Dwayne The Rock Johnson responds to promposal with a big surprise
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Katie Kelzenberg asked Dwayne the Rock Johnson to go to prom on April 14th. Unfortunately he will be busy shooting in Hawaii. He was so amazed by this girls confidence and courage, most girls are to shy to even talk to him. He felt bad he couldn’t be there so he recorded a message for Katie that the school played over the intercom. Instead of going to prom because he was busy, he booked out a whole movie theater so that Katie and over 200 of her friends and family could go see Rampage. Not only does she get to go to the movie with all her friends but everyone also gets as much free candy and drinks as they want. Even though Katie didn’t get to go to prom with The Rock, her confidence earned a whole movie theater for her and her friends, to go and enjoy a fun night together.
The $500 Apple
Crystal Tadlock was a woman who was traveling home from Paris, France back to the United States, when customs fined her $500. She said, “They asked me if my trip to Paris was expensive, and I said yes, then they said it was about to get more expensive when they fined me $500", says ABC News
One of the Delta Flight Attendants, gave her an apple, she wasn’t hungry so she put it in her bag. When she had her bag checked by US Customs. Delta replied on Twitter saying,”We encourage our customers to follow U.S. Customs and Border Protection Protocols.”
According to ABC News, Tadlock said,”I understand the laws and I understand the Department of Agriculture doesn't want certain insects in the U.S. and such, but once again the apple is from Delta.”
She says that her fine was very high because she was global entry and they have high expectations for people at global entry. Many people have offered to pay for her fine, but for now, Tadlock says she’s going to fight it in court.
man takes a "dive" into a bountiful hillside
According to ksl news and fox 13, Sunday night shortly before 6 pm, a 29 year old man was hospitalized while paragliding. He fell off his glider after the glider collapsed when he was caught in a crosswind. When he fell he landed just above the Bountiful “B.”He was found shortly after on skyline drive by rescue workers. Firefighters considered this a “freak accident”. He had minor injuries and was transported to the hospital to be evaluated. He is doing fine now after he was taken to the hospital. We should take this as a lesson to not paraglide in bad wind and to mind our surroundings.
Paraglider gliding down from a great ride
There was some "bunnies" hopping fences on tuesday
this is a Sandy police car
On Tuesday evening at 7:30pm, there was a shoplift at Scheels. One of the police had just come off an assignment and saw 2 men who had appeared to look the like men described in a report. He pulled over and tried asking questions but one pulled a knife and hopped fence. Draper police Sergeant Mike Elkins says the other man was very compliant and he was taken into custody by the Sandy police. The man who pulled the knife ended up getting tazed by the police officer and was then arrested. He was a juvenile. The police officer that got the knife pulled on him, ended up calling some more police. A police officer that was on their way to help the other police officer ended up crashing into another car and got in a wreck. They say no one was injured in the wreck. The police officers still have not given names of the juveniles yet. My information is from http://fox13now.com/2018/04/24/draper-
Activities and Clubs
OHMs students Vote
by lizzy warren
Last week, 7th and 8th graders voted on their SBO’s for next year. All the speeches were very well prepared, and each candidate did very well. There were 8 students running for each grade.
In 7th, Isaac Nokes, Rohan Siddmsettiwar, Ivie , Jake Seegmiller, Taylor Stone, Hyrum Barlow, Tanner Roth, and Olivia Fuchs. For 8th grade, we had Megan, Sydney Barlow, Dylan, Alyssa Neilson, Ethan Vernon, Elly Lee, Brooklyn Stevens, and Alex Oyler.
