School year sparks great memories for students (from our print edition)

School year sparks great memories for students (from our print edition)

By Emily Rackley, News Editor
June 20, 2017
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COLONIAL — The school year sparked some amazing memories among students of this elementary school. Colonial is a great place to be, and now that the school year is coming to an end, children start to look back on their favorite parts of the year. The Colonial Times interviewed students from all...

New ways to make friends at Colonial (from our print edition)

New ways to make friends at Colonial (from our print edition)

By Gabby Ahitow and Madeline Smith
June 20, 2017
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The Kindergarten-fifth grade buddy system has been a part of Colonial life for more than twenty years. But this year, a new peer buddy program was introduced to the school, as was Friendly First Fridays. Both were designed to give all the grades the chance to meet and make new friends. The old...

Colonial says farewell to beloved Mr. Benkwitt (from our print edition)

Colonial says farewell to beloved Mr. Benkwitt (from our print edition)

By Laura Shelton, Student Life Editor
June 19, 2017
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COLONIAL EVERYWHERE — Students lined the halls to give hi-fives to beloved custodians Mr. Robert Benkwitt and Mr. Albert Rodriguez. That whole day the custodians were welcomed to "thank yous" and "our school wouldn't be the same without you." The day was Custodian's Day, but everything was more heartfelt...

Mrs. Wilson sees the whole Google campus in action (from our print edition)

Mrs. Wilson sees the whole Google campus in action (from our print edition)

By Lian Spencer and Julia Kindig
June 19, 2017
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Mrs. Tonya Wilson, the principal, recently took a vacation that included a visit to the headquarters of technology giant Google, which is based here. "My friend who works at Google invited me to tour the campus over spring break," Mrs. Wilson said.  "It helped me understand...

The stories of immigrants at Ellis Island inspire fourth graders

The stories of immigrants at Ellis Island inspire fourth graders

June 16, 2017
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ELLIS ISLAND — A trip to Ellis Island June 7 to learn the history of immigrants' struggle for freedom inspired the young minds of Colonial School. Both fourth graders and parents learned about the many different people who arrived at Ellis Island from many different places.  The day was filled...

Live Blog: Constitution Works as experienced by 5th grade judges and attorneys

Live Blog: Constitution Works as experienced by 5th grade judges and attorneys

By Jaylin Santiago, Matthew Michailoff, Julia Kindig, Madeline Smith, Gabby Ahitow, Lian Spencer, and Natalia Christian
June 9, 2017
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BROOKLYN — This is the Colonial Times News Network (CTNN) liveblogging from the bus after arguments at the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court on the historic (mock) Denver Dispatch v. United States case before the Supreme Court. Let’s hear from some of the participants in this unprecedented double h...

Joan Mulholland, Freedom Rider, civil rights activist, talks about fighting the good fight

Joan Mulholland, Freedom Rider, civil rights activist, talks about fighting the good fight

By Lark Martin, Charlotte Selegman, and Emily Rackley
May 5, 2017
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COLONIAL LIBRARY —  A civil rights activist visited the school on April 19 and gave a presentation about her story and life when discrimination was still in play. Her name is Joan Mulholland. She and her African American friends were arrested many times only because they believed in equal rights....

The Pel Mel, high school’s paper, full of interesting stories, headlines—and reporters and editors

The Pel Mel, high school’s paper, full of interesting stories, headlines—and reporters and editors

By Emily Rackley, Julia Kindig, Natalia Christian, Laura Shelton, Lian Spencer, Gabby Ahitow, Jaylin Santiago, and Matthew Michailoff
April 28, 2017
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PMHS NEWSROOM — The Pel Mel, the high school student newspaper, has lots of interesting art, stories, headlines, reporters and editors. Every day, students from PMHS arrive at the journalism class at exactly 11:14 to start working on the school newspaper, The Pel Mel. Over the whole year, the s...

Friendly First Fridays give students way to get to know each other

Friendly First Fridays give students way to get to know each other

By Kira Findikyan, Staff Reporter
April 23, 2017
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COLONIAL — Mrs. Tonya Wilson, our school principal, was concerned about students walking past each other and not acknowledging each other. She said she was also upset because if students walked by someone and didn't know their name, they wouldn't say anything. She decided to bring Friendly First...

Colonial gains real mascot with Charlie the Cougar costume

Colonial gains real mascot with Charlie the Cougar costume

By Madeline Smith, Literary Magazine Editor
March 15, 2017
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COLONIAL — For a long time Colonial students only dreamed of having a real, live mascot, and now they have one—a cougar costume students wear to play Charlie the Cougar. "I think it is a great idea, and every school should have one," said Gabby Ahitow (5MO), the social committee chairwoman...

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