Threets Thrives in Three-Peat By: ishaGaines
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It began with an internal shatter that froze this female football player in place. It ended with Total ACL Reconstruction Surgery and a three-‐ Ǥϐ during the 2009 A.W. Brown Parent vs. Staff Homecoming Football Game, Chante Threets shattered her ACL ϐǤ Junior cxheerleaders cheer to a “balloon pop,” she said. at Homcoming Pep Rally “That stopped me dead in my tracks.” After 12-‐weeks of physi-‐ cal therapy and a leg brace from ankle to hip, Threets learned to use her knee again. Threets returned to ϐ for the 2010 A.W. Brown staff team. The comeback doesn’t end here. Not only Winfred Dalcour steps in staff step did she throw the ball as show during Homecoming Pep ǡ Rally. gained at least 20 yards on a reception that was thrown to her. The game commenced Friday, Oct. 16 at Duncanville High School Stadium. In attendance was the E.W. Holmes marching band. “I didn’t think I would be strong enough [to play],” Threets, the Pre-‐K 4 teacher said. “[But] I don’t like people telling me I cant.” Among the other notable plays, Staff football team huddles up to ϐǡ dances, the AWBFLA staff defeated go over their winning strategy. the parents, 33-‐21. With her adrena-‐ line going,
33-21, Homecoming Victory
- Benny Dunn
“The kids got to see their parents and teachers in another way…re-living their glory years.”
The 2010 Royal Court:
Photo by: Robert White Photo design: Benjamin Solmon
“Learning today, Leading tomorrow... we make the connection.”
A.W. Brown staff member makes a comeback in parent vs. staff homecoming football game.
RalphHayes RayvenThurmon PrinceOdyssey Keeley, 6th
PrinceKeAndre Choice, 1st
PrinceDeMarion Smith, 3rd
PrincessChynna Crawford, 4th
PrincessReagan Leslie, 6th
What’s INSIDE: Spotlight:
Principal, Paula Brown “Lessons from Geese”
A.W. Brown to build school auditorium.
Students speak about school lunches, uniforms, and educa- tional school fairs.
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â€œ Spotlight: Â Lessons from Geeseâ€?
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I think most of us have heard the derogatory statement: â€œ he or she doesnâ€™tâ€™ t have the sense that God gave a gooseâ€?. At that point, we usually laugh and shake our heads in wry agreement. While on the surface that seems amusing, Iâ€™ve learned that there are many wise lessons we can learn from geese...
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By: Â Paula Â Brown A.W. Brown principal
Lesson 1. Â The Â Importance Â of Â Be-Ââ€? ing Â Proactive Â and Â Achieving Â Goals: Â As Â each Â goose Ď?ÂŽÂƒÂ’Â•Â‹Â–Â•Â™Â‹Â?Â‰Â•ÇĄÂ‹Â–Â…Â”Â‡ÂƒÂ–Â‡Â•Â—Â’ÂŽÂ‹ÂˆÂ– for Â the Â birds Â that Â follow. Â By Â Ď?ÂŽÂ›Â‹Â?Â‰Â‹Â?ÂƒÇŽÇŻÂˆÂ‘Â”Â?ÂƒÂ–Â‹Â‘Â?ÇĄ Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â™ÂŠÂ‘ÂŽÂ‡Ď?ÂŽÂ‘Â…Â?ÂƒÂ†Â†Â•ÍšÍłÂ’Â‡Â”-Ââ€? Â…Â‡Â?Â–Â‡ÂšÂ–Â”ÂƒÂ–Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď?ÂŽÂ›Â‹Â?Â‰Â”ÂƒÂ?Â‰Â‡Ç¤ The Â lesson Â is Â when Â we Â have Â a Â sense Â of Â community Â and Â focus, Â we Â create Â trust Â and Â can Â help Â each Â other Â to Â achieve Â our Â goals.
Lesson 2. Â The Â Importance Â of Â Team Â Work Â and Â Synergy: Â When Â a Â goose Â falls Â out Â of Â formation, Â it Â suddenly Â feels Â the Â drag Â and Â Â”Â‡Â•Â‹Â•Â–ÂƒÂ?Â…Â‡Â‘ÂˆĎ?ÂŽÂ›Â‹Â?Â‰ÂƒÂŽÂ‘Â?Â‡Ç¤ Â– Â“Â—Â‹Â…Â?ÂŽÂ›Â?Â‘Â˜Â‡Â•Â„ÂƒÂ…Â?Â–Â‘Â–ÂƒÂ?Â‡ advantage Â of Â the Â lifting Â power Â of Â the Â birds Â in Â front. Â The Â les-Ââ€? son Â here Â is Â if Â we Â had Â as Â much Â sense Â as Â geese, Â we Â would Â stay Â in Â formation Â with Â those Â headed Â where Â we Â want Â to Â go. Â We Â are Â willing Â to Â accept Â their Â help Â and Â to Â give Â our Â help Â to Â others.
Lesson 3. Â The Â Importance Â of Â Sharing: Â ÂŠÂ‡Â?ÂƒÂ‰Â‘Â‘Â•Â‡Â–Â‹Â”Â‡Â•ÂˆÂ”Â‘Â?Ď?ÂŽÂ›Â‹Â?Â‰Â—Â’ front, Â it Â drops Â back Â into Â forma-Ââ€? Â–Â‹Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ?Â†ÂƒÂ?Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‰Â‘Â‘Â•Â‡Ď?ÂŽÂ‹Â‡Â•Â–Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡ point Â position. Â From Â this, Â we Â learn Â that Â it Â pays Â to Â take Â turns Â doing Â the Â hard Â tasks. Â We Â should Â respect Â and Â Â’Â”Â‘Â–Â‡Â…Â–Â‡ÂƒÂ…ÂŠÂ‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â”ÇŻÂ•Â—Â?Â‹Â“Â—Â‡Â•Â?Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ•ÇĄ capabilities, Â talents Â and Â resources.
Lesson 4. The Â Importance Â of Â Empa-Ââ€? thy Â and Â Understanding: Â When Â a Â goose Â gets Â sick, Â two Â geese Â drop Â out Â of Â formation Â and Â follow Â it Â down Â to Â the Â ground Â to Â help Â and Â protect Â it. Â To Â have Â the Â sense Â of Â geese, Â we Â will Â stand Â by Â each Â Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‹Â?Â†Â‹ÂˆĎ?Â‹Â…Â—ÂŽÂ–Â–Â‹Â?Â‡Â•ÇĄÂƒÂ•Â™Â‡ÂŽÂŽÂƒÂ• when Â we Â are Â strong. Lesson 5. Â The Â Importance Â of Â En-Ââ€? Â…Â‘Â—Â”ÂƒÂ‰Â‡Â?Â‡Â?Â–ÇŁ Â‡Â‡Â•Â‡Ď?ÂŽÂ›Â‹Â?Â‰Â‹Â? formation Â honk Â to Â encourage Â those Â up Â front Â to Â keep Â up Â with Â their Â speed. Â When Â we Â â€œhonkâ€? Â [read Â speak], Â we Â need Â to Â ensure Â that Â our Â honking Â is Â encouraging. Â In Â groups Â and Â teams, Â produc-Ââ€? tion Â is Â much Â greater Â where Â there Â is Â encouragement. Â Individual Â empowerment Â is Â the Â result Â of Â Â“Â—ÂƒÂŽÂ‹Â–Â›ÂŠÂ‘Â?Â?Â‹Â?Â‰Ç¨ Maybe Â those Â geese Â arenâ€™t Â so Â Â†Â—Â?Â„ÂƒÂˆÂ–Â‡Â”ÂƒÂŽÂŽÇĽÇ¨
Banks Â Recovery: Â‘Â?Â‡Â‡Â†Â–Â‘Â”Â‡ÂŽÂ‹Â?Â“Â—Â‹Â•ÂŠÂŠÂ‹Â•Â’Â‘Â•Â–ÇĄÂ”Ç¤ George Â W. Â Banks Â Jr. Â returns Â to Â work Â with Â a Â pep Â in Â his Â step Â after Â a Â leave-Ââ€? of-Ââ€?absence Â from Â Sept. Â 10 Â -Ââ€? Â Oct. Â 4. Â The Â Breast Â Cancer Â Drive: reason: Â Prostate Â cancer. Â A.W. Â Brownâ€™s Â Breast Â Cancer Â Drive Â Approaching Â his Â 3rd Â year Â at Â A.W. Â began Â September Â 2010 Â to Â kick Â off Â Brown Â F.L.A., Â Banks Â was Â diagnosed Â in Â National Â Breast Â Cancer Â Awareness Â July Â 2 010. Â Â Because Â of Â early Â detection, Â Month. Banks Â had Â the Â cancer Â removed. Â Â Recognized Â in Â October, Â the Â national Â With Â a Â 95-Ââ€?percent Â recovery Â rate, Â program Â celebrates Â 25 Â years Â of Â prog-Ââ€? Banks, Â Behavior Â Management Â ress. Interventionist, Â recommends Â men Â 45 Â Brownâ€™s Â committee Â headed Â by Â Jessie Â and Â older Â get Â checked Â every Â year. Newton, Â SPED Â Admin, Â and Â Adjuanita Â—Â”Â•Â–ÇĄÂ”Â‡ÇŚÂ…ÂƒÂ?