Letters to Santa

by Rachel Champluvier

Who wouldn’t love to send letters to Santa asking for a present?  Mrs. Buckley’s wonderful first graders wrote letters to Santa as a tradition and we asked if we could use them.  These were our favorite ones:  

Dear Santa,

How big do your reindeer get?  I have bin great.  Please will you give me a ipod and a Xbox One?  I wish you wood give my mom a new bed and a lamp.  I will lay some cookies owt for you.

Love, Amari

 

Dear Santa Claus,

How are you doing?  I was bein rele good.  Will you please give me games, BBs for a BB gun, Kindle, laptop, X360, and cars?  Will you bring my dad a chevy truck and my stepmom wants a new ring.  I will give you some cookies and milk.

Love, Braniken

 

Dear Santa Claus,

How have you bin doing?  I have bin doing good.  I hope that you will give me these things Barbie Ranbow Hair, Disney Descendants Signature Doll Mal, Yumy Nummies bakery treats cupcaks cookies makers, zoomer zuppie, Bounce Off Game.  I wish that you will bring Jacob a Scilander Sooper Chare and give mommy some candols and give David a noow golf club.

Your friend, Julia

 

Dear Santa,

How are you doing Santa?  I have fun with my family.  Will you plesse give me a jewelry box, books, jewelry, and Barbies?  Plesse give my mom new snow boots and plesse give me dad a new gaskit.  I will give you cokis and mik.

From, Kaylin

 

Dear Santa,

How hav the reindeers ben?  Santa I hav ben good.  Santa I want a art esal and number chrt.  Will you bring my mom a wintr cot and wintr pans?  I will give carits for the reindeers and coces and milk for you.

Love, Connor

 

Dear Santa,

How do you get awrund  the wrld?  I have bin good.  May I have a skateboard and a bobot, and hulk fists?  I wish you wood give a Star Wors rokit ship to Jake.  I will lay out some cookies and milk for you.

Your friend, Noah

 

Dear Santa Claus,

How old is Miss Claus?  I have bin good.  I want you to please ask your elfs to make me power rangers and a hulk mask.  I wish you could give my mom and dad a new truck.  I will give you some cookies and some milk.

Love, Wesley

 

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Interview With Mr. Wagner

by Vanessa Runyan & Emma Weaver

Interviewer:”What is your favorite thing about Keystone so far?”

Mr. Wagner:”I can sense community between everyone in the building. I am proud to become a Keystone Panther.”

 

Interviewer:”What is one thing you would change about our school?”

Mr. Wagner:”I am going to change the master schedule so more classes are available and the lunches are more even.”

 

Interviewer:”What did you like best about Clarion?”

Mr. Wagner:”I liked being 1st place in education. It was a great place with great folks. There were really strong bonds between the teachers and students and it was hard to leave. I was also a weight lifting coach and I miss that as well.”

 

Interviewer:”What do you think about the Keystone/Clarion rivalry?”

Mr. Wagner: “I like that we are neighboring schools so a rivalry isn’t uncommon. I’m fine with the rivalry as long as it is in a nice way.

 

Interviewer:”What is your favorite candy, food, sport, class?”

Mr. Wagner: “Well, I like all food but Knox Bakery Donuts are the best. My favorite sports are football and track because I really like competitive sports. My favorite class is math, and my favorite candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.”

 

Interviewer:”Are you married,do you have kids, pets, did you have to move when you were hired at Keystone?”

Mr. Wagner: “I am married and my wife teaches at Grove City College. We have 2 boys, age 26 and age 22. I’ve lived in Emlenton for 15 years so we didn’t have to move into the area.”

 

Homecoming!

by Katie Sherman

Two months ago, we had a very exciting time for the school – Homecoming! With a week filled with celebration and fun, it was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated times of the school year. Before the game we dressed in different outfits to show our support. We celebrated homecoming with a parade on Wednesday and had a bonfire. The fall sports teams were announced and recognized. A few games were played and finally the bonfire was over. The following Saturday came by in a breeze. The beginning of the day, for many, was spent getting together with friends, doing hair and makeup and getting pictures. Everyone was anxious to get to the school at 6:00 pm, in time for the crowning. After a very long introduction for each couple, Kelly Daugherty and Tyler Beal were announced homecoming king and queen! As soon as Mr. Nesta was done announcing and pictures were finished getting taken, the party was on! The DJ, Andrew Smith, began playing music that got the entire crowd pumped. As time went on, people were tying their ties around their heads, taking videos on Snapchat and crowd surfing. Eventually, as every favorite song request had been played, the clock struck 10:00 pm, and the crowd started to fade. This was truly a week to remember.

