The Eaglet’s Quill
Geneva Grammar School • Volume 3 • 2018
The Eaglet’s Quill exists to provide
Grammar School students an outlet
for creativity that reflects the beauty
of our creator God.
Cover art by Catherine Hiner | 4th Grade
See, Think and Wonder
In Grammar School, we seek ways to help our students develop as
thinkers and encourage them to take time to reflect on what they
are learning and to have more time to do so. We incorporate the
‘Thinking Routine’ of See, Think and Wonder into our school day. We
desire for thinking to be a habit that increases the creative, inquisitive
and exploratory nature of children. It is my hope that they develop
habits of observing, analyzing and questioning—fostering time to
The Eaglet’s Quill is a tangible outlet for showing what our students are
seeing, thinking and wondering about. It is a beautiful way to display
their curiosity, talents and creativity. I hope that it inspires each
person who looks at it to continue to See, Think and Wonder.
Thank you to the students who submitted their work and to the
amazing Rhetoric journalism program who put this together.
Grammar School Headmaster
Logo design by Ruth Wacker | 12th Grade
To My Dog
by Huntley Allen | 1st grade
To my dog I bring a treat.
We play all day.
I go inside and get a treat.
To my dog I yell!
Photo by MacPyhRotoobberytMsoancy| 1Rsot bgerartdseon
by Claire Graham | 5th grade
Have you ever wondered what your
stuffed animals do when you’re in
school? Well I have the story for
you. Here is a story about Leann’s stuffed
“Leann is at school, Mom is at the store
and the dog is in the backyard! This
could only mean one thing. Playtime!”
cried Leann’s stuffed animals.
So three brave stuffed animals decided
to venture out of her room. They found a
jump rope and Raggedy Anne said, “We
could climb Leann’s bookshelf with this!”
“You’re so smart Annie,” said Leon.
“So true,” grunted Jack the old dog.
Raggedy Anne smiled.
So they went back into her room and
they climbed Leann’s bookshelf all the
way to the top. Her stuffed animals also
played hide-and-seek with her big pillows
and they rode down the hallway in her
“Weeeeeeeeeeee!” the three friends
exclaimed. It was towards the end of the
day and they put everything back. What
a fun day they had!
Artwork by Alexis Bohanan | 3rd grade 9
Finding a Talent
by Christiana Smith | 5th grade
One day a coyote named Coy went to find out what he
was good at. Coy passed Bird who was painting a lifelike
picture of the mountains.
“Hello Bird,” Coy said. Do you happen to have a spare paintbrush?”
“I do,” Bird said frowning. “You want to paint?”
Coy nodded enthusiastically. He got paper and started to paint.
But his mountains were murky gray lines, and his snow was white
blobs. Coy ripped his paper and was disappointed.
“I can’t paint. It doesn’t look right!” he said in despair. Coy threw
the paintbrush on the ground and broke it. Bird looked in horror
at his paintbrush.
“I’m sorry!” Coy said. “I will make you a new one.” Coy got
bamboo and grass and stuck them together. “Ta-da!” he said.
“Thank you,” Bird said gratefully. Coy left. He was not good at
Coy arrived at the squirrel’s house. “Squirrel! Squirrel!” Coy
shouted, knocking on the door. “2,224, 2,225, 2,226…,” came
the voice from the house. “Come in!” Coy walked in. Squirrel
was counting his nuts.
“Hi Coy. What brings you here?” Squirrel asked, without looking
“I would like you to give me a hard math equation.”
“Okay!” Squirrel said.
He got his tablet and wrote a problem on it. “Is it 19?” Coy
“No,” was the response. Coy erased the tablet so hard it broke
“Oh no!” Squirrel exclaimed, tears in his eyes.
“I will fix it,” Coy said bravely. “I’m sorry.” He molded it back
together. “Here it is.”
“Thank you,” said Squirrel. “3,111, 3,112, 3,113…” Coy left.
“Wait a minute…” Coy jumped with joy. “I can make things!
That’s my talent!” Coy opened a shop called Build for Joy. “Your
talent is always there,” he later said.
Artwork by Victoria Allen | 5th grade
Artwork by Megan Luffy | 4th grade
by Jonthaniel Raimondo | 1st grade
Legos are big.
Legos are small.
Legos are playful and colorful.
You can build Legos in different ways for
many, many days.
Legos are really fun!
by Jake Roberson | 5th grade
Geneva is the most wonderful
Because Mrs. Gombert taught me
how to tie my shoelace.
That is where I love to be
Because it’s not about me.
Glory to God!
