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T-shirt Contest

What is the t-shirt contest at Travis Heights Elementary? Well, it is an event that we do at THES every year. In art class, 4th and 5th graders make drawings that represent our school. Then the art teacher (Ms. Isoline) cuts papers to the shape of a shirt and we draw our design on one of those cut-outs. If Ms. Isoline thinks your design makes it into the top 6, then it gets put on a bulletin board for the whole school to vote on. THES students vote on which one they like best, and then the design with the most votes gets printed on a t-shirt. That becomes the school t-shirt for the next school year!


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THES Photogs

The THES Photogs is a group of Thunderbirds that take photos of Travis Heights Elementary School stuff and write articles about them. They’re led by Mary Friedman (called Ms. Friedman). When they’re not in a meeting, they can talk to each other on Google Classroom. Their real name is the Photojournalism Team, but they call it the Photogs for short.

The Photog’s main job is writing articles. Their articles get put on a THES website, but sometimes the articles even get put in the newspaper. They come to the meeting on Mondays during lunch. They get their picture taken, think of a nickname, and then tell Ms. Friedman about their interests.  All of those details are on the website when they post their article in a section called “About Me”.

Fun fact: I, the person who’s writing this, is a member of the Photojournalism Team!

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