A Slice of Life : Nathan Robertson

Nathan Robertson (8) at Garner Middle School is a good, intelligent student , but what does he do?

Nathan is involved in theatre arts it’s the advanced theatre arts class . He told me that the theatre arts kids have to get ready for UIL.“We are getting ready by auditioning for the parts, then we will start rehearsals up until February,” says Nathan.

He is involved in basketball for Garner Middle School, too . Nathan is on Go-Team and plays the center position . He hasn’t played yet  because of the large size of the Go-Team . Nathan is expected to play the next game after Thanksgiving break .

Nathan is even in the morning announcements so Nathan told me about it. “We first record opening and closing . Then we work on voice over ( if any ), find videos for certain projects, and finally work on skits .”

He is also in Go Getters Club. “We talk about colleges and how to get in them, and how to earn school scholarships. We also sometimes have special speakers from colleges,” he says.

Nathan surely does a lot of things but why does he do all this, and how does he make the time to do this ?


Nathan said, “ Well theatre arts and morning announcement are my electives , so I get them done during school . Basketball and  Go Getters are just a couple of after school activities that are fun & most of the time easy to be there for . Theatre arts has also school activities such as UIL , competitions , the school play , etc . I’ve had the privilege of participating in almost all of those events the past 3 years. It’s fun , but also you want to be able to work hard at all of these activities , and not just join them.”

A Marvelous Math Teacher

Amy Renee Ferree (33) likes to do Bible Study, read and hang out with her family in her free time. She also is a UIL coordinator, co-sponsor of FCA (Fellowship Christian Athletes), and she helps with her son’s Boy Scout troop. She amazingly does CIC (Campus Improvement Committee), and College Readiness.  She also recently has been asked if The Rialto Movie Theatre can include her son in a “Silent Cellphones, and Please Be Quiet” commercial. Sadly, they did not pay her, but she now has free movies.

She has worked at Garner for 5 years, and she says, “I love working here.”  I also asked her if she would like to change subjects in the future and her response was, “No, only math.”

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