All About Me

andrew.jpgName: Andrew.

Favorite Sport: Baseball.

Positions I play: Third base, and pitcher.

Nicknames: Aj, Drew, Dead Eye.

Known For: Being short, athletic, and funny.

Favorite Singer: Elvis Presley.

Favorite Genre of music: Classic rock and pop.

Future occupation: I would like to have: MLB player, or maybe have my own hunting show.

Favorite show: Jim Shockey’s Call of the Wild.

Favorite food: Pulled BBQ squirrel.

Favorite subject: History or social studies.

Favorite website: Nitro Type.

Favorite hobby: Hunting! I love hunting! I am addicted! They don’t call me “ Dead Eye” for nothing.

Dream vacation: Alaska in the fall. I love the cold and places where animals are plentiful.

I love: Thrills, vacations, school (JK), and eating!

Age: 11.

Now you know a bit more about me!


About Me-Jude


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Hello! everybody my name is Juuuuude

I love eating pizza it’s my favorite food

I sometimes burp and sometimes fart but I’m really not rude

If you met me then you know I’m a real cool dude

I love hip-hop dancing I can do the wave

If I had another name it would probl’y be Dave

I’m not a little baby but I don’t have to shave

(yet)I’m hoping my blog will be the new rave!

I can also do the moonwalk and breakdance a bit

I just want to make friends and get blog hits

I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in two min-utes

I’m good at doing many things but I can’t knit

So now you know that I am pretty cool

If you don’t like me yet then you’re quite a fool

Yeah so check out the blog posts for our school

Just keep on reading is my number one rule!

About Me

image1.I am a ATHLETE I play lots of sports and am always doing something active.

2.I play BASKETBALL for my school and I am sometimes the point guard.

3.My CAT and DOG both only have one eye.  Don’t tell them that I said this but sometimes they freak me out sometimes.       

4.My dad and I do lots of fun things together but I ENJOY going FISHING with him the most. My dad is a really good fishermen but me not so much.                             

5.My GRANDMA, aunt and me go HIKING a lot at old’s man cave.

6.When I was four I had an IMAGINARY friend named Mimi.  Mimi is also a black cat.

7.JOSIELYN is actually my first name but I go by Josie or Jojo and sometimes Jose.

8.I always try my best to be a KIND person and to get good grades. Believe me it is not always easy.

9.LION KING is one of my all time favorite movies. I cry every time I watch it.

10.MONKEYS, NARWHALS, OTTERS, and POLAR BEARS are my favorite animals it is kinda funny how they are all in alphabetical order.       

11.When I was a baby my mom and dad both gave me ducky QUILTS.  They are super soft I sleep with them wrapped around my feet.

12.One of my favorite places to eat is the RUSTY BUCKET.  I like it because the kids meals come with Frisbee’s.    

13.One of my worst fears is SPIDERS they freak me out with their weird hairy legs and their eyes.     

14.My favorite song is THIRSTY by Chain Smokers.                                                     

15.One time a UMBRELLA collapsed on my finger and cut it in the shape of a T.

16.I also play VOLLEYBALL, in volleyball I play left, middle, and right back.

17.I used to play baseball I was the only girl on the team. But we WON the championship.   18.My Little sister has this toy XYLOPHONE that I play with all the time it is very amusing.  

19.I have always wanted to try YODELING. I have never done it in the mountains but I have done it in my bathroom mirror and I am getting pretty good at it.

20.Out any my aunt’s house there is this really fun ZIP LINE that I play on all the time.    

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About Me

unnamed_2__1_2My name is Chance.  My nicknames are Chansu, Pants, and Chancers.  I have a few hobbies and I like spending time with my friends and family.  I am sometimes shy and nervous.  I have a couple pets(well, a dog and a cat).  I like jokes and riddles.  I play video games and board games because I think they’re fun to play.

The hobbies I have are mainly coin collecting, spending time with family and friends.  I think coin collecting is really fun and cool.  I think it is fun and cool because you get to go to flea markets and other places that sell old coins.  My favorite board game is probably chess.   Another hobby that I like is listening to classic rock. Which is my favorite type of music.  My favorite band is The Who.  I also like other bands like AC/DC, Queen, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd.  My favorite singer right now is Brian Johnston.  My favorite subject is math and I want to be a mechanical engineer when I grow up.

I love superheroes.  I don’t have a favorite superhero, but it would be between Wolverine, The Flash, or The Green Arrow.  My favorite villain is between Thanos, Ronan the Accuser, Deathstroke, or Azazel.  I like Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings.  I don’t have a favorite show or movie.  My favorite sport is basketball.  I also like table tennis(or ping pong).  My friends and I like to shoot Nerf, play paintball, and go do lasertag.  Summer break is the funnest time of the year for me.  I like to fish whenever I get the chance to.  My favorite food is donuts and in my opinion the donuts at Gypsy Joes are the best because they’re huge.  That is what I’m telling you about me.

