1st Edition MMS Student Newspaper March 26, 2009
Trisha Andrew Liz
News Student Leader:
Mitchell Middle School‟s Korney Newspaper Staff
Sports Student Overview of Korney News
Leader: By: Mackenzie Williamson This is every other Monday during a chorus class.
Teagan The sixth grade band and chorus concert is on
Korney News is a group of students that meet
April 28th, at 7:00 and seventh and eighth Grade
Group Members: for one hour afterschool in Room 206. The
concert is on May 7th, at 7:00 at the High School.
students are lead by some DWU students. The
Vicky Kenzie Madison Eighth grade chorus has the same amount of
newspaper staff is made up of eleven kids.
songs, including one that‟s an Andrew Lloyd
The DWU students met on February 23, 2009 Weber Collection.
to create the team for the newspaper. On March Also in the choir room there‟s dancing going
9, 2009 the whole team met for their first meeting on! Show Choir is a major part of the Mitchell
afterschool. They picked out the name for the Middle School. There are 2 show choirs that
newspaper which is Korney News. On March 26, represent the Middle School. The Maximum
2009 the project is over for the year. The kids Velocity and Exclamation show choirs. Each show
Page 1 worked so hard for the newspaper. “I am proud choir practices two mornings a week. Both show
Introductions that we can offer this great opportunity to work choirs have two competitions out of state.
with the Dakota Wesleyan students in this Exclamation went to Sloan, Iowa, and Sioux City
endeavor. My goal in establishing this would be Iowa. They placed second at Sioux City and
Page 2 for our student to grow in the experience and have Fourth in Sloan. Maximum Velocity went to
a greater desire to be involved in future Council Bluffs, Iowa and Sloan. They placed first
newspaper projects”, said Mrs. Kramer. The kids in Sloan and second in Council Bluffs. The show
came after school and have chosen jobs for the choirs perform a ballad, and a few songs that you
Page 3 newspaper. You did a great job. dance to and learn choreography by some High
Schoolers. Exclamation has one song that you
Sports would be familiar with, „Kids of the Future‟ by the
Page4 Notes of Mitchell Middle School Jonas Brothers. Maximum Velocity is doing
„Unwritten‟ by Natasha Bedingfeild. Coming up on
Entertainment By: Cara Beck
the agenda, the show choirs have Dinner Theatre
Ever walked by the band and chorus section of
and the Mitchell Show Choir Classic.
the school and hear some cool music? Next time
Page 5 Another sound you may hear while walking by this
check it out! Many things have been going on in this
part of the school is live band music. The Middle
Entertainment section of the school that you should be aware of,
School Band director is Mrs. Vangorp. She directs
starting with chorus! The teacher for this class is Mr.
sixth, seventh and eighth grade band, plus the
Jazz Band. For about 90 minutes one week and
Each class is doing a series of songs. In this class
135 minutes the next, all three of the MMS bands
you learn good posture while singing, notes, and
are doing well. Seventh and eighth grade bands
reading music. Sixth grade is doing 4 songs,
are combining, while 6th is staying separate. Mrs.
including „Home‟ by Chris Daughtry.
Vangorp says that when seventh and eighth grade
7th grade is also doing 4 songs, and of those,
bands combine, they have a better and fuller
there is „Accidentally in Love‟. Along with singing,
sound, and a more balanced ensemble.
sixth and seventh graders are also doing drumming.
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The standout song for 6th grade band is
“Trumpet Hero.” The sixth grade band
also has a band concert on April 28th,
here at the Middle School at 7pm. By: Natalie Kobes
Seventh and eighth grade bands are What do you think about longer SRB?
doing the same songs, and the hardest The advantages of longer SRB are that kids
one is “Velocity.” Their concert is on May could get all their homework done and they
5th at 7pm which is here at the Middle wouldn‟t have to worry about getting
School too. infractions the next day. For the people that
You‟ve got to be an early bird to be in don‟t have SRB, they would actually have
Jazz Band! Practices are here at the some time to do their homework. The
middle school starting at 7:15 am – 8am disadvantages of longer SRB time would be
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They longer school days and shorter classes. For
have traveled to NSU and Augustana the people that don‟t have SRB they won‟t
College for competitions, and placed first. have time to do their homework.
