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Student of The Month

This month we are going to have two students for student of the month. The first one is Sabria Dean. She is in the sixth grade and is eleven years old. Her mom Sabrina Dean works at a Juvenile office for girls and her dad James Dean works for the same thing but with guys. She has an older brother named James Dean III also known as JD. Her favorite color is red and has a ton of friends that she can’t count. The thing she loves bout school is the teacher’s kindness in everything they do. The one thing she hates about school is that she gets a little bored. Her favorite subject is math and her favorite teacher is Mrs. Ledkins. She is in band and FCA. She also play little dribbles all-star team. She plays point with her amazing skills. She loves to play outside when she has nothing to do. One interesting fact is that she is in love with candy!

Student of The Month

Reid Hope

This is Reid Hope and he is the other student I interviewed. He is in sixth grade and is twelve. He has two dogs named Bell and Bullet. His mom works here at a secretary, and his dad is a theorist. His favorite color is green and his best friend is Brady. The one thing he loves about school is reading. He hates homework though. His favorite subject is science and his favorite teacher is Mrs. Ledkins. He is in band and FCA. In his free time he plays video games. This is Reid Hope everyone.

These are the students of the Month!

Most Popular Book

The most popular book this month is Divergent series. You may just think it is boring and silly. You also may not like reading, but after this book you will want to read the whole series twice. I want you to close your eyes and picture this scene from the book. "There is one mirror in my house. It is behind a sliding panel in the hallway upstairs. Our faction allows me to stand in front of it on the second day of every third month, the day my mother cuts my hair." You may think this is the worst grabber sentence ever invented on mankind, but as you get farther in you start to fall in love with the book. To sum up the book it is about a girl named Tris who has to pick a faction and stay with it. She picks a faction and leaves her family forever. She figures out that she is Divergent and is in deep danger. It may cost her life. When she gets to her faction she is having a hard time, she is stressed and gets help from her instructor Four and he falls madly in love and tries to protect her in anyway possible. I hope you like this book. Come get it first at your Mineola Library.

Soccer For Our School

After interviewing Kelby Bruner about the school having a soccer team this is what he said.
He thinks the school should have a soccer team because the people that want to play soccer can.
He says that he would play soccer if he would still be able to play other sports.
He thinks he could help the decision of the school forming a soccer team by getting people to sign a petition saying they will play soccer if the school was to have team.
Other schools that he knows that have a soccer team is Van and Lindale.

I also interviewed Sabria Dean about our school having a soccer team this is what she said.
She thinks that the school should have a soccer team because she thinks it’s a good idea because some people like to play soccer too.
She says that if the school were to have a soccer team she would play on it because she thinks it would be fun to play soccer as a team.
She thinks she could help the decision of the school forming a soccer team by getting more athletic and having popular people play so then other people would want to play.
Other schools that she knows that have a soccer team is Van and Lindale.
She does not know a lot of girls who play soccer if we had a team I think a lot of girls would want to play.
She thinks if the school was to have a soccer team that they should let girls play because girls and boys should have the same opportunity.
She thinks if the school was not to allow girls to play she would maybe try to persuade them by having a school vote.

The last person that I interviewed was Braelyn Harris
She said if the school was to have a soccer team she would definitely play on the soccer team because she has been playing soccer since she was a little girl.
She thinks by doing a presentation to show them how many girls play soccer in Texas would help the decision of us having a soccer team.
The schools that she knows that have a soccer team are Van, Canton, Mabank, Cleburne, Austin, and Keene.
She does not know a whole lot of girls that play but she does know quite a bit.
She thinks if the school was to have a soccer team that they would allow girls to play because there are many girls that would love to play soccer.
She say that if the school was not to allow girls to play on the soccer team that she would make a presentation to show them how many girls play soccer in Texas

10 Things to make sure you have for class

10 Things to make sure you have for class

1) Pencil

2) Paper

3) Homework

4) Book

5) Positive attitude

6) Smile

7) Nametag

8) Hall pass

9) Brain

10) Glasses (if needed)

Be sure to have all 10 of these items for class. You might want to write them down and put it in the front of your binder so you remember all of these things. It might save you from trouble or having to use your hall pass.

