Mane Line e-version
Mardi Gras CMM style
MARY BETH TURNER
How do you celebrate Mardi Gras?
Eighth grade Social Studies teachers go
all out. February 5, 2008, was CMM’s
Mardi Gras celebration. Students came
Ruth Bishop wins to school in their costumes and wore it
Caddo Parish Mid- until the end of the day. During second
and third hour, students reported to
dle School Student their assigned area and their costumes
of the Year! were graded and judged. During the
last half of 4th hour, the music depart-
ment, stage band, and show choir enter-
tained students. The dance was during
6th and 7th hour. All of the refresh-
ments were free due to poinsettia sales.
February 3, 2007, the Centaur “I
Dream of Genie” float rolled in the High-
land parade. Not with Centaur krewe
members, but with CMM students,
faculty, and lots of beads. Students
collected beads from past parades and 8th Grade Mardi Gras court members show off their creative costumes before the dance.
gave them to their social studies teacher
Geography Bee Winners
for bonus points. Other than beads, the derson, Caleb Raley, Javont’e Jackson,
These students riders threw CMM footballs, moon pies, Andrew Bingham. Krewe of Berg: King,
cups, stuffed alligators and more! Each Kaelon Gerard; Queen, Morgan May;
know their way teacher had a court, and each court had Prince, Grayson Perkins; Princess, Ra-
around the world a king, queen, prince, princess, duke, chel McClure; Duke, Zack Long; Duch-
and duchess. ess, Ashley Page; Honorable Mention:
Each teacher had a court, and each Victoria Lynn, Bridget Kinsey, Frances
court had a king, queen, prince, prin- Miramon, Lauren Folson, Lizzy Pate,
cess, duke, and duchess. Krewe of Claire Beth Cook. The Krewe of Blan-
Banks: King, Darius Morris; Queen, kenship: King, Trevor Williams; Queen,
Sydney Strecker; Prince, Chase Cason; Mackenzie Cranston; Princess, Erin
Princess, Katherine Key; Duke, Na- Davis; Prince, Chris Gillespie; Duch-
than Benyounes; Dutchess, Ambrojhae ess, Samantha Noe; Duke, Ross Dies;
Jones; Honorable Mention: Quiana Rob- Honorable Mention: Jessie Miller, Chad
ertson, Katy Thomas, Kaitlin Anderson, Cotton, Michael Woods, Natalie Ram-
Levi Hall, Meagan Gilliam, and Daniel bis, Countess Buckner, Austin Bellamy.
Simmons. Krewe of Porter: King, Chris Crowning our courts were the Krewes
Stacey Reppond wins Candler; Queen, Annalise Gunn; Prince, of Centaur, Gemini, Aesclepius, and
CMM Spelling Bee Colin Reeves; Princess, Madeline Hiers; de Les femmes Mystique. All of these
Duke, Kylin Thomas; Duchess, Krista krewes had royalty present to throw
Charles; Honorable Mention: Anna beads and crown the court. We hope all Ms. Porter and Mrs. Berg join students in throwing beads at the Highland
Boyter, Courtnei Green, Jasmine An- of the eighth graders had fun! Parade.
Reform becomes focus in new era of Louisiana politics
On January 15, 2008 Bobby Jindal
CMM students visit
was inaugurated. Jindal is the young-
with Mayor Glover at est sitting governor in the United
the Shreveport Plan States. In his speech, Jindal refrained
Retreat his campaign speech about change
and a fresh start for Louisiana.
Several students and faculty from
CMM attended the inauguration in-
cluding Zamontae Stinson, Mr. Hicks,
and Mr. Anderson. Zamontae’s uncle,
Patrick Williams, was also inaugurat-
ed as a state representative for District Mr. Anderson.
