Thursday, May 14, 2015

High School Transitions

High School

In 27 days, all 8th grade Laguna Middle School students will be graduating Junior High and going to San Luis Obispo High School. The students will be going on a field trip to the high school on Tuesday, May 15. The field trip will include touring the campus and exploring the school. Most middle school students are excited and scared. The campus at the high school is larger and you have much more freedom to roam around the school. For example students can sit wherever on the campus for lunch. 10th-12th grade students can go off of campus for lunch. This is exciting for former middle school students because the middle school is much smaller with more restraints and rules. Students are also becoming more independent when transitioning into high school.


There are much more varieties of electives. At Laguna their are about 6 electives and at SLO High there are 20 or more. There are also language classes included in the electives that can be exciting for students. The overall experience of transitioning to high school is very exciting for many students.






Thursday, April 23, 2015

CAREER DAY!

April 21, 2015 Laguna Middle School students had the opportunity to see presenters from different varieties of jobs. Asking questions and listening to the presentations, students think about their future.
Your career is an important aspect of your life and most people need a job to live and support their families. Without a job, you can’t earn much money and without money you can’t buy essential needs to survive. Overall jobs are very important in the world.  
Students started the day off with a fun survey to “determine their future jobs.” Although the survey may not be super accurate, students enjoyed the fun of it. Throughout the day LAMS students venture through to different classrooms absorbing interesting information.
Brett Butterfield, owner of the Ravine water park, talks to the students about what being an entrepreneur is all about. Through hard work and determination, Mr. Butterfield found his dream in the water park. Students were enticed to hear about the creation of a water park loved by many.
All of the speakers were very inspiring and many students learned a lot from this day filled with careers!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Groundhog Day!

Six more weeks of winter!


Wikipedia.org states, “According to folklore, if it is cloudy when the groundhog emerges from his burrow on this day, then spring will come early, if it is sunny the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks.” Punxsutawney Phil is the famous groundhog. This year, February 2, 2015, Phil saw his shadow. The winter weather will continue but not for California. Californians are praying for winter weather because of the drought and lack of rain in California. For states such as New York, it may be a bit disappointing considering the blizzard and snow. Happy late Groundhog Day! Let’s pray for some rain here in California!   


Friday, January 23, 2015

Measles in Disneyland
The “happiest place earth” recently had an outbreak of the disease, measles. Measles are an infectious, viral disease that causes fever and a horrible rash on skin. Majority of the people who got this disease weren't vaccinated. According to www.npr.orgCalifornia officials say a measles outbreak that started in Disneyland has sickened 59 people in California and eight more across Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado and Mexico.” Dr. William Schaffner, an disease expert stated that “No other virus that we know spreads that readily.” Theme parks and crowded places are most likely to have a disease spread and unfortunately Disneyland was one of them. If you want to help to stop the spread, begin with the measles vaccination that will keep you 99% protected from the horrible disease.


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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

8th Grade Laguna Middle School Basketball

Laguna Middle School Record Breaking Score

Laguna Middle School's boys basketball team had the best game of the season! Laguna's team won against Flamson Middle School with a high scoring game of 88-22! One player scored his first 3 pointer of the season giving the lancers a bigger lead in the game. This win encouraged a spread on social media. "Mia's News Stories:LAMS states that "A post on Instagram by a player expresses his surprise of the lead they kept." The Lancer's are confident in winning their next game.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bear Valley Mountain Resort



New Year's skiing was snow good!!

After a year of waiting, Bear Valley Mountain Resort accumulated a 36 inch base of snow this January. On New Year's Day skiers and snowboarders where shocked with the strong gusting winds. All of the fresh snow layer from the previous night was blown away revealing a slippery, icy layer. Skiers and snowboarders had trouble on the slopes with these conditions. These winds were so powerful that one of the pine trees fell down onto the Polar Express lift (located on the backside of the mountain). The lift was closed for the rest of January 1rst. This lift being closed caused chaos on the mountain. There were many skiers and snowboarders in line for the only other lift accessible at the time on the backside of the mountain. This reporter talked to 14 year old advanced skier, Jacob Andreatta to explain further on this topic. "Bear Valley was very icy, busy, and windy which was surprising considering the snow was very fresh and nice a few days prior." said Jacob. New Year's skiing was snow good!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday Parties!


Mr. Benitez's class party.


Students of Mr. Benitez's 8th grade 4th and 6th period classes are having a class party celebrating winter! Students are allowed to bring any food of their choice and are watching any movie they decide. Getting prepared for the first showing of  Night at the museum 3, Mr. Benitez's class will be watching the first Night at the Museum movie. Sabrina Marks says "I am excited to celebrate before going off to Winter Break."