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HOLT PUBLIC SCHOOLS KIDS’ WORLD NEWS December 2019

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The Water Cycle If you get a clear glass of tap water and look closely at it, can you guess how old it is? The water in your glass may have fallen from the sky as rain just last week, but the water itself has been around almost as long as the earth has! Our earth has a limited amount of water and that water keeps cycling around and around. That’s what we call “the water cycle.” This water cycle is made up of four main parts.

1. Evaporation

Condensation: Water vapor in the air gets cold and changes back into liquid, forming clouds. This is called condensation. You can see the same sort of thing at home... pour a glass of cold water on a hot day and watch what happens. Water forms on the outside of the glass. That water didn’t somehow leak through the glass! It actually came from the air. Water vapor in the warm air, turns back into liquid when it touches the cold glass!

Evaporation: Evaporation is when the sun heats up water in rivers, lakes, and the ocean and turns it into vapor or steam. The water vapor or steam leaves the river, lakes and ocean and goes into the air. With evaporation, we also have transpiration. What is that? Plants transpire. Transpiration is the way by which plants lose water out of their leaves. Transpiration gives evaporation a bit of a hand in getting the water vapor back up into the air.

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3. Precipitation

2. Condensation Collection: When water falls back to earth as precipitation, it may fall back into the oceans, lakes and rivers, or it may end up on land. When it ends up on land, it will either soak into the earth and become part of the “ground water” that plants and animals use to drink or it may run over the soil and collect in the oceans, lakes and rivers where the cycle starts all over again.

Precipitation: Precipitation occurs when so much water has condensed that the air cannot hold it anymore. The clouds get heavy and water falls back to the earth in the form of rain, hail, sleet or snow.

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What Is Whooping Cough? Kids of today get a series of shots to protect them from getting whooping cough, but some kids will still get it. Babies who have not had all their series of shots are at risk for whooping cough. This is a very serious illness for a baby, and also affects adults ages 60 and older. Whooping cough, which is also called pertussis (pur-tus-is) is a bacterial infection of the respiratory system. This includes your lungs and breathing tubes. Whooping cough got its name from kids coughing a lot and in between coughs, they make a “whoop” sound when they try to take a breath. In 1906, two French scientists discovered the pertussis bacteria and this became the first step to creating a vaccine to prevent this disease. Thousands of children used to get it because it spreads very quickly. Pertussis bacteria can live in the saliva in mouths and in the mucus in noses. It is spread by people coughing or sneezing and releasing tiny droplets in the air that other people breathe in. Colds are caught this way also. The symptoms of whooping cough are similar to a cold but, unlike the cold, whooping cough sticks around and the cough gets stronger and more severe. If the doctor thinks that a child might have whooping cough, they may take a sample of the mucus in the back of their nose. This can be tested in a lab to see if there’s any bacteria in it. They may also order a chest X-ray and blood tests. A child who has whooping cough will need to rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat healthy food. Also, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics to help fight the infection from the bacteria. This will guard from spreading the illness to others. Regular check-ups with the doctor will make sure that the breathing and coughing are improving. Whooping cough can be avoided by getting the pertussis vaccine called the DTaP. The shot prevents two other illnesses — diphtheria and tetanus in addition to pertussis. Today, kids are usually given five doses of it. The first three shots are given while a child is a baby. Another is given when a child is

a toddler and the fifth one is given between ages 4 to 6. And now, doctors want to give another shot when children are around 11 or 12 to make sure he or she is still protected. Washing your hands often and staying away from people who have a bad cough may help you avoid getting the disease.

