Friday, October 13, 2017

Important notice!!!!!

thumbs up for it movie on Halloween 


Our bake sale

Last week at Hillwood the upper graders (5-8) had a bake sale. With all the hurricanes and fires going on we felt like we had to do something. We might do an other one but that is not for certain. We raised a little over 200$!!!! If your feeling generous than you should donate too. Stay safe!!  🍩🍩🍰🍰πŸͺπŸͺπŸ¬πŸ¬πŸ§πŸ§πŸ‰πŸ‰


Fleet Week!

      Fleet week is one week of the year where different parts of America celebrate the navy and other military people. The airshow that they do for the week is called the Blue Angels. This year, I went to go to check it out.

      When I first went to the event, there were a lot of activities to do and lots of tents to see. The first thing I saw was a tent showing how to make slime. One of the people who were helping make the slime was a biologist and the other a communicator for the navy. When they were done making the slime, they put it in little bags to give to others.

      Next I went to a PG&E booth where they showed me how to turn off the gas in an emergency and told me what to do in case a loose electric wire lands on my car when I am inside of it. The people also told me to spin the PG&E wheel to get a prize. I spun the wheel and got a stress toy in the shape of a PG&E car.

      Lastly, I sat down and saw the Blue Angels and they were pretty amazing. I also saw some people parachuting out of the planes which was also awesome.
      My opinion on Fleet Week this year is that is was very fun. I really enjoyed all of the booths and people that were there. I hope to come again next year!

Fleet Week

The 4th through 8th graders went to fleet week this past Friday. We walked down from our school and it was about 20 too 30 minutes. We saw they used for the army. We saw army cars, army drones and and electric car which was a hybrid which was better for the environment. They also gave us blue fidget spinners. 

We walked around a PG&E booth and they gave us this card and we had to get 5 stamps all around different sections of the booth. Once you get all of them, we go to this wheel and spin it. Then whatever it lands on, we answer a question and if we get it right we win a prize. And I also found out there was no Ps4 booth so I got really sad. We then went to get pizza.

My opinion of the fleet week was that I did not enjoy it. Last year's was a lot better then this year's because there was a Ps4 booth. The Ps4 booth is what made me have a good time. I enjoyed playing all the games they had and that their was a virtual reality section. Hopefully they have the Ps4 booth back next year.☻

At least 31 dead due to Northen California's Fire

In Santa Rosa, the hardest hit by the devastating fires, firefighters were stunned by the severity of the fire. An estimated 2,835 were destroyed alone in Santa Rosa. Atleast 31 bodies have been found while hundreds are still missing.

 According to officials, the average age of the death by the fires, is 75 years old, which means elders and people with disabilities are at high risk while these fires are still ablaze. On late Thursday night officials confirmed that out of the 31 people dead, 17 people died in Sonoma, 8 in Medocino, 4 in Yuba county and 2 in Napa County.

Added together the death toll has over taken, The 1991 Oakland Fire Hills Fire, and The Cedar Fire which swept, and destroyed San Diego County in 2003, atleast taking 2,800 structures with it.

Overall the fires have been devastating taking the lives of many. If you would like to donate to help the the Red Cross, who harbor many evacuation shelters, click this link;

A classic weekend

Fleet Week,bluegrass fans undaunted by Las Vegas attack

Due to the recent attack in Las Vegas, people are concerned about a recurrence of a massacre in the crowd at the Fleet Week event at Marina Green in San Francisco. This message is spoken through the article, "By land, sea, air: a classic weekend" written by Jenna Lyons, Lizzie Johnson and Steve Robenstein. While many people said they appreciated the response of an offer from the police and organizers to seek strong and visible security, they were determined not to let fear deter them from gathering together and getting on with the business of boats and bluegrass. Fans took their positions on the turf leaving the idea of a gun brawl behind while they listen to legends such as Laurie Lewis, Billy Brag and T Bone Burnett. My opinion is that to even consider a maniac latching his gun into a mob of people saddens the patriotic spirit at the Fleet Week Convention. 

Horses and fire do mix!!!

One day in Sonoma county a large property started to go up in flames.As soon as the owners got word they told their landscaper to let out their dog and horses so they could escape.But the fire surrounded them.They escaped via helicopter but they were told they couldn't take the dog. So the landscaper put him in his truck hoping he would survive. They were just now allowed to return to their house and everything was distroyed ,ruined. But guess who poped their head out of the truck? The dog!!!!!And their horses were just munching on the burnt leaves!!!

