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Seniors prepare to take TSI

Seniors prepare to take TSI

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

March 13, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

On top of their classes, FAFSA, SAT and ACT, seniors who want to enroll in college level courses either normally, or as dual credit, must also take the Texas Success Initiative, or the TSI. This test is given to students on multiple dates at school. “It is offered on campus,” Transition Coordinator...

Coca-Cola babies

Coca-Cola babies

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

March 11, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

Step up, take a slip of paper and see what Mother Nature has in store. The students in the Child Development class have started their Parenting Project, which involves taking care of their ‘child’ for four days. To add to their understanding of raising children, teacher Pam Rattan made them randomly c...

Students place high at Hays UIL Invitational

Students place high at Hays UIL Invitational

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

Some UIL academic students placed high last weekend at the Hays UIL Invitational. For debate, senior Gage Spencer went undefeated in preliminary rounds, and went on to debate in the octofinals. “Gage has consistently performed well in LD Debate at tournaments this school year, as well as our Speech...

The Roar is a finalist for a NSPA Online Pacemaker

The Roar is a finalist for a NSPA Online Pacemaker

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2016


Filed under Club Notes, School News

The school newspaper, The Roar, has been named as a finalist for a National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker award for the current school year. This is the most prestigious scholastic journalism award in the nation. This is the first time in school history that a school publication has b...

Texas boys state nominates two students

Texas boys state nominates two students

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

Two students, juniors Jahred Cleveland and Jared Bouloy were nominated to go to Texas Boys State. The program, started in 1935, allows junior boys the opportunity to take part in Texas government and even have mock elections. “I’m looking forward to addressing and debating the issues that we are fa...

DECA attends state conference

DECA attends state conference

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

March 1, 2016


Filed under Club Notes, School News

The DECA team traveled to San Antonio to compete at state this past weekend. Each student competed in different events where they role played in business situations and were tested on it. Junior Brianna Townsend competed and was a state finalist receiving a bronze medal. “When I got my medal I was...

Responding from 5,177 miles away

Responding from 5,177 miles away

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Club Notes, School News

The French classes taught by Madame Eden Davis had sent 26 letters back in the late fall of 2015 to a french counterpart school in Lille, France. But, it wasn’t until mid-February that letters were received back from the higher level English classes in Lille. “I wasn’t exactly sure what it w...

Foreign language clubs begin winter clothes closet

Foreign language clubs begin winter clothes closet

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Club Notes, School News

As the seasons turn and the unexpected warmth of February, as mentioned by teachers and students alike, rolls along into Spring, the French, Latin, and Spanish clubs, along with the PALS program, are gathering items to collect for the school's new winter clothes closet. “It’s a great idea since it can include ...

Ilina Bozhkova wins sophomore of the year

Ilina Bozhkova wins sophomore of the year

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

February 12, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

The Kiwanis Club of Cedar Park awards a Sophomore of the Year award for a sophomore at each of the five LISD High Schools every year since the 1980’s. This year’s Sophomore of the Year award went to Ilina Bozhkova. “I felt really honored to win the award,” Bozhkova said. “It’s a great...

College and career center offering free assistance with FAFSA

College and career center offering free assistance with FAFSA

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

Students can begin the process for applying for FAFSA financial aid as of January 1. It can be a long and lengthy process, so the College and Career Readiness transition coordinator, Ms.Wood, is offering free FAFSA help sessions on February 18 and March 10 in the library from 2-6. “When students c...

What I learned from COOL Week

What I learned from COOL Week

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, Columns

COOL Week is an entire week where seniors in LISD get to be interns at a job site in the field they selected. For my COOL Week I interned for Hill Country News, a local print newspaper publication that publishes a paper every week. They cover local news, and sometimes state news. Working for Hill...

Youth and Government earns second premier delegation award

Youth and Government earns second premier delegation award

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2016


Filed under Club Notes, School News

The Youth and Government team won their second Premier Delegation award at the YMCA State Conference last weekend. Three media team students received Distinguished Delegate awards: senior Jack Densmore, sophomore Kyle Gehman and freshman Michelle Parker. Densmore and Gehman received their awards for...

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