Mixing It Up With Ms. Shadley
Tell us a little about yourself. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. I played softball for 15 years. I have a Boston terrier named Eby.
What's your family like? I have a brother in high school. I come from a very big family with lots of cousins. I was adopted by my mom and dad, so I've never met my biological mom.
Where did you grow up? In Naples. I've been here my whole life!
What did you like to do as a kid? I played with dolls and liked to hang out with my friends, but I mostly played softball. I started playing when I was 9.
What do you do for fun? Go to the dog beach or the dog park with Eby.
What's your dream vacation? I'd like to go to all the national parks in America.
What's your favorite color? purple
What'syour favorite element? Oxygen and nitrogen.
Summer or winter? Winter down here in Florida, but summer up north.
Biology or marine biology? Marine biology because I'm interested in marine life.
Sharks or whales? Whales because they're mellow and I'm a pretty mellow person.
Volcanoes or glaciers? Glaciers because of their beauty. I'd like to go see them in Alaska.
Scuba diving or sky diving? Scuba diving because I don't like heights!
Crafton's Words to Live By:
"Fear has two meanings; fear everything and run, or
face everything and rise."
Gulfview is lucky to have Deputy Crafton as our Youth Relations Deputy for the past 7 years. He wanted to be in law enforcement ever since he was in high school, when a friend who was a cop invited him on a ride along. He spent two years in college, then six months in the Police Academy and 12 weeks as a Field Training Officer. Ever since then, Deputy Crafton has made an impact on our futures by being a mentor and a teacher. The best part of his job, he reports, is keeping kids safe. Technology makes that job easy because of the enhanced ability to locate people, but it's also made it harder due to issues in middle school with social media. He offers these three safety tips: (1) be aware of your surroundings; (2) put down your phone and look around; and (3) have a plan for emergencies.
Here are a few surprises about Deputy Crafton:
* He was the Class Clown in middle school
* If he couldn't be our deputy, he would like to have Mr. Parlier's job because he always wanted to teach science
* He has been Tased four times
* When he's not at school, he likes to be on his motorcycle, with his family, or at spring training games
On Patrol With Deputy Crafton
Robotics STEAMS Along
Mya Rae Hamernik arrived on Valentine's Day. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Hamernik!
Ms. Certa is the Robotics teacher. She loves science, mechanics, and working with her hands. She has built tiles fireplaces, and even works on cars. As a kid, she wanted to be a dentist. She credits Mrs. Frontz with helping her learn how to teach. On her bucket list are traveling to Italy, South America, and Auschwitz. Ms. Certa has been married for eleven years and holds dual Canadian and American citizenship. She also speaks French and Italian!
Robotics is currently working on a pseudo-coding, using words and phrases instead of computer language to make a robot move. Groups in class will compete against each other to see who builds the best robot. The students report that it is a game of trial and error to make the robot follow along a chosen path. The hardest part is that you have to be very specific. Winners score is determined by the time it takes to rebuild the robot and make it through the path. On March 30th, the class winner will go on to the District STEM competition.
all about ms. certa
"It's so much fun to play and build in class!"
Tonal Energy Tuner
I like to track my daily steps and see how many hours of sleep I get each night. I also like to compete with my sister, Kathi, for the weekly rankings. She always seems to beat me!
One Second Everyday
instagram, so i can keep up with family and friends
Mrs borowski gulley
related arts teachers share their apps
google music and my game merged
I love the 1 Second Everyday (1SE) app. My son started doing this his senior year of high school and has created fantastic videos from senior year and now each semester so far of his college years. What a fantastic way for us to see little snippets of his life in college. It’s like a video photo album of these years, and I love looking back at them.
Costs a whopping $2.99 several years ago. It is fantastic resource for tuning, keep time with a metronome, transposing or changing pitch. I used to use fancy tuners in class but now I just use this app from my phone.
It allows me to review my workout data, and that of my team members and clients. I look for things that they may need to address in order to improve my race strategies, copy ormimic successful workout plans. In addition, I can identify strengths to capitalize on or deficiencies to overcome. As a former Algebra teacher and mathematics coach, I have always loved data and statistics as they relate to sports. This app allows me to channel my inner “sports- math geek”, elevate my coaching, improve my own running and encourage others in pursuit of their goals. Community support” is a great motivator to keep after it when it gets tough. Data and sports....... they make me very APPy :)
HOW TO WIN BIG AT SCIENCE FAIR!
Nothing can prepare you for the nightmare that is the Science Fair, but it's an accomplishment with many rewards and benefits. Even though you will often find yourself in stressful situations and might get frustrated, there is a feeling of victory as you get that first place medal. You can get scholarship money and it looks good on a college resume.
