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The Social Work Warrior

The Social Work Warrior

Madison Stipe, Newspaper Editor

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Ms. Vidmar is one of the new social work interns partnered with Communities in Schools. She works with students of all grade levels here and absolutely adores her job. The students are what she loves most at La Vega and would describe them as hilarious,...

The Educated Sydnor

The Educated Sydnor

Leila Arias, Staff Writer

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After years of teaching in Houston, Ms. Sydnor decided to come to La Vega High School to become the ECHS English teacher and Dual Credit teacher. The reason for her coming to La Vega is so that she could be closer to her family. She loves being able...

Meet Ms. Barcelona: AVID Coordinator

Meet Ms. Barcelona: AVID Coordinator

Madie Stipe, Newspaper Editor

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Meet Ms. Barcelona, our newest AVID Coordinator and elective teacher. Before instructing at La Vega, she was also the AVID coordinator at Westwood High school. Ms. Barcelona states she became a teacher due to her love of working and helping others....

Ms. Speer’s Students are “The Good Stuff”

Ms. Speer’s Students are “The Good Stuff”

Aliyah Allison, Staff Writer

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La Vega High School has a new staff member named Ms. Misty Speer. Ms. Speer is now an English 1 Honors and English 3 teacher. Before choosing to work at La Vega High School, she worked for the Gatesville Independent School District for seventeen...

Mr. Ruiz, Inspiring and Touching Hearts

Mr. Ruiz, Inspiring and Touching Hearts

Chris Musgrove, Staff Writer

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When asked to describe his job at La Vega, Mr. Ruiz stated, "I love being here. The people all around are great and the whole thing has been a wonderful experience so far."  Before working at La Vega, Mr. Ruiz worked as a Spanish teacher at Midway...

Ms. Lange: Passion for Roller Skating

Ms. Lange: Passion for Roller Skating

Denise Garza, Staff Writer

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Ms. Lange is a geometry teacher at La Vega High School. She previously worked at Connally Junior High teaching eighth-grade math and algebra 1. She was lead to La Vega because she wanted to teach high school. She likes the school spirit that surr...

Getting to Know Ms. Contreras

Getting to Know Ms. Contreras

Ivette Lopez, Associate Editor

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Ms. Contreras is an Algebra I teacher here at La Vega High School. Prior to working here, she taught math at Temple ISD. She decided to join the La Vega staff because of her husband, Mr. Contreras, works here as the criminal justice teacher, and s...

Axtell Longhorn Becomes a La Vega Pirate

Axtell Longhorn Becomes a La Vega Pirate

Tytiana Phillips, Staff Writer

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Coach Cadell grew up in Waco and graduated from Midway. He has been married for thirty years and has three children who are all in college. He is a new AVID Elective Teacher, a defensive assistant for the Varsity football team, and also does the...

Mr. Shuttlesworth, the Professional Juggler

Mr. Shuttlesworth, the Professional Juggler

Martha Martinez, Staff Writer

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Mr. Shuttlesworth is a kind of quiet and happy guy who has been with his wife for 30 years.  He has two adult sons, one of which is still in college and the other that lives here in Waco and two wonderful dogs. He was born in Belton, Texas. His...

The One and the Only Ms. Conrad

The One and the Only Ms. Conrad

Branden Fabela, Staff Writer

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Ms. Conrad teaches IPC, Physics, and Biology Intervention classes at La Vega High School. Having 13 years in science education, she was the district science coordinator for Corsicana ISD and taught high school level science for eight years in Houston....

The Inside Scoop on Mr. Pecina

The Inside Scoop on Mr. Pecina

Nathan Fleming, Staff Writer

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The life of the ISS teacher has its ups and downs but also is something Mr. Pecina enjoys doing. Mr. Pecina is new to the La Vega district this year, but none the less he is thrilled to try and help students that end up in ISS. Before Mr. Pecina...

Meet Ms. Summey: A Courageous Pirate

Meet Ms. Summey: A Courageous Pirate

Vanessa Castro, Staff Writer

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Ms. Summey is a reading interventionist at La Vega High School. She was lead to La Vega High School because she was ready to get back into the classroom and ready to teach students! Ms. Summey admires the pride that La Vega students have in their...

Dr. Hungate, the Skateboarder?

Dr. Hungate, the Skateboarder?

Anthony Lopez, Staff Writer

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Dr. Hungate leads the Early College High School program at La Vega High School. She is the Dean of Advanced Academics for the district. Before coming to La Vega she was superintendent at Hallsburg ISD and assistant superintendent at West I.S.D. During...

The Other Side of Ms. Sloan

The Other Side of Ms. Sloan

Maddie Shelton, Yearbook Editor

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Ms. Sloan isn’t just about teaching Math. Ms. Sloan was quite the athlete back in the day. All through high school, Ms. Sloan played tennis, which continued into college. Ms. Sloan became a teacher because she always had enjoyed and excelled at...

Who is our Returning La Vega Grad?

Who is our Returning La Vega Grad?

October 21, 2016

Ms. Gravitt is full of surprises! She just so happens to be a returning La Vega graduate and has in fact...

Mr. Kuhl: ECHS Science Teacher

Mr. Kuhl: ECHS Science Teacher

October 20, 2016

Lee Kuhl is the ECHS Science teacher at La Vega High School. Mr. Kuhl has 25 years of formal education. ...

The Man Behind The Shade

The Man Behind The Shade

October 20, 2016

Most people know Mr. Shade as the goofball counselor who can spit a rhyme faster than a locomotive, but...

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Sports

Running with Denise Garza

Running with Denise Garza

November 15, 2016

Freshman cross country runner Denise Garza is unlike any other cross country member because of tremendous...

LVHS Varsity Football Player, Jalen Gomez

LVHS Varsity Football Player, Jalen Gomez

November 14, 2016

During an interview with LVHS varsity football player, Jalen Gomez,  I got to see the life of this athlete...

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News

An Important Person in N.J.R.O.T.C. Color Guard

An Important Person in N.J.R.O.T.C. Color Guard

January 10, 2017

Color Guard is a very important thing in N.J.R.O.T.C, which is why I chose a very important person. She w...

Life in Band

Life in Band

January 8, 2017

My best band buddy is Alyssa Vaughn:  The instrument I play is the flute. My favorite marching/orchestra/jazz...

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Slideshows

Prom 2017 – Moonlight in the Park

Prom 2017 – Moonlight in the Park

May 8, 2017

Varsity vs. Liberty Hill 10-7

Varsity vs. Liberty Hill 10-7

October 16, 2016

Cross Country Slideshow

Cross Country Slideshow

October 16, 2016

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News at La Vega High School
News at La Vega High School