4. “It was very interesting and excit- Mayor Glover said that Jindal’s
ing; he wanted Louisiana to be a bet- speech was inspiring and agrees that
ter place to live,” said Zamontae. Mr. Louisiana needs change. Rev. Fred
Anderson and Mr. Hicks also played Lowery, pastor of First Baptist Church
in the Bossier City-based 156th Army in Bossier City, who attended the cer-
Pets get into National Guard band before the inau- emony, also believes that Jindal can
the Mardi Gras guration. “I was honored to be part of foster change. Jindal’s inauguration
the Inauguration and look forward to might mark the beginning of a new
celebration see how he will run the state,” said Louisiana.
vol. XXVI number 3 Caddo Middle Magnet Shreveport, LA
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Phone Books By New Spanish Teacher
There is a new Spanish
teacher at CMM. As Mrs. Jeffers
STACY REPPOND left during the Christmas Break, Ms.
The annual event Arlette Gonzalez took her place.
that is sure to stir excite- She teaches sixth grade Explor-
ment is here again. The atory Spanish, seventh grade Begin-
Telephone Book Collec- ning Spanish, and eighth grade In-
tion Drive, sponsored termediate Spanish. She graduated
by the CMM 4-H Club, from the Instituto Technologico y de
started on Wednesday, Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
January 23, 2008. That Before coming to CMM, she taught
means you still have for over four years at the ITESM
a chance to help your High School bicultural program.
Stallion Round-Up col- One thing she likes about CMM is saying words in a different lan-
lect the most phone the top 6th, 7th, 8th, and mixed the commitment the teachers have guage, but it is a way to become
books. You can collect them from classes that collect the most tele- with their students. She hopes one part of a larger global community.
hospitals, banks, hotels, govern- phone books at CMM. Students thing that the students learn is that Recepcion,Ms.Gonzalez!
ment buildings, and businesses. It collecting over 200 books will re- foreign language is not just about
is a parish wide project involving ceive a $40 gift certificate to the
all of the schools in Caddo Parish, restaurant or store of their choice.
and CMM has a reputation for
collecting a phenomenal amount
of telephone books. It concludes
Friday, February 29, 2008, giving
The single student that collects
the most books will receive an elec-
tronic gift that would be worth the
work they’ve done to collect them. Sarah Reppond state.
you time to rack up an impressive Good luck! There’s a new face at CMM! S h e
stash. Prizes will be awarded to Ms. Walker is the new 7th loves ev-
grade counselor. She used to erything
Ruth Bishop wins Geography Bee work as a child life specialist at
a hospital, but after going back
C M M
STACY REPPOND ners were: Winner – Ruth Bishop, for her master’s degree, she and says
Congratulations are in 2nd Place – Zachary Dowd, 3rd discovered that being a school that ev-
order for the CMM Geography Place – Sterling Ware, 4th Place – counselor suited her much bet- eryone
Bee winners for this school year.
Courtney Ann Prestwood, and 5th ter. She worked at a middle has been
The event was sponsored by Mrs. place – Thomas Vaughn.
school in Baton Rouge for three w e l -
LaVonne Perry. Students put their Congratulations to Ruth
years. This year, she came to coming. She is excited to
geography knowledge to the test Bishop for winning first place!
and the best came out on top. The She has taken a written test to CMM because she wanted to be be at CMM and looks for-
2007-2008 Geography Bee win- qualify for the state competition. at the best middle school in the
ward to having a great year!
The Spelling Bee CMM Students raise money for
During Make-Up Activity Pe- St. Jude’s hospital
riod on Wednesday, December 19,
2007, the CMM Spelling Bee took SARAH REPPOND ceived their booklets and began
place in the library. Fifteen students On January 15th, CMM to collect pledges. At the thirty-
participated after being chosen by their students watched a St. Jude math- five dollar level, students receive
English teachers. It was sponsored by a-thon video during their math a t-shirt and Six Flags pass. Stu-
Mrs. Lydia Gunn. The winner was class. The St. Jude’s math-a-thon dents who raise seventy- five
Stacy Reppond. The finalists were raises money to help pay for the get a backpack. Students raising
Anna Walton, Sam Reller, and Rachel running of the St. Jude’s 125 dollars
Hill. Stacy will go on to compete at the hospital. Did you know or more get have a pizza party. All pledges
Shreveport Times Regional Spelling that it costs 1.2 million a choice of a must be collected and returned
Bee on Saturday, February 23, 2008. dollars to run the hos- prize. Students by February 14th. So, how
The winner of the regional competition pital each day? After who raise two much money have you raised?
