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Thanksgiving Traditions

By: Keegan Brandon

Most families have Thanksgiving traditions that are passed down through the years. In past years, it is expected that everyone will gather at a grandparent’s house or another designated relative. (However, because of COVID-19, this year may be different.)

The traditional foods are usually turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, cornbread, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. What a feast! During the feast, one tradition involves breaking the wishbone from the turkey’s breast. Two people make wishes and pull, and the person with the longest bone gets the wish. Also, during earlier times, the turkey was killed by the farmer. Of course, now the turkey is purchased at a grocery store or at the meat market. Furthermore, during the dinner, it is a custom for each person to give a reason to be thankful. Because of this tradition, some say Thanksgiving is a positive holiday.

Additionally, there are many activities for the families on this holiday. Among them are watching the Macy Day Parade and holiday movies or playing flag football or board games. Others might prefer taking walks if the weather cooperates. However, some people choose to volunteer to help local food banks. Thanksgiving can be a wonderful family time!

Trivia Information:

Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3, 1863.

U.S. Presidents usually pardon a turkey for Thanksgiving.

That's Strange! How Thanksgiving Foods Came About

By: Gwen Kreate

If you have ever wondered how the United States began serving these odd dishes on Thanksgiving, then you should keep reading. This will cover the strange concepts of these holiday must-haves and how they came around. A few foods that Americans eat on Thanksgiving are turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole.

Green bean casserole, which is a combination of canned soup, green beans, and fried onions, is a popular dish. Yeah, it's a weird dish that doesn't sound very appetizing, but it's a favorite for a lot of Americans. Now you may be thinking, this doesn't sound like something that would be around in the 18th century. Well, you would be right, green bean casserole did not become popular until 1955 by a woman named Dorcas Reilly. She was known as the mother of comfort food, and worked for Campbell’s.

Another side dish is cranberry sauce. This dish is a cranberry jelly that people eat primarily at Thanksgiving time. The side can be in jelly form, or it can be made with fresh cranberries. It is normally served with turkey or some other type of meat. Cranberries have been served on Thanksgiving since 1612, however, cranberry sauce with sugar did not become popular until the 19th century.

The concept of mashed potatoes is kind of strange. Butter, milk, salt, and potatoes all mashed into one. Although, many Americans eat this dish weekly. Mashed potatoes originated from the United Kingdom. For nearly 300 years this dish has been served on Thanksgiving. They are healthy and affordable so people will choose to serve this yummy dish for many more years.

Now there is one dish that without a doubt is the main meal of Thanksgiving. Turkey. Wild turkeys were a very popular bird for colonists to hunt in the fall of 1612. As a result of the popularity of hunting these birds, colonists began to enjoy the taste of turkey. Another reason turkey was a hit on Thanksgiving was that turkey was large enough to feed many people at once.

In conclusion, there were many foods that people celebrate on Thanksgiving, but what it's really about is family and friends. I wonder what strange new foods will come around?

Yum! Which is your favorite Thanksgiving treat?

Sources used in the article:

https://www.southernkitchen.com/articles/eat/the-real-story-behind-classic-thanksgiving-dishes

https://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/newsroom/news/2018/10/19/memory-american-inventor-dorcas-reilly/#:~:text=As%20one%20of%20the%20first,Campbell's%20Cream%20of%20Mushroom%20Soup.

http://farmfreshdirect.net/thanksgiving-staples-a-history-of-potatoes-and-sweet-potatoes/#:~:text=Mashed%20potatoes%20became%20an%20American%20staple%20in%20the%201700s.&text=As%20far%20back%20as%201747,Thanksgiving%20each%20and%20every%20year.

Just Delish! AnabeL's HOnest Reviews

By: Anabel Marie Johnson

This is Anabel Johnson here! Welcome to the very first article of “Anabel’s Honest Reviews!” In this article series, I will be doing honest reviews. The thing we are reviewing today will be Delicious Fall Foods. When you hear the words, “Fall Foods,” what comes to your mind? Most people think of Pumpkin Spice, but if you dig deeper into the Fall canon, you will find some more interesting foods. You know the feeling when you just don’t want to try something? Like getting dressed, or going somewhere? Most people feel this feeling when it comes to baking. You just don’t feel like making it! What happens if it tastes bad? What will you do with it? Well, this is why I’m here! I dig deep for foods, and read reviews, and post them here! Don’t forget, I make some food I see too! So how about we start reviewing?

Pumpkin Rolls

We all know we can get Pumpkin Rolls at stores, but the question is, are they worth your money? You can make them, but are they worth your time? You are about to find out! Reading some reviews, I saw lots of people liked these pumpkin rolls! If you are a baker, somebody’s review said that they loved the aroma while baking. I can’t lie, but I love the smell of baked goods. If you aren’t the kind of person who loves very pumpkin-flavored things, this may not be for you. But if you are, what are you waiting for? Buy some now, or forever be hungry! I’m joking, you don’t need to buy this delicious pumpkin roll, but I highly recommend it! Because the taste for most people can be Just Delish! :)

Just Delish! Pumpkin Pie Roll

Caramel Apples

Don’t we all just love Caramel Apples? If you don’t, keep scrolling! What are you doing wandering off in this paragraph? Good, now that THEY are gone, we can get to the Caramel Apple business! Caramel Apples aren’t hard to make, and very affordable. Which is making me a bit suspicious. So, how do you make these Caramel Apples? Well, before I tell you, I need to try one myself. Oh wait, I can’t. That’s right folks, I have braces. Or should I just ignore the Orthodontist? No, I’m not going to, I’ll just read some reviews instead! Besides, I remember the delicious taste of the Caramel Apples I had in my past. The best thing about Caramel Apples is the juices from the apple mix with the caramel, making it pretty good. You can also add sprinkles, but I think that’s a bit extra. So what are you waiting for? Make the Caramel Apples! Oh, that’s right, the recipe. You just melt caramel, don’t burn it though, take some apples, and roll them in the caramel. Don’t touch the hot caramel, it can burn you! When the apples have cooled, please, enjoy these delicious treats for me! I can’t wait to get these braces off! And remember, Caramel Apples are, Just Delish!

