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  • K-drama K-Drama“Sometimes there are obstacles on your way to your dreams, and sometimes the obstacles become bridges leading to your dreams.”-Song Sam Dong (Dream High I).South Korea ...
    Posted May 1, 2012, 1:10 PM by Ivy Yang
  • Picnic Days (Mad Lib) Chapter 1 It was a bright saturday day, the skies were blue, the birds were singing, it seemed like a perfect day to lay under my favorite tree, that was until a ...
    Posted May 1, 2012, 1:09 PM by Ivy Yang
  • "Stages" The DANCE club show “Stages”By: Sam This year, DANCE club put on a show all about the stages of life.  That is how we decided on the name “Stages ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2012, 1:10 PM by sammiemoosam@aol.com
  • NYC poem Author anonamousFlashing lights and a taxi horn.It started to pour in the city where stars are born.People see the city as a crime ridden place.Unless it ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2012, 1:05 PM by macie liepe
  • Seasons Haiku Author unknown.Tree leaves blossomingBuds germinating slowlyLeaves appear again Large thick slices, yum!Juicy succulent melons,Spitting out black seeds Carving and cuttingDrawing and scooping out guts ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2012, 1:31 PM by macie liepe
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On the Inside

  • Lolita Contest!     Right now, there is a Lolita contest being held online. Lolita is a type of fashion in Japan. It consists of dresses for the most part; and there are many ...
    Posted May 1, 2012, 1:03 PM by goatchan .
  • Spring and Summer Fashion Trends Do you like being the trend starter in your group of friends?Well, now you can be.Did you know that Europe and Asia are about 3-4 ...
    Posted May 1, 2012, 1:02 PM by Ivy Yang
  • I am me I AM ME I am a middle school girl at Broomfield Heights Middle School. I am shy at times but if you get to know me I am ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2012, 1:08 PM by Janelle Knudsen
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Elite Athletes

  • BHMS Track & Field BHMS Track and Field    Track and field is just now starting and it is the end of the line for BHMS sports this year. And for many, the last leg ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2012, 1:16 PM by Austin Bohn
  • Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies The rockies just kicked off their season on sunday, April 6th, and they’re already off to a rocky start (no pun intended). They won the season opener ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2012, 1:13 PM by Austin Bohn
  • NHL Playoffs The NHL PlayoffsThe NHL playoffs are just kicking off and some big shocks have already happened. In the ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2012, 1:10 PM by Austin Bohn
  • Rules for Life 1.    Skateboarding is fun to learn new tricks so you will become better, so try it out.2.    Football is amazing and the professionals are good people like Troy Polamalu ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2012, 1:31 PM by Nathan Maloney
  • Rockies vs Giants  Rockies Dominate Last night (Wednesday 4/11/12) the Rockies played the   San Francisco Giants and the Rockies totally crushed them 17-8.  The game was really an offensive the ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2012, 1:40 PM by ty dittman
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Exciting news in the U.S this year.

posted Apr 27, 2012, 12:55 PM by ty dittman


Georgia police handcuffed a 6 year-old kindergartener for tearing stuff off the wall and throwing furniture at Creekside Elementary.  The Chief of police said that the girl knocked over a bookshelf and injured the principal.  She was charged with assault and damage to property, later when her uncle and mom went to go pick her up and she complained about the handcuffs being too tight around her wrist.  

The Boston Bruins are one of the best hockey teams in the NHL,
and the other night a huge piece
of glass fell on David Krejci because the fans got a little too excited in
the overtime victory Thursday night. They were pounding on the glass so hard it fell into the ice and everybody
had an awful face like “Oh I did that” kind of face.  They lost two nights later in double OT 2-1.

    Oh no! the BCS
national championship trop
hy made homemade in Ireland and worth 30,000$ is shattered in millions of pieces.  A parent of a current player tripped on a rug that was under the display case and knocked it over shattering everywhere.  This isn’t the first time it’s happened the Florida Gators head coach held it with one hand and then dropped it, and it was on live T.v.

