The Hawk Eye

Teachers aim to bring games into classrooms

Teachers aim to bring games into classrooms

Christina Nguyen, News Editor

January 7, 2014

A newly formed group, called G4M1NG for Learning (G4L), is exploring game-based learning (GBL) and "gamification" of the classroom by bringing together teachers throughout the district. The team launched the program on Dec. 3, and there are 26 teachers participating in the program. GBL combines entertainmen...

Murky Waters: Annual River Walk draining postponed

Murky Waters: Annual River Walk draining postponed

Farhan Ahmad, David Chambers, and Christina Nguyen

October 19, 2013

Three staff members competed in a contest for the Texas Association of Journalism Educators on Oct. 19. They were asked to explore the city, write and post an article on the prompt “keeping the river clean” in five hours. Below is the result of their work.

Date for student fair tickets extended

Date for student fair tickets extended

Christina Nguyen, News Editor

October 15, 2013

Due to rainfall on Fair Day, State Fair of Texas officials announced that student tickets will be valid until this Sunday. “With the return of Big Tex this year, this Fair is on target to be among the most successful yet,” state fair President Errol McKoy said. “We know the inclement weather...

Introducing Assistant Principal Obenhaus

Introducing Assistant Principal Obenhaus

Allison Thornton, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013

Assistant Principal Amy Obenhaus is the newest addition to the school’s administrative team. Born and raised in Carrollton, Obenhaus has a personal connection with the city she works in. She previously taught at Killian Middle School as an English teacher. Hoping to inspire students through education...

Picture Perfect: Camera integration aids art curriculum

Sanobar Chagani, Staff Writer

April 19, 2013

Among the sounds of chattering students, a respected voice can be heard from down the hallway. Inside the classroom, the teacher tries to explain photography with images from the Internet instead of cameras, desperately trying to inspire a young mind, yet without proper equipment. In hopes of sharing...

Tech initiative meets mixed support

Farhan Ahmad, Copy Editor

April 19, 2013

Following the introduction of Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), the district plans to provide Apple iPads to all students within the next three years through the 1:X program. The district’s push for technology has been met with mixed reviews by those in the school community. No set plan is published...