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by Ta’Shea Parham, 6th Grade Reporter

From bland to flavorful. From colorless to colorful. The PS 214X cheerleaders have transformed themselves from casual to Eaglelicious!

After all of the bake sales and other fundraising events, the cheer team finally got their much-needed and well-deserved uniforms.

The color scheme of the uniforms is burgundy and white—our school colors. Uniforms include the following items: hair ribbons, a long sleeve white turtleneck that is worn under the shell, the shell (top), a cute cheer skirt (with shorts to go under it), and bright white sneakers. “We are very thankful for the uniforms,” says Jhane Hughes, cheerleader from class 603.

The cheerleaders will be taking pictures in their team uniforms and distributing the photo in flyers throughout the school community.

by Ta’Shea Parham, 6th Grade Reporter

Before the Test:

  • Study before the test (but don’t overdo it). Too much studying can sometimes be overwhelming.
  • Always ask and clarify the date of a test.
  • If there are any strategies, concepts, or skills that you are having trouble with, ask a teacher for help.
  • Form study groups and get together with friends—just make sure you’re actually STUDYING.
  • Get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast.

During the Test:

  • Always be prepared for a test: Bring several No. 2 pencils or pens (for essay portions). It never hurts to be extra prepared!
  • Don’t cheat! You never know if that person is wrong and you are right. Just try your best.
  • If you are having trouble with a question, don’t spend fifty million hours on it. Mark it and go back to it later.
  • Always do your best on tests no matter what. Even if you think you are going to seriously fail, who knows? You, might just ace it.

After the Test:

  • If you find out that you’ve failed don’t give up. Learn from your mistakes and study harder. Try, try, and try again.
  • If you find out that you’ve succeeded, don’t stop there. You can always improve. Try to beat your best score.

by Ta’Shea Parham, 6th Grade Reporter

For all you middle-schoolers with sloppy, disorganized binders, here are some tips to help you with your problem.

  • Separate every subject, including small group instruction (SGI) with dividers. Also, consider separating your homework from class work in each of these sections with sub-dividers.
  • If the holes of your loose-leaf paper rips, use tape or reinforcements to reattach it instead of just shoving it into some random place never to be seen again.
  • Always order ALL work by DATE. If you don’t, it can be very confusing to find recent, or old assignments.
  • Keep all loose worksheets, projects, and especially tests in folders. Label these folders accordingly.
  • Put your planner to use! Write down all tests, projects, and homework due dates in your planner. Trust me, it’ll make life much easier for you.
  • Still at a loss? Get an adult or peer to help you organize.

As you can see, there are many ways you can step up and become organized. Just choose the strategies that are right for YOU. Being organized can make you a better student and help you earn a VERY good grade in each and every subject.

by Ta’Shea Parham, 6th Grade Reporter

Chatter, chatter, girls biting, nails falling! They anxiously waited to show off their stuff at the cheerleading tryouts. Well, that was how the audition went down; let’s experience deja vu and go back to the… PAST.

On November 30, 2010 – December 1, 2010, cheer coaches, Ms. Hannah Bass, of Pre-K03, and Ms. Latoya Radway, of Class 102, held two mandatory workshops for interested students to learn necessary choreography. Additionally, cheerleading hopefuls learned step material that they had to show off at the final audition on December 2, 2010.

Practice was long and hard because the squad coaches believed that all those auditioning had potential. Every practice was approached as a new learning experience.

The squad’s first performances were for the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School Town Halls that took place from December 15 – December 17, 2010.

The cheerleaders had a bake sale to raise money for their uniforms. School faculty and students of all grades participated. Cheerleaders will be receiving their uniforms in February 2011 so that they can show their spirit in style!

The members of P.S. 214X’s cheer team are: Jaribel Almanzar, Jenny Baptiste, Kialin Bello, Asia Bobbitt, Autumn Brown, Patricia Elie, Jhane Hughes, Faith Johnson, D’ Andrea Jones, Deandra Lawson, Jocelynn Lora, David Martinez, De’Janae Middleton, Hailey Negron, Kim Oliver, Ta’Shea Parham, Cinthia Perez, Tatyana Pringle, Kendra Ramos, Dextine Rivera, Nayla Santiago, Thalia Vega, and Ashley Williams.

By Ta’Shea Parham, 6th Grade Reporter

P.S. 214X middle schoolers were buzzing with excitement over the Eagles basketball team tryouts after school on Tuesday, November 9th and in the morning before classes started on Friday, November 12th, 2010.

The middle school boys got their shorts and sneakers ready to go and played ball in the gym! Once the final cuts were made, this year’s team players consisted of: Donte Hemmans, Bryce Woods, William Martinez, Hilmee Kassim, Charles Smith, Terrence Hall, Anthony Adams, Robert Jones, Jonathan Pagan, Adrian Rosario, Oscar Ramirez, Reda Bouzidi, Najee Gambou, and Jalen Oliver. Mr. Damon Williams, Gym Teacher, and Ms. Angela Johnson, 501 Homeroom Teacher, coach the team.

Although many boys tried out, there were hardly any girls! To resolve this issue, Mr. David Cintron, Principal, Mr. Williams, and Ms. Johnson are working to develop an all girls basketball team. Girls you are powerful; don’t be afraid to show it on the court!

The first official game will be in January. So, ladies and gents of 214X, gear up and cheer for our Eagles basketball team!