Horrific disasters that happened in a week!

posted Apr 27, 2012, 12:55 PM by ty dittman

 I bet you all have heard of the tornadoes in Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska.  Well in Oklahoma, they had twin twisters touchdown not too far from each other. There were reported 8 deaths and 60 injuries in that 24 hour span of tornadoes.  6 deaths were in Oklahoma and the rest were in the other states.  Nebraska got baseball sized hail and that isn't the first time that's 
happened this year there was also some baseball sized hail in Texas and Oklahoma.  In Iowa the winds were so strong that they toppled over 8 cemis and took out power throughout the whole state that includes Des Moines, and Sioux City.  Luckily in North Platte and central    Nebraska there were no injuries or death reports the tornadoes barely missed them.  In one part of Iowa there was a hospital that luckily didn’t get ripped apart by the tornado but there still was some damage to the  hospital and everyone inside was ok.
      There was also a 16 foot python that ate a deer.   They found it in Florida’s Everglades National Park on the side of a road.  They took an x ray of the snake because he was already dead when they found him but you see the deer in in the stomach of the snake.  When the people found it on the side of the road they didn’t know what was in the snake so like I said they took an xray and found a skeleton in the snake.  The scientists then cut it open and ended up finding a 40 pound deer in the center of the snake.

Renovation Celebration

posted Apr 3, 2012, 11:42 AM by Kali Zack   [ updated Apr 3, 2012, 11:47 AM ]


BHMS RENOVATION CELEBRATION A BIG SUCCESS!  

 Broomfield Heights Middle School was the place to be on Thursday(March 1, 2012) night. This local middle school held a “Renovation Celebration” to share their success of their recent construction with the community.  The school’s principal shared that over four million of taxpayers’ dollars went into the total improvement of the school. “Thank you,” he stated, “for making a commitment to our students.” Along with the other speeches made by the superintendent, PEN leader, and other important members of the community; there was delicious food, tours of the school’s improvements, and live performances given by some of the students.

Although BHMS spent a lot of money, it was well distributed The art room, the library, the choir/ drama room, the stage, the cafetorium, the locker rooms, the front of the building, and the entire back section of the school were all completely re-done. Not only that however, BHMS is looking into building a better program for 6th graders. Assigning them leaders through a mentorship program with their parents and having more ceremonial and community events are all part of the plan.

Thursday night wasn’t only about the school, however. Local PEN leaders, along with the co-founder herself, attended promote their business and see for themselves how the school looked. PEN, which stands for parent engagement network, is a parent lead community movement that has a mission to increase youth resiliency and parent skills. By engaging and supporting the community, youth, and the parents, PEN is a big part of Broomfield. Having them at the BHMS was a big honor.

Along with all the speeches, pamphlets, and information given at the renovation celebration, there were lots of performances given by the students. The orchestra, band, dance club, and drama Fiddler on the Roof, all shared their talents.

Dance Club was the first to perform with their two pieces following heir theme “Where is the Love?” All the students really seemed to enjoy not only performing, but the dancing itself. “It gives a chance to unwind,” says 6th grader Francie Traxler to the audience after the show. “You don’t have any peer pressure or anything... You can just be yourself and have a good time.” There were two dance performed that night: a salsa which they called, “Partying Together,” and a dance about, “accepting people as they are,” set to, “The Climb,” by Miley Cyrus.

Another one of the performances was by part of the school band. Playing a mixture of duets and performance songs, the students and their teachers (Mr. Kreeger) pleased their audience with the songs “Jamaican Holiday,” “Hunters Chorus,” and “Glorious Things.”

The orchestra, taught by the new teacher Renee Berry, played several songs, the most popular one called “Contredanse.” There was a small group of eight playing in this song with an amazing solo with done by cellist Aisha Grey.

Overall the Renovation Celebration was a huge success! Full of student volunteers, delicious food, and wonderful people; it was the perfect place to be Thursday night!   

