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Issue 1| Volume 3 | 2017

Paw Prints Winter 2017 New Colu m n t o Focu s on Au bu r n Com m u n it y * * A Pr ize-w in n in g Oppor t u n it y* * by J. M. Barrie Beginning with this issue of the Paw Prints newspaper there will be a new feature column titled "Abou t Tow n ". The column will focus on

Hin t : If you don't know the answers, practice your sleuthing skills by using your Chromebook to research and find out.

places located in the greater Auburn area. The idea of the column is to see if you, the reader, can

Th e f ir st "Abou t Tow n " object is t h e f ollow in g

name the location of the object, identify the name

scu lpt u r e cr eat ed by ar t ist , Pat r icia Vader . It is

of the place or business, or provide answers to

t it led, " Wat ch M y Tail" .

questions posed about the place. This is one way to get to know more about your community, inspire you to get out and visit the location with your family and/or friends, and to take advantage

Qu est ion # 1 Th is

scu lpt u r e


of programs and services available to you, and

locat ed

maybe even find a place to give back to your

n ext

community by volunteering.

n ot -f or -pr of it agen cy

In addition, you will have the opportunity to

pu r posely to

w h at

or bu sin ess?

visit the library and submit your answers to the questions in writing for a chance to receive a prize.






newspaper goes live online, you can expect to hear the names of the winners of each "Abou t Tow n "





announcements. The winners can come to the library to pick up a reward/prize for being "in the know" sometime during the day.

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Con t in u e t o 6

f or

"Abou t Tow n" .

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Ol ympic St af f Member Receives Dist rict Honor Mrs. Hunter was recently honored by Auburn School District Superintendent, Dr. Alan Spicciatti, for being chosen as the Auburn School Dist rict Cl assif ied Empl oyee of t he Year. There were many nominations for this award and the committee did not have an easy job selecting the one person who was most deserving of the honor. For those new to Olympic, Mrs. Hunter is the Family Engagement Liaison. She works with parents, students, and community members to help meet the needs of our school community. In addition she supervises the Latino Unidos club, organizing a variety of fun activities and getting club members involved in community service projects which benefit our local community and help to build student character. It is important to Mrs. Hunter that the students experience what it means to give back to others. Her other activities incl ude being in

charge of the Futsal club and bringing the "Olympic Hall of Fame" to life, as well as working to keep it updated each month. On a more personal note, Mrs. Hunter is married, has two sons, two stepchildren, a grandaughter, and two chihuahuas.



Be Lik e Goldilock s an d Ch oose t h e On e t h at 's Ju st Rit e NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS

Not porridge, chairs or beds......but books. Olympic recently received many new books to add to our library and more are on their way. Take a look at the following titles listed by genre and see if any of these sound like they may be "just rite" for you: Lumberjanes : a Terrible Plan (Book 3 in series) GB STE Explorer : the Mystery Boxes (Created by the author of the Amulet series) GB KIB Sunny Side Up (Sunny gets sent off to Florida to live with her grandfather for the summer - is this really what you call a summer vacation?) GB HOL Awkward (Cardinal rules for surviving middle school beginning with Rule #1 - Don't get noticed by the mean kids). GB CHM Macbeth, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Romeo & Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare series) GB HOS Yu-Gi-Oh! (Volume 2 in series) GB HIK Return of the Padawan (Jedi Academy series) GB BRO Brain Camp (A program for losers. A summer at Camp Fielding will really change you.) GB KIM The Drawing Lesson : a Graphic Novel that Teaches You How to Draw GB 741.2 CRI Howtoons : Trouble Makers (MakerSpace concept explained with projects and tools by the slightly unusual characters, Celine and Tucker. ) GB 507.8 GRI




