Just Middle Schoolers

The Middle School Newsletter

March 18, 2022

Advisory Newsletter Club:  Griffin Lamb, Adonai Udodor, Antoinette Lunanga, Oliver Tapia, Adonis Anderson, Ms. Anastasia Preston, Sarah BishopJosephine Ransom, Maliyah Crawford, (not pictured: Jirhe Uviesherhe)

The month of March is a great time to spread the word about what is happening. The Advisory Newsletter club is doing just that. We are a group of awesome news reporters getting the beat on everything that highlights the middle schooler.  If you have story ideas, or would like to be interviewed let us know!  

Meet Our Top 10 Spring Trends

 by Maliyah Crawford

1. Vests and Shests 

2. Hoodies Under Blazers

3. Shackets

4. Bucket Hat 

5. Color Clashing

6. Women's Oversized Bomber Jackets

7. Puff Sleeves

8. Sash Belt Dress

9. Wide Leg Pants

10. Bucket Hats

No matter your attire or dress, look good and feel great with confidence and style.

Have a GREAT Spring Break !!!

Ant-Man and The Wasp Quiz

by Griffin Lamb and Adonis Anderson

Answers to last month’s quiz:








If you got everything correct, let us know & we’ll high five you in the hallway! 

1.  What is Ant-Man’s real name?

  1. Steve Rodgers 

  2. Dwayne the Rock Johnson

  3. Clint Barton

  4. Scott Lang

2.What is The Wasp’s real name?

  1.  Mary Jane Watson

  2. The rock's girlfriend

  3. Rey Mysterio's dad

  4. Hope Vandin

3. Who do Ant Man & The Wasp save towards the end of the movie?

  1. Hope’s mom

  2. Scott’s dad.

  3. Casper the friendly ghost.

  4. John Cena 

4.This movie takes place at the same time as what other movie?

  1. Avengers Endgame

  2. Thor Ragnarok

  3. Justice League Movie

  4. Avengers Infinity War

5. Who is Hope’s father?

  1. Beyonce

  2. Hank Pym

  3. Steve Rodgers

  4.  Peter parker

6. How do Ant-Man and the Wasp shrink?

  1. Pym particles

  2. The speed force

7. What is the name of the ghost in the movie?

  1. Ava Starr

  2. Casper

  3. Iris Anton

11 Fun Things to do With Your Family Over Spring Break

By  Jirhe Uviesherhe 

  • Ride a Bike. Take advantage of the warm weather to go on a family bicycle ride. 

  • Plant Flowers. Now that the weather is getting warmer, it's time to plant flowers. 

  • Have backyard Fun.

  • Play Mini Golf.

  • Eat Outside.

  • Go Easter Egg Hunting.

  • Spring Clean!


By Josephine Ransom

  1. Take a trip to Forest Park and see all the beautiful things the park has to offer.

  1. Who hasn’t been to Six Flags?! This is where all the fun rides are!

  1. All the magic is here, as well as cool tricks, so be amazed… It’s called the Magic House.

  1.  Everyone will have fun on a trip to see and interact with the animals at the ZOO.

  1. Create great memories with your friends or family at the Science Center.

Awesomeness at SLLIS

By Sarah Bishop

Being awesome is natural for these students. You can be awesome too! Just be yourself, shine in your light, and vibrate good vibes. Share that awesomeness with the world!

Mackenzie’s Awesome Is Smart 

Sarah: What is your morning routine?

Mackenzie: I get up, lay in bed on my phone, brush my teeth, do my hair, get dressed, get ready, and leave for school.

Sarah: What kind of music do you listen to?

Mackenzie: I like listening to country music, and songs like:  “In Case You Didn't Know,” by Brett Young.  “Dancing In The Sky” by Dani and Lizzy, and “She Got the Best of Me,” by Luke Combs. 

Sarah: What is your favorite food or snack?

Mackenzie: Bananas and ice cream.

Sarah: What's the most exciting place you’ve been?

Mackenzie: Jacksonville Florida. There were beaches and I got to ride on my grandma’s, cousin’s side by side; which is a golf cart, and more. 

Sarah: Do you have any pets?

