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The Eagle’s Eye Vol. 2 No. 1 January 2019 - 1st Quarter

FFA

The New Diana FFA has participated in many activities this fall ranging from showing livestock projects at the Yamboree to competing in the district leadership contest. Yamboree is an annual event the New Diana FFA chapter participates in, and we had multiple students showing livestock projects competing for spots in the premium sale. Conner Walton’s market hog placed 2nd and junior FFA member Rachel Robertson’s meat goat won its class. She also won champion showmanship and her pen placed in the top 20 at the rabbit show. Junior FFA member Layla Elrod placed second in her market goat class. Another junior FFA member placing in the top 20 rabbits and selling was Lily Dorset. New Diana FFA exhibited and sold Ag mechanics projects constructed

A publication of New Diana Independent School District by Sam Benson, Dalton Burks, Dayton Caffey, Ellis Carl, Jared Garrett, Hunter Garrison, Brady Howard, Colton Howard, Tevin Lloyd, Peyton Neville, and Kacey Tilley. Other livestock exhibitors included Gavin Winn, Abbi Harkness, Lucky Bilbrey, Karmen Anderson, Ross Baker, Callie Click, Race Rountree, Brayson Clement, and Brittany Reece. The Longview Harvest Festival followed the Yamboree.Once again we had students showing livestock projects, and Karmen Anderson’s pen of rabbits placed 4th overall out of 119 pens. Also, Layla Elrod’s market goat placed 3rd overall and made it to the premium sale while Rachel Robertson was again Champion Showmanship. The New Diana FFA chapter worked hard preparing for the Daingerfield District LDE (leadership development events)

HS Girls Volleyball The Lady Eagles finished with another 30 win season this year. They advanced three rounds deep in playoffs to the regional quarterfinals beating Harmony in three straight sets in the first round, New Boston in four sets, and then falling to Commerce in four. The girls battled hard throughout the playoffs showing true grit and determination. Even in our final game when starting middle blocker, Zoey Leach went down with an ankle injury during warm ups, the team still fought hard and battled for every point. As a coach I am super proud of these girls for what they have done on the court, in the classroom and the young ladies that they have become. New Diana dominated the district awards. Joelle Newton was named setter of the district, Gabi Moore was named hitter of the district, Lauren James was named libero of the district, and Krista Russell was named best server of the district. Makayla Simmons and Mckinley Brewer were named 1st team All-District, and Zoey Leach and Charley Rogers were named 2nd team AllDistrict. Karly Meshell made honorable mention as well. Jocelyn Howell, Lauren James, Zoey Leach, Jacey Loeza, Haley Manns, Gabi Moore, Joelle Newton, Charlie

Rogers, Krista Russell, and Makayla Simmons all earned Academic All-District. The lady eagles even picked up some All-State awards as well. Lauren James, Jacey Loeza, Gabi Moore, Joelle Newton, and Makayla Simmons were honored on the Texas Girls Coaches Association Academic All-State Team, and the Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches Academic All-State Team. Lauren James was also honored to make the Texas Girls Coaches Association 2018-2019 Volleyball Legacy Team. This team honors the top twenty seniors in the whole state from 1A through 4A. At the conclusion of the season Gabi Moore signed her letter of intent to play for Oklahoma Wesleyan University. It is always exciting when you have a kid who goes on and plays at the next level. Gabi was our leading kill getter this year and is a true testament to perseverance. Gabi has worked extremely hard for everything since she was in middle school. She gradually got better and better and became one of the most dominant hitters in the district. I am very proud of Gabi and look forward to her success at the next level. Andrew Harbison, New Diana Volleyball Coach.

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contest in November. Our senior chapter conducting team consisting of Lucky Bilbrey, Mckenna Mannes, Savannah Morgan, Hailey Lyndsey, Abbi Harkness, Raela McCrory, and Skielar Forman placed 4th. Our senior creed speaking contestant Hailey Lindsey placed 8th, and our senior quiz team consisted of Callie Click, Mckenna Mannes, and Abbi Harkness. We had two greenhand competing teams with our greenhand creed speaker Lizzy Haggler placing 5th. Our greenhand chapter conducting team placed 3rd at district and advanced to area where they placed 8th. This team consisted of Gavin Winn, Allie Sims, Jamie Otis, Sadie Thompson, Gavin Haldrin, Kenleigh Ward, and Skielar Forman. The New Diana Trap Shooting team competed at the Hooks FFA trap shoot on November 15th. The A team consisting

of Dalton Burks, Connor Walton,Jared Garrett, and Sam Benson where Reserve Champions after a shoot-off for a 1st place tie. Sam Benson was also named 2nd high individual shooter. Altogether, New Diana FFA has enjoyed numerous successful events this fall and we look forward to the rest of the year. -Abbi Harkness New Diana FFA chapter reporter

All-Region

All-Region is an individual competition where students prepare two challenging etudes, intended to push the student to a higher level of performance, and eight scales. Students compete against other students from our region for a spot in the MS All-Region band, which is made up of the best students from the region. We are proud to announce that these students have made the South Zone Middle School All-Region band. We are also equally proud of all of the hard work all of the students put in this year! Abigail Schafer-Clarinet Jaden Dodson-Clarinet Sophia Carder-Alto Saxophone Jacob Newland-Alto Saxophone Emma Sebren-Trumpet Dalton Malone-Trumpet Alyson Martinez-French Horn Brendan Donaghy-Trombone Ryan Delorme-Trombone Jacob Johnston-Tuba Anthony Sanchez-Tuba Sean Rodgers-Percussion These students made an alternate chair: Jamie Otis-Clarinet Christa Shadowen-Clarinet Adian Delorme-French Horn Cain Molina-Baritone The following students made the HS All-Region band and three students advanced to compete at the area level for the opportunity to make the Texas All-State Band. Carlie Rodgers-Clarinet, 6th chair Wind Ensemble Area advancement Kenzie Futrell—Clarinet, 16th chair, Symphonic Band. Cooper Holland-- Percussion, 10th chair Symphonic Band PercussionArea advancement Brent Schafer---Baritone, 2nd Chair Symphonic Band Zach Johnson -Tuba, 4th chair Wind Ensemble, Area advancement Molly Rudd—Flute, 11th chair Symphonic Band

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Become part of the excitement at NDISD Greetings everyone to our spring edition of the Eagle Eye. Our second semester began when students returned from their holiday break. Graduation is on the horizon and will be held at the LeTourneau Belcher Center on May 23, 2019. Our phase II construction expansion project of the Robert F. Hunt elementary campus continues despite the very wet conditions these past few weeks. Continue to look for updates on our website at www.ndisd.org and look for the

construction link on our main page. For our senior citizens, please remember our second Wednesday of the month 12pm luncheons along with receiving a senior pass to any of our athletic events. Please note we will not have a senior luncheon in the month of March. As with many small communities the hub of activity will often center around its schools. New Diana ISD encourages everyone to be a part whether it's attending

a board meeting an athletic event, band concert or perhaps volunteering through one of our campus PTO's. Whichever it may be, we look forward to your being an active participant. A lot of events are happening as we enter into the warmer months and hope you will want to be a part the excitement. Superintendent

