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A DAY AT THE RACES Wieners from far and wide gather for annual competition. - Page 1C Page 3B LUNCH MENUS HCISD ELEMENTARY LUNCH MENU April 30-May 6 Fresh fruit and vegetable bar available daily Friday, 4/30 Pepperoni pizza Swedish meatballs Cheese enchiladas Crispy chicken salad Peas/carrots Monday, 5/3 Orange chicken/brown rice Bean/cheese tostada Chicken Alfredo Ham/cheese sandwich Green beans Tuesday, 5/4 Chicken nuggets Hamburger Vegetable quesadilla Hot dog Wedge fries Wednesday, 5/5 Cheese pizza Crispy beef tacos Salisbury steak/mashed potatoes Turkey/cheese wrap Corn Thursday, 5/6 Baked chicken/brown rice Grilled cheese sandwich Beefy baked ziti Garden chicken salad Peas/carrots HCISD MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Fresh fruit and vegetable bar available daily Friday, 4/30 Turkey/cheese wrap Baked ziti Hamburger or bheeseburger Cheese or supreme pizza Monday, 5/3 Popcorn chicken Chicken Alfredo Hamburger or cheeseburger Cheese or pepperoni pizza Peas Tuesday, 5/4 Orange chicken/brown rice Bean/cheese tostada Hamburger or cheeseburger Chicken Caesar Salad Steamed veggies Wednesday, 515 Beef dippers/brown rice Baked chicken Chicken sandwich Cheeseburger Cheese or sausage pizza Thursday, 516 Mac & cheese Hawaiian chicken salad Hot dog Hamburger or cheeseburger Peas/carrots HCISD HIGH SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Luigi's Eatery, Gourmet Greens, Adobe Grill, Ballpark Classics, The Dell offer daily pizza, fresh salads, Mexican, burgers, subs, fresh fruit and veggie bar Friday, 4130 Beef dippers/rice Bean/cheese tacos Hot dog Mac & cheese Orange chicken Monday, 5/3 Swedish meatballs Bean/cheese tostada Popcorn chicken Chicken Alfredo Veggie Io mein Tuesday, 514 Salisbury steak Vegetarian quesadilla Grilled ham/cheese Pasta/meatballs Sweet/sour chicken Wednesday, 515 Rotisserie chicken Crispy tacos Meatball sub Beefy ravioli Teriyaki chicken Thursday, 516 Chicken fried steak Cheese enchiladas Chili dog Pasta primavera Beef & broccoli/noodles PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Lehman High School Varsity Mixed Choir performs the Concert portion of its 2010 Region 18 Contest program, a program that drew a Division 1 score that, linked with the group's Division 1 in Sightreading, delivered a Sweepstakes trophy. Daniel Arrendondo directs the choir. On a high note Sweepstakes galore for local choirs BY JIM CULLEN t-[r-1 he Hays CISD Per- | forming Arts Center .L is one of the most popular venues in the area for choral events because of its "fabulous acoustics," according to Hays High School Choir Director Nancy Cavendish. That's certainly fine with her and Lehman High School Direc- tor Daniel Arredondo - as well as the district's five middle school directors, as they continue to get the opportunity to compete in their home environment. The setting worked once again for the 2010 Region 18 UIL Choir Concert and Sightreading Contest, the event's fifth consecutive staging at the local PAC, with both Lehman and Hays High School recently scoring Sweepstakes, complemented by a Sweep- stakes for Director Tanna Bills' Dahlstrom Middle School Choir. Lehman's Arredondo ex- pressed pride in his choirs' success since the school opened its doors and says he feels that taking four successful choirs to contest "is a huge accomplishment when compared to schools state-wide." He adds he's "blessed with dedicated and motivated students." Cavendish admits all di- rectors "pour so much of ourselves" into the annual contest, and notes that it "is not the 'whole' of what we do." Forty-five choirs from 20 Central Texas high schools (both 4A and 5A) competed in the competition's first two days and more than 50 middle school choirs fol- lowed the next two days. Both Hays and Lehman Varsity Mixed Choirs took Sweepstakes, as did Leh- man's Varsity Treble (from the women in Varsity Mixed), and both schools scored Sweepstakes in Non-Varsity Treble. Leh- man's Non-Varsity Mixed PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Hays High School Treble Choir performs its Concert selections in the recent Region 18 UiL Contest competition in the Performing Arts Center's Gerald Babbitt Auditorium. Nancy Cavendish directs the group. