- SPHS awards and news
- A.C.E. Awards
- Get Schooled Celebration
- Journalism Awards
- UIL Orchestra Success
- Fit Games
- HOSA Debate Success
- Junior Historians
- Debate students qualify for Nationals
- Small Step Event
- FBLA wins award
- UIL Journalsim Award
- FCCLA at Taste of Round Rock
- Journalism Success
- E3 Alliance
- Ana G wins award
- The Choice Bus
- 8th Graders at SPHS
- KEYE Visited SPHS
- SPHS Centenial Flag Ceremony
- Kate Mullan
- Delvin Brooks
- National Signing Day
- FCS students at Escoffier
- Presentation from Escoffier
- Bowling Success
- SPHS student wins Edison Poster Contest
- Ms. Kariuki had most nominations
- SPHS National Winner in Get Schooled
- Creating a computer game
- Women in Computer Science
- HOSA and the Spurs
- Softball Signing
- Kari from Mythbusters
- Floral Design
- Journalism Awards
- Miranda signs letter of intent
- Cross Country Regionals
- Dia de los Muertos
- Mock Elections 2012
- HOSA Blood drive
- SPHS teacher in Afghanistan
- Choir news
- October Debate news
- Army visit
- Congratulations SPHS Band
- Alvina Johns and New Horizons
- SPHS Science students
- Journalism Awards
- Letter Jackets presented
- Ms. Kariuki honored
- Homecoming week
- Class of 2002 visits SPHS
- September Debate News
- September 11
- Farewell Mrs. Arterbury
- HOSA fundraiser
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On April 13, 2013, Stony Point students passed their Texas State Floral Certification Exams. Congratulations Tigers!
Emily K., Devyn H., Robyn B., and Sara A
Ashley C., and Katie L. (Not Pictured, Laurin H., Raelynn H.)
Grecia S., Jaime C., Sydney M.
Stony Point High School is among the best in the nation, according to a Newsweek and The Daily Beast ranking released this week. The school earned spots on the list of “America’s Best High Schools.” click for more
Stony Point Students earn recognition in National Merit programs. click for more
Our Architecture, Construction and Engineering club ( A.C.E.) has teamed up with a local community parish, St John Vianney to help them in the design of a new activity center. The parish recently purchased an adjoining cabinet shop that they are interested in converting into the center. We formed teams within our Advanced Architecture class and the Civil Engineering class to design proposed solutions to present to the parish.
First Place- Team Two
They also entered the solutions in the” Claycomb Student Architecture Contest” with TASB. We have been notified that one of our teams has won the top group prize of $500 and will be coming to the classroom May 8th at the beginning of 8th period to make the check presentation.
Second Place- Team One
Please congratulate the teams for their hard work in giving Stony Point a strong presence in the contest.
Maleha and Henry were not available for the picture
Team 1 Second Place
Ana Corina N
Team 2 First Place
Team 4 Third Place
Stony Point High School- National Get Schooled Champions Celebration on April 30, 2013
SPHS Journalism Awards
Through UIL’s scholastic press organization, the Interscholastic League Press Conference, on April 27-28, Stony Point High School journalism students received 50 INDIVIDUAL STATE LEVEL AWARDS for work in student publications, including 2 tops in Texas, 15 awards for the newspaper, 28 awards for the 2012 yearbook, 4 awards for pre-press work that will appear in the 2013 yearbook and 1 award in the adviser/teacher writing challenge.
Also, the yearbook as a whole received a silver star, placing it among the top 19 yearbooks in the state (from all school sizes) and an award of distinguished merit, the highest rating a publication can receive through UIL ILPC. The newspaper received a bronze star, placing it among the top 31 newspapers in the state (from all school sizes) and an award of distinguished merit.
UIL Orchestra Success! On April 17, 2013, both Philharmonic and Symphony received Sweepstakes Awards at UIL! Philharmonic received a 2, 1, 1 for their concert performance - overall a 1; and a 1, 1, 1, for their sight-reading performance.
