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How would my fictional planet look like?

Hello! I hope you are doing really well because I surely am, but let’s just leave that for now. We’re here because I think it’s a pretty good time to have a talk about fictional planets and stuff because now, when the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has just come out to our cinemas ( first ran December 15th) it is on point, right? I have already seen it and it was hillarious! As expected, Rogue One is set into the Star Wars universe some time after the events of Star Wars: Episode III. – Revenge of the Sith.


But now, let’s leave that one and try to have a look somewhere very deep into your imagination and build a brave new world somewhere in a galaxy far, far away…

Stroudelia, a little planet surrounded by five moons, orbited its axis complacently. Its beauty added an orb which looked like freckles from the ground. Stroudelia was such a magnificent place. It didn’t have any specific color because her shiny surface was warning by an unusual kind of star. It was holographic. Heaven seemed lavender because of special atmosphere. It covered nights on it with dark, most magical purple far and wide.
Citizens, mostly artists and melancholics, usually spent here their whole lives because, where can you find more peaceful place to live? The planet was like a Gay Pride Parade by itself. Stroudelia loved her citizens irrespective of race or teeth size. It had the biggest heart in the universe. Literally. It didn’t just exist. It had its lungs to breathe, its brain to think, its heart to love. And it was using its superpowers to protect. The planets, they live. They always do. But in the galaxy where it lived, not every planet was so kind and nice like Stroudelia. We could liken that relationship to the Solar system from galaxy called Milky Way. Stroudelia was so pure and innocent like Pluto, which was expelled violently. Jealousy is the quality that started everything. But the great and horrible war is to be described another time. Eventually, when the planet survived too many attacks and was too old to make it, its eyes started closing and tears started to flow. Its color started getting more gray. That process aliens marked as the most beautiful work of art in history. Stroudelia showed how pretty dying could be. Pure and aesthetic.

And what about you? How would your fictional planet look like? Who is your favorite character from Star Wars?

 

Veronika Gregoriková  1.C

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Students of our school

We asked a couple of students these questions:

1. How do you like our “orange school”?

2. Is there anything what would you like to change here?

3. What do you see being the biggest difference between the elementary and high school?

4. What are your feelings about imatrikuly?

5. How would you describe your classmates?

6. Are you looking forward to the school skiing course in February?

And what were the answers?

EMA SLOVINSKÁ (1.C)

1. Our teachers are very nice, so I’m very satisfied. 2. I wouldn’t change anything. 3. There are other teachers who have a different type of teaching. 4. It wasn’t bad, but it could be better. 5. I think we are a great team and I like them. 6. Yes, of course.

BIANKA ROCHOVÁ (1.A)

1. My expectations were worse, but I like it here. And there are great people. 2. Nothing. Here’s everything as it should be. 3. There is different attitude of teachers. 4. It was funny, but organizers could be more creative. 5. They are cool people. 6. Of course.

ANNAMÁRIA RIMBALOVÁ (1.D)

1. I’m very happy with that. 2. Maybe more baguettes. 3. There are a lot of people 4. The worst thing was public embarrassment. 5. They are okay. 6. I look forward to it for three years.

OLIVER GONDA (1.C):

1. I think it is cool. 2. I would buy new  desks for the second floor. 3.We have better teachers and free lessons. 4. I think that the previous ones were much better. 5. I’m very glad to be in 1.C. 6. I’m looking forward to it. I expect there Ms. Spišiaková and a lot of snow :D .

ERIK PINČEK (1.D):

1. I really like it here. 2. Could be more toilet paper in toilets. 3. I need to study more. 4. The worst part was the weather. 5. Some of them are a bit strange. 6. I’m really looking forward.

CHRISTIAN ERNEST (1.A):

1. I like it here. There’s fun and I have already got used to here. 2. Probably nothing. 3. I need to learn more and I have to pay more attention during the lessons. 4. I was expecting more difficult tasks, but it was great. 5. My classmates are nice. 6. I’m really looking forward to it.

