By Mikayla Procter
PJ Day is on Friday, December 8th! LRMS students will be wearing their favorite pair of PJs to school! But remember, even though it’s a spirit day, dress-code still applies. We also encourage you to bring a pair to donate as well. When you donate pajamas, you can get 2 hours of All-Star hours with a maximum of 4 pairs. Even if you are not part of the All-Star program, we would love if you would donate! The PJs you donate go to the Orange County Social Services Agency. This organization lends a helping hand to families in need of support. It would be best to bring your size or smaller. We can’t wait to donate tomorrow and we hope you are just as excited. Happy holidays!
By Kaylene Huynh
Did you know that many students and teachers at our school have come from other countries? These amazing people have moved here from far away places and have made a drastic change of living. In our Dec 7 episode of the LRMS News, we talked to some students to find out about their origins and how they like life in Ladera Ranch. During these interviews, students taught us about their lives, past, and culture. We enjoyed listening to the stories of students and teachers we interviewed and hope you do to! We have learned so much!
By Ella Winger
PAL is hosting some holiday activities in the MPR at lunch, and YOU can come participate! Students can eat their lunches while creating amazing gingerbread houses or doing other fun holiday crafts and activities. Each event starts at 12:09 and ends at 12:40, which means all sixth and seventh graders can come to these events at the start of their lunch. Eighth graders who are interested in participating can ask Mrs. Smo, in room 724, for a ROAR pass. Students should bring their lunch if they are planning on coming to these festive events.This is especially good for new students because you can meet new friends and have fun at the same time. However, you do not need to be a new student to participate, as all students can come and enjoy the fun. Another thing that makes these events great are that they are free and no special permission slips are needed! Holiday lunch activities will be in the MPR on Monday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 13th. We can’t wait to see YOU drop in or some holiday fun!
By Jason Fritz
In our video this week, we sent Charlie Adams to find out what secret and unique talents students at our school have and found kids who are smart, athletic, and responsible. Lots of students play sports or have cool skills like being able to prepare a noodle cup in under a minute. LRMS teachers are focusing on students’ strengths to make the classroom environment more inviting and to help students learn more easily. Students who discover their strengths can become more confident, which leads to doing better in school and greater enjoyment of learning. What are your strengths?
By Ross Yesharim
On December 8th, all the 8th graders will be going to Knott’s Berry Farm Amusement park to learn about physical science. Science is located all over Knotts through motion, forces, energy, machines, gravity, and friction. During the trip they will be required to find the rides’ timing, measure acceleration, and review the drop times. The science behind these rollercoasters is very interesting. As the roller coaster travels up the towering track, it builds up potential energy. Being pulled to the top, kinetic energy is released and the cart will go soaring down the hill. Building energy, the roller coaster is pulled rapidly towards the ground with gravity. If you are going on the trip, you were required to turn in a permission slip, a donation of $37.00, and a personal behavior contract by December 6th. On the behavior contract, you agreed to be respectful and responsible on the bus and at Knotts. The trip is scheduled from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on December 8th. The 8th graders will go to there first period class as normal, and will line up will line up with your assigned group on the blacktop at 8:30 am after you hear the announcement. We hope to see all 8th graders there!
By Aneri Narayan
Black Friday is a special event that is always on the day after Thanksgiving, which means this year it’s on November 25, 2017. It typically starts at midnight but some stores may have different schedules so check your local advertisements and store websites.
During Black Friday, customers are able to get many expensive items for a cheaper price. Because of Thanksgiving break, many families have free time and love to go Black Friday Shopping. In fact, it is a tradition in many households!
Some of you may not know how Black Friday was created or how to get the best deals. Check out our video on the November 6th news where we explain some expectations of Black Friday and the actual reality of the whole shopping experience. Additionally, we explain when Black Friday is and how it was created. With a funny twist and fun effects and music, we hope you enjoy watching our video and end knowing something you didn’t before!
By Matthew Hook
This year, Global Communications has built a new feature to benefit students at our school - it is our new lrmsnews.com website! And you are on it! On our Videos page, you can view all current and previous LRMS News videos. Also on the website, we are featuring a photo of the week contest. Students can submit their photography work for a chance to be selected for the LRMS News Online Photo of the Week gallery. Do you have an idea for a great school news topic? Do you have an opinion to share? If writing editorials is your thing, then we invite you to submit your article for the whole school to read. All of your contributions can be sent to use from the Guest Submissions page.
We hope to make this school year even better for all of our LRMS students by giving you more ways to contribute with the addition of the LRMS News website!
By Hayley Little
Daylight Savings is the time of the year when we set our clocks forward an hour, and it ends when we set them back an hour. The dates for Daylight Savings changes every year. This year the dates are from March 12th to November 5th.
When daylight savings time begins in the spring, we set our clocks forward one hour from 2:00 am to 3:00 am, meaning we lose an hour of sleep that day. But when it ends, we change them back from 2:00 am to 1:00 am, which means more sleep. To remember which way to set the clocks, think about the time “springing forward” in Spring and “falling back” in the Fall.
Did you know that Arizona and Hawaii don’t do daylight savings!? The reason we participate in daylight savings is so we can do more during the day and to conserve energy. When we set our clocks forward, there is more light in the evening, but when we set our clocks back, there is more light in the morning. This is because there is a later sunset or an earlier sunset, depending on the time change.
Don’t forget to change the time on your clocks one hour backwards on November 5, 2017!
Our Global Communications crew is kicking off the 2017-18 school year with a brand new website that will keep our LRMS community informed about all of the amazing things that happen at our school each week. We will feature school news articles written by and for students as well as our weekly school news videos, photo galleries, editorials, and more!
Visit us often to see what's new!