iPads At Pioneer Middle School
by Kimberly E. Slaton
How many kids out there get to work and use iPads? Well, not that many. Lucky for Pioneer Middle School students they get to work on iPads. Students can no longer say, “The dog ate my homework”. With these iPads it is easier for kids to keep their notes organized and together as well as keep all their assignments organized.
Students 6th through 8th grades are able to get iPads if they have everything signed and turned in on time. The librarian is the person who distributes iPads to every student; 8th grade goes first then 7th and lastly 6th grade.
iPads have two universally used apps that students can use to do assignments and projects, which are eBackpack and Google Classroom. Using these apps students can turn in their assignments when not at school. Teachers can assign students assignments, projects, and presentations through these apps too. Students can work on homework at home and when they finish they can turn it in immediately. The downside of eBackpack is you have to turn in your assignments within the time period the teacher has assigned you. Another app that students and teachers use is Google Classroom. Teachers assign students assignments and they have a due date to finish it, just like ebackpack. Google Classroom is where you attach documents to the assignment and turn it in. Also students are able to have conversations with other students and teachers about the work.
In conclusion, iPads are very useful for students and teachers at Pioneer Middle School. There are many apps that students can use to learn and take notes such as eBackpack and Google Classroom.
An activity I've done during school was sort of an activity, I was taking pictures for Mr. Percival for the fear factor week. I took pictures on a Monday and the activity that day was to eat fish eyes. The fish eyes smelled a lot like fish (duh) they had to blind fold the students, and they thought they were going to eat fish eyes! But in reality no one ate fish eyes, they thought they did, but they didn't at all. The students were blind folded and they had to put their hands in back of them while eating the orby flavored mango, green beans, soup thingy's, menace i think, and other mixed things that made it stink. Some kids were already throwing up while eating the delicious mysterious fish eyes. When time was up, they unblind folded them and they saw what they had ate and they were surprised, because they thought all this time they were eating fish eyes but in reality they weren't. In conclusion, my activity was to take picture and they came out pretty cool and I was amazed too.
Video production is a class were you get to express yourself through your videos and photos. In video production you get to work on the videos for the Renaissance, website videos and any other video during the school year. It helps you learn how to use a computer properly while having fun. You get to work with Photoshop, Motion, and Final Cut Pro. You get to work with cameras and are able to make small movies throughout the school year. At the end you also get to make your own DVD which includes all the things you've done this school year. The best part about video production is that you don't have to do your work exactly like everyone else, you can make it as unique as you want it to be. This is a great experience and I think other people would enjoy it as much as I did.
Has anyone ever told you about the Pioneer Middle School Video Production class? Well, if they haven't in the Video Production class gets to use cameras to make videos. In addition with the photos and videos that we take we can use it to make a astonishing video, with pictures of video, and with little bit of effects we made the videos in the Fall Renaissance and most videos on the Pioneer Middle School page , The Mustang Stampede, we made with videos, music, pictures, and effects we can make anything.
Video Production Class
Making a commercial in Video Production Class, for Pioneer Middle School, was hard but it was fun. I had to make a commercial to persuade people to come to Pioneer Middle School. I think I did a good job on it. It was hard, I had to use Pages, Motion, and Final Cut Pro. We do a lot of different things in Video Production Class. It is a fun class to be in.
Scicon is an outdoors one week camp that will give any child who goes there great influence and outdoor fun. Many people may or might be afraid to go but it is actually more fun than I expected on your first day you will have to do three to two trails then eat and after that meet your councilors these will be the people who are in high school who will be there when you need them and the people you will sleep with. Also you will meet two other groups from a normal school who can even might become your friend. After that the weeks will go by fast there will be a special surprise on Thursday that involves going at night for an outdoor activity and music. Friday though you will pick your elective trail and you can even pick a faster choice if you got personal excellences on all your trails. A personal excellence you can get by participating and behaving. After that week at scicon you will want to go again and again.
The first thing that we did is to go to the meeting to get the permission slip so are parents can sing it. The second meeting was what thing we can sell to pay are field trip. You have to pay $160 to go to Hollywood Theater. We have to start selling candy I start with two boxes of chocolates then 14 bags of lollipops. Now I paid every thing for the field trip and we are living on saturday 28th.
