The Colonial Times

May 8, 2020

What's Happening at Log College...virtually

After what seemed to be an eternity, we finally got a break in the weather over the past week and got to enjoy some warmth and sunshine! Then 2020 decided to play another trick on us and now we're looking at snow showers on Mother's Day weekend. You can't make this up! Hopefully normal weather is coming sometime in the near future!

On a more serious note, we are going to attempt to get a Smore out every week through the end of the school year. They may each have a little less content than our bi-weekly Smores, but it will help us to stay in contact more frequently, and provide some positive stories about what is going on with our students, teachers, and families.

As the weeks roll on, one thing has become abundantly clear: we miss working with the Log College students on a daily basis, and want nothing more than to go back to normal. Stay well and take care of each other!

Essay Winner!

Our very own Anne Pallozzi, 7th Grader at Log College, was proudly named the 3rd place winner of the Ben Strauss Youth Program Teen Essay Contest for Middle School. The Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia hosts this essay contest annually. Teens from Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Philadelphia and Delaware Counties were invited to write an essay about their experience with having cancer in their life. Anne bravely and eloquently shared her family’s struggle with cancer in her writing. Click the following link to view the essay and all of the essays that entered

Congratulations Anne! We are so proud of you!

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds

Thank you to Mrs. Booz (parent of 8th grader Jack Booz) for sending along photographs that they were able to get of last week's flyover! Below are photographs of their six-plane delta formations. Great photos!

Student Reflection Piece

One of our English teachers, Mrs. Waddington shared some student work from 8th grader Gary Miluzzo. Eighth graders had just finished reading "The Diary of Anne Frank" and were asked to write a brief reflection comparing and contrasting our current quarantine situation with Anne's family hiding in the annex during World War II. Gary did a great job of reflecting! Below is his writing piece.

My experience in quarantine is similar to Anne’s experience in the annex. We both have to sacrifice the things we love to do. We don’t get to hang out with our friends or go to the movies. It gets frustrating sometimes. We spend 100% of the time with our families, which is nice but sometimes we get on each other's nerves. Being forcefully stuck can trigger stress and silly arguments and then we realize just like Anne’s family did that it was just silly and regret our words.

My experience in quarantine is different from Anne’s family in the annex for a few important reasons. I’m not living in fear. I’m not afraid of someone finding me and capturing me and taking me away from my family. I know that eventually things will go back to normal. I don’t have to stay quiet all day and I can always go take a walk outside and get some fresh air. I still get to play my video games and I don’t have to worry about food. I am one of the lucky ones.

I can share my quarantine story with people to just describe how I am feeling. Sometimes it helps when I´m stuck just to be able to write or talk about how I am feeling. When this is all over I can share my experience with someone else and ask about theirs.

Guess Who?!?!

Last Week's Answer

Last week's 'Guess Who' photograph was of Ms. Gina Lenox, Log College's Instrumental Music Teacher!

This Week's 1st Mystery Picture

I grew up right here in Warminster, PA with my family. I had an older sister and an older brother. When I was a senior in high school I was the lead soloist in the William Tennent musical.

Who am I?

This Week's 2nd Mystery Picture

I grew up in the City of Brotherly Love with my parents and younger brother. I had my own Pony named Rolly Polly!

Who am I?

Independent Book Recommendations (This will be a weekly feature)

Ava Chebruch

The Rules of Survival

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a book filled with suspense. This is due to the fact that this book has many moments in which the reader is on the edge of his/her seat waiting for what is going to happen next. I would also recommend this book to anyone who has issues with their family life because the book comes from a child’s point of view who has a lot going on at home. This could be very relatable to anyone who has issues with parents not acting the way they should or who is missing parent figures. However, the book touches on stuff like this a lot, which could be too much for some people going through similar issues to handle. Overall, this book is very entertaining and could be a good fit for anyone looking for suspense or a book to relate to.

Ava Sabo

The Fever Code

Something that stands out about this book that I noticed is that it is similar to what is happening now in the real world. I think this because the main point of the book is that there are only a hand-full of kids that are immune to a virus called "The Flare.” A secret society called WICKED is doing blood tests on these kids to find out what is making them immune to the virus. WICKED is also doing tests to find a cure to this deadly virus. Therefore, the thing that stands out the most to me is how this book is similar to what is currently happening in the world today.

Science Experiment

Sixth grade Science teacher, Mrs. Miller, shared some images of one of her students, Jalicia Torres, performing a science experiment. We're glad to see that our students are still actively learning and exploring! Keep up the great work!

Family Traditions

Students in Ms. Ball's Social Studies class completed a Flipgrid assignment where they talked about family traditions. Below are links to some examples of family traditions of some of our students. Thanks for sharing these with us!
Log College Family Traditions 1
Log College Family Traditions 2
Log College Family Traditions 3
Log College Family Traditions 4

Log College Middle School

Log College Middle School opened in September 1967 as a Junior High School serving seventh and eighth grade students. The school is named after the original school in Warminster, “Log College” established in 1727 by William Tennent, one of the original trustees of Princeton University. The school’s mascot is the Colonial in honor of the first Log College.

Log College became a Middle School in 1991 educating sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. In 2000 the school was recognized by the US Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School. Log College currently serves approximately 630 sixth through eighth graders.