Leander High School

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Leander High School
Location
3301 S. Bagdad Rd.
Leander, TX 78641

United States
Information
Type Public
Established 1899 (Current Location est.1984)
Principal Tiffany Spicer
Enrollment 2000+
Color(s)                Blue, White & Red
Mascot Leo the Lion, Leah the Lion
Website

Leander is a secondary school in Leander, Texas and part of the Leander Independent School District. It was established in 1899.

The school has a freshmen enrollment of 600 students and is accredited by the Texas Education Agency. Historically the school served a mainly rural population, but starting around the early 1990s the area experienced explosive growth due to expansion of high tech industries in the nearby Austin area[citation needed]. In 1999, the school became an International Baccalaureate school. As of 2014, the school principal is Mrs. Tiffany Spicer.

The school's mascots are Leo the Lion and Leah the Lioness. The school colors are blue, white, and red. Originally, the school's colors were simply blue and red, but this posed issues with home/visiting football games, where the opposing team would wear red as well as Leander. Because of this, Leander switched to simply blue and white. The red was reintroduced in the late 90s as an accent color.

Leander High is also recognized for its yearly integrated Fine Arts productions showcasing the talents of its students from the Band, Choir, and Theater Department in addition to the renowned Leander local dance teams, The Blue Belles, and the Leander Junior Varsity Dance Team, The Sapphires.

Clubs and Organizations[edit]

National Honor Society[edit]

The C.R. Miller Chapter of the National Honor Society (abbreviated NHS) at Leander High School was founded in 1971 and is the largest service organization on campus. In 2014, 136 students were in NHS. Efficiency has been a recent focus of the National Honor Society, and in October of 2013 NHS pioneered the "NHS Self-Reporting Service Hours Sheet", a Google Drive-based spreadsheet used to track student service hours. As of the end of the spring semester of 2014, NHS students produced 1736 hours worth of service toward both local and global communities. In 2014, the hour requirement was set to 10 hours for veteran inductees, and 8 for new inductees during their first semester in NHS. In 2012, membership required a GPA of 4.0. This rose to 4.3 in 2013 and is expected to rise to 4.5 by the fall semester of 2014. NHS is known for participating in Relay for Life as its main channel of charity. In 2014, it also participated in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 through Tomnod. Leander High School NHS is the first service organization in the district to pioneer digital services such as Tomnod's online search effort.

Student Council[edit]

Spanish National Honor Society[edit]

Green Paws[edit]

Green Paws is the recycling club of Leander High School. It operates two "recycling carts" that students use to pick up recycled material from classrooms.

Band[edit]

Choir[edit]

The Leander HS Choir program is directed by Mr. Spencer Wiley, who became director in 2014. He was previously an assistant choir director at Rouse High School under Mrs. Brenda Justice.

Debate[edit]

Leander High School's debate program is run by Mrs. Bonny Moneyhun, and is composed of two teams: Lincoln-Douglas (LD) and Cross-Examination (CX). While small in size, it has consistently challenged bigger debate programs such as Westwood and Marble Falls at the regional level. Debate is part of the academic team, which includes Drama, Current Events, and other UIL-sanctioned academic competitions.

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