Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Coach Munn By Alexis S.

Coach Munn is one of my favorite coaches. Coach Munn has been a football coach for 28 years since 1989. He has been a football coach longer than anyone else I know. His inspiration to start coaching was that he loved watching football games. Coach Munn has always been a huge fan of football. He started coaching football when he was 22 years old.  Now, 28 years later, he is wanting to retire, but I think it’s a bad idea for him to retire. He wants to retire because he is getting tired so often, and it’s just time for him to retire. However, he is still the school counselor at RBMS.

          At Red Bank Middle, Coach Munn is the school counselor for both boys and girls. He became a counselor because he wanted to be a role model and inspire children. He wanted to do this because he likes helping children through whatever they’re going through like bullying. He is the coolest person that I’ve ever met. Coach Munn and Coach LaFevor are the best people to talk to if you have a problem with somebody in my opinion. Coach Munn and Coach LaFevor help students with issues, and they always have a positive attitude. If you need help with anything, go and talk to Coach Munn, Coach LaFevor, Dr. Spates or other teachers. They will help with problems that you have going on at school, on your phone, laptop or ipad.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Copyright by Oliver L. and Brianna H.

Have you ever said, “I want to steal, I mean use, this character?” Well too bad, its mine and Brianna’s characters and our article also. I hope you clicked on this to learn about copyright. According to, copyright means “the exclusive right to make copies, license, and otherwise exploit a literary, musical, or artistic work, whether printed, audio, video, etc.Copyright infringement is the act of stealing and profiting off of someone’s work which is not good. It's not just illegal but it’s also a moral issue.  

     Copyright infringement is a big deal, and it can get you into legal trouble. For example, Spotify was hit with a huge lawsuit of 1.6 billion dollars. Yes, that is gigantic for a lawsuit. This lawsuit was filed on January 3rd, 2018. If Spotify loses this lawsuit, they won’t be able to pay the fine. If you don’t think about copyright, you could end up like Spotify and possibly go bankrupt. 


Thursday, February 1, 2018

A Night Divided By Jennifer Nielsen

Check out this compelling trailer about the book, A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen. Brianna H., a 6th grader in our Book Club, created this book trailer using iMovie.

Here is what states about this book:
From NYT bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west.
With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can't help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors and friends are prisoners in their own city.
But one day, while on her way to school, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform on the western side, pantomiming a peculiar dance. Then, when she receives a mysterious drawing, Gerta puts two and two together and concludes that her father wants Gerta and Fritz to tunnel beneath the wall, out of East Berlin. However, if they are caught, the consequences will be deadly. No one can be trusted. Will Gerta and her family find their way to freedom?"
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Plagiarism By Oliver and Brianna

Have you ever heard the word “Plagiarism”? Plagiarism isn’t good to do kids. Plagiarism is stealing someone’s work and claiming it’s your own. It’s wrong, and it sometimes can get you into legal trouble. Don't plagiarize: it is not worth getting a zero over stolen work on the internet.
Case in point, Coldplay was sued for plagiarism because they used beats from the song “If I Could Fly” by Joe Satriani. They were sued for stealing portions of the song. Also, Emma Cline was caught plagiarizing and was shamed for it. There are a lot of other people who have done that. According to, 80% of college students cheat on tests. One third of students admit to plagiarism.
Turnitin is an online program that checks for plagiarism. It’s something that a lot of colleges use for checking students’ papers for plagiarism. You can also search some words on Google for plagiarism. In college, you can get kicked out just for stealing words off the internet for reports. Please remember it's wrong, and illegal to plagiarize. It’s not worth all the grief and heartache you will cause yourself.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Red Bank Gators Swim Team By Isabella

10a8ec132eef0075018429acee933d20.gifDo you want to be a Gator and swim and have fun this summer? Well, at the Red Bank pool you can! It is located right by Red Bank Middle School, on Tom Weathers Drive. There are different groups according to your skill level. For example, if you aren’t very good at swimming, you would be a beginner. If you are good but do not know all the strokes, you would be an intermediate swimmer. And last, if you are a great swimmer, can hold your breath for a long time, swim fast, and know all the strokes, you will be an advanced swimmer. Swimming is so much fun and a great way to stay active over the summer!            
The first day of the swim season is April 25, 2017, at the downtown YMCA. We call these Tuneups. Swimming is great, and you meet so many new people! The website and the address are below.

Registration will be held on May 7 and 21 from 2-4 pm at the Red Bank Community Center on Tom Weathers Drive.
The Red Bank Community Pool is located at 3620 Tom Weathers Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415. For more information go to

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wonder Book Review By Elly

Wonder is a book by R. J. Palacio about a guy named August (Auggie) Pullman. Auggie has a major facial deformity. Auggie is a really great kid. He is very normal on the inside. He plays around and rides his bike, likes video games and ice cream! But, he looks different than other people. Auggie is very smart. This book shows the story in different viewpoints. You get to see how things are perceived differently which is really cool! Auggie has always been homeschooled, but this year, he starts school at Beecher Prep. He is going into 5th grade which starts middle school there. You get to experience the viewpoints of different characters throughout the story. Wonder is full of humor, sadness, kindness, happiness, and more!

   My favorite character is Summer. Summer is a girl at Beecher Prep. She is very nice. Summer sits with Auggie on his first day. She stands up for herself and August. She is very caring. An example is when kids make fun of Auggie even if he's not there, she says, “Auggie is my friend, he is nice, funny, and a normal kid. Stop saying that!” I think she is very nice and considerate, so that is why she is my favorite.

   Finally, I give Wonder a 5 out of 5 stars. I thought it was funny when Jack and Auggie joke around. It takes you through this journey of Auggie Pullman at school. Wonder shows you the real meaning of kindness. I think everyone should read Wonder by R.J Palacio. It will change the way you treat people who are different than you!

Red Bank 6th Grade is Now Doing Demerits! By Elly

What is a demerit?
        A demerit is a system where, at RBMS, you get a chance to be rewarded for doing the right thing! You will get rewarded for having your materials, putting in effort, having good behavior, not being tardy, and respecting the rule of no gum or candy in school.

How does the system work?
         The teachers post a spread sheet in the hall, with every students' name on your team in grade 6. If you get a demerit, the teacher that gave it to you will take their specific color pen, and write the letter that tells you what it was for. If you have less than 5 by Wednesday, (on Dreamweavers) you get a reward! If you have less than 5 by Thursday, (Blue Angels) than you get a reward too!

What is the reward?
        The reward is a fun day during an assigned time. Dreamweavers has Terrific Thursday. Blue Angels has Fun Friday. You will get to play in the gym, do something fun in the library, or if it is nice, your teachers might take you outside!

What is this for?
        It is to help the kids who might need some reminders to improve their behavior. It is also to reward kids who have gotten on track. I hope we will see more kids wanting to improve, because with some determination they can achieve those daily goals!

What do you get a demerit for?
                      •Missing Materials (M)
                      •Lack of Effort (E)
                      •Gum or Candy (G)
                      •Behavior (B)
                      •Tardy or Absent (T)
                      •At Locker without Permission (L)