Weekly Warrior by Evy Downs & Arroyo Campbell

Keep on reading this article for there is a lot of interesting information ahead and some important announcements! This week has been an interesting week for the students at DHS, and many of us have learned some new things from our teachers.
The students in Katrina Bosworth’s K-3rd class have just recently celebrated the 100th Day of School. The class enjoyed various treats and games during the occasion on February 1. The class has started learning dances from around the world with Kathy Fisher. Bosworth’s class has been busy in arts and crafts. They made drawings of a fish with oil pastels in the theme ‘Only One You.’ These pieces of art are to be made into a collage. The kindergarten and 1st graders have been learning about music with Paul Douville. The 2nd grade students are learning how to borrow and regroup in math. 3rd grade students are working on math skills for the upcoming CAASPP testing.
Maire McDermid is creating a new class blog with her 4th-6th graders and has also been planning on using movie-making equipment and software for news broadcasting in Downieville School. Ms. Maire has also announced that her YouTube link will come out shortly. Currently the class is starting the first round of seeds in the garden. They will be planting herbs. The class is also participating in the “Great Mail Race Community” with 4th graders from around the U.S.A. to learn more about the schools in other states and the students that attend them.
On the high school side, Robin Bolle’s classes (7-12) are preparing for a major overnight field trip to Reno on April 18th to visit the Reno Art Museum and to visit the University of Reno’s School of Engineering Open House. The students will stay at the Grand Sierra Resort during the nightly hours. This trip is possible thanks to a Sierra County Arts Council grant.
Josh Boli’s 11/12th U.S. History class is currently learning about American Imperialism and the Spanish/American War. The 8th grade U.S. History class is currently learning about our country under Andrew Jackson’s Presidency and the controversy surrounding it. World History is currently learning about World War 1. Future Focus students are setting up their future goals.
The Downieville Varsity Basketball team has had some pretty interesting games lately. On January 23rd the team beat Herlong with a score of 47 to 31. Freshmen Aaron and Austin Foster had an especially spot on game. Later that week, on January 26th, the team won their game against Plumas Charter with a score of 59 to 49. This was a difficult, close game throughout. DHS lost to Westwood on January 30th by a score of 55 to 63, after leading most of the game. Rosendo Marquez had eleven amazing assists, the most assists in a single game for several years; Arroyo Campbell lit the floor up and racked up 24 points. The team travelled to Loyalton on February 2nd and lost with a score of 45 to 63, another hard fought game. In other basketball news the Jr High team played a game in Portola but lost by one basket with a final score of 30 to 32. The game started off well for the Warriors with Jacob Sainsbury getting the tip and the Downieville team played really good defense, pulling down lots of rebounds. At the final buzzer Tristan Jackson dropped in a three pointer! It was definitely an exciting game to watch—and play in, according to Jacob Sainsbury.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Anybody who hasn’t ordered Valentine’s Day flowers and wants to should call the school A.S.A.P. at 289-3473. There are still roses and a few carnations available. The annual Lion’s Club Speech Contest is to be held on Thursday, February 22 at 6 p.m. in the school Learning Center. The topic is “Integrity & Civility Play What Role in Today’s Society?”

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