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MARCH 20, 2013

A Special Supplement To The Sabetha Herald


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THE SABETHA HERALD · MARCH 20, 2013

Newspaper In Education Week is Celebrated at Sabetha Elementary

When the Newspaper Came By Bree Voos

Sabetha Elementary School 5th Grade Student

The Sabetha Herald Visits By Jake Longabaugh taught us about photo courtesy Sabetha Elementary School 5th Grade Student

On Feb. 27, the Sabetha Herald reporters visited the Sabetha Fifth Grade Class to talk about how the newspaper is published. The people who came were Patty Locher and Amber Deters. I thought it was very interesting. There were a lot of things I didn’t know. We learned the process of making the paper too! I thought that the Sports Section was the most interesting. There were a lot of interesting facts too. Did you know they get 2,000 copies every Wednesday to sell to the public? Another one is that they place them in stores. Some of those stores include Caseys, Ampride, and TEC, to name a few. They also have an on line paper for people who live away from Sabetha. There are some people who have the paper mailed to them too. Isn’t that amazing? Mrs. Locher and Mrs. Deters also

and how people can help them by submitting photos of events that they cannot make it to. I’ve been in the paper a couple of times, which is kind of fun. In-Design is the computer program they use to create the paper. We also learned how the ads help to pay for the paper. The fifth graders are making ads for the paper too. We were so excited when they brought each one of us a paper to have. While they were explaining the “parts,” we were able to look for them and see what they were talking about. I thought that was fun and so did my friends. Soon it was time for them to go, but not before they let us ask questions. Guess what, they had all of the answers to our questions. In conclusion, it was a new experience, but one that I enjoyed very much. Thank you to both women for coming and explaining about newspapers and how they work.

The Sabetha Herald came to visit the fifth grade on Feb. 27. They came to give us information about the newspaper and how it works. Also they told us how it is printed and what jobs they do. Patty Locher and Amber Deters came from the newspaper to tell us all about the paper. Now, I am going to tell you about their visit. The first thing we did was we talked about how the paper works. They told us that they try to give articles interesting headings to catch the eye of the reader. They also talked about what their jobs are at the office. Everyone is a reporter and everyone takes pictures. It was very interesting. They told us about how they make a newspaper and that it goes to Mound City, Mo., to be printed. They don’t take the original there, they email it. After the paper is printed, it comes

back to Sabetha and it is either mailed or placed in local business for people to buy it. You can also buy the paper at the Herald office. Next, they gave us each a newspaper and we looked over it. We found fun headings and looked for good endings. After that they answered questions about the newspaper. Amber even took pictures of the fifth grade as they were looking at the various parts of the paper. I really liked looking for the various parts; it was like a scavenger hunt, sort of. In my opinion I thought the visit was great! We had fun and learned a ton of stuff about the paper and how it is made. Someday I want to be a writer and maybe even an editor. Who knows, I may work at the Sabetha Herald!


THE SABETHA HERALD · MARCH 20, 2013

Fifth Graders to Attend KMEA By Jeanelle Wenger Sabetha Elementary School 5th Grade Student

The Sabetha Elementary Fifth Graders were asked by the Kansas Music Educators Association to audition for a chance to perform at their 2013 Convention. Our music teacher, Mrs. McGill, has never been asked before, so this is an honor for her and the whole school. KMEA wanted us to entertain by singing for the music teachers that were going to be there. The convention was supposed to be held on Feb. 22, 2013. If KMEA liked our audition tape, we would travel 3 to 4 hours on a bus to Wichita, Kan. Mrs. McGill let us pick the audition songs by voting. We picked “Danny Boy” because it has a more slower and peaceful tone. Mrs. McGill sometimes calls it the “Mamma Song.” Also, we chose “Life is Good” and “Spring in My Step.” They are peppier songs that make you want to smile.

It took us a few months to practice all of the songs. Then, on one spring day of 2012, a professional recorder came to record us at the Sabetha Middle School. Mark Reining had to tape us three times for every song. I bet that was the longest I have sung at one time. By the end of that day, my throat was sore! About a year later, in fifth grade, Mrs. McGill told us that we made it. KMEA liked our audition tape! I could hardly wait for that day! First, we had to pick new songs, because we didn’t want KMEA to be bored by listening to the same songs over again. The new songs were: “Rhythm Song,” “Al Tambor,” “Play for Me a Simple Melody,” “Imagine” and “Anything is Possible.” In class time we sat down by the piano and worked out every song, one by one. Some songs had split parts. A split part is when the melody and harmony both sing together at the same time. Mrs. McGill had an idea that all of us

should dress alike. Molly Edelman, one of the fifth graders, designed a t-shirt for us to wear. The Sabetha Music Boosters were very generous and paid for the shirts. As the time got closer, we had master practices in the music room. On the week of the convention, we practiced every day and sang a few songs for the whole school. The beginning of the week, the weatherman gave us very, very disappointing news. Sabetha and Wichita were calling for a snowstorm with 6 to 14 inches of snow with ice the day before. My hopes were down and I was very unhappy. I kept thinking why did the snowstorm

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have to happen this week? Mrs. McGill said she wasn’t going to throw in the towel until Friday, Feb. 22. A week later, we found out only one group actually made it, which made us not feel so bad. I guess nature had a different plan for us this year. I am looking forward to performing at other places. Everywhere else won’t be as big as KMEA, though. I know if we went to KMEA, we would have made Sabetha proud. SES fifth graders were one of two schools out of 300 to be picked. This was a huge honor for us. What I just wrote was my experience with trying out for KMEA.