Â’Â—Â•ÂˆĎ?Â‹Â…Â‡ÂƒÂ?ÂƒÂ‰Â‡Â”ÇĄÂ‹Â• â€œâ€Śespecially Â African Â Americans,â€? Â he Â designed Â to Â raise Â money Â for Â the Â Komen said. Â â€œIt Â is Â the Â second Â leading Â cause Â of Â Foundationâ€™s Â research Â and Â treatment Â of Â death Â for Â them.â€? breast Â cancer. Â Last Â year, Â the Â committee Â Â Â Â -ÂCisneros Â raised Â $1200. Â Newton Â said Â the Â commit-Ââ€? School Â Growth: tee Â has Â set Â a Â new Â goal Â of Â $1400, Â that Â The Â A.W. Â Brown Â Elementary Â cam-Ââ€? they Â intend Â to Â reach. Â Something Â special Â pus Â has Â added Â three Â new Â 6th Â grade Â to Â the Â program: Â a Â pink Â decorative Â sections. Â The Â classes: Â Math Â and Â blanket Â with Â signature Â pink Â ribbons. Â Science Â -Ââ€? Â Akia Â Smith, Â 6B; Â Language Â The Â same Â styled Â blanket Â and Â separate Â Arts Â and Â Social Â Studies, Â Darius Â Â‘Â?Â‡ÂˆÂ‘Â”Ç˛Â?ÂƒÂŽÂ‡Â•ÇłÂ™Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ„Â‡Â”ÂƒÂˆĎ?ÂŽÂ‡Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‹Â• month. Â â€œPink Â souvenir Â handbag Â sales, Â a Â Frasure, Â 6D; Â and Â Language Â Arts Â and Â pink Â dress-Ââ€?down Â day, Â and Â luncheon Â on Â Social Â Studies Â -Ââ€? Â Chejuana Â Martin, Â 6F. October Â 26, Â will Â also Â support Â the Â drive,â€? Â â€œAdding Â the Â sections Â shows Â sign Â Newton Â said. of Â expansion,â€? Â 6th Â grade Â Reading Â â€œThe Â drive, Â founded Â in Â 2005, Â was Â the Â teacher Â Twanna Â Mead Â said. Â â€œThe Â spawn Â of Â a Â breast Â cancer Â program Â at Â?Â‡Â™Â–Â‡ÂƒÂ…ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â•ÂƒÂ”Â‡Ď?Â‹Â–Â–Â‹Â?Â‰Â‹Â?Â“Â—Â‹Â–Â‡ Newtonâ€™s Â church,â€? Â Hurst Â said. Â â€œI Â jumped Â well Â and Â things Â are Â going on Â board, Â because Â I Â saw Â a Â need Â to Â in-Ââ€? ÂˆÂƒÂ?Â–ÂƒÂ•Â–Â‹Â…Ç¨Çł form Â the Â public Â and Â community Â about Â Â Â Â -ÂCisneros breast Â cancer,â€? Â Hurst Â added. Food Â Deposits: Donations Â are Â accepted Â at Â both Â the Â For Â two Â years, Â A.W. Â Brown Â F.L.A Â elementary Â and Â Pre-Ââ€?K Â campuses. Â The Â has Â been Â recognized Â for Â donat-Ââ€? last Â day Â of Â the Â drive Â for Â our Â district Â is Â ing Â the Â most Â food Â to Â the Â North Â October Â 29. Â Â Â -ÂCisneros Texas Â Food Â Bank. Â After Â raising Â over Â 4,000 Â pounds Â of Â food Â last Â year, Â itâ€™s Â planned Â to Â raise Â 4,500 Â pounds Â this Â season. Â -ÂCisneros Â Â Â
Paula Â Brown, Â Principal by: Â robertWHITE
Campus Additions: The Â Elementary Â Campus Â will Â soon Â Â‰Â‡Â–ÂƒÂ?Â‡ÇŚÂ‹Â„Â”ÂƒÂ”Â›Ç¨ÂŠÂ‡ÂŽÂ‹Â„Â”ÂƒÂ”Â›ÇĄÂˆÂ—ÂŽÂŽÂ‘Âˆ iPads, Â Appleâ€™s Â latest Â mini-Ââ€?computer Â device, Â will Â â€œaccommodate Â a Â full Â classroom,â€? Â Benjamin Â Solomon Â Dis-Ââ€? trict Â Technology Â Director Â said. Â â€œWe Â do Â not Â have Â space Â for Â a Â [traditional] Â library,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œ[So] Â the Â iPadâ€™s Â will Â Â„Â‡Ď?Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ‡Â†Â™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÇŚÂ„Â‘Â‘Â?Â•ÂŽÂ‹Â?Â‡ÂŠÂƒÂ”ÂŽÂ‘Â–Â–Â‡ÇŻÂ• Web Â and Â Encyclopedias.â€? Â Â -ÂCisneros Have Â you Â looked Â down Â lately? Â Out Â with Â the Â old Â â€œGreen Â Mileâ€? Â of Â carpet, Â in Â with Â the Â washable Â red Â and Â yel-Ââ€? ÂŽÂ‘Â™Ď?ÂŽÂ‘Â‘Â”Â‹Â?Â‰Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ–Â™ÂƒÂ•Â’Â—Â–Â‹Â?Â‘Â˜Â‡Â”Â–ÂŠÂ‡ summer. Â Children, Â follow Â the Â yellow Â ÇŽÂƒÂ?Â†Â”Â‡Â†ÇŻÂ„Â”Â‹Â…Â?Â”Â‘ÂƒÂ†ÇĄÂ™Â‡ÇŻÂŽÂŽÂ„Â‡Â”Â‹Â‰ÂŠÂ– Â„Â‡ÂŠÂ‹Â?Â†Â›ÂƒÇŻÇ¨ Â Â -ÂCisneros
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Golden Sigmas step in Hollywood competition. As the group of six boys entered Disney’s “Hollywood Studios” for the “Disney Step Classic,” they wondered if they were in the right place. Seem-‐ ingly the youngest in the competi-‐ tion, they noticed very few steppers looked like them – elementary-‐aged and a tad shorter. “Stand there and look good,” Step Director William Holmes teaches his team. “You have to focus.” Holmes’ group was on a mission Ǯǯ actually was. So they let their feet do the talking. Ǯͳͻǯ group would hopefully add to their reputation of being one of the elite elementary step teams in the Dallas area. So, The Golden Eagle step team gladly accepted Or-‐ lando, Florida as their new stomping ground. The third annual com-‐ petition judged by the National Step Team Alliance was an all-‐day event on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. The team began their 10-‐minute show dressed in red tuxedos and black capes. After announcing the Ǯ ǯ gothic and opera-‐styled tune, “The “Phantom of the Opera” the boys began to step. Their capes swung and feet tapped in four steps that were complicated but synergized, Holmes said. As part of the routine, the team used canes Ǯǯ Ǥ a blindfolded step routine and trib-‐ ute to Greek fraternities and sorori-‐ ties, the Golden Sigmas took 12th place. Out of the 29 competitors, The Golden Sigmas were the only team from Dallas. I told them up front “to have made it this far, they had to be good,” Holmes
Students volunteer for Heroes Community Service Project
Golden Sigmas pose at Florida step competition. said. “They are the best of the best.” Infused with three alumni mem-‐ bers, the team received an engraved Ǯ ǯ Ǯ ǯ-‐ mance. Nicolas, 6F, said he wasn’t afraid on stage during the competition. Satis-‐ ϐ with “something,” he said the steps were easy to learn. “You know how you’re working and having fun at your job -‐ It’s kinda like that,” he said. “I know we did our best. I wasn’t nervous.” “We were close to the only elemen-‐ tary group competing,” said Holmes, who also teaches Kindergarten. “We did see another group that had elementary students competing, but they still looked older.” Holmes founded The Golden Sigmas in 2005 to provide a goal-‐oriented alternative to those not athletically inclined. He said although some bal-‐ ance both sports and stepping, his team has no problem being enter-‐ taining during step performances. He said they step past elementary level and are often asked by show sponsors to compete at middle school levels. Under its new name, The Golden Sigma Mini Fraternity, the team now has over 35 members. “We have a level of respect in the stepping community,” he said. “[Our competitors say] uh, oh here they come. We have that swag about our-‐ selves.”
