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Katy ISD pulls ‘The Hate U Give’ from libraries

Ana Medina, News Editor

December 11, 2017


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Following the Nov. 6 Katy ISD board meeting, the district pulled Angie Thomas’ novel "The Hate U Give", the story of a young girl who witnesses the death of her unarmed friend by a police officer and winner of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards Best Young Adult Fiction, from library shelves. A review is pe...

Exemption policy sees changes post-Harvey

Nandika Mansingka, Voice Editor

December 5, 2017


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The 2017-2018 school year exemption policy was modified as a result of Hurricane Harvey’s disruption of the district instructional calendar. Policies were adjusted for the first semester to account for personal issues arisen in Harvey’s wake. Only the second and third grading periods of t...

New Fieldhouse Built for Outdoor Sports

Brynne Herzfeld, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2017


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After ten months of construction, the school received a much-needed new field house offering increased locker room and gym space and accommodates all outdoor sports except golf. With so many female athletes, the girls benefit the most from the upgrade. “For many years we have been short of avai...

CRTC to perform The Iliad, the Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less

Ana Medina, News Editor

October 2, 2017


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  Cinco Ranch Theatre Company (CRTC) plans on performing the comedy, The Iliad, the Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or less, on October 12, 13, and 14 at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Center. “It is a spoof on the Iliad and the odyssey, and very easy to understand,...

Spirit Circles moved to 2.5

Spirit Circles moved to 2.5

Sarah Sheikh, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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The resonant striking of pronouncing drums, the spirited engagement of cheerleaders and the carefree smiles all contribute to a light pre game atmosphere. If you want to be completely immersed in school pride, there is nothing attending a Cinco Ranch High School spirit circle, which is now taking pla...

2017-18 school year sees major calendar changes

Nandika Mansingka, Voice Editor

September 26, 2017


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With the initiation of the 2017-2018 school year comes a new beginning for Katy ISD policies. All high schools are now required to have no homework days at least once a six weeks, and school now begins and ends earlier in the year. Staff and students alike are reacting with various perspectives towar...

KISD – State of the District

KISD – State of the District

Katy ISD Communications & County Line staff

September 6, 2017


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Katy ISD superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt provides an update on the status of school district buildings in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. After having suffered severe damage from flooding resulting from Tropical Storm Harvey, Creech Elementary will have a new temporary home on September 11.  Katy...

School cancelled Aug. 25 through Sept. 10 as Hurricane Harvey floods Katy

School cancelled Aug. 25 through Sept. 10 as Hurricane Harvey floods Katy

Samuel Teas & County Line staff, Co-Editor-In-Chief

August 27, 2017


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Katy ISD announced online the cancellation of all school activities Monday, Aug. 28 through Friday, Sept. 10  after much of the district was flooded or damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The announcement, according to Katy ISD Communications Department was made "after considerable discussio...

Students find unique ways to view eclipse

Samuel Teas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

August 22, 2017


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  The United States saw a total solar eclipse pass through the country on Monday, August 22. Although Katy ISD students were not permitted to view the eclipse, some students found ways to witness the solar phenomenon. Although the eclipse was not completely visible in Katy, TX, it could be s...

Theatre Company performs “She Kills Monsters” for last time this weekend

Theatre Company performs “She Kills Monsters” for last time this weekend

Seth Ritchie and Joanne Chavali

April 6, 2017


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Cinco Ranch Theatre Company will perform its UIL one-act play “She Kills Monster,” originally written by Qui Nguyen on April 7th and 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC. Tickets are $5 each. The play follows Agnes (Autumn Gunder) as she learns about her recently deceased sister Tilly (Kaia Helmer) th...

Willow Fork Park opens by school

Willow Fork Park opens by school

Joanne Chavali and Madison Ratcliff

April 1, 2017


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  Construction for a new public park next to the school was completed early last November, but the official grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, April 1. Though the 32-acre public park has benefited the entire community, some organizations that are particularly excited are the cross country...

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