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Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

The PSAT/NMSQT provides opportunities for students to receive scholarships.

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, News Editor

October 6, 2020

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 13 students as National Merit Semifinalists on September 28 for their high scores on the PSAT in Texas last year.  Out of 1.6 million students who take the PSAT, only 16,000 are selected as semifinalists. They will have a chance to win a $2500 scho...

Proud Poetry

Junior Ethan Wang reads his poem at the awards ceremony.

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, News Editor

September 23, 2020

Junior Ethan Wang was honored as a National Student Poet for the Southwest and awarded a $5000 scholarship by the National Student Poets Program at an online ceremony on September 10. “I remember feeling that if I was a young person, I would have loved to have a role model, like you,” Brooklyn...

Sports Revamp Practices in Response to COVID-19

Sports Revamp Practices in Response to COVID-19

Oliver Capito, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Cinco Ranch sports have had to change up their practices because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs such as football, volleyball and swimming have implemented different ways to make sure their athletes do not catch the virus. As for swimming, they are taking many precautions in order to keep practi...

Speech and Debate to Kick Off Season at Grapevine Tournament

Public Forum Quarterfinalists Charles Chen and Ethan Wang at the University of Houston on January 11, 2020.

Yoonsoo (Seth) Choi, New Editor

September 11, 2020

The Speech and Debate team will kick off their season at the Grapevine Tournament today. The previous tournament, Foster scheduled for August 29th and 29th, was canceled due to Hurricane Laura.  “We didn't know if Hurricane Laura was going to make landfall near Houston,” Debate Captain...

Katy ISD Releases Back To School Plan

Katy ISD released Smart ReStart, their back to school plan for the 2020-21 school year.

Abigail Fosburgh

July 15, 2020

Katy ISD released Smart ReStart, their plan to safely return to school for the 2020-21 school year, on July 13. With school starting on August 19, parents and students alike had questions about what policies and changes would be implemented for students’ safety.  In accordance with the Texas Education Agenc...

Texas Education Agency Releases Guidelines For 2020-21 School Year

The Texas Education Agency released guidelines and procedures for the return to school for the 2020-21 school year.

Abigail Fosburgh

July 7, 2020

The Texas Education Agency has released guidelines for the return of students to campuses for the 2020-21 school year. The guidelines were made to provide flexibility to families as information regarding the coronavirus changes.  Parents will be able to decide what school setting they prefer for their child...

CRyptonite Junior Wins Worldwide Dean’s List Award

Junior Kyna McGill was one of 10 students across the globe who won the worldwide Dean's List Award; this is the first time a member of the CRyptonite Robotics team has won the worldwide award.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

May 7, 2020

Junior Kyna McGill received the worldwide Dean's List Winner Award for the FIRST Robotics Competition at the FIRST Virtual Showcase on Saturday, May 2. She was one of 10 students selected worldwide from thousands of nominations from robotics teams worldwide. This marks the first time a CRyptonite student...

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site To Open At Seven Lakes High School

Katy ISD announced that a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, run by Fort Bend County, would be opening at the end of this week or early next week at Seven Lakes High School.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

May 7, 2020

The Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department will set up a new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Seven Lakes High School (SLHS). The site will be run by the county, and is anticipated to open this Friday or early next week. "We want to assure parents, students and staff who may be visiting...

COVID-19’s Effect On Local Businesses

Due to COVID-19 many businesses have closed their doors with hopes to reopen.

Joshua Piper, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

As the economy falls due to the COVID-19 crisis, many industries have tanked and have had to adjust to the current situation. While this helps reinforce the quarantine it comes at a high cost. The central issue sprouts from the loss of consumer participation, as many lack the funds to support any...

AP Testing Schedule Released

College Board released a new schedule for the online AP exams due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

April 24, 2020

College Board has released the testing schedule for the new, online AP exams this year. The schedule is one way College Board is attempting greater amounts of exam security and academic integrity with the online test; the tests will be administered at the same time worldwide. A second, makeup series...

Katy ISD Releases Updated Class of 2020 Schedules

Katy ISD released updated schedules for the class of 2020 Wednesday, in light of Governor Abbott's recent order to keep all Texas schools closed for the remainder of the 2020 school year.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

April 23, 2020

KatyISD released updated dates and schedules for the class of 2020 after Governor Greg Abbott ordered last week that all schools remain closed for the rest of the 2020 school year. The last day of school remains May 15 for seniors and May 21 for all other students. Earlier proposed June graduation...

Texas Schools Closed For Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year

(Above) The Covid-19 Coronovirus cell continues to alter human daily life during a global virus pandemic. Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday, April 17 that all Texas schools, public and private would remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year.

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

April 17, 2020

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Friday in a COVID-19 briefing that all Texas schools, including private schools and colleges, would remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Abbott also discussed his plans to begin reopening the Texas economy at the press conference, creating a "statewide...

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