The Magazine for Students Created by Students Check us out on the web…                 www.chargermagazine.com
Inside this issue…. Funny Moments of the 8th Grade class……5                     Who’s Who at Pin Oak Middle               ...
About Us:The Charger Magazine is a magazine for the students created by students. Themagazine was started in the spring of...
Brian Celis     “Being a part of this fantastic magazine has been an awesome experience. Frombeginning to end, I have enjo...
8th Grade Events  8th grade is a very cool year, but it is also serious. This is an important yearbecause it is when you m...
by Nancy Vu
Making History in   Washington D.C. … We are back in Texas and the experience was great! For the students who visited D.C....
Band-Tastic!       Pin oak has a very rich Theater Arts program. Proof of this is the       magnificent Pin Oak Band. The ...
Pin Oak Choir     Isn’t Choir great?     You get to sing, dance, and also perform for your peers!                         ...
Aliyah Davis, Ciera Randle, and Jesus                                               Duran are “The Life Changers” whose go...
Leadership     Leadership is the ability to get people to follow voluntarily to accomplish atask. A leader is someone who ...
Teacher TalkDo you like taking tests? Do you use any type of special test-takingstrategies? Do you turn in your homework o...
Charger Swim Team  Aldape, Nicolas    Middleman, Shayna   Davis, Alyssa        Perez, Isabel Gabehart, Jeremy      Reynoso...
Faculty vs. Students Basketball Game           The staff won the game with a score of         61 to 53! Who would of thoug...
College Week                                    at Pin OakThe 2nd Annual College Week at Pin Oak was the best yet! There w...
How do you join?  You can join at any time!!! Just stop  by Mr. Bancroft’s room and get  some information, sign up with yo...
by Michael Zimmermann            Houston is one of the best cities in Texas for live music and entertainment.With 2 music ...
Les Monuments de ParisIn Mrs. Covaci-Prince’s 6th & 7th grade French rotation classlearned about various cities in France....
8thDonnisha BridenBrittani BisorAllahjah Brown             Krew                     7thMegan Cameron                      ...
Misty Wagers has been dancing since the age of2-1/2. She grew up learning Ballet, Tap, Jazz,                            Jo...
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What’s your high school option?Next year, Pin Oak’s 8th graders will be moving to highschool. Find out where some will be ...
If you want to join one of the most well known clubs at Pin Oak        then stop by Ms.Ichara’s room- A106 to sign up.    ...
by Darryl Dorsey
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The Chargers   Top to bottom:                Top to bottom: #22 Regan Johnson           #3 Derrick Carmouche  #13 Madison ...
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Top 40 Movies of 20081. The Dark Knight2. Iron Man3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull4. Hancock5. WALL-E...
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  1. 1. The Magazine for Students Created by Students Check us out on the web… www.chargermagazine.com
  2. 2. Inside this issue…. Funny Moments of the 8th Grade class……5 Who’s Who at Pin Oak Middle School? Your favorite movies & music for the 2008- 2009 school year…35 Pin Oak Middle School students share their experiences in Washington D.C…..62nd AnnualCollege Weekat Pin Oak…14
  3. 3. About Us:The Charger Magazine is a magazine for the students created by students. Themagazine was started in the spring of 2003. In the magazine, we cover a number ofdifferent topics that interest our readers. We hope you enjoy this issueMeet the Charger Staff for Spring 2009: Nancy Vu President “I have been part of the Charger Magazine Staff for 3 semesters. As the president of the staff there is a lot of work and stress put on me. I love helping to create a great magazine that is made by students for our students at Pin Oak. It is a real honor to represent the Charger Staff as President with my partner in crime Darryl Dorsey the Vice President. The Charger Staff this semester was an amazing group to work with. They are dedicated to making an amazing magazine for our POMS family.” Darryl Dorsey Vice President “Being a part of the Charger staff has been very fun. I like working with people to get the magazine finished. This is my second semester being on the Charger staff.” Carolina Ayala Editor in Chief “This is my second semester being part of the Charger Magazine staff, it has been an amazing experience.” Courtney Gonzales Treasurer “This is my first semester in the Charger Magazine, and I am honored to be voted as the treasurer. Charger Magazine is probably the best elective I’ve ever picked.” Brian Juarez “Being in the Charger class has been a great experience. This is my fourth semester and it has been great and Ms. Powell is awesome. She has helped me out with my pages on many occasions to make them better than they were before.” 2