Just delish! Caramel Apples

Pumpkin Pie

This is the last fall food, so let’s make this special. Pumpkin Pie. It’s Just Delish! Don’t you think? If you don’t like pumpkin-flavored things, fall is NOT your season. But this Pumpkin Pie, so good! I have been searching far and wide, looking for reviews (actually, I just searched up some websites). People have been saying how adding a dollop of whipped cream on top of the pie makes it even better! Honestly, I can’t disagree! Other people have been saying how the crust on pumpkin pie is amazing!

Just Delish! Pumpkin Pie

Goodbye! :(

Sorry folks, but that is the end of today's review, “Just Delish: Anabel’s Honest Reviews”! Keep an eye out for when I review something else! Goodbye, and remember, try out these foods! Bye now!

Falling for Fall

By: Avery Werling

How do you know fall is here? Well let's find out. When you know it is fall you can see the leaves changing different colors. You can smell the delicious pumpkin spice in the air. Drop! There goes the candy in your bag. Halloween is right around the corner.

What can you do in the fall?

You can roast marshmallows that are crunchy . You can go in a hot tub, hot shower and watch movies. More you can do is hang out with family and friends and have a party around the fire. This holiday is a good holiday to hang out with family and friends because there are barely any sports going on. Also, it is not too cold or not too hot. So go outside and enjoy it.

Enjoy a campfire with your family!

Drinks that would be the best in fall:

You can have hot cocoa when you are really cold. All the coffee for the old people. My favorite chocolate milk ummmm. My other favorite pumpkin spice hot cocoa. Orange juice to get your fruit in. Apple cider vinegar yum I know you want some. Make sure you snuggle up in a nice warm blanket and have a happy fall!

Warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate!

Fall Fun

By: Emma Sheppard

Do you ever walk outside and feel a nice crisp breeze that blows through your hair. You take one step outside and… CRUNCH. There are millions of leaves crunching at your feet. Do you like that weather? Well if you do this article is good for you!

One of my favorite things to do in fall is go outside, rake the leaves into a big pile and then… FUN TIMES BEGIN!

More fun stuff is all the fun fall sports. For example: Football, Cheerleading, Golf, and many more sports.

You can also have a nice warm mug of hot cocoa or nice warm apple cider. Oh! And how can I forget. The most fun holiday of this season. Halloween!!! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. You get to dress up in a costume {Scary or cute} and go around your neighborhood and get a big old bag of candy. One of me and my brothers favorite halloween traditions is when we get back from trick-or-treating , he will sit down, dump our candy out and then trade candy. I always end up with all the kit-kats.

Some other fun stuff is going to fall carnivals or fall fairs. I think it is always fun to go to a carnival and win some prizes and ride some rides. Nothing better than that.

Fall carnivals are so much fun!

I also love to go apple picking. It is so much fun when you go outside and look around and… Ah ha! The perfect apple is sitting right in your grasp. You pull the stem off of the tree. You head home and in the car all you are thinking of is how delicious that apple will be! When you get home you rinse the apple off and take a bite. BOOM! Your mouth is a color filled land that is cupcakes and rainbows. In my opinion there is nothing better than to go apple picking and get the perfect apple. A nice and juicy, shinie red, tastes like an apple from heaven, one of a kind apple. I will be honest and say that I have not been apple picking in a long, long time. But I am hoping to go this year. If you have never been apple picking I 100% recommend you going. And if you have been but not had any luck and had only bad nasty dry apples then me and my tastebuds are sorry for you. Some good local apple picking places are CherryHawk Farm Apple Orchard, Peifer Orchards, and Pick n’ Save Orchard.

So go outside while you can because it will be winter soon and it will be too cold. So go apple picking, to fall carnivals, or even just go outside and enjoy the view of where you are in! I hope you all have a great fall!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Fashion For Fall

By: Carly Marcum

This is where you will find what is in the fashion world this fall of 2020. Let us start the fall of right with the best jackets. What is your favorite jacket? It could be faux fur or denim. They are both great choices.

Now let us go to shirts, or should I say blouses. The last thing you want to hear is the word blouse, but that is what is in, such as ruffles and lace blouses that will keep warm and at the same time you can look cool. Also a puffed up sleeve is perfect to be cute for you to be you. To embrace yourself you can wear a cute blazer to top it off.

For your pants you can put on some cute plaid pants. Now you can also wear some denim pants. They can keep you warm and look as cute as you. Some ali pants are perfect for a day in and they are super duper soft.

And we have accessories. They are a great way to top off your outfit. You can wear a cute rhinestone headband or an empress headband and some cute small bracelets.

Lastly we have shoes. Some cute ankle boots will set the whole thing off.

And remember- you be you, and you will be beautiful! It does not matter what you wear!

Ready For Fall

By: Briana Chasteen

It’s crazy how much more excited I am for fall now that we live in Ohio. I kinda got to experience it last year (I moved in October) but definitely more so this year and I’m clearly here for it! Basically I plan on living in all the oversized sweaters and doing as many fall things as I can! I really, really want to find a pretty fall hike (more like a walk – no thanks to uphill climbs right now LOL) and also attempt to make a homemade pie this season.

But in the meantime, I thought it would be fun suggestion come up with a pinnable (to save!) and cute fall bucket list for y’all that you can use to keep track of all your adventures this fall! What will you have on your list?

Happy fall, y’all!

Fun Fall Facts

By: Aubrey Craven

Hey Ross Rams and welcome to my fun fall fact article. I hope you all are having a great morning, afternoon, or evening. This intro is going to be a pretty short one so sorry about that. Do you want to learn more facts about fall? Then this is the article for you. I hope you all love this article as much as I do. Now let's get to the facts.

Also did you know that the symbol for Halloween is a black cat? Many people don't like black cats because legend has it that black cats bring bad luck to anyone who walks by one. That's why shelters have the most of black cats. Black cats are mainly abandoned and found by rescuers. So please, the next time you see a black cat, do not kick it or throw rocks at it. Call an animal shelter or maybe even take it in as your own.

Did you know the largest pumpkin weighed 830 lb? That is one large pumpkin if you ask me! It reminds me of Jack and the Beanstalk when he plants the three magical beans and in the morning he sees a beanstalk.

Did you know we can trace Halloween all the way back to 1420? That's just crazy! That's six hundred years ago. Isn't it crazy how far we can trace back? We're pretty sure that was when the first Halloween started, but you never know. I'm pretty sure that's when people start dressing up in costumes and everything or going to get candy.

