February Playlist: Love Is In The Air

Ah, February. The month of love. People all around the world are giving hugs, kisses, chocolates, gifts, flowers, love notes and more to the people they adore. During the month of February, we not only have people who are happily in love, we have people who are going through a breakup and then those who are now happy being single. February isn’t just about romanic love, but it’s also about self-love. Love yourself no matter what!
The Hopeless Romantic Nights Playlist is for those love-birds who can share each other’s love through song.
The I Miss You, But I Have To Let You Go Playlist is one that those who are dealing with heartbreak, can relate to. 
I Miss You, But I Have To Let You Go Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMuAGLIYs1U5cylFbuAtZbTuh-psBqfgQ
Shout Out To My Ex Playlist is the playlist for all those happy single people who are happy about them being single and who are glad to be done with their ex.

Share Fair Week 3


This week: baked goods and cake decorations!

The judges based their votes on:
Looks, such as decorations or use of frosting.
Originality, which is anything from how the entries tasted unique to how creative each entry was.
And taste, making it not too sweet is the key, at least for me.

And now, for the winners of the three categories: culinary sweets, baking, and cake decorations, we have:

1st place, Codelia C. For her “Popsicle” entry
2nd place, Penelope C. For her “Pineapple upside down cake”
1st place, Aaliyah K. For her “cookies” entry
High school:
1st place, Danikah M. For her “Walrus pups”
2nd place, Aries G. For her “Harley Quinn cake”
And of course we have our People’s Choice award which goes to:
Danikah M. For her amazing “Walrus pups”

Thank you judges and contestants for this great week of Share Fair!

Share Fair Week 2: Visual Media & Writing Category

by @yaolanorchid and @callmeleea101

It’s week 2 of Share Fair! This week’s category is Visual Media and Writing and we are so proud of all the students who entered in this week’s contest! Week 2 focused on the following categories:

Painting, Black & White Drawings, Photography, and Poetry

These pieces of art were evaluated by creativity, inspiration, and originality.









Poetry Entries

Secondary Level: (4th-8th grade)

1st place – Memory S. for her “Stump of Wood” entry

Photography Entries

Secondary Level: (4th-8th grade)

1st place – Aaliyah K. for her “Jelly Fish” entry

2nd place – Nate H. for his “The Nest” entry

3rd place – Nate H. for his “Adventure” entry

Color Sketches & Drawing Entries

Secondary Level: (4th-8th grade)

1st place – Memory S. for her “Colorado Birds” entry

2nd place – Aaliyah K. for her “Colored Pencil” entry

3rd place – Cecilya S. for her “Here, Kitty Kitty!” entry

High School Level: (9th-12th grade)

1st place – Alma T. for her “Dancing in the Moonlight” entry

Sketches & Drawing Entries

Secondary Level: (4th-8th grade)

1st place – Amy M. for her “Into the Dust” entry

High School Level: (9th-12th grade)

1st place – Tiana H. for her “Caught in a Wave” entry

2nd place – Laura C. for her “Indian Goddess” entry

3rd place – Tiana H. for her “Behind the Mask” entry


Painting Entries

Secondary Level: (4th-8th grade)

1st place – Makayla G. for her “Lighthouse at Dusk” entry

High School Level: (9th-12th grade)

1st place – Valerie P. for her “The Tainted Blossom” entry

2nd place – Valerie P. for her “Summer’s August” entry

3rd place – Valerie P. for her “Another Planet’s Amazon” entry


People’s Choice for this week

Memory S. for her “Colorado Birds” color sketch

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Share Fair: Potpourri Category

Every January we kick off the new semester with the Share Fair. It’s like a Science Fair, but for ALL the things. Focusing on a variety of categories each week, students create projects and submit them for judging. Each category has its own rules and regulations. In addition to the wonderful judges, everyone gets to cast their vote for their favorite entry and we call it the People’s Choice. Week 1 focused on the following Potpourri Categories:

Lego, K’nex, Model & Tinkertoy Building

Each project in this category was evaluated based on difficulty level, originality, creativity, and construction.

This week’s winners for the Building category were:

Primary  Level (PreK-3rd grade)

1st place – Charlie B for his “Lego Scene” entry
2nd place – Phin B for his “Lego Scene” entry

Secondary Level (4th-8th grade)

1st place – Josh G for his “Arctic Animal Adventures” entry
2nd place – Josh G for his “Saving the Green Ninja” entry
3rd place – Josh G for his “Spaceship” entry


Duct Tape, Foam, and Craft Materials

The entries in this category were evaluated on originality, creativity, best use of materials, and the rules of presentation.

This week’s winners in the Materials category were:

Primary Level (PreK – 3rd grade)

1st place – Fiora B for her “fuse bead art” entry
2nd place – Charlie B for his “fuse bead art” entry

Secondary Level (4th-8th grade)

1st place – Memory S for her “Castle” entry

And the People’s Choice…Josh G for his “Arctic Animal Adventures”

Congratulations to all of the winners!


By Yoalan Orchid and Shadow Shaper

Art is a beautiful thing in our world, but it takes many forms. Everyone is creative and their creativity is expressed in different ways whether that be music, dance, problem solving, painting, cooking, etc. Art is also an aesthetic that combines cultures together. Art adds beauty and life to the world and people’s lives.

This month we are exploring some visual artwork! Here are some art pieces from some of the people right here at FACE including some from the staff here at The Scoop!

Photography by Yoalan Orchid
Photography by Yoalan Orchid
Artwork by Amy M.
Artwork by Izzi R.

What I’m Passionate About – Riding

All people enjoy different things. Movies, sports, music, etc., but I enjoy one of my favorite hobbies, riding horses. It is something that seems like pure pleasure, but it has helped me in many ways.

Horses are an animal of prey, that’s why their eyes are on the sides of their head. Horses cannot see directly in front of them or behind, but on the side. Horses are also herd animals, meaning they can get separation anxiety and develop nasty habits when kept alone.

Horses feed off the rider’s energy. Meaning when you feel scared or insecure, they feel that and get skittish. Riding is great therapy and has helped me overcome my habit of becoming quick to anger. They also help people with PTSD, including veterans.

Horses are wondrous creatures. They may seem scary because of their size, but they are sweet and nice when you get to know them. Always be safe around them and have a calm attitude and they will show the same to you.

Ways to stay safe and have a good time:

  Horses may seem scary, but it just depends on a few factors if they are dangerous. These are great things to check so you can have a fun and safe experience.

First, always check the girth. (That is the strap that holds the saddle on from underneath the horse’s belly) You should be able to stick two fingers underneath it with it still being pretty tight.

Second, you can tell how safe the horse is from the way it reacts around other people. You can see it by their body language, but mostly from their ears. Don’t be alarmed if you see a horse’s ears go back while you are riding, as long as they are not flat against their neck. That just means they are listening to you. Any good riding instructor should keep you very safe, but always be careful about those who may not care as much.

Third, watch how your horses reacts to other horses. This can be dangerous for both you and others around you. If a horse shows aggression to another horse, try and separate the two that are causing trouble. This shouldn’t happen often, and a good instructor should never let this happen unless you have some experience riding.

Lastly, never squeeze when you are scared. Some horses are what I call ‘side dead.’ Meaning no matter how hard you kick, they won’t go. But there are some horses that a gentle nudge would make them take off. If you start feeling scared and squeeze with your legs, you horse will just go faster. When you start to feel scared, take a deep breath in and sit down.