The Wranger Gazette

Special Edition: Sneak-a-Peek at Our New Format!!!

Changes in the Gazette for the New School Year

This year, the Wrangler Gazette will be staffed by twelve 4th and 5th grade students. Each staff member will be assigned a grade level, club, or special area of interest. It will be his/her responsibility to work with you, the faculty and staff of Williams Elementary, to get the news in the hands of the people.

Staff members will collect electronically submitted articles from each grade level and format them to a designated page much like the one you are viewing now. They will also keep tabs on all the staff and students in your grade level, looking for a good story. Each staff member will conduct interviews and write interesting stories that pertain to his/her assigned grade/newsletter department/page. After each page is reviewed by an advisor it will be uploaded to the school website (published).

Please keep in mind that these will be the first impressions that many of our newsletter staff have of life in a business setting. In addition to working on writing skills they will learn to write letters of introduction, set up and conduct interviews, send notes of thanks, collaborate with coworkers as well as sources (you), meet deadlines, market their work, and start all over again. Please encourage and model proper business etiquette when working with newsletter staff members.

We are thrilled about the changes this year and all of the wonderful things we will accomplish in the 2012-2013 school year.


Robinson and Witts to Join Journalism Team

The Journalism Club welcomes two new members to the Advisory Staff!

Bernita Robinson and Katie Witts will be joining Dinisha Alvarado to guide the Yearbook and Newsletter staffs. We are all very excited about the perspective and expertise that they will bring to the journalism experience.

Join us in welcoming the talented ladies to the organized chaos we like to call Journalism Club.

The Wrangler Gazette

The Wrangler Gazette is a student publication of Tommie B. Williams Elementary. The purpose of this publication is to keep students, parents, faculty, staff & the community aware of all the wonderful events and activities taking place in our school.

The Wrangler Gazette is a division of Journalism Club, an extracurricular activity available to students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades who maintain good academic standing ("C" average or above). In Journalism Club, students do more than write and take pictures. They develop life long skills in collaboration & teamwork, writing for an authentic audience & editing, photographic elements & composition, basic design principals, electronic publishing, budget planning, marketing & public relations, journalistic integrity & copyright law, data processing, digital imaging, communication, leadership & team building, project management, responsibility, discipline, time management and so much more.

I am Dinisha Alvarado, a staff member of Williams Elementary and the "old newspaper lady". I have 6 years of Yearbook experience and 11 years of Newsletter experience, 14 years of corporate business experience and 5 years of experience in the Education sector. I have been the Journalism Club advisor for the past three years and look forward to a new year with the addition of two new faculty advisors, Bernita Robinson, our Testing Coordinator, and Katie Witts, 5th Grade Social Studies teacher.



All submissions will be reviewed by the Advising Staff and Williams Principal, Mark Kammlah, for publication. However, not all submissions will be published.