 

 

Keystone Students’ Ultimate Day

by Kaitlyn Marvin and Rachel Champluvier

Kaitlyn and Rachel interviewed a few students, asking them to explain what their ultimate day would look like.  When Kaitlyn interviewed 8th grader Mattson Caun and 10th grader Alyssa Beichner, the responses were geared toward Valentine’s Day:

Mattson Caun:

Kaitlyn: Where would you like to spend your Valentine’s Day?

Mattson: In my bed.

Kaitlyn: What would you be doing?

Mattson: I’d probably watch TV, or take a nap.

Kaitlyn: Well, how would you feel?

Mattson: Umm..tired.

Kaitlyn: Would you have any company? Invite anyone over?

Mattson: Most likely not, since I’m a loner, but maybe my dog.

Kaitlyn: Any gifts you’d like to receive?

Mattson: Oh, I’d love for someone to send me those little chocolates, but the good kind, not the fruity kind – that’s weird. The ones with caramel and peanut butter because those are great.

Kaitlyn: Would you wear anything special?

Mattson: No, just my Nike grey sweatpants and a sweatshirt since my dog doesn’t care what I look like.

 

Alyssa Beichner:

Kaitlyn: What’s your ideal Valentine’s Day?

Alyssa: It’s pretty pointless.. so, I’m not sure.

Kaitlyn: What would you wear?

Alyssa: Uhh, sweats and a sweatshirt, I guess.

Kaitlyn: Any gifts you’d like to receive?

Alyssa: Maybe some chocolate.

Kaitlyn: Would you have any plans?

Alyssa: Just to hang with my friends.

Kaitlyn: How would you be feeling?

Alyssa: Pretty good.. only because my friends would be with me and they’re great.

Rachel interviewed 7th grader Drew Young, asking what his ultimate day would look like:

Drew Young:

Rachel: What would you do on your ultimate day?

Drew: Wake up. Go to sleep. Go to a bowling tournament. Eat hamburgers and french fries.

Rachel: What would you wear?
Drew: Cargo shorts and a t-shirt with a necklace.

Rachel: Who would you hang out with?

Drew: My Dad.

Rachel: If you could one place where would you go?

Drew: PBA(professional bowling association)  Tour.

Rachel: If you could have one thing what would you do?

Drew: A bowling ball.

Rachel: If you had all the money in the world what would you do with it?

Drew: Build my own bowling center.

Couple of the Year

by Rose Ganoe

 

This spring, I took a step out of my comfort zone (for Valentine’s Day, although it is kind of late) and put a senior couple in the spotlight to answer a few questions about their relationship, hoping to find out how they managed to stay to together for the over six months that they have been dating. To me, it is a miracle that a high school couple could stay together for so long, as is seems that in high school people date for so long before suddenly breaking up (usually leaving one person heartbroken in waves after); however, I, personally, have a warped sense of love and relationships, so I was secretly hoping for some little fault in their relationship. I even asked questions that would point to some kind of issue hidden in the “beauty” of a teenage relationship, because of course there is always a kind of drama. They disappointed me, though. Hannah and Todd have what seems to be an actual healthy relationship, so good for them. Take a look at what they are doing right.

They started dating September 13, 2014 (the same day as homecoming to be exact), and although they didn’t answer me on their least favorite thing about each other, they gave volumes of things they do like about each other such as Hannah likes how Todd is “always there for me, no matter what, and he always has a smile on his face”. Todd himself loves “that Hannah is dedicated to everything she does. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small project or huge project that takes weeks to complete, she fully dedicates herself”. They both also love watching movies together (insert Awe here) and their Valentine’s Day date has to be their favorite date…. Todd had showed up to Hannah’s house with “a giant teddy bear and a box of chocolates as a surprise on Valentine’s Day,” (Hannah’s favorite memory). They both inspire the other, too! For Hannah, “Todd inspires me to see the good and happiness in life just by putting a smile on my face what I see him,” and for Todd, “Hannah always inspires me to do my best in everything I do; she inspires me to be the best I can possibly be,” (Double Awe).

To end the perfect relationship, the couple does not even fight! It’s perfect! I cannot believe that I thought that anything could be wrong with this couple!

Spring Poems

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by Lauren Hartzell

The sun cannot shine

But the temperature is fine

The sparkle of snow is gone

While it rains from midnight to dawn

But I do not mind

Because the thunder rolls on

While the cold goes away

Because those are the springs

Here in Knox PA

Spring Poem

by Kaitlyn Marvin

the snowy grounds are vacant

as they no longer remain.

in their place are vast

amounts of dirty grass

that will soon perk up

in time for chopping it down.

