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Thursday, December 14, 2017

                                              Electronics in Class
                                                       By: Emma, Rams Editor

     Haven't you ever wanted to bring electronics into class? Well, I have. Did you know it can help you learn? It can! On any device you can install an app called IXL. It can improve your grades. You are probably wondering why. So, on that app there is every subject you can ever imagine! If you practice every subject for 10 or 20 minutes each, your grades will improve.
Maybe when it’s recess you can ask your teacher if you can use your electronic device. A lot of kids get bored during recess without their electronics. However, there is a rule that electronics are allowed in school. So instead of playing Foursquare or Jenga you can play Minecraft on your phone once in a while!
But don't get too tempted at every recess. You need to give your brain some exercise. When you do, your brain takes in oxygen which helps you to think better. So when it’s outdoor recess make sure to play outside. 
Just in case you think digital devices are just for kids, they’re not. Did you know that your electronic can help your teacher? It can! When your teacher needs a calculator in class you can let your teacher borrow your ED (electronic device) .On every ED you get there is a calculator app. If your teacher does not have a clock in the room or does not have a phone and you do have a phone on you , you can tell her/him the time.
If you find some cool, educational games or apps, you should share those with your teachers. They will thank you and you’ll be able to benefit by being allowed to use the apps in school.
Well now do you get me? There are so many reasons why you should bring electronics into classrooms. Take care not to fool around though. While devices are allowed NOW, you might lose the privilege if you fool around with them instead of using them as tools!

Friday, December 1, 2017

(This is part 2 of the article that promised to help you discover problems that can affect your dog’s sleep. How do you think YOUR DOG sleeps?)                               

 Dogs Lie Awake At Night Thinking About Their Problems Too

Brooke D. Rams Editor
Scientists say that experiencing a positive or negative problem can affect your dog's sleep. That is true, a positive experience for a dog is getting patted and playing fetch. If they had a good experience, dogs will sleep 20 minutes longer than a dog that had a negative experience. A negative experience is considered to be a dog being left at home all day or being tied up to a door. This will cause the dog to not be able to sleep well. It causes stress for them and they are more likely to wake up in the middle of the night. It is very important to show some love to the pets, so make sure you do!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

by Grace, staff editor
Jellyfish are beautiful creatures. They are also dangerous. There are many different types of jellyfish. Some jellyfish are invisible,some glow in the dark or are very small. Not many jellyfish are deadly.
Did you know there are 23 jellyfish stings in 5 seconds. So there are 46 stings in 10 seconds. That means 92 stings in 20 seconds. That’s a lot of stings.
Jellyfish have been alive forever. I don’t mean one hundred years ago. I don’t even mean a couple thousand years ago. I mean since before dinosaurs. I mean forever.
Some jellyfish are immortal, they can grow younger. When they are threatened the go back to the stage where they grip the bottom of the sea. These jellyfish live can live forever.
A group of jellies is called a bloom. These blooms are not like flower blooms. A bloom can be dangerous if it is big.
When jellyfish wash up on shore they die. Sometimes people step in them. Though they are dead their stingers still work. So people still get stung.
Jellyfish don’t think of what they’re doing. They don’t think where they want to go or who they want to sting; they just do it. Jellies also can’t feel. They don’t feel sad when their children go away. They don’t feel happy when they catch their food. Jellyfish are just floating blobs in the ocean.

Jellyfish can't feel anything. They don’t care when they sting you. They can barely even feel anything! They don’t have a brain or heart.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Dogs Lie Awake At Night Thinking About Their Problems, Too!

Brooke D. Rams Editor

Do you think only people lose sleep over their problems? Well, if you do, you might be surprised to know you are wrong. Dogs lie awake at night thinking about their problems too. What types of problems do you suppose they think about? Do you think it´s about their dog problems or people/parent problems? Next week I will upload an article to shed light on dog problems! Stay Tuned!

