The Wolfpack

Kids Helping Kids

The Locker is located beside the AP office and has a variety of supplies available to students. Community members who want to donate to The Locker can drop off items such as backpacks, binders, pencils, face masks, water bottles and other necessities every student might not have.

Ally JohnPress, Reporter

October 22, 2020

The Locker is in need of contributions from students and community members. Toiletries, cleaning wipes, face masks, socks, undergarments and bottled water are some of the most desired items at this time.  Located next to the AP office, the Locker holds not only school supplies but also hygiene ...

Seeds of Hope

Giving A Ray of Hope is a newly founded organization that strives to help children in hospitals, and are responsible for, not only participating in service projects, but also educating the community on diseases that infect children. The organization provides many opportunities for members to explore the medical field and contribute to their community. “I would say that this organization really helps you have that role in your community and trying to help others,” junior member Jillian Lach said. “Not only does it help build responsibility, but it [has also] helped me meet new people and research and educate myself on a lot of things that I didn’t know about before.

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter

October 21, 2020

Dedicating their time to educating others on health drawbacks while putting a smile on children’s faces, Giving A Ray Of Hope is a nonprofit organization whose goal is help spread awareness about children’s diseases and help children’s hospitals through donations.  The organization stri...

Divided as Students, Connected as Players

In March, video game sales were projected to be 34% up from last year. Released Aug. 4,

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter

October 20, 2020

During quarantine, students all across the country were confined to their houses as their range of activities were limited one by one. Many were faced with a new challenge of entertaining themselves from the comfort of their homes. However, through video games interacting with others became possible whi...

From Hands-on to Cameras On

As a member of both Theatre Production and Musical Theatre, junior MJ Kelly has had to bring the usual theatre experience to her home. This year, with the separation between online and in-person students, many hands-on classes had to adjust to the new way of learning. “Theatre is still amazing, especially considering what we’re working with,” Kelly said. “But the lack of performances and shows, the main point of theatre, is making it a lot less [interactive] than usual. It’s just the way life is now in the pandemic.”

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor

October 16, 2020

Whether they have chosen to attend school in person or online, students have had to adjust to the new learning style that comes with each. Some classes have an easier time adapting to new regulations and schooling options. However, for classes that are more interactive and hands-on, present and futu...

Protest For Peace

This sign was created by a group of Wisconsin women. Now the sign is a nationwide symbol for justice.

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter

October 2, 2020

Despite school closures since last spring break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students haven’t stopped learning or expressing themselves and their beliefs. After the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, protests began to spring up all across the country, incl...

A Long March Ahead

Sophomore Kai Gray rehearses drumline show music while keeping in line with quarantine measures. Gray, and the rest of the percussion section, came back on Aug. 24. “Once we’re together playing music, I don’t really pay attention to the masks or distancing, and things feel pretty normal,” Gray said.

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter

September 25, 2020

In the resumption of online school, classes typically take a hands-off approach, where students receive an average 45-minute lesson and do their work on Google Classroom. But what happens when the class is an extracurricular reliant on physical meetups and close-range contact during rehearsals? ...

Class of COVID-19

Sitting in 6th period, freshman Santhiago Marquez joins his class Zoom call. Marquez came back to school on Sept. 8 with the rest of the freshmen.

Kaiya Wilkinson, Reporter

September 24, 2020

Going from middle school to high school can be a very hard transition. It is a world filled with new people, new teachers and new classrooms. With COVID-19 being a serious issue, schools have put forth many social distancing and mask requirements to keep students safe. With these new policies, freshm...

A Learning Curve

Teaching in her classroom, Pre-AP Algebra II and AP Statistics teacher Wendy Martinez adjusts back to in-person learning. The freshmen, children of faculty and students without internet access are the only students allowed back on campus, which means that there are only a few students present in each class, if none.

Ally JohnPress, Reporter

September 18, 2020

As students struggle with the transition to online schooling, some may not realize the impact it has had on teachers. Since the switch to virtual learning, teachers have adjusted their routines, put in many extra hours of preparation and made sure to keep students engaged despite various distractions. ...

In-Person vs. Virtual Learning

Making the choice to come back or stay home took a lot of consideration; from the learning environment to extracurriculars and to the protection of family members. “Extracurriculars had a huge impact on my decision, ” senior color guard captain Zoe Courtade said. “I feel an obligation to my team, directors and younger members to help them through these times and be there anyway I can. I want to be back on campus so I can teach my freshmen in person, and get to know all my members more personally. I would be missing out if I chose to do virtual [learning].”

Estefani Rios, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

With the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) plan guidelines to reopen schools in July and LISD trustees’ approval of the phase-in on-campus learning TEA waiver, students who chose in-person learning began returning to campus Sept. 8.  During the first phase, Sept. 8-18 for high school campuses, freshmen, s...

Starting the Year Off Right

Holding up either the number one or two, PALs and new students play

Ally JohnPress, Reporter

September 2, 2020

Starting the new school year can be hard, especially when students, new and returning, haven’t even set foot in the high school building. Virtual school has been a challenging experience for everyone, from every staff member to every student. Instead of dealing with getting lost in the halls or wa...

Celebrating The Graduates

Holding her basket of gifts, senior Sarah Rodriguez thanks her adoption family.

Lacie Perry, Reporter

May 27, 2020

 The COVID-19 virus may have taken away spring sports, prom and traditional graduation plans, but it can’t take away their celebration, thanks to one mom, Lisa Hunt, who started the “Adopt a Senior” group on Facebook for LISD seniors.  The “Adopt a Senior” was created in central Texas during the...

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