Submitted By Caroline Turney
The Smithson Valley High School Varsity Girls Golf Team captured second place on November 7 and November 8 during the Northside Independent School District Fall Invitational Tournament at The Club at Concan. Lauren Mancha led the team with the fifth place individual medalist award.
Submitted By Daryn Polanco
On October 14th, over 700 people attended Huebner’s first Day of Play event. The event was held to coincide with the Global Cardboard Challenge, an annual event begun in response to the documentary Caine’s Arcade. Each year, children all over the world are invited to create with cardboard. Huebner decided to create cardboard arcade games just like Caine did in his father’s auto parts store in Los Angeles.
Each classroom was invited to create one or more games. The classes then brainstormed ideas, brought in materials, and put their games together.
“It was so great to see the synergizing taking place in the classrooms!” said the sponsor of the event, Daryn Polanco. “We are a Leader in Me school and it was so amazing to see the classes using their seven habits in creating the games.”
Mrs. Polanco also was proud to see Huebner taking part in a global event. “Our Huebner vision is to ‘Develop Global Leaders.’ This event was the perfect platform to show that we are!”
Students purchased fun passes for $5 and that allowed them to play all of the games that the classes created. There were also food trucks on site so that families could make it a family fun night out. Huebner raised close to $3000 to develop more creativity based programs throughout the school.
All students should have the opportunity to create and Huebner wants to be a place where that happens. The campus is looking forward to taking part in the Hour of Code in December. More on that to follow!
Submitted By Deanna Omarah
October was breast cancer awareness month, and the staff at Aue wanted to do their part in raising awareness of breast cancer. In January of 2013, one of their Aue parents lost her two year battle with breast cancer.
Annmarie Bain was an awesome supporter of their school. She volunteered frequently in the library, was an assistant to the PTA treasurer, and was available to help in any other way they needed both on and off campus. Mrs. Bain not only left behind her daughter, Shannon, and her husband Bryan, but she left behind a legacy at Aue.
Her message in her obituary asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Aue library. Through her generosity and the generosity of her family and friends, the library was able to purchase new shelves, a rocking chair, and a new book program for children in the younger grades. So, in her honor, and in her memory, the staff at Aue was “Pinking out for Mrs. Bain.”