7 Black Team Newsletter
Halloween Art by Lily N.
Meet our November PACEsetter Martine R. (right) by Hannah P. (left)
Favorite color- blue
Favorite animals- turtles, dogs, sloths
Favorite food- tacos
Mrs. Luvert said, "As a PACEsetter Martine is always planning ahead."
Here are a few questions I asked Martine:
How have you set the PACE (Personal, Academic, and Civic Excellence) during the school year?
By helping others.
Who has encouraged you to set the PACE?
My friends, family, and teachers.
How will you help others set the PACE?
By encouraging them to have a PACEsetter attitude.
An Interview with Morgen L. by Julie R.
Autumn Scene By Carly W.
Important November Dates at KV
No School: Election Day, 11/8
Quarter 1 Ends: 11/10
Veterans Breakfast: 11/11 from 8:30-10:00
Early Dismissal: 11/11
7/8 Intergenerational Breakfast: 11/16 at 9:30
KVHSA Meeting: 11/17
Principal Chat and Chew: 11/18 from 9:00-10:00
Report Cards Issued Online: 11/21
Early Dismissal: 11/23
Thanksgiving Break: No School on 11/24 and 11/25
KV Idol: 11/29 from 7:00-9:00 P.M.
An Interview with October's PACEsetter, Zach G.
I was surprised that I was chosen. Last year I was chosen in October, so I didn't think I was going to get picked. At first I thought I was in trouble, but then I realized that I was PACEsetter, so I was happy.
What is the best part of being a PACEsetter?
I would have to say the best part of being a PACEsetter is when you get to go to the KV Cave. It was fun being able to play games during lunch, hanging out with my friends.
THE CUTTHROAT VOTE by Alison R.
Deserves no affection.
A glorified execution,
Just internet pollution.
Not shown the truth.
It's all just too gory,
A perfect headline-story.
Some of us are deplorable,
And that just isn't adorable.
Others are stupid,
But we can't be muted.
Be smart about it,
Don't be a hypocrite
Election 2016 Cartoon by Ty W.
A Review of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Jiahe W.
Mandala Art by Emma S.
I Don't Know You, I Don't Know Me by Sylvia W.
In the Classroom
Language Arts by Julia F.
Math Examples by Yesung C., Joseph E., and Michael L.
Science by Dylan K.
Later in November we will learn how to classify organisms. At the end of the month we will go outside for a leaf collection to learn about classifying plants.
Social Studies by Shane J. and Dustin E.
By Dustin: We finished learning about the 50 states. Now we are learning about Native Americans interacting with the environment. I learned through iMovie how to put pictures into the movie and record yourself. I also learned that Michael Phelps was a really good swimmer and got lots of medals.
Picture by Fiji by Andrew P. (Andrew wishes he were in Fiji.)
October Stories Below:
Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year
The 7 Black teachers would first like to thank the parents who were able to attend KV's Open House and Back to School Night. We truly believe that the more support a child receives from home, the more successful they will be in middle school. We’re just starting to get to know your children, but we have already been talking about how nice and polite they are, and how much fun this school year is going to be.All students have been introduced to our 7th grade Principal, Mrs. Brea D'Angelo and our 7th grade Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Rebecca Lenthe. It is a pleasure to work with both of them.
Our successful KV K’NEX program is off and running. We meet most Wednesdays in small advisory groups to discuss and work on anti-bullying issues, character education, and team building. Keith Valley’s theme remains “Setting the PACE”. Setting the PACE means showing Personal, Academic, and Civic Excellence. Congrats to our first PACEsetter, Zach G. He will be interviewed in our November newsletter.
Please enjoy the rest of the newsletter, written by 7 Black students! If your student did not write an article this time, they will in the future!
- Meghan Struzinski, 7 Black Captain
An Interview with my Dad by Sam H.
Intelligence analyst. I analyzed intelligence from the front line scouts to determine the enemy course of action.
Can you tell me more?
When were you in the army?
I did 7 months of training and then one weekend a month. I was in the army from 1992-2002.
What did you learn in training?
We learned to shoot, use hand grenades, and how to get first aid. I also had to learn how to correctly march. We had to go to school and learn basic army skills like using bombs.
Why did you want to join the army?
Our country was in the middle of the war in Iraq. I wanted to help, so I joined the army.
Video Interview of Julie R. by Morgen L.
An Interview with Dana R. by Maggie M.
There are harder classes which is great because I get to learn more.
What is your favorite subject and why?
Social Studies is my favorite because we get to learn the countries of the world and the 50 states.
That's all of the questions I have today. Thanks Dana.
An Interview with Julia F. about Harry Potter by Cara B.
Well, I first found out about Harry Potter in about 3rd grade and I started reading the books around that time as well.
Okay, so what makes you love the series?
There is a little bit of everything in the series. Action, adventure, romance, plus it teaches life lessons.
I agree with your statement! So, last question. What would you say to all of the Harry Potter haters out in the world?
Um, I would tell them that they're missing all the great creativity and the magical adventures J.K. Rowling puts in the books.
In the Classroom
Language Arts with Mrs. Luvert
Math with Mrs. Sabaitis and Miss Wilson
Science with Mrs. Campellone
Social Studies with Mrs. Struzinski
Political Cartoon by Justin C.
76ers by Aaron L.
The Cleveland Browns by Tim H.
Cody Kessler, the new quarterback, started week 3 against the Dolphins. They lost 30-24 in overtime. After the game, they learned that their best receiver, Josh Gordon, who was suspended for four games for violating the drug policy, has entered rehab. and is likely sitting out for the rest of the year. They then released him.
Enter Terelle Pryor, a quarterback who tried out for wide receiver, as the number one receiver on the team. He immediately excelled at wideout, running back, quarterback, and even safety. Despite his efforts, the Browns lost to the Washington Redskins, 20-31. He caught a touchdown despite being covered by Josh Norman, an All-Pro cornerback. They now play the Patriots, an elite team with a legendary quarterback. The Browns are 0-4, and we await to see how this season goes.