Eagle Eyes Newspaper

Chocksett Middle School ~ February 2020

Eagle Eyes Staff

Andy, Amelia, Graham, Luke, Malachi, & Sam

Advisor: Mrs. Martellio

In this Edition:

Famous Quotes


Student Spotlights

Teacher Spotlight

Current Events

Anxiety ~ by Mrs. Lamoreaux

Famous Quotes ~ What do you think??

Ben Franklin:

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

Lost time is never found again.

Albert Einstein:

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Abraham Lincoln:

Whatever you are, be a good one.

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

Winter Concerts; Band, Orchestra, and Chorus Done by: Amelia Powers


Directed by: Gregory Waite

5th grade songs played:

Hot Cross Buns

Go Tell Aunt Rhodie

Little Robin Redbreast*

Merrily We Roll Along (Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Itsy Bitsy Spider

John Cena Theme

*Featuring solos from Asher Hall, Alex L’bassi, AJ Santos, Malachi Gorham, Sean Garofoli, Joey Babineau, Caleb Brudo, Sam Iafrati, Travis Bouley, Graham Butler, Toby Gibson, Jack Scalise, Brianna Harned, Brianne Clark, Travis Carlson, Amelia Powers

6th grade songs played:

High Adventure by Paul Lavender

Little Star by Rob Grice

Dance Celebration by Robert W. Smith

7th & 8th grade songs played

Acclaim by Rob Grice

Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson arr. Michael Story

Havana by Camila Cabello arr. Matt Conaway

The New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak arr. Andrew Balent


Directed by: Kirk Bobkowski

5th & 6th grade songs sung:

Bells are Ringing - Jerry Estes

Winter is Here - David Eddleman

The Silence and the Song - Mark Patterson

Winter Wonderland - Felix Bernard

7th & 8th grade songs sung:

El Vito - arr. Emily Crocker

A Gift for Every Child - Sally K. Albrecht

Let it Snow! - arr. Anita Kerr

We Built This City - arr. Kirby Shaw


Directed by: Joshua Sabourin

Accompanied by: Ethel Howard

5th grade songs played:

Morning Dance

Good King Wenceslas

Song For Christine

Jingle Bells

6th grade songs played:

Hot Cross Buns

Au Claire De La Lune

Buckeye Salute

Bile ‘Em Cabbage Down

Lightly Row

7th & 8th grade songs played:

Ode to Joy - arr. Sabourin

Largo - arr. Dakow

Jolly Old St. Nicholas - Traditional

Mr. Bobkowski

The Chocksett Community wants to give a big shout out to Mr. Bobkowski! Mr. Bobkowski performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC on December 22nd, 2019! He was the Tenor in Handel's Messiah. We are very proud of him & his accomplishments!
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Joey Babineau ~ Grade 5

Joseph Babineau, grade 5, tried on his first pair of skates at 2, and has played ice hockey since 4. His favorite part of playing hockey for the Boston Junior Bruins is “getting to skate fast and shoot hard.” If hockey didn’t exist, Joey would probably play lacrosse. His favorite professional hockey player is Sidney Crosby, captain of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. Joey’s biggest achievement on the ice is getting in the top 15 hockey players in his United States age group. Ahead in his hockey career, he hopes “to play in the NHL, but if that doesn’t happen, I’ll probably play hockey in the Olympics.”

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Cole Blair ~ Grade 8

Cole Blair is an incredible football player that is invited to many football academies and all star games. You may think he is an adult, but he is an 8th grader at Chocksett Middle School. I have recently interviewed him about his career in football so far. Here is the interview.

GRAHAM: So I heard you had something very big for football recently. What was it?

Cole Blair: Yes, I went to Boston first to try out for a tournament in Ohio. I did make it and went to Ohio to play the tournament.

Graham: So at the tournament, how many games did you play and how many days were you at the tournament?

Cole: Well, I did play 3 games in a span of four days, which I did win 1 games and lose 2.

Graham: So Cole, How many teammates did you play with and what was your rank among them?

Cole: So I did have 32 teammates, but was ranked 7 out of all of them.

Graham: So Cole, since you play football, what is your absolute favorite position to play in all of football?

Cole: I think my favorite position to play is probably either offensive line or defensive line.

Graham: Since you have finished your tournament, do you have plans for later in the future?

Cole: Well in the summer I have been selected to the hall of fame academy that has 86 elite middle schoolers that are selected to play.

Graham: Thank you for coming to this interview!

COMICS ~ The Adventures of Jim-Bob and Harry

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How to identify and manage Anxiety!

Anxiety is the body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or worry about something that can affect anyone at anytime. Reasons that someone may feel anxious is an upcoming test, speaking in front of a group of people, going somewhere new or different, meeting new people, being away from your family, or social events.

Anxiety can start suddenly or gradually get worse and feels different for everyone. Some anxiety only lasts a short time and some can last longer.

These are some of the symptoms your body may experience when feeling anxious:


~Stomache ache

~Feeling of butterflies in your stomach

~Increased heart rate

~Rapid breathing



~Trouble concentrating

~Difficulty falling asleep

If you are feeling this way, it's important to let an adult know so they can help you work through these feelings. Here is a link that has a lot of information about anxiety that may be helpful:


There are many ways to help when feeling anxious such as breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, and mindfulness.

Here is a link with some simple yoga poses to help you relax:


Here is a link with some simple mindfulness exercises to help calm your mind:


There are many free apps that can be downloaded onto an iPhone or iPad. Here are a few of them:

Calm -mindfulness, meditation, sleep stories, breathing, relaxing music

Dreamy Kids (Kids meditation) -nature & relaxation sounds, confidence affirmations, meditation

Headspace -meditation, mindfulness

Breathing Bubbles -focuses on emotion, breathing

Smiling Mind -mindfulness, meditation

Pacifica for Stress & Anxiety -relaxation, mindfulness, mood tracker, guided self-help paths, thought recording, journaling & analysis

Mrs. Lamoureux

School Nurse

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