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One City, One Book

Kyle Sipe

April 24, 2009

Caitlin Lusk sat toward the back of the library listening to him speak. With her she carried a piece of her own writing, to show him or one of his publishers and ask for their opinion. As an aspiring writer, she wanted to have Tim Madigan, the visiting author for Mansfield Reads “One City One Book...

Complaints cause Technology Dept to block YouTube

Gregory Uribe

April 23, 2009

After receiving two requests to block YouTube access because of inappropriate student usage, Chief Technology Officer Dr. Doug Brubaker announced open admittance to the website will be restricted.   “It’s not a permanent block,” Dr. Brubaker said. “It just gives us an opportunity to develop better fi...

Sightseeing and Performing

Aaron Sakowski

April 22, 2009

Fifty-five students and chaperones lead by choir director Mrs. Owens depart Mansfield in a luxury bus on June 21. After a long drive to Houston they check in at the Air France desk of Houston International Airport. The group boards Air France Flight 33, and several thousand miles and many hours later they...

Matt ‘Wildman’ Waldman wins Teacher-of-the-Year in runoff vote

Gregory Uribe

April 22, 2009

Matt Waldmann decided to spend his time during the announcements making faces at Mrs. Morrison through her window. Upon hearing his name declared Teacher of the Year, he pumped his arm into the air while continuing to make the faces. “Just to be nominated is an honor because there are so many good te...

TAKS Bell Schedule Announced


April 14, 2009

Students not taking TAKS Tests, the last week of April, have late arrival. Check out the schedule here.   TAKS BELL SCHEDULE 2009   Monday, April 27 10th, 11th Social Studies Test              7:15 Non-Testers Report to 5th Block         10:45 (includes lunches) 6th Block  ...

One Act Advances To Region

Nadley Doerge

April 10, 2009

The Romancers UIL One Act Play competes on Saturday at the Regional level competition. The cast and crew perform against seven other schools for the opportunity to reach the State level. “It was extremely exciting because we didn’t get out of zone last year,” Director Melanie McIntyre sa...

Wilkes Recieves Cinderfella Crown

Amber Steinle

April 9, 2009

Feathers flew from the pillows as the boys held a pillow fought singing to “Girls Just Was to Have Fun” and scooters rolled back and forth across the stage as “Man I Feel like a Woman” played in the over head speakers.   Cinderfella’s drag talent and fashion show entertained all with t...

$5K Grant Funds New iPod Lab

Will Ritchie

April 8, 2009

Eight teachers won a grant for almost $5,000 to purchase 18 iPod Touches. The first of its kind in MISD, the lab can be checked out through the library for any class.   As a means of keeping up with the technology of today, the grant purchased the iTouches, protective cases, and $300 worth of gif...

Lost textbooks force $15,000 budget shifts

Aaron Sakowski

March 23, 2009

The administration was forced to cover over $15K this year in budget holes. Not because of a failing economy, but because of hundreds of textbooks which were issued to students and never returned. With the price of each book ranging from $48 to $108, the price of losing a few adds up quickly. “O...

Freshman diver, girls’ swim team compete at state

Cole Christensen

March 23, 2009

    Ian Haemker asked his mom to stop the car. He didn’t want to play football anymore. He just wanted to dive.     As a freshman, Haemker qualified for the state diving competition, placing fourteenth out of sixteen. Though he didn’t take first, Haemker felt content in making the milestone o...