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Fun Fact!
Did you know that GSOTA has a different schedule compared to most other charter schools?
Class Spotlight!

Here at Gardens School of Technology Arts, our students are project based learning, encourage class discussions, and set creative educational goals for their futures. With the help of our creative Technology Arts program and the help of our amazing teachers, our culture of kindness and cooperation will hope to inspire a new generation of students!
Written by: LIzette Jimenez
Today, I went to Mr. Brown's class to ask him a few questions for the class spotlight.

My first question for Mr. Brown was, "What made you wanna start teaching middle school civics?", he replied with "so I can always know what's going on in politics."

My second question for Mr. Brown was, "What do you enjoy about teaching middle school civics?", he replied with the saying, "Because I love to see the light in them switch on from someone who says "I didn't get it".

My last question for Mr. Brown was, "What would the students be surprised to find out about you ", he replied with, "I love to watch anime when I have the time".
School events
March 1st: First Day of Women's History Month
March 3rd: 7th Grade Field Trip to MacAuthor Park 9AM - 2PM
March 10th: End of Quarter 3!!!
March 12th: Daylight Savings Time 
March 17th: St. Patrick's Day / Lucky Charm Day
March 20th-24th: Spring Break
March 27th: No School - Teacher Work Day
March 30th: Open House for Prospective Families 5PM
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Amar Belony - 03/08/2017
Ailey Obas - 03/30/2015
Gabrielle Thomas - 03/19/2016
Kacey Francois - 03/25/2015
Morgan Joseph - 03/31/2015
Drake Kirin - 03/25/2015
Carson Nicar - 03/19/2015
Jeremy Tovar - 03/10/2015
Aschanney Charles - 03/19/2014
Steffan Calixte 03/17/2013
Rico Roundtree - 03/01/2013
Christian Castro Vasquez - 03/12/2012
Keandra Joseph - 03/16/2013
Isabela Coppola - 03/15/2012
Keon'dre Geffard - 03/30/2012
Jacob Portillo - 03/03/2012
Kaesun Cottom - 03/01/2011
Mya Griffiths - 03/25/2011
Joshua Murphy - 03/26/2010
Henrique Santos - 03/15/2010
Cliff St. George - 03/10/2010
Marha Richard - 03/24/2009
Tech-Arts Student of the month:
Aniyah Dunbar
Photo Competition Winner
Isabela Blanco
Heres Isabela's description of her photo:
"When I got this ice cream at the fair i thought it was so delicious and scrumptious looking so I took a photo of it."
Top 3 Weirdest Guinness World Records
There are a lot of people out there who have created history and have been celebrated in the Guinness Book of World Records. With that, there are also those who’ve set some of the most bizarre and weirdest world records that have ever existed. Like these
Antanas Kontrimas of Lithuania set the record for the heaviest weight lifted by a human beard.
It’s true. In 2013, Antanas lifted 63.80 kg with his beard. During his performance he lifted the presenter of the show Gupse Özay’ın.
Dalibor set the world record for having the most number of spoons on a human body.
In 2016, Dalibor Jablanovic from Serbia did the impossible. He managed to balance 79 spoons on his body. The teaspoons that were used for the attempt were of various sizes.
The Ramos Gomez family set the record for being the largest hairy family in 2000.
Victor “Larry” Gomez, Gabriel “Danny” Ramos Gomez, Luisa Lilia De Lira Aceves, and Jesus Manuel Fajardo Aceves are four members of a family of 19 from Mexico who suffer from a rare condition called congenital generalized hypertrichosis (excessive facial and torso hair). And, they hold the Guinness World Records title for being the largest hairy family.
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Unique Animals
By: Shantel Tyree
Indian Crested Porcupine
Four-toed hedgehog
The Indian crested porcupine is a rodent species native to southern Asia and the Middle East. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. It belongs to the Old World porcupine family, Hystricidae. The New World porcupines are indigenous to North America and northern South America. They live in wooded areas and can climb trees, where some species spend their entire lives. Indian crested porcupines have a very broad and mostly herbivorous diet. They consume a variety of natural and agricultural plant material, including roots, bulbs, fruits, grains, drupe and tubers, along with insects and small vertebrates.The porcupine is best known for the sharp quills that cover its body. A slow moving, medium-sized mammal, the porcupine has poor eyesight and relies on its sense of hearing and smell, as well as its quills to avoid predators. But overall the Indian Crested Porcupine is a unique animal with amazing talent.
The four-toed hedgehog, is a species of hedgehog found throughout much of central and eastern Africa. Populations tend to be scattered between suitable savannah or cropland habitats, avoiding forested areas. The species common name is derived from the number of toes found on its hind feet. They are omnivores which diet consist of vegetation and meat. Four-toed hedgehogs feed primarily on insects in the wild. They also consume small reptiles and amphibians , eggs, invertebrates such as scorpions, spiders, and insects, and small mammals and birds. A small part of their diet consists of plant material including fruit, seeds, and nuts. Four-toed hedgehogs can live 8-10 years in captivity and 2-3 years in the wild. Hedgehogs have a trick up their, errr, “sleeve” to give themselves extra protection “self anointing.” These amazing animals are immune to certain poisonous plants, which they eat before making a frothy saliva in their mouth. The Four-toed Hedgehog is a very unique and adorable creature with a great skill.
How the Hot 100 Began
How the Hot 100 Began
Words by Colin Murphy

As stated from, the weekly tracking for sales was initially through monday to sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in 1991.The very first chart published by Billboard was "Last Week's Ten Best Sellers Among the Popular Songs" it was a list of the best selling sheet music.

As stated from "Popular Numbers Featured by Famous Singers and Leaders" appeared, which added radio performances to in-person performances. On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published "Ten Best Records for Week Ending", which recorded the 10 top selling records of three leading record companies as reported by the companies themselves.
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Fun Facts About Hot 100
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Words by Colin Murphy

The first number one song on Hot 100 was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson on August 4th 1958. The current no.1 song is "Flowers" by Miley Cyrus. Drake has been on the Hot 100 (276) times and top 40 (147) times he has the most time on the top 10. Paul McCartney has written the most Hot 100 No. 1s: 32.