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Calling All Seniors!
by Rachelle Sandoval '18
With the new school year starting there is a lot to plan. Homecoming is quickly approaching and we need your help! The senior class officers are currently searching for people to be on the float as well as participate in homecoming week activities. We cannot do this without your support! This is the last chance we have to participate and make our mark on the school. If you are interested in participating please contact Ms. Kurpiel or one of the class officers, listed at the bottom of the article, or come to our meetings, held Thursday mornings in B-106.
Senior class officers have graduation, possible class prank, and other senior activities to plan so we will continue to need your help along the way. Please continue to come to class meetings once homecoming is over. There’s a lot to plan and we’d love to have you along the way!
President: Lucy Martinez
Vice President: Lucia Kezle
Representative: Raechelle Sandoval
Secretary: Nelshaylynn Smith
Treasurer: Alora Garcia-Archunde
Ms. Savage Who?
by Rubi Reyes '21
“So for me I had no idea how to apply for college and in my school it was kind of assumed that if you wanted to go to college it was because your parents had or someone in your family had and they’ll help you and that's you on your own time, like we are not going to talk about that here. And that was really hard for because I like really didn't know what I was doing. I was 17 years old and I couldn't really figure out like this really big life decision.”
She later says that she feels that, “K-12 schools really encourage college, and that's something they should help us with, and for me that's something that i thought that needed changing. And other little things I thought needed changing." She wants to prepare her students for the outside world, not just the school world.
When I asked if Ms. Savage, “If most of the students in your class failed an assignment, test or project how would you respond?” and she answered, “I think if most of the students failed it's my fault because I didn't teach that well. And I would go back and review with the student's.” This school year what Ms. Savage would like to accomplish is making her students feel more empowered. She wants her freshman to realize what potential they have to change the school while they are here for their four years and after. Ms. Savage wants her senior students to feel empowered in what they decide to do after high school and that they know that they can do anything that they want and that they can make serious changes to this world.
Last Week's Poll Results!
Last week, 66% of Ambush! Poll takers said they were kinda excited for the 2017-18 school year and the remaining 34% said "yes," they're excited.
Meet Mrs. Renoud, the New Gate Teacher!
by Alizay Chavez '21
Mrs. Renoud, the new gate teacher, cares about her students. Her main goal as a teacher is to see her students succeed in whatever they want to do in life and wants to help her students in any way to help them get to that point. No matter what her students want to do, she will support them as long as they’re not hurting themselves or others in the process. It takes a lot for Mrs. Renoud to write a student up or send a student to the office. Most of the students she has encountered are great and don’t get in trouble with her. The only thing she does not agree with is if the student is doing something illegal or if they are doing something that could harm others.
This week I got the chance to sit and talk to Mrs. Renoud about being a teacher. When she was in fifth grade she decided that she wanted to be a teacher. Her P.E teacher inspired her to be a teacher. At first she wanted to be a nurse, but that plan was shattered when she found out that she didn’t like needles. The next best job for her would be teaching because as a teacher she can still help others. The only problem with teaching is all the paperwork she has to do. Mrs. Renoud tries her best to get all her work done at school, but sometimes she can’t. The Gate Teacher sets aside a day or two to make sure all her work is done. She wants to make sure all her students have a safe environment to work and in class she wants to encourage students to do their best.
At first she wanted to be a P.E teacher because she thought it would be “an awesome job” and P.E is important. Taking care of your body is important Mrs. Renoud. The best thing about a being a teacher to her is to get “to [see her] students succeed in what they want to do.” In the eyes of Mrs. Renoud, a good teacher must be “positive, [have a] passion for what they teach, and just [keep] believing in the kids.” The main reason she continues teaching is she loves what she does and considers it is a great experience for her. Mrs. Renoud believes that teaching is what she was made to do.
The Big Man's Plans
by Lucy Martinez '18
With the new year starting so quickly for many of the staff, including principal Dominic Romero, things are in motion for a year of promoting academics and structure, as well as renovations. With repeating policies from the 2016-17 school year, we at Ambush! News wanted to get the inside scoop on new policies and renovations for the 2017-18 school year directly from the big man himself. Principal Romero was excited to say that fixing the air conditioning is going to be a big priority, with the school’s landscape being second. Renovations have already begun around the school, like new locks on bathroom doors and waxed floors. One of the newest school policies this year is that every student with dual credit must have at least 3.0 with no failing classes, and gifted ed students can not take a class as a teacher’s assistant.
Along with asking about the new renovations and policies, we wanted to know Mr. Romero a bit more to understand him more as a person, and how he plans to help the students at Gallup High. When asked on his philosophy on success, Romero stated, “Life is about what you’re willing to give, not what you’re willing to take.” The Principal, with his philosophy in mind, wants to expose students to as many real world situations as possible, justifying his reasons for introducing new policies and keeping old ones. Principal Romero may appear strict, but he picked his profession because, in his words, “Education is not what I love, I love helping people.”
May Poll Results!
50% of Ambush! Poll takers said they were a 1-2 on the excitement scale, and 50% of Ambush! Poll takers said they were a 6-8 on the excitement scale. 66% of Ambush! Poll takers said they were entering their senior year of high school, and the remaining 44% said they were entering their sophomore year.
What's The GHS Dress Code For 2017-18?
by Sage Addington '18
In case you’re still trying to figure out the Gallup High dress code for the 2017-18 school year, here it is. The dress code is pretty much the same as last year, for the safety reasons hoodies still aren't allowed and you can't wear sweat pants, but there are a few changes. The changes include some restrictions on how GHS spirit shirts may be worn. For example, spirit shirts may not have the sleeves cut off and GHS sweaters may be worn under polos.
Tops-Polo/GHS Spirit Shirt