A Midsummer Night #no filter an d Macbeth #killing it (Two of Shakespeare's Plays A Midsummer 's Night Dream and Macbeth written in text messages and emoji's. Pair these with the new graphic novels.) F WRI and F CAR Dork Diaries : Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy F RUS Diary of a Wimpy Kid : Double Down F KIN this lullaby (For fans of Sarah Dessen or romance novels) F DES Payback Time (A football thriller) F DUS Salt & Stone (Sequel to Fire and Flood - Hunger Games read-alike dystopian thriller series. How far would you go to survive? What would you do to save someone you love? EVERYTHING?) F SCO Middleworld (1st book in The Jaguar Stones series - Suspense, intrigue, human sacrifice , secret doors and escape routes makes for nonstop action.) F VOE A Wicked Thing (A tense, fast-paced read on the helpless-princess-saved-by-dashingprince one expects from a fairy tale - a spinning wheel, a prick of a finger, and a terrible curse make for a compelling take on Sleeping Beauty.) F THO Dirty Little Secrets (From the outside, Lucy's home looks normal. But on the inside, her mother 's hoarding has overwhelmed her life with garbage and shame. How far would you go to protect your family's secrets?) F OM O Ch eck f or t h ese an d m or e n ew book s on display at t h e libr ar y.



BE LIKE GOLDILOCKS ..... NEW NONFICTION Kian & JC : Don't Try This at Home! (Two YouTuber 's tell about the crazy things they did growing up, crazy pranks they've pulled online, and about their lives since their YouTube channel blew up.) 791 LAW The Good, the Bad, and the BARBIE : a Doll's History and Her Impact on Us (One of the most famous dolls in the world and at one time the undisputed queen of the toy world, Barbie has been studied, celebrated, criticized, and played with for more than 50 years. This book has won many awards including being named a notable trade book in the field of social studies.) 688.7 STO Camp Out : the Ultimate Kids' Guide from the Backyard to the Backwoods (Everything from pitching a tent, tying knots, using a compass, building a campfire, cooking up S'mores, and a whole lot more.) 796.54 BRU Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them : the Original Screenplay (The year is 1926 in the city of New York...inspired by the original Hogwarts textbook by Newt Scamander, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", marks the action-packed screenwriting debut of J. K. Rowling, author of the bestselling Harry Potter books.) 822.9 ROW Drones : an Illustrated Guide to the Unmanned Aircraft that are Filling Our Skies 623.74 DOU

Blizzard of Glass : the Halifax Explosion of 1917 (A true story from World War I about the largest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb.) 971.6 WAL Every Thing on It ("I asked for a hot dog With everything on it,......a collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the creator of "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "A Light in the Attic", and "Falling Up", Shel Silverstein. You will say Hi-ho for the toilet troll, experience the joys of growing down, and have a case of the Lovetobutcants!) 811 SIL

The House of a Million Pets (Author Ann Hodgman's basement is home to a bulbul, a cage full of birds, three guinea pigs, three rabbits, a prairie dog,a hamster, and twenty-six pygymy mice. And that's just the basement. Would your parents ever let you have that many pets at once? This is the story of what it's like to live in her home..."hog heaven?"



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Division St r eet .

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pu r ch ase f or a m eager $10,000. Qu est ion # 4 Wh at is t h e t it le of t h is piece of ar t w or k ?

Per h aps you h ave t ak en a m agical pon y r ide

Don't forget to visit the library and enter to win a prize for the questions you know the answers to.

on t h is car ou sel at t h e Ou t let Collect ion (f or m er ly, k n ow n as t h e Su per m all).

Several names will be drawn for each of the four questions.

Qu est ion #3

Direct ions: On e car ou sel r ide cost s $3. Tw o car ou sel r ides cost $5 . Five car ou sel r ides cost $10. Wh ich on e of t h ese gives you t h e best valu e f or you r m on ey?

Write each answer on a separate piece of paper and place it in the container which has the same number as the Question.


Aaa? choo!! by T. S. Elliott It?s that time again----cold and flu season. One cough, one sneeze, one rub of an eye, and BAM---you are coughing, sneezing, aching, possibly feverish and feeling just plain miserable. The best way to care for a cold is not to get one in the first place. How you ask? By boosting your immune system. Here?s an easy four step plan to better health in 2017. ·

St ep 1: Eat a nut rient -packed, wel l -rounded diet . This includes lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins.


St ep 2: Wash your hands wit h soap and wat er---OFTEN.

Allergist and immunologist Dr. Tim Mainardi states, ?Washing your hands is an extraextraordinarily good way of helping one from getting sick, but it's something that we don't think about as a good way of helping one from getting sick, but it's something that we don?t always do very well.? If you?re out in public and can?t use soap and water to scrub, using a hand sanitizer is the next best thing. ·

St ep 3: Get enough sl eep. Turn off those electronic devices and get 8 solid hours of uninterrupted rest.


