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Oct 13

College Essay Workshop -- Online Version

For those who couldn't make the YWP-VSAC College Essay workshop Oct. 14 (it was pretty awesome -- thanks to the seniors who attended), you can go to our online version. From now until Oct. 31, access resources, help & feedback. 

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Feb 21
Ms. Naugle's picture

Less Social Media, More Positives


What would happen? What if we didn't have social media? No Instagram or Snapchat? Even Facebook! Would people still use phones? So many people now have so many social media apps, and that's how they use up most of their time. When someone uses social media, many things could happen, such as bullying, mean behavior, and suicide. This is all horrible. But think would would happen if we couldn't communcate that way. There would be less wasted time, bad behavior, abuse, and so much more.
Feb 21
essay 0 comments challenge: Prez
Ms. Naugle's picture

Dear President

Dear President,

I want there to be no money in the United States. People are too greedy. If there was no money, we would help each other.

Ayron Romanczak
Grade 3
Killington Elementary School

#vtwrites18
 
Feb 21
Ms. Naugle's picture

Be Open to the World


What if all social media was shut down? It would be a good thing and a bad thing.

It would be a good thing because then not everyone would be addicted to their screens and notice the world around them. Now, I'm not saying you're a bad person if you have electronics. 

It would affect me because I do like to use social networks, but I don't rely on it, so it wouldn't affect me much. If I was older, I think it would affect me more.
Feb 21
essay 0 comments challenge: General
Ms. Naugle's picture

A Skatepark for Killington


Hi, I'm Matthew from Killington Elementary School.

I like to skateboard. We don't have any local skateparks besides Flipside in Rutland, VT. I think there should be a skatepark in Killington because there are a lot of snowboarders that like to skateboard and Killington has the space for it. I think there should be a fundraiser for it.

I heard a rumor that they were going to build a Woodward at Pico, but I don't think that was true. If it is, it would be awesome!
Feb 19
essay 1 comment challenge: MLK
Edeffner's picture

Fear


In our daily lives, we are often afraid of what we do not know.  Martin Luther King Jr., you faced the fear of death every day and still managed to live with it as you changed America's history.  Now it seems the whole country is afraid of one another because of our different looks, color, or religion.  
Feb 17
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Students Make Change


Editor's note: (video courtesy of Lena Ginawi.) Last week, a group of students went before the Burlington (VT) School Board to ask that they be allowed to fly the Black Lives Matter flag. The School Board voted to honor their request. At 1 p.m. on Monday Feb. 19, the flag was raised and BHS joined Montpelier High School in this action to raise awareness on the importance of studlents of color.
Feb 16
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The Best Surprise Party

       The other day, I was looking for a stick in the forest for my dog Bailey. I had finally found a good stick around the corner of a big oak tree when I saw an odd shape indented in the ground. Looking closer, I noticed that it was a footprint in a trail of them, leading down the road. I started to follow them, and before I knew it, I was at the corner store. I peered around some more before I noticed more prints leading off in the direction of my friend Daisy’s home.
Feb 15
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Turn Around

I’m sitting on the bench in the park, relaxing and watching youtube on my phone when suddenly my phone goes black and there are green lines on it! Then I hear a voice through my phone and it says “turn around”. (robot voice) I turn around and there is a 7ft. Tall man, one green eye and one red. I am completely freaked out so I walk away slowly and and then I start running!
Feb 15
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Kindness

Kindness: One day I was trying to get something at the store and I was alone so I went to go buy the item and when the store clerk add the money up  I didn’t have enough money to pay for the things I needed so he said that he would pay for the rest of the money that I didn’t have and he did so I told him he is very kind and thank you.
 
Feb 15
56teachvt's picture

Social Media

Everyone around the world lives are involved around the internet and social media, If the Internet network went down and there was know more Instagram, Snapchat, etc. I think people will start to end their life earlier. I also think it might put an end on sydro bullying. I think people would act different in many ways. If it went down, people would go crazy and lose their mind. People need to get involved with the world not just with the internet.
Feb 15
56teachvt's picture

Turn Around

Turn around: You answer your phone and a voice whispers, “Turn around...” What happens?
Feb 15
56teachvt's picture

Social Media

Social media: Imagine if all social media – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc. – shut down. Would that be a good thing or a bad thing? How would it affect your life?
Feb 15
56teachvt's picture

Invisible

I felt Invisible when my dad and i were at the frozen ogre he said to his boss when i walked in and said hi my dad said “boss did you say something” his boss Erick said “no why” dad said “because i heard a voice that said hi dad” I said “dad i’m right here stop fooling around i’m your 12 year old daughter you lived with me since i was 3 don’t you hear me”later that day at home he said to me “ i was just joking nakisha i love you i can't forget you you talk to much” i said “no i don’t “ till this
Feb 15
56teachvt's picture

Social Media

I would not be able to live without social media because my parents are divorced and they chat on facebook about me and whos going to take me what days. My dad won’t buy me a electronic because i broke 2 tablets a long time ago. I would not be able to live without social media for  reason  my parents would not be able to talk about me.
Feb 15
essay 0 comments challenge: I Am
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I Am

I am, a musician who loves guitar and saxophone. Music is my life and is what I do for fun. In the winter though I snowboard… Alot. I like snowboarding because it is fun to talk and ride all day and not just sit and play xbox.

A reason that I like Music is because It feels so easy to make a great sound and it is also fun writing music. Playing Music makes me happy and feel good playing for people
Feb 15
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My life without Social Media


If all of the social media was shut down, I would get a lot more done. Overall, It wouldn't affect my life in outrageous ways. Sure I would miss uplifting my friends when they post a selfie or contacting old friends who I don't see anymore, but I overall wouldn't care. 
Feb 15
essay 0 comments challenge: Prez
Edeffner's picture

Letter to the President


Dear Mr. Trump,
Please step down from offfice.  You are racist, sexist, and bigoted.  These ideals to not reflect the majority of Americans today, and it is ruining our democracy.  
You are a narcissist who is incapable to think about others.  Of the fifteen symptoms of clinical narcissism, you have all fifteen.  By only looking out for yourself, you cannot represent this country.  
Feb 15
56teachvt's picture

No Social Media

If there was no social Media I would be bored and anti-social. Social media plays a big part in my life, I go on snapchat and instagram at least five times a day. So, if there wasn’t any I wouldn’t know anything that was going on and I wouldn’t be as social so I would probably be lonely. Also, I wouldn’t meet any new people so I wouldn’t have a lot of friends.
Feb 15
56teachvt's picture

Write Awful

Hello everyone welcome to an ocd nightmare. So I read this book and it was like fist fighting an antelope The book was called the life of a giraffe and is was about this baby giraffe named tyrese Tyrese was the weirdest giraffe id ever thought about in my entire life. It was like i said fist fighting an antelope on steroids Ok time for a lead,lead uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh So a lead, don't know what that is so i'll just guess.