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VIDEO: Senior Danyom Yosief wins cross country state championship

VIDEO: Senior Danyom Yosief wins cross country state championship

January 6, 2022
Yosief trained over the summer and throughout the school year to eventually be running in this competition, competing for Sierra Vista High School.
VIDEO: Three dances later, homecoming is a wrap

VIDEO: Three dances later, homecoming is a wrap

October 29, 2021
Holding three dances for Covid safety reasons, the first homecoming(s) held on campus were on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23.
VIDEO: FCCLA holds first in-person meeting

VIDEO: FCCLA holds first in-person meeting

October 28, 2021
After meeting online for the first two months, FCCLA officers organize an in-person meeting including a pumpkin painting contest and icebreaker games.
VIDEO: Administration cracks down on tardy policies, dress code

VIDEO: Administration cracks down on tardy policies, dress code

August 11, 2021
After a year of being online, students may not be used to regular class schedules and dressing for success every day. However, administrators hope that students begin to familiarize with a new year and old policies.
VIDEO: Freshmen and sophomores come to school for orientation

VIDEO: Freshmen and sophomores come to school for orientation

August 10, 2021
Being welcomed back to school, freshmen and sophomores get on campus for the first time since hybrid learning was introduced last year.
VIDEO: Man on the Stream: Hybrid Learning

VIDEO: Man on the Stream: Hybrid Learning

March 25, 2021
See different student and staff reflections to the switch to hybrid learning in this virtual edition of Man on the Street.
VIDEO: DECA goes to virtual state

VIDEO: DECA goes to virtual state

March 22, 2021
Competing in their regular events, DECA hosts their state conference virtually.
VIDEO: AP Physics does at-home lab

VIDEO: AP Physics does at-home lab

March 18, 2021
Students need to learn communication skills and also how to execute a good lab in this AP Physics project.
VIDEO: Teaching and Training program area continues to develop

VIDEO: ‘Teaching and Training’ program area continues to develop

February 16, 2021
Despite starting the first year of a new official program online, teacher Ms. Sheldon has persevered in teaching students about becoming educators.
VIDEO: Counselors explain online schooling effects

VIDEO: Counselors explain online schooling effects

February 11, 2021
Although the year is fully online, counselors want students to know that they continue to be there and help them with whatever they need.
VIDEO: Freshmen adapt to online school year

VIDEO: Freshmen adapt to online school year

February 9, 2021
Adjusting to the new school, freshmen talk about their experiences.
VIDEO: Yearbook staff celebrates sales with Hot Ones Challenge

VIDEO: Yearbook staff celebrates sales with Hot Ones Challenge

January 27, 2021
Mr. LaPorte, the adviser, will be eating the hottest wings he can handle if 600 yearbooks are sold.
VIDEO: P.E. classes face changes

VIDEO: P.E. classes face changes

December 16, 2020
Students are required to do at least one hour of exercise each week and complete assignments about staying healthy.
VIDEO: Student Council holds virtual Friendsgiving

VIDEO: Student Council holds virtual Friendsgiving

December 14, 2020
A virtual event hosted by Student Council allowed opportunities for all clubs to get together.
VIDEO: Yearbook staff continues to make progress

VIDEO: Yearbook staff continues to make progress

December 11, 2020
The yearbook staff has a plan to make sure the yearbook goes to print without a hitch and is at the same level as the past.
VIDEO: U.S. History students take virtual field trip

VIDEO: U.S. History students take virtual field trip

December 9, 2020
Learning about the economics of prohibition and how they played into U.S. history, teacher Jessica Kelly invites guests speakers for students to take an online field trip.
THE OUTLOOK, EPISODE 82

THE OUTLOOK, EPISODE 82

November 20, 2020
Video production students learn about Lizzie Borden, go to a haunted drive-thru, and bake a cheesecake.
VIDEO: Elementary schooler discusses different virtual learning experience