St ep 4: Exercise regul arl y. One doesn?t have to compete in a 26 mile marathon. Start gradually by walking 20 ? 30 minutes every day. Walk briskly to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. ?It?s been proven that people who live more sedentary lifestyles are far more likely to get colds or other infectious diseases.? (Dr. Mainardi). If it?s already too late for you and that cold has settled in, try the following ?feel better remedies? suggested by the Mayo Clinic.


Stay hydrated. ...


Rest. ...


Soothe a sore throat. ...


Sip warm liquids. ...


Add moisture to the air. ...


Try over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medications


Gym n ast ics by Mackenzie Defibaugh

gymnasts I would like to give a huge shout out to the coaches:


year 's


season was great! It is not all about whether the team gets the most points, winning or losing, but it is about having

Gym n ast Hon or s Naveah Bah - vault and floor

Mrs. Englander, Mrs. Millican, Ms. Fagerstrom, and last but definitely









and bars Laquin Elkins, Celeste Lemus, Lani

done it without you!"

fun and improving your skills.

Mackenzie Defibaugh - beam






win loss record was 0 - 5, but

Emma Nguyen, Selena Pike,


individual gymnasts made a lot


Sergiychuk - leadership

of improvement. We started


out our first meet with an


overall score of 116 and by the


last meet we ended with an


overall score of 149 points. If


you do the subtraction that is a

Jaimee Vicencio, Anna Zubal,

33 point improvement.

Kenya Devalos, Zoe Obrien,




season was amazing. Each and everyone of our girls showed outstanding athletes




The to

perform at their highest. Their intensity and drive made us proud of each and everyone of them. Best team ever!" On








Mackenzie Sheffield,









Jennie Delgado, Daijha Phillips, Elisabeth Ishibashi, Ida Bolar, Leah







Conley, Britney Ibarra-Reyna, Anjurey Martinez, Kristy Vu, Valita



Jordan, Madelyn Drangstveit, Gene


Atwood. all











This season the varsity team

Ms. Sherin speaking for all





7t h Gr ade Boys Bask et ball Coach Lenihan summed up the season with these words, " The 7th grade boys ended their season with an incredible effort against Mt. Baker. The boys dominated the




We forced


and spectacular speed and smooth, sharp shooting. Five players made confident lay-ins. He had a 3-pointers, with two of those game high 12 points. precision,



players, Ben Williams and Dejae Walker-Ramos,

Overall, the season had its


two ups and downs as we started 3-pointers each, for a total of with a strong performance at seven 3-pointers made during the Rainier and then struggled with game. Baker 's coach commented some close games and some on how quick the release was for not-so-close games. The best our 3-point shooters, which was part was seeing how the players


teams to

us in




offense. Because of this we improved



defense rotations. Every single one of the players improved. The growth achieved, not only in their skills but in their character




season a success. Making up this year 's team

attributed to the many practice transferred what they did in sessions where they were practice onto the court. In expected to get their feet and legs several games they got the ball

were Nate Brandon, Noah Car,

into place in order to catch and up the court quickly and shoot with proper form and force. efficiently with passes alone, The incredible defensive resulting in a bucket --exactly

Mendoza, Peter Olivar, Malakai

rebounding by Marcos and Aali like our full-court outlet drill we Kerow lead to several fast-breaks. would do daily in practice. Also,


Their offensive rebounding also as they sprinted back on lead to hard fought put backs that defense they prevented the fired up the team giving them even other team from getting easy more momentum. Da'Voine's lay-ins which was the focus of

include Aali Kerow, Marcos

tenacious defense allowed him to our transition defense drill and get several steals and wide-open our 3 on 2 on 1 drill.

for his ability to shoot, drive,





Daniel Guga, Michael Jacobs, Zeus Lee, Blaze Lobehan, Allen Sadler, Conner

Sloan, Amir

Watkins, and Malaki Williams. of


performers for

stand-out this season

Rivera, Da'Vion McDonald, Bill Marban,



Walker-Ramos (a triple threat and dish.)