 

thin, white branches

are transformed into luscious,

thick trees are hold little

families of wildlife.

 

the air, oh, the air,

is fresh as can be

with its crisp feel

and quiet company.

 

time is getting older

and Mother Nature

is moving on with her life,

as we all should, too.

 

winter is no longer here,

no more roads covered

in snow and ice.

no more thick layers

of clothing, nor heavy

blankets to cover.

 

spring is arriving, as it

is the time for positivity

and laughter; time for

hanging with friends and

family. time for change.

Spring Traditions

by Emma Weaver

  • In February, some people listen for the sound of the Lark, which is the sign of good luck and good weather
  • At 1:46 PM on March 21st, Spring officially starts. It’s called the Vernal equinox, when the sun crosses over the equator, and when night and day are equal in time.
  • On May 1st, some cultures celebrate May day, in which food, drinks and dancing are present. Some cultures celebrate it because it’s so close to international workers day, but others celebrate it because it’s said to be a day without stress.
  • Spring cleaning is a way for Americans to “Free the winter blues”. People clean their house from top to bottom, and normally spend a few days on it.
  • Yard sales are common around spring time because so many people are doing spring cleaning, and need to get rid of some things.
  • Trout fishing is something many Americans do for fun or for sales.
  • Cherry blossom festivals between the United States and Japan.
  • Rodeos and outside festivals.
  • Spring fitness is something many Americans do because they want to get back in shape for summer
  • Planting new flowers and plants is a spring tradition where Americans plant plants to “show spring how to get here”
  • April Fool’s day is not only celebrated in the United States, but in France as well. On April 1st, people in France beware of pranksters, and not just the ordinary toothpaste oreos either. They take pranking to a whole new level by duct taping cars, and much more. In France, it’s actually called, “The fish of April”
  • In spring people generally wear bright colors to show the apporce of brighter days.
  • Mardi Gras is typically celebrated around the being of spring because of old French traditions, which people have added onto to make what is know as Mardi Gras now-a-days.
  • Easter egg dying is a big tradition for spring, it’s also fun too.

SOURCES

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/ten-springtime-traditions-an/24587905

http://www.motherearthliving.com/gardening/a-history-of-spring-traditions.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

Spring Cleaning

by Paige Henry & Tyler Greenawalt

Some tips to help with your spring cleaning:

  1. Think about one thing at a time and don’t get overwhelmed.
  2. When cleaning out your locker try to find a way to organize your it.
  3. When cleaning out your folders find a way to mark what subject your folder or binder goes with.
  4. While cleaning out your locker try to keep blank, non-ripped, and clean lined paper and distribute it between your clean folders in case you need it sometime.
  5. Be sure not to just throw papers into your locker to keep it clean longer.  It’s not a trash can!

Here’s how KHS Felt About Valentine’s Day…

by Kaitlyn Marvin

I asked 2 students some questions about Valentine’s Day, and here is what they said:

Mattson Caun:  8th Grade

Kaitlyn: Where would you like to spend your Valentine’s Day?

Mattson: In my bed.

Kaitlyn: What would you be doing?

Mattson: I’d probably watch TV, or take a nap.

Kaitlyn: Well, how would you feel?

Mattson: Umm..tired.

Kaitlyn: Would you have any company? Invite anyone over?

Mattson: Most likely not, since I’m a loner, but maybe my dog.

Kaitlyn: Any gifts you’d like to receive?

Mattson: Oh, I’d love for someone to send me those little chocolates, but the good kind, not the fruity kind – that’s weird. The ones with caramel and peanut butter because those are great.

Kaitlyn: Would you wear anything special?

Mattson: No, just my Nike grey sweatpants and a sweatshirt since my dog doesn’t care what I look like.

 

Alyssa Beichner:  10th Grade

Kaitlyn: What’s your ideal Valentine’s Day?

Alyssa: It’s pretty pointless.. so, I’m not sure.

Kaitlyn: What would you wear?

Alyssa: Uhh, sweats and a sweatshirt, I guess.

Kaitlyn: Any gifts you’d like to receive?

Alyssa: Maybe some chocolate.

Kaitlyn: Would you have any plans?

Alyssa: Just to hang with my friends.

Kaitlyn: How would you be feeling?

Alyssa: Pretty good.. only because my friends would be with me and they’re great.