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All About Me!


Name: Annie

Age: 12

Nicknames: Annie K, Swizzle, Annie Banannie

Favorite Sport: Track & Field.  I am a 7 time state champion, 6 time regional champion, 2 time national champion, and the 2016 Junior Olympic National Champion.  I also play volleyball and basketball.

Favorite Food: Pizza and white cheese.  Yes, I only eat white cheese.

Favorite Subject: Science

Favorite Word: Critter.  I just laugh hysterically whenever I hear that word.

Favorite College: Oregon University.  I want to go there because they are one of the best track & field schools in America.

Favorite Pro Football Team: Pittsburg Steelers

Favorite College Football Team: Ohio State Buckeyes

Favorite Pro Basketball Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Favorite Color: Teal

Favorite Artist: Justin Bieber.  I saw him in concert and cried tears of joy the whole time.

Favorite Animal: Giraffes

Favorite T.V. Show: Spongebob.  You are never too old for Spongebob.

Favorite Movie: Divergent

Favorite Store: Pink

Least Favorite Food: Bananas.  Just thinking about them makes me sick.

Least Favorite Word: Rural.  Seriously, why is that even a word? If 99.9% of the world probably can’t say it right, then what’s the point of making it a word?  

Biggest Fear:  Sharks.  But there aren’t very many of those where I live so I don’t have to worry about it much.

Hobbies: Listening to music, playing basketball, and shopping.

Favorite Season: Fall

My Future Goals: My goals for life is that when I get into high school, I want to win the state championships in track and field.  I want to keep my grades up, and get an athletic and academic scholarship to Oregon University.  Oregon is my “dream school”.  I want to compete well in track and field and college, and go to the Olympics in 2024, and of course, win the Olympics.

So, those were some things about me that I wanted to share.  I am glad I got to share some of my white cheese eating, Justin Bieber loving, banana hating life with you.


McDowell Student Council

student-council-(web)We are off to a GREAT start this year at McDowell and we are looking for a few good leaders for McDowell Student Council!

The goal of the McDowell Student Council is to represent the student body at McDowell and be leaders and role models throughout our school and community.  Student Council members work to promote school spirit at McDowell and assist with various events throughout the school year.

Student Council will meet 1-2 times a month BEFORE school at 7:30.

Any student interested in running for McDowell Student Council can pick up an application in the office.

Applications are due in the office by next Friday, August 26th.  No late applications will be accepted.


Are you ready?

agendaA new school year is about to begin!  Logan Elm’s first day of school is Wednesday, August 17th and McDowell’s Back to School Night is TONIGHT, August 11th from 5:30- 7:30pm. Students will report to the cafeteria area to get the name of their FIRST period teacher.  They will go to their first period classroom and receive their full schedule, agenda book, and lock for their locker.  THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM PREVIOUS YEARS!

The staff of McDowell is ready and eager to meet our new students tonight!

Power of the Pen

Power of the Pen

Power of the Pen is a competitive, creative writing group for 7th and 8th graders in Ohio. Mcdowells group practices every Monday and Friday during our last period. “Power of the Pen is a group or team of amazing, creative writers that come together and write, and compete in competitions. Even if you don’t like writing, this opens up a new door to what writing is.” Said Carly Bowe (as quoted in the ‘Tribe Talk’) one of our team members.

Mcdowell’s Power of the Pen team has done amazing at the past Competitions. At the District competition at Zane Trace middle school, the seventh grade team was awarded second place, along with several individual awards for specific 8th and 7th grade team members. At the Regional competition at Chillicothe middle school the seventh grade team was awarded first place with some individual awards for certain 7th and 8th grade team members. At a county wide competition at Teays Valley West Middle school the Mcdowell Power of the Pen team along a few writers from Salt Creek (the Logan Elm 5th and 6th grade school) received  second place. Good job to the Power of the Pen team!

Currently the team is practicing for the State Competition coming up on May 26-27 at Wooster college in Wooster Ohio. Going to compete there will be Genevieve Carstensen, Kaylin Artrip, Grace Engel, Jensen Fissel, Carly Bowe and Sydney Whittington. Tatum Tatman, Eric Miller, Jared Payne,Josalyn Pierce, Peri white, Rachel Townsend, Kelci Hickey, Mackenna Patrick, Caroline Higgins, and Jackie White are other Mcdowell Power of the Pen team Members.The team has done great in the past and are sure to do excellent at the state Competition.

I encourage everyone to write for fun. The more you do it the better you get at it. Here’s some fun writing prompts not to different than the ones we use in Power of the Pen. Good luck to Power of the Pen State qualifiers!

The Big Move

It’s that time of year again where we visit the 8th grade and the sixth grade comes to see our classes. This will take place on May 16. It will only affect our afternoon schedule. I am excited to go to the 8th grade, and I bet the sixth feels the same way. Let’s do this.

