Homecoming is Coming!

By Trinity Thompson

Student Body President

I know everyone is excited about homecoming and wondering what we are going to do for Spirit Week Oct. 9-13, 2017..

Well here it is:

  • Monday: Grandparents Day
  • Tuesday: Dress the opposite of what you normally do/are
  • Wednesday : Celebrity Day
  • Thursday: Inside out / tacky day
  • Friday: Color day and pep rally

Please everyone participate so we can do more fun stuff this year!

Calling all Homecoming Royalty

October 13th is the Homecoming game and crowning of homecoming court. If you are interested in running for homecoming court, interest meetings are after school Thursday, Sept. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 2 in room 457. Also:

  • Must fill in application by Thursday, October 5.
  • All posters must be approved by Ms. Imhoff in room 457 before hanging them up
  • Only seniors can be homecoming king or queen

Garinger Salutes its Veterans

Garinger veterans pictured, from left: Science teacher Robert Long (Air Force), technology teacher Benny Neely (Navy), Security associates Anthony Agrinsoni (Army National Gard), Maurice McPherson (Army) and Pedro Estrella (Army), JROTC instructor Jacqueline Thomas (Army), English teacher Dietrich Singleton (Navy), and JROTC instructors Bruce Vinson (Army) and Elmore Brown (Army.)

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225 Killed After Earthquake Hits

225 is the number of people killed in earthquake in Mexico many others were injured. This strong 7.1 earthquake caused many damage to the people of Mexico. This is the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that caused killed millions. This earthquake hit hard and damaged homes of many. People are praying for their loved ones to be safe. There’s not much to say about this hurricane just know that it was tragic to families and people who have families in Mexico.


By Lachu Adhikari

Some of us refuse to take tests such as the ACTs and SATs in high school just because we think that these tests are hard, boring and tough, but did you know that taking the ACTs and SATs is a beneficial way to earn money for the college of your choice?

Many of us have been dreaming since we were very young about going to high school,  graduating, then choosing our career pathways. While many of us want to attend college after high school, we are most likely to get accepted in college by our test scores.

Since last year, Garinger has been trying help as many students increase their test scores. Like last year, Garinger is trying to help as many students this year to achieve better test scores and have a much better chance to get accepted into colleges that they would want to attend by offering free prep classes. 

It’s on every Monday at room 103. Ms. Grosse and Ms. Kennedy will be your instructors.

Anyone can join and benefit from this. Follow this link to sign up. http://bit.ly/SATACTprepsignup

Here is the schedule

Reading is on 9/18 and 10/2

Science is on 9/25


Below are the deadlines for you to take your ACT’s and SAT’s so guys please be prepared and if you’re not ready just come to prep-classes. ACT’s are required for juniors and also it will make our school look good in the district. District required that every CMS school want the number of 95% student to attend and take any kind of Standardized tests.


ACT Test Date ACT Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
September 9, 2017 Aug 4, 2017 Sept 19, 2017
October 28,2017 Sept 22, 2017 Nov 14, 2017
December 9,  2017 Nov 3, 2017 Dec 19, 2018
February 10, 2018 Jan 12, 2018 Feb 21, 2018
April 14, 2018 Mar 9, 2018 Apr 24, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 Jun 19, 2018
July 14, 2018 Jun 15, 2018 Jul 24, 2018



SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Score Available
August 26, 2017 Jul. 28, 2017 Sept. 15, 2017
October 7, 2017 Sept. 8, 2017 Oct. 20, 2017
November 4, 2017 Oct. 5, 2017 Nov. 17, 2017
December 2, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017 Dec. 15, 2017
March 10, 2018 Feb. 9, 2018 Mar. 23, 2018
May 5, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018 May 18, 2018
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 Jul. 11, 2018


Soccer Players Speak Out Against Coach Firing

By Trinity Thompson

Garinger soccer team players said today that they will quit the team because their coach was fired.  

Players received a letter from Dr. Gwaltney this morning during second block. The letter stated that “Coach Garrett will no longer be coaching for Garinger High School…Coach Eric Summerour, Garinger graduate and teacher, will take over as soccer coach immediately.”

Several of the players were called into the media center during second period. Dr. Gwaltney, Dr. Tornfelt,  Mr. Summerour, and the soccer players were all in there.  According to players at the meeting, team captain Heber Castro raised  his and said “I don’t want to play anymore.”

That’s when Coach Huggins asked who else wanted to quit and most of the soccer players raised their hands also, the players said.  

Dr. Gwaltney didn’t give them a reason as to why Coach Garret was fired.  As a rule, administration is not allowed to discuss personnel issues.

Senior Alfredo Flores, a varsity player, said, “I am really disappointed in the decision that Dr. Gwaltney made.  I really think it is unjust that she didn’t give us a reason behind it and just left it at that. But I do respect her for telling us and going up to us and meeting us, telling us what happened and the decision she made.”

At lunch, Dr. Tornfelt said, “I have realized that Dr. Gwaltney has made a decision, and that decision stands, and I recognize that there are aspects to the situation that are unfortunate. I do wish the soccer players would continue to play, and I know that they are making that choice not to stay.”

Alfredo said that he quit because “ Coach David Garrett has been there since I was a freshman, and he has truly made me grow not only as a player but as a person.”

“When you make decisions in life, you’ve got to own them and there’s going to be consequences to your decisions, regardless of who you are and what situation you’re in, ” Dr. Tornfelt said.

“I want our students to own their decisions and grow into mature young men. I love our soccer team. There are incredible guys on there and I just really want the best for them.”

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By Madina Maingua

Hurricane Irma: Extreme or Exaggerated?

Hurricane Irma is the strongest hurricane to have ever hit the Atlantic, but is it really as severe as people say?  Some states in the southeastern U.S.  have  have already claimed themselves a  “State of Emergency.” North Carolina, South Carolina , Georgia, Louisiana, and Virginia are now “State of Emergency.”The Caribbean and U.S Virgin islands and Florida have faced this hurricane and now are in need of help. Stores are running out of  food, drinks, batteries and other things that people may need to survive. People are taking extreme measures to make sure they are safe for the upcoming hurricane. Some are not even sure if the hurricane is really going to hit. But then again it is better to be safe than sorry.

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