The Falcon Chronicle - Philip`s Academy Charter School

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The Falcon Chronicle - Philip`s Academy Charter School
The Falcon Chronicle
December 17, 2015
MULTICULTURAL NIGHT
At Multicultural Night at PACS, all grades perform either a song,
dance, poem or act that is related to a certain country around the
world. Students work very hard to perfect their routines so it can
be just right for the parents. It is a very special night; the whole
school is involved in the performance, but the lower school and
upper school perform at different times. Ms. Jahn works especially
hard to make the lower school singers and performers sound and
look beautiful. Ms. Alonzo goes above and beyond with the 8th
grade because it is their last year doing MultiCultural Night, and
Ms. Ito makes costumes for the 8th graders. As you can imagine,
will look stunning! This year, the 7th graders are choreographing
their own dance which is amazing for 7th graders. The song they
will be performing to is called “La La La” by Shakira. They will be
showcasing the country of Brazil. Doesn’t Multi Cultural Night
sound amazing? There will be so much to see! What a special night
it will be!
Kaylah Coleman
Naa Afoley Otu
Volume 1, Issue 4
High School Placement Process
The High School Placement Process is incredibly stressful. 8th
grade is the time to build long lasting relationships with your
peers and the time to start applying for high school. Graduating
8th grade is a milestone in someone's life. The transition from
elementary school to high school has a humongous impact on
your life. The first step Is choosing your top 5 high schools. The
second step is visiting your top 5 high schools. The third step is
applying to those high schools. The final step is graduating. It
sounds like an easy 4 steps, but it is not. It is complicated and it is
also kind of frightening - frightening because you are getting
older and you have to face more responsibilities.
I have been at PACS for 9 years, since I was 6 years old. Being at
PACS has taught me a valuable lesson. Everyone in our school
are basically family. It is a very caring environment.
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Falcon Cheer Squad
READING RAFFLE CONTEST
The Falcon Cheer Squad is back and better than ever. You won’t be
able to believe your eyes when you see the cheerleaders! Last year
they had some bumps in the road, but they fixed all the
disadvantages. They have better cheers and way more excitement.
The stunts are starting to come together wonderfully with the two
new flyers. Coach Kim is working harder and harder to make sure
her team is a success this year. Those who are lucky enough to
watch the Falcon Cheer Squad in action will not believe their spirit
cheer. This year the team is loud, proud, and ready to cheer on the
crowd. PACS students and faculty should look forward to the PEP
rally on January 8th. It is going to be “lit”!
Kaylah Coleman
Congratulations, Tyler Greene (Grade 8)
winner of the November/December Reading
Raffle contest!
LIGHT UP SHOES?
Light up shoes. What do you first
think of when you hear those words?
You probably think of those shoes you
used to have as a kid made by
Sketchers. Well, this is not this case.
The sneakers that I’m talking about
98KB Light-Up Shoes are
starting to grow in the fashion
industry. The main sellers of these LED light up shoes are called
98kb. This is actually a group of rappers, who are raising money
for their musical purposes. It is actually a movement sponsored by
Go Fund Me . The price of these sneakers are $98.00, but they are
currently having a sale of $68.00. You can get more information at
98kbthemovement.com or simply if you type up “98kb” on
Google. These sneakers come in black, white and red. They also
have a pair for breast cancer awareness month. The light colors are
blue, green, pink, purple, and more. So, that was just a brief
description of those sneakers. You should really put this product
on your Christmas list. (If you celebrate it, that is!)
Naa Foley
Tyler will receive a
$15 Barnes and
Noble gift card for
his review of Death
by a Black Hole by
Neil DeGrasse
Tyson.
Tyler thought that
the author
provided a
Tyler Greene, Grade 8
“captivating”
description of space and would recommend this
book to a friend.
Way to go, Tyler!!
The Reading Raffle Contest will start again
after Winter Break.
The Falcon Chronicle
www.pacsnewark.org
THANKSGIVING FEAST
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Traditions at my school help bring the students, faculty, and families closer
together. The month of November is a rather important one at my school.
Thanksgiving is a time of bonding, laughter and
interaction with different cultures. When you look at
our school you will mainly see many students of
African-American descent, but we are much more
then that. We are different people with different
stories from different parts of the world. The
Thanksgiving feast that we have at PACS is one that you won’t forget from the festive colors that flood the dining room, to the smallest detail on the center piece on the
tables. The parents are welcome to take part in this event by bringing in foods
from their own countries. This opens up the students’ minds to what a
structured family is like. Because, a lot of kids in this day and age have a
parent that's not around anymore. That why it is so important to have a
structured family at a young age is so important. This is why the Philips
academy Charter School Thanksgiving Feast is so unforgettable.
James Hunt
CHRISTMAS!!!!
