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Number of student aides to decrease

Number of student aides to decrease

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

Students have seen them delivering passes and running the attendance check in, but office aides might be cut back on for next school year due to a lack of work for them to help aid with. “When we say cut backs, what we mean is trying to keep it to 2-3 students only per office aid period,” head ...

B lunch eliminated for remainder of year

B lunch eliminated for remainder of year

by Staff

May 10, 2016


Filed under School News, Student Life

Beginning Wednesday, May 11, students will only go to A or C lunch for the remainder of the school year. B lunch will be eliminated to "create a safer environment with increased supervision at lunches and to decrease classroom/instruction disruptions," Dean of Instruction Shandalyn Porter said in...

Why I teach

Why I teach

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer

May 8, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, Columns

Whether it be in academics or extra curriculars, teachers have become the entry point and point of departure for most students school life. They have formed bonds of friendship, stayed up as late as many students claim to in order grade papers whilst taking care of their own families, spent countless h...

End of the year; arrival of the yearbook

End of the year; arrival of the yearbook

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

May 5, 2016


Filed under Club Notes, School News

From the end of the previous year, to the end of the next, the yearbook group works on their book. We are Leander, this year’s book, has arrived for distribution and sale. The last date for pre-order was May 2. From now on, the extra books will be sold for $70 at lunches. “It takes more work than...

Club Spotlight: Harry Potter Club

Club Spotlight: Harry Potter Club

by Brianna Sabrsula, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Club Notes

If you like everything to do with the Harry Potter series and others who share the same spirit, then the Harry Potter Club is for you. Many of the students in the group have been avid Harry Potter fans including the leader of the group, sophomore  Anil Mehta. “I have been a fan of the series s...

Publications exceed expectations

Publications exceed expectations

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2016


Filed under Club Notes, Photos, School News

Both the yearbook and newspaper received awards last weekend. Senior editor Jack Densmore and assistant editors junior Austin Graham and sophomore Kyle Gehman all traveled to Los Angeles for the NSPA conference where they received a plaque for being Pacemaker finalists and 9th place in the Online Newspaper...

Juniors and seniors prepare for ACT testing

Juniors and seniors prepare for ACT testing

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

The mandatory tests are slowly creeping up on juniors and seniors. One of those tests is the American College Test, or as it's known by the school’s populace, the ACT. It is a mandatory test to take if any student wishes to go to a university. Students must either study on their own or with the help...

The final chapter

The final chapter

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Club Notes

The book club read the Book Thief as their final novel for the school year. They will be having the meeting on the 18th to discuss the book. The early end is due to preparations for the next year with AP tests, the SAT and no time to discuss before the end of school. “I believe this final meeting will...

Skills USA cinema team earns second place

Skills USA cinema team earns second place

by Brianna Sabrsula, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Club Notes, School News

Junior Kember Campbell and senior Colton White won second place for their short film “Checkers” for Skills USA in Digital Cinema Production. “We were asked to make a short video on the prompt, ‘an unexpected victory’,” White said. “Our video was a love story told through flashbacks d...

Junior, senior move on to UIL Academic Regionals

Junior, senior move on to UIL Academic Regionals

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

Junior Austin Graham placed 1st in Editorial Writing at the UIL Academic district meet at Georgetown High School. Graham will move on to Regionals at the University of Texas at San Antonio campus on April 23. Senior Garrett Gage placed 6th in News Writing, and freshman Michelle Parker placed 5th in Feature...

IB hosts trivia night

IB hosts trivia night

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

With the goal to raise money for local refugees, the IB seniors hosted a Trivia Night on April 8 in the Commons. There were two options discussed on who to donate to and the seniors voted to donate to immigrants because of the latest Syrian refugee crisis “Trivia Night was a way better experience...

We Are Leander

We Are Leander

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

April 8, 2016


Filed under Club Notes, School News

After five work nights where they stayed up at the school until around 11 p.m., hundreds of hours, thousands of pictures and plenty of frustrating moments, the yearbook has been finished and sent off to publisher company, Balfour. They currently cost $65 but will go up to $70 on May 2nd if any books...

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