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Expert says internet creates safe haven for bullying circles and causes changed behaviors

November 22, 2010

Recent surveys show that over 40 percent of students have been bullied while online and over 20 percent  have sent or received a “sext.” According to Dr. Rolla Bradley, a licensed counselor near San Antonio, Texas, the origin for both is technology, more specifically, Facebook. Both terms were...

Early Release Leads to Fewer Seniors Attending Pep Rallies

Jordan Campagna

October 21, 2010

When students walk into the gym for a pep rally, every section is full. Every section, that is, except the senior section. Senior Jordan Aldaco gets out of school after her 6th period JV Tennis class and usually doesn't come back unless her friends "really want her to." "I went to the very first one...

Leaders of the Class: Teachers Chosen as West Teachers of Excellence

Leaders of the Class: Teachers Chosen as West Teachers of Excellence

Jordan Campagna

October 8, 2010

One’s known as the mom of the English hall. The other, relative-new-comer to the teaching profession, spends tons of hours working with her students and team. Now both have been honored by the West Foundation for their teaching. English teacher Sandra Scheller and A&P, Biology and softball coach...

Finals Exemptions Change

Jordan Campagna

April 14, 2010

At the last school board meeting, board members approved a new finals exemption policy. "The new policy gives some options to 8th graders," Stephanie Mullens, an Algebra 2 teacher who was on the committee that led the changes in the exemptions policy, said. The policy states: "If the student...passes...

UIL Budget Funding

Jordan Campagna

April 14, 2010

In a budget crunch year, the district's UIL teams were unable to travel to as many practice competitions as in previous years. "We're taking our first trip soon," Sandra Scheller, Literary Criticism and Ready Writing coach, said. "We're taking about half the team and it will cost around $2,500." This...

Flowers in the Attic Still Rings True

Flowers in the Attic Still Rings True

Jordan Campagna

March 1, 2010

For a book written in 1979, Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews has spent a considerable amount of time on various bestseller lists. In Flowers in the Attic, a picture perfect 1950's family is suddenly torn apart in a terrible accident which kills the father, and the mother, Corrine, is forced to...

Kirby Joins Administrative Staff

Jordan Campagna

October 28, 2009

One of the many administrative changes this year includes new assistant principal is Synthia Kirby. Kirby grew up in Durant, Oklahoma and now lives in Henrietta, Texas. In college, she got an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Health and Physical Education. She earned...

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