Sports Center Diving into sports, we win by Noah This issue features athletes who play baseball, softball and dive into the pool to swim. Sierra Weeks recently competed in swimming on the state level. Her relay team took fourth place. She does all the strokes including butterfly backstroke, breastroke and freestyle. She said her coaches are excellent. Sierra has speedo, Nike and Alena speed suits because they are good for speed. She admires Missy Franking who is an Olympian gold medal swimmer. She would like to swim in the olympics. David Dean who plays basketball and football. He says his dad is also a great basketball player. Sierra His favorite brand is Nike and he likes the LA Clippers. Walker Moore plays shortstop for the Aces. He also plays football. Evoshield is his favorite brand and his favorite team is the David Yankees. His favorite player is Robinson Cano because of his smooth fielding and he is a left handed hitter. Walker Caszen Frandsen, Walker says they have Moore and Nick Price are done well so in tournament play. baseball standouts. Noah Dansie passes the ball off to Sean in the boys’ basketball championship last week afterschool. The blue team won. All Stars face off in hoops dance by Hunter The first semester all stars faced off against semester two last week and the blue team came out on top, 60-54. It was a tough fought game and Tanner Sorensen was the MVP with 32 points. Mason Miles had nine points for the blue team. The gold team was lead by Noah Danise with 16 and Kennan Faulkner and Yanni Pierre had 12 points each. The first semester team included hot shooting Tanner Sorensen, Kris Pauni, Malu Plunett, Anthony MOrales, Mosiah Coca, Gordon Ocampo, Mason Miles and Tyson Holden. The second semester team included Ben Myles-Mills, Keenan Faulkner, McKay Knell, Joshua Ramos, Sean May, Noah Dansie, David Dean, nate Rhineer and Yanni Pierre. On the P.E. board In boys p.e., they are out on the field playing flag football. The All Star Flag football game will be played April 2 afterschool. In other news, Roberto Altamirano set a record by transversing the mnkey bars in 3.18 seconds. In girl’s p.e., the ladies are doing circuits. They move to different stations and do workouts to become more physically fit. Calendar April 2 Deadline to pre-order a yearbook April 6-10 Spring Break April 13 Student Body Elections April16 Yearbook, digital media applications due April 21 Sage testing begins April 22 District music festival April 27 Art Show 7 p.m. Inside this issue... -Sound of music opens pg. 2 -movies for spring break pg. 3 -news around campus pg. 4 Panther Pride April 2015 Kindness rally planned, be a buddy not a bully by staff Dixon students are invited to be one of many school participating in the first annual Kindness Rally sponsored by the Provo PTA. The event focuses on encouraging students to be kind and will include activities, speakers and BYU football players. The event will be held April 27 at the Provo High School stadium. Students will walk into the stadium with other schools and will carry their chain of kindness. The event will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Students are also encouraged to purchase and wear a kindness tshirt These shirts are just four dollars and students can visit www. provokindness.org for more information. The event is also sponsored by the Fredette Foundation. The PTA is sponsoring the Be A Buddy, Not A Bully assembly and anti-bullying event after spring break. Students will receive a t-shirt. A contest is being held to design the t-shirt, as well as to create a video piece for the event. T-shirt designs should be in one color, and are due to the Main Office by March 30th. Latinos in Action, the leadership class and the honors society have completed many service projects throughout the school year This includes tutoring, helping the homeless and writing letters to armed service personnel. A kindness rally and anti-bullying assembly are events planned by the PTA. Fourth term begins, iTime expanded by Kylee and Lindsey iTime intervention and enrichment has been expanded from three days to four days. iTime now runs from Tuesday through Friday. As part of this change the school is trying a pilot for intensive remediation for students who are struggling with I can statements. Students who struggle with math, science, and english can get help with their I can statements. A small group of student are selected by teachers to attend this remediation where they receive help with skills and specific instruction. The expansion of iTime on Friday allows for elective and social studies. ‘Round campus news... Mrs. Moody’s English students are finishing up their novel unit. Her honors students have been reading dystopian books including Cinder, The Limit, The 11th Plague, and The Maze Runner. They will now be making a movie based on their books. In her other classes her students have been doing packets based on the Freak The Mighty book. After spring break they will be taking the final state test. In her creative writing class her students are working on making 6 word metaphors and taking photos. Mrs. Drussel’s English classes are writing letters to another school to practice writing skills. They will also be taking the end of level testing. Mrs. Dyck’s English classes