SHARK Bytes ISSUE
LATE SPRING 2009
Principal: Mr. Giovannoni Assistant Principal: Ms. Dwyer
Two Top District Spellers from Field-Stevenson!
By: Grace Finn
The District 91 Spelling Bee contestants provided the audience with a night of suspense and excitement as top spellers from the district competed for the honor of being the top speller in their grade level. The event was held on May 13th, at the Forest Park Middle School. Congratulations to the District Spelling Bee winners from each grade level! Each student received a medal and a savings bond from the Forest Park National Bank. Our 2009 District Spelling Bee Winners: 3rd Grade – Maria Garcia – Field-Stevenson 4th Grade – Alyssa Mance - Field-Stevenson 5th Grade – Rachel Whalen – Garfield 6th Grade – Ralen Ricardo – Middle School 7th Grade – Michael Stephens – Middle School 8th Grade – Michelle Robins – Middle School Congratulations to all contestants; it is a great accomplishment in itself to make it to the district level.
August 26 - First Day - Grades K-8 (1 hour attendance)
September 7 - No School - Labor Day 8 - Field-Stevenson Open House
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SUMMER READING LIST Check out these Award Winners
By: Cheryl Bussert
Becker, Bonny. A Visitor for Bear. Illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton Bee, Wlliam. Beware of the Frog. Illus. by the author. Campbell, Sarah C. Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator. Davis, Eleanor. Stinky. Illus. by the author. Dorros, Arthur. Papá and Me Fleming, Denise. Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp Frazee, Marla. A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. George, Jean Craighead. Goose and Duck Graham, Bob. How to Heal a Broken Wing. Illus. by the author Grant, Judyann Ackerman. Chicken Said, “Cluck!” Harris, Robie H. Maybe a Bear Ate It! Henkes, Kevin. Old Bear. Illus. by the author. Hills, Tad. What's Up, Duck? A Book of Opposites. Hole, Stian. Garmann’s Summer. Kohara, Kazuno. Ghosts in the House! Illus. by the author. McDonald, Megan. The Hinky Pink. Illus. by Brian Morales, Yuyi. Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book. Illus. by the author. Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. One Boy. Illus. by the author. Swanson, Susan Marie. The House in the Night. Tafolla, Carmen. What Can You Do with a Rebozo? Weatherford, Carole Boston. Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane. Willems, Mo. Are You Ready to Play Outside?
By: Grace Finn
Each week, the students at Field-Stevenson School take a break from their schoolwork, to stop and listen to an entertaining radio broadcast produced by fellow students. Under the direction of Ms. Nowak, students have now begun writing their own radio skits. The program, Character Kids Count, is a weekly radio segment that demonstrates at least one of the six character pillars: trustworthiness, citizenship, responsibility, fairness, caring and respect. The main writers of the segments are students Mary Gene Miraflores (Station Manager), Kristen Svoboda, Jada Rhodes, and Daejia Middlebrooks. Additionally, students Nicholas Cajigas (Assistant Station Manager), Autumn Skelnik, Jovan Sams, Brandon Bennett, Maya Buenrostro, Morgan McNeal and Treayzure Jones act out many of the parts. Working hard both after school and at lunch, radio crew pre-records its segments with sound effects and music to enhance the production.
By: Kim Behrens
Goodbye Mrs. Murray
Friday June 5, 2009 will mark not only the end of the school year for Mrs. Anne Murray, the Gifted Push-In Instructor but will also mark the end of her 38 years of teacher. Mrs. Murray has spent her last 7 years as a teacher in District 91. Mrs. Murray is a face that has been seen all over the district. She divided her time amongst all the elementary schools teaching enrichment skills weekly. Her ideas and skills are appreciated not only by the students but teachers as well. Mrs. Murray stated she is going to miss a lot about being at Field. She is going to miss being greeted in the hall by the students. She will also miss the camaraderie of the staff, donuts and bagels, and the celebrations of the many milestones of the teachers. Mrs. Murray does note that she will not miss having to get up early or the doting task of having to make her lunch. Mrs. Murray has stated that she does believe that “parting is such sweet sorrow” and will miss the faculty and students of Field. We know that we will miss Mrs. Murray as well. Thanks for all you have done and for your wisdom you have shared Mrs. Murray.
