Maybe you always ask yourself, why go to school? It is obviously necessary to have a good education and to be something in life, but sometimes that’s not good enough for the students. Now, there is one more reason to go to school. It’s about this ATTENDANCE activity where the students get to dance all crazy. The activity works like this: Every time everybody in your second period class comes to school, the teacher puts a letter of the word “attendance” up on the board and when you complete the whole word, at the end of class you get to dance and enjoy some fun music.

This activity does not encourage all of the students though. Andrea Ruiz (7) said, “It does not encourage me because it’s about dancing and that’s not fun.”

Some students don’t like dancing and that’s why they don’t enjoy this activity, but there is still that choice of just doing it to be competitive.

On the other hand, Mr. Bridges, the sixth grade health teacher said, “I think the students like it because my second period class looks forward to counting the students that are coming in and they like dancing.” Students are excited about this activity.

In conclusion, some students are enjoying this activity, but some aren’t. Everybody has their own opinion, but this sure is an activity that can encourage students to come to school. They like dancing or they simply like being competitive.

Mr. Bridges is pointing at the word and it seems that his second period class only needs a couple of letters to complete the word.

Mr. Bridges is pointing at the word and it seems that his second period class only needs a few more letters to complete the word.

The Flu Blues

In this picture there is a girl washing her hands to prevent getting the flu

In this picture there is a girl washing her hands to prevent getting the flu

Throughout the month a lot of people have been getting quite sick and the whole reason  is because it’s that time of the season again. I know what  your thinking; the fun type of season when we get presents, but really it’s the season of cold, rain, and FLU.

Throughout the week I went to some of the students wandering the halls of the school for a couple questions. First I asked Stephani Cisneros (6)  if she had ever had the flu and surprisingly she said “no”, Then I had to ask how she didn’t have the flu at all in her life and she responded in 2 words, “flu shots.”

Next we went to Hannah Aelvoet(7) and Christiana County(7) and asked if they were getting a flu shot this year since the flu has been spreading. Hannah said that she gets one every year to prevent getting sick. And Christiana said she is also getting a flu shot.

I have had the flu about 5 times (and I am not joking). I am severely afraid of shots, so I just get the nasal spray, which isn’t as painful.

Welcome back Mr. Sellers!

Every school needs a principal and every principal needs at least one assistant principal. In Garner Middle School we have two assistant principals. Almost everyone knows their names. They are Mr. Sellers and Mrs. Northway. One day, the students woke up like always and went to school, but they didn’t know that they were receiving unexpected news. Mr. Sellers was leaving Garner for  several months.

Now Mr. Sellers is back! He left for 7 months to Bagcan Airfield Afghanistan because that was his duty as an Air Force Reservist.

“Im very excited to be back and it’s good to be back to some sense of normalcy,” Mr. Sellers said. He is excited to be back to Garner and he is ready to be our assistant principal again. 6th graders are used to Mr. Northwood and now they are getting to know our assistant principal, Mr. Sellers.

“I am glad that he’s back because I missed him,” Amy Medina (7) said. Students like her are glad that he’s back. They are glad that he’s back but they will also miss Mr. Northwood.

Some students think that he is a good leader for Garner. “He is a good leader because he’s strict but nice at the same time,” Elizabeth Beltran (7) said. The characteristics of a good leader are being strict, so the students obey the rules but also nice, so they can be loved. Mr. Sellers has those characteristics which make him a good leader for this middle school.

In conclusion, some students and teachers are glad that Mr. Sellers is back, but some aren’t. Either way students at Ganer Middle School say, “welcome back Mr. Sellers!’                                                                                         Mr. Sellers is in his office working because that is what he is soposed  to be doing as an assistant principal                                         Mr. Sellers is in his office working because that is what he is soposed  to be doing.