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4 The Sun, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Leslie Palma News from Faulconer-Chapman School Students, 00hance their studies with art Students in Miss Carrie Vickoren's 4th-grade class enhance their studies with art. They use watercolors, tempera paint, chalk and other media, including tissue paper, to create a variety of pieces. Katelyn Lawson Clockwise: Greeting Photos by card by Lora Mac Hannah Denton Stark; Tissue art by and Ashlyn Leifson; Saree Ramirez Earth by Maryha Dobbins Cade Kaleo Raven Holt and Ashlyn Leifson Above: Kassandra Padilla At left: Tommy Dawson, Olivia Paulk, Riley Decker, Ryen St. Michelle and Kylia Bullard. Tommy Dawson and Kylia Bullard Miss Vickoren Hannah Collins National Junior Honor Society Sponsors Food Drive National Junior tition between second canes. On Dec. 4, we Honor Society is period classes to see Students also went shopping in Sa- again sponsoring the which class can bring worked odd jobs lem and then came annual food drive at in the most food. First during the month of back to the school for the middle school place wins pizza, sec- November to raise a girl wrapping party. from December 1 to ond place wins ice money for the Wil- We were able to give t1.1 December 10. cream bars, and third lamina Tree of Giv- to seven children from There is a compe- place wins candy ing. our area Rock & Rap Middle School The 7th graders are rockin' out in literature, language arts, and social stud- ies classes with the "Rock & Rap" unit, reported on in the Oct. 14 edition of The Sun. The "make-believe" band program combines studies of math, geography, business and fashion; as well as music! "The Necos" L-R: Erin Zobrist, Richard Sheker, James Jones. Center, Nikkola Hadley. "BKSS" L-R: Shania Hall, Kayla Grijalva, Briana Oakes, Siobhan Randall. ''The Flaming Hot Cheetos" L-R: Shania Cessnun, Nikki Chapin, Madison Coates and Kaitlyn Mower. Four members of the Willamina Middle School National Junior Honor Society sort donated cans during the school's annual canned food drive. From left are Justice Poulson, Helen Tonso, Tyler Heidt, and Cheyanne Fasana. All four are eighth graders. Me Poem By Loryn Dibetta, Grade 7 Loryn Funny and skinny Loves birds and drawing Son of Sandy and Daryn Dibetta Lover of chocolate, airplanes, and technology Who feels tired every morning, energetic in the aftemoons and busy Who finds happiness in going on camping trips Who needs help with homework and a cell phone Who gives the dog a bath every month Who fears spiders and robbers Who would like to see Paris, France and world peace Who enjoys air museums and swimming Who likes to wear sweatshirts and skate shoes Resident of Grand Ronde Dibetta Me Poem By Tirzah Daugherty, Grade 7 Tirzah Funny, random, trusting, and hardworking Lover of animals, friends, and family Who feels like smiling everyday, having friends nearby, and having fun Who finds happiness in everyday life and the small things Who needs hugs, help with homework, and my own cell phone Who tries my hardest on school work Who fears needles Who would like to see Nick Jonas in person and aliens Who enjoys swimming, texting, online games, and music Who likes to wear Converse and Skinny Jeans Resident of Grand Ronde Daugherty At the Movies 'Blind Side' is a feel-good touchdown By lan Black Special to The Sun Feel-good movies are sort of the bread and butter of the holi- day season. Sure, you've got your depressing Oscar films in there too, but they aren't ever expected to make very much money, and satisfy themselves with awards instead. So, amidst the wacky holi- day comedies and silliness there are usually one or two films about family and togethemess: Though these may be comedies as well, they are generally more serious and less about hijinks. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. The reason they're called feel-good movies is because that is typically what they do. "The Blind Side" is based on the real life story of Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a current offen- sive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens. Michael grew up in the projects of Memphis, Tenn. with- out much of a family to speak of. Thanks to a well-meaning caretaker, Michael is admitted to a well-to-do Christian school. He struggles at his studies, and he is still homeless. One night, while walking in the cold he is seen by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock), a wealthy so- cialite, and her family. They take him in to their home for the Thanksgiving holiday and even- tually discover he has the mak- ings of an excellent football player. Gradually, he becomes part of the Tuohy family as he works on moving closer and closer to a college scholarship, and fully turning his life around. The film is a bit more dra- matized than the actual events, but is nonetheless the picture perfect example of a feel-good movie. Even though you know how everything will turn out, you go through the motions just as the characters do, and it leaves you smiling. It may not be the deepest movie, but it is an effective one. People want to go see this movie with their family and feel closer by watching another family come together. It's kind of a vicarious bonding. Though somewhat light in the message department in some ways, it succeeds in chal- lenging each of us, especially those who identify themselves as a Christian to actually act like one; to put actions into play that positively impact a person's life for good without worrying what it will mean for us. While this movie was sue- cessful on many counts, where it succeeds the most is probably in the acting of Sandra Bullock. She is a strong female lead, and conveys the authority and com- passion of her character very well. She's likeable, despite being somewhat forceful and impatient. How close her char- acter is to her real life counter- part, I can't say, but she is quite memorable in this. If there is a movie to see with your family this holiday season, this would be it. It's non-threat- ening, it's got comedy, drama, a lot of heart; basically everything that movie around this time of year is expected to have by the general population. The fact that it is based on real events is also i.spiring. Though it may not be the most complicated of films, "The Blind Side" will play your heartstrings like a hat 9, and leave you feel- ing good inside, which is exactly what this type of movie fries to do. The film has been out for a little while, but that didn't stop it from winning'the box office this weekend. Grade: B+ Entertainment Value: 8 School Menus: Dec. 14 - 18 Fre breakfast for all students. All school meals include milk or fruit juice. WlLLAMINA SCHOOLS BREAKFAST Monday: Buttermilk bar, juice, milk. Tuesday: Zac-Attac bar, juice, milk. Wednesday: Cook's choice. Thursday: Enriched cinnamon roll, juice, milk. Friday: Bagel, cream cheese, juice, milk. WlLLAMINA SCHOOLS LUNCH Milk, fruit and vegetable bar available with all lunches. Monday: Turkey pot pie or chicken patty on a bun. Tuesday: BBQ rib or grilled cheese. Wednesday: Cook's choice. Thursday: Holiday lunch. Friday: Pizza or sandwich. FAULCoNER/CHAPMAN SCHOOL BREAKFAST Monday: Bagel, juice, milk. Tuesday: Honey doughnut, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast on a stick, juice, milk. Thursday: Muffin, string cheese, juice, milk. Friday: Cereal, goldfish grahams, juice, milk. FAULCoNER/CHAPMAN SCHOOL LUNCH Offered daily: Main dish, variety bar, chocolate or white milk. Monday: Chicken nuggets or ravioli or peanut butter/honey sandwich. Tuesday: Hamburger or hot dog or peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Wednesday: Mini corn dogs or teriyaki chicken and Yakisoba noodles or ham and cheese sandwich. Thursday: Chicken burger or soft taco or turkey and cheese sandwich. Friday: Pizza or beef and bean burrito or tuna sandwich. SHERIDAN HIGH SCHOOL BREAKFAST Monday: Curie pie. Tuesday: Oat and honey bars. Wednesday: Nutrigrain and yogurt. Thursday: Bagels. Friday: Poptarts. SHERIDAN HIGH SCHOOL LUNCH Sewed daily: Entree, salad bar, fruit, rolls and milk. Monday: Burrito or chicken pot pie. Tuesday: Sub sandwich or wiener wrap. Wednesday: Chicken burger or taco pocket. Thursday: Chicken and noodles or chili dog. Friday: Cheese burger and tots.