FIRST EDITION MARCH 8TH, 2012
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MARCH 8, 2012
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SANDY LUU, THE CATLIN GABEL ATHLETICS DIRECTOR PHOTOS TAKEN BY MAHALA
Sandy Luu, the Catlin Gabel Athletics Director (top), favored writers Avi and Mahala with an exclusive interview about Catlin Gabel athletics on Thursday morning. Sandy gave us the answers we were just dying to know about our schoolʼs athletics. She walked us into her comfortable office, decorated with pictures of Catlin Gabel sports teams from both the past and the present. We sat down with her and began the interview. Sandy said she came here because she liked how it was a “Small, intimate, school.” She was also attracted to Catlinʼs impeccable reputation for sportsmanship. Sandyʼs favorite sports are volleyball and basketball, but she enjoys watching all the school sports teams compete. Sandy said that about 75% of Middle School and 50% of Upper School students participate in in school sports. Our spring athletics program consists of track & field, tennis, golf and baseball, three of which are available to students of both genders. Sandy said that the most challenging part of organizing the athletics program is scheduling all the various competitions. The thing Sandy likes most about sports is being around great coaches and hard-working students. Catlin is part of the Lewis & Clark 3A league, which is for High Schools with 250-400 students. Sandy hopes that in the future the Catlin Gabel athletics program will expand to amass new sports, such as swimming. Sandy has had great success at her new post, already adding skiing as a new sport.
Coin Collecting ! ! ! I interviewed Vicki Swartz Roscoe, the head of Catlin Gabel始s Lower School, about her coin collection. She has quite a collection!
as a necklace. On one side is a beautiful eagle and on the other is an Indian head.
Her favorite coin is from World War II. It is a steel head penny given to her by her great uncle. It is steel because during the war they needed the copper for the weapons, so they made the coins out of steel instead. It is very rare. It is worth about $20.00 for the steel head penny!
She also has a coin that doesn始t really look like a coin. It is a coin from Asia that has a hole in the middle of it.
Some coins look like weapons, but they are from the old days. I had fun talking to Vicki about her coin collection.
She usually finds her coins instead of buying them. When she was younger she would get rolls of coins from the grocery store and look through them to see if she found any interesting coins.
The most valuable piece that Vicki has is a gold coin that she wears around her neck
Vicki Roscoe, head of the Lower School, with her coin collection.
The Catlin Gabel BookBookstore By Khulan, 4th grade Today, I went to interview Mary Ann Rogers about the Catlin Gabel School Bookstore. She sells more than just books. Here are some examples: notebooks, text books, baby clothes, stickers, dog collars, bumper stickers, coffee cups, mugs, pencils, pens, hats, pens made out of recycled water bottles, baseball caps, water bottles, scarves and key chains. Most of them read, CATLIN GABEL. Her most expensive books are over $150!
Mary Ann Rogers has worked at Catlin Gabel since 1999 almost 13 years. she has a unique system so kids can come down, put in their user name and password, then they scan the item and it charges to their account. She works in a small office under the Barn. It was cool to see that part of the school.
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THE LIBRARIANS MORE ABOUT DAN
Upper Left: Dan showing Theo and Miles a dinosaur book. Upper right: The interview team helping each other take notes.
