By: Cassie P., and Jake M.
Throughout the month of October, the Builders Club has been dedicated to collect various household items for families in need at the Interfaith Nutrition Network, the INN. This basket drive collected items such as cleaning supplies, food items, school supplies, and toys. Over two hundred items were collected in total and were placed in baskets and sent to the INN to help over thirty families! The thirty baskets that were assembled were given to families in need at the INN who will be able to use these household items.
Giving back to families who are less fortunate has shown the members of the Builders Club the importance of caring for others and remembering those in need. The household items that were donated showed students that giving back is an important lesson that we should remember all year long.
By: Edmond S.
Question 1: Do you enjoy attending school at Carle Place Middle School?
Grace and Esther: Yes.
Question 2: What do you like or dislike about the school?
Grace: I like that the school is small.
Esther: I like how the classes are small.
Question 3: What are your goals in this school?
Grace: I want to get into honors classes.
Esther: I also want to get into honors classes.
Question 4: Where did you move from?
Grace and Esther: Bayside, NY
Question 5: What school did you go to before you moved?
Grace and Esther: M.S. 158
Question 6: Do you like this school better than your old school?
Grace: I don't know yet because it has only been a month.
Esther: Yes because the work is easier than at my older school.
Question 7: What is your favorite subject, so far?
Grace: I like Social Studies and Science.
Question 8: Have you joined any sports or clubs?
Grace: No sports yet, but I did join the Yearbook Club and the Outdoors Club.
Esther: I also joined the Yearbook Club and the Outdoors Club.
Question 9: What was your first impression of the new school?
Grace: It was good.
Esther: It was different because in my old school your whole class would follow you to every other class as a group.
Question 10: What are some hobbies that you have?
Grace: I love watching TV, but I don't enjoy going on computers.
Esther: I love watching TV.
Question 11: Do you think you will enjoy going to school here? Why or why not?
Grace: Yes, but it is new but the school is also new.
Esther: Yes and no, because the work is easy and the classes, but I also miss Bayside.
By: Kayla L.
This summer, Carle Place theater program put on a student-run production of the musical Into the Woods. I was fortunate enough to participate in the musical as a part of the ensemble. In the musical Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk, and a Baker and his wife head into the woods for different reasons. Cinderella goes so that she can visit her mother’s grave and hopefully go to the King’s festival. Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her grandmother and bring her sweets. Jack goes on a journey so that he can sell his beloved cow, Milky White, in hopes of some money, and the Baker and his wife go to find items for a witch, who promises to grant them a child once they return with the items. Each one of their paths cross and, after some confusing times, they all get their wish. Once they are all happy, a giant that Jack stole from comes down from the beanstalk and tries to kill everyone.
Although it is a relatively dark story, there are some really funny parts, which made everyone laugh. Everyone in the cast was super talented, and after all their hardwork and effort, the show came out amazing.Although I was only in a few scenes, and did not have a large part in the show, I had so much fun and made a bunch of new friends. Throughout the summer, we would hold rehearsals in the school auditorium where we would learn the music and the blocking (where you stand in a scene). Towards the end of the summer we started getting costumes, which was really exciting. During “tech week,” the week before opening night, everyone is stressed, but also really excited and the air is buzzing with energy.
Being backstage with everyone helps you make friends and talk to new people. It loosens your nerves and makes everyone less nervous about opening night. At the cast party, when senior speeches were made, it was sweet to see all the seniors get a thoughtful speech about them and hear how each one of them made someone else’s life better by being in it. Everyone was so happy to be with each other and all you could see was joy.
The student run productions are great for anyone looking to make friends or have a fun time. Whether you join as a part of the cast, costumes, pit, stage crew, or anything else, you are sure to have an amazing time. You can make friends with people you never even thought you'd have something in common with. Everyone there is supportive and ready to help you with anything. It's a very welcoming environment where you can be yourself and not have to be scared of what other people will think. I would totally recommend joining the theater program to anyone thinking about it-let your talent shine! I can’t wait until next year’s summer show!