1 Shallowater ISD 1100 AVE K Shallowater, TX ecrwss Postal Customer Shallowater, TX Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Permit No. 6 Shallowater, TX Shallowater Community and School News Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! December 14, 2012 SISD - A Recognized District by TEA Volume 29, Issue 7 FFA Students Participate in Texas FFA Leadership Development Events Senior Skills Team Places 11th in State, Junior Skills Team Places 8th in State Members of the Shallowater FFA chapter traveled to Huntsville, last month to compete in Texas FFA Leadership Development Events. Shallowater s Jr. and Sr. Skills teams qualified for state competition by finishing first or second in one of the state s 57 district competitions and first or second in one of ten area competitions. 5,041 total entries began the statewidetournament in 12 different events which reflect classroom instruction in basic leadership skills, which is part of the agriculture, food and natural resources curriculum. Shallowater FFA placed 11th in the Sr. Skills Contest and 8 th in the Jr. skills contest. Team members included: Junior team: Caleb Hatcher, Ran Johnston, Chris Contreras, Bryant Blackburn, Andrew Pirtle and Tucker Nelson. Senior team: Chris Coulombe, Cheyenne Clements, Cole Bradford, Ben Mills, and Parker Burleson. The Texas FFA is the nation s largest state FFA associations with a membership of 93,258 active FFA members in Texas and 1,000 local FFA chapters. On average there are approximately 18 schools per district. FFA programs teach skills in leadership, career development and personal growth. FFA gives students the opportunity to practically apply classroom knowledge to realworld experiences through local, state SR. SKILLS TEAM: Pictured above, left to right, Cole Bradford, Ben Mills, Cheyenne Clements, Chris Coulombe. Not pictured: Parker Burleson. JR. SKILLS TEAM: Pictured above, left to right, Bryant Blackburn, Chris Contreras, Ran Johnston, Caleb Hatcher, Tucker Nelson, Andrew Pirtle Photos provided by Rob Hawkins and national competitions. Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in hosting these competitions for 79 years. Cailee Cruz Designs District Christmas Card Christmas Card Design Winner: Cailee Cruz, center, is pictured above with her grandparents, Terry and Leroy Cruz. Cailee is a fourth grader and her design was selected for the 2012 Shallowater I.S.D. Christmas card. Photo by Tim Chambers SPORTS NEWS No. 7 Fillies Beat Idalou, Now A All-District Football Team Selections See pages 11-12
2 Page 2 Senior Citizen Center Lunch Menu for December By Savannah Richeda The Shallowater Citizen Center is once again hosting a Christmas lunch from December 18 through December 20. There will be a five dollar donation. The lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. each day. If there are any questions call (806) On Tuesday, they will be serving spaghetti with meat, fettuccine alfredo, tossed salad, garlic, bread and peach cobbler. On Wednesday, they will serve roast turkey and ham, cornbread dressing, green beans, augratin potatoes, tossed salad, rolls and pecan pie. On Thursday, they will serve chicken fried steak or steak fingers, mashed potatoes, green peas, tossed salad, rolls and chocolate birthday cupcakes for dessert. On Friday they will be closed. Come out and have a fantastic lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Please bring five dollars. Carry out orders are welcome, just call (806) The luncheons will be closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 and open again Jan. 2. Have a very Merry Christmas! Theatre Arts Presents Two Plays SHS Theatre Arts department presents The Foreigner, Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the HS Auditorium. Adults - $5.00, Students - $3.00, Over 65 - $3.00 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Monday, Dec. 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the HS Auditorium. Adults - $5.00, Students $3.00, Over 65 - $3.00. $1.00 of each ticket will go to the High School Student Council's Backpack Buddy Program. Meals on Wheels Plan Return of Home Tours for 2013 By Jane Blackburn Our group would like to express our thanks and appreciation for all who have participated in our home tours in the past. This year we decided to not have our tours due to timing and other circumstances. We look forward to next year as we plan to have a home tour. We ll start contacting people in August, but if there is someone interested and want their name on the list, please call Beth Armes, or Bobbie Johnson, Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. Oren Arnold P.O.. Box 160, One Commerce ParkĐ Shallowater, TX 79363Đ Ph Fax Đ
