Chief Umtuch Middle School
Chief Umtuch Middle School has 580 students in four grades (5th - 8th) and is located at the center of our school district. Battle Ground is a small rural town near the Columbia River, north of Portland, Oregon. Students from all over the Battle Ground School district come to this school to participate in the Aspire Program, a magnet program for gifted students.
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Entertainment is important to middle schoolers, and we thought that these were topics that showed our interests.
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The upcoming 2012 presidential election.
This site shows where modern art is going. Everywhere you go nowadays you see abstract art on the walls. This site shows profesional artists and their artwork. We chose this site becuase it is a perfect demonstration of what modern art has the possibility to be.
A man who was CEO of the company that makes nearly EVERY electronic device we use.
A television show that shows amazing fish aquariums and amzing fish. This has special meaning to our class as we prepare to send for donations for our little fish tank to them.
A scientific series from discovery that sheds some light on the everyday urban legends that surround us. This often somehow leads to an explosion or other awesome display of physics as they try to disprove the untruthful theories that sometimes are actual possibilities.
The duck is the mascot for University of Oregon located in Eugene, Oregon. They are known for their great football team that has been in the top 10 for the past couple years. All of their teams are outstanding, but their football team is the most known.
Root Sports is a T.V. station that airs local, professional and college sports teams such as theSeattle Mariners and Washington Huskies. This T.V. channel gives us updates on sport games around the Northwest.
A popular television show that involves the tales of an animated undersea sponge interacting with the fish around him. This often though leads to mischeif and a hilarious situation. It has been around for many years and has provided endless hours of entertainment for many childeren around the world.
One of the most well known book stores within the group of young adults of America.
Teen Ink if a free literary website. You can post your own writing or read, rate, a critique others.
This is the website for the Warped Tour. Usually 60 or so bands come on this tour and it's a popular event for young kids that enjoy metal, alternative, hardcore and ska music. It comes around once a year in the summer and always makes a stop in Portland.
99.5 the Wolf is a local radio station that plays current and classic country music.
This site shows many pictures and paintings that you can buy. It also helps inspire people to create their own art and gives them some ideas of what their art could be. We chose this site because it depicts many types of art, including wood art, which is quite famous for its intriguing designs.
"Beacock's Music Store" website. Beacock's Music Store is located in the Orchards area. It lets people purchase and enjoy their favorite music.
This is a website that shows the most popular music at the time and that is currently playing on the radio. This is also a website that allows you to listen to music, giving you the chance to enjoy your favorites for free.
Yet a another website for a popular football team; the San Diego Chargers. Like most other sport websites, they provide the schedule and and the amount of money for passes. They also tell you the how many games they have won or lost. As well as the seasonal records.
A great place that gives you the chance to perform your favorite religious plays outside of school. It gives you a chance to meet to people with common interests.
A radio station that plays dubstep music,an upbeat, techno form of music that generally doesn't have lyrics.
This website is all about Fifa. It will keep you updated on the current events of the world of soccer. Soccer is very popular among young children across the world.
House Of Night is a series of books written by P.C. Cast. It's a new take on Vampires that is nothing like the infamous Twilight series.
This site shows many imgaes of art done in graphite pencil or charcoal. It also contains many videos on how to use certain art techniques. We chose this site becuase many young artists interested in charcoal go to this site for insperation.
KGON is a radio station that plays classic rock, along with some alternative, country, and other genres.
The official Music World website. Music World is a well-known music store in Battle Ground. It lets people buy and enjoy their own music tastes.
This is a website that shows all of the latest hockey (NHL) scores. The website also has videos of the best plays of the week.
This is a site that shows pictures of different types of graffiti art. We chose it because it demonstrates what modern art is turning into.
Peter V. Brett is an acomplished author. He has few titles, but is a great writer with tremendous potential to be the next Orson Scott Card.
On this website there are many pictures of recycled art. It shows artists that everything can be turned into art. We chose this site because it is very unique and "green" (Earth friendly).
A free website from the publishing company Simon and Schauster to read their newly published books. You can read them, for a limited time, free!
This is the Pittsburgh Steelers website. This website shows all the scores for the team and also shows the schedule for the teams that they are going to play. Our group decided we all liked the Steelers as well as many people in Battle Ground likes the Steelers.
The Hunger Games is a intense series about Katniss Everdeen as she volunteers to take her sisters place to be put in a violent arena fighting 23 other children to the death! She is the sign of a soon-to-be uprising in their district government.
Drum equipment and music along with music and play-alongs. This shows how much drum music has affected our culture.
The Portland Winterhawks are the amazing hockey team located in the Western Hockey League. They have been the Western Hockey League Champions twice and are important to us because they provide good local entertainment.
WRTI is a radio station that has jazz and classical music. they also have a talkshow portion of their show
Z100 is a local radio station that plays the most popular and current music. Usually plays top 40 most popular songs and pop artists from around the world.
Our favorite movie. :)
We are interested in current and emerging technology, varying from gaming to applications and everything in between+military technology.
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A very fun and on running RPG type game based on a style of art called anime. You are free to make your own type of character and interact with others online.
Pigs steal birds' eggs. the birds get revenge by destroying the pigs' fortresses via slingshotting bids.
Kill Zombies Have Fun
A fun game where you are free to roam around a digitalized world made out of cubes of different colors making mountains, trees, and even the infamous creeper. Its a very fun game and better because its free(for classic). You need to pay about $27 for survival. It also offers a massive multiplayer server set up where other players can connect with other players to play together. To play on servers, you must have the servers IP address.
A beloved web comic with witty humor and weird temporal shinanigans. Andrew Hussie wrote Jailbreak, Bards Quest, Problem Sleuth and Homestuck, although two of them were not finished.
