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Know the Difference Between Cold and Flu Symptoms

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									Contentnea-Savannah Cougar gear is here, just in time for cooler weather! In
addition to t-shirts, caps, and visors, there are now crewneck and hooded sweatshirts
available, all featuring a brand-new design. Samples are located in the front office.
Prices are:

•     Visor—$12.00
•     Cap—$15.00
•     T-shirt—$10.00
•     Crewneck Sweatshirt—$20.00
•     Hooded Sweatshirt—$25.00

All proceeds benefit CSS athletics. Please contact Mr. Fisher to purchase.



                               Know the Difference Between Cold and Flu Symptoms
                                                                                Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A
Fever              Fever is rare with a cold.                                   temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with
                                                                                the flu.
                   A hacking, productive (mucus- producing)                     A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present
Coughing
                   cough is often present with a cold.                          with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).
                   Slight body aches and pains can be part of a
Aches                                                            Severe aches and pains are common with the flu.
                   cold.
                   Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold
Stuffy Nose        and typically resolves spontaneously within a Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the flu.
                   week.
Chills             Chills are uncommon with a cold.                             60% of people who have the flu experience chill.

Tiredness          Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.                        Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu.

Sneezing           Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.                    Sneezing is not common with the flu.

Sudden             Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few    The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and
Symptoms           days.                                       includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.
                                                               A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu
Headache           A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.
                                                               cases.
                   Sore throat is commonly present with a
Sore Throat                                                    Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu.
                   cold.
Chest              Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a
                                                               Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu.
Discomfort         cold.

If your child exhibits flu-like symptoms, please do not allow them to attend school. Remember, diligent hand-washing is the
best way to fight the spread of the flu! If you have any questions you may contact Mrs. Nicole Sugg, CSS School Nurse, at
252-527-8591.


Lenoir County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, creed, marital status, age, or disability in its programs, activities,
or employment practices. The Public Information Officer is the Title IX compliance officer and can be reached at 2017 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC 28504, and
telephone number is 252-527-1109.


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color, origin nancional, seso, credo, estado civil, edad o incapacidad. La Oficial del Deptol, de Informacion Publica es la Oficial que se encuentra a cargo del pro-
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                                                                                   Volume 2, Issue 1
    Contentnea-Savannah School, Home of the Cougars                         October / November, 2009




It’s exciting to begin a brand-new school year in our new location
on Ferrell Road at Contentnea~Savannah School! Students, staff,
and parents have all been adapting well to new procedures and                 OCTOBER
policies which have been implemented to keep us all learning in a
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safe and clean environment. Continue to stress to your children       Booster Club Meeting-6:30 p.m.
the importance of bus safety, not chewing gum on campus, and
being respectful to others—especially to adults. When everyone                    26-30
follows the rules, it makes the school run so much more                      Red Ribbon Week
smoothly.
                                                                                 26-28
                                                                     Nine Weeks Testing (Grades 3-5)
I am extremely pleased to announce that both Contentnea and
Savannah Schools were named Green Ribbon Schools in North                           29
Carolina for successfully implementing the Positive Behavior              Early Dismissal-12 noon
Support System in grades K-8. The elementary school was also                      30
named a Model PBS School for the 2008-9 school year! Students          Teacher Workday (no school)
have been recognized for following rules and showing good
manners and we should all be very proud of them!
                                                                             NOVEMBER
I am also proud of our Cougar athletes! Both football and
                                                                                    6
volleyball teams have been working and playing hard this fall to               Report Cards
achieve a winning season! They’re looking good and playing well,
so please support our school’s Booster Club!                                        11
                                                                     Veteran’s Day Holiday (no school)
Our PTA is sponsoring ONE big fundraiser for the fall—the CSS
                                                                                    13
“Womanless Beauty Pageant,” which will be held in the gym at         Elementary Recognition Assemblies
7:00 on Saturday night, November 14, 2009. This event promises                 K-2 9:00 a.m.
to be a lot of fun and full of surprises. Tickets are now being                3-5 1:30 p.m.
sold--$5 for adults and $3 for students with children under three
                                                                                  14
being free. Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsorships are also being     Womanless Beauty Pageant (PTA
sold. We’d like to have a full house that night, and hope that you      Fundraiser)-7:00 p.m.
and your family will make plans now to come out and enjoy a fun-
filled evening!                                                                     23
                                                                      Booster Club Meeting-6:30 p.m.

