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Top 10 Natural Disasters
Winning is Their Forte...
Top 10 Natural Disasters
Winning is Their Forte...
Once a Greenback ~ Always a Greenback
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"It may be scary but you can get through it."
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The Lodgepole Complex fire tore across eastern Montana. The fire started on July 19th, 2017. It burned over 270,000 acres of land. Garfield and Petroleum counties had to evacuate. On July 31st, they declared it was 93 percent contained. They eventually recalled the evacuation, and everyone returned to their homes.
The Rice Ridge Fire happened on July 24th, 2017. At the time, it was the top priority fire in the nation. It happened outside of Seeley Lake in Montana and burned 108,126 acres. More than one thousand homes had to evacuate to safer areas. Many firefighters had come to help put the fire out.
Wildfires usually happen during a drought. One piece of land catches fire, and it spreads throughout the dry grass. If it is windy, wildfires are more likely to burn vast areas.
"It's hard to give advice about something I hardly know about."
My Thoughts on the recent Natural Disasters...
by: Autumn Kuemin
by: Karter Hoeme
A natural disaster is a horrific thing that is not man-made. Natural disasters can occur with water, fire, or earth. All of these can happen at any time but not always everywhere. These are my top ten natural disasters of 2017.
Hurricanes have been happening a lot lately. One of the most recent ones is Irma. Hurricane Irma started in the Atlantic Ocean and made its way through Florida. Hurricane Irma was a category five which means that it was a very deadly hurricane. The top wind speed recorded was 185mph. Hurricane Irma killed more than one hundred and one people and even more injured. Irma cost millions of dollars, and lots of people have no electricity or water.
Hurricane Harvey was a terrible hurricane that took place in Houston, Texas. Harvey has left more than thousands homeless and without power. Hurricane Harvey was a category four which signifies another terrible storm. Harvey’s winds reached up to one hundred and thirty-four mph. Hurricane Harvey killed more than seventy people and lots injured. Harvey has cost millions of dollars of damage and it will take many years to repair everything, but no one can fix all the memories and good times that happened. We can help to prepare for stuff like this by helping build more shelters and have lots of donation groups that will have supplies ready for things like this.
Earthquakes have been happening a lot this year and last year. An earthquake is when two of earth's plate tectonics rub together, and it causes the ground to start shaking or even open up and make a hole in the field. These are no things to play around with because of their capability and their mass destruction capability. On September 20, 2017, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico. It caused more than two hundred deaths and lots of injuries. The disaster cost lots of money and was a terrible incident.
On September 19, 2017, an earthquake occurred. It was an 8.1 and was very destructive. There were more than hundreds dead and lots injured. The quake happened in the northeast of Rabaso. There was a devastating destruction that cost millions of dollars to repair. The massive 8.1 monster occurred around 2:14 our time.
On Saturday, April 16, 2017, a 7.0 earthquake hit the southern part of Japan (Kyushu islands). This massive quake caused tsunami warnings for their area. The earthquake caused lots of damage and killed over ten people and injured hundreds. The 7.0 earthquake happened around 1:25 pm local time. It caused millions of repair damage and was a terrible incident.
On Thursday, April 14, 2017, a 6.2 earthquake hit the southern part of Japan. A smaller quake still made its presence felt. It causes lots of money and has killed nine people and has injured hundreds. The quake happened around 12:25 pm. The scientist believes that there are so many earthquakes occurring in Japan because it’s right on the so-called Ring of Fire. We can help prevent this by building safer buildings and try to invent better technology to tell us faster if there is an earthquake is coming.
A flash flood is a severe continuous rainfall that causes rivers, roads, and lakes to overflow and cause flooding. In China floods between January and July killing at least 144 and injuring many. These rains have caused left 1 million homeless. It has destroyed 31,000 homes. After all this, they say that the damage cost is millions of dollars to repair and will take many years as well.
In Peru, waters have caused more than 150 deaths and many injured. This flood caused lots of damage, and they will take 9 billion to repair. There is more than 1 million homeless. There are also many without water or food and many without electricity. It is going to take many years for Peru to repair after this massive flooding.
In South Asia, this summer flooding and landslides caused from monsoon rains. All of these events have killed 1,200 people and have injured many. The flooding has affected 41,000 people. It also has made billions of dollars. It will take South Asia many years to repair everything. We can help try to be ready for this next time by trying to invent new stuff that will tell us ahead of time to prepare.
