Students benefit from YSO music program

The York Symphony Orchestra presented a classical music program in May to kindergartners through sixth-graders in the Northeastern, Dover Area, South Eastern, Red Lion Area and Dallastown Area school districts as well as at York Country Day School and Logos Academy. John Eaken, concertmaster for the orchestra, and Gloria Whitney performed as the Eaken Duo, and lessons were given on instruments, techniques and the importance of being able to express feelings and emotions through music. The educational outreach effort was made possible through the Stillwagon Foundation. Pictured are Eaken and Whitney at Mount Wolf Elementary School.

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Pet poems from Mount Wolf (Part 3)

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Mrs. Zortman’s second-grade class at Mount Wolf elementary submitted these poems to the Junior Dispatch. This is final set of student submissions from the class!

Parents, teachers, scout masters, youth group leaders and caregivers: You can submit your kid-created items to the Junior Dispatch. Find out how!

From Griffin G.:
A mouse is in my house.
The mouse is small and tall.
He’s squeaky and peeky.
He’s very fast and nice.
His mice eat dice and rice.

From Haley C.:
My dog is fast
And she had to get a cast.
She shines and whines.
She goes to town
And she is brown.
Her name is Fame.

From Jordan B.:
My cat is fat.
My cat is chasing a rat.
My cat is fat and chasing a rat.
My cat is running.
He thinks it’s funny.
My cat is fat like a big fat rat.
My cat is like a rat.
My cat is a brat.
My cat turns into a rat.
And it is black.
My cat is fat like a fat bat.
The cat saw a big fat bat.
The bat went into a hat.
And it was laying that bat in the hat.
That cat saw a big fat rat.

From Jordan T.:
He had a name when he had fame.
When he saw a fish on a dish
And he ate it.
He also ate a rat.
He was almost fat.
Did you guess who it is?
It is a bear.

From Jusmin K.:
My bobcat is fat and it likes to eat a rat.
A bobcat sat on a mat.
And it fell asleep.
When he woke up, he wanted to eat another rat.

From Kaylee S.:
My cat is outside
And he is scratching on the door.
I let him in
And he eats the cat food on the floor.

From Keryn A:
My cat is fat.
She likes to go outside.
She likes to slide on the slide and catch a rat.
And creep back inside.
She comes in my room and she goes on my bed.
And picks up a book that is red.
She goes to sleep.

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Pet poems from Mount Wolf (Part 2)

Mrs. Zortman’s second-grade class at Mount Wolf elementary submitted these poems to the Junior Dispatch. The final set of student submissions from the class will be posted tomorrow!

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From Tessa F.:
There is a bat in my house.
He’s eating all my food.
He was in a very bad mood.
He turned on the tv and watched bats.
But he screamed because he saw a cat.
And the cat screamed because she saw a dog.
The dog said, “Hey!  I’m not a mad dog.  I just want to play.”

From Abby H:
My dog runs fast
And he had to get a cast.
My dog wants to dye his hair brown
And he wants to live in a town.
He is skinny and he wants to be mini.

From Alex S.:
There is a wolf in my house
And he was walking in my bathroom and had a shower.
Then he ate a lemon that was sour.
We’re out of the house at night
And he is white.

From Christian R.:
My fish is fat
And he swims in a hat.
And he fell upside down.
Then he went downtown.

From Dakota McC.:
My cat is brown as dirt.
And my cat always gets hurt.
My cat likes to wear shirts.
My cat likes to run.
And my cat is fun.

From Dylin S.:
I saw an owl
While I heard a werewolf howl.
The owl heard a cat meow.
By now the owl shall bow.

From Emma S.:
My cat is skinny and brown and she wears a crown.
All day she watches the circus clown
And sometimes slurks downtown.

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Pet poems from Mount Wolf (Part 1)

Mrs. Zortman’s second-grade class at Mount Wolf elementary submitted these poems to the Junior Dispatch. More student submissions from the class will be posted in the coming days!

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From Luke W.:

My dog is barking.

It drives me crazy.

My dog is lazy.

It makes me smile.

He doesn’t want to walk a mile!

 

From Lyric B.:

My cat is black as a rat!!!

And as cute as a root.

And runs as fast as a rat.

 

 From Mackenzie N.:

My cat is as black as licorice.

It is sneaky and peeky.

It eats peas and climbs up the trees.

I think my cat is fat.

 From Melvin M.:

My gorilla drives me crazy

Because it eats all my food.

And he is very rude.

 

From Owen K.:

My cat is white as snow.

My cat is very slow.

And it sleeps on a row.

It likes to eat peas.

And it climbs up trees.

It also had a beard.

 

From Stephen B.:

Hoot!  Hoot!

There’s an owl in my attic

With lots of static.

At night he’s kind of helpful.

He eats mice and chews on our dice.

I don’t dare go in my attic when he is eating.

He’ll just start beating!

When day comes he starts to lay.

But I’m sure I’ll see him again someday.

 

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Students celebrate Patriot Day

Third-grader Andrew Blankenship shows the paper lantern he created.

Students at Mount Wolf Elementary School celebrated Patriot Day by wearing red, white, and blue and listening to patriotic music.

A rainy day hampered the all-school flag raising ceremony, but it did not dampen spirits.

Third-grade students spoke over the morning announcements regarding the purpose and meaning of Patriot Day.

Students at all grade levels created patriotic themed crafts led by guidance counselor, Mrs. Kinsinger.

They also discussed the importance and meaning of the day.

Third-grade teacher, Mrs. Donnelly, gives tips to third-grader Madyson Knokey about her craft project.

Third-graders made patriotic paper lanterns, kindergarteners and first-graders made patriotic windsocks, and second-graders made firecracker crowns.

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Personal stories from Mount Wolf Elem.

First-graders in Sue Zortman’s classroom at Mount Wolf Elementary, Northeastern School District, wrote these stories.

Super Dad
My dad said he is Superman. We have evidence. In my room I have a picture of him wearing his blue, red, and yellow suit in front of the American flag. He has black hair. He works at the newspaper. He throws me in the air and catches me. He also wears glasses. He runs out the door and I don’t know where he goes. So you can see why I think my dad is Superman. — By Emma Simcoe

A Story for My Sister
How sweet are you? You are my sister. Can’t you see how much I love you? It is too big to tell.
You are tiny for me but big for you. I love you. You are so special to me. With a great big hug you will see how much I love you.
I know we get in fights. But I still love you. You are so very sweet. When I look at a heart, it reminds me of you because I love you.
With a hug and a kiss you will see how much I love you. You are a big part of my life. X and O, you know how much I love you. — By Sydney Kling

The Best Day Ever
Over the weekend I went shopping to buy some summer clothes. It was short sleeve shirts and some shorts. My brother got some shoes and my other brother got a shirt. We went to a Chinese restaurant. We got some food. It was delicious.
Then we went home to eat again. We got some ice cream and some pizza. It was pepperoni and we watched a funny movie. It was the best day ever. — By Melvin Miles IV

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