Chronic Absenteeism Survey

Hello, Garinger staff and students my name is Aniyah Grimes and I’m a senior. For my graduation project I’m exploring ways to make the school system better. One of my main points is attendance and figuring out where absenteeism stems from. Please take my survey to help create new policies that I plan on sharing with admin.

Survey

¿Eres indocumentado? Are you undocumented?

By Carla Barahona

Ir a la universidad y obtener una beca es posible!!Muchas unniversidades y becas ahora aceptan a inmigrantes indocuumetados. Para mas informacion presione el enlace.

https://educacionparainmigrantes.wordpress.com/

Going to college and obtaining a scholarship is possible!! Many colleges and scholarships now accept undocumented immigrants. For more information click on the link above.

 

Kwanzaa

The name Kwanzaa comes  from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili. families celebrate Kwanzaa in its own way, but celebrations often include songs and dances, African

drums, storytelling, poetry reading, and a large traditional meal. On each of the seven nights, the family gets the candles and a child lights one of the candles on the candle holder. The principles are values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing community among African-Americans. Kwanzaa also has seven basic symbols which represent values and concepts reflective of African culture. These are some of the symbols.

Unity:Umoja (oo–MO–jah)
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

Self-determination: Kujichagulia (koo–gee–cha–goo–LEE–yah)
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.

Collective Work and Responsibility: Ujima (oo–GEE–mah)
To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and to solve them together.

Cooperative Economics: Ujamaa (oo–JAH–mah)
To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

Purpose: Nia (nee–YAH)
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Creativity: Kuumba (koo–OOM–bah)
To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Faith: Imani (ee–MAH–nee)
To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

source : http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/kwanzaa-history

 

 

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.)

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.”