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AcDec team dusts off competition skills

AcDec team dusts off competition skills

Henry Youtt, Managing Editor
October 26, 2015
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The Academic Decathlon team competed in the 2015 Rockwall invitational Saturday against more than 40 teams in seven of ten academic categories, excluding Essay, Speech, and Interview. The AcDec team took 11th place overall with the top ten schools being larger schools. Individual competitors found...

Waiting on the weather

Waiting on the weather

Arman Kafai, Staff Reporter
October 23, 2015
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With their backs against the wall, the football team will have to wait a little longer as they fight for their playoff lives. Due to the inclimate weather conditions, Thursday’s contest vs Centennial was postponed until Friday with a tentative kickoff of 7 p.m. at Little Elm. “It’s kinda disappointing to no...

Official dress code: not just for students

Official dress code: not just for students

Janet Nguyen, Guest Contributor
October 22, 2015
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Most schools have a student dress code because they want students to have a positive learning environment. However, the dress code isn't just for students, teachers also have their own dress codes expectations.   "I think professional dress code needs to be a higher standard than what we hold the student...

The story behind the smell

The story behind the smell

Halle Barham, Sports Director
October 21, 2015
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Walking through the halls Wednesday morning many students and staff were welcomed by an unusual odor. For many of these people, it wasn’t a pleasant smell, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary as school administrators say the smell comes from sulphur being flushed through the pipes of the scienc...

The season for FISD rezoning

The season for FISD rezoning

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief
October 20, 2015
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With Frisco ISD increasing by 60 schools and and approximately 51,000 students since 1993, construction of new schools and consequent rezoning is a common occurrence in the district. The 2016-2017 school year will see the opening of Lebanon Trail High School, Nelson Middle School, Miller Elementary,...

Rezoning for new schools on Monday’s FISD agenda

Rezoning for new schools on Monday’s FISD agenda

Kirk Niekamp, Wingspan TV Reporter
October 19, 2015
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Attendance within the Frisco ISD  is expected to continue to increase in the next few years, meaning if the district wants to stick to its philosophy of smaller schools, new schools must open each year to keep the numbers where the district wants them. With the population of Frisco hitting 150,0...

More AP classes equals less sleep for some

More AP classes equals less sleep for some

Megan Lin, Guest Contributor
October 15, 2015
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Being a high school student comes with some complications. With more homework than middle school, students get less sleep every night. Not only that, many students opt to take Advanced Placement classes. However, in Kaitlyn Little’s psychology class, some students did a study on how AP classes affect s...

Flu shots available on campus Tuesday

Flu shots available on campus Tuesday

Aliza Porter, Guest Contributor
October 13, 2015
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Flu season is approaching, and those interested in attempting to avoid the flu can get a flu shot on Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the FISD vaccination clinic being held on campus. “I think students should get them and as long as they’re healthy enough to get one,”  school nurse Emily Mikeska said. “In some cases you shouldn’t get it like if you’re ...

Professional practice for ISM students

Professional practice for ISM students

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter
October 9, 2015
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ISM students will get the chance to show off what they have learned thus far at the district’s ISM Business Symposium Friday at Independence High School. “The very first day of school, we started prepping for this event,” ISM director Brian Wysong said. “Through assignments, through practice, exercis...

Suicide a leading cause of death amongst teens

Suicide a leading cause of death amongst teens

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief
October 8, 2015
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In the video above, Wingspan's Halle Barham interviews a father who has experienced what happens when a child becomes suicidal. If the 2015-2016 school year is anything like the last two years, there will be at least one student in Frisco ISD who will commit suicide and at least 45 students across ...

State Fair Day for FFA

State Fair Day for FFA

Imani Jones, Guest Contributor
October 6, 2015
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For many people, the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas is all about the food. But for the school’s branch of Future Farmers of America, Tuesday’s trip to the State Fair is a valuable learning experience. “It is important for students in the FFA to attend so they can learn about all area...

Parenting series takes on sex, drugs and cell phones

Parenting series takes on sex, drugs and cell phones

Olivia Kirklin, Guest Contributor
October 5, 2015
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It can be difficult for parents to be fully aware of what’s taking place in their child’s life. To help combat this, FISD is hosting a parenting series presentation Tuesday evening at 5:45 p.m. on the topic of “Sex, Drugs, and the Cell Phone”. “When parents have more awareness of these issues then there...

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