Carl Key

How I Can Help My Child Succeed in School In past years, educating children was a task primarily left up to the public schools. Today however, in a very competitive global economy constantly being transformed through technological advancements and the need for postsecondary college and university preparation just to compete for jobs, the need for parental involvement with their children’s education at all levels is crucial. Parents and schools must become partners and work together to foster a “can do” attitude needed by students to learn the skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century. However, school programs and activities aimed at developing and maintaining partnerships with parents

and families decline with each grade level and decrease dramatically as students transition to middle grades. This has to change. Decades of research show why parent engagement is so important. When parents are engage their students have: · higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates; · better school attendance; · increased motivation, better self-esteem; · lower rates of suspension; · decreased use of drug and alcohol; · fewer instances of violent behavior. Family participation in education is twice as predictive of students’ academic success as family socioeconomic status.

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So regardless of family income, the more parents participate in the education of their children at all levels in meaningful ways, the better for student achievement. Regardless of how much money families earn or whether or not parents understand advanced math, they can have a positive impact on their child’s success in school! Here are a few examples of what parents and families can do. Families whose children are doing well in school exhibit the following characteristics: • Establish a daily family routine. Examples: Providing time and a quiet place to study, assigning responsibility for household chores, being firm about bedtime/curfew and having family meals. • Monitor out-of-school activities. Examples: Setting limits on television watching, internet/cell phone usage, checking up on children when parents are not at home, arranging for after-school activities and supervised care. • Model the value of learning, selfdiscipline, and hard work. Examples: Communicating through questioning and conversation, demonstrating that achievement comes from working hard. Talk with children regularly about what they are “learning” in school. • Express high but realistic expectations for achievement. Examples: Setting goals and standards that are appropriate for children’s age and maturity, recognizing and encouraging special talents, informing friends and family about success, set family goals and monitor them throughout the year as a family. • Encourage children’s development/progress in school. Examples: Maintaining a warm and supportive home, showing interest in children’s progress at school, helping with homework, discussing the value of a good

education and possible career options, meet your children’s teachers and school staff and stay in touch with them. Volunteer for the PTO, attend student activities such as concerts, sporting events, science fairs, and back to school nights. (When parents come to school regularly it reinforces the view in the child’s mind that school and home are connected and that school is an integral part of the whole family’s life. • Encourage reading, writing and discussions among family members. Examples: Reading to children, listening to children read and talking about what is being read. Keep in mind that sometimes children aren’t always receptive to our attempts to engage with their education. But no matter how it feels when your child throws a temper tantrum or voices his or her discontent with your involvement or are more interested in their cell phone or friends, the influence of parents is powerful. So get involved and stay involved. Your children’s future may depend on it! Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Scott Farler

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New Diana Hosts over 30 Colleges

November 7th, 2018 - a normal Wednesday for most was riddled with anticipation at the high school. It has been years since we have hosted colleges, and on this day, we went big. New Diana High School hosted well over 30 Colleges, Careers and Military personnel in our gym. We also wanted to share the wealth, so we invited three other high schools to attend. Being a small school has its perks; however, one drawback is that most big name colleges don't want to or make time to come visit with one little school like

us. Choosing to extend the invitation was a big incentive to get 4 year colleges here, and it worked. With the help of my registrar, Cari Roberts, and various coworkers that worked alongside us, we were able to secure enough colleges that made this day worth everything we had done leading up to it. Entering the gym packed with excitement over the prospect of visiting with well over 250 students was ringing in our ears, as we waited for our kids to be released. Once inside, our students were able to learn about various occupations, such as SWAT, Texas Game Wardens, cosmetology as well as real estate, banking, and oil drilling. We had Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and National Guard. We also had two and four year universities from Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. It was a learning experience for all, and we are excited to begin our plans for a bigger

and better outcome next year. We want to extend a huge thank you to Megan Miller, Heather Crawford, and the maintenance staff for helping prepare and set up, ChicFil-A on 4th Street for donating breakfast, and 5M BBQ for donating lunch for our vendors. We would like to thank all were involved in making this day possible, as we couldn't have done it without each and every one of you. Counselor Christy Jaap

for escape room challenges. This has the opportunity to cross multiple levels of curriculum and effect many different students. Any time you can teach kids and they have a good time in the process it allows for those techniques to be instilled and easily remembered when time to apply them in a regular classroom setting. The second grant that was awarded was at the high school level. This grant is going towards a new hydration system that is being installed. So germs are not easily passed, this system allows water bottles to filled easily and there is a filtration piece to it as well. This allows the students carry their water bottles and fill them throughout the day. The third and final grant that

Coming Events January 18 - March 18

January 18 Elementary 1st Semester Awards Kindergarten GT Nomination Deadline January 19 Middle School Winter Dance January 21 Student Holiday (MLK Holiday) Fall Athletic Banquet January 23-24 Staff - Learning Keys-Data Walks January 25 3 Week Grading Period January 30 4th Grade NAEP Testing

Education Foundation

It’s always fun to give back. On October 5th the New Diana Education Foundation had the opportunity to do that. Over the last couple of years we have held the annual Father/Daughter dance to raise funds for the foundation. The money raised at that event goes to help out teachers in their classrooms go above and beyond. At the beginning of the school year we offered up a chance for the teachers to receive a grant for their classroom. Those that had ideas sent an email describing what they had planned and the way it would affect the students. We had the opportunity to give out three different grants at the start of October. Our middle school grant went to a group of teachers that had the idea

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was given happened at the elementary. These ladies love their students and are looking for fun ways for the kids to learn and be comfortable throughout the day. Most of us remember sitting in very uniform desks all day long. This grant went to a couple of teachers that like to change things up. They want to have unconventional seating their classes. Go check it out when you have a chance. The New Diana Education Foundation enjoys having the opportunity to do these types of things for our teachers. Every year when we do this, the teachers really enjoy getting that check to spend on their classroom and students. The only way we are able to do this successfully is by raising money. Our annual Father/ Daughter dance will be coming up February 9th. So put that on your calendar and we look forward to seeing everyone there. Education Foundation President Josh Sims

February 4-8 National School Counselors Week February 5 Hoops for Heart Kick-off (RFH West & East) February 9 Education Foundation Father/ Daughter Dance February 11 Regular Board Meeting February 13 Senior Citizen Luncheon February 15 End of 4th Six Weeks February 18-22 Kindness Week February 18 Student Holiday/Staff Professional Development February 19 Begin 5th Six Weeks

