The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The choir students smile for a group photo at Region in November. The choir recently participated in the pre-area auditions, and the top 15 candidates (10 for voice parts and six alternates) advanced to the Area auditions. “I am immensely proud,” Assistant Choir Director Victor Torres said. “I am so proud of them. We’ve been having Sectionals in here just about every day. The kids have been showing up, really working on their music.

In For The Long Run

Ruchi Sankolli, Assistant Editor January 7, 2022

After constant rehearsals and performances, the choir All-State Candidates advance to the next round of auditions for Area. Area is the next step for them in their journey to the All-State choir, which...

With green and white, senior Mckenna Lemons paints her picture of a splattered run over Plankton from ‘Spongebob’. She painted this in order to embrace her inner child even when she graduates high school and enters college. “I chose to paint Plankton because ‘Spongebob’ is one of my favorite shows,” Lemons said. “I felt that the splattered paint was humorous, as I would be parking on him every day, as if I ran over him.”

Painting Memories

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter December 7, 2021

The school has many senior traditions such as senior overalls, prom and Senior Summit, however a new tradition is painting parking spaces. Students decided to embrace their creativity by expressing their...

Striking a pose, Celebrities lieutenant and senior Ava Caldwell performs her squad routine at the holiday show on Dec. 2. Caldwells team performed a high energy jazz routine to an All I Want For Christmas remix.  “Leading up to the show, I was pretty nervous because I have a lot more dances and responsibilities as an officer during the show,” Caldwell said. “The holiday show is my favorite with the music, the groups featured and the styles of dance we typically get to do. This year was even more exciting because I had the chance of choreographing something for my squad as an officer.

Let it Glow

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

Decked out in their sparkly sweaters, elegant dresses and holiday-themed outfits, the Celebrities and other organizations danced along to festive music at the annual holiday show yesterday. The performance...

Running at the State Championships, Isa Conde De Frankenberg places third with a time of 17:26.3 minutes. Conde De Frankenberg advanced to State as an individual, and the varsity boys team competed as well, placing seventh. “I was really excited to come here for a second year in a row, and it was a little disappointing that the girls team didn’t make it, but I just had to keep training hard and be prepared for State, Conde De Frankenberg said. I was really excited, but also really nervous because there’s such amazing runners out here and it’s a really big competition. I definitely wanted a faster time or a better place, but overall, I’m just happy that I even got here and was able to place in the top three.”

A Date With State

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2021

This morning at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, the fastest long distance runners in Texas kicked up mud and raced their limits for the State Championship. With hundreds of competitors, only the toughest...

Assembling lava lamps at the 2019 Trunk or Treat, Student Council makes crafts with the kids. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Trunk or Treat was canceled, but this year, it will return on Oct. 27. Trunk or Treat is a great opportunity to connect with the community and I feel thats super important, especially with everyone separated from COVID-19 these past years, senior Michael Peterson said. So Im glad its back so I can connect once again and serve the community.

Taking Back Trunk or Treat

Ty Cathey, Reporter October 26, 2021

The annual Trunk or Treat was canceled last year amongst the pandemic, but will be returning this year on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the front parking lot of the school. Student Council is hosting it...

Defending the goal from her opponents, varsity team captain and senior Shelby Hayes moves her way down the court  during varsitys open practice. Hoopfest, a fundraiser held for girls basketball on Oct. 23, consisted of open practices, a free throw competition and barbecue plates. It is honestly incredible how much money we raised from Hoopfest, and I would like to thank all the people in the community who donated and helped support our program,” Hayes said. This would not have been possible without you.

Hoops, They Did It Again

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2021

Sprinting down the court, varsity girls’ basketball practices their motion offense, zone defense and shooting drills before Hoopfest. Held on Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hoopfest was a fundraising...

Cheering alongside the other student section leaders, senior Emily Rangel tries to keep energy high while watching the football games. The next home football game will be on Oct. 15, at the Gupton stadium. “I wanted to become student section leader because I felt like I would be able to help bring everyone together and be as enthusiastic as possible after COVID made last year really rough, Rangel said. I wanted to make sure I had some sort of leadership position in order to be able to make my senior year and everyone else’s year memorable. My best advice to the underclassmen is to not be afraid to be loud and partake in anything they can. It’s not embarrassing to have school spirit and it makes the pep rally much more enjoyable if everyone participates.”

Prepping to Get Peppy

Madison Shields, Reporter October 14, 2021

Chanting along with the entire student body, watching elaborate dances and listening to the athletes of the season speak about upcoming games. That is what has been missing this past year due to online...

Watching the Board of Trustee’s presentation, parents and teachers listen about the upcoming bond proposal and vote being held on Nov. 2. This vote will include the key issue of how LISD plans to fund their $772 million funding plan with bonds. “Bond dollars are not part of the district’s budget,” President of the Board of Trustees Trish Bode said. “Additionally, bond dollars are not subject to recapture, a state law where LISD receives less money in state aid for every additional dollar in local tax collections. Bond dollars are $1 for $1 investment in our district; the state doesn’t remove aid based on collections for debt service.

Bonding Session

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter October 7, 2021

$772 million. That’s the total amount of money that the Leander Independent School District is planning to allocate toward its schools through three individual bond proposals. If passed, the bonds would...

Student Councils full list of 2021 - 2022 officers. Junior Riley Pritzlaff, previously the junior class president, will be promoted to student body president. As student body president, I will do everything in my power to make Cedar Park High School the best that it can be, Pritzlaff said. However, a culture is not defined by one person. Ask yourself what you want Cedar Park to be.”

In With the New

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter May 26, 2021

On April 14, the Student Council revealed their choices for the 2021 - 2022 officers. The list saw choices from previous years. For example, Administrative Director Aashna Ravi and junior class president...

Junior Hemani Goje poses in front of a classroom with a HerDrive donation box. Donation boxes like these are available for students in front of classrooms throughout the school, and the items will be donated to womens shelters to provide hygienic support. “I really hope that we, the community of Cedar Park, donate and impact the betterment of the community, Goje said. “By giving resources to the women in shelters, I want to be able to empathize with them and support the often understocked shelters.”

Her Needs Come First

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter May 6, 2021

Aiming to make lives better, juniors Hemani Goje, Arina Gart, Hailey Bowerman, Lindsey Lopez and Vista Ridge High School student Elif Sahin have partnered with HerDrive, a nonprofit organization that aims...

Next to the NCA trophy, the varsity cheer squad shows off their medals and NCA jackets. The team competed in the Game Day category against teams all over the country, ultimately placing first. 
We felt so rewarded and happy that we finally had our reward for winning, senior captain Sofia Attaguile said.

Go Big or Go Home

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter April 21, 2021

After months of preparation and perfecting their routine, the varsity cheer team was named Game Day Varsity NCA National Champions in March. They were also awarded the technical excellence award and best...

A sample essay prompt for the English II STAAR exam is shown. English Teacher Lauren Madrid said believes that her students are prepared to take the exam. I will give my students all the material they need to succeed - grammar assessments, opportunities to read essays from the past, poetry analysis and more, Madrid said. To me, it’s realistic that some of my classes can all score above 80, even if the district isn’t graded by results this year.”

STAAR-Gazing

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter April 21, 2021

Tomorrow, high school students will take the English II STAAR test. All eyes are on the Texas Education Agency as they plan to administer the STAAR digitally at monitored test sites. Even though many students...

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