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Teacher Feacher: Mr. Tristan Solano

Teacher Feacher: Mr. Tristan Solano

Carlos Jackson, Staff Writer & Photographer January 11, 2024

In terms of the seven original teachers at HCCPHS, Mr. Solano was the teacher that was put in the most unique position when he first came here. While the other six, Fey, Kelley, Quidachay, Jones, Antolinez,...

The National Honor Societies sponsors (Mrs. Cruz-Torres, Mrs. Fey, and Mrs. Jones) pose for a picture.

Behind Scenes of National Honor Societies

Abbey Shultz, Feature Section Editor October 12, 2023

HCCPHS is a busy campus, with fundraisers, clubs, college applications, and more taking place, it can be easy to look past something new. Some campuses only have one National Honor Society, but HCCPHS...

Art student Violet Gould working on her art piece for VASE.

Tips from Past Attempts

Emi Roman, Podcast Manager October 11, 2023

VASE gives students a chance to submit their artworks to be scored and evaluated by judges. If the piece scores a four out of four, it advances to the final round and is judged again to possibly advance...

Mr. Kelley caught working with a student during morning tutorials with a positive attitude.

Sitting On A Desk to Connect to Youth

Emi Roman, Podcast Manager October 11, 2023

   All of our students know Mr. Kelley, the introverted yet humorous Humanities teacher. His interaction with students is what he is most known for throughout the school as he tries to carry a lighthearted...

Oct. 11, 2023 was National sausage pizza day. Theis provided pizza for the faculty and staff.

National Day Gifts

Halle Graybill, Social Media Manager October 11, 2023

   In her third year of being a falcon, Mrs. Theis makes sure the entire staff has something to look forward to at least once a week with her “National Day” gifts.      National days give...

Rye Tanakas parking spot.

Senior Creativity Shines

Brian Murray, Editor In Chief September 28, 2023

   The inaugural seniors received one of many big tastes of upperclassmen privileges over the summer.    The $75 payment for an individualized parking place went to the senior class funds. Students...

Service Club Gives Back to the Community

Levi Tapia, Copy Editor May 16, 2023

     Inflation and economic strain has many people across the nation seeking help from local organizations, and our school is committed to providing relief.    The Service Club reached out...

Shown is Mrs. Joanna Bölzle eager to teach her students about an upcoming project

Teacher Feacher: Mrs. Joanna Bölzle

Carlos Jackson, Copy Editor May 12, 2023

   This year has seen the addition of many new teachers to the HCCPHS roster. All of them are constantly adding and changing the culture of our school for the better as they find their place.    Mrs....

Teacher Feacher: Ms.Tracey Anderson

Teacher Feacher: Ms.Tracey Anderson

Thomas Treviño, Photo Editor March 7, 2023

In her first year at HCCPHS, Ms. Anderson, the geometry and precalculus teacher, has found herself as the adviser for both the Rocketry and Relaxation Club, the teacher supervisor for the math center,...

Teacher Feacher: Mr. Troy Varvel

Teacher Feacher: Mr. Troy Varvel

Carlos Jackson, Copy Editor February 14, 2023

Going on his eighth year of teaching now, Mr. Varvel is one of six new teachers to join HCCPHS in the 2022-2023 school year. Despite being new, Varvel has quickly made a name for himself amongst the student...

Carlos Jackson enjoying a nice match of DND.

Club Conundrums

Emi Roman and Kyra Barstad December 9, 2022

Hill Country has a variety of clubs, ranging from D&D to Crochet to Rocketry club. Students have needed help getting their clubs started, or just attending club meetings. For many peers, it seems stress...

Falcons inducted into NHS

Carlos Jackson and Evan Bower November 18, 2022

     HCCPHS’ first National Honor Society kicked off in late September. NHS is a chosen group of students that have been recognized for their hard work and unique abilities.     There...

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