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Notable structures destroyed by blazes

       On Sunday, October 8th 2017 a devastating wild fire started and it took the lives of many.

         More than 1,500 structures have been damaged or destroyed in the raging fires across Napa and Sonoma counties. In addition to homes, the blaze have ravaged a number of notable structures. In Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa had suffered minimal damage, but the classrooms and the centers of east end are destroyed. Also Fountaingrove, Hiltion Sonoma Wine Country, Signorello Estates, Chateau St. Jean, and Cardinal Newman High School had suffered the same problem .Plz help the fire victims😷😷
                 -   Ziza                                    

! Help a kitten find a home !

My cousin found a kitten abandoned in a box on the side of the road. He is looking for anyone willing to adopt . He is unsure of the gender . Most likely a girl. The kitten is small and requires lots of attention. It needs a quiet and patient household. Since so young the kitten needs shots. If you are interested in adopting the kitten you must let children know that it should be held in a quiet environment and not thrown or held by neck. If you are willing to adopt make sure you have your parent's permission. I am not responsible for you getting in trouble.


Hello!!! I'm Chloe I'm a new student and Hillwood Academic more than anything. I love horses
and all animals. Bye for now!!-Chloe🐴🐴🐴🐴

Friday, September 29, 2017

Trends of 2017

2017 might have been a good year for some of you, but it also might have been a bad year. Either way, lets recap some of the trends that have happened this last year... so far. But beware, some of the trends might be to much for you to handle.

#1, the wavy eyebrows trend.
     The wavy eyebrows trend has been around for a couple of months, and all the makeup artists are going crazy about it. It all started on July 2 with a creative instagram post. It was all for good fun, but people started taking it to the next level. In fact, the wavy lip trend was also born because of this.

#2, the holographic nail trend.
      Now, the holographic nail trend has been around a little before 2017, but has still been a trend in 2017. Although it is not a big trend, it still has been worn by many and shown off in instagram posts. If you look around instagram, I am sure that one of the pictures of these nails will show up. 

#3, the furry nails trend.
      The furry nails trend was a very interesting trend. Even though I am not into this trend, many other people were. Again, this trend was a wacky thing and can be found somewhere on instagram if you do enough digging.
     I know that these weren't a lot of trends, but these are some of the most famous trends of 2017 so far. Hopefully, we won't have a many crazy trends next year.

The Iphone X

So basically my article is about the new iPhone X. It is so cool. 😎 It has new features such as facial recognition, wireless charging, and new picture settings. The I phone X is starting at 1,000 dollarsπŸ’°πŸ€‘. It comes in two colors which is space grey and silver. It does not have a home button anymore so instead you unlock with your face or you can swipe up. If your wondering how to access siri all you have to do is push the side button and she will appear.

Star and Max- written by Susie

I love Hillwood School especially the school bunny, Star. I love Star. I remember when Star jumped off the table and it was so hard to catch her. She is the best.

Max the black lab is so cute too! He always loves to play. He always slobbers people and it's so funny. His favorite toy is his treat ball.

 Max and Staf love each other. Star and Max love everybody. Everybody loves Star and Max. They are the best.

Mom flew to Germany, left 4 kids home alone in Iowa

A mother named, Erin Macke, in Johnston, Iowa has been arrested after leaving her 4 children at home while going to Germany for a 2 week vacation.

Erin has been charged with four counts of child endangerment and one count of transferring a firearm to a person under 21. Police later said that she was charged with transferring a firearm to a person under 21 because she left a gun within the children's reach.

Macke has tried but failed to arrange child arrangements 3 of her children, two 12 year olds, one 7 year old, and one 6 year old.

One of the children had called their father and told him that they had been left unsupervised, which later resulted in the police being tipped off.

Because Macke's babysitters fell through she had left her two 12 year old in charge. "They were concerned, they didn't know, they were confused," Tompkins said of the youngsters. "I mean, we're only talking about 12-year-olds being the adults here."

In the end the Iowa Human Services Dapartment had taken custody of the children.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hillwood Memory - Layla

   There are many good memories of Hillwood, but the best one is meeting my best friends. I also found my love for animals here. We have two pets at this school; Star, the bunny, and Max, the black lab.
   Star has given me so many good memories, like the time she peed on Nicole's work, and the time she went crazy because Madison and I were putting our sleeves in her face.I have made so many good friends at Hillwood. Plus, I got rid of my stage fright. For the first time, I sang a song in front of a crowd of people. I love Hillwood.

