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  • October 1910/23- 10/27 Red Ribbon Week

  • September 15Starts 10/30 We Scare Hunger Food Drive

  • Making History

    Making History

    Natalie Neal, Photojournalist

    November 28, 2017

    Being a Trailblazer at Travis Ranch Middle School is history in the making for many students. However, Travis scholars cannot get through the year without learning from the best and amazing teachers, especially Mrs. Curtis. Having students adore her from all periods, Mrs. Curtis is described as, “forg...

  • Creating Change

    Creating Change

    Adam McDonnell, Photojournalist

    October 23, 2017

      Travis Ranch employs many different, unique, and amazing staff members that make it a comfortable, challenging, and great learning environment for the students.  One of these amazing staff members is Mr. Lexin. Mr. Lexin is Travis Ranch’s special education teacher. Lexin,  whose favorite hobby i...

  • The New Kids in Town

    The New Kids in Town

    Olivia Derby, Photojournalist

    October 9, 2017

    School can be a crazy roller coaster for the new students at Travis Ranch Middle School. The ups of being a new kid: projecting the person students have always wanted to be, they have a fresh start. The downs of being new: not knowing anyone can be very lonely at times, remembering their old friends...

    New students like Payton Allen (left) and Brianne Lafraeur (right) are finding the adjustment to middle school easier with each other.

    Olivia Derby

  • Mr. Versatility

    Mr. Versatility

    Stephanie Weitzman, Photojournalist

    June 8, 2017

    A “Spongebob Squarepants” guru and video game expert, Mr. Plunkett is an all around great educator and person to hang out with. You may have even seen this “Mario Kart” expert play as the lead guitarist at a concert or two with his former band, The Rambles. Having been teaching at Travis Ranch...

  • Just a Reminder

    Just a Reminder

    Julia Hunter and Isabella Sparks, Photojournalists

    May 1, 2017

    As we begin to move closer to the end of the 2017-18 school year, eighth graders are expected to display proper Trailblazer behavior in order to avoid severe consequences. On April 19, 2017, Vice Principal Young, expressed traits regarding preparation and behavior issues required before the year ends....

    Mr. Young explains the expectations that remain for eighth graders in preparation for the end of the year.

    Isabella Sparks

Dylan Shube, Journalist

April 20, 2017No Comments

On the 23rd of March, in Washington, D.C., the Republican Party was unsuccessful to repeal and replace Obamacare, or Affordable Care Act, with AHCA, or American Health Care Act. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, believes...

Teacher Feature

Stephanie Weitzman, Photojournalist

September 29, 2016No Comments

Travis Ranch Middle School is in a family friendly community made up of great students and staff such as Mrs. Bremer. Having taught US history among other subjects for twelve years Mrs. Bremer makes learning enjoyable which...

Winning at a Cost

Max Boone and Ethan Pocci, Journalist

September 28, 2016No Comments

The idea that Olympic athletes pay a price for all their hard work in preparing for their events every four years, has taken on new meaning as reported by USA Today. The Rio Olympics have come and gone and while the United...

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Isabella Sparks, Journalist

April 24, 2017No Comments

Katie Lou Samuelson grew up in Huntington Beach, California. She started playing basketball when she was only five years old by playing with her two older sisters Bonnie and Karlie. Between the three they are very competitive....

  • Dedicated From the Waves Up April 18, 2017
  • MVP Race April 17, 2017
  • Kick Up Your Heels April 17, 2017
  • Goal! October 7, 2016

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Learning by Eating

Molly Martin, Photojournalist

November 28, 2017No Comments

Book smarts are important as one assesses their level of education. However, there is another way that students at Travis are proving their educational merit, cooking. As seventh and eighth grade studen...

Full Steam Ahead

October 24, 2017

What a Rush

What a Rush

October 23, 2017

Welcome, How Can We Help?

Welcome, How Can We Help?

October 23, 2017

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The student news site of Travis Ranch Middle School
The student news site of Travis Ranch Middle School