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Taking a peep of the school’s first ever carnival

To celebrate the school's 10year anniversary, a school carnival was held for all grades. Many students from student counsel helped to put together the event. For the different activities that were planned for the carnival, different clubs and teams came out to advertise their own group. There were also food and cotton candy sold around the school small yard.
To celebrate the school’s 10year anniversary, a school carnival was held for all grades. Many students from student counsel helped to put together the event. For the different activities that were planned for the carnival, different clubs and teams came out to advertise their own group. There were also food and cotton candy sold around the school small yard.

by Kay Kim, staff reporter

The first ever carnival in celebration of the school’s 10th year anniversary will take place on Wednesday, October 7th. As of right now, time slots for the event will be divided up into middle school (6th and 8th period), ninth and tenth grade (4th period), then the juniors and seniors (5th period). Booths will be set up to introduce the different clubs the school has. Goods such as shirts, hoodies, and snacks will be sold.

A brief history and the future goals of the school

“I wanted to start a school that had writing and journalism as core. It is the core of all knowledge,” Principal Ms. Schneider said.

The first 10 years was about getting through each year with teachers improving their teaching and students learning to their full capacity. In the future, Ms. Schneider sees the school in a new building doing phenomenal publication work, seniors on college campuses, internships at professional news organizations, and the school being funded the way it should be.

According to Ms. Schneider internships won’t be such an easy task, for the process is not only between the news organization and the school as it includes the Department of Education as well.

The school is understaffed and under budget. Therefore, the principal hopes to see better funding to achieve the goals for the school in the next coming decade.

An inside look for the preparation for the 10 year anniversary carnival

In memory of the 10 years of the school’s standing, student government bodies and ambassadors have gotten together with the student government teacher, Mr. Nisonoff, to organize the carnival since mid August. Each grade’s slate have been assigned different roles to prepare.

-6th grade have been assigned to create t-shirts and hoodies.

-7th grade and the ambassadors are planning the logistics. They will be organizing where each of the school’s clubs’ stands will be set up.

-8th graders are in charge of contacting the clubs all throughout the school.

The school clubs include the Glee Club, STEP Team, Mr. Cross’ Band, Do Something Club, Art Club, Spirit Team, National Honor Society, Environmental Club, Fashion Club, Greek Club, Video-Game Club, the publications classes (broadcast, newspaper, and yearbook), etc…

The freshmen slate have been helping Mr. Nisonoff and collecting raffle donations. They have acquired a $40 Modell’s gift card, $25 dollar Riva’s gift card, coupons for free pizza pies at Graziella’s, a Juice for Life gift card, and a manicure and pedicure coupon for the nail salons on Francis Lewis Boulevard.

Catering food has been managed by the juniors. The PTA will supply the water and eating utensils. The school store will be selling snacks. There will be live music played by Daniel Dougherty, who is a member of Mr. Cross’s band.

Limited amount of time and money have been the main concern for student government bodies.

“It’s quite stressful to get everything organized in a limited amount of time. But as a student, I’m excited. It’s sad knowing the school is getting old, but fun because I am being part of the history,” junior Vice President, Adriana Loh, said.

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