We started off with fresh faces, good grades and new friends. As we went along in the year we grew up and learned new things, took a new test called STAAR, and there was just something special and different about this year. Whenever you start a new year, you think, ”Oh dear, this is going to be long year.” But it turns out to be the best days of your life, with the crazy kids, the drama, the cool experiments and just the fact that you get to experience so many new things. The sixth graders got to know what junior high is like, us seventh graders got to see what it’s like being in the middle of everything, and our wild eighth graders got to enjoy their last year of being somewhat younger, before they head off to high school. We wish all of our wonderful eighth graders good luck as being freshmen next year. I like to think about it as if you start off as little fish that slowly grow up until you’re kings of the school, then once you get to high school you start all over again for the next four years of your life. Of course those four years will be a pretty good time, if you love to have fun and be social. We had quite a year at ye ole’ GMS, we won awards for UIL academics and music, and our lovely new yearbook, oh and for being amazing of course. We’ve had new teachers, who I’m sure love it here, and launched our very own newspaper site, which is doing fantastic.
“I can’t wait for the summer to get here, because there’s no school and I get to relax!” Exclaimed Alexis Ybarra (7). Nothing’s better than getting to go swimming, go to the beach, relax, wacth tv, etc in the summer. “I’ll miss all of my best friends during the break!” said Eddie Shoemo (7). “I’ll be up in Oklahoma this summer to visit family,” says Elena Wood (7).
Anyways, all you guys stay safe and have a fantastic summer this year!
By: Lauren G.
As you go along in the year new projects come up, some not so fun and some that you can’t wait to do. Just recently we completed a book made by our lovely seventh grade science teachers Mrs. Hampton and Mrs. Santos, which was called “Biomes of the World”. In the book you write about the tundra, taiga, tropical deserts, etc.You do research on so many different places and learn about its ecosystems. There’s so much to stuff about different places and so many different kinds of animals and plants, these places are just so unique. “I would love to to live in the Rain Forest, because its not to cold and not to hot.” Exclaimed Priscilla Duran (7), “We got to to use the laptops, books, and iPads to help us do research, which helped a lot.” Madelyn George (7) stated, “I loved using the iPads the most, because it’s fun to tap and play with, but still helps me get my work done, too”. I also asked some students if they thought this would help with more test and quizzes, and one responded: “Yes, because I feel like it’s helping me go over important facts, and it’s like I’m studying everything I need to know,” said Edgar Garcia (7). So, now you can thank our amazing teachers for helping you prep for your next test and getting you ready for eighth grade.
by Lauren G.
Swish, swish, swish went the ball! Not every team can win, and not every team can be the best, but this team tries really hard to get their very first win this season. Tons of people love to tune in to watch their favorite team on the T.V., but with the Boys Garner Yearlings it’s all real action. “Sometimes when I’m nervous it gets in the way of my playing and I don’t want anyone to see,” said Ian Gonzales (7). He feels like his team tries way too hard to win, but says, “It’s okay because we always learn from our mistakes.”
After their games they practice and practice and practice to be stronger and they don’t ever give up. “Im really confident that my next game I’ll win even, though I lost my previous game, but you just don’t give up,” said Isaiah Perkins (7). Giving up is probably the last thing you would ever want to think about, when you’re feeling like you’re just not going to win because you just have to believe that you can do anything. “Never forget who you represent, and always try hard!” said B-team coach, Mr. Richardson of the boys basketball team,who is an amazing coach as well a fantastic teacher. He feels disappointment when his team has lost, “Because they work so hard to win, and I want them to feel good that they have won a game,” said Richardson. Lots of our students from our school come out to support their very own Yearlings every Thursday and give all their hope so they can get their big win. Coaches Rodriguez (A), Richardson (B), and Nunez (GO) appreciate all the dedication and support from the other students, parents, and mostly the faculty who helps the boys keep their grades up and their minds open.
Their cool and fly guys off and on the court with some fresh moves, who are great role models for sixth graders and who look up to the 8th grade team. All these guys need is to believe that they can do what ever they want with the help
Ian Gonzalez(7) wearing his school basket-ball shirt representing his team!
of their coaches and other teammates, who can probably give good advice to one another on anything needed. So go out every Thursday if possible and support all boys Garner Yearlings, because every student hopes for the team to win in each and every way.
By: Lauren G.