Ockley Green News Paper
PUMP IT UP
Students can come back to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays between four and six pm with a trusted adult to get free bread, dairy, fruit, or vegetables from portable 153. This is available to students' families and friends.
Starting at 6:00 pm on January sixteenth Mr. L’s Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Advanced Band, Jazz Band, Bucket Drumming, Ukulele, and Choir classes will perform (Probably not in that order). Students have said that previous concerts have been a fun experience for them and their families.
The second Dragon Auction of the school year is on December twentieth. Also be on your best behavior
OnPoint Auction #2: December 20th
Winter break: December 23rd through January 3rd
Winter Music Concert: January 16th
No school: Martin Luther King Jr Day: January 20th
End of the grading period: January 24th
Spirit week by Jerry Strohecker
Monday- Blizzard out day: Wear anything white
Tuesday-Flannel & Fuzzy sock day: Wear your favorite flannel shirt and comfy socks
Wednesday- Ugly sweater day
Thursday- Pajama day: Wear pjs or comfortable clothes
Friday holiday dress up: Dress up as your favorite holiday character and / or holiday headwear
Capstone Dance Trip
By: Alex Windsong
Help support the capstone eighth grade dancers, by buying their chocolate, that are super cheap and tastes really good. They are trying to go to Las Vegas in May to take a master dance class, and work with professionals. The chocolate is only a dollar each, and it's for a good cause, so don't forget to buy it!
Portland recently had a new election in Fall 2019 about who is going to be the new mayor. Only 20% of the population turned in ballots which is a low number for the city. Kate Snyder won the race against Ethan Strimling and unseated him as mayor. Snyder won 39% of the votes, Thibodaeu and Strimling followed with 28% and 25%, and Travis Curran finished with 7% of the vote. After Strimling and Curran were eliminated from the vote, Snyder beat Thibodaeu with 62% and Thibodaeu trailed with 38%.
By Mico O’Brien is bad , Amelia Jost , and Amal Singh, Cam Down
Lots of fires have suddenly sprung up all over California in areas such as San Francisco Bay, Los Angeles, San Diego, the Sacramento areas in the fields,
and a new recent fire in The Lake County in CA. The fires are currently being combated and Oregon has recently sent help to its southern neighbor. The bigger fires have stopped but there are still small ones. People are moving to a different state.
By Jerry Strohecker
The fire burned down two houses. The fires are caused by the Santa Ana winds. Which makes the air very dry all that together makes the fire explode in size. Some power companies in California start these fires. There are these guys in Redding, California called the smoke jumpers and they fight fires. The team has 40 people to fight a fire. There smart for example they know which way the fire will go. Fire travels faster uphill because heat rises.
By Jack Craign
1. So far 6190 fires have been recorded!
2. Totaling an estimated of 198,815 acres of burned land as of October 27!
3.Northern California forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate!
By Jack Craig
Kincade fire facts:
1.It started on October 23,2019
2.The Kincade fire burned the sonoma county,California
3.It caused widespread evacuations
4.It damaged 120 buildings
5.It has burned 77,758 acres
Juice wrlds death
by Jerry Strohecker
If you heard the latest news you've probably heard of Juice wrld's death. Juice world death was caused by a seizure. He was 21 when he died. His family and fans were sad about his death. He had a seizure at the midway airport. He was traveling from California to Illinois. He was in Illinois when he had the seizure. He had a private jet full of pills. Coincidentally John Lennon died the same day 39 years earlier. Police confiscated guns and drugs from his luggage. rip
Spotlight on Staff and Students
By Landon D.
Q1. Are you excited to be leaving Ockley soon?
Q2. What high school are you going too?
A: I don't know
Q3. What are 3 things your good at?
A1: 3X3X3 Rubix Cube.
A3: Wearing a beanie every day.
Q4: What's your favorite class?
Q5. What's your favorite video game?
Interview of Ms. Halbig
By: Daniel Hunt, Jason Ferguson, and Theo Vohs
We interviewed Ms. Halbig, a 6th grade language arts teacher.
Ms. Halbig has been a teacher for 5 years. She has taught 6th 7th and 8th grade. Ms. Halbig has 2 kids(ages 13 and 15) and 2 step kids,(ages 15 and 19). She has been with her partner for 11 years. Her favorite movie is The Thirteenth Warrior. Her favorite book is The Fire Next Time.
Ms. Halbig said that the kids she teaches don't act well, but they want to act well.
interview on Danielle the custodian. By Kenan Johnson
Danielle was a bartender before this job.Sometimes.Cleaning up messes is ok.Danielle went to PCC and clark.Danielle has 2 kids.Danielle enjoys being around kids, She also doesn't want to be a teacher.
