Canyon Echoes

6th Grade Field Trip to Epic Fun

Mehak Mehmi, Reporter

May 3, 2019

On April 10, The 6th graders went on a field trip while the STAAR testing was in process. Here are some pictures from their time there.  

Siblings Reunited

Siblings Reunited

Hannah McDonough, Editor

May 1, 2019

Just recently, Ella Duncan, an eighth-grade student, found her birth sister. She and her sister were both adopted from China as babies, and they had never known each other until now. Ella's sister, Faith, is nine years old and lives in Hawaii. Ella first found out about Faith on January 1, and they...

Jason Reynolds Field Trip

Reynold's speaking to the crowd

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Last Friday, select students from all three grades tool a bus to go see the renown author, Jason Reynolds. He talked about his childhood and the events that led to his book ideas, as well as encouraging kids to read. Here are some pictures from the event.

Why Isn’t ASL Allowed in the IB Program?

Why Isn't ASL Allowed in the IB Program?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

April 22, 2019

As you may know, if you're an eighth grader going to Westwood this year, ASL, (American Sign Language) is offered as a foreign language class. For many, the implied quiet atmosphere and the usefulness of the ‘language’. To learn ASL, it is just about hard as any other language, although you don't...

NJHS Powderpuff 2019

NJHS Powderpuff 2019

Hannah McDonough, Editor

April 15, 2019

Every year, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) hosts Powderpuff, a football game where the football players and cheerleaders switch places. This year, the Powderpuff game was on April 12 and benefitted Alex's Lemonade. Here are some pictures from the event:

Celebrating National Library Week

Celebrating National Library Week

Aliyah Carter, Reporter

April 12, 2019

National Library Week (April 7- 13, 2019) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining,...

It’s Assistant Principal Week!

It's Assistant Principal Week!

Mehak Mehmi and Aliyah Carter

April 11, 2019

The National Association of Elementary School Principals and the American Federation of School Administrators have declared the week of April 8-12, 2019, as National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students in schools across...

About the New Leadership Substitute

About the New Leadership Substitute

Evan Tucker, Reporter

April 11, 2019

For those who don't know after Mr. Garza's departure, a long-term substitute, Mr. Matheny, is filling in for him. I've talked with Mr. Matheny, and here are some interesting things he wants students to know! How did you know about the job?  I'm filling in as a long-term substitute in the Leadershi...

I Spent 12 Hours with the Cast of Anatomy of Gray

I Spent 12 Hours with the Cast of Anatomy of Gray

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

April 11, 2019

Here's a vlog from UIL day with the cast of Anatomy of Gray. Enjoy!

How Did You Feel About Winning District ?

How Did You Feel About Winning District ?

Aliyah Carter and Mehak Mehmi

April 5, 2019

Track season was very rewarding for the Mustangs. Fort wo2 years in a row, the girls have dominated and earned another District Track Championship. Overall, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls earned a RRISD District Championship, which doesn't happen very often!  Canyon Vista did it 2 years in a row ...

STAAR is Coming Around the Corner

STAAR is Coming Around the Corner

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

April 5, 2019

STAAR is coming around the corner and as it’s peeking up on us we sometimes start to… freak out. But, there is no need for that. Today I’m going to help you find strategies and give you tips on how to relax and remain calm while taking STAAR.   Eat clean Get a good sleep Take dee...