Academic Decathlon is the highest level of academic competition in the nation that isn’t about a single event but 10 different events that test the decathletes over multiple skills and disciples. This competition is not a sprint to the finish line but a marathon of student learning and development over the course of a year that tests each competitor’s wit, dedication, and their motivation to excel. Each year the events center around a main theme that is announced the year before. This year’s theme is In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Sickness and Wellness.
The teams are created by using the student’s GPA to place them in one of three divisions. Three members from each of the three divisions make up a team of nine. VARSITY LEVEL: GPA below 2.999 in core courses over the previous two scholastic years. SCHOLASTIC LEVEL: GPA above 3.0 but below 3.749 in core courses over the previous two scholastic years. HONORS LEVEL: GPA above 3.750 in core courses over the previous two scholastic years. Note: For classification purposes a grade in an honors or AP course do not receive extra points in computation of competitive level.
The team of 9 go on to compete in 5 different types of events that will put their mastery of various subjects and disciplines to the test. These events include: Tests of knowledge These 7 multiple choice tests are from the seven Academic Decathlon subjects that center around their knowledge of the 1960's. SCIENCE: The science topic will be an introduction to the biology of cancer. LITERATURE: The literature curriculum will include critical reading, one long work of literature, and selected shorter works. The long work of literature will be the 1818 version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. ART: The art curriculum will include a section on art fundamentals and will largely focus on an exploration of illness and wellness in art. MUSIC: The music curriculum will introduce students to various musical works from across the centuries that will allow them to examine the role of mortality in Western art music. SOCIAL SCIENCE: The social science curriculum will introduce students to the history of healthcare. ECONOMICS: The economics curriculum will cover fundamental economic concepts, microeconomics, and macroeconomics and will also include a thematic section on health economics. MATHEMATICS: The mathematics curriculum will cover algebra and trigonometry. Speech In the prepared speech, you'll speak for up to four minutes on any topic you'd like. Afterward, you'll be asked to speak give an impromptu speech for up to two minutes on a topic you haven't seen before with only one minute to prepare. Interview You will be given 7 minutes to answer questions about the most interesting subject, yourself. The judges will ask you various questions pertaining to your background, interests, and goals. Essay You will be given 50 minutes to write the strongest paper possible on one of 3 prompts that you are given that can be from 6 of the 7 Academic Decathlon subjects- excluding math. Super Quiz Relay This is the one Academic Decathlon event that is open to the public. In this event, each division (Varsity, Scholastic, and Honors) will work together to answer 39 multiple choice questions in front of a live audience with only 10 seconds to deliberate among themselves. Each division will answer 13 questions, 2 from each of the 6 subjects and 1 question of math that they can use a calculator on. After the Varsity division completes their 13 questions, they will sit down as the Scholastic division tries to add points to their score, then the Honors division will answer the final 13 questions to end the relay.
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We endeavor to develop our student-athletes of CCA//Warren into responsible and productive young men and women.
EARL WARREN HIGH SCHOOL --ATHLETIC GUIDELINES
These guidelines have been prepared for you as a prospective athlete at Earl Warren High School. It is our belief that a student who elects to participate in athletics is voluntarily making a choice of self-discipline and self-denial. If we find that a student cannot or will not comply with the established rules and regulations pertaining to his/her academic progress, grooming, training habits, and/or conduct which includes the willingness to accept the decisions of the coaching staff, that student will be removed from the athletic program.
The concept of self-discipline and self-denial is tempered by our responsibility to recognize the rights of individuals while never losing sight of the objectives of the team. It is our opinion that there is no room in high school athletics for students who will not or cannot discipline their minds and bodies for rigorous competition. It is also our opinion that an athlete should be willing to put team goals and team concerns above him or herself. Coaching decisions are first based on what is best for the team and secondly what is best for the/an athlete.
As we strive for excellence, we do not want our student-athletes to be compromised with mediocrity. Our success depends on the inner strength and commitment of all participants.