A Field Day for FieldStevenson in the Park Top Ribbon Winners
Mrs. Bogdan’s Class
Mr. Becker’s Class
Shuttle Run 1. Daijah Halbert 10.82 2. Autumn Skelnik 11.01 3. Eboni Drane 11.06
Shuttle Run 1. Darrin Johnson 10.58 2. Jesus Botello 10.86 3. Stephan Jordan 11.09
Shuttle Run 1. Aaliyah Bankhead 11.05 2. Mary Gene Miraflores 11.16 3. Keyuna Wilson 11.28
Shuttle Run 1. Treayzure Jones 9.25 2. Chezlan Daggs 9.61 3. Donte McDonald 10.35
Sit-Ups 1. Kristen Svoboda 53 Daijah Halbert 53 2. Eboni Drane 50 3. Tea Johnson 40
Sit-Ups 1. Darrin Johnson 51 2. Stephan Jordan 40 3. Jonthan Almawi 36
Sit-Ups 1. Keyuna Wilson 43 2. Mary Gene Miraflores 39 3. Jada Rhodes 32
Sit-Ups 1. Dequan Pope 41 2. Julius Wilson 39 Chezlan Daggs 39 3. Treayzure Jones 38
Broad Jump 1. Tai Haire 5’1” Autumn Skelnik 5’1” 2. Jamera Thurman 5’0” 3. Dayana Sunil 4’8”
Broad Jump 1. Darrin Johnson 5’7” 2. Stephan Jordan 5’2” 3. Michael Ballard 4’6”
Mile 1. Kristen Svoboda 10:02 2. Eboni Drane 15:31 3. Tea Johnson 15:32
Mile 1. Darrin Johnson 11:00 2. Alexis Welsh 11:02 3. Stephan Jordan 13:04
Sit & Reach 1. Deja Sibby 43 cm 2. Kristen Svoboda 40 cm 3. Daijah Halbert 39 cm
Sit & Reach 1. Noah Binion 27 cm 2. Jesus Botello 26 cm Ian Hardin 26 cm 3. Jonathan Almawi 25 cm
Broad Jump 1. Mary Gene Miraflores 5’4” 2. Jada Rhodes 5’2” 3. Faith Williams 4’2” Mile 1. Mary Gene Miraflores 12:17 2. Zoephia Laughlin 17:30 3. Jada Rhodes 17:31 Sit & Reach 1. Mary Gene Miraflores 40 cm 2. Aaliyah Bankhead 37 cm 3. Keyuna Wilson 36 cm
Broad Jump 1. Chezlan Daggs 5’10” 2. Treayzure Jones 5’7” 3. Jarrell Townes 5’4” Mile 1. Chezlan Daggs 9:02 2. Jarrell Townes 12:30 3. Colin Hammond 16:48 Sit & Reach 1. Chezlan Daggs 38 cm 2. Jarell Townes 37 cm 3. DeQuan Pope 30 cm
Have a Safe Summer!
Pen Pals and Popsicles By: Ann Murray
STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER William Gallon Jacob Loor Sonny Valdez Magaly Carrera Kai Ali Nayeli Garcia Mia Evitt Anaya Boyd Kevin Wilson Jacob Jordan Zoe Laughlin Autumn Skelnik Congratulations Students!
4th Quarter Honor Roll
A long-anticipating pairing of students from two schools at the pen-pals-in-the-park picnic! Monday, June 1st, was the day chosen for children at Field-Stevenson to meet their pen pals from Betsy Ross at the main park. However, Mother Nature had other plans. Because the rain and drizzle interfered with the planned games and activities, the schedule was shortened and revised to include a sharing of popsicles and T-shirts as well as a visit between pen pals. Students mingled to get to know each other: some played board games; some just chatted. Students in Grades 2, 3, and 4 from Betsy Ross visited Field-Stevenson for about an hour while Field students K-1 visited Betsy Ross School. These students at the two south side schools will be merging next year into Grade Development Centers, with Grades K-2 at Betsy Ross and Grades 3-5 at Field-Stevenson.
Leron Maddi Gavin O'Connor Shalah Russell Fiona Satterfield Heather Shortall Sonny Valdez
(Callahan) Doyin Aderele Jacob Almawi Sam Bonilla Bryant Boyd Akayhla Dixon Vaughn Jordan-Whiting Micah O'Neal Olivia Remington Seymone Russell
(Hirsch) Simone Birreal Perry Cowan Ryan Mintz Julio Luna-Pina Allen Serrano Penelope Strauss
(Boucek) Marcus Brown Samantha Clanton Carla Conner Julia Filimowicz Raechel Lopez
(Bork) Mikala Ballard Kemneth Blackman Reyna Carrera Linda Gashi Deshawna Hudson Faith Johnson Mayumi Pascual Madison Rostello
3rd Grade (Bente) Charlie Valdez Joshua Almawi Elena Buenrostro Evelyn Carrera Ranen Maddi Rebekkah Montanez Aidan Remington Elizabeth Rojas Charrell Townes
Bianca Botello Adam Clarke Paris Cowan Taviana Dunlap Keisha Hood Mohit Jain Darien Jones Jacob Jordan Ismael Magallanes Briana Mingo Brianna Spinelli
(Schreiner) Christopher Avner Anaya Boyd Gerardo Garcia Maria Garcia Damena Jackson Rylee Rivera Lelia Rodgers Young
(McElligott) Jalen Grayson Theresa Holden Alyssa Mance Sydney Mangiaracina Nichole Martin Kyler Pacyga Miriam Rosales Kevin Wilson
(Randazzo Thompson) Shannan Anthony
(Bogdan) Jonathan Almawi Noah Binion
Jesus Botello Eboni Drane Jon Dudley Tia Haire Arianna Mullins Deja Sibby Autumn Skelnik Dayana Sunil Kristen Svoboda (Becker) Maya Buenrostro Chezlan Daggs Dijan Jones Zoe Laughlin Mary Gene Miraflores Dequan Pope Jada Rhodes Jarrell Townes Keyuna Wilson