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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...

Paying attention to the computer screen, sophomore Gautham Saravanan and senior Charlie Alpert prepare for the UIL academic district meet. Saravanan, Alpert and sophomores Alex Thummalapalli and Eshan Bharadwaj  placed first as a team at the meet and will compete at the regional competition later this month.  Im pretty proud, Saravanan said. [I like] that I can be with my friends, collaborate with them and go over questions.

Soaring to Excellence

Estefani Rios, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2021

This‌ ‌year,‌ ‌due‌ ‌to‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌restrictions,‌ ‌practice‌ ‌competitions‌ ‌and‌ ‌team‌ ‌preparation‌ ‌opportunities‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌limited‌...

When the new assistant principal position became available after the departure of former AP Mitizi Powell, AP Allen Stewart jumped at the opportunity. For Stewart, getting the position meant he accomplished his dream of becoming an AP in LISD. “I sought out this school district on purpose because I did my research, and in my opinion and my research basically led me to view LISD as the number one school district to be in for an educator for someone in this profession like myself,” Stewart said. “What I’m looking forward to most is just continuing the positive spirit at the school, the positive culture at the school and building on that.

A New AP on the Block

Estefani Rios, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2021

As students pass the front office and continue onto the westside of the school, floor to wall windows open up to the assistant principals’ offices. Joining Mr. Rogers, Mrs. Back, Mr. Pearce and Mrs....

The 2020 - 2021 TMEA All-State placers receive congratulations from the Wolfpack Staff. Adalia Stiglich, who qualified for TMEA earlier this year, is left out. It was definitely rewarding to see that the time I put in helped me improve as a musician, Gray said.

CPHS Talent Places at State Level

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter March 3, 2021

This year was TMEA All-State Orchestra’s first auditions to be conducted completely online - students had a window of five days to record their pieces and submit them to TMEA. Four students from CPHS...

Every schools healthcare workers receives a vaccine per LISD health guidelines. Vaccination has been part of the districts plan to fight COVID-19. With so many confirmed COVID-19 cases happening at our school, it’s important that I receive it now to limit the exposure, school nurse Tara Frost said.

COVID-19 Vaccine Administered in LISD

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter February 12, 2021

School nurse Tara Frost received a vaccination as part of Leander Independent School District’s new policy that all district workers who are age 65 and over are able to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.  The...

Expanding the senior-exclusive program, COOL Week, COOL Experiences combines both virtual and hands-on career exploration. Transition Coordinator Chriss Hexter said that both upperclassmen and underclassmen can find benefits in the program, especially with the ability to attend multiple COOL Experience offerings. 
A unique opportunity this year that hasn’t been offered to kiddos in the past, aside from the grade levels that it’s open to other than grade 12, is that they can participate in more than one, Hexter said. I totally think kids should, if and when, there are opportunities to participate or attend more than one, that they should participate in more than one.

A COOL Revamp

Estefani Rios, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2021

Every year seniors have the opportunity to shadow a professional in the career they are most interested in during Career Opportunities On Location week (COOL Week) in the spring semester. However as of...

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