George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 2-6-2022

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal


Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


Gotta love Texas weather! Freezing cold...to shorts and flip flops if you can just ride it out a few days! I hope everyone stayed safe and warm over this 3 day weekend! When they called a bad weather day....I felt like that was Mother Nature's way of granting us an UNEXPECTED blessing of time to recharge our batteries and get caught up (a bit) before we kick off a fabulous February!


Progress reports were viewable in Skyward last Thursday. The 4th six weeks closes on February 18th, which is next Friday! Make sure you are staying on top of your studies, so you do not get caught in a bind in May!


As of Monday, February 7th, remote conferencing (while temporarily out with COVID) has now ended. I sent a more in depth email last Friday (titled "Remote Conferencing Update") to everyone. Please refer back to that email on who you need to notify and what you need to do when you test positive moving forward. I have also added that info below, for your convenience. Thanks!


One more time....

As I stated last week, if your phone or airpods/headphones are VISIBLE DURING CLASS TIME, and there is NOTHING designated on the teacher's lesson plan for you to be using it for an assignment, you will be asked ONCE to put it away, after that it will result in a write up, which will affect your exemptions. *If this is a constant battle for your teacher, they will be calling home, writing you up, and your parents will need to come in for a conference with admin.


Technology usage during class time has become a distractor to your learning, since that cannot happen, your teachers will be planning extensions to the daily lessons to help you use your time more wisely. My job is sometimes unpopular, especially when I have to make decisions that I feel are hindering either the learning or safety for you at school, but it is a big one that I am responsible for handling as your Principal. All teachers have the RED/GREEN MLD signs posted in their classrooms, and have all year, so please ensure you are being RESPECTFUL and following this rule that has been in place all year. I have reattached it below.


*Sidenote - all the hoodies must be DOWN DURING CLASS as you have become masters at hiding those air-pods, too.


*Perk...if you are WEARING YOUR LANYARD/ID you ARE able to use your devices:

  • BEFORE school until 8:15AM
  • During YOUR designated lunch AND advisory
  • When the LAST bell rings at 3:40PM
  • No HOODIES on during class time


*Plenty of time to keep up with your "stories and streaks" ;) If we can get tight now....I will stop with these FOUR RULES...if not, I will have to tighten up even more. Help me...help you to keep your tech during the designated times by following my fair requests.
I need us (students/teachers/parents) to work as ONE TEAM, and be on the same page, to create the optimal learning environment for our Longhorns!


Attendance (Medical) Note Reminders!

Attendance does count! Please remember to turn in your Medical Excuses within 5 school days for your return. (if you have not turned in Medical Notes up to this point for this semester, you have until MONDAY, February 7th to do so and have them COUNT towards exemptions. *You cannot wait until the end of the year to do this.


  • Directly from 21-22 Secondary Student Handbook- “When a student is absent from school due to personal illness, the student upon return, or within 5 days of returning to school, must submit a note signed by a parent giving the date(s) and describing the reason for the absence. Parent notes may be sent by email but must come from a parent’s verified email account. The note or email must be sent to the campus attendance clerk.”


Course Selection and Counselor Schedules:

22-23 Course Selection is in FULL swing, which means our counselors are out of their offices MOST of the day starting February 7th servicing our 2650+ students (including being at RJH to meet one on one with our incoming freshman). This is a lengthy process because they meet one-on-one with EVERY student to ensure they are set up for success (and graduation) here at GRHS. In the interim, if you have a question, their awesome Admin Assistant - Mrs. Ware, will be happy to assist you/your child. Her contact info is here, nware@lcisd.org and will also be linked in the counselors "out of office reply" for easy access for you.


If you do not have an ID at this point, (because you have lost BOTH of them that we gifted you) you will need to purchase a new one for $5 in the library from 8:00-8:15am.

If you choose not to, there will be a HOLD placed on your account for the end of year. (exemptions/graduation/final grades, etc)


  • REMEMBER: NO ID ON = No Phone/Airpods/Headphones during the "DESIGNATED TIMES" (see above)! ID's are mandatory everyday! No more temporaries will be issued. If you need a NEW ID/Lanyard- can be purchased for $5 in the library from 8:00-8:15 daily! Lanyards/ID's should be on the second you step through the doors each day. Please make sure you are following this rule as well as being in dress code and to ensure that you are not written up for non compliance.


