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Jaguar News


 

Jaguar Times is a student authored newsletter that provides information about current events at Walnut Acres and entertainment for student readers. Selected fourth and fifth graders participate in developing the newsletter several times throughout the year. 

Jaguar Times team members take on roles of reporter, photographer, and story writer to create the newsletter. They plan the topics of each issue, which generally include news updates, staff member interviews, school event coverage, sports, and book or entertainment reviews. Student reporters develop basic journalism skills, which includes writing their own questions for interviews, completing research to collect facts, writing their own copy, edit their own work and assist with layout and uploading/dissemination of their final product.   

The team meets weekly in the last hour of school to write, organize and coordinate their efforts. They are facilitated by an adult leader who helps to guide their creative energy.