Augustana was against High School Jazz I asked a couple kids and teachers in
Bands, and they still took home first! Way each grade if they would like longer SRB.
to go! The Jazz Band also has a This is what I got for 6th grade, six kids
competition at SDSU coming up on April said yes to longer SRB and seven kids said
7th. Their best song is called “Sing Sing no. Kids that don‟t have SRB wanted longer
Sing”, and it‟s fast! There are two solos, SRB according to one kid. One kid didn‟t By: Kassidy Bricker
one by Neil Schilimgen, a bass solo, and want longer SRB in the sixth grade. I also I interviewed Mrs. Zimmerman because she
Sam Johnson, a trumpet solo. Good Luck asked them how much longer would they is new to the school this year as a teacher.
Jazz Band! Next time you‟re walking by like SRB. On average students wanted an First year teachers sometimes go
the music department of our school, stop hour longer for SRB. For the 7th grade fifty unnoticed at a new school. Mrs.
and take a couple minutes to listen. Just percent of the student interviewed said yes Zimmerman teaches sixth grade Science
don‟t get a tardy!! to longer SRB and fifty percent said no. The and English. When she was little she said
people that were interviewed all had SRB. that she wanted to be “a monkey, a
Seventh graders would like for SRB to be a ballerina, a princess, and a teacher
half hour to an hour longer then it presently according to my mom.” Her favorite unit to
is. As for 8th grade, again fifty percent said teach is electricity. It is obvious that she
yes to longer SRB and fifty percent said no. likes electricity by the way she teaches it.
8th grade would like for SRB to be an hour She went to school at Ohio Northern
By: Matthew Rue longer. I interviewed six teachers and all of University. Her favorite subject in school
One hundred percent of 6th graders them said no to longer SRB .They all think was social studies. Her inspiration was her
interviewed said yes to a soda machine. The there is a good amount of time for SRB. father. She said that her favorite thing
sixth grade kids were all pumped up when they I asked a couple kids from each grade about Mitchell is that the people here are so
heard the question, because they never had pop and teachers if Channel 1 should be nice. She said that her favorite colors are
machines before. Thirty-two 7th and 8th grade separated from SRB. For the 6th grade I blue and green. The reason she taught on
kids also agreed that they want soda machines. got eight yes and four no for separated Mitchell was because her husband got a
The question was “would you like pop machines Channel 1. Fifty percent of the 7th graders job here in Mitchell. Her husband works at
in the school” practically everyone but two kids interviewed said yes to keeping Channel 1. Hendrickson in human resources. So now
said “YES” For the 8th grade there were three that said you know a little about Mrs. Zimmerman.
When interviewing Mr. Childs, he had to say yes and two that said no. The all the “Being a new teacher at a new school is
having pop in the school would be a negative teachers that I asked all said no to Channel kind of like being a new student. It is hard
thing. Mr. Childs does not drink pop, but if he 1 being separated from SRB. for a teacher to come to a new school
did, he would enjoy it. Then he went on about
because you have to learn everybody’s
the educational experiences of the students. “I‟m
name and the other teachers. You also
mostly worried about the caffeine rush and the
have to learn a new life style and a new
teacher‟s reactions” quote Mr. Childs.
If we were to have machines in the school,
I have just moved here this year also. The
he said that they can be served as a reward, but
reason I moved to Mitchell was because my
hard to maintain the punishment, “We could ban
mom works here and it was a shorter drive
pop for some students, but it would be almost
from where we lived before. It was hard for
impossible.” For the bottle and can question, he
me to adjust in my new home. It was hard
had no idea. Also Mr. Childs didn‟t give any
at school to make new friends. Moving from
comment on the Coke or Pepsi product factor.
elementary school to a middle school was
In the end, we will not be getting pop
also a hard adjustment. This school is
machines at mms because of the heath of
much bigger than my old school which was
students and the problems it would create. The
also different. My favorite unit in science is
pop machines will be difficult to maintain and
the solar system. My favorite things about
supplying pop will be costly. It appears that Mr.
