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Searching For Education Answers

Searching For Education Answers

Emma Fritchen, Reporter

April 9, 2019

When confronted with the options available on course selection day for junior year, sophomore Camilla Solis has one unwavering personal requirement all her courses must meet: they must be classes that offer additional points to her GPA.   “I don’t take on-level classes, at all except for one...

A Trip To Remember

A Trip To Remember

Natalia Tristan, Reporter

May 29, 2018

On April 27 art students junior Agua Mendoza and senior Trudie Sladovnik participated in the state VASE competition in San Marcos after advancing through multiple rounds of competition.  For  Agua, the adventure almost didn't happen.  Throughout high school Agua spent her days after school with her family, and s...

Hardy Wins Jostens National Teacher Award

Hardy Wins Jostens National Teacher Award

Cara Wimberley, Editor

May 15, 2018

Carla Hardy, choir director and Renaissance instructor, won not only the Teacher of the Year award for Chisholm Trail and EMS-ISD but Josten's National Teacher of the Year Award as well.   "After meeting so many Renaissance teachers from all over the country, I truly don’t think I do anything better than them," she said. "...

Administrator of the Year

Administrator of the Year

Anthony Eells, Reporter

April 30, 2018

Susan Dye started teaching over thirty years ago beginning in 1980s when she was 19 years old. Back then she said she was a "kid magnet."     Dye was voted administrator of the year by the Chisholm Trail staff this year.  "I felt very honored," she said. "It felt good know...

‘You’re Either Making Good Choices or You’re Not’

‘You’re Either Making Good Choices or You’re Not’

Cara Wimberley, Editor

March 1, 2018

Teacher Joshua Osman has always wanted to help with young adults and teenagers' character. He’s brought this dream to Chisholm by starting a new program, called Character Talks. Osman says a Character Talk is just talking about different aspects of having good character. Osman’s life is what ins...

Two Named Commended By The National Merit Scholarship Program

Two Named Commended By The National Merit Scholarship Program

Abby Rojas, Editor

February 6, 2018

A thick test booklet is dropped on the desk in front of each of the students as they pick up their pencils and prepare to spend several hours tackling the long and difficult PSAT. Students Justyn Epps and Logan Miertschin begin their own exams, unaware that months later, they would be named Commended...

Bond 2017 Passes

Bond 2017 Passes

Jacquie Hernandez, Reporter

December 15, 2017

On Nov. 7, the EMS ISD bond passed with a 68 percent majority vote, allowing the district to move forward with its plans on renovation throughout the district and to build a forth high school.   "The best way is to look at the different elements of the bond," EMS ISD superintendent Dr. Jim Chadwell said. "The bond plans for the fu...

Theater Presents First Bilingual Play

Theater Presents First Bilingual Play

Abby Rojas, Editor

November 14, 2017

The auditorium goes dark and the curtain opens. The spotlight centers in on one person as the play begins. The audience listens intently as the actors deliver their lines with emotion and really begin to tell a story. Unlike regular shows, however, this play has attracted an audience that is here for...

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