The front office is open daily Monday- Friday 8:00-4:00pm to assist you. You can also directly email us or call 832-223-4200 during the same hours. We are happy to help!


Admin contact info (by last name alpha split):

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org


Nicholas Cavallo - Campus Athletic Coordinator (athletic questions/concerns) ncavallo@lcisd.org


Sandra May - GRHS Nurse (Medical/COVID questions) sandra.may@lcisd.org


GRHS Counselors: (by last name alpha split)

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan) jrufo@lcisd.org

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou) stacey.richards@lcisd.org

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom) abraham.vil@lcisd.org

Alicia Henley-Stegent Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) alicia.stegent@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Included in this Edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:
  • Technology Use Update - NO PHONES/AIRPODS/HEADPHONES OUT DURING CLASSTIME STARTING THIS WEEK! (see why and consequences)
  • It's Counselors Week! Please take a moment to send your counselor a shout out via the QR code!
  • Purchase your GRHS Choir's SINGING VALENTINES during all lunches this week!
  • Remote Conferencing has ended. See Friday email from me!
  • Attendance (medical) notes must be submitted within 5 school days of when you return. If you have any lingering from this second semester, please turn them in no later than Monday, February 7th!
  • Course Selection Ongoing
  • 22-23 GRHS Cheer Tryouts Coming!
  • ABC Fundraiser Opportunity to Support ALL GR Athletics!
  • COLLEGE WEAR WEDNESDAY!
  • SENIOR CAP AND GOWN ORDERING INFO- You're running out of time!
  • ID's are mandatory EVERY DAY! You were GIFTED the FINAL ONE this past week, but moving forward they are $5 each. (NO more temporaries are being issued). If you need a NEW ID/Lanyard- you can purchase them for $5 in the library from 8:00-8:15 daily. Must be visibly worn on the TOP half of your body. NO ID = NO PHONE OUT!
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures
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It's February.....Valentine's Day is coming...and it's Counselors Week! Please take a minute to give one (or more) of our GRHS Counselor's a small shoutout for all they do to help you here at the Ranch! A few kind and caring words will make ALL THE DIFFERENCE to their hearts, I just know it! I will be sharing this with them at the end of the week, so don't wait! Use the QR Code below to do this!

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Show your favorite students, teachers, or staff members some Valentine’s love by sending them a Singing Valentine performed by GRHS choir members! Singing Valentines can be purchased online through the Choir Booster Club (see link below) or in person during school lunches February 7-10. Scan the QR code for more details and buy your Valentines today!

SINGING VALENTINES ARE BACK!!

Singing Valentines can be purchased online through the Choir Booster Club at george-ranch-hs-choirs-booster-club.square.site or in person during school lunches February 7-10. Scan the QR code for more details and buy your Valentines today!


3 Options:

  1. Singing Valentine with Flower, Candy and Cupcake = $7.00 per Valentine (Cupcakes from GRHS Culinary Dept)
  2. Singing Valentine with Flower & Candy = $5.00 per Valentine
  3. Flower & Candy (no song) = $3.00 per Valentine
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If you love academics, learning, and competition, then consider joining a George Ranch HS UIL team. The Academic UIL Competition will be held on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 at Bush High School in Fort Bend ISD. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the event and a detailed schedule will be released soon.

If you are interested in joining any of the following teams, contact the teacher listed for more information:

Accounting- Mr. Miller: email mike.miller@lcisd.org (Room 2334)

Calculator Team- Ms. Guidry: email rguidry@lcisd.org (Room 2412)

Computer Science Team- Ms. Ward: email kelly.ward@lcisd.org (Room 2332)

Current Issues & Events Team- Ms. Blowe email stephanielyn.blowe@lcisd.org (Room 1446)

CX Debate- Mr. Duncan: email marc.duncan@lcisd.org (Room 1610)

Editorial Writing Team- Ms. Kroeker: email ckroeker@lcisd.org (Room 1425)

Feature Writing Team- Ms. Kroeker: email ckroeker@lcisd.org (Room 1425)

Headline Writing Team- Ms. Kroeker: email ckroeker@lcisd.org (Room 1425)

Informative Speaking Team– Mr. Duncan: email marc.duncan@lcisd.org (Room 1610)

Lincoln Douglas Debate– Mr. Duncan: email marc.duncan@lcisd.org (Room 1610)