Symphony received straight 1 ratings from all 6 judges! Congratulations students!
On April 17, at the 2nd annual RRISD Fit Competition , 27 Stony Point PE athletes competed against Round Rock McNeil and Westwood students. In the girl's division, Stony Point placed third. The team included Brooke L, Destiny R and Amber K. In the boys division Stony Point placed 2nd. The team included Artur F, Terrence A and Corey M. First place team was Lane S, Jon S and Bryce S. Great job to all the athletes who competed.
Stony Point HOSA biomedical debate team advanced to nationals this past week at the state competition in Galveston, TX on April 13, 2013. Team members include Sophomores - Rachana J and Zoya Z & Freshman - Kristine B. Way to go ladies!
2012-2013 Stony Point Junior Historians (Phillip G, Gabriel O, Marcus H, Gabriel C, Justin S, Wendy F, Kyra C, Natalie W, Tony G and Dave F) competed well at the 2013 Texas State History Association Annual Meeting and History Fair on Saturday, March 23, 2013!
The Stony Point Junior Historians, Chapter 900, received First Place for their Chapter Project for the second year in a row at the Texas State Historical Association competition last weekend in San Antonio. This year our chapter project was titled, (Jean Lafitte: Texas Treasure and Legend)
The following members won awards for individual entries:
Gabriel C won 1st place for his documentary. (The Dallas Texans)
Justin S won 3rd place for his individual research paper (The Immortal Ten) and also earned recognition for the Kate Harding Bates Parker/ Texas history research award along with a cash award of $50.00.
Marcus H won an honorable mention for his individual research paper (Dr. Lawrence Aaron Nixon: The Unknown Civil Rights Activist) and also earned recognition for the Wille Lee Gay/ African American research award along with a cash award of $100.00.
Congratulations to all of the Junior Historians! Visit their web site https://sites.google.com/site/stonypointjrhistorians/
SPHS students, Rainer and Rachana qualify for Nationals!
This past weekend (April 6) the SPHS Debate Team traveled to Hendrickson High School to compete in the Heart of Texas National Forensics League (NFL) District Tournament. This is the only chance all year to qualify for the NFL's National Tournament in June. This NFL District is one of the most difficult districts in the state.
Two Stony Point Debaters, sophomores Yutika D and Zoya Z finished tied for 4th Place barely missing qualifying for nationals. (Only the top two places go.)
Sophomore Rachana J places 2nd and qualifies for Nationals. She is the first sophomore in our history to do so. She only lost one round in the entire 7 round tournament.
Senior Rainier A went undefeated, placed first, and also qualified for Nationals. He missed qualifying last year finishing third. His win in LD Debate makes this the third year in a row an SPHS student is the District Champion in that event. (The previous winners were Mirusha Yogarajah and Sabine Wakim.)
On April 6 the Round Rock One SMALL Step event was sponsored by SPHS IB and Health Science students. $27,000 was raised! The students were able to interact with kids who have Prader-Willi Syndrome and their families. They saw the impact they had on them and vice versa. Thank you to our Stony Point students, staff and community that supported and participated in the event!
Congratulations Stony Point's FBLA club competed over Spring Break and won at the State Leadership Convention and are headed to Nationals this coming June in Anaheim, California.
Mazal B, SPHS freshman, beat out juniors and seniors across the state to come in 4th place with his entry in Economics.
Our FBLA President and VP, Josh R (junior) and Claudia Ga (junior) won 2nd place in their team entry: Digital Design and Promotion.
Bentley T(junior) took 3rd place in Impromptu Speaking. He is an alternate to go to Anaheim. (1st and 2nd place automatically go).
Congratulations to the UIL journalism team for becoming district champs for a third year in a row.
2nd place news Claudia R
2nd place feature Yutika D
3rd place feature Noelle C
4th place feature Claudia R
1st place editorial Yutika D
3rd place editorial Zoya Z
4th place headline Claudia R
6th place headline Noelle C
Others contributing to the team include Rebecca M , Kori C and Samantha Z.