A. It is the athletes responsibility to:
1. Attend every practice or meeting scheduled, except when ill or otherwise excused by the head coach in advance and to be on time to all practices or meetings. Contact must be made with your coach if you are unable to attend a practice or meeting. Missing practice/competition for club/AAU activities is unacceptable. However, campus UIL activities will take precedence. 2. Pursue and attempt to master the sport you are involved in. 3. Express opinions and ideas in a respectful manner so as not to slander others. 4. Pay charges for lost equipment as set in the codes. 5. Be aware of all rules and regulations for athletic behavior as outlined and conduct himself /herself in accordance with them. 6. Dress and appear in accordance with the standards set by the coordinated effort of the team involved and head coach. 7. Cooperate with the coaching staff in investigation of disciplinary cases and volunteer information relating to an offense. 8. Assist the coaching staff in operating a safe athletic program. 9. Be prepared for each practice or meeting with the necessary materials or equipment. If equipment needs repair – show it to a coach immediately. 10. Exhibit an attitude of respect towards individuals and property. Always conduct himself / herself in a positive manner. 11. Refrain from making profane, insulting, threatening, or inflammatory remarks, or engaging in disruptive behavior. This is to include all social media sites. 12. Seek changes in the athletic guidelines in an orderly and responsible manner through contacting of the head coach and asking for a meeting. 13. Respect the discipline management plan both in the classroom and in athletics.
II. TRAINING RULES (NISD Board Policy):
There are certain training rules and standards you must be willing to accept if you do wish to be an athlete. You must be willing to deny yourself some seemingly pleasurable items that you will be confronted with. You must be able to say “NO” to certain things if you truly desire to excel. It is proven fact that alcohol, tobacco and drugs produce harmful effects on the body and is injurious to the development of human growth both mentally and physically. You cannot compromise athletics with substance abuse.
1. Use of alcohol or tobacco will result in possible removal from the team, pending investigation. Refer to Athletic Code of Conduct.
B. Illegal Drugs:
1. Use or possession of illegal drugs will result in immediate removal from the team, pending investigation. Refer to Athletic Code of Conduct.
III. CONDUCT The younger student-athletes are watching you. The athletes at the nearby middle schools are depending on you to show them how to be the best. They look up to you and will copy you in many ways. Do not do anything to let them down. The conduct of an athlete is closely observed in many areas, thus it is very important that your conduct be above reproach wherever you maybe.
A. On the field of competition:
1. Refrain from using profanity or illegal tactics. 2. Understand that losing is part of the game and that you should be gracious in defeat and modest in victory. 3. Show class whether in victory or defeat by being courteous and congratulate the opponent on a well played game.
B. In the classroom:
1. Respect and adhere to classroom rules and procedures set by the teacher. 2. Be alert and attentive to instruction and complete all assignments on a timely manner. 3. Show respect to your teacher and other students. Horseplay and cutting-up in the classroom are not acceptable, nor approved patterns of behavior. 4. Be on time to class and NEVER cut class or school.
C. On/off campus:
1. Carry a positive attitude and be proud of who you are and what you stand for. 2. Remember because you are an athlete everyone is watching you.
IV. HAZING / BULLYING:
-“intentional or reckless act by one or more persons against a student that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into affiliating with, holding office, or maintaining membership in an organization whose members include students at an educational agency.” ***Hazing / Bullying will not be tolerated and will result in immediate suspension and possible removal from the team, pending investigation. This is to include cyber-bullying on social media sites.
All members of any athletic team are expected to be well groomed. Appearance, expression, and actions always influence people’s opinions of you, the team, the school and the community. Once you have volunteered to be a member of the team, you have made a choice to uphold certain standards expected of athletes in the community. Our standards are set purposefully high. Fads and “cultural” styles may not be approved or acceptable. Our guidelines will stand on the judgment of our athletic coordinator and head coaches as approved by the athletic director and principal.
1. Will be of reasonable length and style. Unnaturally colored, streaked, lined, gaped, patched, pigtails, scorpion-tails, spikes, mo-hawks, and the like will not be acceptable. 2. Sideburns will not extend below the ear and are to be straight, not tapered or flange. 3. Facial hair will not be acceptable. Beards, goatees, or moustaches will not be worn.