I interviewed Isaac Ward about what he thinks of the big move to eighth grade.

Q: Are you excited for the move to eighth grade

A: He said, “NO”!

Q: What are you looking forward to next year.

A: He answered, “Gym, and no AR points.”

That’s all the time I had to ask him questions before the bell rang.

I hear many people are excited along with me. I think it will be very beneficial to us. We can learn a little about the teachers and see how things are going to roll next year. But I think it will be more beneficial to the sixth graders because they don’t know what McDowell is all about and we can be there to encourage them to be the best they can be as seventh graders. I always thought going to the next grade for a day, helped get to know the teachers and the details of the next grade. So don’t take this day for granted. Use it to be better next year. Also, let’s be great role models for the sixth graders and let them know that McDowell will be a great place for them. We were once in their shoes so we know what it’s like be an incoming seventh grader. Let’s help them out!

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Eighth Grade Interview

In this post, I will be interviewing the eighth graders Emma Lands, Natasha Phillips, Carrie Love, Abby McDonald, Tatum Tatman, and a partial interview with Gracieanne Gray about their thoughts and feelings on going into high school next school year.

What are you looking forward to in high school?

Natasha: Meeting new people and having fun

Carrie: All of the electives

Abby: College Credit Plus

Tatum: The clubs

Emma: The classes

Gracieanne: The new experiences. Also getting to make new friends, and possibly watching the football games.  

What are your feeling on going into highschool?

Natasha: Kind of scared, nervous, and a little excited

Carrie: Excited for new experiences, and kind of nervous

Abby: Nervous, but happy about the new classes, teachers, and people

Tatum: Scared, but I’m not totally sure

Emma: Excited, I can’t wait!

Gracieanne: Really nervous, but also excited. I guess you could call it ‘nervcited’, as my sister would call it

Any particular classes/teachers you’re looking foward to?

Natasha: Music History, especially since I love music!

Carrie: Advanced choir, and foundations

Abby: Web and introduction to photoshop

Tatum: English (which I really like), and Drama Club

Emma: Mr. Beavers, because I’ve heard good things about him. Also my siblings have had him and they say good things about him as well.

Gracieanne: Not exactly classes, but I’m excited for this one Social Studies teacher… I can’t exactly remember their name though

Do you have any older siblings, and if so, what are their perspectives/comments on high school?

Natasha: (no older siblings)

Carrie: (no older siblings)

Abby: I have two older brothers, and I’ve heard from them that the first year you should just go with the flow and don’t be too uptight. Also, take things seriously

Tatum: (no older siblings)

Emma: I have an older brother and sister. When my brother was in high school he, uh, hated it. But my older sister is in it now and she pretty much likes it.

How do you feel about leaving McDowell? Is there anything you’ll miss?

Natasha: I’m scared to leave, but also excited. I’ll miss Mrs. Ross, since she is a great science teacher, and also Mrs. Shaw’s room full of books!

Carrie: There’s not anything in particular

Abby: I have has good and bad memories here. I’ll miss the teachers and the environment. Mrs. Schaal, Mrs. Helsel, and Mrs. McGuire have helped me a lot.

Tatum: I’ll miss creative writing since there is none at the high school. I don’t really want to leave McDowell.

Emma: There is nothing I think I’ll miss, and I’m actually glad to leave. McDowell is better than intermediate school, but I can’t wait for high school.

What do you think about your upcoming years being your last years of school (except for possibly college)?

Natasha: It’s kind of sad, because I probably won’t see my friends nearly as much. They have become part of my life.

Carrie: It’s exciting, getting prepared for the “outside life”. My endgoal is to be a teacher or counselor  

Abby: I’m going to miss all of this, but it is also exciting. I’m excited to move away from all of these cornfields

Tatum: It’s sad, because when you think about it, it’s just like Wait, there are only four more years?!

Emma: It’s upsetting, because I don’t really want to go out on my own. It’s kind of crazy because I’m pretty young, but in four years I’ll be off to college!

Is this transition a milestone, or just another school year for you?

Natasha: A little in the middle

Carrie: It’s a milestone. Things are starting to get more serious

Abby: A milestone. We’re leaving the smaller things behind

Tatum: Pretty much in between

Emma: Definitely a milestone

Any advice for the seventh graders going into eighth grade?

Natasha: Always have your homework ready, and put effort into everything. It’ll pay off

Carrie: Be nice to your teachers

Abby: Don’t procrastinate things, make sure to do your homework, and study for your tests. Keep your close friends with you

Tatum: Not really, just make sure to do your work and you’ll get better grades

Emma: Eighth grade is a lot better, for me at least
Thank you so much, eighth graders, for putting forth your effort to make it this far and be successful in school. The people of McDowell will miss you guys, and we wish you the best of luck in high school!

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