While Isaac was giving his speech, he listed a few good qualities about himself, including yodeling. He then asked if everyone wanted to hear him yodel like the Walmart kid, and started to yodel. Rohan decided that he should keep his speech short like him, and declared that he has been called sevi more that he has been called short in the past year. Ivie told us high fivie and vote for Ivie! Next was Jake Seegmiller, who told us some really cool facts about the number 8, and how 8th grade will be really good if you vote for him. Taylor Stone sang us th F.U.N. song from SpongeBob, telling us she would make a fun SBO. Hyrum gave a very loud and assertive speech, promoting his projection and humor. Tanner Roth gave his speech on how to not only Choose The Right, but to Choose Tanner Roth. Last was Olivia, who played a fun game of would you rather, showing she could be a fun SBO.
On tuesday, Megan went first, and explained to the rest of 8th grade that she is finger lickin’ good! Sydney Horner was next, and she sang a song about how she would be a good SBO. Dylan was next and he told us to vote for “Dilly Dilly.” Alyssa Neilson went after him and gave us a few Greatest Showman quotes adding her name in. Ethan explained that since Abraham Lincoln and many other leaders had died, he was the next best thing. Ellie Lee went and sang a bit of a Hamilton song but changed it up to fit a promotion to her being an SBO. Brooklyn then gave her funny speech, and finally Alex gave some commercial adds with his name in it.
All them gave really good speeches, but only five could win in each grade. Isaac, Rohan, Jake, Taylor, and Hyrum all won in 7th grade, and for 8th grade, Dylan, Megan, Alex, Sydney, and A few of the 7th graders who made SBO a few questions. Isaac Nokes said that his older brother and sister helped his campaign. His brother had made SBO every year, and his sister finally made it last year in high school. Rohan said he felt confident giving his speech and hoped he left a good impression.
The whole point of administrative assistance day is to honor the whole administrative team, and acknowledge them to let them know that we care about them and to show them that all of the school wouldn’t be the same without them. “We want them to come in and the morning and be happy to come to work.” Said Mrs.Price “I hope they appreciate it and I hope that they respect that we care about it and they feel loved they do a great job and we want to make sure that they get respected for that.”
“A way to students can help on this day would be to write some notes or make a card through a TA class to make the people in this school feel loved even if it’s not this during this week any time in the school year is a great time to help the team and they really thrive on that.” You are gonna run into one of the 11 administrative team members which consists of Kimberly Nartival, Amy Powell, Teri Foster, Becky Atkinson, Brenda Peterson, Vicky Anderson, Pan Henderson, Vicki Wartman, Lola Wilson, Kelly Barlow, and Kristine Burge. You will run into them Sometime in your 3 years at OHMS so respect them while you are here.
OHMS Gets Help from the AT
Supporting your college is very important at Oquirrh Hills Middle School. Wearing their “gear” or just your college colors can show your pride for your school. Colleges provide many things with their school logo on them for people there to buy. It is fun to show off the school that you went to for a couple years of your life.
Wearing college gear on Wednesdays was created by the counselors. It was originally brought up by Mr. Cherry, a counselor here at Oquirrh Hills Middle. He said that he created it to raise college readiness. Wearing college gear is part of the movement. Getting students, especially 9th graders, excited for college is important. Years will go by fast and they need to be prepared. So far Mr. Cherry and myself have not seen any teacher keep up with wearing college gear every week. I sometimes see teachers wear it though. One of the teachers that I see is not really a teacher. He is a substitute for Mrs. Greer, Mr. Howe. The college gear that he wears is from USC, which stands for the University of Southern California. From asking Mr. Cherry, he said that the most common gear he sees are Utah and BYU. Since Utah a and BYU are big rivals in Utah, it is a big debate at which school is better. Mostly is a fight between which school is better at sports. The other colleges that can be seen are most of the colleges here in Utah. For example, Utah Valley University, Westminster, Snow College, Rocky Mountain University, and Provo College. If the teachers went to a college outside of the state, then they will wear that gear instead.
Wearing college gear is a great way to show off your school. Counselors have been encouraging teachers to wear their gear to get future high school graduates to go to college. It is also a great way to show the students what colleges are available. Maybe one day students will be able to show off their “gear.”
