Breaking News and Updates

Homecoming Parade and Lighting of the Letters slated for Sept. 8

The SHS Homecoming Parade and Lighting of the Letters will be on Monday, Sept. 8. at 7 p.m. The parade will start at Goshen Creek Elementary and travel POJO Drive turning right on Holbrook then turning immediately left on POJO Boulevard then onto POJO Drive again. It will end at the gravel lot by the old tennis courts for the Lighting of the Letters and the pep rally.… Read the rest

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TAKS Out-of-School registration

For the October 2014 administrations of the TAKS exit level tests, all registration for out-of-school examinees is online only. TAKS examinees (including former TAAS and TEAMS examinees) must register online at http://www.TexasAssessment.com/taksoos. Examinees can continue to register on site at Springtown High School the day of testing. Registration for the October exit level tests opened August 4 and ends at 5 p.m. Sept. 5.  The October 2014 TAKS exit level tests will be administered Oct. … Read the rest

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Front Page News

I am Iron Man

I am Iron Man

Springtown man creates functional and artistic metalwork pieces

by Natalie Gentry
A burning forge heats raw metal red-hot. The bang of a hammer hitting metal rings out. Slowly it is transformed into art by the hands of Springtown resident Melvin Maley.… Read the rest

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Jay Bird Lane Wreck

Jay Bird Lane Wreck

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Going (really) old school

Going (really) old school

SHS AP students earn Ivy League shirts for top scores

By Natalie Gentry
The Advanced Placement (AP) World History course at Springtown High School (SHS) is the first AP course students encounter.
By taking this college prep class, these students have the opportunity to earn college credit.
“It is a difficult subject to master since it covers the history of everything.” said AP World History instructor David Lamb.… Read the rest

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Beyond the stacks

Beyond the stacks

Digital age requires expanded roles and resources in the SHS Library

By Natalie Gentry
Since the time of the Library of Alexandria in ancient Egypt the defining role of libraries has been as an archive of books.… Read the rest

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Sports

Sanger sinks Springtown in bi-district game, 31-21

Sanger sinks Springtown in bi-district game, 31-21

Slow start too much to overcome

by Mark K. Campbell
The Porcupines were too generous early.
Springtown (7-4) faced Sanger in football bi-district at Sanger High School, and the game could hardly have started worse.
The Indians turned two Porcupine fumbles and a failed fake punt in SHS territory into 21 short-field points by the second play of the second quarter.
Behind 21-0, the hole proved too great for SHS to claw out of – … Read the rest

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Hoops ladies run by De Leon

Hoops ladies run by De Leon

The Lady Porcupine basketball team split games in the young season.
Springtown (2-2) hosted De Leon Nov. 21 in a game moved up so everyone could get the to bi-district football game.
SHS won, 62-45 as two Lady Porcupines accounted for most of the points; Brooke Dauenhauer led with 26 while Adrienne Easter added 17 points.
Dauenhauer hit all 9 free throws she took and led the team with 8 rebounds and 7 steals.… Read the rest

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SMS 8th Volleyball

SMS 8th Volleyball

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Movie Man

Sequel 20 years in the making is no less Dumber

Sequel 20 years in the making is no less Dumber

Funny is a tricky thing. What makes someone else laugh is flat-out unfunny to someone else. Humor-wise, movies have run the gamut.

About the film
Dumb and Dumber To is the official sequel to 1994’s Dumb and Dumber (Movie Man No. 57, a ‘-’ in those ancient non-numbering days, a 5 today).
This is the real second movie with the original makers; it’s not to be confused with Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met LloydRead the rest

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