Before I ask this question, do you know where candy corn was originally from and where it's made? If not, I'm going to answer anyways, but I'll give you a couple seconds. Now I think it's been long enough, so here's the answer. It is made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Now I never actually knew where candy corn was made from but I never thought it would be in Pennsylvania!

Do you know when the tradition of trick-or-treating became popular? Because I do. Trick-or-treating became popular in the 1940s. Can you believe that? Just saying that some of our grandparents may have been born before then maybe even parents. Let me guess you would have never thought your parents would have been born before trick-or-treating became popular Isn't that just wild?

All the information you just found out is all on ABCYA.com. You can find the game if you go to holidays and the game is called "Halloween Hop.”

Fall Is fun!

Fall Poetry Corner

Poetry inspired by the acorns falling all around our mask break spot!

Fall Haiku One

By: Rinoa Smith, 5th grade guest columnist

A leaf tumbles down

Bark sticky and dry, weeps sap

Saplings grow year round

Fall Haiku Two

By: Rinoa Smith, 5th grade guest columnist

Wheat tall and strong grows

Fireflies glow and dance along

To crickets singing

Mrs. Baccei's Haiku

acorns are falling

tiny heads in brown helmets

a huge tree inside

Feeling inspired? Want to try out writing a poem yourself? Do you want to see your poem in the next edition of Ram Pages? We are looking for more guest poems! If you are interested, write your poem and send it to Mrs. Wormus in a Google Doc. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

How Halloween Costumes Started

Halloween costume fun!

By: Jocelyn Ledford

Do you know why people dress up for Halloween? People started it as a way to scare off spirits/demons that people thought were on the Earth. People went house to house saying verses for food in exchange. In some cultures they thought it was good luck to donate food. In one Christian tradition, some poor people would go to peoples houses and ask for soul cakes. A soul cake is a small round cake to remember the dead.

In 1930, as this holiday got more popular and less religious,companies started to make and sell costumes. Costumes were things like witches, vampires, ghosts, and goblins. Adults and kids started dressing up for fun and not to scare spirits and demons away. Now people still dress up as those things but we see things like princesses, superheroes or pop-culture, unicorns or animals,etc.

In conclusion, there are still some traditions that happen today that happened hundreds of years ago. My opinion is that how they did it hundreds of years ago seems fun. Halloween is the biggest holiday at my house, it is my favorite holiday.

Winter Memories

By: Evan Simon

Winter is my favorite because when I go outside I can see the snow laying softly on the pomegranate tree and my hand. I love winter because my birthday is close to the season, on November 4th. O the weekends, I love to have a snowball fight. I like to skate on the ice. I always go down to my pond and feel the cold ice on my hand when I touch the ice. My dad takes his tractor out and ties a thick piece of rope on a sled and we have so much fun!

What winter memories will you make this year?

Comic Corner

Christmas Time

By: Faith McAlpin

We All Go Through THings Differently

By: Faith Laseur

Fiction Corner

Trapped

A Fiction Story by: Maddie Patterson

Chapter 1: Meet Victoria

“And the winner is Victoria Evans for her gigantic rose bush!” The announcer said. It was the Spring Fling flower competition and Tori had won for the second year in a row. “How do you do it?” Jade asked. Jade is my best friend. She has been my best friend since kindergarten. “I don’t know,” I replied. “Well, it is amazing!” she responded. “V, can I talk to you?”Mom asked. “Sure, what’s up?”I answered. “Sweetie, you have magical powers,” Mom said. “WHAT?????” I screamed. “Shhh!” Dad said. “You can’t tell anyone because the government will find out and try to capture you!” Mom said. “What,why?” I asked. I was so confused. Did magic run in the family or was I the only one? Mom and Dad explained everything and apparently for training I am getting locked in a magic escape room that the original wizards, or whatever their called, built thousands of years ago, with some guy that I have never heard of before. He has water and air as his powers and I have fire and earth. Also the reason that I am so good at gardening is because my magic is “leaking out”. Like that time we were camping and it was freezing cold out. No one could start a fire but me. My parents and I went home and packed my stuff. We packed all of my clothes because we had no idea how long training might take. I said goodbye to my friends and boarded a plane to Australia. We landed in the middle of the desert, thanked the pilot, and started walking to the nearest building. 5 minutes later, we arrived at an old abandoned warehouse. Standing in front of the warehouse was a boy about my age with two adults that I am guessing are his parents. The boy had messy brown hair and was wearing a sweatshirt with an archery symbol on it, jeans, and black puma sneakers. “V, meet Chase Thorn,” Mom said. “Chase has the power to control the other two elements,” Dad said. ‘Geez Dad, I never would have guessed.’ I thought.

Chapter 2: Meet Chase

"Bulls-eye!” the referee called. I had won yet another archery tournament and was so excited.

“Congrats Man!!!” Luke said. Luke has been my best friend my entire life.

“Thanks bro.” I responded.

“Excuse me Luke,” my mom said. “Could I possibly borrow Chase real quick?”

“Of course, Mrs.T” Luke answered.

“Thank You,” Mom replied.

“So, what's up Mom?” I asked.

What my mom said was shocking. “I have powers??” I gasped.

“Yes sweetie,” Mom responded.

‘WOW!!’ I thought. Apparently I can control water and air. I also have to go to Australia for training. Once we get there we are going to be meeting up with the girl that has control over the other two powers, fire and earth. What struck me as the most odd was the fact that for training I was going to be locked in a magic escape room with the girl. My parents won’t tell me her name though.

“Chase, we have to go home and pack for Australia now,” Mom said.

“Alright, coming!!” I responded. I said goodbye to all my friends and went home to pack. Once we got home Mom told me to go upstairs and pack everything.

“Why?” I asked.

“Because, we don’t know exactly how long you will be in training.” She replied.

Understanding, I went to my room and just threw everything into my duffel bag and went right back downstairs. “I’m ready to go!!” I declared.

“Alright, let’s go,” Dad said.

We got in the car and drove to the airport. Once we got there we went through customs and boarded the plane. We landed in the middle of nowhere and got off. Dad used his phone to find the nearest building which apparently was the escape room. About five minutes after we arrived at the building a brown haired girl showed up with who I am guessing were her parents. She had on a green long sleeved sweater, light blue jeans, a dragon necklace and white sneakers with yellow, pink, and purple stripes on the side.

“V, meet Chase Thorn,” the girl's mom said. “He controls the other two elements,” said her dad.

