Prepare For The Super STAAR!

Feeling nervous about the STAAR? Doubting that you might not pass? Well, have no fear because there are many ways to prepare.  “First, I make sure I eat a good breakfast, and try not to worry about it, because if I do, that’s no good, because I’ll stress over it, and won’t really focus,” Madelyn George (7) said.  Well, that’s the first step to achieving the STAAR. Eating a good and delicious breakfast. You don’t want to take the test on a empty stomach. It won’t do you any good, now will it?  That was a rhetorical question, so no need to answer it. Also, just like how Madelyn (7) said, don’t stress, it’s not so good.

Are you ready for the STAAR? Daniel Lopez (7) says, “Yes, I am more than ready. I really think I’m going to pass this!” Yes! Have confidence in yourself! Don’t doubt yourself, you’ll be too worried, and won’t focus on your test. “I’m really worried about the math test, only because I’m not very good at it,” Susan Egert (7) says. Just make sure you know how to solve the problems, like fractions, division, proportions, multiplication, etc. You’ve learned it this whole year, so just put all your skills on the test, and prove you know what you’re doing, and you can acomplish anything.

– By: Vivika Eckhoff.

Yearbooks Are Coming!

“I look forward to looking at how everyone’s picture came out, and all of this year’s memories,” said Jackie Tamayo (7)
The yearbook includes quotes, memories, students, teachers, and the best of all, pictures!
Pictures! They’re probably the things that everyone is looking forward to in this year’s yearbook. In the yearbook we have pictures from Red Ribbon Week, Halloween, football, basketball, tennis, golf, track, etc.
“I haven’t reserved a yearbook yet, because I keep forgetting, but I am most definitely buying one this year!” says Susan Egert (7). 
“I picture the yearbook to be very colorful,” says Briana Heras (7).
The yearbook has a theme called “Dream, Think, & Do.” The background is black, and has 3 pictures on the front. Be sure to buy one this year, so you don’t miss out.  If you pre-order it, you will get before anyone else when they come in at the end of the year.  You can order online at
-Vivika Eckhoff

Electives, Electives, Electives!

Do you ever have trouble figuring out what kind of electives you want to pick each year? If you’re into acting then theater arts is great for you “I am excited about theater arts because I just love acting!” said Alexis Ybarra (7). Or maybe you like singing.  “I am very excited about choir because I like to sing,” said Vanessa Pineda (7) Home Ec is another good elective, according to Alexis Ybarra (7) “I want to learn how to cook new things, and I heard it was a fun class!”

It’s important to pick electives that will maybe help you later in life, or that’s what you want to do when you grow up.  That’s the whole point of electives right?  “I’m excited about the electives because when I grow up I either want to be a singer or an artist.” stated Vanessa Pineda (7) Electives are not easy to pick, it depends on what you like and don’t like. If you like Spanish, then pick Spanish! If you know Spanish already, the pick another elective. “Electives are fun, and I just love them! I wish we could pick three! You get a chance to pick what electives you want for the next year. It is a great way to experience new things!” exclaimed Alexis Ybarra (7)

When you’re there trying to figure out what elective you want, think about your future. Think about “Is this really going to help me in life?”  That’s how Vanessa Pineda (7) picks her electives. She stated “Before I pick my electives I think about my future, how is this elective going to help me, and if i really truly wanted to be in it.”

By: Vivika Eckhoff