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Communities in Schools

ROBERT F. HUNT ELEMENTARY AND COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS Tis the Season never looked as wonderful as it did this year for Robert F. Hunt and Communities in Schools!! The Holiday Food Drive started off slow but ended very strong! Approximately 800 – 1,000 non perishable items were collected to be donated to Diana United Fund for the Holiday Food Boxes that were given to our families and community members this season. New Diana High School PALS were very helpful in picking up the items and transporting them to First Baptist Church of Diana. Christmas Angels was a HUGE success this holiday season!! Many organizations, families, individuals, Communities in Schools and last, but not least R.F. Hunt Faculty and Staff donated their money, time and effort to make sure all children would enjoy a Christmas. Each year Nancy Essary, Site Coordinator for Communities in Schools, partners with anonymous donors, organizations, families and individuals to help them adopt an Angel(s). A lot of hours, communication, shopping, wrapping and hugs go into a successful adoption of an Angel. Finally, the sweetest act of love during the season is the JEANS PASS PROGRAM! R.F. Hunt Faculty and Staff purchase a ticket to wear jeans for so many days for so many dollars. The program raised approximately $1,200.00

to be used in purchasing gifts for the Christmas Angels this year. After the money was raised, a personal R.F. Hunt Angel Shopper begins the challenge of getting each Angel their wishes. We are truly blessed to have our very own Angel Shopper that does such an amazing job each year. Approximately $4,000.00 was given in gifts this season from organizations, families, individuals, Communities in Schools and R.F. Hunt Faculty and Staff! CIS Coordinator, Ms. Essary was even able to give a desktop computer to a family which was made possible by an anonymous donor. What a wonderful way to share the spirit of giving and begin our holiday break! Thank you to everyone who gave to the Holiday Food Drive and to the Christmas Angels! Also, a GREAT BIG SHOUT OUT TO NDHS PALS for all their time, effort and hearts in helping make both of these events possible! CIS Coordinator

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Principal Teresa Beckham

The first semester has come to a close and what a busy semester it was. As always, October was super busy. The New Diana Volunteer Fire Department came to the campus to discuss fire prevention with the students as October is Fire Prevention Month. We celebrated Red Ribbon week with a different theme each day. Our counselors visited every classroom and showed the video “Spookly” as October is Bully Prevention Month. We had several students and classes participate in contests at this year’s Yamboree. Mrs. Dickerson’s class baked a pie and won a ribbon and 5th grader Rowan Smith won the Poetry contest. Several of our students showed their livestock projects at the livestock show. We had movie nights, book parades, football games, field trips, fundraisers, “Think Olympics”, and much more. Whew! In November, we had the famous Thanksgiving Feast our cafeteria provides. I think we had our biggest turn out of parents and families this year. Our Kindergarteners performed their Thanksgiving play. We celebrated the 50th day of school with our kindergarteners dressing up in 50’s attire to celebrate the day. School pictures were taken during the month of November. Our

veterans were honored with a Veteran’s Day program and luncheon and the Wounded Warriors came through our town. Our GT students participated in Academic Rodeo and made it to the finals. They will compete in the finals in February. Our students went on more field trips and we hosted our first “Camp Read-a-Lot”. Whew!! December! WOW! The music department hosted several singing/caroling events. Speaking of singing, the high school GLEE club walked our halls singing Christmas carols. Our students competed in the UIL Academic event held in Ore City. The Gilmer Rotary Club handed out dictionaries to all of our 3rd Grade students. Santa Claus came for a visit! We had a Polar Express day including hot chocolate and pajamas! Then we finished it off with Christmas parties!!!! WHEW!!!! To say we have been busy is putting it mildly. In all of the excitement learning has been the top priority. Everyone on campus is focused on student learning. I couldn’t be more proud as I walk the halls and listen to conversations. Kids are talking about books. The work posted in the hallways demonstrates just how hard everyone is working. We have kindergarteners who know 100 sight words and Pre-K students writing their names! What a great place to be!!

Elementary UIL

ELEMENTARY

By UIL Coordinator Kerry Krienke Elementary UIL

Robert F. Hunt 2nd through 5th grade students competed in the elementary UIL contest held December 7 at Ore City Elementary. Several of our students placed in the various events. Those students placing were: Individual 4th Place -5th Gr. Chess Tanner Miller 2nd Place -Creative Writing 2nd Grade Hannah Humphrey 3rd Place -Creative Writing 2nd Grade Ryder Evans 4th Place -5th Grade Music Memory Ava Smith 4th Place -4th Grade Number Sense Christian Gomez 6th Place -5th Grade Number Sense Bailee Hagler 1st Place -3rd Grade Ready Writing Bailey Hudnall 2nd Place -5th Grade Social Studies Reed Morris 4th Place-5th Grade Social Studies Peyton Downs 6th Place -3rd Grade Spelling Bailey Hudnall 2nd Place -4th Grade Spelling Hudson Blundell 4th Place -4th Grade Spelling Sylar Pendarvis 3rd Place -2nd Grade Storytelling Charlie Goen 6th Place -2nd Grade Storytelling Regan Pringle 2nd Place -3rd Grade Storytelling Layla Elrod 5th Place -3rd Grade Storytelling Charlie Burris Teams Placing 3rd Place- 5th Grade Chess – Tanner Miller, Nevah Ferrer, Gavin Averett, Alt. Taryn Reece 3rd Place- 4th Grade Number Sense –Lilly Dorsett, Christian Gomez, Jaxon Shillings,Alt. Brennan Bryant 1st Place-- 5th Grade Social Studies –Hunter Brian, Reed Morris, Peyton Downs, Alt. Peyton Bransford 2nd Place- 4th Grade Spelling-Sylar Pendarvis, Hudson Blundell, Melanie Hernandez, Alt. Amberly Petrick 3rd Place- 3rd Grade Spelling-Bailey Hudnall, Chole Gibson, Ashlyn Howell, Alt. Hailee Cothron Students practiced during and after school to compete in the events. Thank you to all the students and coaches for the extra time and effort it took to compete. Later in the Spring we will travel to G-Force for a time of celebration for working so hard. Medals and awards will be given out in our awards assembly January 18th.

Congratulations Jacob!

