Super heroes, crazy socks, sports teams, ties, and your future college. All of that happened during Red Ribbon Week. On Monday 27, 2014, everyone at Garner Middle School had the chance to wear their favorite super hero shirt, so we can “power out drugs”. On Tuesday 28, the Yearlings wore crazy socks to “sock it to drugs”, and Wednesday 29, we wore our favorite team shirts to team up against drugs. On Thursday 30, we had the chance to become classy and wear bow ties to tie up drugs. On Friday 31, we showed where we want to go to college and wear a college shirt, we know we are too smart for drugs. The reason we celebrate Red Ribbon Week is because people need to stand up against drugs, and say no to drugs.
Lexi Rodnite (7) comments, I’ve worn a super hero t-shirt, crazy socks, a tie, and I’m going to wear a Texas Lutheran University college shirt to support red ribbon week.” It’s great that so many people are standing up against drugs and wearing ties, socks, and different shirts on the chosen days. Red Ribbon Week is from Monday 27 – Friday 31, and there is a presentation about saying no to drugs. At the presentation they taught you how to say no to drugs through a video.
Rene Jackson (6) said no to drugs completely and is willing to stand up to anyone who is doing them. He wore something every day, a superman shirt on Monday, mismatch socks on Tuesday, a Spurs shirt on Wednesday, a tie on Thursday, and a UT shirt on Friday. If any of his friends are doing drugs he would simply say, “Don’t do that, you are only hurting your body.” Many people still do drugs, but we are the generation with the voice. We can stand up to drugs and power them out.
The dance club finally had a second meeting Monday, October 20, 2014. The dance club meets twice a month on Mondays in the choir room. The reason Garner Middle School has a dance club is because Ms. Flemming wants anyone who is interested to learn how to dance to many types of genres. Some of the genres are: Bollywood, hip hop, jazz, and country. The following people are the official members of dance club: Ashley Alverez (6), Makayla Arredondo (6), Caitlyn Auliveld (6), Tera Contreras (6), Addison Thompson (6), Varielica Rhymes (6), Faith Anderson (7), Janelle Bankston (7), Dejahnea Barret (7), Caeley Brown (7), Corbin Cunningham (7), Jennifer Flores (7), Chanel Hanson (7), Jessica Harden (7), Niavaunii Ledezma (7), and Alyce Thinner (7).
On Monday the dance club did four dances, all the same genre, the genre was a hip hop workout mix. Something that stands out is that the majority of the students are extremely flexible. Garner’s Dance Club is a great way to learn different types of dances; while having fun for your friends. Dance club may be small, but the members have fun and that is what matters.