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An inside look at teaching during a pandemic

The senior hallway has been unoccupied by students since March.
October 21, 2020

Before we left school March 13 of last school year, we were told to empty our lockers and bring all of our textbooks home.  Some felt this was an overreaction by administration, but many minds were...

Podcast: COVID-19 and America’s teacher crisis

Teacher Andrew Van Herik protests outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters July 22.
July 29, 2020

The vast majority of Americans believe teachers don’t receive the respect—or pay—they deserve, but that won’t stop the U.S. from forcing educators to work in potential COVID-19 hotspots with barebones...

Students and teachers adjust to a new online learning system

Working on his online physical education homework, senior Jake Juenger finishes his last couple assignments of his high school career. Juenger felt as though eLearning was a waste of time. “The only change in my methods is that I no longer do any of my homework or assignments because I feel like the work I am doing online won’t affect anything for what I need for college,” Juenger said.
May 6, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, students and teachers have transitioned to a new way of learning through technology.  The class of 2020 seniors got an unusual send off to college with having to finish...

Guess the teacher by their senior picture

Teachers Chris Johnson, Kim Hanan-West and Tommie Rowe share their senior photos with other faculty members.
May 4, 2020

In light of senior year being cut too short for the class of 2020, faculty members have commemorated their own senior year by sharing pictures, memories and advice. As many teachers reflected, it is not...

An open letter to our teachers: Thank you

Due to the challenges eLearning has posed, teachers have gone above and beyond to provide a positive experience for students.
April 30, 2020

  Dear teachers,    Thank you.  As we roll out of our beds at 9 a.m., yawning and tripping over messy bedrooms to get to our computers, you greet us on video calls with warmth and...

Spinning at school: Teachers jam out to hits as they get a workout in

Jamming out to “Don’t Stop” by DJ D-Sol, teachers Jeff Chazen, Jessica Wheeler and Katelyn Arenos get ready to ramp up the endorphins. When teacher Emily Lovercheck is not able to make it to the spin sessions, Arenos takes over leading the class with her playlist. “Music, especially with spinning, dictates how fast we go, if we add resistance [and] if we get a break. When the song speeds up, we speed up. When the song slows down, we slow down,” Arenos said. “I’m just really thankful that the school provides us with this opportunity to have a nice workout center. We are just thankful to have this space.”
February 19, 2020

If you happen by the fitness center after school, you might hear a subdued pulsing of Major Lazer’s “Know No Better.” No, someone didn’t forget to turn off Z107.7. Teachers Emily Lovercheck,...

Reading off Longhorn Pride Awards

May 15, 2019

Every year for the honors ceremony, faculty members nominate one student each for the Longhorn Pride Award. We had some teachers read off the reasons they chose their recipient, to their recipient.

Teachers read RateMyTeachers reviews part 2

May 7, 2019

Similar to Jimmy Kimmel’s Celebrities Read Mean Tweets series, here at the Pathfinder, we had teachers read anonymous reviews of themselves left by students on Ratemyteachers.com. Watch the first...

Choir director Eric Anthony sings “so long, farewell” to his time as an educator

Directing the girls Chamber Choir through their daily vocal warm ups, choir director Eric Anthony prepares the students for the day’s rehearsal. Anthony has been teaching in the music department since 2006. “I’m thankful that I’m ending my career in a school that I really like a lot,” Anthony said. “I was blessed to come to this place and am blessed to be finishing my career in a place that I feel safe and the kids feel safe. We don’t have to be the best athletes, we don’t have to be the best musicians, but we put out a good product and we’re happy with it. We know who we are.”
March 15, 2019

After 13 years of dedicated service to the music department, choir director Eric Anthony is retiring from his career as an educator. While Anthony was hired primarily as a choir director, he found...

Teachers Read RateMyTeachers Reviews

May 17, 2018

Similarly to Jimmy Kimmel's Celebrities Read Mean Tweets series, here at the Pathfinder, we had teachers read anonymous reviews of themselves left by students on Ratemyteachers.com.

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