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Student Safety in Portables Prompts Concern

Student Safety in Portables Prompts Concern

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

Due to an overflow of students, Hilltop has placed six of their third-grade classes in portables outside of the building, leading to concern from parents about security. “Our campus has reached 896 students, all under the age of nine.  All student classrooms are full and we have moved most of o...

Construction Behind Schedule

Construction Behind Schedule

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

July 31, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

The past few years, Argyle ISD has experienced a huge growth in student enrollment, forcing the district to expand its campuses. One of the design plans to help accommodate the increasing population was a new wing added to the high school. What was originally created as a way to welcome growth has now...

Awards Ceremony Celebrates Accomplishments

Awards Ceremony Celebrates Accomplishments

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under Awards, Community, Front Page

On Tuesday, August 15, Argyle High School hosted its annual awards ceremony to recognize the students who excelled in the classroom and represented the school well throughout the 2017-2018 school year. Students were honored for being a part of a UIL team, earning a class award, and graduating in the to...

Argyle Community Parks Gears Up for Grand Opening

Argyle Community Parks Gears Up for Grand Opening

Jaclyn Harris, Editorial Manager

May 5, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, Uncategorized

The town's never-ending expansion of its boundaries has once again led to a new method of community enhancement. On May 5th, the town is holding the grand opening of Argyle Community Park in the first annual event known as Derby Day. Argyle Community Park was built through a $500,000 grant received through...

SOAR Lets Students Shine

SOAR Lets Students Shine

Katie Ray, Reporter

April 30, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

The SOAR talent show made its debut, directed by STEP teacher Daina Hunt, showcasing what the special needs students had to share with the rest of the community. “Soar is an inclusive talent show and showcase that we are putting on to show the community of Argyle just how special the kids with spec...

Remembering Our Heroes

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

On March 29, a community memorial service was held for Mark Weber and six other military members who were killed in a helicopter crash.  Mark and his family are from Bartonville, and his passing brings the community together. His passing affects many, including the Weber's family friend, EJ Abood. "I...

Chamber of Commerce Closes

Chamber of Commerce Closes

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, Opinions

A chamber of commerce is an organization that aims to further the interests of local businesses in a community. The Argyle Chamber of Commerce is shutting down due to lack of new members and little need. The Argyle Chamber of Commerce is unnecessary at this point in time and should be closed. ...

Tipline System to Prevent School Crimes

Tipline System to Prevent School Crimes

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, Opinions

In 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a survey that found nearly 90% of public schools have a written plan for responding to school shootings. Since the survey, there has been a rising trend in the amount of school violence, and many high schools are implementing new sa...

Shoot For the Stars Unites Community

Shoot For the Stars Unites Community

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

To celebrate the memory of Alex Betzhold, raise awareness about common heart conditions and bring the community together, the Shoot For the Stars event will be held this Saturday for its sixth consecutive year. While there are many activities scheduled, the most important part of the Shoot for the Stars...

Teachers Talents Show After School

Teachers Talents Show After School

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, Student Life

Students frequently think that all their teachers do is work, but many teachers have interesting hobbies or little-known talents that they enjoy when they’re not at school. Some teachers have side businesses in addition to their main career. “I have two small businesses outside of school,” p...

A Night for Kings and Queens

A Night for Kings and Queens

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

Loud music, flashing lights, and dancing are just a few things found at a typical high school prom. But at Night to Shine, the annual prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, their version of prom is like no other. “The purpose of the Night to Shine project is to show individuals with special need...

Uncertain Future for Denton Mini Mall

Uncertain Future for Denton Mini Mall

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

Singed bricks and broken glass are all that is left after a fire burned the majority of the Downtown Mini Mall I down and damaged multiple other businesses early in the morning on Dec. 26. “When we first arrived on scene I was thinking ‘We’re about to lose the whole east side of the square,...

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