“We have a level of respect in the stepping community,”
In an instant everyone began to scatter. With screams to follow, the volunteers saw something furry, tan, and wide-‐eyed. Attempting to re-‐lo-‐ cate him using a tractor, the children watched from a distance. This animal had interrupted the assembly line rotation the volunteers had created, while clearing a 40-‐foot brush pile at the Hamilton Park Urban Tree farm in North Dallas. This possum, was the surprise of the H.E.R.O.E.S. commu-‐ nity service project where some 5th and 6th grade students volunteered. The students receive one daily grade for participation. The Hamilton Tree Farm is a non-‐ ϐ which are used to beautify the city of Dallas. The farm allows volunteers to assist with their efforts just as Brown students, parents and staff did from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010.
Marc Morrow, ESL & Character Education Instructor and H.E.R.O.E.S. Community Service Program Co-‐ ordinator. Morrow launched the H.E.R.O.E.S program in 2008. Morrow looks for projects that are not dan-‐ gerous, that are age-‐appropriate and easily accomplishable on a Saturday Ǥϐ students to complete in a school year. “They can create their own kinds of community projects,” he said. “I truly believe we’ll be on the map one day ǦϐǤǳ Devonte, 5D, who was a volunteer said he was educated on how to build ǮǯǤ hopes to build houses for his family and this was his start. Devonte said, “God will bless you” when you do community service. Floyd Williams, ISS teacher, said he agrees the students received “a little botanical know-‐how” at the tree Ǥ show God that you care about the earth, Williams said.
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92-year-old, Casey Jones reads “Grandma’s Biscuits”
The Chosen Few
The process to elect the new 6th grade council members commenced on October 4. By: angelaCISNEROS The 6th grade student council has been chosen. The criteria included having at least an 85-‐percent grade point average and good behavioral standing. The candidates were given an opportunity to give a speech to showcase their leadership skills. “Be-‐ ing a good role model is a must,” said Twanna Mead, 6th grade Reading
Teacher and student council advisor. Once approved for selection, students could start their campaigns. Students were not able to use any form of food for campaigns. Some resorted to ǡǮ -‐ ing,’ and making elaborate posters -‐ which were posted in the 6th grade hall for viewing. Ballots were cast at the October 6 election. ϐ ϐ ͳͳǤ council plans to host a food drive, campus clean up, Pasta for Pennies-‐ to support leukemia and lymphoma research, toiletry delivery to a local nursing home and a visit to City Hall in Dallas, TX.
Casey Jones wakes up every morn-‐ ing ready to go to one particular place. Geared up to play Bingo, exer-‐ cise, and hang with people his age, Jones is comfortable with his daily routine of going to the Desoto Civic Center. At the age of 92, he still likes to get out. On the morning of Sept. 9, his plans would change. Jones walked into the Pre-‐Kindergarten campus expecting to be honored on National Grandpar-‐ ents’ Day 2010, but unbeknownst to him, he was asked to read to the class of 25 students. His daughter-‐in-‐law, Debora Jones, put him up to it. Jones gladly accepted, even cracking a joke or two as he read “Grandma’s Bis-‐ cuits.” The annual program at the Pre-‐K campus honors grandparents for their contributions over the years. Pre-‐K teachers design individual pro-‐ grams that include painting, poems
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At the farm, Williams and crew emptied old tree canisters, recycled salvageable trees, created a com-‐ post pile, and discarded debris. “There were smiles on faces and joy in [the] people’s hearts,” he said. Speaking of smiles, Williams said seeing the students’ reaction to the possum was good fun. “We all had a big laugh after the whole spectacle ended.”
Volunteers watch as tractor attempts to re-locate possum.
6th Grade Student Council: Jissel Melendez- President Maiya Murphy- Vice President Tremayne Bell- Treasure Reagan Leslie- Secretary Parliamentarian- Ariyan Williams
Other Council Members: Isura Adedokun Keyasia Hamilton JaLyric Jacobs Jada Johnson Alexia Larzeia Caitlin Lawrence Davier Ross Sean Smith Summer Waters
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Assembling to Assemble, the Stage that Brown Built By: Â angelaCISNEROS A.W. Brown F.L.A is in-midst of constructing new auditorium on elementary campus.
A.W. Â Brown Â F.L.A Â is Â in-Ââ€?midst Â of Â constructing Â a Â new Â audi-Ââ€? torium Â on Â the Â elementary Â campus. Â This Â new Â auditorium Â will Â change Â the Â way Â AWBFLA Â conducts Â ceremonies Â and Â the Â way Â the Â audience Â views Â them. Â As Â apart Â of Â phase Â four Â of Â a Â multi-Ââ€?phase Â renovation Â project Â for Â AWBFLA, Â guest Â will Â be Â wel-Ââ€? comed Â with Â intricate Â murals Â and Â a Â â€œcalming Â zoneâ€? Â (i.e., Â the Â lobby). Â The Â one-Ââ€?story Â audito-Ââ€? Â”Â‹Â—Â?Â‹Â•Â‡ÂšÂ’Â‡Â…Â–Â‡Â†Â–Â‘Â„Â‡Ď?Â‹Â?Â‹Â•ÂŠÂ‡Â† Spring Â 2011 Â -Ââ€? Â just Â in Â time Â for Â campus Â graduations. Â Benjamin Â Solomon, Â District Â Tech-Ââ€? nology Â Director Â said Â heâ€™s Â looking Â forward Â to Â the Â state Â of Â the Â art Â sound Â system, Â that Â will Â be Â â€œbetter Â than Â BOSEâ€?, Â high-Ââ€?performing Â audio Â prod-Ââ€? ucts. Â With Â electronic Â theatre Â lighting, Â tech Â support Â can Â provide Â support Â from Â an Â audience Â seat. Ç˛Â‡Â”ÂˆÂ‘Â”Â?ÂƒÂ?Â…Â‡Â•ÂƒÂ?Â†Â‡Â“Â—Â‹Â’Â?Â‡Â?Â–Â™Â‹ÂŽÂŽ be Â easier Â to Â manage,â€? Â Solomon Â said. Â â€œI Â could Â be Â an Â usher Â and Â sit Â in Â the Â au-Ââ€? dience Â -Ââ€? Â and Â control Â the Â sound, Â lights Â and Â the Â mixing Â pad Â with Â an Â iPad.â€? Â
ing Â Manager Â said Â we Â rented Â close Â to Â 200 Â chairs Â last Â year Â for Â award Â ceremonies Â â€“ Â and Â of Â course Â â€“ Â set Â them Â out. Â ÂŠÂƒÂ‹Â”Â•ÂŽÂ‹Â?Â‡Â†ÂƒÂŽÂ‘Â?Â‰Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď?ÂŽÂ‘Â‘Â” and Â bleachers Â were Â the Â seating Â choices. Â In Â previous Â years, Â maintenance Â has Â laid Â gigantic Â tarps Â to Â cover Â the Â Â‰Â›Â?Ď?ÂŽÂ‘Â‘Â”ÂƒÂ?Â†Â•Â‡Â–Â—Â’ÂƒÍ´Ç¤Íˇ foot-Ââ€?tall Â stage Â in Â 2009. Mitchell Â said Â this Â wasnâ€™t Â ÂŠÂƒÂ”Â†Â…Â‘Â?Â’ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â†Â–Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â– Step Â Explosion Â the Â school Â Early Â phase Â of Â construction Â hosted, Â where Â we Â had Â to Â by:robertWHITE Â…ÂŽÂ‡ÂƒÂ?Â—Â’Â…ÂƒÂ?Â‡Â•Â’ÂŽÂƒÂ–Â–Â‡Â”Â‡Â†Â‘Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď?ÂŽÂ‘Â‘Â” Â‘ÂŽÂ‘Â?Â‘Â?Â…ÂƒÂ?Â‰Â‡Â–Â“Â—Â‹Â–Â‡Â…Â‘Â?ÂˆÂ›Â‹Â?ÂƒÂ?Â› by Â guest Â clowns. Â There Â was Â a Â team Â of Â steppers Â one Â of Â the Â 1,400 Â plus Â seats Â in Â the Â dressed Â up Â as Â clowns Â that Â had Â real Â audience Â too. Â Using Â a Â rear Â projec-Ââ€? cake Â as Â a Â part Â of Â their Â performance. Â tor Â behind Â the Â stage, Â Solomon Â and Â attendees Â will Â be Â able Â to Â view Â custom Â Ç˛ÂŠÂ‡Ď?ÂŽÂ‘Â‘Â”Â•Â‹Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â‰Â›Â?ÂŠÂƒÂ†ÂŒÂ—Â•Â– backdrops Â for Â ceremonies Â and Â other Â been Â redone Â with Â four Â layers Â of Â wax,â€? Â Mitchell Â said. events Â the Â school Â will Â host. Great Â thing, Â the Â new Â auditorium Â Dating Â a Â few Â years Â back, Â the Â gym Â Ď?ÂŽÂ‘Â‘Â”Â’Â”Â‘Â˜Â‹Â†Â‡Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â’Â”Â‡Â?Â‹Â—Â?Â•Â‡ÂƒÂ–Â•Â‘Âˆ will Â support Â a Â 4-Ââ€?foot Â stage, Â where Â viewers Â can Â easily Â see Â a Â cake Â throw-Ââ€? the Â house. Â Dating Â a Â few Â years Â for-Ââ€? ward, Â cushioned Â stadium-Ââ€?style Â seats Â ing Â routine, Â should Â clowns Â reappear. will Â be Â the Â reward Â of Â true Â humility. Patrick Â Mitchell, Â Assistant Â Build-Ââ€?