Teachers Showing School Spirit
Here are only a few of the colleges here in Utah.
wrote or songs other people wrote, people who played the piano, and people who danced. There was one who played the guitar, it sounded really good.
These are some of the pictures I took when I went to it the talent show of all the people. they are dancers, singers and people who played things while they sang and people who played the piano.
Talent show by-Emma Sauter
The talent show was on Wednesday April 25, 2018. There was two assemblies,for the 7th and some of the 8th graders. Then for the 9th and the rest of the 8th graders. The whole bell schedule has been changed for the talent show. I went to the talent show and it was amazing to watch. The lunch you have on Friday is the lunch you had that day.
Ta which is second period was expanded to 90 minutes just for the talent show. I went to the talent show and it was amazing to watch. There were many people who were in it and they were really good. We had people singing songs they
Some of the award winning artwork!
By Sowmya Paritala
The district art show reception had artwork from from all of the middle schools in Jordan District. It includes 2D and 3D art. The artwork was beautiful, filled with pieces of talented students. This reception at West Jordan Library at 6:30 P.M, on April 26th, had the artwork of Savannah Adair, Jocylen Ducuraunt, Lilian Huff, and Aubrey Gates from our school. Of those listed Jocylen won the Merit Award, and Lilian won the Honorable Mention. Here are some thoughts of these two amazingly talented students and about their artwork.
Jocylen Ducuraunt is a student that is always drawing whenever she can, and her artwork represents the lighthouses and colorfulness of Belize. “Their city is so beautiful, so colorful and in my painting I tried to take all that color from the city and put it back in to the painting,” Jocylen explains. She got so excited about the all the color she even put rainbows on the rock, but her mom suggested to turn down the colorfulness just a bit, and she did. However her painting was still extremely colorful with pinks and blues as shadows. She even added glitter! Which she thinks is why she won, including the fact that she had a unique color spectrum. Jocelyn plans to go to the art show, and encourages other students to do so too. “I think it would be fun, there is a lot of good artist's work there, some of them are from our school,” Jocylen states. She also admits that students should expect a lot of artwork, there are boards filled with them, and cases for the 3d objects.
Lilian Huff is a student who works hard to win! She created artwork that means a lot to her. Her artwork that she won an award for represents how people can relate to different things. Lilian Huff is planning to go to the reception as it has “different perspectives of how students do art.” She encourages other students to do so too. Lilian explains how, “Students should expect a variety of different artwork to look at.”
A Reception Just To Show Off art
a clip art dancer
Is dance company much harder than you think?
by: maddie sabic
According to Oquirrh Hills Middle – Home of the Eagles, “Dance Company is an auditioned company that meets during 1st and 2nd (TA) periods . As a company, we choreograph, teach, learn, and perform dances of all genres. We also work continuously on improving technique and artistic expression. Beyond that, we meet together at least monthly for a social outside of school.”
How does a student join? An annual audition is held in May. Students must learn and perform a dance in front of the judges, the judges are taking their technique, expression, and creativity into consideration. A 2.5 GPA or higher is required to join the Dance Company.
While attending Dance Company, you perform different dances in assemblies, fundraising activities during Oquirrh Fest, dress rehearsals and concerts. One concert in Winter, and one in Spring.
I had the opportunity to interview Ms. Hopkin, the head director of OHMS Dance Company. The first question I asked was, Why do you like being the head of Dance Company? Ms. Hopkin replied with, “I love to see the dancers grow throughout the year. They become closer as friends and help each other excel with their choreography and technique, and it's fulfilling to see that from the outside. Dance Company is also the first class that students create their choreography completely on their own, so the students have a greater sense of ownership for their dances. So in the end, their is more heart in their dancing, which is the best part of being a dance teacher. The next question I wondered was, What does Dance Company mean to you? Ms. Hopkin responded with, “It's an opportunity for me to help the dancers reach their full potential as students in middle school. I push them academically, technically, artistically, and socially, and they end up leaving as more complete people than they were when they came to me. It's an opportunity for them to express themselves on stage and accomplish things they didn't know were possible. My last question I asked Ms. Hopkin was, what genre of dance is your favorite? Ms. Hopkin replied with, “It depends on what the purpose of dancing is. If I'm dancing to communicate or using it as an art form, contemporary is my favorite because it has such a broad spectrum of potential "vocabulary," or expression. If it's just for fun, then I like Latin social dancing (salsa, bachata, cumbia, etc.)--anything Latin.”