are learning about themes and will be testing soon. Authors, waffles and prizes were earned by student who participated in the readathon. Dixon students read over 300,000 pages as part of The Impossible Race reading challenge, proposed by author Chad Moris. Out of all of Dixon the top 35 students got to eat a waffle with “everything” on it. Dixon was also very excited to welcome author Sara B. Larson, author of Defy and Ignite. Her books are about Alexa, and the magic world she lives in, and that took her parents away. She earns a reputation and becomes an excellent swordsman. Yearbooks need need need to be pre-ordered by April 2. This year they are 120 pages, hard back covers, full color and packed with photos from the school year. This year’s theme is Born to Rise, and has tons of movie quotes and themes. Editors for the 201415 year are Elena Steele, Indy Jaynes, Lindsey Gordon, Hunter Rentz, Carson Frost, Kate Cook, and Noah Dansie. Yearbooks are $30 and can be purchased in the Financial Office. CTE students under the direction of Mr. Wardle, Mr. Capps, Mr. Starling, Ms. Hutchings and Ms. Ordaz attended a Stem fair at UVU. Selected Students at Dixon were invited to participate in a most unique opportunity hands-on experience with science and technology that sparked their imaginations and gave them a peek into their future careers in Utah. Ms. Ordaz’ students are also completing their egg babies projects. In Mr. Steven’s history classes, students are researching Eight tech students qualify for nationals Fifteen students represented Dixon at the state TSA meet. They won eight first place awards, ten second place awards and eight third place awards. The eight students who took first place qualified for nationals in Dallas, Texas. In Communication challenge, Eric Coffman won first place. Our Chapter Team of Aurelia Bro,wn, Kyndra Burke, Bailey Johnson, Hallie Gee, Kaitlyln Rasmussen and Jane Wight took first place. These nine students qualified In Environmental Focus the team of Enoch Robertson, for the national TSA competJackson Moulton, and Jane Wright won second place. The “Go iton. Green” Manufacturing team of Kaitlyn Rasmussen, Takoda AllMason Robison read 7000 pages Students create for the read a thon and recieved a dredge, Kolby Johnson, Hallie Gee and Jane Wright won second place. for Adobe festival signed book. The team of Hallie Gee, Kaitlyn Rasmssen and Jane Wright Photoshop, stop motion the industrial revolation and won second place for the Invention Innovation Competition. In the and creating film with a purpose presenting their research through flight flight challenge, Mckinley Johnson won third place. and message have students in papers and electronics. The Leardership Challenge team of Kaitlyn Rasmussen, Mrs. Moody’s digital media class These go-deep projects Jane Wright, and Eric Coffman won third place. In Essays of Tech- busy this time of year. are their favorites. nology competition Hallie Gee won third place. They have just completed Mr. Harris and Ms. film and photography projects Cellar’s art students are busy Latinos in Action serve at food bank that will be posted on a state wide creating work for a May art show by Nancy Lopez website and displayed as part of a that will be held in the library. Latinos in Action went to the food bank in Provo the first film festival in May. This art show will begin part of March and completed their eight hours of service for third They have created three April 27 at 7 p.m. term. stop motion pieces and also Eighth grade science They helped organize canned food and had fun. Later, most worked on photoshop projects. students in Mr. Lockwood and of the students went to the Eclipse to eat food from the food trucks Indy Jaynes and Hunter Rentz Mr. Ellinger’s classes recently there. will be submitting their photograbuilt and demonstrated their Throughout the whold school year, LIA has been practicing phy and photoshop work. simple machines. a batenata dance for certain events. One student commented that They had the option they are excellent dancers. They will be dancing at the Salt Lake of bringing them to class or of LIA conference and Amelia Earhart. creating a video. LIA will be attening a conference at the University of Utah In Ms. Homolik’s March 27 to participate in activities. They will be dancing the health classes students have routine they have been working on in front of 2000 middle and high been learning about healthy school students from across the state of Utah. lifestyles and how to deal with Lucy Ordaz is the advisor for Lationos in Action. stress. They recently had a guest speaker. Be a yearbookie! Mrs. Tippetts and Mrs. Indy and Lindsey work on Applications due April 16! Boyd science classes also had a their projects for Adobe. Panther Piks McKennan Brenna Corbin Ben by Indy and Kate This month’s Panther Piks were like to introduce you the following students: McKennan Call is a seventh grade honors student. Her favorite Easter candy are the little chocolate Easter eggs. She likes to run a 5K and plans to complete one over spring break. Her favorite movie is The Avengers. Her favorite class in school is Art and she enjoys playing Minecraft. Brenna Wells is a seventh grader who enjoys sports and excels at softball. Spring break will find her playing some