The team will be taking students in 5 different spots to regionals and took a total of 8 places. The maximum number of places the team could have received was 12.
The regional competition will be held in Waco on April 20.
FCCLA recently participated in the Taste of Round Rock event on March 5th at the Dell Diamond. Students volunteered to help set up and work with local food vendors to pass out samples to the 500+ crowd that was in attendance.
Congratulations to the following students for their successes in Journalism:
Competing on Feb. 23 in the Westwood Invitational against approximately 70 competitors:
Kori C- 4th place editorial writing
Claudia R- 4th place headline writing
Competing on March 2 at the Connally Invitational against approximately 50 competitors:
1st place team journalism
Claudia R- 1st place news writing, 4th place headline writing
Zoya Z- 5th place news writing, 6th place editorial writing
Yutika D- 1st place editorial writing
Noelle C- 6th place headline writing
Stony point student skyped to the E 3 Alliance for Excellence at UT Austin March 1, 2013
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Ana received a medal and a certificate at the Round Rock ISD Black History Celebration on February 23, 2013 at the PAC.
Ana is in Ms. Becky Freed ceramics class.
8TH Grade students visited Stony Point
Last week 8th graders from RRISD middle schools visited Stony Point to learn about the IB Programme. The 8th graders "shadowed" IB students and attended different classes with them.
KEYE TV visited Stony Point
SPHS held a flag ceremony to commemorate the 100th year
of RRISD on February 5, 2013.
It is with great pride that we announce the 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, Kate Mullan!!! Kate is currently teaching an accelerated block of Algebra and Geometry and IB PreCal. She had done an exceptional job of connecting with students, families and the staff here at Stony Point High School. Below are a few testaments to Kate's abilities from fellow staff members: Kate Mullan- She has only been a teacher for a few years, but she has already demonstrated her commitment to the profession and to the students. She has pioneered three different programs to help accelerate student learning and provide more students with the opportunity to take an AP or IB class. She holds Saturday tutorials, works tirelessly to improve her teaching and her students learning, and refuses to allow challenges to keep her from opening educational doors for her students. She is a shining example of what a teacher should be and is an inspiration to her students. Kate is a talented and dedicated teacher who goes out of her way to address the needs of her students. Kate will move forward by being recognized at the RRISD Teacher of the Year ceremony and will have a chance to compete at the State level for Teacher of the Year recognition.
Congratulations to our Support Staff member of the Year, Mr. Delvin Brooks!!! Mr. Brooks works
tirelessly to maintain the beautiful and well maintained building that we attend school in every
day. His positive demeanor and efficiency makes it a pleasure to call him a Tiger! Below are some words of celebration for Mr. Brooks:
Delvin is here to help at any time. He always is in an infectiously good mood and greets you with a smile. Without Delvin, this school would fall apart. Not only is he dedicated to the work he does, but he is dedicated to being an SPHS Tiger. He's helpful and always has a great attitude. Delvin not only keeps this place running smoothly, he is also unfailingly cheerful.
SPHS students sign letters of intent
The Family and Consumer Sciences Department recently visited the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Academy in Austin on Monday, February 4, 2013. The students were able to sit in on culinary classes that were going on at the time. Escoffier students then prepared a delicious lunch for our students to enjoy in their beautiful garden.
Escoffier School of Culinary Arts visits SPHS
On January 31, Tripler O'Connor talked to students at SPHS about
Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. It was a delicious demonstration!
CONGRATULATIOINS TO STONY POINT BOWLING TEAM
The Boys Team finished 2nd in the District this year and the Lady Tigers finished 3rd in District. Both TIGER teams will be moving on to compete in the Regional’s and then on to State. Wish them all the best.
CONGRATULATIOINS to Josh B who becomes the first ever Stony Point boys District Champion.We have 4 Tigers advancing to this year’s regional’s and state in individual competition.
Josh B (SR)
Crystal R (SR)
Our bowling team will be going on to compete for the TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! BEST of luck to the TIGERS.
SPHS Freshman, Winter M, created this award winning poster as part
of the Edison Lecture Series.
