Ballin’ battle of the ages

Garinger staff and students will square off in a basketball game fourth block Thursday, Dec. 20 in the Garinger gym.

Students who want to play must have good grades and behavior. That means no referrals or ISS. Also, they can’t play for the Garinger basketball team because they would have an unfair advantage.

Students who want to play should get any information from Mr. Hogan, who is in charge of them.

Students can gain their entry by buying $2 tickets in the pit during lunches.
If you are a teacher and want to play, please go talk to Mr. Pratt about the game.

Student art featured in gala tonight

Timothy Roseboro
The Rambler
The art program is putting on a showcase to highlight all of your fellow classmates’ work for the semester. This show will feature work from all the art classes: digital, crafting, and visual; and your very own foods program will be serving food and treats at the event.
The art gala will be held in the atruim 6-8 p.m. Dec. 18. This event will include film photo coverage by students attending Johnson C.
Smith University as a class project.
Ms. Lide, one of the teachers involved in planning this event, said that Garinger is often overlooked and “I want to show people the creative side of our school”.
So come out and support your school’s very first art show. See you tonight!

Softball Wildcats start work outs

Softball work outs have already started but are still in need of girls! Coach Berlin is the Softball coach; he is located in room 116. Work outs take place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2:30pm.  If you want to know more Coach Berlin will be happy to inform any interested girls with details. The team is in need of determined, dedicated girls who will not give up!

 Softball is a variant of the very famous sport baseball; it is played with a larger ball on a smaller field. Work outs have been going on for about three weeks and can change up a bit. The things that are done usually consist of running and other tasks using the softball and softball glove. Come out and support your lady wildcats!

Communities in Schools

By Vianny Regalado
Ms.Carvajal, coordinator of Communities in Schools, has been meeting with students and talking to them about college.
The goals of Communities in Schools are to surround students with a positive community of support, and to motivate them to strive be something in life. Students get in the program based on their grades, if they need support with college or problems with immigration, and through teacher/counselor referrals. Once they are accepted into the program, their parents have to sign a consent form.
Carvajal. loves her job as a bilingual site coordinator at Garinger.
“It feels great, I enjoy talking to students to help them and guide them to make decisions that will benefit them and become successful,” she said.
She also has been planning field trips.
The first CIS field trip was to Queens University of Charlotte in October. The students went to see how the college is inside and outside and what type of careers they are interested in. The next field trip is going to be Dec. 20 to volunteer at Winterfield Elementary after school.
So if you are interested in CIS, go to Ms.Carvajal’s office in 200 building office during lunch or after school.

The Imperial Dynasty Modeling Troupe a success

By Karisma Newborn
The Imperial Dynasty Modeling Troupe prepared an evening show for students teachers and parents Nov. 15.Photo by Karisma Newborn
Garinger models strutted the stage in the auditorium to raise money for their school and for their modeling material. Their conductor, Xavier Jack, made them work hard and practice all the time. The models felt really energized before and after the show, which had different themes and dances/choreography.
Nichaun Wary, one of Garinger’s models, was performing in the show. Wary believes that the show was a success and that all models did exceptionally well.
Wary explained that after the performance, he had lots of energy and was proud of himself and his team. Wary, knows that as a model you have to be confident in yourself or nothing will go right. Wary feels that on scale 1-10 he broke the scale as far as his performance goes. The coach was hard on him, but he said it made him stronger as a model and a person.
Alonna Hills, another Garinger model, said that the show was terrific and she would love to do it again. Hills also stated that the coach was very hard on her and all the rest of the models, and that is why they are so consistent. After the performance, she felt energized and ready for another show. Hills explained that as a model you need confidence for everything to go great and as planned as well as to deal with the pressure.


Photo by Karisma Newborn






 Photo by Karisma Newborn

It’s yearbook time, picture time

By D’Asia Jackson
Garinger is putting out its 100th yearbook edition of Snips ‘n Cuts and the yearbook staff is working hard to release its greatest book yet.
The yearbook of 2012-2013 theme is “Back to our Roots,” which stems from the students of the present taking a trip back to the past as they learn about the great campus of Garinger High School and Central High School.
The cover of the yearbook will be a collage of the past yearbook covers to represent and show Garinger’s past while coming together to celebrate the future. The yearbook might even have pictures of alumni who have watched Garinger’s campus expand and grow to what it is today.
Snips ‘n Cuts will be sold during each week starting Dec. 3. The books will cost $45 until Feb.4 and after that the prices are expected to rise. Students can get their name stamped on the book for an extra $5.
Posters and flyers are posted all around the school, in the cafeteria and in the library. Cash and money orders are the only forms of payment accepted for the yearbooks, so please do not bring a personal check.
If purchasing the year books in school isn’t something you want to do,you can buy them online at
Garinger needs to sell 150 books in order to publish a yearbook, so help is much appreciated. Help make this 100th edition of Garinger High School’s yearbook its best yet!

Wildcats winter WOW showcase

By Erica Watts
The Rambler
Garinger’s performing arts – dance, chorus, band and orchestra- will be performing a winter concert 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Garinger auditorium. There is no admission charge.
This is a formal assement and it will show the progress students made since the start of the school year.
Starting with the basics, learning the proper use of the muscles, the voice and learning to read music has prepared the students for this performance. They have practiced as if it were at a sports team. The students are learning how to work with one another. This is a team event they are all in it together. They understand that this is a performance, if they mess up, they cannot start over.
Mrs. Thompson, the chorus director, expects this concert to be very successful for students, staff and parents.”The Performing Arts teaches discipline,” she reminded. The students that will be performing in this winter concert are the ones who have been disciplined and know their music and where they stand. “They have put in the time and work.”
So, if you enjoy music, come out and join the performing arts in their winter showcase. Everyone is welcome to come and see the results of the performing arts classes. This is the second arts performance since Garinger’s chorus restarted last year. They are looking forward to another successful show.
The following students will be performing in the winter concert:

CHORAL MUSIC – Mrs. Jocelyn Thompson, teacher
Honora Ankong, Bryan Bailey, Destiny Black, Gabriel Bryant, Mikiera Bryant-Harris, Dominique Chambers, Elizabeth Horton, Shatia Lee, Lyan Martinez, Hannah McReed, Abraham Ordonez
BAND – Mr. Michael Cofield, teacher
Avery Chabot, Jamia Curry, Khalil Deanda, Marcus Noell, Jr., Jamel Johnson, Deja Lewis, Victor Noell, Jr., Troy Smith, LaVonne Truesdale, Jaquavia Ware,
DANCE – Ms. Adamma Haith, teacher
Mieron Abraham, Yaideli Cortes, Asante Farris, Gemille Sleweon, Aaliyah Wright, Stephanie Ayala, Kyneshia Davis, Porsche Love, Kevin Tukeba, Adeah Young, Jasmine Banks, Adonnya Dozier, William McDow, Keonna Wilson, Dasha Blackmon, Minyata Edwards, Ariana Mitchem, Taylor Waiser, Jorge Acosta Solis, Antonique Alexander, Daija Boulware, Yesica Cervantes Quiroz, Karina Cobos-Cano,
Ashly Delao, Ranardo Jones, Summer Massey, Elisa Maldonada, Axel Salguero, Phillip Moore, II, Destiny Black, Pamela Sawie, Keiaira Harley, Aliyah Walthall, Zaria Herndon, Aaron Morataya, Jacqueline Barrera, Ashlee Galbreath, Jasmine Lee, Tacarra Martin, Xzynia McMickens, Hannah McReed, Aime Mukisi, Lachrisha Sturdivant