Alonso Student News
the student life
By: Annalys Gonzalez
It is a crucial time of the year for seniors; the pressure of applying for colleges and hearing from the admissions office could be nerve wrecking. Seniors are told to start applying to their universities of their choice right away because the chances of acceptance are higher. To motivate her students to apply, our own history/economics teacher Ms. Lipscomb is giving her students extra credit for each acceptance or rejection letter that her students bring in.
Ms. Lipscomb is in room 2003; her room is decorated with many college flags to help push her college spirit onto her students. The room has very vibrant colors on the walls, and one wall is filled with sheets of paper; if given a closer look, you can see that they are admission letters from universities all over the U.S, because her class “has no boundaries, it’s a place of free thinking".
By: Annalys Gonzalez
In the beginning of the school year we see teachers get creative with their ice breakers, and English/yearbook teacher, Mrs. Nanns, was no exception. To get her students to work together, she made them build a balloon tower. During this exercise, the classmates had to work together and build the tallest balloon tower possible.
The only resources provided were not-inflated balloons and duct tape. The ideas that students were coming up with were just as creative as the idea of building the balloon towers itself. Some students made pyramids, some tried to cheat their way through by starting up at the ceiling, some used the wall as leverage, and some went by the rulebook and created masterpieces.
This team building exercise helped the students work together and understand the meaning of team work. It is beneficial because that trait is something they are going to have to put into practice a lot throughout year while creating our yearbook.
January 18, 2018
Each future teacher dreams of working with kids at a young age. The little Ravens make that dream come true, this class helps students just like me. The class prepares you to be a responsible, educational, creative and loving teacher. This class prepares you to be a teacher with the practice on working with kids, these students get an opportunity to work with kids to be able to help them grow as a human being, to showing them about math, animals and how to treat each other and even how to self-behave. The kids meet three days each week and each week has a theme on what the kids will be learning each day. They meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we get to show the kids on why learning is fun.Mia Tutiven, a freshman with the program, says, “I love the little kids.”
The Little Ravens program is very well known here in Alonso High School. It is a preschool day care in which students from the same high school prepare the kids with activities to be able to prepare them for kindergarten. This does not only help the kids it also helps the teens. If they want to be future teachers, it provides the skills on how to teach the kids on all the social skills they need in life. Jayani Sherman, a freshman in Little Ravens, says, “The little ones know how to make you happy when you walk into the room. They make you smile no matter what.”
Jailene Orellana is helping one of the kids do a science experiment. Working with the children is a big part of Little Ravens.