Basketball is over at CMHS after the Varsity Boys' lost to Catlin Gabel in a playoff game. All the teams at CMHS worked very hard for an overall good year of basketball for the Clatskanie Tigers. Leaving their last year of CMHS basketball were, Alexander McCallister, January Dykes, Kiersten Sermino, Christine Baltzer, Andrew Norgren, Carter Hudson, Wyatt McKay and the best book keeper ever Yilia Cao. The 8th Grade Lady Tigers polished off their impressive season on an undefeated record of 10-0. They didn't let any of their opponents score over 25 points on them. On to the next season of sports!
Today I sat down with Robin Manning to talk to her about being a teacher and some of her personal favorite things. The first question I asked Mrs. Manning was “What’s the difference from Rainier than Clatskanie” Mrs. Manning responded “ They’re both very similar.” After a bit of silence I asked her “Have you ever taught this many grades at once?” She said “ I have taught this many grades before yes.” For my next question I asked “What made you want to come and teach at Clatskanie” Manning then responded with a smile and said “ I liked the community when I lived here.” My next question was “Do you have kids that go to school here?” Manning’s response was rather surprising to me she said “They are home schooled. I had friends in college who were home schooled so that’s when I decided I wanted my kids to be home schooled. It gives them a freedom of trying things that they wouldn’t be able to if they were on a regular class schedule.” This question was one I was very interested in and I hoped it’d be a yes, “Do you enjoy being here?” Manning replied “ I’m really glad to be here.” My last question was “When did you know you wanted to be a teacher?” She said “ I started thinking about it late in elementary school and then was seriously considering in high school. I was always a TA.”
Throughout the second quarter, Mrs. Schulte's European Kaleidoscope class studied Germany, specifically the Holocost. Here is what one student, Jacob Bakko - Senior - had to say:
There Is a lot to say when it comes to the Holocost. How some people can deny its place in history is beyond me. There has been a huge scar across the world's history books left by Adolf Hitler and his final solution. Here, I will only go over a few details such as the death toll, survivors, and Hitler.
First, I will go over the blood shed. Between thousands of death camps and slums, some six million jewish people were brutally murdered through the extent of World War Two. The ways they were killed ranges from being stood at the edge of a ditch and shot in the head to being led to a room where soldiers would drop Zyklon B crystals that would dissolve into the air and render it poisonous.
What about those who escaped? Even today there are Jews, Christians, and Russian prisoners who made it out of the camps alive. They provide living proof of the horrid actions that Nazi Germany imposed on the eastern world. The murders, forced labor, starvation, beatings, and overall evil that those poor people had to endure weigh heavy on their hearts and minds every day of their lives. Some fought back in the forests while others fled for their lives. Some were lucky enough to be liberated by the Allied Forces, and the nearby citizens would have to clean up after the Nazis to show them what was being allowed to happen.
What kind of satanic individuals could cause these things to happen? The person responsible for this horrible time in Earth's history is Adolf Hitler. Hitler was born in Austria, but was not allowed to join the Austrian army during World War One. Due to this, he moved ti Germany and joined the army as a trench runner. His instantly recognizable mustache was made to seal his gas mask during a poison gas attack, so he shaved in the sides. After WWI, Hitler rallied people to "bring Germany back to its former glory." He took control of the government and turned on the Jews (he believed they were to blame for losing WWI) and pressed for world domination. This would fail as America and RUssia closed in on both sides of Berlin, Germany where Hitler killed himself and his lover to avoid capture.
Thus ended the worst time in recorded history. To this day, people refuse to acknowledge its existence in history. It is our duty as human beings to ensure that nothing as terrible as this EVER happens again. If we fail, God help us all.
7th Grade Girls: The 7th grade "Red" girls team went 4-3. After a very close game that ended with a score of 16-15 in favor of the Knappa Loggers. The girls' next game will be at Rainier on Wednesday @4. The rematch between the two teams will be exciting.
8th Grade Girls: Our 8th grade "Black" girls team have a record of 7-0 after an easy win against the Knappa Loggers. This team has a good chance to be undefeated in the season. Their next game will be at Rainier on Wednesday @5 after the Red team.
JV Boys: The JV Boys are 15-4 after beating Catlin Gabel and then coming home and beating De La Salle on Friday the 5th. The JV Boys next game is @4 at Portland Christian on Tuesday the 9th.
JV Girls: After a win at Castle Rock the JV Lady Tigers faced the De La Salle Knights in their next match up on Friday the 5th ,sadly losing. Their next game will be @4 at Portland Christian on Tuesday. With a win the Lady Tigers will boost their record to 7-11.
Varsity Girls: Your Varsity Lady Tigers are 7-16 after the win at the Castle Rock Rockets. The Lady Tigers played a league game vs the Knights on Friday the 5th also earning the key win they were looking for. Their next game is against and at Portland Christian @6 on Tuesday. This has the potential to be a truly fantastic game.
Varsity Boys: The Tigers are 10-11 after a strong win vs the Riverdale Mavericks beating them with a score of 73-71. The boys then came home and unfortunately lost to the Knights on Friday the 5th. With a win at Portland Christian Tuesday @7 the Tigers could boost their record towards .500 for a postseason push.