Mackenzie: I have two dogs. One is a Corgi named Coco, and one is a Dachshund named Cooper. Coco is a year and a half old and Cooper is two and  a half years old.  My grandma, grandpa, and brother all each have a dog too. 

Traxler’s Awesome Is Strong

Sarah: What's your morning routine?

Traxler: I wake up, shower, eat breakfast, and go to school.

Sarah: What kind of music do you listen to?

Traxler: My favorite music to listen to is Hip Hop.

Sarah: What is your favorite food or snack?

Traxler: My favorite food is chicken.

Sarah: What is the most exciting place you’ve been?

Traxler: The most exciting place I've ever been to is Las Vegas, because I went to an M&M and Coca Cola museum.

Sarah: Do you have any pets? 

Traxler: No

What Are YOUR Spring Break Plans?

By Antoinette Lunangaand Adonai Udodor

What are you going to do during this Spring break?

Spring break can be so fun.  You can go play or hang out with your friends; not worrying about the time or having to be at school.   You can go on fun trips like to Kansas City, MO.  Branson, MO is also a place really close to St. Louis, that you can enjoy. 

There is so much that you can do with only a week off.  There are lakes that you can  visit.  Art museums are also fun.  Some teens might not have fun at an art museum, but it would not hurt to try something new! 

I love spring because it's not too cold and it is not too hot.  For me, it's just perfect. 

Need some inspiration? Here is what a few students in the middle school are going to do for Spring break:

Mahkayla, (7th grade) said she's going to hang out with her friends and have a lot of family time.

Kaylee, (6th grade) said she's going to have a lot of fun playing with her cousins and going to the mall.

Moriah, (7th grade) said she will be going out of town to Atlanta to enjoy shopping for new shoes and clothes.

Maliyah 6th grade said she will be going to Atlanta and having a lot of fun with her family.

Josephine, (6th grade) said she's going to be doing some fun spring cleaning and her mom might have a surprise trip; so that's exciting!

These are all fun things. I hope you have a GREAT spring break!

What plans do YoU have for Spring Break?

Ask “The Pencil”  

-Our Advice Columnist

Alonzo: How many people play fortnight?

The Pencil: 380  million people play fortnight…That’s a lot!

Student #2: How do I manage my time?

The Pencil: Set goals for the things you need to get done. Keep a calendar and write down an ideal time to achieve what you want to complete. Avoid time wasting by making sure your tasks are done first, then enjoy free time as a reward.

Student #3: How do you move forward after experiencing a rude vibe?

The Pencil: Shine on, vibrate positivity, smile in the face of diversity, be a good example to others!

Student #4: I am shy around some people. How can I practice being less shy?

The Pencil: Build up your confidence by looking in the mirror to see how awesome you are! 

A Spring Cleaning of The Mind 

By Ms. Preston-Editor In Chief

Spring cleaning is a time of clearing out the cobwebs, the dust, and unwanted things that no longer belong, have value, or hold weight. Mothers around the nation pull out all the stops during this time of year by teaching their kids how to clear under their beds, get rid of clothes they can no longer fit,  sweep and mop  floors, or windex windows to a clear shine.  Scrubbing the toilet is not a favorite, but it HAS to be done!  Have you thought about spring cleaning the recesses of YOUR mind?

Try clearing out the old and plan for the new! Take a deep breath, hold it, release. Repeat.  Close your eyes and repeat about three times. Think about how to stay organized moving forward.  Keep it all simple. Decide on no more three categories to manage. For example, I’m working on shining up the following categories in my own head: 

1.  Clear The Stress→ I’m sure going to get the proper rest as my Spring break begins.  I will make time to relax when I have finished my chores and assignments. I will enjoy a sunny day with joy.

2. Organize My Gratitude Meter→ Showing gratitude or thankfulness for the people and friends in my life is a plus. It makes me feel good about myself and the effort to keep great bonds with the people I adore.

3. Focus On My School Life→ Being able to plan ahead is key. I am going to make plans ahead of time by keeping a calendar and an assignment notebook. The best way to achieve goals is one step at a time.

Personal success is the confidence I have in myself. I will finish strong! What will YOU do?


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