  4. 4. Brian Celis “Being a part of this fantastic magazine has been an awesome experience. Frombeginning to end, I have enjoyed every single moment. I have been here for two fullsemesters. Although many of my friends have been here longer, I have had such a fun timethat I will never forget this class. I will leave middle school very happy and content!”Dylan Velez “I really like working here because, what could you dislike about computers andworking with other people?”Michael Zimmermann “This is my second semester being in the Charger Magazine class. I really like workingon pages and making stuff that people enjoy reading. Ms. Powell is a great teacher and themagazine is a really neat class to be in!”Sakia Hodge “For my first semester as a member of the Charger Magazine staff, it has become myfavorite class and I love Ms. Powell. Everyone is great too. I have also learned so much!”Chris Lydick “I’ve been here for 2 years. I’ve gone through the interview process, submission timeand I’ve interviewed new members. It can be difficult, but I love the challenges that this classbrings!”Rebekah Griesheimer “This is my first time in the Charger Magazine class and I love taking pictures.” 3
  5. 5. 8th Grade Events 8th grade is a very cool year, but it is also serious. This is an important yearbecause it is when you move into high school and when you begin to think aboutwhat you want to be and do in life. The 3-2-1 has begun and it’s really hard tryingto stay out of trouble. In order to get on the bus to Schlitterbahn, 8th graders needto AVOID getting 3 school wide detentions, 2 in-school suspensions, and 1 at-home suspension. Schlitterbahn Trip 8th Grade Promotion May 22nd May 28th Trip Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. Information: The 8th Graders will Information: Everybody must need to bring a sack lunch, a be appropriately dressed for soda or juice, 2 bottles of water, the occasion. and a 1-piece bathing suit (preferably under comfortable Address: Butler Stadium clothes). 13755 South Main St. Important Dates: May 8, 2009-8th Grade Dance May 22, 2009-Schlitterbahn Trip May 27, 2009-Academic Celebration by Brian Celis May 28, 2009-8th Grade Promotion @ Butler Stadium
  6. 6. by Nancy Vu
  7. 7. Making History in Washington D.C. … We are back in Texas and the experience was great! For the students who visited D.C., the experience was amazing, although many of them missed their friends from other states such as New Mexico, Alaska, Nebraska, Arizona, Georgia, and of course, Texas. We stayed in the Marriot Crystal City hotel. We made sure that we visited every monument in the area. The most visited one was the Lincoln Memorial. My favorite museum was the American Smithsonian Museum. It had many legendary artifacts such as Michael Jordans Jersey, the original Kermit the Frog and the Hip Hop Era with its Boom Box Players. The biggest place was the Newseum, its was mostly about being a reporter for news and whats happening in our country. We enjoyed food and all the festivities. We survived many long walks in the cold. Some of us even got frostbitten every day including myself. But we experienced some bad timing during the inauguration when we had to ride the metro at 6:30am and it was so full no one had more than 5 inches of space. When the teachers told us we were going to a concert featuring Beyonce, Shakira, Usher, Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, and Stevie Wonder, we were amazed. To our surprise, there was more to singing. Speeches were made by celebrities such as George Lopez, Tom Hanks, and Kumar. People were happy and proud of being there for the first African American President of the United States, Barack Obama. History was made and we were a part of that history. I will never forget my experiences in Washington. 6 By Brian Juarez
  8. 8. Band-Tastic! Pin oak has a very rich Theater Arts program. Proof of this is the magnificent Pin Oak Band. The Pin Oak band has won many awards and attended many venues. Here are some events that the Pin Oak band will be attending soon: • April 23 @ 6:30 – There will be a Spring Concert featuring Mr. McDonough and other faculty on Cowbells. • May 1 – The Intermediate and Advanced Bands will compete in Music Across Texas competition at Schlitterbahn in Galveston, TX. Ms. Barnes provided some information for you if you want to join band. Here are the following options: - The Beginning Band is a small group where you learn how to play your instruments. - In Intermediate Band, you get to start playing you instrument and get more experience as you go farther into the year. - Advanced Band is the most difficult one. You need to audition for this class. Advanced Band students (and a few Intermediate) went to the HISD Solo and Ensemble Competition at Johnston Middle School on Saturday, February 21st. Ms. Whiting, our Orchestra teacher, was the piano accompanist for all of the solos. The following students earned a Division I ranking for their performance (the highest award) and were awarded a silver or bronze medal, according to the difficulty of their music: Wayne Reid- Snare Drum Solo Brandon Pierce, Andres Salazar, Sarah Stafford, & Tyler Hanis- Percussion Quartet Mike Watson & James Johnson- Trombone/Tuba Duet Brianna McGowan- Flute Solo Kimball Streeter- French Horn Solo Seth Uzman- Alto Saxophone Solo CONGRATULATIONS!! Band Website: www.classjump.com/pinoakbandby Brian Celis and Dylan Velez 7
  9. 9. Pin Oak Choir Isn’t Choir great? You get to sing, dance, and also perform for your peers! The Pin Oak Choir did a great job with the Country Café which was performed on March 4th. If you can sing and you want to shine like a star then go for it. JOIN CHOIR!! I know I would!! 6th Grade Choir Aren’t they great?Yes! His name is like the famous artist but Pablo Aguilar’s artwork is quite different and his beautiful self portrait won him a special honor this year at the Houston Lyons Club Poster Contest. Pablo drew himself and his own 6th Grade Choirpersonal symbols for peace and summed up this year’s theme “Peace Begins With Me”. As this 7th Period year’s Winner, Pablo won $100 dollars and was honored on January 27th at the Bellaire Community Building . by Sakia Hodge
