December 2014

Garner to Mac

Garner 8th graders are going on a field trip to MacArthur High School. It’s their first time going to Mac. You would think it’s just fun but really it’s to prepare them for when they go to Mac next year. Since the 8th graders are the only ones going. I’ve decided to go interview one of the 8th graders to find out their opinion on going to Mac.

Jesus Mendoza (8) says, “I’m looking forward to seeing Mac because it’s going to be my first time going to high school.”

“I’m looking forward to see my other cousins and the new classes that I’m going to be in,” he added.

According to Jesus  he’s excited to go to Mac Arthur for the first time and can’t wait to see what his classes are. I would feel the same way to about going to a new school. Have fun 8th graders.

The beautiful view of the front of Mac Arthur High School

 

Deck the House with Lights

Christmas caroling, Christmas trees, ugly sweater parties, gingerbread houses, visiting Santa Claus, Elf on the Shelf, watching Christmas cartoons, watching Christmas movies, reading Christmas stories, baking cookies, spending time with family, secret Santa, opening presents, popcorn garland, Christmas cards, snowmen, snowball fights, and making reindeer food. Chances are at least one of those 18 ideas is a Christmas tradition for you and your family. Before you start picking your absolute favorite though, don’t forget decorating your house with Christmas lights.

Everyone has to love Christmas lights, whether it’s watching your dad hang them on the roof, putting them on your Christmas tree, driving around your neighborhood looking at them, going to a light festival, or even just lighting up your front yard. Believe it or not there is a neighborhood that has their very own Christmas light festival. It is called the Windcrest Christmas Lights festival, and if you live there it is really easy to enter, compete, and win. Some people go to these light festivals as a family tradition. “I go to the Windcrest Light Festival almost every year,” says Chasity Clark (7).

While looking at lights is fun, can you imagine setting them up? Even if you think they are perfect other people might be thinking that you aren’t creative enough, or that doing one color makes your yard boring. Others might think that you are just trying to show off. Chasity Clark states, “The one thing I don’t like is if they only use one color.”

“My favorite part of decorating is listening to music while doing it,” said Cristiana County (7). People can take decorating the front hard and make it a game. If you’re listening to music or racing to see who can hang up more lights, just decorating with you family should be fun.

It’s so fun to look at your neighbors Christmas lights. It’s even better to go home look at all those bright lights and not lift a finger to hang them up. Occasionally you have neighbors who don’t decorate, but it gives your yard a bigger spotlight. If your Christmas might not involve looking at lights maybe you should add that to your long list of traditions this year.

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Award winning Grinch in the Windcrest Holiday Lights Contest

 

A New Beginning For Garner

If you go to Garner Middle School then you probably know all about the new addition to Garner.

Although if you don’t go to Garner, read on about the new building that Garner will be getting.

The new building will consist of so many things like a new outside Basketball court, Tennis court, and even a new cafeteria.

The new building will be two stories with brand new classrooms and we will even have elevators.

Mrs.Northway said, “The building will be ready on December 24, 2015. Also, teachers will start moving in there during Spring Break of 2016.”

Mr.Sellers said, “These classrooms that we are in right now will stay  until the community says otherwise and then when we get paperwork worked out, they will come down to make way for more new buildings.”

A great advantage to teachers and students is that the classrooms will be much bigger and there will be all new furniture in them.

Another good thing about this new building is that each grade level will have their own wing.

I know a bunch of students and staff are very excited for this new building especially since our older buildings are over 50 years old.

 

This a picture of the back of the science and how well it is coming out. This is the first part of Garner's new building.

The first part of Garner’s new building.