The School Newspaper of Caney Creek High School

The Prowler

The School Newspaper of Caney Creek High School

The Prowler

The School Newspaper of Caney Creek High School

The Prowler

Stephen Green, publications adviser

Stephen Green, Adviser

Journalism is in his soul.

Stephen Green, CJE, is the adviser to Caney Creek Student Media that produces The Prowler news website, The Prowler print newspaper, and The Creek yearbook. He teaches photojournalism, advanced photojournalism, digital design and media production, journalism 1, and advanced journalism.

His publications have won state awards from the Interscholastic League Press Conference and Texas Association of Journalism Educators, as well as national recognition and awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the Association of Texas Photography Instructors, and School Newspapers Online. The Creek yearbook has been included in Balfour's Yearbook Yearbook, top 10% of all Balfour yearbooks, since 2013.

While adviser, he has personally won awards from ILPC as the back-to-back state champion in the adviser's contest for subjective writing, and placed third in subjective writing in 2020. He has also placed in the Association of Texas Photography Instructors contest for photo story. He has presented, critiqued and judged photography, writing and design on the local, state and national level.

He was recognized by the Journalism Educators Association as a Certified Journalism Educator in 2020 and is working on the Master Journalism Educator certificate, which is the closest equivalent to a National Board Certification in journalism.

At Caney Creek, he is also the UIL Academic coordinator and assistant debate coach, specializing in individual speaking events and Lincoln-Douglas debate. He also sits as the fine arts department representative on the site-based decision making committee, overseeing a subcommittee on remote-learning practices. In 2020, he was recognized as the Caney Creek Teacher Achieving Excellence from the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees.

Prior to teaching, he was the city editor for The (Conroe) Courier where he covered education and local government, as well as producing feature and investigative reports, one of which appeared on John Oliver Tonight. He also was the education and government reporter for The Huntsville Item where he earned the TCTA Silver Apple Media Award for education reporting and several awards for feature writing, feature video, and opinion writing. He was also awarded several accolades during his tenure at his college newspaper, The Houstonian, for investigative journalism, feature writing, opinion writing, breaking news reporting, newspaper design, broadcast announcing, documentary filmmaking, and more.

He has a bachelor's degree in political science and a bachelor's degree in multiplatform journalism from Sam Houston State University in 2014. While at SHSU, he worked at The Houstonian, the school newspaper, for four years including two years as editor-in-chief, one as news and opinions editor, one as a senior reporter and web editor. He also worked at the college TV news station KSHU as a news anchor and KSHU The Kat radio station for a year as a DJ hosting the show "Weekly Weird News".

At college, he had the honor of interviewing legendary CBS anchor and SHSU alumnus Dan Rather, working at the newspaper during its 100th anniversary, and traveling to Beirut, Lebanon, as part of the Center for Journalism and Democracy's mission, led by former CNN anchor Kelli Arena, to educate journalists in budding regions about socially responsible journalism, plus some. He graduated recognized as the Top Multiplatform Graduate chosen by the college faculty.

At the state level while in college, he was the secretary and two-term president of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association and led an effort to formalize the policies that govern the student officers and presented lectures at conferences to his peers on journalism topics such as story development and gathering story ideas.

In high school, he was the two-time editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, The Bear Facts, getting the ball rolling to modernize the program, as well as a member of The Cypress Log yearbook staff as the featured editor. He was a regional qualifier in UIL Academics in news writing and a multi-award-winner in feature writing, headline writing, and editorial writing. Since then, he has been a regional and local contest director for UIL journalism contests. He also was twice named KFDM's Student Journalist of the Year during that time period.

Currently, he is nearing graduation with his master's degree in journalism from Kent State University with an emphasis on journalism education. His capstone project focuses on incorporating cooperative learning in journalism classrooms.

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Water left over from an attempt to use a mop machine to suck up excess water coming into the building. The flood waters were seeping in through the back.

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Assistant Principal Brad Milam takes off his shoes as the water rose over the sidewalk at the bus ramp.

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Math teacher Stephen Meine moves his truck as the water flooded the staff parking lot.

