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Dave Winter
Dave Winter has been advising publications since well before his current students were born. In the spring of 1993, while a floating first-year teacher at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga., he was asked this question: “Would you like a classroom?” After answering affirmatively without hesitation, he was told he was the new yearbook adviser. Three schools and more than two decades later, Winter is still at it. He has been at McCallum, advising newspaper and yearbook and teaching photojournalism, since 2015. For the better half of his 50 years, he has been married to his better half. He tries to avoid embarrassing his two amazing children on his social media account but occasionally fails.

Dave Winter, adviser

Jan 21, 2021
Mac students hold out hope that Biden-Harris inauguration can usher in era of civility, unity, progress (Media)
Jan 12, 2021
We are proud to present the best of snow, ATX edition (Media)
Dec 29, 2020
2020: A Year in Review in Photos (Story/Media)
Dec 24, 2020
Outdoor stage goes from holiday wish to New Year’s solution (Media)
Dec 22, 2020
Celebrating the season despite COVID-19 (Story/Media)
Dec 21, 2020
Mac’s big Mac loves his kids, his school, his drums (Media)
Dec 15, 2020
Seniors share their emotions as their high school football experience ends with Friday’s playoff loss (Media)
Dec 14, 2020
Runoff election slated for four local races (Media)
Dec 14, 2020
Mac Spanish teacher does her part to make COVID vaccine a reality (Media)
Dec 11, 2020
Fine arts aims to stage outdoor comeback (Media)
Dec 07, 2020
These twins have twice the talent (Media)
Dec 02, 2020
Being there for those who need help (Media)
Nov 24, 2020
Presenting #aweekinthelifeatmac (Media)
Nov 21, 2020
Campus closures start trending in Central Texas (Media)
Nov 20, 2020
Murtha’s true love: finding creative ways to make education fun (Media)
Nov 19, 2020
Postcards from the nation’s capital (Media)
Nov 18, 2020
Knights build chemistry, big lead in season opener (Media)
Nov 16, 2020
Palace willing to overcome both old and new obstacles in order to reach students who need help (Media)
Nov 07, 2020
How to make school safe? Let’s take it outside. (Media)
Nov 02, 2020
These Knights are major players on Election Day (Media)
Oct 27, 2020
Election signs of the times (Story)
Oct 19, 2020
Petition in support of Myers goes viral (Media)
Oct 17, 2020
Clear eyes, full heart (Media)
Oct 06, 2020
After a summer and a month of school apart, Blue Brigade can finally dance (together) if it wants to (Media)
Oct 04, 2020
Mac to host drive-through voter registration on Monday (Media)
Oct 04, 2020
Teachers, families anticipate start of in-person learning (Media)
Oct 03, 2020
Trojans withstand Knight comeback to claim COVID-19th Taco Shack, all-time series lead (Media)
Sep 26, 2020
Against talented Mustangs, persistent Knights show flashes of potential on offense, defense (Media)
Aug 31, 2020
Student equity panel speaks its truth to teachers (Story/Media)
Aug 30, 2020
Yearbook staff and friends deliver 769 of 867 yearbooks during first-ever summer drive-by distribution (Story/Media)
Aug 01, 2020
A trip down Dart Bowl’s memory lanes (Media)
Jul 31, 2020
Knight staff to distribute yearbooks on Friday, Aug. 7 (Media)
Jul 24, 2020
Since she was little, Adamson has felt need for F1 speed (Media)
Jul 14, 2020
School reopening debate divides nation, state (Media)
Jul 01, 2020
Blue Brigade’s ‘Last Dance’ to go virtual (Media)
Jun 22, 2020