                        

       

Thursday night wasn't only about the school, however. Local PEN leaders, along with the co-founder herself, attended promote their business and see for themselves how the school looked. PEN, which stands for parent engagement network, is a parent lead community movement that has a mission to increase youth resiliency and parent skills. By engaging and supporting the community, youth, and the parents, PEN is a big part of Broomfield. Having them at the BHMS was a big honor.

Along with all the speeches, pamphlets, and information given at the renovation celebration, there were lots of performances given by the students. The orchestra, band, dance club, and drama Fiddler on the Roof, all shared their talents.

Dance Club was the first to perform with their two pieces following heir theme “Where is the Love?” All the students really seemed to enjoy not only performing, but the dancing itself. “It gives a chance to unwind,” says 6th grader Francie Traxler to the audience after the show. “You don’t have any peer pressure or anything... You can just be yourself and have a good time.” There were two dance performed that night: a salsa which they called, “Partying Together,” and a dance about, “accepting people as they are,” set to, “The Climb,” by Miley Cyrus.

Another one of the performances was by part of the school band. Playing a mixture of duets and performance songs, the students and their teachers (Mr. Kreeger) pleased their audience with the songs “Jamaican Holiday,” “Hunters Chorus,” and “Glorious Things.”

The orchestra, taught by the new teacher Renee Berry, played several songs, the most popular one called “Contredanse.” There was a small group of eight playing in this song with an amazing solo with done by cellist Aisha Grey.

Overall the Renovation Celebration was a huge success! Full of student volunteers, delicious food, and wonderful people; it was the perfect place to be Thursday night!   

                        

"Iceberg Right Ahead!"

posted Mar 21, 2012, 1:40 PM by sammiemoosam@aol.com   [ updated Apr 26, 2012, 1:17 PM by macie liepe ]



“Iceberg Right Ahead!”
By: Sam

        On April 14, 1912, a man said this from the crow’s nest of one of White Star Line’s many ships.  The Titanic started to sink later that night, but it didn’t take the final plunge towards its watery grave until around 2am, April 15.
    The Titanic was built by White Star Line in 1908.  At the time, Titanic was the biggest ship in existence.  It measured 882 feet 9 inches.  Back then, that was absolutely enormous.  The Titanic and its sisters, Olympic and Britannic, were bigger than any other ship.  People couldn’t wait to set sail on this glorious wonder.
White Star Line’s main headquarters were in London, England, but it was founded in Livepool.  White Star Line was in busine
ss from 1870 to 1934.  White Star Line was created by Peter Shanks, Thomas Henry Ismay, William Imrie, and J. Bruce Ismay.  It was mainly created for UK-Australia trade.  They had many ships and one, Tayleur, had a fate similar to the Titanic.  Although the sinking of the biggest ship in it’s day haunted White Star Line, they continued with business.  The  Cunard Line was White Star Line’s main competitor.  They were known for the speed of their ships, White Star Line was known for the size and luxuriousness of their ships.  White Star Line soon made the sisters, Olympic, Titanic, and Britannic.  They were meant to be the biggest and most luxurious ocean liners in the world, and they were. The Titanic’s Maiden Voyage set sail on April 10, 1912.  The number of people on the boat was 2,240 people.  This included passengers and crew members.  Although there were 20 lifeboats on the Titanic, it wasn’t enough to save every single person on the Titanic.  In fact, it was only enough to save around 1,200 people.  
People were not worried because they thought the Titanic was unsinkable.  Well, we all know that wasn’t true.

    On April 14, 1912, passengers and crew members all around were getting ready for another night on the enormous ship when there were shakes, screeches, and thuds.  When the Titanic struck the iceberg at full speed, well, we can only imagine.  People panicked and rushed to get their life vests on.  People ran up above deck hoping to get a spot on one of the lifeboats, only to find that that the only people allowed on the boats were women and children.  The deck was crowded with over 2,000 people and the ship was sinking fast.  Just over 700 people survived this great disaster.  199 people in the first class survived. 119 people in the second class survived. 174 third class passengers survived and 214 crew members survived the accident. The lifeboats carried the people through the night and, finally, Carpathia, came to the rescue. People soon made it to New York City where the news of the accident spread like locusts. People to this day are still marveled by the accident of the Titanic.
In the 1990’s, James Cameron took his idea and the facts of the Titanic and brought it to life with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Also, the Molly Brown House here in Denver was turned into a museum for those people who want to learn more about one of the Titanic’s most famous survivors.
This year, the Titanic has officially been in its watery grave for 100 years. That is a long time. Only about thirty years ago was the Titanic found. You can do what you want on April 14th and 15th. You can try and learn all you can about the Titanic, or you can sit back and do nothing. Just try and think about this. Many people lost their lives in this incident. What if that were you?

