Archive | December 2012

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2012 Has Left the Building

-Owen B., grade 6 Its job is very important. Every year, about a billion people watch it drop on New Year’s Eve. All year people come to see it in its residence, One Times Square. It follows in the footsteps of many, being seventh to fill the position. You’ll definitely see it on the television […]

The Classic Christmas Question: Real or Fake Christmas Trees

-Julia M., grade 6 When I think of Christmas, I think of the nativity, colored lights, and Christmas trees. Every Christmas, a classic question always is asked once or twice: Do you like real Christmas trees or artificial Christmas trees? This question is not only a matter of opinion, but it is also a matter […]

A “Mary” Christmas

-Sarah H., grade 7 A wonderful production by the entire school body at St. Joseph the Protector School took place at St. Luke’s church on December 11th, 2012. That special night was based on Mary and how she embraced the wondrous events that happened in her life. It is always nice to be reminded what […]

The Sound of (Christmas) Music

-Julia M., grade 6 On Thursday, December 20 St. Joseph the Protector School will have its first Christmas band and choral concert. It will include the concert band, jazz band, and beginner band directed by Mr. Schmauk and the chorus and bell choir led by Mrs. Addalli. There will be two performances, one at 1:15 […]

Abington Residents “Gottahava Wawa” ?

-article and photograph by Owen B., grade 6 “We may have to think about changing the town’s slogan from ‘Abington: One of the Best Places to Live’ to ‘Welcome to 24-7 Super Wawaland, please pass through quickly’ ”, an Abington resident remarked to the Times Chronicle, after the December sixth Abington Township Board of Commissioners […]

The Eagles’ Season is Over…What Went Wrong?

-Bryan Q., grade 7 The Philadelphia Eagles are 4-10. They are almost the worst team in the entire NFL. Now that the season is over, let’s take a look at what went wrong. Last offseason, the Eagles signed cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, hoping that he would help the Eagles’ cornerback troubles. He has not done a […]

St. Luke CYO Actors Stage Three One Act Plays

-Nina V., grade 7 Do you want to see amazing three plays? Do you want to see 16 awesome actors and actresses in them? Then you are in luck. Come see “Anne of Green Gables”, “Action News”, and “Check Please.” The plays will be held in Father Fitzpatrick Hall on Friday, January 4, 2013 at […]

Student Ambassadors….Who are They?

-Owen B., grade 6  With ribbons around their shoulders, shirts tucked, ties straight, and shoe laces tied, student ambassadors represent Saint Joseph the Protector at all major school events. Under the direction of Sister William, the student ambassador program is opened to all sixth through eighth grade students. If you want to be the first student […]

Questions On the Right to Bear Arms

–Jordan R., grade 6 (Editor’s note: Jordan’s work was originally written for a classroom assignment.) As I stand looking at the antique firearms from the 1780s at Philadelphia Museum of Art, I wonder what our founding fathers would think of the firearms today. If they knew each year more than 20,000 children and youth under […]

Making a List and Checking it Twice

-Grace G. grade 5 On this coming Thursday Dec.13 and Friday Dec.14, the children of St.Joseph the Protector will be able to shop at the Santa Secret Workshop.  This event will help each child to buy all the presents for their family and friends. Each item is no more than one dollar.  So get your list together, check […]