Carbajal to continue football career at Trinity Valley (Story/Media)
May 27, 2020
Rozman does it all in style (Media)
May 25, 2020
Knights stick together, look ahead (Media)
May 19, 2020
AISD to stage virtual graduation ceremony on June 16; Mac to celebrate Class of 2020 with May 28 parade (Media)
May 14, 2020
Home, (office) suite, home (Story/Media)
May 12, 2020
District aims to create a level online playing field (Media)
May 10, 2020
‘I could not have asked for a better second mom’ (Media)
May 05, 2020
Balancing work and family in COVID-19 times (Story/Media)
May 01, 2020
Maldonado will always be around the pitch (Media)
Apr 28, 2020
As in the comic books, these heroes wear masks (Story/Media)
Apr 23, 2020
An inside look at distance learning (Story/Media)
Apr 21, 2020
Stay-home order creates chances to bond (Story/Media)
Apr 17, 2020
Shield Online earns 3-peat Online Pacemaker Award (Media)
Apr 11, 2020
We are pleased to announce McCallum’s 20 for ’20 (Media)
Apr 10, 2020
Mac principal shares rationale for new grading policy, steps to create equity in online learning (Media)
Apr 08, 2020
Sherwood a Bear to watch (Media)
Apr 07, 2020
District approves new grading policy, emergency procedure options in response to COVID-19 (Media)
Apr 02, 2020
Extended spring break is a time of knead (Media)
Mar 29, 2020
College Board pares down AP test format for 2020 (Media)
Mar 26, 2020
Your questions. Principal Hosack’s answers. (Media)
Mar 24, 2020
The last #dayinthelifeatmac for a while (Story/Media)
Mar 24, 2020
City issues stay home order to stop Coronavirus spread (Media)
Mar 24, 2020
A Sunday stroll on a desolate campus (Story/Media)
Mar 23, 2020
Mac alums adapt to year disrupted by COVID-19 (Media)
Mar 20, 2020
Hosack discusses COVID-19 concerns, current plan for senior class events, rest of school year (Media)
Mar 18, 2020
How to cure the COVID-19 quarantine blues (Media)
Mar 17, 2020
Austin restaurants brace for COVID-19 economy (Media)
Mar 15, 2020
COVID-19 measures put Mac sports on hold (Media)
Mar 13, 2020
First cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Austin (Media)
Mar 11, 2020
MacJournalists bring home 20 individual awards in 2020 SIPA Best Writing Contest (Media)
Feb 25, 2020
Checking out the Grand Hotel (Media)
Feb 22, 2020
Strengthening community at Mac (Media)
Feb 21, 2020
Hudnall hopes for state (Media)
Feb 18, 2020
Black History Month at McCallum (Media)
Feb 17, 2020
How to be a ‘mate’ from miles away (Media)
Feb 10, 2020
Baughman titled Teacher of the Year (Story/Media)
Jan 29, 2020
This is what student press freedom looks like (Media)
Jan 27, 2020
Inspired by Bryant’s legacy, Knights mourn his death (Media)
Jan 13, 2020
Teacher in-service proves that steel drum music is ‘staff infectious’ (Media)
Jan 03, 2020
Spring sports preview (Media)
Jan 01, 2020
Remembering how the Knights repelled the Raiders (Story/Media)
Dec 27, 2019
Primary events, puzzle style. (Media)
Nov 05, 2019
Can I get an A-men? It’s McCallum against McCollum in battle for vowel supremacy (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
From San Marcos to Namibia then back to high school (Media)
Oct 08, 2019
In rivalry rematch, Knights start slow, finish strong (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2019
Pom poms and pep tunes (Media)
Sep 13, 2019
Brown enjoys career-best day against Glenn (Story)
Sep 12, 2019
Basic economics never sounded so cool (Story/Media)
Sep 03, 2019
A Taco Shack Tuesday Top 10 (Media)
Sep 02, 2019
Mac percussion section doesn’t miss a beat (Media)
Aug 24, 2019