goes to the National Scripps Spelling students returned per- hundred dollars
Bee in Washington, D.C. Good luck! mission form, they re- or more will
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Mr. Wells visits CMM Show your Tiger spirit
On January 25, selected sev-
enth grade American history
classes were in for a treat. Mr.
David Wells, who teaches junior
American history at Caddo Mag-
net High, came dressed as Teddy
Roosevelt, the 25th president. He
wrote and performed a rap about
Roosevelt, which included his
achievements in conservation and
the Panama Canal, then Mr. Wells
did a Powerpoint presentation.
Mr. Wells taught 7th grade
Gateway American history at Mary Beth Turner didn’t see your picture in the pa-
CMM for several years before per, maybe it’s on the internet.
transferring to Magnet High. He Wednesday, January 16, We supported the LSU win over
is well known for the many raps 2007, lots of CMM students wore Ohio State. The tigers won with
he has written; in fact, he has even L S U 38 points, and Matt Flynn threw
published a book with raps on most shirts, four touchdown passes. Playing
of the presidents. He is an enter- hats, and in New Orleans, the Tigers (12-
taining speaker, and CMM stu- jackets to 2) became the first two-loss team
dents enjoyed hearing Mr. Wells. school. A to compete for the title. Still, the
reporter Tigers received 60 of 65 first-
from The place votes from a national me-
And the winners are ...
Times dia panel. Talk about a great way
came to to end the season. Go Tigers!
CMM and took pictures. If you
Social Studies Fair Science Fair Super Tuesday New plans for
Mary Beth Turner Katie Chopin
On January 30, 2008, the The 2007-2008 CMM sci-
CMM social studies fair projects ence fair 1st place winners are: Ani- KENDALL BYRAM
February 5th was not a nor-
were judged. The regional fair will mal Sciences, Dorothy Kalmbach; mal Tuesday, but it was one of
be at LSUS, but here are the first Behavioral Sciences, Jered Perkins; On December 15, 2007, Shi-
the largest days in politics, Super
place winners. Anthropology: Di- Biochemistry, Joan Liu; Computer kira Flournory, Ruth Bishop, Re-
Tuesday. Certain states had their
vision I- Ellen Bush, Division II- Science, Sean Nathan; Chemistry, becca Davis, Jasmine Douglas,
primaries to cast their votes. Af-
Nicole Lim; Economics: Division and Carter Boyd went to a meet-
Taylor Haddock; Earth Science, Ash- ter all the primaries take place,
ing with the Shreveport Planning
I-Melissa Raney, Division II-Sim- ley Page; Engineering: Electrical & it will show an estimate on how
Committee. These five students
one Graham; Geography: Division Mechanical, Jay Jain; Engineering: the election may result. The larg-
learned about planning a future
I- Erin Carson, Division II- Pat- Materials & Bioengineering, Greg- est states included California and
for the city of Shreveport. The
rick Murphy; Group: Division I- ory Walton; Energy & Transporta- New York, with Hillary Clin-
Planning Committee is a very
Sara Decker & Taylor Anderson, ton winning both states. After
tion, Sarah Vickers; Enviromental important aspect of the city of
Super Tuesday John McCain is
Division II- Frances Miramon & Sciences, Jacob Wagley and Phillip Shreveport. The students talked
ahead by a landslide, and Hill-
Remi Locke; History: Division Gill tied; Environmental Manage- about what the city would need in
ary Clinton and Barack Obama
I- Audrey McNew, Division II- ment, Joseph Woodley; Medicine twenty-five and fifty years from
are still very close in the race.
