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First Annual Staff & Student Tennis Tournament Unifies School

First Annual Staff & Student Tennis Tournament Unifies School

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor
May 20, 2017
Filed under Front Page, News

To raise money for the tennis program and build valuable student/teacher relationships outside the classroom, the Argyle Tennis Team hosted a Staff & Student Tennis Tournament May 9 on the courts. "My favorite takeaway [from the event was] the time my kids (my players) got to spend with their teacher...

Hail Storm Brings Costly Damage

Hail Storm Brings Costly Damage

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Front Page, News

Hail raged down on roofs, windows, and cars on Sunday, March 26, causing hundreds of dollars of damage with every hit. The hail storm only lasted about five minutes, but it cost families all over Argyle with its destructive blows.   “I always have concern when we have bad weather coming in," Tr...

Argyle Sweeps UIL Academics District Meet Again

Argyle Sweeps UIL Academics District Meet Again

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Front Page, News

Argyle has continued its legacy in academic excellence, taking home another district UIL win this year. Hoping to make it all the way to state once more, the team will first have to make it through regionals on April 7th in Commerce, Texas. Argyle blew the other schools out of the water, winning d...

Jazz Band to Play at Fine Arts Showcase

Jazz Band to Play at Fine Arts Showcase

Brayden Ratcliff, Senior Reporter
February 28, 2017
Filed under Band, Fine Arts, Front Page, News

After a year of absence as a formal group, the jazz band has their first performance at the school's first Fine Arts Showcase on May 4. "The format for that right now is sort of evolving, but the jazz band will be kind of a lounge band," jazz band sponsor and Associate Director of Bands Asa Burk said...

Kass Wins UIL Sponsor Excellence Award

Kass Wins UIL Sponsor Excellence Award

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor
February 26, 2017
Filed under Front Page, News

After being selected as one of the best University Interscholastic League (UIL) sponsors in the state of Texas by a group of judges, Kimberly Kass has been chosen as a winner of the 2016 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award.   Only 15 UIL sponsors in Texas are recognized each year with the award and are ...

Blood Drive Saves Lives

Blood Drive Saves Lives

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Community, Front Page, News

To increase student involvement in the community and provide the opportunity to save countless lives, Student Council hosted a blood drive in the auxiliary gym through Carter Blood Care Wednesday. "Student Council sponsors two blood drives a year, and the purpose of the blood drive is just to get ...

Teachers Race to Keep Pace in Fitbit Challenge

Teachers Race to Keep Pace in Fitbit Challenge

Brayden Ratcliff, Senior Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Front Page, News

To encourage being more active in the new year, 16 faculty members began a group "Fitbit Challenge" at the beginning of the second semester. Led by English teacher Leighann Fenter, the 10 week challenge will come to an end March 10. "A lot of teachers wanted to get more active for the New Year, a...

Argyle to Host ‘Night to Shine’

Argyle to Host ‘Night to Shine’

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Community, Front Page, News

In order to offer special needs students ages 14 to 25 in the North Texas area with a prom-like experience, 'The Well' church will be putting on 'A Night to Shine', sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, Feb. 10. "[Students] are going to gain a really fun night, an inclusive night, a night where ...

TEA Evaluation Reflects on College Readiness

TEA Evaluation Reflects on College Readiness

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Front Page, News

The Texas Education Agency recently came up with a new accountability system for evaluating schools. It splits up evaluation into five domains, each rated on an A through F scale. Although the system has not yet been implemented, the school was evaluated as a theoretical evaluation in the 2015-16 school...

‘Spear Phishing’ Scam Takes a Stab at Employees’ Information

‘Spear Phishing’ Scam Takes a Stab at Employees’ Information

Annabel Thorpe, Hannah Wood, and Jaclyn Harris
January 24, 2017
Filed under Community, Front Page, News

A spear phishing email was sent to an anonymous Argyle ISD faculty member on Jan. 18, requesting all current and past district employee W-2 forms. The email appeared to be sent from Superintendent Dr. Telena Wright, and the unnamed employee fulfilled the request, comprising 473 W-2 forms to an unknown sca...

Emma Webb Awarded Five-figure Scholarship

Emma Webb Awarded Five-figure Scholarship

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Band, Front Page, News

Emma Webb's mind went blank after the announcement. The accomplished senior stood there flabbergasted, and couldn't begin to process that she had just won the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Executive Board Scholarship worth $12,500. “[Winning the scholarship] didn't feel real,” Webb said. ...

Youth Organization to Host “Warming Hearts” Clothing Drive Next Month

Youth Organization to Host “Warming Hearts” Clothing Drive Next Month

Brayden Ratcliff, Senior Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Community, Front Page, News

The Argyle Youth Advisory Council (AYAC) was founded last year to teach members about local politics. In addition, the student-run organization has a focus on community service, and will be hosting the second annual Warming Hearts clothing drive at the Town Hall on Feb. 4. "We started Warming Heart...

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