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HOLT PUBLIC SCHOOLS WELCOME! It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I write to welcome you and our exceptional learning community to the 22nd edition of our very own Kids’ World News! For over 20 years, the Holt Business Alliance has been the force that shapes our community’s future. The membership serves as a powerful networking partnership of local businesses, school represenWDWLYHV DQG JRYHUQPHQW RI¿FLDOV ZRUNLQJ WRJHWKHU WR promote the mission of developing strong community support for our businesses, local government and schools. With that, the Holt Business Alliance proudly VSRQVRUV WKLV SXEOLFDWLRQ  (DFK PRQWK \RX ZLOO ¿QG content unique to Holt Public and our greater learning community! By creating a personalized publication, we believe we will engage our students at a deeper level. While our district provides the core curriculum each day, the Holt Business Alliance is choosing to supplement our curriculum by supporting the Holt Public Kids’ World News each month!

Holt Business Alliance ~ Member spotlight: Triterra Triterra was founded in 2008 following the downsizing of a medium-sized Midwest environmental FRQVXOWLQJ ÂżUP 'RQ 0F1DEE DQG $ODQ +RRSHU retained the Michigan operations, staff, and all their Michigan-based clients. This foundation provided the necessary stability and support for Triterra to become immediately successful. Triterra is a community based organization providing commercial and residential services in Delhi Township. They do testing for mold and asbestos, environmental consulting, natural resources, ZHWODQGGHOLQHDWLRQDQGEURZQÂżHOGVHUYLFHV7KHLU passion is Creating Healthier Communities through Practical and Creative Environmental Solutions!

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In an effort to connect with our public, I send a weekly email called the Peek at the Week to interested stakeholders. If you would like to be added to the weekly email blast, please send a note to suptofc@hpsk12.net with the word Peek in the subject line. Keep an eye on us as we Innovate, Educate and Inspire our learning community to achieve on every level! Together IS better! Throughout the school year, I urge you to engage with us on social media and I hope you enjoy reading this edition of the Holt Public Kids’ World News sponsored by the Holt Business Alliance.

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HOLT PUBLIC SCHOOLS So You Want to be in the Band? by Dennis Marvin President Holt High School Band Boosters “So You Want to be in the Band?,� presented by the Holt High School Band Boosters provides information about the high school band experience. The Band Boosters hopes this article will encourage kids to think about music, learning an instrument, and joining the band in middle school and for the rest of their years in Holt Public Schools.

Miss Elizabeth Medlin, Student Teacher, Holt High School Miss. Medlin is a student teacher working with Mr. Emerson and the Holt High School bands. She is graduating from Michigan State University upon completion of her student teaching assignment and will be moving to South Dakota in January, 2020 to begin a new role as Director of Bands, Plankinton School District. We wish her well in her future role. The following questions were posed by the Holt Band Boosters (HBB): HBB: As you think back in your life, why did you decide to join the school band and get involved in music? EM: I actually joined the high school band to get out of PE and just never left. As a kid it had more to do with my mom having a saxophone in the back closet. I had just always seen the band and I kind of wanted to try it. I ended up really liking it. I think I was the only kid in middle VFKRROZKR¿OOHGRXWP\SUDFWLFHVKHHWV honestly. I practiced up to an hour a day so I got pretty good. It was fun to be good at something. In high school I didn’t practice as much because of other

schedule commitments, but I think practicing is one of the most important things a young musician can do. HBB: What instrument did you play and why? EM: I played saxophone until my freshmen year of high school when our new band instructor said the band had enough saxophones and needed oboe players. He asked if anyone wanted to play oboe? I said, “why not, I will try it.â€? As I discovHUHGVD[RSKRQHÂżQJHULQJVDUHYHU\VLPLODUWRRERHÂżQJHULQJVVRDORQJZLWKEHLQJ a solid rhythm reader, I was able to pick up the oboe relatively quickly. That was it. I just kept playing oboe, but I played saxophone in the marching band and in the jazz band. HBB: What was the best part of being in band during your school years? EM: I appreciated the trust that our Band Director placed in us. Our director put a lot of faith in us to make musical decisions and to follow through on those decisions. He always made sure to ask questions like, â€œâ€Śwhere is this phrase leading‌. how are we playing this?â€? He would facilitate that by giving us the tools we needed to play expressively and to play in tune. It created a major sense of ownership for me over my own musicianship and of the success of the group. I have always taken a lot of pride in that even after high school. We were a small band‌about 61 kids, but we