â€œWhat do you think about the new auditorium?â€?
Trevor, Â 4C Kortnei, Â 4C â€œIt Â will Â be Â good Â that Â we Â have Â â€œI Â think Â it Â is Â good Â to Â have Â one,â€? Â he Â said Â excitedly. Â â€œClasses Â one,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œIf Â we Â do Â a Â could Â go Â in Â there Â for Â fun Â Fri-Â play Â or Â assembly, Â we Â will Â have Â a Â better Â place Â to Â do Â it.â€? days.â€? Jasmyne, Â 3D â€œI Â love Â it, Â because Â it Â is Â go-Â ing Â to Â be Â fun Â and Â exciting Â to Â perform Â in Â there!â€?
Journee, Â 3F â€œI Â think Â itâ€™s Â going Â to Â be Â re-Â ally Â fun,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œA Â special Â place, Â because Â more Â family-Â will Â be Â able Â to Â come.â€?
Aliyah, Â 3C â€œThere Â will Â be Â great Â things Â that Â happen Â there!â€?
Devon, Â 4A â€œI Â think Â itâ€™s Â going Â to Â be Â nice Â and Â itâ€™s Â going Â to Â be Â fun,â€? Â he Â said Â anxiously. Â â€œWe Â will Â get Â to Â have Â plays, Â assemblies, Â and Â graduations Â there Â instead Â the Â gym!â€? Kyla, Â 4D â€œI Â think Â that Â it Â is Â going Â to Â be Â a Â big Â deal Â for Â the Â school,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œIt Â shows Â us Â moving Â to-Â ward Â bigger Â things.â€?
Lâ€™Tosha, Â 4A I Â think Â it Â is Â going Â to Â be Â really Â great,â€? Â she Â said Â with Â excitement. Â â€œWhen Â we Â have Â assemblies Â now, Â we Â can Â go Â over Â there Â instead Â of Â in Â the Â gym!â€? London, Â 3E â€œI Â like Â it, Â because Â more Â people Â will Â be Â staring Â at Â us.â€?
Pg. 6 The multiple construction developments that have taken place at A.W. Brown are actually a part of a multi-phase project. The phases areâ€Ś Phase Â 1-Ââ€? Â Where Â the Â administratorsâ€™ Â Â‘ÂˆĎ?Â‹Â…Â‡Â•ÂƒÂ”Â‡ÂŽÂ‘Â…ÂƒÂ–Â‡Â†ÇĄÂ†Â‘Â™Â?Â–Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď?Â‹Â”Â•Â– set Â of Â double Â doors, Â is Â where Â Pre-Ââ€?K Â classes Â used Â to Â be Â held. Â Pre-Ââ€?K Â now Â has Â their Â own Â building Â on Â the Â corner Â of Â Camp Â Wisdom Â and Â Westmoreland Â streets. Phase Â 2-Â Â The Â connecting Â hallway Â Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ–Â…Â‘Â?Â’ÂŽÂ‡Â–Â‡Â•Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ç˛Â•Â“Â—ÂƒÂ”Â‡ÇłÂˆÂ‘Â”Â?ÂƒÂ–Â‘Âˆ the Â elementary Â campus, Â the Â gym Â and Â campus Â parking Â lot. Â Phase Â 3-Ââ€? Â The Â 5th Â and Â 6th Â grade Â wing Â of Â the Â elementary Â campus Â and Â Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÂƒÂŽÂ‡Â”Â‹Â—Â?ÂƒÂ†Â†Â‡Â†Ç¤ Phase Â 4-Ââ€? Â The Â construction Â of Â the Â new Â auditorium. Phase Â 5-Ââ€? Â A.W. Â Brown Â plans Â to Â add Â a Â parking Â lot Â to Â the Â south Â of Â building. Phase Â 6 Â â€“ Â With Â the Â recent Â pur-Ââ€? chase Â of Â 110 Â acres Â of Â land Â in Â Duncanville,we Â wonder Â what Â this Â phase Â will Â be...
The auditorium will include: t 1,400 Â plus Â cushioned Â seats Â that Â have Â been Â handpicked Â and Â tested Â by Â campus Â administrators t Two Â dressing Â rooms Â for Â prepping Â and Â planning Â t Flat Â screen Â television Â sets Â throughout Â the Â facility t Sound Â system Â including Â 18-Ââ€?inch Â sub-Ââ€? woofers t Rear Â projector Â controlled Â by Â an Â Alan Â and Â Heath Â digital Â mixing Â pad t The Â facility Â will Â have Â a Â 4-Ââ€?foot Â stage t All Â of Â this Â provided Â with Â the Â help Â of Â Ed Â Cummings Â and Â Associates
â€œWhat are the benefits of the A.W. Brown Health, Math, and Literacy (Reading) Fairs?â€?
How Do You Feel About School Uniforms?
Dennis, Â 5B â€œThe Â math Â fair Â helps Â you Â learn Â about Â different Â ways Â to Â use Â numbers,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œThe Â health Â fair Â helps Â you Â to Â learn Â how Â to Â eat Â and Â drink Â nutritious Â things. Â The Â reading Â fair Â encourages Â students Â to Â read Â more.â€?
From the voice of students...
By: Â Felecity, Â 4E I Â think Â school Â uniforms Â are Â appro-Ââ€? priate Â for Â school. Â If Â we Â wear Â clothes Â that Â look Â raggedy, Â then Â people Â will Â think Â our Â school Â is Â horrible. Â Parents Â might Â take Â their Â kids Â out Â and Â take Â them Â to Â another Â school. Â Some Â kids Â wonâ€™t Â have Â their Â friends Â there Â to Â play Â with. Â If Â we Â wear Â school Â uniforms Â weâ€™ll Â be Â alright. Also, Â uniforms Â are Â nice Â to Â wear, Â because Â they Â have Â the Â United Â States Â Ď?ÂŽÂƒÂ‰Â…Â‘ÂŽÂ‘Â”ÂƒÂ?Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď?ÂŽÂƒÂ‰Â…Â‘ÂŽÂ‘Â”Â‘Â? them. Â Yellow Â is Â the Â color Â of Â the Â sun, Â so Â it Â is Â like Â we Â are Â the Â shining Â stars. Â Thatâ€™s Â why Â I Â think Â it Â is Â nice Â to Â wear Â school Â uniforms, Â instead Â of Â regular Â clothes. School Â uniforms Â are Â easy Â to Â pick Â out Â instead Â of Â casual Â clothes Â everyday. Â We Â might Â be Â wearing Â the Â same Â thing Â over Â and Â over Â again, Â but Â thatâ€™s Â ok. Â At Â least, Â we Â wonâ€™t Â be Â messing Â up Â our Â room Â looking Â for Â casual Â clothes. Â Weâ€™d Â have Â to Â clean Â our Â room Â after Â school Â everyday. Another Â reason Â I Â like Â school Â uni-Ââ€? forms Â is Â because Â they Â show Â owner-Ââ€? ship Â and Â leadership, Â that Â makes Â students Â and Â the Â staff Â look Â like Â a Â great Â school. Â School Â uniforms Â show Â Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ–Â™Â‡ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â—Â?Â‹Ď?Â‹Â‡Â†ÂƒÂ?Â†ÂƒÂ”Â‡ÂƒÂ•Â…ÂŠÂ‘Â‘ÂŽ that Â follows Â the Â seven Â habits. School Â uniforms Â are Â also Â more Â in-Ââ€? expensive Â than Â casual Â clothes. Â When Â our Â parents Â buy Â us Â clothes, Â they Â donâ€™t Â have Â to Â be Â all Â fancy Â -Ââ€? Â youâ€™re Â really Â not Â coming Â to Â school Â to Â show Â off. Â I Â know Â my Â mom Â doesnâ€™t Â want Â to Â pay Â Ď?Â‹ÂˆÂ–Â›Â†Â‘ÂŽÂŽÂƒÂ”Â•ÂˆÂ‘Â”ÂƒÂ?Â‘Â—Â–Ď?Â‹Â–ÂˆÂ‘Â”ÂŒÂ—Â•Â–Â?Â‡Ç¤ That Â is Â why Â I Â will Â always Â like Â school Â uniforms.