Dominika Deptová 1.C

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All about our Christmas Concerts

As you all know the Christmas Concert is coming! We, the reporters, are so thrilled about it that we decided to ask Ms. Majerníková a few questions.

 

Q: How many Christmas Concerts have already been at our school?

M: That is an interesting question. Let me see… I think the first one was in 2008 so this will be the 8th one.

Q: Do you think that Christmas Concert is a contribution for professors and students?

M: Certainly yes, because it is an opportunity for all kinds of students to show their hidden talents apart from their knowledge. They play various instruments, they can dance, sing… There we can see such activities, the students take outside the school.

Q: What cannot be missing at the Christmas Concert?

M: Good atmosphere and christmas songs… The whole concert is based on christmas tunes whether students dance or sing. It is all about Christmas.

Q: What should we look forward to at the Christmas Concert?

M: For various numbers. There are going to be several dance performances, thanks to Julieta. She will bring some Colombian rhythms like salsa or bachata. There are also stage dances and other figures to look forward to.

Q:  What does it take to prepare a Christmas Concert like this?

M: It is about teamwork, so apart from me, there are other professors who help with the preparation Mrs. Turcsányiová and Mrs. Repaská then Mrs. Timková with Mrs. Jedináková who take care of decorations and very helpful is Mr. Roško who helps with technical equipment. As I said, it is about teamwork and students are part of the team as well. So we all have to find some time to put it altogether, but we are all excited about it and that is important.

Q: Is something special going to happen this year at the Christmas Concert?

M:  Special? Hmmm…. Not really… Maybe some special costumes and christmas characters will be there too, but that is a secret. I can tell no more. We are still working on it. ;)

 

Kristína Zahradníková 1.C

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A closer look at Pride and Prejudice

On our English lessons we read a book and compared it with a movie.

This activity made our lessons funnier and more interesting. We had to work in groups, we learnt new words, how to use direct speech and other grammar structures. In groups everybody was given important roles and tasks to do,we worked with hand-outs, prepared facts from the story and  used English all the time, what we aprecciate the most.

That is why we recommend reading not only P and P during your lessons.

Our presentation offers intersresting facts from author´s life, differences and similarities between the book and the movie, and a lot worth of seeing….

1.C students

Austen and her P and P

 

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A Very Special Visit!

Our school has another important milestone in its 150-year long history. On Thursday (January 21, 2016), the current Slovak President, Andrej Kiska, visited us during his official visit in Spišská Nová Ves and thus became the first head of state to enter our school.

 

The President greeted the students and staff and attended an informal debate with our fourth graders in the assembly hall. Mastering the art of public speaking, Mr. Kiska managed to impress us with his motivational speech, good mood and sense of humour.

Among other things, he advised us not to take the easy road, but to choose colleges and universities of good quality. “The level of a college you choose, will define whether or not you will find a job and how you’ll find your place in society. Nowadays, there is a lot of colleges in Slovakia. Many of them, however, have a poor quality.”

Mr. Kiska thinks we should consider not only the Slovak schools, but also those abroad, in Czech Republic, Austria or the United Kingdom. “Don’t be afraid to go to Vienna, London, New York. Explore the world, but don’t forget to come back home.”

The President admitted he was very fond of our town and often visited the town square, the zoo or one of the restaurants. He also shared a story from his youth, when he was a student in Poprad. The then President visited his school and predicted that one of the students might become a President one day. Young Andrej only laughed at that thought and couldn’t imagine himself be the head of state.

“It was a really amazing opportunity to shake the President’s hand and to hear him speak to the 4th years. I appreciated that he answered questions from teachers and students after his speech. The President of the U.S. would not take questions from students unless the questions were approved beforehand. I also was happy that he commented on the refugee crisis.”

Ashley Clark

Mr. Kiska was asked to leave a message for the generations to come after us. “Everyone wonders what’s here for us in twenty, thirty, fifty years. I will try until the end of my life for Slovakia to become a country where people want to live. To be a home, open arms, where it is worth forgiving and asking for forgiveness… I would like to know if it is likely to happen.” 

Lenka Stoláriková, IV.E

 

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