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Criminal justice club heads to SkillsUSA

Criminal justice club heads to SkillsUSA

Daniella Moreno, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

This Saturday, the criminal justice club will attend a SkillsUSA Competition at Temple College. Two teams of four will compete in a building search scenario.  “I’m excited for the experience,”...

Tanna Bills, Tristen Avant, Casey Smith, Noah Moore, Ethne Ferrell at TMEA Area Auditions in San Antonio.

Senior Makes Treble After Audition

Daniella Moreno and Rachel Oates January 18, 2023

Tristen Avant, a senior choir member, attended Texas Music Educators Association Area Auditions on Jan. 7. She was one of four students from the choir program who auditioned for the All-State-Choir.  “Tristen...

Cleo emerges from her cave to pose for the camera.

Cleo the snake

Marie Colunga, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

Cleo is a beautiful ball python that lives in room A285 with CTE teacher Chandler Merrel, who has been taking care of Cleo since she first started teaching about three years ago. “When I was first...

NHS holds peer tutoring to help struggling students

Marie Colunga, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Peer tutoring was started by sophomore English teacher Amy Armatta and takes place every Monday and Thursday in the library at 4:15 p.m. All the tutoring is done by NHS members or officers, like seniors...

Principles of Education decorates snowflakes

Students learn to teach at elementary schools under Slemmons

Ryan Sheely December 8, 2022

Under the direction of CTE teacher Betsy Slemmons, Principles of Education and Instructional Practices in Education students are learning how to teach at neighboring elementary schools. Slemmons teaches...

A student paints a flower pot in the library, which was one of the activities in October.

Maker Monday brings creativity to JHS

Rachel Oates, Staff Writer December 6, 2022

Maker Monday started this year for the first time in the library. Every Monday, the librarians, Mrs. Hoffman and Ms. Mosbe, set out a new craft in the library for students to come and create.  “For...

Girls basketball hosts 2nd fall fest for community on Saturday

Rachel Oates, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

The second annual fall festival is tomorrow from 3- 6 p.m. at JHS. It will promote the girl's basketball program and the athletic department.  Coach Kourtnei Niblett said there will be a live DJ, vendors...

Excited students visit the Vet Tech classroom to see and hold the newborn puppies.

Newborn puppies join students at school

Marie Colunga, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

Senior William Marquardt brought four newborn mixed chihuahua and pug puppies to school with him every day for a week in October. When the mother of the young pups, Lily, became sick, the school offered...

Booda Halloween

Buda Library works with Just Serve Club for Boo-da Halloween

October 28, 2022

BooDa Halloween will be held in Buda City Park, this Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free, and will consist of a haunted maze and costume contest.  “We haven’t been able to do this...

National English Honors Society logo

National English Honor Society hosts peer writing workshop for students

Daniella Moreno, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

The National English Honor Society is now hosting a Peer Writing Workshop every Tuesday from 4:15-4:45 p.m. in room A318.  “The big thing that we have to push literacy for the school is the peer...

The Debate Club poses for a picture at their after school practice on Sept. 28.

Debate Team Makes It To Semifinals At Lake Travis

Daniella Moreno, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

The Debate team traveled to Lake Travis High School for their first debate competition on Sept. 17. Eleven students competed, but only two made it to the semi-finals.  “Considering that we haven’t...

Art club starts monthly meetings after school

Marie Colunga, Staff Reporter September 22, 2022

Art club starts today in room A135, after school from 4:15 to 5. The three art teachers Sara Grizzle, Marcie Dodd and Adrianne Simes host the club, one Thursday a month.  The sponsors plan to make...

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