Friday, September 24, 2010

We are the champions

Well, not really but that's how we felt yesterday in Fergus Falls where we won our first volleyball match ever  :)
We were sooo super happy the feeling was unbelievable. Unfortunately JV1 and Varsity didn't win, but both of the Freshman teams did.
Here are some picture of the game we had last Thursday in our gym (vs. Technical High School, Saint Cloud). They are not very good because I didn't want to change any settings and just shot snapshots but I think they are okay to show you what our gym and Varsity-team looks like :)


Part of the Tech-fans


During the second period :)

School is so much fun, even if I have a lot of homework to do. Because of volleyball I'm home at about 5.45 pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Then I always eat, take a shower, do my homework and go to bed because I'm so super tired. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I'm usually home at 3.30 pm where I eat, change and go to Apollo again for the home games (if we have an away game I'm not even home at all). JV1, Freshman, and our team stars playing at 5.45 pm and Varsity at about 7 pm, but we always have to stay there so I do my homework in the gym :)

I plan to go shopping tomorrow because I still need some stuff. It starts getting cold here and I don't really have a lot of warm clothes and shoes and since Saturday is my only free day in the week I try to get it done this weekend :)

I'm so excited about Sunday :) It always keeps me through the week. We will go to church from 9 am to about noon and than I go back from 5 to 9 pm for Small Group and Youth Group. I have to bring an item that represents myself for Small Group but I have no clue what I should bring with me :D So if you have ideas I would like to get messages (no comments pleas  in case my Small Group members read this because they shouldn't know what I chose).

Alright I gotta go to bed now, I get home at 5 pm today, ate, took a shower and went back to Apollo for Pep Band at the football game and I get back at 9 pm.. It was freeeezing

...and I'm tired - again .. :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

This is your life

Actually it's my life but I don't have a lot of time and a hard time to find a better song, but I think this is pretty good (I love it) :)

I just want to post a few pictures with paper sheets I got in school that you get an idea what I have to do here:

My school :)
School Calendar
Volleyball game flyer
Anatomy & Physiology
Again A&P
And again A&P
College Preparation Algebra
Language Arts 11
Health II

I know that all of the pictures are way to small to be able to read them, but if you click on them another tab will open and there you could zoom (you can do that with every picture I post by the way ^^).
This is your life

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A whole new world

First school day! It was soooo awesome.

My bus came at about 7:50 a.m (my German classmates would sit in their classroom for 5 minutes by that time :D) and I arrived school at about 8. I went straight into room 110 which is a music and my Symphonic Band room to bring my saxophone and my sports bag in the locker. It's big enough for both of them and I hadn't enough time to go to my volleyball/sports locker as well.
After that I went to the office to hand a form in which I have to send to my German school (no mom I didn't forget that ^^). When I'd done that I had to go to room 717 which is my 'Planning room'.  The school here is 'A whole new world' for me because nearly everything is different than in Germany - but better.

For example the schedule:
I have the same classes every day and only 7 periods and not 10 like some of my classmates in Germany :) Here we have a 6-day-system. That doesn't mean that I have to go to school 6 days a week but that each school day has a number between one and six and some classes aren't on each day (e.g.: Concert Band is day 2,4 and 6). We all got a Calendar which is similar to this one but we have the numbers of the days on it.
Today is 1, Thursday is 2, Friday is 3, Monday is 4, Tuesday is 5, Wednesday is 6, Thursday is 1, Friday is 2,...

I know that is so confusing when you're not used to it. So to get back to the planning room I was 'talking' about: We'll meet every Day 6 from 8:20-8:50. The planning room is new this year but it'll be easier for the teacher to give us informations. It was difficult in the past because not all seniors have the same classes so a lot of teacher had to give them the information during classes and the other students (juniors, etc.) were bored. So I think that's why they changed it. Now they separated between grades and last name. In my room are all students who are seniors and have a last name which starts with Ber-Cal (I think - but doesn't really matter anyway :P).

After planning room I had US History in room 428 (by the way when you have a map of the school - bird's eye view - the rooms are like you have your numbers on a phone. All rooms which start with a 1 are on the left side on the top, rooms like 501 are in the center of the school...). My teacher told us about the class, what we are going to do during the upcoming year, the grading procedure and what kind of rules she has in her room. After that we got our huge and heavy books from the library where I also find out what my ID number is :)

Second period is Anatomy and Physiology which is veery interesting and I think I'll learn a lot of things I could need when I'll study medicine :) We already wrote a little vocab test where we had to connect the Latin/medicine words with their explanations. It was a bit hard because I didn't always understand the English words which were used in the explanation text, but I think I did quite good.
We are going to write our next test on Tuesday and then we'll get grades for it, so I better start learning :)