Photo by Mazzy Horn O’Brien | 5th Grade
My Cat Willie
by Cooper Green | Kindergarten
Willie is my best cat.
He cuddles with me
and loves me.
He tries to brush my
hair with his paw.
God gave him to me!
Photo by Kate Friesenhahn | 5th grade
The by Ava Key | Kindergarten
Bird The bird was small
Artwork by Ava Key | Kindergarten
Artwork by Caeden Morgan | 1st grade 17
by Elle Chalmers | 4th grade
Dark nights, cool mornings
Apples, cinnamon, pumpkin
Warm beds, happy books
Photo by Kate Friesenhahn | 5th Grade
by Chase Doran | 2nd grade
Did you ever wonder where Mars
came from? One day Mercury,
Venus and Earth were talking and
Mercury said, “I want to make a new
planet and I am going to call it Mars
because ‘M’ is from Mercury, ‘ar’ is
from Earth, and ‘s’ is from Venus.”
Earth said, “Yes”. Venus said, “Yes”.
So they started working and after ten
years Earth said, “I’m tired,” and Venus
said, “I am hotter than usual,” and
Mercury said, “I’m fine.” And that’s
how Mars was created. The End.
Artwork by Ayla Hans | Kindergarten
The Will of God
by Joshua Patteson | 4th Grade
God sent His only son to earth.
In a stable was His birth.
Sharing the will of God with love and care.
Miracles and preaching everywhere.
He died for us to pay our sin.
So we would receive and take Him in.
His love for us will not grow dim.
So I believe we should follow Him.
We are saved! Give praise to Jesus!
Give God the glory! His love frees us!
Artwork by Reese Yost | Kindergarten
by Matthew Garrison | 5th Grade
Iwas born on April 13, 2007 to a young girl named
Jasmine. She made a difficult decision to place
me for adoption. I couldn’t imagine how hard it
was for her. But then she chose two people who
would become my parents. Actually… God chose
them. My parents’ names are Brian and Courtney
Garrison. They are both loving, kind, and blessed to
have me as their son.
You would think my adoption was the most important
thing about my story. But no! My deciding to
follow Jesus is the most important part of my story.
I decided to follow Jesus when I was five years old.
I was with my parents at an Easter church service
when I wanted to follow him. My dad began to
explain to me how Jesus died for our sins, and that
very night I told my dad I wanted to follow Jesus.
Three years later when I was eight years old I decided
to be baptized. I told my parents, up until then I felt
my heart was half way in with Jesus. I wanted to be
fully committed to him. I got baptized on March 27,
2015. I was baptized after the Easter church service
our home group put on. I think my relationship with
the Lord has grown bigger and stronger because I
have listened for God, and prayed, I read the Bible
to my family, and I hope I can share it with the world!
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Pumpkins in Fall
by Abigail Bussey | 4th Grade
The pumpkins smell sweet
Like sap in the tall oak trees
Thank you God for fall.
Artwork by Abigail Bussey | 4th Grade
Artwork by Koen Huebner | 3rd Grade
by Ben Lee | 4th Grade
Feel the warm fire
See the colored leaves falling
Smell the pumpkin pie
Artwork by Micah Bellamy | 1st Grade
Artwork by Henry Richardson | Kindergarten
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by Rachel Troyer | 5th grade
Many people think Love is just romance, but
it is so much more than that. True love
is looking out for one another, and making
sacrifices for one another, whether that be
giving up your cheeseburger or giving your life.
The Bible says in John 15:13, “Greater love has
no man than this, that he lay down his life for his
brother.” Jesus gave His life for us, who were his
“While we were still sinners Christ died for us.”
(Romans 5:8) Surely we can give up some small
thing for our friend.
Love is very important! Without love we would
have no hope of heaven. The Bible also says
in 1 Corinthians 13:13, “Three things remain.
Faith, Hope, and Love, the greatest of these is
Love” and in 1 John 4:8 “he who does not love
knows not God for God is Love.” Let us love
Jesus Christ in love became perfect man to
bear my blame. On the cross He took my sin.
By His death I live again.
Photo by Zachary Hajek | 3rd grade
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Photo by Naomi Bowser | 2nd grade
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A Story About Horses
by Macy Robertson | 1st grade
Once upon a time there were two horses named Bella and Wild
Bill. They were barrel racing horses. They were the best barrel
racing horses. They always had a good time. They had fun with their
horse friends, and their owners loved them. A long time ago horses
were used for gathering cattle. They gathered cattle to brand them.
Horses are the best. They’re my favorite animal.
Artwork by Annie Halinski | 2nd grade
Artwork by Stefan Ricks | 4th grade 33
A Guinea Pig’s Purpose
by Reagan Opielski | 5th grade
My guinea pig
Chester has been
in my life a year now.
