It was a nice spring day. I was walking with my friends to go fishing. We walked to the spot and The water was super high So I knew that we were going to catch something but I didn’t know that something would come as quickly as it did. It being the first day of … Continue reading First catch of the season!
It was another Sunday in November, cloudy, gloomy, and very cold. My team and I had another soccer game that night. We were already in the playoffs, and we were in the semi finals. Our team had been among the top teams in the league. It was a very anticipated game in the league because … Continue reading One Way Trip To The Championship
“Come on now it’s time to leave.” I quickly grabbed my stuff and got into the car as fast as I could. It was a big day. We were getting our first dog a couple of years ago. It was a rainy Saturday in mid-April. The windows had all been fogged up making it hard … Continue reading The day I got my dog
I ran my hand over the walls one last time, feeling the cool, bumpy, concrete under the chipping yellow paint. I turned on the hanging dim yellow dining room light, shielded by a paper mache cover, the light swayed back and forth as I pushed the on switch on the cord to the light. It … Continue reading Apart from Something Meant for Me; My Apartment
Name: Camila Mendez Teacher: Mr. Jockers Class: ILA Date: June 9, 2022 The Camping Trip The Camping Trip It all starts when me and my best friend go on our first “camping trip together”. It was summer 2021 and this was our first time going camping in my RV together. Me and my family go … Continue reading The Camping Trip Memoir
Caroline Lent 6/12/2022 Mr Jockers P. 8 The Final Game It was the second to last game of the season. My last middle school season ever. We were playing Newtown, a somewhat evenly matched team to us. We step on the field leaving the nerves on the side lines. Me and Liv do our ritual, … Continue reading The Final Game
Daniel Popescu Mr. Jockers ILA Period: 3 Date: 6/12/22 My Big Brass Instrument It was the end of fifth grade; I couldn’t contain my excitement. The day had finally come when I would pick out my new instrument to play for band. When I was younger, I looked at band as a HUGE … Continue reading My Big Brass Instrument
One day, Yu-Min, a good friend of mine, told me that he was helping some kids from Redding set up a minecraft server. According to Yu-Min, getting them to let us in in the first place was a difficult experience, involving hours of planning and negotiation with the server owner. When he joined the server, … Continue reading Being Cheated by Redding Kids
For the longest time I knew that my oldest brother George would leave for college. It was a fact that he was leaving. But I always thought it would happen later, when the months became weeks and the weeks to days and the days to hours I never stoped thinking that it would happen … Continue reading Than it happens
Name: Leo Gorder Date: 6/13/22 Class: 3 Teacher: Jockers Crisis It had been weak like any other. At this point, I was just a normal 6th grader. We all were. Just floating through life, running from class to class with some sense of responsibility. We had no idea of the coming storm. The worst thing … Continue reading My Memoir
Name: Josey June Date: June 12 Class/Period: ILA 2 Snap! “Let me do it again. This time don’t spot me,” I demanded to Claire. I looked at her and laughed. I felt as if I could do it! I stood there feeling confident in myself on Claire’s bed. I was attempting to do … Continue reading Snap!
The first thing I noticed was the difference in temperature. In Connecticut, the weather was warming, and we seemed to be out of a frosty winter and into warmer, sunnier times. As we got off the plane and got our bags, my friend, sister, and I went to the snack bar to tie us over … Continue reading Vail Colorado
Nate johnstonMr.jockersIla period 36/9/22 Storm CatcherThe three of us stood there soaking wet and freezing, getting scolded by our instructor for being reckless, … Continue reading Storm Catcher
There is good in even the worst of times I woke up to the blaring of my alarm clock, at 7:30 in the morning. For every other student from previous years, today would have been just another boring day of school, but for my … Continue reading There is Good in Even the Worst of Times
Yu-Min Cho 6/9/22 Mr. Jockers ILA All Because of a Magic Purple Egg I was 14 years old, sitting at a table in the HKMS media center, when the egg first appeared to me. I was working on a poster for a Science Project that would be presented at Joel Barlow High School. … Continue reading All Because of a Magic Purple Egg
In Connecticut, there are currently laws that allow transgender people (including students) to use the bathroom of their choice. This means that biological females can go into the boys bathroom and biological boys can go into the girl bathrooms. This goes against rules I had known my whole life. Girls were supposed to use the … Continue reading Transgender People Shouldn’t Choose Bathrooms
The problem with prisons is that they are focused on punishing prisoners and not getting them ready to be a member of society again. Solitary confinement is wrong. For 23 hours a day, prisoners are locked in a bathroom sized cell. They are supposed to go outside for one hour everyday. Some guards lie to … Continue reading What is the Purpose of Prison?
Tillman Kovac ILA 4/6/2 Mr Jockers We need to make a change Everyday, the planet I live on gets polluted and that is a terrible thing. When my friends and I walk to our local village store after school to get a sandwich or something to eat before we come back to the school to … Continue reading WE NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE
Baker Jack Philips working at his bakery In the biggest case religious liberty case, the supreme court ruled 7-2 in favor of a Christian baker who unfairly got prosecuted because he refused to serve a same-sex couple because it violated his religious beliefs. This is outrageous, that people are prosecuted for practicing their religious beliefs. … Continue reading It is O.K to Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples based on Religious Beliefs
In 3rd grade I had reading specialists help me. Once while working with her, she had to help me out for a little longer than usual, so I had to stay in for lunch. My lunch was always in a plastic bag, so when I went to throw it out she stopped me. She said … Continue reading How Carbon footprint and Recycling lies to you