Principal Teresa Beckham

Fall 2018 Recap and What Lies Ahead in 2019 By: Tiffany Davlin

Your RFH East & West Campus PTO is excited about all the successes in 2018 and looking forward to 2019 and all that it will bring! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! We are happy to announce that the 2nd Annual Mother-Son Dance will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 6-8 in the Cafeteria located by the East Campus. It was a fantastic event last year, with lots of memories made and we look forward to a bigger and better time this year! This event is open to all school aged boys in the community and their moms/grandmas/aunts, etc. More information will come shortly on our Facebook page “Robert F. Hunt Elementary PTO East and West Campus” – so stay tuned. We will need volunteers to help and always encourage attendance at meetings to share ideas to make each event a success! Big Kahuna Fundraiser Update: Thank you to all who participated and donated to our fall fundraiser. Your efforts helped make this our most successful fundraiser yet! With the funds raised, we were able to purchase some much-needed recess equipment for our East Campus and fulfill teacher requests on both East & West campuses. Part of the funds were earmarked to contribute to the marquee planned for the West Campus that we hope will follow shortly after the completion of the school construction currently in progress. Teacher Tree: Another huge thank you to all who fulfilled teacher item requests. This December, a very large number of requests were fulfilled by the generosity of the parents and loved ones of our students. We have heard from many teachers what a Blessing that is to have those needs and requests met, and it wouldn’t have been a success without the generosity of so many. So, THANK YOU to all those who helped with our Teacher Tree! As a reminder, we post meeting announcements and minutes on our Facebook page “Robert F. Hunt Elementary PTO East and West Campus”. The school Facebook pages are also tremendous resources. We also post regular announcements on events, fundraisers and how you can help. Please feel free to reach out to any of the board members with questions or concerns too! You can contact us on Facebook or by emailing RobertFHuntPTO@gmail.com. 2018-2019 RFH Get In On East & West PTO Everything in your Board Members LOCAL Tiffany Davlin School District Robin Hughes Connecting you to the community Megan Miller where you live, work and play! Amanda Murphy Destiny Sheridan Ashley Orr Pick up a copy of New Diana Deanna Smith Eagles Eye to take home with Did you know your local newspaper is a valuable Charity Stark you today! teaching tool? It’s filled with the latest information on all types of important topics, from current events and health and science breakthroughs to mind-opening Amanda Tackett information about the arts, travel and different

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Pre-K & Kindergarten 2018 Holiday sing at Security State Choir Concert Bank On Wednesday, December 12, 2018 the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students were invited to sing at Security State Bank in Diana, Texas. The students worked very hard to learn the Christmas music. There was a huge turnout of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends to watch these kids perform. A special thank you to Mrs. Leah Everett for preparing these students and Security State Bank for inviting us. Teacher Ginger Pope

December 18, 2018 was the First Annual New Diana Secondary School Holiday Choir Concert! Students were decked out in their best Christmas attire and ready to celebrate the holiday in song! The choir was pleased to include students from Second through Fourth Grade as guest performers. Second Grade began the performance with a traditional version of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and sang “Silent Night” by Gruber. Both songs employed well-choreographed and skillfully-performed motions, and the children sang like angels! Third Grade followed with Beal and Booth’s fun arrangement of “Jingle Bell Rock” and a selection entitled “Christmas Time is Here” by Guaraldi, which featured a small group of singers on a special part. Third Grade’s singing was equally angelic, with well-done and moving choreography. Following Second and Third Grades, Eagle Singers took the stage. Eagle Singers is a special group of fourth and fifth graders that choose extra music instruction. They come to a special rehearsal on Fridays. This group wore lovely blue and gold choir robes over their Christmas attire. Their performance of “One Little Candle” was inspiring. Secondary School Choir performed next, singing “He is Born” arranged by Ruth Artman and reminding us of the true meaning of our celebration. They also performed “Happy Winter” by Jill Galina, which is a partner song with “Frosty the Snowman”. Finally, the choir very much enjoyed performing “White Winter Hymnal”, a song composed by Fleet

Foxes and covered by Pentatonix, w h i c h includes cup percussion. Jennifer Chandler, a junior at New Diana High School, studied and taught this song to the group. Another group of honored guest performers was the Glee club. Glee club is taught by Jennifer Chandler and rehearses after school. The group performed “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Pola and Wyle and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Martin and Blane. This group integrated full choreography. Soloists included Jennifer Chandler and Kinsley McElwee. These ladies gave an engaging performance and were a great benefit to the program. The Finale group, Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade performed together. They opened with “Goin’ On a Sleigh Ride” by Sally Albrecht. This is an energetic partner song with “Over the River” and “Jingle Bells”. Finally, and just for fun, they concluded our program with a nostalgic rendition of “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC. The program was quite well attended and, thanks to the efforts of many noble volunteers, ran smoothly. Please stay tuned for news of a Spring Choir concert. We hope you will join us. Choir Director Stephanie Phillips

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SPORTS

Swimming New Diana has a Swim Team. For the first time in 5 years NDISD has a swimmer competing at the UIL level. The first swimmer to come through was Garrett Mayeaux and he went on the be a very successful triathlete at Texas A&M University. Now we have a freshman, Kaden Sims, who is diving off the blocks. He has competed in several events this fall. Swim is a little different from other sports at the UIL level. In other sports athletes compete against mainly against their own classification, but with swim Kaden competes with every classification from 5A down to 1A. There have been times that he has

gone to meets where teams have as many as 60 athletes on their team and he is there competing as the lone swimmer from New Diana. Kaden, when asked about it said this, “Its different than other sports I’ve been involved in. It’s more fun with others there with you. It would be awesome to find three more guys to do it so we could have a relay!”

HIGH SCHOOL

FOOTBALL Despite our 3-7 record this year, the 2018 New Diana Eagle Football Team grew tremendously this year. After graduating over half our Team from the previous year, we had a lot of new faces filling big roles on our football team. We missed out on making the playoffs this year by one game and are thrilled and hungry for another opportunity next year while returning 18 varsity players on our team. Our JV football team also had a slow start, but was able to build steam and finish on a positive note as well, winning several district ball games. We’ve had a tremendous offseason so far and are continuing to build upon our foundation that has been set. We had several accolades from district 11-3A Division 2. Jacob Choyce- District Utility Player of the Year, Isaiah Martinez- 1st Team Offensive Lineman, Carson Willeford- 1st Team Linebacker,

Cooper Holland- 2nd Team Linebacker, Zane Freeman- 2nd Team Linebacker/Hon. Mention Punter, Austin Green- Hon. Mention Wide Receiver, Darren Manes- Hon. Mention Wide Receiver, Gage Shields- Hon. Mention Linebacker. The highest honor taken by an Eagle Football player this year belongs to Jacob Choyce, who earned 3A 1st Team All-State Defensive Back Honors. Micah Chapman also received 2nd Team Academic All-State Honors for his outstanding grades and effort in the classroom. We want to thank our parents, faculty and staff, administration, and our community for their continued support of our program and are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday and Friday nights again this coming Fall! Travis Chrisman Head Football Coach F.A.M.I.L.Y.