B. Dress code:
1. Must be presentably dressed and well-groomed at all times. This includes at school, assemblies, trips, banquets, etc. 2. T-shirts or hats promoting alcoholic beverages, drugs, or even rock/hip-hop/rap groups are not acceptable. 3. Body piercing (other than for earrings on the ears of females) is prohibited. Male athletes will not wear earrings in the athletic building. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, earrings or other jewelry will not be worn during any practice or contest. 4. Tattoos are strongly discouraged. All tattoos should be covered when competing. It is important to note that these grooming standards are in effect for the ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR. THEY ARE NOT “SEASONAL” STANDARDS. Athletes not in compliance can be suspended from participation of any sort, including workouts.
VI. DROPPING OR TRANSFERRING SPORTS:
We encourage all athletes to never give up in competition, and to give their best effort at all times. We believe, when an athlete starts with a team he/she is responsible to see it through to the end. There are occasions, however, when an athlete may find it necessary to drop a sport for good reason. If this is the case, the following procedure must be followed:
1. Talk with your immediate coach, then the head coach of the sport. 2. With mutual understanding, the athlete should be either reinstated into the program or removed from the program. If the athlete is removed by his/her request, a note from the parent or guardian must be received stating that they understand/accept the decision. 3. An athlete quitting a sport can not practice with nor participate on a team in a concurrent season or upcoming season until the season from which the athlete has quit has been completed.
A. UIL compliance:
1. Students beginning ninth grade must have been promoted from a lower grade prior to the beginning of the current school year. 2. Students beginning their second year of high school must have earned 5 credits, which count toward state high school graduation requirements. Students beginning their third year must have earned a total of 10 credits or 5 credits during the 12 months preceding the first day of the current school year. Students beginning their fourth year of high school must have earned a total of 15 credits or 5 credits during the 12 months preceding the first day of the current school year. 3. A student who receives, at the end of any grading period (after the first six weeks of the school year), a grade below 70 in any academic class (other than an identified advanced class) or a student with disabilities who fails to meet the standards in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) may not participate in extracurricular activities for at least 3 school weeks. AN INELIGIBLE STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO PRACTICE WITH THE TEAM. 4. A student regains eligibility when the principal and the teachers determine that he/she has; 1) earned a passing grade (70 or above) in all academic classes, other than those that are advanced, and 2) completed the three school weeks of ineligibility. 5. District policy will dictate the eligibility standards concerning advanced classes. Our primary focus is to help our student-athletes earn the proper credits to graduate from high school while maintaining eligibility to participate in our programs.
VIII. BEHAVIORAL CONTRACTS / Opportunity For Improvement:
Any violation of campus / team guidelines and expectations may result in being placed on a contract for improvement. Contract violation can/will result in removal from the athletic program.
Mr. Varville and Mr. Specht
Warren High School Choirs
Beginner Women’s Choir An all-female ensemble for beginner singers in grades 9-12. Membership is open.
Men’s Choir An all-male ensemble for beginner to intermediate singers in grades 9-12. Membership is open.
Non-Varsity Women’s Choir An intermediate all-female ensemble for singers in grades 9-12. Membership is based on audition or director approval.
Varsity Women’s Choir An all-female ensemble for advanced singers in grades 10-12. Membership is based on audition and director approval. This ensemble participates in UIL competitions.
Varsity Mixed Choir A mixed ensemble for advanced singers in grades 10-12. Membership is based on audition and director approval. This ensemble participates in UIL competitions.
Chamber Choir A class that explores and performs music from various periods. Students in this class must also be enrolled in a choir class.
Zero Hour An a cappella group that meets during Zero Hour. Membership is based on audition and director approval. This ensemble performs at various events and competitions throughout the year.
1. Come to class on time and prepared. A. Students should be in their assigned seat by the time the tardy bell rings and should have all necessary supplies for rehearsal (binder, sharpened pencil, music). B. Any student who is tardy will have to report to tardy round-up and receive a pass before coming back to class. C. Bathroom breaks should be taken care of before class.
