[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Attendance failures must be cleared

By Paulette Jordan
Unexcused absences must be cleared before the nine weeks are over in order to avoid attendance failures.
Attendance failures occur when a student has four or more unexcused absences per class.  Frequent reasons for attendance failures are students not being responsible for turning in notes to excuse absences, skipping class …

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[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Lady Lions volleyball team concluded its regular season last week with a straight-set victory at Gainesville High School.
Leon clinched a berth in the regional playoffs by winning the regular-season district title. The Lady Lions, who did not advance to the post-season a year ago, will try to win a …

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[17 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

The week seemed to go by in the blink of an eye.  With grades wrapping up, PSAT testing and the senior meeting that happened on Wednesday, everything feels out of whack.
The senior meeting was an event where all seniors got pictures taken and were talked to by Herf Jones and …

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[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Today I had one of the first of many senior class meetings. These meetings are very helpful and answer a lot of the questions most people have. This meeting was really informative, but it was as entertaining as this type of meeting could be.
This meeting covered topics that ranged from …

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[14 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

By Traci Creel
On Oct. 14, Leon High School was under a tornado warning, along with the rest of Leon County. The official warning was announced during third period, when students were held a little longer.
During third period the students who were parked in the Senior Bow and the Junior Bowl were …

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[13 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

By EmmaLea Reed
This past weekend, Leon High School’s varsity volleyball team took a trip to the “windy city” of Chicago.
The Lions played for the Mizuno Scholastic Cup in Chicago at the Sports Performance Center. They left at 5:45 a.m. on Thursday morning, and returned around midnight on Oct. 12.
Leon played in the …

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[13 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

In response to Paulette Jordan’s blog.
Many students walk around school every day and see countless posters and banners for all sorts of events and fundraisers happening at Leon. It is no secret that almost none of these amazing activities that make Leon so enjoyable would happen without the help of …

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[10 Oct 2014 | One Comment | ]

By Michael Manias
Leon will be playing against Escambia on Oct. 10, at Gene Cox Stadium at 7 p.m. The last time the Lions varsity football team faced off against Escambia High School was October of 2013. Leon was defeated with a final score of 62-34.
The Lions are hoping for better results this …

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[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

It is a ritual for my sisters and I to be running late in the mornings. In retrospect, pulling three teenage girls out of bed, getting them dressed and feeding them breakfast along with making lunches on time is considered a triumph to most families.
It seemed so simple last year: …

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[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

By Julia Chodyla
The Homecoming Dance will be held Saturday and some parents have expressed concern about the party buses that many students ride on nights like these, according to Principal Billy Epting.
Some parents are suggesting a ban on all party buses to reduce the likelihood of their kids drinking alcohol. For many years, under …

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[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

This year I will be participating in Lion’s Lark for the first time. Although I have been a member of Anchor for two years and we are generally in charge of hosting this event, I have never held much interest in being involved.
With this being my senior year, I feel …