HS Boys Basketball The New Diana Eagles boys’ basketball team finished up the first semester with a 5-12 record. The season got off to a fast start with the Eagles playing their first 14 games in a span of 20 days, with all but 2 of those games being played away from home. With district play beginning, the Eagles will enjoy a more balanced home and away schedule from here on out. To date, the Eagles have been able to come away with notable road wins at rival Union Grove and against Harleton to go with a recent home win over Overton heading into District play. The Eagles have received a balanced effort on most nights with numerous individuals contributing in various statistical categories. Noah

He has taken the challenge and has had some good success as a freshman. His first meet was Lufkin at the end of September. At this meet he swam 5 races and placed in the top 8 overall in each race with a third place finish in the back stroke being his best finish. He was named

Morrison, Dylan Abernathy, Jordan Samples, Silas Mitchell, Tevin Lloyd, Colton Hightower, and Kelsey Bogue have all reached double figures this year in either points or rebounds. The Eagles will need to continue to build upon this collective, balanced approach in order to be successful the remainder of the season and look forward to your continued support the rest of the way!

the top freshman at the meet and placed 4th overall amongst 50+ swimmers. He has swam at Nacogdoches, Texarkana, and a couple of other places. In UIL events he must choose only two events to swim. The two that he has decided to swim are the 500 Freestyle and the 200 IM. The 500 is a fairly long race. Its 20 laps in a 25 yard pool. The race takes about five minutes to complete and he is pretty gassed once the race is over. The 200 IM is his favorite race. He does each stroke beginning the butterfly, then the backstroke, breast stroke and finishes up with the freestyle.

HS Girls Basketball The 2018-2019 basketball season has gotten off to a great start for our Lady Eagles. Our girls have an 8-9 record heading into district play, which includes a 2nd place finish in the McLeod Basketball tournament! The Lady Eagles have 7 seniors and 3 sophomores on their varsity roster and have 1 goal in mind entering district play...PLAYOFFS! Head coach Charlie Downs says “These girls are awesome to coach. I am blessed to have girls who work so hard during practice and want to get better. This group of girls is setting the example for our girls program to follow for years to come here at New Diana. I think we are heading in the right direction one day at a time. Our motto is prACTice Like a Champion, and our girls are working every day to build a championship mentality for our girls basketball program…”

As the season continues, please take the time to come out and support the Lady Eagles as they battle for a spot in the playoffs this year. Our girls are working hard to represent New Diana on the court, and with continued community support, we know great things will come! IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A LADY EAGLE! Head Coach Charlie Downs


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High School

Baseball

The 2019 Eagles will be a year older. We will certainly miss Cole Willeford and Jacob Burton but the rest of the team will return from an 1811 team that were a Region 2 Area Finalist with 7 sophomore starters on the field. We are in a new district (15AAA) so we say goodbye to White Oak and Beckville bu al team offense besides the hitting part with emphasis on putting pressure on the bases and utilizing the bunt game. We need to score by any way we can and be proactive and creative because we all know that hitting is one of the hardest things to do in all of sports. Cade Medlin, Austin Green, Addison Holt return from a very strong pitching staff last season. Senior Landon Ferguson can play a big role both on the mound and at the plate(2nd on the team in HR’s). Isaiah Martinez, Cody Stanley, and Cooper Holland will be 3 year letterman on this squad that were part of the 2017 District Championship team as freshman. I am looking for that early experience to payoff this spring. Sophomores Darren Manes, Landon Chapman and Juniors Peyton Nevill, Noah Morrison, Austin and Aaron Simons along with senior Blake Duncan and Micah Chapman will compete for spots on the varsity and try to fill the voids left by our seniors last season.. In honor of my first class (Class of 2017) and Coach Hunter Millican who left as our assistant baseball coach (now our Head Golf Coach) we have adopted the word MOXEY as our team motto. It was term that I heard a lot that season and it is more of team fun joke thing. When you see one of them please feel free to ask. I want this bunch to play with confidence and with some MOXEY(an edge and attitude). They are no longer young “pups” it is time for them to grow up and step up and we intend to do just that in 2019. Head Coach Bernie Martinez

HS Softball

The 2019 softball season is upon us. This year’s tryouts will be held Saturday, January 19th for the 27 girls that have signed up to play. The program this year is returning 7 varsity players from the 2018-2019 season; including seniors Joelle Newton, Mckenna Manes, Madi Brown, Chasity Godwin; juniors Karly Meshell, Heather Zook; and sophomore Haley Manns. This years team will be introduced to two new coaches; Head Coach D.J. Dunn and Assistant Coach Charlie Downs. Coach Downs was previously the head coach at Big Sandy and joins the program with 14 years of coaching experience. Coach Dunn was a 2003 graduate of New Diana where she was a member of the first-ever softball team at New Diana in 2000. While at Diana, Coach Dunn received numerous awards for her softball performance including being name TGCA All-State catcher her junior year. She has previously been the head coach at Daingerfield for the past 5 years. This year the expectations will be high as the girls take the field coming off a great run in playoffs last year. “Even though the program lost some great players from last year I believe we have the potential to be just as successful this year it will be just a matter of finding the right role for everyone that will give the team this best opportunity for success,” says Dunn. “The girls will be expected to come out and compete, play with passion, and always put their team first.” Downs and I are very excited to get the season started and see what the future holds for us this year. Head Coach DJ Dunn

NEW DIANA EAGLES BASEBALL VA SIT& SCHEDULE  2019 

Day Date   

Monday Friday  Monday  Saturday      Thursday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Saturday      Thursda​y  Friday  Saturday    Tuesday  Friday  Saturday  Tuesday  Friday  Tuesday  Friday  Saturday  Tuesday  Friday  Tuesday  Friday  Tuesday  Friday  Saturday  Tuesday  Friday  Tuesday  Friday 

2/4 2/   2/12  2/16      2/21  2/21  2/22  2/23  2/23      2/2   3/1  3/2    3/    3/   3/9  3/12  3/1   3/19  3/22  3/23  3/2   3/29  4/2  4/   4/9  4/12  4/13  4/1   4/19  4/23  4/2  

Opponent/Event

Location

Time

Spring Hill Mineola  White Oak  Winns#oro  Non-District 

Tidwell Memorial

6:00pm 6:00pm  5:00pm  12:00pm      5:00pm  7:00pm  1:00pm  1:00pm  3:00pm      Driller Park  Driller Park  Driller Park    7:00pm  TBA  TBA  7:00pm  7:00pm  7:00pm  7:00pm  1:00pm  7:00pm  7:00pm  7:00pm  7:00pm  7:00pm  7:00pm  2:00pm  7:00pm  7:00pm  7:00pm  7:00pm 

