The Locker is a program at John Tyler High School that helps students in need so that they will have everything they need.
Mrs. Caraway has built the cheer program at John Tyler High School by recruiting middle school cheerleaders. This gives them a much greater advantage than they have had in the past.
If students are coming into this knowing how to cheer she spends less time teaching the basics and more time refining tings. Also, having greater numbers coming in from middle school allows her to have more experienced cheer leaders on Varsity Cheer leading.
Not all teachers feel that the impact they have in the classroom is equal to that they have on court. However, Mrs. Caraway stated teaching and coaching have an equal impact because when she is in her classroom she is both teaching and coaching her students to be better. John Tyler is lucky to have a coach like her.
By: Tianna Jackson and Zamaria Washington
Photo by: Ralph Caraway,jr.
John Tyler played against Poteet at Mesquite on Friday night. Coming off before the game both teams were undefeated In district. The game was intense through out the whole game. In the fourth quarter John Tyler was down by 3 points with 2 seconds left on the clock and then for the huge play by John Tyler, the pass was caught from way out for the touchdown pass. the fans and the team were going crazy, they couldn’t believe what just happened. The Final score was 48-44
Author: Anthony Zavala
You probably know some teens who drink. Maybe you’ve even tried it yourself. The truth is not everyone does it. The latest research shows 2 out of 3 teens don’t drink.
Not everyone drinks it’s something that can be use to take the pain away or some people just want to be like the other kids and drink too. If that’s the case then your following other people’s footsteps. Teen drinking is a bigger deal then you actually think.
The law says its illegal to drink under 21, so why do we as “teens” still do it? Together as friends, families or whatever relationship you have with the other we need to make a pact.
We let the best of us get to our heads and we care more about protecting our friends than ourselves. But it doesn’t have to be like that you can take a stand just like the rest of us. You’re not alone!
Author: Natalie Gonzalez
The ACT and SAT are timed tests that are used to measure your college readiness and predict how you will advance academically. Both tests are used to award merit-based scholarships and for colleges to reward admission to students meeting requirements, with no real preference of either.
John Tyler students planning to go to college are required to take the ACT or the SAT in order to gain admission into College. According to Mrs. Skillern, the Dean of Instruction at JT, students who are wanting to take these exams will register with Ms. Welch and will take the tests dependent on the district but will most likely be in the spring.
The students performance on these tests can reflect the JT campus as a whole on their ability to prepare students for the SAT and ACT, but the need to take the tests and do well is a reflection of the students academic ability and it is in their best interest.
Mrs. Skillern said, “Beforehand it used to be that Universities and Colleges would only award scholarships based on athletics but now there has been a shift where these schools are rewarding scholarship based funding that goes to the students who perform very well on these tests”.
Which can further the motivation for scholars requiring financial aid towards their next college or University. Since the ACT and SAT are a major shift in the traditional standard of testing high school students are used to so it is extremely important that students test at least a few times so that they may be able to get the hang of the tests and score well enough to pursue college opportunities.
Mrs. Skillern then talks about student opportunities to improve scoring, she says “any students who are struggling or just want extra help towards the improvement of their ACT or SAT scores can take prep, which the district provides to ensure all students have equal opportunities of success”.
SAT and ACT prep are programs that provide detailed instruction of areas where the student might struggle, and to sign up for these prep any student can go see Ms. Welch and Mrs. Skillern for further instruction. At the end of the day it is the responsibility for the student to want to do well on these exams so that they have more opportunities to strive in the future.
Next ACT test date: December 8, 2018
Registration deadline: November 2, 2018
Next SAT test date: December 1, 2018
Registration deadline: November 2, 2018
Author: Angel Mondragon