3 December 14, Ave. K Shallowater, TX (806) , ext is a publication of the Shallowater Independent School District and is distributed semimonthly September through November and January through May, with one issue in June, July, August and December. Newspapers are mailed free of charge to all Shallowater bulk mail addresses. Subscriptions are available for out of district residents at $25 annually. Copyright 2012 by Shallowater ISD. All Rights Reserved. (806) main #, see extensions below. (806) fax Shallowater ISD School Board David Blackburn, President Garett Nelson, Vice President Camie Davis, Secretary Mitch Elmore Anthony Foerster Sandy Peters David Young Publisher: Phil Warren, Superintendent of Schools, Ext Business Manager: Rhonda Cox, Ext High School Principal / Vocational Coordinator: Tom Johnson, Ext Director of Secondary Programs / Middle School Principal: Kenny Border, Ext Intermediate School Principal: Donna Bowles, Ext Director of Elementary Programs / Elementary School Principal: Mary Hughes, Ext Shallowater Woodward Academy Principal: Carol Johnson, Managing Editor: Tim Chambers, Ext For display advertising rates, Contact communications office, , Ext Staff Tim Chambers Managing Editor Natalie Colindres Jordan Estrada Rose Goelz Kezia Gonzales Courtney Heinrich Grant Langford Yesena Mancilla Amber Monroy Amber Ortiz Monique Ortiz Kevin Reeves Michelle Robledo Savannah Richeda Julio Santellano Kelsee Smith Jamie Talley Atlante VanBuren Billy Williams Page 3 Readers are encouraged to express their views to articles in this newspaper by writing to: Letters to the Editor 1100 Ave. K Shallowater, TX Additional copies of are available at all school campuses, Shallowater Schools County Library, Central Office, Fast Stop, Conoco, First State Bank, Peoples Bank and Montelongo s Mexican Restaurant. Next School Board Meeting: Monday, January 14, 6:00 p.m. Central Office Board Room Next City Council Meeting: Monday, December 17, 7:00 p.m. Police Headquarters Board Room is printed by Brazos Offset Printers, Inc. of Slaton, TX Shallowater Pharmacy & Gifts th St., Suite B Monday Friday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Drive In window Open until 6:30 p.m. We accept most insurance plans and Medicare Part D Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express Home of the1-price Prescription Drug Plan
4 Page 4 By Kezia Gonzales and Amber Ortiz For Rachel s challenge the ball had already been rolling when Coach Matt Hoelscher came to the Shallowater district. Nurses Phoebe Myers, Diane Ussery, Tyler Dennis, and Sarah Batson had been looking into the program when Matt Hoelscher approached them asking for help. Then asking the organizations to help keep this idea of showing the students what bullying can do when it is taken to a whole other level. Matt had seen this program change another school s point of view of bullying and as an educator Matt thought that the program could change Shallowater for future generations. The student organizations TAFE and FCCLA sponsored by Tammy Roberts and Camie Holcombe have involved students to go into training for the Rachel s challenge program that took place on Thursday, December 13, We have asked the people who have volunteered and are making this challenge their own to see what is in store for us. The main people that are helping to organize the Rachel s Challenge events are Isabella Gonzalez, Taylor Spear, and Nicki Alvarez plus counselors, faculty and staff. We have also asked what the district is doing to prepare for it and they have explained that there are many steps that have been taken to prepare. Matt Hoelscher has been very successful in calling and receiving grants and donations to put forth this program. Isabella explained that the volunteers and faculty had meetings to educate them more about the events. Involving the training that has been going on, Isabella said that the guidelines and showing all the volunteers what will be expected to do throughout the whole day. The people that have volunteered from the TAFE and FCCLA organizations are: Destinee Constancio, Jazmin Leyva, Tano Morales, Hanna McCarty, Derien Miller, Desiree Melcher, Magen Moore, Kaitlyn Martinez, Carissa Hamilton, Bethany Links, Adrianna Gonzales, Mia Gonzales, Shallas Taylor, Brooke Bickerstaff, Logan Vigil, Selena Monroy, Braydon Carey, Summer Pearson, Andres Gonzalez, Angel Mesa, Audrey Garza, Arianna Barrera, Natalie Colindres, Jocelyn Ramirez, Marcelino Monroy, Dakota Kirk, Cinthia Zamundio, Minnie Garza, Hayden Taylor, Blaine Kimsey, Alyssa House, Chris Hurtado, Rose Goelz, Kezia Gonzales, Isabella Gonzalez, Alicia Sims, Courtney O Neal, Jimmy Franco, Hannah Rodriguez, Caitlyn Richeda, Lindsey Ables, and Hannah Almsted. Mrs. Cindy Couch organized the hospitality room and Michelle Lira and Alyssa House served as hostesses. The following sponsors made the Rachel s Challenge event possible: Shallowater Education Foundation, At l Do Farms, Hague Quality Water, JMC Realty, First State Bank of Shallowater, Cagle Steaks & BBQ, Prestige Fabricare, Chicken Express, Full House Construction, Lee Lewis Construction, Inc., Douglas H. Frietag, P.C. Attorney at Law, Arctic Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc., Rosa s Café, Orlando s Enterprises, Inc., Peoples Bank, Jamie Moore, Trey Poage Attorney at Law, Lloyd and Gloria Caballero 4 Corners Mart- Neal and Laura Hendrix, Oberkampf Supply of Lubbock, Inc. Top 10 Christmas Movies for Kids Compiled by Jamie Talley 1. The Polar Express 2. Elf 3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas 4. It s a Wonderful Life 5. The Santa Clause 6. The Nightmare Before Christmas 7. Miracle on 34th Street 8. Home Alone 9. A Christmas Story 10. White Christmas Source-Kidspot.com Top 10 Christmas Movies for All Compiled by Jamie Talley 1. Love Actually 2. A Christmas Story 3. Elf 4. Scrooged 5. National Lampoon s Christmas Vacation 6. The Nightmare Before Christmas 7. Home Alone 8. Bad Santa 9. The Muppet Christmas Carol 10. Gremlins Source: about.com
