The Howler

Informing the Firewolf Community

Volume 8: Issue 8

May News

Hello May! There are 6 weeks of school left. Let's rally to finish strong. An important reminder is that SBA testing is happening on May 16, 17, 24, 25, and May 26 (for 8th grade only). Please make sure to send your student to school with a charged Chromebook every day and wired headphones if you have them. Also, our Fun Run is coming up June 1. Plan to attend our PTO meeting on May 10 at 6pm (in the library) for more information and ways to help.

May Upcoming Events

Week of May 9-13

Monday

  • Red Schedule
  • Intramural Track, 2:30-4:00

Tuesday

  • Orange Schedule
  • Intramural Track, 2:30-4:00
  • PTO Meeting in the library, 6:00pm

Wednesday

  • Orange Schedule
  • Intramural Track Meet, Tumwater District Stadium, 3:30pm

Thursday

  • Orange Schedule
  • Intramural Track, 2:30-4:00

Friday

  • Yellow Schedule
  • ACT Early Release, 1:15pm


Week of May 16-20

Monday

  • Red Schedule
  • Intramural Track, 2:30-4:00

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Orange Schedule
  • SBA ELA make-ups, students will be pulled throughout the day
  • Last day of Intramural Track, 2:30-4:00

Friday

  • Yellow Schedule
  • ACT Early Release, 1:15pm
  • SBA ELA make-ups, students will be pulled throughout the day


Week of May 23-27

Monday

  • Red Schedule

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Orange Schedule
  • SBA Testing, 8th Grade Science Click for schedule
  • SBA Math make-ups, students will be pulled throughout the day

Friday

  • Yellow Schedule
  • ACT Early Release, 1:15pm
  • SBA Math & 8th Grade Science make-ups, students will be pulled throughout the day


Week of May 30-June 3

Monday

  • Memorial Day Holiday, No school

Tuesday

  • Orange Schedule
  • TMS Choir Awards Concert, 7pm, BHHS-PAC

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Orange Schedule
  • SBA make-ups, students will be pulled throughout the day

Friday

  • Yellow Schedule
  • ACT Early Release, 1:15pm

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SBA Testing Tips

State testing is upon us this month: May 17, 18, 24, 25, and May 26 (8th grade only). Here are some reminders for students:



  • Come to school each day with a charged Chromebook.
  • Bring wired headphones if you have them- wireless earbuds/airpods are prohibited and will not be allowed during testing.
  • Eat breakfast! Studies show increased ability to focus and process when we've had something healthy to start the day.
  • Get enough sleep each night.
  • Relax! Take your time and do your best.



Go Firewolves!

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Hot Dog Board

From delish...


So, what is a hot dog board exactly? It's an easy way to turn the cookout staple into a fun station for your party to build and top their own dogs—because, let's face it, everyone likes their dogs a different way! You can try out various styles of buns (think classic, potato, brioche) or even make your own buns, and include a few different varieties of meat as well (gotta have something for the vegetarians!). We like to grill up a mix of Italian sausages, bratwurst, and kielbasa.

First build your board with little bowls and ramekins of your favorite toppings, then add in buns and hot dogs, before filling in any empty gaps with salty sides like potato chips and crispy French fries. Toppings can go way beyond ketchup and mustard; here are some of our favorites. Think of these as a jumping off point and go crazy with your own.


Toppings

  • Relish: Mandatory for its crunch; go for one with extra-chunky texture.
  • Grainy mustard: More texture and mellower taste than plain yellow.
  • Grilled onions and bell peppers: Drizzle with Italian dressing and grill in a foil pack.
  • Chili: Go meat or go home. And if things get a bit soggy? That’s what the bun is for.
  • Queso: The saucy creaminess makes any dog feel fancy in a way shredded cheese just can’t. (Best part: Whip up a batch as an app with tortilla chips and encourage people to spoon extra on their dogs.)
  • Guacamole: Mash yours with extra lime; it’ll help cut the fat.
  • Pineapple salsa: Pineapple, jalapeño, and cilantro—the sweet offsets a salty dog.
  • Dill pickles: Pile on the chips: The salty, vinegary snap always hits.
  • Pickled red onions: A flavor bomb: Their tart tanginess wakes up everything.

    Of course, you could think even more outside the bun and get inspired with these BLT dogs, mac 'n cheese dogs, or Hawaiian dogs. No matter what toppings you settle on, we recommend rounding out the meal with a giant s'mores board for dessert; no BBQ is complete without one.


    MAKINZE GORE Food Editor Makinze is currently Food Editor for Delish, where she develops recipes, creates and hosts recipe videos and is our current baking queen..

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