TAYLOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Art by Kierston Mitchell
Dance, Dance, Dance!
By Jeremy Carr October 30,2009
TMS students didn’t go to the dance,
really enjoyed the Volume 1, Issue 1
because the DJ was
first dance of the great!”
year! Next Month:
The next dance Mrs. Shirley and Mr.
We give props is slated for February, Moo
to Tim Bailey for right around Valen- Faculty Spotlight
thrilling us all with tine’s Day. Just re-
The Thriller, and to member that in order to
Mrs. Hicks and the attend the next dance, Veteran’s Day Cele-
student council for you need to make sure
setting this up. “Tim was awe- Guinness World
that you don’t go to
some!” said Tahliyah Record Challenge
TOC or have ISS the
Jackson, “I loved
week before the dance. What We’re Thank-
every minute of it!” ful For!
“Some people More student art
thought they were and writing!
just going to play November B-days
country music,” said
“but those people are
sorry now that they
Student Spotlight 2
Red Ribbon Week: Funky Hats, Cool Immortal Worlds 2
Cats, and Just say “no” to Drugs! Spooky Poetry 3
As usual, TMS really on Drugs Day
showed school spirit and a
• Wednesday—Shade Student Art 3
commitment to staying
Out Drugs Day
away from drugs during
Ask Miss Shirley 3
“Red Ribbon Week” • Thursday—Team Up and Mr. Moo
October maze 4
and staff received rib- • Friday—My Buddy & and jokes
bons Me, Drug Free!
Photo collage 4
• Tuesday—Put a Cap
Page 2 TMS Times
Student Spotlight: Autumn Jensen
Interview by Minerva Alderete
1. How is 4. What are your goals for this 9. What are your thoughts about
your year year? the first dance of the year?
coming -To get another Wal-Mart -I didn’t go, but everyone said
along? sticker for my other shoe. it was ok.
-It’s okay... 5. What subject do you like 10. Would you say TMS is an
2. Did most? awesome school?
you find the -Band, because it is most fun. -Yeah!
staff and 6. What is your favorite book
students this year? Stay tuned for the next “Student
welcom- -Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
Spotlight” interview along with a
ing? 7. Who is your favorite teacher
-Yeah, and why? “Teacher Spotlight” in the next
they helped me feel better -Mr. Prinz because he makes
issue of the TMS Times. Who
about being a new student. Band and music interesting
3. What elective did you pick for me. knows? Minerva could be inter-
and why? 8. What do you think of the TMS
viewing you next!
-Band, because I’m a band Library?
geek at heart. I play percus- It’s very comfortable and
Question of the Month—
What was the hot topic for October?
Do you ever wonder what This month, I
everyone’s talking about at TMS? polled students
Now you can find out with about what was
“Question of the Month.” the hot topic for
Here’s how it works. October, and Burritos
Each month, I’ll put a question on here are the
a box in the library, and you can results! Who's going with
put in your answers. The most - Kirmesha
What to do on
popular answers will be featured Thompson the weekend
in this article. Every month we’ll Money
draw one answer and that person
will receive a prize!
World of Immortals...a story by Erin Nevins
It was a dark and gloomy My mom was surprised glance, causing him to sit up
day in the underworld. I was to see me talk about a guy in front straight and keep eating. (By eat-
playing around with my food at of her, but then the realization ing, I mean scarfing all of his food
the dinner table until my mother sunk in, and the surprise turned to down and asking for seconds!...
interrupted the awkward silence. joy. “Well,” she smiled, “I think And the “endearing” glances
“So, honey, did you find that is just wonderful!” mean that I would make sure to
any guys you like?” But my little brother Ar- spend time with him—I think it’s
I hesitated to look up to row wasn’t too happy for me. great to have my little brother be
see my mother’s disappointment. “Why is it always about her?” he one of my best friends.)
So, of course, I lied, “Well, yeah, mumbled. After dinner, homework,
but I don’t know, he seems kind I shot him an endearing and dishes, I had to face my
of, you know, like a show off?” mom, again...to be continued...
Volume 1, Issue 1 Page 3
Vampire in the dark By Autumn Stabeno
It’s really dark, He’s too faraway,
All I can see, Then he comes toward me,
Is two red eyes, I don’t know what to say,
Looking at me, He had the beauty of the sea,
I want to run, Then he said something
But my eyes are locked, that made my heart thud,
His mouth is moving, With a pair of fangs,
Maybe he talked? “May I suck your blood?”
By Veronica Garza
Ask Miss Shirley or Mr. Moo...
Need advice? Ask Miss Shirley with my girlfriend, but I had to dence!
get to know her before we - Miss Shirley
or Mr. Moo in the library.
started dating. So get to know
Dear Miss Shirley, Dear Miss Shirley,
him. Be friends, then ask him
I like this guy, but my BFF goes out if he hasn’t already asked Hi! How are you? What can I
out with him, and she knew I liked you. It might work. It did for do when my friends move and
him, but I’m going out with some- me. leave me alone?
one already. I can’t get this guy Miss Only Lonely
- Mr. Moo
out of my head. I’m confused.
-Love Dies Slowly
What do you do when your It’s always sad and difficult
friends talk behind your back? when a good friend moves
Dear LDS, away. Especially when last
-Miss Back-stabbed year you were such good
Explain to your friend how you friends! You probably spent
Dear Miss Back-stabbed,
feel, and if she agrees, just go a lot of time together, and left
with what your heart tells you. It’s sad, but the friend who
talked behind your back isn’t other friends in the dust, so
-Miss Shirley they may still be mad about
really being a friend. I know it’s
Dear Mr. Moo, hard to face any problem, but if that. So my advice is: don’t
I really like this guy I met this sum- you don’t talk to them about it, be shy—try other groups!
mer, but he doesn’t live in Taylor. I then it will only get worse, or Every group should be willing
have his E-mail but, I don’t know... you it’ll be on your mind every to add a new friend, if they’re
what do I do? time they try to be all buddy worth trying. Sure there are
From Long-distance love buddy with you. So, my advice mean girls, but there are far
is: be brave and confident, more nice ones close by!
stand up for yourself, and Good luck!
you’ll be amazed at how your - Miss Shirley
Well, I had the same problem
friends will take to your confi-
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