Squire Enquirer

    Willis Doe (NOT A REAL STORY)Sarah Will 

     Willis doe is one of the most fascinating men alive. Nobody knows why he is able to grow so old. He was born in 1920 which makes him 1000 years old and is still living. He is very famous and wealthy as he was a astronaut that solves crimes. He has a secret that only I and his close friends know and that is he was actually the first American on the moon and not Neil Armstrong. He got to the moon on accident as he was just trying to explore the galaxy he then saw the moon and thought it was earth so he landed on it. Little did he know he had just landed on the moon. He didn’t want anybody to know so he got out explored it for 10 minutes then left the scene. Only very few people know but I have talked with him and he said that he didn’t mind me sharing. 

       On the side of being an astronaut Willis loves solving crimes. He is very sneaky about it because nobody expects a 1000 year old man to be solving crimes. He likes to solve crimes in his free time because he does not have many friends. All his friends passed hundreds of years ago. He solves crimes on the side. It is like a crossword puzzle for him. He does not care about the money that he gets paid for it as he does it for the thrill.  

        With as many crimes he has solved he is a billionaire. He doesn’t mind getting a lot of stuff for himself as he lives in a 1 bedroom apartment. He doesn’t need a lot of space because he is 1000 years old. He just saves and saves his money. 10% of his money goes to being an astronaut which seems like a lot of money but is nothing for Willis. He makes his own rockets which costs millions of dollars. Willis doesn’t mind though.  

      Willis doe is a very interesting but fascinating. He is still alive today but he lives on Jupiter so nobody sees him anymore. He solves all his crimes on Jupiter then uses a radio system to contact with earth. I once knew Willis Doe but I don’t get to see him anymore. He is very kind and hopefully you get to see him one day too. 

The Passing Of Kobe Bryant

By Drew Jones

Kobe Legacy 

Kobe Bryant born August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He scored a stunning 33, 643 points as a point guard in his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was an NBA legend who has the 4th place for most points in the history of the NBA.  He was nicknamed Mamba because he was dangerous. He tragically passed away in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. But his legacy still lives. His 13-year-old daughter, Ginna also passed away in the helicopter crash while they were on their way to Ginna’s travel basketball game. Many people were devastated when they heard the news including NBA superstar LeBron James and myself. LeBron James just broke Kobe’s record for points the day before Kobe died. Kobe was only 41 when he passed, and his daughter was only 13. Kobe has made people look at basketball another way. He has even inspired other sports. Despite his impact on the court he has been a great person off the court. Kobe was number 8 then later in his career he changed to number 24 which is where he had the prime of his career. Kobe was a NBA superstar who played with some other great players including Shaquille O’Neill and magic Johnson. Kobe was special because he was an all-around superstar. He was one of the best 3-point shooters of all time and also one of the best dunkers. Kobe won the slam dunk competition in 1997. Kobe was awarded with multiple awards including slam dunk competition 1997, season MVP 2007-08, NBA Finals MVP 2009 and 2010, NBA all team 2013 2012 2011, NBA defensive team etc. He won a total of 12 awards.     

HAIKUS

By Morgan Harrow (pseudonym)

I am still here.

Lovely one, do not fear.

I’m always watching.

Problem with tomorrow,

Is that it walks by on silence,

And becomes today.

Rain is falling down,

Sparkling, shimmering,

Tears from up on high.

Gazes interlock,

And they smile at each other,

The broken boys.

A bitter taste,

The dark, maroon berries,

Death is coming.

No one will stop me,

I look in the broken mirror,

And just stare there.

Breathing harshly,

I look behind me and see

The actual monster.

Honestly I

Don’t get why haikus make no sense

Seriously.

Muttering softly,

There she paces wildly,

To the horrors of thought.

They go around

Many horses are they

Inanimate.

He sits qui-et-ly,

Star-ing at the ceil-ing,

Com-pos-ing soft-ly.

Light can be seen,

Even through my battered eyes,

I smile at day.

Yellow eyes can be seen

The slinking motion of body,

That rascal adder.

The grass is green

The sky is bluish- purplish

State the obvious.

Millions of stars,

Shimmering in the night sky,

Oh, so far away.

Husky voice, pale skin,

Now or never, breathe in,

Someone who cares.