  10. 10. Aliyah Davis, Ciera Randle, and Jesus Duran are “The Life Changers” whose goal is to get seniors to adopt pets. Albert Rogers, Gaby Ayala, Alex Padilla, and Salem Hadgu are “2 Hot 2 Cold” who are trying to spread awareness concerning heat stroke to others. Brittani Binor, Kalyn Odom, and Stephanie Rangel are “ The Enviro- mentalist” whose goal is to educate theLila Loue, Morgan Taper, and Lauren Sigmon students about environmental issues in are “Stay’n Alive” . Their focus is to put a the world today. cistern in our school to water our outside learning facility. Sadie Gordon, Stephanie Cortez, Laura Jimenez, and Lizzeth Nunez are “Castaway’s End” who are trying to test teens knowledge about depression and Elizabeth Ramirez, Megan Cameron, how to overcome it.Rachel Nolen are “Gone With The Wind” .They want to prevent roofs from coming off houses during hurricanes. by Rebekah Griesheimer 9
  11. 11. Leadership Leadership is the ability to get people to follow voluntarily to accomplish atask. A leader is someone who gives orders, keeps organized, and guidesothers to success. Making your own choices is better than following someoneelse’s because it can always be a mistake that you chose to make. A follower is the kind of person that has the ability to be a leader, butchooses not to. Many people choose, what they think is cool, what their peersdo, because they want to seem “cool” too. In reality, it isn’t cool to choose abad decision, and many people do actually believe that. If your friendsencourage you to choose the “cool” decisions, then maybe they aren’t the rightfriends for you. Leadership isn’t always good. Take the holocaust for example, Adolf Hitlerwas the leader of the Nazis (National Socialist Worker’s Party), and becamethe leader of Germany in 1933. He convinced all ‘Aryans’(Germans) to followhim and join the Nazis. Since he was the ruler of Germany, the Germansdecided to listen to him and joined. Hitler believed that Jews were sub-humanand were seen as biologically inferior to the superiority of the ‘Aryans’. Hedecided to segregate all Jews, handicaps, Gypsies (nomadic Romans), andhomosexuals from his people. His followers never tried to stop it, and leteleven million people die. Six million of them were Jews, up to 250,000 ofthem were Gypsies, and 1.5 million were children. Abraham Lincoln is known as the best president in U.S. History. He was agood leader because he made a lot of changes while he was in office, thesewere all good changes. Since he came into office while the United States wasstill at war, he never changed what he was fighting for. He fought for theUnited States without slavery and didn’t stray away from that. But, hisGenerals weren’t listening to his instruction and didn’t perform so he had toshuffle things around quite a bit. He stayed on course on what he believed ineven though it wasn’t an easy task. He never criticized anyone, neitherpersonally nor publicly. He never went to public and criticized the leaders hewas replacing. He had a passion to keep the nation together and he did justthat. Being a leader not only takes courage but also responsibility. To be aleader, you need to make good choices and think before you make a mistake.There’s nothing necessarily wrong with being a follower, but being a leader issomething that you ought to be, and you’ll be valued by others. Are you ready to step up and be a leader? by: Carolina Ayala and Addison Snelling
  12. 12. Teacher TalkDo you like taking tests? Do you use any type of special test-takingstrategies? Do you turn in your homework on time? On this page, youwill find some advice from one of our teachers from 8C. These tips arevery important, so maybe using them will give you an advantage overother people who don’t: Ms. Furnari says.. “Use your planner, don’t wait until the last minute to turn in your work, and check your cluster blog regularly. Also when taking tests, don’t forget to highlight, underline, take good notes on the margins and double check your work whenever you finish. When you’re doing your homework, make a real effort, not just an effort to get it done. Make sure you leave nothing blank. Your parents can help you get organized and check your work, but they can’t do it for you.” Mr. Gomez says “Make sure to write the due date of your homework in your planner. Eat a healthy breakfast in the morning before a test, and when you need to present your homework, make sure you present it at the beginning of class, just in case if we need to review the homework assignment. Your parents also need to check the cluster’s website to make sure it matches the student’s planner.” Now it’s up to you choose what you want to do. You either listen to your teachers and succeed, or you don’t and you fail. It’s very easy to follow, but not always easy to do. Our teachers here at Pin Oak know what they are talking about. You should really consider their advice. Keep in mind, they passed the 8th grade! 11
