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Talented Artists Compete at VASE

February 15, 2018 4:09pm | Rachel DeGroot

Nervous smiles and subtle anxiety can be seen and felt throughout the crowd of art students as they wait to load the buses with their completed works. Reciting their speeches in their heads, the students mentally prepare to present their piece in front of a […]

Daydreamers Send Out Their Love in Song

February 15, 2018 4:04pm | Roque Techera

They traversed the school hallways on a special day filled with harmony and singing from one classroom to the other. There were many preparations leading up to this very special day. The Choir program, on Feb. 13, released their carefully chosen valentines contracted by the […]

Dance I Performs at DEAL Contest

February 8, 2018 3:38pm | Contributed

Dance I students participated in the Dance Educators Assessment of Learning (DEAL) contest Feb. 6 and earned a division one ranking. The DEAL organization strives to align itself with similar UIL competitions for other performance-based fine arts like band, orchestra, theater and choir. The goal of […]

Scholastic Art Winners

February 1, 2018 3:56pm | Contributed

The regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have been announced with many Tompkins students winning awards. This is a great honor for those students who received awards, because teachers had a limited number of slots for students to compete in. Gold Key winning entries will […]

Partners in Mathematics and Science: A Theatrical Performance

January 31, 2018 3:39pm | Drew Van Chau

Students are piling into the PAC. Rows upon rows of seats are filled as more students stream in. A low murmur of chatter reverberates around the padded room as students begin to become rowdy in their wait for their show to begin. As the last […]

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Winners

January 30, 2018 4:06pm | Contributed

For many months Tompkins art students have been working diligently on western and native themed pieces to be judged at Houston Rodeo art competition. Their hard work was recognized during judging, for Tompkins the most 2-D and 3-D work in our district selected for awards […]

Tompkins Choir All-State Students

January 22, 2018 3:50pm | Contributed

Tompkins Choir had three area candidates compete at the Texas All-State Competition Sat. 20. To be an area candidate, these students had to learn and compete advanced, collegiate level repertoire as well as sight-read and excerpt they have never seen in front of a panel […]

Jingle All The Way With the Band

December 8, 2017 4:19pm | Drew Van Chau

While sitting at home, a sudden sound begins to leak in from outside. A gentle beat, but it’s growing louder, slowly building on itself. Then, a gentle, methodical humming is introduced to the beat, and they both continue to grow. Peeking through the blinds, there’s […]

Painting Tompkins Spirit: NAHS Wrestling Mural Comes to Life

October 30, 2017 2:41pm | Rachel DeGroot

Vibrant brushstrokes of crimson and navy are carefully painted on to the white brick wall by National Art Honor Society (NAHS) students, giving what was once a mundane surface, a pop of Tompkins spirit. Spreading spirit through creativity and masterfully designed work, NAHS works diligently […]

Tompkins Choir Region Audition Results

October 23, 2017 3:10pm | Contributed

This past Saturday many of our talented Tompkins choir students participated in the Region Choir Auditions, and had a strong showing. From all of the students who auditioned from Tompkins, 13 made the Region 23 Women’s Choir and 22 made the Region 23 Mixed Choir. […]