The Guthrie Jags had two individuals receive All-Region honors this year. Bronc Horn received Texas Six-Man Coaches Association 2nd team All-Region. Christian Rocha received 1st team All-Region Texas Six-Man Coaches Association and Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Region team. We are very proud of these two and the whole Guthrie Jaguar team.
Monday, April 6
This week, the Guthrie Jaguars competed in the district UIL competition. Here are their results:
Candace Tarver - 6th Place
Current Issues & Events:
PL Gibson - 1st Place
Tucker Brendle - 2nd Place
Christian Rocha - 5th Place
PL Gibson, Tucker Brendle, Christian Rocha, and Graden Garrison - 1st Place Team
Nicholas Mitchell - 2nd Place
Jose Sandoval - 1st Place
Jaycee McCauley - 5th Place
Laura Wilson - 6th Place
Morgan Atkinson - 4th Place
Reagan Maxwell, Yaretzi Sandoval, Christian Rocha, Cait McWhirter, Tito Contreras, Jaycee McCauley, Jose Sandoval, Laura Wilson, Morgan Atkinson, and Sarah Ballard - 2nd Place Team
Kenzie McGaha - 1st Place
Jaycee McCauley - 4th Place
Abby Gilbert - 5th Place
Kenize McGaha, Jaycee McCauley, Abby Gilbert - 1st Place Team
Reagan Maxwell - 2nd Place
Yaretzi Sandoval - 4th Place
Christian Rocha - 5th Place
Cait McWhirter - 6th Place
Yaretzi Sandoval - 1st Place
Reagan Maxwell - 2nd Place
Yaretzi Sandoval, Reagan Maxwell, Tito Contreras, & Landon Roberts - 1st Place Team
Cait McWhirter - 2nd Place
Ashton Gilbert - 4th Place
Abby Gilbert - 6th Place
Morgan Atkinson - 2nd Place
Gina Cheyne - 4th Place
Morgan Atkinson - 1st Place Science, 2nd Place Chemistry, and 2nd Place Physics
Laura Wilson - 2nd Place Science, 2nd Place Biology, 2nd Place Physics
Noe Sandoval - 3rd Place Science, 1st Place Physics
Jose Sandoval - 6th Place Science
Sarah Ballard - 2nd Place Physics
Morgan Atkinson, Laura Wilson, Noe Sandoval, Jose Sandoval, and Sarah Ballard - 1st place Science Team
PL Gibson - 3rd Place
Gina Cheyne - 5th Place
PL Gibson, Gina Cheyne, Riggin Johnson, and Bailey Springer - 2nd Place Team
PL Gibson - 5th Place
Tuesday, March 21
For the past three weeks, Mrs. Wilson’s first grade class has been raising money for school supplies for the Change a Life Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. Change a Life Academy is a primary school for poor and orphaned children in one of the largest slums in Africa. The Guthrie first grade class started collecting money to help purchase classroom supplies and used the opportunity to learn about another culture and about being compassionate. First Grader, Jace Chisum, said, “I loved getting to raise the money to get school supplies for the students.”
In total, Mrs. Wilson’s class raised more than $190. Yesterday, the Guthrie first graders took a field trip to Lubbock, where they visited a Wells Fargo Bank to cash in all their donated coins for dollars and then went to Mardel’s to purchase the classroom supplies. At the Wells Fargo Bank, the employees were so impressed with the students’ enthusiasm and how much they raised, that they donated $40 themselves. The students were able to purchase eight sets of letter and number tiles, ten sets of polyhedra dice, and six sets of flashcards. When asked about the project, Mrs. Wilson said, “My students have such generous hearts, and they love the feeling they get when they help others.”
In April, Mr. Wilson will be traveling to Kenya and will deliver the school supplies to Change a Life Academy. He will be in Kenya to lead a professional development seminar for the teachers and administrative staff at Change a Life Academy. Mr. Wilson’s junior high and high school technology students had also been collecting donations for Change a Life Academy and raised over $340. “The students in Guthrie have great hearts and didn’t hesitate to give what they could to help the school in Kenya,” Mr. Wilson commented. “It was a good opportunity for them to think about life outside of Guthrie, Texas and do something to make the world a little brighter for those less fortunate.”
It is time for the seventh Book of the Month! This month, I choose Fantasy books. These are awesome adventure books that will take you to another world. Make sure you go by the library to pick up one of these books to read over Spring Break!
Pre-K - 2st grade Book of the Month
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Getting in trouble by his mom, Max is sent to bed without any supper. But he doesn’t care! He sails off to the land of Wild Things where he becomes King. Max can be as terrible as he wants and all the Wild Things join him. But even Max can’t be wild forever. This book will release your inner wild child!
3nd - 5th grade Book of the Month
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Jess Aarons has been practicing so he can be the fastest runner in all of 5th grade. He almost is, until the new girl, Leslie Burke outruns him! The two quickly become best friends and spend most days in the woods where they invent their own enchanted land called Terabithia. But one morning, Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and tragedy strikes.
6th - 8th grade Book of the Month
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry of his apartment building, he falls into the dark Underland where spiders, rats and cockroaches coexist with humans. The Underworld is on the brink of war, and Gregor’s arrival is no accident. A prophecy predicted that Gregor would have a major part in the future of the Underworld. He doesn’t want any part of it- until he realizes that it is the only way to solve the mystery of his fathers disappearance.
9th grade - 12th Book of the Month
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by: C.S. Lewis
Four siblings- Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy- step through a wardrobe and into the land of Narnia. Narnia is frozen in an eternal winter and enslaved by the White Witch. When almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Aslan, changes the tide, and these four siblings are along for the ride.
Tuesday, March 24
Dedication is a great characteristic for people to have. It will come in handy when you go to school, when you have a job, when you start a family, and in many other instances. Whether it be in the ag shop or in the weight room, Graden Garrison always expresses an attitude of dedication. Born on November 27, 1996, to the parents of Kelly and Crystal Garrison, Graden has always persevered for his personal goals. One of his biggest goals is to attend welding school in Amarillo. In ag, which is Graden’s favorite class, he has furthered his interest in welding. Throughout school Graden has done several projects through the Ag department, like making several full sized trailers, grills, and much more. Graden’s favorite high school memory is playing high school sports. No matter what happens in life, remember that Guthrie wishes you the best!
Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20
The Guthrie Jaguars had a great season and it sure showed up on the All-District honors. Tucker Brendle and Jose Sandoval started off the team getting All-District Honorable Mention. Receiving First Team All-District was Graden Garrison and Gustavo Sandoval. Bronc Horn received Newcomer of the Year. Christian Rocha received Offensive MVP and was also selected to play in the 6-man All-Star game in Wichita Falls. Also a great job to all the others on the Jags team, without everyone, none of these awards would’ve been possible. Everyone had a great season Jags, and we look forward to see what the future holds.