had a competitive marching band. We won in our class on a regular basis. I also liked the music we played. One of my favorites was the “Chorale and Shaker Dance.â€? A challenging piece to play, but one that is very popular with band and music conductors throughout the world. HBB: When did you decide you wanted to make music your career as a teacher and why? EM I made the decision in high school, but I’m not really sure how it happened. It progressed from me hearing that I could get scholarships for playing the oboe to me wondering what else I would do besides band and music. There were other things I could have done such as public policy or science careers, but I thought music would be the best way I could impact in people’s lives and be the most posLWLYHLQĂ€XHQFH,FDQEH, applied to and was accepted by several other schools, but I remembered that Michigan State had a great music program and initially thought I could not get in. I met the oboe professor who had reached out to me. She gave me a lesson and some tips for how to audition. I must have applied her tips effectively because I was accepted and was offered some scholarship money so that’s where ,ZHQW*HWWLQJLQWR068VROLGLÂżHGP\ desire to pursue music as a career. While I was at MSU, I played saxophone

in the marching band for three years and I also played oboe in the concert band, symphony, and concert orchestra. I also played tuba and percussion in campus band, which is a non-audition concert band. All of this background prepared me for a career as a band director, which I plan to do as soon as I graduate in December. HBB: As a future full-time band director, what would you say to students and their parents about taking up an instrument and why? EM: Humans are expressive creatures. Music is an incredible opportunity for expression. It gives you the opportunity to pursue the sense of accomplishment that comes with doing something well. You have to put in a lot of work into it, but the end results are worth it. It’s an opportunity that people can take pride in. It’s expressive. It’s creative. It’s just something different from other things we do in school sometimes. It’s an opportunity to think and work creatively with other people. HBB: What do you think students and their parents should know to make the most of their band experience? EM: Practicing is good. I also think attitude is a big part of it. None of us want to show up every day but wake up and say I am going to make the most of today. Saying I want to make music in some capacity today I think will help you on days even when you don’t feel like playing. Also, reach out to other people in the band. In fact, many friends you make in high school or college bands last a lifetime. It’s just a good community.

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HPS Kroger Community Rewards Program Holt Public has partnered with the Kroger Community Rewards Program! By registering your Kroger card, your grocery and or gas EHQH¿WVZLOOQRWEHLPSDFWHGKRZHYHU+ROW3XEOLFZLOOVWDUWWRHDUQ money to be used to support our STEM/STEAM and Professional Development programs! We raised nearly $14,000 so far! Thank you Holt Public! The steps to register your card are below: • Simply register online at http://krogercommunityrewards.com • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with Holt Public! • Enter our NPO number or Holt Public Schools. Our NPO Number is: EG475. • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see Holt Public Schools on the right side of your information page. • Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number. • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count. This is an easy way to support Holt Public!

  

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Old Education Center Demolition ~ In 1967, Holt 3XEOLF6FKRROVEXLOWDQRI¿FHEXLOGLQJWRVHUYHDV WKH(GXFDWLRQ&HQWHUIRU&HQWUDO2I¿FHRI¿FLDOV and the Board of Education to call home on Spahr Avenue. In 2003, the Board of Education and CenWUDO2I¿FHRI¿FLDOVZHUHUHORFDWHGWRZKDWLVQRZ called the North Campus in an effort to consolidate operations. During that period, Holt Public offered alternative education programs that were located in a building on Cedar Street, which was leased by the District at a cost of $100,000 annually. Consequently, when the original Spahr Avenue property became vacant, our alternative education programs moved in. In 2017, our alternative programming moved into the North Campus thus vacating the Spahr Avenue building, which offered more options for all students at Holt Public schools. Over the years, Holt Public has attempted to lease and sell the building. The building has had many issues RYHUWKH\HDUVLQFOXGLQJVHYHUDOÀRRGVDOHDN\ roof, and numerous electrical and plumbing issues. Finding a tenant or new owners has been challenging. As a result, since 2017, the building has been vacant. 'XHWRWKHIDFWWKDWWKLVLVDQRI¿FHEXLOGLQJZLWK ORZWUDI¿FFRXQWVWKDWLVLQGLUHQHHGRILPSURYHment, the Board of Education has approved the demolition of the property. By doing so, the District will save over $20,000 per year in utility and insurDQFHFKDUJHVDVZHOODVVHFXULW\HOHYDWRUDQG¿UH monitoring. The process to raze and recycle building materials took approximately one week. At this point, the district intends to leave the property as a green space following the demolition. District Pride, Community Wide!