By: Â Jeilan Â Haynes, Â 6th Â grade Â from Â a Â Dallas Â Charter Â School, Â likes Â school Â uniforms: Well Â I Â know Â teachers Â like Â uniforms, Â because Â we Â donâ€™t Â sag. Â We Â look Â good Â in Â a Â person Â should Â someone Â higher Â than Â the Â principal Â come Â to Â the Â school Â to Â see Â what Â we Â look Â like Â and Â what Â the Â teachers Â are Â teaching Â us. Â What Â the Â studentâ€™s Â like Â about Â the Â uniforms? Â Well Â I Â think Â itâ€™s Â because Â they Â look Â at Â department Â store Â sales Â and Â say Â that Â they Â look Â good. Â What Â do Â the Â principals Â like Â about Â the Â uniforms? Â Well Â to Â make Â the Â teachers, Â the Â students, Â and Â the Â school Â look Â good Â -Ââ€? Â of Â course. By: Â Azarias Â Haynes, Â 4th Â grade Â from Â DISD, Â dislikes Â school Â uniforms: I Â dislike Â school Â uniforms Â because Â they Â make Â everybody Â look Â bad. Â Sometimes Â they Â make Â me Â and Â my Â friends Â uncomfortable Â at Â school. Â I Â feel Â like Â wearing Â my Â own Â clothes, Â because Â I Â look Â better. Â Plus, Â we Â only Â get Â two Â days Â to Â wear Â what Â ever Â we Â want Â at Â school. Â And Â I Â think Â it Â is Â unfair Â for Â the Â kids. Submit Â opinion Â articles/ideas Â to Â firstname.lastname@example.org
Bj Knows... About the Lovely Ladyz Step Team. He talks to Winfred Dalcour, advisor and 3rd grade teacher. In Â November Â is Â the Â next Â perfor-Â mance. They Â get Â taught Â to Â step. There Â are Â 15 Â girls Â on Â the Â team. They Â go Â where Â they Â supposed Â to Â [when Â performing] They Â practice Â Tuesday Â and Â Thurs-Â day Â 5:00 Â p.m. Â to Â 6:00 Â p.m. Â & Â Mon-Â day Â and Â Friday Â 4:00 Â p.m. Â â€“ Â 6:00 Â p.m.
BJ Knows... About the Dairy Farm at the <M`I[;\I\M.IQZ0Q[KTI[[_MV\\W the farm on October 12, 2010. Milk Â starts Â out Â hot. Thereâ€™s Â a Â machine Â that Â makes Â the Â milk Â cold. The Â girl Â cows Â are Â called Â cows Â and Â the Â male Â cows Â are Â called Â bulls. Cows Â only Â make Â white Â milk. The Â farm Â was Â blue Â and Â white.
â€œWhat do you think about school lunches?â€? Tajon, Â Pre-Ââ€?K Â 3E Ç˛Â•Ç¤Â‘Â„Â‡Â”Â•Â‘Â?ÇŻÂ•Â…ÂŽÂƒÂ•Â•ÂŽÂ‹Â?Â‡Â•Â•Â…ÂŠÂ‘Â‘ÂŽÂŽÂ—Â?Â…ÂŠÇ¨Çł Â‹Â…Â–Â‘Â”Â‹ÂƒÇĄ â€œGood, Â the Â lunch Â is Â good Â and Â I Â eat Â it.â€? Nadia, Â KB â€œItâ€™s Â good Â and Â itâ€™s Â healthy,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œAnd Â if Â we Â eat Â all Â our Â food Â we Â get Â ice Â cream, Â if Â we Â pay Â for Â it.â€?
Katie, Â 1B â€œIt Â tastes Â kind Â of Â yummy,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œThey Â make Â good Â food Â and Â breakfast Â in Â the Â morning, Â with Â good Â milk Â and Â good Â or-Ââ€? ange Â juice.â€? Tamia, Â 2C â€œI Â like Â all Â the Â milk,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œEverything Â looks Â good.â€?
Aaron, Â 5B Ç˛ Â–ÂŠÂ‹Â?Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â„Â‡Â?Â‡Ď?Â‹Â–Â•ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â–Â‘ÂŠÂ‡ÂŽÂ’ people Â learn Â more Â about Â math Â and Â to Â follow Â steps Â in Â a Â fun Â way,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œItâ€™s Â for Â your Â brain Â and Â to Â help Â pass Â the Â TAKS. Â It Â encourages Â to Â doall Â the Â work Â without Â any Â help, Â in Â addition Â to Â Â™Â‹Â?Â?Â‹Â?Â‰ÂƒÂŽÂ‘Â–Â‘ÂˆÂ’Â”Â‹ÂœÂ‡Â•Ç¨Çł Camâ€™ron, Â 5E â€œMath Â Fair Â is Â to Â teach Â kids Â to Â add, Â multiply, Â subtract, Â and Â divide,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œHelps Â develop Â our Â minds Â and Â make Â better Â choice Â so Â you Â can Â have Â a Â healthier Â body. Â The Â reading Â fair Â en-Ââ€? courages Â us Â to Â read Â more Â books Â and Â helps Â our Â development.â€? Colbi, Â 6C â€œTo Â make Â math Â more Â fun Â for Â some Â students Â and Â to Â help Â them Â better Â understand Â it,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œThe Â health Â part Â helps Â them Â learn Â more Â informa-Ââ€? tion Â about Â health Â to Â help Â them Â take Â care Â of Â their Â bodies.â€? Rikeisha, Â 6D Ç˛ Â–ÂŠÂ‹Â?Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â„Â‡Â?Â‡Ď?Â‹Â–Â•ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â–Â‘ÂŠÂ‡ÂŽÂ’Â?Â‹Â†Â• Â—Â?Â†Â‡Â”Â•Â–ÂƒÂ?Â†Â?ÂƒÂ–ÂŠÇ¤ÇłÂ•ÂŠÂ‡Â•ÂƒÂ‹Â†Â“Â—Â‹Â…Â?ÂŽÂ›Ç¤Ç˛ think Â it Â is Â a Â great Â opportunity Â to Â get Â out Â and Â play Â and Â release Â your Â feel-Ââ€? Â‹Â?Â‰Â•ÂƒÂ„Â‘Â—Â–Â?ÂƒÂ–ÂŠÇ¨Çł Tremayne, Â 6D Ç˛ Â–ÂŠÂ‹Â?Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â„Â‡Â?Â‡Ď?Â‹Â–Â•ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â–Â‘Â„Â”Â‹Â?Â‰ families Â out Â to Â have Â fun Â and Â get Â a Â bet-Ââ€? ter Â learning Â experience Â for Â math,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œPeople Â can Â focus Â more Â on Â their Â health.â€? Tiara, Â 6F Ç˛ÂŠÂ‡Â„Â‡Â?Â‡Ď?Â‹Â–Â•ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â–Â‘ÂŠÂƒÂ˜Â‡ÂƒÂ?Â‘Â’Â’Â‘Â”Â–Â—-Ââ€? nity Â to Â achieve Â more Â understanding Â and Â set Â new Â goals.â€?