250-Acre Solar Power Plant, Shaped Like a Panda?
Ryan A., Rams Editor
Recently a solar company in Hong Kong just finished creating a 250-acre solar farm that resembles a panda. As of right now China is in the lead in investing in energy that can be renewed. The panda that has been recently built was planned to just provide power to northwestern China, yet a second panda is planned for later this year. In 25 years the power plant will be large enough to produce 3.2 billion kilowatts of energy. With all of these solar power plants coming into use the carbon emissions will be reduced by 2.74 million tons. I can barely believe it, can you?
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Target Discounts For Veterans
By Lindsey E., Rams Editor
This weekend only, ending Saturday  11/11/17,  Target is having a 10% of your entire purchase if you're an active or retired veteran. Sign up here to get 10% off your  purchase.  Military Verification page HERE


Fall Foliage Cruises Around Lake Winnipesaukee
By Lindsey E., Rams Editor
Fall is here. The leaves are changing, the air is becoming cool and crisp. The beauty of the leaves changing color captivates many people from all around America to come to New England and look at the foliage. All throughout October, there are cruises around lake Winnipesaukee to take in all the amazing fall scenery New Hampshire has to offer. Tickets are $32 for adults and $16 for kids (children under 5 are free), there is also an $80 family package which includes two adults and two children. The cruises leave from Weirs Beach daily. To check out times and dates go to this link: https://www.visitnh.gov/things-to-do/event-calendar/fall-foliage-cruises-on-lake-winnipesaukee-(6)

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Patriots Super Bowl LII
By:Caleb May

The New England Patriots’ legendary quarterback, Tom Brady, has many new weapons to work with. One of the weapons would be 5’ 10”, 185-pound wide receiver Brandin Cooks. His total career stats include: 215 receptions, 2,861 yards and 20 touchdowns. In the backfield the Pats added running back Mike Gillislee who at 5’11” and 218 lbs has 154 carries for 865 yards, and 11 touchdowns in his career.

With Julian Edelman out for the season, due to an ACL tear, Cooks, Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola, Dwayne Allen and Gronkowski all will need to step up in their roles. Along with the receivers the backs will need to step up. The Patriots have depth at the running back position, with Gillislee, Dion Lewis, James White, Rex Burkhead, James Devlin, Brandon Bolden, D.J. Foster, Glenn Gronkowski, and LeShun Daniels. All of these players are strong.

But will they make it?
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tell us what you think!

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Making Strides
Allison, Rams Record Editor

National Junior Honor Society and Student Council are fundraising for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 15, 2017. 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 and men. The money raised for this event is used to help research and prevent this disease from infecting more women and men 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 Student Council and track their progress you can go to their team site at: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=84799&pg=team&team_id=2237449


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Trade
Colby, Rams Editor

In this past basketball offseason, one of the biggest trades for the 2017 basketball offseason was made. Cavaliers’ star Kyrie Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics for Celtics’ star Isaiah Thomas, and players Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the Number One 2018 draft pick, yet to be chosen.
This past year Kyrie’s stats were amazing, averaging 25 points per game. He also averaged 6 assists per game, and shot 40% from the 3- point line.
On the other hand, Isaiah Thomas’s stats were through the roof! He averaged 29 points per game while shooting 37% from the 3-point line. Thomas also averaged 6 rebounds, and for a guy who’s 5’9, that’s pretty good.
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If you want to see some of Kyrie Irving's highlights, click here.

If you want some opinion on who won the trade, click here.

