The EMS Grapevine

Summer 2016 Edition

Enjoy the Summer 2016 Edition of the EMS Grapevine

The EMS Grapevine is a newsletter created by middle schoolers for middle schoolers. Our team consists of writers, editors, photographers, and layout designers. As we meet every other Tuesday, we discuss story ideas to capture a quick peek into life at EMS. Contributions are always welcomed by emailing us at TheEMSGrapevine @gmail.com. Share the news and tell others that you heard about it... through the Grapevine!

DIY Summer Treats

DIY Gummy Bear Popsicles

How you can stay cool for the summer!


What you’ll need:

  • Popsicle molds (you can find these at the dollar store)

  • Gummy bears

  • 1 can of Sprite


Instructions:

  1. Put as many gummy bears as you want into 1 popsicle mold (Be careful not to put in too many!)

  2. Pour in enough Sprite to fill the top of the popsicle mold with the gummy bears inside of it.

  3. Repeat these steps for as many popsicle molds as you have.

  4. Freeze for 24 hours.

  5. Enjoy!

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DIY Raspberry Peach Lemonade


What you’ll need:

  • A handful of raspberries (blended or juiced)

  • 3 peaches (blended or juiced)

  • 1 ½ cups lemon juice

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 5 cups water


Instructions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together for a tasty and fruity treat! Enjoy!

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DIY Strawberry Lemonade


What you’ll need:

  • 1 ½ cups lemon juice

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 5 cups water

  • 1 ½ cups blended strawberries


Instructions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together for a tasty and fruity treat! Enjoy!

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DIY S’more Campfire Cones

A great treat to have for when you’re out camping!


Ingredients:

  • 12 Sugar or Waffle Cones

  • 1 bag Mini Marshmallows

  • 12 oz Chocolate Chips

  • Butterscotch Chips (optional)


Instructions:

  1. Fill each waffle cone with marshmallows and chocolate chips

  2. Wrap in aluminum foil

  3. Place it on the grill for 7-10 minutes, keep away from direct flames (This can also work in the oven!)

  4. Unwrap and enjoy! (Caution: contents may be hot)

Credits to Frugal Coupon Living on Pinterest

What will you do this summer?

Take the survey below to let us know!!

Laughing Corner

by Julianne M.


I’m shore you’ll enjoy these jokes!


Q. What did the pig say on a hot summer day?

I’m bacon!


Q. Why do bananas use sunscreen?

Because they peel!


Q. Why are gulls named seagulls?

If they were by the bay, they’d be bagels!


Q. Why don’t oysters share their pearls?

Because they are shellfish!


Q. Which letter is the coolest?

Iced T!


Q. What do you call a snowman in July?

A puddle!


Q. What do sheep do on sunny days?

Have a baa-baa-cue!


Q. What did one tide pool say to the other tide pool?

Show me your mussels!


Q. What do you call a fish with no eyes?

A fsh!


Q. What did the ocean say to the sailboat?

Nothing, it just waved


Q. What does the sun drink out of?

Sunglasses!

Hey 8th Graders!!!

We Asked, You Answered!

What advice would you give to the incoming 7th graders?


Take it day by day don't stress over little things because it is a big change


Be sure to get all your homework done before the due date if possible.


Do your best with grades because it's harder to pull them up


I would tell the incoming 7th graders that EMS is a great school and they shouldn't be nervous. I was really nervous for middle school, and I wish someone gave me this advice.


The schedule might seem a little odd at first, but you get used to it and start to like it. When I first got at EMS I missed recess but after half of 7th grade you start to like longer lunch more.


What advice would you give to the new 8th graders?


Even though the work is harder, you get more responsibility. Use it wisely.


Listen to your teachers and have fun.


Be a role model towards the incoming seventh graders. Be friendly and caring. Take as many opportunities as you can. Help out, be yourself, and truly, truly enjoy your last year of middle school.


You have to learn how to be more responsible and do your work accordingly because your teachers treat you like you're older so they give you more to be responsible for.


Being organized will make your school life easier.


What have you learned during your time here at EMS?


That teachers do have your best interest in mind


To be grateful for the chromebooks and the great teachers.


Respect, politeness, friendliness, and tons more. Different ways and methods of learning, and much, much more.


To be the mature one of a group and stand up for what is right, not what is common.


I have learned that great things takes hard work, and that not everything is going to go your way, and that you need to cope with that.

Good Luck Next Year 8th Graders!

The EMS Grapevine

The EMS Grapevine is a newsletter created by middle schoolers for middle schoolers. Our team consists of writers, editors, photographers, and layout designers. As we meet every other Tuesday, we discuss story ideas to capture a quick peek into life at EMS. Contributions are always welcomed by emailing us at TheEMSGrapevine@gmail.com. Share the news and tell others that you heard about it... through the Grapevine!

Have a great summer EMS!!

See you in September!