Chapter 3: Locked In

“Hi, I’m Victoria Evans,” I said.

“And I’m… well you already know who I am.” Chase responded.

We laughed.

“This is my mom Piper and my dad Jason,” I told him.

“Pleasure to meet you, Mr. and Mrs. Evans,” Chase replied.

“These are my parents Anna and Zac.”

“Lovely to meet you, Mr. and Mrs. Thorn.”

“Likewise my dear,” Mrs.Thorn said.

Chase and I walked into the warehouse and the door immediately shut behind us. “I guess the only thing we can do is walk forward.” I said.

Chase agreed and we were about to start walking when all of a sudden some lights turned on. In front of us was the first room it had stairs going up, down, sideways. It even had stairs on the ceiling. We gasped and decided to start walking up the first set of stairs. As we walked we got to know each other.

“Okay, what’s your favorite sports team?” Chase asked.

“Um, probably the San Francisco 49ers.” I replied.

“Same!!” Chase said.

“What is your favorite book series?” I asked.

“Probably Percy Jackson and then Harry Potter,” He replied.

That was when we realized we had gone round and round in circles. Then I had an idea. “We are supposed to learn to control our powers too, so what if I could make a vine going from here to the exit?” I suggested.

“Great idea,” Chase answered.

I made the vine and then we went sideways across it. We had just entered the next room when it started to fill with water. Within seconds the entire room was filled. Chase put his hands together and made a motion like he was pulling something apart. Suddenly the water started to spread apart and make a clear path to the other side. Once we got there the water went back to normal. We walked into the next room and it was a maze.

“Why don't you try making the bushes form the why out?” Chase asked.

“Good idea!” I said.

I used my plant magic to form a way out. Then we had to use Chase’s wind power to fly out of the escape room and at the exit were our parents and three people. They introduced themselves as the founders. They said that we had the fastest escape time in over a thousand years. Our parents were so proud. We exchanged phone numbers and addresses so that we could keep in touch, jumped on a plane and headed home.

THE END

A HAlloween Story

By: Alexis Mienheartt

It’s Halloween!! Everyone rushed through the hallways out the doors into their bus. Everyone was all dressed up in their Halloween costumes ready to go trick-or-treating. Sorry forgot to introduce myself, I'm Alexis! I’m in six grade and this year I'm going trick-or-treating with my BFF’s Carly and Ruby. They live in my neighborhood.

So the day started off pretty normal. My mom woke me up and told me “Happy Halloween!” Then I ate the cinnamon rolls my mom made because she makes cinnamon rolls every holiday. I was so tired because she had to wake me up super early today so we could put my halloween costume on and the makeup. This year I am a Zombie Soccer Player! I put my costume on. Brushed my teeth and then put my hair up into a messy ponytail then frizzed my hair all up. My mom started to put white makeup on my face and a little bit of fake blood and some black eyeshadow under my eyes. I got on the bus and got to school.

When I got to school everyone was all happy and festive. I saw so many wonderful customs. Witches, Clowns, Ghosts, Blow up Dinosaurs and lots more. I went to all my classes and got home and put out Halloween candy and in less than an hour, it was time to go trick-or-treating. I put my costume on and Carly and Ruby met at my house and we ate pizza and drank sprite.

It was finally 6:00 and we rushed out the door and went to the first house! The first house I got a Hershey bar and Skittles. We made it down the street and I already had so much candy! We planned to go through the entire neighborhood. It was 7:15 and we had about 45 mins left to trick-or-treat. We came upon this house that looked liked nothing had touched or lived there for about 30 years. We were scared to go up to the house but we decided to. I have never seen this house before because it's at the back of the neighborhood. We slowly walked up the creaky wood steps. There were a lot of cobwebs and the doorbell was broken. Carly opened up the screened door and knocked on the door. We stepped away and waited 5 seconds and the door opened by itself. We all looked at each other and took a couple steps up to the door.

We walked in and Ruby said “Hello? Is anyone home.”

We were all very scared. We walked completely in the house and it was dark but there was a candle lit. We were walking to the candle and then the door slammed shut! We ran back to the door to see if it was locked and it was. I pulled out my phone to see if we had service and we had no service. We heard a girl’s voice coming from below.... “THE BASEMENT!!!!” I said. The girl was calling for help. We started thinking they got trapped like us. We were following the voice of the girl. And we found a door. We were thinking if there was a girl down there maybe she could help us and we could work together to escape this creepy house.

We made a plan. I explained the plan. Ok guys the plan is since there are 3 of us 2 us are going to be going in the basement and the 1 person that is left is going to stay at the top of the steps and hold the door and make sure it does not close and lock us down there. And now we need to figure out how to open the basement door. The lights started to flicker and the candle blew out and lit back up by itself. Carly remembered her dad always makes her keep a lock picking kit in her pocket. She pulled her tiny lock picking kit out. And her dad taught her how to use it when she was little and Carly forgot. We took a lock picking activity in Girl Scouts and that was a year ago so luckily I remembered a bit how to use a lock picking kit. We put the metal sticks in the lock and twisted right, left, and right. It unlocked! :)

We did the plan Ruby stayed up and Me and Carly went to the basement. We got down to the basement and it was very tiny. I saw a girl who looked about 5 years old. She was dressed in a Winnie-Pooh costume. We said Hi and she was scared. She asked us if we got trapped too like the little girl. I asked her her name. She said her name was Isabelle. She asked us what our names were. I told her my name is Alexis and Carly told her name was Carly. And we also told her that we had 1 other friend here. Her name is Ruby and she is holding the door so we do not get locked down here. I said we need to get out of here.

We ran up the stairs and Ruby was still holding the door. Ruby said that she saw a figure of an old man sitting by the candle. We all got scared because now we knew we were not alone. We introduced Ruby to Isabelle really quick. We knew the front door was locked still so we had to find a new way out. We decided to look for a kitchen to see if there was a backdoor and see if it was unlocked. We split up in groups of 2’s. Me and Ruby were a group and Carly and Isabelle were a group. We started to look for the kitchen and about 5 minutes later we found it! IT WAS UNLOCKED!! We were finally free! We ran from the house as fast as we could. Isabelle thanked us for the help. But when I looked back at the house I saw a window that was lit up and it had a figure that looked like a person...

I wonder what that figure was?