Literary Criticism Team– Ms. Thompson: email Kathryn.thompson@lcisd.org (Room 1340)

Math Team- Ms. Vaca: email dvaca@lcisd.org (Room 2404)

News Writing Team- Ms. Kroeker: email ckroeker@lcisd.org (Room 1425)

Number Sense Team- Ms. Guidry: email rguidry@lcisd.org (Room 2412)

One Act Play/Set Design/Marketing Design- Mr. Duncan: email marc.duncan@lcisd.org (Room 1610)

Persuasive Speaking– Mr. Duncan: email marc.duncan@lcisd.org (Room 1610)

Poetry Interpretation– Ms. Kelley: email akelley@lcisd.org (Room 1646)

Prose Interpretation– Ms. Kelley: email akelley@lcisd.org (Room 1646)

Ready Writing Team– Ms. Thompson: email Kathryn.thompson@lcisd.org (Room 1340)

Science Team - Ms. Love: email jlove@lcisd.org (Room 2320)

Social Studies Team- Ms. Blowe: email stephanielyn.blowe@lcisd.org (Room 1446)

Spelling and Vocabulary Team– Ms. Gutierrez: email tgutierrez@lcisd.org (Room 1324)

Theatrical Design Costume & Makeup- Ms. Kelley: email akelley@lcisd.org (Room 1646)

Mobile Learning Device (MLD) Posters Hanging In All Classrooms Since Day 1! Parents, if there is an emergency DURING CLASS TIME, and you need to contact your student, please keep them out of trouble by CALLING THE FRONT OFFICE at 832-223-4200 and we will get them a message! Thanks for your help in keeping instructional time sacred!

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22-23 Cheer Tryouts Coming Up! Come Make MORE GRHS HISTORY With Us Next Year!

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Support our TSA - March 1st!

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GRHS ABC FUNDRAISER!

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EVERY WEDNESDAY IS COLLEGE WEAR WEDNESDAY AT THE RANCH! FIND A STAFF MEMBER THAT HAS THE SAME COLLEGE ON, HAVE THEM TWEET IT OUT, AND YOU WILL BOTH BE ENTERED INTO A GIFT CARD DRAWING AT THE END OF EACH MONTH! SEE TWEETED PICS FROM THIS WEEK! USE OUR HASHTAG #WEAREGR

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COURSE SELECTION IS ONGOING FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR! PLEASE SEE THE INFO BELOW FROM OUR GRHS COUNSELORS FOR THE TIMELINE. ADDITIONAL INFO CAN BE FOUND ON THEIR CANVAS PAGE (see link)

GRHS Timeline for Course Selection for the 2022-23 School Year


  • Starting February 7th-March 11th: Counselors will begin meeting one on one with every student about their classes for next year. This is a several week process. We start with juniors, then sophomores, and finally freshman. During this one on one meeting, counselors verify with the student the classes they chose and answer any questions they have.
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Tighten Up!

Behavior Reminders!

  • No ID = NO PHONE USE. If you refuse to put them up, it's a write up.
  • Phones must be put away at all times in the classrooms, unless there is an instruction purpose GIVEN by the teacher and the sign is on GREEN. If you refuse to follow this, it will be a write up.
  • Ignoring teachers/staff when they are asking you to put on ID or to put your phone up will be a write up. (That's just disrespect)
  • In the hallways without an ID AND a pass during class time, will be a write up. Parents- if you wonder why grades are slipping...it's their personal devices and lack of urgency to participate in class.
  • Instigating, participating, or videoing an altercation (regardless of how small) will be a write up. If you are part of a fight, you will be placed at ALC.

SECOND SEMESTER TARDY POLICY!

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If you missed the cap and gown table during lunches this past week....you can still order online using the Balfour link below.....but do NOT wait!

We have a limited amount of Senior Tribute Ad space remaining in our 2022 Legacy Yearbook. To order a Senior Tribute Ad, go to Balfour.com and order the ad size that best fits. THIS IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER A SENIOR TRIBUTE AD BEFORE WE CLOSE THESE PAGES AT 11:59 PM ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2022!

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS!

Need a Smart Tag Replacement? They cost $5 and you MUST USE THE LINK BELOW!

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GRHS COVID POSITIVE NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

If your student tests positive for COVID-19 please follow the steps below to notify the campus.


