College and Career Planning Seminar Junior High Activities
On Saturday, February 13, six students from Paint Creek attended a 6th Grade: In Reading all year, students have been learning skills for
Career & College Planning Seminar sponsored by the Hispanic Lead- the Reading TAKS. The time has come for us to put all the skills to-
ership Council of Abilene. Participants were given valuable information gether and prepare for the TAKS; lots to think about! Coming up next
regarding college/training opportunities and financial aid. Two laptops week in English will be the ―Simple‖ prepositions. Wait a minute! It
and printers were given away in a drawing. Cody Bailey, a senior, was may not be that simple, so if 6th graders go missing, they will be lost
one of the lucky winners. The PC students who attended along with in prepositions! In Soc. Studies during March, students will be study- Volume 10 February 2010
Cody were Andrew Matthies, Dillon Emert, Curtis Bishop, Kelsey ing the continent of Africa. Did you know that students in Niger snap
Smith, Haley Myers. their fingers to get their teachers’ attention rather than raising their Elementary Activities
One-Act Play hand? During the 1600 and 1700s, Madagascar was used as a base by PreK-K: In Reading, PK students are learning letters and sounds and
OAP had a workshop in Snyder Feb. 25 with Mr. Newton. It pirates. Among them was the notorious Scottish pirate named Captain working on comprehension and retelling stories. K students are work-
Kid. Hey Paint Creek Pirates, let’s go to Madagascar!!! Fine Arts (5th ing on ending sounds, deleting sounds, action words, naming words,
was a profoundly beneficial workshop. March 6th is the Little
& 6th Graders): Listen closely because one might be hearing music summarizing, and story structure. In Math, PK is reviewing #’s 1-20
Dribblers competition hosted by Paint Creek. OAP will be run- from the wall of the room. Students will be learning musical notes, and counting objects to match the #. K students are adding and sub-
ning a concession stand from 7 am to 7 pm to help raise funds. playing rhythms with spoons then maybe chimes. Stop by 7th & 8th tracting, counting by 5 & 10’s, and working with fractions. In Science,
Please come out and support the HS Paint Creek OAP. March periods and listen to what they are learning. students are learning about shadows, volcanoes, planets, and studying
27th is the OAP competition in Throckmorton. We would love 7th Grade: In English, students have been working hard and are life underwater. In Soc. Studies, students are talking about emotions
to have you come and support Paint Creek as well as enjoy a ready to attack the Writing TAKS on March 3. After the test, they and feelings, taking ownership and being responsible, and learned
day of theatre. plan to shortly rest the brain but will start on ―short answer/open- about why we celebrate Presidents’ Day. The K students have worked
Texas Tech Visit ended‖ questions. Our writing will never stop. In Reading, students really hard and are reading more fluently and are now writing and
are studying story elements, organization, vocabulary skills and au- reading their own sentences.
Juniors and seniors traveled to Lubbock to visit the Texas
thor’s influence. In Social Studies, students are working on their First Grade: In Reading and English, students are making predictions,
Tech campus on Thursday, February 18. They took a tour of Texas Independence projects. Projects of the following students have drawing conclusions, and using context clues. They are learning words
the campus and the state-of-the art TTU Recreational Center been submitted to Haskell County for judging: Micah Waggoner, Sha- with digraph ee, ie, ea, oa, oe, ow, adding the suffix‖ing‖ to words and
lon Heidenheimer, Shady Blue Dunlap, Chris Elias, Stormy Darnell and learning about adjectives. In Math, they are working on addition and
. Caitlyn Medford. subtraction, using doubles to solve subtraction problems, and fact
8th Grade: In English, students are studying ―Expository Writing.‖ In families. In Social Studies, they are studying Americans Long Ago.