Softball Vs. Baseball
By Brooke, Rams Staff Editor

Softball was invented in 1887 in Chicago, Illinois. It was created by chance during a football game when a Yale alumnus, playfully threw a boxing glove at a Harvard supporter and the Harvard fan hit the glove with a stick. Nowadays the rules and the equipment for softball and baseball are very different. Now we use circular shaped balls that are bigger in size and weigh more than a baseball. In baseball the bases are 90 feet apart. As for in softball they are 60 feet apart. The pitcher's mound is 45 feet from the plate in softball and 60 feet from the plate in baseball. Pitching is different for both sports. In baseball you throw overhand or even side arm and in softball you throw underhand. The bats are different too. The bat's barrel is only two and a quarter inch thick whereas baseball bats are traditionally two and five eighths inches thick. These are just some of the ways that the two sports can differ.
Some towns, colleges, and even countries have made softball one of their top attractions for people to watch and enjoy. Japan has the best softball and baseball teams in the world. Even though these softball players have spent a lifetime in the sport, their pay is a very small amount compared to what professional baseball players can make. The average softball player can make roughly five thousand dollars to six thousand dollars where their salary would top out at roughly twenty thousand dollars. Furthermore the average baseball player can make roughly 4.5 million dollars and having salaries top out at 20 million dollars. The highest paid softball player, Monica Abbott, makes roughly 1 million dollars which is an extraordinary amount of money compared to the rest of professional softball players. Whereas the highest paid baseball player, Alex Rodriguez, is paid nearly 30 million dollars. This shows how, even though softball players can play all over the world, they make nearly nothing compared to baseball players and players of other sports.
There are many countries that are considered to be amazing softball powerhouses but many colleges in the United States are also known for their softball talent. Some of the top softball colleges include the University of Florida, Baylor University, and the University of Notre Dame.  Also famous softball players such as Jennie Finch have graduated from top colleges, among them, Arizona University. Some of the top baseball colleges include Vanderbilt University, USC, Cal-State Fullerton, and Florida State. Many baseball colleges are also known for their softball but since the MLB is a bigger platform than professional softball, the colleges tend to get recognized for their baseball talent and not softball. All in all, softball and baseball have many differences and they are both past times of the United States, although they are now popular in other countries across the globe.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Making Strides
Allison, Rams Record Editor

National Junior Honor Society and Student Council are fundraising for the 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 and men. The money raised for this event is used to help research and prevent this disease from infecting more women and men 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 Student Council and track their progress you can go to their team site at: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=84799&pg=team&team_id=2237449

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

                                                       Latest Hurricane
By: Kayde, Rams staff editor

First Harvey, then Irma! Hurricane Harvey ripped through Texas on Friday, August 25, 2017. Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm. The storm destroyed homes and stores. There was so much flooding, that it was necessary to open the dam and controllably release water into the city. The damages will cost billions of dollars and, after that, another huge hurricane came in.  
Hurricane Irma has ripped right through the Caribbean and is has now gone right through Florida. It caused flooding and huge amounts of damage. The storm surge was almost 15ft high. Houses were almost completely submerged in water from the storm surge. The storm mostly hit the west side of Florida. Naples was right in the eye of the storm. Even though Walt Disney World is on the east side, it had shut down for only the 6th time in its 45-year history for Hurricane Irma. After the storm, parts of the resort remained closed but some opened. Now, all parts of Disney are opened. After Irma, meteorologists spotted a new hurricane named Hurricane Jose.
Hurricane Jose’s path was predicted to go right through Florida and the Caribbean. The path changed and stayed in the ocean. It caused tropical storms in the Caribbean. New England got rain and thunderstorms.
  Now, after all THAT, hurricane MARIA has been spotted. Hurricane Maria is predicted to tear right through Puerto Rico, even after all the damage it has taken from all the other hurricanes. After Hurricane Irma and Maria, will parts of the Caribbean be completely under water?

Friday, September 29, 2017

Rams Record “Swap ‘n Shop”!
“Haunting” for just the right Halloween costume? Need to get rid of last year’s?
The CCS Ram’s Record is hosting a Halloween Costume SWAP ‘n SHOP to raise funds for our Rams Record Field Trip.
                           See the Details below!