Var sit y Bask et ball As seen t h r ou gh t h e eyes an d w or ds of "Alm ost NBA Hall of Fam er " , Coach Way

"This season was about improving. This team was the most improved out of the league. I would argue that with a couple more weeks of practice, they would have been the best team in the league. They narrowly lost to the league champion in the last minute after holding the lead in the 4th quarter. This team's effort and attitude could not be questioned. Olympic is proud to have this team representing the school."

3 Wins - 5 Losses And t he award goes t o:

Out st anding Pl ayer - Jordan Mathias. His shooting and basketball knowledge helped when we needed it most. He's a great all-around player.

Most Skil l Improvement Jordan Guiterrez. He worked hard in practice all season and it paid off at the end of the year with Jordan hitting some clutch shots and getting some key steals.

Grit t y Def ense - Jonathan Baranchuk and Kamron Winchester. They got up in guys' faces and made them uncomfortable. They are scrappy defenders that never backed down.

Most Inspirat ional - Dalton Turner. He worked his tail off and was a great teammate. He never missed a practice and always encouraged his teammates.

Fl oor General Kevin Navong. He led the show for us as our point guard.

Mr. Hust l e - Mason Rowland. He was a garbage man. He cleaned up a lot of missed shots by rebounding them and putting them back in.

Best Shot Bl ocker - Tavarus George. There has never been a block party he hasn't been invited to. He put a couple of them in the stands.

Hard t o Guard - Rocky Moi. He began his intimidation the moment he walked in the gym. He continued it when he the ball near the basket.

Great Teammat es - Abdi Abdi and Rodman Kikuch. These two guys showed up everyday ready to work and to help their teammates get better. They always brought it 100% .


Jr . Var sit y Boys Soccer

Earlier this fall Coach del la Cruz and

Coach Gary

headed up what turned out

Soccer Hon or ees

to be a tough season for this year 's jv soccer team. Despite a tough go, these boys were


Ou t st an din g Player - Gabe Wagner


were always looking ahead to the next match.

M ost Sk ill Im pr ovem en t Angel Pulido-Ortiz

Those who turned out for this sport

were Gurleen




M ost In spir at ion al - Irwin





Castro, Dima Syvyy, Angel Pulido-Ortiz,





Logan Butler, Irvin Tenorio, Carlos Saenz, and Wagner.



Tr ivia Col l ect ed and writ t en by J. M. Sal inger 1. What is the antonym for the word

"synonym"? 2. What was Walt Disney afraid of? 3. What does bubble gum contain? 4. What goes up and comes back down,

Riddl es & Jokes

but never moves?

Collected by Alexis Doucette

5. What colors do colorblind people have trouble distinguishing?

1. A cowboy rides into town on Friday

and stays for three days and leaves on Friday. How does he do this?

6. Who has been the only bachelor president of the United States? 7. Why do you think the picture in the

2. What is easy to get into, but hard to get out of?

next column was chosen? (Hint: It's a character who first appeared in Harry

3. Where do fish go on vacation?

Potter and the Sorceror's Stone.) 8. Which musical artist had hits with the

4. What did the two porcupines say when they kissed each other?

songs "When We Were Young" and "Hello" in 2016? 9. On what page in this newspaper is there a picture of the animal that is the Olympic Middle School mascot? 10. When you get to the end of a book it sometimes says this.

5. What gets wetter the more it dries? 6.

Knock, Knock Who's there? Are Are who?


An sw er s t o Tr ivia Qu est ion s

An sw er s t o Riddles

Page 7 1. antonym 2. mice 3. rubber 4. staircase 5. red and green 6. James Buchanan Jr.

Page 7 1.

Friday was the horse's name.






Ouchey Mama!


a towel



7. Tom Riddle (Voldemort) 8. Adele 9. Page 6 10. The End

Win t er 2017 Paw Pr in t New spaper Con t r ibu t or s Information Gathering /Letter Writing Alexis Doucette Makayla Jordan Newspaper Article Writers Mackenzie Defibaugh Coach Way Coach Lenihan Coach de la Cruz Ms. Mason J. M. Barrie J. M . Salinger Ms. Sherin T. S. Elliott

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