Saturday, October 30, 2010

Kourtnee's Korner--Class Days

It’s my senior year and in most of my time here, enduring class days, has all been the same. I couldn’t even begin to tell the difference between what I did 6th grade year or 11th grade year. Why you ask? Because THEY HAVE ALL BEEN THE SAME!! Don’t get me wrong it’s cool to have a little buddy in lower school who looks up to you and all, but there is no bonding going on at all, which is supposed to be the point of Class Days. I don’t learn a lot from my buddies, because they either don’t talk, or I don’t find what they are talking about to be interesting. Having buddies would be fun if the activities were fun. A new set list of activities is needed. The same thing every year, going to the Corn Maze, games on the lower field, and capture the flag on the upper field, and calling it a day. Is it so hard to ask for something new to do every year?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dig Pink Tournament

On Tuesday October 19th 2010, the Wakefield varsity volleyball team went to Highland to participate in the Dig Pink tournament. The Dig Pink is hosted every year by Highland in order to raise money for breast cancer. Highland raises the money by taking donations for every kill, ace, and block throughout the whole game.

The Wakefield volleyball team played one game against Highland for the best 3 out of 5. The volleyball team stayed strong and got to the fifth set against the Hawks but sadly did not prevail.The Owls first played the hawks in the beginning of the year and lost in the first 3 sets. It was a major improvement for the volleyball girls. The Wakefield volleyball team will play Foxcroft on their turf on Saturday, October 23rd. Come out and support your Wakefield girls!

Button, Ward, and Malinowski...Classroom Veterans

Wakefield has brought 3 new teachers aboard, Mr. David Button, Mrs Stacy Malinowski, and Mr. Steven Ward. Their teaching styles differ as greatly as their names do from one another. With a background in the sciences and mathamatics all three make these subjects their prowess! Heres the quick version of what you need to know.

Mrs Stacy Malinowski is the first athletic trainer in Wakefield history. She provides a great service to all students even beyond that of the classroom. She has spent the last 9 years teaching students and enjoying every minute of it. Receiving degrees from Highpoint and Indiana University she has always had a passion for teaching. Mrs Malinowski enjoys spending her free time hiking, camping, and "hanging with the family".

Mr Steven Ward is a fabulous addition to the Wakefield family, Talking softly but carrying a positive punch. All of his students can learn alot from his classes. Having spent almost half a decade teaching at Battlefield School in Prince William he is quickly gaining experience as a teacher. He is thoroughly enjoying his time here on the third floor of the Science and Technology building, "Wakefield reminds me of my School". The goal of always being in education is something Mr. Ward believes firmly. Ward spends his free time traveling, working out, and helping out his local community through service. Look for Mr. Ward and his unmistakable bow tie. Strike up a conversation with him on anything science related, or anything for that matter, "His door is always open".

When we think of an experienced teacher, Mr David Button is the definition..having spent almost a half a century teaching he knows his way around a classroom. His teaching record is as long as his students' physics problems. Mr. Button began teaching in 1968. The knowledge Mr. David Button has is an excellent resource for his students and should be taken advantage of at every turn. Whether it be hisory especially civil war related or physics and motion related topics dont be afraid to pay him a visit. He is not currently scheduled to teach the entire year so be sure to take advantage of him while you can.

-Creston Irby

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kourtnee’s Korner: Bathroom Etiquette

Proper Bathroom Etiquette Rules. Rule 1: Place a toilet seat cover or toilet paper on the seat. Rule 2: Squat or sit, whatever floats your boat. Rule 3: Do your business. Rule 4: Clean up. Rule 5: If you leave anything on the toilet seat CLEAN IT UP!!! Rule 6: FLUSH the toilet. Rule 7: Courtesy flush. I am tired of walking into the bathroom and all of the stalls are unusable, when I really have to go. I have to take time, which I really don’t want to waste, to clean up after someone else. We are all old enough to know how to use the bathroom properly and how to clean up after ourselves, so DO IT!! How hard is it to clean up after yourselves?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Noctua Sports: All Wakefield sports All the time

For everything that’s Wakefield sports visit wakefieldsports.This will be a blog completely devoted to Wakefield School sports, including scores, recaps, and editorials. We will work hard to update the blog with current information, and keep readers informed about Wakefield sports.

Kourtnee's Corner

Walking down the hallway I find myself puzzled, everyday. As I’m attempting to make my way to class the only thing in my line of vision is a sea of underclassmen. Why is this an issue? As I am walking to class they all seem to stare at me. They can see that I am approaching and will eventually be trying to get by, but the main issue is that they DON’T MOVE!!, in my haste to make it to class on time I have resorted to pushing people out of my way. Is it so hard to move out of the way or find somewhere else to stand other than the middle of the hallway? Solution: if they don’t move quick enough push them out of the way, and continue to until they learn to move when they see me coming.