Video by Emily Siford, Art and Style Co-Editor
The following story was written by students on the staff of The Reporter as part of Hilliard Bradley High School’s Journalism Production course.
by Emma Hutton, Arts & Style Co-Editor
Powder puff is an age-old tradition: the chance for girls to get to show off their football skills and guys getting to coach their friends. Powder puff continues to take place every homecoming week, but this year there was a slight twist. Normally, the annual powder puff game takes place in the evening after a school day the week leading up to the homecoming dance. This year, the game happened during school and was combined with a pep rally during periods 7 and 8 on October 11.
Why have powder puff during the school day? Cindy Coté, math teacher and adviser for both powder puff and homecoming, decided to make the game earlier in the day rather than after school as in years past.
When asked what the purpose of powder puff is and why we do it during homecoming week every year, Coté exclaimed, “It’s a tradition, the purpose is to have fun!” Coté also commented on the decision changing the game to during the school day, saying it was to try and get more people involved.
To see why the players decided to play this year and how they were taking the news – or if they even knew – upperclassmen also shared their thoughts on the matter. Abi Leasure, a junior, decided to play because she thought it sounded really fun, but wasn’t as excited to play with a larger audience. “If I were good, I wouldn’t mind if it were during school,” Leasure said. She preferred it being after school so not as many people would come.
Charlie Kern, a senior, also decided to play because she thought it would be cool and fun, but wasn’t too thrilled with it being during school either. Kern explained, “I think it would be more fun if the game was treated more seriously: like a boys game would be.” Agreeing with Leasure, Kern preferred the game to take place after school.
Following the games, student spectators expressed being entertained by the game.
Dalton Planck, a junior, said, “They were definitely more entertaining this year, it was funny watching all the coaches get mad. It was nice because no one had to commit time after school and I didn’t have to go right after practice.”
Sophomore Tori LaScola added, “They were more organized this year and easier to go to because you didn’t have to try and get a ride. Also, a lot more people came and got involved since it was during school.”
This year we will again be using School Messenger to CALL all parents and guardians in our District to notify them of weather delays or cancelations. It’s imperative that your phone number is correct in Home Access. The calls will go to PRIMARY numbers only, so be sure you have the number you want weather calls to go to listed as your primary number.
In order to test this system, we will do a test call this Friday, October 20 at 4pm. This test call will go to all parents and staff. It will also go to community members who are signed up on School Messenger.
We will also still send an email, post on Twitter and Facebook, post on our building web pages and notify local media when we have weather delays or cancelations.
As he told it, Jason Reynolds did not read a book until he was 18 years old. So how did Reynolds, a renowned author of young adult literature with titles on the New York Times bestseller list and Coretta Scott King & John Steptoe Award winner (among a long list of accolades), become such a success? He attributes his love of writing to his first inspiration: rap music.
Through a grant from the Hilliard Education Foundation, Media Specialist Liz Deskins invited Reynolds to speak to Bradley students. Reynolds shared his life and literary experiences during three different presentations on October 11; he spoke to a large group in the Performing Arts Center and described his upbringing and perspective on writing and education before speaking to two smaller groups in the afternoon. Read More…
Our Mission Statement says we “will ensure that every student is Ready for Tomorrow.” All too often mission statements are just words on a plaque or papers in a file. In Hilliard, we live our mission statement every day. Our commitment to active partnerships takes Read More…
As part of the upcoming 2017 Hilliard Marching Band Invitational on October 7 the Hilliard Music Boosters will be making a $100 donation to each of the Hilliard Elementary Schools Music programs in support of the arts. They also have a coloring contest under way. Every Hilliard elementary student who does their best to color the Hilliard Marching Band Invitational logo will be given free admission to the Invitational along with a paid adult. The event is at Darby High School. Read More…