Next class is College Prep. Algebra which is way easier than I thought it would be, but I feel like it will get harder with the next weeks :D We got a paper with a few little exercises on it.
Here are some examples:

1. a(3b-8) when a=2, b=5
2. 24:8-2
3. 11a+6c+4a-a
4. 2³ (multiply) 2⁴

When I got that sheet I thought it was a joke because it's a class for juniors and seniors, but I think I really shouldn't go to far out on a limb :D (I hope you really use that saying in English... found it on LEO ^^)

Afterward I had Language Art which was awesome! We had to find a partner, got 15 question and had to write down the answer of the partner. After we'd done that we should choose two answers which we wanted to present so that we get to know each other. That was a lot of fun. When we wrote down the answers we listened to music by the way, same for Anatomy and Physiology :D

Then I had Women's Choir where we actually didn't really sing but talk about our summer. Well we practiced scales and stuff like that. However the class was super fun :)

To go on with music my next class was Symphonic Band where we just tested our knowledge about music, like how to read it and how long you have to play a note or what words like 'allegro' mean :)

Last class was Health II where our teacher read two children's stories. We should say what we think about it and what the message would be. It was fun to hear a kids story in High School :P

After Health I which was over at 3:10 pm I had volleyball practice from 3:30-5:30. I was soo hard this time because our coach didn't like the attitude we had yesterday during the came. We lost, same as varsity, every other team (JV1, Freshmen A, Freshman B) won, and we played horrible. So however we had to do our stations - which are about 26 or something and every one takes 25 or 35 seconds. When we would have stopped during an exercise we would have to start over again at station 1 so because we really didn't want to do that we were all very exhausted afterward. Then we practiced hitting, serving and 'communication on the court'. That communication thing is that you shout 'mine' or 'got it' as soon as you want to play a ball. We really need to learn that!

I just noticed that I didn't finished my math homework I stop that here. I think I wrote enough today and I also think that this is my longest blog post ever :P

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Brothers & Sisters

Most of you probably already knew from Facebook or Steph's blog that she is pregnant :)

I'm so excited to get another brother or sister and I just wanted to post pictures of all of my siblings. 
I love every single one of them! 
I'm very glad and grateful to live here now and be blessed with this wonderful family!

Tirzah (1)

Malachi (3)

Joshua (5)

Ezekiel (6)

Caleb (9)

Eden (11)

Micah (13)

Marcel (18) I don't have a portrait of Marcel here on my laptop, sorry, but I like this picture a lot.

Because today was only an orientation for freshman and new students at school I will post about my real first school day tomorrow :)

I have to finish my volleyball sister's presents now because we have a home game tonight versus Sauk Rapids

Friday, September 3, 2010


 I just want to tell you that I changed my schedule again :D

Trimester 1:
Period 1: US History
Period 2: Anatomy & Physiology
Period 3: College Preparation Algebra
Period 4: Language Arts 11
Period 5: Women's Choir
Period 6: Symphonic Band
Period 7: Health II

Trimester 2:
Period 1: Anatomy & Physiology
Period 2: Psychology
Period 3: College Preparation Algebra
Period 4: Acting Theater Workshop
Period 5: Women's Choir
Period 6: Symphonic Band
Period 7: US History

Trimester 3:
Period 1:Novels
Period 2: US History
Period 3: College Preparation Algebra
Period 4: Anatomy & Physiology
Period 5: Women's Choir
Period 6: Symphonic Band
Period 7: Digital Photo

My parents just said that they didn't really understand what this drawing is about, so if you have question: just ask me ^^


Unfortunately this title doesn't fit to our volleyball team. Yesterday was my first game (vs. Big Lake) and we lost.

Freshman A: lost
Freshman B: won
JV 2 (my team): lost
JV 1: lost
Varsity: won

It was fun to play and the varsity match was very fascinating! 

That's what I got from my volleyball sisters :) Thanks girls!
So now the question is why winner?! Because you could be a winner! I have to sell 10 tickets for the 
' Apollo Eagles Activities Department 7th Annual 2010-2011 Raffle Fundraiser'. They cost $20 and there are $10.800 to win :)
The Drawing will be held in the Apollo Lobby on September 22, 2010 (1 p.m.), but they publish the monthly winner on the Apollo High School Website.


Daily Drawing: $20
Sundays: $50
New Year's Day: $500
Easter: $100
Memorial Day: $100
Independence Day: $100
Labor Day: $100
Halloween: $100
Thanksgiving: $100
Christmas Day: $1000

I asked my coach and she said that even my family and friends in Germany could buy a raffle ticket and get a chance to win. 
All proceeds go to Apollo Activities!!!
So if you would like to buy a ticket and help us to buy e.g. new jerseys or volleyballs, contact me :) 
I have to give the money to my coach by September 17, 2010 ;)