Here are some "incredible stories" by Chris Stevens' third-grade class at Greywolf. Before you read them, remember that they are supposed to be super silly and incredible.
A dog in space by Makayla Dunn:
One day at my house I saw a dog in the sky. It was my neighbor's dog named Daisy. Me and my friend Chelsea looked up and saw her. So we went into a rocket and went to see her in space. Daisy landed on the moon so me and Chelsea went to the moon. It was fun. When we were done, me, Chelsea and the dog went down to earth and had a party. We all danced to music and then it was time to go to bed.
The girls that could fly by Chelsea Nesper:
Once there were two girls. There names were Makayla and Chelsea. They were twins. They were both wearing silver dresses with gold high heels. It was beautiful. Makayla said, "I wish we could fly." "Me too," said Chelsea. The next day they went for a walk. They started running and they were flying. They had grown pretty wings and then Makayla said, "This is awesome" and they flew away together.
Bob and the magic pen by Zoe Rivers:
Bob is an alien from Pluto and since Pluto is not a planet anymore, it was just an opportunity for him to use it. Mars was too crowded with robots and Saturn made him dizzy. Jupiter made him feel lonely so Pluto was perfect. He had all he needed - a pencil. The pencil was magic so he could just draw friends and whatever he needed to survive. Bob was a very happy alien and he met a new friend - a space cow on the milk-e-way where aliens get their milk!
Puff the super puffball by Colin Neal:
Puff is super. He can fly and do the disco! His only dream was to see his fake planet Zoopugloose. One day his friends Pofe, Foop and Glapo found a rocket. Puff said, "Let's go inside, team." Outside it was only three feet tall. Inside it was 100 meters and 10 yards tall! He went to the control room. He was sick of the same old planet. Puff said, "Hang on we're switching to light speed." Once he got there he was prepared for amazement. He was bursting with joy. He flew outside but all he saw was trash. He said, "This is only one part of the planet." So he explored. Nothing but trash. He wanted to go back to his old planet. So he said, "Let's go back" and he did.
SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL
The good news at the middle school is that 90 students participated in fall sports this year. About another 60 students were involved in art, science, engineering and writers clubs this semester. Also, 40 Thursday School students improved their academic success with 20 fewer "F" grades first quarter compared to fourth quarter last year. Congratulations to all students for becoming involved in your school and in healthy, educational activities.
- Brian Jones, principal
Here at Sequim Middle School, our boys basketball team is up and running ... well, dribbling really! The boys teams have finished tryouts and we have enough students turning out to have an eighth-grade varsity team, a seventh-grade varsity team and a combined seventh/eighth-grade junior varsity team. The first games were on Thursday, Dec. 3, and Sequim swept them all against Chimacum. Games are on Mondays and Thursday and everyone is invited to come cheer on our Timberwolf athletes.
- Grace Koenigsaecker, student ASB public relations officer
Last Friday at Sequim Middle School we had Cocoa Morning. The ASB officers and some class representatives got to school extra early to make gallons of hot chocolate for all of our students and staff. We set up tables and filled 700 cups with hot cocoa. Everybody got at least one cup and a few stragglers got two! This is just a fun way for SMS to show some holiday spirit and a great way for the ASB to give back to our school community. Helping the ASB officers, Grace Koenigsaecker, Gabi Halady, Anthony Pinza, Janey Griffith and Vanessa Ridgway were Cassidy Costello, Katey Tapia, Stewart Cockburn, Michael Gufler and Ciarra Westhoven. The event seemed to really brighten the spirits of everyone involved and hardly a spill was found.
- Grace Koenigsaecker, student ASB public relations officer, and Caity Karapostoles, ASB advisor and secretary
SEQUIM COMMUNITY SCHOOL
First Teacher events:
• Wednesday, Dec. 16 - Crafts for Kids at 10:30 a.m. Make handprint wrapping paper. Drop in between 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
• Thursday, Dec. 17 - Parent Connection at 10:00 a.m.
• Friday, Dec. 18 - Special holiday reading time fest at 10:30 a.m. Community members read their favorite holiday books. Guest readers include: Dana Casey, retired preschool teacher and Sequim Gazette writer; Sequim Gazette sports editor Michael Dashiell; Vince Riccobene, Helen Haller Elementary School principal; Sequim High School counselor Ken Lemley; and Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus (Dede and Jason Bessey) Bring your own favorite holiday book to share.
First Teacher is a resource for parents with preschool-aged children. The First Teacher room is inside Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St. Hours for the room are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. For more information about the First Teacher program and to sign up to receive the monthly newsletter, call Dr. Cynthia Martin at 681-2250 or Patsene Dashiell at 582-3428. Visit the Web site at www.firstteacher.org.
- Patsene Dashiell, First Teacher events coordinator
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
The Sequim High School Select Choir performed on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Warm Beach Festival of Lights on Camano Island near Stanwood. The festival hosts 1,000,000 holiday lights on display. This is the 12th year that the Sequim High School Jazz Band, Select Choir and Swing Choir have performed for the public on the first Saturday in December at the event.