Down some, up some,

And all the way around,

And there you have it.

Lights up on high,

A very, very cheesy song,

Merry Christmas, friend.

A long, long essay,

A really, really weird book,

I’m about to cry.

Food, glorious food,

Why can’t lunch be sooner?

I will never know.

Awkward author,

Traumatic poet, I know,

What is wrong with me?

I am hor-ri-fied.

What I see is very clear.

A grotesque mon-ster.

Juvenile,

That is what I am told,

Who are you to judge?

B4? What? Why?

We are Americans,

Not Bingoese.

Where are you going,

Some always love to ask,

Wouldn’t you like to know?

Friendship online.

Two terrifying words.

This is reality.

What am I doing,

It’s not like anyone cares,

But I really do.

Glistening water,

Fallen upon green salvation,

A wondrous sight.

What If I Told You,

The Future Is Always Open

To Last-Minute Change.

Paper burning,

In the midst of disaster,

The child is christened.

Ridiculous game,

I really don’t see the point,

Whoa, I get it now.

Rainy and cold,

This monstrosity of weather,

Welcome to Roanoke.

My emotions

Affect my writing style,

Can you not tell?

A calming storm,

Coming upon the rise,

Exactly still.

Libraries know

If you don’t return the book

Do the right thing.

Dictionary

With all your clever words

Can only echo.

Frozen Review

By Ranah Hassan

My review about the frozen Jr play.

I really enjoyed the play. In the play I was dressed as a townsperson and a relative (cousin) of Elsa and Anna. I loved dancing and singing in the play especially with my dance partner Viviane berry.

Throughout  the whole process of making the play possible I made so many new friends like Viviane, Sam, and Chase and a lot of other kids too, some even in my classes. But because I enjoyed it and made new friends to me I felt that I belong somewhere where I can make new friends other than the friends I have.

Also I cherish my friends and thank them all for being my friends like: Faith, Harley, Hope, Debi, Lamis, and Riya.

And because of the support of my family, friends’ partners and classmates we made The Frozen Jr show a great hit lots of people came to all the shows and watched it over and over even my teachers: like Mrs. Sarrell (awesome English teacher), Mrs. Bouquet (awesome Art teacher) and Mrs. Katerina (The help save the next girl) teacher all came and I thank them all for everything they have ever done for me this school year to make it the best year ever for me.

Also lastly I had so, so, so, so, so, so, so much fun at the show and cast party and sadly it is over but I had the best time ever.

 I hope I can reunite with my friends: Viviane, Sam, Chase, and Lamis once again to do another awesome show next year!!!

P.S. thank you Mrs. Long (the director of the show), Mrs. Kate (the assistant director of the show) for making this an awesome show for me and a lot of other kids too.

TWINS

By Kyrstin Bratcher

Hello I’m Kyrstin Bratcher-Davis probably doesn’t sound familiar. What about Katelynne Bratcher-Davis sounds familiar, probably because she is my twin, and she is a very well-known person by a lot of other people in 6th grade. That’s not why I am here. Now if you really want to know it can be good and bad things of being a twin.

Now we will start off with some good things. Being a twin can be good in some ways because he/she will always be there for you now I know you might think sometimes twins act like they hate each other but to be honest a twin is like your best friend or like your favorite cousin at family dinners. Another funny thing is when people get their names wrong. Another thing is when you get to match up with your twin, some twin match with each other all the time. Now before you get mad because you want to be a twin time to list bad things about being a twin.

Some bad things about being a twin. You have to share a room, now most people are going to love sharing a room but sometimes it can be annoying. Some twins might not share a room but most do. Sometimes if a twin gets in trouble that another twin gets is trouble. Having a twin can cost the parent/guardian a lot of extra money, because there is double. Double the trouble!

I talked to a few people about twins and here are my results:

Tyren Young: Says he think some twins can be annoying.

Mrs. Bennet (6th grade English teacher): says twins can be very close especially identical twins.

Some twins in 6th grade include:

Betty Johnson which enjoys playing on her computer and

Betsy Johnson enjoys reading in her free time.

Kaden Gaylor which enjoys wrestling and

Kristian Gaylor who enjoys playing fortnite.