Reading, they are studying literary elements, reading strategies and Second Grade: In Reading, students are reading about dinosaurs and
critical thinking/author’s purpose. In Math, students are learning the continuing sequence of events and summarizing. In Math, they are
equation of a line and how slope and y intercept affects the graph. In measuring length and area in inches and centimeters. In Social Stud-
Social Studies, students are studying the early American Republic. In ies, they are learning about consumers and producers and needs and
Health, students finished studying the endocrine system and are now wants.
starting to study the digestive , respiratory and cardiovascular sys- Third Grade: In English and Reading, students are doing TAKS Prep
tems. In Art, 8th graders are studying Pablo Picasso and cubism. Their activities and building their stamina in applying all the reading skills
current art project is a cubist portrait. they have been learning. In Math, they are learning standard and
BCEC Speech Contest
Felysha Walker competed in the Big Country Electric Coop metric measurement, geometric attributes (area/volume, perimeter)
High School Activities and conversions, They are also learning to tell time that has elapsed
speech contest in Roby on February 22. The topic of the English: English 1 students are finishing up with Romeo and Juliet and and how to read temperatures. In Social Studies, they are learning
speech was ―What will be the effects of proposed Climate will begin Of Mice and Men. English 2 students are finishing Julius about communities and timelines. The students have been working very
change in the legislation?‖ Felysha researched the topic and Caesar and will soon begin Fahrenheit 451. hard on their multiplication facts. There are 9 students who have
presented before a panel of judges from BCEC. She was one English 3 students are finishing The Crucible and will begin The Pearl completed their xa’s and their multiplication sundaes.
of 3 winners from 27 contestants that will be taking a 9-day by John Steinbeck. English 4 students are finishing The Importance Fourth Grade: In Writing, students are doing their 4 square prep for
expense-paid trip to Washington DC this summer as well as of Being Ernest and will soon begin Animal Farm. TAKS. In Reading, they are summarizing, looking for similarities and
Math: 9th grade Algebra 1 students are adding, subtracting, and mul- differences across texts, doing generalizations and finding the au-
receiving a $1500 college scholarship. Way to Go, Felysha!!!
tiplying with exponents. 10th grade Geometry students are learning to thor’s point of view. In Math, students are working with decimals,
tell if polygons are similar and determine their scale factor. 11th fractions, geometric shapes, and angles. In Social Studies, students
grade Algebra 2 students are graphing polynomials and looking at the are learning all about the Alamo.
effects of changing the polynomials. Social Studies: In World Geog- Fifth Grade: In Reading, English, and Math students are preparing
raphy, 9th grade students are studying the cultural influences of for the TAKS. In Science, the are studying the rock cycle and plate
Europe. The 10th graders in World History are learning more about the tectonics. In Social Studies, students are researching presidents and
HS Activities (continued)
Industrial Revolution and its impact on the world. In U.S. History, the putting together poster presentations based on information both per-
12th Grade Art: Seniors are making preparations for the awards
juniors are discussing the beginning of World War II. In Economics, sonal and political. 5th graders are still climbing the Banana Tree to
banquet. Currently, they’re working on lanterns and elephants. In Prep
the seniors began a new section on small business and economics.
for Parenting, students are taking new born baby quizzes and are reach their Accelerated Reader goal.
studying the physical development during the baby’s first year.
March Birthdays TAKS – March 3
Jimmy Abner March 1
The following grade levels will be taking their
Marilyn Naylor March 5 Boy Basketball
first TAKS test for this school year. It is im-
Andrew Matthies March 6
portant that all students are in attendance. The Pirates played the Lueders-Avoca Raiders on Jan. 29th.
William Bogle March 7
They lost by a score of 60-31. Points were made by Bishop 16,
Jarrett Lopez March 8 4th, 7th, & 9th Grade Writing
Hall 7, Abner 4, McTasney 2, and Garcia 2.
Austin Roysdon March 8 10th & 11th Grade English Language Arts The Pirates played the Aspermont Hornets on Feb. 2nd and lost
Buddy Trotter March 8
by a score of 64-36. Points were made by Bishop 24, Barnett
Brandon Luevano March 11 Cheerleading Tryouts 5, Garcia 5, and Abner 2.