Wacky Pictures of The Month

Song Of The Month

Do You Want to Build a Snowman Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn & Katie Lopez from Frozen HD


Mpact is a new thing that Mineola Middle School is going to do every Monday from 8:00 to 8:20. During this time we are going to be learning about things that can help us with our safety to learn about new things or sometimes just do a little bit of talking. Although the first time we did Mpact may have been boring with the police officers even Mrs. Gould understands she said that they sounded like robots. We need the students to listen to the things that the speakers are saying when we do have the guest speakers. When we do other stuff we need you to pay attention to what we are doing for your own good. This year we have mainly been talking about Speak Life. Which is about being nice to people and in return eventually someone will come and do nice things for you.

Teacher of the Year

Do you know who won teacher of the year? Well you’re about to find out! Here let me give you a hint. She is the 6th grade math teacher! That’s right Mrs. Garrett won! She feels honored, surprised and grateful! I asked her if she thought she deserved it and she said that there are many teachers in our district who deserve this honor. I also asked her why she started teaching in the first place and she said I love working with children and seeing them learn. I asked her what was the most difficult thing to teach in math and she said writing equations for word problems. This is the last question! How many years have you been teaching in Mineola and she said this will be her 11th year. Mrs. Garrett is a fun, joyful, loving teacher that loves to see students succeed. Don’t forget to congratulate her when you see her!

Teacher Of The Month

Mrs. Witt a sixth grade Science teacher has been elected Teacher of the Month. She is married to Todd Witt and has three kids. She has two girls Kristen 21 and Brittany 18 and one son Nathan 15. She attended college at Stephen F Austin State University where she got her Bachelors degrees of Science and University of Mississippi where she got her Masters of Education. She graduated in 1984 from Mineola High School. She has taught for 9 years in public school and 7years in Mineola ( 2 years at college level.) She enjoys teaching because she likes to help students develop a love for Science and learning. Mrs. Witt is an FCA sponsor. Remember FCA at 7:30a.m. in band hall on Friday mornings. She attends First Baptist Church and the best thing about Mineola she says is the small town feel and the loving generous people.

Fun Facts about Giraffes

· An adult giraffe’s heart is 2 feet long and weighs about 20 pounds.

· Giraffe’s tongue is almost 2 feet long.

· Male giraffes weigh 3,000-4,000 lbs. and can reach 20 feet height; female giraffes weigh 1,500-2,500 lbs. and are about 14 feet tall; baby giraffes are 6 feet tall.

· Giraffes’ life span is 20-28 years.

· Giraffes spread their front legs in order to reach the water on ground level to drink—their tall necks are shorter than their legs.

· Giraffes use their markings to camouflage themselves among trees. Like human fingerprints, each giraffe marking is like no other one.

· Giraffes’ mouth has a hard inner surface making it easy to eat thorny plants.

· Giraffes cannot cough.