Interview for Dmitri by Kenan Johnson
Dmitri went to Peninsula.He wants to work at his moms restaurant.Dmitri wants 3 comics and comics are the Kurdles,t he musical monsters of turkey hollow. Dimitri plays badminton.
interview for beatrice
Nike Air Mags
How much do Nike air mags cost:
Original Nike Mag Sells For Over $90,000. There are only a few shoes in sneaker lore that are as mythical as the Nike Mag from Back To The Future II. Over the last two weeks, shoezeum on eBay shocked the world by auctioning off one shoe of the original pair that were featured in the movie and it just sold for $92,100
How many pairs of the Nike air mags are there:
There Are Only 89 Pairs of the 2016 Nike Mags.
How Do The Nike Air Mags Work:
It's powered by a small motor that rotates a driveshaft with two gears; the gears transfer power to two belts attached to the laces. The ankle cinching system in the shoe's upper part uses a different mechanism and would lie behind your Achilles tendon.
By: Dahlia Williams
You may have heard about a change in the zodiac chart. There is apparently a new sign, Ophiuchus, as of September. Kind of.
In 1970 a man named Stephen Schmidt suggested a 14-sign zodiac. That zodiac chart would have included the signs that we know of (Capricorn, Aries, Gemini, etc.) and two more: Ophiucus and Cetus. In 1995, Walter Berg and Mark Yazaki made the suggestion of a 13-sign article. The idea received some popularity in Japan where the new sign Ophiuchus is known as Hebitsukai-Za (meaning “The Serpent Bearer”).
Ophiuchus isn’t exactly new though. It is an ancient star sign that has been around for thousands of years just like the rest of the signs that you already know about. Astrologers just chose to ignore the sign to keep the zodiacs an even 12.
Here is a list of the new zodiac sign dates:
Aries: April 19 - May 13
Taurus: May 14 - June 21
Gemini: June 22 - July 20
Cancer: July 21 - August 10
Leo: August 11 - September 16
Virgo: September 17 - October 20
Libra: October 21 - November 23
Scorpio: November 24 - November 29
Ophiuchus: November 30 - December 17
Sagittarius: December 18 - January 20
Capricorn: January 21 - February 16
Aquarius: February 17 - March 11
Pisces: March 12 - April 18
Why Thanksgiving is Racist
By Karter Green
Is this controversial holiday really racist? Well first let’s dive into some of the history. It was established as a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1863.Although it was recognized and celebrated long before that in 1783. Thanksgiving is supposedly about how the pilgrims and the Wompanoag people celebrated their harvest and the past year. The festivities included a big feast, and lots of prayer. The holiday was actually quite disorderly, but it kept the peace. Until King Philip's war when many lost their lives, the war began because the pilgrims wanted more land, and the Wompanoag people wanted to be free from the pilgrims.The pilgrims won the war. So for the thanksgivings after the war, pilgrims celebrated the downfall and displacement of the Wompanoag people. Today, we are led to believe that the pilgrims were peaceful, and that the holiday celebrates people coming together, but in reality it´s about genocide, war, and white supremacy.
Everything wrong with spirit week
Spirit week is fun..but why can’t the student body have a choice on what we do during spirit week. How are we supposed to enjoy spirit week and participate in it, if we never had a voice on what we do. The student body is also disappointed that there will be no winter dance. The dances are our chance to have some fun and a little break with friends. Students are the one participating, they are the majority, and they should have a voice in deciding what we wear.
Classes are too short
By: Haily Ortiz
Class is too short, but most people think that it's too long. But think about it, you hardly have time for class work, and sometimes you have to do so much work. There are so many days that my class doesn't have time for everything we have to do, and that leads to homework. At home there is so much that has to be done and to add on to that you have to do homework. It just not fair. My sister is in high school, and she has A days and B days. Their classes are an hour and a half (90min). I think that 90min classes would be the best, so that we will not have homework after class because of work not getting done. We'd have time for sports, hanging out with friends, family and every thing that you could do.
Things are already hard, I have to get home and then do chores, eat, and then go to basketball practice. There are people that cant do the work because they have to chores for their family, when they are not there at home. So think of that, would you want more free time or do class work?
Pros and Cons of Ockley Green
By: Ava Jones and Haily Ortiz
Spend time with friends
Has soccer goals
New gym floor
Starts later (9:15)
Teachers are creative
Some of the teachers
The food here
Paints different colors in hallways
When we leave from school its near sunset
Gross bath rooms
Pre wrapped food
Gets really cold/hot
Lookers are the best
Chromebooks are old and broken
A broken man found his way to the land of hope and promise
To start over and rebuild himself
To seek solace from the men with the brass knuckles who beat the ground on which he stood he waved to his mother for the last time
To Plant new roots
And let himself grow to the sky
He made his way to his house that was not yet a home
And even though he was lonely he planned to make things good
For himself and others that would come
But the people who preached hope heard what he had seen
Frightened by what he might do
They soaked his eyes with bleach to disinfect them
from the horrors that he'd seen
They wiped his tears as he cried
And screamed that he couldn’t see
They told him to shush
It would all be over soon
And then he could be free from the doomsday he had left behind
He cowered in a corner
Shallow breath and blind
But the memories they tried to erase stayed present behind his eyes
He found his way to his house that was not yet a home
And washed the sting away
His vision blurred and then cleared as water swelled from his eyes again
Spilling over as he began to see
The world around him had a dull glow
He found a promise he wasn’t looking for
In the doomsday he had come to
he looked for better days
he wanted to see his mother again
And he hoped he would find the land of freedom he had wished for, the one he had been promised.
