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About Jess

Jessica, also known as Jess, loves spending time outside, and sleeping; she loves archery, fishing, target practice, country music, and so much more. She is an amazing writer, not that she brags or anything, and this is her second year with the Garner Gazette. Jessica also plays the flute like an angel, and scares away children with her "wonderful" singing. And now you know Jessica.

Drama Acts Again

Mrs. Fraziers 3rd and 4th period drama class put together a Victorian Era living museum. On November 18-19 they had a living museum in the library. The students had many different groups that did different scenes. Some of the scenes had to do with the clothing or food, one even consisted of the way the maids were treated. Most of the scenes fed off of The Christmas Carol. It had some of the ghost and even Tiny Tim.

A few of the scenes with characters directly from the book are; Tiny Tim, ghost, Christmas dinner, the Cratchit family, and more. Other scenes are clothing, bed curtains, store, and even one based on Charles Dickens himself. Everyone had fun putting together their scenes, and improving everyday.

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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

 

She’s Ahrsome

She’s Ahrsome

She teaches 7th grade English. She is 30 years old and is married. She doesn’t have any kids, but has a dog named Brinkley. She went to college at UTSA. Do you know who she is? Her name is Mrs. Ahr, the funny, creative, crazy Mrs. Ahr.

She teaches not only 7th grade English, but 7th grade Advanced English. “She has a very energetic voice and attitude,” says Sara Conger “also she is very kind. If you have her as a teacher you would know her favorite music is Christmas music. Mrs. Ahr’s full name is, Nicole Ahr. While most people have heard of it, she has warned mainly 5th period, about the squirrel mafia. “The squirrels here at Garner are very aggressive. The only thing that I can think of is that there must be some sort of underground squirrel mafia. We think it’s our world but really it’s a squirrel world.”

Mrs. Ahr is not only fun, but makes learning exciting. Even her hobbies are exciting, and adventurous. Her favorite hobby is to travel in other countries, for example last summer whe went to Europe. If you think about it, maybe that is where she gets her personality. She loves to travel, and travel can be adventure Mrs. Ahr is adventurous. She might not get all of her personality from her hobby, but she still has a great personality. Most people know Mrs. Ahr as a crazy, fun person. We all know going to school to learn is boring, and annoying, but you will look forward to her class. If you’re not in a good mood, Mrs. Ahr will make your day.

Mrs. Ahr can't keep a straight face, in any class

Mrs. Ahr can’t keep a straight face, in any class