fixings Wiener Wrap Fruit Variety Chocolate Pudding Pineapple & Garden Salad Strawberries & Banana Fruit Variety & Garden Veggies Potato Tots Garden Veggies Cookie Golden Corn Variety Milk Variety Milk Variety Milk Variety Milk Variety Milk Chicken Nuggets Tostada Delight Soup & Sandwich Assorted Sandwiches Baked Potato Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Fresh Baked Roll Fresh Baked Roll Fresh Baked Roll Fresh Baked Roll Fresh Baked Roll 17 18 19 20 21 Chicken Patty on a Bun Red Baron Pizza Hamburger Homestyle Turkey Fruit Variety & Garden Variety Fruit Variety Garden Variety Fruit Variety No School- Have a Great Variety Milk Garden Salad Assorted Desserts Corn Christmas Break!!! Soup & Sandwich Variety Milk Variety Milk Variety Milk Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Baked Potato Hot Dog or Chozizos Chicken Fries Steak Fresh Baked Roll Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Fresh Salad Bar 4th – 12th Fresh Salad Bar 4th-12th Fresh Baked Roll Fresh Baked Roll Maple Bar Merry Christmas! December 2007 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 Parli Pro Practice 5 Student Council 6 Parli Pro Practice 7 Pizza Sale 8 BPA Econ Summit Meeting BPA Meeting BBB vs Nyssa GBB vs Payette GBB vs NP 9 10 11 Parli Pro Practice 12 Student Council 13 Parli Pro Practice 14 15 GBB vs Nyssa GBB @ Parma Meeting Taco Sale 16 17 FFA 18 Parli Pro Practice 19 Student Council 20 Sr Baby Pics and 21 22 Food/Clothing/ Toy Drive Meeting Letters Due Choir and Band Christmas BBB @ Payette End of 2nd Concert Quarter/Semester 23 24 25 26 27 28 Holiday Classic 29 MERRY No School CHRISTMAS!!! 30 31 HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!!!