5 December 14, 2012 The Dangers of Driving While Distracted By Michelle Robledo The use of phones is to communicate, get information, and even play games. Now days it s getting abused and getting people hurt. By that I mean people are using this wonderful technology carelessly. Many people are getting hurt and even dying on the road because of the people that text, talk, and search the web on their phone without paying attention to the other cars. It causes chaos with other cars coming in your way. As there are many wrecks caused by phone use there are other dangers of driving such as DUI (driving under the influence). If you re going under the influence then why drive? Don t be dumb and take medications or what ever it is to make you not handle a vehicle, unless you want to pay a fine or get the death penalty for manslaughter. Not only phone use and DUI are dangers of driving but reading while driving is another danger in driving. How can you pay attention to the road and get into the book at the same time? The thing I want to know is why would you read and drive if you know that when you re handling a vehicle you have to put your full attention to it and keep your eyes on the road while watching for the other cars? If you are one of those who read and drive I suggest that you stop or just don t drive unless you re going to put your full attention to the traffic. There are many other dangers of driving, most can be prevented. Many people are doing careless driving and getting innocent people hurt or even killed. Don t be a dangerous driver and feel guilty for the rest of your life because you made one stupid mistake and caused death to another person s life. Shallowater High School First Semester Final Test Schedule Tuesday, December 18, nd period test 8:25-9:30 4th period test 9:35-10:40 6th period test 10:45-11:50 Lunch 11:50-12:20 8th period test 12:25-1:30 Wednesday, December 19, st period test 8:25-9:30 3rd period test 9:35-10:40 5th period test 10:45-11:50 Lunch 11:50-12:20 7th period test 12:25-1:30 All students are to be in their classroom at 9:35 a.m. for attendance. Tuesday you will go to your 4th period class for mandatory attendance. Wednesday you will report to 3rd period for mandatory attendance. After your teacher has taken attendance, if you are exempt from that final, you will be released. If you are in a dual credit class, you will need to go to your dual credit room for attendance. itunes Top 7 Downloaded Songs Compiled by Atlante VanBuren 1. Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars 2. I Want To Know What Love Is (The Voice Performance) by Terry McDermott 3. Ho Hey by The Lumineers 4. Somewhere Over the Rainbow (The Voice Performance) by Nicholas David 5. Stand (The Voice Performance) by Cassadee Pope 6. Gangnam Style by PSY 7. Girl On Fire (feat. Nicki Minaj) [Inferno Version] by Alicia Keys Source: itunes.com Woodward Happenings By Carol Johnson, Woodward Academy Principal As a new principal, I want to let everyone know how fortunate Woodward Academy is to have such a great group of teachers and staff! Barbi Austin works with the students Monday Friday during the morning hours. While Barbi s expertise is math, she is also certified in history, and has many years of teaching experience to help the students with whatever they are working on at the time. Barbi also works with the English, and especially teaching writing to the students. Tammy Pickering teaches several mornings a week and concentrates on science and math with the students. She follows the curriculum in all the science subjects, but also adds labs and other hands-on activities to help make the science more meaningful. For the afternoon sessions, teachers from Shallowater High School come and help the students with their particular subject areas. Coach Matt Hoelscher helps students with history, government and economics; Leslie Griffis helps with science; Carleigh Cody with math; and Coach Ray Morris helps with English. Page 5 Peoples Church Highway 84 Shallowater, Texas Two blocks west of traffic light. "Christmas Greetings to our Shallowater Family and Friends!" And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. --Matthew 1:21 (KJV) Meet with us: Sunday Morning 10:00 till noon Sunday Evening at 6:00 Wednesday Evening at 7:00 Pastors Harvey & Carolyn Wampler For Further Information: These teachers have been a great asset in that they bring knowledge and ideas from the high school and help align the curriculum in both high schools. All of these teachers bring various levels of experience and expertise with them, and it all works together to benefit the students at Woodward Academy. While the students do most of their schoolwork using a self-paced curriculum, GradPoint, the teachers help monitor and adjust the curriculum to the state curriculum standards. The teachers also help explain different concepts to students who may need additional help. One other important job for Woodward teachers is to be sure the curriculum prepares the students for state testing, and to supplement if necessary. One other important teacher at Woodward is Camie Holcombe, our Family and Consumer Science teacher. Camie comes every day and the students participate in an interactive career and technology class. This is the favorite time of the day for most of the students. They enjoy interacting with Mrs. Holcombe and each other, and continued on page 9