  13. 13. Charger Swim Team Aldape, Nicolas Middleman, Shayna Davis, Alyssa Perez, Isabel Gabehart, Jeremy Reynoso, Laura Grey, Alexandria Schepps, Samantha James, Thaddeus Sdringola, Chiara Lowe, Lila Schoellhorn, Rachel Martinez, Andrea Valencia, Juan Maset, Rebecca Yard, Stephanie McPherson, Rachel by Sakia Hodge
  14. 14. Faculty vs. Students Basketball Game The staff won the game with a score of 61 to 53! Who would of thought the staff would win because the team was great this season. But hey! Whether you believe it or not they proved that they still had it! Some of the staff were Coach Mills, Mr. Wagner, Officer Byrd, Mr. Redstone, Coach Fredericks, Mr. Sanchez, Mr. Franco, and MANY MORE! What a great game! Did you have fun watching and cheering? 13 by Sakia Hodge
  15. 15. College Week at Pin OakThe 2nd Annual College Week at Pin Oak was the best yet! There were many decorateddoors and college shirts everywhere. Teachers introduced a variety of lessons andactivities about preparing for college. I think that if you can have fun while learning, youshould do it- especially when it comes to college, because of the importance of obtaininga degree and a decent education. Everyone learned something new about college,whether it was what college a teacher went to, or the fact that you can study cooking incollege. The event was great for everyone here at Pin Oak. Go College Week! 14
  16. 16. How do you join? You can join at any time!!! Just stop by Mr. Bancroft’s room and get some information, sign up with your parent’s permission, then have some fun! We have over 100 1st ,2nd , and 3rd place trophies. Westside High School Its y our t im e to s Lizzeth Almendarez 4th place-Group Lip h ine! Sync/ 6th place- Dramatic Interpretation Marin Cabrera 3rd place- Declamation/ 4th place- Extemporaneous Speaking Daniel Chavez 1st place- Soapbox Speaking/ 1st place- Declamation Kevin Dwyer 2nd place- Original Oratory/ 2nd place- Dulles High school Group Lip Sync/ 4th place- LD DebateDulles High School Laura Jimenez 2nd place-Audition/ 3rdDaniel Chavez & Andy Tran place- Vocal Solo/ 4th1st place Public Forum Debate place- Group Lip Sync/ 6th place- GroupMarin Cabrera & Code Nelson Improvisation2nd place Public Forum Debate Code Nelson 5th place- PoetryNicolas Aldape & Edvin Quiej3rd place Public Forum DebateSeth Uzman Zanda Orgil 6th place- Group1st place LD Debate ImprovisationAlexander Nelson-Fryer3rd place tie LD Debate Grant Silverman 2nd place- Group LipGrant Silverman Sync/ 6th place- Extemporaneous3rd place tie LD Debate Speaking by Rebekah Griesheimer
  17. 17. by Michael Zimmermann Houston is one of the best cities in Texas for live music and entertainment.With 2 music venues downtown, and many more around the city, there’s alwayssomething going on.Here are some events in the Houston area:Britney Spears Britney Spears is known worldwide for her pop music.Along with the release of her new album “Circus”, she is going on tour! Location: The Toyota Center Date: Monday, March 30, 2009 Time: 8:00 PM Ticket Prices: $125, $95, $55, and $39.50 Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, All Time Low and Hey Monday This group of great bands is going on tour together! Be sure not to miss this! Location: Sam Houston Race Park Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009 Time: 6:30 PM Ticket Prices: $36 Prices: Katy Perry Katy Perry is best known for her hit songs “I Kissed A Girl” and “Hot n’ Cold”. Katy Perry’s premiere album “One Of The Boys” quickly hit the top of the charts. Location: The House of Blues Date: Tuesday,May 12, 2009 Time: 8:00 PM Ticket Prices: $18 - $20
  18. 18. Les Monuments de ParisIn Mrs. Covaci-Prince’s 6th & 7th grade French rotation classlearned about various cities in France. One of the cities was Paris.Students learned about its history, famous monuments and culture.From their experience, students created a project based on amonument in Paris. They built it in small scale and presented it in frontof the class along with all the information that they learned throughindividual research.
  19. 19. 8thDonnisha BridenBrittani BisorAllahjah Brown Krew 7thMegan Cameron Ikeyia BurksNina Cater Julio ParadaMontrell Curvey Marquelle ChristianChristine Dessemond Danielle Vega Alexis Davis POMS’s Pegasus Company Success at Competitions!Cayla Fears Jatoriyae DupreeCourtney Gonzalez Molly Hensel Company Awards: Super Sweepstakes @ MAEmina Halilovic Courtney FontaineDonia Idrissi Sweepstakes@ ShowmakersJela Johnson Valery Pokidaylo Katie Froehlich Highest point Award on the Salsa Routine@ MAAdelaide Leonard Jordan GordanFritzina Morrison Jose Cano Krew’s Awards: Jerica Gray Trio-1st Place@ MAKayln Odom Quartet-1st Place@ MAValery Pokidaylo Rolando Lopez Kierra Lewis Larger Ensemble-2st Place@ MALinda Rovira Trio-1st Place@ ShowmakersChiara Sdringola Trey Goosey Jordan Miller Quartet-1st Place@ ShowmakersLauren Sigmon Victoria Prince Large Ensemble- 1st Place@ ShowmakersEmily Smartt Johnny Cao Taleah Prince Solos/DuetsMorgan Taper Donia Idrissi-4th Runner Up@ MABrittany Turner Pierre Philips Kayla Mamagos Margana Wood-1st Place@ MANefthaly Vera Blaire Roberts Donia Idrissi-3rd Place@ ShowmakersNancy VuJaelan White Eric Harleston Kaelin Smith Margana Wood- 1st & 2nd Place@ Showmakers Emina Haliovic 4th Runner Up@ ShowmakersKennedi Wilson Matthew Knight and Nancy Vu 1st Place@ ShowmakersMargana Wood Matthew Knight Destini WillamsAlexandra Zepeda Jnae Willamson Nefthaly Vera by Courtney Gonzalez and Nancy Vu
