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NEWS FROM 2nd GRADE
We learn this in second grade. We learn about money. We try to count it very good. We learn about shapes. We practice our spelling words. We have a good teacher. We learn about being a good person. We read a book about soccer. We read all kinds of other stories. I like school.
How do you catch a leprechaun? First I get a car. Then I put the car on the ground under the crane. I fill the car with gold. Next I wait for the leprechaun. When I see him get in the car, I will pick the car with the crane. That’s how I trap a leprechaun! – Johnny
How do you trap a leprechaun? Before you start you get friend. Get a pully, box, rope, fake gold and walkie talkies. First you find a tall tree, climb it. Put the pully on a branch. Second put the rope through the pully. Cut a little hole at the top of the box and tie the rope. Next find some false gold (or candy that looks like gold) and find a black pot. Put the gold in the pot. After that your friend will hide behind the tree. You climb to where the pully is and it on branch. Finally the leprechaun comes. He sees the gold. The leprechaun runs. The person on the branch says, “the leprechaun is here. The leprechaun is here.” The leprechaun is under the box. The person behind the tree let’s go of the rope. The box falls, you catch a leprechaun. That’s how you catch a leprechaun. – Allyson
Emily And The Leprechaun
Emily and her friend went to school one day. “Find you books class,” said Mrs. Green. Emily looked in her desk. There was nothing there! After school she said to he friend, Beth, ” I couldn’t find my math book today.” They she noticed green footprints everywhere. Emily and Beth followed the footprints. They led to a pot of gold. The next day Emily and Beth went to school. “It’s St. Patrick’s Day,” said Mrs. Green. Then after school Emily and Beth went back to the pot of gold. There was a rainbow by the pot of gold. As they climbed the rainbow they saw leprechauns everywhere! There where millions! Suddenly Emily spotted her books in a leprechauns hand. She ran over there and said, “Those are my books.” The leprechaun turned around and said, “No there’s not!” “Yes they are!” She said, “Give them back!” She jerked them out of his hands. “I sorry I did that!” She said, “It’s okay.” I’m sorry I took them.” They lived happily ever after.
The Case Of The Missing Model Car
Ethan, Devon, Dad and Mom were playing baseball outside. While they were gone the Leprechaun took Ethan’s model car. When they came into the house Ethan’s model car was gone. As they looked around they saw little green footprints. They decided to follow the footprints. They came to a Leprechaun. They were looking for a box to trap him in. Luckily, Ethan found a box on the floor. So he picked it up and slammed it on top of the Leprechaun. Ethan held the box on the Leprechaun then lifted it up so Devon could drop a bucket of water on the Leprechaun. Dad found Ethan’s model car and the Leprechaun had to give them his pot of gold. – Ethan
NEWS FROM THE 7th GRADE
At Ava Middle School, there is a class that when you reach 7th grade you have an option to take it year-long. This class is called Mass Media where we write, print and publish our own middle school newspaper called Bear Talk. The class is extra special because you have the opportunity to use your own computer everyday to write articles. Articles about sports, events and anything that includes daily life here at Ava Middle School are written. These articles will be put in the middle school newspaper. We work hard and help each other everyday, even as 7th graders. We learn new techniques working with computers and improve our typing and report skills for future use. For the current paper, the editors are Julianna Baker and Bailey Loge. Others students are in 7th grade that work hard everyday are: Sarah Dudley, Hailey Herrell and Muriel Kennedy, along with 8th graders: Ivie Macy, Amber Miller, Cassie Tuthill, Gabe Page and Dalton McFarlin. – Julianna and Bailey
NEWS FROM 11TH GRADE
Life as a junior isn’t as good as people think it is. Some may think that it’s wonderful because they only have one year left until they are a senior. But others believe that it’s another dreadful year in high school. High school as a junior isn’t all that great because you in the midst of all the club activities you have joined. Activities are time consuming and long, most nights I barely have time to get my homework done sometimes. But we push through all the activities and the lack of sleep to get the job done.
When I turned a junior I thought it was the best thing in the whole wide world. I was thinking I had only one year left until I am a senior and graduate, but what I have not of thought is the homework load and the time focusing on my grades. I believe as a junior your education and dreams are very important. Don’t give up those dreams and drop your grades from the stress of your clubs activities and remember you only have one year left.