While you are TEMPORARILY OUT you still have access to your teachers CANVAS pages to help you stay as connected as possible during this short period. Once you get back we will work with you (during advisory/before/after school) to get caught up.


TWO PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE EMAILED IMMEDIATELY:

  1. GRHS Nurse - Sandra May sandra.may@lcisd.org
  2. Your student's Assistant Principal (listed below by last name alpha split)

Admin contact info (by last name alpha split):

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Marquesha Coy - Assisitant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org


In the email please include:

  1. Student Name
  2. Grade Level
  3. Student ID
  4. Date of Confirmed POSITIVE

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ID's Mandatory! We GIFTED you a NEW one this semester! It's up to your to wear it!


  • LANYARDS W/GRHS ISSUED ID - ALL GRHS STUDENTS SHOULD NOW HAVE AN ID AND LANYARD AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE WEARING IT 100% OF THE TIME INSIDE OUR BUILDING!
  • NEED A NEW LANYARD/ID BRING $5 to the library between 8:00-8:15am!
  • GRHS ID's must be VISIBLY WORN on the TOP half of your body. If you refuse, you will have disciplinary consequences. NO more temporaries will be given out.


SAFETY IS KEY! Being responsible for 2645 students is a big job, and I need for all GRHS staff to be able to identify and assist students quickly. Thanks for following this rule.

GRHS DRESS CODE - REVIEW IT - KNOW IT - BE IN IT!

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The 2022 GRHS Legacy Yearbook is on sale now! Go to Balfour.com, enter George Ranch HS in the Search Bar on top and click on the yearbook below. You may order the book, any accessories you’d like and even order a Senior Tribute Ad for your CO2022 grad right from the website. Payment is secure on the Balfour.com website and the book will be delivered to your student next May at The Ranch.


Remember Longhorns, the earlier you order the better the price of the book! Order today!

Questions? Get in touch with Mr. Terrando at 832.223.4236 or via email at thomas.terrando@lcisd.org.

Click the link below to order your 21-22 yearbook now!

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Click the PDF Link Below for Early Pick Up Procedures

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Have a New Driver? Need a VOE? We have you covered!

Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Request

If you are needing to request a verification of enrollment (VOE), to obtain a student permit or license, please email Mrs. Lujan at blujan@lcisd.org


In the email request, please include student's id number. Please note that it takes 1 business day to process VOE request.


Please note that VOE expires 30 days after it is signed.


Child Support/ Verification of Enrollment Letter

If you are needing to request a VOE letter for child support, please email Mrs. Hall at rhall@lcisd.org


This letter will list the student's expected graduation date and confirm the student is currently enrolled.


Please note that it takes 1 business day to process VOE letter request.

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GRHS Admin Team Support

Our Admin Team is ready and willing to support! We are available (via email) during business hours and will be promptly getting back with you for assistance.


Please feel free to reach out to your child's Assistant Principal (alpha split by last name) for student specific concerns or assistance.


Heather Patterson - Principal hpatterson@lcisd.org

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal bforshee@lcisd.org

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org

Nicholas Cavallo - GRHS Campus Athletic Coordinator (athletic concerns/questions) ncavallo@lcisd.org

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Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar Squad!

Our GRHS Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar are ready and available to support you. The best way to contact them is via email and they will be getting back with you for assistance within 24 business hours. From schedule questions, college questions, transcript requests, to any student concern our GRHS team is here to assist you and your child. Feel free to email them with any questions or concerns. (Alpha Split by Student LAST Name for Counselors)


Counselors:

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan) jrufo@lcisd.org

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou) stacey.richards@lcisd.org

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom) abraham.vil@lcisd.org

Alicia Henley-Stegent Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) alicia.stegent@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Lauren Ford - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- lauren.ford@lcisd.org

Marci Macha -George Ranch Registrar - mamacha@lcisd.org

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Follow our Hashtag on Twitter

Follow Us on Twitter! @WeAreGRHS Search for our hashtag #WeAreGR and see what is all going on with our Longhorns!

Thank you to everyone who participated in wearing red/black/ cultural wear! To see so many students and staff celebrating Lunar New Year is absolutely amazing! We hope everyone enjoyed this holiday today and wish great prosperity to you all!

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Sculpture class face vase creation ready to paint with glaze

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Congratulations to all of our @WeAreGRHS student athletes signing today or committing to continue their athletic career at the next level. We are proud of you!