Eagle's Advice Corner
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Q: One of my friends is running for SBO and they keep telling me to vote for them except I don't think they would be that great and am voting for someone else. What do I do when they ask who I voted for? I'm not a liar and try hard to tell the truth but I also don't want to hurt their feelings by telling them that someone else would make a better SBO.
I know when you’re reading this, it’s way after SBO voting, but my answer to this question is relevant to a lot of different situations. When you are in a situation like this, you shouldn’t lie to your friends. If you don’t think that it will hurt their feelings too much, then you should come clean with them. If you think they’ll be hurt by it, then it’s more difficult. This isn’t great advice, but what I would do is tell them, “It’s a secret.” That’s just what I personally would do, but you can always say something similar. I would honestly recommend the first option, but that’s because my friends will know that I’m being completely honest and not rude.
Q: My friends and I just got in this major fight and I'm worried that it's going to last through the summer. How can I make things up with my friends so that we can still hang out this summer? Should I try to make new friends?
-Friendly but Friendless
Friendly but Friendless,
First things first(speaking from experience) NEVER try and make new friends. More often than not, trying to make new friends only makes the situation a million times worse. Aside from that, you should try and make up with your friends. After a huge fight, it can be hard to do this, but it’s still not out of the picture. If you really don’t want this to last over the summer, talk to them about it. Don’t worry about what their reaction will be, just try and be honest and firm with them. Let them know that you care, and weren’t trying to ruin your friendship over one fight.
Eagles Corner Advice
Rudy Francisco giving his poem, Complainers.
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"IT COULD'VE BEEN WORSE"
Written By: Lauren Wilson
On March 10, the YouTube channel Goalcast released a video featuring world famous spoken word poet, Rudy Francisco. Rudy is the author of books such as Getting Stitches, Scratch, Helium, and more. In this video, Rudy delivered a powerful plea for us to live life to the fullest and to think twice before we complain. So, how can we follow his example, and live more fulfilling lives?
Rudy Francisco begins his plea by listing people who have gone through incredibly difficult things. The first was Aron Ralston. On May 26, 2003, Aron was hiking when a boulder fell on his right hand. After four days, he amputated his own arm with a pocket knife. Another story is of a woman who was bungee jumping in Zimbabwe when her cord broke. She fell into a crocodile-infested river, and had to swim back to shore with a broken collarbone. Rudy goes on to list more incredible people who have endured the unthinkable. The thing is, when asked about their situations, all smiled, shrugged, and said this one thing. “I guess things could’ve been worse.”
In our lives, we have never been given a challenge that we can’t handle. There are a lot of situations where people can’t really do anything to help themselves or others, but we will survive. Things could always be worse. Every year, two million people die of dehydration around the world. In Rudy’s words, “It doesn’t matter if the glass is half full or half empty, there’s water in the cup. Drink that ish and stop complaining.”
Rudy Francisco’s plea for us to live our lives to the fullest is a truly inspiring video, and I highly encourage that you watch it for yourself. One last thing that he says towards the end of the video is, “You are still alive, act like it.” What he means by this is that you should never complain about things as simple as, “My phone is at 3%! My life is going to end!” In some parts of the world, there are people who don’t even own phones. Be grateful for what you have and count your blessings.
Review by Emma Moore
If they hear you they will hunt you!