WHAT:  Halloween Swap ‘n Shop
WHEN to Send Costumes:  Anytime from now ‘til October 13!
WHEN to TRADE or BUY Costumes:  FRIDAY OCT 13!
Time: 3:00 - 7:00 pm.
COST:              Bring One costume get One  FREE
                        No Costume to swap? Buy one for $5.00            
WHERE & How to Send Costume to CCS :   
Option 1:   Send to school with your child a  “gently-used” costume in a bag labeled with student’s first and last name. Mrs. Audet or Mrs. Duval will collect all costumes.  
Option 2:  Drop off the costume, labeled with your name, at the office.
You will get a coupon to bring to the Swap. Your name will also be put on a list in case you lose the coupon.

Underground Railroad
By Ryan, Rams Staff Editor
Recently the 8th grade students were learning about the Underground Railroad. They wanted to understand better what life was like in the South for African Americans. For a long time African Americans had been enslaved to work for countless hours with hardly any breaks in between. The slaves would be working from sunrise until sunset where they would then be able to rest for just long enough that they could wake up and start work in the morning and do the same routine day after day. After many years of slavery in the North and South, in the year 1850, an enslaved female African American named Harriet Tubman led slaves, by way of  the Underground Railroad to safety from Alabama to Montreal, Canada which is 1,379.5 miles. The slaves were very stressed not knowing who was their friend and who was their enemy.  Throughout the years over 100,000 slaves escaped via the underground railroad to freedom and a new life where they could live how they wanted instead of being forced to do what their owner wanted them to do. During the study of African American slavery and their escapes from it, the eighth grade participated in a re-enactment. It gave them a view of what it was really like to be living in the time of slavery. This is an activity that only eighth grade participates in because that is when the Civil War and that time in history is studied.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hot Car Deaths Prompt Push for Technology That Detects Kids in Vehicles

By Marshal, Rams Staff Editor

Each year, kids die from heatstroke after being left in hot vehicles. That is why government officials are requiring automakers to create and install technology that alerts drivers when a child is left in the back seat.  Some studies suggest that these types of accidents began because of a new legislation requiring children to sit away from dangerous airbags in the back seat, a location in which they could easily be forgotten and left behind.  Because of these accidents, about 37 children die while trapped in hot vehicles each year, July being the deadliest of the months.  The death toll has totaled at least 729 children since 1998.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., on July 3, had introduced a legislation requiring that all new vehicles come equipped with technology that will alert drivers if a child is left in the back seat once the car is turned off.  This will prevent these kinds of deaths from happening. ”You get a warning when you leave the keys in the car,” Schakowsky said in a statement. “You should get a warning if you leave a child in the car.”

Jackie Gillan, the president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, a D.C.-based coalition of consumer health and safety groups, said that a few GM models will prompt drivers to make sure to check the back seat if they had opened a rear door at the beginning of their trip. Other types of technology “can detect the smallest breath from a newborn” and alert a driver to remember to take them out of the car.  Gillan said, "We need to educate people to look before they lock, but on the other hand we have a technology that will solve the problem.”

This kind of technology can prevent these accidental deaths from happening by alerting the drivers that their children are still in the car, reminding them to take their children out.  When this alert technology is in all vehicles, this kind of death may be non-existent or rare.


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

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It’s hard to believe that the end of the year will soon be upon us. That means it is time, once again, to put your messages on the Rams Record Blog!
Message Mania is a Newsclub service that offers you a cool way to tell someone you care, bid farewell to a teacher or classmate, or reminisce about the past year. PARENTS, you too can proclaim your pride in your child and express thanks to anyone who was an important part of your child’s life this year.
The cost of a message is 5 cents a word. If you wish to participate...Just fill out the form below, or submit electronically (preferred) by clicking here . Then,  send it along with the money to the school office or Mrs. Audet, labeled for Message Mania and include your name and your child’s teacher. You can start sending in your messages NOW!!! Your messages will be posted on the Rams Record blog during the LAST week of school, June 19-23! Go to the school website to link over to our blog: www.sau53.org/ccs
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