This school year we are going on a trip to Hollywood and this year what we had to do in order to go we had to sell:
- Seas candy
- Rice Krispy’s
The first thing we did is to go we had to go to a meeting to get the permission slip so are parents can sing it. The second meeting was that we can sell to pay are field trip. You have to pay $160 to go to Hollywood Theater. We have to start selling candy I started with two boxes of chocolates then 14 bags of lollipops. Now I paid everything for the field trip and we are leaving on Saturday 28, 2014
Newsies in Hollywood
The first thing I had to do was go to the meeting. What I needed to do in the meeting was get a permission slip. So that night I got my mom to sing it. The next morning there was another meeting during lunch brake. The second meeting was just about the how we are going to pay it. There was two way to pay for the trip. One was to pay the $160 to go. The other way was to sell candy to pay it off. So I sold candy to pay it off. The candy I sold was chocolates and lollipops. It took me a while to rick the $160, but i did.
The Hollywood Newsies field trip is March 28th 2015. Students have paid over $150 to go on this trip. On the way there we stopped at Starbucks, McDonalds, and Panda Express. Students had a certain amount of time to get what they wanted before we left. When we arrived we walk down the sidewalk with the stars of the famous actors and singers. The play started at 2:00 but we arrived at the theater at 1:15. The student were allowed to buy drinks and snacks before the play and during intermission. After the play we went to Universal Studios, where we had time to shop and eat at Hard Rock Cafe. After we ate we also had a little amount of time to shop some more. We left at 6:30 and didn’t arrive back to Pioneer until around 10:00.
Pioneer went to Hobbs Grove this year. They took over 150 students. They took two busses to Sanger. They took a stop for the students can have lunch. They had three choices, Taco Bell, Mc.Donald’s and KFC. Once they got to Hobbs Grove they all got off the bus. All the students got excited because they had three haunted places to go to. I picked the Haunted House first it wasn't really scary for me some people got scared. My second choice was the Haunted Forest. The Haunted Forest was pretty scary, there were people crawling and people with chainsaws chasing you. Once we got out the Haunted Forest we were laughing and were ready to go to the last one witch was called the Hay Ride. That was my favorite one out of all of them. My friends and I got on a wagon that had a lot of of hay on it. While the wagon was moving there was girls in white dresses and people with chainsaws and knifes chasing the wagon, every one was scared.
Do you want to know about a great place to visit. If you are a person that likes getting scared than Hobbs Grove is for you. Hobbs Grove is in Sanger Fresno California. At Hobbs Grove you can go into the haunted house, hay ride, or the haunted forest. Hobbs Grove has a wide selection at the gift shop such as glow sticks,glow in the dark jewelry light up hair bands. Hobbs Grove also has a wide selection of food stands you can buy funnel cake, pop corn, and hot dogs. So if you in for a fright come to Hobbs Grove in Sanger Fresno in California.
Are scary movies your favorite? Do you and your friends enjoy getting scared? And if so , Hobbs Grove is the ultimate haunted Halloween experience. Hobbs Grove has a creepy mysterious yet frightening fun, atmosphere. You and your group of friends can explore 3 different paths each one more terrifying than the other! The Forest is known as the most scariest path. In The Forest you better be ready to run for your life, because scary killer clowns, zombies, and even Freddy Cougar are all out to hunt you down! Chasing you until you give up and become their victims! Remember Hobbs Grove only comes during Halloween, be safe.
This school year pioneer went on a trip to Hobbs Grove. Over 150 students got to go on this trip. On the way there we stopped to get dinner there was Taco Bell, KFC, and Mc Donald's. After we ate dinner we got back on the road to Hobbs Grove. When we arrived Mr. Ortega handed everyone three tickets, one was for the Haunted House another one was for the Haunted Forest and the third one was for the Hay Ride. My friends and me went to the Haunted house first it wasn’t that scary, after we got at the Haunted House they took a photo of us. Next we went to the Haunted Forest, we had to go through mazes which were pretty scary.