A Trip to the Grocery

By: Lily West

Take a trip to France in "A Trip to the Grocery Store!"

“Marie? Can you go to the store?” Aaron called from the doorway of Marie’s bedroom.

“But whyyyyyy…? I’m tres fatigue….” Marie replied groggily from her bed.

“I’ll give ya 5 Euros~” Aaron said, smirking. (5 Euros = $5.87 USD) Marie sat up on her bed and grabbed her glasses from her la table de nuit beside her bed. She walked up to her tall brother and stared at him.

“Make it 10.” She said indifferently. ( 10 euros = $11.75 USD ) Aaron sighed.

“What if I make you coffee?” He said. Marie thought for a moment.

“Fine.”

“Okay, good now go buy us some pain de ble.”

Marie went and got dressed, and she grabbed her bike to ride to the grocery. Her shirt had some rayures colorees on it, along with some blue jeans with a patch shaped like a citron. Her bike was baby blue and sort of old-school. Soon enough, she arrived. Okay, She thought. Bread, eggs… She scanned through each aisle trying to find the food. She spotted cotton candy. Aaron won’t mind...She thought once more. She kept spotting different nourriture and she kept grabbing it. Soon enough, she had spent a lot of money on food. How much, you ask? Too much, that’s how much.

She soon came hurdling in the house, her arms full of heavy paper bags. “AAAAAAAAAROOOOOOON!!! I’M BAAAAAAAAAAACK!!” She shouted. No reply. She saw a note left on the counter that read, ‘Out with friends, be back later. Love you lil’ sis! -Aaron.

“CURSE YOU AAROOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!”

She was, again, talking to no one. Except of course, their chat and chien, Rex and Minette. Minette meowed in response, and licked her white little paw.

Marie sighed. “Guess I’ll have Aaron put these away as payback for leaving.” Marie muttered as she threw them on the living room floor and flopped on the couch. Minette pounced onto Marie’s stomach, creating a loud “OOMPH!”

Did you understand the French I used in the story? Answer these questions and then check your answers below to see!

1. What did Marie say she was in the morning?

A. Very tired

B. Angry

C. Bored

2. What did Aaron want Marie to buy?

A. Baguettes

B. Macarons

C. Wheat bread

3. What was the patch on Marie’s blue jeans in the shape of?

A. A sloth

B. A heart

C. A lemon

D. The letter M

4. What does Minette mean in French?

A. Cat

B. Pretty

C. Elegant

D. Kitty

5. What was the pattern on Marie’s shirt?

A. Polka dots

B. Nothing; a blank shirt

C. Zig-zags

D. Stripes

6. What animal is Rex?

a) A goldfish

b) A dinosaur

c) A dog

d) None of the above

Author’s note- I’m really sorry if I did something wrong, it’s my first time writing an article for the school newspaper--- Any school newspaper, in fact. Have a good day :^)

How did you do?

Answers to “A Trip to the Grocery:" 1. A, 2. C, 3. C, 4. D, 5. D, 6. C

ENdangered Animals

By: Anna C. Kelley and Makenna Vangen

You’re walking through a peaceful savanna nibbling on leafy plants and fruit here and there, then all the sudden BOOM! a gun fires and accurately hits you in the side! Then your killer starts cutting off your horn . . . this is what it’s like to be a black rhinoceros. Now, when we say “black” we don’t mean literally black. That’s just what they’re called, they’re actually a brown-gray color. But they’re a critically endangered species, and there are only about 5,465 of them left in the wild. People kill them for their horns. People use black rhino horns as a symbol of wealth and in Asian countries as medicine.These animals need our help. So stop poaching them and encourage others to stop.

Amur Leopards

Amur Leopards or as scientists call them, Panthera Pardus Orientalis, have beautiful spotted fur and live from 10-15 years.They live in southeastern Russia and northern China.But unfortunately Amur Leopards are a critically endangered species and are decreasing.

Amur Leopards are killed because of their soft, beautiful fur. Their fur can be sold for up to 1,000 dollars per pelt. Another reason they’re endangered is because of illegal wildlife trade. The final reason that Amur Leopards are endangered is that there is less prey because people poach them too, for cash and food. These amazing animals need help. So stop poaching these amazing animals and help save the community.

Leopard

Pangolins

A terrifying creature approaches you with a dangerous weapon,a gun. So you curl up in your bulletproof shell-like skin, hoping to be left alone peacefully. But that didn’t work, it carried you over to it’s home. Pangolins are an endangered species. They are killed for their scales in China. They make medicine out of them, even though it is not a proven cure to anything. Even if pangolin scales were a cure they’re made of the same material as human fingernails, keratin, and you could use fingernail clippings to make medicine instead of killing pangolins. In Vietnam and China pangolins are considered luxury food. And are now an endangered species. Even if you don’t care about pangolins, you don’t want to eat them.

Pangolin

Bengal Tigers

Bengal Tigers come in many different colors including the usual feisty look, fire-like orange with black stripes, pure white with black stripes, or even the amazing black on black look. They are found in India and are often called Indian Tigers. Bengal Tigers do surprisingly good in captivity and live from 18-20 years. It is hard to believe that these fantastic felines are an endangered species.

Bengal Tigers are scared of humans and will only attack if a tigress ( female tiger) has cubs. Bengal Tigers are endangered due to poaching and habitat loss caused by deforestation ( cutting down forests). Bengal Tiger skin is used in in Asian medicine and is one of the reasons why people poach Bengal Tigers. There is only about 2,000 Bengal Tigers left in the world! And even I can’t believe this, Bengal Tigers are the most common species of tiger in the world.

Bengal Tiger

Election 2020: For Kids

By: Andrew Garland

November 3rd, 2020. Every 4 years, a U.S. citizen over 18 votes to elect the next president. It could be a Senator or a Congressman or a president rerunning. This is the vote for who is making decisions for our country. We vote on who we think would represent us the best.

“The President is both the head of state and head of government of the United States of America, and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.” This is what the U.S. website says is the president's role in our country. He commands the military, passes and proposes laws, works with the Senate and Congress, and the Governors of states. He makes policies, works with other countries, and should do his or her best to do what's best for our country.

Here were the two choices this year:

Donald Trump (R)

About Him (Personally):

Donald Trump grew up in New York City, in New York. He graduated from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He’s a retired real estate business man, taking after his father in that market. He also hosted the NBC show The Apprentice from 2004 – 2015, until he started his political career.