6 Page 6 Best Selling Books Compiled by Jordan Estrada Hardcover Fiction 1. NOTORIOUS NINETEEN, by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam, $28.) The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum joins with Joe Morelli to track down a con man who disappeared from a hospital; meanwhile, she takes a second job guarding Ranger. 2. THE FORGOTTEN, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central, $27.99.) The military investigator John Puller, the protagonist of Zero Day, probes his aunt s mysterious death in Florida. 3. AGENDA 21, by Glenn Beck with Harriet Parke. (Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, $26.) A girl begins to question the authorities who run the Republic, the totalitarian successor to the United States created by the U.N. 4. THE LAST MAN, by Vince Flynn. (Emily Bestler/Atria, $27.99.) The counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp searches for a missing C.I.A. asset amid treachery in Afghanistan. 5. THE RACKETEER, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $28.95.) An imprisoned exlawyer schemes to exchange information about a murdered federal judge for his freedom. 6. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown, Source: New York Times Sweet Currey 701 Ave. G $28.99.) Detective Alex Cross confronts both a hostage situation and a terrorist act at Christmas. 7. THE CASUAL VACANCY, by J. K. Rowling. (Little, Brown, $35.) The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town. 8. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown, $25.) A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer? 9. FLIGHT BEHAVIOR, by Barbara Kingsolver. (Harper/HarperCollins, $28.99.) An unnatural congregation of butterflies brings disaster and awakening to a young farm wife in Appalachia. 10. CROSS ROADS, by Wm. Paul Young. (FaithWords, $24.99.) A comatose businessman encounters Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God and learns to see through the eyes of others; from the author of The Shack. 11. POSEIDON S ARROW, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. (Putnam, $28.95.) Dirk Pitt and his team look for the truth about a sophisticated attack submarine. 12. THE ROUND HOUSE, by Louise Erdrich. (Harper/HarperCollins, $27.99.) An Indian family faces the ramifications of a vicious crime; winner of this year s National Book Award for fiction. Jamie Skidmore - Owner / Nail Tech Angela Links - Stylist Doris Miller - Stylist / Esthetician Hardcover Non-Fiction 1. THOMAS JEFFERSON, by Jon Meacham. (Random House, $35.) The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist celebrates Jefferson s skills as a practical politician. 2. KILLING KENNEDY, by Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) The host of The O Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy. 3. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) The host of The O Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. 4. NO EASY DAY, by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. (Dutton, $26.95.) An account by a former member of the Navy SEALs, written pseudonymously, of the mission that killed bin Laden. 5. THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE, by Nate Silver. (Penguin Press, $27.95.) An examination of predictions, the ones that come true and the ones that don t. 6. ROLL ME UP AND SMOKE ME WHEN I DIE, by Willie Nelson. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $22.99.) The musician muses on family, friends, Texas and life on the road. 7. BRUCE, by Peter A. Carlin. (Touchstone, $28.) A biography of Bruce Springsteen traces his climb from a working-class childhood to success and fame.. 8. AMERICA AGAIN, by Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello, Barry Julien, Tom Purcell et al.. (Grand Central, $28.99.) The mock pundit of Comedy Central s Colbert Report tells how to bring America back from the brink. 9. THE LAST LION, by William Manchester and Paul Reid. (Little, Brown, $40.) This biography of Winston Churchill covers the period from World War II until his death in THE PATRIARCH, by David Nasaw. (Penguin Press, $40.) The life and times of Joseph P. Kennedy. 11. THE JOY OF HATE, by Greg Gutfeld. (Crown Forum, $26.) The Fox News Channel host denounces liberal double standards and intolerance masquerading as tolerance. 12. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House, $27.) An Olympic runner s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his plane goes down over the Pacific. Middle School Honor Roll - 2nd Six Weeks Brooke Williams was left out of the 8th A-B list and Kade Young was left out of the 7th A-B list. The Pride regrets the omission. Top 10 Christmas Books of All Time Compiled by Jordan Estrada 1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 2. The Gift of the Magi by O.Henry 3. The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clark Moore, illustrated by Tasha Tudor 4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr.Seuss 5. Village Christmas by Miss Read 6. The Tailor of Gloucestor by Beatrix Potter 7. A Child s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas 8. E.T.A. Hoffman s The Nutcracker 9. Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus by Francis P. Church 10. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson Source: Box Office Results Compiled by Rose Goelz Weekend of Nov Dec. 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2: $17,416, Skyfall: $16,555, Rise of the Guardians: $13,388, Lincoln: $13,376, Life of Pi: $12,151, Wreck-It Ralph: $6,948, Killing Them Softly: $6,812, Red Dawn (2012): $6,500, Flight: $4,479, The Collection: $3,104,269 Weekend of Dec. 7-9, Skyfall: $10,780, Rise of the Guardians: $10,400, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2: $9,156, Lincoln: $8,916, Life of Pi: $8,330, Playing for Keeps: $5,750, Wreck-It Ralph: $4,859, Red Dawn (2012): $4,236, Flight: $3,130, Killing Them Softly: $2,806,901 Source: boxofficemojo.com
