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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
For full Story Go To: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/weather/article171616057.html
By Kaila Lee
An update is available on the two students injured in the accident Monday morning in front of the school.
The accident involved a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy. The 15 year old female will hopefully be released today (Thursday) and the 16 year old boy is still being hospitalized with severe head injuries.
On Monday, the two Garinger students were hit by the trailer of a pickup truck on their way to school. The students were avoiding the crosswalk and crossed the street when the lights turned green. The street the two students crossed were at the intersection of Eastway and Sugar Creek, which is notorious for 65 crashes in the last 5 years, and what fatally killed a student about 3 years ago, Brittany Palmer.
On the news, the male victim’s mother said that her son thought the street was clear. The driver is not being charged against the accident of both the students.
I write poetry becasue it is a good way to express how I feel on paper without having to say those words aloud. When I write I get lost in a world of imagination where I can be any and everything I
want to be. Say whatever I want and nobody can judge me because it comes from my heard. Poetry is like a song without a voice. It is music without a beat.
How I write petry is to first have an emotion. With all poetry a certain emotion inspired the poet to write it. Once I haev my emotion I turn them into words and I basically explain how and feel and whatever happened to have caused me to have that certain emotion. I try to use words that are similiar in context. All you have to do inorder to write poetry is find and emotiona and write how you feel.
By: Brittany Caldwell
Life Sometimes it seems like everything is unfair,
nothing but gray skies everywhere and people pass you but no one seems to care.
Thats just life.
Sometimes everythng is going your way and no one or anything can ruin your day,
And at the top is where you will stay.
That’s just life.
We all feel joy, sorrow, despair when times get hard, yet hope for a brighter tomorrow.
We all feel fear and the need to fit in and feel like we belong.
We all laugh, we all cry. We all fall. We all fly.
We all fight for those we love. Family stands together when push comes to shove.
We all have the need to prove we’re worthy of the best in life.
Never give up and dont give in
Just keep going until the end of your life.
By: Brittany Caldwell
By Francisco Gonzalez
Earlier this season, senior Tresor Mbuyu was nominated for Top Drawer Soccer All American team and put on the watch list. On Friday October 24 he was officially named All American, making him the first All American at Garinger and the only player from North Carolina to be on the All American team for 2014. On Sunday December 7 the NSCAA, the official national soccer coaches association, also named Mbuyu “All American.”
“It wasn’t a surprise for me” said David Garrett, the Garinger varsity soccer coach, “Tresor is one of the best players I’ve seen… his passion and dedication make him what he is.”
Mbuyu had an outstanding season, beating his records from his previous season. Last season Mbuyu was all conference, all state, the Charlotte Observer’s Player of the year and had a total of 34 goals. This year Mbuyu earned All conference, All Region, All State, Charlotte Observer player of the year again and All American for Top Drawer Soccer and the NHSCAA. He scored 56 goals in his favor, making him the top scorer in the state.
“Its an honor to be nominated for All American and without my teammates I would have never made it to where I am this season.” Mbuyu takes great pride in his team, he said he knows its not just the individual achievements but the team effort that counts.
The Wildcats made it to the third round of playoffs this year, the furthest any Garinger soccer team has ever made it. This being Mbuyu’s senior year, he hoped to win a state championship.Although the wildcats season came to a tragic end, as they lost 3-0 to the now state champions Reagan High, Mbuyu said he is proud of what they accomplished.
“I just wanted to finish the season off strong,” he says. With his high school season over and college recruiters on the hunt for Mbuyu, he says he hopes to be in college next year (he has a few offers already), continuing to do what he does best which is “playing the beautiful game of soccer.”
CHARLOTTE,NC- “We are a nation of immigrants…We are all descended from folks who come from somewhere else,” said President Barack Obama. On Nov.20,2014, Obama announced a new step to fix our broken immigration system. “If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check…you’ll be able to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation.” This new compromise has affected many through out the entire nation especially in NC. “North Carolina remains the ninth most populous state for illegal immigrants, and the state ranks eighth in the number of illegal immigrants in its labor force. They make up about 5.4 percent of the state’s work force.The state’s illegal immigrant population peaked at an estimated 375,000 in 2007,” states Barbara Barrett. a reporter from McClatchy Newspapers. Many of these immigrants have American children who go to public schools, Garinger is one of many CMS schools that have students with undocumented parents. Marina Hernandez junior at Garinger is one of the many students in which Obamas’ new compromise has impacted greatly. ” I feel like my parents don’t have to hide anymore, like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and my parents shoulders as well,” said Hernandez when asked about how she feels about this new resolution. “My mom and dad practically grew up here in the U.S. and for them to be treated unequal just didn’t seem right. They deserve equal rights just like any other American,” said Hernandez,”I don’t have to worry about them getting stopped by a police on their way to work or on their way to get groceries and having the possibility of them getting deported to a country they barely know now. Even though it’s only temporarily, it’s just a start and for the mean time, my parents are finally free now.” American students with undocumented parents all over the U.S. now have a chance to build a better future for their selves.They have opportunities now. “Our history and the facts show that immigrants are a net plus for our economy and our society,” said President Barack Obama.
Interested in learning and being around Hispanic culture? Join LASA! The Latin american student association was started last year in 2013 and has been continued on to this year with administrators Ms. Castillo and Ms. Aranda, Castillo being with LASA for 2 years now. LASA is formed of about 11 people, recently adding 2 new members and ready for more! From going on field trips to Hispanic influenced art gallery’s, or planning school event’s such as the poster hung up in the atrium with peoples hand outlines and sentences written inside of them saying why they are thankful for their heritage. “Anyone is welcomed to join LASA. Just because Latino american is in the name doesn’t mean you have to be to join.” said Destiny Castro, current LASA member. “I needed to make sure Latinos are represented at this school.” Castillo states after asking why she is helping with this club again this year. “Last year I worked with Ms. Carvajal, we were co-advisers. It was a positive experience because I was able to meet students I otherwise would not be able to teach.” LASA is a fun and accepting club if anyone want’s to join, they meet Tuesdays after school.