Thanks again for all of your support in making Contentnea-                        23-24
Savannah one of the very best schools anywhere, and I look              Bowling (4th & 5th Grades)
forward to seeing everyone at the Womanless Beauty Pageant in
November!                                                                        25-27
                                                                     Thanksgiving Holiday (no school)

Mrs. Blizzard
                           The kindergarten classes at Contentnea-Savannah are off to a great start. We have settled into our
                           routines nicely and are learning the PBS rules well, as evidenced by the good behavior we are
                           displaying in our classrooms and in our electives.

We have been on our first field trip and it was a big success! As part of our study of communities and community helpers, we
visited the public library and the fire station on Oct. 9. We concluded our day with a picnic lunch at Bill Fay Park and had a lot of
fun on the playground there. It was a beautiful day, and a good time was had by all!

As we move into the second nine weeks we will be concentrating our efforts on learning our sounds and letters, as well as
learning how to use them to sound out words and begin to READ! We are also beginning AR, which is a great motivational tool
for our students.

Another exciting upcoming event for kindergarten is our December trip to the RBC Center in Raleigh to see Disney on Ice. This
will be one of the highlights of our year, and we are eagerly anticipating the big day.

Kindergarten is a very important year for our students, and we are so pleased that this year has begun so positively. A big thanks
to our students and their parents for helping us get things started on the right foot!

The 1st grade is off to a great start! We are excited to have a new 1st grade teacher this year, Ms.
Harrison. She is a great addition to our team.

We have started a new activity this year, called Dibels groups. The Dibels program is a palm-based assessment program which
groups children according to strengths and weaknesses in reading. Students are able to get individualized attention from small
groups three times a week. We are excited to see the growth in children from these small groups.

In the upcoming months we will be learning about holidays, such as Halloween and Thanksgiving. We will also be discussing addi-
tion, subtraction, technology and communication, writing skills and many more exciting things! We are looking forward to a great
year!

                           The 2nd graders have been busy learning about air and weather. Around CSS you may see pinwheels
                           turning, wind socks blowing, and even some anemometers measuring wind speed. Even our
                           recycled plastic-bottle rain gauges have added to the fun we have had studying the weather.
In November, we will use technology to help with our pumpkin activities such as graphing pumpkin seeds...that’s a lot of counting
and weighing! We hope to be able to compare our data with schools in other states.


Third grade has gotten off to a great start for the 2009-2010 school year! We have been working
hard in math to investigate number sense, addition with regrouping, and subtraction with regrouping!
3rd graders have also been looking at alternate ways to show regrouping! Do you know what a
palindrome is? Ask some of our 3rd graders! They can tell you how to add a three digit number to
create a palindrome! Whew!

3rd graders are also reading their socks off! Ask us the difference in reality and fantasy. We can tell you in a complete sentence,
since we know all about speaking and writing in complete sentences as well!


                            Fourth grade students are off to a great start to the 2009-2010 school year! This month we would
                            like to tell you about some exciting action happening in math class. Analyzing and interpreting data is
                            a very important skill that students have been learning during the first nine-week grading period.
                            Students have been participating in class activities that involve collecting, displaying, and analyzing
                            different kinds of data.
To assist your child at home with this unit of study, you can share and discuss graphs, tables, charts and other forms of data with
him or her. You can find examples in newspapers, magazines, billboards, and advertisements. You can even collect data and
make your own graphs and charts with your child. Real world examples help students to make connections to the curriculum that
is being taught at school. We appreciate your support at home. Learning is fun and exciting for our students when we all work
together.
                     Be sure to check out the totally redesigned Lenoir County Public Schools website at
                     www.lenoir.k12.nc.us. The website is full of useful information including the latest LCPS news, school
                     menus, upcoming events, and links for students and parents. There is also a link to Contentnea-Savannah
                     School!

                     Also, be sure to visit the CSS website at http://schools.lenoir.k12.nc.us/css/ for the latest school news,
                     links, and pictures.


 Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who participated in Grandparents’ Week October 5-9. We
 had a huge turnout this year, and we are thankful for everyone who participated. Thank you parents and
 grandparents for being a positive influence in the lives of CSS students!


