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Mega Lunch Sparks Student Involvement

Mega Lunch Sparks Student Involvement

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

October 14, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News, Student Life

As a result of the recently implemented mega lunch schedule, existing organizations are rapidly expanding, and new clubs are taking off. “Now that mega lunch is here, [our clubs have] gotten pretty big,” Challenge Day Club and TACO Tuesday Club sponsor Jeanna Sutton said. “We’ve had to br...

Mega Lunch to Make October Debut

Mega Lunch to Make October Debut

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

In order to give students more freedom and increase passing rates, a new combined block lunch schedule, or mega-lunch, will be introduced the first week of October. “Basically, it’s one lunch, but it’s divided into two parts,” principal James Hill said. “Kids have the option of eating for ...

Argyle Brings New Tradition with ‘Parade of Champions’

Argyle Brings New Tradition with ‘Parade of Champions’

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

In order to increase community spirit and improve old tradition, an alternative to the Homecoming Parade, the 'Parade of Champions', will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the football stadium. “It’s going to look like the opening ceremony of the olympics when all the countries come in and parade aro...

Homecoming Extravaganza to Unify Student Body

Homecoming Extravaganza to Unify Student Body

Brayden Ratcliff, Senior Reporter

September 19, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

The Homecoming Extravaganza will begin directly after the game on Friday and last for two hours in the cafeteria. Admission is free, and there will be Snappy Snow snowcones, Bubble Soccer, pizza and a DJ to accommodate the event. “Our whole theme this year is ‘We Are Argyle,’” Student Co...

New Monitors Introduced in All Campus Classrooms

New Monitors Introduced in All Campus Classrooms

Brayden Ratcliff, Senior Reporter

September 13, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

Every AISD classroom started the year equipped with a Dell C7017T monitor, an interactive screen that can be used by teachers to enhance classroom learning. The district purchased the monitors with money set aside in the 2014 Bond Package for all three campuses. "Part of the money was set aside in the bond...

National News Round-up for the Week of September 5th, 2016

National News Round-up for the Week of September 5th, 2016

Chad Lyle, Senior Writing Editor

September 9, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

1. Fox News To Pay $20 Million To Gretchen Carlson To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit The former co-host of Fox & Friends filed a lawsuit in July alleging that Roger Ailes, the then-Chairman of Fox News, sexually harassed her during her tenure at the network. Ailes has since resigned, and as of Tu...

A Closer Look at the Front Desk

A Closer Look at the Front Desk

Faith Stapleton, Reporter

August 17, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News, Student Life

The continuous sound of fingers hitting the keyboard fills the room as the ladies work in comfortable silence. Head of attendance, Candace Jefferies, takes a break for minute and then gets back to work.   “The most stressful part of my job is when it’s really busy,” Jefferies said. “I don...

The Notes to Victory

The Notes to Victory

Naomi Brooks, Reporter

July 3, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

Choir is one of the many new official programs that have developed within Argyle’s school district. Members recently competed at the Sandy Lakes Competition. “Sandy Lake was very stressful because it’s a big competition for all of the choirs, bands, orchestras, and everybody that went to c...

Murder Mystery Dinner Raises Fund for Theatre Club

Murder Mystery Dinner Raises Fund for Theatre Club

Jocelyn, Pierce

June 13, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

The theatre club held the inaugural fundraiser at the Denton Country Club on May 21. The fundraiser was a huge success. "We are raising funds for our next musical and to send students to the state Thespian convention next fall," said theater teacher Melissa Toomer. The murder mystery dinner was...

Haley Emerson Has a Chance at Major Scholarship

Haley Emerson Has a Chance at Major Scholarship

Faith Stapleton, Reporter

June 8, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News, Student Life

She takes a deep breath and hesitantly opens the door to the french horn audition room. With one last deep breath, she plays her solo with near perfect accuracy. “Trying to get a hold off my nerves before my audition was the hardest part of the audition process,” junior Haley Emerson said.  ...

6th Annual ‘Shoot for the Stars’ Event Maintains Community Fellowship

6th Annual ‘Shoot for the Stars’ Event Maintains Community Fellowship

Micki Hirschhorn, Senior writing editor

June 1, 2016


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

The Shoot for the Stars annual event began at the high school on May 14th at 9am with a balloon release and court dedication in memory of Alex Betzhold, son of local teacher, Mary Betzhold. The new outdoor basketball courts, also known as Alex’s courts, are located next to the tennis courts and w...

Two New Members Sworn in to School Board

Two New Members Sworn in to School Board

Brayden Ratcliff, Multimedia Editor

May 20, 2016


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

The school board swore in Brad Lowry and Jeff Williams at the board meeting on May 18. Serving for a three year term, the members return the board to having seven members. "I want to do what we think is right for this district," Lowry said. "That’s what will be applied with every decision and...

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