UGL Newspaper Club reporters have a nose for news


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  • Jordan, left, and Brandon are sixth grade members of the Newspaper Club at Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary School.




  • PHOTOS BY LINDA SMITH HANCHARICK The group consists of fourth, fifth and sixth graders. At a recent meeting, most attending were fourth graders as the older students were participating in orchestra. Archer, far left, and Turner, far right, are teaching the students the importance of writing.




  • Fourth-grader Abby took some time to read her hometown paper, The West Milford Messenger, during a recent meeting of the Newspaper Club.



Kids may spend a decent amount of time using electronic devices, but they still like reading newspapers. That's the consensus at the UGL Newspaper Club.

Media Specialist Johanna Archer started the club last year with sixth grade students. This year, she and kindergarten teacher Mindy Turner opened it up to students in grades four through six. They've been supported by a grant from the West Milford Education Foundation and the PTA.

The goal, according to Archer, is to showcase what's happening at Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary School, especially the school's character building efforts, and to give students an outlet to express themselves.

Each of the club members is working on a story - with topics ranging from bullying to scooter football to fundraising to allergies - and every story must tie in to the code of conduct and tell how the topic benefits both the school and the community.

Archer, a nine-year veteran at UGL, said the club's newspaper - U.G.L. Pride - is online. Articles from last year can be found at UGLPride.org. As the articles are finished this year, they, too, will be posted online.


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