One Main Gift That The Falcon Chronicle Team
Wants For Christmas…
Jordan McMillan: Kobe 10
“Grinch”
Justin McDonald: Air Jordan
11 “Concord”
Rayne Harrison: Iphone 6
James Hunt: New family
George Okongwu: Air Jordan 8 “Chrome”
Brandon David: Air Jordan 11 “72-10”
Travis Derival: Air
Jordan 7 “Sweatshirt”
Kaya Moody: $$$
Michael Torres : A dog
named mojo
Kaylah Coleman: “Doesn’t know”
STUNT BIKES!
This is a stunt bike made for wheelies, stoppies,
burnout, and standing up on the seat. These bikes
are usually
pretty fast
and used for
burn outs.
Most bikes
are fast and
do many
things.
People use
stunt bike to
relieve stress
and have fun. Most stunt riders ride in groups so
if they get hurt someone can help them. Many
riders ride on Yamahas, Honda CBR’s F4I’s,
Kawasaki Ninja 636’s, and Yamaha WR450F and
CRF450’s. Go ahead and try riding on a stunt
bike. You won’t be sorry!
Shawn Thompson
The Falcon Chronicle
www.pacsnewark.org
Getting into the BEST High School
Page 03
My BIG trip to D.C
Continued from Page 01
After being in this school for so long, it is kind of sad to be
moving forward and everyone and everything that you
know you have to leave behind. With that said, obviously,
the high school placement process is daunting. I will be
leaving a place where I feel comfortable and safe, and
moving forward to a future with more challenges and
obstacles. Just imagine after graduating 8th grade you will
be an adult in 4 years. It is hard to believe!
The anticipation of
waiting to see if you
got into your dream
high school is
irritating and
aggravating. You
have a very strong
concern and you just wait. In the meantime, you try to do
your best in your classes and keep your grades up to par.
You certainly cannot mess up now! This is the year you
need to keep your game up!
Dominique Smith-Colter
I traveled the week of November 9-14th to Washington
D.C. My mom forced me to go, and to be honest, at first I
did not want to go because I felt like it was a waste of time
and money. But, when I came there I felt confident. I felt
clean and fresh because I had a nice outfit on. But as soon
as I walked in I felt scared again because I didn’t know
anyone there. As I continued the program I started to get to
know people.
Some of the people in my leadership group I had to spend
the whole day with because of the program. So, I lived in a
dorm with 3 roommates. I made friends with them and I
hung out with them for the majority of the program.
The program was about robotics and
leading your team. What I liked mostly
about the program was making Lego
robots. I learned to realize my full
potential and made something I
thought I could never do.
George O.
The Falcon Chronicle
TEAM
Syracuse
Arizona State
Hawaii
TCU
Syracuse
www.pacsnewark.org
2015-2016 PACS INTRAMURAL STANDINGS
5TH GRADE
6TH GRADE
W L
T
PF
PA
TEAM
W
L
T
PF
2
0
0
26
16
Georgia
2
0
0
26
Tech
1
1
0
18
21
Alabama
1
1
0
26
1
1
0
28
28
Baylor
1
1
0
26
0
2
0
26
33
Florida
0
2
0
12
SCORES & SCHEDULES
SCORES & SCHEDULES
15
TCU
9
11/10 Florida
7 Alabama
12
Arizona State
11
Hawaii
10
11/18
Arizona State
7
Syracuse
11
12/1
TCU
Arizona State
17
TBA
Hawaii
TCU
18
TBA
12/9
1/11
Syracuse
TEAM
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Michigan
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame
Michigan
Ohio State
Michigan
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TBA
Hawaii
TBA
1/20
TH
7 GRADE
W L
T
PF
PA
1
1
0
22
29
2
0
0
35
26
0
1
0
16
17
0
1
0
11
12
SCORES & SCHEDULES
12
Pittsburgh
11
11/20
16
Ohio State
17
12/3
18
Notre Dame
10
12/11
TBA
Pittsburgh
TBA
1/5
Georgia
Tech
Georgia
Tech
Alabama
Georgia
Tech
Alabama
Finals
PA
16
22
26
26
11/11
12 Baylor
11
11/19
14 Florida
5
12/2
14 Baylor
TBA Florida
15
TBA
12/10
1/11
TBA Baylor
TBA
TBA Finals
TBA
8TH GRADE
TEAM
W
L
T
PF
Illinois
1
0
0
20
Oregon
1
0
0
14
Rutgers
0
1
0
12
LSU
0
1
0
8
SCORES & SCHEDULES
Illinois
20 LSU
8
Oregon
14 Rutgers
12
Illinois
TBA Rutgers
TBA
TBA
1/21
1/29
PA
8
12
14
20
11/13
12/4
12/14
Semi-Finals
TBA
Semi-Finals
TBA
1/13
Oregon
TBA LSU
1/6
Semi-Finals
TBA
Semi-Finals
TBA
1/22
Semi-Finals
TBA Semi-Finals
TBA
1/14
Finals
TBA
Finals
TBA
2/1
Semi-Finals
Finals
TBA Semi-Finals
TBA Finals
TBA
TBA
1/25
2/2
THE STREAK IS OVER BUT CURRY IS THE MAN!
