Thursday, February 5, 2015

Super Bowl Scores

After a long season of football, it all came down to the Seattle Sea Hawks and the New England Patriots. They were going to play at the annual Super Bowl. Some say that the Patriots cheated to get into the Super Bowl but others say it was an accident. Although the Sea Hawks had played a very good season.
On February 1, 2015 the two teams went head to head to win the game and get the Super Bowl trophy. 
 
In the first quarter, both teams didn't make a touch down. During the second quarter, the New England Patriots scored 2 touch downs and 2 field goals. The Seattle Sea Hawks also scored 2 touchdowns and 2 field goals by half time. After Katy Perry's performance, the 3rd quarter began. At the end of the quarter the Sea Hawks scored 10 points taking the lead with the score 24-14. During the 4th quarter the Patriots came back scoring 14 points with 2 touchdowns and 2 field goals. That settled with the score 28-24 Patriots. The Patriots won the 2015 super bowl.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

History Day

Every year at Los Osos Middle School (LOMS), a event called history day happens in the month of January and February.  History day is where 8th grade students research about a person who left a legacy and showed leadership in history. The students can make an exhibit, a website, they can write a biography, and even perform. History day is a chance for kids to learn history from all over the world and it takes place all over the world! Wednesday March 4 is the day students will show their project in front of guest judges to view and discuss their work.
                           
“I can’t wait for history day! My partner and I are making a really cool exhibit. Everyone will love it!” a student says.
8th grade students all over LOMS are making bold and fun projects to show. There will be performances that will make students want to learn more about history. What will you and your friends do for history day?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Basketball Game

The 8th grade Los Osos Middle School (LOMS) basketball team was playing hard against Old Mission middle school. LOMS was winning the entire game until the last 5 minutes. The two teams were neck and neck but then Mission were making scores left and right. LOMS was right behind them but couldn't score enough in time. The last 2 minutes were intense and exciting. The score was 41 to 41. But then,  Mission took off. A shot and a free throw one them the game. A sad loss for LOMS basketball players.
LOMS basketball players were doing very good through out the game. They were racking up points like crazy, with Mission right behind. The boys were playing great, and Mission is a hard team to beat so LOMS scoring against them was a success.
During the last 2 minutes of the game, the crowd was involved and pumped up.  Every free throw Mission had a chance at, the crowd would yell and bang their feet at the benches.
Even though LOMS didn't win, the boys played hard. This isn't the last Mission will see of the LOMS Lions.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Shark attack

It was a beautiful sunny day in Montana de Oro and the surf was great so two friends went to catch some waves. Nobody thought a peaceful day would turn into a nightmare.
A dad was surfing with his friend on Sunday and they were having a good time at the beach. They were surfing 45 minutes to an hour when the dad paddled out to wait for a good wave. All the sudden he was pulled under by juvenile 8 to 10 foot great white.
“What I remember when I was hit was being under water pretty quickly,” the dad says “and I was dragged down a ways” (Kaytlyn Leslie writes)
When he came up he yelled “SHARK ATTACK” to his fellow surfers and paddled for the shore. His hip and thigh was torn open and the ocean became red with blood.
In his earlier years, he was in the army and trained in combat life saving techniques so his ‘fight” or ‘flight’ instincts kicked in. He paddled to the beach as fast as he could. The big concern was to get to shore, although luckily the shark had no more interest in him.
Once he was on land, he wrapped the surf leash around his leg, acting as a tourniquet.Many doctors and people were there to help him within 2-5 minutes later and a via helicopter came to take him to  Sierra Vista Regional medical center in San Luis Obispo.
The doctors had him on a undergo surgery on a pie pan-sized laceration on his right thigh. After the surgery, the dad was laughing with the medical staff and happy as can be. His family saw him and were relieved. He was released at 11:40 am Monday. A shark researcher is finding why the shark would have bit him. The dad plans to go surfing again as soon as his stitches is out.
Everyone should be careful out in the water,  and watch out for great whites.

The terrifying  incident turned into a happy ending with no long term injuries. The dad will surf again.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter Band

      In order for a middle school band to sound good and interesting at a performance, they must prepare. They need to act as if every rehearsal is a performance and have to act as professionals in order to succeed as a team. They should practice productively and critique all mistakes.  But this rambunctious group wasn't headed for success anytime soon.
      A group of 8th grade band students practice 5 days a week to prepare for their Winter Concert at Cal Polys Performing Art Center. During rehearsals the band becomes wild and crazy trying to set up for rehearsal and talks during songs so they can very rarely play two pieces. Their conductor works very hard to make them sound expressive, clean, and professional. And although the students apply the corrections needed to be made, the young musicians sometimes are disrespectful. The only way for the band to come together is some inspiration, so a few students took that into consideration. Four girls worked on making a speech to present, hoping that it will help let their fellow students understand how hard their conductor works and that they need to respect him. The band students agreed with them after hearing the speech and decided to work harder. All was well.
     December 17, 2014 was the night the band performed their Winter Concert. The concert was 2 hours and the 8th graders were casual about performing. One student said, "I'm very neutral about performing." This went for many other students as well because they have performed many times before.
      It was finally time for the 8th grade students to perform their four songs half way through the concert. "All of you looked very professional walking on stage and I was surprised none of you goofed off like I thought a middle school band would" a supporting parent said to their child. All of the songs were expressive and beautiful, just as their constructor wanted.
     The night was a great one for the conductor, the students and the crowd. Nothing could have gone better for the Los Osos Middle School 8th grade band and also for the other performing bands. The rambunctious group had become professionals.