7 Page 7 December 14, 2012 Source: moviefone.com New Movie Releases New DVD Releases Source: Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia Source: Wikipedia NYR=Not Yet Rated NR=Not Rated Compiled by Amber Ortiz Compiled by Kezia Gonzales December 14 December 11 Any Day Now - R Ice Age: Continental PG The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyThe Bourne Legacy PG-13 NYR Why Stop Now R Save the Date - R Ted R Saving Grace B. Jones - R Les Bein-Aimes NR December 19 Dreams of a Life NR The Guilt Trip - PG-13 Trade of Innocents PG-13 December 21 Backwards PG This Is 40 - R Unraveled NR Not Fade Away - R December 18 Lack Reacher - PG-13 Liberal Arts PG-13 On the Road - R Total Recall PG-13 Cirque de Soleil: Worlds Away - NYR Trouble with the Curve PG-13 The Impossible - PG years PG-13 December 25 Sleepwalk with Me NR Les Miserables - NYR The Good Doctor PG-13 Django Unchained - NYR Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog days PG Parental Guidance - PG December 21 Les Misérables comes to theaters Total Recall releases December 18, December 28 Residential Evil: Retribution R December 25. In 19th-century France, a 2012 American dystopian science fiction Quartet - NYR Premium Rush PG-13 Frenchman, Jean Valjean, is imprisoned action film remake of the 1990 film of Promised Land - NYR Red Hook Summer R for stealing bread and for decades has been Total Recall which in turn loosely based December 31 Killer Joe NC-17 hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after on the 1966 short story We Can RememBilly Bates - NYR Arbitrage R he breaks his parole. The pursuit consumes ber It for You Wholesale by Phillip K. Graceland - NYR December 24 both men s lives and after two decades on the Dick. Directed by Len Wiseman, written Gloria Jesus - NYR The Words PG-13 run Valjean finds himself in the midst of the by Mark Bomback, James Vanderbilt, My Best Day - NYR December June Rebellion in Paris. and Kurt Wimmer. Starring Colin Farrell. Simple Moves - NYR Source: Wikipedia Looper R CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Simplified Get your Holiday Gift Cards today! MEMBER FDIC
8 Page 8 Intermediate School Honor Roll School Year Second Six Weeks 4th Grade All A Katherine Adair Beau Brockman Hannah Carreon Caden Davis Chloe Davis Mason Eaker Cooper Gray Sarah Harbison Brooklyn Haynes Preslee Maxfield Taylor Moravcik Kathryn Munson Derek Pirtle Grayson Poage Brantley Potter Breken Ramos Katherine Roberts Summer Williams 4th Grade A-B Kristen Alexander Stella Armstrong Levi Ayers Kagan Baker Caleb Batson Morgan Bierbaum Cherlee Bradford Dee Clements Caulen Dolle McKenzie Dulin Kandi Farmer Harley Farris Addison Fleming J Free Caddan Garland Elic Goicoechea Natahniel Hamm Chloe Hendrick Katie Jenkins Kameron Johnson Avery Kirk Braiden Landers Stephen May Nathan McDaniel William Moyers Georgia Neudorf Delaney Ockerman Angel Olivas Samantha Ramirez Allie Speyrer Guthrie Tongate Gunner Truby Sarah Turner Sadie Venable Riley Weaver 3rd Grade All A Braxton Barrett Hagen Bennett Chase Blackburn Reagan Dennis Taylor Farris Keeley Harding Aaron Kendrick Marina Malay Carly Meacham Andrew Moore Gannon Moore Hannah Morris Skylar Ogerly Samuel Ortega Zachary Ramirez William Redman Hannah Robertson Carter Sallee Kade Smith Abbie Speyrer Trista Ward Green Jenna Willer 3rd Grade A-B Brooklin Albracht Jonathan Barrentine Cutter Bishop Keano Bode Huston Briseno Breelea Buck Mandy Caton Addyson Cook Kayley Edwards Brandi Estrada Garret Foerster Layla Foraker Reid Freeman Brett Hall Matthew Haynie Christian Holloway Jose Iglesias Jett Lawrence Jose Leyva Connor Marmolejo Jacob Martinez Hanna McCravey Macy McGee Derian McKinnon Shane Morgan Alyssa Najera Bailey Ogerly Aiden Pitts Daniel Rinker Juan Rios Gene Salyer Chloe Shrum Jamie Stanton Lextasy Tadlock Scotlynn Winn 2nd Grade All A Peyton Baldridge Logan Bluhm Brayden Brown Hailey Brown Gage Bunting Grace Carreon Avery Cavett Kyndal Clayton Zachary Cole Brylee Currington Taytum Dobson Julian Eckloff Luke Edwards Kohen Enriquez Haden Evans Jacob Everitt Will Fairbanks Asher Fleming Calan Foerster Nathaniel Garcia Heavenly Garza Landry Gibson Carter Gillson Mia Goicoechea Emma Gray Joshua Grimes Emily Haseloff Evan Haseloff Emma Holdman Ryan Holloway Dade Irvin Caden Kaufman Piper Keeney Malia Kelly David Kendrick Kutter Kirk Kallan Kuehler Emily Lusk Cambria Mabry Daycia Mabry James Mangum Ian Martin Marlee McDonald Chloe McKinney Tatum McKinney Preston Medley Mia Moore Maci Moravcik Caroline Munson Katelynn Nance Grace Nixon Gracie Potter Cameron Powers Haylee Reimer Taylor Ritchey Shelby Roberts Zoe Robertson Nathaniel Rodriguez Caraline Rosas Zy Sanders Kale Sherrill Kynlee Shields Mikayla Shires Caitlyn Smith Cooper Stark Mia St. Clair Ethan Suarez Savannah Talamantez Avery Terrell Katelyn Turner Any ah Washington Brianne Watts Kaiden Weston Paris White Lexi Wilkins Brooklin Wilks Brogan Young 2nd Grade A-B Areli Alonzo Natalie Arguello Cheyenne Barcheers Kyzer Barrett Kimber Bennett Ashley Brooks Alexia Carrillo Remington Carter Ryan Carter Jentry Chisum Xander Coats Caroline Duran J lyn Florez Abigail Ganus Victor Garza Joshua-Ramiro Gomez Nicolas Harden Cash Hardin Averi Hutcherson Colby Jacops Jordan Jarrett Federico Lavin Adriana Morales Javier Moran Andrea Nunez Sam Ogle Ariel Pena Alexa Radloff Rebecca Ramirez Isaiah Salazar Haley Sanders Anna Suddeth Delisa Vela Kason Woodwick Next Issue of : Advertising Deadline: Jan. 9 Distribution Date: Jan. 16 Call for advertising rates: Tim Chambers , ext or shallowaterisd.net Intermediate Students Win UIL Competition By Donna Bowles, Intermediate School Principal Intermediate and Middle School 2-5 graders met at Shallowater Intermediate School on November 7, 2012 to compete in the Elementary UIL Meet. With almost 600 competitors present, the Shallowater students earned 44 ribbons! Below is a list of competitors. 