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Trees on the playground removed due to disease

Trees on the playground removed due to disease

By Joanna Odebode and Samantha Young

January 8, 2019


Filed under Middle School, News

Six trees on the playground behind the middle school have been removed and others are dying.  Mr. Ron Miller, fifth grade math teachers, and Mrs. Tina Boyd, fifth grade English language arts teacher, planted these trees as an Earth Day project. They are Bradford Flowering Pear trees and Oak trees. ...

Freedom High School Girls Soccer Team becomes first team in school history to make the PIAA state championship

Freedom High School Girls Soccer Team becomes first team in school history to make the PIAA state championship

By Dylan Scheel, Freedom Area Middle School

January 8, 2019


Filed under Middle School, Sports

The 2018 season for the Freedom Area High School Girls Soccer team was one to remember. The team was the first ever Freedom High School athletic team to advance to the PIAA State Championship in any sport. The team ended up losing in the State Championship 3-2 in overtime to Southern Columbia on Friday,...

Students raise funds to support family affected by fire

Students raise funds to support family affected by fire

By Destiny Montgomery, Altoona Area Junior High School

December 21, 2018


Filed under Middle School, News

On Oct. 12, a home went up into flames causing a family to start their lives over. One of the family members living in the house was seventh grader Bailee Miller-Dicken. She was not home when the fire happened, she was spending the night at a family member's house. “When I found out that...

T-shirt design winner selected

T-shirt design winner selected

By Whitley Brown, Duncan Middle School

December 19, 2018


Filed under Middle School, News

The theme was "Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do." The design was simple. And the winner was sixth-grader Brooklyn Rowell. Rowell's T-shirt design was selected by a vote of Duncan Middle School students through a contest for "best T-shirt design." The voting was open to all DMS students. Additionally,...

Learning From Your Mistakes

Learning From Your Mistakes

By Crystal M., Day Creek Intermediate School

December 13, 2018


Filed under Middle School, Opinions

Everyone makes mistakes, right? We’ve all done something we regret that we wish we could go back and change. And some mistakes are bigger than others. But the only way to truly learn from a mistake is to acknowledge it and move on. One assignment in Language Arts required our class to complete ...

Seventh-grade tours Cameron University

Seventh-grade tours Cameron University

By Whitley Brown, Duncan Middle School

December 11, 2018


Filed under Middle School, News

Before seventh-grade students visited, Cameron University changed its policy to only allow 100 kids to visit at a time. This forced Duncan Middle School to separate into two groups and visit campus over a two-day period. Only four employees were available to do the tour. The seventh-grade stude...

Student Council tapes Clark to wall

Student Council tapes Clark to wall

By Maria Montell, Duncan Middle School

November 27, 2018


Filed under Middle School, News

The Bedlam contest ended today, with counselor Bubba Clark being duct taped to the gym wall. The contest, which ran from Nov. 5 through 9, allowed students and teachers to donate money to containers marked either for the Oklahoma State Cowboys or for the University of Oklahoma Sooner. Depending o...

Important lessons for all in ALICE training

Important lessons for all in ALICE training

By Watertown Splash staff, Watertown Middle School

November 13, 2018


Filed under Middle School, News

An intruder bursts through your door, you know it's not real, but it seems like it might be. Alert. Lockdown. Inform. Counter. Evacuate. All schools in Watertown practiced ALICE training this fall, in case an active shooter ever came into the school. Every year, the Watertown Middle School goes over an...

Why Hasn’t Humanity Seen Aliens Yet?

Why Hasn’t Humanity Seen Aliens Yet?

By Darrius H., Kraemer Middle School

November 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Middle School

For only 61 years, people have been exploring space. During that time people have found billions of planets and stars. Out of all those star systems, they still haven’t found one definite planet that contains life, but astronomers have found a few planets that could have once held life and might s...

An Angel At Day Creek

An Angel At Day Creek

By Dylan R., Raghu C., and Jonas D.

October 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Middle School

Imagine being a four-time cancer survivor. That’s the life of Zein Y. In 2013, Zein was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that affects nerve cells. Yet his optimistic character has allowed him to thrive, even after 45 surgeries. Rod Carew, a pro baseball Hall of Fame induct...