                     As one of our service projects, CSS is collecting can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Many Ronald
                     McDonald Houses work with local recycling centers to raise money by collecting tabs (the pull top) from
                     aluminum cans. Ronald McDonald Houses collect can tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because the tabs
                     are pure high-quality aluminum, unlike cans, which consist of aluminum and other alloys. Tabs are also
                     easier to store than whole cans.

                     After the tabs are collected, the local RMHC Chapter brings the collection to local recycling centers, where
                     they are weighed to determine their value. One pound of can tabs is worth 57 cents, and one gallon of can
                     tabs (4,175 tabs) is worth $1.49. The recycling center then sends the local RMHC Chapter or House a check
                     for the total value. To date, more than 400 million can tabs have been collected, generating more than $4
                     million.

                     We are collecting the tabs through our homeroom classes. If you have large amounts to give, it would be
                     helpful to send them in gallon bags. Thank you so much for your support of this worthy cause. If you have
                     any questions, please contact Amy Jones, Middle Grades counselor.


 Lenoir County Public Schools is now offering parents the opportunity to prepay for student lunches online.
 Just go to www.lenoir.k12.nc.us and click on the “School Lunch Prepay” button. You will be directed to
 the Lunch Prepay website, where you can register to prepay on your student’s account using your credit
 card. If you have questions, you may click on the “Help/FAQ” link on the left-hand side of the page.


                       Remember to save and submit Labels for Education and Box Tops for Education. This is a great way for you
                       to help Contentnea-Savannah School earn money to support academic and athletic programs in Kindergarten
                       through 8th grade.

                       Labels for Education are found on Campbell’s products including Campbell’s, Prego, Pepperidge Farm,
                       Swanson, V8, Franco-American, and others. Box Tops for Education are found on all General Mills products.
                       More information can be found online: www.labelsforeducation.com or www.boxtops4education.com. You
                       may also contact Michelle Gaskins, the school’s Box Tops 4 Education Coordinator, at 524-4628 or
                       gandsllc@embarqmail.com. Labels and box tops can be submitted to your child’s teacher.

                       **Food Lion has special Box Tops offers for the months of October, November, and December. Be sure to
                       check them out!


Soon, all LCPS middle and high school students will be assigned a personal e-mail account through
Gaggle.Net. Gaggle provides safe e-mail accounts for students along with file storage and sharing, a
blogging tool, message boards, and digital homework drop boxes. Student Gaggle accounts are
accessible from school or home, and are intended for educational use. More information can be found
online at www.lenoir.k12.nc.us; simply click on the Gaggle.Net link on the LCPS homepage. Students will
be receiving login information in the next few weeks.
Congratulations to Mr. Sam Fisher, Contentnea-Savannah School’s first Teacher of the Year! The school
celebrated this accomplishment by recognizing September 22 as “Mr. Fisher Day.” Mr. Fisher was treated to
a parade through the K-2 and 3-5 halls, as well as a Pep Rally with 6th-8th grade students. Pictures from
the day are located on the CSS website (http://schools.lenoir.k12.nc.us/css/).

Mr. Fisher always goes above and beyond the call of duty at CSS, whether in the classroom or as the school’s
Athletic Director. CSS is thankful for Mr. Fisher’s service to the school, and is proud to call him our Teacher
of the Year!



                         The Contentnea-Savannah School PTA is proud to present the school’s first ever “CSS Cougar Womanless
                         Beauty Pageant” fundraiser on November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. We have nine
                         special contestants (all familiar faces at CSS) who will be competing for the title of “Miss CSS Cougar
                         2009.”

                         Patron, Bronze, Silver, and Gold Sponsorships are available for purchase. Tickets are also being pre-sold
                         for the event at a cost of $5 per adult and $3 per student (children ages three and under get in free). A
                         $75 Visa gift card will be awarded to the student who sells the most tickets, as well as the student who
                         sells the most sponsorships. The top selling class from the elementary grades and the middle grades will
                         each be rewarded with a pizza party. Tickets will be sold through November 10. For sponsorship or ticket
                         information, please contact Lyla Nock, CSS PTA President (939-0164 or lylanock@yahoo.com).

                         All parents, grandparents, guardians, and CSS staff are encouraged to join the CSS PTA. For just $5 per
                         person, we can help our students be successful. Please contact Lyla Nock for more information, or to
                         join.



