Basketball Starting?


Basketball season is here and just around the corner. Garner Yearlings did well in Football, but now it’s Basketball time. Hopefully we won’t get as many injuries like we did in Football. I asked two boys who are on the Basketball team about how they feel to be on it and if they think they’re good enough. “It’s fun and a good experience, it could help me get my muscles and everything & yeah I think I’m good enough to be on the team” Joey Fiel (8) I asked another source about how he feels about basketball & if he thinks he is good enough for it too. “It’s fun, like it’s good to know I’m on the team because I try my best & yeah, I believe I’m good at basketball because I have been playing ever since I was 7 years old,” said Joseph Zertuche (8). Everyone is very excited to see if our Garner Yearling 7th & 8th grade boys’ will lead us to victory!

By Samantha Alonzo.

Electives, Electives, Electives!

Do you ever have trouble figuring out what kind of electives you want to pick each year? If you’re into acting then theater arts is great for you “I am excited about theater arts because I just love acting!” said Alexis Ybarra (7). Or maybe you like singing.  “I am very excited about choir because I like to sing,” said Vanessa Pineda (7) Home Ec is another good elective, according to Alexis Ybarra (7) “I want to learn how to cook new things, and I heard it was a fun class!”

It’s important to pick electives that will maybe help you later in life, or that’s what you want to do when you grow up.  That’s the whole point of electives right?  “I’m excited about the electives because when I grow up I either want to be a singer or an artist.” stated Vanessa Pineda (7) Electives are not easy to pick, it depends on what you like and don’t like. If you like Spanish, then pick Spanish! If you know Spanish already, the pick another elective. “Electives are fun, and I just love them! I wish we could pick three! You get a chance to pick what electives you want for the next year. It is a great way to experience new things!” exclaimed Alexis Ybarra (7)

When you’re there trying to figure out what elective you want, think about your future. Think about “Is this really going to help me in life?”  That’s how Vanessa Pineda (7) picks her electives. She stated “Before I pick my electives I think about my future, how is this elective going to help me, and if i really truly wanted to be in it.”

By: Vivika Eckhoff

Scared for High School? Don’t Sweat it!

High school is such a serious place, its were you go to learn newer things about life and graduate from. The teachers are a lot more strict and have way different ways of disapline, due to fact that your almost adults and are still acting like your little kids!

Some students are scared to go to high school, and Vanessa Pineda (7) is one of those students. “She was scared to go to high school because she would have no idea what to wear!”She also was worried about the teachers who “she thinks will be a lot stricter “Daniel Lopez (7) also agrees with her very much. Daniel told me that he “wouldn’t be scared to go to high school because he’ll still know a lot of his friends.”

Going to high school can be a very scary thing there’s lots of big people and new personalities. Not so many are nice, some are very kind and some are just plain normal. Maybe you’re going to a high school you never been too. That brings ten times more worries. “Making friends is one of the big challenges in high school, you don’t know what any of the students are like that go there, or you don’t even know one that fits your personality.” says Vanessa Pineda. (7) Maybe your scared because of the older students that go there and you may not know if they’ll make fun of you. Don’t sweat it. If this happens to you, the best thing to do is tell a teacher, parent, consular, or a trusted adult. Some very helpful tips would be to not try and act stuck up around any seniors.

Try to be confident about everything you do and don’t be scared to answer questions in class or speak out. If you ever feel like there’s other students putting you down in class, the halls or even at lunch, just tell a teacher or parent. You might be able to get a schedule change if needed.

Being in high school isn’t all ways that bad, once you get used to it. The people aren’t as mean as you think; they’ve all matured by now, hopefully. As you move on new projects will come and new adventures with the “High School Life”, As a middle school student,im looking forward to high school because there’ll be so much to do in your day. Lots of new friends, lots of new teachers and lots of new exciting adventures!

Daniel Lopez (7) Ready to go to high school!

by Lauren G.