Thursday, January 12, 2017
So it is that time of year, our 5th and 6th grade basketball season is starting. There are two teams and soon I will hear what team I am on. First we will have a tournament with only 9 out of the 12 kids that are on the team to figure out the seeding. Before we know it games will be starting. The story of how basketball actually was invented is a very interesting one. Back in 1891, James Naismith had been to teach P.E. at a YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. The kids he was going to teach were being bad, so Naismith was told to invent a new game to keep them busy. Since it was winter and very cold outside, the game would have to be able to be played indoors. He got the idea of nailing up raised boxes that players would try to throw a ball into. When he couldn’t find boxes he used peach baskets. Naismith created the rules for the new game in "about an hour." Most of the rules still are used in some form today. He was the first great college basketball coach. Forrest Allen, who played for Naismith at the University of Kansas, went on to win 771 games when he was a coach at Kansas. Allen was a great coach himself and also coached many star players, one of the most well known was Wilt Chamberlain, who became a professional basketball superstar. On one night in 1962, Wilt scored a record 100 points in a game.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Chew on THIS:
My Fight to Lengthen School Lunches
Thursday, November 10, 2016
By Allison, Rams Editor
Student Council has just concluded a scarecrow contest where people and groups created scarecrows and brought them to the school to enter in the contest. Folks created any type of scarecrow with any theme and entered it in the contest. All they had to do was contact Mrs. Mara, who runs Student Council and let her know they were putting out a scarecrow. The prize for the favorite scarecrow, voted on by citizens and school families, was $50 which was split between the two winners which were:
- the Eldredge family, who created Pokemon
- Mrs. Douglas’s Second grade class scarecrow who was posing as a farmer.
Thank you for supporting our Student Council Project!
These are some of Mrs. D.'s second graders posing with their scarecrow.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Scarin’ Up a Contest to Crow About!
Mrs. Audet, Chief Editor
Look around Chichester Central School this Halloween weekend and you’ll notice some unusual visitors! Kids, along with teachers and townsfolk, have created a motley assortment of Scarecrows ranging from a farmer to a veterinarian. A watchful police officer is on duty, along with the Rams Record’s own reporter, Dave Chichester, hiding in a Trash Can so he can get the scoop ahead of our competition at the Concord Monitor!
As y’all head out to Trunk or Treat Sunday, October 30, be sure to take a look. Then vote for your favorite! The most popular scarecrow will win a prize!
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Hello guys, I just found out that that there is going to be a cup stacking club at our school. For all of you who don’t know what cup stacking is, I will tell you. Most years my school, Chichester Central School, we have time after school and some of us get together and stack cups. It is a lot of fun. Once we did a fundraiser and got a bunch of cans and stacked them. It was a lot of fun! Grades 3-8 are able to join. We get to together once a week in the multipurpose room. Our guidance counselor, Mrs. Carrier, is usually in charge of that. It is a lot of fun. If you are interested in joining, please talk to Mrs. Carrier.
National Junior Honor Society is fundraising for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The Breast Cancer Walk is to raise money to fight breast cancer. Breast cancer is a disease that, if untreated, can cause death in women. The money raised for this event is used to help research and prevent this disease from infecting more women than it already has. If you would like to join the fight you can sign up at the Making Strides website: http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/PageServer?pagename=MSABC_CY15_FindAnEvent) or if you would like to donate to NJHS and track their progress you can go to their team site at: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY16NE?team_id=2085985&pg=team&fr_id=77338.