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PRIDE time changes for students

PRIDE time changes for students

by Kyle Gehman, Staff Writer

September 12, 2015


Filed under Careers & Academics

For the second year, PRIDE time returns, but with a different schedule. Last year students were assigned to a certain classroom for their "Home" PRIDE Time and if students needed to, they could sign up for tutoring from their teachers. This year, students will stay in their 2nd period or 6th period c...

Stacks on stacks

Stacks on stacks

by Kyle Gehman, Staff Writer

September 9, 2015


Filed under Careers & Academics

While most students spent their summers travelling the country, relaxing at the lake, and staying home to sleep in and watch Netflix, some students have been working jobs throughout the summer. “I traveled to Europe and it was an amazing trip,” sophomore Elanna Hawkins said. “It would have been...

AP test scores improve, camp starts for next year

AP test scores improve, camp starts for next year

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

July 31, 2015


Filed under Careers & Academics

While most students are out on the lake, traveling to the beach or working extra hours at their summer jobs, some students are at school already. Students are preparing for the upcoming year and working hard too.  AP tests are given every spring for courses such as Human Geography and Language Arts. They...

IB students set records, welcome new coordinator

IB students set records, welcome new coordinator

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

July 15, 2015


Filed under Careers & Academics

This year the IB students performed better than last year exceeding the standards that were set for them by last year's group. The former IB coordinator is being replaced by Kate Hauenstein. "In terms of this year's IB scores, I'm very happy to report that Leander HS had its highest ever percentage...

The struggle of owing hours

The struggle of owing hours

by Laynie Duplantis, Staff Writer

May 21, 2015


Filed under Student Life

At the end of each semester, long lists of papers with ID numbers and triple digit numbers next to it are taped to the wall outside the AP office. These lists are the dreaded "hours" lists. This is the time of year when everywhere you look, there's a senior begging a teacher for hours and waving a green...

ROTC takes a field trip

ROTC takes a field trip

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015


Filed under Club Notes

The ROTC group went on an all paid for field trip last Friday to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. There they got to see the working dogs and the attack dogs in action, held real weaponry and experience the life on a real air base. About 47 ROTC members joined in the field trip that left at 6 am and came back at 4 pm to p...

SNHS participates in student forum

SNHS participates in student forum

by Shilo Criswell, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015


Filed under Club Notes

This past weekend, the Spanish National Honor Society, along with Sr. De Hoyos and Sra. Villalon, traveled to San Antonio to participate at the Pan American Student forum. Friday through Sunday, the students participated in various workshops. "I did the friendship bracelet and rain stick workshops,"...

Odds in favor of DI team

Odds in favor of DI team

by Caroline Cravens, Assistant Editor

April 23, 2015


Filed under Student Life

This year the Destination Imagination team competed in the improvisational category, the improv games. They placed fourth at state and are moving onto Globals in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Globals is the highest level of competition. The DI team is comprised of seniors Nico Champion, Joci Guerra, Christian Vie...

Newspaper places as alternates for UIL regionals

Newspaper places as alternates for UIL regionals

by Jack Densmore, Staff Writer

April 21, 2015


Filed under Careers & Academics

Newspaper has been placed as alternates for UIL Regionals. Senior Assistant Editor Claire Kyllonen placed sixth in news writing, and fifth in feature writing. Senior Editor-in-Chief Siandhara Bonnet placed fifth in editorial writing, and sophomore staff writer Austin Graham placed sixth. Graham also...

AVID: An Explanation

AVID: An Explanation

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2015


Filed under Club Notes

In high school, there are so many clubs, organizations, and classes, it can be difficult to decide what to join, especially on the road to college. AVID makes that transition and decision a little bit easier. AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program that helps...

Last few weeks to scrape up some scholarships

Last few weeks to scrape up some scholarships

by Caroline Cravens, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2015


Filed under Careers & Academics

There's a few more weeks left of school for seniors to get a couple of scholarships so that they can afford college. There's a lot of opportunities on Naviance for all students, but here are just a few, plus a little bit of information about each one. To access these scholarships, click the link, or...

Spring concert to feature percussionists

Spring concert to feature percussionists

by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

March 27, 2015


Filed under Club Notes

A free concert presenting the school's percussion ensembles will take place in the cafeteria on April 2 starting at 7 p.m. Six percussion ensembles, as well as solo musicians, from Leander and Running Brushy Middle School will be showcasing several prepared pieces to show what they've been working...

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