Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter visited Lawson State Community College on Sep 18th to attend the annual District 5 Workshop. While there, members met other members throughout the district, learned how to organize chapter events and plan for recruitment, and other chapter needs throughout the year. There were 40 students that attended from our high school and middle chapters.
FBLA enrollment is still open, $20 fee to join, for more information see High School Advisor Mrs. Hyatt, Middle School Advisor Mrs. Moss.
FBLA is currently selling Boo Grams for Halloween. Cost of the Boo Gram is $1, candy will be attached and delivered on Halloween (Oct 31st) during 5th block. If you would like to purchase a Boo Gram see a FBLA member before school or outside the lunchroom during 4th block. The last day to buy is Oct 26th -Jalane Warren (FBLA President)
Yearbooks (2018-2019) are currently for sale, $70. Get your yearbook, you will not be disappointed! See Mrs. Hyatt in Room 305 (tech building) or purchase in the front office. This year's book will be a Spring book, meaning we will get it back in May before the end of the school year!
Last year's yearbook 2017-2018 limited copies are still available, you can still purchase one for $65 by seeing Mrs. Hyatt in Room 305 (tech building). If you didn't get yours already, get one before they are gone!!
Halloween Party Ideas
Decorating the house, Dressing up in costumes, figuring out your scary games and eating delicious ghoulish treats can only mean one thing, that everybody’s favorite spooky day is upon us.Here are a few ways to make your Halloween party a spooky spectacular.-Destiny Stewart
Ingredients 3 cups orange cheese puffs 2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature 3 cups shredded Cheddar ¼ cup chopped chives Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 bell pepper with a long stem Crackers, for serving
Put the cheese puffs in a food processor and process until finely ground. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Combine the cream cheese, Cheddar, chives, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl and mix to combine. Mold the mixture into a ball, pressing the top of the ball with your hand to flatten it. With the tip of a butter knife, carve lines down the sides to resemble a pumpkin.Roll the cheese ball in the ground cheese puffs. Remove the entire bell pepper stem with a paring knife and put it on top of the cheeseball as the pumpkin stem. Seed and slice the bell pepper. Serve the cheese ball on a plate with crackers and slices of bell pepper.
Drinks Ingredients 1( 6 ounce ) package lime gelatin 2 cups of boiling water 3 cups chilled pineapple juice 1 ( 2 liter) bottle chilled lemon-lime soft drink or ginger ale
Special equipment: 1 large black plastic cauldron (available at party or craft stores) 1 punch bowl that fits inside the cauldron 1 plastic hand (available at party supply stores), sterilized in hot water 1 block dry ice (available at supermarkets, ice cream shops or ice companies)
Pour the gelatin mix into a large bowl. Slowly stir in the boiling water. Stir at least 2 minutes, until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in the pineapple juice. Let cool to room temperature.
Wearing heavy duty gloves or using tongs, place the block of dry ice in the bottom of the cauldron. (Dry ice will burn skin, so handle it with gloves and tongs and keep it away from kids and pets!)
Use an ice pick to break the block into smaller chunks, if necessary.
Fill the cauldron with just enough water to cover the dry ice. It will begin to "steam."
Place the punch bowl inside the cauldron, on top of the dry ice. The cauldron will appear to be magically smoking.
Entrap the sterilized rubber hand between the cauldron and the punch bowl, squeezing it tight so the hand appears to be reaching out of the mist for help. Hot-glue the hand to the cauldron, if necessary, to hold it in place.
Carefully pour the drink mixture into the punch bowl. Slowly add the chilled vodka and lemon-lime soda or ginger ale. Stir gently to mix.
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Halloween Music Playlist
"Bad Romance" - Lady Gaga "Pretty When You Cry" - Lana Del Rey "I Put a Spell on You" - Nina Simone. "Dark Horse" - Katy Perry ft. Juicy "Beware" - Big Sean ft. Lil Wayne and Jhene Aiko. "Thriller" - Michael Jackson. "E.T." - Katy Perry ft. Kanye West. "Superstition" - Stevie Wonder. "True Blood" - Justin Timberlake. "Disturbia" - Rihanna
Book Review (Spooky Reading)
By: Stephen King
Pet Sematary, by Stephen King, is a novel in the horror genre. This novel not only thrills by touching on fear, but also deals with the grief of losing a family member. The protagonist is named Louis Creed. Louis is just starting to hit his stride professionally; he is a doctor with a young family, and the Creeds have just recently moved into a new home located in Ludlow, Maine, brought there by Louis’s new job at the University of Maine. Louis’s wife is named Rachel, and together they have two children named Ellie and Gage.
Their new neighbor, Judson Crandall, lives across the street. Judson, or Jud, becomes an integral part of the story as he and Louis become friends. Due to their age difference, Jud also becomes a father figure to Louis. Jud is married to a woman named Norma, and both show the Creeds kindness, welcoming them to Ludlow. The Creeds’ new home is situated on a large plot of land; upon exploring the boundaries, they discover a pet cemetery. Because the unofficial groundskeepers of the cemetery are children, the sign at the entrance reads “Pet Sematary,” hence the misspelling of the word in the book’s title.
Louis is on his way to work for the first time when he witnesses a fatal car accident. A student named Victor Pascow dies, and that night, he visits Louis and issues a warning. He tells him not to go past the boundary that lies between the Pet Sematary and the woods beyond. This isn’t the only warning Louis receives. Jud informs him that sadly, many animals have been hit by trucks on the dangerous road between their two houses.
A few days after receiving Jud’s warning, Ellie Creed’s cat, Church—short for Winston Churchill—goes into the road and is hit and killed. Louis finds out and doesn’t know how to tell Rachel or Ellie, who are away visiting Rachel’s parents. Louis has stayed home because he and Rachel’s parents don’t get along.
While they’re away, Jud tells Louis to bring Church’s corpse to the Pet Sematary. He leads Louis past the boundary and into the woods. They cross a swamp that the Micmac tribe called Little God Swamp, to an ancient burial ground. Jud tells Louis to bury the cat there. The next day, Church returns from the dead, but he’s not the same as he once was. He reeks and behaves strangely. However, when Rachel and the children return, they don’t seem to notice that something is off with Church.
Later, Louis’s son Gage is hit by a truck on the same road that claimed Church’s life, and Louis tells Jud that he’s going to take Gage to the ancient burial ground. Jud pleads with him not to and tells him about another father whose son had died. The man buried his son there, and sure enough, the child returned… but he wasn’t the same. Instead, he was evil, and threatened Jud. The father had to kill his son, and then chose to take his own life. Hearing this story, Louis is horrified and promises not to try to bring Gage back by burying him there. Despite this, the magic of the burial ground calls to Louis.
Praise for Pet Sematary:
“The most frightening book Stephen King has ever written” - Publishers Weekly
“THE KING OF HORROR WEAVES HIS SCARIEST TALE EVER . . . Turn on all the lights while engrossed in it , turn up the radio for company, call friends and ask them to call you back to make sure that you are still able to answer the phone . . YES IT'S THAT SCARY. YES IT’S THAT GOOD” -Cincinnati Enquirer
“TERRIFYING! Stephen King goes on record as saying Pet Sematary is the one story that scared even him… It is a perfect Gem of a horror story… one that you’ll spend many a dream trying to erase.” -New York Daily News
“King once said his greatest ambition was to write a book that was too frightening to finish… There may be many a reader, left white-knuckled by this novel, who hope he doesn't come any closer.” -Pittsburg Press
Halloween Movie Recommendations
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