A landslide is an earth-related event that causes trees, bushes, mud, and rocks to slide down a hill very fast and destroys everything in its path. In early April a landslide occurred in Columbia. In the southern city of Mocoa at least 300 people are dead and many more injured. The total damage cost was a couple thousand and will take a few months to repair. We can help be ready for landslides by inventing stuff to go into the land and watch the movement of the ground and the wind speeds and rainfall that had been happening lately.
Natural disasters are extremely dangerous, so take shelter as soon as possible. They can happen anywhere. Natural disasters test us if we can handle their massive destruction and if we can come back after even stronger and better.
"It’s all sad because people lose their homes and lose memories."
"We haven’t experienced a whole lot of what they're going through. "
"We are starting to see more frequent and stronger natural disasters, in places and times we haven't seen them before."
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Top 10 Natural Disasters....
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by: Jenna Haas
Dear RJ -
Why can't you wear your hood in school?
On Monday, September eleventh, the 7th graders had a game against Prairie Hills Middle School. Prairie Hills is a school located in the Buhler area. Despite Prairie Hills’ good players, LMS stomps the crusaders.
The 8th grade Liberty Middle School Greenbacks head into week 3 undefeated. As for the sevvies, they would play yet another fifth quarter game. The 8th grade was set to play Hoisington, a 1-1 team, at 5 o’clock PM.
The 8th grade won the toss and elected to receive, meaning they would get the ball first. Sure enough, Leightyn Heim scores on the first play with a run around the left edge, with nice blocks by Karter Hoeme, Cesar Espino, and Matthew Shanline. The rest of the game was really lopsided, as the 8th grade boys win against Hoisington.
Aforementioned, the 7th grade followed with a fifth quarter game against the Hoisington Cardinals. A fifth quarter game is a span of somewhere between 10-20 plays for each team. Fifth quarter games are usually due to lack of players on the opposing team. In the Hoisington fifth quarter game, LMS had a very solid outing, but like I said before, nobody keeps track of score in fifth quarter games.
The week 4 matchup for LMS was against the Reno Valley Panthers. For the third time in a row, the seventh graders would play a fifth quarter game, following the 8th grade game. The Greenbacks struggled, scoring only 20 in the first half. LMS scored multiple touchdowns in the second half, but gave up 6 points. LMS rolls over Reno Valley, moving to 4-0.
The 7th grade, once again, stomps on another team, led by fullback Kaden Barker.
The eighth graders had a tough game coming up. The week 5 match-up was the 4-0 Hesston Swathers @ 4-0 LMS greenbacks. Pratt studied a lot of film, and were well prepared for this game. After running through scout O and D the entire week, the Greenbacks were ready for the brawl.
The Greenbacks started the game with the ball. However, they were held to a four and out. Hesston then got the ball and ran it in for a touchdown. Hesston had the lead, 7-0. LMS got blown out of the water in the first half, losing with a deficit of 27. The greenbacks picked it up in the third, scoring eight after a long return off a fumble recovery by Karter Hoeme. However, the greenbacks couldn’t must together any more points. This game moved LMS’8th grade’s record to 4-1.
Following the Hesston Match-up, the seventh grade would have a game versus the Chaparral Roadrunners. The seventh grade was terribly outmatched, considering they had to play Chaparral’s eighth grade. Long story short, LMS lost big to Chaparral.
The next week, LMS was scheduled to play Halstead in Halstead. Finally, 7th grade would play first with a full game. LMS scored first and made the two-point conversion, putting them up 8-0. However, the Blue Dragons soon fired back without a touchdown of their own. They didn't make the two point though. The score was 8-6 until a turn of events on a whacky play. Carson Hoeme threw a deep ball to RB Gerardo Martinez. The ball was picked off by a Halstead defender. This Halstead defender did not make it far, as Martinez strips the ball as soon as it got picked, and ran it back inside Halstead’s 10-yard line. LMS scored soon as they increased the deficit with a 14-6 lead. Once again Halstead fired right back with their own touchdown, but failed to make the two-point. With about 4 minutes left, Halstead regained possession of the football. Driving down the field, they had the ball at around the 20 with a little under one minute left. The next play was picked by Carson Hoeme in the end zone. LMS kneeled out the clock for the win.
Eighth grade followed with a game against Halstead. Halstead and Pratt were both 4-1. Halstead was led by star running back Chandler Drake. Despite Halstead’s record, LMS took down the dragons, with great performances by offensive leaders Aiden Crow and Leightyn Heim, and defensive leader Blake Coss.
The seventh grade would play their last game on a Monday. The greenbacks would be out to avenge their first loss against the Larned Indians. The boys had a lot of confidence because they knew they could beat the Indians. The greenbacks set the tone early, after our first two offensive plays were ran in for touchdowns by Kaden Barker. The greenbacks didn't lay off the gas, as they throttled Larned.