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SOFTBALL/BASEBALL!

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Baseball

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BASKETBALL

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Longhorns are 8-3 in district play and have secured a spot for playoffs after picking up two wins this week versus Elkins and Travis. We had a program sweep Friday night at Travis. Varsity fought back to win 42-40 after being down 8 points with 5 minutes left in the game. Logan Riley hit a shot to tie the game in the last minute. Leslie Forun and Maliha Ajibade hit two big free throws to put us up. The longhorns were lead by Leslie Forun with 20 points. JV remains undefeated in district play. They had a solid team win 40-30. They were lead in scoring by Tiffany Nguyen with 12 points followed up by Jordan Kulcak with 9. Freshman are also undefeated in district play after a being down at half to win 58-35. They battled as a team with a big 2nd half. Autumn Coonfield lead the Longhorns in scoring 22 points, followed up by Elle Collins with 14 points.


This week we celebrate SENIOR NIGHT! Come out and honor our amazing seniors #10 Rachel Okoye and #3 Savannah Velazquez and managers Nadia Chi, Kaila Davis, Sofia Serrano, Trinity Tran and Alexis Watts before the varsity game.

BOYS BASKETBALL

The George Ranch Freshman B Team beat Austin High School 73-60 on Tuesday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by John Schanck with 14 points. Defensively, Matthew Joseph played a great game. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Ridge Point Panthers will face off next at Ridge Point High School.


The George Ranch Freshman A Team beat Austin High School 66-64 on Tuesday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Gabriel Mahonwu with 19 points, Sean Johnson with 17 points and Tyler Collins with 14 points. Defensively, Cory Jackson played a great game. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Ridge Point Panthers will face off nex at Ridge Point High School.


The George Ranch JV A Team lost a tough battle 59-69 against Austin High School. Offensively, the longhorns were led by QUINNYON WIMBERLY with 14 points and Gavin Conley with 12 points. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Ridge Point Panthers will face off next at Ridge Point High School.


The George Ranch Varsity Team lost a tough battle 35-44 against Austin High School. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Kurtis McNeil with 13 points and Liam Dawdy with 14 points and 2 blocks. Defensively, Julius Carter played a great game with several steals. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Ridge Point Panthers will face off next at Ridge Point High School.

WRESTLING

George Ranch boys finished seventh in the District 9-6A standings with 74.5 points. The girls were 8th with 11 points. The Longhorns won 2 of their challenge matches to finish night which lasted past midnight. The ’Horns have 5 heading to regionals! Congratulations to our Regional Qualifiers! 140-Everett Nichols 160-Samad Al-khatib 182- Judson Mixon 220- Lee Jones 285-Morris Baker

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TENNIS

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The longhorn JV & Freshman tennis team competed in the Katy Tournament this past week and brought home a grand total of 12 medals. The tournament started with many delays due to weather which made for a long day of tennis. This is a very special group of student athletes who enjoy supporting one another on and off the court. Our Freshman Team is looking forward to competing in Alief next Tuesday! JV Medalists B Girls Singles - Claire Schilling - 1st Place B Mixed Doubles - Victor Gonzalez & Addison Powell - 2nd Place A Boys Singles - Mark Warren - Consolation Winner Freshman Medalists A Girls Doubles - Solana Argao & Avery Knight - 1st Place B Girls Doubles - Scotlyn Thiel & Hannah Pham - 1st Place B Girls Doubles - Sophia Crescini & Shelby Nall - 2nd Place A Mixed Doubles - Jonathan Mai & Hala Khan - Consolation Winner.

SOCCER

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BOYS

The Longhorn Boys JV Soccer team took on the Ridge Point Panthers Wednesday Night. The Horns were unable to come away with a victory losing by a score of 2-0. Standouts include Ian Grisbee and Marcos Nery-Gonzales. The horns will look to rebound when they the Bush Broncos travel to the Longhorn Stadium for a district title.


The Longhorn Boys Varsity Soccer team took on the Ridge Point Panthers Wednesday Night. The Horns lost the game 3-0. Standouts included Edwin Avalos and Armani Obasi. The Horns will battle the Bush Broncos next.

GIRLS

The girls soccer team took on a solid Ridge Point team on Wednesday both JV and Varsity fought hard but came up short losing 3-0 and 5-0. They travel to FB Bush on Saturday to take on the Broncos.

TRACK

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