Science Fair

Here at Garner Middle School, the 8th graders have been hard at work since January for the science fair. Eighth graders are coming up with a suitable project that has a testable hypothesis so we know it’s possible, and then they go in-depth with their projects starting with loads of Internet searching and writing their research papers, writing down their procedures, materials needed, and hypothesis.

Eighth grader Kristian Zeaul says “The project takes a long time but it’s interesting and you have to keep up with your work or you’ll fall behind. The project I’m doing is what ball goes further when you’re batting in a sport like baseball or softball.”

Luke Bartels, another 8th gradeEducation at its finestr, says, “I wish that the project wasn’t mandatory because while I don’t really find it difficult, it’s extremely time consuming. My project is how high balls bounce on different surfaces.”

Our 8th grade Science teacher, Mrs.Travera, says, “I know it seems like a lot of work but it’s acceptable if you do it step by step. I do have high expectations for my students, mainly to get their work in on time, but what I really hope for is a project that’s original.

Finally, we learned that the science fair project should be a quite the sight to see with everyone’s ideas and inventions.

District Champs?

Garner Middle School plays sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, and even golf. What some don’t know is we also have a tennis team. Garner’s tennis team has also beat most of it’s competition too.

The 7th and 8th grade tennis coach, Douglas Saam says that there next game is February 4th, Tuesday and they will be playing Krueger Middle school. He says, “His students are great and are improving everyday and they are a good group of kids, and we hope to have a great game.”

While there are many games to go until they can be entered in District Champions in March, they are still on a good run. Even though Garner has lost its tennis court due to construction, they haven’t given up and are practicing at MacArthur’s tennis court.

8th grade student Tyler Kuykendall says, “I feel that we are going to do good in our next game but practice is key, especially if we get to district champs because that’s when we the challenge is a lot higher. I do think that the 7th grade is really improving and it’s like we take them under our wings and teach them how to improve and play better.”

Hopefully, Garner can go to district champions to win Garner another trophy. Mr.Saam hopes to have a good game and hopes the rest will be a good season.

Head tennis coach, Mr.Saam.

Head tennis coach, Mr.Saam.