Courtwarming Week: February 5 – 10, 2018

School Spirit

Next week is “Courtwarming Week”, which is “homecoming for basketball season”. There will be a spirit week, a pep rally, senior night for winter sports, a food day, and a dance!

Spirit week follows the theme for the dance of “A Walk through a Rose Garden”:

  1. Monday is “Rose for my Rose”: Wear flowers
  2. Tuesday is “Tied Up Day”: Wear tie-dye
  3. Wednesday is “Boo’d Up Day”: Twin with someone
  4. Thursday is “Home is Where the Heart Is”: Wear class/school colors
  5. Friday is “Meme Day”: Dress as your favorite meme

The pep rally will be held on Thursday, February 8th at the end of the day due to Friday’s home basketball game.

Friday will be a “food day” in the quad. Clubs are selling food — come out and support.

That night at the home basketball game, seniors participating in winter sports will be recognized at “Senior Night”.

Saturday, February 10th will be the Courtwarming Dance at Club Muroc on base. The dance will be 7-11 p.m.

The Shimmering Waters of Hawaii

Aloha-Hawaiian Beach

Splash, like that I was taken down by a monster wave. Some people don’t like getting in the water, so they sit on the side of the beach and listen to the waves. Meanwhile, others are drawn to the waves to swim, play, surf, and boogey board. I fall into the second category and am drawn to the waves. It’s like a never-ending roller coaster, the waves taking you up and down, up and down, up and down. It’s also good to have snorkel or scuba gear so you can see the exotic sea life, like colorful fish, sharks, sea turtles, and many other different species. The activity that you are able to do might be determined by which beach and what time of day you go. The water also has its dangers that you need to be aware of. You could be stung by a jellyfish, taken down by a hard crashing wave, sucked into a rip tide, or cut yourself on sharp rocks and coral. Even though the first category of beach goers don’t like to get into the water, they still get to enjoy the beauty of the ocean and its wildlife. I spent the last week on the beaches in Hawaii. While playing with my younger sister and brother, we were digging in the sand, making a sand fort, when all of a sudden we found a crab. Sea turtles will also often come ashore to rest and sun bathe. The sounds of the waves are relaxing and soothing, allowing people to relax and unwind. The color and beauty of the ocean can change depending on the time of day and location. For example, during sunrise or sunset, with the sun low on the horizon, the light bounces of the waves in a pretty pink, yellow, and orange. Once again, the beach is a great place to be for all people, even if you don’t like to get in the water. During my trip to Hawaii, I went to many beaches and had lots of fun doing all different kinds of activities.