Brooklyn Blankenship which enjoys dancing and

Joshua Blankenship who enjoys soccer.

Finally Katelynne Bratcher-Davis which enjoys talking to her friends and

 Kyrstin Bratcher-Davis who enjoys watching The Thundermans.

Swimming Safety

Drowning

Drowning is the third leading cause for unintentional injury deaths. It is important to know about it because you never know that it won’t happen to you or someone nearby.

A lot of people think drowning looks like a person yelling and drawing attention but it’s not really like that at all. It can happen in some unexpected ways and the signs are really not often what people expect. For example a person can just run out of breath and just drown. But a person can also die hours or days after what you though was a successful rescue. Even though it is very uncommon, it’s important to know about the two types of health risks that may occur in after a close call at the beach or pool. There are three ways to drown. The classic drowning, dry drowning, and secondary drowning. Here are facts about each type:

Drowning.

Facts

  • Drowning takes about 3,500-4,000 lives per year. That is about of 10 drownings per day.
  • Drowning is the main cause of unintentional injury death for people 1-4 years old.
  • 23% of kids drown during a family gathering near a pool.
  • Learning to swim can decrease the risk of drowning by 88% for 1-4 year olds who take “real” and serious swimming lessons.
  • No one is drown-proof. No matter what, there is always a risk.
  • Drug and alcohol use increases drowning risk.
  • It is estimated that for every person that drowns, another 5 to 10 victims are in the hospital for not deadly drowning injuries.
  • A swimming pool is 10 ties ore likely to kill your child than a gun
  • Drowning is fast, unexpected and silent. A victim is usually struggling to breathe and will not yell for help or draw attention to themselves. It can happen in as little tie as 20-60 seconds. Drowning doesn’t always look like we would expect.

What it looks like and what to do/not do

Drowning victims especially adults, can be dangerous. Someone in panic will instinctively anything and use it push themselves up. This also means pushing whoever rescued them under the water, which is easy to do if the rescuer is tired. If you have seen someone drowning, most emergency teams agree that what you need to do is look around for something floating before you even get in the water, get in a boat, or try to throw the drowning person something from shore. Swimming to someone who’s drowning and trying to get them is dangerous even for professionals. There’s a reason why lifeguards carry those orange plastic buoys, and you guessed it (hopefully), it’s not their need to change fashion. Throwing a drowning person something to keep them above the surface, so they don’t hang on you, is necessary. Many people that try to help people that are drowning aren’t strong swimmers themselves, and keeping both themselves and a second person in panic afloat could exhaust them until they both go under. By that time, the person they’re rescuing is swept back to land again. If you are not trained, DO NOT attempt a rescue. You will most likely die. “So what should I do?” you might ask.                                                                                                                                        Well, the best possible solution is to “Throw. Don’t go”- Tossing a lifesaver, a rope, a towel, or even a pool noodle will help the person drowning with creating a higher risk for others or yourself. Step 2: get help and backup – call 911 and tell others that the person is drowning and tell them you are helping. Alert lifeguards, if possible, because they are trained to assist. Then, if you are going in the water, help the person fro behind. If a drowning person sees you, the rescuer, they will clutch to you and instinctively pull you under the water. So approaching from behind is probably the safest thing to do. Using a life jacket will prevent the person drowning from pulling you under the water or you sinking because of an undercurrent. Look for signs of secondary drowning, because even if you think drowning is over, the victim might still have water in their lungs and can suffocate hours later. Look for difficult breathing, exhaustion, and coughing hours afterward, which can indicate secondary drowning. Now don’t worry, secondary drowning is very uncommon. But you still need to be aware of it, which brings us to the net paragraph, “Secondary Drowning”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Secondary drowning and dry drowning

