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  • Semester Exams Around the Corner

    Semester Exams Around the Corner

    Ashlee Burns, Managing Editor

    May 22, 2017

    Semester exams are approaching as the school year comes to a close. Students who meet the grade and attendance requirements in each class are eligible for exemption from their semester exams. Absences are counted by individual periods, not days, and grades are based off of yearly averages. To qualify...

  • Long-Time Teacher to Retire

    Long-Time Teacher to Retire

    Beth Hicks, Reporter

    May 19, 2017

    After 24 years of teaching, 18 of which spent here at Calallen, adored instructor Marsha Mackerer will be retiring at the end of this year. According to Mackerer, she has always been a teacher, except for the 6 years she held part-time jobs after her son was born. Mackerer has definitely left her...

  • Hula-Hoop is More Than an Exercise Prop

    Hula-Hoop is More Than an Exercise Prop

    ClaraGrace Pavelka, Writer

    May 18, 2017

    The hula-hoop is commonly remembered from elementary P.E. class or seen in a middle-aged woman’s workout class, but Lexi Montes, a junior, is changing the way people see the beloved hula-hoop by performing impressive tricks and routines around downtown Corpus Christi. Montes’ interest for hooping...

  • Publications Takes on South Texas Press Day

    Publications Takes on South Texas Press Day

    Ashlee Burns, Managing Editor

    May 15, 2017

    Publications took a trip to Del Mar College for Foghorn News' 3rd annual South Texas Press Day. Students from numerous schools were given the opportunity to listen and learn to special presentations from yearbook, design, and social media experts. The group received awards and honorable mentions for...

  • Golf Finishes Season Strong

    Golf Finishes Season Strong

    Ashlee Burns, Managing Editor

    May 10, 2017

    Golf did exceedingly well at district, and the boys' Varsity team and girls' team member Makayla McCreary had a good run as they took on regionals, but will not be heading to state. McCreary, who had a great year, placed second in singles for the girls' team and advanced to regionals on her ow...

News

Career Expo to Serve as Exclusive Opportunity for Students

Career Expo to Serve as Exclusive Opportunity for Students

Michael Guerro and ClaraGrace Pavelka

Requested by Dr. Arturo Almendarez, all students are encouraged to attend the Youth Opportunity Unlimited Career Expo next Thursday on May 11 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. This is the first time Calallen has allowed students to...

May 1, 2017No Comments

Band Earns Honorable Awards at Competition

Band Earns Honorable Awards at Competition

Beth Hicks, Writer

The band piled into the bus as they headed out for their Wind & Symphonic competition and recording last Saturday. The competition was part of the yearly band trip, this time to San Antonio and Six Flags. On Friday and...

April 28, 2017No Comments

Two Freshmen to Serve as Texas Delegates to Exclusive STEM Congress

Two Freshmen to Serve as Texas Delegates to Exclusive STEM Congress

ClaraGrace Pavelka, Writer

Enlarging Calallen’s repertoire of nationally recognized students, Parker Tinnel and Austin Thompson were both presented a certificate of recognition from The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologist. Congressman...

April 25, 2017No Comments

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Sports

Introducing the 2017-2018 Color Guard Cast List

Introducing the 2017-2018 Color Guard Cast List

Ashlee Burns, Managing Editor

Color Guard has picked its team for the upcoming year. Practice starts today, May 9th, for the following team members: DeAnn Ross Jazmin Chavarria Tristyn Villarreal ...

May 9, 2017No Comments

Time to Audition for Color Guard!

Time to Audition for Color Guard!

Ashlee Burns, Managing Editor

Color Guard will be holding auditions for its 2017-18 edition on Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the band hall. Calallen's Color Guard...

April 26, 20172 Comments

Pole Vaulters Set New PR at District

Pole Vaulters Set New PR at District

Evan Oviedo, Writer

Calallen High School’s varsity pole vaulters participated in the 5A District meet in Alice on Monday, April 10th, 2017. Eleven teams from the district competed in the events....

April 17, 2017No Comments

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Dual Credit Spanish Course Demands Heavier Work Load

Dual Credit Spanish Course Demands Heavier Work Load

ClaraGrace Pavelka, Staff Writer

Beginning this year, the Spanish dual credit program switched from Texas A&M Kingsville to Del Mar College. With the transfer of colleges arose new programs and extra...

April 10, 2017No Comments

Testing Schedule Allows Student Time for Additional Job Experience

Testing Schedule Allows Student Time for Additional Job Experience

ClaraGrace Pavelka, Reporter

For students, spring time means the beginning of EOC testing. The first tests will be English I and II. English I will be Tuesday, March 28 and English II will be Thursday,...

March 28, 2017No Comments

Student Selected for Trip to Japan

Student Selected for Trip to Japan

Ashlee Burns, Managing Editor

Diego Diaz, a junior, has been selected to represent not only the school but the entire city as ambassador to the Sister Cities Program. This summer, Diaz will spend a couple...

March 6, 2017No Comments

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