About Him (Politically):

Donald Trump is a Conservative Republican. He ran against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, and won. Therefore, he was elected the 45th president from 2016 – 2020. He’s famous for his border wall along the Mexican border, his foreign policies, and his booming economy, and low unemployment rates.

Joe Biden (D)

About Him (Personally):

Joe Biden was born in Scranton, PA. When he was 13, his family moved to Mayfield, Delaware. Later, he went to law school and began a career in politics. In 1972, Biden’s wife and children were in a car accident and his wife and daughter were killed.

About Him (Politically):

Joe Biden is a Moderate Democrat. He was Barack Obama’s (the 44th president) vice president the entire time Obama served, from 2008-2016. During the Democratic debates, he ran against 11 main other democrats. After becoming the chosen candidate, he chose Kamala Harris as his vice president.

Recent News

I’m a kid. You, the one reading this article, is most likely also a kid (unless you’re a teacher). Politics is an important part of American life, but shouldn't be what you put all your focus on. When you grow up, don’t focus all the time on politics.

Also, don’t become biased to one side and listen to one news outlet that only says one thing about political beliefs. In America, we have freedom of speech. Listen to what everyone has to say, not just one person or news outlet. Give everyone a chance to speak, and listen to them.

America's 2020 presidential candidates

DIY Treats

By: Victoria Studenka

Hello! If you love to bake and want to know some recipes, then you've come to the right place! Here I’m going to be telling you some simple treat ingredients for popular recipes that you can make at home! Well, let's get to it. Enjoy!

Oreo balls

You will need:

Cream cheese

Crushed up Oreos

Melted chocolate (if you want it)

Applesauce Spice Cake

You will need:

Plain Greek yogurt

Brown Sugar

Powdered sugar

Cinnamon

Homemade Fresh Yellow Cupcakes

You will need:

2/3 cup butter, softened

1-3/4 cups sugar

2 large eggs, room temperature

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1-1/4 cups 2% milk

Frosting of your choice

Peanut Butter Hershey Kiss Cookies

You will Need:

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup sugar

1 large egg, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Milk chocolate kisses

Strawberry shortcake

You will need:

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup shortening

1 large egg, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

1-1/2 quarts fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced

Well, thank you for reading my article! I hope you enjoyed and found some neat recipes you would like to try out! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Professional Sports Teams Respond To Covid-19

By: Matthew Turco

Sports teams in 2020 have been bombarded with rules and regulations on keeping players safe and 6 feet apart, This is, of course, due to COVID-19, a virus which is causing a global pandemic that spiraled out of control around late March. Some professional leagues are being very strict and praising these rules, while others are being more lenient and giving them more opportunities. Which one is which? Well, you’re just gonna have to keep reading to find out.

Major League Baseball

The Major League Baseball health committee has been one of the more strict organizations with their COVID-19 rules. They not only postponed their season to start until July 1st, but they also have banned things like gum, spitting, and sunflower seeds. They have also forced players to get a COVID test and have their temperature checked every time they enter the stadium. If a player catches COVID-19, anybody within 6 feet of them for longer than 15 minutes has to quarantine. They have also enforced the rule that any coaches, trainers, or non-players in the dugout have to wear masks. The health committee has also banned any people from spectating the game live, with the exception of cameramen and reporters. These rules do not show any sign of stopping until the COVID-19 cases go down. After all, even with all of these rules and enforced laws, many MLB players have gotten COVID-19.

National Football League

The National Football League has been a lot more lenient with their rules, letting football players play normally, without masks on the field or even on the sidelines. Coaches are still supposed to wear masks, but even then they are not told to put their mask on if they are caught with it off. Recently, even fans have been able to go to football games, of course, with a limited capacity, in low risk areas. However, players have still been banned from spitting or chewing gum. Players were also supposed to get a COVID-19 test and a blood sample taken from a doctor before re-entering the field. Temperature checks are part of the daily routine at stadiums for every practice and game, to be safe. Surprisingly, the COVID-19 numbers have not been nearly as big in the NFL than in the MLB though.

National Basketball Association

Last of all, the NBA has looked relatively normal on the court, but you wouldn’t even recognize the sidelines and benches of the venue. Not only does everybody except for the players have to wear masks, but the benches also are split into 3 sections: the players, the coaches, and the unassigned people. There are no fans allowed, with the exceptions of reporters and family. There are also big restrictions on the kind of masks players and coaches can wear. Teams are not allowed to wear N-95 masks, any masks with brands, names, words or phrases on the front of masks. Masks also have to be officially licensed by the NBA for use at practices, games, or interviews.

In conclusion, COVID-19 has not been fun for these organizations and made a big challenge for both fans and teams alike. Though these rules are keeping people safe, they seem as though they are not going to back off for a while. With that, I’m Matthew Turco reporting from Ross Middle School with the Ross Ram Pages! And, cites below!

Sources:

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/nfl-covid-rules-coronavirus-football-2020/rovse8r08zbu1quh7y3joydah

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/timeline-of-how-the-covid-19-pandemic-has-impacted-the-2020-major-league-baseball-season/

https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/nba-creating-face-masks-with-proceeds-to-benefit-food-related-charities-1203562647/

What's new with Sports?

By: Kylie Hayes

So are you ever wondering “What is going on with sports lately?” Well, you're reading the right newspaper. Let's start with the top ten sports out there today, #10: Table Tennis, #9: Cricket, #8: Tennis, #7: Basketball, #6: Volleyball, #5: Field Hockey, #4: Badminton, #3: Soccer, #2: Rugby, and #1: Football.

Do you want to know something cool? There was a brand new sport invented in 2005, but is just now getting recognized. What is it?! It’s called Bossaball! A new mix of volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, capoeira (which is a type of martial art, including dance and music), and extreme trampolining. It was started by FilipEyckmans. Bossaball is played on an inflatable court that takes less than 45 minutes to set up! What are the rules of bossaball? The rules of bossaball are that you can hit the ball once using your hands and twice using your feet or head when the ball is on your side of the court a team mate must then hit the ball. A team can hit the ball up to 5 times before they must try and get the ball into their opponents half! Ok well then what are the top 8 weirdest sports? Well let's find out and why!

Talk about fun! Bossaball is the perfect combination of sports.

