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Whatever Floats Your Boat

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Sarah Crowder and Trinity Flaten

March 5, 2019


Filed under Front Page, News

As an experiment, the AP Physics class raced two boats made entirely out of cardboard and duct tape across the pond on school property on Feb. 26. “We looked up what designs worked best for boats and engineering for some of the distances,” senior John Schermerhorn said. “Engineering isn’...

Eighth-Grader Recovers After Brain Surgery

Eighth-Grader Recovers After Brain Surgery

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

February 14, 2019


Filed under Front Page, News

Eighth grade is supposed to be a special time. You’re right on the brink of high school; dating, driving, and freedom, so close you can taste them. It feels like you’re growing up. Your last few moments of childhood enjoyed to the fullest. This is not the case for Kate Villanueva.  Kate Vill...

Challenge Day Club Hosts Clothing Drive

Challenge Day Club Hosts Clothing Drive

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Front Page, News

The Challenge Day Club will be running a Love Thy Neighbor clothing drive for homeless veterans in the Denton area until Valentine’s Day. There are boxes located in the front of the school, by the cafeteria, and donations can be dropped off at Mrs. Sutton’s or Mrs. Warden’s room. “We, as a...

Debate Progresses to State

Debate Progresses to State

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Front Page, News

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the fear of public speaking affects 73 percent of the population, making it one of the most common phobias. The students on the debate team face this fear almost daily as they debate their way to success.  Two members of the debate team, junior Savan...

High School Construction Update

High School Construction Update

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under News

Due to growing school enrollment, the district bus barn has purchased more buses and is currently undergoing expansion to accommodate. The new bus barn parking lot will stretch from the street to behind the football field.  The updated long jump and pole vault lots are now being rebuilt by the ten...

Band All In For All-State

Band All In For All-State

Sarah Crowder and Trinity Flaten

December 20, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News

A chaotic mix of melodies bounces off the walls. Students line the halls, frantically looking over music and checking their instruments. Preparing. Waiting. Every fall, band students around the country tirelessly prepare two etudes, attempting to make them perfect to audition for the All-Regio...

Choir Students Advance to All-State Competition

Choir Students Advance to All-State Competition

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under News

Although the Argyle Choir program was established only three years ago, they have not let inexperience affect their success at the regional and state level. Out of the 22 high school students that auditioned from Argyle, 11 were selected for region and 8 advanced to the All-State competition. In Janua...

StuCo and UNICEF Team Up for the Angel Tree

StuCo and UNICEF Team Up for the Angel Tree
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Zachary Tait and Abigail Briles

December 6, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News

An angel tree is an event put on every year before Christmas in which people adopt an "angel", a list of something a child has requested, and buy what is on their wish list. This year, Student Council teamed up with UNICEF to put on an angel tree for the district. “We came up with the idea when we were at ...

Band Secures Second at State

Band Secures Second at State

Trinity Flaten and Sarah Crowder

November 17, 2018


Filed under Band, Fine Arts, Front Page, News

One, two, three, four, dit, dit, dit. Voices count in tandem as the performance starts and three months of tireless work comes to fruition. After advancing to the State Marching Competition, the band took second place in San Antonio, Texas on Nov. 7, 2018. Emotions were high after results were annou...

Petition to Bring Back the Cookie

Petition to Bring Back the Cookie

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News

The scent of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies fills the halls as the students pile into their classes, the smell lingers in the air, bringing a warm feeling to the school. In addition to the new cafeteria for this school year, there were changes to the lunch menu, one of the biggest changes for ...

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...

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...

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