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Teacher Feature- Mrs. Cyndi Smith by Kaitlyn West

This is Mrs.Cyndi Smith. The reason she was chosen for this week’s “Teacher Feature” is because she is always looking for ways to support students and her teachers and likes to be involved with school activities and events. She wants to see every student and teacher at Madison succeed. Mrs. Smith has a degree in Deaf Ed, she also has her bachelor's degree, and masters.

Mrs. Smith makes Madison a better place. Without Mrs. Smith we wouldn't have some of the freedom we have now. Mrs. Smith cares for everyone at Madison.

If you see Mrs. Smith in the hallway, make sure you say hi, I’m sure she’d love to talk to you!
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I Scream You Scream We all Scream for Ice Cream- by Cherith Lisenbee

You know, I know, we all know what Ice Cream is, but do you know where it came from?

Roman Emperor Nero, King Tang, Philip Lenzi, and Marco Polo, all have their own “ice cream” creations. The invention of ice cream, sherbet, and other likewise creations date back B.C..

The origins are thought to be made in China or Rome or but nobody really knows the real place it was created or who the inventor was. The latest time it has been recognized was second century B.C.. Roman Emperors Nero time A.D. 54-86. Farther into the future, the 16th century, ice cream was innovated a little more like our modern ice cream. It's main reason of being created was because kings like King Tang, of China, wanted something sweet and cold to eat. Charles I in the 17th century was actually known to be repeatedly served ice cream at his table. But it really wasn't served to public until 1660.

Another famous figure who ate the new treat of the time was President Thomas Jefferson, who made an ice cream that closely resembled a modern day Baked Alaska. But still even though it was released in 1660, until 1800, ice cream was only made for higher classes of people.

In 1874, it became an industry that is still booming in our modern day times. From Nero's special dish, to your freezer, ice cream had always been a favorite dessert.

State-of-the-Art Cinema Coming to Abilene by Mireyah Jiminez

City Council gave approval to a building request from Cinemark Theater in a recent meeting. This new theater will be located on the north side of town off E. Overland trail and will be turned into a State-of the-Art Cinema complex. One representative said, “This new Abilene location will be the first of its kind in Texas”. This new State-of-the-Art Cinema is a model of the theater in La Quinta, California and will have wall-to-wall screens, Extreme digital surround sound, luxury lounge chairs with foot rests, and cafeteria concession stand with tables and seating. The entire complex has twelve screens and you can reserve seating. Construction will begin around April 2016 and should be open in the spring of 2017.
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Madison Sports by Daryck Shields

As we begin track season, the 8th graders will be getting ready for next year at Cooper. This year the 8th graders will be looked at heavily by the Cooper coaching staff, they will be able to showcase their abilities and their determination to be the best Madison has to offer while they have to compete against 10th,11th, and 12th graders to earn a spot on the Cooper track team next year.

Their (last) first track meet will be held in San Angelo, Saturday February 27th 2016, they will competing against all four middle schools in Abilene, Wylie, and all three San Angelo middle schools. Last year the 8th graders won city in track, so now we have to defeated our title and go win city once more.

Are You Smarter Than a 7th Grader? by Austin Lloyd

Are you smarter than a 7th grader? If you are then you should the one the only Fletcher Boswell. There are couple of reasons why you should challenge him. He is one of many students who has taken the A.C.T. You might think he’s a high schooler,yet that is where you’re wrong. Fletcher is actually a 7th grader. He doesn't know how he did on the test yet. (Which is actually similar to the S.A.T.). The waiting time for the results in 2 months so around April he will get the score of the A.C.T. Oh…heads up the test is actually not 1 not 2 but 4 hours way you heard me 4 HOURS!!!! He took it at McMurry (fancy) with other high school and middle school students. So, do you think you’re smarter than 7th grader?

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