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My Home Across The Atlantic: Living In Amsterdam

For most of my life, my home has been New York City. When I was younger, moving across an ocean was as rare of an idea to me as learning a completely new language. But as I got older, my love for traveling grew and my love for New York dulled. When I found out I was moving to Amsterdam, I didn’t feel much besides excitement. Yes, I did miss a few people, but the fact that I was going somewhere far, far away made it worth it.

Within the first week of living in Amsterdam, the differences were extremely noticeable. Continue reading “My Home Across The Atlantic: Living In Amsterdam”

English State Exams: Spotlight on Sofia Frugiuele (6th Grade) and Ms. Langbein (6th Grade English Teacher)!

Sofia Frugiuele

Q: What do you think about the state test?
A: It is a test, which is annoying. It’s not really even about us, it is mostly about the city seeing how well the teachers are doing. All tests are annoying because when I’m under pressure, it’s hard for me to think. If I have the right amount of time and I’m in a normal classroom, I can actually think, like, “oh wait what did we just do?”

Q: What do you do to get ready for the state test?
A: I usually don’t study too hard because the Continue reading “English State Exams: Spotlight on Sofia Frugiuele (6th Grade) and Ms. Langbein (6th Grade English Teacher)!”

Math State Exams: Spotlight on Grace Abshire (7th Grade) and Ms. Scheide (6th Grade Math Teacher)!

Ms. Scheide:

Q: What should students do to get ready for the state test?
A: We’ve been preparing all year, so we don’t really put focus on the test, but the day of, and the day before, rest, good breakfast, and just a review of your sixth grade skills. I don’t think anybody’s going to have a problem.

Q: Do the tests really affect the students?
A: the seventh grade test scores are used sometimes to evaluate for high school acceptance. sixth grade test scores are sometimes Continue reading “Math State Exams: Spotlight on Grace Abshire (7th Grade) and Ms. Scheide (6th Grade Math Teacher)!”

Winning Isn’t Everything: MS JV Girls’ Basketball Season Ends

After every season, basketball players reflect on their accomplishment and struggles. This includes Clinton’s JV girls’ team. After a painful loss in the first playoff game against The Computer School, their season came to a disappointing end.

The team started off the season against Wagner Middle School. It didn’t end in their favor with a 32-4 loss. Even after this loss. The JV girls team didn’t give up. Continue reading “Winning Isn’t Everything: MS JV Girls’ Basketball Season Ends”