 Congratulations to Contentnea Elementary and Savannah Middle for being recognized as 2008-2009
 Green Ribbon Schools for Positive Behavior Support. Schools achieve Green Ribbon status by diligently
 implementing PBS programs, having an active PBS Team that meets at least once a month, and
 completing Module 1 PBS training. Additionally, Contentnea Elementary was recognized as a 2008-2009
 Model School. Model Schools fulfill all Green Ribbon requirements, as well as completing Module 2 PBS
 training. Thank you to all teachers and students who strive to make CSS a safe, fun environment for
 learning.



                       October 12-16 marked the first school-wide Sprit Week for Contentnea-Savannah School. Kindergarten
                       through 8th grade students participated in theme days all week long. Monday was Tacky Day, Tuesday was
                       Hat Day, Wednesday was Dress for Success Day (and school picture day), Thursday was School Spirit Day,
                       and Friday was Twin Day.

                       Students had a great time showing their CSS spirit all week, and helped cheer the Volleyball team to a
                       victory over Rochelle on Monday. Middle grades students participated in a Pep Rally on Thursday, with the
                       8th grade winning the “Spirit Stick.” Unfortunately, the football game on Thursday was cancelled due to
                       inclement weather, but hopefully the football team got enough “pep” at the pep rally to lead them to a win
                       against Frink, which has been rescheduled for November 2.



 If students have not been approved for free/reduced lunch for the 2009-2010 School Year, they will
 need money for meals or they will receive the alternate meal according to board policy, per the LCPS
 Child Nutrition Department. Parents, please make sure that your child does not owe money in the
 cafeteria. He or she will receive the alternate meal according to board policy once five consecutive
 meals are not paid for. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
                                                   The following students have been named by their teachers as Good Citizens for
                                                   the months of September and October. Keep up the good work!



Mrs. Harper’s Class……… Jahnya Waters, DJ Wiggins…………. Ja’den Kilpatrick, Vanessa Chavez-
                                                             Rodriquez
Mrs. Heath’s Class……….. Abigail Foss, Christopher Sabinske.. Steven Cooper, Keionnee Wiggins
Mrs. McCollam’s Class….. Arly Figueroa, Hunter King………….. Bre’anna Banks, Justin Cooper        Fifth grade students at CSS have
Mrs. Taylor’s Class………. Nya Lowe, Mike Howery……………… Camaurie Whitehurst, Michael Carlyle       been studying poetry. We hope
Ms. Benton’s Class……… Sadia Hepburn…………………………… Samantha Wetherington                           that you enjoy reading some of our
Mrs. Fowler’s Class……… Kaliyah Bonhom…………………………. Sadie Carlyle
Ms. Harrison’s Class…….. Cassidy Melton…………………………… Chase Jones
                                                                                               original creations.
Mrs. Jarman’s Class……. Alex Ramos-Garcia……………………… Khaliyah Moore
Mrs. Jones’s Class……….. Noah Perez………………………………… Mollie Smith                                   Haikus are Japanese poems about
Mrs. Kornegay’s Class….. Tabitha Jenkins………………………….. Michael Anderson                          nature. They have three lines & 17
Mrs. Manning’s Class…… Melanie Carrasquillo………………….. Heather Smith                             syllables. Read the Haikus from
Mrs. Sutton’s Class………. Yadasha Fisher…………………………… Cheyanne Babcock                             Mrs. Dawson-Chadwick’s reading
Mrs. Austin’s Class………. Tyshaun Ellison………………………….. Nikaizha Davis                             class.
Mrs. Hathaway’s Class…. Dustin Herring……………………………. Noah Herring, Samantha Solomon
Mrs. Morris’s Class………. Gabrielle Stallings………………………. Zaria Bell                                         My Imagination
Mrs. Price’s Class………… Malik Dixon……………………………….. Auria Cooper
                                                                                                           By: Tori H.
Mrs. Howard’s Class……. Brandon Tripp……………………………. Tyler Godwin
Mrs. Jenkins’s Class…….. Quinton Pittman…………………………. Grayson Shreves                                 Worms in the moonlight
Mrs. Modlin’s Class………. Megan Jones……………………………… Anne-Wesley Taylor
                                                                                                    Are like dogs flying a kite
Mrs. Wade’s Class……….. Andrea Adamson………………………… Steffon Riley
Mrs. Dawson-Chadwick’s                                                                                 Over the rainbow.
Class………………………….. Dylan Foss…………………………………. Alexus Avent, Milan Roderick
Mrs. Gaddis’s Class……… Malik Bouie………………………………… Maria Patino                                               Green Lizards
Mrs. St. John’s Class…… Kelsie Stocks……………………………… Ayla Dixon
                                                                                                            By: Blake L.
Mrs. White’s Class……….. Bryce Dixon……………………………….. Morgan O’Neal
Ms. Colello’s Class………. Derek Jones………………………………. Tre-Voughn Long-Greer                                   Lying on a rock
Mrs. Garris’s Class……….. Malcolm Slade……………………………. Premiere Cobb
                                                                                                      Was a little green lizard
Mrs. Ledford’s Class…….. Caleb Sinclair…………………………….. James Black
Mrs. Rayner’s Class……… Meyona Jones……………………………. Ivonne Lopez-Villarreal
                                                                                                       Bathing in the sun.
Mrs. Owens’s Class……… Nykeem Swinson………………………… Caleb Sinclair
                                                                                                              Tiger
                                                                                                           By: Jalani K.
                                                                                                     The large tiger pounced
Self poems are creative ways to tell someone all about you. Read the self poems from Mrs.            On a deer drinking water
St. John’s reading class.                                                                               It had had its fill.


