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Students to compete in State VASE Competition

Students to compete in State VASE Competition

Graciela Martinez, Webmaster
April 11, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

13 students will attend the 2017 State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) competition in San Antonio, Texas at James Madison High School on April 28 and 29. The state qualifiers that will compete outscored competed against 1,678 other students at the regional competition and advance to state. ...

Stepping Up

Stepping Up

Danielle Garza, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The bright lights shine upon the empty stage as the audience eagerly awaits the night’s show. Behind the shining lights and cheering crowd, the step team prepares for their performance with their ritual of pep talks and prayers. The female step team is comprised of 10 girls from all grade levels....

“Unwind” Author Comes to Texas

“Unwind” Author Comes to Texas

Viviana Camarillo, Design Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Award winning author Neal Shusterman will be giving presentations in the library on Feb. 22. The event was made possible when librarian Dianne Moynihan contacted Shusterman and asked if he would be interested in coming to speak at the school. “[The librarians]  were just talking one day and ...

Awarding Excellence Without Compromise

Awarding Excellence Without Compromise

Graciela Martinez, Webmaster
March 29, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The Top Tiger Award was introduced this year and is given to any student that shows character, improves in academics or has done something worth being recognized for. This award is an opportunity for students at school to shine for the things they have done. “As an educator, the ultimate goal is...

Appreciation for Special Education

Appreciation for Special Education

Malarie Ohrabka, Copy Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As he sees a gleaming smile and pure joy appear on the student’s face, he is reminded of why he does what he does. The school’s special education teachers work to see happiness in their students. There are more than 40 members in the special education department. “I feed the students and [help...

Rationalizing Recommendations

Rationalizing Recommendations

Graciela Martinez, Webmaster
January 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

It is the season of college applications, and seniors are facing the important decision of where they want to spend the next years of their lives. While many Texas schools offer automatic acceptance based on GPA, some students do not qualify. In these cases letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor...

Caroling Over Classwork

Caroling Over Classwork

Viviana Camarillo, Design Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

During the holiday season, many traditions are reawakened; Christmas trees go up, and the holiday cheer comes out. English teacher Laurie Marek is no stranger to tradition. Every December before Christmas break, her AP literature students have the opportunity to carol classroom to classroom. Marek came...

Santa, Pancakes: Key to Helping Kids

Graciela Martinez, Webmaster
January 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The school’s Key Club co-hosted Brunch with Santa with Benchmark Bank in the Woodlands on Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “We partnered with our sponsor club, Noon Kiwanis Club, to work this event together,” Key Club sponsor Courtney De Leon said. “The whole community was invited to Brunch with...

Curtain opens on “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Curtain opens on “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Heather Robbins, Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The drama department will be performing “Arsenic and Old Lace” written by Joseph Kesselring on Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 10-12 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. The show will run about an hour and 45 minutes. According to theater director Robin Welch Wood, “Arsenic and Old Lace” was written in 1944 and was ...

Students Given Freedom to Choose Novels

Students Given Freedom to Choose Novels

Penelope Hood, Staff Writer
November 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Many freshman and sophomore English teachers are now allowing students to choose novels to read in class instead of required reading. These teachers include Annette Chuckran, Karry Dornak, Krista Garvis, Brad Karnes, Jenna Lynch, Brandi Maxey, Erica Ratke and Glynn Tolleson among many others. Lynch,...

Library Renovation Brings New Technology

Library Renovation Brings New Technology

Kaitlin Junek, Staff Writer
November 1, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

During the summer, the library was renovated with funds from the Transformation Committee. The library was chosen for renovations by a committee on campus. “Mrs. Moore and some of the other teachers were selected to serve on the committee and we are thankful they also chose [our library],” librarian...

Microsoft Software Update Installed on Tablets

Microsoft Software Update Installed on Tablets

Kristen Conklin, Staff Writer
November 1, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Windows 10, Microsoft’s newest software update, was installed on the school tablets this year. A new feature of the Windows 10 update is the software’s ability to start up faster, with fewer complications. “Logging on is more streamlined now,” English teacher Kandice Trujillo said. “It...

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