  20. 20. Misty Wagers has been dancing since the age of2-1/2. She grew up learning Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Jorge Sanchez aka “Mr. Sanchez,” akaand Pointe from a local Dance Studio. From “Sanchez,” aka “ Breakdance teacher,” akathere, she was the head of her High School “That Guy,” started dancing at the age of 15.Dance Team. After High School, she attended He really had no rhythm, but still dancedSan Jacinto College and the University of because he loved music. In High School heHouston while teaching at the studio she grew was part of the Inertia Dance Company. Whileup in. While in college, she was introduced to in High School, he won many national danceModern Dance where she received her titles as well as national recognitions by beingBachelors of Theatre and Dance degree. During featured with the crew in People Magazinean after college she danced with several local Say Cheese! and on the CBS Early Morning Show. As hismodern dance companies. Her passion of dance skill progressed, so did his creativity intook her to a teaching position in the public choreography. He is currently teaching hisschool system. Before coming to Pin Oak she love for music and dance at Pin Oak Middletaught dance in Pasadena ISD. This is her 6th School. In addition to Pin Oak, he is a studentyear teaching at Pin Oak . When she first came at the University of Houston looking to majorto Pin Oak, there were less than 100 students in Business. He’s is also part of his ownenrolled in Dance. There are now close to 400 dance crew HIStory. You may have seenstudents in the dance program. Pin Oak now has them win 1st place in MTV’s Americas Best6 full intermediate dance classes, 2 Breakdance Dance Crew. (Haha joke, but they were onclasses, an 1 advanced dance, “Pegasus Dance the show.) Sanchez’s future plans are to openTeam,” and a 6th grade Dance Club. his own yoga studio in which Pizza can be This is my good side! served and free sprite with every purchase……
  21. 21. by Michael Zimmermann Livescribe Smart Pen $150.00 This pen records audio of the lecture while you are taking notes in class. Cyber-shot T700 Digital Camera $399.99 This amazing camera takes 10.1 megapixel photos, and has a 3.5” touch screen. Ironkey USB Drive $109.00 This USB drive gives you military grade encryption, keeping your data safe. Samsung Omnia $269.99 Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket The Samsung Omnia $69.95 is a touch screen phone These ear bud’s have superior soundthat runs Windows Mobile. quality and rich bass. Exclusively from iPod Touch 8 GB $229.00 The iPod Touch is a touch screen multimedia player that lets you take your favorite music and videos with you. Macbook Pro Rosendahl Watch II $1,999.00 $229.99 The Macbook Pro has outstanding This watch displays the time processing power, making it a great on a sleek, LCD display. laptop for all your music and videos. 20
  22. 22. What’s your high school option?Next year, Pin Oak’s 8th graders will be moving to highschool. Find out where some will be going: Name High School ReasonJ.T. Westside •Good athletic program •Good school High School •Good learning environmentAlicia Bellaire •Great school •Great academic programs High School •Foreign languagesBrian DeBakey •Interested in health professions High School •Would like to get into the medical fieldGuillermo Challenge •It’s a small school •Great opportunities Early CollegeCarolina HSPVA •Interested in singing and actingCarolina Bellaire •Wants to learn different languages High School •Friends are going there too! by Brian Celis
  23. 23. If you want to join one of the most well known clubs at Pin Oak then stop by Ms.Ichara’s room- A106 to sign up. by Darryl Dorsey
  24. 24. by Darryl Dorsey
  25. 25. Lady Chargers Top Row: Emily Christians Jessica Cruz Treshundra TaylorAnne Crystal Fernandez Carrington Townsend Selma DelicJatoriyae Dupree-Jones Shannon Gadon Ann Romero Bottom Row: Bria Goodman DeAsia Moore Taleah Williams Janell Howard GO LADY CHARGERS! by Sakia Hodge 24
  26. 26. The Chargers Top to bottom: Top to bottom: #22 Regan Johnson #3 Derrick Carmouche #13 Madison Miller #33 Dino Fernandez #33 William Clement #22 Tim Hachem#40 Jeffrey Roberson #21 Myles Lattin#20 Johnathan Wiley #13 Austin Robinson #21 Devonte Dixon #23 Denzel Evans Bottom Row: Bottom Row: #8 DJ Green #1 Cameron Williams#23 Emanuel Ellerbee #10 Jonathan Thibeaux #11 Wesley Phillips #11 Seneca Barnes #10 Pierre Phillips #55 Cameron Miller #1 Daniel Bowling #44 JT Cherry #3 Blaise Bell #32 Dillon Talaska by Sakia Hodge 25
  27. 27. Remaining Games April 2, 2009: Pin Oak vs. Kipp @ 4:15 April 8-9, 2009: HISD Tournament April 27, 2009: Pin Oak vs. Pershing @ 7:30 Roster 8thCourtney Gonzalez Brianne Jolivete Kristen West Emily White Margana Wood 7th Sarah Atherton Olivia BrownMarquelle Christian Sarah Stafford Hannah Mcbride Kristen Vingoe 6th Taylor Castillo Kassidy Dokes Kaelyn Kringle by Courtney Gonzalez
  28. 28. Roster 8th JT CherryMiguel Figueroa Oscar GarciaCristian Jacome Chris Lykins Alex Metzger Cam MillerCullen Pickering Carl RobinsonCam VanDusen Joey Zepeda Paul Zepeda 7thOvidio Barrientos Josh Starkey 6th Remaining Games Kaleb Bell Manager: March 31, 2009: Pin Oak vs. Grady @ 4:15 TJ Talley April 1, 2009: Pin Oak vs. Johnston @ 4:30 April 7, 2009: Pin Oak vs. Grady @ 4:15 April 9, 2009: Pin Oak vs. SVDP @ 4:00 HISD DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TBA by Courtney Gonzalez 27
