10 December, 2015

Written by Jaiden Pino and Veronica Grant

Students at Gardner School enjoy many activities. Basketball season is underway, field trips are planned, and students practice for the annual Winter Program.

Tuesday of last week, the Falcons hosted the Aguilar Wildcats.   The Falcons boys’ team were victorious with a final score of 25-7.

“During practice leading up to the game, we felt our defense was strong, but we were a little worried about our offense and plays,” said Adam Pacheco, seventh grade starter for the Falcons.

Seventh grade player, Tyler Aguirre scored eleven points, including one three pointer; while, Pacheco scored six points using their offense they call Minnesota.

“During the game, our defense dominated with seven steals by Adam Pacheco, and twelve rebounds by Garrett Defreese. Our game was strong. Everyone worked hard and hustled,” Aguirre said.

The Falcons and Lady Falcons will travel to Cotapaxi on December 14 to play their next game.

Thursday, December 10, students grades fifth through eighth journey to Colorado Springs to visit the Space Foundation World Headquarters Discovery Center.

Students at Gardner have been rehearsing for the annual Winter Program. The program is scheduled for December 17 at 6:30. Each student grades Preschool through eighth will participate in the show which will include a short play and students singing many traditional Christmas favorites.

“The Christmas Show has been a tradition at Gardner School as long as I have been here, thirty six years. It’s my favorite time of the year and obviously the community’s too. There’s always a full house. Come get your seats early!” Principal Pam Levie said.

Students are also enjoying using their iPads for learning. Seventh and eighth grade students use them a lot for educational purposes. One of their favorite programs is Hour of Coding which enables students to write computer games through computer coding software. Hour of Coding requires critical thinking and brain strategies.

“Hour of Coding is fun! It really makes you think, but you don’t even realize it,” seventh grader Isabella Trujillo says.

Seventh grade students hard at work with their iPads. Left to right: Garrett Defreese, Adam Pacheco, Isabella Trujillo, Isabella Rivera, and Harmonee Valdez.

Seventh grade students hard at work with their iPads. Left to right: Garrett Defreese, Adam Pacheco, Isabella Trujillo, Isabella Rivera, and Harmonee Valdez.