Mitchell are that it is so big and it a lot
Childs still wants to get another award from the
more things to do. There are more stores,
governor for a healthy school. Finally the
pools, and much, much more. I want to be a
problem will remain of the current rules and
veterinarian because I like animals. My
where will the principle and…will it be coke or
favorite colors are orange, green, and pink.
My inspiration is my grandma, I admire her
the most because she was always there for
me when I needed it and she taught m how
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Newspaper March 26, 2009
Roses on the Ice Ellie Rew
By: Mackenzie Williamson Makes it to
By: Maddie Daley
Ellie Rew of Mr. Bauder‟s sixth grade homeroom class
made it to the SDHSAA State “AA” Team and Individual
meet for gymnastics in Rapid City, South Dakota.
She won three gold medals on the vault all-around
beam, one silver medal on the bars, and one bronze for
her floor routine.
She tells me that her family encourages her to do her
best and even if she doesn‟t win that‟s okay because
winning isn‟t everything. Her favorite parts out of all the
competitions are the bars because they are the hardest
to do in all of the skills you have to learn.
“I work really hard on all of these skills, especially
floors and bars, “Ellie tells me. “I was surprised that I
The Lady Marlins is our JV girls hockey team. These girls range from fifth grade to got a silver on the bars, even more surprised that I got a
juniors in high school. February 27th through March 1st the Lady Marlins went to Sioux bronze on floor!” So far they have traveled to Madison,
Center, Iowa for their state tournament. The coaches, Bri Horran, Eric Hohn, Stacy South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Aberdeen.
Murtha, Randy Rezec and Keith Johnson had worked hard all season to get these
She would love to take her gymnastic skills to the
hockey players to this game.
Olympics one day.
The tournament went really well and the players worked very hard. Cara Beck and
Kylie Barrington are a few players on the Lady Marlins team from Mitchell Middle School.
“We played hard and we did our best, but every team can‟t win,” said eighth grader Cara
Beck. This tournament‟s theme was roses. In the opening ceremony each player was
given a rose as they skated out onto the ice. This was the last game of the season so it The Girls’ Golf
was important to make it special for the girls.
Overall, our girls did their best and got third place. Congratulations on a great season;
Season is Here
keep working hard Lady Marlins. We look forward to covering your games next season. By: Vicki Taylor
The girl‟s golf season is here! Both the Mitchell
High and Middle School started their season off on
the right foot.
Practices began Monday, March 16th and the
season will continue until the middle of May this year.
With South Dakota‟s unpredictable weather, it‟s hard
to know beforehand what Mother Nature will have in
store for our golf players. Because golf is an outdoor
sport, hopefully out girl‟s team will be able to practice
in good weather.
The more the girls practice the better they will get,
practices start at 3:35 to 5:30pm at the Lakeview Golf
Course. This is where both the High School and
Middle School will come together to make one team.
Depending on the weather, they either practice
outside if the weather is good or inside the Middle
School‟s lower gym if the weather is bad.
Mark Horan and Amy Sorrels are the coaches
that help our girls become better golfers. “By
teaching them to work as a team and focus, I hope
that the girls golfing skills will improve. Golf is a quiet
sport, so it takes a lot of concentration.” seventh
grader Vicky Taylor said.
The Korney News staff wishes the girls the best of
Also available luck this season. We look forward to see how well
our athletes perform out on the green.
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Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and
every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9.
There is only one solution to the puzzle
By: Andrew Smith
Here is how this works, unjumble the words and
Monday March 16th I was able to interview Mr.
write them in the blanks.
White who is a 6th grade math and language arts
The ones that are in the circles are going to be the letters to the
teacher here at Mitchell Middle School. You might
Answer for the question at the bottom!
have had Mr. White has a teacher before. Now it
is time to see if he is as fun as everyone says
A: O__ O __ O who know him says.
Khnit It was 7:45 am when I spoke with Mr. White about
A: __ __ O O __ different questions to get to know him. I started
Miega off asking what got you into teaching.