  29. 29. 8th GradeAbby SumberaKate BeitenmillerMorgan TaperLauren SigmonHannah StromanMariah SavalaKim GasparTahirah AliMaddie CooperElizabeth RamirezSamatha ScheppsTolu FaladeRubi Vazquez Morgan Taper said that she enjoys playingNeidelyn Rodriguez soccer because she loves being part of aRachel Nolen team. She has been playing soccer since sheMaddie Williams was 4 years old, that’s been 10 years now.Taylor McCurdy Her favorite position is forward, because it’sLaura Reynoso the best place to make a goal. Morgan rates 7th Grade herself as a 9 on a 1-10 scale, because herLexie Gray role model David Beckham is a 10. “DavidStephanie Yard Beckham is the best professional soccerVictoria Prince player,” claims Morgan. Remaining Games Thursday 4/2/2009, 4:15pm @ Pin Oak :Pin Oak v Pilgrim Thursday 4/9/2009, 4:15pm @ Lanier: Pin Oak v Lanier 28 by Courtney Gonzalez
  30. 30. Remaining Games Thursday 4/2/2009, 4:15pm @ Pin Oak: Pin Oak v Pilgrim Thursday 4/9/2009, 4:15pm @ Lanier: Pin Oak v Lanier Roster Alex Adrian Herman Aguilar Merced Alaniz Renato Anguiano Miguel Bartolo Jose Bravo Joaquian Buitrago Samuel Calderon Carlos Castellon Jesus Duran Moises Garcia Edgar Gongora Jeffrey Granados Myles Lattin Oscar Lovo Pablo Magarin Jesus Martinez Alejandro Padilla Max Farias said that he has been Josue Turcios playing soccer since he was 11 years Douglas Urrutia old. His favorite position is right or left Carlos Valles midfielder. He likes this position because he likes running and taking the opponent head to head on the sideline. Max rates himself a 10 out of 10! “ My favorite thing about soccer is the shoes (Vapors) and the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo. I would love to meet him someday.”by Courtney Gonzalez
  31. 31. S u m m e r G e t a w a y sEveryone loves summer, but is summer really fun when you sit at home the whole summer,or go to a camp for 3 or 4 weeks? Maybe, but you need to get out and relax somewhereelse! We found some family-friendly options for summer getaways:San AntonioGo to San Antonio and you’ll quickly find out why so many visitors keep going back to enjoyits friendly atmosphere and vibrant culture! And with so many things to see and experience,there’s no better place to get out and have fun…South Padre IslandLocated at the tropical tip of Texas, some people have called it “the perfect place”.Its a place where warm, sparkling beaches, relaxing activities, unparalleled lodging facilities,along with friendly hospitality, come together in one terrific location to ensure the highestlevel of enjoyment for your next vacation.Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi is located on the southern tip of Texas, great for relaxing on the beach, orhaving fun at the other local attractions. In some parts, Corpus Christi offers a warm feel,with small-town charm, but in other parts of Corpus, something is always going on. Also, ifyou need a good hamburger, you can stop at the original WHATABURGER, which wasopened in Corpus in 1950.New OrleansNew Orleans welcomes visitors with a genuine hospitality and singular flair. The city truly canoffer something for every type of visitor, appeal to every interest, and fulfill every agendawith equal enthusiasm. An offbeat harmony defines the city’s unmistakable charm. NewOrleans is at once a city of marvelous excesses and gentle subtleties. It can deliver excitingnightlife entertainment and the most family-oriented vacation.AustinAustin is a city that doesn’t take itself too seriously. After all, you can’t have a motto like“Keep Austin Weird”, and be normal. Austin is laid-back, full of energy and, yes, a littleweird.It’s also like no place else in Texas with plenty of barbecue. But you’ll also find athriving art community. Filmmakers. Sports fanatics. 200 live music venues. And world-renowned festivals. by Chris Lydick
  32. 32. Who’Who’s Who Among Pin Oak Staff… Staff… Ms. Freeman Ms. S. Powell Mrs. Cook Prettiest Best Dressed Most Charger Spirit Dr. Hamilton Coach Katt Smartest Most Athletic Mrs. Dorsey Mrs. Stamp Ms. Duran Nicest Most Creative Most Organized Mrs. Rodriguez Mrs. Leahy Most Punctual Funniest 31
  33. 33. Who’ Who’s Who Among Pin Oak Staff… Male Staff…Mr. Sanchez Mr. Allen Mr. GomezMost Handsome Best Dressed Most Charger Spirit Mr. Edquid Coach Fuji Smartest Most Athletic Mr. Meyer Mr. Walker Mr. Redstone Nicest Most Creative Most Organized Mr. Velazquez Mr. Frankum Most Punctual Funniest 32
  34. 34. Video Game ClubHalo 3, Grand Theft Auto, Super Smash Bros. Brawl… Doyou know these titles? You know you do. They’re the bestthings in the world since the cell phone. Video games! Somepeople might think that they “corrupt your mind” and stuff likethat. But that doesn’t stop them from getting into our school!!!Mr. Gomez (7C Texas History Teacher) has introducedthe “Video Game Club” to our school. During the 25-minute period during club days, they discuss games,strategies, walkthroughs, cheat codes and more.Sometimes, after school, the club stays to play somecool games.The requirements for this club are simple. First ofall, your parents have to sign a permission slip tolet you into the club. This is required becausesome of the games discussed are rated “M” formature. These games contain intense violence,blood and gore and frequent use of stronglanguage These games should be played in theprivacy of your own home and not on the school’scomputers.Future Plans Mr. Gomez’s future plans for this club include: •More playtime after school •Get more people to play/join the club •More console availability 33 By Dylan V.
