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Hope Town School Can Drive

Each November, we do a school competition called the Can Drive. It supports the elderly and those in need within our community by giving canned foods. The team that wins (by getting the most cans in) gets a team pizza on Friday. The teams are Wahoos, Marlins, Barracuda, and Grouper. Though it is a competition, we still strive to help as many people as we can. If you have a kid going to Hope Town School I encourage you to help your team and the people in our community by giving you child a few cans or dried goods like pasta or rice.*Image result for canned food

*Please only give cans without dents or rust. Thank you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        By: Jack

UPDATE:  The Groupers won again!!  Thank you Miss Stephanie for these great photos.

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Anna and the Days of Sorrow

Fifteen years ago, there was a young girl named Anna.  She was 6 years old and lived on 666 Avenue with her Grandmother Lucy.  Lucy always wore a black dress with a skull on the back of it to show her love for dark arts.  The skull was normally hidden by her long brown hair.

One day Anna went out to get some books from the library, and when she came back her Grandmother, was not breathing!  Anna started sobbing and ran into the kitchen to grab the phone and call 911 when she heard a banging coming from her room.  There was a big hole in the floor.  Creak!  The door closed behind her.  The Devil had possessed her teddy bear. The old dirty teddy bear lept out at her and grabbed her by the neck.
She grasped the teddy bear with both hands and ripped it off of her. She bolted out of the house and started sprinting. Anna ran ’til her legs gave out and collapsed right there on the sidewalk.  In the morning she awoke in a strange place.  There standing right in front of her was a tall long haired girl in a bloody white dress with an ax in her hand.

Anna struggled to get up but soon as she was standing, everything went black.  She woke up to a bloody ax lying on the floor and herself hovering above the ground.  She too was now dead.


Prefect Picking

Today our principal, Mr. Higgs, picked prefects. We thank the Hope Town Lodge for hosting the refreshments and food. The whole six grade was picked for this wonderful event. Prefects have many jobs like watching the younger kids at lunch, raising the Bahamian flag, and many other duties. We may only have a small class of five students but everyone is well behaved and I think everyone deserved what they where chosen for.  I can’t wait to see who will be picked next year.                                                                                                    Image result for hope town prefect badges                                                                   By: Jack


Halloween is coming up on Tuesday October 31st.  I am super excited.  On Halloween you can transform into whatever you want to become.  Halloween was originally called hallows eve and was celebrated towards  honoring the dead.  Also, people believed that dressing in costumes would be a way to hide from ghosts.  Did you know that cats have been a part of Halloween for centuries?  Priests used to use cats to as a ritual to try and predict the future.  How cool is that?  Also, trick or treat used to be when the poor went to peoples door and traded food for prayers.  In Hope Town we go trick or treating on our mini streets at night and we have an amazing haunted house that the parents organize.  It’s truly a spine tingling experience.

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By:Allie Lederhause

El Capitan (Alex Honnold)

A while back I talked about Alex Honnold, and a week after I made that report Alex soloed a route called Free Rider on El Cap in Yosemite National Park. He was the first to do so in history. This route is 3000 ft high and is almost fully  vertical.  It wasn’t an easy feat, it took days of preparation and a ton of courage. Alex has been  quoted saying that he goes to the mountain every year but most years he says he just doesn’t feel right. As he comes back year after year, Alex finally felt perfect, so he climbed it. After the climb he did something that was really amazing, he hang boarded. Hang Boarding is when a climber hangs on his or hers finger tips for as much as 10 minutes. At the top of the climb he immediately took his shoes off and admired the view. I don’t think this will be topped for years to come.                               

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Bahamas Opti Nationals

Last week I participated in the Opti Nationals. It was held at a resort in Grand Bahama. 79 sailors raced to be the greatest in the Bahamas. There were 4 fleets.  One was green, a white, blue, and red fleet. Green was the youngest and red was the oldest. Champion fleet was divided into white, blue, and red color groups.  There were 32 people in the whole champion fleet. I was in the blue fleet. The winner was 12 years old and was from The Cayman Islands.  We became friends and helped each other by setting our sails and with racing strategies. I placed 16th and felt fine with that place.

At the resort they had a water slide which was exiting, but they turned it off a 4:30pm which was when we got off the water. Still it was a cool trip and I will be excited next year.                                                         Image result for grand bahama resorts                                   This Is The Resort We stayed At.                                                                                                                   Image result for Bahamas Opti Nationals


Story Book Character Parade

October 31st is going to be a very busy day.  First off it’s Halloween, but earlier in the day there will be a parade.  This is a parade celebrating story book characters.  The children of Hope Town Primary will dress up or bring their costume to school and parade around town for the community to see.  The rules of this parade is: you must wear clothes/costume from a story book, and it has to be originally from a book for example ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.  Once the children are ready they will march down to the ‘Post Office’ with their teachers, take photos, and march back up to school.  Also during the parade their will be secret judges who will judge the students by grade.  Awards go to who is the most creative and who is the most original.  We hope to see you there since the kids have been waiting all year for this event.

By: Meredith


Italian Night!

Tuesday October the 17th is Italian Night at Hope Town Primary.  It will be from 5:00 to 6:30 P.M.  We are hosting it to raise money towards modifying the school.  For example we need to have the school painted and a roof fixed.  There will be lasagna, spaghetti, salad, and meatballs.  There will be drinks and deserts too.  It is open to the community for everyone to enjoy.  We hope to see you there!                                                      

By:  Allie

Back to School

I’m back to school with a new tool

In my brain because all grades

should gain.

After high school you

be off to college with the knowledge

if you keep your head up, you can soar

through the sky with a mighty eagle

by your side!

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By :Monica