The First Day of School…
“Today is the first day of school, and right now we’re just waiting around for the teacher to hurry up and finish the seating chart. So I figured I might as well write in this book to pass the time. By the way, let me give you some good advice. On the first day of school, you got to be real careful where you sit. You walk into the classroom and just plunk your stuff down on any old desk and the next thing you know the teacher is saying–I hope you all like where you’re sitting, because these are your permanent seats. Gaah!” From “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney
“I can usually pick out the popular kids soon after setting foot into a new school. The girls, anyway. They wear popularity like a uniform for everyone to see. From their hairstyles to their expensive shoes. Everything about them is torn from the glossy pages of the latest fashion magazines. Everything about them is perfect. At least on the outside, anyway. The boys are a little trickier…” From “Zombie Blondes” by Brian James
“Just be yourself,” my mother said, as if that were easy. Which it isn’t. Ever. Especially not when you’re fifteen and don’t know what language you’re going to have to speak at lunch, or what name you’ll have to use the next time you do a “project” for extra credit. Not when your nickname is “the Chameleon.” Not when you go to a school for spies. From “Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy” by Ally Carter
“Harry woke at five o’clock the next morning and was too excited and nervous to go back to sleep. He got up and pulled on his jeans because he didn’t want to walk into the station in his wizard’s robes…”
From “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J. K. Rowling
Friday, May 27 is the LAST DAY to buy a yearbook at $35.00. After this date, the price will go up to $40.00 if there are still books available. You may send checks or money orders made out to Clearwater High School to Tammy Seal or Mary Bangert. You may also purchase online at www.jostensyearbooks.com
2010-11 Yearbook Cover
The Clearwater High School senior class of 2011 graduated Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7:00. The lives of these and other students in attendance at Clearwater R-1 during the 2010-11 school year are remembered in the 2011 Yearbook on sale now for 35.00. You may purchase yearbooks from Mrs. Bangert or Mrs. Seal or you can use your credit card online at: http://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/ybk_lp_main.html
Graduation 2011 by Mary Bangert is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
The Clearwater High School Library is hosting a “Buy One Get One Free” Book Fair through Friday, May 13, 2011. When you buy any item, you get one item of equal or lesser value for free. Everything is eligible including pens, pencils, erasers, mini notebooks, bookmarks, stickers, jewelry making kits, and posters as well as books.
We have the newly published second book in the Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan, The Throne of Fire, and the 2011 Newbery Award winner, Moon Over Manifest, as well as a variety of other books… cookbooks, adult best sellers, English and foreign language pocket dictionaries, graphic novels, comics, many teen and middle school favorites and a few elementary reads.
If you have read three or more of the Gateway Readers Award nominated books, there is still time to cast your vote for your favorite. Voting in the state of Missouri has been extended due to snow days. See Mrs. Bangert for details.