• Congratulations to the district! Katy ISD named AP District of the Year!

Eight Brains Are Better Than One

Eight Brains Are Better Than One

Darian Johannsen, Online Editor

March 20, 2019

It’s a Saturday morning. You’re sitting at a table with two of your competitors from other schools. With only a pencil in your hand, you wonder if the studying you’ve been doing all month is going to pay off. You’re aware there is nothing you can do about it, but you can’t help but worry i...

A Great Debater

A Great Debater

Nina Martinez, Reporter

February 26, 2019

Junior Donnie Smith recently participated in a debate tournament and got first place in humorous interpretation. Humorous Interpretation, which is often shortened to “HI,” is a section in debate tournaments in which debaters have to memorize 10 minutes of a funny play provided to them. They must...

Not a Lazy Susan

Not a Lazy Susan

Laura Perich, Reporter

November 29, 2018

As the drum major, Susan Lee (12) has dedicated her high school career to The Maverick Band. Susan has played the flute since the 6th grade. Nicknamed Suzy, started her band career at Katy Junior High. Once she joined the Maverick Band, she realized that middle school band is very different compared...

The Music in Me: Rene Juarez reflects on his accomplishments, future in music

The Music in Me: Rene Juarez reflects on his accomplishments, future in music

Laura Perich, Reporter

November 16, 2018

Expressing himself through his music, Senior Rene Juarez garnered recognition as a talented bass player, not just at Morton Ranch High School but across the state of Texas. Rene recently achieved the distinction of being named the No. 1 bass player in the state for his solo bass performance at UIL...

The Mustached Man With the Most

The Mustached Man With the Most

Stephen Heller, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018

Morton Ranch High School is a proud school full of teachers who come to work every day in the hope of enlightening their students through learning and brightening their day with positive attitudes. AP U.S. History Teacher and AP Government teacher Troy Womack is one of those teachers and much more. Womack...

The Beauty of ASL

The Beauty of ASL

Haley Brenk, Reporter

October 19, 2018

American Sign Language is defined as a visual language. With signing, the brain processes information through the eyes. The shape, placement and movement of the hands, as well as facial expressions and body movements, all play important parts in conveying information when it comes to ASL. All throughout...

Morton Ranch High School: Family Career & Community Leaders of America Makes a Difference in Other’s Lives

Morton Ranch High School: Family Career & Community Leaders of America Makes a Difference in Other’s Lives

Kelsey Jozwiak, Christi Hurley, Courtney Bathe, FCCLA Sponsors

January 20, 2017

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is the only student lead organization in Katy ISD where family and community are the primary focus. Morton Ranch High School FCCLA has worked very hard to make a difference in the lives of the campus and community. Membership is open to any student who...

What it takes to be a MRHS Stepper

What it takes to be a MRHS Stepper

Jerica Paglinawan, Reporter

September 29, 2016

As I observed an afternoon practice of the MRHS Step Team, I realized it takes a lot to be a stepper. The MRHS Dynamic Steppers are the only step team in Katy ISD, which is a lot of pressure but I couldn’t be more proud of how widely diverse Morton Ranch High School is, and I, as well as the entire...

Reading at the Ranch

Clara Bryan, Contributor

February 10, 2016

The Family Career Community Leaders of America Club (FCCLA) at MRHS has been very busy this year trying to improve the reading skills of the kindergarten students at local elementaries. The members of FCCLA also build a relationship with these students and help mentor them. The members visit the ele...

MRHS Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Christian Whitty, Contributor

February 10, 2016

MRHS FCCLA, one of the biggest student-led organizations, is looking to make the biggest difference in bringing awareness to breast cancer. During the month of October, members of FCCLA hand–crafted about 900 ribbons to pass out to both students and staff to wear. Each ribbon came with a card that ha...

PALS

Portia Coffin, Reporter

December 11, 2015

        “When I was in Alief, I did junior high [there]. They had PALS back then, and the PALS would come over and pair up with a kid,” Mr. Womack, a PALS teacher at Morton Ranch High School, said about his introduction to the class, “I thought it was a great program, and it was really...

World Champions stop at the Ranch

Christina Soukis, Editor-in-chief

November 12, 2015

17 time world champions. Athletes of the highest caliber. They practice for 12-16 hours a day. This isn’t your average marching band. Drum corps is most easily defined as a professional marching band. People from as young as 13 to as old as 21 audition to join drum corps and pay thousands of ...

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