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HOLT PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2019 WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULE

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A Huge “Thank You” To all our loyal sponsors for the 2019 Holt Business Alliance “Back to Basics Bingo”

All funds go directly to the Ron VanErmen Scholarship Fund. Your help and support makes the awarding of scholarships possible. $300 + Sponsors The Glass Doctor Dart Bank Holt Community Foundation Tasmanian Tire

$500 Sponsors Block Imaging Buddies Grill $150 + Sponsors American Flooring Charlar Place Craig’s Auto Body Dean Trailways Discount Carpets Holt Auto Service-NAPA Hayhoe Asphalt Kipp & Michelle Carpenter Kona Ice Legg Lumber Orthopaedic Rehab Paper Image Steven L. Marvin Sandy & Gene Wrigglesworth

$100 + Sponsors Lana Lane Gravity Barbeque Bill & Mary Wahl $50 + Sponsors Capitol Barricading, Domino’s Pizza, Edward Jones(John Bush), Judge Allen, Kim Harless, Mark Jenks, Mid-Michigan Business Solutions, Nic Johnson, Ram’s barbershop, Roger Donaldson, Roy Sweet, Scott Wrigglesworth, Speedy G. Bail Bonds, Trina Austin, Evan Hope. And to the many individuals and companies that provided prizes.

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The SS Edmund Fitzgerald, A Michigan Built Freighter The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter. She was built by Great Lakes Engineering in River Rouge, Michigan. When she was launched on June 8, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America’s Great Lakes at that time and she remains the largest to have sunk there. For seventeen years, the Fitzgerald carried taconite iron ore from mines near Duluth, Minnesota to iron works in Detroit, Toledo and other Great Lakes ports. She set seasonal haul records six times. One of her captains, Peter Pulcer was known for playing music day or night over the ship’s intercom system while passing through the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers (between Lakes Huron and Erie). He also entertained spectators at the Soo Locks with a commentary about the ship! The Fitzgerald was 729 feet in overall length. She could carry 25,400 tons of cargo and go at 14 knots or about 16 miles per hour. She had a crew of 29. Carrying a full cargo of ore pellets with Captain Ernest M. McSorley in command, the Fitzgerald embarked from Superior, Wisconsin, near Duluth on the afternoon of November 9, 1975. She was going to a steel mill in Detroit. Joining a second freighter, the SS Arthur M. Anderson, the two were caught in the midst of a severe winter storm on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. The wind was hurricane-force and the waves were up to 35 feet high. Shortly after 7 p.m., the Fitzgerald suddenly sank in Canadian waters 530 feet deep. They were approximately 17 miles from the entrance to Whitefish Bay near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Even though the Fitzgerald had reported

being in trouble earlier, no distress signals were sent before she sank. The last message Captain McSorley sent to the SS Arthur M. Anderson was “We are holding our own.” All of the crew perished. The Fitzgerald is among the best-known vessels lost on the Great Lakes but she is not alone on the Lake Superior seabed in that area. In the years between 1816, when the Invincible was lost, to the sinking of the Fitzgerald in 1975, the Whitefish Point area has claimed at least 240 ships. Gordon Lightfoot (a song writer) made it the subject of his 1976 song called “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”

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