April 2013

An Evening With Strings

Picture taken from http://www.neisd.net/fa/Fine%20Arts%20Annual%20Events/An-Evening-With-Strings-Orchestra.htm

Evening with Strings is an annual music event that brings together 3,800 students from fifth grade schools, middle school orchestras and combined NEISD senior orchestras for three nights of awesome music on April 8, 9 and 10.  On April 8th, the Johnson, Roosevelt, and MacArthur clusters (which included Garner) performed. On April 9th, the Churchill and Lee clusters performed, and on April 10th, the Madison and Reagan clusters performed. All performances were at 7:00 P.M. in the Blossom Athletic Center. When asked how she felt about being at this fun event, Felicity Zorola (7) replied “The experience of Evening With Strings for me was fascinating. It always has been since I’ve sat in the stands and watched my brother play, till now”. Preparation for this event included several before and after school rehearsals, and lots of practice at home. Overall, the Garner orchestra students did a fantastic job performing “Rhumbolero” along with “Danse Bachannale” with the MacArthur orchestra. Great job orch dorks, and keep up the fabulous work!

The Hobbit, Here? Yes, and Masks included

Quite recently the school’s theatre arts department has decided to put on a play of the movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in early May and have asked the art classes to help out by creating the masks for the cast of the play. The play will be hosted here at Garner.

Only a few choice masks will be used in the play for the cast themselves while others will be made for promotional purposes. Now some of you may be wondering, “Why doesn’t the theatre arts department make the masks?”  Well, Crystal Gephart (8) says, “The art classes should make the masks because all of the drama students are too busy preparing for the play making props, remembering lines, etc.”

Another question is, “What about the parts to the play?” This question has been asked because people are questioning if everyone got a role that suits them perfectly. “Yes and no because some people should have gotten a role best suited for them but didn’t because someone was supposedly ‘better’ than them,” says Vanessa Huerta (8).

No matter what, this show is going to be great and should not be missed!

Post a Joke and Win

Hey Garner Yearlings!  Post your favorite joke in the comments section HERE for a chance to win a $15 iTunes gift card.  You can post until Tuesday, April 30 and the joke MUST be SCHOOL APPROPRIATE!  Enter as many times as you like.  Make sure your log in name is listed as your first and last name for your chance to win.  The Campus News class will announce the winner on the Thursday, May 2 morning announcements. This contest is only open to current Garner students.