Pre-season/Scrimmages

Mineola

W.O. City Park Tidwell Memorial 

Sunnyvale Invitational Tournament

Colleyville Covenant Central eihts  Van  Mabank  Sunnyvale    Kilgore’s Oil Belt Classic  TBA  TBA  TBA  District 1 -3A  Tatum*  TBA  TBA  Hughes Springs*  Waskom*  Elysian Fields*  Ore City*  Benton(LA.)  Daingerfield*  Jefferson*  Tatum*  Hughes Springs*  Waskom*  Elysian Fields*  Brook ill  Ore City*  Daingerfield*  Jefferson​*  Kilgore 

  Sunnyvale  Sunnyvale  Sunnyvale  Sunnyvale  Sunnyvale      TBA  TBA  TBA   

Tidwell Memorial

TBA TBA 

Hughes Springs Tidwell Memorial 

Elysian Fields

Tidwell Memoria​l Tidwell Memorial  Tidwell Memorial 

Jefferson Tatum 

Tidwell Memorial

Waskom

Tidwell Memorial

Brook Hill Ore City  Daingerfield 

Tidwell Memorial

Driller Park

***Senior Night **Strikeout Cancer Night **Athletes That Care Night *15AAA District Game   COACHES:  Bernie Martinez - Head Coach (3rd Season))  Tyler Zapata – Varsity Assistant/Head JV Coach (1st season))   

ADMINIST

ATION:

Bernie Martinez – Boys Athletics Coordinator Mark Ferrer - Principal Carl E. Key – Superintendent  

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Revised 10/29/2018

DATE Jan. 26th Jan. 29th Feb. 1st Feb. 5th Feb. 8th Feb. 12th Feb. 14th-16th Feb. 19th Feb. 21st-23rd Feb. 26th Feb. 28th-Mar. 2nd Mar. 5th Mar. 8th Mar. 12th Mar. 15th Mar. 19th Mar. 22nd Mar. 26th Mar. 29th Apr. 2nd Apr. 5th Apr. 9th Apr. 12th Apr. 16th

OPPONENT Sabine/Overton Scrim. Longview Scrim. Kilgore/Westwood Scrim. West Rusk Scrim. Gladewater Scim. OPEN Dawg Fight Invitational Harleton Two-Step Tournament *Daingerfield Two-Step Tournament *Jefferson *Tatum *Hughes Springs *Waskom *Elysian Fields ***Ore City *Daingerfield *Jefferson *Tatum *Hughes Springs *Waskom **Elysian Fields *Ore City

Head Coach: D.J. Dunn Asst. Coach: Charlie Downs Girl’s Coordinator: Casey Schubert Principal: Mark Ferrer Superintendent: Carl Key

TIME 11:30/1:00 JV 4:30/V 6:00 TBA TBA JV/V Varsity V

LOCATION Sabine Longview Kilgore Home Away Carthage

JV/V 5:30

Lear Park Away

Varsity 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30

Lear Park Home Home Away Home Away Home Home Away Away Home Away Home Away

*District **Senior Night ***Future Lady Eagle Night


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MIDDLE SCHOOL MS Counselor

The counseling department so excited to welcome back our students to school for the spring semester! We are already off to a great start and working hard. I would like to take this opportunity to let you know about some of the things going on at New Diana Middle School in our department. We are using The Counselor Corner, a social skills lesson, on which I have taken a social skill each week from By-Stander Revolution/The Weekly Stand, a positive character trait and its definition, as well as daily quotes for the character trait shared by famous individuals each week. The lessons also contain short video clips from influential individuals that students admire and look up to who describe their own past experiences of dealing with situations pertaining to the skill of the week. The Counselor Corner is read daily over the morning announcements and discussed by classroom teachers with their students. We also provide a counseling referral form for any student to request a meeting with me, their campus counselor. Students may choose to talk to me for such things as; their school work, their family, something private, their class, their friends, about themselves,

MS Principal’s Letter

Welcome back!!!! NDMS had a very busy and productive first semester. We hosted the UIL Academic meet this year and our students did well. Mrs. Conner did an excellent job of planning this monumental event and it went very well. Our students also donated over 600 food items to the Diana United Fund. Our kids continue to do well day in and day out and I couldn’t be more proud of them.

and can deem their need as no hurry, that it is important, or an emergency. During the month of February, we will be celebrating Kindness Week with various activities that students can do to show kindness at school and home as well. STAAR testing will be occurring soon. Our teachers and students have been working diligently towards achieving their goals for success. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at: (903)663-800, ext. 236 or ccoyle@ndisd.org . Counselor Carla Coyle

Middle School PTO Winter Wonderland Dance for New Diana Middle Schoolers by Tiffany Davlin The 5th Annual Winter Dance for New Diana Middle School students will take place on Saturday, January 19th from 7-10 PM in the Cafeteria located near the Administration offices. The theme is “Winter Wonderland” and everything will be decorated in turquoise, silver and white. There will be a candy bar that parents and community members have graciously donated nonchocolate candies for. Offered will be a photo opportunity and our very own Coach Downs will be deejaying the event. We are looking forward to another successful dance event and can’t wait to see our kids make fun memories! As a reminder, this event is open to 6-8th grade only. We hope to see yours there! Federally Insured by NCUA

As a reminder, school staff luncheons are held the last Tuesday of each month. The theme for January is “Our Teachers & Staff are ‘Soup’er”- so bring on the soup! February’s theme will be “Heart Healthy”, so be brainstorming on healthy lunch items you can contribute to feed our teachers and staff that do so much for our kids and community. As always, we thank the parents of our students and community members for all their donations of time, money and supplies. Our success truly depends on volunteers and donors – we appreciate you! With Appreciation, Your 2018-2019 NDMS PTO Board, Paige Brewer, “Nana” Flo Callahan, Tiffany Davlin, Kimberly Howard, Sheri Robinson and Ezzy Rodgers

