A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Scholastic Writing Award Winners

February 22, 2018 3:44pm | Contributed

With fluid verses and carefully chosen diction, several Tompkins writers entered poems into the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest with much success. The student’s entries had to be written in verse and be two to 200 lines long, but beyond these qualifications, the students could […]

Tractor Technician Team to State

February 22, 2018 3:26pm | Contributed

The Tompkins FFA Tractor Technician team has qualified for state competition at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The team will compete on March 11, and if they are asked back to compete on March 12 they will be in the main arena at NRG […]

Rookie Teacher of the Year: Patrick Henney

February 20, 2018 3:45pm | Contributed

Congratulations to Patrick Henney, who has been named as the Tompkins High School  Rookie Teacher of the Year. Patrick teaches the Engineering classes.  As a first year teacher, he does an excellent job of building relationships with his students and making real-world connections with the […]

Teacher of the Year: Mandy Sandlin

February 20, 2018 3:40pm | Contributed

Congratulations to Mandy Sandlin, Tompkins High School Teacher of the Year.  Mandy does an outstanding job teaching Psychology, AP Psych, and sponsoring the Psych Club. This honor is well-deserved.

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 […]

FFA Achieving Greatness at Katy ISD Livestock Show

February 15, 2018 3:57pm | Contributed

Feb. 14  was a day of exciting events and high ranking accomplishments for FFA members who competed at the Katy ISD Livestock Show. Students exhibited  their animals in the rabbit and broiler shows, and sophomore Mia Sexton made history as the first person from Tompkins […]

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 […]

Swimming and Diving is State Bound

February 5, 2018 3:56pm | Contributed

Swimming and diving had a successful weekend at their regional meet, with many swimmers and divers with many students performing at the highest level they have all season. The following students are advancing to the state meet in Austin in their divisions: Ewan Mackie, Cade […]

Boys Soccer Soars Toward District

February 1, 2018 4:10pm | Rachel DeGroot

Cleats pound the grassy field as boys soccer players rush toward the other team in the hope of gaining possession of the ball. Swift movements and powerful kicks send the ball soaring across the field toward the competitor’s goal. Motivation to score the next goal […]