The quiet place is the new most popular movie that is out in movie theaters now. This 22.1 million dollar movie has a box office of $173.6 million dollars now and it has only been out in theaters for a couple weeks now. The release date of the movie was on April 6, 2018. They have categorized this movie as a thriller and horror with the rating of PG-13.
The main family has been forced to be as quiet as they can because there are these big scary creatures that will hunt you if you make noise. The creatures don’t have eyes so they have to use their hearing to hunt for food. The area that the family lives in has been abandoned and they are the only people left because they are smarter than the creatures and have been studying them so they know how to stay safe. They are now expecting a baby really soon and everyone knows that you can’t give birth quietly so they have to come up with something so they don’t die. Since the town they live in is abandoned there are no doctors so they have to do it all by themselves which will be a challenge for them.
The Quiet Place has taken the top spot on Rotten Tomatoes with a 95% of most people liking this movie which means that only 5 percent of people who left a review didn’t recommend seeing this movie. Everyone thought that Rampage had the top spot secured for a little while but out of the blue everyone who saw The Quiet Place thought it was way better than it looked. Which lead the Quiet Place into the number one best movie spot. It also has a 8/10 on google ratings. After looking at most of the reviews on rotten tomatoes and Google everyone liked it because it left a kind of a suspenseful/stressful type of feeling while you were watching the movie. Others say that it gave them anxiety but they stated it as a good type of anxiety. The previews made the movie look really scary but when you watched it wasn’t really scary but it did have a couple of jump scares which made it really good.
The creators of this movie did fantastic with the story and they made you want to watch it over and over. The way they ended the movie was the best but I won’t spoil it. I like how when it was about to get intense it got more intense and you never would have guessed it would end that way. The creatures were really detailed and made the movie that much better by just having great details. If you are afraid of big bloody creatures than I don’t recommend watching this movie because there is three creatures that you see quite often. If you get bored in movies that have barely any noise and not very much talking than this movie isn’t the best movie for you to see. There are better movies that have much more talking than this movie. Also if you are pregnant you should probably wait to see it until you have your baby. If you take the risk to watch it while your pregnant than you might cry...a lot.
I recommend seeing this movie if you are into thriller and horror movies because this movie is definitely thriller and horror. It also has the perfect amount of jump scares and they are all spread out through the whole movie so that it isn’t one after another otherwise it would be too scary. I think that the majority of teens and young adults would enjoy this movie the most out of all ages. I think that most people who see it love it and they can’t wait for the second one to come out.
I created a survey and had my classmate take it. The results were pretty surprising. Most people hadn’t seen it and they wanted to see it. The students who had seen it said that they really liked it and that they are excited for the second one to come out. One student said she didn’t like how you knew what was going to happen next but she still said that she really liked it and would see it again. For the ones that didn’t see it they all said that they really want to and that they just need to find time to. I continued to ask the ones that hadn’t seen it why they want to and they said that they read that it has great reviews (which it does) and that they did a very good job on the previews that the previews make them want to see it. Lastly the ones that said that they don’t want to see it said that it just looks too scary and it is just not their type of movie.
I hope everyone that likes scary movie eventually goes and sees it because it is a great movie to go and see when you are not doing anything. It definitely isn’t a waste of money or time. I hope you like the Quiet Place.
This is the trailer for The Quiet Place
These are some pictures from the Quiet Place
Macklemore and Kesha's New Song
By Emma Moizer
Macklemore is making an album called Gemini and it will be his first album without Ryan Lewis and one of the songs that will be released on to Gemini is Good Old Days featuring Kesha. The song is about living life to the fullest or you might look back and regret it later but those days could have been good so you want back the good old days. The music video has over 51 million views and is about 4 minutes long. It features Kesha and Macklemore in a campsite falling in love. It’s number 48 on the billboard and many of his fans are loving the song!
Rolling Stone did a interview with Macklemore about the song. He talked about how Kesha was great to work with when they were making the song. He also said the song is based around his past a little bit too. Macklemore was reflecting the past about how he should have asked out a girl in high school and reflecting when he was performing in anonymity in some small venues. Good Old Days also reflect some of the music he sang for or wrote which is very smart.
