February 2013 archive

Feb 28

The Beauty Of Band

“Music allows you to express yourself,”  said  8th grade band member, Lindsey Hamblin.  For a lot of the students at Coal Ridge, band is the place where they can really be creative and show others who they are. The three band classes are fairly big, with 68 6th graders, 62 7th graders, and 27 8th …

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Feb 23

Teachers Have Strong Opinions About Social Studies

A teacher’s goal in life is to help students succeed after school in their daily lives. They have chosen which lesson in the eighth grade book will benefit us the most. They also chose which lesson was their favorite. Mrs. Lyddan, 8th grade social studies teacher, and Mr. Gilliam, 8th grade social studies teacher, have …

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Feb 23

Community Service at CRMS

Mrs.Fedge is a great Social Studies teacher and readers writers workshop teacher here at CRMS, yet during her free time at home she is not like any ordinary person. She does something she loves to do and enjoys doing it with all her heart.  Fedge participates in community service. Throughout life everyone has an opportunity …

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Feb 23

THE 2013 INAUGURATION TRIP TO DC

In February 2013, a group of Coal Ridge Middle School students went to Washington D.C.; a yearly ritual attended by students and teachers alike. This year was special, as we got to go to the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Since last year, Melinda Dufour, 8th grade language arts teacher and main ringleader, invited the …

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Feb 20

A Journalist Visits CRMS

Victoria Camron has been a reporter for a long time,and has worked for the Longmont Times Call for a while. It is Camron’s job to give stories and get paid for what she does. Then, one day Camron decided to do something for Coal Ridge Middle School and came to talk with the eighth grade …

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Feb 20

The Wonders of Space

Space has continued to impress us with its mysteries that we can only hope to one day understand. But on February 15th, we witnessed one of space’s wonders; an asteroid. Estimated to be about 150 feet in diameter, this asteroid came to a close shave at a distance of approximately 21,000 miles from us. That’s …

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Feb 19

A Dynamite Season For Girls Basketball

Coal Ridge students have always had a passion for basketball. This season, the players’ passion really shone through. The season took them to different middle schools to compete against other teams and show their skills. The girls played hard the entire season and ended the season 3-1 on the A-Team and 4-0 on the B-Team. …

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Feb 19

Track and the Inspiration of it all

The year of 2012-2013 is a proud year for the coaches. I met up with the coaches of Coal Ridge Middle School and all they can say is, it is their goal  in life to achieve and get  appreciation from other schools. Ms. Ekx, the track coach and 8th-7th language arts teacher, says that our …

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Feb 19

Another Yearbook…

The end of the school year is coming up fast! We’re all looking forward to no school, summer, vacations, the pool, and of course, the Coal Ridge yearbook. This year’s yearbook is going to be a good one. The eighth grade yearbook staff is hard at work designing pages, taking pictures, and writing stories. Monica …

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Feb 19

Caps for Kids

     Many people want to get involved in the community, but don’t know how. Caps for Kids is the perfect opportunity for you, and it’s right here at CRMS! Each tab you contribute counts toward one minute of chemotherapy for the children at Children’s Hospital.      Bring your old soda tabs into your core extension …

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