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Album: Bangarang EP
Song: Breakin’ a Sweat
This song may only be techno instrumental, but it has a kickin’ bass drop, not to mention that perfect synthesizer that all Dubstep has. Not to mention, it’s by Skrillex. So, totally check it out.
Album: Unorthodox Jukebox
Song: When I Was Your Man
Artist: Bruno Mars
Bruno Mar’s newest hit When I Was Your Man is the #1 song on iTunes and is high up on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is a little sad, but then again what love song isn’t? This is just another example of why Bruno Mars is king.
Album: The Heist
Song: Thrift Shop
Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
Ever heard of Macklemore? I know I haven’t until this song came out. The beat is sick, the lyrics are dope, and it usually plays on the radio so you should definitely listen to it.
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Added 3/27/13 by Anthony Capitini
On February 13th, the day before our school went on Presidents' Day weekend, our school participated in Hoops For Heart and Jump Rope For Heart. Every year, we host this event to bring awareness to life threatening diseases that compromise the heart's health. This also functions as a fundraiser; students can raise money that goes directly towards the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA sends grants to children with potentially life threatening heart conditions and organizes events like the two activities our school takes part in. Our school participates because it is an amazing cause and will benefit those in need. It is also fun and exciting for all of the students.
During the specials on the Wednesday before break, whether they were due to go to gym or health, students met in the gymnasium to play a variety of heart-related games. For example, instead of playing H-O-R-S-E, we changed the name to H-E-A-R-T, to compliment the heart healthy theme. Among the stations that were created for students, there were a mix of games involving various jump rope and basketball skills. For the upcoming Valentine's Day, Ms.Conner encouraged students to write words of encouragement on Valentine cards that she would then send out to homerooms for delivery. Overall, students had a great time right before break and were given a period to relax with friends, all while raising money for a great cause.
posted March 1st by Amanda Camunas
App of the Week: My Big Campus
Do you know what kind of app can help through My Big Campus? That’s easy - it’s the mybigcampus app! The mybigcampus app is just like that on the computer, but it’s on your mobile device. You can go on it anytime with internet access. You can blog, write a story, start conversations, and even more. This app is best used on the iPad or any tablet. You can use this on your ipod or phone, but its better with a bigger screen.
posted 1/23/13 by Briana Huff
Bring Your Own Device - Month One
For months now, Mr. Shea has proposed BYOD, Bring Your Own Device. Since middle school students are receiving more advanced technology in the recent years, Mr. Shea thought it would be exciting and beneficial for students to use their devices in school. He talked to a lot of parents, took a lot of surveys, and generally put a great deal of work into making BYOD happen. One survey in particular that Mr. Shea took showed that the parents of the eighth grade students are more comfortable with having their children use their devices in sschool.
Starting January 2, 2013, when students come back from the holiday break, eighth graders would be permitted to bring their iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Laptops, Macbooks-anything with a 7 inch screen or larger- into school for use. Students interested in using a device in school would need to fill out a permissin form with their parent’s signature and, register it with Mr. Shea. Mr. Shea took note of the make, model, wifi address, and serial number of every device.
Later in the year, Mr. Shea plans to hold seminars for those who bring their electronics into school. In the brief time BYOD has been in affect, Mr. Shea took notice that many students don’t know how to use their devices for school related purposes. If you are interested in learning how to use your device properly in a school setting, look out for Mr. Shea’s upcoming “BYOD club.”
Added 1/16/12 by Amanda Camunas
While We Were Locked in the Gym.....
While we were locked in the gym the Rachel's Challenge program unfolded. We did fun activities such as Avalanche, and The Perfect Storm. They were fun, light, and airy games that didn't really require you to go deep. The Avalanche had you run from chair to chair trying to find a seat. The perfect Storm made you respond to different sayings with certain reactions. For example when the word flood was shouted you had to lay on the floor and pretend to swim. They were easy.
Then the mood changed dirasticallly. They requirered you to open up and be extreamly honest no matter how much you wanted to lie. One of these exercises was called Knee to Knee, Toe to Toe, Eye to Eye. Two people completed this exersice toghether.You had to talk for 1 minute about something and the other person had to listen. Then you rotated. Some other exersices were Hula Hoop Baby Food, and Cross the Line. In between these exercises we heard stories and heard sayings about Racheal and about the people who taught it to us.
When we left I think we all changed even if it was a little bit. The weight of pretending had been lifted off our shoulders and for the first time we didn't have to lie about who we were. To learn more about Rachel's Challenge, go to: www.rachelschallenge.org/
added 11/19/12 by Tamara Laguna