softball. Her favorite Easter candy are Werther’s carmels. She likes to watch the movie Ferris Bulher’s Day Off. Favorite class at school? She really likes science. Corbin Gale is an eighth grader. His favorite Easter candy are Butterfingers. Over spring break, Corbin plans to play some basketball. His favorite movie is Guardians of the Galaxy. He likes P.E. and enjoys some downtown while playing Halo. Ben Tessem is an eighth grade boy who enjoys ball room dance and is a member of the dance team. Spring break may find him hanging out on the computer and also playing some video games. His favorite Easter candy is anything chocolate. An honor’s student, Ben’s favorite class is ballroom dance. His favorite movies are anything with superheroes. Auditions set for Into the Woods, popular musical ends year Auditions will be held for a first-time ever honors musical. The rights for Into the Woods became available and Ms. Marriott and Mr. Tijerina couldn’t resist the opportuntiy to bring this popular fairytale musical to the Dixon stage in May. Students who are intested cam audition March 31 and April 1 after school in the choir room. They need to pick up an appliation from Ms. Marriott or Mr. Tijerina and bring it to the audition signed by a parent. Students auditioning should be prepared to sing 16 bars and also recite a monologue. On the music scene... by Nayeli and Mylenna Concert Choir, girls' ensemble along with Choir 7 are working on pieces for Choir festival in May. They will have a final concert May 19. Jazz Band and concert band are working on pieces for a district musical festival April 22. Choirs and the orchestra under the direction of Rebecca Quinn will also participate. These groups also have concerts in May. Ballroom events in May including May 20, Ballroom Dance social May 14. Sound of Music opens this week Scenes from the musical Sound of Music display the talents of many students. Many enjoyed this popular show, which celebrates it’s 50th birthday this year. The musical will run Friday, Saturday and Monday in the Dixon auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Student Life Dixon students are stacking up the science awards. Three students made the top ten in the state Sea Perch contest while others qualified for the Central Utah science fair at BYU. Students qualify for CUSEF science fair by Lindsey and Kylee Dixon students earned awards at a recent district science and engineering fair held at Timpview. Over 180 students from 17 different schools participated. Some 90 students will represent Provo School District at Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair held at BYU late in March. Winners in the Junior division included first place Andi Jarvis and Annie Luke, who won a special award from UVU for a project that demonstarted potential solutions to environmental issues. Brooke Faulkner also took fourth place. CUSEF finalists from Dixon included Asha Churhill, Katelyn Cox, Brooke Faulkner, Keenan Faulkner, Hallie Gee, Michael Hansen, Andi Jarvis, Mercer Knowlton, Annie Luke, Luke peay, Kaitlyn Rasumussen, Enoch Robertson and Whilliam Whitely. Three place in Sea Perch contest By Lindsey and Kylee Seventh grade STEM students recently competed in a state wise Sea Perch competition. They built underwater robots for the contest under the direction of Ms. Haacke and Mrs. Gaylord. There were 175 teams in the compeition. The Dixon teach of Kyalea Toutai, Isabela Cerrato and Amberly Larsen finished night. Other students attending were .Jim Tucker,Creed Roberston,Ashley, Macfalane,Laurel Williams ,Abby Martin ,Camryn Guzman ,Sam Terry,Kelli McCaffery ,Enoch Robertson and Jade Sunderland. We are the bunnies What’s new on the book shelf? by Lindsey As a bunny, you would wait And watch from far away But you always kenw that you’ll be the one That eats while they all play. And you, you lay, asleep at night and dream Of all the things that you could eat, But it was just a dream! Here we are, Don’t run away now, We are the bunnies that ate this town. Here we are, don’t run away now, We are the bunnies that ate this town! Advice for April by Elena Spring is on its way, but of course with Utah's bipolar weather, who knows what we will be pelted with- rain, sleet, hail, heatwave- all of it is probably in your future. You must prepare for the worst. First you're going to want to pick all of the pink flowers from your trees. You never know when the wind will blow them all away- including you, so batten down all your hatches! (and make sure to leave the white flowers, no one likes those) Now, make sure to stock up on summer supplies, but also be prepared to not be able to use any of it until later. Finally, get ready for school's end! It’s spring and a stack of books now sit by my chair as some of my favorite authors have come out with new reads. Code Virals: Terminal has Tori Brennan facing a new threat as there a trio of three virals threatens the teen and her friends. This new trio is not out to perform heroic acts however, rather they are bent on revenge and taking control of the city. Tori must team up with her nemesis Chance Claybourne who has also discovered he is a viral. In the riveting conclusion to the Virals series, Tory and the others are nearing an impossible choice—and the ultimate showdown. Brandon