Over a hundred awesomely fun games that you can play at the touch of a button.
Create Games fast for free! I chose this website because it is a application that makes the creation of games easier.
Computer and applications makers
It is a music/App store for Apple products. We chose this site because it is a worldwide company and insanely popular.
We chose AT\&T because it's a big phone company.
Game developer company that created fallout and the elder scrolls series.
Very popular game developer. Made Mass Effect and Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic MMO.
Game company that makes popular pc games such as world of warcraft and starcraft.
Bungie is a company that creates games. The most popular of these are the halo series, and marathon.
A fun RPG style game where you can make and design your character and equip them for the many battles you will fight through. It is free to join.
very popular game developer company that creates every type of game from fps like battlefield to sports games like madden 2012.
A site simmilar to facebook but you are allowed to make and design an avatar and connect with friends. There is a monetary system and stores to buy things from clothes to paintbrushes. There are even games to play to collect coins.
We chose gamestop because it is a widely visited video game store.
Game developer popular on PlayStation systems. Made Ratchet \& Clank and Resistance.
A site where you can buy and order parts online
Play free 3D exploration on Mars. I chose this website because it is the forum of a game.
A site where you can sign up and manage your phone plan/settings for the company
We chose nintendo because it is an famous game company, with game systems like the Nintendo Wii, DS, Gamecube, Nintendo 64 and Wii U. They are the owneres of the Super Mario franchise.
Is a well liked science/technology magazine
A news center where you can read up on and buy some of the newest and collest electronic devices
This is a very fun game I play, it helps you get an early grasp on programming using Lua, you can share your game to trillions of other players, meet new freinds online, and there are no building restrictions! you can build whatever you want!
Roosterteeth is a company that makes videos based off of games and creates entertaining podcasts.
We chose sony because they create gaming platforms like the playstation, and other technology products like televisions.
A site where you can sign up and manage your phone plan/settings for the company
Popular game developer that is often part of Tom Clancy games. Helped make Splinter Cell and EndWar.
An odd game developer. Made Portal and Half-Life.
A massly popular cell phone distributer and cell service. We chose Vizon Wireless because is is very common to see people around our area with this company of phone
Teen Trends and Interests
These are things that are currently interesting to teens in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest of Washington State
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Burgerville is a great place to go and eat hamburgers,milkshakes[drink them], and french fries. It's really popular in Washington and have great fastfood.
Hockinson Cafe is a place in Battle Ground, Wa, that is known mainly for its breakfast
The Seattle Mariners is a professional baseball team in the northwest that have Ichiro Suzuki who is a very good baseball player.
Nordstrom's is a place where a lot of people go to buy high quality clothes and shoes.
Voodoo Doughnut is a doughnut shop that originated in Portland, and their doughnuts are excellent.
Battle Ground cinema is the closest place to watch movies. Its a great place to go and watch movies with friends.
Rocky's pizza is a popular place for teens to go and eat pizza. It is also a buffet and has amazing great pizza.
THE NEW BEST PANTS. SPENDY. BUT ALL GIRLS WANT MORE AND MORE.
The wheel selling website Spitfire is important to us because we do a lot of skateboarding in Battle Ground
Forever 21 is a Juniors sized store for girls that is a popular stop in the Vancouver mall near Battle Ground,WA.
We chose Go Ducks because the Ducks are a popular semi local team
a popular show about portland
The Laurelwood Brew Pub is a resteraunt that is based in Portland, with another in Battle Ground Village. They make thier own rootbeer and it is the best rootbeer you will ever find.
A GAMING WEBSITE. NEW FAVORITE FOR MANY TEENS. FUN LOTS OF GAMES.
This websites shows you all the NBA scores and highlights of the basketball games.
The Portland Trail Blazers are a very popular basketball team in the northwest and have the most fans in the NBA.
A popular T.V show filmed in Portland which is near here
NFL.com keeps you updated with all the NFL scores and highlights and has great stuff on your favorite teams.
OMSI is a local science center, designed for learning students. it contains the famed omni max, a spectacular, huge domed theater. It also has many exhibits that are created for interactive use. It is located in Portland, Oregon.
GOING GREEN. SAVING THE PLANET.
Papa Pete's Pizza is a delicous place to go and eat pizza.
Papaya is a popular clothing store that we chose because it has a lot of current fashions.
The Portland Timbers are a very popular soccer team in the northwest and have the most devoted fans.
We chose the international USA rollerblading website because rollerblading is another great way to pass time other than skateboarding and video games
The Seattle Seahawks are a football team in the northwest located in Seattle. A lot of teens follow them as fans because they are local.
We chose this aquarium because it is a great attraction for the family and is very interesting.
Fuego is a fun store that most people like to shop at. It is full of unique things.
THE NEW HEADPHONES. MANY STYLES. NEW TREND. LOVED BY MANY. VERY POPULAR.
The Seattle Sounders is a professional soccer team in the northwest and made it to the playoffs in their first season as a team.
Starbucks is a place where people can hang out, drink coffee, and eat pastries. It orignated in Seattle.
Sunmountain Lodge is a great place where you can rent cabins, ski/snowboard. In the summer you can go boating and horseback riding.
a popular show filmed in portland
Toms shoes is a new trend. The cool thing about them is that you buy a pair of toms and a pair gets donated to a child in need of shoes!
The Underground Tour in Seattle, WA, started in 1954.
In Battle Ground we have a lot of forested area where we can ride quads and dirt bikes around
Yocream is a frozen yogurt shop chain where you can go for a sweet treat. You can decorate your yogurt to be just about anything you want!
Zumiez is a popular shoe store that a lot of peole get their shoes at.