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Dahlstrom Middle School Choir Director Tanna B3ills and her award-winning Mustang Choir display their 2010 UlL Sweepstakes trophy, the peak of a successfwl showing for the district's five middle school choirs. Choir took a first division (Superior) in Concert and a second division (Excellent) in Sightreading. Dahlstrom's Sweepstakes led the way for the dis- trict middle schools, a feat celebrated by the Mus- tang faithful. The district's middle school showing in- cluded Simon's Wolverines participatting in their first- ever conttest under Adrian ' Reyes, Bmrton's Treble Choir and Chapa's Non-Varsity Treble talking a Sightreading first divissions, and Wallace fielding tlhree competing choirs, thle Ranger Treble scoring "]Excellent" in both Concert and Sightreading. KatherJine Moore, who once again coordinated the middle school competition, directs the Barton pro- gram. Yvette Vasquez is the director at Chapa and Kelly Reyes directs the Wallace choral program. .:}f:i::i{:.::3b;i :: :. ....... .::i i::ii! ::iii{::::i: '.: :::.::i:! " ' : ':i ;::00i00iiiiiiii;!iiiii;i .... ..... i' ii PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Hays bus drivers advance to state Rodeos aren't just for bull-riders anymore. Five Hays CISD transpoation staffers skillfully navigated the obstacle courses at the CENTEX School Bus ROAD-E-O in San Antonio recently, advancing to the state compe- tition in Arlington this June. The ROAD-E-O tests driving skills such as parallel parking the 40-foot bus, as welt as written exams in driver safety. The Transportation staffers include (back, left to right) Regeina Smith, Edith Fairchild; Kaye Cavazos and (front, left to right) George Sheely and Jamie Holiey. In CENTEX competition, Cavazos took first and Smith and Fairchild tied for third in Conventional Bus. Driver Sheely and monitor Holley were first in Special Bus competition. PHOTO B'fCHRISTINE WHITE ScienCeseHat!l Iill[Vl]i marqlle [unds Science Ha e ary ' ' ed arpair big donatims recently, both dedicated to buying an electronic marquee for the campus. A+ Federal Credit Union donated $5,000 and the Science Hall PTA added another $1,500. OmJrd for the presentations were (left to right) Science Hall PTA President Sandra Vasquez, Renata Vasquez, Science Hall Princi- pal Angela Nelson, A+ Regional Branch Assistant Vice-President Jan Atkins ancl A+ Marketing Director Stan Cowan. College and Career Challenge COUNSELOR'S ............ i: c:: :  :'"iiiiiii.  s a student progresses hrough a new school ear, one comment often heard is: "I didn't real- ize I was going to have such hard classes this year." Required and advanced courses often warrant this type of response, but the choice to take on these courses is a great decision. Each student has a differ- ent approach to course scheduling and meeting graduation requirements. Take advantage of every class we offer that relates to your college or career goals. If a computer science de- gree is in your future, take a technology class each year in high school. When you reach classi- fication as a junior in high school, don't forget about those dual credit courses you can take through Austin Community College. You can receive high school and college credit at the same time. Two thoughts I share with all students: Take the most rigorous courses you can so you are ready for college and choose courses that relate direcdy to your future career choices. When you take these actions, you will be college and career ready! Colleges and future employers need capable, responsible students and employees. They are looking for people who can work as a competent team member or individual, handle multiple tasks and responsibilities, and further the goals of the organization. How can I prepare for this step while I'm still in high school? Concentrate on your course choices and the rigor of your coursework. Students should aim to maintain or improve their grade performance from year to year. It is also important to learn how to prioritize academic de- mands with any outside clubs, organizations, work or family responsibilities you have. Try new activities, take on more leadership roles and find volunteer experiences that are mean- ingful and worthwhile. Take your level of involvement with these activities as far as you can take it, but never put your grades in jeopardy through over-commitment. Your academics always come first! Your school experiences are the building blocks to your future successes in coUege career and life. Prepare yourself by taking rigorous courses and make good grades, get involved in school and community activities, and take on lead- ership roles. Learn how to work well with others and independently, develop good study and organiza- tional skills, and balance your academic, social and extracurricular activities. You will be prepared for any challenges that come your way in your college and career experiences. Allison 7llotson is a coun- selor at Lehman High School. i SCHOOL BRIEFS TAKS roils this week The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), the statewide test for 3rd-1Ph grade students in math, reading, science and social studies continues through Friday. Free breakfast is being offered at all campuses dur- ing testing week. Students axe askedlxvkxt,m,l to "get a good night's sleep and eat a hearty breakfast before taking the TAKS." See SCHOOL BRIEFS, pg. 4B