I recommend this song to all ages and everyone that enjoys Hip-Hop and Rap. I like rap so I liked when Macklemore rapped some parts of the song. I also like how he talked about other songs he sang in the song. It was smart because of what the song is based around which is the past.
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson, is a great book for anyone who wants a long read. It has been a popular read around Oquirrh Hills and has remained a popular book in the public for as long as it has been written. It does have some violence and adult topics, but is still a good read.
In the book, Vin lives on the street and constantly has to watch her back, but when she meets Kelsier a slave planning to overthrow and kill the Lord Ruler, an “immortal” leader of the entire known world, with a small crew of thieves. Vin discovers she has newfound Allomantic powers, a metal based magic system. They will have to deal with their own morals, as well as trying to hide from the Lord Ruler’s seemingly infinite gaze.
Sanderson has created the most realistic fantasy world. The characters are almost alive and change, yet retain a remnant of their past. For example Vin, born on the street, is secretive and paranoid, and learns to trust people and talk to people. Yet she still has paranoia and distrust, left over from her life on the street. Also, the magic system is simply perfect. After ingesting the metal, they burn it to create a power. Pewter, when burned, increases physical strength. Every metal also has an opposite, the opposite of pewter being tin.
I would recommend this book to 7th graders and above, because of violence, strong language, and adult topics. It is a 600 page book, so you will be reading for awhile! It is also a part of a trilogy, the next book (which I am currently reading) is The Well Of Ascension. The entire trilogy has won the SF Book Club selections. I strongly recommend this book because it is the best book I possibly have ever read.
Sanderson’s Old Works Attracting New Readers
by Aiden Carroll
- Help prevent gangs from forming on campus
- Encourage discipline
- Help students resist peer pressure to buy trendy clothes
- Help identify intruders in the school
- Diminish economic and social barriers between students
- Increase a sense of belonging and school pride
school uniform: pros
Uniforms have been around for a very long time and many are deciding whether it is better to have uniforms or not. There are many downs about uniforms such as, sometimes it doesn’t fit well enough and has a very weird texture on it. Many students want to be different and unique and wear what they want.
Many times in this century there are many holes in clothing and understanding that that is why people like uniforms but many times kids do not get a lot of use out of their clothes.
That is bad because parents spend money on their children’s clothes and they won’t get much use out of them. Some resolutions to make uniforms go away would definitely be very easy. Some include talking to the districts and the state and many others who control school activities. Uniforms are very convenient so everyone looks the same and there is nothing to get dress coded for but sometimes it is bad because students want to embrace their look. Uniforms should not be valid in the state of Utah anymore.
Did you know that uniforms have only been around for 50 or so years, that is not that long of a time, why should is change?
what are you wearing?
WRITTEN BY: Molly MILLS
HERE ARE SOME IMAGES ABOUT FRIENDLINESS....
HOW CAN STUDENTS AT OHMS ENCOURAGE FRIENDLINESS
Students at OHMS are lacking friendliness. In the halls you can hear students swearing at other students and some making fun of each other. It’s all fun and games until somebody’s feelings get hurt. How can we stop the bullying and start the friendliness? Here are some ideas to become more friendly.
Help people in the hall if they look in need of it
Be a good example
Encourage others to behave appropriately
Be kind to everyone, even if they’re mean to you
Think about the words you are using. Will they hurt anyone? If so, don’t use them.
Help your teachers calm the class down
Don’t treat others badly because it will make a bad example
If you follow these things you will definitely feel like a better person and others will see you as a better person! In the words of an unknown poet “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” What we read in this quote is a perfect example of kindness because even if you don’t like someone you still can help them and make them feel better. In a different quote by RAKtivist it says, “Kindness is giving hope to those who think they are all alone in this world.” In this quote we learn that when we are kind it may help those of who are in a bad place or are feeling alone. As you can see, there are so many things that you can do to help you to be kind and have others to be kind. Remember to be kind and show love to others!
