Monthly Archives: March 2016

This Day in History: February: 13

1130: Innocent II is elected pope

1258: The Mongols capture Bagdad

1503: 13 Italian knights have a duel with 13 French knights

1545: William of Nassau becomes the prince of Orange

1566: St. Augustine, Florida, is erected

1575: Henry III is coronated

1601: The first East India Company voyage departs from London

1633: Galelio Galilei, goes to trial in Rome, for suggesting that the world revolves around the Sun

1668: Spain reconizes the soverighty of Portugal

1689: British Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights which puts limits on the monarch’s soverigh power

1692: Glencoe Massacre: 78 MacDonalds were killed in a private clan war, which was caused by the MacDonalds not pledging allegiance to King William

1693: William and Mary College opens in Virginia

1706: Battle at Fraustadt, between Swedes and Russians

1782: A French fleet occupies St. Christopher

1809: French capture Sargagossa

1861: Aberham Lincoln becomes president of the U.S.

1866: Jesse James robs his first bank

1942: Hitler cancels the invasion of England

1952: Rocky defeats Lee Savold in a boxing match




Happy St Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick’s day, also known as Leprechaun’s day is  on March 17, which is thought  to be the date of the saint’s death. It is celebrated not only in Ireland but around the world as a religious and cultural holiday. Saint Patrick was a fifth-century  Christian  in Ireland. He is the primary saint of Ireland, along with a few others.

About his life

From Wikipedia: “According to the Confessio of Patrick, when he was about 16, he was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain , and taken as a slave to Ireland, looking after animals, where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After becoming a cleric, or religious leader, he returned to northern and western Ireland. In later life, he served as a bishop, but little is known about the places where he worked. By the seventh century, he had already come to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland.”

Patrick’s day food

  • Irish cream chocolate mousse cake
  • beef and Guinness pie
  • corned beef and cabbage

Leprechaun’s are a mythical creature in Irish folklore. Three words about them that are most important: they are trouble.

Loving green,  it is known that they will give you a pot of gold if you reach the end  of the rainbow. If you don’t wear green, they are said to pinch. Every year, we make a leprechaun trap and try to catch one, but we never have. We still try!

Tip: #1 breakfast = LUCKY CHARMS

Things to remember:

  • make a trap
  • eat lucky charms
  • wear green

Global Warming- By Jasmine Aberle

Warning : Our world is in danger, an intelligent species has entered our world ,intending to try and build an economy and has succeeded. Unfortunately they have taken the peaceful life of plants  and animals due to their strife for currency. they have been put into a trance of cruelty in their attempt to be wealthy. They have taken the beauty of nature and have traded it for currency. They have taken the innocent lives of animals and sent them into extinction.

Species Type: Humans


Protecting Our Ocean Life

The reason why I wrote this story is because our ocean life gets hurt everyday. It distresses me to see our ocean life be destroyed. In the movie dolphin tale 1&2 , a little girl saw a dolphin who needed help. The little girl got her mom to figure out what to do.

When I saw the movie I was heart broken, because the dolphin got seriously injured. I showed my cousin and she said, that we should do something about it. I was very happy, because once we put our minds to something we never quit.

So right now I am trying to inspire people to help save Winter the dolphin. My cousin and I are really trying to get people to get involved, with the goal of saving and protecting all marine life. I hope you are as interested as I am to save the dolphins. Imagine if you were inured, you would want a lot of people to help you get back to your old self.

By Harmony Bain

Photography Tips: Close, Far, Up, Down

Last week in photography class, we explored ideas of what to do when you want to photograph your subject in a creative way but are at a loss for ideas.  One way to make your photo a little more interesting is to change your perspective and try photographing from UP CLOSE, from FAR AWAY, from HIGH UP, or from DOWN LOW.

Here are some of the images the sixth graders made while walking around town.  If you read the blog post about “Rule of Thirds” then you will notice that the students combined that lesson with this one in many of the photos!

Thank you to our photographers Colby, Lauren, Katie, Ryelle and Lisa!


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This Day in History

February 10th
1763: Treaty of Paris ends Seven Years War
1779: Battle of Carr’s Fort
1840: Queen Victoria of England marries Prince Albert
1904: Russia and Japan declare war on each other
1986: The largest mafia trial in history takes place in Italy
1894: Prime Minister Harold McMillan is born


by Colby Stebbins

2016 Heritage Day

This Friday the 4th of March is Heritage Day in Hope Town. The school is going to attend.The choir will be performing some songs and some students will be performing a re-enactment. Some students wrote essays for a competition about how their families came to Hope Town. The winner or winners will be announced on Friday. Please attend and help The Museum.It will be at The Museum.

By Ryeleigh