Panther Prints

Norfolk Junior High

By Josie Lewis

Creative Corner

Five Ducklings Disappear at Local Zoo

On September 23,2011, five ducklings disappeared at the Henry Doorly Zoo. We suspect that they could smell the fish in the freshwater aquarium and went searching for the food. The feeders of the ducks heard the mother honking in despair looking for her ducklings, so the feeder went into the aviary trying to calm her down when he saw that the ducklings were missing. When the feeder walked around the aviary looking for them, he discovered that the door was open between the aquarium and the duck’s aviary. The feeder( Mark Holmberg) told us that after seeing that, he automatically went into the aquarium. He searched in all of the tanks in the aquarium and he couldn't find the ducks, so he told the feeders of the fish to keep a watch out for them. The feeders( Jessica Newman and Heather Goldberg) always made sure to put out food for the ducklings before they locked up so that the ducklings would not be hungry. They were surprised to see the food gone in the morning, so they searched again. Jessica Newman found the ducklings swimming in the water around eleven in the morning . The ducklings are now being treated at the zoo and will be released into their aviary tomorrow. The management at the zoo is making changes to the aviary to make it so that these five ducklings won't be able to disappear again.

Motivational Photo

The Eiffel Tower Celebrates Its 123rd Birthday This Year



This year marks the 123rd birthday of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. It was built as an entrance arch for the 1889 World Fair. The design was drawn by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. He sent in his drawing as part of a contest and won. He was also the person in charge of constructing the Eiffel Tower for the whole two years, two months and five days it took to build this massive structure. In all there was a total of 18,038 pieces used to build it. The base of the Eiffel Tower is 100 square meters. The Eiffel Tower has a total of 1,710 steps to the third level, which has a small platform at the top, 674 steps to the second level, and 347 steps to the first level, all counted from the ground. This makes it 324 meters tall. It was the tallest built structure when it was first built. The Eiffel Tower is painted with three coats of brown every seven years. About 60 tons of paint is used to paint it. People say that during gusty winds the tower can sway up to 15 cm at its summit.The Eiffel Tower in Paris, nicknamed 'The Iron Lady', is considered to be the most-visited paid monument in the world. About 200 million people have visited the Eiffel Tower since it was first built.

Movie Review

Finding Nemo

In this movie a little clown fish named Nemo( Alexander Gould) ventures out of the coral reef on his first day of school and gets captured by fisherman. He gets put in a fish tank at a dentist office and awaits a fate of becoming the dentist’s niece's new pet fish. When his dad, Marlin (Albert Brooks) finds out, he sets off on a great adventure to find his son with a fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres). They go all the way to Sydney, Australia but can they find him and bring him home? Find out when you watch Finding Nemo. Rated G for General audiences.
Finding Nemo - Trailer

App of the Day

Happy Jump

Happy Jump is about a little jelly blob that jumps. The goal of the game is to try and get the jelly blob as far up as possible by jumping on little platforms. But watch out for the flies, because if you hit one then it will make you fall. There is also apples that you want to try to catch, because they will make you jump higher for a period of time. You can download this app on your apple or android device.

My Arugment About School Uniforms

I think that school uniforms would not be a good idea for a lot of reasons. One reason is because we should be able to express ourselves and show our individually through our clothing. I feel that some kids wouldn't like uniforms, and then they would leave our school and that wouldn't be good for our school to lose students. Another reason I feel like we should not wear uniforms is because we could be different from our peers with our clothing. My last reason is that on P.E. days for grade school and middle school, kids wouldn’t be able to change out of dress pants and polos, and they would be very uncomfortable, whereas if we didn’t have uniforms everyone could perform better physically and mentally.