Natalie Rambis; Political Science: & Health, Victoria Lynn; Microbi- now. Mayor Cedric Glover was at
Super Tuesday leaves a lasting
Division I- Daniel Rovell, Divi- ology, Brennan Maloney; Physics the meeting and met with the stu-
impression on the rest of politi-
sion II-Kenny Knick; Sociology: dents from Caddo Middle Magnet.
& Astronomy, Greg Clifford; Plant cal season, but no one will know
All the students that attended had
Division I- Alexis Britt, Division Sciences, Emily Ilgenfritz; Team, who will actually win until the
a lot of fun and learned about the
II- Sara Stanley. We want to wish Eleni Mijalis & Anna Szentirmai. real voting day on November 4th.
plan for the city.
everyone good luck at regionals. Congratulations to the 1st, 2nd, and
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Hey Mrs. Eakin and
Mrs. Geneux. KATIE!
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Emily Hope Trice! KENDALL!
I love you!
Brittany Washburn I ♥ U so much! I love you!
♥ Lexi! Kayla Bragg
Dear Avery, Hey Megan and Hey Chandler!
Have a great Valentine’s Jessie Happy You told me not to do
I love you Chicka Boo
Day! Valentine’s Day! this, but I did! Meghan
Boo, Rooster D3 Boo,
You are awesome. Brittany Washburn Johnston
and Chicka De Dee!
Hey! totally rox!!!
Hey all my friends!
Happy Valentine’s Casey Hayes
I love you (bestie) Day!
Meghan Johnston. Love, Casey!
Love, Brittany Jordan
Happy Valentine’s Hey Josh, JC, Rachel,
Day Mollye, Jennifer, Good for help on one test
I love you! Kristalyn, Megahn, Sarah
Taylor, Roger and question ( not LEAP) or
Happy Valentine’s M, Lyndi, and all my
Kaytlin!! an extra 5 points when
Bailey Dixon you really need it.
This is to everyone at Alexis Douglas
One per student!
J. Pomeroy. Exp. 5-22-
Hey Bailey, Kaitlin,
Melissa, Kierra, Kyerra,
Kristalyn I love Kailey, Alexis, Peyton,
You guys rock! Happy
Have a Happy Valentine’s you to death! Chandler, Allie, and all
Day to all my friends! Love, Rachel my friends I love you!
Bailey, Rachel, Kaitlyn, Rachel
Jennifer, and all the rest!
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Hey everyone! Kend- Happy Valentine’s Day
all Jean and Elizabeth Hey Mrs. John- Happy Valen-
ML, CH, AW, TH, HL,
Noelle are the best! son! Happy tine’s Day Pey-
and JS. Haley Evans
Anna Walton Valentine’s Day! ton, Emily, and
Brittany Washburn Meigan! Steph-
Hey Hannah, Carly,
I would like to let you Madie, Mandi, Melissa, Happy Valentine’s
Happy Valentine’s Day! all know again that Ken- Courtney, Ann, Katy, Day everyone! Mellis-
I love you Ellen, Shelby, dall Jean and Elizabeth Isabella, Kayla, and sa, Shelby, Megan,
Mandi, Hannah, Col- Noelle are awesome! Savannah! Laura, and Caroline.
leen, and Paige. Anna Walton Stephanie Daigle ♥ Ellen Grimshaw
Love, Melissa Raney
Happy Valentine’s Day Hey Bro! Happy
Ryan! Happy Valentine’s Valentine’s Day!!
I love you! Day Dontarius Abby Inabnet
Happy Valentine’s Day ♥ Avery Bryan Alexander aka
Gary Larmar Sutton Deebo! Shamarie
Jr. aka Duka! Shama- McCall and
rie McCall and Peyton Peyton Comeaux
Dear Harrison, Hey Abby! Have a great
Happy Valentine’s Happy Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day, be my
Day! Hollis, Abby, Avery, Dear Autumn, Hi! Valentine?