Fall senior portrait days set for Sept. 16 and 17 (Media)
Aug 18, 2019
Czech this story out (Media)
Aug 09, 2019
They kicked up their heels, we clicked our cameras. (Media)
Jul 29, 2019
RBI Austin blazes to Florida for RBI World Series (Media)
Jul 25, 2019
Hoping her number was up (in a good way) (Media)
Jul 18, 2019
AISD summer theatre series preview event is black and white (photos) and red (carpet) all over (Media)
Jul 08, 2019
McCallum says farewell to faculty members (Media)
Jul 07, 2019
Orchestra students stand out at state competition (Story/Media)
Jul 07, 2019
Seven musicians named ‘outstanding performers’ (Media)
Jun 19, 2019
Rudy named to Academic All-American swim team (Media)
Jun 18, 2019
Lehman retires after 51 years at Mac (Story/Media)
Jun 16, 2019
Happy Father’s Day to all the Mac daddies out there (Media)
Jun 14, 2019
An archive of ‘Artistically speaking’ (Media)
Jun 13, 2019
Tibbetts tandem talks tennis together (Media)
Jun 09, 2019
Hosack makes debut as Mac principal (Media)
May 16, 2019
In Episode 8 of ‘The S Word,’ Mike Garrison talks Mac past, present and future (Media)
May 12, 2019
It’s time for the Shield senior class survey (Media)
May 07, 2019
So much Moore than meets the eye (Story/Media)
May 03, 2019
Response to response training mixed (Media)
Apr 27, 2019
Remembering Michael Urick (Media)
Apr 19, 2019
Garrison to retire after 16 years as principal (Media)
Apr 18, 2019
The Wright stuff (Media)
Apr 17, 2019
He’s called ‘Ace’ for a reason (Media)
Apr 10, 2019
In the fifth episode of ‘The S Word,’ the winter guard reflects on its historic season (Media)
Mar 28, 2019
In second episode of ‘The S Word’ podcast, GAHSMTA nominees take us behind scenes of ’42nd Street’ (Media)
Mar 17, 2019
Anatomy of a six-game sweep (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2019
Sports profile: Sam Buford (Media)
Mar 12, 2019
Momentum a debut for some, a farewell for others (Media)
Mar 04, 2019
In Ralphie they trust (Media)
Feb 26, 2019
A generational battle for the ages (Media)
Feb 09, 2019
Dynamic Knight duo strikes again (Media)
Feb 06, 2019
Going out youngsters, coming back stars (Media)
Jan 31, 2019
Mr. Whiz to retire after 49 years of teaching (Media)
Jan 27, 2019
Knights win revenge rematch with Raiders (Media)
Jan 06, 2019
Cowles’ cooking chops are right on thyme (Story/Media)
Jan 01, 2019
Need a New Year’s resolution? Put your phone down. (Media)
Dec 28, 2018
On the chopping block (Media)
Nov 30, 2018
Searle joins Mac family (Media)
Nov 14, 2018
Three and… still on? (Media)
Nov 05, 2018
Ashy, Price vie for District 4 Board of Trustees seat (Media)
Sep 27, 2018
Tough night in the trenches (Media)
Aug 18, 2018
Savor your senior year from the start (Media)
Jun 25, 2018
Watty wonderful world (Media)
Jun 17, 2018
Vargas makes history and major impact (Media)
Mar 31, 2018
The best job I could ever ask for (Story)
Mar 11, 2018
Coach G named head coach, AD (Media)
Nov 28, 2017
Knights power past Rangers to advance, make history as first 12-game winner (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
Versatile Watson juggles many roles as teacher, adviser, coach, leader (Media)
May 25, 2017
Fernandez signs with Southwestern (Story)
May 20, 2017
Wangrin speaks softly, carries a big bat (Story)
May 18, 2017
The World is Flat(ball) (Story)
May 17, 2017
Turning the Page: Unanimous All-District catcher earns four varsity letters (Story)
Mar 04, 2017
Rocco retires; Hulk on duty (Media)
Nov 11, 2014
Photos of the week (Media)
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