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The Second semester promises to just as busy and productive as the first. We will finish out Basketball and get into track season as the weather warms. Also, we will continue to prepare for the testing that happens in the Spring. Our kids have been working hard toward this and will do well. It is hard to believe

but the Spring Semester is already here. Thank you, John Gross

MS Theatre Arts During the fall season when sports take center stage, a dedicated group of New Diana Middle School students waited patiently “in the wings” for their chance to take the spotlight. The MS OAP company, preparing for their performance of “How to Succeed in Medicine Without Really Trying,” took the District stage on December 7th of 2018. Despite the award-winning recognitions received by seventh grader Gracie Nolley (Honor Crew), eighth grader Symry Mitchell (AllStar Cast), and sixth grader Alexis Medlin (Honorable Mention AllStar Cast), New Diana took 5th place in the MSOAP District contest. “I am proud of all the students in the company for their efforts,” said Director Travis House. “We faced a lot of challenges this year. Eligibility affected some of our more experienced performers just before contest, and the department was more active this fall compared to last year. I am super proud of all the 6th graders who stepped up and filled the open roles before contest.” In her first year in One Act Play,

sixth grader Katy St. Clair found herself in the leading role in her first ever attempt as a performer. Also beginning in their first year of One Act Play were sixth graders Noah Randle, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Sadie Starr, Alexis Medlin, Cannon Willeford and Kelleigh Averett. Mr. House emphasized that while they fell short of their goal, the large number of first year students to the company means the department is growing. “This is the next generation of New Diana performers. They’re dedicated, talented, and already asking about the next show. We are going to train and build on what we learned, and be ready for next year!” If any students or parents are interested in getting connected with the Theatre Department, he can be reached anytime via email at rhouse@ndisd.org. Director Theatre Arts Randal House


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UIL Uil Coordinator Teri Conner MS Boys Football ART - 6th 2nd Place -Olivia Cardner, 5th Place - Zarayah Ross 3rd Place Team - Avery Howard, Olivia Carder, Zarayah Ross, Chloe Bonnette and Avery Cowen ART - 8th 3rd Place - Lizzy Hagler Chess Puzzle - 8th 6th Place - Brendan Donaghey Dictionary Skills - 6th 3rd Place Team - Brooklyn Watson, Canon Willeford, Aaron Weathermon Dictionary Skills - 7th 3rd Place - Blake Widon, 4th Place - Cole Oney 3rd Place Teams - Cole Oney, Blake Widon and Tyler Vinh Dictionary Skills - 8th 3rd Place - Sophia Carder, 4th Place - Katelyn St. Clair, 6th Place - Ashley Orona 2nd Place Teams - Sophia Carder, Kateyn St. Clair, Ashley Orona Editorial Writing 6th 5th Place - Rachel Robertson Impromptu Speaking - 6th 4th Place Keira Oliver, 6th Place Rachel Robertson Impromptu Speaking - 8th 1st Place - Christ Whistle, 4th Place - Jacob Newland Listening - 6th 2nd Place - Colt McDowell, 5th Place - Liam Donaghey 2nd Place Teams - Colt McDowell, Liam Donaghey, Nicolas Case Listening - 7th 6th Place - Mary Haynes Listening - 8th 3rd Place - Katherine Yount, 5th Place - Avery Cowen 2nd Place Teams - Katherine Yount, Avery Cowen, Layla Stapleton

Maps, Graphs, Charts - 7th 3rd Place Teams - Cohle Sherman, Grayson Howard, Daylen George Maps, Graphs, Charts - 8th 4th Place - Katherine Yount 2nd Place Teams - Kamrin Woodall, Katherine Yount, Tori Ward Modern Oratory - 6th 4th Place - Liam Donaghey, 6th Place - Kiera Oliver Music Memory - 7th 2nd Place - Matthew Smith 2nd Place Teams - Collin Caroll, Gracie Pierce, Abby Shafer, Reagan Reece, Matthew Smith Oral Reading 6th 3rd Place - Noah Randle Ready Writing - 6th 1st Place - Rachel Robertson Science 1 3rd Place - Ryan Delorme 3rd Place Teams - Anthony Sanchez, Tyler Vinh and Ryan Delorme Social Studies - 6th 1st Place - Colt McDowell 1st Place Teams - Colt McDowell, Canon Willeford, Liam Donaghey Social Studies - 7th 2nd Place - Cohle Sherman 2nd Place Teams - Cohle Sherman, Laina Vale, Austin Kerns Social Studies - 8th 1st Place - Gavin Winn 3rd Place Teams - Cohle Sherman, Laina Vale, Austin Kerns Spelling - 6th 1st Place - Olivia Carder Spelling 7th 5th Place - Jagger Walker Spelling 8th 3rd Place - Kaleigh McCurry

2019 New Diana Track Schedule Date

Meet

Place

Teams

Feb 28 (Thursday)

Gladewater JH Invitational

Gladewater

7/8 B & G

March 1 (Friday)

Dee Mackey Relays

Union Grove

JVB/VG/VB

March 4 (Monday)

JH Rebel Relays

Ore City

7/8 B & G

March 7 (Thursday)

Bill Secord Relays

Spring Hill

JVB/VG/VB

March 19 (Tuesday)

Bulldog Relays

Queen City

7/8 B & G

March 23 (Saturday)

Daingerfield Invitational

Daingerfield

JVB/VG/VB

March 25 (Monday)

Eagle Relays

New Diana

7/8 B& G

March 28 (Thursday)

Eagle Relays

New Diana

JVB/VG/VB

April 1 (Monday)

District Track Meet

Ore City

7/8 G

April 2 (Tuesday)

District Track Meet

Waskom

7/8 B

April 4 (Thursday)

Tommy Atkins Relays

White Oak

April 10, 11 (Wed, Thurs)

District Track Meet

April 18 (Thursday)

New Diana Middle School Football Sees Success The New Diana 7th and 8th grade teams each had a solid football season. Both teams finished right around the .500 mark with the 8th grade team finishing 2-4 and the 7th grade team finishing 3-3. Each team grew as a unit and performed better as the year progressed. The 8th grade team started the year strong with wins over Paul Pewitt and Ore City before facing a tough end of schedule stretch. Most important is the development of the players as the season advanced. Several players had to learn new positions and play in situations they were unaccustomed to due to different in-game situations. These circumstances will set the players up for success in the future when they make the jump to high school football next fall.

The 7th grade team had wins versus Queen City, Paul Pewitt and Elysian Fields this season. For many on the team, this was their first year playing organized football. Each day and practice was an opportunity to learn the rules, the playbook, and where to line up. Each game showed significant improvement on their physicality and their game speed. Next season should show continued development and success as they make the move to playing 8th grade football. Coach Gaston McDorman

This volleyball season was all about grit. Our Lady Eagles played their hearts out each play. It was a fun season watching them learn and grow into volleyball athletes. In middle school we focus the most on fundamentals like serving and passing, base defense and transitioning, then gradually add attacks and spot serving and jump serving. The 7th grade class was a great group of athletes, most of which had never played volleyball before stepping on the court in August. They had a lot of fundamental success as the season progressed from getting serves over the net consistently to setting up for an attack. Majority of 7th graders were not getting serves over in the beginning, and about half way into the season almost 100% of them were consistently serving the ball over the net. I am proud of them for keeping at it. We are setting the bar much higher as they become 8th graders and I have no doubt they will meet and exceed our expectations through hard work, grit and determination. The A team ended the season with a 1-6 record in district and 4-10 record overall. The B team finished with a 2-2-3 record in

district and 3-5-3 record overall. The 8th grade class had a little success as 7th graders, and several athletes played year round to improve their game. They were pushed to their maximum day in and out. The competition becomes a lot steeper in 8th grade, and this group of athletes fought to hold their own. If they were going to lose it was going to be a battle, and I am proud of them for that. They were expected to get serves over the net each time they were behind the line and set up for attacks each time the ball came over the net. They learned quickly two things: 1. You can’t set up for an attack without a good pass and 2. When you do set up for an attack you often get a kill. They did an amazing job pushing themselves and their teammates to be successful. I see great things for them as they become high school athletes. The A team wrapped up the season with a 4-3 record in district and 7-7 record overall. The B team finished with a 1-5-1 record in district and 1-8-2 record overall.

