Puma News “Everything Legacy” Volume 1, Issue 3 November 2014 Message from Mr. Dickens Everyday, we’re forced to make choices. We are responsible for the choices we make and the choices we do not make. Students, it’s very important to understand that there are consequences that accompany each choice that is made, whether the choice is good or bad. As adolescents, you must remember the choices you make today may very well have an everlasting effect on your future. So how do you make the right choices? How do you know that the choices you made are the right ones? Just follow your heart and do what’s right for YOU. Consider the consequences. Always remember to do the right thing. Because at the end of the day, right will win out every time. ~ You are the product of the choices you make! ~ “A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can’t play the part of a wise man.” ~ Malcom X ~ EDITORIAL STAFF Cedric Brown Diamond Burnette Viergla Cesar Zarkeria Eliassaint Darrin Harris Demetris Harris Jaden Jennings Stephanie Lundeen Jaleel Powell Jaydon Sykes-Griffin Ayanna Thomas Shadaya Waitress Inside this issue: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Pumas celebrating birthdays in the month of November are: Leah Green—2nd Kryshala Stewart—12th Ah’johnti Williams-13th Markeya Joyner—26th Tomious Kinsler—26th Staff Birthdays Ms. Brown—26th Ms. Capers—27th Social Skill of the Month Limiting Paradigms and Paradigm Shifts We are learning about limiting paradigms and paradigm shifts in Personal Development Skills. A paradigm is the way you see something or a belief about yourself, others, and the world. Limiting paradigms hold you back from improving yourself, getting along well with others, and having a positive outlook in life. A paradigm shift, or a change in the way you see something is needed in order to start a new and positive beginning. Faculty Message 1 Social Skill of the Month 1 Education 2 Campus Buzz 2 School Involvement 3 Calendar of Events 4 Puma Student Spotlight 4 Education — Educational Resources Free Math Help.com http://www.freemathhelp.com/index.html Find helpful math lessons, games, calculators, and more. ALGEBRA NATION - http://www.algebranation.com/ A FREE, online, easy-to-use, Algebra 1 End-of-Course exam (EOC) preparation resource aligned with the latest state standards. Discovery Education http://www.discoveryeducation.com Offers free student resources, interactive games, videos, homework help and other activities. MATH HOMEWORK HOTLINE Available—Thursday night on the Education Channel, Bright House 614 and FiOS 32 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Purpose—to help students with Math Tutors begin taking calls from students at 5:30 p.m., Students call in their math problem (813-840-7260) The Education Channel rebroadcasts the show on Monday and Wednesday 6pm on Bright House 614 and FiOS 32. Tutors are not available during the rebroadcasts. myON digital library - http:// www.readonmyon.com/ Free online access to more than 3,000 books anytime, anywhere – when your device is connected to the Internet. KHAN ACADEMY - www.khanacademy.org Offers tutoring assistance in topics from arithmetic to physics, finance and history. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available free of charge. WEDU - www.WEDU.org Offers a massive amount of educational materials on its web sites: WEDU.org, video.wedu.org, PBS.org, and florida.pbslearningmedia.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ONLINE GRADE BOOK With the click of a mouse, parents can now check on the progress their student is making in school. To gain access to your student’s grades, complete the following steps: Contact the school and provide your email address. Once you receive your user name and password from Quickschools.com, you can quickly log in and see all of your student's grades. Please contact the school at (813) 253-0053 if you are not able to access your student’s grades on QuickSchools.com Campus Buzz: Intramurals Stephanie Lundeen Lets Go Pumas! Legacy Preparatory Academy’s (LPA) Boys Basketball team is shooting their way into victory. After winning five consecutive games, the LPA Pumas continue to strive to win! Let’s Cheer!! The cheerleaders at LPA continue to cheer for the boys basketball team. With spirit, charisma, and cheers the cheerleaders support the boys basketball team at all the home games. Congratulations to LPA’s Boys Basketball team and their demonstration of great sportsmanship and teamwork! Volume 1, Issue 3 Page 2 School Involvement Armed Forces FUN! by Jaydon Sykes-Griffin On November 14, Mr. Rush, our Social Studies teacher, took selected students to the Armed Forces History Museum. It was fantastic! The Armed Forces History Museum provided students with transportation and door to door service. We arrived early and upon our arrival we observed a sign cautioning us about alligators in the little pond near the entrance. Everyone debated about if the alligators were real as we waited for the museum to open. When the museum opened, we entered the gate and were greeted by our tour guide Mr. Frank Correa. He