He taught me not to
be scared of things.
You might be won-
dering how a guinea
pig could help a girl.
Well, Chester showed
me to stand up for my-
self and be brave. He
showed me that even
if you are small you
could still be great-
er. I put Chester on
the ground with my
dog and he just stood
there; I was proud of
him. Chester is the
light of my world, and
I love him with all my
heart. He might not
know who God is, but
I do know God loves
Photo by Gracie Aderholt | Kindergarten
Artwork by Callie Grace Patteson| Kindergarten
Artwork by Alexis Bohanan | 3rd grade
I’m Still Your Lovebug
by Esther Rose Troyer | 3rd grade
It has been two years,
And I am in third grade,
But first grade memories are still in my head!
Even though I’m no longer in your class
I know I’m still your lovebug
Because you always said, “Once a lovebug,
always a lovebug.”
And that is still in my heart and will be forever!
36 You are still mine!
Photo by Mason Fly | 2nd grade
Photo by Haley Harrison | 5th Grade
by Hudson Bibb | 2nd grade
In summer you dance with the
dandelions, with all of the color.
Like the pretty yellow and orange
And all the pretty purple violets.
Oh and the hot sunny beaches,
with all the beautiful seashells
The green seashells, oh and the pink
And going into the river with your
Oh and all of the colorful fish.
Artwork by T.J. Cross | 3rd grade
Artwork by Elise Stavros | Kindergar3te9n
Artwork by Angelina Dacy | 1st grade
by Angelina Dacy | 1st grade
Butterflies spread their wings in the sky.
There are lots of kinds of butterflies.
Their wings high in the sky.
by Elle Chalmers | 4th grade
Through the long wet streets
My hair flies free behind me
A fox on my left
Artwork by Lilly Jones | 1st grade
by Dominic Sanchez | 4th grade
By the warm fire with pie!
Pumpkin pie that is!
Artwork by Mark Luffy | 1st grade
Photo by Samuel Siller | 5th Grade
WHEN I THINK OF AUTUMN
by Ava McPherson | 4th Grade
When I think of autumn
I think family and pie
Hunting and warm fire
Artwork by Steele Marie Mangum | 2nd grade
By Kyra Petty, 5TH grade
Photo by Tucker Hardin | 2nd grade
by Kyra Petty | 5th grade
One of my most favorite surprises was my dog, Duke. He
came into my life December 23, 2015. Even my teacher
Mrs. Wendel knew that I was going to be surprised
with a new dog. My family told me we were going to “go to
lunch.” We stopped at a place that had pugs in outside pens,
but I still had no idea. I just said “they have pugs!” Then an
older man came out and said, “You want to see my squirrels?”
He didn’t have squirrels. He had a bucket full of puppy pugs!
He poured them out of the bucket onto the ground, and I
chose the one that was closest to me, and he still is today. I
love my dog, Duke.
To f fe e
Photo by Zachary Hajek | 3rd grade
by Carolyn Lutz | 1st grade
My dog is so cute; she snuggles so tight.
I love her, I love her with all my might.
She is the best thing I’ve ever had.
I love her, I love her.
She helps me go to sleep at night.
Artwork by Abby Gray | 5th grade
Faith in God
by Piper Pruitt | 5th grade
Rays of sun shine down on you.
God loves all His children, just like you.
He died on the cross for our sin.
We should love and have compassion.
Faith is what we seek.
You are the highest, most humble, and meek.
We read the Bible every day.
Always remember God loves all of us the same.
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Advent on the Stairs
by Mrs. Danielle Patteson | 5th grade teacher
READIED HEARTS BEHOLD
KINGS BOW LOW
STARS REVEAL, SHEPHERDS KNEEL
MARY AND JOSEPH STEP INTO THE LIGHT
TO PERFORM THE GOSPEL NEWS
WIDE-EYED WAITING FOR THEIR CUE
WHISPERS ANTICIPATING THE COMING SCENE
ANGEL’S WINGS AND SHEPHERD’S STAFFS COLLIDE
RUSTLING FABRIC, SHIFTING FEET
LEAD TO THE SOUND OF DARK STAIRS, BACKSTAGE
Photo by Braden Davis | 3rd grade
The egg is 51
of new life,
on the cross.
This time of year we see deer frolicking, we hear the birds singing and the grass
starts growing again after the dormancy of winter. Wild flowers are blooming
everywhere. These are symbols of life renewing. As believers, we see the egg as
of the NEW
on the cross.
this we are
by Mrs.Beverly Johnson | GS Coordinator
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