The Panther Pen is an online publication with content from the seventh and eighth grade learners of Central York Middle School. This website serves as the school newspaper, with reports from academic areas of the school, extra-curricular activities, and student perspectives.
The different sections of this site include:
Our "staff" consists of any student who wants to publish a piece of writing or artwork, or report on happenings throughout the school with other media such as photography and videos. All voices are welcome. Please see Mrs. Carlisle or Mrs. Brown with questions.
The Ripples are a student group showcasing learner work and providing updates on the happenings at Central York Middle School from the students’ perspective. Editors and members will use this website to share examples of student writing, presentations, and other experiences.
Ava B.: I live with my mom, dad, and two siblings. I have two dogs, Bella and Brewster. My two favorite subjects on school are ELA and Math. When I am not at school, I am usually playing softball. I play for the 13u Virginia Glory National ACT. I am a pitcher and a first baseman. In my free time, I like to also play volleyball and Field hockey. I played for both the Central York Middle School Field Hockey team and Volleyball team. I have many interests. Some of those interests consist of forensic science and makeup, both very different. One of my favorite movies is Grease. My all time favorite food is mashed potatoes. I am super excited to represent Team E for the 2018-2019 Ripples!
Natalie B.: I am a 7th grader on Team T. Some of my hobbies are playing flute, singing, and reading. I am in band, chorus, Aevidum, and Raise Your Voice. My favorite subject in school is ELA. I enjoy writing about real life events, so I am excited to be in Ripples this year!
Hannah C.: I am a person, one you may recognize and possibly put a name to. But I am
also a dreamer, writer, athlete, and pun-loving girl. I am an eighth grader on Team P here at Central York Middle School. A member of a 4 person family, with no pets, and the youngest of two daughters. I play almost year-round lacrosse, participated in cross country during the fall, and am frequently doing hands on activities. I am happy to this year be a part of the Ripples and Panther Pen program while getting to inform the students, parents, and faculty about our events. Brace yourself, for a fact filled fun year at the middle school!
Alora C: I am a student on Team N and and I am a seventh grader on Team N. My older brother is in ninth grade and my younger sister, is in fifth grade. I also have a dog named Boomer and two guinea pigs, Rocko and Rieko. I am a dancer at Innovations Dance Studio. At school I’m in Aevidum, and Orchestra. I enjoy writing because it’s a way for me to express myself. My favorite form of writing is novel verse because it doesn’t have many rules and you can just let you ideas flow. I’m currently working on a novel verse story with my friend Julia (also in Ripples). We finished the first story and we are now working on a sequel. Recently, our writing teacher told us he wants us to publish our story!
Blaze F.: Hello! I am a co-editor for the Ripples on team T. The Middle School was a big
change from the primary schools, but so far, I am loving it. I partake in band, choir, Aevidum, and Ripples! In addition to playing the piano, I am a mallet percussionist in the CYMS band. I have one younger brother and 2 loving parents. I am looking forward to working with the Ripples this coming year.
Julia L.: I am a co-editor for Ripples’ team N representatives. I am involved in Wind Ensemble, and the CYMS Fifes and Drums Corps. I am in 7th grade and this is my first year participating in Ripples. I am very excited to be able to write informative articles for Ripples, and I hope you enjoy reading them!
Danny P.: I’m an 8th grader on a Team E. I have an older sister and brother who both graduated from college. I don’t have any hidden talents, but I like being active and playing sports during my free time. During the summer, I like going on vacations like going to the beach. My favorite subject is history because there are many interesting things to learn about in history. Math is also one of my favorite subjects because it’s simple and enjoyable to do.
Layla P.: I enjoy writing, and I even want to become an author someday. I like to write about most genres, except for non-fiction. I also love animals, and I would love to help out at an animal shelter. Piano and photography are hobbies I enjoy, but I don’t think I want to pursue them as a career. I am also in Girl Scouts, where we go on a lot of fun trips, and we help people. I have been in the same troop for nine years.
Alem T.: I’m a seventh grader on Team N. I love to read and write and got published on a website in fourth grade. I have been attending at Central since fifth grade and this is my first year being a part of the Ripples team and an editor along with Alora and Julia. I have hobbies that include things such as soccer, piano and flute. I am very excited for this opportunity and hope I will make the best of it!