DURING OUR RECENT INTERVIEW WITH DAN, THE
LOWER SCHOOL LIBRARIAN, OUR TEAM NOT ONLY DISCOVER MORE ABOUT DAN BUT ALSO LEARNED MORE ABOUT THE LIBRARY. OUR FIRST QUESTION WAS HOW ARE THE BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY CLEANED? DAN ANSWERED THAT THE BOOKS TYPICALLY HAVE THE ISSUE OF STICKY-NESS SO THEY ARE CLEANED BY USING GOO GONE TO GET RID OF THE STICKY-NESS. THE LIBRARY BOOKS ARE USUALLY ORDERED ONLINE OR THE LIBRARIANS GO INTO POWELL’S TO PURCHASE THE BOOKS FOR OUR LOWER SCHOOL LIBRARY. AS FOR ORGANIZING THE BOOKS, THEY ARE ORGANIZED BY SUBJECT, ALPHABETICAL ORDER AND BY ATUHOR. THE BOOKS ARE PLACED ALL OVER THE LIBRARY, ON THE PROPER SHELVES AND YES, DAN IS ABLE TO REACH EVERY SINGLE BOOK IN THE LIBRARY. NO LADDER OR STEP STOOL IS REQUIRED FOR THE LIBRARIANS TO BE ABLE TO REACH THE BOOKS. SURPRISINGLY, ONLY
O UR IN T ER VIEW ER S DISC OVER ED T H AT DAN BEC AM E A L I BR AR I AN BEC AUSE HE LIKES BO O KS AND LI KES TO HELP KID S. H I S FAVO R IT E BO O K IS A T IT L E C AL L ED “ANAN SI . ” ALT H O UG H A LI BR AR IAN, HE HAT ES TO R EAD LO N G B O O K S, I N PAR T I C U L AR , A 7 0 0 PAGE BO O K C ALLED “BILLY B UDD. ” HO W EVER , DAN ENJOYS R EADING ALL T Y PES O F OT HER BO O KS F R O M KIDS BO O KS TO YO UN G ADULT, ADULT, FAC T, BIO GR APHIES, ETC . DANS FAVO R IT E AUT H O R IS M AC BAR NET T. DUR ING HIS F R EE T I M E, DAN L I K ES TO PL AY W H I F F L E BAL L . ABOUT 100 LIBRARY BOOKS ARE LOST EVERY YEAR. THE MOST INTERESTING STORY DAN HAS GOTTEN ABOUT A BOOK NOT BEING RETURNED IS THAT THE BOOK FELL IN THE TOILET. CURRENTLY, THE LIBRARY HAS ABOUT 29,075 BOOKS. DO THEY SAVE EVERY SINGLE BOOK FOREVER? THE ANSWER IS NO. THEY GIVE AWAY OLD BOOKS TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW BOOKS, THE OLD BOOKS ARE PASSED ONTO ZALIKA (FOR HER NEW SCHOOL), A FORMER CATLIN GABEL TEACHER. AS FOR A LIBRARIANS JOB, THEY LIKE HELP Lisa the librarian helping HELP TEACHERS TEACH KIDS, READ TO KIDS, FIND BOOKS, PREPARE BOOKS TO BE LIBRARY BOOKS BY Theo and Miles ADDING BAR CODES, LABELS AND ENTERING THEM understand how a book is physically put INTO THE COMPUTER. WE ALSO LEARNED THAT IT TAKES A TEAM OF PEOPLE TO WORK TOGETHER TO together. PLAN AND PREPARE A BOOK.
CATLIN GABEL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!
MARCH 8, 2012
IT Team Interview by Kristin, Rylan, Amber, Adam, and Z
Meet the IT Team!
We met with the IT team to find out what they do. Daisy works mainly with laptops and desktops. Mike works with databases. Andy works with servers, connectivity, and how information moves. David and Johny work at the front desk and helps with laptops and checking out equipment. Richard does the school website, as well as teaching 4th and 5th grade technology classes.
Our questions for IT How do you fix a computer, and how do you know what’s wrong? Daisy: we look at the whole computer. We ask the person questions about what they think is wrong, and from that, we usually figure out whether it’s a problem with software, the screen, the internet, or we send it back to the company to fix. !
Where do you publish most papers?
Do you shift around with jobs?
Daisy: nowadays, all upper school papers are online.
David: we all work together as a team, so yes, we do shift around.
Do you create all of the websites in html codes? Mike: it depends on which area of the website it is, but most sites don’t need it. We can just write in plain english.
Mike: especially at really busy times. Richard: which is interesting because we get to learn something new.
David: by the way, html is is a language for programing computers. PAGE 1
WONDERFUL WOODSHOP On Thursday morning, student reporters Angelika, Efe, Nathan, Erin, Grady, and Olivia visited the Catlin Gabel woodshop for an interview with teacher Jennifer Marcus. Jennifer is the woodshop teacher for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. We had lots of questions about wood, tools, and and all the activities that go on in shop.
teeth to bite into the wood. As the drill bit spins, Jennifer carefully tries to keep the wood from burning from the friction.
