The Weekly Jr. Oiler

December 14, 2018

Dwyer's Annual Spelling Bee

On Wednesday evening, Dwyer students competed in the 3rd annual school Spelling Bee. There were preliminary tests given in Core classes to qualify a number of students to the actual bee. 19 students participated in 17 rounds of spelling words that became increasingly more difficult. The top 7 finishers move on to the District Spelling Bee in January.


Congratulations to winner, Courtney Tonnu, and runner-up, Emily Chen. The other 5 finalists that will move on are Makayla Herrera, Chloe Nguyen, Ryan Ramirez, Arin Vansomphone, and Benjamin Weil. Pictured below are some of the participants. Great job, Jr. Oilers!

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12 Days of GRITmas...Continued

This week, the GRITmas tree really filled up with ornaments of challenges! The Integrity challenges, taking place from Thursday through Monday, are Operation Santa Claus (bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need), organize your bedroom or your backpack without being asked, and go without your phone (other than parent contact) for 24 hours. These challenges can be done over the weekend too!


Our 12 Days of GRITmas will conclude next week with 3 days of Tenacity on Tuesday-Thursday. Students can challenge themselves to study for 30 extra minutes on a subject that needs more attention or make up any zeros they may have. They can also participate in Spirit Week by dressing up for one or more of the days. The final Tenacity challenge is to say hello to at least 10 students you do not know. Let's finish GRITmas by creating lots of cheer!

TUPE Photo Contest

As part of Dwyer's TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) program, we invite all students to participate in this photo contest. The California Tobacco Control Program’s (CTCP) invites you to enter the annual Tobacco’s Toxic Impact in My Community Photo Contest. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness about the impact that tobacco use and vaping has on California communities. The contest will highlight images submitted by Californians that “tell the story” about the negative impact that tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, have on youth and local communities.. The contest runs from February 25- March 22, 2019 and there are prizes to be awarded. See here for the 2019 Photo Contest Rules and Requirements.

HB Children's LIbrary Writing and Illustration Contest

The Huntington Beach Children's Library is having its annual writing contest and this year's theme is The Unexpected Field Trip: An Adventure Into Your Imagination. Students are encouraged to write a story, song, or poem and submit no later than December 22.


Entries turned into the school office by the morning on December 21 will be taken to the library for you. Read more about the contest below.

What's Happening in December?

December 17 - Spirit Day, Holiday PJ Day

December 18 - Spirit Day, Snowstorm Day, wear white

December 19 - Spirit Day, Winter Wear Day

December 20 - Spirit Day, Holiday Socks/Hat Day

December 21 - Spirit Day, Ugly Sweater Day

December 21 - 6th Grade field trip, King Tut exhibit

December 22 - January 6 - Winter Break