2. No food or drink (except water in a resealable container) in the choir room.
3. Respect yourself, your directors, and your teammates. A. Choir is a group effort. In order to run a smooth and productive rehearsal, students need to be aware of others as well as the directors. B. This includes keeping talking to a minimum and refraining from degrading or negative statements. C. No electronic devices of any kind during rehearsal. No personal grooming during rehearsal, and no disruptive or distracting behavior during rehearsal. D. Respect the room in which you rehearse. Do not leave trash around the classroom or leave supplies where they do not belong. If you help keep the classroom clean, rehearsal will continue to be productive. E. Adhering to all expectations and being on-task during rehearsal will keep rehearsal running smoothly.
4 Discipline Policy 1st infraction: verbal redirection 2nd infraction: teacher/student conference after class 3rd infraction: teacher/student conference after school and call to parent 4th infraction: office referral
5 Choir Grading Policy A student’s choir grade is an average of the following categories: Participation (50%) Each student earns one participation grade per week based on his/her rehearsal work habits every day during class. Promptness, attentiveness, focus and preparedness (having supplies ready before the bell rings) are all considered when the director evaluates a student’s participation. Required Rehearsals (20%) and Concerts (20%) Each student will receive a grade equivalent to a test grade for each outside required rehearsal in which they participate, such as UIL rehearsal and tech rehearsals for concerts. Concert grades will contain multiple criteria including promptness, correct uniform, concert etiquette, as well as participation. If a student is absent from a rehearsal or concert, they will earn a zero (0). These can only be made up if the director excuses the absence. Required rehearsals and concerts are mandatory. If a student misses a concert with an unexcused absence they will most likely earn a failing grade for the six weeks. Absences will only be excused for extra-curricular UIL events, student illness, death in the family and family emergencies with a written note from the parent. A note will be needed for the choir director separate from any notes sent to the Attendance Office. The director has the final determination of excused absences. All rehearsals and concerts will be announced weeks in advance and are listed on the choir calendar. Work conflicts will not be considered an excused absence! Assignments (10%) Various written assignments, tests and music checks, as well as sight-reading tests will be given throughout the year. Extra credit will be offered to any student who attends an outside performing arts performance (such as a performance of the W.H.S. band, orchestra, dance, or drama department, as well as community theatre and opera within San Antonio). Students must present a program from the performance as well as a one-page, typed, double-spaced report on their likes and dislikes of the performance. There is a limit of one extra credit submission per six weeks.
6 Choir Uniform Women: -All ladies will be issued a choir dress at the beginning of the year. It is up to them to keep track of their dress until the end of the year when they are returned to the choir. -Black closed-toe shoes with a low heel that are comfortable to stand and walk in all day -Black hose -Appropriate hem on dress -Hair in a pony-tail or braided back -No jewelry -No nail polish Men: -All men will be issued a tuxedo (jacket, shirt, pants, cummerbund and bowtie) at the beginning of the year. It is up to them to keep track of their tux until the end of the year when it is returned to the choir. -Black dress shoes and black socks Informal Uniform: -Warren Choir shirt -Blue jeans (no holes or frayed ends) -Appropriate, closed-toe shoes Uniform Care -Do not wash your dress at home, they are dry-clean only and will be given to you clean. -Do not hem your dress/tuxedo or cut it in any way. These are property of NISD. -Uniform Replacement Fees -Concert Dress: $125.00 -Tuxedo: $140.00 -The uniform that is checked out to you is not to be damaged, cut, or decorated in any way. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in a fee to replace the damaged item(s).
7 Concerts Choir is a performance-based activity. All students taking these classes do so with the understanding that they will perform in public. Each choir has different performance opportunities, but it is important to remember that each performance is a representation of the choral program at Warren High School. During the course of the year, each choir member is required to prepare music for public performance to the best of their ability. There are no “unimportant” concerts. Each member is an important part of the whole and has a responsibility to be at every public performance. Inability to fulfill this basic requirement may result in removal from the choir program. There is no equivalent work for a missed performance. In the event of a necessary absence, a director must be contacted at least two weeks before the concert. Absences can affect programming. An unanticipated absence is not only discourteous, it jeopardizes weeks of hard work by other students and the directors. If you must be absent, please talk with a director as soon as possible. Director information is located on the front page.
