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Extinction is forever!
The Marine Science Center created the Endangered Species Contest to promote awareness and action for endangered and threatened species. Volusia County middle school students chose a species and created a plan on how to save the animal.
Read the winning responses!

Endangered!
After reading a recent serial story in the News-Journal, students wrote about their experiences trying to accomplish goals.
Read what they wrote!

It´s Comical!
Recently the DeBary Art League hosted a Youth Celebration of the Arts at Gemini Springs State Park. At The News-Journal´s NIE booth, students in grades 3 and up participated in a Create-A-Cartoon Contest and the younger ones participated in a Color-the-Cartoon Contest.
Here are some samples of their work!

"The Brand New Yellow School Bus"
The purpose of the story was first, to get Janet´s grandson thinking about what he had done and what the consequences could be. Second, to possibly help other children who had not YET gotten in trouble on the bus to know the consequences of causing trouble. Janet has given this story to a young mother who had a problem with her second-grade son. She read it to him, he seemed to enjoy it, and it caused him to THINK about what he had done.
Read the story!

For Mother´s Day
Read these sonnets written by 8th grade students at Ormond Beach Middle School.

The Mini Page
Each week standards are identified that relate to The Mini Page´s content and offer activities that will help students reach them. Read some letter excerpts from students of Debbie Hibdon´s 4th grade class at Volusia Pines regarding The Mini Page.

Manatee

Manatees
Manatees have been on the minds of the students in Mrs. Dario´s class at Spruce Creek Elementary School. The first graders were so moved that they wrote letters after reading a News-Journal article on the plight of manatees caught in the Kirkpatrick Dam.
Check out some of the artwork by students.

Stetson HATS - A Photo Odyssey
This summer, students at Stetson´s HATS Writing and Publishing Workshop came up with articles to go along with their favorite graphic design.
Read their stories!

Woodrow and Wally Two
The students from Linda Weeks and Mary Moslu´s classes at Indian River Elementary really enjoyed reading the serial story, "Woodrow and Wally, Too," written by Barbara Shapley. Some students were even inspired to write about heroes.
Read about their heroes.

NIE Answers...
After reading the story, "The Three Questions" by Jon Muth, students in Mrs. Pellicer´s 4th grade class at South Daytona Elementary asked some very intriguing questions. The NIE team supplied both the answers and the suggested sites to explore for more information.
See what was asked and what NIE came up with!

The Army of Two
The students from Patricia Peters´ class at Deltona Middle School and Mrs. Meredith´s class at Tomoka, really enjoyed reading the seven-chapter serial story, "The Army of Two," written by Betty Miles and illustrated by Joan Sandin. Some students were even inspired to create an alternative ending.
Here are their versions of "Chapter 7".

The Penny Tree
The students from Mrs. Meredith´s class at Tomoka Elementary really enjoyed reading the five-chapter serial story, "The Penny Tree," by award-winning author Jack Gantos. Some students were even inspired to create an additional follow-up chapter.
Here are their versions of "Chapter 6".

"Write What´s Right"
Stories, Essays and Poems written by students during the Sneetch´s "Write What´s Right" Contest.
Read their stories!

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