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John R Williams

7-8th Grade Newspaper

December 01

Great Math Teacher Leaves

John R. Williams

by Mary Nguyen

Opinion Writer

As we all known, one of our 7th and 8th grade teachers is taking a step up career wise. Mr. Evans has been teaching math to 7th and 8th graders for 6 years at John R. Williams. Now, he will take an opportunity to be vice-principal of John R. Williams and Colonial Heights. I interviewed him and asked some questions about how he felt. I asked how did he feel about the new job as vice principal and he said he was excited and anticipated working with all the new kids. Now being a vice principal, he could know more kids from each grade level. I asked what were the sacrifices and gains of getting a new job.

Mr. Evans answered by saying that he gave up his coaching job, and bonding closer with the 7th and 8th graders. "The hardest thing was to say good-bye. . . it's like breaking up a family." said Mr. Evans, "I'll miss being one on one with kids."

Some opinions of students and teachers were, "I will miss him as a friend and as a staff member. The 7th and 8th grade will miss his leadership." said Mr. Goodman. Some of the students said, "I am sad but happy for him because his career is rising." "I am sad because he is leaving, but he'll still be around the school." Mr. Evans will be at school on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays to check up on 7th and 8th grade classes. I myself feel sad that Mr. Evans is leaving, but I am glad that he is pursuing his dream to become a vice-principal. It teachers me that if you work hard, you will reach your goal, like Mr. Evans. My happiness overcomes my sadness because I wanted Mr. Evans to be what he wanted. So I say, congratulations to you, Mr. Evans. I hope that you will be as a great a vice-principal as you are a teacher.

 

Good Times at John R Williams

by Thuong Nguyen

Editor

 

John R Williams--On October 26th John R. Williams k-8 held a carnival for past Halloween. It was a tradition for John R. Williams that is held near every Halloween season, a tradition that brings family, friends, and staff at our school together. The carnival included many games that everyone can play to win tickets or prizes. Parents and staff, that was in charge of the games, were very busy in trying to keep up with everyone waiting for their turn in having some fun and winning prizes.

"It's so CRAZY, I didn't know it was going to be this busy!" Mrs. Kruger had commented at the Fish Booth. She also added that it was very fun.

While Mrs. Kruger was busy trying to calm down people to wait for their turn, Ms. Gatti was encouraging and rallying the kids to be more competitive and stuff their faces with pies. In the end

 

Mrs. Gattie remarked to me, "I am getting rich quickly, this is fun."

From first hand experience I enjoyed the games and prizes. It was fun throwing dimes to win cups and plates, a laughable experience to watch the kids eat as much whip cream in the fastest time, and my favorite was Mrs. Young's chocolate chip cookies (they were the best!). This was a great event for me, I had fun playing games, laughing with friends, winning prizes, seeing old friends, making new friends, and interviewing people. This was my first article and assignment and everyone made my day pleasant and enjoyable.

The evening ended with great results from everyone, hopefully next

year John R. WIlliams will top off the year with a haunted house. See you at the next carnival!

 

 

California Bridges Threatened!

by Johnny Chin

Staff Writer

Stockton, CA--After the September 11th incident there are many more threats, dangers and trouble here in the U.S. Those who were Islamic feared harassment because of the attacks on the trade towers. The fear was high. After that a new disease was amongst us. This disease: Anthrax.

  On November 1, 2001, California governor Gray Davis received threats that he described as "credible" about terrorist bombing four big bridges in California. These bridges include: The Golden Gate Bridge, The Vincent Thomas Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and the Coronado Bridge in San Diego. They have not been specific, but Davis thought that these four, because they are the most well known and biggest were targets. Davis also stated that the bombing might occur between November 2 to November 7 during rush hour. The F.B.I. stated that there are actually 6 certain incidents to take place at the bridges between Nov 2 and Nov 8.

At four major bridges Gov. David ordered tighter security

They have police everywhere. They have armed police asking sailors where they are headed and why. They have planes patrolling the bridge. The bridge is on tight security. The security forces including the CHP, National Guard, and Coast Guard say that they would "encourage" you to go on the bridges. They are doing their best to keep it safe.

Here at John R. Williams Mr. Sander had to make decisions concerning this information. He had a wrestling meet in San Francisco. He said. "As a team we discussed Gov Davis

whether we were going to go or stay home." What was the

answer?

"We decided to stay home. We weighted whether it was important enough for us to take the risk of crossing the bridge. We also though about taking an alternate route through San Jose, which would have added an hour to our trip. We decided that all things considered, we would stay in Stockton and run a Saturday practice."

John R. Williams has offers citizenship award

by Jessica Weldon, Assistant Editor

The citizenship award is a new award program that we are starting at our school. The award is presented once every quarter to an individual in each class. It is an honor to be recognized by receiving the Citizenship Award. It is a great award because the student who gets it does not have to have the best grades or be on the honor roll. Any student can be a good citizen.

One who gets the award is begin honored for following rules. You are being honored for showing respect for staff members and other students. When students are being recognized

John R. Williams has offers citizenship award
by Jessica Weldon, Assistant Editor

The citizenship award is a new award program that we are starting at our school. The award is presented once every quarter to an individual in each class. It is an honor to be recognized by receiving the Citizenship Award. It is a great award because the student who gets it does not have to have the best grades or be on the honor roll. Any student can be a good citizen.
One who gets the award is begin honored for following rules. You are being honored for showing respect for staff members and other students. When students are being recognized for that, it is the attitude towards others that matter.

Sports Page
by Brooke Costa

Bear Creek is Put to Rest by Skillful Trojans

Lincoln went into their formation and the quarterback Rankin, passes the ball. Running back, number 33 ran the ball ten yards into the end zone. The extra point was good! That is just one of the great plays that proved the Lincoln Trojans to be the better team. It was a moment of greatness when a 25 yard punt by Lincoln was caught by a Bear Creek player at the 25 yard line and then fumbled the ball. Rubalcabba recovered the ball making it to the Bear Creek forty yard line. The next couple passes complete the touchdown, including a beautiful 24 yard touchdown by Quarterback Rankin.

At the start of the second half it was obvious that Lincoln dominated the first half by the score of 35 to nothing. The Trojans left the field with the score a romping 48 to nothing.
Let us give credit where credit is due. The inefficiency of Bear Creek's offensive line was its downfall. All we can say about Bear Creek's defense 
was that they worked hard to stop the Trojan sword, but  to no avail. Better luck next time Bear Creek!

 

 

 

Hey! Thanks to all the staff here at THE BANNER for the great articles! They did a good job and worked hard to get these stories done.

EDITOR SPORTS EDITOR

THUONG NGUYEN Brooke Costa

ASSISTANT EDITOR STAFF WRITERS

Jessica Weldon Johnny Chin

Jessica Kurland (Student Body Laison)

OPINION EDITOR

Mary Nguyen PHOTO EDITOR

Melanie Sgnuon

We would also like to thank Mr. O'neill for helping out when we needed him!

Mr. O'Neill, Good Guy