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Stranger danger: district shows concern for safety

Kiana Garcia, staff writer

November 3, 2011


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Recently, students have reported a suspicious stranger coming in contact with teenagers around the Katy Independent School District. Two bulletins were sent through the district’s e-newsletter in an attempt to inform parents of the lurking danger, and what to watch out for. On Aug. 25, the local news cove...

Library childrens book drive ‘a success’

November 2, 2011


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Sophomore John Robinson was the winner of the library's childrens book drive contest. Robinson won a new Kindle reader as the lucky drawing winner among all contestants who donated childrens books for the drive. The library received donations of over 1000 childrens books.

Journalism students place at state fall workshop

Journalism students place at state fall workshop

October 27, 2011


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Journalism students attended the Texas Association of Journalism Educators’ Fall Fiesta Oct. 22 to Oct. 24 in San Antonio, a statewide conference that included workshops and on-site competition in yearbook, photography and newspaper events.  Individual award winners included senior sports editor...

Orchestra strings in win

Taral Patel, News Editor

September 29, 2011


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The Cinco Ranch High School Symphony Orchestra has been named a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence/National Orchestra Honors Project by the Foundation for Music Education, winning the Full Orchestra award. The Symphony Orchestra submitted samples of their performances from the 2010 Midwest Clinic...

National Merit Semifinalists Announced

National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Taral Patel, News Editor

September 28, 2011


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CollegeBoard has named 22 Cinco seniors as semifinalists in the National Merit competition based on high PSAT scores. Semifinalists continue in the competition to become Finalists for approximately 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth over $34 million. To advance to the Finalist level, Semifinalists...

KISD finalizes $556 million budget deal

Taral Patel, News Editor

September 6, 2011


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The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees agreed on the proposed budget on Aug. 29, which called for $563 million in revenues and $556 million in expenditures for the current school year. Katy ISD and other school districts across Texas are facing smaller budgets due to the $4 billion...

District relaxes cell phone, personal technology policy

Taral Patel, News Editor

August 30, 2011


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On the first day of school throughout Katy ISD, students rejoiced at the acceptance of personal technology devices (laptop, netbook, cell phone, tablet, etc.) during lunches, breaks, or even in classes at teacher discretion. Students now have access to Katy ISD’s filtered wireless fidelity network...

Rank me a ten; all you need to know about the class of 2011 top ten seniors

Ana Grajales, News Editor

May 26, 2011


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1. Pei Wang Attending: Rice University Majoring in: Mathematical Economic Analysis **Was it hard deciding what university to attend? Why? At first it was a bit hard because there were certain criteria I was looking for in a university, but after visiting Rice for a couple of weeks over the summer, I pr...

Earth Week celebration occurs in La Centerra

Ana Grajales, News Editor

April 28, 2011


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To celebrate Earth Week, Cinco Ranch High School and Junior High students held the first Walk/Bike to School event on April 21. The event was meant to encourage students who normally drive to school to walk or bike instead to demonstrate how the community can be impacted by small changes. The event...

Student protest

April 14, 2011


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Students protest teacher layoffs, walk out of school

Amy Yu and Victor Huerta

April 14, 2011


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Cinco Ranch students gathered in the rotunda and then walked onto Cinco Ranch Blvd. to protest the ongoing district- wide staff layoffs at approximately 10:15 a.m. on April 14. Hundreds of students participated in a sit-in in the rotunda before leaving the campus. Teachers and school officials looked...

Robotics competes in FIRST Denver Regional

April 8, 2011


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The Cinco Ranch Robotics Team 624 is competing in the 2011 FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in Denver, Colorado Friday and Saturday. 45 teams from seven different states are entered in the competition, held at the University of Denver.  This year's game, "Logo Motion", pits two alliances...

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