A Helping Hand: Q&A With Freshman Teachers

Q: How have you been helping freshman adjust to high school? Ms. Sheppherd: One way that I feel like I help freshmen adjust to high school is by encouraging them to communicate with me when they have questions. One thing I am really passionate about is establishing that students can get in touch with me via email whenever they have questions, and that really helps … Continue reading A Helping Hand: Q&A With Freshman Teachers

Thank a Staff Member

The PTSA is sponsoring a Thanks-a-Million card campaign to show campus staff appreciation. “Our staff has been going above and beyond non-stop since before school started, and the PTSA wants you to help us show them some love,” PTSA representative Amanda Miyamoto said. Students and parents can write a note expressing their gratitude–either by hand, and dropping it in the box in the foyer by … Continue reading Thank a Staff Member

A Flawed System: GT, AP Tracks of American Educational System Have Problems

For many years, the American education system has been dominated by programs that appeal to identified “gifted and talented” students. Big chunks of money have been diverted to these programs, with schools using the prestige and recognition included to climb the ranks of the educational system. However, while these programs may sound good initially, they are very flawed deep down. Starting off specifically for GT, … Continue reading A Flawed System: GT, AP Tracks of American Educational System Have Problems

Rising Artist: Jean Dawson

Jean Dawson is an alternative artist from San Diego that has a very unique sound. He can’t really be boxed into any certain genre, as he tends to experiment with different styles on each song. Dawson released his freshman album Bad Sports in 2019, which featured songs such as Napster and 90’s Green Screen. Since then, he has released five singles and his sophomore album, … Continue reading Rising Artist: Jean Dawson

School Portrait Retakes Tuesday, Nov. 10

In-person learners (9th-11th grades) who were absent on Picture Day or want to retake their portrait can go to the library in the morning on Tuesday to take a picture with PhotoTexas. Remote learners can sign up for slot at the outdoors station by the competition gym by going to mydshs.com under Tiger Cry yearbook. Students will be given ordering info and can order from … Continue reading School Portrait Retakes Tuesday, Nov. 10

First Year Fears: How COVID-19 Has Affected Freshman, Start of High School

Students wake up one by one, getting ready for their “first” day of high school. The sounds of birds chirping and cars driving can be heard. Slowly cars start to pull up as students arrive at the high school. When the students walk in they can smell cleaner and masks can be seen on everyone’s faces. Kids wander the hallways some lost and some not. … Continue reading First Year Fears: How COVID-19 Has Affected Freshman, Start of High School

From Field to Life: Football Tackles COVID-19, Teaches Lifelong Skills

The cool fall breeze is just starting up, as players roll out onto the field for practice. There’s shouting as players jog to their respective line, offense and defense, and special teams. It’s loud, the breathing of players harsh. Booming coach’s voices echoing off the stadium walls. Football season is well underway “I’m a fairly energetic non quiet person. So I think constant reminders of … Continue reading From Field to Life: Football Tackles COVID-19, Teaches Lifelong Skills

Take a Closer Seat: Inside Lesser Watch Sports

Every sport is unique in its own way. In Texas, certain sports are capitalized more than others, such as; football, basketball, baseball, and others. However, this school has many other sports that are just as good. Tennis: For the past several years, the tennis team has made it to districts, bi-districts, areas, and all the way to regionals. However, they would fall short by a … Continue reading Take a Closer Seat: Inside Lesser Watch Sports