The upperclassmen would play their last game as an LMS Greenback against the Haven Wildcats. The Wildcats ran their plays out of an unfamiliar formation that made it hard for our linebackers to read where the ball was going. Regardless of the situation, LMS beat Haven by a large amount, led by Aiden Crow’s outstanding performance.
Photo by: Julie Haas
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Lady Green Cross Country makes history with first CKL league championship! Go Green!!!
by: Dyllan Lunsford
Photo by: Mr. Helfrich
Dear John Cena -
One of the reasons we can not wear your hood in school is due to safety. If there was a bad person in the building and we did a lock-down, the police might think that the bad person could be you.
Another reason for not wearing your hood is that teachers do not want you to play around with your hood during class. They also like to see your face and make sure you are not sleeping.
Photo by: Mr. Hill
Photo by: Mr. Hill
The seventh graders ring the bell after a win. They are ringing the bell located outside Zerger Field.
Here at our school we host a school book-fair. Mrs. Stelzer is one of our school librarians. We went and interviewed her and asked some questions about the book fair. We asked her some basic questions like how much money you raised and what the money was going to and if the book fair was successful. She said that we raised over 3,000 dollars. Most of the money will go to buying new books for the library and new chairs and technology for the library.
We asked her what the kids may have learned from the book fair. She told us it kind of gives them real life situations because there are taxes on things and that you have to spend your money wisely. The kids have lots of fun at the book fair this year. Some of the volunteers were kids from the leadership group. Not all of them participated in the book fair. They had to say when they were going to help and for how long. Some things that helped promote the book fair were stick horse race, wanted posters, teacher previews and caught reading. All of these were fun and exciting.
In conclusion this year's book fair was very successful. Now we can buy more stuff for our school library and new books. We can also help buy others equipment for our school like computers, iPads, school supplies, etc. We thank everyone that bought books at the book fair this year and hoped you enjoyed them.
7th Grade Game
Pratt @ Larned
Pratt vs Buhler
Pratt vs Chaparral
Pratt @ Halstead
Pratt vs Larned
The end of October is the ending point for the cross country season. The cross country team showed a lot of grit over the season. All the team improved a lot and beat their own personal records after almost every race. Though a lot of the kids got hurt over the season, the team worked together all season long. Learning newer, and harder drills over the season, the runners got a lot better. Both coaches were a big part of it.
The fourth cross country meet was here at Pratt on October 12. The team medaled seven out of twenty. Since we knew the course really well, we were able to do very well. All the kids beat their personal record.
Nine kids medaled at the fifth meet that was at the Sterling golf course. There were lots of hills but it was cool and windy. The eighth graders ran an additional lap, instead of having a totally different course. The middle schoolers got to travel with high schoolers for this meet.
The final cross country meet was here at Pratt, and it was league. The first and second place eighth grade girls were both from Pratt. They were Addie and Mackenzie. At league, not only runners place, but also the teams. Both of our teams did very well. In the girls overall, they got first! The boys also got first! The runners all had a great year, and a lot of them are looking forward to next year.
Winning is Their Forte
Peyton Koehler is ready to receive a snap from Hunter Teasley. This is a picture from their week two match-up versus Larned Indians.
8th Grade Game
Pratt vs Lyons
Pratt @ Hoisington
Pratt @ Reno Valley
Pratt vs Hesston
"Football helps me stay discipline at home and at school."
- Aiden Crow
Grit .... Passion... Team ... Valor .... Respect
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A Family Tradition!
by Emaline Cline
Photo by: Mrs. Wilson
As fall starts to come into sight 6th, 7th, and 8th graders start to get excited about a special event the school has been doing every year. This event, is the one, the only Fall Frolic! To most an extremely fun and exciting event that everyone is anticipating as soon as September starts. From what I know they’ve been doing fall frolic for years, and are still adding new events! I wonder what the history of Fall Frolic was?
We’ve been doing fall frolic for several years. Overall there has been minor tweaks and changes but nothing too much more than changing activities. Such as, we used to do an apple bobbing contest, and instead of using real pumpkins for making your AB teacher we used to use paper pumpkins. Even with these changes events Fall Frolic has been basically the same throughout the years. Why do we do Fall Frolic? Well, many years ago they allowed students to come to school dressed up in Halloween costumes but, that tended to be distracting. Eventually, a better more friendly way to celebrate the end of the first quarter would be Fall Frolic, which in the end included more people. This also turned out to be an amazing team builder. Which was put perfectly by Mrs. Foster, “ Team Greenback is who we strive to be.”