2nd Creative Writing - Mrs. Caton Emma Gray 8th Cameron Powers 7th Mia St. Clair 6th Zoe Robertson 2nd Oral Reading -Mrs. Eaker Shelby Roberts Caroline Munson 3rd Mia Moore 5th Kallan Kuehler 2nd Storytelling -Mrs. Harbison Calan Foerster 3rd Grace Nixon Taylor Ritchey 7th Preston Medley 3rd Ready Writing -Mrs.Moore/ Mrs. Williams Chase Blackburn 7th Jacobee Ortega Abbie Speyrer Keeley Harding 3rd Storytelling - Mrs. Pounds Brooklin Albracht Cade Smith 4th Kaleigh Morris Jenna Willer 3rd Oral Reading - Mrs. Shotts Jenna Willer Reagan Dennis Cutter Bishop Brooklin Albracht 3rd Spelling - Mrs. Cannon Gannon Moore Keeley Harding Layla Foraker 2nd Reagan Dennis 4th Art - Mrs. Chisum Allie Speyrer 3rd Taylor Moravcik 8th Alee Roberts 6th Summer Williams 1st 4th Music Memory- Mrs. Summersgill Cailee Cruz 4th McKenzie Dulin 1st Elic Goicoechea 3rd Caulen Dolle 3rd Breck Moyers continued on page 9
9 December 14, 2012 Page 9 Intermediate UIL Results continued from page 8 4th Number Sense - Mrs. Thomas Kate Adair 2nd Grayson Poage 1st Kate Munson Clarissa Hinojosa 4th Oral Reading-Mrs. Cunningham/ Mrs. Cook Mason Eaker 5th Addison Fleming Chloe Hendrick Preslee Maxfield 4th Ready Writing - Mrs. Kitchens Grayson Poage 6th Kate Adair 5th Caden Davis 2nd Brooklyn Haynes 4th Spelling - Mrs. Campbell Beau Brockman 8th Hannah Carreon 6th Cooper Gray 3rd Caden Davis 5th Art - Ms. Apel Macey Edwards 7th Carter Berryhill Myranda Rodriquez Mikayla Morales 3rd 5th Oral Reading - Ms. Gallagher Landry McCrady 4th LAST CALL for Firewood! Call this number to place your order now! Caylie Craig Macie Gonzales 7th Ramzi Castilleja 5th Dictionary Skills -Mrs. Willer Abby Guinn Brydon Mabry 6th Brett Homer Tre Nunez 5th Social Studies - Mrs. Stutler Kreed Kotara Dylan Kelly 1st Brady Gillson Logan Pipkin 5th Music Memory - Mrs. Oliver Eliana Servantez 4th Sydnee Sallee Jonathan Gutschke 8th Logan Bennett Eli Kollman 5th Listening - Ms. Gallagher Colton Baldridge 3rd Aaron McGee 1st Kaitlyn Fink Macee McKinney 5th Maps, Graphs & Charts - Mrs. Stutler Chloe Macha 2nd Collin Welper 1st Hunter Watkins 3rd Zach Winn 5th Number Sense - Mrs. Maxfield Quincy Harbison Tiffany Davis 1st Kaytlyn Bunting 4th Christina Quintero 5th Ready Writing - Mrs. Gates Tiffany Davis 1st Chloe Macha 7th Kaytlyn Bunting Colton Baldridge 5th Spelling - Mrs. Nelson Tanner Stark 8th Jessica Buchanan Madeline Torney McKayla Rodriguez Woodward Happenings continued from page 5 and just being able to get away from the computers for awhile and learn something different. They have had guest speakers, participated in several projects, and have many interesting and lively discussions! Teresa Toscano is the secretary and the PEIMS coordinator and keeps all the records, attendance, and registrar information correct and up-to-date. While all of this is important for the state, the most important thing she does each day is help students and teachers TROOP 101 FUNDRAISER FIREWOOD SALE Full Cord: $320, 1/2 Cord: $185, 1/4 Cord: $100 Seasoned -- Oak, Mesquite, Pecan Pinyon Pine -- Full Cord: $405, 1/2 Cord: $225, 1/4 Cord $125 with whatever they need at the moment. She can be seen helping with a particular class or lesson, ordering lunches or breakfasts, selling snacks, posting grades, or helping students look for things they have misplaced. Her job never ends during the school day! Janie Guzman keeps our school neat and clean, brings meals over, and always has a smile on her face for the students and the faculty. We all appreciate everything Janie does to keep everything going smoothly. Tyler Dennis serves as our nurse, and is always quick to respond to anything one of our students needs. She helps us keep our shot records up-to-date and informs and trains us on any healthrelated matters we need. Woodward Academy is a great place to be, and we welcome community members to stop by anytime and see what all is going on! Shallowater School County Library Open to Serve You Monday - Friday 1:00-5:00 p.m. Shallowater Middle School 12th Street and Ave. L Delivered and stacked for free within 10 miles of Shallowater We are selling firewood to purchase troop equipment, maintain troop expenses, provide funds for summer camp and help with travel costs when we go camping. Help support Boy Scout Troop 101and stay warm this winter!
