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Fit-N-Wise Opens New Facility

Taylor Jayo, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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    The town of Decatur recently welcomed the new and improved Fit-N-Wise on January 9. This redesigned facility brought in over six hundred new members within the first few weeks of opening. The new renovations improve the overall wellness of Wise County, and bring opportunities typi...

FFA Program Creates New Teams

Lauren Dusek, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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Decatur recruits members for Agricultural Science Department Meat evaluation, one of the new FFA Career Development Event teams recently competed in San Antonio placing 31 out of 68. Decatur competes in 8 career development events, also known as CDE’s, including, Wool, Livestock, Veterinary Scie...

Cheer Competes at U.I.L.

Harper Lowery, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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Spirit fills the arena and chants come in from every side; spotlights shine on the faces of a bright cheer squad, and the room overflows with pep. The UIL cheer competition offers the thrill of competing in front of other squads from all around the state, and many coaches put the opportunity on a high...

Tasting Restaurant Life in the Classroom

Tasting Restaurant Life in the Classroom

Nate Carr, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


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For the first time, students possess the ability to take a culinary arts class, a class focused strictly on the preparation, presentation, and the handling of goods in the exact same way that many restaurants operate. Culinary Arts teacher, Kelly Eaton, covers everything in great detail. The class...

Playing It Smooth

Playing It Smooth

Rachael Ussery, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2016


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After many months of practicing, making sure every note, rhythm and dynamics are on beat and correct, ten students will advance to the State Solo and Ensemble contest in Austin next month, May 28. The soloists who advanced are seniors Hayes Waterman on bass clarinet, Everett Noel on string...

From Wall to Masterpiece

From Wall to Masterpiece

Nate Carr, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016


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Art teacher Mrs. Sarah Burdett applied for a grant to be used for a school mural. “There will be a mosaic that will represent the entire school as a whole. Every department, club will be able to be a part of it because art isn’t just painting or drawing, it can be anything,” Burdett said. ...

Debate Team Soars High

Madison Scroggins, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016


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One person stands at the podium, stumbling over words as fast as they can, hoping they read everything before the timer runs out. Their anxiety shows in the way they stutter over easy words and in their tense posture. All they can think of is how much they hope that their arguments are strong ...

Interpretation Team Steps Up Game

Interpretation Team Steps Up Game

Nate Carr, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


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The theater program, one aspect of the fine arts department and the theater teacher Mallory Bryant-Gawne has been reviving the poetry and prose, or interpretation team for UIL, since she became a staff member last year has been working on reviving it. “Poetry and prose are important t...

District Introduces New Multipurpose Building

District Introduces New Multipurpose Building

Taylor Durham, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016


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Many opportunities and extra curricula’s fill the halls for every student, but all these activities require space that isn’t always available. This fact leads to a bond election and the construction of a new multi-purpose building (MPB) that will be available for student use starting in August of...

New Policy Promotes School Spirit

New Policy Promotes School Spirit

Mickey Drewry, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015


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Dress up, be on time and pass your classes. That’s how you become a spirit winner. Vice Principal Sheila McCollum explains how she and her fellow administrators pick the grade level as the spirit winner of the week. “It’s actually so simple, it’s all in a rubric,” McCollum said. The...

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