SPHS Academic All-State Athletes for Football
The Texas High School Coaches Association has released its Academic All-State athletes for the first three of thirteen sports. Nominated senior-class athletes must have an overall grade point average of 92 or above, be a member of the team in good standing at the time of nomination, and be of good moral character in order to be considered for recognition.Will B - 1st Team, Alec C - ELITE, and Josh S - 1st Team, from Stony Point High School. All three SPHS students are in the IB Programme. Congratulations!
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Ms. Kariuki was the teacher with the most nominations in the Get Schooled teacher recognition program.
The final results for Stony Point's participation in Get Schooled:
Overall attendance improvement:5.06%
Wake up sign ups: 417
Games and activities played :9003
On the Hunt played: 4888
Teacher nominations accepted :2790
Congratulations, Tigers, on being NUMBER 1 IN THE COUNTRY in the Get schooled campaign!
Computer Science Education Week Dec 9-15, 2012
Click here to see more videos from the Computer Science Class.
Creating a Computer Game
Women in Computer Science Less than 1% of students taking computer science or ITGS at Stony Point are girls yet women have made major contribution to computer science world wide . Watch Kriti's report to learn about the women that have made major contribution to computer science world wide.
HOSA students attended the HOSA Day with the Spurs Event HOSA Day with the San Antonio Spurs
Friday, December 7, SPHS HOSA students attended the HOSA Day with the Spurs Event. Students attended an informational session in the afternoon with the following speakers:
Dr. Paul Seanz - San Antonio Spurs Team Physician
Dr. Weinstein - Respiratory Therapy Students
Brik Stratton MSPT- Owner of Stratton Rehabilitation
Chrissy Stragisher- WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars Strength and Conditioning Coach
That evening all attended the Spurs vs. Rockets NBA basketball game. It was a great experience for all!
Texas Association of Future Educators
On November 28, the TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) club attended their annual conference at Hutto High School. Several girls completed projects to present in the bulletin board and the storybook competitions, with two of our own earning awards. Kayla C. and Alysia D. both placed in the bulletin board competition and earned ribbons for their projects
Softball Signing on November 20, 2012
Addison A and Arenne G signed letters of intent to play softball next year.
Kari is here to visit with Mrs. Kariuki as a Siemens Fellow, to remind students of STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) education is fun. Kari started her journey August 5th from Maryland Discovery Channel building. She then went to the White House, the Smithsonian, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Kansas, Florida, Connecticut, Georgia. Mississippi, Texas, and next she will be heading to North Carolina or New York. Kari will have an opportunity to visit all 50 states before it is all over.
The Stony Point High School Touchstone yearbook received fifth place best of show and five individual students placed in on-site competitions at the National Journalism Convention in San Antonio, TX on Nov. 15-18, 2012. Over 4,000 student journalists and their advisers attended the convention and over 1,700 students competed in individual competitions.
Also, during the convention, the Association of Texas Photography Instructors released the newest volume of “The Best of Texas high School Photography.” A Stony Point photography student’s advertising photograph was featured in the book.
Award Winners Include:
1. Senior Samantha Z, Award of Excellence in Newspaper: Layout (top four papers in the competition)
2. Senior Asia A, Award of Excellence in Yearbook Layout: Theme (top five papers in the competition)
3. Senior Ben C, Honorable Mention in Yearbook Cover / Endsheets (top 12 papers in the competition)
4. Senior Miranda G, YB Layout: Inside Pages (top 14 papers in the competition)
5. Sophomore Zoya Z Honorable Mention in Newswriting (placing in approximately the top 30 percent in the competition)
6. Senior Claudia R, Advertising Photography published in "The Best of High School Photography"
7. Touchstone Yearbook Fifth Place Best of Show (yearbooks 225-274 pages category)
Miranda S signed her letter of intent to play for Providence College on November 14, 2012 . This is a huge honor for her and a tribute to all of her teachers here at Stony Point.