From Apples to Alligators By: Â ishaGAINES
By: Â MyrondaSOWELL
Pre-K 4 Class opts for a differnt tradition. Sitting Â in Â a Â row Â of Â three, Â the Â eager Â students Â awaited Â a Â thou-Ââ€? sand-Ââ€?pound Â animal Â to Â jump Â out Â of Â the Â plastic Â bag. Â Some Â cried, Â some Â politely Â said Â â€œno,â€? Â and Â others Â sat Â curiously Â with Â wide Â eyes. To Â their Â surprise, Â it Â came Â in Â ed-Ââ€? ible Â bits. Â Now, Â some Â couldnâ€™t Â stop Â ÂŽÂ‹Â…Â?Â‹Â?Â‰Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â‹Â”ÍśÇŚÂ›Â‡ÂƒÂ”ÇŚÂ‘ÂŽÂ†Ď?Â‹Â?Â‰Â‡Â”Â–Â‹Â’Â•Ç¤ At Â 11:00 Â a.m. Â on Â Thursday, Â Sept. Â 23, Â 2010, Â the Â Pre-Ââ€?K Â 4I Â satellite Â classroom Â located Â in Â the Â Concord Â Learning Â Center, Â tasted Â alligator Â as Â a Â part Â of Â a Â science Â and Â literacy Â lesson. Â After Â the Â lesson, Â the Â stu-Ââ€? dents Â graphed Â how Â the Â alligator Â tasted. Some Â said Â it Â tasted Â like Â chicken, Â ÂƒÂˆÂ‡Â™Â•ÂƒÂ‹Â†Ď?Â‹Â•ÂŠÇĄÂƒÂ?Â†Â‘Â?Â‡Â•ÂŠÂ‘Â—Â–Â‡Â† apple Â dippers Â and Â French Â fries. The Â alligator Â tasting Â was Â the Â idea Â of Â the Â Concord Â Learning Â Center Â
Director, Â Shenikwa Â Cager. Â Helping Â the Â students Â to Â associate Â the Â letter Â A Â with Â alligator, Â Cager Â insisted Â the Â students Â try Â the Â new Â recipe Â at Â â€œPappadeaux Â Seafood Â Kitchen.â€? Â ÂƒÂ‰Â‡Â”Â‡Â˜Â‡Â?Â•Â—Â’Â’ÂŽÂ‹Â‡Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â‰ÂƒÂ–Â‘Â”Ç¨ After Â a Â few Â snapshots Â of Â greased Â lips Â and Â chomping Â teeth, Â there Â came Â the Â student-Ââ€?lead Â motiva-Ââ€? Â–Â‹Â‘Â?ÂƒÂŽÂ•Â’Â‡Â‡Â…ÂŠÂ‡Â•ÂˆÂ‘Â”ÇŽÂˆÂ”Â‹Â‡Â?Â†Â•ÇŻÂ?Â‘Â– wanting Â a Â taste. Â†ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‹Â?Â‰Â–Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡Â“Â—Â‡Â•Â–ÇĄÂƒÂ‹ÂŽÂƒÂŠÇĄ a Â Pre-Ââ€?K Â 4I Â student, Â secretly Â ap-Ââ€? proached Â her Â teacher Â to Â say Â that Â she Â thought Â a Â real Â alligator Â would Â pop Â out Â of Â the Â plastic Â bag. Â â€œI Â thought Â it Â was Â going Â to Â eat Â me,â€? Â she Â said Â after Â settling Â down. So Â while Â her Â friends Â were Â not Â Â™ÂƒÂ–Â…ÂŠÂ‹Â?Â‰ÇĄÂ•ÂŠÂ‡Â–Â‘Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ“Â—Â‹Â…Â?Â„Â‹Â–Â‡ of Â the Â alligator. Â Then Â she Â did Â the Â unthinkableâ€Ś Â â€œCan Â I Â have Â another Â
piece?â€? Â she Â whispered. â€œYou Â sure Â can,â€œ Â her Â teacher Â said Â proudly. Parent Â Jody Â Darden Â Sr. Â said Â he Â takes Â his Â family Â for Â Cajun Â food Â fre-Ââ€? Â“Â—Â‡Â?Â–ÂŽÂ›Ç¤Â‹Â•ÍśÇŚÂ›Â‡ÂƒÂ”ÇŚÂ‘ÂŽÂ†Â•Â‘Â?ÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ‘ tasted Â the Â alligator, Â has Â also Â tasted Â octopus Â and Â lobster. Â Darden Â said Â different Â foods Â involve Â different Â cultures. Â Itâ€™s Â good Â to Â take Â them, Â â€œso Â theyâ€™ll Â know Â what Â they Â donâ€™t Â like,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œDonâ€™t Â judge Â before Â you Â try Â it,â€? Â he Â tells Â Iâ€™sha Â Gaines, Â the Â Pre-Ââ€?K Â 4I Â Concord Â Teacher. Â â€œTheyâ€™ll Â be Â open-Ââ€?minded Â about Â different Â foods Â and Â cultures.â€? Being Â open-Ââ€?minded Â is Â a Â trait Â Gaines Â tries Â to Â instill Â into Â all Â of Â her Â Â•Â–Â—Â†Â‡Â?Â–Â•ÇĄÂ„Â—Â–Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď?Â‹Â?Â‰Â‡Â”ÂŽÂ‹Â…Â?Â‹Â?Â‰ÇĽ she Â said Â sheâ€™ll Â leave Â that Â to Â the Â children.
Q ues ti on & A nsw er with Â Rev. Â Armond Â Brown lets talk about baseball... Q: Â When Â did Â the Â program Â start? A: Â ÂƒÂ•Â–Â›Â‡ÂƒÂ”Â™ÂƒÂ•Â‘Â—Â”Ď”Â‹Â”Â•Â–Â›Â‡ÂƒÂ”Â’ÂƒÂ”Â–Â‹Â…Â‹-Â
Q: Â When Â does Â the Â league Â begin? A: Â The Â spring Â league Â begins Â in Â late Â March Â and Â ends Â in Â early Â June.
pating Â in Â the Â southern Â division Â of Â the Â DALLAS Â LITTLE Â LEAGUE Â BASEBALL Â program. Â We Â entered Â 2 Â teams Â -Â Â (1) Â 10 Â & Â under Â and Â (2) Â 12 Â & Â under. Â Both Â Â–Â‡ÂƒÂ?Â•Ď”Â‹Â?Â‹Â•ÂŠÂ‡Â†ÂƒÂ–Â‘Â”ÂƒÂ„Â‘Â˜Â‡Ç¤ÍťÍśÍś
Q:What Â are Â the Â team Â goals? A:The Â team Â goal Â is Â to Â win Â the Â division, Â capture Â the Â league Â crown, Â qualify Â for Â the Â nationals Â and Â travel Â to Â Japan Â to Â compete Â against Â the Â Japanese.
Q:How Â many Â members Â on Â the Â team? Â
Q:Is Â the Â team Â co-Âed? Â A:The Â baseball Â program Â is Â for Â boys Â only, Â but Â we Â plan Â to Â initiate Â a Â girls' Â softball Â program Â in Â the Â fall Â of Â 2011.
A: Â We Â had Â a Â combined Â total Â of Â 27 Â players. Â The Â players Â carried Â over Â from Â last Â year's Â teams Â are Â currently Â Â‰Â‘Â‹Â?Â‰Â–ÂŠÂ”Â‘Â—Â‰ÂŠÂƒÂ?Â‹Â?Â–Â‡Â?Â•Â‹Â˜Â‡ÇĄÍˇÍťÂ™Â‡Â‡Â? strength Â and Â conditioning Â course Â Â—Â?Â†Â‡Â”Ď”Â‹Â–Â?Â‡Â•Â•Â–Â”ÂƒÂ‹Â?Â‹Â?Â‰Â‰Â—Â”Â—ÇĄÂƒÂ˜Â‹Â† Ghaazee. Â Mr. Â Ghaazee Â trains Â many Â of Â our Â local Â professional Â athletes.
Q:Who Â are Â the Â coaches? A:The Â team Â is Â coached Â by Â myself, Â Phil Â Owens, Â Dr. Â Banks, Â Mr. Â Moss, Â Terry Â Mc-Â Coy, Â Judy Â Carroll, Â Dennis Â Belton, Â Eva Â Maxey Â Mr. Â Bussey Â and Â Benny Â Dunn.
