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Hi Falcons! Our school’s 8th graders are currently experiencing and making life-changing decisions. These decisions affect where you are going to go to high school.  Before the results were in, a previous article was written about How 8th Graders Feel about High School Acceptance Letters. All of the...

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2019 Pinewood Derby

Arthur Camara, Contributor | March 25, 2019

This Saint Patrick’s day, the Cub Scouts of Pack 131 hosted their annual Pinewood Derby. I love this event, and go every single year. The premise is simple: You build a small, wooden car and race it on a track. Every year there are some great cars. The amount of work and imagination that goes into each car is incredible. My mom happens to be great at making cars (this is an unbiased opinion,...

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Stations of the Cross
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Junior High Science Fair
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Why The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is My Favorite Game, Ever
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We had an amazing turn out of this year's jogathon. You can read more details about the 2018 jogathon here: https://falconsflyer.org/12902/special-report/jogathon/ !   Fast facts about this year's jogathon s...

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Peace builder of the Week: Tommy MacFarland

Nicole Smith, Contributor
March 18, 2019

This week’s peacebuilder of the week is Tommy Macfarland. He is in 2B. Tommy got the peacebuilder shirt for stacking chairs and helping pick up in art. This is Tommy’s third time getting a peacebuilder shirt. I asked him what he thinks it means to be a peacebuilder and how others could get a peacebuilder shirt? He said, “being a peacebuilder is helping others out” and he said, “to be a peacebuilder...

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Peacebuilder of the Week: George Marco

Sophia Islas, Contributor
February 11, 2019

This week's peace builder is George Marco. George Marco is a first grader here at St. Philip. He is in 1A. George is six years old. He likes to play in the playground during recess and lunch. George got a peace builder award because he is a caring and helpful boy. He also listens to his teachers during class. George plays baseball and soccer. His favorite color is blue. George’s favorite classes...

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Peacebuilder of the Week: Jackson Pranata

Sophia Islas, Contributor
January 21, 2019

This week's peacebuilder is Jackson Pranata. Jackson Pranata is a student here at St. Philip. He is in 2B. His peacebuilder referral was given by Ms. Garnet. Jackson received this award for helping Ms. Cresta pass out the homework binders and blue folders. Jackson likes to play baseball and soccer. During lunch, he likes to run around outside and play with his friends. Jackson is eight years old. He...

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K-2 Readers Corner: Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Splash!
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3-5 Readers Corner
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The Hunger Games
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After the Leprechauns Left

Desiree Velasquez, Contributor
March 18, 2019

After the leprechauns left, there were footsteps on the floor, and their gold was put back at the end of the rainbow. There was green on the walls and on the ceiling, and the Leprechauns had recently invaded almost everything! Their luck was about and there were messes on the couch. This family’s house, oh yes, what a mess! However, you could see, near the window overseeing a tree, a clover. This...

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The Story of Holly and Leo on St. Patricks Day

Will Crowley, Contributor
March 11, 2019

Holly and Leo are brother and sister. Holly is still young, she is 6 and Leo is 13. Twas the night before St. Patrick's Day and Holly was building a trap out of her building blocks to try and catch the Leprechauns. Leo came walking in and said, “You’re so dumb, you believe in Leprechauns!” Holly was sad and she broke down her trap and put it away and went to bed and fell asleep. In the middle...

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Elfie on the Shelfie

Cecilia Kvochak, Contributor
December 17, 2018

  Elfie of the Shelfie On the last day of school before winter break, 14-year old Tommy came home excited and happy that school was over. His mom was out shopping for Christmas presents. His sister, Lucy was at a Girl Scout meeting. Suddenly, out of the corner of Tommy’s ey,e he saw a flash of red. It was a little elf sitting on the shelf over the fireplace. Tommy looked at it and found a...

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2 Minute Mug Cakes

Nicole Smith, Contributor
March 18, 2019

For cooking this week we are making a 2 minute mug cake.   You will need: 4 T of Flour 3 T of Sugar ½ t of Baking Powder 1 T of Chocolate chips 3 T of Milk 1 T of oil 1 t of vanilla extract Directions: Get a 12-ounce mug Put all the ingredients in and mix well Microwave for 90 seconds to 2 minutes and make sure it doesn't bake over the mug Then cool...

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Lemonade

Rory Rago, contributor
February 25, 2019

Lemonade is one of my favorite treats. It's easy to make and so I am going to tell you my favorite recipe. Ingredients: 8 lemons 2 cups of sugar 8 cups of water Instructions: Wash the lemons very well Roll each lemon so that they are soft Cut the lemons up and add them to a bowl with the sugar Mash up the lemon juice and the sugar until they combine Get rid of everything...

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Top Ten Favorite Jr. High Snacks

Noelle Chua, Contributor
February 18, 2019

Do you ever get tired of your snacks? Well, I have the top ten most popular snacks from Jr. High. I interviewed a few students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to see what they like. Number 10 on the list is fruit. Our Jr. High students like to eat cold refreshing fruit on hot days especially, in California. The next snack is popcorn. Chloe in 8th grade likes the brand SkinnyPop. SkinnyPop has many different...

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