Tomorrow on Tuesday the eleventh of March at 12:30 after lunch, the Wales school will start Spring Break that will last till Friday the 14th. Before Spring Break starts, there will be an awards assembly at 11:30. The awards assembly will be open to the student’s parents. After the awards assembly the students and their parents will have lunch.
Last year students enjoyed their Spring Break, and this year hopefully they will enjoy this year’s Spring Break. My Spring Break traditions involve sleeping in, eating, visiting friends, sledding on the mountain and playing the Xbox 360. I enjoy my Spring Break this way and plan to enjoy it again.
One of the memories I have of Spring Break is about four years ago. It was out of school on the mountain, by the Hand, our monument to show peace with the Russians across the Bering Sea. There was ice to slide down the side of the mountain, and it was slippery enough to go without sleds. Most of our students from my school went, except the high school students. My best friend Archie Olanna Jr. slid down so far that he went on the ice on the ocean. After he slid down, all of us tried at the same time and we bumped into him. Archie ”Pootoo” went further onto the ice. We all had a great time and slid down near the Hand for another hour and half before we went back home. I hope you all have a great Spring Break
Today I Interview Joe Dalton, he teaches Middle and high school English in Gambell. He is 27 years old and his hometown is Traverse City, MI. He is here because he is visiting his fiancée Megan Donnelly and they are getting married on June 28, 2014. He got here on the 8th of March and will leave on the 15th of March.
He is a Vegetarian, his favorite food is pizza, and his favorite native food is agutuk (Eskimo ice cream). He plays Computer games and Bored games for fun. Fore fun outside he goes snow boarding, snow machine, camping, Kayaking and Frisbee golf.
He went to Suttons Bay High school in Michigan and University of Michigan. He thinks Wales, AK is very welcoming and supportive. Megan is very happy that he is here also her class is too. I can tell that Mr. Dalton is a good teacher because he was very helpful and supportive. . Congratulations to Joe and Megan, i hope you have a great life together.
Today’s March, 10th and the awards ceremony. Tomorrow the whole school’s going to be in the school gym getting awards for what they did this quarter. Everyone’s welcome to come and watch. It will be at 11:30 p.m. and lunch will be served at 12:00 as usual.
The parent teacher conferences are on the next Monday from now. The parents and students will have to come to what times they have. I know that I’m going to come to go to night gym. Over spring break I’m going to get ready to when we need to come. The conferences will be held by the teachers and students and the parents will be listening. I sure can’t wait to see and tell my grades to tell my parents. I sure hope everyone will come and see what there children(s) got. This will be an awesome week and Hope everybody has one. Have a great week end everyone!
I keep hearing all these things about Russian soldiers and a bunch of stuff like that I’m sure you’ve heard about that too. It’s kind of ironic about how all these past years the US has attacked little places and no big deals where made of it, but as soon as Russia does it the whole world freaks out. It is good to know this kind of stuff and I can’t really say anything about this except for my opinions. If you are interested in knowing what the world is up to a good website to read articles about world news is www.reddit.com. There are new articles everyday and I can guarantee you that they are all worth reading.
Superstitions, what does that mean? Who and why do people believe in those things. Superstition is the fear of what is unknown and mysterious. It is the belief that certain events bring good or bad luck, which cannot be explained by reason or science. In short, superstation means blind belief. I know some superstitions, and have looked up some online. In my opinion I think being superstitious is kind of silly because some religious people believe in so much of super silly things. The definition of superstition is: A belief in supernatural causality, that one event leads to the cause of anther without any physical process linking the two event, such as astrology, omens, witchcraft, etc. that contradicts natural science. I’m not going to write everything I know about superstition, just basically what most of it is about. Ten weird superstitions; 1) A bird in the house is sign of death. 2) If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good luck, but if it walks away, it takes the good luck with it. 3) An acorn at the window will keep lighting out. 4) A dog howling at night when someone in the house is sick is a bad omen. 5) It’s bad luck to leave a house through a different door than the one used to come into it. 6) Dropping an umbrella on the floor means that there will be murder in the house. 7) For the Child to cry at the christening is considered a fortunate sign, the olden days thought that evil sprits were then leaving the baby’s body. 8) Rats leaving a shit, means the ship will sink. 9) If soup is salty, then that means the cook is in love. 10) If you stick your hands in your pocket while walking past a graveyard, it will protect your parents. Ten common superstations. 1) Beginners luck. 2) Don’t walk under a ladder. 3) Rabbits foot= good luck. 4) Mirror breaking= bad luck. 5) Knocking on wood, so it doesn’t bounce back. 6) Making a wish on a wishbone. 7) Crossing your fingers. 8) Step on a crack and you’ll break your mothers back. 9) Friday the 13th, bad luck day. 10) Itchy palm= good luck. Even if you don’t consider yourself a superstitious person, you likely say “Bless you” when someone sneezes or knock on wood. That’s superstitious. Though theses rituals aren’t’ logical, the idea of luck can be comforting when so many things are beyond our control. The world today is governed by science. Superstitions have no application in today’s life. So we should follow only the ones, which have scientific and logical basis. A person be believing in superstations is always haunted by unknown fears and anxieties. The common matters or action of day-today life should not be looked at with a superstitious motive. So, in my conclusion in my opinion being superstious shouldn’t be all that bad, just depends on what you choose to believe in, some people just over re-act and believe silly things too much. Superstitions are just an example of how people think. You can tell a lot by a person by what they believe in. Not that that is bad it’s just kind of silly of what people can think and believe in opinion superstitions are a joke. There is no way of telling and predicting the future by doing things that just happen. I stepped on so many cracks in my life and I never broke my mothers back.
