Recently the teachers announced that the lockers are required to have school issued locks. Previously there has been a mixture of school locks and locks people have brought from home. Now all of the locks that are used for lockers with school related items inside must have a school issued lock. This announcement effected many people throughout the middle school.
John expressed feelings of frustration about the sudden lock change. He says his new lock combination is more complicated and harder to remember than his previous combination. He wishes he could of kept his old lock.
"It's a bad idea." Jaina said "They should have told us at the beginning of the year. That way we wouldn't have wasted money on buying our own locks."
Erin K. is upset about the surprising change. She has to relearn her code and get used to the new combination.
Some people have a different opinion. Abbie S. doesn't think it makes a big difference. Her new code is easy, the only problem she described was that her new lock was a different sort of lock than her old one.
A week ago locks were a mix of silver, black, purple, blue, gold, and pink. Now all the locks are the same. This event did not effect everyone in the middle school, but the people who where involved in this change had diverse feelings depending on the difficulty they experienced as a result of this new rule.
By: Kyra Hatton
One of the most anticipated assemblies of the year is coming up in less than two weeks, at Shepherd of the Hills. The Raptor Assembly is a group of people who come into schools and teach the students about the different birds from the wild. These birds are all rescued and cared for by a raptor organization, and then rehabilitated to hopefully be returned to the wild.
Last year, they brought in an American Kestrel, a Great-Horned Owl, a Golden Eagle, a Falcon, and a Turkey Vulture. The favorite of the school seemed to be the Golden Eagle. We learned that the Golden Eagle will pick up sheep or goats and drop them off cliffs, and then eat them. Golden Eagles can range from Mexico, Western North America, Northeast North America, Canada, Asia and Europe. The Turkey Vulture that was brought in was hit by a car, eating road kill. Most of the birds that come to the center cannot fly, such as the Great-Horned Owl had a broken wing. The organization works with these bird to bring them back to health.
The Raptor Assembly is coming to Shepherd of the Hills School on Monday, November 30. Look for more information coming next week.
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