Save Family Friendly Videos on Youtube
By: Jerry StroheckerLately family vlog channels have been saying that they are going to get rid of family friendly videos. They want you to help them communicate to YouTube creators. (The Federal Trade Commission FTC )wants to get kids out of ads. The reason that is because they are giving out secret information like Phone numbers, names and addresses without permission. YouTube threatens kids channels like Daily bumps, Thatyoutubefamily and Jhouse vlogs and some other YouTube channels. Maybe they can rate the videos like movies. If you want to stop this do this sign a petition and write to the FTC.
Questions you shouldn't ask a twin
By Landon D
A lot of people ask twins irritating questions that get annoying quick so here are some questions you shouldn't ask twins.
You shouldn't ask which one they are if you already know who it is
Do you have twin powers/telepathy
Which one of you is older
Which one is evil
Who is taller
Have you ever dressed alike
Have you ever switched classes
Who is stronger
Who is faster
And never ever ask who’s smarter
So those were some questions you shouldn’t ask twins, now, yes, some of these are questions you might ask just to get to know them but others might irritate the twin. And you should take this advice because I'm a twin.
Interview for Aerion
By: Jayvaughn, Malaki, and Terrence
M: How is basketball going this year?
T: How has school been this year?
J: What was your GPA last quarter?
A: .4 he made blue card for SEI
T: What is your favorite class this year?
J: What is your favorite position to play in basketball?
A: A 2 and a 4
A: Because i like to move around and get shots
M: Have you ever wanted to play for N.W.A?
J: Who is your favorite teacher? And why?
A: Mr. Riser because it's an easy A
M: Do you like your coach?
T: What do you want to do when you get older?:
A: Be an Engineer or play in the nba
J: What is your favorite subject?
A :Language arts
M:How many months have 28 days?
RA: all of them
T: Say silk 1 time, say silk 2 times, Say silk 3 times.What do cows drink?
JOKES BY D'Ryus
Christmas is coming up and the Comedy Corner would love to hit up some families with jokes before the holiday. Christmas themed jokes. Christmas isn’t always the easiest holiday to get through with your family. So lighten any mood with these hysterical (and a little corny) Christmas jokes. You’ll make even the crankiest of relatives smile with these hilarious puns and one liners. The best part is they are all kid-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about getting side eye looks from the adults at the table. Now all that’s left to do is pass the fruitcake and try not to mess up the punch line.
by Kenan johnson
What kind of personalities did the dead man have? He gave you the cold shoulder.
Why couldn’t popeyes get a chicken sandwich from chick fil a because it was sunday.
What did the shoe say to the lace? Want to cuddle up.
Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9.
At the atm an old lady asked to check her balance so i pushed her over.
If you're deaf and you see someone yawn would you think their screaming?
What did the spaceship say to earth? We are out of this world.
Roses are red
Walls are plaster
you can run but big bird is faster
Jack and Jill went in to town
to fetch some chips and sweeties
now he cant keep his hart rate down
and shes got diabetes
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
the structure of the wall was in correct
so he won ten grand with claims direct
Interview for Jamarion Causey
T:What makes you funny?
HA:Telling people my jokes
M:Do you think You’re funny?
J:When do you start roasting? Why?
HA:In the middle of 2nd grade because of terrence
T:Do you do the slow tempo voice on purpose?
M:What do you want to be when you grow up?
HA: Basketball player
J:Tell me about your hobbies, for example, what do you do when you’re not at school.
HA:play basketball and hangout
T:Who’s your favorite teacher and why?
HA: Ms sheridan because every time I need help she helps me
M:Say Silk, Say Silk two time, Say Silk three times. What do cows drink?
J:You’re in a race, you past the person in second place, what place are you now? 2nd place
HA: second place
T:There are 30 cows and twenty ate chickens. How many did not?
HA: all of them
M:What room do ghosts avoid? The living Room
HA:the living room
J: If there are 6 fish in the pond and three of them die, how many fish are in the pond?
T:Do you think that you have to be smart to be funny?
M: If davids dad has three sons and two of them are snap and crackle who’s the third one?
J:Can you tell me a story about a time where roasting went wrong?
HA:6th period ms.halbigs class I roasted him and pulled down his pants
Alona is a 7th grader at Okley Green. pronouns are she,her,hers. She is 12. With 2 siblings. She has a cat. Her fav elective is mock trial. Her fav subject is math. Fav teacher is MS.Hughes. After school she hangs out with her baby sister. Her fav sport is basketball. When she grows up she wants to be a photographer.