Today is March 4th 2014 and the little dribblers are going a few weeks.They are going to go Elim in a few weeks for the basketball tournament. The students that are going is Charles Oxeroek, Caleb Okpealuk, Daniel Milligrock, Tyrone Olin, David Anungazuk, Creedence Ongtowasruk, Hilary Ahkinga, Chelsea Ongtowasruk, Jade Milligrock, Roxanne Ongtowasruk, and male chaperone Adam Gawlinski, and female chaperone Stacey Mueller. They will be going on the 18th or 19th and be returning on the 23rd.
They are going to Elim because so they can represent Wales and show what they can do. They will have to bring there stuff with that paper that requires. They will be gone for 3 days as usual and come back the next day. They are practicing already to go to Elim.
I sure hope them little dribblers and chaperones have a good time in Elim. I sure hope they will have a trophie with them so they can celebrate afterwards. I sure hope they will make new friends and many people they know. That’s all I have to report.
Yesterday was fun, Shawna, Fred, Ernest and I we stayed for detention then after that we went home and I was here at a meeting with Paul, my mom and I. I waited outside the school for awhile with Janice but Paul asked if me and Janice (Bah-Bah) if we wanted to go in, and I said yeah so we waited with him and kids showed up Toby he came in crying because he got bit by a dog named Kola. But the good thing is that Kola did not bite through his skin. After the little kids gym time Shawna, Fred, Ernest, Bah-bah and I we played bump for awhile then we played a game it got boring we started to shoot around we waited for Sherman to bring his kids home so we can hide from him. After gym Shawna, Bah-bah and I we walked to my house it was bad cold weather, its good that I used a neck warmer because last week I got a frost bite. After I got home I ate undressed and watched Monster Inc because I didn’t want to play game I went to sleep after watching tv. And now today I’m going to ask Ernest if he wants to play out with Charles and I it looks kind of clear out today but its good enough to play out unless we go my house. And watch scary movies or play game. Its fun being with the boys but I wish there was more boys here like around my age, like Pootoo, Kevin, Matthew And the boys I met from Alaska Crossings it was fun to be with them I hope to meet them someday in the future again. I would hang out with older or younger people because the ages are mixed here but it is a little fun being with them during summer time I would play basketball by David’s house. Last summer Fred, Caleb, Creedence, Oolaq, Bing Bing and I we walked up pass lighthouse I brought my 30-06 with me I shot it to show them kids how loud and kicks it was pretty loud but I still shot it I shot half a box of my 30-06 ammo. After that Reuben and I went my house I got us a couple bowls of ice cream and I fell asleep on Reuben so he went home and went to sleep too we were out on the beach for 7 hours when me Oolaq and the other kids followed us.
Today Thursday February 6th, 2014, I saw reindeers on the mountain, and I grabbed a camera and took pictures of them. The snow is melting slowly and there is more grass showing, and some of the ground is showing, and rocks. The wind chill is -10 F, and the temperature is 9 F. It is very nice out and it feels like it is spring.
It isn’t normal for the reindeers to come down from the mountain because it is still technically winter. However, it feels like it’s spring because reindeers are down low on the mountain, and the warm weather is melting lots of snow. The reindeers came down because the grass is exposed from the snow. One of their main sources of food is the tundra grass.
The reindeer eat more food, and when they get fat we can eat the reindeer and it will be yummy for Eskimo food. I miss going to coral because it remind me when the reindeers go there and they count them and how much there is in the coupon. Davis gave my family some meat so we ate some of the reindeer. The reindeer like to eat tundra grass because thats what they eat in Wales, Alaska.
Today February 26th, 2014 Maligiak is here in Wales. He is here to make the kayak and possibly drums. He is supposed to be here until Friday. He is almost done with the kayak already since he came here yesterday or two days ago. We’ve been learning lots of things about Greenland and how the history was before it was revived on the language and the inupiaq. Most of the students have been helping over the past few days and it’s been great.
Yesterday when Diomede first came in the school the Middle school helped for the first hour, the second hour high school helped the second team, and when the second team came I went to go see whom they were. The students were shooting around, and after they were done playing basketball they took a rest, and went to the store. They have to come on Thursday because on Wednesday it was canceled because of the weather. Brevig Mission is coming at 4:30 and 6:00pm. I feel excited but shy at the same time because that is a lot to meet the students. I am working in the student store with Roy, and Ernest it will be fun because there is going to be a lot of people. On Friday the community is going to come and enjoy the basketball games. On Saturday there is going to be Eskimo Dancing, and prom Dance.
We are getting ready for the tournament and we are baking for cakewalk.