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Students “Under Pressure”

Students “Under Pressure”

Trinity Flaten, Joe Walsh (Headline Writer), and Mark Mirelez (Headline Writer)

September 17, 2018


Filed under Eagle Sports, Editorials, Fine Arts, Front Page, Opinions

As students progress through middle school and high school they tend to join many extracurricular activities like band, theater, and athletics. With students being in multiple activities, they are often pressured to find time for both or to drop one. “My freshman year [I was] in football. [I] definitely [felt pr...

Small Roles Matter

Small Roles Matter

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Front Page, Theatre

Bright lights, well-crafted choreography, and a large crowd are a few of the many things that will be found in the Argyle theatre department’s production of The Sound of Music. Among the 42 students participating in this fall’s musical is sophomore Gracen Sieben, who will be portraying a nun. Unl...

Band Takes a Stand

Band Takes a Stand

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Band, Editorials, Fine Arts, Front Page, Opinions

Football season has begun and to make room for fans and students, the band and drill team have been moved to smaller stands next to the permanent stands so the school can sell more general admission tickets. The band and drill team are school programs and should not be moved. The band and dril...

New Band Director Continues Legacy

New Band Director Continues Legacy

Sarah Crowder, Trinity Flaten, Joe Walsh (Headline Writer), and Mark Mirelez (Headline Writer)

August 27, 2018


Filed under Band, Front Page, News

The band program is getting new life with the arrival of Jason Bird as head band director. “Mr. Bird has brought in an energy and an enthusiasm that is contagious on every level,” Assistant Band Director Asa Burk said. “With the parents, the students, the staff that he works with. It has energi...

Color Guard Struggles to Fill Membership Position

Color Guard Struggles to Fill Membership Position

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

May 8, 2018


Filed under Band, Front Page, News

As the year gets closer to times of marching band summer rehearsals, band directors and members are struggling to get color guard numbers up. "Guard is the visual effect of the band. It's the color and beauty that pulls the show together and adds to the impact of the music on the crowd," color guard...

Golden Eagle Award Takes Director to New Heights

Golden Eagle Award Takes Director to New Heights

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under Awards, Band, Front Page, News, Uncategorized

Years of clicking metronomes, countless hours of rehearsal, and a passion for teaching have lead Asa Burk to winning the Golden Eagle Teacher of the Year Award.    “I was very surprised, taken aback, and humbled,” Assistant band director Asa Burk said. “It’s a big honor to be selected.” ...

‘A Sister’s Secret’ Set to Premiere This Year

‘A Sister’s Secret’ Set to Premiere This Year

Kayla Ralph, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Front Page, Student Life, Theatre

From high school productions to national commercials, the Haynes twins can be seen in your own backyard and on the big screen. Their most recent success was found in the upcoming LifeTime movie, A Sister’s Secret. “It is really great getting to work alongside my sister because she motivates me an...

Band Students Perform for the Elite

Band Students Perform for the Elite

Claire Burkett, Reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under Band, Front Page

On March 14 students in the Argyle Band traveled to Fort Worth to play for  the American Bandmaster Association (ABA) which, “is an honorary organization, that is a service oriented organization, perpetuated to support music education,” says Director of Bands, Kathy Johnson. Students from the ...

Students ‘Shine’ Through Fine Arts Showcase

Students ‘Shine’ Through Fine Arts Showcase

Katie Ray, Reporter

March 9, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Front Page, Student Life

Shine, a fine arts showcase, was hosted by the art director Tonya Kosla on Monday, March 5. This annual event is a way that the Fine arts department can showcase their talents by displaying art, singing, acting, and much more. The showcase is a relatively new addition to the High School’s calendar ...

Three Talented Thespians

Three Talented Thespians

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Front Page, Student Life, Theatre

After years of hard work, three girls got the chance to show off their talent. Theater students Carly Haynes, Katie Haynes, and Raleigh Turner, traveled to the Texas Educational Theater Association for specialized workshops and college auditions, all receiving callbacks, with Carly getting a full...

Six Advance to All-State

Six Advance to All-State

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

January 22, 2018


Filed under Band, Front Page, News

School history was made this year after one senior, Gabriella Cate, qualified for the All-State band and became the first percussionist to be a three-time All-State student. Along with her, five other students from Argyle qualified, and will attend state in San Antonio this February. This group inclu...

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