Roundball Rukus

posted Mar 20, 2012, 1:44 PM by Kali Zack   [ updated Mar 21, 2012, 1:49 PM ]

                                Roundball Rukus

Started in 1995, 2012 marks the 17th year of traditional  “March Madness,” here at BHMS.  Roundball Rukus marks a time of high school spirits and energetic fun that all the students and faculty look forward to.  As a single elimination tournament, the multi-gender teams of three work hard to make their costumes and perfect their skills for a month before competing in an all out battle to be announced “champions,” of their grade.  As our P.E. teachers (Ms. Dondelinger and Mr. Sutton) put it, “As a culmination of the Physical Education basketball unit, the students will be demonstrating their new found skills and knowledge of the game, both individually and as a team.”

There was stiff competition this year, but in the end only three teams of students

Roundball Rukus was started by students, just like us, who wanted to have a tournament to compete and have fun in. The first year of Roundball Rukus, 1995, you were only allowed to play by invite of the P.E teachers only. Therefore, only those who were especially good at basketball got to compete. In the end, there were about eight teams and, although they were teams of three, they were all boys who were playing in Gold Crown. Everyone loved Roundball Rukus so much that they begged to do it again the next year... but with everyone playing. Ever since, students and teachers have been allowed to request changes that they would like to be made and the gym teachers will consider their requests. Not a year has gone by where something has not been changed or improved upon. Costumes were added, rules were set into place, and soon things began to become a tradition.

Although Roundball Rukus has just taken place, Ms. Dondelinger and Mr. Sutton have already begun planning for next year. “We think that the 8th grader’s Roundball Rukus was a little long this year,” Ms. Dondelinger says. Mr. Sutton agrees by saying, “Two and a half hours is a long time for anyone to sit and pay attention.” They are also planning to play around with the timing of the games themselves. Some students were cleverly using the rules to their advantage by stalling for time while checking the ball during the last seconds of a game. Therefore, in the future, students will not be allowed to check the ball at all during the last minute of the games.

One of the new improvements to Roundball Rukus this year is that Ms. Hawkins decided to host a best dressed contest. She judged student's T-shirts for all the qualities of fine art that she teachers in her class. “Line, space, color, contrast, emphasis, and unity were some of the qualities especially looked for in the uniforms,” Ms. Prince, a student art teacher who helped to judge this year contest, explained. “We also looked for originality and composition.”   

When asked what their favorite part of Roundball Rukus was, Mr. Sutton and Ms. Dondelinger had a hard time deciding their favorite part of this spirited assembly. “The excitement of the students, the life skills that they learn along the way, and the feeling of being involved in something bigger than myself,” is how Ms. Dondelinger finally decides on wording it. “It is not just about basketball or winning, it is about having a great time together and learning along the way.”


Winners and Runners up for 2012 Roundball Rukus

8th Graders:
1st Place: Crimson Crusaders- Noah Dhom, Haylie Castor, and Connor Frantz
2nd Place: Linsanity- Brody Wristen, Maiya Mindoro, and Justin Hamm

7th Graders:
1st Place: Elite- Brennan Thomas, Daniel Martinez, Sam Foster
2nd Place: Squids- Shane Kaiser, Mason Keeler, Carly Sullivan

6th Graders:
1st Place: Ligers- Anna, Warner, Carson Corda, Wes Zamudio
2nd Place: KFC- Mitchell Manwaring, Katelyn Brewer, Cameron Broadhurst   

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