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Advice to Seabees

By Kimberly Sanchez, Charlie Gassel, and Kimberly Leiva 

Hello, Seabees! Having some trouble in your classes? Here is some advice from some of your teachers:

Seabee Buzz: What is your advice for Seabees?

  • “Make this your best year ever!” - Mr. Blackie
  • “Get involved in a club or a sport because you know that's the best way to make friends; and be a good person.” - Mrs. Anderson
  • “To always be honest with your teachers and always give your best effort.” - Mr. Shinto
  • “Be prepared. If like you ever have a question, you're unsure of something, never be afraid to ask a question; a lot of people are afraid to ask a question, don’t ever be afraid to ask a question. That’s our job; we’re here to help.” - Ms. Jurgens
  • “Get involved, be a part of Ensign (Ensign is a great place). Step up, be involved, do AVID (AVID is awesome). Go to events, go to sport events, even if you’re not playing, just be a part of things; make the best out of it. And if you’re struggling, get help, so if you need help in socially, emotionally, or just, get help; have people to go to.” - Mrs. Tucker
  • “Practice your schedule, that way you won't get lost and make it to the wrong group. Ask for help. E-mail your teachers if you’re too shy to ask them in person, E-mail them, that way we know that you’re struggling.” - Mrs. Moreno
  • “Check Schoology. Bring your Chromebook. Be kind.” - Ms. Dorian

That’s it for today Seabees, but like actually, teachers are here to help you grow as a person and as students, don’t ever be afraid to ask questions. 

How to Treat Substitutes at Ensign

By Zoe DeMichele, Kimberly Sanchez, and Sydney Meza

Treating people with respect seems like it would come easy, but for some students at Ensign, it can be a challenge. Being a substitute teacher is already a hard task, but add a group of hyper, attention-seeking Seabees into the equation, and it can cause pure pandemonium. 

When interviewing popular, admired substitute teacher, Ms. Jurgens, her expectations for students seem to be quite simple.

“I don’t want any of their normal routines to change,” she states, explaining that she only wants to be treated as a normal instructor would. Being prepared, cooperative, and forgiving is all you need to impress a substitute. 

We discovered that students can have similar perspectives on the issue after interviewing an enthusiastic and vivacious eighth grader, Donovan Castanha.

He explained that subs can be “taken advantage of,” and although he tries to treat everyone equally, he admits to seeking attention and acting out when he has a substitute. Because temporary or new teachers can be unaccustomed to the classroom, Donovan explains that it's easier to get away with acting out. 

Who We Are...

Writers: Andrea Arrellano, Charlie Barto, Zoe DeMichele, Charlie Gassel, Valerie Hernandez, Kimberly Leiva, Marbella Lopez, Brindis Lopez, Hayden Magnifico, Sydney Meza, Giovana Muller, Lucia Muzio, Allisson Ortega-Lopez, Yanet Perez, Rylee Richardson, Heather Rivard, Kimberly Sanchez, Quynn Stenseth

Advisor: Kristine Cross