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Choir Ends First Concert on a High Note, Students Reflect

Choir Ends First Concert on a High Note, Students Reflect

Jaclyn Harris, Contributor

November 4, 2016


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

For the past few months, the choir has been training their voices; finding the right pitches and setting up equipment for their upcoming productions. Although the choir program is only about a year old, its early success has brought it back, once again, for the 2016-2017 school year. “I have face...

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...

12 Things to do this Fall

12 Things to do this Fall

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

Now that fall has finally arrived with some cool weather, here are a few suggestions for places to go and things to do this season: 1. Go to a haunted house, like the one put on by AHS theater.   Haunted houses are a fall tradition and a great way to get in the Halloween spirit. There is a one...

Members Focus to Maintain Band’s Legacy

Members Focus to Maintain Band’s Legacy

Brayden Ratcliff and Lizzie Dagg

October 6, 2016


Filed under Band, Front Page, Student Life

The band program in Argyle has upheld a legacy of four 4A consecutive state championships. With their new show entitled "iGeneration," the program aims to maintain a high level of excellence. "We don't get anything handed to us; we have to work incredibly hard to uphold the legacy left behind f...

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...

Who has More Stress, Students or Adults?

Who has More Stress, Students or Adults?

Faith Stapleton, Reporter

July 17, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions, Student Life

Almost everyone in high school has dealt with stress hanging over their heads. The question being brought up nowadays is who has more stress, adults or students, and who handles stress the best?    Over the years, students have been feeling more stressed due to school and the many activities they...

NHS Officers Prepare for New School Year

NHS Officers Prepare for New School Year

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor

June 19, 2016


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

As seniors are graduating, it is time to fill many of the vacancies they will be leaving behind. One of the most important ones is the new NHS officers. For the upcoming school year, Gracie Baum, Josh Block, Brooke Daniel, Erin Eubanks, Brayden Ratcliff, and Logan Weitzer have all been elected. "I...

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.  ...

Band Performs at Chambers Concert

Band Performs at Chambers Concert

Faith Stapleton, Reporter

May 5, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News, Student Life

The lights beam down on their faces. The band students go over in their heads everything their directors have told them about their music. They take a deep breath and walk onto stage, ready to nail their performance. Most of the Argyle High School Band’s ensembles made it to the Chambers Conc...

Johnny Stallings Learning Garden Helps Students Grow

Johnny Stallings Learning Garden Helps Students Grow

Brayden Ratcliff, Multimedia Editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

Planting seeds for the future of her students is a mission that special education teacher Daina Hunt takes quite literally. The special education classes began planting a garden this past February that will be maintained throughout the year. In hopes of teaching independence and long term...

Block Lunch Schedule: Tasty Choice for All

Block Lunch Schedule: Tasty Choice for All

Brayden Ratcliff and Chad Lyle

February 26, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions, Student Life

Administration has looked into installing a block lunch schedule for the 2016-17 school year. Ideally, the former “A and B” system will be abandoned in favor of this new plan, which extends everyone's eating time to an hour instead of thirty minutes. In an effort to limit the amount of time stu...

Haunted Houses Remain Open for Valentine’s Day Scares

Jocelyn Pierce, Reporter

February 12, 2016


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

Many people get in the haunted house spirit during Halloween time. That's not quite the case here in North Texas. Haunted Houses all around the area prepare to open over Valentine's weekend. "I think haunted houses opening on Valentine's Day is a couples thing." Junior Maddie DeGuire said. "The...

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