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.

Mr. Falcon Wows Students

February 16, 2018 3:56pm | Olivia Garrett

The curtain opens and seniors Ryan Kearton and Frank Rivera buzz with excitement as the 2nd annual Mr. Falcon begins. The music for the opening number blares through the speakers and the contestants perform their well practiced choreography. The contestants have practiced for weeks and […]

Resourceful Regifting of Reading

February 16, 2018 3:22pm | Drew Van Chau

A student holds a book, the edges of it are slightly worn and the pages are well turned, but it is a new book. It was the first new book he has held in a year. The only one he will hold until next year. […]

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 […]

German Students: State-Bound

February 15, 2018 3:59pm | Nicole Ruopp

Students begin to flood into a school in inner city Houston. They are practicing their lines, perfecting their costumes, critiquing their accent and anticipating what is to come. There in the middle of the crowds are the Tompkins German students. Although they do not know […]

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 […]

Lunches Packed with Love

February 15, 2018 3:50pm | Lauren Buehler

A young student is sitting in his room in the middle of Spring break, listening to the overwhelming growls produced by his stomach that portray his obvious hunger. Unlike his other classmates, who are home eating their meals, this student is without a lunch. However, […]