#8: Bog Snorkelling, #7: Parkour, #6: Cheese Rolling, #5: Zorbing, # 4: Bossaball, #3:Underwater Hockey, #2: Wife Carrying, And #1: Extreme Ironing! Why? Bog snorkelling is weird because the rules state that you race along a 60 yard bog. Snorkels and flippers are mandatory. Parkour is weird because in parkour, there are no rules for passing over specific obstacles. I don't really know. That this is a weird one.

Bog snorkeling- a new way to explore the environment!

Cheese rolling pretty much explains itself. Zorbing is weird because you're basically playing soccer in a zorbing ball. Isn't that weird but its only flaw is how many different sports combine into one. Underwater hockey is again not that weird but its only flaw is being underwater. Wife carrying again it pretty much explains itself but still really weird. Extreme ironing, Yep don’t like that. I mean I wouldn't do it because A:It involves a chore and B: Why would I iron for fun?

Yep- Cheese rolling is a sport! It involves rolling rolls of cheese down a hill.

Source: Topend Sports

Keeping Yourself safe in a Pandemic

By: Peyton Colwell

How Do We Stay Safe:

This school year there is a pandemic and it’s called coronavirus and the short word for it is covid 19 and many people are dying and some have a tiny chance to survive and how we keep each other safe is we stay six feet and if we are in a small space we try to stay 3 feet from each other we also wear masks over our mouth and nose so we don't breath in germs or breath out our germs to others.We also sanitize after the desks are used and at the store the worker at the store bring in the carts and sanitize them. The teachers also wear theirre masks in school and also the workers at stores and other places that a lot of people go to outdoor places.

Sanitizing surfaces is important.

What To Do:

Social distancing would be practiced so when your in school in the halls we will be safe when someone coughs or sneezes.We all need to avoid touching our faces with unwashed hands.We also need to constantly wash our hands with warm water and soap,count your abc’s.to help cover when u cough or sneeze even if your wearing a mask but be careful when u do cough and sneeze we should always sanitize everything like your hands also your desks and if you work in stores or anywhere else with people.

Singing the ABC's will help you wash your hands well!

About the name Coronavirus:

On February 11th 2020 On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization gave an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 coronavirus outbreak. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. Coronaviruses, named for the crown-like spikes on their surfaces, are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. There are many types of human coronaviruses.All three of these viruses have their origins in bats. The sequences from U.S. patients are similar to the one that China initially posted, suggesting a likely single, recent emergence of this virus from an animal reservoir. However, the exact source of this virus has not been identified.So make sure to do all of this to stop the prevent Covid-19.

Covid-19 has changed the world, but you can do your part by sanitizing, washing your hands, social distancing, and wearing a mask.

Top Ten New Video Games in a Pandemic

By: Haley Hayes

We all, at one point, have played a video game, and to be honest I’m surprised some of these made the list. I am actually learning about some of these as I write this article. These games have gotten our attention away from, a certain disease, and to the good and bad video games released during this time. Starting this list of strong we have:

10. MarioKart 8 Deluxe

This is your classic racing game. But with it being deluxe, everything is unlocked, you can still purchase stuff, but it’s all extras. This sold 26 million copies which if you can’t tell, is a lot. This is a game that was released with the switch and ended up gaining and losing popularity, it gained some during the pandemic however due to more people being at home.

9. Star Wars Squadrons

I didn’t know this game existed, and I’m a major Star Wars fan. It’s a game that takes you through fights in the Galactic Civil War. You play as a starfighter pilot and you can follow the story about the war. It sold a little over 10 million copies, and I here you all yelling about how MarioKart 8 has more but this is based on publicity- whether good or bad.

8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Now I love this game, over 450 hours and still going strong. Besides that this is a really relaxed game, where you can shape your island into a perfect paradise. You can catch fish, bugs, and sea critters and relax on the couch. I should know. This game has sold 22 million copies and I think its still selling.

7. Crusader Kings III

This is a strategy game that is set in the Middle Ages. In this game, you select a royal house and must maintain its power over generations. It is rated well on Steam and has over 85,000 players after being released on September 1st, which is really good as well.

6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

This is a very popular first- person shooter game, it has been a very popular series. This sold 30 million copies, which is incredible. Everyone has at least a small idea what Call of Duty is since it has been around for a while and has become super popular.

5. NBA 2K21

I had no idea this would make the list, but I did know it was rather popular. It sold 12 million copies and its just a basketball game, which surprises me. It’s a simulation basketball game and is honestly shocking.

4. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2

This is a skateboarding video game and was released on September 4th of this year. It’s sold 1 million copies! And I have no idea how. It is a remaster of a previous game that had sold.. 1.4 BILLION COPIES. This is, and I repeat, a skateboarding game. That is more than quadruple what MarioKart sold!

3. Madden NFL 21

This is a football simulation game, that is really popular. It has sold over 100 million copies. I had no idea there would be this many sports titles on this list. But they are all from popular series’.

2. Super Mario 3D All Stars

Finally, a Mario game. (I'm not counting MarioKart since it has other characters that aren't from the series) This is a game that contains some of the most popular Mario games including Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy, and was released on September 18th, 2020. It’s already sold 15 million units which is not that surprising. It is basically a discount package of popular Mario games.

1. Marvel’s Avengers

This is a role-playing brawler video game that includes Marvel characters. It has only sold 56,000 copies and is by far the least popular game on this list. It also has largely mixed reviews, which also explain why you should and shouldn’t get this game.

I hope you enjoyed a list of games that have gripped the news’ attention. Thanks for reading!

What new game will you try out today?

RMS Teacher Talk:

My Interview with Mrs. Wormus

By: Jimmy Stanton

For my article, I interviewed Mrs. Wormus, a fifth grade teacher at RMS.

Question One: Are you friends with any teachers?

Yes. I am very lucky to work with some of my closest friends here at RMS! We have the best, most caring, and thoughtful staff here. It really makes it a fun place to come to work each day.

Question Two: What do you think of your job?

I love my job! I cannot think of anything else I would rather be doing. I love to come to school and learn along with my fifth graders. I love to see how far we come in our learning and reading from the first day of school to the last. I also love to see how successful they continue to be in the older grades!

Question Three: What do you do after school?

I am very busy after school with my 5 year old, Addie, and my 9 month old, Oliver. Now that Addie has started kindergarten, she is involved in many after school activities and sports that keep us very busy. Oliver is crawling all over the place, so we are usually chasing him around, too. When I get some free time, I like to read.

