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Lagoon Day! May 23, 2019

Lagoon Day! May 23, 2019

LAGOON DAY will be Thursday, May 23, 2019.  Please be aware of the following criteria for Lagoon attendance: All outstanding balances for lunch and/or other school fees must be paid; all detentions must be served; citizenship grades cannot be an N or U in more than 1 class. School will be held on May 23rd during normal hours for those students who choose not to go to Lagoon or are not eligible to attend.

Are You Embarrassed About Your Phone Addiction?

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By Ellie Olson
Are You Embarrassed About Your Phone Addiction?

Have you ever been in a situation when you’re having a conversation with someone and they pull out their phone? Or worse, has that person been you?

Imagine you are trying to talk to your family at the dinner table and they’re all on their phones. Would you be frustrated that they weren’t listening? If yes, think if you’ve ever been the one to be on your phone when someone is trying to talk to you.

In the study done by the New York Post it shows that: the average American checks their phone every 12 minutes, which is 80 times a day.

Do They Really Need Another Distraction?

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by Kacie Slade
Do They Really Need Another Distraction?

School, homework, friends, sports, clubs, choir, and maybe even jobs. With all this crowded in your brain, all the while trying to fit it in your schedule, how do you find time to sleep? Why do so many teens suffer from sleep deprivation?

Imagine for a moment that you are a teenager again. You have a ton of homework, practice for your favorite sport, choir, or drama tomorrow, your friends want to you to join yet another club, and you haven’t had a good night’s rest in over a month.

Could You Get A Good Night Sleep Without Your Phone?

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By: McKenzie Fry
Could You Get A Good Night Sleep Without Your Phone?

Do you own a phone? Is it charging in your room even while you are sleeping?

Just think:  you are lying down trying to fall asleep but you hear it, the silent buzz trying to get you to look. So you check to see what it was saying, and while that's happening, you get distracted by something else on your phone, one after the other. Now it's close to one a.m. and you haven't slept a wink. Great. 

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And the Winners Are…

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story and pictures by Rachel Freeze
And the Winners Are…

We had a great Poetry Slam last Thursday evening! Twenty students from all grades performed original poems.

Topics ranged from self-confidence to basketball. Every poem was unique and performed with emotion and expression. They did a great job!

Thank you to all who came to support these students and made the Poetry Slam a success! And, congratulations to our Poetry Slam winners Tremaine Lomax, Natalie Olson, and Hailey Wilson! They will represent our school at the District Poetry Slam. Come support them on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00 here in the Little Theater.

Do You Text and Drive?

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By Anna Atkinson
Do You Text and Drive?

While you are driving you get a text message. You think “what if it’s important?” So you pick up your phone and read the text while driving. As you are texting them back “BOOM!” you run into another car. And your family never gets to see you again.

 Picking up your phone while driving, just cost your life. Because of just one little screen check, you are now dead or seriously injured.

Make-Up Magic

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by Rillene Nielsen photos by Kris Holley
Make-Up Magic

Make up is a powerful tool used by actors.  That’s why Ms. Holley’s drama students have the chance to experiment with what make-up can do to change appearance and create characters.  On stage, the results can be magical!

Here are a few examples of what our creative SFJH students can do with makeup.

Stalkers are Everywhere,Even in Your Phone!

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By Riley Walton
Stalkers are Everywhere,Even in Your Phone!

Did you know that you can be stalked through the device you're holding?

Since 2007 when Apple Inc. introduced the first smartphone, phones have been a big problem. With technology getting better, the more danger phones have.

Stalking has always been around and has gotten worse as the years have gone by. But when phones came alive, it grew.

Stalkers can hack into your phone and look through the camera on the front screen. Or they might even just stalk you on Instagram or other social media apps.

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