Take It In


That kind of voice,

The one you would hear only when whispering.

It was if her heart was trying to burst out,

The sound seemed breathless, gasping for more air,

She reached out to the stars in hopes of him reaching back.

He glanced forward — reaching out to her hand

Whipping her around on the toes, they danced.

So dumb to take the mask off they twirled and twirled under the moonlight

The people around snickered about the scenery.

They waited out the beats as though time was halting to a stop,

Lips glossed with champagne, they kissed.

She was careless and he liked that.

The twinkle of the lawns and the aroused guests appeased her.

All she cared about was the little moments she spent with that one man.

He kissed her nose and began to step away

She thought of the word “love” and if she was “in”

The lights had now vanished in a flash,

and turning on at the other end of the dock.

The smell of New York rain woke her up in the morning,

Believing it was all a dream.

She rose dressed in a pink, daisy colored night gown

He rose right beside.

Their eyes locked on each other without a blink,

He saw it through her eyes, the eyes still flashing.

They exchanged names and became apart of each other as the day grew on.

He was in budget and she was all fame but smashed together there was gain.

They looked upon the horizon as the sun was setting

Skipping stones, making ripples in the ocean below

He gripped her hand and made one last move

Down on one knee, as cliche as it may seem, he pulled out a ring,

Then vanished into the sea.


Making Over A Garden

The plan was to make over a garden on our Fountain Valley High School campus outside of the English halls. With the conditions of the garden being just a patch of dirt surrounded by untamed plants and filthy, dirt covered rocks, we had quite some work to do. Firstly, we started out by meeting on a weekend to whack the plants that were getting wildly out of hand. From there we started picking up the trash left behind from those pesky high school students and weeding the ground. We took some pictures along the way and with this we cleaned up the dirt by leveling it out for us to plant new plants.

fvhs garden

On our Home Depot and Lowe’s run we got pink, purple, white, and blue flowers of all kinds, but with the limits of 4-6 hours for them to hit sunlight. Along with the pretty flowers, we got some succulents to garnish in between the flowers. We lastly bought more soil to even out the planter and some pebbles to decorate the outside of the pathway of rocks we had wanted to include.


One last step, was to gather and wash off all the dirty stepping-stones and then place them together to make a path. This was the hard work and labor that eventually came out to a great success! The pathway would be convenient for the high school students that had to quickly get to class, to walk along our path instead of getting their shoes all muddy. To our excitement, the kids actually DO use the pathway!


The last weekend we got to work on placement of the flowers, succulents and the stones. We then added a little FVHS touch, with a cute rock that says FVHS GARDEN and CLASS OF ‘16  on it. Then our sign that quotes “Have some pride, please don’t litter” was added just so maybe the teens will think about where they dispose of their trash. We will also continue to water the garden every other day or so.


As a result, I feel as though our planning, execution, and completion was on point. We would like to do this as another project later in the future, to keep the planter maintained, safe, and convenient for the students to use.

Gina Ernst

Nicole Norton

Nick Seigman

Marci Bott

Becca Rodrigue