In school I am the Vice President of the Ava FFA Chapter. I give many speeches during the fall and spring. I join a contest team each year in hopes of making it to state. This month I plan on running for Area VII President. I hope to get a group 1 individual in livestock judging and a group 1 team. I am also taking Dual Credit classes in Chemistry and agriculture. I plan on taking dual credit English. In addition, to my dual credit classes, I have Biology, English III, Algebra II, American History, PE, and an A+ Tutor.
This is a big year for me as a junior and I hope to make the best of it.
To increase camaraderie among the seniors, the Second Annual Senior Week will be held May 2 – 6.
Throughout the week there will be dress up days. Monday: Cowboy Up or Goth; Tuesday: Dress as Your Favorite Teacher; Wednesday: Favorite Sports Team Day; Thursday: College Gear and Career Day and Friday: Alma Mater (Blue and Gold) Day. Friday will be the bike ride from Curtis’ Department Store to the PAC parking lot.
“Senior Assembly Tryouts
Seniors wishing to perform at the senior assembly need to sign up in the library. Tryouts will be held April 15 after school in Ms. Roberts’ room.
All performances must be appropriate for school. If you are singing, we need a copy of the lyrics.
Due to time constraints, everyone may not be selected to perform at the assembly. With that in mind, do come prepared to the tryouts.
Baby Picture and Senior Picture – April 1
Senior Assembly Tryouts, April 15
Senior Week, May 2-6
Bike Ride, May 6
Baccalaureate May 8 @ 6 p.m.
Graduation Practice & Senior Assembly May 13
Graduation May 14 @ 7 p.m.
Senior Flower Orders
The senior class flower is the calla lily. Seniors wishing to order flowers for graduation may purchase them for $2.00 each from Ms. Taylor through April 20. Seniors must pay for flowers when order is placed.
Although purchase is not a requirement, most students purchase them for their mother, grandmother or other significant people in their life.
Graduation Practice & Senior Assembly
Graduation practice will be held May 13. Seniors are to report to school as usual at 8:15. Seniors will be bussed to the football field to run through practice a few times. For the practice, students may wear everyday school clothes.
After practice, we will return to the school for the Senior Awards Assembly. Following the awards assembly, the administration will provide pizza for lunch.
On the day of the senior assembly, a photographer will be available to take a posed photo of each senior in their cap and gown with a diploma. A brochure from the photographer will be given to each senior prior to the assembly explaining how to order prints.
During the senior assembly, nice dress is requested. It is not as formal as graduation.
Cap. Gowns and Announcements
Caps, gowns and announcements are generally delivered to the high school in early April.
Orders cannot be picked up until they are paid for in full. After March 1, Balfour will no longer accept personal checks. All orders will have to be paid for in cash, cashier’s check or credit card (by phone).
If you have questions regarding your order, you may call Balfour at (417) 887-3648.
Inclement Weather at Graduation
In the event of severe weather, graduation exercises will be relocated to the High School Gymnasium.
Because of space limitations in the gym, seniors will be given two tickets for seating on the gym floor. They may distribute to family members and friends as they wish.
Bleacher seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating will also be available in the Ava Performing Arts Center. In the PAC building, attendees will view graduation live through video streaming.
Financial Aid Night
The Counselors’ will be hosting a financial aid night March 9 in the Ava Performing Arts Center at 5:30 p.m.
After a short presentation, a MSU-WP representative will be available to answer questions regarding FAFSA and student financial aid.
In honor of the graduating Class of 2011, the Ava Ministerial Alliance will host a Baccalaureate Service at 6 p.m. Sunday May 8 in the Ava Performing Arts Center.
Seniors will need to be dressed appropriately for church under their cap and gown.
At Baccalaureate, seniors will be expected to sit together. Ms. Taylor or another faculty member will be there to give you instructions about how to walk in and where to sit.
For the senior video, Ms. Roberts requests all seniors bring in a baby picture and a senior picture by April 1.
To assist in returning pictures, please write the name of the student on the back of the picture.