New Grade Scale

The Grade Scale

By: Owen E

In this past year there has been a change in the grade scale, and people have mixed feelings on it.  Depending on their personal grades, their opinion may differ.

The new grade scale is a normal ten percent difference, the old one used to be a 7 percent difference. The ten percent grade scale makes it to where you can have a grade within a ten percent range for a specific grade (A is 90%-100%, B is 80%-89%, C is 70%-79%, D is 60%-69%, and an F would be a 0%-59%). The old grade scale was a 7 point scale (A was 93%-100%, B was 85%-92%, C was 76%-84%, D was 75%-70% and an was 0%-69%).

Some people like Bradyn Allen love the new grade scale. He says, “It has saved his grades like three times now to make the honor roll”. I agree with Bradyn. I personally love the new grade scale because it makes it a lot easier to make the honor roll.

While there are some people who do not like the scale, I personally know some people in my family who say, “It does not prepare us as much for college”.  Which even if you do support the new scale you probably agree, the old scale was much more challenging which could help prepare the students. However, it could also be a lot more stressful.

I feel the new grade scale is beneficial because it not only will give a better name to our school by giving us better grades, it will also boost the students confidence and work ethic by making them feel more self gratitude and appreciation.  Even though a three percent difference in a grade scale does not seem like much it changes the game by a landslide.  A ten point quiz is very common and with the old grade scale if you got a 9/10 that would be a B grade and now it would be an A, which helps a lot.

In conclusion there are a lot of mixed feelings in the grade scale but the majority of students enjoy the new one.  I hope other students find more self confidence in their grades with the new grade scale.

Dogs VS Cats

     Hello! Today my blog post is going to be about the difference between dogs and cats and review the pros and cons of each of them.  I personally Prefer dogs over cats so I apologize if I favor dogs and choose sides in this post.

     Some of the pros pros cats is that it is SUPER easy to take care of them, I understand that you don’t want to be that crazy cat lady from the Simpsons but you could easily have a lot of cats with little work to take care of them.  One of the other pros but some people would consider a con is that if you have mice,moles, etc cats will take care of that.  Some of the cons with cats is that they are not nearly as affectionate or loyal as dogs. Another con with cats is that they will sometimes bring dead animal to your house and if you’re not looking you could step right on the corpse.  One more con for the cats, a lot of them aren’t very social

     Now some of the pros for dogs is that they always crave your attention and want you to be happy all the time, they are like little siblings.  Another pro for dogs is that there are different types to fit your preference.  One more pro for the dogs is that you can teach them tricks.  Some of the cons for dogs are, They are harder to take care of, for example you have to potty train them to use the bathroom outside.  Another con for dogs is that they are a lot louder, and the different breed you have the more or less it will bark, for example I have two guard dogs and they bark much more than  most other breeds, but a guard dog is also a pro because they protect your home.

     So there it is, Dogs VS Cats. I hope you enjoyed!


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What I Do After School


What I do after school varies, it usually depends on what season it is and who works that day.                                                                                                                                                                  My father and stepmother  have very labor filled jobs with long days.  My dad is a firefighter in the Air Force, so he usually is working as a firefighter which has 12, 24, and 48 hour shifts but it depends because his schedule changes every year so this year he never works 48s. When he is working for the military he  sometimes is gone for 2 weeks, and next year he will deploy for 7 months.  My stepmom is and E.R nurse so she works 12 hour shifts and depending on how busy she is it can be a 13 hour shift.  So If both of my parents are working I’m home alone until around 7:30, and I usually just do chores and play video games during the winter.                                                                                                        

     During the Fall and Spring I play select soccer for a team called Pride sc and on tuesdays and Thursdays I have soccer practice for an hour and a half and that usually takes all all afternoon because my practice fields are almost 45 minutes away, and I usually just have Subway or Little Caesars for dinner.  I also love playing with my brothers and dogs. Since I live with my step mom there is a big difference in age with me and my brothers, my oldest brother that I live with is 4 and his name is Benjamin, and my other brother that I live with is 2 and his name is Graham.  Like I said I love playing with my dogs, I have a 6 month old Saint bernard and her name is Ruby and I have a 1 year old Great Pyrenees.                                                                                                                              

     My favorites video games to play after school are Ark Survival Evolved and Destiny 2.  Ark Survival Evolved is a game about living in a prehistoric area and taming dinosaurs and making houses and so much other stuff.  Destiny 2 is a game about being in space and you are called a guardian and you have to fight off something called the darkness and an army called the Red Legion to basically save the universe.                                                            So that is what I do after school! Thanks for reading!