Toys for Tots Campaign Highly Successful

The Marine Corps Toys for Tots 2020 campaign was a record-book worthy campaign, led by the DSHS JROTC club. All seven DSISD schools, along with Caliterra, Springs Family YMCA, Swift Sessions, and Crossfit Second Wave all hosted boxes for donations. In total, over a dozen full boxes of toys and $2,000 were collected. By Cady Russell, Online Editor-in-Chief Featured photo from Lauren Milner Continue reading Toys for Tots Campaign Highly Successful

Rockin Around, the Christmas Tree: Students Share Their Ornament Traditions

“My most favorite decoration is the Angel, the normal secular Christmas tree is fake or real with a star on top, but my family uses an Angel that has been used ever since my parents got married. It holds much value because it represents the ways of God, and allows us to remember its history as it has served us ever since I was born.” … Continue reading Rockin Around, the Christmas Tree: Students Share Their Ornament Traditions

Local Love: The Importance of Supporting Small Businesses

Shopping local is the most effective way to support your community rather than going to big chain companies. The impact that you can have on small local businesses in your community is big, and you can really help them out by participating in their events, buying products, or even just talking about them with family and friends.  At the start of the pandemic, it was … Continue reading Local Love: The Importance of Supporting Small Businesses

Cautious Christmas: COVID-19 Changes Holiday Plans

The harsh, cold wind blows outside, snowflakes fall from the sky. A red and orange glow comes from the blazing fireplace as it warms the house. The scent of freshly baked cookies and other sugary treats fills the air. The house inside and out is decorated in bright white, red and green decorations. In the living room there is a large Christmas tree with ornaments … Continue reading Cautious Christmas: COVID-19 Changes Holiday Plans

Frost, Fun, Family: Students Share Their Favorite Festivities

Christmas is a time to spend time with family and friends. Maybe it’s hanging around the fire, or giving, or eating delicious meals. It’s different for everyone, everyone has different Christmas traditions while some people have the same. Christmas traditions have been around for decades now; decorating the tree, baking treats, et cetera.  “For Christmas, my family and I wake up super early in the … Continue reading Frost, Fun, Family: Students Share Their Favorite Festivities

Record Breaking Number of Choir Students Advance to Area

Last week, 21 students representing the DSHS Choir program submitted recordings for the TMEA All-State Auditions 2nd Round: Pre-Area. Out of approximately 15-18 students per voice part, only the top 5 in each voice part were chosen to advance to the final round of competition: Area.  Of the 21 students who competed, 13 are moving to the area competition, with two alternates. This is the largest … Continue reading Record Breaking Number of Choir Students Advance to Area

The Benefits of Canvas

Macey Abrahamson learned unexpectedly what she was capable of of in the face of a pandemic while sustaining her education. The regular morning to afternoon day at her school ended unprecedently as for everyone else at the end of the school year of 2019-2020, but as for the amounts of materials to be taught, were not forgotten. By the decision-makers of the school, the learning … Continue reading The Benefits of Canvas