Wacky Holidays in May

1 May Day

1 Loyalty Day

1 Mother Goose Day

1 Save the Rhino Day

2 Baby Day

2 Brothers and Sisters Day

2 International Tuba Day - first Friday in May

2 Space Day - first Friday in May

3 Lumpy Rug Day

3 World Press Freedom Day

4 Bird Day

4 National Candied Orange Peel Day

4 Renewal Day

4 Star Wars Day

5 Cinco de Mayo

5 National Hoagie Day

5 Oyster Day

6 Beverage Day

6 National Tourist Appreciation Day

6 National Nurses Day

6 National Teachers Day (Tuesday of the first full week of May)

6 No Diet Day

7 School Nurses Day the Wednesday during Nurse's Week

7 National Tourism Day

8 Iris Day

8 No Socks Day

8 V-E Day

8 World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

9 Lost Sock Memorial Day

9 Military Spouses Day the Friday before Mother's Day

10 Birth Mother's Day - Saturday before Mother's Day

10 Clean up Your Room Day

10 International Migratory Bird Day the second Saturday in May

10 National Train Day- date may vary

11 Eat What You Want Day

11 Mother's Day - second Sunday

11 Twilight Zone Day

12 Fatigue Syndrome Day

12 International Nurses Day

12 Limerick Day

13 Frog Jumping Day

13 Leprechaun Day

14 Dance Like a Chicken Day

14 National Receptionist Day the second Wednesday in May

15 National Chocolate Chip Day

15 Police Officer's Memorial Day

16 Love a Tree Day

16 National Bike to Work Day - third Friday of month

16 National Sea Monkey Day

16 Wear Purple for Peace Day

17 Armed Forces Day - third Saturday of month

17 Pack Rat Day

18 International Museum Day

18 No Dirty Dishes Day

18 Visit Your Relatives Day

19 Boy's Club Day

20 Be a Millionaire Day - now we all can go for that

20 Pick Strawberries Day

21 National Memo Day

21 National Waiters and Waitresses Day

22 Buy a Musical Instrument Day

23 Lucky Penny Day

24 International Jazz Day - Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

24 National Escargot Day

25 National Missing Children's Day

25 Tap Dance Day

26 Memorial Day

26 Sally Ride Day

27 Sun Screen Day

28 Amnesty International Day

29 Learn About Composting Day

30 Water a Flower Day

31 National Macaroon Day

31 Save Your Hearing Day

31 World No Tobacco Day


A man is sitting in his cabin in Michigan. 3 hours later he gets out of his cabin in Texas. How is this possible?

A person was born in 1940. Today is his 18th birthday.
How is that possible?

Mr. Paige is an only child. Mr and Mrs Paige have 3 daughters and for each daughter in the family there is a brother how many members are in the Paige family?

Question 1: He is a pilot in the cabin of the airplane.

Question 2: He was born in hospital room 1940.

Question 3: 9, because including Mrs. Paige there is 4 daughters.


Lions are the second largest cat species in the world (behind tigers).

The average male lion weighs around 180 kg (400 lb) while the average female lion weighs around 130 kg (290 lb).

The heaviest lion on record weighed an amazing 375 kg (826 lb).

Lions can reach speeds of up to 81 kph (50 mph) but only in short bursts because of a lack of stamina.

The roar of a lion can be heard from 8 kilometers (5.0 miles) away.

Most lions found in the wild live in southern and eastern parts of Africa.

Lions are very social compared to other cat species, often living in prides that feature females, offspring and a few adult males.

Male lions are easy to recognize thanks to their distinctive manes. Males with darker manes are more likely to attract female lions (lionesses).

Lions are the national animal of Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, England, Ethiopia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Singapore.

Lions in the wild live for around 12 years.

When lions breed with tigers the resulting hybrids are known as ligers and tigons. There are also lion and leopard hybrids known as leopons and lion and jaguar hybrids known as jaglions.

Lionesses are better hunters than males and do most of the hunting for a pride.

In the wild, lions rest for around 20 hours a day.

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There has been a lot and I mean a lot of gossip going around school mostly girls but, also boys. When it comes to gossip it’s not only girls but boys are at fault too.
Here are ways to prevent gossip from starting.

When you find yourself repeating a person’s name over and over again in a story, or topic stop after the second repeat and ask yourself how bringing this up is bettering the world which it’s not.
If you are repeating a story about someone, pause for a second and take a few seconds to think about that particular person. What is the effect going to be about the problem there? Could you be so annoyed by it because it’s familiar to you and might be a practice you are guilty of, too?
If you find that someone is constantly challenging your world in a way that doesn’t feel good and positive to you, can you remove that person from your life or not? If it’s your sister, brother, or close friend maybe not, but how can you work around this challenge?
If this person is someone who is going to continue to be in your life for a long period of time it’s important that you don’t let the stories become just that—stories. Tell them over and over and they grow more fantastic with time. Look at what’s important in that moment, focus on that, and let the gossip roll away and try to make it never come back.
If you absolutely must talk about this person, give yourself a time limit. Look at a clock on the wall. Tell the story in 1-3 minutes. Wrap it up. Change the topic right away.
Doesn’t that feel good just thinking about it does it?