Question Four: What do you think of your students?

They are the BEST! I am so lucky to spend each day with them!

RMS has the best students!

Lou's Reviews: Hamilton

By: Lucy Rettig

Hi, this is Lucy and I am gonna do a movie review on HAMILTON! Most of us have already heard of this magical movie, but some people haven't. First thing you should know is that this movie is based on stuff that already happened, is on Disney+, and it is a musical. If you don’t like musicals then move on.

Ok, now let’s get started. So Hamilton is a movie that WILL make you cry! There are like TEN parts (maybe more) that made me cry! In the beginning you KNOW that Hamilton is a good guy, but once you have gotten at least half way through it you start to question yourself. He goes from ponytail and contacts, (JK! Contacts weren’t invented yet!) to hair down and glasses! But that’s not the worst part! He wore the glasses AT THE TIP OF HIS NOSE! I know, it’s soooo bad!

In this movie it includes sad murder, it will make you cry and sad songs. that will also make you cry. I would rate this movie an eleven out of ten. Hamilton is not a scary movie. There is romance, and action. Some of you may say, “EWWW!!!! ROMANCE IS GROSS!!!!” Well boo-hoo to you. Honestly I want to get married one day! Anyhoo, in this movie Hamilton gets married and I have to be honest, it wasn't that bad! So Hamilton is a dude who moved to New York, and he wanted to be the president. He gets married to a schuler sister, is the right hand man to George Washington, and gets an enemy.

This movie includes marrying, dieing, and laughing. (Also evil King George the 3rd.) There are definitely more than 10 songs, and the last one is my favorite. The movie is a bit more than three hours long. Three wonderful hours!

So I think this would be a good movie for anyone who likes to look back at History! This is actually a book too! I’ll see you next time on #Lou’s Review’s! :)

Checkout "Hamilton" on Disney+ today!

Lucy's Twin Review

By: Lucy Rettig

Hi, This is Lucy! (Again) I am going to do a review on the book, ‘Twins.’ It’s a graphic novel, and it has not been turned into a movie. But I hope that they do! It’s by Varian Johnson. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves realistic fiction. I would say that this book would get 10 out of 10 stars! There is drama, friendship, and suspence.

So, the storyline of this book is about two sisters that are twins. I mean IDENTICAL twins! They only had differences that only they could notice! Anywho, the twins start 6th grade, (btw the twins' names are Francine and Maureen) Francine doesn’t want to be like Francine anymore. She started wearing a style, and wants people to call her Fran. Mareen on the other hand is shy, and wants to always be with her sister. Then they compete in the election for 6th grade. They have three (best) friends named Nikki, Tasha, and Monique.

Then the election rolled in. Fran wanted to run the president, so she did. She also wanted Maureen to help her. But Maureen thinks that she’d be good for president too! I know! There’s the drama for ya!😜 But wait! There’s more! Maureen doesn’t tell her sister that she ran for president, so when Francine finds out, it’s NOT pretty. Ok, she doesn’t beat Mareen (which I might have been tempted to do) she just stops talking to her.

That starts ‘THE BATTLE OF THE TWINS’ DUN DUN DUUUN!!!! (dramatic music in the background) They both have campaign committees. In Mareen’s committee is Amber a girl, and Garcia a boy. Francine's committee is Monique. Mareen thinks Monique betrayed her, Francine and Maureen, get into a LOT of fights, and Maureen is having a hard time in the Cadet Corps. They also get phones, move to different bedrooms, have meetings with their campaign committee’s, go to the mall, and Maureen finds out a BIG secret about Francine. Will Francine and Maureen make up? Who will win the election? “Will Maureen survive Cadet Corps? Hmmm… Find out yourself when you read the book! Cause I’m not telling YOU what happens! I’m not a spoiler.

So I think that this would be an AMAZING book for people who like to read things that might relate to their lives. This book is told from Maureen's point of view, so this is a 1st person POV book. See you next time on #Lou’s Reviews!

You must read the latest by Raina Telgemeier!

Fall Reading List

By: Anna C. Kelley

Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

By: Rick Riordan

I loved this book. Contrary to what you may be thinking, you do not have to read the entire Percy Jackson series to understand this brilliant novel. This book has a lot of information about the Greek gods, but it’s Percy’s sarcastic comments that really bring it to life. It is not just full of boring facts, Percy tells us about each of the Gods’ history in his own interesting way.While the size may be intimidating it’s a page turner and you’ll fly right through it.

You must read this Rick Riordan gem!

Wings of Fire

By: Tui T. Sutherland

This is absolutely one of my favorite book series! It has 13 books so far and book 14 is on it’s way. There is a wonderful cast of main characters in this series including some of my favorites such as Peril and Glory. While The Poison Jungle is the most recent book new readers should start at The Dragonet Prophecy and make your way through the series to help understand it better. In addition to a little bit of funny dialogue, this book has daring Quests to save Pyrrhia and Pantala (fictional continents inhabited by dragons). This series is always a good pick for fantasy-loving readers!

Be transported to a new world in "Wings of Fire!"

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer

By: Rick Riordan

This book is an absolutely great story! From funny moments to daring adventures, I absolutely love this book and I would recommend it to middle schoolers.There is a unique range of characters including elfs, dwarfs, demi-gods,and flying valkyries. Follow Magnus from the stage of a homeless teenager to a fearless warrior in Valhalla. But, don’t forget your usual talking sword!

Fun and daring- "Magnus Chase" has it all!

Rams' Photo Booth

First Quarter PIE Award Winners

Great job, PIE winners! Keep up the great work, and enjoy that pie!
Great job, PIE winners! Keep up the great work, and enjoy that pie!

Spookiest Story Award Winners

Addy Stoeppel was nominated by her classmates for writing the spookiest story! Great job, Addy!
Landon Sabers was nominated by his classmates for writing the spookiest story! Great job, Landon!

Halloween Dress Up Fun

Social Studies Projects

Learning in social studies takes seventh and eighth graders all over history!
Looking good, colonists!

Sixth Grade Is Off to a Great Start

Canned Food Drive

Many families in the community will benefit from all of the collected food. Great job, Rams!

RMS Salutes Our Veterans

Thank you for your service!

Thanks for reading the First edition of Ram Pages! we are thankful for you, Our Readers. Happy Thanksgiving, Rams!

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