Newspaper Club Reports – November

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Camander Cat and the Diabolical Diamond Thieves

By Newspaper Club member Jordan Mills

It had been hours since the crash, our only wish now was to be found.

Hi, I am Camander cat, Great Brittan’s finest detective, and I am here to tell you the story of how I took down the diabolical dolphin and his gang of diamond stealers.

It was a cold October morning and I was sitting down for a cup of tea in my kitty kennel when I heard my phone ring. “Hello, chief what seems to be the problem?” I said. “Camander! We have a code green!” Chief shouted. “you mean the diabolical dolphin broke out of jail, assembled a team of dolphins and is stealing diamond after diamond in Lake Ontario?!?” I asked. “That’s correct, I need you and mega mutt to fly over there in the cat copter and take him down!” Chief replied.

[If you did not know mega mutt is my crime solving partner and yes, he is a dog.]

After that phone call I dashed over to Mutts house where I told him the whole situation. “Whoa, that dolphin is evil!” He said. “You mean diabolical?” I asked. “Yes exactly!” Mutt said. “Mutt you start driving the cat copter over my kennel and I will grab that cat belt, never know when it will come in handy!”  I ordered. After I grabbed the cat belt I ran up the stairs onto the roof of my kennel, where I saw mutt hovering a few feet above me. “Mutt drop the ladder!” I said. “alright Camander!” He replied. Once I climbed up the ladder when suddenly we ran into some engine problems. “Mutt! What’s going on with the plane!?” I shouted. “Camander, it going down!” He screamed.

As you may know I act best in high pressure situations, I jumped over the seats to the life raft where I then grabbed mutts paw in my paw, and the life raft in the other paw and jumped out of the plane. Don’t worry I did not die, the life raft inflated and me and mutt landed inside. “Grab a paddle mutt, this is going to be a long ride. ‘” I said. It had been hours since the accident and we had yet to see land, but then we saw it, a fin sticking out of the water, swimming towards us. “AHHH!” Mutt and I screamed in terror. It came closer and closer until it stopped and popped its head out of the water. “Hi I am Sargent shark, another member of the detective agency, need a ride?”  Sargent said. We then hopped onto his back and sped for the location of the diabolical dolphins.

Once we got to land we found the dolphins in the natural jewel museum, and went inside. It looked empty, except for the figure in the corner, stuffing things into a bag. “Well, well, well, cat. You found us.” The biggest dolphin said. “Give it up dolphin these belong to the museum.” I told him. “Not for long! “He shouted. Then all the dolphins then did some ninja like moves out the door, only to find the police. “Oh, didn’t I tell you, dolphins, I called for backup.” I said as the police fin-cuffed them and took them away. “all’s well that ends well.” I said, ” well, at least until we have to paddle back home.”

 

Fall School Sports

by Newspaper Club member Olivia Onafrychuk

Millbrook/South Cavan Public School’s 2017/2018 school year is off to a start! While the great majority of MSC’s students will mourn the loss of 2017’s summer, there is no doubt that one of the highlights of returning to school is competing for the school’s sports teams. MSCPS offers extracurricular activities for students from Grade 4 through 8, and the various sports that Millbrook competes in are definitely the most popular choice of activity for the students.

In the months of September and October, the sports teams offered to the students of Millbrook include soccer, cross country, and flag rugby. Junior teams (Grades 4-6) and Intermediate teams (Grades 7 and 8) are offered for soccer and flag rugby. These divisions are also occasionally split up by gender, forming a girls’ team and a boys’ team.

Cross country is also a very popular sport amongst the young athletes of MSC. In this particular sport, students first participate in a race at Nicholls Oval Park, competing by grade. This race includes students from schools all across the northern part of Kawartha Pine District School Board. Qualifying athletes who place in the top 10 move on to compete in Kawartha Pine Ridge Elementary Athletic Association (also known as KPREAA), an athletic event that students all across the board compete in.

Do Millbrook/South Cavan a favour by encouraging your son or daughter to participate in the sports this schools offers, MSC could always use more talented athletes to represent it!

 

Halloween Fun!

By Newspaper Club member Kaicey Muma

This Halloween, Millbrook school students wore lots of orange and black for orange and black day. Lots of classes had Halloween parties and it was really fun. Some classes even brought in cookies and cupcakes for their class parties. My favorite part of Halloween is dressing up and trick or treating.  This year I went as a ninja, I got lots of candy and had lots of fun! Hey Millbrook what did you do for Halloween? I saw a lot of people in black and orange they really showed their school spirit!

 

Junior Boys’ Soccer Tournament

By Newspaper Club member Ryan Pillman

The junior boys did great at the tournament, going 2-2.  In the first game they lost 3-1 against James Strath.  It was a tough game and they tried really hard but James Strath was too good for Millbrook.  The second game they lost to Westmount 3-0; Millbrook started off strong but then one goal got in then two more.    The third game of the tournament went to shootout and Millbrook won their first game of the tournament.  All of the boys were excited to win and were ready to win the next game. The fourth and final game went to shootout again and Millbrook won the shootout again.   Ms. Bickell was very proud of the boys and her birthday wish was to win two games and the Millbrook team made her wish came true.

 

Junior Girls’ Soccer Tournament

By Newspaper Club members Maia and Allison

The junior girls’ soccer team had a rough start but they came through in the end. Our first game we lost 10-0 to James Strath.   Our next game we switched out goalies with the final score of 3-0 for Westmount. Our third game was 3-1 for Chemong, but in our very last game was 2-1 us! We were playing against the Edmonson Heights’ team. We had a lot of fun and a lot of food and we pushed through and got a victory.

 

Me to We Club Election

By Newspaper Club members

Just as school gets kicked into action, so does the amazing leadership club known as Me to We.

