New Year, New Schedule, New Normal

Ashley Patterson, Contributor Returning to campus in the 2021-2022 school year, NEISD students will be greeted with a new schedule. The proposed schedule will meet the 75,600 operational minutes per school required by the TEA that the 2019-2020 school year fell short of. It will also provide efficient and flexible time management that students and teachers will both benefit from. […]

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2021 Graduation Moved to Alamodome

Elena Gorlick, Contributor The graduating class of 2021 will celebrate their graduation at the Alamodome during Memorial Day weekend. The change of venue comes as a precaution to insure that Covid-19 regulations and safety protocols can be effectively observed despite the large crowd. Each graduate will receive six tickets for guests, meaning that the total audience could exceed 3,000 people. […]

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LEE Awarded Texas Purple Star

LEE High School has been officially designated as a military family friendly campus by the Texas Education Agency. The Purple Star designation was established by the TEA in 2020 as a means to recognize campuses that go above and beyond to facilitate smooth transitions for military-connected students and their families. In order to apply for the designation, campus administrators had […]

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Varsity Soccer Players Score a Promising Future

Ashley Patterson, Contributor Five members of LEE High School’s varsity soccer team were signed to play with their future colleges on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2021. This event took place in the gym with faculty, staff, administrators, coaches, parents, teammates, and friends in attendance to celebrating the hard work and dedication shown by these talented athletes. For many, the idea of […]

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New Performing Arts Center Opens to Ecstatic Students

Sebastian Bingaman, Staff Reporter Photo by: Matthew Tobar LEE High School recently finished construction on a new Performing Arts Center. An estimated $30,500,000 was spent on the new addition to the LEE campus, with construction starting in May 2018 and ending in October 2020. The new center includes a state-of-the-art theater with 750 seat capacity featuring a control booth, orchestra […]

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Building Hope: Sophomore Works Towards Becoming Eagle Scout

Ashley Patterson, Contributor Blake Reinhart, a sophomore at STEM Academy, spends his free time working diligently on building a very special project. Motivated to earn his Eagle Scout rank in his local Boy Scout troop, Reinhart has been crafting an interesting playhouse that features toys and interactive walls and will be installed at Oak Meadow Elementary School. He builds with […]

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District Releases New Guidelines for 2020 Football Season

Madison Munoz, Contributor The North East Independent School District has released rules, regulations, and guidelines for athletes, spirit groups, and spectators, in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 during the 2020 football season. As the first game approaches many have questions and concerns over what the upcoming season will look like.  In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, NEISD […]

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NHS Institutes Changes in Response to Distance Learning

Joselyn Hofer, Contributor  Covid-19 has affected everyone at Legacy of Educational Excellence High School, including students who participate in clubs and organizations such as National Honor Society. Required volunteer hours and events are subject to change because of the virus, and staff members, officers, and advisors are trying to do everything they can to help members adjust. With the help […]

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