VIDEO: Elementary schooler discusses different virtual learning experience

November 16, 2020
Alijah Griffin, third-grader, has adjusted to online school, and you can too!
VIDEO: Max Brewer takes over Web Design program

VIDEO: Max Brewer takes over Web Design program

November 13, 2020
Mr. Brewer deals with new set of expectations dealing with a new program.
VIDEO: UofA student shares experience with COVID-19 in college

VIDEO: UofA student shares experience with COVID-19 in college

October 27, 2020
Even though she's at a physical school instead of home, student Samantha Jackson still faces adjustments in online learning.
VIDEO: NHS offers new service opportunity to help teachers and students

VIDEO: NHS offers new service opportunity to help teachers and students

October 27, 2020
Emails are sent at the beginning of the week to check in on teachers and see if they may need help.
VIDEO: E-Sports Club finds simple solutions to virtual environment

VIDEO: E-Sports Club finds simple solutions to virtual environment

September 28, 2020
While it has been difficult for some other clubs to adjust to distance learning, the E-sports Club has managed to do it without many glitches.
VIDEO: Student Success Office replaces Deans Office

VIDEO: ‘Student Success Office’ replaces ‘Dean’s Office’

September 28, 2020
The change in name reflects the change in approach to student discipline.
VIDEO: New art teacher adapts to online learning

VIDEO: New art teacher adapts to online learning

September 14, 2020

Facing many challenges, new Art I and Design Crafts teacher Rachel Guichard is learning how to use Canvas, while also creating new and interesting lesson plans to keep students engaged.

VIDEO: Students learn real-life skills for their lives outside of school

VIDEO: Students learn real-life skills for their lives outside of school

September 1, 2020
Students learn real-world scenarios in new Independent Living elective.
VIDEO: First off-site episode of Rout(e)-131 V2

VIDEO: First off-site episode of Rout(e)-131 V2

March 16, 2020
After Governor Steve Sisolak closed all schools in CCSD, Video Production students will begin recording the morning announcements off-site.
VIDEO: Speech and Debate members compete at the Clark County tournament

VIDEO: Speech and Debate members compete at the Clark County tournament

March 10, 2020
The Clark County Tournament was held from Feb. 27 - 29, where three awards were given to the class.
VIDEO: Fashion freshmen learn to hand sew

VIDEO: Fashion freshmen learn to hand sew

March 3, 2020
Preparing for real world situations, fashion freshmen are learning how to hand sew outfits.
VIDEO: Juniors take a trip to Springs Preserve

VIDEO: Juniors take a trip to Springs Preserve

February 10, 2020
On Feb. 7, juniors attended a Springs Preserve field trip to learn about Nevada's roots.
VIDEO: Annual AP/ Jumpstart Night informs parents, students about future classes

VIDEO: Annual AP/ Jumpstart Night informs parents, students about future classes

January 28, 2020
The annual AP/Jumpstart night was held from 6 to 7:30 pm, on Jan. 23 in the Coyote Ballroom.
VIDEO: Coyote Cafe serves French cuisine

VIDEO: Coyote Cafe serves French cuisine

January 15, 2020
The Coyote Cafe will be serving jambon-beurre sandwiches, french fries and chocolate mousse cups on Jan. 16, during both lunches.
The Outlook, Episode 80

The Outlook, Episode 80

December 13, 2019
Video Production students celebrate the holidays in this episode of The Outlook.
VIDEO: NHS attends first conference

VIDEO: NHS attends first conference

November 20, 2019
The NHS chapter brought home an award from attending their first ever conference.
VIDEO: New culinary show launches on Coyote Digital Media

VIDEO: New culinary show launches on Coyote Digital Media

November 19, 2019
A new cooking show has been implemented into the morning announcements.
The Outlook, Episode 78

The Outlook, Episode 78

November 14, 2019
Video Production students celebrate Halloween on this episode of The Outlook.
The Outlook, Episode 77

The Outlook, Episode 77

October 30, 2019
Video Production students covered the annual DA vs. PA flag game.
VIDEO: Seniors participate in annual seminar