We all know that every teenager loves their phone. In fact, for some, it is becoming an idol. Unfortunately, that idolism is becoming an issue, and even if it doesn’t seem to be happening at OHMS, middle and high schools are where this problem most frequently occurs.
How many students do we all see pulling out their devices one, two, or even ten times during a single class period? And are we those kids? According to a haiku found on youthradio.org, “Eyes always on the screens, forgot the surrounding green, we are now ruined”. Not only are so many students constantly captivated by their devices, but now, they are in love with dangerous social media sites, such as Snapchat. In the same article, a haiku says, “Snapchat’s update sucks, I miss the old one so much, can we get it back?” The Snapchat update the poem refers to is the one that stopped the site from automatically deleting pictures. The problem with the automatic delete policy is that people, especially teens, would send pictures that they would not ordinarily send if they weren’t deleted. This goes hand in hand with another poem, which says, “Annoying people, online wanting attention, doing foolish things.” Students need to become more aware of dangers and not get wrapped up in the terrible business of what could happen on devices.
Overall, if students are not careful, they can and will access dangerous material through technology, even though there is so much good. Stay safe! Be smart! Make an effort to set limits for yourself so you do not get addicted to your phone!
phones: beneficial or risky?
Have you ever wanted to go to Europe? To smell all of the chocolates and see all the sites? Over the next two weeks, I will be going to Europe. I’ll be going to 5 different countries: Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and Luxembourg. From April 27 to May 12, I will be writing about my trip. I’ll also include pictures so that you can see all of the places that I go to. It’ll be a really amazing trip, and when I get back, you can come and get some free chocolate! I will begin my journey in Belgium. Afterwards we will be traveling to France, where we will be spending 5 days. We will then be traveling to London, and spend another 5 days of our trip there. We will then return to Belgium, where we will spend some time with our grandparents. Finally, we will go to southern Germany, and the finally, home.
Luxembourg is really small, so we’re only going to be passing through it. I’ll be spending a lot of time with my grandparents, who live in Belgium. We’re going to be visiting many World War 2 sites, so expect some pictures. The flight there and back isn’t going to be very fun. On Friday morning, My mom, dad, brother, one of my sisters, and I are going to wake up at 3 o’clock A.M. Our plane will leave the Salt Lake City at 5 AM, and we will be flying to Denver. We will then be flying to Washington D.C. Afterwards, we will be on a 10 hour flight to Brussels, Belgium. Fun Fact: Brussel sprouts were named after the city Brussels in Belgium. I look forward to being able to travel, and even more to sharing my adventure with you guys!
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Who is The 7th Grade Eagle Of The Month? The answer is, Dylan Ramos!! Dylan Ramos was nominated by friends and teachers for having effort in his schoolwork. Dylan is going to get treated with a VIP breakfast for his great achievement. But what is his secret to his success? Let’s find out.
I recently did an interview with Dylan, to find out his “secrets”. This is what he said:
Q- How does it feel to finally win Eagle Of The Month?
A- “ It feels unexpected, weird, and abnormal.”
Q- Did you work hard to win this award?
A- “ I didn’t really do anything, I just acted normal.”
Q- Did you expect this award?
A- “ Nope, not at all.”
Q- What advice would you give your fellow students?
A- “ Just, think original.”
Q- Who or what helped you succeed?
A- “ Nothing helped me.”
Dylan did not really want to let out his secrets. He just was doing his thing, then pop! They gave him an award. He worked hard for this and deserves this.Congratulate him when you see him in the hall.
By Mason Chandler
Who Is the 7th Grade eagle of the month?
By Kate Hutcheon, Oquirrh times
Eagle of the month 8th GRADE
This is Makayla Gillett who was the eagle of the month for April
Makayla Gillett is a great student here at OHMS. Makayla was nominated for eagle of the month for effort. She puts effort into everything she does. As you get nominated for eagle of the month they call you down to the office to have a treat and talk about your great efforts to get the award.