The defending NBA champions, The Golden State Warriors, streak is over. They were on a
27 game streak which was the second longest winning streak in NBA history! The Golden
State Warriors lost to the Milwaukee Bucks - an absolutely horrible team. The night before
this game, the Warriors played the Boston Celtics and the game went into double overtime,
with the Warriors winning. The Warriors were probably tired and this could have
contributed to them losing against the Bucks. Now, the GSW are 27-1 which is still #1 in the
League. The warriors will come back and go on to the playoffs and win the championship
once again!
Stephen Curry, who is #30, and 27 years old, is the best player on the team and without
him, the Warriors would not be winning! As of right now, Curry averages more than anybody else in the NBA and is definitely the
best player in the NBA. He now even has his own shoe line, called CURRY 2 - that is how good he is! They are popular shoes and one
of his shoe names are called “Suit and Tie.”
Keep your eye on the Warriors because they will win the Championship with Curry leading the way!
Travis Derival
The Falcon Chronicle
www.pacsnewark.org
EDITOR’S NOTE
December has been a busy, as well as festive month at PACS. We
ended November with a beautiful Thanksgiving feast in the
dining room, and then a nice few days off to spend with our
families and get rejuvenated. But, as it always does, December
rolled its way in WAY too quickly!
Some highlights during this month:
Philip’s Academy students and teachers participated in the third
annual Hour of Code event. The Hour of Code is global initiative
to introduce students to the importance of learning to code while
having fun. Homeroom teachers helped students to learn how to
program “loops.” A mash-up of videos from students from
Kindergarten through 8th grade will be created and premiered at
our next Community Time Assembly in January. We can’t wait to
see the whole school “getting loopy”! Mr.Augello organized a
STUDENT versus STAFF Volley Ball Game where the 6th and 8th
grade lost, but the 7th graders were victorious over the teachers.
Teachers and Students alike have been working very hard on
making Multi-Cultural Night amazing; it is this coming Friday,
December 18th. Everyone is looking forward to an afternoon of
dancing and singing. The Harvests of the Month for December
were root vegetables and cranberries. Grades 5-8 visited the
teaching kitchen this month to make the PACS Recipe of the
Month: Root Vegetable Soup! Additionally, many of the students
made cranberry treats, including plantain and cranberry muffins,
and thumbprint cookies with Bianca’s homemade cranberry
sauce. The 2nd and 3rd graders learned that popcorn can be a
healthy, whole grain snack when made and seasoned at home,
while the 6th graders helped Ms. Flowers make homemade
hawthorn berry jam harvested from our own rooftop garden!
Students can look forward to January’s Recipe of the Month,
which is a favorite Korean dish called Kimchi. YUM!
With the holidays coming, the PACS Holiday Gift Shop has been
up and running - toys, mugs, jewelry and other small gifts have
been in Room 300 for the purchasing. The Hat, Coat and Glove
Drive has also been going on, as well as the Used Sneaker Drive.
PACS Family Fun Night is at The Prudential Center on December
17th. Those who are lucky enough to attend will be seeing a
Devils Hockey game. Finally, Ms. Symonds and the handwork
students have been offering wooden
sheep ornaments for sale. They are
FANTASTIC and the perfect gift! The
wool was made with plant dyes and
bright unspun fleece. Part of the sale
price benefits HEIFER
INTERNATIONAL as PACS is trying
to sponsor the gift of a sheep for a family in the developing
world. Check them out!
It is certain that all can agree that students and teachers alike are
looking forward to the break, and to enjoying the holiday season
with their families. So, with that, the staff at the Falcon Chronicle
say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016.
Sarah Wolpert
Editor-in-Chief
Dominick McKoy
Design Editor
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What’s going on in the Book Club?
After school every Wednesday is a book
club, directed by Ms.G. Numbers of
children that stay late after school go to
the book club. Kaitlyn Johnson, Sasha
Thomas, and Amil Simmons went on a
hunt for information about the book club.
They interviewed members of the club.
Let’s hear what they have to say!
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Alshanna
I wanted to join because I wanted to
read more.
We read books about Steve Jobs and
Stephen Curry
I love Steve Jobs because he made
Apple and changed my life.
I love Stephen Curry because he is
my favorite basketball player.
We read happy and sad books.
We talk about what we read and
how they made us feel
Darren
I joined the book club because I
wanted to do something that I
wanted to do!
It is really fun - that is what made
me join
The book club isn’t just about
reading books. It helps because we
learn more words and use them in
context.
So...come by and see the Book Club in
action someday! You won’t be
disappointed.
Sasha Thomas
Amil Simmons
Kaitlyn Johnson

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