VIDEO: Seniors participate in annual seminar

October 17, 2019
Seniors obtain knowledge about their future through their annual seminar.
VIDEO: New graphic design teacher explains transfer to campus

VIDEO: New graphic design teacher explains transfer to campus

October 8, 2019
New Graphic Design teacher talks about her experiences on campus.
VIDEO: Math teacher help students find their path for the future

VIDEO: Math teacher help students find their path for the future

September 17, 2019
Students in Ms. Ervin's math classes prepared themselves for life after graduation.
The Outlook, Episode 74

The Outlook, Episode 74

May 24, 2019
On this episode of The Outlook, seniors in Video Production reminisce on their high school years.
The Outlook, Episode 73

The Outlook, Episode 73

May 22, 2019
Video Productions students take a trip over to the National Atomic Testing Museum on this episode of The Outlook.
VIDEO: Robotics team competes in multi-day event

VIDEO: Robotics team competes in multi-day event

April 22, 2019
The robotics team participated in an annual competition.
The Outlook, Episode 72

The Outlook, Episode 72

April 11, 2019
Video Production I students profile individuals on campus.
VIDEO: Nominations open for Heart of Education award

VIDEO: Nominations open for Heart of Education award

January 17, 2019
The Heart of Education award is given to teachers to recognize their excellence and hard work.
VIDEO: Freshmen transition to new classes for second semester

VIDEO: Freshmen transition to new classes for second semester

January 15, 2019
At the start of the semester, ninth graders began their next half-year course.
VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Coyote Bistro

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Coyote Bistro

December 6, 2018
As their senior capstone, Culinary students are running and working for the Coyote Bistro.
VIDEO: Fashion Design I decorates cupcakes for color unit

VIDEO: Fashion Design I decorates cupcakes for color unit

November 27, 2018
In Fashion Design I, students are mixing frosting and decorating cupcakes to learn about colors.
VIDEO: Donations being accepted for Socktober

VIDEO: Donations being accepted for Socktober

October 22, 2018
Donations for the annual Socktober sock drive are now being accepted.
VIDEO: Annual Foodie Fest arrives in Las Vegas

VIDEO: Annual Foodie Fest arrives in Las Vegas

October 11, 2018
Foodie Fest was held from October 5 to 7.
VIDEO: Coyote Bistro opens for both lunches

VIDEO: Coyote Bistro opens for both lunches

October 2, 2018
Seniors in Culinary have opened the Coyote Bistro for their capstone project.
VIDEO: First Coyote Congress of the year held

VIDEO: First Coyote Congress of the year held

September 26, 2018
The first Coyote Congress meeting took place last Thursday.
VIDEO: Key Club prepares for annual RTC

VIDEO: Key Club prepares for annual RTC

September 13, 2018
Members in Key Club begin to practice their cheers for RTC.
VIDEO: CPR procedures practiced in health class

VIDEO: CPR procedures practiced in health class

September 7, 2018

To prepare students for an emergency situation, students are learning how to perform CPR.

VIDEO: New science teacher holds PHD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

VIDEO: New science teacher holds PHD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

August 21, 2018

New science teacher Dr. Mary Breslin will be teaching Anatomy & Physiology and AP Biology. Prior to teaching, Breslin worked in a lab where she researched diabetes and lung cancer.

VIDEO: Seniors recognized at awards night

VIDEO: Seniors recognized at awards night

May 8, 2018

As the school year comes to an end, seniors wrap it up by celebrating their successes with their friends and families last week.

