Rams Record Staff

Rams Record Staff

Thursday, April 20, 2017

John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Allison, Rams Record Editor
Many of you may know that John Glenn passed away on December 8, 2016, but did you know he was the first person to orbit the Earth three times and he also was a United States Senator?
John Herschel Glenn Jr. was born July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio. He went to Muskingum College. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor he decided to become a Marine pilot. After flying 149 missions between WWⅡ and the Korean War, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross six times.
When NASA was looking for pilots he volunteered right away. Glenn was selected with seven others to be the first astronauts in the program. On February 20, 1962 John Glenn piloted the Friendship 7 aircraft around the Earth three times. This meant he was the first human to orbit the Earth. After this he found out that he would not have another flight assignment so his interest turned to politics.
He retired as a colonel from the Marine Corps and ran for senate three times, the first two of which were not successful. By the third time he ran for senate he won, making him Senator Glenn. In February, 1997 he announced he would retire from the Senate.
The next year NASA invited him to become a member of the Space Shuttle Discovery Crew. This made him not only the first human in space but the oldest. John and his wife later founded the John Glenn Institute for Public Service at Ohio State University.
Sadly on December 8, 2016 John Herschel Glenn Jr. passed away. He may be gone from Earth but he will always be in our hearts and history!                                                           
Resources:    http://johnglennhome.org/about/john-glenn

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Steele Hill
By Lindsey E. , Rams Editor  
Ahh… VACATION.. a time to sit by the pool and relax. Wait…. it’s April how can I be sitting by a pool? Well, I am at Steele Hill Resorts- a great place to sit and relax for the April break.  
The apartments are always clean and there is a lot of privacy too. They have a racquetball court and indoor pool and gym. You can find video games in the hallways.
Located in Sanbornton, Steele Hill is aptly named because it sits on a hill. Beside the pool there is a big waterslide  and a pool for little kids. The kiddie pool has a big mushroom that rains water down on the kids. It has a little water slide for them too.

There is also a big pool for older kids. It has a big water slide. The pool room has 2 hot tubs. One is a Roman hot tub, the other is a normal one. If you would like to play some racquetball after a nice swim, just head to the front desk. Ask about the racquetball court, but be sure to have an adult with you. These are many things you can do at Steele Hill Resorts. They have a long wait list so call NOW. April vacation is right around the corner.     
Shrek Jr.
By: Madelyn/Rams Editor

Hello, I just wanted to tell you that Chichester Central School is going to perform the play Shrek Jr. We are going to perform our first big dress rehearsal today, Thursday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m.  We are going to perform it again on Friday at 6:30 and again on Saturday at 1:30. Tickets are a bargain at $5.00! I know it is going to be an amazing play and everyone has worked so hard. If you see Mrs. Mara or Mrs. Douglas make sure to say “thank you” to them because they have worked as hard as we have. Thank you!!!!!!!! Check out the story in the Thursday, April 13th edition of the Concord Monitor!

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Lengthening The School Day
Camdyn, staff editor

In my opinion, the school day should be lengthened. I know you probably think I’m crazy because I want the school day to become longer. I don't mean we should just work all day. If we have a longer school day that would mean more recess and lunch time too. I think that it is important that the school day is expanded.
The first reason why the school day should be become longer is that kids would get a longer lunch period. Usually the kids at the end of the lunch line only get a few minutes of lunch. It is scientifically proven that kids do better if they’ve had enough to eat. Nobody can focus on an empty stomach. I’ve learned that in my own experience. It is also important that kids get a longer lunch so that they don't have to rush to finish their lunch. If you eat too fast you might get a stomach ache. That's not very pleasant.
Secondly, the school day should be expanded because kids would get more study and learning time. It is important that kids have more time to really go in depth with the skill they are trying to master. When you practice a skill for a while you get better at it. Which means you will get better grades.
If the school day is longer the teacher has more time to really explain the strategy that the students are learning. Therefore, students will get more fluent with the skill. Also, if students have more study time during the school day, they will do better on tests and quizzes. In addition, kids would get more time to work on their projects.
One other advantage to a longer school day is that kids could have access to enrichment classes to learn about other topics such as playing an instrument or studying a foreign language. It is very important that students have more study and learning time during the school day.
One last reason why school should be expanded is students would get more recess time. It is important that all students get two or more recesses or breaks. Students need to get a lot of fresh air instead of sitting down all day. If students are sitting down all they could get really uncomfortable. Lately there have been studies showing that sitting too long is really bad for people’s health. Kids do better when they get movement breaks. Also, when kids are outside they get to socialize with their friends. It's never a bad thing to catch up on things with your friends. It is very important that students get enough recess and break time.

To sum it up, I think the school day should be expanded. It is very important that every student has enough school time to do their very best and achieve their goals. Expanding the school day would definitely help!
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The life of an animated character:
I Was Skippyjon Jones
You never know what Read Across America week will bring to Chichester Central School. I know that first hand. When I got to school on the last day before Winter Vacation, I was asked to dress as SkippyJon Jones by Mrs. Audet, the Reading Specialist who plans RAA week. I realized being a mascot was much harder than I thought it was. It was so hot in in there! Thank goodness I had a fan in the head of the costume. Even though it was very hot it was definitely worth it! All the kids loved me! From that day on I gained a lot of respect for mascots because they may have to be in a costume for multiple hours. I will never look at mascots the same way again, now that I’ve been one!