SPHS Cross Country success at Regional Meet
Cross Country Results from the at the regional cross country meet on Saturday November 3: Congrats to Joseph M and Ryan W for finishing their season with personal bests with 16:24 and 16:33 placing 46th and 58th respectfully. Congratulations to Melanie E for placing 7th in a time of 17:47 and earning a spot at the State Cross Country meet this Saturday, November 10 at Old Settlers Park. Congratulations Tigers!
Dia de los Muertos- Day of the Dead. Spanish students from Ms Vargas's class created a Dia de Los Muertos presentation in the mall area, November 1 and 2, 2012
Mock election at SPHS November 1, 2012
HOSA has a successful blood drive
On October 26, SPHS HOSA conducted a blood drive. 96 students successfully donated blood. HOSA would like to say thank you to the faculty and staff for those that wanted to donate but could not for health reasons. HOSA will have another blood drive in the Spring.
Thanks from your Stony Point H.O.S.A
SPHS Spanish teacher Juan Hernandez is showing his Tiger Pride. He is stationed in Afghanistan. This photo was taken at FOB Leatherneck in southwest Afghanistan. Juan said " Tell everyone I'm doing great and that I should be seeing everyone in December."
Congratulations Caitlyn B. for earning a spot in the TMEA All-Region 26 Mixed Choir. She will represent Stony Point HS at the All-Region Concert on November 10th, and has also advanced to the Pre-Area Choir Audition, the third of four rounds to select members of the All-State Choir.
This past weekend( October 27) three members of the SPHS Speech & Debate Team traveled to St. Mary's Hall in San Antonio and experienced some of our best success this year.
Sophomore Yutika D advanced to semifinals, tied for third place, and in so doing earned enough points to qualify for TFA State in Dallas in March. Senior Rainier A went undefeated all the way through the tournament (seven debate rounds) and won first place and second place speaker award. Rainier was already qualified for State.
Also contributing to the team's success was freshman Dave F
Our debaters were quite excited when they overheard debaters from other schools discussing how the people to beat at the tournament were debaters from Churchill High School and debaters from Stony Point High School.
Congratulations to the awesome Stony Point High School Tiger Band! The band received first division ratings from all three judges at the Region 26 UIL Marching competition held this past Saturday, October 20, at the Reeves Athletic Complex. The band now advances to Area competition this Saturday. Drum majors of the Tiger Band are seniors Nicole D and Terri S. Soloists in the 2012 production entitled "Relativity Cubed" are flute Alex A, trumpet Andrew H, saxophones Thomas W, Aaron H, Ben A and Anthony N, and bass clarinet Jarek S. Way to go, Tiger Band and best of luck at AREA!Alvina Johns- New Horizons Sponsor of the month
Alvina has been in education for 14 years. She works at Stony Point High School as a Special Education Case Manager. She has been a member of New Horizons since 2010 and has gone above and beyond to ensure the proper instruction to her students. Alvina has been a proactive sponsor by creating a link between the students transitioning from New Directions into Stony Point's New Horizons group. She has taken the initiative in many activities offered throughout the year and has worked collaboratively with her fellow sponsors to work as a team member and most importantly, as a leader of the group. Alvina is the sponsor of the month for her incredible commitment to the program!
Alvina's words: "It is our job to guide and expose the students to all resources that lead to their success...It is important to challenge the students to perform well in school and work towards attaining good careers."
Stony Point students engaged in hands on learning.
October 10, 2012- Prowler Receives Five Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards
Jennifer C (senior)- Third Place- Feature page design: Portfolio of work
Patrick L (senior)- First Place- Certificate of Merit (5th place)- Single subject news or feature package, single page: Tabloid format
Samantha G- (2012 graduate)- First Place- News page design: Tabloid format
Samantha G- (2012 graduate)- Certificate of Merit (4th place)- Informational graphics: Portfolio of work
Jessica S- (2012 graduate)- First Place Editorial page design: Portfolio of work
NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces the winners from the newspaper and magazine categories of it 29th Gold Circle Awards program. This year attracted 10,444 entries from newspapers and magazines produced by students at colleges, universities and secondary schools throughout the United States.
