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Denton County issues stay at home order due to COVID-19

Denton County issues stay at home order due to COVID-19

Madi Olivier

March 25, 2020

Yesterday, Denton County Judge Andy Eads announced a stay at home order for the county in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 25.  The order is currently set to last for one week, but its duration may be changed by the Commissioners Court.  As of M...

National tests postponed due to coronavirus

National tests postponed due to coronavirus

Shriya Mukkavilli

March 19, 2020

College Board recently released a statement on how they would accommodate schools who closed due to COVID-19. Schools that will still be open in May will follow the scheduled testing dates, but schools that closed or will close in March or April will have the option of makeup testing dates either in late May or June. Col...

LISD closes schools due to COVID-19 pandemic

LISD closes schools due to COVID-19 pandemic

Madi Olivier

March 17, 2020

Earlier today, LISD Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers released a statement announcing that all LISD schools will be closed through April 3 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he stated that students and parents should prepare for the possibility of the cancellation being extended.  “The health and safety of our students, staff, and the community members in each of the communi...

LISD reacts to COVID-19 outbreak

LISD reacts to COVID-19 outbreak

Ayra Charania

March 13, 2020

The district is planning to make a decision as to whether they will extend spring break by March 21.  “We will continue evaluating the latest information and make a decision toward the end of spring break,” Chief Communications Officer Amanda Brim stated in an email. Although they have not made...

New career center set to open fall 2020

New career center set to open fall 2020

Michael Minton

March 12, 2020

The Dale Jackson Career Center will close at the end of the 2020 spring semester as a result of the opening of the new Technology, Education and Career Center-West (TECC-West) campus in the fall, which may cost up to $45.9 million. TECC-West will offer new courses, including Animal Science and Heating Vent...

Agricultural programs to be moved to TECC-West campus

Agricultural programs to be moved to TECC-West campus

Michael Minton

March 12, 2020

Agricultural classes will no longer be offered at Marcus starting next year. LISD’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) and agricultural programs will be transferred to the Technology, Education and Career Center West (TECC-West) campus in time for the fall 2020 semester. The FFA programs from all high ...

Pioneering percussion

Pioneering percussion

Alyssa Cheatham

March 11, 2020

This was the 100th year of the Texas Music Educators Association being held and the first time an honor percussion has ever been invited. Percussion teachers have been advocating for the inclusion of this honor for years. The percussion ensemble performed at the convention in San Antonio on Feb. 13. Over...

Video: school safety

Claire Askew and Sydney King

March 8, 2020

This segment was a part of the Sept. 18 episode of MOB.

Students vote in mock election on Super Tuesday

Students vote in mock election on Super Tuesday

Nikhita Ragam

March 4, 2020

While adults were in the library casting their votes in the presidential primary election yesterday, students were able to express their political opinions by taking part in AP Government teacher Carey Petkoff’s mock primary election. Republican candidate and current President Donald Trump and D...

February in hashtags

February in hashtags

Samantha Thornfelt

February 29, 2020

#Halftimeshow Shakira and Jennifer Lopez made history on Feb. 2 as the first Latina artists to headline a Super Bowl halftime show. While many viewers expressed their love for the performance, others found the show inappropriate because of the artists’ short, tight outfits, as well as a featured ch...

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