This is what the bible says about gossiping

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Not too long ago there was gossip going around about some girls talking about me. I’m not going to say any names but, they were talking about how I couldn’t do 15 push ups. Also that if I want to be in athletics then I need to learn how to run faster and better. Let me tell you something don’t let someone elses word put you down and if they do then pick yourself back up that’s what I learned about that whole experience. It's weird how people who are the least close to me or who've never even met me purport to be experts on the real me; and then, sadly, there are those who could be in touch with me but prefer to gossip with strangers about me instead.Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.


Thursday, June 5th, 3:30pm

1050 W State Loop 564

Mineola, TX


June Birthdays

June 1 Cameron Bowman

June 3 Caleb Faurot

June 3 Jessica Galaz

June 4 Merissa Richardson

June 7 Amanda Daugherty

June 7 Lily Huang

June 7 Tad Owens

June 8 Jacob Lee

June 8 Joshua Lee

June 11 Dearmon Henderson

June 12 Caleb Teeters

June 15 Gavin Brown

June 17 Fernando Guzman

June 17 Jacqueline Molina

June 18 Blake Geary

June 18 Ranger Thornton

June 19 Samuel Hurley

June 19 Alison Thompson

June 19 Jaycee Whitehead

June 21 Freya Jackson

June 21 Rachel Martinez

June 22 Jonathan Ramirez

June 25 Cheyanne Mims

June 25 Celia Plata

June 26 Jessiah Riley

June 27 Madison Boughton

June 27 Dalton Honea

June 28 Connor Dobbs

June 29 Austin Dendy

June 29 Anthony Flores

June 29 Spencer Rhodes

June 29 Alan Santos

June 29 Justin Seeton

July Birthdays

July 2 Roberto Hernandez

July 3 John Mischnick

July 4 Hana Jordan

July 5 Sha’Quelana Choice

July 5 Isabella Tresca

July 6 James Bruner

July 7 Derian Pruitt

July 8 Mercedes Crumley

July 9 Seth Kirk

July 9 Koby Martinez

July 10 Anthony Tresca

July 12 Taylan Tave

July 12 Courtney Villarreal

July 13 Maria Ramos

July 14 Grant Woods

July 15 John Lopez

July 15 Peter Lopez

July 16 Kiara Williams

July 17 Dakota Hartog

July 17 Bing Mei Jiang

July 17 Valeria Tellez

July 19 Emma Miller

July 20 Juan Daniel Maldonado

July 22 Tishey Yates

July 25 James Day

July 25 Jacob Ford

July 25 Delanie Kelley

July 26 Michael Stewart

July 27 Randi Brannan

July 27 Alexia Delapaz

July 27 John Witt

August Birthdays

August 1 Juanita Ruiz
August 2 Noah Browning
August 4 Aubrey Geremonte
August 7 Jones Emily
August 8 Phillip Williams
August 9 Brandon Arcand
August 11 William Honea
August 11 Andrea Valdez
August 12 Bryce Simonek
August 13 Gage Wood
August 15 Brian Rojas
August 16 Emily Andrews
August 16 Rosalinda Marquez
August 19 Christopher Hasten
August 20 Madison Reardon
August 23 Israel Rivera
August 25 Jaime Hagan
August 27 Trajan Johnson
August 29 Jacob Dabbs
August 30 Ian Thompson