8 Concert Etiquette The students performing will have spent many hours in preparation and want to give their best performance. Following these simple guidelines will help our performances be more pleasant for both performers and the audience. 1. Please do not talk or whisper while music is being performed. 2. Please do not enter or leave the concert while during a piece. If you must leave the concert before its conclusion, please do so after a song is finished. 3. Please wait to applaud until the conductor has put both hands down, showing that a piece has ended. Whistling and shouting are never appropriate at a choir concert. 4. Please do not allow small children to move about at any time during the concert. If your child becomes restless, please step out of the auditorium and return when your child has quieted down. 5. Please do not take flash pictures while music is being performed. 6. Please check your cell phones and other electronic devices to insure that you have turned them off. If you find that you must make/answer a call during the concert, please excuse yourself quietly from the auditorium before proceeding.
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Mr. Drayton, Mr. Solis and Ms. Hartman
Welcome to the San Antonio Earl Warren High School Band site. Our Warrior Band, the “Purple Pride from Northside” is in the Northside Independent School District (NISD) which is the largest school district in San Antonio, Texas and in South Texas.
Under the leadership and guidance of Mr. Christopher Drayton, Mr. JT Solis, and Ms. Allyn Hartman, the Warrior Band has continued to excel as it looks forward to another exciting school year in 2019 – 2020.
If you are a parent, guardian or a friend of children who are in our Warren Band, please volunteer and join the Band Boosters organization so that we can utilize your skills, knowledge and help in making our band the best it can be.
Mr. Christopher Drayton, Head Band Director
Mr. JT Solis, Associate Director
Ms. Allyn Hartman, Associate Director
Executive Board – Band Boosters
- Michelle Cadena, Booster President
- Deb Ornelas, 1st Vice President
- Lisa Garza, 2nd Vice President
- Elizabeth Dobratz, Treasurer
- Mario Martinez, Secretary
- Debbie Ojeda, Parliamentarian
We hope to see you at the band hall, the games or any band activities. Join the Band Boosters and help us make 2019 – 2020 a great year!
Earl Warren High School Orchestra
About The Orchestra
The Earl Warren High School Orchestra is made up of violinists, violists, cellists, and double bassists in ninth through twelfth grades. They perform several concerts during the school year, and members compete individually and collectively in local music contests
REHEARSAL AND DAILY PROCEDURES The following are the guidelines to a successful rehearsal. These guidelines should be followed at all times. 1. A student will be seated in their proper chair, ready to rehearse when class starts. 2. Concert attention will be observed when the director is at the podium, ready to conduct. No further group talking will be permitted during the rehearsal. 3. Members should bring the following to each rehearsal: instrument, all music, and a pencil. 4. All school books and cases should be left in the student’s instrument locker. 5. Absolutely no gum, food, or drinks are allowed in the orchestra room. 6. If you must enter a rehearsal late, make sure the group has stopped playing to take your seat. 7. If your instrument is in the shop, please bring a note from home. You are still expected to participate in class. 8. We will have some after school/before school rehearsals, these rehearsals are Mandatory, all students must attend.
DISCIPLINE All discipline problems will be handled on an individual basis; however, the following school guidelines will be adhered to: 1. First offense: Student will receive a verbal warning from the director. 2. Second offense: The director will contact the student’s parent or guardian. 3. Third offense: Student will be referred to the Warren administration for disciplinary action. 4. For repeated violations and classroom disruptions, a student may be removed from the orchestra program.
Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Pina and Ms. Schulmeier
Pep Squad membership is open to ninth through twelfth grade students who meet eligibility requirements. Participation includes attendance at all designated activities, summer camp, practices, clinics, competitions, and enrollment in the required class. The required class involves a physical education equivalent curriculum that includes fitness, leadership skills, beginning dance and cheer skills, etc.
Dance Team / Drill Team
Dance and Drill Team membership is composed of tenth through twelfth grade students who are selected through a yearly tryout process. Participation includes attendance at all designated activities, summer camp, practices, clinics, competitions, and enrollment in the required class. The required class involves a physical education and / or fine arts equivalent curriculum that includes fitness, leadership skills, and intermediate to advanced dance/drill skills, etc.
