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Keeping feet warm during the cold seasons

Keeping feet warm during the cold seasons

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
December 16, 2015
Filed under Club Notes, School News

During the winter season, it is a well known fact that temperatures drop. Socks can come in handy during these times to keep feet warm from the cold. Last year and this year as well, HOSA has had a sock drive to collect socks for the kids at Dell Children’s Hospital. “We’re planning on donating...

French club sends letters to their pen pals

French club sends letters to their pen pals

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer
December 8, 2015
Filed under Club Notes, School News

After the central school authority in Lille France asked to form partnerships with Austin ISD and Leander ISD schools last fall, along with several months of back and forth communication between teachers, french students taught by ‘Madame’ Eden Davis have gained the opportunity to communicate with...

Book Club reads ‘The Maze Runner’

Book Club reads ‘The Maze Runner’

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer
December 4, 2015
Filed under Club Notes

The book club had its first meeting over The Help, the book chosen for the month of October. According to teacher sponsor AVID and English IV teacher Kari Bjerke, the first meeting went well. “Everyone was very engaged in the discussion,” Bjerke said. “It was very successful and we had a great...

School moves up to 6A next year

School moves up to 6A next year

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief
December 2, 2015
Filed under Careers & Academics, School News, Sports

With a change in UIL alignments, the Lions will be a 6A school next year due to enrollment at 2,187 students, above the UIL cutoff enrollment number for 6A at 2,150 above. This results in a change to sports opponents, mostly district games, as the teams sports we are required to play against will be...

Youth and Government team receives four Distinguished Delegate awards at District

Youth and Government team receives four Distinguished Delegate awards at District

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief
November 29, 2015
Filed under Club Notes, School News

One year after the pilot program swept the awards at its first competition, this year’s Youth & Government team participated at District and received four Distinguished Delegates in this year’s competition, three in Media and one in Legislative. “I could not be more proud of this team,”...

AFJROTC visits Camp Mabry

AFJROTC visits Camp Mabry

by Kyle Gehman, Staff Writer
November 13, 2015
Filed under Club Notes, School News

The AFJROTC visited the military museum Camp Mabry in Austin to learn more about military history from Texas and around the world. “During the visit, we watched a reenactment of a WWII battle,” senior Corps Commander Ann Maynard said. “We were able to learn about the German and American ar...

Two juniors selected as semi-finalists in annual PEC essay contest

Two juniors selected as semi-finalists in annual PEC essay contest

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer
November 13, 2015
Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

The PEC youth tour contest is held every year by the Pedernales Electric Cooperative. This year juniors Cynthia Ngyuen and Anna Gallagher were selected as semi-finalists. They went through the final stage, an interview, to see if they would receive the all paid trip to Washington . The English th...

New class period for school store

New class period for school store

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
November 13, 2015
Filed under Club Notes, School News

After beginning the year with a soft opening on B days only, the school store, The Pride, is now open on A and B days during 3rd and 7th period. They sell school supplies, spirit wear and recently began selling cookies. They also have a microwave available for student use. “It’s definitely...

Club Spotlight: NHS

Club Spotlight: NHS

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer
November 12, 2015
Filed under Careers & Academics, Club Notes

National Honor Society, NHS, is a national service organization that recognizes students who have shown intellect, leadership and involvement in school, work, and the community. Adding roughly 90 juniors and seniors this year, it is hosted by AP English 3 and IB Psychology teacher Greg Shaw, has a total ...

Club Spotlight: Photography Club

Club Spotlight: Photography Club

by Kyle Gehman, Staff Writer
November 9, 2015
Filed under Club Notes

Photography Club was started last year by current sophomores Megan Marshall and Jessica Trevarthen and was sponsored by English teacher Mrs. Dyer. “We created Photography Club so we can share our passion with others,” Trevarthen said. “Plus it gives us a chance to learn new photography skills tha...

The people behind the book

The people behind the book

by Kyle Gehman, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
Filed under Club Notes, School News

Something that can last forever bringing back memories every time people look back into it, a high school yearbook. The yearbook staff spends countless hours each year working to create something that students can look back to after they graduate to remember all the times they experienced that year. “Being...

Club Spotlight: Rotary Club

Club Spotlight: Rotary Club

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer
October 26, 2015
Filed under Club Notes

The Rotary Club was founded by junior Connor Evans last year, who was also the president at the time. Rotary Club is where people help out the community in any way they can. The original club was founded in 1905 by a man named Paul P. Harris. Since then, the club has had more than 1.2 million members...

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