Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Edition 5 - Season of Winter

Winter Wonderland
By Aubrey S.

Hi! My name is Aubrey, and I decided to have a winter story contest for the junior high students. 8th grader Angel B. won the contest. Here is her wonderful story entitled "Winter Wonderland."

Winter Wonderland
I felt a shiver down my spine simultaneously as I stepped out of the door. I cringed as the wind gushed to my eyes, down to my cheeks, and finally to my now crusting lips from the blistering cold. It is officially winter.

I trudge down the street with little pieces of the sky filling my shoes. Squish, squish, squish is all that I hear. The streets and trees are pulverized with snow. It is completely deserted outside leaving me to my thoughts and my thoughts alone.

But I’m not alone.

I am surrounded with billions of my white, fluffy, flurry, microscopic friends. My hands are as cold as ice and solid as rock. I stretch my hand out to catch the little pieces of heaven. I catch a quick glimpse of the intricate designs before it quickly dissolves into my hand. The brilliant sun almost blinds me as its rays reflect on the streets and glisten against the mountainous powdery snow banks.

An SUV covered in snow rushes past me and slightly showers me with snow. I don’t mind. Just the thought of winter makes me feel care free. Like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I take a deep breath of the crisp clean air. I feel free. I am completely in a daze. I stick my tongue out, and I can taste the pureness of it all. I reach out to the sky as if I can touch it…


My eyes shot open. I then realize I am in my 5th period biology class, and I daydreamed through it all. “Miss Connors,” my teacher snarls though clenched teeth. “Thank you for finally joining us but unfortunately class is over. Good luck on the quiz tomorrow,” she says half amused. I peer out of the window with disappointment. The sun is gleaming on the foliage outside. Only 132 days until winter!

Angel B.

Crazy Sock Photos
By Symone J. and Teron R.

Wondering why you see all these crazy socks? The students had crazy sock day. Each student got a chance to wear their crazy socks to school. These photos show how much fun we had on crazy sock day.

GiGi Advice Column
By Gianna G.

Hey Eagle Way Viewers, I am the new Eagle Way advice columnist, Gianna, and this is my first entry for our wonderful student blog.

I wanted to start the advice column because I’ve always wanted to give advice to people who needed help with their problems, especially those who cannot talk to anybody else.

In the future, I would like to be helpful to other people. My advice column is open to anybody who wants to submit questions. Send them to senior_editior@stethelreda.org.

Here is my first entry:

Dear Gigi,
How can I balance homework and extracurricular activities
with recreational things?

Angel B

Dear Angel B,

Homework should be the first thing you think of before anything else. If you have homework to do on a certain day, you would have to miss the extracurricular activities to do your homework. School always comes before anything else!

Advice Columnist


  1. Dear Gigi:
    Your advice to Angel B.was right on target.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. Thank You so much.

    We need supporters like you!!!!!

    I will keep up the good work...

    Be looking for my next entry!!!