VIDEO: Talent showcased at third annual Coyote Coachella

VIDEO: Talent showcased at third annual Coyote Coachella

April 16, 2018
Musicians and singers shared their talents at Coachella inspired event.
VIDEO: App created for a chance to win free sneakers

VIDEO: App created for a chance to win free sneakers

April 12, 2018
Daniel Perez puts tech knowledge to real-world use.
VIDEO: Final Coyote Congress brings new faces to StuCo

VIDEO: Final Coyote Congress brings new faces to StuCo

April 10, 2018
Newly elected student body officers shadow their new positions before stepping fully into the role.
VIDEO: Third Annual Coyote Coachella to be held

VIDEO: Third Annual Coyote Coachella to be held

April 4, 2018
The event is currently in the planning and detailing stages to ensure the third year of Coyote Coachella is a great experience for all.
VIDEO: Rose Culture fashion line earns sophomore a scholarship

VIDEO: “Rose Culture” fashion line earns sophomore a scholarship

March 22, 2018
Sophomore Ghyanni Ferraer is rewarded a $3,000 scholarship.
VIDEO: College credit earned through CTE testing

VIDEO: College credit earned through CTE testing

March 5, 2018
Program courses allow students to gain free college credits and save money before college.
VIDEO: Students roam quad to experience snow

VIDEO: Students roam quad to experience snow

February 26, 2018
Some students were allowed to experience the snow in the quad during seventh period.
VIDEO: Video Production alumni becomes NBC producer

VIDEO: Video Production alumni becomes NBC producer

February 23, 2018
Alumni Hannah Tonti switched career interests from culinary to broadcast journalism.
VIDEO: Student musicians publish original work on SoundCloud

VIDEO: Student musicians publish original work on SoundCloud

February 21, 2018
Some students on campus use SoundCloud as a means of publicizing their musical creativity.
VIDEO: Canned food drive assembled for Project 150

VIDEO: Canned food drive assembled for Project 150

February 20, 2018
The class who donated the most canned food items were awarded with a pizza party to recognize their efforts.
VIDEO: Web Design seniors tour local advertisement agencies

VIDEO: Web Design seniors tour local advertisement agencies

February 7, 2018
Web Design seniors shadow graphic designers at local advertisement agencies.
VIDEO: Upcoming Lip Sync Battle

VIDEO: Upcoming Lip Sync Battle

February 5, 2018
The first Lip Sync Battle will approach soon.
VIDEO: StuCo, Key Club, NHS hold PB&J-athon with Mike Smith

VIDEO: StuCo, Key Club, NHS hold PB&J-athon with Mike Smith

January 25, 2018
Mike Smith returns to hold a community service event in the cafeteria.
VIDEO: Robotics Club plans design for upcoming competition

VIDEO: Robotics Club plans design for upcoming competition

January 24, 2018
Robotics started planning new designs and features for their latest robot.
VIDEO: The impact of news literacy

VIDEO: The impact of news literacy

January 22, 2018
Students learn about the importance of news around the world.
VIDEO: Freshmen sing their New Years resolutions

VIDEO: Freshmen sing their New Year’s resolutions

January 19, 2018
Freshmen sing new year's resolution songs.
VIDEO: Environmental Club fundraises for new water fountains

VIDEO: Environmental Club fundraises for new water fountains

January 18, 2018
Environmental Club plans to buy new water fountains to install across campus.
VIDEO: FBLA, SkillsUSA host annual Game Night

VIDEO: FBLA, SkillsUSA host annual Game Night

January 17, 2018
Games like Mario Kart, Call of Duty and Dance Dance Revolution were available at Game Night.
VIDEO: Utilizing a smartphone into a laptop

VIDEO: Utilizing a smartphone into a laptop

January 16, 2018
Two sophomore students participated in the CES competition where they shared their innovative creation.
VIDEO: Students, teachers win Coyote of the Quarter

VIDEO: Students, teachers win Coyote of the Quarter

December 14, 2017
Faculty nominates students and co-workers for the quarterly award.
VIDEO: Fashion Design students pass first round of Fashion Forward

VIDEO: Fashion Design students pass first round of Fashion Forward

December 13, 2017
Preparations for this competition are taking place after school and on the weekends.
VIDEO: Care packages created in Freshmen Studies

VIDEO: Care packages created in Freshmen Studies

December 6, 2017
Each package is being designed and assembled based on the wishes of each student group.
VIDEO: Culinary Arts students compete in Diced competition

