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Teacher Plans Annual Calculus Brunch

Courtesy Photo

Matthew McCoy, News Editor

January 8, 2020

AP Calculus teacher Sarah Kamphaus will host the annual AP Calculus Alumni Brunch for current and former students on Jan. 10 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Food will be provided by current students and Mrs. Kamphaus hopes alumni will motivate them as they head into the second semester. “Especially mid-year, kinda in a slump her...

Superintendent Retires

Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas meets with Legacy students to discuss safety, security, and their school. The discussion ranged from the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, to a Legacy walkout, to the district's response to past security threats. (Tori Greene photo)

Matthew McCoy, News Editor

December 31, 2019

MISD Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas recently announced he will retire on Dec. 31 in order for the school board and future superintendent Kimberly Cantu to progress policy for MISD. Dr. Vaszauskas originally scheduled his retirement for Feb. 5, 2020, and Deputy Superintendent Kimberly Cantu was unanimously ...

Legacy Student Council To Host State Conference

Christine Holley, 12, decorates posters for homecoming with other members of student council. StuCo will host the TASC conference in 2021.

Matthew McCoy, News Editor

December 13, 2019

The Texas Association of Student Councils, TASC, chose Legacy High School as the Conference Coordinator at the Irving Convention Center in April 2021. The TASC annual conference is one of the largest gathering of student leaders in the United States and consists of around 5,000 students and 500 advi...

AP Human Geography Teacher Wins National Award

AP Human Geography teacher Jodie Esaili reviews material with one of her students.

November 20, 2019

The American Geographical Society (AGS) has selected AP Human Geography Teacher Ms. Jodi Esaili as an AGS Teacher Fellow for the 2019-2020 school year. The AGS Teacher Fellow program provides geography teachers with resources and training to implement open-source mapping, a system that allows anyone...

StuCo Collects Toys and Cans for Holiday Season

Mansfield will host the annual Toys for Tots toy drive on Dec. 4 at the Center.

Matthew McCoy, News Editor

November 18, 2019

Student Council will collect toys for the annual Toys for Tots event at the Center until Dec. 3. Students can trade in toys for tickets to purchase snacks such as hot chocolate, popcorn, cotton candy, tardy passes and more. StuCo sponsor Kenna Cavnar also encourages teachers to bring canned foods for the B...

Key Club Sells Socks for Student in Africa

Key Club sells socks to raise money for Leticia.

Sembree Yeary, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Key Club sponsors a child in Africa by raising funds to send her to a private school in Uganda for an entire year. The club sells socks for $12 per pack for the Socks for School fundraiser in Nov.  The We Help Two organization is a partner of Key Club International and works to send children in A...

StuCo to Host Veteran’s Day Lunch

StuCo to Host Veteran's Day Lunch

Jordyn Folsom, Features Editor

November 5, 2019

In acknowledgment of Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, StuCo plans to host a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 8. Students are encouraged to bring their military family members to have lunch in the Legacy cafeteria. To sign up to attend, students can fill out this form, or scan the QR code in the downstairs offices and on the StuCo door.  “We want each and every veteran and family member of veterans, living or dead, to fe...

Petition to Cancel School Gains More Than 11,000 Signatures

Summit sophomore Maxwell Keevon Jones creates petition on Change.org to cancel school. Superintendent refused change.

Ryland Mallett, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2019

At the beginning of the week of Halloween, Summit sophomore Maxwell Keevon Jones created a petition on Change.org asking MISD to cancel school on Nov. 1. Jones sent the petition to a couple of his friends and posted it on Snapchat and Instagram. After he fell asleep, Jones woke up to find the petition had over 5,000...

MISD Students To Open Kristin Chenoweth Concert

MISD students set to perform with Kristin Chenoweth on Nov 2.

Kamryn Hannigan, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

MISD students have prepped and auditioned to open for actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. The Center is one of the many stops on Chenoweth’s tour, “Places! The Kristin Chenoweth Experience.” Chenoweth will perform Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. The cost of tickets ranges from $60 to $80. Sophomore Theater...

Students Compete in Battle of the Classes

Students Compete in Battle of the Classes

Matthew McCoy, News Editor

October 28, 2019

Legacy StuCo will host the Battle of the Classes from Oct 28 to Nov 1 to boost school spirit across the campus. StuCo will award points to the classes throughout the week to win the Spirit Stick during the pep rally on Nov 1.  “[Battle of the Classes] is to increase school spirit, we want everybody to fee...