Despite a lot of effort in recent years to CURB bullying, the numbers aren’t moving much. But hopes are high that new approaches will help take a bite out of bullying! And by the looks of things, some schools are doing more than others to counter this painful problem.

Switching Schools to Avoid the Tears

Most bullying occurs during middle school years, according to StopBullying.gov, which is run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Anna (not her real name) is an eighth-grader who attended a public middle school for...Read more

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History! YUCK! After hours of memorizing facts (in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue), you are faced with a test that includes dates in column A and world events in column B, and if you want to pass you match them up...

But wait! History books only tell you who won the battle or who got... Read more

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941 Adonis sprouted.
Tang Dynasty China, playing cards invented

1041 Adonis was 100.
Macbeth crowned King of Scotland

1066 Adonis was 125.
The Battle of Hastings

1477 Adonis was 536.
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Adonis was 832 and he may have hated taxes. What year was it?

1. The fall of the French Bastille (let them eat cake)
2. The Boston Tea Party
3. The ride of Lady Godiva through Coventry

When Adonis was 930 Mrs. O’Leary’s cow started it. What year... Read more

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It’s that time! Ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes will soon make their appearance. Before going out for those sweet treats, make sure you know what to do.

Officer Chris Medaglia has been working as a school resource officer for about 10 years. He knows that kids will be on the streets ringing door bells and going to Halloween parties. Medaglia feels kids are our future and are important so he helps them be safe on a daily basis.

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I recently interviewed Nancy Pina-Gray, a retired teacher from our school district who is running for the Roosevelt School Board to learn more about her candidacy.

Pina-Gray says she wants to join the school board to help make things better for the students. She explains that the school board makes the decisions on how money is spent and what programs are available to students.

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For a doggone good time, head over to the Phoenix Zoo. In 2002, the event was called “Boo at the Zoo.” In 2015 it was re-named “Howl-O-Ween,” which according to Addison Gardner, Special Event Planner, combines scary and merry activities for everyone to enjoy.

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Nature has a funny way of doing things! Sometimes it might be a freaky forest or a crazy mountaintop. But have you ever seen some freaky animals before? Be prepared to see animals that you don’t see every day.

The seven-legged lamb: This crazy lamb was found in 2007. It is said that he suffered from a misprint in the embryo formation.

The two-headed snake: This is my worst nightmare. This snake suffers from polycephaly, meaning having more than one head, and despite how scary it is, it is fairly common.

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