quinta-feira, 29 de outubro de 2009


The best sound is the sound of silence

Boys soccer made it to the finals after a tense game against the Giants at Campinas. The game started with good chances of goals for both teams, eac was controlling the game with fast passes in the midfield and the wings, however they couldn't pass through the trojans solid defensive system. Chapel opened the score with the help of the goalkeeper that after a long kick couldn't hold the ball. After that the whole game was played at EAC attacking side. Chapel was suffering a lot of pressure, and 2 min to the end of the game eac scored, the crowd went insane. In the penalties Vicente defended two penalties and the trojans were classified for the finals against the eagles.


Girls basketball went to EAC as well for a though game against the Giants. After loosing both games during the season, Chapel proved to the giants that they weren't easy to beat and they had a great team. The girls demonstrate commitment and perseverence. Now, they are looking forward to the final against St Pauls at their place. After long years of bad results, Mr, Dillon changed trojans way of playing and increased their expectations in Big 8.

sábado, 17 de outubro de 2009

Chapel 3x0 Graded - a flawless victory against the 1st place team

Tension was getting higher when the game was approaching to its beginning. Chapel players realized that the game agaisnt Graded was vital to reach the semi final against Campinas, for this reason the players managed to have a meeting in the locker room to talk abour the new tatics and strategies. 3-5-2 (as i always emphasized before) was the chosen tatic by players and coach marcello, it was the first time Chapel was playing 3-5-2. However, it was decided that Chapel wouldn't play with a defesinve midfielder, only with 3 offensive midfielders. It was risky, but it could work. The starter team was Vicente, Joel, Pietro, Nicholas, Martin, Samir, Kim, Christian, Gandra, Tomas, and Filipe. The started with both teams studying the game and Graded was controlling the passes and was easily reaching the trojans' goal which made Vicente work a lot. When Matheus Dana(defensive midfielder) entered the game, things improved a lot for the trojans, in addition the trojans scored a goal in a fast counter attack. In the second half, Chapel managed to score two more goals one by penalty and the other by corner kick. The highlight of the game was the solid defensive and the hussle shown by the players. That was the team everybody was expecting, and if the trojans continue to play with strong attitude and hussle, big 8 and high school league could be won.

quinta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2009

Chapel's Bar: a nightmare for students. .

At break, lunch, or after school the majority of Chapel's students are concetrated at the bar that we are lucky to have . However for many years student number one concern are to improve bar in all aspects including food, chits, line, etc. STUCO, once, tried to change the situation but after they received a no from staff they gave up and never tried to begin a conversation with staff. Without a doubt, comparing to Graded and St Pauls, chapel have the worst bar. The food is really good however they lack chocolates, candies, and ice cream everything that a children whishes to eat after or during classtime. Mr. Cialello argues that there's a law in São Paulo that prohibites the selling of chocolates and candies in schools. First, students accepted Mr. Cialello argument but after they saw what Graded and St Pauls are selling they started to argue back, but they couldn't talk with the staff because STUCO didn't want to help people who voted on them. In my opinion, chocolates and candies should only be selled to high school students at break time and lunch, because highschool students have a concious mind about whats good or bad for them to eat. Another point is that it takes too long to buy chits, my idea is that each student should obtain a chapel credit card that should be used to buy chits. So that students doesn't waste money and uses it wisely Chapel should limit the amount of chits a student can buy in a day, week, or month. Small electronic boxes contains chits could be spread around campus and students could pass their cards and select the amount of chits they want and the electronic box will print the chits desired by the student. To decrease the amount of time a student wait to buy something at the bar, lines should be made in the front of the bar so people could fastly buy want they want. Surely, it would make things less stressful and easier for everybody. I hope STUCO do something about it.

sexta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2009

Printing Quotas

The topic Recycling and Waste have been discussed and teached to the students at Chapel School in the last years. Wasting papers is a global and a school concern. Chapel wanted to contribute to the saving of the world's nature. Because of that administrators have purchased a new program that was able to monitor the printing of papers of teachers and students. Each student have a certain amount of papers they can print each semester, the numbers of papers varies depending on the grade level. If the amount of copies is over before the semester ends, student can purchase a credit of 10 copies by paying 50 cents in chits to the administration.

- Grades 4th-6th: 75 copies per semester
-Grades 7th-8th: 100 copies
-Grades 9th-10th: 125 copies
- Grades 11-12th: 150 copies

In my point of view the idea to aware the students of the world's need and that students have a huge impact in nature is awesome. According Mr. Cialello, school's principal, students were printing tons of copies when they only needed one, and sometimes they were printing things that they could easily write by hand. Lets see if it will work, only by testing something we could get accurate results and new ideas. I hope it will be good in practice as its good in theory.