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.


This week in Texas History we have our DBQ also known as databased question, is an essay or series of short-answer questions that is constructed by students using one’s own knowledge combined with support from several provided sources. Usually it is employed on timed history tests.

This will be due on December 15, 2014 for Mr.Gaffney and Coach Z”s classes. According to Karley Head (7), “The DBQ is easy, really, just look at the documents.”

“Also, ask for help and you will be fine,” says Victoria Garza (7). So 7th graders make sure you work hard and feel confident when you turn it in.

Samuel “Sam” Irizarry: A Strong Basketball Player

Sam Irizarry (8) at Garner Middle School is a hard working student.

Outside of school he plays basketball for AU, which is a league for basketball outside of school.

Sam says, “I like the sport because I can do flawless lay-ups.”

Sam Irizarry is also on the A-team of Garner Middles School’s basketball team. He plays the position power forward.  Come watch him play at their next game.