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Bracing for budget shortfall

By Dakota Wasson/J-Line Writer ~ The threat of budget cuts, teacher layoffs and program whittling is looming over Atascocita High School. It’s present in the faces of teachers, on the minds of administrators and in the fears of students. “You see it in the teachers lounge and in the atmosphere,” said AHS Principal Dania Rovegno. […]

“I’m sort of sad”

By Bri’Anna Dilbeck and Camela Bluford/J-Line Writers ~ From freshmen to seniors, from Gold House to Red House, from classroom to band room, students at Atascocita High School are wondering and worrying how their education will be affected by potential budget cuts and teacher layoffs. “I’m sort of sad,” said Daniel Orlas, a freshman, who […]

District budget woes cut deep

By Dakota Wasson/J-Line Writer ~ The Texas budget crisis hit home this week when about 350 Humble ISD teachers on a first-year probationary contract found out that their contracts may not be renewed at the end of the school year. More than 30 Atascocita High School teachers were told Thursday that Superintendent Guy M. Sconzo […]

“A learning experience that feeds the mind and soul”

By Kaley Consford/J-Line Writer ~ Tap, tap, tap, tap tap, tap is all you hear as nervous students drum their pencils on their desks, wipe their sweaty palms on their jeans, and gnaw at their already chewed down fingernails. These are AP students subjected to the stress of preparing for college. Stress is a common […]

Bracing for budget shortfall

20 March 2011

By Dakota Wasson/J-Line Writer ~ The threat of budget cuts, teacher layoffs and program whittling is looming over Atascocita High School. It’s present in the faces of teachers, on the minds of administrators and in the fears of students. “You see it in the teachers lounge and in the atmosphere,” said AHS Principal Dania Rovegno. […]

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School spending by the numbers

20 March 2011

By Alex Lance/J-Line Writer ~ Last year, Texas allocated about $75 billion for public school education, but the state remained below the national average in teacher salaries and per student spending.  Here is a look at education funding by the numbers. Money Spent per Student in Texas 2009-10 Texas spends on average about $9, 000 […]

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A department under pressure

20 March 2011

By Ariana Yendry/J-Line Writer~ Danna Adkins had tears in her eyes when she talked about the Humble ISD budget cuts. Her English department at Atascocita High School will lose six first-year teachers whose contracts may not be renewed and two more who have decided not to return. “We are losing really good teachers,” said Adkins, […]

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Challenges ahead for teachers who stay

20 March 2011

By Mikaela Wall and Ashley Vance/J-Line Writers ~ Hillary Fortenberry is not worried about his job, but the Atascocita High School World Geography teacher is worried about grappling with bigger class sizes next year. Fortenberry, who said he is confident that he will be back next year, is concerned that he will have trouble “keeping […]

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“I’m sort of sad”

20 March 2011

By Bri’Anna Dilbeck and Camela Bluford/J-Line Writers ~ From freshmen to seniors, from Gold House to Red House, from classroom to band room, students at Atascocita High School are wondering and worrying how their education will be affected by potential budget cuts and teacher layoffs. “I’m sort of sad,” said Daniel Orlas, a freshman, who […]

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Commentary: Cutting education not the answer

20 March 2011

By Kaley Consford/J-Line Writer ~ Teacher’s lives have been completely altered because of the state’s $27 billion budget shortfall. Teachers will be searching for jobs that cease to even exist as the economy crashes. People who aspired to educate students, and worked hard to be able to share their compassion for knowledge with them, have […]

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District budget woes cut deep

26 February 2011

By Dakota Wasson/J-Line Writer ~ The Texas budget crisis hit home this week when about 350 Humble ISD teachers on a first-year probationary contract found out that their contracts may not be renewed at the end of the school year. More than 30 Atascocita High School teachers were told Thursday that Superintendent Guy M. Sconzo […]

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“A learning experience that feeds the mind and soul”

26 February 2011

By Kaley Consford/J-Line Writer ~ Tap, tap, tap, tap tap, tap is all you hear as nervous students drum their pencils on their desks, wipe their sweaty palms on their jeans, and gnaw at their already chewed down fingernails. These are AP students subjected to the stress of preparing for college. Stress is a common […]

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AHS sophomores: World History pioneers

26 February 2011

By Alex Lance/J-Line Writer ~ From freshman in high school to freshman in college. This is the jump some incoming sophomores, who want a challenge, will have to take. In the past, AHS offered two different levels of World History in 10th grade: Pre-AP, a preparation class for college-level courses or on-level, a less rigorous […]

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Counselors help steer path to future

26 February 2011

By Alex Rynearson/J-Line Writer ~ College. It’s a big deal that can jumpstart the rest of someone’s life. But often, high school seniors need sorting through the issues and choices leading to higher education. Counselors can be a crucial source of help in clearing the path to college. When students come and sit down in the counselor’s […]

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The college advantage

26 February 2011

By Edgar Galvan/J-Line Writer ~ For some high school students, college is a necessity. For others, it is just a waste of time. However, research has shown that getting a degree can pay off in many different ways. According to the Digest of Education Statistics, people who get a degree have better opportunities in their future lives. […]

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Passion for sports paves road to college

26 February 2011

By Ariel Reyna/J-Line Writer ~ High school sports can be fun, tough, and exciting. They can also help you get a scholarship for college. Most high school athletes would love to get a scholarship for their sport, and be able to play college-level sports. But many are not aware of how to earn a scholarship […]

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