Mull continues his Five Kingdom series as Cole Randolph ventures to a new kingdom as he continues his search for his friends—and also pursues his quest to mend what has gone awry with the magic in The Outskirts. Can he overcome the challenges ahead, or will he be stranded forever in a world between reality and imagination? The final book in the trilogy will be eagerly anticipated by fans. Morris finishes his Cragbride Hall series with the futurist school holding its most popular Flicks--Cinderella is movie magic What’s on your film list for spring break? Cinderella should be and while the guys are rolling their eyes and heaving a sigh, they should know that this is not just a fairytale, chick flick. Director Kenneth Branaugh has rebooted the tradition fairytale into a story about an orphaned girl and a young prince, both needing to find the courage to become heroic and reach for their dreams. When her father suddenly dies, Cinderella finds herself becoming a servant to an evil stepmother and two obnoxious step sisters. While these characters could have been over played, direction and some excellent acting add to the performances of Lily James as Cinderella and Richard Madden as the prince. The two meet by accident in the forest and find a connection and common ground. A fairy godmother, played by Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter, Tim Burton fame) does an excellent job in a cameo. She is also the narrator. Add to this Cate Blancett as the evil stepmother and you have a loaded cast in a great story about bravery and courage. Madden has been seen on the screen in Game of Thrones and the mini-series Klondike while Lily James and Step sister Sophie McShera have Downton Abbey fame. Excellent direction and a great story make this a good film to see with your friends and family. You can also check a slew of movies that just hit DVD status including Battle of Five Armies the last of the Hobbit films and another Disney fairytale Into the Woods. Continued on next page Knock Knock Jokes It’s April Fools...so we are just joking! by Tucker Knock knock Who's there? Ether. Ether bunny. Knock knock Who's there? Anna, Anna who? Anna nother ether bunny Knock knock Who's there? Juan Juan who? Juan more ether bunny More book column tournament-the Race: a series of challenges that require the use of the school's amazing inventions like its holographic time machine! But this year is different. Rather than a monetary or academic reward, this year's winner will be the recipient of a carefully guarded school secret: a secret that could prove both powerful and dangerous. Hale returns to finish her Princess Academy series with The Forgotten Sisters. After a year at the king's palace, Miri has learned all about being a proper princess. But the tables turn when the student must become the teacher. She starts a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses. Knock knock Who's there? Stella Stella who? Stella nother ether bunny Knock knock Who's there? Samoa Samoa who? Samoa ether bunnies Knock knock Who's there? Dewey Dewey who? Dewey have to listen to any more ether bunny jokes Knock knock Who's there? Cargo Cargo who? Cargo "beep" "beep"...run over all the ether bunnies Knock knock Who's there? Orange Orange who? Orange you glad it's not another ether bunny joke? Studio C will be back at Dixon, this time to audition students for an upcoming music video in which the local favorite comedy team will be performing spoofs of some top ten tunes. They are looking for singers and dancers to be a part of their project. If you are interested you can pick up an audition form from Mrs. Marriott. Students will need to sing 16 bars of their favorite song and then will be taught a dance routine. Auditions will be after school the first week in May. Students who participate will not be paid for their parts in the music video but it will be a great opportunity for them to be seen on tv and to add to their resumes. They are looking for 12 students to perform in their video, which will be filmed at Dixon during the summer. Sony inks contract with local teacher Jakob Ellinger, Dixon science teacher, was notified this week that Sony would like to use his talents in creating a new game for their Playstation 4, interactive. The new gaming system, expected to be released next year, will have the science teacher spending his summer creating a world for a game with the working title Middle School Madness. The game will be a cross over between Candy Crush and Minecraft. The funny papers Dreamworks to create new Panda flick, introduces Chick Po fashion doll Dreamworks Animation has announced their newest film, a spinoff of their hit movie, Kung Fu Panda, called Kick Box Panda. This show will center on Po's long lost sister, ChickPo. However, because of this movie, Dreamworks has decided that they will not be releasing a Kung Fu Panda 3, and do not plan to go back. The character will be voiced by Sandra Bullock and will feature some intoductory scences with the original character voiced by Jack Black. This is an attempt by Dreamworks to make the series more female friendly. Timed to coincide with the release of the film will be the ChickPo doll. This will hit the shelves of Toys R Us in June.
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