  35. 35. Top 40 Movies of 20081. The Dark Knight2. Iron Man3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull4. Hancock5. WALL-E6. Kung Fu Panda7. Twilight8. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa9. Quantum of Solace10. Dr. Seuss Horton Hears a Who!11. Mamma Mia!12. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian13. Marley and Me14. The Incredible Hulk15. Wanted16. Get Smart17. Gran Torino18. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button19. Four Christmases20. Bolt21. Tropic Thunder22. Bedtime Stories23. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor24. Journey to the Center of the Earth25. Eagle Eye26. Step Brothers27. You Dont Mess with the Zohan28. Yes Man29. 10,000 B.C.30. Beverly Hills Chihuahua31. High School Musical 3: Senior Year32. Slumdog Millionaire33. Pineapple Express34. Valkyrie35. 2136. What Happens in Vegas37. Jumper38. Cloverfield39. The Day the Earth Stood Still40. 27 Dresses by Carolina Ayala 34
  36. 36. Top 40 Music Videos of 2008 1. 3 Doors Down 11. David Cook 21. Leona Lewis 31. New Kids On The "Its Not My Time" "Light On" "Bleeding Love" Block "Single" 2. Taylor Swift 12. Duffy 22. The Academy Is.. 32. Ne-Yo “Love Story” "Mercy" “About A Girl” "Closer" 3. All-American 13. Estelle Feat. 23. Lifehouse 33. O.A.R. Rejects Kanye West "Broken" "Shattered" "Gives You Hell" "American Boy" 4. Beyonce 14. Gavin Degraw 24. Linkin Park 34. OneRepublic "If I Were A Boy" "In Love with a Girl" "Shadow of the Day" "Stop and Stare" 5. Britney Spears 15. Gavin Rossdale 25. Madonna Feat. 35. Pink "Womanizer" "Love Remains the Justin Timberlake "So What" Same" "4 Minutes" 6. Buckcherry 16. Jason Mraz 26. Mariah Carey 36. Rihanna "Sorry" "Im Yours" "Touch My Body" "Take a Bow" 7. Christina Aguilera 17. John Legend feat. 27. Maroon 5 37. Rihanna"Keeps Getting Better" Andre 3000 "Wont Go Home "Disturbia" "Green Light" Without You" 8. Coldplay 18. Jordin Sparks & 28. Mary J. Blige 38. Sara Bareilles "Viva La Vida" Chris Brown "Just Fine" "Love Song" "No Air" 9. Daughtry 19. Katy Perry 29. Matt Nathanson 39. Secondhand "Feels Like Tonight" “I Kissed A Girl” "Come On Get Higher" Serenade "Fall For You" 10. David Archuleta 20. Kid Rock 30. Natasha 40. The Ting Tings "Crush" “All Summer Long” Bedingfield "Pocketful “Shut Up And Let Me Of Sunshine" Go” by Carolina Ayala
  37. 37. WHO’S WHO A HOUSE 6TH GRADE Smartest Boy & GirlTallest Girl & Boy Christopher Congelosi Sarah Lanfear Taylor Castillo Most Handsome Boy & Cutest Girl John JeffreyMost Athletic Boy & Girl Kaleb Williams Alanis Simon Most Outgoing/Crazy Boy & Girl Most Popular Boy & Girl Devin Crain Taylor Castillo Sarah Cartwright Note: Due to schedulingconflicts beyond our control, Austin Zepeda we were unable to picture other categories. Names Austin Zamoramay also be misspelled. For that, we apologize. Cierra Emanuel 36
  38. 38. WHO’S WHO B HOUSE 6TH GRADE Shyest Boy & GirlMost Spirited Boy & Girl Smartest Boy & Girl Rosa Perazo Benjamin Ramey Drew Kibbe Kevin Dao Susana Sanchez Sarah Levinson Most Athletic Boy & Girl Most Handsome Boy & Cutest Girl Outgoing/Crazy Boy/Girl Christopher Fruge Sierra Delgado Angie Garcia Hunter Bollenbarch Darryl Harris Amanda Conrad Most Popular Boy Shortest Boy & Girl Kevin Martinez Aaron Oheill 37 Marielle Ramos
  39. 39. Whos Who 6th Grade C House Most Stylish Boy & Girl Shyest Boy & Girl Jahsiah Toby Alexa NobleAlex Whitman Anna Vite Most Talented Boy & Girl Tallest Girl Tram Dang Marin Cabrera Nicole Graham Best Dancer Boy & Girl Note: Due to schedulingconflicts beyond our control, we were unable to picture other categories. Names Jahsiah Toby Eunice Reuismay also be misspelled. For that, we apologize. 38