Cheerleader membership is composed of tenth through twelfth grade students (Junior Varsity and Varsity squads) who are selected through a yearly tryout process. Participation includes attendance at all designated activities, summer camp, practices, competitions, clinics, and enrollment in the required class. The required class involves a physical education and / or fine arts equivalent curriculum that includes fitness, leadership skills, intermediate to advanced cheer and dance skills, etc.
Mascots are selected from the student body through a yearly tryout process in accordance with the written procedure of the individual campus. Participation includes attendance at all designated activities, summer camp, practices, clinics, and competitions. (Mascots may not perform in competitions as a cheerleader)
Mrs. Cristina Ramos
The Bylaws and Constitution of the Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica of Earl Warren High School
Article I. Name and Classification
Section 1. The name of this organization is “El Capítulo Vicente Blasco Ibáñez de la Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica de Earl Warren High School.”
Section 2. The purpose of this organization is to recognize high achievement in Spanish by students at Earl Warren High School and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic studies and affairs in the school and communities.
Section 3. The organization is classified as a chapter of an educational society in the study of high school Spanish and is nationally sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Article II. Qualifications for Sponsorship A sponsor or co-sponsor of the Chapter must be a teacher of Spanish and a member of the parent organization, The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Article III. Duties of the Sponsor
Section 1. The sponsor shall remit the new student membership dues to the National Secretary-Treasurer each school year.
Section 2. The Chapter Sponsor is to sign the list of the names of the new members which is sent to the National Secretary-Treasurer along with the membership fee. If for any reason there are no new members in any given school year, the National Secretary-Treasurer must be notified.
Section 3. Reports of the Chapter activities are to be sent regularly to the editor and newsletter.
Article IV. Qualifications for Membership
Section 1. The requirements for invitation to and induction into the Chapter are as follows: Each student who has completed 3 semesters of instruction in Spanish and must have maintained an overall grade average on no lower than 90. students must be in the 10th grade or above to be inducted. Each student must be committed to continuing interest in Hispanic studies by being enrolled in a following Spanish course.
Section 2. Each candidate for membership must have the aforementioned grade average and the recommendation of his or her current Spanish teacher.
Article V. Dues
Section 1. The student membership fee of $15.00 is payable at the time the candidate turns in his/her application.
Article VI. Duties of the Officers
Section 1. The President shall preside at all meetings, serve as spokesperson, oversee the business of the Chapter, such as, but not limited to, school announcements, service points, fundraisings, community projects and any other duties as deemed necessary.
Section 2. The Vice-President shall serve in the capacity of the President when the President is unable to execute his or her duties, and assist the President in supervising the business of the Chapter.
Section 3. The Secretary shall compile an accurate list of members and committees, carry out the Chapter’s correspondence and take minutes of all the meetings at the direction of the President.
Section 4. The Treasurer shall keep accurate financial records and assist in the fundraising of the Chapter.
Section 5. The Historian shall assist the sponsor in recording the Chapter events and shall keep a “Scrapbook” of the activities.
Section 6. Removal from Office. If the sponsor of the Chapter has concrete evidence that an officer has not fulfilled the duties of his/her office, the sponsor should move at a regular meeting, at which the officer in question is present, for the officer’s removal. The sponsor must state the accusations and cite the supporting evidence. The accused officer is then to state his/her defense. The Chapter members will then vote by secret ballot on the matter. A simple majority is required for removal.
Article V11. Meetings
Section 1. The officers will meet on the last Tuesday of every month, beginning in the month of August.
Section 2. The officers and members will meet on the first Tuesday of every month., beginning in September. The meeting will be held in the morning at 8:00 AM and in the afternoon at 3:50 PM. The members will have the opportunity to attend either meeting.
Article VIII. Service Points
Section 1. Every member must receive 20 points which will be divided as follows: 50% Attending meetings 30% Community work 20% Helping the local Chapter
Section 2. Removal from membership due to lack of participation. The officers and members have the right , by secret ballot, to remove any member who is not an active participant.