made it appear that he threw a ball of clay into the air, caught it in his mouth, then popped it out of his nose! Reporter Nathan spotted how he did the trick right away. Even though we After seeing the drill press, Jennifer showed us some parts of the shop our knew it wasn’t “real,” the team was still delighted. team hadn’t seen before. One new place to our team’s eyes was the paint As we were about to leave, some of room. This place was covered in paint our team noticed a beautiful wooden splatters! We had to be careful not to chessboard on a table. An upper Our first question was, why do we use touch any wet projects. Reporter Erin school student described to us how the kind of wood that we use, and noticed, “They reuse yogurt cups for he had created it using maple and where does it come from? Jennifer paint.” The paint room sink was one of cherry wood. He had also used a lathe explained that most of the wood used the most colorful we have ever seen. to make the pieces. Although his first in shop is pine. Pine is a soft wood and Next Jennifer showed us the go-carts few tries to make the pieces had easy to cut. The wood is purchased broken, this student had finally made by middle school students. We from a lumbar yard and delivered on a had the chance to look at one that perfected a design to make them large truck in 16 foot pieces. These are had been painted with targets, with a work. They were beautiful! too big to fit in the shop, so Upper arrow attached the the front. Jennifer This reporting team truly enjoyed our and Middle School woodshop teacher explained that many kids choose a visit to the woodshop and with Tom Tucker cuts the wood into 8 foot theme in which to decorate their goJennifer. We can’t wait to go back and boards. carts. learn more! The next question was, how are the wooden wheels made? For this explanation, Jennifer gave us a demonstration of the drill press. The press uses a circular drill bit with
As we were looking at these amazing vehicles, Middle School art teacher Dale Rawls came out of the ceramics studio to show us a magic trick. He
DISCOVERING A SPOKESHAVE
CHECKING OUT GO-KARTS
DALE DOING MAGIC TRICKS
BEHIND THE SCENES “My art demands a whole bunch of people coming together.”
All about the Cabell Center HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT’S BEHIND THE SCENES OF CATLIN GABEL THEATRE? !
ROBERT MEDLEY CAN ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS, HE’S BEEN WORKING HERE FOR 31 YEARS.
DO YOU KNOW HOW THEY GET THEIR PROPS? WELL, THEY MAKE THEM ALL FROM SCRATCH, THEY MAKE COSTUMES, SET PIECES AND THEY MAKE THEIR OWN BACKGROUNDS. ! DO YOU KNOW HOW THEY GET AROUND IN THE THEATRE QUICKLY? THEY USE SECRET HATCHES THAT ARE ALL AROUND THE THEATRE, ONE OF THEM IS IN THE CONTROL BOOTH. ! HOW DO YOU THINK THEY MAKE ALL THE PLAYS? YOU NEED TO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE TO DO DIFFERENT JOBS LIKE SCENES OR MAKEUP OR MAKING COSTUMES. ! IF YOU HAVE ANYMORE QUESTIONS LOOK FOR FACTS AROUND THE ARTICLE OR IF YOU KNOW WHERE CATLIN GABEL IS, YOU CAN ASK ROBERT MEDLEY YOURSELF.
FACT 1 THERE ARE 607 SEATS IN THE THEATER.
FACT 3 FACT 2 YOU WALK THROUGH THE CEILING TO GET TO THE CATWALK.
THE BUILDING FACT 4 IS 15,000 THE BUILDING SQUARE WAS BUILT IN 1974.
FACT 5 THE THEATER IS ONE OF THE LARGEST BUILDINGS ON CAMPUS.
MARCH 8, 2012
A Look Inside The Caller
An interview with Nadine Fielder By Sujala, Anushka, and Emma
Nadine Fiedler, editor of The Caller
Nadine Fiedler has been at Catlin for seven years. “I’d say 15-20 people work on the Caller,” Nadine says. We ask her why she puts pictures in her articles. “Because it would be really boring if there was no picture”she answers. “Let me put it this way, it gives a face to the article.” It takes 2-3 months for her to make one issue, and she sends it out to about 6,000 people in the mail, most of whom went to Catlin. “It’s something we do for people who care
I know you know what the Caller is, but do you actually know the story behind it? We interviewed Nadine Fiedler, the editor of the Caller, to find out how she puts it together. Nadine makes the Caller to tell people about Catlin’s new events. “There are lots of stories to tell,” she says. She even talks to people like Lark Palma, the head of the school, and Vicki Roscoe, the head of the lower school. about our school,” she says. In addition, she posts it on the internet so anyone in the world can see it. We thank her for sharing her time and telling us about the Caller. We hope that you read the Caller and know how much effort and work go into creating it. The next Caller will be out in about three months (around June) so make sure you look for it!