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“Let your Imagination Fly” with PTSA Reflections

“Let your Imagination Fly” with PTSA Reflections

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer
October 22, 2015
Filed under School News, Student Life

The PTSA has a Reflections contest that allows students to express themselves and be recognized for their artistic talents every year. A theme is given and entries can be done through six different categories, dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Th...

District hosts College Fair at Vista Ridge

District hosts College Fair at Vista Ridge

by Kyle Gehman, Staff Writer
October 20, 2015
Filed under Careers & Academics

Leander ISD’s annual College Fair is Wednesday, October 21 on Vista Ridge High School’s campus. The College Fair is an event that the district hosts every year to help students and their parents learn about college financial aid, admissions and scholarships. 125, both four and two year colleges,...

Latin Club prepares for JCL

Latin Club prepares for JCL

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer
October 12, 2015
Filed under Club Notes, School News

The Latin Club will be holding a meeting for all it’s new/returning members and officers to discuss the Latin competition. The JCL competition stands for the Junior Classical League and will cover all areas of the Roman culture as well as the language. The meeting was held on Oct. 9. “The people...

Key Club raises awareness with spirit week

Key Club raises awareness with spirit week

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief
October 12, 2015
Filed under Club Notes, School News

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Key Club is having a spirit week to raise awareness. The club announced different themes for each day of next week. Tuesday is “Wave Goodbye to Cancer” where students wear beach style clothing (in dress code). Wednesday is “Outsmart Cancer” so ...

The votes are in

The votes are in

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer
October 9, 2015
Filed under Club Notes

After various posters and speeches, this year’s student council was announced. Freshmen President and Vice President are Mara Sherry and Camilla Urea. Sophomore President and Vice President are Emily Flaatten and Ariana Viera. The sophomore Secretary and Treasurer are Jillian Mather and Taylor Bode. “Us...

We are Leander

We are Leander

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief
October 6, 2015
Filed under Club Notes, School News

To celebrate National Yearbook Week, The Lair staff is releasing the cover art for this year’s book. This year's theme is "We are Leander" and was created by yearbook editor-in-chief senior Autumn Corbin, senior assistant editor Diana Guerrero, junior managing editor Christian Mouton and publications...

New SAT, new horizons

New SAT, new horizons

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
October 1, 2015
Filed under Careers & Academics

The SAT that has been being taken for years now has gained some additions and revisions. The classes that will be more affected by this will be the current juniors and sophomores and all the ones below them, considering that seniors tend to take their SAT in the fall. One of the changes is the scoring. The c...

Early bird gets the book worms

Early bird gets the book worms

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer
September 25, 2015
Filed under Club Notes

Back from last year, here comes Book Club, a club dedicated to kids who read and love literature. AVID and English IV teacher Kari Bjerke started the group last year. “I mostly started this club because there were a lot of kids who read on their own,” Bjerke said. “They needed a place to talk about what i...

Club Spotlight: Robotics

Club Spotlight: Robotics

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer
September 21, 2015
Filed under Club Notes

The Robotics club had their first competition, Capitol BEST , on campus on Saturday, September 12th. During this, the Robotics club learned what they will be doing for the competition and what the field will be like. The test drive is on the third of October. Practice day is on the 17th of October...

Bon voyage

Bon voyage

by Kyle Gehman, Staff Writer
September 19, 2015
Filed under Student Life

To some students, the idea of a big summer vacation is going down to Corpus Christi to have fun at the beach or going to visit their grandparents for a week, but for others, their vacation this summer required a passport and lots of suitcases. For a few students overseas was the way to go. Students o...

Youth and Government begins with first meeting

Youth and Government begins with first meeting

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief
September 19, 2015
Filed under Club Notes, School News

After launching as a pilot program last year, the YMCA Youth and Government team will begin the new year with their first meeting next Tuesday, September 22nd during PRIDE time and after school. The Youth and Government team had their entire team go to state and also sent one student to nationals....

Club Spotlight: HOSA

Club Spotlight: HOSA

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor
September 18, 2015
Filed under Club Notes

HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people, as stated on their website. The HOSA program here is sponsored by Ms. Amber Hall. “HOSA is a student organization for the students that are interested...

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