He replied, “Simply because I like the kids.” This
A: O O O __ was no surprise to me. Another question I asked
ginsnig him was what he liked most about his job,
A: _ O _ O _ O _ “Watching the kids grow and their different
poloy personalities came out, that is my favorite part of
teaching.” When I asked the hard question of
A: __ O __ O __
what he didn’t like about working here. Slowly he
Q: Imagine you are drowning in an
responded, “I suppose… I don’t know…I guess it
ocean surrounded by sharks. How do you survive?
would be that I hate wasting good teaching time
A: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
on lazy behavior.” Which surprised me I thought
he would say giving infractions. In fractions are
not very fun and Mr. White is a fun teacher.
What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, To get a quick history on Mr. White’s background
has a head but never weeps, and has a bed but never sleeps?? I asked what his favorite class was when he was
A: a river in school, he replied “Math because I enjoyed the
How can you use the letters in NEW DOOR to make one word? teacher and I like the logic of it.” Usually, if a
A: ONE WORD teacher likes the subject they are teaching is
When is four half of five? better for the kids because they can find ways to
A: when it’s a roman numeral: F(IV)E! excite the kids and get them to learn. My last
What is full of holes but still holds water? question in the interview was what his favorite
A: a sponge book was and why. He answer, “Chicken Soup
What is light as a feather, but even the strongest man cannot for the Teachers Soul because it provides me
hold it more than a few minutes? with motivation that keeps me going as a
A: His breath teacher.”
A man says, "Brothers and sisters, have I none, but that man's You now know a little more about Mr. White and
father is my father's son." Who is he pointing at? what brought him to be where he is today. Thank
A: his own son You Mr. White for taking the time for the
Word Jumble Answer: Stop Imagining
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because it is mythical and talks about kids S R F H C A E T I I I C R H K
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Linda’s Lasagna Margret’s Famous Ice Cream Cake
INGREDIENTS (Nutrition) 2 teaspoons salt Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 15 chocolate and cream sandwich cookies (such as Oreo)
1 onion, chopped 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 tablespoon milk
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste 12 ounces cottage cheese 8 to 9 ice cream sandwiches, depending on size
1 - 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 pint mint chocolate chip ice cream
2 cups water 1 egg 1 pint vanilla frozen yogurt
1 tablespoon dried oregano 9 lasagna noodles 1 pint strawberry ice cream or frozen yogurt
2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
DIRECTIONS 1. Coat bottom and side of a 9-inch round spring form pan with
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until brown. nonstick cooking spray. Line side with waxed paper, using
Drain. In another skillet over medium heat, cook onion until translucent. spray to help adhere to pan. Trim paper to height of pan.
Combine beef and onion in a large saucepan with tomato paste, 2. Finely crush 12 of the cookies in a food processor. Add milk;
crushed tomatoes, water, oregano, pulse just until mixture holds
garlic powder, salt, pepper and sugar. together. Set aside.
Cook over medium heat until mixture 3. Unwrap 4 ice cream sandwiches.
comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low Working quickly, cut each in
and simmer 1 hour. quarters. Stack strips of
sandwiches on end, packing
While sauce is simmering, blend them snugly together, around
cottage cheese, Parmesan and egg waxed-paper-lined pan. Repeat
Until smooth. Set aside. with remaining sandwiches to form a stand-up edge.
Spoon cookie crumbs into center of pan; press firmly over
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for bottom. Freeze 1 hour.
8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. 4. Remove all 3 flavors of ice cream or frozen yogurt from freezer
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). and let soften for 15 minutes at room temperature. Transfer mint
Spread 1 cup of sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover ice cream to a small bowl and stir until good but firm spreading
sauce with 3 noodles. Cover noodles with one-third of remaining sauce. consistency. Repeat with vanilla and strawberry. Remove pan from
Top with half the mozzarella. Place another layer of noodles and one of freezer. Spread mint ice cream on bottom, then top with vanilla and
sauce over the mozzarella; top that with the cottage cheese mixture. strawberry, spreading all layers level. Top with thawed whipped
Top with remaining 3 noodles and remaining sauce. topping, swirling top decoratively. Crush remaining 3 sandwich
Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cookies and sprinkle over cake. Return to freezer; freeze overnight.
on top and bake 15 minutes more, until golden and bubbly. 5. To serve, remove side of pan, then waxed paper. Cut into wedges.