NEWS and FEATURES
Boys golf tournament for Tuesday has been rescheduled for Friday at Garden Valley in Lindale. The Kemp Varsity Baseball Tournament is now going to be played Friday and Saturday. We will play at 5:30 and 7:30 Friday, 3/7, and 8:30am on Saturday, 3/8. The JV Lady Panthers Soccer game has been cancelled tonight and varsity will play in Athens at 5:30.
Mabank FCCLA students host the annual Valentine's Day Senior Prom for Cedarview Assisted Living Home.
Since 2010 the Mabank FCCLA group has hosted a Valentine’s Day Senior Prom for the Cedarview Assisted Living home. Tonya Walker, activity director, was contacted about doing the dance on February 13, 2014. Our chapter continued the tradition by giving a Valentine Senior Prom for the residents at Cedarview assisted living home. We welcomed all community members that were interested in participating. Residents were escorted by the family members as well as other students from Mabank High School. Refreshments, decorations, make up and clothing were provided by the Mabank FCCLA chapter and some community members. King- Tonie Callison and Queen- Adelle Rowan, were chosen by the residents that night. All residents, community members, and FCCLA members had a great time dancing the night away. If you have any questions about this event or the MHS FCCLA chapter, contact Barbara Jedlicka at 903-880-1600.
Mabank High School Business Professionals of America win big at Waco competition.
The Mabank High School Business Professionals of America chapter competed at Midway High School in Waco, Texas, on Saturday, January 18. In regional competition, junior Bre Holcomb placed 1st in Medical Office Procedures; junior Taylor Childers won 3rd in Interview Skills; senior Veronica Rivera won 2nd in Prepared Speech and senior Austin Trosino placed 1st in Fundamental Spreadsheet. The teams of Austin & Veronica placed 2nd in Administrative Support Team and Taylor, Bre, juniors Bailey Rhodes & Reni Adhikari won 3rd in Presentation Management Team. Students placing 1st or 2nd in judged events and 1st through 3rd in production events will advance to the state competition. In Open Events, Mabank students also placed: Austin Trosino 1st in Administrative Office Procedures; Veronica Rivera 1st in Marketing, Management & Human Resources, 2nd in Parliamentary Procedures & Presentation Management Concepts and 3rd in Business Systems. The Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference will be held in Houston March 5-8. Sponsors of this Career & Technical Student Organization are Shela Koskelin and Cris Cary. If you would like more information regarding this student organization, contact Shela Koskelin at 903.880.1600.
Mabank MDA 5K
Come join us on Saturday, March 22, 2014 for a fun run/walk to raise money for MDA, hosted by Mabank High School DECA. You may run or walk; participate competitively or for fun!! Everyone is welcome, so please come and enjoy a beautiful day at the park!
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What is Dating Violence?
Dating violence refers to any kind of abusive act in a dating relationship. It is most obvious when physical or sexual abuse is involved, but also includes verbal abuse, threats and extreme possessiveness. At its core, dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors that one person uses to control another in a relationship.
The statistics are alarming. Statewide surveys of 16 to 24-year old Texans by the Texas Council on Family Violence show:
• 75% either have personally experienced dating violence or know someone who has.
• 50% have personally experienced dating violence.
Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1.866.331.9474 TTY 1.866.331.8453 Live chat at www.loveisrespect.org
Dating Violence Legal Line 1.800.374.HOPE
For more information about Teen Dating Abuse, go to www.texasadvocacyproject.org
For additional information about Choose Respect, go to www.chooserespect.org.
Mabank High School Panther yearbook
The Mabank High School Panther yearbook will be in all color this year! All books must be pre-ordered as only a limited number of books are being ordered. There will be no books available in May for purchase. Buy your yearbook online at www.yearbooksforever.com or at MHS in the yearbook room. Contact Ms. Cris Cary (903-880-1600 or email@example.com) with any questions regarding book orders or advertisement sales.
Teens Against Bullying
Bullying is an issue that touches almost everyone, and the time is now for a new way of thinking about this age-old issue. Teens Against Bullying is a movement, a cause, a place where you and teens everywhere can take powerful action against bullying. WhyTeens Against Bullying? Whether bullying happens to you or you witness it, you are not alone and you are not powerless. Created by and for teens, Teens Against Bullying.org has amazing videos, cool blogs, and powerful ideas to help you stand up to bullying. Join the Movement! When you support Teens Against Bullying, you:
*Empower teens everywhere to stand up to bullying!
*Create the momentum that makes a better world!
*Make your voice heard around the nation!
The new bell schedule has been posted. You can access the updated schedule from Quicklinks or the link below.
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