♥ Abby Inabnet Tara, and Will. Autumn Happy Valentine’s Harrison Caruthers
Poole Day! Abby Inabnet
I love all of my friends! I don’t have a “special
Have a wonderful Happy Valentine’s someone” but I love all
Valentine’s Day! Day to all… who- of my friends! Happy
Lexi Horne♥ Happy Valentine’s Day ever is reading this! Valentine’s Day!
Brooke Strickland! I ♥ Lots of love! Love, Emily Price
U! Mollye Shacklette
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Hey Sarah Kate, ILY!
Happy Valentine’s Even though no one
Hey Emily, Happy Valen-
Day Tyler! believes us.
♥ LeAnne ILY. Even though tine’s Day
no one believes Emily Gates jumping
that we’re sisters. shrimp!
Sarah Kate Barr Madeline Mott
Hey everybody! I ♥ ya’ll, Hey CMM!
I love you so much! & you know who you Jared Chance
Happy Valentine’s Day are!
Kenny ♥ you!
Hey I love you
I love you Jerry! To all of my prancing deer!
Happy V-Day! friend! Molly Robin
Hey Friends! Presley I love y’all!
You know who you are! Happy Valentine’s
Happy V-Day! Day!
♥ Megan Crista McArthur
Happy Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s
Happy Valentine’s Happy Valentine’s
to all my besties! Day
Jolynn Armstrong Anna Kate!
I love all of my Ryan, Haley, Logan Madelyn Light
BFF’S! and Caroline!
(Hint Hint B.B. V.G!) Madelyn Light
Nicole Marie Capito
I luv u JT! Happy Valentine’s Day
Sup H.C, R.B,
Alexis Tucker to all my friends!
Happy Valentine’s S.G, H.E, M.L,
Taylor! C.C, A.I, and A.B.
You are awesome! Logan Woods
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Destiny Happy Valentine’s Day!
Stephanie C, Dani Kay, Happy Valentine’s
you are so cool! Happy Valentine’s
Emily L, and Samantha, Day!
Love ya, Day to all my B. Gina Jennings,
Your cuz friends. Gina Jennings Samantha B, and
Love, Stephanie C.
Courtney Ann Dani Kay
Happy 12th birthday
Happy Valentine’s Colleen!
Happy Valentine’s Day I love you. Happy
Day Jerrica Reed. Your friend, Morgan
Noel. Valentine’s Day.
Be merry. Shalanda Johnson
Happy Valentine’s Hey Haley, you’re
Froynecia. Taylor Hall
Happy Valentine’s Day! Be merry I told you. I ♥ U so much!
I hope you find that Shavacia Blalock Luv Asis Uku yo
someone special! boo!!
Hey Zakiya, Ashley, and
You’re the best girl- I just wanted to show Just wanted to say Jasmine!
friend ever! my love for Noel wuzzup to all my I love y’all so much!
I love you. Holmes. friends! ♥ Kristian Stringer
Taylor Hall Dontavius Alexander Dontavius Alexander
Hey Sara, Morgan,
Lainie, Presley, and Karie! To all my sistas:
Happy Valentine’s Day! Have a Happy Valentine’s
Love, Katie Rose Hey Zakiya, Ashley, and Layne! (Tabobka, Krissy, Breea,
Jasmine! You are so sweet! Ashley, Ty, and Sharne!)
I love y’all so much! Amanda May I love y’all!
