Friday, October 30, 2015

Red Ribbon Week By Justin

This week’s Red Ribbon Week was great. It was definitely Drug Free. All of the classes did a Great job decorating their doors. They all showed a Halloween scare while adding the important message of not taking drugs. 

There were great themes such as “Don’t let drugs put you in an early grave” (Right) “Don’t let drugs mummify your brain.” “Don’t get wrapped up in drugs”, and “This is your face on drugs.” All the classes competed to see who had the best door. It seems like it was pretty close since all the doors were great. I loved all the decorations like the pill bottles and and the ghosts and the drawings.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Laurel Burch Inspired Art by Li Teh

Laurel Burch Art Inspires Us!

In Expressions, we are doing Laurel Burch style animals. What else would be more fun? The animals have patterns and shapes over them. Some have stripes and some are poka-dotted. Laurel Burch had osteopetrosis and she broke many bones because of it. She was born on December 31, 1945 and died in September 13, 2007. She was a self taught painter started as a jewelry maker. She didn’t give up even though she was able to break one of her bones really easily. She said that her bone disease was a gift and lived with it. She performed hundreds of speaking engagements around the country. She refused to have anything in this world that she couldn’t make magical. She was magical. She didn't let what depressed her hold on to her, she made her art happy so the world could share the happiness with her. People missed her when she died but her spirit will be remembered and the people will continue with her lead.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Spirit Week by Braden and Ethan L.


I always love spirit weeks because, they give you a chance dress differently than all the other days and be funny and creative with your outfits. It also gives you an opportunity to be supportive of Leading Edge, by showing you appreciate spirit week.

What we wore at spirit week:

Monday: PJ day was one of my favorite days because we got to wear PJ’s to school.

Tuesday: On sports day we showed our support to our favorite teams in any sport.

Wednesday: Disney This includes Star wars or any other Disney things you had.

Thursday: Twins day: Dress up like your friend.

Friday: Crazy hair/ Dr.Suess Crazy hair day is always fun because you can be creative of what you do with your hair.

School Clubs and Activities Update By Kalia and Hiba

Since it's almost three months into the school year, are you in a club yet?
Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 11.40.58 AM.pngSome clubs and activities are after school. For example, PFAA lets Leading Edge students join a Beginning Strings class, for violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Also, some clubs are at lunch, like Chess Club. Chess Club is for chess-lovers to learn or practice chess. It’s held in Mrs. Meindl’s classroom. Also held there at lunch, Leadership is for leading events and occasions. In addition, there is also Taiko. In order for the current Taiko members to get in, there were auditions and sign-ups. Taiko Drumming is a Japanese percussion with big, round drums. Math Club also started. Math Club is for people who love math and want more! There is also Gardening Club, where you plant plants and work on the garden. It’s a new club just started this year! They have been battling the weeds and would love a few more members to come out and join them Fridays at lunch! Yearbook club is like Taiko in that they had an application earlier in the year and selected members. The members of that club have been hard at work taking pictures and and setting up this year’s yearbook to be published in June. DSC00083.JPG

As you can see, Leading Edge has a wide variety of clubs and activities, with more to come. Don’t worry if you’re not in a club, I’m sure there will be more and more clubs starting up with many fun things to do. There might even be a club that will include your favorite hobby! So make sure to join a club, and have fun!


Some Great Activities You Can Join:

  • Chess Club
  • Gardening Club
  • 3-D design Club
  • Leadership Club
  • Taiko Drumming Club
  • Math Club
  • Yearbook Club
  • Magazine Club
  • -And many more!

Chess Club:

Chess Club is really fun! I love playing chess. It is a really great sport. Chess is a board game of strategic skill for two players, played on a checkered board. Each player begins the game with sixteen pieces that are moved and used to capture opposing pieces according to precise rules. The object is to put the opponent's king under a direct attack from which escape is impossible ( checkmate ). I love to play chess in Ms. Meindl’s room for all of lunch and just eat a snack while playing the best game on Earth (“chess”.)

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3-D Design Club

3-D design club is a club for those of you people who are interested in a 3-D printer and making cool stuff out of it. The club is in Mrs. Bibayoff’s room. Here are some images below of 3-D design club.  

Leadership Club

Leadership is a great club. Who’s in charge of it? Ms. Meindl is in charge of the Leadership Club. Here are some images below of the Leadership Club. Embedded image permalinkEmbedded image permalink
Well that’s all so make sure to join a club, and have fun!☺☺☺

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Dance by Lauren

Down the rabbit hole to Wonderland!
If you didn’t go to the dance, then off with your heads! On Friday, September 25, Leading Edge had their first dance. And if you thought it couldn’t get better, it did. Jump through the rabbit hole and join the magical experience of the party!

So, as I have told you, the party was Alice and Wonderland themed. You didn’t have to dress up, but I saw some amazing pictures including my friend Krystal La as the Queen of Hearts.

Everybody was dancing including Mrs. Hanson and there was some really good music. But that wasn’t the best part. The best part was the food and drinks. There was pizza, candy, sweets, and soda.

Leadership did a great job on the decorations. There was the rabbit hole at the front and the white rabbit. There was even a cute sign welcoming you to Wonderland. Leadership sure did a great job with the decorations!

But, I think the best part was everyone came in to help with this great event. I hope everyone had fun hanging with friends, eating lots of food, and dancing their hearts out. But one thing is for sure, I definitely had fun!

"Road to Civilization" Plays by Diego

In Mrs. Meindl’s Expressions class we created plays about the Ice Age "The Bear Hunt" and "Wolf Puppy"; about Catal Huyuk, "The Deer Hunt" and "Obsidian traders"; and about Mesopotamia- "Hammurabi's Code" and "Nebuchadnezzar finds a Wife" . In Expressions we had time to make the plays that we were doing and, after a few days of writing and rehearsing, we finally had our plays done. Each group then had to perform the plays in front of the class, and we voted to see who would get to the finals. After everybody performed we then voted on the two best and those went to the finals.

The Finals:
In my opinion the finals were the most fun part because we got to see
all the expression’s periods groups go up and perform, but it was not all the groups only some. There were only sixth graders in the room it was still a lot of kids. In the picture that is not even everybody. When the plays started the first up was the Ice Age. The play name was "the troll bears".I really enjoyed watching this play it was very funny and entertaining. What I really liked about the play was that most people knew the songs and things they put in there play like the whip and nae nae song

The next was also in the Ice age but this one was about the how the domestication of animals started. I also liked this one too; it was funny and had lots of information. It was like one of those things that you wished never ended because it was so much fun to watch!

 The next part was Catal Huyuk , "The Deer Hunt"- I really liked this one but I did not get any pictures of it because the play was so good I just kept watching and then I remembered to take pictures and I pulled out the camera and the camera died. Back to the Catal Huyuk this play was much longer, also really fun to watch it , and it also had lots of information that is good to know.

Next up we have "the obsidian Traders". The obsidian traders were funny too like the parts where they had to steal the obsidian from the traders and the part when they had to fight playing "rock paper scissors".

The Mesopotamia plays were also really entertaining - what I liked about these is that I found Mesopotamia very interesting in class so these plays were very entertaining for me. We saw a play about Hammurabi's Code and one about Nebuchadnezzar and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
The last play was voted the best of all!!

I think that all groups worked very hard and all deserve a pat on the back. All the plays were very cool and had lots of information and were exciting to watch.