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Kansas Music Educators Association Performance By Molly Edelman

Sabetha Elementary School 5th Grade Student

In the Spring of 2012, Sabetha’s fourth graders received a nice surprise. They had been asked by the Kansas Music Educators Association to audition for a chance to be in the spotlight! We later found it was to take place on Feb. 22, 2013, in Wichita at the Century II Convention Center. Everyone was ecstatic, including our music teacher, Mrs. McGill! We started to work on our audition for KMEA. Even though I did not audition for the event, I’m 100 percent sure they sounded great! They chose their songs based on their feelings of being chosen for the audition. They decided on “Danny Boy,” “Life is

Good” and “Spring in My Step.” In the middle school, they sang the audition, recorded by professional Mark Reoning. I hear it took lots of takes, but then they got it just right! The next year, I was a new student at Sabetha. One day, I heard Mrs. McGill saying, “We Made It! We get to go to KMEA!” I didn’t really know what she was talking about until she explained it to me. We listened to new songs and sang in class time while Mrs. McGill played the piano. By that time, I felt like I really felt prepared for whatever was thrown at us. We also took it slow; one song at a time. We soon did more and more practices. Our normal day was changed to having daily practices, listening to recordings and practice, practice, practice! I even got to design a shirt that we would wear!

We decided to sing John Lenon’s “Imagine,” “Won’t You Play a Simple Melody,” “Al Tambor,” “Rhythm Song” by Kirby Shaw, and “Anything is Possible” for the finale. As the days got closer to our performance, we practiced even harder. We did a special dress rehearsal in front of the eighth graders. They gave us tips to make the songs better. They told us that our vowel shapes and enunciation were amazing. We were so excited about it! Then, two days before KMEA, the snowstorm came. I was so worried about what lay ahead of us. Then on Feb. 22 we were devastated. After

all of the days of practice, we didn’t even get to go. I have to admit, I cried a little. It made me feel better that only one school out of 300 got to go. I have to say, the whole experience was amazing. I think it wasn’t that great not getting to go, but there will be other opportunities. It was a huge honor to be one of two out of 300 schools to be picked. I hope that one day we will go. It would make me the happiest person, with the happiest memory of all time. Molly Edelman designed this t-shirt for the Kansas Music Educators Association performance.


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Pig travels to Hawaii with the Kuenzis By Sofia Kuenzi

Sabetha Elementary School 5th Grade Student

This year my parents, Lisa and John Kuenzi, took a pig to Hawaii for our class. Mrs. Plattner said that no pig has ever gone there before! I thought that was pretty cool. They took a light pink pig with ears that sort of looked like a wishbone. As you can see, my parents traveled with a pig to Hawaii. When they arrived they took many pictures. The pictures they took were of many different things. One of them was a picture of them by a volcano. Another was a picture of the pig on a plane because they were traveling

to another island. Finally, my parents enjoyed finding settings to take pictures of the pig. The pig got to do many things while in Hawaii. One of the things he got to do was go to the beach. Another is he went to a luau! While there, my parents also found some clothes for the pig to wear. The pig loved the Hawaiian outfit and wore it everywhere they went. When the Kuenzis and the pig returned, we printed out the pictures and shared them with SES on a bulletin board. I hope that the pig can travel again soon.


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Isabelle Pork runs for President By Vivian Strahm

Sabetha Elementary School 5th Grade Student

Hi, I am Isabelle Pork and I am running in the Pig Election. I was born at Hamilton Farms. I am the third of five pigs. My siblings are: Sue, Tyler, Vern, and Wade. They are in order from oldest to youngest. I was born on March 3, 2001. I grew up in the same place I was born. I was a smart pig in school, I got all A’s and B’s and graduated from Hamilton High. I went to college at Snicker’s University. I earned a Master’s Degree in teaching. I am married and have four kids. My husband is William Pork. My kids are Juicy Joy, Betty Bacon, Hank Shire, and Sizzle Sausage. I am now a teacher for my kids. They learn a lot and have fun. The reason I am running for

president is to improve the school cafeteria and PE rooms, also the restrooms. They are a sow mess. These are two of the things I want to make better for the school. The things I would do would be to get a separate PE room. Why? Because we play and have fun but all of the time food crumbs are on the floor and that is gross. I am Isabelle Pork and I want you to vote for me. I hope to win the pig election and more elections in life. I hope to “slaughter” the other pigs. I am Isabelle Pork and I want you to vote for me!

