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Choir students bring Broadway to senior dining hall

Choir students bring Broadway to senior dining hall

Aidenne Despres, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

This Friday and Saturday, choir students will perform songs from Broadway musicals in the senior dining hall. Admission is $20, including a dinner catered by Jesus’s Heavenly BBQ (brisket/turkey, jalapeno mac and cheese, coleslaw, tea/water, and brownies for dessert). Seating begins at 6, the meal...

2020-2021 academic calendar in the works

2020-2021 academic calendar in the works

Daniel Lackey, Editor In-Chief

January 22, 2020

Glancing past the end of this school year, the school district has constructed two possible calendars for the 2020-2021 school year. However, a final decision won't be made until enough input from members of the community are brought forward via a survey.   Listed are the main dates to tak...

Dooms week: everything you need to know about finals

Dooms week: everything you need to know about finals

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

December 10, 2019

First semester finals will take place Dec. 18-20. Here is the schedule:     On Wednesday, Dec. 18, there will be exams in 1st and 2nd period.    On Thursday, Dec. 19, 3rd, 5th, and 6th period exams take their turn.    On Friday, 4th period and 7th period exams con...

First time’s a charm

First time’s a charm

Chloe Presley-Gundaker and Daniel Lackey

December 9, 2019

Below are the placings of students who competed at the first UIL Academics Invitational of the season on Dec. 7 at Bandera High School:   Calculator Applications (9th/10th) 4th Place: Allison Podanoffsky 6th Place: Khiem Nguyen Calculator Applications (11th/12th) 2nd Place: Iris Bradbury Computer ...

Music concerts ring in the holiday spirit

Music concerts ring in the holiday spirit

Joey Clark and Jake Perez

December 9, 2019

With the coming of the holiday season there comes the strum of a string, the bang of a drum, and the song of a chorus in the auditorium. The music groups, orchestra, band, and choir will be performing their pieces for their annual winter concerts this week, striking up the holiday mood with Christmas...

Community starts fundraiser for staff member with cancer

Community starts fundraiser for staff member with cancer

Rebekah Mann, Chloe Presley-Gundaker, and Daniel Lackey

November 22, 2019

Agriculture teacher Canaan Dreibrodt, was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer. Earlier this semester, he underwent a surgery that extracted a tumor in his parotid gland, which receded all traces of the cancer. To avoid a relapse, a treatment, known as proton therapy, is recommended. The only downside...

Clothes Closet needs kids to come forward

Clothes Closet needs kids to come forward

Aidenne Despres, Staff writer

November 21, 2019

The Clothes Closet needs volunteers. Students who attend can earn service hours by helping the PTA with paperwork, stocking clothing racks, sorting clothes, and some light laundry. Both students and parents are welcome to help out. The Clothes Closet is located in a portable on Churchill Drive. It is open...

Gobbling for Good

Gobbling for Good

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

November 20, 2019

The Gobbling for Good Turkey fundraiser raised $2,286.75. This money will go to families in need for Thanksgiving, providing six fully prepared meals and 61 turkeys.   The winners of the contest were Coach Hall with $239 in 3rd place, Mrs. Shephard with $438 in 2nd place, and Mrs. Saunders ...

Jason Aldean’s New Album “9”

Jason Aldean’s New Album “9”

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

Jason Aldean's ninth album is coming out this Friday. The record is called “9” and follows his “RearviewTown” album that debuted in April of 2018 and reached number one on the Billboard chart, his fourth album to reach first on the chart. The album features 16 tracks, including songs written...

The Bite of the “Baby Sharks”

The Bite of the “Baby Sharks”

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

November 16, 2019

On wednesday October 30th the mighty Houston Astros were slayed by the "baby sharks" (AKA the Washington Nationals) in the World Series. The astros collapse is not all i will be talking about, the resilience of the Nationals should not be overlooked. This nationals team was  19-31 through the first 5...

A celebration of life for Stacie Younts

A celebration of life for Stacie Younts

Rebekah Mann, News Editor

November 15, 2019

     A celebration of life for Stacie Younts will be held Nov. 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge in New Braunfels.  There will be an international pot luck in remembrance of a project where Mrs. Younts had students bring a dish from countries around the world.   The release of a student info...

Athletes sign to play

Athletes sign to play

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Managing Editor

November 13, 2019