Pg. 8 Sowellâ€™s Sizzling Science Autumn Leaf Science Activity (Pre-K -Kinder)
Materials: Ziploc Â bags Â Science Â Journal Â â€“ Â (any Â type Â of Â note-Ââ€? book) Crayons Magnifying Â glass Chart Â (to Â record Â kinds Â of Â leaves) Large Â manila Â paper Book Â -Ââ€? Â â€œLeaf Â Manâ€? Â by Â Lois Â Elhert
Directions: 1. Â Give Â each Â child Â a Â Ziploc Â bag. 2. Â Take Â the Â children Â outside Â to Â gather Â leaves Â in Â their Â bags. 3. Â Bring Â leaves Â inside Â for Â further Â investigation. 4. Â Give Â each Â child Â a Â magnifying Â glass Â and Â allow Â him Â or Â her Â to Â dis-Ââ€? cuss Â the Â different Â attributes Â of Â his Â or Â her Â leaves. Â 5. Â Lists Â the Â attributes Â on Â chart Â paper Â as Â the Â children Â study Â their Â leaves. 6. Â Have Â each Â child Â draw Â a Â picture Â of Â his Â or Â her Â leaves Â in Â his Â or Â her Â science Â journals.
Q:Whatâ€™s Â the Â most Â impor-Â tant Â thing Â you Â teach Â players? Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A:The Â most Â important Â lesson Â to Â be Â learned Â from Â baseball Â is Â the Â impor-Â tance Â of Â recognizing Â and Â fully Â maxi-Â mizing Â every Â opportunity Â to Â experi-Â ence Â success. Â Q:What Â is Â your Â coaching Â strategy? A: Â My Â philosophy/strategy Â is Â (1) Â our Â greatest Â ally Â is Â preparation; Â and Â (2) Â the Â ultimate Â judge Â of Â performance Â is Â effort Â rather Â than Â outcome. Q:When Â are Â tryouts? A:Tryouts Â for Â remaining Â roster Â spots Â Â™Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ„Â‡Â…Â‘Â?Â†Â—Â…Â–Â‡Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď”Â‹Â”Â•Â–Â™Â‡Â‡Â?Â‹Â? January Â following Â the Â Christmas Â break. Â A Â sign-Âup Â sheet Â will Â be Â posted Â in Â the Â front Â lobby Â for Â boys Â 8-Â12.
Leaf man by Sowell
Extension: Re-Ââ€?read Â the Â book, Â â€œLeaf Â Manâ€?, Â by Â Lois Â Elhert. Â Have Â children Â use Â leaves Â theyâ€™ve Â collected Â to Â make Â their Â own Â leaf Â man.
Rite On, Honor Choir
handed. They brought along more than 150 pairs of socks for any child 0WVWZ+PWQZXMZNWZU[I\ in need at the hospital. The choir ;KW\\Q[P:Q\M0W[XQ\IT members didn’t complain about the sock-‐drive either, Granville said. The As the A.W. Brown Honor Choir second grade class, section E, raised walked into the Texas Scottish Rite the most socks and will receive a Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX, game day for their efforts. they could only hear one sound. The choir was selected in August That sound was from the voices of 2010 after three days of auditions. hospital workers saying how disci-‐ Granville said her goal is for her plined and well behaved the choir students to under-‐ was. On September BJ Knows: stand music in a ʹǡͶͶ ...about the campus Honor Choir new way. “They are lined up in rows of t The choir is currently not just singing,” ϐ she said. “They are ‘Climb Every Mountain’. performance of the reading music. If t There are more girls 2010-‐11 school year. they were to go into than boys in the choir. Dressed in red shirts t Ms. Grandville loves to choir or band [after and khaki pants, the share music with the com- elementary school], choir performed they’ll already have munity. for patients of the a foundation. The hospital. foundation is the The program cre-‐ most important thing.” ated by Antoniece Granville, new ǯǡ͵ǡϐ choir teacher to Brown, consisted honor choir. “I enjoyed singing to all of the school song, two poem selec-‐ the kids in need.” tions, “Footprints in the Sand” and Joia, 3E, said she enjoyed going to “Garden Angel” wedged between two Scottish Rite because they had chil-‐ traditional African American songs, dren. She said a few of the children “Everytime I Feel the Spirit” and “All were in wheelchairs, but she wasn’t Night All Day.” afraid.“They were yellow and pink,” The honor choir currently has she said about the chairs. “[I want] to forty-‐six 3rd–6th grade choir mem-‐ see the children again. I was praying bers. for them.” The honor choir didn’t come empty
Checkmate, Team Quickly Learns ‘Win’ Strategy By:dariusFRASURE )?*ZW_V.4)+PM[[<MIU_QV[ÅZ[\ tournament against Irving ISD. IRVING -‐ A Chess Tournament is ϐ over 130 students in absolute si-‐ lence, concentrating for 30 minutes or more. On Saturday, October 9, the A.W. Brown F.L.A Eagles Chess Team faced schools from the Irving ISD in honor of Scott Watson, a teacher who recently passed away. During the tournament, the Eagles cleared ϐǡ ͻǣ͵Ͳ a.m. and concluded at 5:20 p.m.
Hour after hour, facing new op-‐ ponents in their age groups, from Ir-‐ ving, Plano, and other parts of North Dallas, the Eagles represented not only Brown, but the whole southern region of Dallas. An appearance by Dr. Alexey Root, author of www.monroi.com and for-‐ mer US Chess Champion, was the ic-‐ Ǯ ǯǤ would submit a picture of the team to the renowned magazine, Chess Life For Kids because she was impressed. “You all are so well organized,” she said. Noticeable, the Eagles’ decorum, the team was invited to three other tournaments in the North Dallas area.
Our New School Logo!
We’ve changed our school name. A.W. Brown Fellowship Charter School was the old school name. A.W. Brown Fellowship Leadership Academy is the new name. Lucky us, we get to publish A.W. Brown .4)IVL)?*.4)?MTW^M\PMM`\MV[QWV[IVL\PM6-?NWZKM\W be reckoned with...the new school logo!
Louis Thomas and Caitlin Lawrence use algebraic notation for each move during their matches.
FOCUS SQUARED: By:dorothyGENTRY
Chess team competes with determination. Focus is the theme of the A.W. Brown’s Chess Team this year. It was that very focus and concentra-‐ tion that helped guide the team to its recent 1st place tournament win. “We teach the players that focus is the key to success,” said Darius Fra-‐ sure, coach of the Chess Team along with Kestin Wheeler, and new 6th grade teacher at AWBFLA. “We teach them to focus on the task at hand and they will succeed.” And succeed is exactly what they did at the recent Scott Watson Me-‐ morial Chess Tournament. Brown ϐ-‐ ment, which was held October 9th at Jack E. Singley Academy in Irving, Texas. In individual play, Louis, 6B, ϐǡ 3B, placed third. During its second year back on campus – after a four-‐year hiatus – the team and its coaches – Wheeler and Frasure – mean business in the chess world and in the academic world. Students who fail one class in any six-‐week period must sit out three weeks -‐ including any scheduled tournaments and practices. If a student fails two classes in any six-‐ week period, they sit out for a full six weeks and “need to be at home hitting the books,” said Frasure.
“Behavior – or the lack thereof – is also not tolerated. If you can’t behave here, how can you behave in public?” asks Wheeler. In the chess world, coaches Wheel-‐ er and Frasure are aiming to put A.W. Brown’s team on the national map. Frasure, who coached Carter High School’s award-‐winning chess team – has brought his strength-‐of-‐the-‐mind coaching style to Brown, as well as junior coaches. The junior coaches, current players from Carter’s Chess Team, help with chess practices and help players with their moves. “We teach the players that they are ϐǡǳ Ǥǲ a mental sport. Here we are teaching them life skills, not just a game.” All in all, coaches Wheeler and Frasure want the players to enjoy themselves. “Chess is a privilege,” Frasure added. “Most kids don’t know how to play chess and most adults don’t ei-‐ ther. This is a gift; so the players need to cherish it and make the most of it.” “Statistics show that math and criti-‐ cal thinking skills are higher in kids who play chess,” he continued. “We make sure that if they win, they win; and if they lose, they learn from that loss and keep on moving – with their heads held high.” The teams next chess tournament is scheduled for early November. For more information on the A.W. Brown Chess Team, email chess@awbrown. org.
