On April 13, 2010, a beautiful day to be outside, a married couple decided that it would be an adventure and take a horse hide all the way from Pine Bluffs, Wyoming all the way to New Mexico. They had no reason for doing this, just thought that it would be fun. Each of them had two horses; two of the lead horses carrying them, while the other two horses were carrying all the necessities. They had bags of clothes packed, pots, pans, canteens, and blankets, ect.
The wife said that she and her husband went all the way through the Black Hills last year. Which was about 300 miles from where they got off from. Now riding horse back for many days and nights can get pretty exhausting. But not for this hip couple. They love riding their horses, which explains why they travel around just on horses.
This couple is an inspiration! If you think that taking a car ride from one state to the other is extremely boring you are right, try it riding on a horse. You get to be outside all the time, don’t have to worry about paying for gas, or worry about a flat tire, your engine blowing up, etc. Riding a horse may be a great experience.
Fort Morgan Tennis is underway at Fort Morgan High School. This year’s girl’s tennis team has a wide range of athletes spanning all grades. With such a wide range of talent these girls will be able to grow as a team and succeed. Under the guidance of Ms. Bauman, the tennis team will fly to victory not only once, but numerous times!
This year the tennis team has exponentially grown in size. In previous years, the tennis team has been a small sport, but all of a sudden we see a huge team. With so many girls willing and ready to play tennis, we will have no shortage of energy, talent, and heart! As these girls grow under the guidance of the few seniors playing, they will be learning from Fort Morgan’s best players. The younger girls who have signed up this year will be able to grow and mature in order to lead others when they are older.
We wish the tennis fleet smooth sailing through their season, overcoming any obstacle in their way. All for one, and one for all: that is the tennis team’s chant! Grow together, help each other, and be successful!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Recently a new mural has been talked about throughout the community. The Chamber of Commerce has decided to erect a mural in downtown Fort Morgan. This artistic touch would liven the atmosphere downtown and show off the new renovation recently done downtown. The question on everybody’s mind is; what it will be off.
In order to solve this dilemma a contest has been proposed to see what the mural will be of. The people competing in this contest must submit oil, watercolor or acrylic paintings, digital photo renderings or even graphic designs on an eight-inch by sixty-inch paper. This would give the Chamber a great idea of how the mural would look downtown. The deadline for this contest is Monday, March 15. Whoever wins this contest will not only have their artwork displayed in the downtown mural, but also would receive a $200 prize.
It will be interesting to see which contestant will win and what the mural will look like. Whoever wins will obviously deserve it and will be rewarded greatly. Let’s all hope the mural is a huge success and beautifies Fort Morgan!
Students of the Fort Morgan High School! Do you ever wonder why the lockers here are separated into four different sections? Are you wondering the reason for this? Well it’s very simple. For those not attending the Fort Morgan High School, the lockers are on both floors first and second. They are basically in four different halls. There is the History/World Geography Hall, and English Hall which are both of the second floor. Then you have the Science and Math Halls which are on the first floor. The lockers all circle around.
Each grade level is sectioned into each halls. Seniors are put in the English hallway, Juniors are put into the History/World Geography Hall. Then you have the Sophomores which are put into the Science hallway along with the History/World Geography Hall, and last are the freshmen who are separatedinto the Math hallway and part of the Science Hall. But there is a catch to all this. Only 25 percent of students use the lockers. With that mostly Freshmen and Sophomores some Juniors and Seniors use the lockers at the high school.
There are about 922 lockers in the Fort Morgan High School. All students have the choice to use the lockers or not. Usually those who have cars use them as their lockers. Which that means they normally carry their books tell they get to lunch, then they switch their books once they are headed back from lunch. As you can see there is basically no reason why lockers are separated.
Do you feel like you don’t ever have enough time to get your homework done? Does it feel that when you are doing your homework you get frustrated and can’t take it anymore? Many student’s don’t ever have the time to finish their homework when they get home right after school, they either have to go home and get ready for work or they just don’t have the time because they have to deal with things at home. Well there is a solution for this.
Step 1: Schedule an established time to do homework daily: It doesn’t matter what grade you are in, you should or need to set routines for yourself to get your assignments aka homework finished. Some of us are better doing it right after school. You can find some sort of routine to sit down and do your homework between your busy schedule.
Step 2: Take 5-minute breaks after every 20 minutes: Find some activity or any other elective that you can think of and do in between your breaks. If you keep your breaks structured, you will understand this as as part of the routine and not a time to wander off and get distracted and lose all focus you had. Short, frequent breaks help you recharge.
Step 3: Stop yourself when you can’t go on: If you are getting tired or frustrated, stop yourself. Homework shouldn’t take more than at least 20 minutes to complete depending on what level you are. Talk to your teachers and let them know how long it takes you to complete your assignments. They should understand and might give you less then they assign. Make a plan with your teacher so that you can feel success with homework and every one’s time will be spent.
Step 4: Request an extra set of textbooks to use at home: Student’s if you are more organized, you are more in likely to leave your books in your locker. That way you always have an extra copy at home that you can use. Having homework material at home is crucial. Once you fall behind it’s very hard to get caught right up with your class. Many school’s don’t have extra copies. so you might have to purchase one on your own.
Step 5: Find the right location for yourself to do daily homework: Make sure that this place has lighting and is not full of cluster. If you have learning differences and/or ADHD, they get distracted very easily with their workspace. Make sure that you have what you actually need like extra paper, pencils/lead, and mostly a computer, none of the unwanted things such as a comic book or basically anything that will distract you.
Step 6: Have some help organizing papers for after school homework and prepare for the next school day: When you have completed your homework you should feel accomplished! Make sure that you put your completed homework in the right folders or binder. Keep your quizzes, tests, and completed homework at home so you can study for major tests or other daily assignments.
If you put these steps into action you are gaurenteed to finish your homework. Then you won’t go crazy and freak out because you have numerous pages of homework. Take these steps one at a time. Good Luck To You FMHS Students!