        Secondary drowning and dry drowning are things that happen AFTER a near-drowning situation. The difference between the two is that in dry-drowning, water does NOT get to the lungs, but it does in secondary drowning. Even though both are very rare, about 1%-2% of all drownings, it is very important to know about it and recognize symptoms. Dry drowning happens when water goes in a person, usually a child. Water does not reach the lungs but breathing in water causes the vocal cords to contract and close up, which shuts of an airway, making it hard to breathe. These signs can be noticed right away, not out of nowhere three weeks later. Secondary drowning is another thing that can happen after drowning. It happens if water manages to get inside your lungs. When it does, it can hurt the outside of the lungs and a fluid can build up, causing pulmonary edema. This is the type of condition that goes away after time, but keep an eye on the person for the 24 hours after the incident, because it could get worse. Symptoms may include coughing, trouble breathing, and exhaustion. Also, if person is irascible or has little energy, it could mean that the brain isn’t getting enough oxygen. Even though the symptoms will eventually go away, if the symptoms worsen, it is important to seek medical help and have a doctor check out the person. If the symptoms persist, go to the emergency room, NOT the pediatrician’s office. You will get more help and you will get a chest X–ray. These are the ways you will get help, and the effects and ways to drown. Thank you for reading until the end!

FRIENDS

       STARRY FRIENDS

By Sarah Schallon

STARS ARE LIKE FRIENDS THEY ARE THERE TILL THE END

FRIENDS ARE LIKE YOU, ALWAYS WILLING TO BEND

FRIENDSHIPS ARE LIKE STARS, UNTIL THE WORLD FADES AWAY

THE STARS IN THE SKY SHINE LIKE THE LIGHT INSIDE OF OUR HEARTS

THE LIGHT WILL ONLY GO AWAY, IF IT IS YOU WHO PARTS

LIKE THE FRIENDS THAT WERE FRIENDS FROM THE START

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A PLACE IN YOUR HEART.

FRIENDSHIPS ARE LIKE STARS, KEEPING YOU HEART DRUMING

DON’T EVER FORGET THOSE PLACES

THE FIRST TIME YOU SAW THEIR FACES

BECAUSE THAT’S A PLACE TO REMEMBER

FRIENDSHIPS ARE LIKE STARS, NEVER LETTING YOU FORGET

SO SOMEDAY TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

AND SEE ALL OF THE GAMES

YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS PLAYED.

THE STARS WILL ALINE

AND SHOW HOW FINE

YOUR FRIENDSHIP REALLY IS

FRIENDSHIPS ARE LIKE STARS, MAKING YOU BEAM

SHINING AS BRIGHT AS YOUR SMILE

DAYS WILL PASS THE SUN WILL SET

THE NIGHTS GETS DARKER, AND FEAR SETS IN

BUT DON’T FORGET WHAT IS HIGH

THE STARS IN THE PITCH-BLACK SKY

FRIENDSHIPS ARE LIKE STARS, SLEEPING AT DAWN

AND SEEING THEM YOU WILL REALIZE

HOW LIGHT AND BRIGHT THE STARS MAKE YOUR EYES

 TRUE FRIENDS FEELS THE SAME WAY

EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE FAR, FAR AWAY

FRIENDSHIPS ARE LIKE STARS, EVOLING BUT AGILE

THERE WILL NEVER BE A DAY WHEN YOU ARE NOT JOYFUL

FOR THE STARS GLOW AT NIGHT

AND FRIENDS GLOW AT DAY

FRIENDSHIPS ARE LIKE STARS, THE GLOW STICKS THAT LAST FOREVER

EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NOT VISIBLE

THE STARS ARE OUT AT DAY

AND ALTHOUGH AT NIGHT FRIENDS ARE GONE

THEY HAVE GOOD, HAPPY THOUGHTS OF FRIENDS, ALL THE WAY

FRIENDSHIPS ARE LIKE STARS, BLINDERS AT SEA

THINGS CAN GET TOUGH, YOU GET MAD AT THE WORLD

BUT JUST REMEMBER WHEN YOU WAKE

THAT TRUE FREINDSHIPS WILL NEVER BREAK.

FRIENDSHIPS ARE LIKE STARS, GLASS THAT’S FIRM

WITHOUT FRIENDS WE WOULD BE SO LOST

AND BULLYING ALWAYS HAS A COST

TREAT YOUR FRIENDS LIKE A FRIEND

THERE, TILL THE END

So we bring this last edition of the 2019–2020 school year. We wish you safety, health and happiness. We cannot wait to see you and be together again. Have a wonderful summer. Be smart, be careful.

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  1. Thank you to our talented students for your wonderful submissions! You kept the CSMS Digital News going strong during the school closure proving that even a pandemic cannot stop creativity and talent!

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