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The Scorpions' Nest South Hills High School 2019-20 Issue 4

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA COMPETE AND ADVANCE

We are excited and very proud to share with you our students’ success at the Area 7 FBLA Competition that was on January 11, 2020. Students who placed first – fourth qualified for state and will compete in Galveston March 25-27, 2020. If you see any of these students, please congratulate them! Advisers are Julie Fisher, Tracy Gillespie, and Saleta Thomas.

Marketing Team: 1st Place - Yessenia Rivera Cruz, Juan Ruiz, Chris Salazar

Digital Video Production: 2nd Place - Francisco Caldera and Ton'e Griffith

Broadcast Journalism: 3rd Place - Valerie Alvarado, Eva Pinales and Nadya Benkhaya

Introduction to Business Presentation: 3rd Place - Devin Brager and Anthony Ocegueda

Impromptu Speaking: 4th Place -Michael Adeyemo

Health Care Administration: 4th Place - Isabel Quiroz

Advertising: 5th Place - Jonathan Quirino

Publication Design: 5th Place - Paola Godinez and A’janae Young

STUDENTS FIGHT FOR CHANGE IN THE WORLD

The SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism) chapter participated in the FWISD's District SOAR Showcase on January 22, 2020. The students were accompanied by their sponsor, Erika Davis.

Participating students included: Calip Brewer,Jairo Lozano, Valeria Luna, A'zaria Matthews, Alize Salas and Mark Torres. 

IT'S GETTING REAL FOR OUR SENIORS!

The Senior Class had their final opportunity to take their cap and gown pictures for the 2020 yearbook publication. Students should be receiving their paper proofs in the next week or so. They should see Mrs. Gillespie if they have any questions.

NEW WEIGHT ROOM IN ACTION

The former Fitness Lab has been converted into a new weight room! This gives us a 2nd place for our athletes to get stronger in. Thank you, Mr. Durbin and Coach Warner for making it happen.

ARTWORK ON DISPLAY

These students had their artwork accepted into this year's Native American Heritage Art Exhibit!

Congrats to Salmali Zarate, Kyara Arce, Ashlyn Booth and Mikkel Carlton.

A BIG shout out also goes to their Visual Arts Department Teacher-Anne Peirce!

GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

The JROTC organized a Blood Drive on January 17 through the Carter Bloodcare Mobile Unit.

Students and faculty had a chance to donate blood during the day. Thank You, Carter Blood Care and Scorpion Battalion.

GIRLS HOOPS RECOGNIZES TEACHERS

The Girls' Basketball Team held a Teacher Appreciation Night during their game against Carter Riverside on Friday, January 24. Thank you Teachers for all you do!

MAYBE A RENOIR IN THE MAKING?

On Jan. 16, 2020,Art Teacher Anne Peirce took her class to the Kimbell Art Museum to experience Imagination Celebration Kimbell Renoir-The Body, the Senses.

"Scorpion artists are fabulous," said Peirce. "They did South Hills proud."

What a terrific field trip! Thank you, Ms. Peirce for enriching your students' lives.

SILVER DANCERS SHINE

The Silver Dancers performed during halftime at the University of Texas-Arlington men's basketball game versus Louisiana on January 30, 2020. Their director is Sara Kercho.

PROM FASHION SHOW

On January 24, the Senior Class put on the annual Prom Fashion Show spotlighting the latest fashions and the Senior Class. It also featured staff models such as Rocky Buchanan, Phyllis King, Jon Olansen and Miriam Rodriguez. Thank you, Mrs. Tackett and Mrs. Smith for organizing it.

GAME DAY RECIPES

Our Culinary Program shared Super Bowl recipes at the Whiz Quiz finals this month. Their contribution was Bruschetta Tarts and Mini Cajeta Cheesecakes. Yum..Yum....

"STOP THE BLEED" SAFETY TRAINING

HB 496 amended the Education Code (section 38.030) to make it a requirement that schools have “bleeding control stations and equipment to deal with a traumatic injury involving blood loss.

In response to this law, the district provided training on January 23rd on how to access bleeding control equipment to all security personnel, all SROs and “all other district or school personnel who may be reasonably expected to use a bleeding control station. These staff members were trained by nurses from Cook Children’s Injury Prevention Program.

2020 CAMPUS TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Mrs. Theresa (Tracy) Gillespie was selected as the 2019-2020 Campus Teacher of the Year. She is in her 10th year at South Hills and her 38th overall.

Mrs. Gillespie is a CTE teacher who also coaches Volleyball and Girls Basketball. She sponsors the Yearbook, FBLA and UIL Academics.

Congratulations to Mrs. Gillespie!

OUR DANCERS ARE KINDA A BIG D.E.A.L.

Our DEAL participants earned a Division I rating on Wednesday, January 29th!!! This is the first time any schools in Forth Worth ISD have participated in DEAL and we are so proud that our dancers received the TOP RATING! D.E.A.L. stands for Dance Educators Assessment of Learning. Congrats to their teacher, Sara Kercho!

What is the D.E.A.L? The Dance 1 students have 15 minutes to learn a combination from the instructor, then they have 15 mins with their dance teacher, and then they perform the dance for adjudicators, two minutes to practice on their own and perform it one more time.

CONGRATS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS: Vanessa Beltran, Noeli Castillo, Jasmine Castro, Crystal Cavazos, Sydney Diaz, Alexandria Fernandez, Briasia Guillory, Tomy Lopez, Giselle Quesada, Cristina Sosa, Danielle Taff, Pamela Vasquez, Selena Velazquez de la Cruz and Ximena Zumaya.

Receiving feedback from the judges

LADY SCORPIONS SUPPORT THE LADY FROGS

The Girls' Basketball Team travelled to Schollmaier Arena on January 8th to watch the TCU Women's Basketball Team take on Texas Tech. They not only had a front row seat, next to the player bench, but several players were chosen to be part of the half-time entertainment! They were accompanied by their coaches: Rhakira Williams, Clonisha Stewart and Tracy Gillespie.

Credits:

Sara Kercho, Andrea Martinez, Tracy Gillespie, Anne Peirce