10 Page 10 Staff Bowl Picks Key: G: Grant Langford C: Courtney Heinrich J: Julio Santellano (All game times central) Gildan New Mexico Albuquerque, NM, University Stadium Arizona CGJ vs. Nevada Sat., Dec. 15, 12:00 p.m., ESPN Famous Idaho Potato Boise, ID, Bronco Stadium Toledo G vs. Utah State CJ Sat., Dec. 15, 3:30 p.m., ESPN San Diego County CU Poinsettia San Diego, CA, Qualcomm Stadium BYU vs. San Diego State GCJ Thu., Dec. 20, 7:00 p.m., ESPN Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg, FL, Tropicana Field Ball State C vs. UCF GJ Fri., Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m., ESPN R+L Carriers New Orleans New Orleans, LA, Mercedes-Benz Dome East Carolina GCJ vs. UL Lafayette Sat., Dec. 22, 11:00 a.m. ESPN MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV, Sam Boyd Stadium Boise State C vs. Washington GJ Sat., Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m., ESPN Sheraton Hawaii Honolulu, HI, Aloha Stadium Fresno State CJ vs. SMU G Mon., Dec. 24, 7:00 p.m., ESPN Little Caesars Pizza Detroit, MI, Ford Field Central Michigan GJ vs. W. Kentucky C Wed., Dec. 26, 5:30 p.m., ESPN Military Washington, DC, RFK Stadium Bowling Green vs. San Jose State GCJ Thu., Dec. 27, 2:00 p.m., ESPN Belk Charlotte, NC, Bank of America Stadium Cincinnati GCJ vs. Duke Thu., Dec. 27, 5:30 p.m., ESPN Bridgepoint Education Holiday San Diego, CA, Qualcomm Stadium Baylor G vs. UCLA CJ Thu., Dec. 27, 8:45 p.m., ESPN AdvoCare V100 Independence Shreveport, LA, Independence Stadium Ohio GCJ vs. ULM Fri., Dec. 28, 1:00 p.m., ESPN Russell Athletic Orlando, FL, Florida Citrus Bowl Rutgers GCJ vs. Virginia Tech Fri., Dec. 28, 4:30 p.m., ESPN Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Houston, TX, Reliant Stadium Minnesota vs. Texas Tech CGJ Fri., Dec. 28, 8:00 p.m., ESPN Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Fort Worth, TX, Amon G. Carter Stadium Air Force C vs. Rice GJ Sat., Dec. 29, 10:45 a.m., ESPN New Era Pinstripe Bronx, NY, Yankee Stadium Syracuse vs. West Virginia GCJ Sat., Dec. 29, 2:15 p.m., ESPN Kraft Fight Hunger San Francisco, CA, AT&T Park Arizona State CGJ vs. Navy Sat., Dec. 29, 3:00 p.m., ESPN 2 Valero Alamo San Antonio, TX, Alamodome Oregon State GJ vs. Texas C Sat., Dec. 29, 5:45 p.m., ESPN Buffalo Wild Wings Tempe, AZ, Sun Devil Stadium Michigan State vs. TCU CGJ Sat., Dec. 29, 9:15 p.m., ESPN Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Nashville, TN, LP Field NC State C vs. Vanderbilt GJ Mon., Dec. 31, 11:00 a.m., ESPN Hyundai Sun El Paso, TX, Sun Bowl Georgia Tech G vs. USC CJ Mon., Dec. 31, 1:00 p.m. CBS AutoZone Liberty Memphis, TN, Liberty Bowl Iowa State GJ vs. Tulsa C Mon., Dec. 31, 2:30 p.m., ESPN Chick-fil-A Atlanta, GA, Georgia Dome Clemson J vs. LSU CG Mon., Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m. ESPN Heart of Dallas Dallas, TX, Cotton Bowl Purdue vs. Oklahoma State GCJ Tue., Jan. 1, 11:00 a.m., ESPN U TaxSlayer.com Gator Jacksonville, FL, EverBank Field Mississippi State G vs. Northwestern CJ Tue., Jan. 1, 11:00 a.m. ESPN 2 Capital One Orlando, FL, Florida Citrus Bowl Georgia GJ vs. Nebraska C Tue., Jan. 1, 12:00 p.m., ESPN Outback Tampa, FL, Raymond James Stadium Michigan vs. South Carolina CGJ Tue., Jan. 1, 12:00 p.m., ESPN Rose Pasadena, CA, Rose Bowl Stanford CJ vs. Wisconsin G Tue., Jan. 1, 4:00 p.m., ESPN Discover Orange Miami Gardens, FL, Sun Life Stadium Florida State GJ vs. Northern Illinois C Tue., Jan. 1, 7:30 p.m., ESPN Allstate Sugar Florida GCJ vs. Louisville Tostitos Fiesta Kansas State C vs. Oregon GJ AT&T Cotton Oklahoma GJ vs. Texas A&M C BBVA Compass Ole Miss GJ vs. Pittsburgh C GoDaddy.com Arkansas State C vs. Kent State GJ BCS National Championship Alabama G vs. Notre Dame CJ College Football Season in Review By Grant Langford The departure of Tommy Tuberville from Texas Tech to Cincinnati really sums up this season for the Red Raiders. The hopes were high starting the year, and the team looked great until Oklahoma came to town and stopped all of the hype. However, Tech bounced back with a blowout win over, at the time, No.5 West Virginia and a triple overtime win at TCU. From there the injuries were just too much to overcome, only winning one of their last five games against Kansas, very similar to last year. Tech will play in the Meinecke Car Care Bowl of Texas against the Minnesota Golden Gophers under interim head coach Chris Thomsen. This college football season was full of twists and turns. Who would have thought that Texas A&M s Johnny Manziel would go on to win the Heisman trophy in the aggies inaugural SEC season, the first ever freshman to win the award. Notre Dame wasn t in the top 25 at the beginning of the season, and are now sitting at number one, playing in the national title game against Alabama. Kansas State was predicted to go to the title instead of the Irish, but lost late to Baylor in a blowout. You can t predict college football, it just happens. Shallowater Truck Truck Stop Stop Hwy Hwy Shallowater, TX TX New Orleans, LA, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Wed., Jan. 2, 7:30 p.m. ESPN Glendale, AZ, U. of Phoenix Stadium Thu., Jan. 3, 7:30 p.m. ESPN Arlington, TX, Cowboys Stadium Fri., Jan. 4, 7:00 p.m. FOX Birmingham, AL, Legion Field Sat., Jan. 5, 12:00 p.m., ESPN Mobile, AL, Ladd-Peebles Stadium Sun., Jan. 6, 8:00 p.m., ESPN Miami Gardens, FL, Sun Life Stadium Mon., Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m., ESPN Kliff Kingsbury Named Texas Tech Head Football Coach By Tim Chambers It didn t take long. Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt went on a whirlwind tour on December 11 to interview three candidates. He interviewed former Texas Tech quarterback and offensive coordinator at Texas A&M, Kliff Kingsbury in Houston. Hocutt then flew to South Carolina to interview Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris. From there, he traveled to Nashville, TN to interview Jerry Gray, Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator. On Wednesday, December 12 at approximately 5:45 p.m., Hocutt announced via twitter that Kingsbury had accepted the head coaching job at Texas Tech. Kingsbury, 33, becomes the youngest head coach at a BCS conference school. Since Mon -- Thurs 6a -- 10p, Fri Fri - Sat - Sat 6a 6a p, mid, Sun 7a - 10p
