Fall, Spring FYP Requirements

FYP, or Flexible Year Plan, requirements have changed with the new STAAR/EOC requirements and changes to the FYP schedule. FYP allows for certain students to not attend classes on specific days at the end of the fall and spring semester. FALL REQUIREMENTS: Grades 6-11 90% Attendance (8 absences) Passing ALL Core Classes (Eng, Math, Science […]

School Board approves new grading guidelines

At a regular meeting on December 12, the School Board issued their new grading guidelines in response to the new state testing requirements with the EOC/STAAR exams.

Among the new changes, the guidelines now dictate that teachers must enter at least two daily grades per week and have at least two major grades entered by the fifth week of the six weeks grading period. Other changes include the number of exemptions students may apply for in high school. Students will not be allowed to exempt any EOC-tested exam.

Holiday Feature: Merry Christmas

Be the One: show some respect

Students yelling at teachers has bec ome a familiar sight on campus. Whether it’s something as trivial as a dress code violation or as minor as a late assignment, these students are not afraid to be disrespectful to their teachers by raising their voices and exerting an insane amount of emotion.

These students seeem to be demanding respect and to be treated as adults by the teachers, yet they are not showing respect nor mature behavior.

Choir serves, serenades audience for night of splendor

The mood for Feast Of Carols was set as soon as you entered the door. It was as if someone sent you back a couple hundred years and you landed in Medieval Times. Knights stood all around, along with court jesters, lords and ladies lining the halls and ushering you forward.

Final Exams: Review to pursue your dreams

As the winter season progresses and the long awaited Christmas holiday becomes closer and closer, our minds are bombarded with final exams even more than before. Though it may seem like “some test” we take at the end of each semester, in reality, it is much more than that. Final exams can be the one test that bump you up in your class rank, or in the worst case scenario, fail you for the semester.

Chick-fil-A Contest: Win free Chick-Fil-A

Any current Bryan High student who follows @bhsnorseman on twitter or likes BryanISDBryanHighNorseman on Facebook between Dec. 8 – Dec. 14 can pick up a card for a free chick strip 3 pack. Prizes must be claimed with Mrs. Dominy in room 6160 by Dec. 15 and coupons expire Dec. 31. For all the fans already following us, you can win a coupon too! Just get a friend to follow us and mention your name in a tweet or Facebook message as the person who referred them to the page.

Band competes in All-Region Contest

TMEA Region 8 All Region Band auditions were held on Saturday, December 3 at Midway HS. They will perform in concert on January 14, 2012 at Copperas Cove HS. These students earned chairs in the band. They are listed by instrument and their ranking within the region. Those with “5A Area” after their names also advance to the Area Band audition on January 7, 2012 where they will compete for All State honors.

Movie portrays unique vantage point to French hierarchy

These are the famous words the frequently criticized last queen of France, Marie Antoinette. In history classes, we are simply taught that she was an ignorant and wasteful ruler with a poor understanding of the lives of commoners in France. What about her side of the story?

Preparing for the end of the semester

Our first semester of the school year is coming to an end in the next few weeks. As we look to the end of the semester, we will be preparing for the final exams to be given December 14th through the 16th.

Teacher mixes wit into curriculum

Throw in a touch of dry wit, a dollop of hard work and bake…for 9,405 minutes. The result? Department Chair Lisa Prejean’s English classes.

Color Guard to host winter show

Performing “Winter Wonderland,” the Color Guard will be performing at their winter show on December 17 at 7:00 at the Rudder HS Auditorium. Tickets are on-sale now for $3 and will cost $5 at the door.

DJ Diversity: Old radio with a contemporary twist

As teenagers, our mind is a constant whirlwind of what to do and how to entertain ourselves. One thing that always seems to be the solution to this frequent problem is music. If you have not already noticed, most of the time you are hanging out with your usual clan, chances are you guys will be listening to the new “hot jam” or a legendary classic.

Though many of us find music as an ordinary enjoyment, I feel that we don’t have a variety to listen to. For most people, their music source is normally the radio. As for the radio, there are more ‘cons’ than ‘pros’ when you listen to it.

Academic UIL attends first meet

Over the weekend, the Academic UIL students attended their first meet of the year at the Belton Invitational. The Journalism, Current Issues & Events and Computer Science teams each came away with first-place titles.

Athlete makes fastbreak on court, in classrooms

Mastering the ability to balance commitment to a team, along with remaining dedicated to school is something many of us see as nearly impossible. One student, senior Khadijah Brisby, manages to execute the two seamlessly.

IB: Tackling the Extended Essay

The Extended Essay (EE) is one of the central components of the International Baccalaureate Programme, as students are required to conduct in-depth research and compile an essay in the topic and field of their choice.

With only a maximum limit of 4,000 words, students are free to demonstrate their understanding and passions with the extended essay.

Second Six Weeks Honor Roll

The extended honor roll for the second six weeks has been released. The full listing of students who have made All As or All As and One B can be downloaded here.

Like Clockwork: Office personnel

Many students have proudly walked these halls as Vikings, but upon graduation, most of them move away from high school, leaving their teen years as memories to merely reminisce over. Some, however, get the opportunity to experience the other side of high school and continue to be a daily part of the Viking family.

AVID taking applications until December 6

Students who are interested in going to college after high school and are willing to take higher-level classes are encouraged to apply for the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program.

The world according to Abel: In 25 years

Twenty-five years ago, my dad was a senior here. Twenty-five years later, I’m now a senior too. When my dad’s twenty-fifth class reunion came around and he took me with him, it was a scary eye-opener for me. As I met some of my dad’s old friends, I couldn’t help but think about myself in his place twenty-five years from now.