Imagine’s StudentCam C-SPAN Competition Winners

Nandita Vegesna, 11th Grade Within a few short months, 2017 has already become a year of politics. So when the junior class was presented with an assignment that allowed them to send a meaningful message to our new congressmen and the president about issues they are passionate about, our students did not shy away. Every…

The Phantom Unwritten: A Sit Down With Cyrena Powell

Shyla Sinha Many Dragons were talking about how excited they were for the musical parody of Phantom of the Opera and its sequel, Love Never Dies, The Phantom Unwritten. This production consisted of the fabulous cast who worked their hardest to portray the characters. One of those cast members is Cyrena Powell, an 8th grader…

Family Day: To Love or not to Love?

Amelia Kimball, 8th Grade What is likely the most vibrant characteristic of Imagine that is hard to find anywhere else, is our K-12 environment. It’s no secret that we don’t have a lot of space to work with, so it takes all the more creativity to fit kids from ages 5 to 18 in comfortably….

Imagine’s Mock Election: An accurate predictor?

By Shyla Sinha, 8th grade Just a day before the Presidential Election, IIA-NT held its very first mock election. All grades, from kindergarten to 12th grade, were invited to participate and vote for which candidate they believed was the right choice. All that was required to vote was a parent-signed voter registration card, which was…

A very special Family Day: 9/23/16

Last Wednesday marked a very special Family Day for Imagine students. Not only was it the 1st Family Day of the school year, but it was also a celebration of Imagine’s 5th birthday! Students celebrated by pulling out posters, markers and even glitter. The hundreds of posters then decorated the front of Imagine’s campus– it was quite a sight and a perfect way to ring in Imagine’s 5th year as a school.

Homecoming Week Poll: What outfit did you like best?

Each year amidst the flooding of Summatives and hours of school work we receive, a sense of normalcy in our unique school is Homecoming Week. Each year, hundreds of Imagine students look forward to having a week where they can dress up in clothing outside of their uniforms through a week of various dress up days that excite our students for the Homecoming Dances on Saturday. Our Homecoming Week was the week of September 19-23, with the dance on the 24th. To gauge student interest before the week, we asked 145 MYP and DP students what Homecoming Week dress up day they were looking forwards to the most. Here’s what they said:

MYP Advisory Council: Your School, Your Decision

It’s finally here! The 2016-2017 school year, and with a new school year comes new opportunities. Things like joining school clubs or sports teams, and what was that other thing? Oh yeah, running for MYP Advisory Council representative.

Evenings in September: Monthly Football Feature

MCKINNEY, TEXAS- The day is September the first, and Texas is on the brink of eruption after a long off-season. Like an ancient volcano, citizens lay in waiting, in longing, in admiration for the first weekend of September. Baseball kept them unruly, basketball kept them from a sleepless winter, but September has come and it has Texans foaming at the mouth.

Rising Dragon News Needs YOU!

Hello MYP and DP students! I hope everyone had a fabulous summer and got some sleep, sunshine, and a well-deserved break from the chaos of IB that we’ve all come to know and love. As we kick off Imagine’s fifth year and the third year since our school newspaper was established, we are ready to…

5 Tips to Prepare for STAAR

As May rolls around and weather starts to heat up, another (less enjoyable) indicator that summer is on the horizon does as well: STAAR testing. Students dread STAAR tests for a variety of reasons. Some hate that our schedules are messed up for at least half of May to accommodate testing. Some hate using #2 pencils. And some feel test-anxiety, or even unprepared for the test. No matter how you feel about STAAR testing, it’s important to be at your best when you take it. This article is all about helpful tips and tricks to help you breeze right through STAAR.