The Opening Assembly

Source: The Buckley Bark
Source: The Buckley Bark

Max Lunievicz: Grade 8

On September 9, 2015, the Buckley school year began. As they do every year, the eighth grade directed the opening assembly on the first day. This assembly is not only a way to welcome old students into the new year, but it is also a way to welcome new students into the school by giving them a gift related to the theme of the assembly to commemorate their entry into Buckley. This theme is decided by the eighth grade at their grade-level barbecue before school begins.

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An Interview With Ms. Sue Rodriguez

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Source: The Buckley Bark

Diana Turner: Grade 8

Q: Why do you love math?

A: I love math because there’s definitely a solution and there’s many ways to arrive at that solution. I also like that I’m good at it. Haha!

Q: What’s your favorite part of teaching?

A: That I get to learn from students everyday. I see ideas that I didn’t even consider or think about, and I also love that I get to shape the future. I see it everyday with my own eyes. I get to see student’s success everyday. I also feel like when they finish a problem they feel like, “Oh, I can do it now!”

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The Sword Of Summer

Jack Davis: Grade 8

Source: Disney Hyperion
Source: Disney Hyperion

It’s finally here! The esteemed New York Times best selling author Rick Riordan has released the first book of a promising new series about the gods of Asgard called Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer. A lesser-known area of mythology, Norse mythology was practiced by the Vikings. You may not realize it, but many of you already know two of the gods of Asgard. Loki and Thor are both prominent characters in this story, but they do not appear in either a green jumpsuit with horns or a metal suit with boots. Rick Riordan delves deep into Norse mythology, while adding a light sense of humor that appeals to all age groups.

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October Happenings In The BPL

Teddy Brita: Grade 8

This month saw Manchester City retain their spot at the top of the table, with a 6-1 smashing of Newcastle on October 3 that saw Sergio Aguero score five goals in 20 minutes and with a 5-1 trouncing of Bournemouth the next weekend that saw Raheem Sterling score three and Wilfried Bony score two. They then drew 0-0 with Manchester United in the derby, and beat Norwich a week later on a late penalty from Yaya Toure. However, two of their key players, Aguero and David Silva, picked up injuries during the intentional break.Read More »

The Stars Of Buckley

Max Lunievicz: Grade 8

On Friday, October 16, a Buckley tradition commenced for the 2015 – 2016 school year. Every year, the eighth graders write a speech about a personal experience, topic, event, or person to share something about them that makes them unique. Speeches are read to the entire school during a Friday assembly, which family and friends of the eighth graders are invited to attend. This not only gives them a chance to offer the Buckley community an insight into who they are, but it also gives them a taste of real-life public speaking.Read More »