Here are some tips to help you along the way:
1. Don't procrastinate
2. Have a unique project
3. Be an overachiever
4. Get help from a trusted adult
5. Have lots of data (many trials)
6. Present your data in many ways
7. Review your experiment
8. Practice your presentation
9. Keep a level head (yelling at people is not the solution)
10. Have fun!
~ Connor B.
Connor b.'s "FOUNTAINS OF YOUTH: TRUE OR FLY?" EXHIBIT WON FIRST PLACE IN THE "ANIMAL SCIENCES DIVISION"
Emilee H. is our videographer
8th Grade Lincoln Online Oratory Program with Ford's Theater
Toby H. speaks at the podium
Ford's Theater, the historic landmark in Washington, D.C. where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, chooses 10 schools each year for its online oratory project. This year, they chose Gulfview!
Two periods of 8th grade U.S. History Cambridge students have been working with Victoria Reinsel, a performing artist, via Skype to learn the lines of two of Lincoln's most famous speeches:
* "Response to a Serenade"
* "Speech at Independence Hall"
We learned the tricks of professional speakers; including how to emphasize main ideas and how posture can build power. The project is supported by a grant from Champions for Learning.
Jonas and Aiden warming up
Lauren C. delivering her lines...
In public speaking, posture matters!
Bryan S., our tech genius!
Savannah P. and Valentina B. cheer for the Stingrays. They've traveled as far away as Indiana and Atlanta to compete. It takes hours of conditioning and practice to make the tumbling and stunting look easy. Their hardest sequence is a front walkover, roundoff, and back handspring. Not only do they have to practice their athletics, they have to be in top form for the performance. This can mean two hours for hair and make-up! All competitors' hair has to be in a high ponytail. The girls use a toothbrush to slick back any stray hairs. Top it off with foundation, blush, eyeshadow, and mascara and they are ready to go. Teams even have their own custom music. Prizes at competitions can include jackets, backpacks, and rings. Hard work can even mean a college cheer scholarship!
The GVMS Family: Hollo Shares Her Story
GVMS Stingrays also include Mia P. Elle G.,and Emily A.
Hollo has been a Muslim all her life. She prays five times a day, can read and write Arabic, and recites just before bed. This year, she started wearing a hijab and she tells us all about it.
What is a hijab?
A head scarf. It's part of the Muslim religion. I wear it to show modesty.
When did you start wearing it?
Just this past summer. After researching Muslim history and talking to my aunts, I made the decision for myself. My brother didn't want me to wear it, but I don't care. I don't think you have to show everything, so I also threw away a lot of my clothes. I lost friends and some people were judgmental, but I'm proud to be a Muslim and an activist in my religion. It has helped me gain more confidence and makes me unique.
Are there rules about wearing a hijab?
I can take it off when I'm at home. Otherwise, I always wear it - even at the beach. People should know it's not okay to touch my hijab.
How many hijabs do you own?
About 120. My favorites are a black one and a blue lace one with pearls.
Do you ever experience racism?
No. Sometimes people stare at me and foreign visitors ask questions.
What else is special about being a Muslim?
We have a period of fasting called Ramadan. Then, we have a huge celebration called Eid
Jump, Stunt and Tumble With Savannah and Valentina
How did you become a great speller?
If I see a word once, I can always spell it.
What's the best way to get better?
Use flash cards or spell it out on your hand.
What were you thinking during the Spelling Bee?
Don't mess up!
What's harder - definitely or beautiful?
tricks and tips of gvms spelling bee champs!
You Gotta Have Faith!
Faith A. is a self-taught artist who believes that anyone can create a masterpiece with a little inspiration and a bit of dedication. She says, "You can pick up a pen and just start drawing, no matter how good you are." Inspiration can come anytime, anywhere - in the middle of the night or day. Also, Faith advises you to learn from someone like television's Bob Ross. She most enjoys painting landscapes and creating cartoons like the ones shown below.
What was your hardest word to spell?
What was your winning word?
How did it feel to compete against all those kids?
Pretty nerve-wracking. All the other kids got words that I thought were easy but they had trouble spelling. When it came to my turn, I got easier words than I expected!
What was your biggest challenge?
Not knowing the word I was going to receive.
Supervisor of Elections Votes: Gulfview's a Winner!
Congratulations to Shirley, Tessa M., and Safira S. for their award-winning designs depicting voting rights in America!
Gulfview Chalk Art
Ms. Jones and Art Club members competed in Fifth Avenue's chalk art competition. Tessa M. and Alanna J. created the lips to the right. Michelle K., Jessica S., and some others created the panther above.
