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OUR TEAM – TEAM NUMBER VI

We would like to introduce Our Team – all students who contribute to our COPERNICUSNEWS.

It’s been 15 years! since it all started… In 2002 a group of five ambitious students (Ania Maria Szałas, Ania Kołodzińska, Rafał Paradowski , Jarek Wójcik and Marcin Otwinowski ) with their teacher Mrs Marzena Kossak-Wąchała created a website which still works today. Of course the form has changed, as well as the students, it’s natural. But there is something that is always actual – numerous ideas, passion, imagination, sense of humor, cooperation and willingness to DO something MORE! I would like to give special thanks to one former student  – Rafał Kazik ( graduated in 2014)- who is “responsible” for its today’s look (WordPress).

Today the Team is from class 2b: Matylda Kalinowska, Olga Baranowska, Damian Adamowski, Kacper Górak, Sebastian Bożek, Konrad Strach, Natalia Mróz, Martyna Sławińska, Klaudia Capiga, Beniamin Piłat. We can always count on other students from that class who give some suggestions for Saying/Quotation of the Month and  Mrs Joanna Wołkowicka, who joined the Team in 2015. We all  hope You enjoy reading our articles and news. Not only are they interesting to read but it is also a good way to improve Your language skills.

If You are not our student but You consider choosing our High School, remember You can join US too!

This is OUR TEAM!

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News written by Mrs Marzena Kossak-Wąchała

OPEN DAY – 4TH APRIL

We would like to invite all final year students from Junior High Schools from Częstochowa and the whole province to our school for a very special day. On 4th April 2017  we organize an OPEN DAY to present our High School.

Don’t  miss the chance to get to know it as well as it is possible. We will all welcome you with open arms!!!

As the needs of both students and parents change every year, our offer has some small modifications as well.

 

JUST TO REMIND YOU,  HERE ARE THE TYPES OF THE CLASSES FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR ( proposition)

Classes with leading subjects for the year 2017/2018:
I a – Biology,  Chemistry, Physics
I b – Polish, English, History
I c – Polish, History, Civic Studies
I d– Mathematics, Physics, Information Technology
I e – Polish, Geography, Civic Studies
I f – Mathematics, English, Information Technology
I g – Mathematics, Geography, Civic studies

The second language and its level to choose from: German, French, Russian.

 Maximum number of students – 30 !

 

WE  HAVE A LOT  TO  OFFER .

COME  AND  CHECK!!! We start at 9 am!

News prepared by Mrs M.Kossak-Wąchała

ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

On the 17th of March people from many countries in the world are celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. This day is mainly an Irish national fest to commemorate the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick who was a bishop and one of the first to christianize Ireland. The primary symbols of St. Patrick’s Day (and whole Ireland) are colour green and a shamrock which, according to the legend, was used by St. Patrick to explain the dogma of the Holy Trinity to first Irish Christians.

Another famous icon of this holiday is a leprechaun – a mystic Irish dwarf with red hair and beard dressed in green. The leprechauns are malicious and artful. It’s common believe that they are guardians of treasure at the end of the rainbow. Some people disguise themselves as a leprechauns on March 17th.

St. Patrick’s Day has many traditions. On this day people are taking part in parades, which are full of Irish folk music and singing. Apart from parades, shows of Irish dance are organised too. All of participants are wearing green and having fun with their families and friends. In many places in the world this is a free day from school and work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you like dancing and you are interested in Irish culture, it’s a good idea to watch this:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgGAzBDE454 – Irish dance performance

Moreover, on March 17th it is a popular custom to drink special green beer, whiskey and have traditional Irish dinner with corned beef and cabbage. There is also an interesting habit to colour water (in for example: rivers and fountains) to green, like Missisipi River in Chicago.

 

 

Sources (photos):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamrock

http://clipart-library.com/picture-of-a-leprechaun.html

http://metrowarszawa.gazeta.pl/metrowarszawa/1,141637,19773643,jutro-palac-kultury-zaswieci-sie-na-zielono-to-z-okazji-dnia.html

http://pinterest.com/pin/99571841731463464/

http://gazetabaltycka.pl/wydarzenia/zielono-mi-czyli-dzien-swietego-patryka

http://life4style.pl/czym-jest-dzien-swietego-patryka/

News prepared by Kacper Górak from 2b, edited by Mrs. Marzena Kossak-Wąchała

English language competition – Keep calm and … help us win !

Our students are competing in a “Day by Day” contest organised by a language school Glossa. We are represented by Olga Baranowska, Sebastian Bożek and Konrad Strach, all three from class 2b. We have to excel from over 200 diaries( as the competition was about writing a “ page from a diary”), however we’ve got big chances to move to the second stage because our works meet different, but common  problems of our lives.

One of them is home violence. In her diary Ola presents shallowly a perfect NYC family. In fact, the longer her heroine works as a nanny there, the more worrying situations she can see. However the solution is not as easy as it seems. Will she be able to find the golden mean between not being snoopy and solving the problem?

Sebastian in his text wants to show how the death of a close person can bring us a kind of trauma. Although his heroine will get an opportunity to “live forever” with her lost father it is not said she’ll use it. Will she want to never split up with him? Or maybe she’ll discover that there’s no use dwelling on the past?

Sometimes we don’t know what’s in other’s head. We can discover that simple uncalm dream may be just a thin end of the wedge. Konrad in his diary presents how dramatical end may bring lack of success in our lives, but also that there’s someone that we can depend on. His hero will simply discover that there’s always a reason to keep on…

We hope these short extracts will make you read our diaries. We guarantee you won’t get bored while reading! We also want to request for your help as our works need votes that will enable them to compete in the second stage. But you can give us just 2 votes! Please do it after short brainstorm which two works deserve votes more!!!

