Bulls eye: Faculty, students enjoy darts competition as way to relax, meet new people

Consistency, accuracy, precision are all characteristics associated with athletes and the sports they participate, but most people overlook darts as a competition because it’s seen mostly as a hobby where people just joke around. While many people are unaware of the sport itself, its unique requirements make the game challenging while providing the opportunity for competitors to be highly competitive and pursue championships matches across the country. School provided a way for biology teacher Hayley Ask, algebra teacher Paul Ruiz, and senior Sarah Payan to find the sport of darts.

Buban pledges longevity, stability in coming years

“I want this campus to be successful across the board in all areas. That includes academics, that includes fine arts, and that includes athletics.”

The goal of our new principal, Lane Buban, is crystal clear and he has plenty of ideas on how to achieve it.

Teacher hopes students act out in class

Many students spend their whole high school and college careers trying to figure out what they want to do with their life, but every once in a while a student knows the direction of their future early on. For theatre teacher Christopher Rogers, this was definitely the case.

Communication, culture, community created through language acquisition

Teaching two languages is something of a challenge, but for Anja Schwalen, this comes naturally. Growing up in Germany and studying abroad in Spain, pushed her to want to teach Spanish and German in America. Schwalen started learning English during school and also took a few years of Latin and French. “My belief is, if […]

Changing future by learning about past

While some teachers swear by textbook teaching and rote learning, others open up new avenues of communication in the classroom to reach their students. However history teacher Ruth Whiteley brings a fresh twist to usher the past into the present.

Teacher’s travels impact classroom

At an average high school, you may not expect to meet someone who’s traveled the world, but French teacher Tara Bailey takes her first-hand experiences from traveling and uses them to open her students’ eyes to the world.

46 years and counting; a legacy of excellence

As generations of students move through the halls of Bryan High, one teacher has been there through it all; Coach Rose Gregg. For 46 years, Gregg has continued to push students for excellence.

Capturing hearts, minds of students by sculpting relationships

A photograph. A moment frozen in time. A memory captured and preserved in tiny megapixels. Photography is just a a hobby for some, but for art teacher John Burrows photography is a passion.

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.

Coaching experience caters to classroom chemistry

Former coach Eric Eike has been bringing sports into the classroom for 25 years, teaching with the same philosophy he applied on the field.

Teacher steps out of the classroom, gets involved in student life

While some subjects are more theoretical, others are designed for specific professions. Graphic Design teacher Ted Vaughan teaches one of these courses.

Vaughan has been teaching architectural design and engineering design at Bryan High for 19 years.

Morris helps students calculate individual approach to math

Though math is a subject most students struggle with, good teachers can make the subject less of a hurdle and even instill a sense of respect for the subject.

Jill Morris, math teacher and department chair, has been an educator for 15 years, seven of which have been at Bryan High.

History teacher challenges students to link future to past

Teaching takes a lot of heart, and in Chad Cryer’s case, that statement has an even deeper meaning. The AP United States and IB 20th Century History teacher recently underwent open-heart surgery in the fall of 2010. After seven years of teaching at Bryan High, it was an adjustment to return to the classroom after such an experience.

Veteran teacher’s athletic roots

Every teacher hopes to leave an impression on the students they teach. Coach Robin Colcchio has achieved that goal in his 16 years with Bryan ISD by not only fostering the minds of students in the classroom and abilities on the golf course, but by helping start the girl’s soccer program during the 1995-1996 school year.

Culturing minds of students through language

Andere Länder, andere Sitten. When in Rome, do as the Romans, or literally, Other countries, other customs.

As the head of the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) department and a fluent speaker of Italian, German, French and English, German teacher Jan Krammer embodies this classic proverb as she teaches students about the values of studying other languages and cultures.

Former student leads school in safety, spirit

Hearing “Football Tickeeets!” brings one thing to mind for faculty members, students and former students of Bryan High: Lester Banks.

He is as much a part of Viking life as senior overalls, pep-rallies and Thor.