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Dozens of faculty and staff members drove their vehicles up onto the sidewalk and walkways as the water continued to rise. They were forced to abandon their vehicles later in the day after a mandatory evacuation was called.

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Water laps up over the top of the sidewalk near the bus ramp entrance.

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September 19, 2019
Associate Principal Nancy Kahn, science teacher Adam Morris, and Assistant Principal Brad Milam stand at the bus ramp entrance, watching large vehicles passing by.

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September 19, 2019
Social studies teacher Eric Tanner runs to his car, which was inches from being flooded.

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September 19, 2019
Students and faculty members gathered in the small cafeteria in the morning, eating food already prepared by cafeteria workers.

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September 19, 2019
Hall monitor Roland Sanders and math teacher Johnathan Giles stand near the bus ramp entrance after looking at the flooding situation in the staff parking lot.

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Teachers Leigh Anne Treistman, Richard Nance, Gannon Rust, and Ray Sweat wait in the small cafeteria.

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Students work on homework and talk with teacher Kelly Goodwin while waiting on rides home.

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September 19, 2019
Yearbook reporter Josh Baldwin, who was also stranded at school, interviews students while they wait.

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Water seeping in early in the flooding through the elevators near the back entrance to the school. The hallway would later be completely covered in a couple inches of water.

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September 19, 2019
The Lone Star Ranch subdivision residents parked their car at the front entrance because the roads were completely underwater.

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The Lone Star Ranch subdivision residents parked their car at the front entrance because the roads were completely underwater.

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Businesses all over the Caney Creek feeder zone were flooded out by the storm.

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A truck driving onto FM 1485 off Texas 242, which leads to Caney Creek High School.

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People had to stand near the rain at the end of the bus ramp to get cellphone service.

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The CCHS daycare was underwater as well as the rest of the rooms in the 1100, 1200, and 5500 hallways, along with other parts of the building.

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September 19, 2019
Social studies teacher Tracy Underwood and English teacher Meggan Morrison quickly move wooden and other porous objects off the ground in the daycare, which took on water.

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September 19, 2019
ESL teacher Amy Burrell helped to suck up excess water with a mop machine. Her room eventually took on water and was submerged.

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September 19, 2019
Math teacher Tricia Franchville walking to help move furniture and copier machines out of the 1100 hallway.

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September 19, 2019
Water eventually seeped into the small cafeteria and faculty, staff and students were evacuated to the library on the second floor after the water continued to rise.

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September 19, 2019
The San Jacinto River was flowing at full force.

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September 19, 2019
The power was out in the building except for emergency backup power that lit the small cafeteria and parts of the hallway.

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September 19, 2019
English teacher Meggan Morrison looks out of the bus after being evacuated. Many people were stranded at the gas station she is looking at because of the unsafe road conditions.

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Theater teacher Jill Tanner videos the flooded gas station as another faculty member got dropped off.

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Theater teacher Jill Tanner videos the devastation in the county.

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History teacher Eric Tanner stares out at flooded property in East Montgomery County after being evacuated from the school.

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September 19, 2019
The retention ponds were overflowing on every side of the school.

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September 19, 2019
Faculty members piled onto two buses to be evacuated. One dropped teachers off at their homes in South Montgomery County, while the other took care of those that live in North Montgomery County.

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September 19, 2019
Government teacher and debate coach Joseph Collatos walks down the hallway by the back entrance where a wet floor sign still stood from early on in the day.

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September 19, 2019
The large cafeteria took on a minimal amount of water.

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September 19, 2019
The small cafeteria eventually flooded before those at the school were sent to the library on the second floor.

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September 19, 2019
The flood waters got into the front office including the principal's office, attendance office, and conference rooms.

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September 19, 2019
An umbrella left behind on the bottom of a stairwell. Outside of the doors are two vehicles close to being flooded.

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September 19, 2019
Faculty members had to drive their cars close to the bus ramp entrance as flood waters continued to rise.

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September 19, 2019
Math teacher Tricia Franchville walks into the 1100 hallway to help continue flood prevention efforts.

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September 19, 2019
History teacher Eric Tanner walks through ESL teacher Amy Burrell's room to help save any materials that could be damaged by flood waters.

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