I asked Makayla what made her want to put in effort.
She says,” Putting in effort is better in the end.”
I also asked her what's the best thing that you do to help you do that thing?
She said,” I focus and think about my future.”
My last question was why is it important to put in effort?
She responded with,”I wanna get better at certain things.”
Makayla Gillett is a hard working student and we are proud of her work. As you see her in the halls congratulate her in her good efforts at this school year.
Who is the teacher spotlight?
The teacher that is being spotlighted this week is Mr. Roghaar. One of his favorite sports teams is the Seattle Seahawks, he loves this school because “It is awesome.” He rides motorcycles, cooks, and does lots of art things. Something you may not know is that he used to be a history teacher and loves history. He uses art to get rid of all his stress and that is why he teaches it. He also taught geography for a few years. He also likes art because it is how he has made a living and it is what interests him the most out of other things.Students should learn to know more of his interests because he can relate to some of us.
By: Nate Wagsstaff
By Nethra Suresh
TURNING A CHAPTER IN THE STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Mrs. Doehler, our head librarian
The OHMS library is known as a place to get work done, find a good book, hang out with friends, and for printing that last minute assignment that’s due after lunch. Unique puzzles and competitions are always featured at the library, and it’s always fun to pop in to see what’s happening. The head librarian, Mrs. Doehler, is in charge of everything that goes on. She’s a hard worker who’s always willing to help students. I’m proud to announce that this week’s staff member spotlight is on Mrs. Doehler.
Books have always been a big part of Mrs. Doehler’s life. She always used to receive a book at Christmastime as a child, and immediately fell in love with books. Growing up in a rural town, she used to ride her bike to the bookmobile that visited in the summer. “I always had a basket because I took so many books home,” she says. From then on, she worked as a library aide in high school, did a work study in her main library college, and even worked on a bookmobile in the summer.
Even after her college years, Mrs. Doehler would volunteer at the school libraries her children would attend. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in Health Science, she took a two year online program to earn her Master of Library and Information Science. She moved to Utah and began to work at Oquirrh Hills Middle in August 2010.
Along with checking books in and out and maintaining the library, Mrs. Doehler has a lot of responsibilities throughout the day. She arrives early in the day, in case teachers need to use library facilities (mostly the copy machine). The first part of the day is always super busy with teachers and students running in and out. Mrs. Doehler has to maintain communications with teachers, deal with many requests, review books to purchase, plan contests, allow the occasional class in, and much more. Luckily, Mrs. Doehler has our library assistant, Mrs. Peterson, to help stock and organize books.
One of Mrs. Doehler’s responsibilities include heading her lunchtime book club, where she plans activities and creates discussion questions.It’s a great place to chat with other book lovers and analyze components of stories.
There may be some reluctant readers out there that struggle with liking books. I’ve certainly been one of them. Yet Mrs. Doehler believes you shouldn’t give up.
“If you haven’t found a book that you like yet, keep trying,” she advises. “You are going to get hooked. There will be a book out there for you, and once you get it, it will be contagious, and you won’t stop reading after that.”
Special thanks to Mrs. Doehler for an interview.
A Good Laugh
By Kyle Anderson, Oquirrh Times Staff
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Weird National Holidays
April 27: World Pinhole Day
April 29: Zipper Day
April 30: Honesty Day
May 1: Batman Day
May 4: Space Day, Star Wars Day
May 5: Herb Day, Free Comic Book Day
May 6: Beverage Day
May 9: Lost Sock Memorial Day
Upcoming Events at OHMS:
Monday, May 7-Friday, May 11: Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 8-Wednesday, May 9: Auditioning for Dance
By Kyle Anderson, Oquirrh Times Staff
Show your teachers your appreciation for them on Teacher Appreciation Week.
Upcoming events to look forward to