November 2012

Talent Show Auditions

It’s so scary being in front of an audience and singing. Well some students don’t think so because they tried out for the talent show! For some kids they were scared to go up and once they saw other people doing it they thought, “Hey this is easy!”
Stephanie Bustillo (7th) and Estephanie (7th) both tried out together and when asked how did it feel to perform in front of judges, they responded “It was really scary and my knees were shaking.”

While they thought that some contestants were like “This is a piece of cake.”
If you’re one of those kids who tried out for the talent show, you’re one tough kid to go out and perform in front of the judges. But that doesn’t stop there, on November 27, and you’ll get to perform in front of the whole school!

Did You make the Right Decision?

An “I Voted” Sticker
Taken From

Election Year. Everyone looks forward to seeing, hearing, and choosing new candidates for our country’s president. This year’s main candidates were Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. Each is part of a political party. Romney is a Republican, and President Obama is a Democrat. People all over our country voted who they would like to see in office.

You are officially allowed to vote when you are 18, but students all over NEISD got a chance for their voice to be heard. About 31,012 students (K-8) in the district voted. The total came out 10,550 votes for Governor Romney, and 18,140 votes for President Obama. Emma Cote (8) says, “I voted for Mitt Romney. Not because I like him, but because I don’t like Obama and his ideas.”

The National election was very close. President Obama won, but only because of the electoral votes. Our candidates were almost tied for popular vote. President Obama had 50.34% of the popular votes, and Governor Romney had 48.10%. Florida was never official, so not all the votes were counted.

Overall, this presidential race was very close. These candidates worked hard, and it looks like President Obama will have one more 4 – Year Term. Skye Palmer (7) told me that our Country and Year will be off to a great start, “because four years isn’t enough time to do something and Obama will help make our country better!”



Thanksgiving is a day that’s always cherished by you and the people you love. But sometimes it’s a hassle trying to get the Thanksgiving meal together and everyone knows how that goes. Your parents get mind boggled because different thoughts are flowing through there head .So here is a recipe to help out a little.



Herb-Scented Roast Turkey           

. 1/2

cup butter or margarine


medium celery stalks, chopped (1 1/2 cups)


cup chopped onion


cups 1/2-inch cubes cornbread or soft bread

1 1/2

teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves, crumbled

1 1/2

teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves


teaspoon salt


teaspoon pepper



whole turkey (12 lb), thawed if frozen


tablespoon chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves, crumbled


tablespoon chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried sage leaves, crumbled


teaspoon salt


teaspoon pepper


cloves garlic, finely chopped


cup butter or margarine, melted


  •   1 Heat oven to 325°F. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook celery and onion in butter about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender; remove from heat. In large bowl, mix celery mixture and remaining stuffing ingredients until well blended.
    • 2 Stuff turkey just before roasting, not ahead of time. Fill wishbone area lightly with stuffing. Fasten neck skin to back with skewer. Fold wings across back with tips touching. Fill body cavity lightly. (Do not pack–stuffing will expand while cooking.) Tuck drumsticks under band of skin at tail, or tie together with heavy string, then tie to tail.
    • 3 In small bowl, mix rosemary, 1 tablespoon sage, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and the garlic; rub into turkey skin. Place turkey, breast side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush with 1/4 cup butter. Do not add water. Place meat thermometer in thickest part of inside thigh muscle so thermometer does not touch bone.
    • 4 Roast uncovered 4 to 5 hours, brushing with pan juices every 30 minutes, until thermometer reads 165°F and drumsticks move easily when lifted or twisted. Thermometer placed in center of stuffing should read 165°F.
    • 5 Place foil loosely over turkey when it begins to turns golden. When turkey is two-thirds done, cut band of skin, or remove string or skewer holding legs. When turkey is done, place on warm platter and cover with foil to keep warm. Let stand about 20 minutes for easiest carving. While turkey is standing, prepare Foolproof Gravy if desired.
    • 6 To serve, garnish turkey with fresh herb sprigs, if desired.