Featured Articles

LSOA Teacher Overcomes Disability to Teach

Originally aired on KOSA-TV – February 28, 2020 Lone Star Online Academy teacher Shylah Cutbirth has had to overcome a lot in order to fulfill her dreams of being a teacher. Prior to teaching virtually at LSOA, Cutbirth had difficulties navigating the halls of the brick-and-mortar school she taught at because of her muscular dystrophy. […]

INGDA Student Navigating Life Through a Pandemic with Cystic Fibrosis

Originally aired on WTHI-TV – February 25, 2021 Ten-year-old Addison Barnett is navigating life through a pandemic with Cystic Fibrosis. Unlike some of her peers, she cannot see her friends and family due to the pandemic. However, she has learned how to enjoy the important things in life while battling cystic fibrosis. “I developed a […]

Leaders in Learning: National School Counseling Week and mitigating impacts of pandemic

Originally aired on KBOI-TV – February 4, 2020 It’s National School Counseling week, and we know school counselors are key to wellbeing and academic success for students. But the pandemic is causing an uphill battle. In this weeks Leaders in Learning we’re introduced to one local counselor who is bridging the gap. “Students come to […]

TVAH Teacher Uses TikTok To Create Math Lessons For Students

Originally published by ABC San Antonio – February 4, 2021 A San Antonio based teacher is singing and making moves on TikTok to help students retain math equations and keep them logging in to her virtual class. Sarah Kagenski is a 7th grade math teacher at Texas Virtual Academy at Hallsville based in North Texas. […]

San Antonio teacher gets creative with social media teaching kids online

Originally aired by Fox 29 – February 2, 2021 Not everyone loves their job. Sarah Kagenski is one of those exceptions. “It’s absolutely the right choice for me,” she said. Which is why trading in her old classroom so she could teach online wasn’t hard. She was just happy to still be teaching kids math. […]

CPA Parent: Protect school choice

Originally published by The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – January 5, 2021 Students should always feel heard and valued by their school. That’s why families must have the option to choose a school that meets their child’s needs. My son Xavier was bullied by his peers and overlooked by adults at our local brick-and-mortar school. […]

Maple City Father and Son Bond Through Motocross

Originally published by 9&10 News – December 28, 2020 With the passion Collin Egeler has for motocross, it’s no wonder that nothing has stood in the way of his dream, including a few scrapes here and there. The Maple City 14-year-old has been riding for most of his life, and with the loving support from […]

Athlete of the Week: Idaho Virtual Academy’s Sydni Stocks

Originally published by CBS Lewiston – December 23, 2020 Over the past nine years, Sydni stocks has become a trained fighter, interested in everything from karate to mixed martial arts, but she things didn’t start off this way. “I was actually bullied when I was into elementary school,” she said. “When I rode the bus, […]

How a blind teen worked to become a champion bowler

Originally aired on KRON-TV – December 29, 2020 This is an inspirational story about a champion bowler who can barely see all the pins he knocks down, and yet, he keeps going.  The sound of a strike from Modesto native and champion bowler Jacob Gaddam — Jacob himself can’t hear it, without using his hearing […]

WYVA students donate hundreds of masks to help with COVID-19 pandemic

Originally aired on KCWY-TV – December 28, 2020 A couple of Lusk residents have been busy at home for the last couple of months. Melody and Gracie ZumBrunnen have made about 400 masks. These masks have gone to police stations, community centers and hospitals. They’ve been making about a dozen a day and find it […]