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Gardner on the way to dancing fame

Gardner on the way to dancing fame

Josh Brown

April 7, 2017


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Sophomore Thomas Gardner has recently experienced some dramatic opportunities in the field of dance. “Dancing is a way for me to express myself," he said. "It’s also an outlet for me to release stress.” Gardner frequently posts videos of him dancing on his social media platforms. After posti...

Juniors plan African adventure

Juniors plan African adventure

Juanita Wimbley

February 28, 2017


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Three students will be taking the school's first international service trip to Entebbe, Uganda, in East Africa this summer. Juniors Kayla Perry, Rakia Edmonson and Greg Robinson were the students selected for the trip. "After completing an application, doing an interview, and researching the des...

Mayes a modern-day Renaissance man

Mayes a modern-day Renaissance man

Juanita Wimbley

February 23, 2017


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The new school director, Mr. Chris Mayes, comes to KIPP with more than a decade of experience in teaching and leading in schools across Texas and Louisiana.  Mr. Mayes began his teaching career as a substitute in 2003 in Livonia, Mich., just outside of Detroit where he lived with his grandparents for...

Biology class explores local flora

Biology class explores local flora

Tai'Mhariya Allen

November 8, 2016


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Mr. Myers's first and second period classes took a trip to Red Barn to go over the plant cycle. The students split up into groups so the students could find certain plants. The plants that they were looking for were angiosperms, gymnosperms, bryophytes and ferns. There were seven areas that were...

Fun with physics

Rakia Edmonson

November 7, 2016


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Teacher/school director Maisie Wright is making her physics classroom a bit more exciting. She has given her students a hands-on project involving projectiles. Students were required to build a catapult using popsicle sticks, a hot glue gun, rubber bands, marshmallows, scissors, a plastic spoon, and any other mate...

Thompson ready to get cooking in Culinary

Thompson ready to get cooking in Culinary

Asya Benson

October 27, 2016


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When journalism and civics teacher Tracey Thompson was asked to take responsibility of the Culinary Club by Damien Myers, she jumped at the chance. Thompson has always had a love for cooking that was inherited from her mother. “My mom would throw dishes together and they would always taste wonderful,...

Dance team an easy step for Washington

Dance team an easy step for Washington

Zaporia Mays

October 23, 2016


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“What made me start a dance team was that I wanted something for the kids, and I love to dance," English teacher Nicole Washington said. Ms. Washington views the team as a fun experience for the participants who maintain standards of good behavior. “Kids of all different ages were allowed to com...

Faculty, staff remember their yearbooks

Faculty, staff remember their yearbooks

Asya Benson, Zaporia Mays, and Tiffany Wright

October 10, 2016


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The journalism staff celebrated National Year Week last week and as part of the celebration, Journalism staff asked staff members to share memories of their yearbook. Aaron Lesser Mr. Lesser stated that he still has his yearbook. The best memories he has about the yearbook was his senior year becau...

Science education a serious undertaking for Myers

Science education a serious undertaking for Myers

Juanita Wimbley

October 5, 2016


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Damien Myers is a known as a very brilliant teacher. He is very dedicated and compassionate about what he does. Mr.Myers strives to be a role model to all of his students. The students are used to less, and sometimes see no hope because of the area they live in. He pushes his students to understand...

Students explore science at Vanderbilt

Students explore science at Vanderbilt

Tia Hamon

October 4, 2016


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Every year, KIPPsters start their summer off with positivity, applying for summer programs at colleges and universities based on their future profession. This past summer, four high school students: Tavien Morris, Anika Mittal, Ly Hoang and Fredaysia Estell were accepted into the Vanderbilt Summer Prog...

Nursing offers exciting moments for Herbert

Nursing offers exciting moments for Herbert

Zauria McDougal

September 20, 2016


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Carolyn Herbert has been in the medical field since 1991. She became a nurse to give back to the community because she enjoys helping people. However, she also decided to become a nurse so that she can continue to build on her career. While she currently holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Oklahoma...

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