There are many animals out there in the sea but why take so many. Well, we won’t have any more to seafood eat and the environment would be ruined. As Bahamian’s, we eat conch. Do you know how many conch are exported out of The Bahamas each year? 600,000+ pounds. So please protect waters and all sea life, by not over fishing, also watch out for poachers, and never take a conch that is a juvenile with less than a 15mm lip thickness. Lastly, I’d like you to congratulate grades 5 and 6 for coming in 1st place at the annual Science Fair. Each year Hope Town either comes first or second in the Science Fair, held at New Visions in Marsh Harbour.
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.*
*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.
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. By: Jack
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!
Grade six is really close to moving on from primary school to high school . Right now they are doing the real deal, taking the G.L.A.T. exams. It stands for Grade Level Assessment Test and students have to take them in third and sixth grade.
After the test they will go to Eleuthera for the class trip! It will be a good adventure . Hope they have a good time.
On Friday, May 19th, parents of Grade 6 are rolling sushi and selling them at the Hope Town School. They will be available for pick up at the Hope Town Media Center between 4:30 and 6:00pm. There will be ”Current Cut” for $12.00, ”Glass window Bridge” for $10.00 and more. Pre-ordering is not available, just swing by and grab a roll! First come, first serve!
All the money goes to the Grade 6 Eleuthera trip. Keep Calm and Eat Sushi!
The Hope Town Abaco Swim Meet is coming in up in less than two weeks. The majority of Abaco schools like Agape are going to compete. I am going compete and a bunch of my classmates are going to the meet. I get really nervous when I’m about to start my race. When the race is over I feel relieved and very, very tired. We have a high chance of winning this year since most of the winning swimmers are in seventh grade now. Hope you can make it at the Hope Town Abaco community pool on the 26 of May, 2017.
Oww man….. Exams are coming up and we need to study hard . If I study too hard my head would burst! But anyway, it’s a challenge . I’m scared… what if they’re too hard? I’ll flop. Too easy? Perfect!! That I can deal with. Well, wish us kids luck and best we can do.
Swimming has started up again! Mrs. Sara and Mrs. Carry are teaching the weekly class. We also have some helpers coming to teach the younger kids how to swim. For those who of us who know how to swim, the teachers help to make us stronger swimmers. We would love if anyone can help out. Swimming is on Wednesdays after lunch. We learn lots of different strokes like breaststroke, freestyle, and butterfly. We are going to have a swim meet on May 26th, 2017. We hope that everybody has fun swimming!