  40. 40. Whos Who 6th Grade C House Most Handsome Boy & Cutest Girl Smartest Boy & GirlJeremiah Wright Jenny Sheeren Eric Solberg Jenny Sheeren Chris Wernette Donald Ipo Most Athletic Boy Most Popular Boy Most Likely to Succeed Girl Ariel Gilboa Most Spirited Girl Arianna Holmes Most Outgoing/Crazy Boy& Girl Donald Ikpo & Chelsy Aledia
  41. 41. WHO’S WHO A HOUSE 7TH GRADE Most Spirited Girl & Boy Courtney Springer Michael De Rouselle Cutest Girl & Most Handsome Boy Most Outgoing/Crazy Girl & BoyMost Athletic Girl & Boy Mckenzie Phipps Jackie Barboza Eric Harleston Olivia Brown Devonta Dixon Reagan Johnson Most Popular Boy & Girl Note: Due to scheduling conflicts beyond our control, we were unable to picture other categories. Names Pierre Phillips & Blaire Roberts may also be misspelled. For that, we apologize. 40
  42. 42. WHO’S WHO B HOUSE 7TH GRADE Smartest GirlMost Spirited Boy & Girl Shyest Boy& Girl Jeffrey Roberson Ariel Reimbold Adrianna Franklin Luis Pena & Jessica Mejia Cutest Girl & Most Handsome Boy Most Outgoing/Crazy Boy & Girl Jordan Miller Dylan Ubanoski Elizabeth Koshy & Bryson Hartly Most Popular Boy & Girl Note: Due to scheduling conflicts beyond our control, we were unable to picture other categories. Names may also be misspelled. For that, we apologize. Darius Crook Nadirah Perkins 41
  43. 43. Whos Who 7th Grade C HouseMost Handsome Boy & Cutest Girl Smartest Boy/GirlMatthew Knight Jackie Laurenzana Blaise Bell Rebecca Maset Most Athletic Boy & Girl Most Popular Boy & GirlTimothy Shields Sarah Stafford Timothy Shields & Jordan GordonMost Likely to Succeed Boy & Girl Most Spirited Boy & GirlZachary Abraham Rebecca Maset Carlos Valles Annie Matthews Most Outgoing/Crazy Girl & Boy April Mai & Joe Chavez 42
  44. 44. WHO’S WHO A HOUSE 8TH GRADE Shyest Boy & GirlMost Spirited Boy & Girl Smartest Boy & Girl Jose Cano/Mary Barenitus Molly Hensal Chase Skills Kevin Dewier/Shannon Most Cutest Girl & Most Handsome Boy Outgoing/Crazy Boy & GirlMost Athletic Girl & Boy Danielle Vega & Moises Garcia Elizabeth Ramirez Kimberly Gasper Paul Zepeda Joey Zepeda Tallest Boy & Girl Most Popular Boy & Girl Shortest Boy & Girl Joe Meyer Alan Long & Bria Fitch Johnny Cao Tolu Falade 43 Christin Desman
  45. 45. WHO’S WHO B HOUSE 8TH GRADE Shyest Boy & GirlMost Spirited Boy & Girl Smartest Boy & Girl Nina Carter Omar Nunez Wendy Juarez Andy Tran Joe Catirneau Jayonn Johnson Most Athletic Boy & Girl Most Handsome Boy & Cutest Girl Most Outgoing/Crazy Boy & Girl Stephanie Cortez Jaime Gomez Donia Idrissi Nancy Vu Meyson Garcia Daniel Chavez Tallest Boy & Girl Most Popular Boy & Girl Shortest Boy & Girl Genesis Williams Jelisa Jones Jennifer Medrano Alex Kanusas George Velasquez Max Farias 44
  46. 46. No Image Available to tight Schedule* Whos Who 8th Grade C HouseMost Handsome Boy & CutestGirl Smartest Girl Carlos Castellon & Brandii Roquemore Megan Thompson Dino Fernandez Branddii Roquemore Most Athletic Boy & Girl Most Popular Boy & GirlBrianne Jolivet & Denzell Evans Most Likely to Succeed Boy/GirlAbigail Gonzales & Cameron Williams Most Spirited Boy & Girl Jacob Story & Jaelan White Most Outgoing/Crazy Boy & Girl Dino Fernandez Ariana Koops 45
  47. 47. Whos Who 8th Grade C House Shyest Boy & Girl Most Stylish Boy & Girl Emmanuel Obot & Denise Lazlo Roy Smith & Lauren Harris Most Artistic Boy &Girl Most Talented Boy/Girl Jacob Story & Josie Hong Pierce Prazier & Allajah Brown Tallest Boy& Girl Shortest Boy &GirlAustin Robinson & Brianna Teague Ayrton Santos & Emily Smartt Best Dancer Boy & Girl Jesus Duran Odalys Gutierrez
  48. 48. Food Works/Food Masters Catering10850 Wilcrest Dr.Houston, TX 77099 281-498-5252 ATTENTION!!!!!!! Charger Staff Interviews for Fall 2009 will begin in May. Sign up at the Charger table during all lunches. We hope to see you soon!

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