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Skiing over Christmas Break By Braden Mitchell

Sabetha Elementary School 5th Grade Student

When I went to Colorado for Christmas, I took a pig from our class. We left on Saturday morning at 1:25 a.m. We were all very tired, and my Mom and Dad brought along a lot of coffee to help them stay awake. Eventually, we stopped in a town to pick up my aunts, uncles and my cousin. During the trip, my mom was talking back and forth on a walkie-talkie to her sisters in other vehicles. After traveling some more, we stopped at a town in Colorado to eat breakfast at a McDonald’s. The next stop that we made was in Denver. While in Denver, we picked up my mom’s other sister. Now that we had everybody, we were ready to travel to Breckenridge. It was soon lunch, so we ate at the Brewery.

Next, we checked into our rooms and found out our rooms were on the sixth floor! Not only were we high up, but my room was huge! When everyone was settled in, we were able to play with our cousins. After playing for a bit, we ate supper and then headed for the ski shop to rent our skis. The clerk made sure that all of our skis fit perfect. The next day we went skiing. At first it was tough, but after a while it got easier. The pig got really cold, so had to go in where it was warm. When the week ended, we all had to go home. We said our “Good-byes” to our family and headed for home. On the way home, we stopped by my mom’s friend’s house and spent the night. In the morning we were on our way home. Guess what? When we got home we had presents to open…What a great Christmas!


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Peter Porter, he’s our man By David Pierson

Sabetha Elementary School 5th Grade Student

Peter Porter was a graduate of Hogville High. He has a 4.0 gpa and is a very successful lawyer. At age 3 his parents abandoned him, so he was at an orphanage for 5 years until a family of four adopted him. He is 10-1/2 inches tall, light pink in color, and has black eyes. His wife is Prisilla Perry. They have two kids, Pearl and Pier. He is a Republican. His favorite game is Pigskin football. He enjoys traveling to Canada, Mexico and England. Golfing in tournaments is something he enjoys; he even won the “Pork Cup.” Fishing is another hobby he likes. One time he had the opportunity to travel on a sea plane to go fishing in Canada.

Porter attended Yale and got a Doctor’s Degree in Law. He was the star quarterback in high school and was in the running for the “Heispig” award in college. Playing for the Hawaiian Hogs during his NFL days was a fun time, with their season being 10-0 and winning the Super Bowl. His career ended tragically when he sprained his hoof during the Super Bowl game. Family time is important to Peter and they enjoy playing outside. Pearl and Pier attend Hogsville Elementary School. Pearl is in Third Grade and Pier is in Fifth Grade. They are very good students. As you can see, Peter Porter is a candidate for everyone. We would appreciate your vote and Peter would be proud to be your President.


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Fifth graders go to Symphony in Topeka

By Kinsey Michelle Menold Sabetha Elementary School 5th Grade Student

On Jan. 10, the fifth graders went to the Symphony in Topeka. Two buses went down there. We were all dressed in very nice clothes. A lot of people there were dressed in sweat pants and ripped jeans; they didn’t look very nice. When we got there we went in and found our seats very high up so we could see well. At the Symphony there was a conductor auditioning to be the permanent one since the other one retired. His name is Kyle Picket and he did a wonderful job. He interacted with the audience. We would clap the beats of the songs. I think they should give him the job. He did very well. There were many different instruments at the Symphony, like violins, cellos, trumpets, a bassoon and tubas. They all sounded very beautiful together. The songs they played were from “Fire Bird” by Igor Stravinsky. Those songs are very beautiful and powerful. Then after the Symphony we went to McDonalds to eat. They thought we were very polite and patient so they paid for our sponsors. They had such great service and were very nice, which I thought was very nice. The Symphony was a great experience. I would totally do it again if I could. They were a wonderful group and some great performers. The Symphony trip was a great thing.


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Traveling to Great Bend By Terra Haislip

Sabetha Elementary School 5th Grade Student

My trip to Great Bend was because my dad, Derek Haislip, grew up in Great Bend. My family went to go for a vacation. While we were in Great Bend we went to Mushroom Rock Park and Pony Rock. While we were at Mushroom Rock, they have a tree that is made out of rock and you can carve your name into it. My Dad carved his name in it when he was a kid. My mom, Jennifer Haislip, my brother, Nathaniel Haislip, and I, Terra Haislip, all went together to carve our names into the rock. Nathaniel and I climbed a building and got to look out and see some cool things. We all went hiking on big rocks throughout the park. While we were hiking, there was a big chair with a rope on it. It looked like it had fallen off one of the bigger rocks, because it was broken. So Nathaniel and I went to go investigate it and found out that it had blood on it. Wow!! My Dad took my brother and I to see where he used to live. We went to all of the houses where he had once lived. It was hot in Great Bend, so we went swimming after we saw all of the houses. It was so cool to see where my Dad grew up. I would really like to go back to Great Bend because it was very fun. If you ever go to Great Bend, you should go to Mushroom Park.


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