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week Â of Â homecoming Â events Â that Â allowed Â students Â and Â staff Â to Â wear Â pajamas, Â silly Â ensembles, Â team Â jer-Ââ€? Â•Â‡Â›Â•ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ”Â‘Â™Â„ÂƒÂ…Â?Â‘Â—Â–Ď?Â‹Â–Â•ÂƒÂ?Â†Â•Â’Â‹Â”Â‹Â– shirts. Â The Â spirits Â seemed Â high Â at Â the Â Homecoming Â Pep Â Rally Â that Â took Â place Â that Â Friday Â afternoon. Â Â As Â a Â surprise Â to Â students, Â 10 Â A.W. Â Brown Â staff Â members Â stepped Â in Â a Â throwback Â step Â routine Â to Â amp Â up Â the Â homecoming Â excitement. Â The Â 10-Ââ€?minute Â show Â included Â steps Â and Â dances Â that Â the Â team Â created Â dur-Ââ€? ing Â weeks Â prior. Â–Â‡Â’Â’Â‹Â?Â‰Â™ÂƒÂ•ÂƒĎ?Â‹Â”Â•Â–ÂˆÂ‘Â”ÂŠÂ”Â‡Â‡Â–Â•Ç¤ I Â would Â not Â have Â given Â up Â the Â op-Ââ€? portunity Â to Â do Â something Â fun Â that Â the Â students Â would Â enjoy Â doing Â themselves, Â Threets Â said. Â â€œItâ€™s Â important Â that Â they Â look Â at Â you Â not Â only Â as Â an Â adult Â or Â as Â an Â educa-Ââ€? tor, Â but Â as Â a Â normal Â person Â that Â can Â have Â fun Â too,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œI Â get Â hurt Â and Â I Â bleed Â just Â like Â them.â€?
and Â music. Â This Â year, Â grandparents Â were Â treated Â to Â gold Â and Â black Â dĂŠcor Â as Â part Â of Â the Â â€œOur Â Grandparents Â are Â Goldenâ€? Â theme Â and Â a Â continental Â breakfast. Â Some Â grandparents Â even Â ÂŽÂ‡ÂˆÂ–Â™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂ‰Â‹ÂˆÂ–Â•Ç¨ Kim Â Dalcour, Â Pre-Ââ€?K Â 4 Â teacher, Â said Â reading Â â€œGrandmaâ€™s Â Biscuitsâ€? Â for Â her Â Grandparentsâ€™ Â Day Â program Â has Â Â„Â‡Â‡Â?ÂƒĎ?Â‹Â˜Â‡ÇŚÂ›Â‡ÂƒÂ”Â–Â”ÂƒÂ†Â‹Â–Â‹Â‘Â?Ç¤ÂƒÂŽÂ…Â‘Â—Â” said Â the Â book Â reminds Â her Â of Â her Â Grandmaâ€™s Â cooking Â that Â always Â kept Â her Â â€œfull.â€? Â â€œAlmost Â all Â of Â my Â grandmaâ€™s Â cook-Ââ€? ing Â was Â from Â scratch.â€? Dalcour Â said Â she Â plans Â to Â have Â Jones Â return Â to Â read Â to Â the Â children Â this Â semester Â for Â the Â Daddy Â Daycare Â Program. Â We Â will Â bring Â him Â back Â to Â â€œteach Â these Â young Â daddyâ€™s Â what Â to Â do,â€? Â she Â said Â excitedly. Rachel Â Bolden, Â Pre-Ââ€?K Â 3 Â teacher Â and Â Chairperson Â for Â Grandparentsâ€™ Â Day, Â believes Â grandparents Â are Â role Â models Â who Â have Â to Â keep Â up Â with Â
their Â grandchildren. â€œRaising Â a Â child Â is Â not Â just Â up Â to Â the Â parents Â -Ââ€? Â but Â as Â the Â old Â wives Â tale Â Â•Â–ÂƒÂ–Â‡Â•ÇĄÇŽ Â–Â–ÂƒÂ?Â‡Â•ÂƒÂ˜Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂƒÂ‰Â‡Â–Â‘Â”ÂƒÂ‹Â•Â‡Âƒ child.â€™â€? Keeping Â up Â with Â his Â granddaughter Â is Â exactly Â was Â Jones Â does. Â â€œHe Â daily Â talks Â about Â reading Â to Â the Â kids,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œHe Â just Â likes Â to Â get Â out. Â He Â has Â a Â good Â heart.â€? Casey Â Jones Â will Â return Â to Â read Â to Â the Â Pre-Ââ€?K Â 4 Â class Â right Â before Â his Â 93rd Â birthday.
Threets Â said Â she Â couldnâ€™t Â feel Â any Â pain Â in Â her Â knee Â although Â she Â couldnâ€™t Â make Â sudden Â stops Â and Â turns. Ç˛Â›Â?Â?Â‡Â‡Â™ÂƒÂ•Ď?Â‹Â?Â‡ÇĄÇłÂ•ÂŠÂ‡Â•ÂƒÂ‹Â†Ç¤Ç˛ Â–ÂƒÂ…Â–Â—-Ââ€? ally Â felt Â good.â€? There Â was Â no Â shattering Â this Â time Â around Â for Â Threets. Â She, Â along Â with Â other Â team Â members, Â sported Â pink Â wristbands, Â spat, Â laces, Â and Â socks Â in Â honor Â of Â Breast Â Cancer Â Awareness Â Â‘Â?Â–ÂŠÇĄÂƒÂ•Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â›Â‰Â”ÂƒÂ…Â‡Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ď?Â‹Â‡ÂŽÂ†Ç¤ Benny Â Dunn, Â staff Â member Â and Â coach Â of Â the Â staff Â team Â said Â he Â was Â nervous Â about Â Threets Â playing, Â but Â felt Â she Â did Â a Â great Â job Â as Â a Â player. Â â€œAll-Ââ€?in-Ââ€?all Â the Â game Â was Â a Â great Â suc-Ââ€? cess,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œWe Â got Â the Â win, Â there Â were Â no Â serious Â injuries Â and Â the Â stu-Ââ€? dent/parent Â feedback Â was Â very Â posi-Ââ€? tive Â and Â exciting. Â The Â kids Â got Â to Â see Â their Â parents Â and Â teachers Â in Â another Â wayâ€Śre-Ââ€?living Â their Â glory Â years.â€? The Â game Â triumph Â came Â after Â a Â
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A Â select Â group Â of Â administrators Â and Â cafeteria Â staff Â members Â take Â a Â trip Â to Â a Â â€˜cafeteria Â foodâ€™ Â show Â every Â year. Â At Â the Â show, Â approximately Â 200 Â vendors Â allow Â attendees Â to Â taste Â different Â foods Â that Â could Â be Â implemented Â into Â their Â lunch Â programs. Â This Â yearâ€™s Â program Â was Â located Â at Â the Â Waxahachie Â Civic Â Center.
Weâ€™re Â looking Â for Â an Â energetic Â and Â outgoing Â assistant Â to Â join our Â team. Â Each Â assistant Â works Â on Â a Â commission Â only Â basis. Duties Â include Â contacting Â prospective Â clients Â by Â phone Â to determine Â their Â needs Â for Â web, Â design, Â printing Â services and Â mailing Â brochures. Â Each Â successful Â referral Â you Â generate Â‡ÂƒÂ”Â?Â•Â›Â‘Â—ÂƒĎ?ÂŽÂƒÂ–Â”ÂƒÂ–Â‡Â‘Â”Â’Â‡Â”Â…Â‡Â?Â–ÂƒÂ‰Â‡Ç¤
A Â few Â items Â spotted Â at Â the Â show: Â Orange-Ân-ÂSpicy Â Chicken Turkey Â Pot Â Roast Rib Â Sandwiches Mock Â Pecan Â Pie
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How Â it Â works: Â After Â spotting Â a Â food Â item Â A.W. Â Brown Â would Â like Â to Â add Â to Â the Â menu, Â staff Â members Â can Â suggest Â the Â idea Â to Â The Â Paper Â Plate Â Inc. Â â€œThe Â Paper Â Plate Â Inc.â€? Â is Â responsible Â for Â food Â preparation Â and Â safe Â delivery Â of Â meals Â supplied Â to Â A.W. Â Brown Â students. Â â€œTeacherâ€™s Â Choiceâ€? Benjamin Â Solomon, Â District Â
Technology Â Director Â said Â the Â mock Â pecan Â pie Â was Â his Â favorite. â€œNot Â only Â did Â it Â taste Â wonderful, Â but Â it Â was Â made Â of Â pinto Â beans,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œItâ€™s Â healthy. Â Kids Â would Â love Â it. Â I Â will Â be Â going Â every Â year Â now Â all Â because Â of Â the Â â€˜beanâ€™ Â pie.â€?