                      Maria                                                    Dajour
         Nice, Pretty, Smart, Mannerly                                Smart, Nice, Short, Cute
      Sibling of Rodolfo, Diego, Sebastian                         Sibling of Marquise, Deontrez
      Love of dogs, family, grandparents                            Love of pizza, dogs, family
        Who feels joyful, happy, greedy                        Who fears snakes, spiders, mean dogs
      Who fears ghosts, snakes, bulldogs                   Who would like to see Michael Jordan, Lil' wayne,
Who would like to see Mexico, grandparents, friends                          Chris Brown
                Resident of Kinston                                      Resident of Kinston
                Patino-Guardiola                                                Bouie


Fourth and Fifth Grades: Our classes just completed the All Aboard South America Writing Contest
offered through East Carolina University. Both language arts groups submitted student entries for this
contest. Four fourth grade students received Honorable Recognition in the competition. Those
students are: Bailey Blake, Kamron Bruton, Emily Heath, and Megan Monroe. Way to represent CSS!
                           The 6th Grade Team has had a busy quarter so far! We are very proud of our students for their overall
                           outstanding behavior, for which they just received their first PAWS reward party—a snowcone
                           social! Ask them to show you their paws!
Our team, under the direction of Mrs. Kimberly Jones, is working on completing science fair projects. The children have been very
excited and are working hard on their projects. In Mrs. Ormond’s language arts class, students are working diligently on their
famous singer biographies. Notes will be sent home every week or so to update you on what they should have accomplished at
that point.

We are also still collecting money to help us "Adopt a Dolphin" through the Wildlife Federation. We currently have almost $20
collected so send in your donations as soon as possible!

In the upcoming weeks we will be sending home details about our first quarter recognition/awards ceremony to be held in
November. Please watch your child's agenda for the date and time.

And, as always, please make sure you check and sign your child's agenda nightly. We really see a difference in the students who
have someone checking each night versus those who don't! Thank you to those of you who so diligently check—you're helping
your child!

Mrs. Garner's social studies classes have developed new countries. These countries came complete
with pledges, anthems, and flags. Mrs. Garner is proud of her hard working developers.

In language arts, we have been reading and analyzing the book Tuck Everlasting. Over the course of this novel we have been
examining the idea of immortality and how being a part of the "wheel of life" (as described by Mr. Tuck in the novel) is a blessing.
Another theme of the novel is "changes over time." To connect this theme to our personal lives, students brought in two pictures:
a current one and one from when they were much younger. Students then wrote about what kind of person they used to be and
what kind of person they are now that they are older. This project is on display in the hallway outside 7th grade classrooms.

In science, we have been discussing the composition of the atmosphere and how it reacts with other substances. We have also
covered weather patterns and talked about differences in air pressure. We are currently working on severe weather, learning
about what causes it, how to predict it, and what we can do to prepare for it. To finish out the nine weeks we will be learning
about the climates of different regions and how they can change.

