Goff Gladiator Gazette

written by the Goff newspaper team 11/16/16

Sports at Goff

Girls Basketball Tryouts

By: Mariam

Hey guys! Are you interested in playing for Goff’s basketball team? Have you already tried out? Tryouts were on Tuesday, November 15th, and Thursday, November 17th. At the girls basketball tryouts on Tuesday, November 15th, the girls tried out for the girls basketball team all together. I talked to Abby who told me that her legs were tired after practicing! She said that they had to run around cones, but that she was very excited to tryout for the Girls Basketball Team! They had to do layups and run a lot! The season starts in two weeks, make sure to come and cheer us on!

Goff Top 5 - Music Artist

By: Ashley

Hello, welcome to the top 5 section of the newsletter. In this section you will see the results from last week and vote for this week's top 5. Below is a poll you can pick one answer for which is your favorite out of these 10 choices 5 of them will be chosen as the top 5. I hope you enjoy this section and that your favorite choice gets in.

Here are the results from last week's poll, Goff's Top 5 Favorite Songs

  1. Juju on that beet (TZ anthem) By: Zay Hillifiggerrr and Zayion McKall

  2. Heathens By: Twenty One Pilots

  3. Starboy By: The Weekend featuring Draft Punk

  4. Side to Side By: Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Manaj

  5. Closer By: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey

Did your favorite song make it?

Make sure you vote for your favorite music artist this week !

Upcoming School Events

By: Ashley

December 1st- bring your spare change and vote for your favorite yearbook cover at lunch

December 1st- Peace Poster Recognition Night, 6pm at the Pawtucket City Hall

December 1st- All grades Art club start this club will meet every Thursday from 2:35-3:05

December 4th- Slater Park Winter Wonderland Concert at 5:30, Goff band and chorus will be performing

December 7th- The Seussified Christmas Carol Play, 7pm in the audirorium

December 8th- No School

December 8th- The Seussified Christmas Carol Play, 7pm in the auditorium

December 13th- Band and Chorus Holiday Concert, 6pm in the auditorium

December 16th- Dance, 6:30pm

December 22nd- Band preforms at the RI State House

December 23rd through January 2nd- No School Winter Break

Comics and Jokes

By: Anthony


A: Stop you are eggravating me!

Q: Will you marry me?

A: No, because I cantaloupe.
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Student Council and Art Club Updates

By: Emily

Hey! Have you wondered who set up dances or make flyers, STUDENT COUNCIL. We were the one who set up the Goff Spook Off, brought the boxes up to classes for the food drive and make the skit for the red ribbon week contest.

Are you into art? There is also an art club. We compete in contests, make posters, paint, free draw, and have a good time. There is so much to do there! You can also color and learn new drawing techniques.

What's Good to Read? Book Recommendation

By: Tarsha

Hello everybody! Interviewer Tarsha here, and I have another book recommendation for you!

This weeks book recommendation is “The Maze Runner” Series. Goff library has all 3 books, and a prequel to the next series. These books are “The Maze Runner”, “The Scorch Trials”, “The Death Cure”, and the prequel is “The Kill Order.” Visit your local library today to read these AWESOME “Maze Runner” series. Check it out, because you don’t wanna miss out!

But guess what, there are MOVIES TOO! All of these 4 books has a movie. But that’s not all! If you haven’t heard earlier, then I’ll tell you now, that The Maze Runner Fever Code movie came out September 27, 2016. From the looks of it, it looks great! A sum-up of all these movies go from the first book, all the way to the 4th book, to the last. Thomas, and his group of friends have gone through troubled times. When their normal teenage lives became un-normal, terror made them have to step-up their games. I won’t spoil the book! READ IT! And trust me, this book will have you at the edge of your seat every time, and don’t forget to check out THE MAZE RUNNER FEVER CODE!!!!!!
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Whats in our lost and found?

By: Ashley


  • Bracelet

  • 2 mens/boys wallets

  • Men’s ring

Things from last spring:

  • Silver earring (stud)

  • Silver dangling earrings

Things from last school year:

  • Watch

  • Boys necklace

  • Small purse

  • Gold ring

  • Boys wallet

If you think any of this stuff is yours, go to the office and describe your item to Mrs. Machado.

Please note that the location of the lost and found has been moved from student support to the office!

Interview of the week! This week, Mr.Hopkins

By: Sabrina and Tarsha

Alright so this week’s interviewed teacher is Mr. Hopkins! We asked him 4 questions and his answers are below.

1. ) How long have you taught here at Goff?

Mr. Hopkins: This is my third year at Goff Middle School

2.) How long have you been a teacher and what grades and subjects do you teach?

Mr. Hopkins: I have been a teacher for ten years and I have taught all grades 7-12. The subjects I have taught are Geography, Colonial American History, Civics, U.S History I , U.S History II, Sociology, Psychology, World History, World History AP, Senior Internship Program and also several different English as a Second Language Social Studies classes.

3.) What do you like to do outside of school?

Mr. Hopkins: I am a great fan of the outdoors. I love all winter sports, like skiing, and I enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing. I also love to travel anywhere and experience new cultures and places all over the world.

4.) What do you think you'll do after you're done teaching?

Mr. Hopkins: I think at this point in time I would still like work with kids in some way (you keep me young), but perhaps as a tour guide of a historic place or monument.

Need Advice?

Ask the Pack!

We are starting an advice column in our newspaper, like Dear Abby! If you would like your question answered in the newspaper, leave your question in the box in the library. Remember this is anonymous, so don't put your name.

Have a question about a school problem? A friendship issue? Fashion choices? We can help, just ask!

*We can't promise to answer every question, but we'll try!

Student Editor, Kira

Teacher Editors, Mrs. Alexandre and Ms. Choina