Judges cited a total of 960 winners for either First, Second or Third Place or for Certificates of Merit for those deemed worthy of honorable mention in a category for newspaper or magazine, in its annual competition for individual achievement by student writers, editors, designers and photographers.
Entries were accepted from student newspapers and magazines published from June 16, 2011 through June 15, 2012. Student journalists working on these publications chose from 78 newspaper categories and 34 magazine categories for individual or staff entries. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cspa/docs/contests-and-critiques/gold-circle-awards/recipients/2012-scholastic-circles.html
Touchstone Yearbook (2012 book) receives state and national ratings State Level- UIL Interscholastic League Press Conference: Distinguished Merit (highest UIL ILPC rating) and was nominated for a Star award. Receiving a nomination puts the yearbook in approximately the top 15 percent of yearbooks statewide. Star awards will be determined in April. National Level- Columbia Scholastic Press Association: Gold Medalist with All-Columbian honors in verbal design (highest CSPA rating). National Level- National Scholastic Press Association: First Class honors with marks of distinction in design and photography (second highest NSPA rating).
Prowler Newspaper (2011-2012 newspaper) receives national ratings National Level- National Scholastic Press Association: All-American rating with marks of distinction in coverage, content, photos, arts, graphics, layout, design and leadership (highest NSPA rating).
National Level- Columbia Scholastic Press Association: Sliver Medalist rating (second highest CSPA rating.)
UIL Interscholastic League Press Conference All-State Journalism Staff
Jennifer C (Senior)- All-State Journalism Staff
Samantha G- (2012 graduate) All-State Journalism Staff
Forty-three student journalists from Texas were named to the All-State Journalism Staff.
SPHS students receive letter jackets
SPHS seniors Brooke W and Austin S were awarded letter jackets for their participation in the RRISD Special Olympics. The students were presented with their jackets on October 11. Congratulations Tigers!
Congratulations to Stony Point teacher, Deborah Kariuki, who was one of 50 science, technology, engineering and math teachers nationwide selected for the Summer Siemens STEM Institute, a week-long professional development experience in Washington D.C.. Ms. Kariuki was honored at the RRISD School board meeting on September 20, 2012.
Homecoming Hall Decorating Contest
It was close, but the Seniors won the hall decorating contest during homecoming week. All the students showed their amazing school spirit and pride!
Debate Success This past weekend ( September 15th) the SPHS Speech and Debate Team traveled to La Vernia high school for the first time ever and these great students experienced their best success of the year so far.
Sophomores Yutika D, Zoya Z, and Rachana J) all went undefeated in preliminary rounds, won their octa-finals round, before dropping in quarterfinals. All three picked up two state points toward qualifying to the Texas Forensics Association State Tournament in March.
Senior Rainier A) also went undefeated through preliminary rounds, advanced to semi-finals (advancing over Rachana in quarterfinals because he was a higher seed), tied for third place at the tournament and won 2nd LD Speaker at the tournament. This was the first time this year we placed four into the top eight at the tournament.
We were excited because we had seen few of these debaters before and non of these judges and yet they did incredibly well. Afterwards we ate dinner with the McNeil team whose coach is married to SPHS debate alumni Brittany Paxman.
Also contributing to the team's success was freshman Dave Fepke who competed in Varsity in only his third tournament ever.
Mrs. Arterbury was named the new principal at Westwood High School. The Stony Point family celebrated her new position and said a fond farewell on September 6, 2012.
Egging Fundraiser for Grace T
A fundraiser was held for HOSA member and valedictorian, Grace T, to raise money so she could attend national competition in Orlando, Florida this summer. Mr. Albert Hernandez, Mr. Marcus Jones, Mr. Kevin Johnson, and Mrs. Amy Dieta volunteered to be "egged" in the parking lot on Friday, May 18 after school. Eggs cost a dollar a piece for the opportunity to throw them at one of these staff members! A good time was had by all! Good luck Grace and thanks to the SPHS staff members that were such good sports to participate!