HIllwood Memory - Natasha

   After eight years of attending Hillwood School, I have made many memories that I will look back at in the future. Here I have met people who I would not have otherwise, and that is something special. Once I graduate this school, I will continue to tell stories about my experiences at Hillwood, because they are truly unforgettable.
   When I was in fifth grade, the upper-graders went on a trip to Yosemite. There were strict rules in the camp about keeping food out of the tents because of the bears that could put people in danger if they smelled food.
   For over an hour, our teacher at the time snatched Goldfish and granola bars from children to keep away from any problems. When we went to bed, our teacher looked into her backpack and found two loaves of banana bread, five oranges, and about fourteen Fruit Roll-Ups. We laughed all night because of this hilarious mistake.

HIllwood Memory - Kasama

   I have been attending Hillwood for nine years now. It has been a fun experience. My favorite memory is the boys' overnight, because we get to go on a hike, stay up late, eat good food, go to Starbucks, and mucn more.
   At Hillwood School, I have made many friends. One good friend I have made here was Leo. He introduced me and the rest of the school to a Japanese skill toy called the Kendama. Leo was from Italy and was able to speak Italian, English, and some Japanese.

HIllwood Memory - Grace

   I have a lot of great memories about Hillwood. One of my favorite memories was the trip to the ice-skating rink. Every December, the upper-grade class goes to Union Square to play on the ice-skating rink. Usually we spend about an hour on the ice and then come back to have lunch at school.
   The ice rink is so much fun, especially since it is only in Union Square for a limited amount of time. Next to the rink, there is a small cafe where they serve delicious hot chocolate, croissants, coffee, and other tasty things.
   Overall, this was one of my favorite memories and I will cherish them all forever. I hope that we will be able to go to the rink ext year!

Hillwood Memory - JoJo

My old teacher is such an amazing teacher. She is very nice people and kids and is good with children. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She teaches many classes like science, math, history, and grammar. She teaches elementary school and she does many cool experiments. She also plans many fun field trips like the Academy of Sciences and the San Francisco Zoo.

My kindergarten teacher was also very nice. She prepared us for elementary school, took good care of us, and also gave us fun projects. At the end of the week, she would give us prizes if we were being nice to each other and cleaning up after ourselves. She was such a great teacher and she is also one of my favorite people I have ever met.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pies are one of my favorite foods on the Earth. Lemon Meringue is a common pie to eat and it amazing. People around the world have created different recipes to make this pie even better. This heavenly treat has a graham cracker crust, lemon custard filling, and a fluffy meringue topping. Lemon Meringue was a treat since the Medieval times, but was perfected in the 17th century. The earliest recording is from a Swiss baker named Alexander Frehse. I am happy to be sharing a recipe from a great website named FoodNetwork of Lemon Meringue Pie. The recipe was by Chef Alton Brown and i hope you find this recipe useful!

Lemon Filling                                              Directions

4 egg yolks (reserve whites for                     Adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to  
meringue)                                                    375 degrees F.
1/3 cup cornstarch                                      
1 1/2 cups water                                          Whisk egg yolks in medium size mixing bowl and set aside.
1 1/3 cups sugar                                          
1/4 teaspoon salt                                           In medium saucepan, combine cornstarch, water, sugar, and
3 teaspoons butter                                         salt. Whisk to combine. Turn heat on medium and, string
1/2 cup lemon juice                                        frequently, bring mixture to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon                     from heat and gradually, 1 whisk-full at a time, add hot
zest                                                                mixture to egg yolks and stir until you have added at least half
1 (9-inch) pre-baked pie shell                        of the mixture.
1 recipe meringue, recipe follows                  
                                                                     Return egg mixture to saucepan, turn heat down to low and
Meringue Topping                                         cook, stirring constantly, for 1 more minute. Remove from heat
                                                                     and gently stir in butter, lemon juice, and zest until well
4 egg whites                                                  combined. Pour mixture into pie shell and top with meringue
1 pinch cream of tartar                                  completely covers filling and that it goes right up to the edge of
2 tablespoons sugar                                      the crust. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until meringue is golden.
                                                                    Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Make sure pie is                                                                       cooled completely before slicing.

                                                                    Meringue Topping:
                                                                    Place egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand                                                                            mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat egg whites until
                                                                     soft peaks form and then gradually add sugar and continue
                                                                     beating until stiff peaks form, approximately 1 to 2 minutes.                                                                          Use to top lemon filling

I hope that you guys all find this useful and Happy Early Pi Day!