It’s a new year, which means there will be new Me to We leaders!  When the election took place, a large number of amazing students ran for one of the three roles available to members of the club. These positions are known as President, Vice President and Treasurer. The election results were unpredicted.

The candidate who received the role of President didn’t expect anything more than Treasurer (she originally ran for just that role), but since she won the most votes, Olivia Onafrychuk was offered the position of President. Her election speech blew the members of the Me to We club away, with the impeccable details and brilliant ideas.

However, Olivia wasn’t the only one who received the honor of a leadership position. This year, two people have received the position of co-vice president! Mya Westnutt and Cassidy Perrin tied for the second most votes, thus leading them to now run the position of Vice President together. They are both jumping into leadership roles for the first time. They are expected to do quite well, considering they are excellent students academically, athletically, and socially.

Last but not least, the guy handling Me to We’s money is Benjamin “Ben” Foster. Ben’s campaign was very oriented around the role of President. However, he received the third highest number of votes, leading him to humbly accept Treasurer as his role in Me to We.

It is clear to see that this year in Me to We, plenty of goals will be accomplished and money will be raised for those in need. Together, Me to We will make a big difference!

President: Olivia Onafrychuk

Co-Vice Presidents: Cassidy Perrin and Mya Westnutt

Treasurer: Benjamin Foster

 

Millbrook South Cavan Cross Country Meet

By Newspaper Club member Ava Reid

Hello Millbrook!! Let’s get running! MSC is back and is starting fast with sports, beginning with soccer followed by cross country. There were many runners coming out to the practice and running their best. Cross Country running is open to students in grades 4 to 8. If you are in grades 4 to 6 you have to run 2km and if you are in 7 to 8, you have to run 3km.   If you can run 2k or 3k and have acceptable attendance, you are off to the Cross Country Meet.   Nicholas Oval is where MSC’s amazing runners take off for the race.  The race goes by grade: the grade 4 runners take their places followed by older grades going up!

It was great to experience that day of running. I would like to thank the teachers Mrs. Belk and Mrs. Morton who came out to support the runners. Being a runner in action, I felt very tired but had lots of fun.   At the beginning and end there was lots of support like cheering and positive attitude from MSC runners too.  What a great day for running!

 

School Sports of September/October

By Newspaper Club member Olivia Onafrychuk

Millbrook/South Cavan Public School’s 2017/2018 school year is off to a start! While the great majority of MSC’s students will mourn the loss of 2017’s summer, there is no doubt that one of the highlights of returning to school is competing for the school’s sports teams. MSCPS offers extracurricular activities for students from Grade 4 through 8, and the various sports that Millbrook competes in are definitely the most popular choice for the students.

In the month of September, the sports teams offered to the students of Millbrook include soccer, cross country, and flag rugby. Junior teams (Grades 4-6) and Intermediate teams (Grades 7 and 8) are offered for soccer and flag rugby. These divisions are also occasionally split up by gender, forming a girls’ team and a boys’ team.

Cross country is also a very popular sport amongst the young athletes of MSC. In this particular sport, students first participate in a race at Nicholls Oval Park, competing by grade. This race includes students from schools all across the northern part of Kawartha Pine District School Board. Qualifying athletes who placed in the top 10 move on to compete in Kawartha Pine Ridge Elementary Athletic Association (also known as KPREAA), an athletic event that students all across the board compete in.

Do Millbrook/South Cavan a favour by encouraging your son or daughter to participate in the sports this schools offers, the school could always use more talented athletes to represent it!

 

Thanks for Thanksgiving

By Newspaper Club member Blake

Thanksgiving is here, you have turkey, potatoes, gravy, pie and lots more of food and desserts. Some desserts for Thanksgiving are cheese cake, pie and sundaes all your family and friends come too have fun and spend time with each other. We thank God for giving us food and water. Some traditions are the women cook and bake and the men play football outside or the men cook and the women bake or the women have conversations in a living room or a dining room and all the men cook and bake. I like turkey but there are different opinions about this.

 

The Changing Weather

by Newspaper Club member Sierra

The fall is ending and winter is soon starting. I love fall but not as much winter.  Do you like fall or winter? Some of the things I love about fall are the colorful leaves, the beautiful sunsets (even though the sunsets are always beautiful.) Some of the things I love about winter are the beautiful white glimmering snow that you see when you wake up in the morning and Christmas because I get to spend time with my family. Now to tell you about the activities in fall. I make a pile of leaves and then jump in the and hopefully there not wet. In the fall I will jump in leaves and in the winter I will sit inside and drink hot chocolate.

 

Me to We Day 2017

By Newspaper Club member Meghan Neilson

On Thursday September 28, eight students had the privilege boarding a Go bus at 5:10 in the morning headed to We Day Toronto for a day of music, fun and inspirational speakers. If you don’t know what We Day is, basically its’s a day where Me To We students from all over Ontario come together and enjoy motivational speeches from some great celebrities

This WE day was filled with big names like Kelly Clarkson, Lilly Singh, Rick Hansen, Mia Farrow and a surprise guest, Prince Harry just to name a few.

Both Lilly Singh and Mia Farrow spoke about Feminism and encouraged both boys and girls to help fight Gender inequality. GenWe (generation of students now is termed GenWe) ambassadors encouraged the kids there to talk to people with disabilities and get to know the people behind the disabilities.

Lilly Singh was also promoting her Girl love rafiki which helps send girls in Africa to school which many students bought along with many other rafikis and We Day Swag they were selling.

Me To We was encouraging students to bring used batteries for Teck, a battery recycling program who were launching there Zinc Saves Lives campaign. They were also wanting non- perishables for food banks. All of this just part of trying to make difference in the world.

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