In math, 7th grade students are learning about solving equations, combining like terms, and converting math words into
equations.


                            We are currently learning about the colonial period in North Carolina history. Recently, students
                            worked in groups to create magazines about the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Soon we will
                            be spending time studying the impact of Pirates on North Carolina, with special emphasis on the
                            infamous Blackbeard.
Eighth grade science classes are in the middle of chemistry. We have learned about atomic structure, elements, and trends of the
periodic table. We are now using all that to move into bonding, molecules, and balancing chemical equations. We are hoping to
be able to do hands-on activities to help reinforce our learning. We will continue in our chemistry unit for a few more weeks
before moving on.


                                                                           The following students have been named by their
                                                                           teachers as Students of the Month for September.
                                                                           Keep up the good work!




    Shamia Moore                Luke Jackson            Brian Washington            Tiamel Bradley             Keithien Mason
    Brad Strickland           Sedreka Anderson            Alexus Morning
                          During the month of October, Mrs. Corey’s multi-level EC class worked on the math concepts of
                          collecting and displaying data. To bring home the concept of charts, graphs, and data our class
                          conducted several different activities. They produced graphs to show how much television, video
                          game, and sleep time they spent at home.
The second activity overlapped into our science lesson where they collected data on the foods they ate in a food journal for one
week, and then transferred that into the food pyramid to see if their food choices were balanced.

Lastly, our students conducted a survey. We were fortunate enough to find a turtle to adopt as our class pet. The time came for
our turtle to be named and we could not come to a consensus, so we conducted a survey. The class was divided into two
groups. One group would poll teachers and one group would poll students to choose their favorite name for our new turtle. The
students spent several days collecting their data and used that data to create graphs comparing teacher and student name
choices. The winner and top choice was...Lightning. Collecting, comparing and displaying data can be used in all areas of life.


Sixth Grade: As students continue their study of fictional literature, they are progressing even more
daily in their growth as 6th graders. They have just completed two projects related to their studies.
As a result of studying “Ode to Family Photographs,” a poem by Gary Soto, students wrote their own
odes making certain to use at least three of the poetry elements that studied in this lesson. They
then shared their odes with their classmates by reading them aloud to the class. After studying “The
Stone,” a folktale with a dwarf character, students prepared group presentations on fairies and
dwarfs. Two days of research and two days of preparation culminated in presentations to the class.
Everyone had a lot of fun presenting and viewing presentations. Nice job 6th graders!!

Seventh Grade: Students have recently completed their study of Edgar Allan Poe and his literature. The culminating project for
this unit was a Poe Selection Evaluation. Students chose one of the studied selections to analyze with respect to a literary
element of their choice. For example: analyzing suspense in “The Raven.” After writing a rough draft, holding peer
conferences, writing a second rough draft, holding a teacher-student conference, and preparing a word-processed final draft,
students published their essays by sharing with classmates. Excellent writing and evaluation 7th graders!!

Eighth Grade: Students have been very busy with a unit study of Animal Farm. The unit explored the historical events and
aspects of the time period on which Orwell based the plot of the book. Students spent much time analyzing Orwell’s purpose for
writing and the theme he was trying to convey to his readers. Also studied was “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. This
selection was an extension of the Edgar Allan Poe unit studied in seventh grade last year. The final assignment was a project
entitled Annotated Bibliography: Edgar Allan Poe. Students had to choose four Poe selections for which to create an annotated
bibliography. After preparing a rough draft, holding peer conferences, and word processing a final draft, students then published
the final product by sharing with classmates. Tremendous effort 8th graders!!




                                                                        •  Oct. 21 / Volleyball (Frink at CSS)
                                                                    •   Oct. 22 / Football (CSS at Woodington)
                                                                   •   Oct. 26 / Volleyball (CSS at Woodington)
                                                              •   Oct. 29 / Football (CSS at Rochelle, to be played at
                                                                            Kinston High School, 6:00 p.m.)
                                                                       • Nov. 2 / Football (CSS at Frink)
                                                                   • Nov. 2 / Boys Basketball Tryouts start
                                                                    • Nov. 30 / Basketball (CSS at Grifton)

                                                              *All games start at 4:00 unless otherwise noted. Dates
                                                                         and times are subject to change.
                                                                       **Girls basketball tryout dates TBD.

								
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