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Middle school dance


By Sammie Atkins


 
On October 25, in the gym the Neuse Charter middle school
students danced the night away at their 1st dance of the
  year.

They had a live DJ, nice decorations, and a costume
  contest.

The students enjoyed dancing but some of them were not crazy
about the music.

Sixth grade student Diamond Stevens said, “The dance was
awesome, but the songs were not really good to dance to.” 
                                                                         
 Seventh grade student Gracie Watson also said, “I liked the
dance, but they should have played better
songs.”

Eighth grade student Nathan Carroll said, “It was fun, but we
need more dances per year.”

Middle school principal Cari Delatorre said, “We have future
dances planned for the middle school and if a teacher wants to sponsor a dance
or activity, they are more than welcome to come talk to
me.”


 


 

 
 
Elementary students get artistic
By Brianna Windham

The Neuse Charter School elementary school students, everyone in kindergarten through fifth grade, recently completed a huge art project.

They each drew a self-portrait of themselves in a different color. When all the portraits were put together, it looked like a rainbow of different colors on the hallway in the elementary building.

Sue Wilson, art teacher for the elementary school kids, said, “It was a great learning experience for the kids.”

Many teachers have said that it looks great on the wall.
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Elementary art teacher Sue Wilson poses in front of some of the students' monochromatic self-portraits (Credit: Brianna Windham)
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Students in different grades and classrooms were assigned different colors (Credit: Brianna Windham)
 
 
PictureThe middle school girls, dressed in pink, were ready to play hard during their Think Pink game on Monday (Credit: Duncan Ozturk)
Middle school girls raise breast cancer awareness
By Duncan Ozturk

September 30, the middle school girls volleyball team faced Wayne Christian. 

The theme for this game was Think Pink, for breast cancer awareness. The school raised money for research and to help those affected by cancer. 

Led by MVP Makenna Kersat, the team played hard and won both sets, putting their record at 11 wins and 2 losses. 

For the first set, the score was 25-15. The second set was 25-18. 

The team is number 1 in the conference. 

This upcoming Tuesday, October 8, the semifinals will be underway. The finals will be at 6:30 pm on October 10.

 
 
The Seventh Grade World History Project
By: Dallyne Gardner 

The students in Stephanie Collie’s seventh grade class recently did a project on world religion. 

Students were in groups and covered major religions, including Taoism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam.

Some of the presentations were done on poster board and some were on the computer. 

“All of these world religion presentations were very good. Keep up the good work guys,” said Collie in praise of her students.
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Students show off their world history world religions project (Credit: Dallyne Gardner)
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Students show off their world history world religions project (Credit: Dallyne Gardner)
 
 
I smell chicken
By Haley Jean Dupree

I smell chicken!  

On Tuesday, September 10, at Chick-fil-A in Smithfield, the Neuse Charter Chick-fil-A fundraiser was held.  

The fundraiser was to raise money for the middle school cheerleading team.  

“Chick-fil-A supports the community, has good food, and we personally know the cow,” said cheerleading coach Jessica Brank.

“The fundraiser was fun and the princess cow was my favorite,"  said junior Freddy Bonillo.

The event raised 350 dollars. 

Chick-fil-A started in 1946. To this day, it is still known as a family run and family loved restaurant.
 
 
Incoming sixth graders are welcomed to middle school
By Angelica Cortes 

This school year, Neuse Charter has received many new middle school students. In order to get them prepared and to rid them of some of their nerves, the sixth grade teachers hosted a transition night.

“We had more than 100 people show up,” Marjorie Harris, a sixth grade teacher, said. She also mentioned that the cafeteria was completely full. 

Sixth grade student Mayson Blake said that middle school so far is “really good. … We’ve been doing a lot of hands on projects, which makes it interesting.”

Blake didn’t come here last year, and she said that she likes Neuse Charter much better than she liked her old school. 

Ian Davidson, sixth grade student, he said that this school year so far is pretty exciting and that he is glad he has more than one elective. He has been coming to this school since third grade, and he is happy that he now doesn’t have to follow a specific dress code like he did in elementary school. 

Davidson said that one exciting thing that has happened so far this year is that a fight that broke out. He said he is almost sure that he started it. 

Harris said that the question that was most commonly asked by parents at the transition night was what the changes would be in transitioning from fifth to sixth grade.
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Sixth grader Mayson Blake is a new middle school student (Credit: Angelica Cortes)
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Sixth grader Ian Davidson is enjoying middle school (Credit: Angelica Cortes)