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									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
                                                                                                               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.
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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

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.”
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
                                                     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
                                                     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-
                                                      Right now the Honor Society is working
                                                     very hard on their canned food drive. They
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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
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,
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
Eve.                                                                                          brother."
                                               "It's my duty to stand at the front of the
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
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
                                               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,
                                                                                              "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.
                                                                                              For being away from your wife and your
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was
                                                                                              Then his eye welled a tear that held no re-
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the
                                                                                              "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
                                                                                              we're gone,
                                                                                              To stand your own watch, no matter how
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
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
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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

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

23         24                          25                         26                      27                        28 Holiday Classic   29
                                             MERRY                                                                         No School

30         31
                 HAPPY NEW
                YEAR’S EVE!!!

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