The only thing you have to do is to register at www.glossa.pl/daybyday/liceum and support us there!!!   Thanks in advance!

news prepared by Konrad Strach from 2B , edited by Ms J. Wołkowicka

From NBA to Copernicus High School !

 

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LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Stephen Curry – all of these names belong to the best basketball players Ii NBA. On 19 February 2017, they played one of the most prestigious basketball games. It is named „All-Star Game”. During this game the most popular basketball players compete for supporters fun.

A similar event took place in our school on 23 February 2017. Basketball school team played a game against graduates. Players from both teams decided to organise this match. The most difficult task was gaining the members for the graduates team. Luckily we did it with the support of our student, Krzysztof Mysłek from class III D. The first minutes of the match were very nervous and both teams couldn’t find themselves on the basketball court. Five minutes before the end of the first quarter the result was 6:4 for students team. However they found their cores and they won the first quarter 21:13. The second quarter was very lucky for students.  The scoreboard showed the result – 42:25 !

In the halftime we could enjoy a stunning attraction both for the fans and the players. A young dunker from a village near Częstochowa performed a great show. He did incredible dunks leaping over spectators taken from their seats or over four players. Reverse dunks or windmill dunks were very spectacular and seemed a piece of cake! He looked as if he was flying above the rim.

In the second half the graduates were in the lead. The best scorers in this team were Karol Kuliś and traded Krzysztof Mysłek (both 19 points). The last minutes were on tie. Thanks to a couple of rookies the school team won scoring 71 points. Maciej Walas (24 points) and Jakub Olejnik (20 points – MVP of the game) played fantastic fourth quarter. The match ended with the result of 71:64.

Team Students: E. Tomzik, M. Adamski, J. Olejnik, B. Piłat, T. Błażejowski, M. Jaworski, K. Śledź, M. Walas

Team Graduates: S. Dana, K. Mysłek (traded from Students Team), K. Podolańczyk, K. Kuliś, M. Barczyk, M. Łyczba, K. Barczyk

 

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news prepared by Beniamin Piłat from 2 B , photos by Marcin Nita from 3 D

edited by Ms J. Wołkowicka

THE OSCARS 2017

On 26th of February the 89th Academy Awards ceremony was held. An annual event gathering all Hollywood high society went stunning. Cinema stars from all over the world came to Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California to take part in world’s famous ceremony.
Overall there were 24 categories, 6 of them won “La La Land”, which was a favourite of this year nominations. Let’s see a few of all winners:

Best picture – “Moonlight” by Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner

It’s a brilliant film about Black homosexual boy who tries to find himself in this rough world.

Best Director – Damien Chazelle for “La La Land”

Director of bustling “Whiplash” in a new vivid musical with a little tribute to era of jazz.

Best Actor – Casey Affleck for “Manchester by the Sea”

Casey as Lee Chandler who after the death of his brother has to take care of his nephew.

Best Actress – Emma Stone for “La La Land”

Emma as Mia Dolan, beginning actress who falls in love with jazz pianist, played by Ryan Gosling.

Best Supporting Role – Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight”

Starring as Juan, the neighborhood drug dealer becoming a surrogate father to the main character

Best Supporting Actress – Viola Davis for “Fences”

Viola as Rose Maxson, supporting wife of the main charakter played by Denzel Washington, who fights with racial antipathy.

Best Original Screenplay – “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Adapted Screenplay – “Moonlight”

Best Animated Feature Film – “Zootopia”

A really nice film about reaching our dreams and making the world a better place.

Best Foreign Language Film – “The Salesman” (Iran)

Adaptation of the Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman”.

Those are the main categories that always make a lot of fuss. Other winners you can obviously check on an official Oscars website.

What’s also worth saying is an envelope fail. Well, while Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty ( well-known Bonnie and Clyde) opened the envelope it pointed that the Oscar for the Best Actress was Emma Stone from “La La Land”.As it wasn’t information about the Best Picture he was so confused that he wasn’t able say a word. Seeing only the title, Faye Dunaway assumed it was the winning film. Warren Beatty spotted the mistake , that’s why he was so puzzled. During the thankful speeches of the winners the mistake came to light. It turned out that wrong envelope had been handed in and the true winner is “Moonlight”! This awkward situation can be frankly called an Oscars fail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, we again start anticipating for the next 90th Academy Award Ceremony.

News prepared by Matylda Kalinowska from 2b, edited  by Mrs Kossak

BEFORE YOU VISIT US AT OPEN DAY…

In March and April many high schools in Częstochowa organize so called Open Days just to present the school, class profiles etc to the students to help them choose the school. Such a day is going to be held in our school as well.  But before YOU visit our school or any other school…,we would like YOU to read something. We chose some quotations concerning this issue! As it is all about making important decisions in your life, the following quotes are definitely connected with it. So here we go…

Damian Adamowski from 2b suggested the first and Wiktoria Gałęza from the same class found the second one (on behalf of the students…):

“You learn more quickly under the guidance of experienced teachers. You waste a lot of time going down blind alleys if you have no one to lead you” – W.Somerset Maugham

“The future starts today, not tomorrow”. – St John Paul II

And Mrs .Kossak-Wąchała found those ones (on behalf of the teachers from Kopernik High School…): 

“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.” – Ken Levine

“There are moments that define a person’s whole life. MOMENTS in which everything they are and everything they may possibly become hinge on a single decision.” – Jonathan Maberry

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”  – Roy T.Bennett

“The choices you make now, the people you surround yourself with, they all have the potential to affect your life, even who you are, forever.” – Sarah Dessen
And …….“Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” -Roy T.Bennet
On Copernicusnews you can read some more interesting quotations, actually every month you can find something new on SAYING / QUOTATION OF THE MONTH.
News prepared by Mrs M.Kossak-Wąchała