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Young’s Football Female

October 3, 2017
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Surely Courtney B. could have found other things to do when her older brothers headed out to play a game of sandlot football. Courtney could already hang with bigger boys in basketball and soccer. Why not football? Her brothers quickly learned something: their little sister could catch, run and hit – and take a hit,…

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Big Welcome Back

October 3, 2017
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At Remynse Elementary, they don’t welcome students to a new school year with merely a hearty and warm embrace at the front door. They throw a parade. Instead of heading for their morning classes on the first Friday of the new academic year, students are asked to line up around the school to watch this…

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Fathers, Sons and Frisbees

October 3, 2017
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What started as a father-son putt-putt outing has turned into a full-fledged adventure of disc golf where nearly every inch of grass at Butler Elementary is taken up by a father, a son or a flying Frisbee. The annual Butler Father & Son Disc Golf Classic has been around for 25 years, and judging from…

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Bebensee’s Book Swap

October 3, 2017
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Zoe D. is one of those readers who can’t get enough of books. That’s just fine by her mother who knows that reading is the cornerstone of knowledge. Same for Zoe’s teachers at Bebensee Elementary who tell her to read away since it impacts everything from communication skills and language mastery to logical thinking skills…

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Starting Cheer Early

September 14, 2017
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The sport of cheerleading has changed over the last couple of decades, moving away from its origins as a support system for basketball and football to competition so athletically challenging that some teams exist as competition-only squads. AISD schools compete nationally against other squads but primary duties are still to stalk the sidelines with megaphones,…

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The Art of Parking Spaces

September 14, 2017
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There are dog people and cat people. Lamar High School’s Kayla L. is an elephant person. She’s loved them since sixth or seventh grade. If she wasn’t dragging her parents to the Fort Worth Zoo to see them up close and personal, she was reading about them, watching documentaries on television or videos online, or…

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Showing P-R-I-D-E

September 14, 2017
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Cougar PRIDE at Crow Elementary is always showing, from the teachers who welcome students each morning to parents dropping them off. But that pride is in overdrive during the school’s annual kick-off pep rally. It’s a pep rally for the entire school and everyone in it, said Principal Jamie MacDougall, and while this event is…

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Bowie’s Super Saturday

September 13, 2017
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When Bowie High School counselors organized Super Saturday, a morning jam packed with information for college-minded juniors and seniors, they made sure certain basics were covered: how to prepare for entrance exams like the ACT, the importance of essay writing for scholarships and how to apply for financial aid. They even had former students return…

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