Madison Meetze March 11 HS and JH cheerleading tryouts will be held Friday, March 5. The Pirates played the Rule Bobcats on Feb. 6th and lost by a
Landon Meadows March 15 All participants will tryout for the student body during 8th score of 35-29. Points were made by Bishop 14, Abner 5, Ad-
Felysha Walker March 16 period and for the judges after school. Practice will be held on kins 4, Edwards 3, and Hall 3.
Danica Elias March 18 Monday, March 1, after school. The Pirates ended their season with a loss to the Woodson
Matthew Rice March 18
Sylvia Schantz March 26 Soil & Water Conservation Poster Winners Cowboys with a score of 46-19. Points were made by Hall 6,
Katie Jones March 29 for Paint Creek School Edwards 4, Garcia 3, Adkins 2, and Bishop 2.
2nd Grade 4th Grade
February Citizens of the Month 1st – Adaline Utley 1st – Felicity Gentry Paint Creek Varsity Track Schedule
Students who demonstrate RESPONSIBILITY were selected 2nd – Desiree Acosta 2nd – Katelyn Jenkins
February 26 Long Sleeve Relays Hamlin
from each grade. Recognition goes to Chris Acosta-K, Corbin 3rd – Madyson Moore 3rd – Caleb White
Waggoner-1st, Desiree Acosta-2nd, Brittany Yanez-3rd, Felic- March 12 Cow Country Relays Throckmorton
5th Grade 6th Grade March 26 Greyhound Relays Knox City
ity Gentry-4th, Catherine Lemond-5th, Jarrett Lopez-6th,
1st - Melisa Rock 1st - Paige Ramirez April 2 Double Mountain Relays Aspermont
Chris Elias-7th, Kadie McCord-8th, Elena Moreno-9th, Felysha
2nd - Catherine Lemond 2nd - Dylan Webb April 8 District 11 A Aspermont
Walker-10th, Shana Armstrong-11th, and Britney Martinez-
12th. 3rd - Sabrina Ortega 3rd - Jarrett Lopez April 15 Area :Districts 11-12 Roby
Melisa Rock (pictured below) has advanced in the com- April 23 Regional Qualifiers TBA
petition in Stephenville. Good Luck, Melisa! May 3 & 4 Region II-A Abilene
May 15 & 16 State Austin
Paint Creek Junior High Track Schedule
Accelerated Readers March 8th Cow Country Relays Throckmorton
Leading the Pack March 25th Bulldogs Relays Knox City
2nd Grade: Adaline Utley—88.0, Desiree April 1st Double Mountain Relays Aspermont
Acosta-87.4, Jaclyn Snelling-68.7 3rd Grade: Garrett Aren- April 9th District Aspermont
dall-69.3, Chase Thompson-69.3. Gabriel Todd-59.9 4th
Grade: Abby Blair-100, Felicity Gentry-88, Bayden Graham-64 Golf Schedule
March Character Word of the Month—Fairness 5th Grade: Buddy Trotter-82.3, Corey Mengwasser-58.5, March 22-Munday - March 29– Paint Creek - April 5-Abilene
Catherine Lemond-49.4 Golfers: Jimmy Dale Abner, Hunter Hall, Hunter Jordan, An-
Stock Show News drew Matthies, Caleb McCord.
PLEASE CUT THIS OUT AND RETURN TO SCHOOL FOR
San Antonio Participants: Jimmy Abner—Commercial YOUR FAMILY TO BE ENTERED IN A DRAWING FOR A
Practice for Little Dribblers began Thursday, February 18.
Steers, Felysha Walker—Speech, Jessica Pendergraft- SONIC GIFT CARD. RETURN BY FRIDAY, MARCH 5.
(Previous winner: Jaclyn Snelling) Students in grades PreK – 6th have formed teams and will par-
Cross Swine (8th place)
ticipate in the Paint Creek Tournament on Saturday, March 6.
San Angelo Participants: Jimmy Abner– Heifers (3rd & The high school One-Act Play members will sponsor a conces-
6th Place) Livestock Judging, Katrina Buerger– Live- sion stand. We invite everyone to come our and support our
stock Judging, Felysha Wallker—Speech __________________________________________
Little Dribblers in their tournament.