VIDEO: Culinary Arts students compete in ‘Diced’ competition

November 17, 2017
Culinary Arts juniors and seniors competed in a mock "Chopped" competition called "Diced."
VIDEO: HOSA recognized by the County Commission

VIDEO: HOSA recognized by the County Commission

November 13, 2017
HOSA received recognition for their excellent work.
VIDEO: Freshmen analyze strawberry DNA

VIDEO: Freshmen analyze strawberry DNA

November 9, 2017
Students extract strawberry DNA in Biology.
VIDEO: Fashion students create cookie color wheels

VIDEO: Fashion students create cookie color wheels

November 8, 2017
Fashion Design students create a color wheel out of cookies.
VIDEO: Vegas Strong represented on campus

VIDEO: “Vegas Strong” represented on campus

November 6, 2017
Teachers around campus show support for their city.
VIDEO: Web Design students become finalists in business pitch competition

VIDEO: Web Design students become finalists in business pitch competition

November 3, 2017

Some Web Design students attended a technology convention called Youth Startup Weekend held by Red Flint at Downtown Las Vegas.

VIDEO: Web Design II produce music with program terminology

VIDEO: Web Design II produce music with program terminology

October 31, 2017
Web Design students can choose 3 routes to take for their project.
VIDEO: NCWIT introduced to female students

VIDEO: NCWIT introduced to female students

October 30, 2017
Female students interested in technology based career paths are encouraged to sign up for the National Center of Women and Information Technology program.
VIDEO: FCCLA holds a pumpkin painting contest

VIDEO: FCCLA holds a pumpkin painting contest

October 26, 2017

To celebrate the Halloween season, FCCLA held an October social where members have a competition of who can paint the best design on a pumpkin.

VIDEO: HOSA adviser Vicki Smith delivers cards to AMR

VIDEO: HOSA adviser Vicki Smith delivers cards to AMR

October 25, 2017
HOSA adviser and members visit AMR.
VIDEO: Fashion juniors sew A-Line skirts

VIDEO: Fashion juniors sew A-Line skirts

October 24, 2017
Fashion juniors create skirts for themselves or their peers.
VIDEO: Fourth annual Trunk-or-Treat held on Oct. 26

VIDEO: Fourth annual ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ held on Oct. 26

October 20, 2017
Student participation is encouraged.
VIDEO: Man on the Street

VIDEO: Man on the Street

October 20, 2017
Students reflected back to the beginning of the school year.
VIDEO: Over 200 tickets sold at movie night

VIDEO: Over 200 tickets sold at movie night

October 2, 2017
Students gathered on the field during the annual movie night.
The Outlook, Episode 57

The Outlook, Episode 57

September 29, 2017

Here is an inside look at the annual Greek Food Festival.

VIDEO: September contest challenges students

VIDEO: September contest challenges students

September 28, 2017
September contest open to student body.
VIDEO: Jostens discussed caps and gowns with seniors

VIDEO: Jostens discussed caps and gowns with seniors

September 26, 2017
Caps and gowns for Class of 2018 will differ from previous school years.
VIDEO: English 11 presents Frederick Douglass life through debate

VIDEO: English 11 presents Frederick Douglass’ life through debate

September 22, 2017
Students discussed the life of Federick Douglass through debate.
VIDEO: Web Design collaborates with Society for Information Management

VIDEO: Web Design collaborates with Society for Information Management

September 22, 2017
Web Design seniors work with SIM Las Vegas to make websites for executives in the IT department.
VIDEO: Freshmen create movies for Computer Science

VIDEO: Freshmen create movies for Computer Science

September 19, 2017
Freshmen assigned to film their own movies to teach a lesson.
VIDEO: AP Studio Art start on portfolios

VIDEO: AP Studio Art start on portfolios

September 18, 2017
Students explore practice different art styles.
VIDEO: Animation students design beverage advertisements

VIDEO: Animation students design beverage advertisements

September 15, 2017
Students created their own advertisements.