seemed to come out of nowhere! Two of our first attractions were tanks the “M60 Trainer Tank” and the “M8 Armored”. Next we saw one of the fastest airplanes, the “MIG 21 PFM” which was used in World War II. Mr. Frank told students it was so fast that you can get from Tampa to Miami in 15 minutes! Mr. Frank then took students inside the building where it was filled with different artifacts and human models of war. We saw a variety of uniforms in the military, weapons and lethal equipment used in war, a memorial dedicated to Pearl Harbor, replicas of different war zones, and shelters where soldiers would live during war time. All of these exhibits were high quality. The museum even had a document with the real signature of former President Theodore Roosevelt! Last but not least, students enjoyed not one but two slices of pizza with an ice-cold beverage for lunch. The Armed Forces History Museum even provided us with a delicious brownie as a dessert! With our stomachs filled and our brains stocked with knowledge students ventured to the gift shop to get personalized dog tags , got on the bus and headed back to Legacy Preparatory Academy! Overall the trip was GREAT and students were thankful for the experience. Donors Choose Zephir! by Diamond Burnette and Demetris Harris Diamond Burnette and Demetris Harris had the pleasure of interviewing their science teacher, Ms. Zephir. She recently received monies from Donorschoose.org to support science exploration and experiments. We were curious about Ms. Zephir’s journey to becoming a science teacher. The first question was asked by Diamond: “What made you want to become a science teacher?” Ms. Zephir responded, “I have two science degrees and there was a need for science teachers in Hillsborough County.’’ Demetris followed by asking ‘’have you always wanted to be a science teacher?”Ms. Zephir replied ,“No, I wanted to be a pediatric infectious disease specialist.” Demetris also asked “how does it feel when you help a struggling student in science?“ Ms. Zephir answered, “It makes me feel good to know that I’m helping a struggling student succeed.” Diamond asked the last question. “What was your reaction when the company donated science supplies?” Ms. Zephir said, “I was very happy that the school was able to get supplies and surprised that my project was funded. Seltz Foundation funded the science project.” Ms. Zephir is also the leader of the B.E.S.T club which is a Science program that teaches students about life science, through Volume 1, Issue 3 Page 3 Legacy Preparatory Academy Mission Statement Calendar of Events Nov. 7—Report Cards go Home Nov. 10—Early Release Day Nov. 11—Verteran Holiday Nov. 13—Legacy Prep vs. Bell Creek [Volleyball] Nov. 14—Legacy Prep vs. Pepin [Boys Basketball] Nov. 17—Early Release Day Nov. 18— Legacy Prep vs. Winthrop 2— Home [Volleyball] Legacy Preparatory Academy will create positive learning and work habits in order to prepare our students for academic success. We teach students to be responsible and informed citizens and to be able to communicate effectively. Finally, we want to instill in our children a strong desire for lifelong learning. Nov.19— Legacy Prep vs. Henderson— Home [Boys Basketball] Nov. 20— Legacy Prep vs. Pepin— Home [Volleyball] Nov. 24— 28— Thanksgiving Break Dec. 1—Students Return to School **Home games are played at the Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Recreation Complex Pumas Run by Jaden Jennings Puma Student Spotlight Legacy Preparatory Academy in conjunction with the City of Tampa Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex (the home site for LPA sports) is participating in the Florida Blue Kids Running Program. This 12-week program provides students with incentives, prizes and running shoes for the 2015 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Students will learn about fitness, nutrition, teamwork and what it takes to train for a race. by Cedric Brown JaMarcus Robertson is an 8th grade student at Legacy Preparatory Academy. He is also an unstoppable basketball player, an outstanding academic student and is heading straight for a bright, shiny future! I recently sat down with JaMarcus to find out more about his passion and inspiration for the game. CB: What position to you play in basketball? JR: Point Guard C.B: How long have you been playing basketball? J.R: Since I was 8 years old C.B: What motivated you to play basketball? J.R: It was an interesting start. I didn’t have anything to do and just decided to play one day. CB: Who is your favorite basketball player and what position do they play? JR: Dwayne Wade, point guard and shooting guard. CB: I know you want to play professional ball, but if you ever get injured what will you do as a backup plan? Legacy Preparatory Academy 1906 N. Rome Avenue Tampa, FL 33607 Phone: 813-253-0053 Fax: 813-253-0182 www.legacyprepacademy.org Ms. Yolonda Capers, Principal Dr. Mary Wynn, Assistant Principal JR: I will probably help my dad with his business CB: What is your own opinion about your basketball skills? JR: I am a Baller!
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