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Bronco Club Council Coming Soon

Aaron Sakowski

September 21, 2009

Filed under News

While still in the planning stages, Bronco Club Council plans to maximize all extra-curricular activities’ schedules. Mrs. Schimming and Mr. Wright have worked on the idea with the hope of making all the clubs more efficient and look forward to the positive effects it will have. Mrs. Schimming developed...

Not Checking Out Textbooks Causes New Teaching Methods

Rosanne Trinh

September 17, 2009

Filed under News

After a loss of textbook money, many teachers no longer distribute books to their students. Students who lose their books will receive a fine and which must be paid in order to graduate.    According to Assistant Principal Mrs. Murphree, the Legacy lost $7,500 on textbooks in the year of 08-09....

Legacy Clubs Collect $914.77 in Change for Newsom’s Grandchildren

Gregory Uribe

September 15, 2009

Filed under News, Top Story

Update 9-18-09: Total Amount Collected: $914.77 Teachers will accept loose change as a donation for the late superintendent Vernon Newsom's grandchildren starting today and through this week. According to Key Club sponsor Shelly Burkett, instead of flowers, Mr. Newsom’s family specifically requested...

President Obama’s Speech Not Aired at Legacy

Brett Walker

September 8, 2009

Filed under News

President Barack Obama’s  speech to students today did not stream live in MISD. Bandwidth issues and its occurrence during lunch time, along with the possibility of unfavorable content, prompted the district to record the speech rather than broadcast it live. However, teachers can later show ...

Virtual School Offers Help for Busy Students

Clarke Rahrig

September 8, 2009

Filed under News, Top Story

 Whether walking to the computer lab or sitting in a cushioned computer chair at home, MISD students can now take Virtual School which allows course work that otherwise would not fit their schedule.  Senior Alex Bertucci is enrolled in AP Biology and spends his third period block working on the...

Changes in Requirements

Brett Walker

September 3, 2009

Filed under News, Top Story

Health and technology teachers can expect a drop in students signed up for their classes, as these staples of high school get removed from graduation requirements throughout the state. Legislators ratified House Bill 3 June 19, and then it went through Governor Rick Perry  and the State Board of Education (SBOE). The bill took effect Sep. 1. ...

Traffic Light at Ben Barber Helps Traffic Flow

Chase Tremaine

September 2, 2009

Filed under News, Top Story

Traffic flow and student safety in Mansfield received a helping hand with the addition of the new traffic light for the Ben Barber Career Tech Academy parking lot. The light assures students pass safely onto the always-busy Debbie Lane. "I wish we had the light the day this building opened," Officer...

New Texas Law Bans Cell Phones in Cars for Teens

Gregory Uribe

August 31, 2009

Filed under News, Top Story

The Texas Department of Public Safety passed a law taking effect tomorrow (September 1), prohibiting teenagers 17 and under from driving while operating a wireless communication device in a school zone.  “I think it’s a great law. More and more kids are having accidents due to cell phones,”...

Schedule Pick-up Dates Announced

Ian Cook

August 6, 2009

Filed under News, News Briefs

Schedule pick-up will be August 11- 14, with each class and gender having separate times. A full schedule can be found here. All students must bring proof of residency (a utility bill or lease agreement) and incoming Freshman must bring $15 for a Freshman pack consisting of a student I.D., a planner, ...

Students Design Sustainable Habitat for Humanity House


July 7, 2009

Filed under News

[July 7, 2009]FORT WORTH, Texas – Sustainable living is being made a reality by local students who worked to make an impact on society through “green” design. Six high school students from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex decided to take a step toward their future and away from the relaxation of summer to at...