WINGSPAN

  • Seniors participating in the Baccalaureate Ceremony this Sunday wear their graduation gown. No cap, red stole or cords.

  • FISD FEF Scholarship Night 6 p.m. Tuesday at Comerica Center

  • Class of 2019 graduation 7 p.m. May 31 at the Ford Center

Sideline performance art

Sideline performance art

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2015


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The players on the field may be what most people pay attention to at football games, but the headchoppers are usually a highlight of the night. The headchoppers are a group of trombone players who often impress fans with their choreography. “They’re really entertaining and the whole studen...

Theatre goes into The Graveyard

Theatre goes into The Graveyard

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2015


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In honor of Halloween this weekend, the theatre department is holding its first Halloween show, The Graveyard, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The show will consist of several monologues, all produced and written by students. “It’s been a writing process for about six weeks,” theater director Stephanie Win...

Band misses out on State

Band misses out on State

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2015


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After rain washed out the UIL Area Marching Band Competition on Saturday, the band took part in the rescheduled competition on Monday but failed to advance to State, finishing 8th with just the top five advancing. “Am I disappointed? Absolutely, but not in them; for them,” band director Jamie Weaver s...

Empty bowls to feed empty stomachs

Empty bowls to feed empty stomachs

Ariela Rodrigues, Guest Contributor

October 22, 2015


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Food. We eat it every day. For most people, this means three times a day, 21 times a week and 1,092 times a year, not counting all the snacks in between. Many students take this factor for granted in life. People all over the world suffer from hunger and starvation, so the school’s NAHS (Natio...

Choir to perform with Vandeventer singers

Choir to perform with Vandeventer singers

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2015


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Choir's first concert of the year is Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, where varsity and women's ensemble will sing with the Vandeventer Middle School choir as part of a free event. “We want to encourage the middle schools and see what we do here, so that when they move up here they will already ...

48 orchestra students selected for All-Region

48 orchestra students selected for All-Region

October 19, 2015


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48 orchestra students, the most in FISD and the region, have been selected for one of two TMEA Region 24 All-Region orchestras based off their performances at Saturday's audition in Carrollton. "They have been working on music since June in preparation for Saturday’s event," orchestra director J...

Library to host Teen Read Week

Library to host Teen Read Week

October 16, 2015


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The library is celebrating Teen Read Week, an initiative by Young Adult Library Services Association, next week Monday through Friday. The program will feature activities and giveaways throughout the week.  "It's to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users," librarian Jeana Chetty said. "We hope the activit...

Auditions Tuesday for Epic Proportions

Auditions Tuesday for Epic Proportions

October 6, 2015


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Auditions for the theatre department's winter play, Epic Proportions by David Crane and Larry Coen, will take place Tuesday starting at 4:15 p.m. with callbacks on Thursday after school. Anybody can audition for the play and no rehearsal is required. Although students often suggest plays, the deci...

NAHS seeks to expand interest in art

NAHS seeks to expand interest in art

Ariela Rodrigues, Guest Contributor

October 5, 2015


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With over 50 clubs in the school there are many to pick out of; varying from every interest such as Chess Club to Engineering Club. But for students who have special interest in art, NAHS may be the place for you. Wingspan sat down with the NAHS club leader Pernie Fallon to see what she had to sa...

Music in the streets

Music in the streets

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief

September 8, 2015


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It was a busy start to the Labor Day weekend for the school's marching band. First it was Friday's football game in McKinney then it was Saturday's March-a-thon through the Turnbridge Manor and Hunters Creek neighborhoods where the band played music to raise money for their yearly expenses. ...

Band takes their show to the streets

Band takes their show to the streets

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2015


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Rather than sleeping in on Saturday morning, the school’s band will kick off the year with their fourth annual March-a-Thon Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., where they will march four miles through the Turnbridge Manor and Hunters Creek neighborhoods. "March-a-Thon gets the neighborhood ready [t...

Orchestra preparing for concert in Chicago

Orchestra preparing for concert in Chicago

Henry Youtt, Managing Editor

September 2, 2015


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The school's symphony orchestra was named Runner-Up in the Texas Music Educators Association Honor Full Orchestra Competition this summer. The honor is just the start of what will is expected to be a busy fall as the orchestra is just of three high school full orchestras to have been selected to perf...

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