Congratulations to GVMS Band Students who performed for Solo & Ensemble Festival at Lehigh Senior High School in February. Every single student who signed up for this challenging event back in November followed through, was well prepared, and gave fantastic performances. All of our GVMS band students earned Superior or Excellent ratings bringing home 27 medals. Mrs. Evans was impressed with not only of the level of musicianship but also with the great camaraderie. Students stayed to listen to each other perform and to be there in support of one another. They not only represented GVMS well, they rocked it!
Meets Every Wednesday!
What is Fellowship for Christian Athletes?
FCA is a Christian ministry of about 20-30 members uniting faith and a a love of sports. They meet at 8:15 on Wednesdays in the cafeteria. You don't have to be an athlete to join, but meetings always start off with a sport - any kind of sport. Favorites are basketball, volleyball, and dodge ball. There is usually a devotional moment based on scriptures, and they sometimes have a speaker. Speakers talk about how God can impact your life. Finally, there is usually food and a chance to discuss among members.
FCA has a long history at Gulfview. The current president is Andre D. Other officers include Toby H. and Reilly W.
Kylie: "You don't have to be really religious and you don't have to be in any particular sport. It's just fun."
The girls' soccer team, coached by GVMS alum Jack Boyd and Ms. Young, ended in a 2-1-1 record for regular season and 1-1 in playoffs. Here are a few highlights:
What was the most exciting moment?
When Elaina and Fay scored at the last second to win and tie the games
Who were the most improved players?
Lane and Siersha
Who were the MVPs?
Elaina, Coral, and Brianna
What were your most memorable moments?
* When Ms. Young brought us Krispy Kreme donuts
* The cheers. We learned them from Mr. Spartz.
What did you love about your coach?
He focuses on each individual skill
Coach Boyd's tips for next year:
* Play before try-outs!
* Close your skill gap
* Specialize in one position
Why we love our coaches!
"When you don't understand something, they teach you."
"They don't play favorites!"
~ Olivia B.
Highlight: Beating Pine Ridge because they're our rivals and we beat them by only 2 points!
Most Spirit: Olivia
Highest Jumper: Sam
Best defense: Teagan
Most improved: Sami and Shayln
Girls to watch for next year:
Kiley, and Maddy!
Leah and Yazlin
Devin and Brady
Diego and Richard
How did you meet? Through Merle and Jameria's older sister
What's your favorite thing to do together?: laugh, eat and go to the mall
Chelanda: My favorite thing about Jameria is that she makes me laugh .
Jameria: My favorite thing about Chelanda is that she's annoying. JK. She has pretty eyes.
When do you fight? When Chelanda laughs too much
Likes: basketball, ice cream.
How did you meet? In Mrs. Gulley's tech class on the first day of school.
What's your best memory? When we dropped Yazlin off at her house and the dog attacked Leah! Or going to dance after school.
What do you like to do? Go to Forever 21 and buy matching shirts, then go to Panda Express and order orange chicken.
What do you like about each other? We always have each other's back.
What's your inside joke? everything!
How did you meet? In Ms. Williams class on the third day of school.
Richard: I was making jokes.
Diego: And we found out we were neighbors.
Richard: Now we play Roblox together on the weekends. Sometimes four-square.
Diego: We usually go to your house. You have better snacks.
Richard: Sometimes we argue .
Diego: Yeah, about the Nintendo switch color for the controller. I say it's orange.
Richard: It's pink.
When we say "friends," we don't just mean Snapchat followers or Instagram likes. True friends are ones who stick beside us during the good times and the bad times. Some of us are lucky enough to have these true friends. Like these!
Where did you meet? First day of kindergarten at Poinciana and we've been best friends ever since.
What are your first memories? We used to go to Brady's house and play Star Wars.
Tell us about your stupidest moment. Anytime we are trying to get girlfriends. Or once when we got caught in a riptide.
Do you ever wear the same thing? Yeah. White shirts.
What do you do on weekends? Go to Miller's or play basketball.
"It's very educational because the antagonist told how it would be 'back in the day.'" ~ Stanley B.
"When he fought back against the person who was supposed to be the king. the first time he lost the challenge, then he came back in the rematch." ~ Teagan D.
"When he got pushed off a cliff while fighting for his throne; you didn't know if he lived or died." ~ Lauren C.
Special Thanks To:
Judy, Mia, Veronica, Alessandro, Lane, Owen, Theresa, Connor, Sophia, Sanchez, and Paula for their help in putting together this issue
I loved it! The different people! All their accents! The panther fighting is the best!
why you need to see it!
It was amazing! Many cultures and effects truly created a masterpiece!