This year is one that will be short. Only 3 and a half hours long! With that a few events had to be removed that way we could get it all done in this short timespan. This doesn’t mean we will just do nothing for fall frolic. For example we are doing the Creamed Corn Relay, Dangling Donuts, Gone Batty, Pumpkin Run, Tug of War, and Counting Candy Corn. Another thing, that we’ll be doing, which is new, is we will be doing an opening ceremony. Where your AB will hold up your flag and be introduced.
For all the 5th Graders reading this I hope now you have something more to look forward to in 6th Grade. To all the 6th and 7th graders, I hope that you get to participate in this event next year and do all the events that you want to do. Finally the 8th Graders I wish that this Fall Frolic was your best one yet and that you experience exciting things, similar to Fall Frolic, in High School. You can make this the best Fall Frolic yet, and good luck to every single AB! Now c’mon, let’s go make some amazing Middle School memories!
"I try not to get up set with myself."
"I enjoyed working with my AB!"
Our 7th and 8th grade are showing team spirit on last game of the day. Team spirit is a must at these passionate volleyball games.
"This fall frolic was tons of fun!"
by: 8th Grade Computer Apps
He didn’t have the stomach for it.
The “Grim Sweeper.”
Because people are dying to get in.
by: Zach Vandervoot and Autumn Kuemin
"Work together and motivate each other."
Photo's by Emaline
by: Zack Patterson
What do you call wood when its scared?
What kind of music to mummies listen to?
Why didn’t the skeleton like the Halloween candy?
What do you call a cleaning skeleton?
Why do they put fences around graveyards?
"It was fun and interesting, just wish it was longer."
Fall is coming to an end and that means fall sports are coming to a close. 8th grade has had a struggling season, but is hoping to end it the right way. 8b volleyball welcomed Skyline to the swamp. 8b showed out winning both games with passion. The mid game perfections that they made throughout the game were absolutely phenomenal. 7b also played against Skyline. 7b lost the first game, but made a comeback and won the next game making LMS proud.
Next up was Reno Valley. 8a was motivated by an 8b win on the previous week. After playing they knew they had some things to improve on. Their energy was lacking and so was their team motivation. They lost by a large margin as Reno Valley brought their game and we did not. 7a and 7b played against the Reno Valley Panthers. 7a lost, but 7b avenged them and won. 7a knew that they would have to do better in the next game.
Heston is here! Both 8a and 8b Lady Greenback volleyball teams are playing. 8a starts out, playing a hard fought game. Heston started playing great volleyball and our Greenbacks could not keep up. 8b is another story, they played their hearts out and won a well deserved victory in the last two matches of the game against the tough Heston team. The 7a and 7b teams both fought against Hesston. 7a did not learn from their match with Reno, and lost. 7b played an incredible game and won by a landslide. Hopefully, 7a will pick up their game and end this season off well.
The Lady Greenbacks came here to play. AGAINST Halstead they wanted to prove themselves to the teams around Kansas. They played a hard fought game losing by a small margin again getting much better as the season goes on. 7a is not winning any more games as the season is ending. They lost, but did considerably better. 7b, on the other hand, is ending this season great. 7b worked hard and won by a large margin, making the Greenbacks proud.
The 7th grade volleyball players played a game against Halstead. It was a quick game, and the Greenbacks ended up winning. The 7b team also played against Kingman. Kingman got the best of them in the first match, but the Greenbacks quickly bounced back. They had to play overtime, but 7b won.
8a and 8b teams are Greenback proud going into the Haven game. 8a who is improving rapidly ended up winning 1 match out of the two and the teams go into overtime. After a hard fought battle our lady Greenbacks go on to win the final match 15-13. 8b comes after also showing a great performance but, this is a close game as well we win the first match but, let Haven get by us on the second. Overtime has come and our lady greenbacks win a close game ending the last match 17-15. The 7a team is not going to be known as losers. They did their best and won against Haven. 7b did not do as well and lost. 7b still had a wonderful season overall.
Our fall sports have come to a close. Both 8th grade volleyball teams have a rocky road this season losing more games than they have won. Even through this rough season the Greenbacks find a way to get better everyday. 7th grade a a memorable season winning four more games than what they lost. They finished the season with a bang taking second in the league tournament.Volleyball has come to a close and so have we, this is us signing off.
7th grade A is on their home turf! These girls are getting ready for their possession against the opponent captions team.
The Froggy Funnies
"I made a stronger connection with my AB!"
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