MS Girls Volleyball

Coaches Jordan Boothe and Sarah Maniscalco

N ​ ew Diana High School Golf

2019 Schedule Varsity Boys   Date

​Event

​Course

​Start Time

Feb 6

Bullard Invitational

Emerald Bay

9:30 AM

Feb 11

Lobo Invitational

Pinecrest

9:00 AM

Feb 25

Hallsville Bobcat Classic

Pinecrest

9:00 AM

JVB/VG/VB

Mar 4

Quitman Tournament

The Links at Lands End

TBD

Tatum

JVB/VG/VB

Mar 8

Pine Tree Twisted 54

Wood Hollow

8:00 AM

Area Track Meet

TBA

VG/VB

Mar 9

Pine Tree Twisted 54

Pinecrest

8:00 AM

April 26 & 27 (Fri-Sat)

Regional Track Meet

Whitehouse

VG/VB

Mar 20

New Diana Spring Shootout

Alpine

9:00 AM

May 9-11 (Thurs-Sat)

State Track Meet

UT Austin

VG/VB

Mar 25

All Saints Invitational

The Cascades

9:00 AM

April 1

Quitman Invitational

Oak Hurst

TBD

TBD

District

TBD

TBD

TBD

Regional

TBD

TBD

TBD

State

Grey Rock

TBD

​Course

​Start Time

Head Boys Coach – Kendal Jackson kjackson@ndisd.org Head Girls Coach – Andrew Harbison aharbison@ndisd.org Boys Coordinator – Bernard Martinez bmartinez@ndisd.org Girls Coordinator – Casey Schubert cshuber@ndisd.org HS Principal – Mark Ferrer mferrer@ndisd.org MS Principal – John Gross jgross@ndisd.org Superintendent – Carl Key ckey@ndisd.org

 

Varsity Girls   Date

​Event

Feb. 13

Bullard Classic

Emerald Bay

9:30 AM

Feb 19

Cardinal Invitational

Tempest

9:00 AM

Mar 4

ETCHS Invitational

Alpine

8:30 AM

Mar 20

New Diana Spring Shootout

Alpine

9:00 AM

Mar 25

All Saints Invitational

The Cascades

9:00 AM

April 2

Quitman Invitational

Oak Hurst

TBD

TBD

District

TBD

TBD

TBD

Regional

TBD

TBD

TBD

State

Grey Rock

TBD


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HIGH SCHOOL

Principal's Letter Welcome back to school and we look forward to a wonderful Spring 2019 semester. We ended this past semester w i t h wonderful performances by our Choir and Band. Thank you to Ms. Phillips and Mr. Moody for all their hard work in preparing our kids for their concerts. We had several major events this past semester, from our College, Career and Military Day, to our first ever Fall Fest and Waffles with Santa. Our College, Career and Military Day was a tremendous success. Thank you to Ms Jaap and Mrs. Roberts for helping put this together. We had over 30- vendors from colleges, military and industry share information with not just our kids but kids from other schools. We are excited to make this a annual event. Our PTO Fall Fest was a wonderful event. We have upwards of 500-700 visitors at any given time. One of the most impressive aspects was our kids working the booths as well as working the Haunted Hallway. Our little ones shared in laughter and candy. Thank

you to our PTO for helping make sure our little Eagles had a safe and fun place to trick or treat and thank you to our high school kids for volunteering many hours for this event. As the semester came to a close, our NHS students opened up our cafeteria for our first Waffles with Santa. Thank you to Slim Chickens for donating the batter and condiments. We had a very special visit from Santa as well. Our kids did a tremendous job serving and coming up with this idea to serve our community. We are truly blessed to have so many wonderful staff members, volunteers and students come together to help make sure these events were successful. Other major successes this past semester was our NDHS Band earning Best in Class at NAMMB. This is for military style marching. Our volleyball team went 3 rounds deep in the playoff and finished with 30 wins. These are just some highlights from this past semester. As we start the second semester, we will have a very eventful spring in terms of UIL activities. From baseball, softball, tennis, golf, powerlifting, track, Robotics as well as UIL One Act Play. There are several events that we highly encourage our community to come and enjoy. Our kids compete with grit and determination and our communities support is greatly appreciated. We also want to share that our Rockets program continues to work

towards building and funding for the 19 mile high rocket launch. This will be held at White Sands New Mexico. We are also very excited for this opportunity. We want to thank the Education Foundations and other community members for helping us raise funds for our new Water Bottle Station. This vision came to while having conversations with our SHAC Committee last spring. Question arose on how we can better help our kids learn good healthy eating habits. On a prior campus I was at, we had these Water Bottle Stations around and they were utilized a tremendous amount. Again, we thank our community for their continued support for our campus and staff and the SHAC Committee for having these discussions for the betterment of our kids. With so many events going on this Spring, the second semester always seems to fly by. Please take time to check our FaceBook page as well as NDHS Web Page for updated information. We do have our Principals Coffee the last Thursday of each month. We encourage all to come. You do not have to have a child on our campus to participate. This is open to all in our community. Thank you as always for supporting, not just our high school, but all of New Diana ISD. Our student and staff greatly appreciate your continued efforts to help our growth as a district.

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National Honor Society

On December 3, 2018, our National Honor Society hosted the First Annual Waffles with Santa. This event was a huge success. Seeing the smiling faces of children and parents fill our cafeteria made our night. Each one of our members had the chance to serve and engage with the families in our community. Hosting this event was not easy, but after weeks of hard work put in by our President Blayde Weekley and our Advisor Ms. Ashley Moore, we were able to organize a great dinner. A huge thanks to Santa Claus for spreading Christmas cheer. I am grateful for each of the community members and students that participated in this event and helped our National Honor Society flourish. -Emily Pate, Secretary

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The Eagle’s Eye —

January 2019 - 1st Quarter

Profile for American Classifieds/Thrifty Nickel

New Diana Eagles Eye  

Sharing the good news about New Diana ISD

New Diana Eagles Eye  

Sharing the good news about New Diana ISD