11 December 14, District 2-3A All-District Football Post Season Honors District MVP Jarek Black - RB 1st Team Offense Conner Fields - QB; Kade Willis - RB; Cameron Knight - TE; Carlos Lara - G; Jared Moore - T; Luke Stutler - K 2nd Team Offense Ty Webb - G; Lupe Islas - T Honorable Mention Offense Devin Hodges - C 1st Team Defense Jesus Islas - T; Adam Garcia - E; Cham Payne - ILB; Kolton Pirkle - OLB; Kade Willis - S 2nd Team Defense Rocky Martinez - ILB Honorable Mention Defense Landon McLellan - DB Utility/Special Teams Carson Ogle - WR Coach/Staff of the Year Kyle Maxfield and Shallowater Staff Support the Shallowater Education Foundation To donate online visit: shallowater education foundation.org Varsity Mustangs Basketball Roster # Jr. Graham Nelson # Sr. Conner Brinkley #4 5 8 Jr. Jared Servantez #5 6 1 Sr. Tyler Eubanks # Jr. Jarek Black # Sr. Cole Nelson # Jr. Shane Pearson # Sr. Cody Ferris # Soph. Preston Scaff # Sr. Kobe Peters # Sr. Jaleel Campbell # Sr. Adam Garcia # Jr. Micah Bailey # Jr. Cameron Knight Head Coach: Jay Lusk Assistant Coaches: Jared Aven, Forrest Harding Page 11 JV Mustangs Basketball Roster #00 Jake McMillin #3 Billy Bruns #4 Ran Johnston #5 Jace Robertson #10 Bryan Hall #12 Carlos Mancilla #20 Chris Contreras #22 Michael Neighbors #23 Westin Elliott #30 Ryan Kotulek #33 Chris Richards #40 James McGuire Head Coach: Jared Aven Servicing Furnace units for $59.95 Mmm...Que Sabroso! Serving Lubbock Since 1972! Hours: Monday - Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday - CLOSED, Thursday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12 Page 12 No. 7 Fillies, 14-0! By Kelsee Smith The Fillies moved up to No. 9 in the state after capturing the Shallowater Shootout Championship title. The Fillies began with the Post Antelopes, taking them down Thursday morning. They carried their momentum into Thursday night at 6 p.m. beating Lockney The Fillies blew past the Lady Mules in the semi final game. In the championship, Smyer was no match up for the Fillies pressure. The Fillies finished the game On Tuesday, December 4 the Fillies slid past Littlefield winning The Fillies began sluggish and could not get the momentum up. Rebekah Jones led the Shallowater girls with 13 points and Allison Maldonado and Kelsee Smith pitched in 11 points each. The Fillies went to Abernathy and met the challenge of another championship title. The Fillies began by defeating Floydada Friday the Shallowater girls faced Bushland. Only being up by 3 at halftime, the Fillies came out strong and determined and finished Saturday night, the Fillies finished the tournament by beating Idalou Kelsee Smith received an all tournament award and Sharon Harkey received MVP. On Tuesday, December 11, the Fillies traveled to Idalou to play the Lady Cats again. Beginning with a slow start, the Fillies found themselves down by 11 in the first half. They fought back; but by half time, the Fillies were still down by 5. The third quarter the Fillies came out with a strong spark. The Fillies out scored the Idalou Lady Cats in the second half finishing with a final score of Rebekah Jones led the team with 16 points and Sharon Harkey chipped in 12. The Fillies will travel to Brownfield on December 14 and then to Bushland on December 18. The Fillies will play in the Caprock Tournament before opening district on December 27, 28, and 29 in Lubbock. District 2-3A Volleyball Post Season Honors Rebekah Jones - 1st Team All District Kelsee Smith - 2nd Team All District Kelsey Bigham - 2nd Team All District JV Fillies Continue Impressive Season, Now 12-1 By Monique Ortiz and Yesena Mancilla The Shallowater JV Fillies played Littlefield on Tuesday, December 4 at home. The Fillies worked hard and played great defense and were in control and ended up winning, over the Littlefield Lady Cats. The JV Fillies participated in the Abernathy tournament December 6-8. The Fillies first played Idalou and won with the score of They proceeded to play on Friday morning against Smyer Lady Cats and won Later on Friday evening, the JV Fillies played Muleshoe and won with the final score being On Saturday, the Fillies played a tough and physical game against Abernathy in the championship game. The JV Fillies won to claim the first place trophy in the Abernathy Shootout. On Tuesday December 11, the JV Fillies went to Idalou and took home a win with the final score of Shallowater I.S.D. on the web By Julio Santellano Mustangs Improve to 9-3 The transition from football to basketball has not kept the Mustangs from victory at all as the team begins to storm the courts while they reach a 9-3 season record after a confrontation with the only team this season to have defeated the Mustangs, the Idalou Wildcats who have defeated the Mustangs three out of the three games as they have come head to head for the championship in the Shallowater shootout, in the second round of the Abernathy shootout, and the third meeting on December 11, all of which the Mustangs failed to stop the Wildcats. In the Abernathy shootout, the Mustangs defeated Hale Center as Micah Bailey scored 29 points and Jaleel Campbell added 15. In the second game of the tourney, the Mustangs lost to Idalou, In the third-place game, the Mustangs defeated Floydada Preston Scaff and Cole Nelson led the team with 11 points each. Micah Bailey and Cameron Knight added eight points each in the win.