♥ Kristian Stringer Jasmine Collins
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Valentine’s Day Upcoming
Valentine’s Day is a holiday Mary Beth Turner
that is celebrated in many differ-
ent parts of the world, and in many February 18- President’s Day
different ways. February 14 was (no school)
Who were you going for ?
thought to be the day birds chose February 21- Spring pictures
their mates, but one reason we cel- February 27- TAPS Drama play
ebrate it is because St. Valentine PAC 6:30
Garrett O’dom won a Super Bowl. His brother Pey-
was thought of as the creator of this. February 28- TAPS play 3:00 &
On Sunday, February 3, 2008, ton won the Super Bowl last year.
St. Valentine was a Roman priest 6:30
Super Bowl XLII was played in Ar-
that some people liked and others February 29- 6th/7th grade assem
izona. The two teams lucky enough
didn’t. A young Frenchman called bly TAPS play 6:30
to get to it were the New England
Charles Duke of Orleans was also March 10-14- iLEAP/LEAP test
Patriots and the New York Giants.
thought of as a creator of Valen- ing
The Patriots were undefeated in
tine’s Day. Back then a young girl March 14- End of 3rd nine weeks
the regular season and the playoffs.
was supposed to marry on this day.
If they had won the Super Bowl,
There were many writers and po-
they would have been the second
ets that wrote on this subject. This
team ever to be undefeated all year.
day is said to be very romantic and
As you probably know, the New
has many different celebrations. To
York Giants won in double over-
this day we still do not completely
Hey Mollye, Baily, time. The score was 56-49. This is
know why we celebrate Valentine’s,
Anna, Kennydi, Mo- the first time that Eli Manning has
but it is still a very popular holiday.
nique, and Emma!
Mystery girl I love y’all!
Have you lost
KARLEY WARE KARLEY WARE
*300,000 fast food restaurants are
This issue’s mystery girl
in the U.S.
is a 7th grader here at CMM. She GARRETT O’DOM
Connor, Will, *Bluebirds can’t see the color
went to St. Joseph’s for elementary If you have lost something,
Cameron, Ben blue.
school. Her favorite class is sci- try checking the lost and found by
( Benny Boo) *Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.
ence with Mrs. Dunn. She is part the cafeteria or in the office. These
I ♥ U! *In New Orleans, it is illegal to tie
of G.A.L.S. club, and her hob- items were found in the lost and
an alligator to a fire hydrant. found by the cafeteria: Many dif-
bies are piano and soccer. Do you
*A starfish can turn its stomach ferent jackets, gym clothes for all
know who the mystery girl is?
inside out. grades, several binders and a Mar-
*Hummingbirds can’t walk. di Gras mask were all found here.
Who would *Moths have no stomach.
*Crocodiles swallow stones to
These items were found
in the office: a lock, several pairs
you vote for? make them dive deeper.
*Giraffes are unable to cough.
of glasses, a glasses case, keys, a
wallet, a medal, jewelry, several
Kenny Knick *The ant has a brain the size of its watches, a mirror, CDs, a black
With all the hype about pres- body. and green backpack, violin case,
idential elections coming up, The *You shed 40 pounds of skin in folders, shirts, and a lunch box.
Mane Line decided to take a poll and your lifetime. If you don’t find what you lost
Mystery boy? see who the students liked the best.
Out of 50 people surveyed,
*Tigers have striped skin.
*An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its
in these places, try looking in teach-
ers classrooms, some teachers have
KARLEY WARE the survey clearly showed that the brain. their own personal lost and founds.
The mystery boy for this issue students liked Barrack Obama by a *A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
is in 6th grade. He went to South margin of over 50%, a democratic *Porcupines float in water.
Highlands last year for elementary senator from Illinois. Coming in *You can’t fold a regular piece of
school. His favorite class is social second was John McCain with 25%, paper more than 7 times.
studies with Mrs. Hedges. He likes a republican senator from Arizona. *Hotel maids don’t actually clean
tennis, reading, and violin. As far While it is clear who some the glass cups in the rooms,
as football teams go, his favorite is students feel should be president, they just spray disinfectant on
the Saints. Do you know who he is? only time will tell who really de- them.
serves to be our country’s president. *Hotel maids don’t wash the