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ACTING DREAM Former Hays grad follows path to stardom after A&M - Page 1C Hays Free Press August 18, 2010 Page 3B Jump start your new school year COUNSELOR'S Each new school year brings new opportu- nities and a chance for personal and academic growth. First things first, your grades are so impor- tant. Begin and end the year with a strong academic record. Challenge yourself to take the most rigorous courses based on individual academic strengths. Do well academically- all four years of high school count! When a student graduates from high school, colleges and workplaces ~ll request an official transcript. Your high school transcript is a running record of all Courses you have taken for high school credit and the Semester grades you have earned in each course. School counselors are a great resource for help- ing with your student's academic needs. Four- year educational planning is essential for ensuring all courses required for graduation are completed. When you go to schedule pick-up August 18, care- fully review your schedule and make sure you have all required courses. If there is a problem with your course selections, please see your counselor. Look ahead to your future and take classes ~at will be advantageous. Utilize your school coun- selor to help with your plans for your bright future. You, your parents and your school counselor will certainly want to keep track of your grades and credits, required courses, TAKS and future plans. Discuss your college or career goals with parents, friends and teachers. It is never too early to visit a college campus to learn about the many academic programs offered and how you can better prepare for life after high school. Explore various career options and visit college campuses. Start with you: make a list of your abili- ties, interests and personal qualities. Find a college setting that will be a good fit for you. Look carefully at the career path you have chosen and see what col- lege classes are required for this area. Use the Intemet to locate academic enrich- ment programs, college and Scholarship information. if you are interested in a specific job, you may want tO job shadow an adult who works in this area. You may ~vant to explore volunteer opp0rtunities in a particu- lar career path. i Take all tests seriously. You will take the TAKS, PSAT, ACT and SAT as you progress through high School. These test scores determine whether you graduate from high school oenter college.Take ad- v~atage ofwebsites offering d~ily test questions and sm[ dy tips or those offering a ~ll-length practice test. Iflt practice test question is &~sing you difficulty, show test question to one of ~t~laur teachers and ask them elp you work through ti~ problem. Be aware of the time constraints of the test and use test-taking techniques to assist you. Give yourself ample time COUI/SG.OR'S CO~ pg. 4B There's nothing like the dramatic color the Lehman High School Band Color Guard adds to any performance and the hours alongside the Lobe band in preparation for this fall's marching season. PHOTOS BY JIM CULLEN group is putting in the hot High school bands get ready for new season BY JIM CULLEN news@haysfreepress.com t comes as no surprise to anyone that the bands at Hays and Lehman high schools are hard at it again. The hundreds of students under the direction of the Rebels' Tony Gibbs and the Lobos' Joey Lucita have a legacy of excellence. Their respective schools - and the community as a whole - ex- pect that legacy to be built upon and enhanced every year, and this year will be no exception. The countless hours on cement and asphalt under the unforgiving Texas sun have already begun ticking off as two of the premier bands in Central Texas greet the University Inter- scholastic League starting gun with the enthusiasm and commitment it takes to excel. During the 2009 marching season showy awards fell to both, as each qualified for the locally- hosted regional meet, and the Rebs took a trip to state. Both Lucita and Gibbs understandably have words of encouragement for their students in this new sea- son and each shared his thoughts during the first week of practice. HAYS HIGH SCHOOL Director Tony Gibbs re- ports "the Hays Rebel Band marching show for the new season is entitled 'Spain... After Dark' and is based on music from a composi- tion by Joaquin Turina, 'La Procession du Rocio.' Bright colors and the emotional intensity of a flamenco cel- ebration are characteristic of this genre of music and should help create a show that is energetic, vibrant and exciting." Gibbs notes the Rebel Band's "long history of success, most recently as a finalist in the 2009 U.I.L. State Marching Champion- ship" and says that expec- tations this year are "for another great season." "The students are work- ing very hard and are committed to the standard of excellence which is an intrinsic attitude among members of the Hays High School Band," he says. All (or, at least, most) eyes are forward for the Lehrman High School Band's saxophone line during the open- ing week of 2010 marching season. In fairness, thlis is the time when looking down to adjust positioning is expected...with an eye to fall competition. Trumpet player lan Andrews proudly displays the coolers and his instru- ment during the first weak of summer band practi~e on a hot, hot Au- gust morning. LEHMAN HIGH SCHOOL dicts, "This is going to be a great year: for the Lobo Director ]oey Lucita is Band." He p~oints to what emphatic when he pre- he describe,s as "an awe- some freshman class coming in from our middle schools and a very strong returning group from last year." He adds that his team is "excited for the football season to begin, considering that this year we are going to get to see some really fine bands from our new schools in the athletic district." Following in last year's footsteps is something the Lobos are looking forward to, as last year's band earned a Sweepstakes award, as wellas "con- tinuing to improve in all aspects of our program." Lucita calls attention to the student leadership of band president Matt Elkins and the field direction of drum majors Elise Rose, Cecilia Zea and Andrue Varda. He also introduces new staff member lohnnie B. Green, who comes to the program "with a strong family history of profes- sional musicians, multiple years as a member and instructor with the DCI World Champion Cavaliers and an energy level that is captivating and contagious to the students and staff alike!" Reinforcing what he said to begin with, Lucita hits the point one last time with the prediction,"It's going to be an incredible year!" SCHOOL BRIEFS Middle schools, ready to go All five Hays CISD middle schools distribute schedules and offer information from noon to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, August 19. All thir- teen of the district's elemen- tary campuses host their Back-to-School Night tomor- row, starting at 6:30 p.m. See SCHOOL BRIEFS, pg. 4B LUNCH MENUS HCISD ELEMENTARY LUNCH MENU August 23-26 Fresh fruit and vegetable bar available daily Monday, 8/23 Beefy ravioli Corn dog Homemade grilled cheese Turkey/cheese wrap Green beans Tuesday, 8124 Beaf/broccoli w/noodles Vegetarian quesadilla Chicken nuggets Dell stacker Corn kernels Wednesday, 8/26 Cheese pizza Crispy chicken tacos Salisbury steak Mashed potatoes Ham/chease sandwich Steamed broccoli Thursday, 8/26 Baked chicken Bean burrito Beefy baked ziti Garden chicken salad Peas/carrots HCISD MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Fresh fruit and vegetable bar available daily Monday, 8/23 Beafy ravioli Corn dog Hamburger or cheeseburger Cheese or pepperoni pizza Green beans Tuesday, 8/24 Beaf/broccoli w/noodles Chicken nuggets Cheesy quesadilla Spicy chicken patty Cheeseburger Steamed broccoli Wednesday, 8/25 Salisbury steak Mashed potatoes Crispy chicken taco Hamburger or cheeseburger Cheese or sausage pizza Corn kernels Thursday, 8126 Beafy baked ziti Chicken rotisserie Brown rice BBQ beef sandwich Cheeseburger Peas/carrots HCISO 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 Monday, 8/23 Beefy ravioli Bean/cheasa tostadas Popcorn chicken Chicken Alfredo Asian chicken/rice Tuesday, 8/24 Baked chicken Vegetarian qussadilla Grilled ham/chease Pasta/meatballs Sweet/sour chicken Wednesday, 8/26 Salisbury steak Cdspy chicken taco Meatball sub Cheesy baked pasta Chicken teriyaki Thursday, 8/26 Rotisserie chicken Cheese enchiladas Chili dog Pasta pdmavera Veggie Io mein POWERHOUSE CHRISTIAN CENTER w/t~? 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