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Powder Puff 2020

Powder Puff 2020

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

March 10, 2020

Powder Puff 2020 was a thrilling game. Coaching this year was Ms. Crain and Ms. Deitert. And the sponser of the year was the Trevor Project which “provides 24/7 support to suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and questioning young people under 25.” This was chosen by th...

Puzzle Palooza

Students at work

Hadley Norris, Reporter

March 4, 2020

At CVMS there is a group for everyone. You may be into art or french or you love to journal. The CVMS staff puts together activities that students can participate in. To find out about the opportunities going on at the moment you can ask Ms. Stiles, the front desk, you can watch the announcements, or...

Science Fair

Students at the 2020 Science Festival

Hannah McDonough, Editor

February 28, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 20, students went to the Palmer Events Center to present their science fair projects. They competed in the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival, and many students placed or won awards. Mr. Austin Boriack, eighth grade science teacher, took students to the event. "It's always fun...

Love is in the Air! – The Valentines Day Social

Love is in the Air! - The Valentines Day Social

Shristi Dayal and Harmony House

February 15, 2020

On February 14, students enjoyed pizza, candy, and games at the school social. All the money collected goes towards buying new books for our ELA department. We were able to spot many people enjoying board games, basketball, movies, and snacks. Here are some pictures of the fun -

High School Around The Corner

High School Around The Corner

Hannah McDonough, Editor

February 4, 2020

With the second semester starting, eighth-graders are getting ready to start high school. In February, eighth-graders will have meetings with their Westwood counselors to help them decide what classes they will take. There are also information meetings coming up. On Feb. 5th, there is an eighth-grade...

7th Grade Boy Basketball Mustangs Crush Panthers 43-21

Picture Taken By Eden Durall

Akaash Reddy, Reporter

January 30, 2020

Recently, the seventh-grade boys' basketball teams faced off against the Ridgeview Panthers, and crushed them. The B-team game was a lot closer than the A-team game, but we still won! The B-team game started off scarily. Both teams were neck and neck, always within two points of each other, and most...

Girl Scout Cookies: The Cookie Craze

Girl Scout Cookies: The Cookie Craze

Hadley Norris and Naomi Nathan

January 29, 2020

It is that time of year. Girl scouts are selling something that nobody can resist. From Thin Mints to Lemonades to S'mores, cookies make their ways through schools at a crazy speed and nothing, not even teachers can stop it. As everyone knows sugar is addicting, especially to teenagers. So these cookies...

Things To Know For Incoming 6th graders

Things To Know For Incoming 6th graders

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

January 24, 2020

As you saw in the video the school is big but you’ll get used to it very soon and don’t hesitate to ask older students and adults for direction. You also saw from the video and specific school tours that there is a lot of electives to choose from so I asked some of my personal friends to explain ...

Students Compete in Annual Geography Bee

(Left to Right) Abraham Kunnan (7), Silas Ou (8), and Andrew Bearse (8)

Hannah McDonough, Editor

January 23, 2020

On Jan. 21, students competed in the annual Geo Bee in the library. This was the final round, as the students competing passed the qualifying test earlier in January. Silas Ou (8) came in the first place, Andrew Bearse (8) came in second place, and Abraham Kunnan (7) came in third. "After I got the...

Theatre Department puts on “A Tuna Christmas”

Theatre Department puts on

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

January 22, 2020

A Tuna Christmas is a comedy with family, chaos, and the holiday season. It started in Austin and was performed by our very own theatre company this January. There were two productions, Junior Varsity and Varsity cast. I was able to watch the JV cast, and they nailed it. I was honestly quite surpr...

OPINION: New Transportation Smart Tags Aren’t So Smart

OPINION: New Transportation Smart Tags Aren't So Smart

Naomi Nathan and Harmony House

December 19, 2019

On December 4th, 2019, yellow badges were passed out in all Advisory classes. Round Rock ISD call them Smart Tags. What are smart tags? Smart tags are like student IDs that track when you get on and of the bus. As I said before, they can't be overlooked. These bright yellow tags have the words SMART ta...

Students attend the 2019 Winter Wonderland Social

Students attend the 2019 Winter Wonderland Social

Kavan Stewart, Reporter

December 17, 2019

Aw yes, the school social. A time to hang out with friends, eat junk food, watch movies, and dance to your favorite songs. On a lucky December Friday the 13th of 2019, The winter wonderland school social happened. The theme for the winter wonderland social was anything holiday-related. So on Decembe...