Summer Activities

  • See a movie at the drive-in

  • Walk on the boardwalk and listen to the boards creak under your feet

  • Blow bubbles

  • Play tag, hopscotch, or one of your favorite childhood games

  • Ride a roller coaster

  • Play miniature golf

  • Win a prize at the fair

  • Catch fireflies at night

  • Build a sandcastle at the beach

Eat and Drink

  • Eat a whole lobster with your hands

  • Pick berries and peaches at a farm

  • Buy a Creamsicle from the neighborhood ice cream truck

  • Roast marshmallows over a fire and make s’mores

  • Make lemonade from scratch

  • Eat corn on the cob

  • Sip a sweating glass of iced tea

  • Eat a slice of watermelon

  • Buy fresh produce at the farmers’ market

  • Mix up a pitcher of sangria

  • Eat a soft-serve vanilla ice cream cone with rainbow sprinkles

  • Dig your own clams

  • Have a barbecue


  • Nap in a hammock

  • Have a picnic in the park

  • Sit on a porch swing

  • Stargaze while lying in the grass

  • Watch the sun set from a beach

  • Dangle your feet off a dock

  • Bring a blanket and lie on the grass at an outdoor concert

The Great Outdoors

  • Pick wildflowers

  • Swim in a lake

  • Rent a bike

  • Go fishing

  • Go camping

  • Play tennis

  • Go for a hike

  • Go kayaking or canoeing

  • Toss a Frisbee

Just Because

  • Collect seashells at the beach

  • Take a last-minute road trip

  • See a summer blockbuster

  • Read a trashy novel

  • Walk barefoot in the grass

  • Get caught in a summer rainstorm

  • Sleep with the windows open

  • Make a summer playlist

  • Smell freshly-cut grass

  • Feel the sun on your back

  • Roll up your pant legs and go wading

  • Go to a baseball game

Top 10 Activities

No. 10: Summer Cleaning

Summer time gives you the perfect opportunity to go through all your old toys and clothes and get rid of what you don’t need any more. Instead of boxing it up and storing it for months in your basement or attic, you can put it straight into your garage sale and earn some extra bucks for slurpees and waterslide passes!

No. 9: Get Chalky!

Feeling artistic? Why not try your hand at some street art? Get some sidewalk chalk and go to town. Who knows? Maybe you’ll create the next masterpiece

No. 8: Fly a Kite

What do you do when it’s a nice day out, but just a little bit too windy? Why, fly a kite, of course! Find a park, beach or large open field with few to no trees that will get in the way, run like the wind and let your kite soar.

No. 7: Water Fight!

It’s hot out. You’ve got ten friends together. And about 50 water balloons. But there’s nothing to do. Wait a second…water fight! Nothing beats the heat better than popping a water balloon over your head or getting drenched by a super soaker.

No. 6: Scavenger Hunt

If your parents or friends’ parents aren't too busy, ask them to set up a scavenger hunt for you! It could be around the house, around the yard or around the block. Maybe the winner could get a prize, like a free ice cream!

No. 5: Pool Time

If you have access to a pool, cool off with some pool time. If you’re not into lounging and catching some rays, play games like marco polo, relay races, or, if you have access to sinkable toys, have an underwater scavenger hunt!

No. 4: Picnic in the Park

Nothing says summer like a picnic in the park. Pack some sandwiches, chips, crackers and cheese and juice boxes, and head out to you local park with your family or friends for a nice outdoor lunch in the sun.

No. 3: Get Active

You spend 10 months of the year sitting at your desk in school. So while the weather is nice, get outside and get active! Ride your bike, rollerblade or skateboard with some friends. Or play outdoor sports, like frizbee, badminton or football, in your backyard or local park.

No. 2: Day at the Beach

When the weather is good, why waste your time sitting at home when you could be at the beach, snorkeling, surfing the waves or catching some rays.

No. 1: Camping

Taking the number one spot in our top 10 list of summer activities is camping. It encompasses everything - the beach, sunshine, outdoor sports, picnics, campfires and braving the elements. Nothing defines the ultimate summer activity better than camping.