At Lockwood Schools a student teacher, Miss McCartney, has been working with the middle school's bands and choirs, since September 2017. When she was in the fifth grade, in Minnesota, she started playing in band with the trumpet, but soon turned to the baritone, then the bassoon. Now that she is a senior in college, in Bozeman, Montana, she plays some guitar, piano, baritone, bassoon, and a little trumpet. Ms. McCartney started conducting her sophomore year of college. She decided to add teaching to her degree because her high school band teacher influenced her to teach others the things she knew. Music fulfills her, creates happiness, and makes her feel successful, and she wants others to feel that way about music too. On December 15, 2017, Miss McCartney will be conducting the eighth grade band in a concert. She is conducting: "Selections from The Polar Express", "Midnight in Bethlehem", and "Christmas "Pop" Sing-a-long". Ms. McCartney has come a very long way from where she started, and she can not wait to perform with Eileen Johnson Middle Schools' bands and choirs.
Francis Newton Gifford, or Frank, was born on August 16, 1930. He attended The University of Southern California. He was drafted to the NFL in 1952 in the first round pick of the NFL draft for the New York Giants. He is known for his amazing athletic skills in sports. While he was an NFL player, Frank Gifford started doing sports announcements and broadcastings on the radio and TV. He first started with CBS then he moved to ABC. In 1977 he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As an announcer and broadcaster he was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2009. But sadly, like most of the greats, he left us. He passed away in 2015 from natural causes. Most of his adulthood he suffered from a Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (or CTE for short) that was caused by concussions or brain injuries while he played pro football. Many NFL or football players get CTE from getting hit or hitting other people. This loss will be felt all around the U.S.A. He was a loving husband and an amazing father to his children.
Journalism kids had the opportunity to do a service project to help the Family Resource Center get ready for Family Fun Night. The kids had a great time pitching in to fill bags and scoop frosting, and Mrs. Muller rewarded them with candy and ice cream! Win-win for everyone!