WINGSPAN

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott closes schools until May 4
  • STAAR exams cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year
  • eLearning work for week #3 is due by Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott extends social distancing measures through April 30

Virtual book club connects readers across the district

Virtual book club connects readers across the district

Caroline Caruso, Gues

April 8, 2020

Students on campus and throughout the district will be able to take part in a district-wide opportunity starting Thursday as The Virtual Insanity Book Club is launching with a Zoom call starting at noon.  For campus Librarian Chelsea Hamilton, the meetings are a new and inventive way to reach out to readers du...

Experience based courses shift to portfolio building

Experience based courses shift to portfolio building

Ana Cuen Alcelay, Guest Contributor

April 7, 2020

Some students have prepared to get into certain CTE work-based classes since their freshman year. From pre-requisites to lengthy applications, many hope to get exposure to the field they want to work in.  However, for those that took part in classes such as Health Science 2 Clinicals and Practicum...

School hosts dual credit informational webinar

School hosts dual credit informational webinar

Shreya Jagan, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

Along with the multiple new changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak, much of the dual credit process still remains up in the air. Everything is now digital with a webinar Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 12 p.m. to clear any confusion future dual credit students might have.  "There's going to be an online session for students and parents...

Prom gets a virtual twist

Prom gets a virtual twist

Kanz Bitar, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2020

Even though prom was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic, the school hosted a virtual prom on Facebook and Instagram Saturday.  “Last week Mrs. Whaling, Mrs. Stevens and I met with some of the senior StuCo members,” principal Ashley Rainwater said. “Several ideas were tossed around, but the ...

Biology uses COVID-19 as part of their curriculum

Biology uses COVID-19 as part of their curriculum

Erika Pernis, Guest Contributor

April 6, 2020

Before spring break, Pre-AP Biology students started their taxonomy unit by studying viruses. Coincidentally, the spread of COVID-19 was occurring as the topic was being covered, so as classes began being taught digitally due to this virus, teachers saw an opportunity to continue teaching the material...

Seniors take prom online in light of the scheduled date

Seniors take prom online in light of the scheduled date

Ananda Ghoshal, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2020

Student Council held a Zoom meeting Friday with principal Ashley Rainwater to discuss future plans for Redhawks under the current circumstances due to COVID-19. “We discussed things that the seniors have been looking forward to; from prom to future plan recognition,” Rainwater said. “We are...

Social distancing advised to all, not practiced by some

Social distancing advised to all, not practiced by some

Athena Tseng, Guest Contributor

April 2, 2020

Social distancing is being advised by virtually every local, state, and national government due to the spread COVID-19. And while some people are taking this to extremes, others are taking it lightly by making plans with others.  “I hung out with only three other people because none of us were really going out and seeing anyone,” freshman Krithi Prasad said. “So we figured it would be safe for ...

Frisco ISD cuts out major grades for fourth nine weeks

Frisco ISD cuts out major grades for fourth nine weeks

Thanmayi Bommu, Guest Contributor

April 2, 2020

All Frisco ISD schools are closed until at least May 1 as the coronavirus has been declared a pandemic. The U.S. has the most reported cases of the coronavirus and is growing everyday with thousands of cases.  “It is a hard time for everyone right now and everyone around the world is being affected by this,” freshman Sophie Janbo...

Students take time off work amidst coronavirus concerns

Students take time off work amidst coronavirus concerns

Hannah Beeler, Guest Contributor

April 1, 2020

As worries about COVID-19 continue to increase, students with jobs have been making the decision on whether or not to continue working.  “I am still working despite COVID-19 because I still get paid to work and I wash my hands pretty regularly,” Calloway's Nursery employee sophomore Gaby Godoy ...

Introverts vs. Extroverts: students adapt to eLearning

Introverts vs. Extroverts: students adapt to eLearning

Ana Cuen Alcelay, Guest Contributor

March 31, 2020

One of the main ways to categorize personality is through the classification of introversion and extraversion. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, everyone has been forced to stay home. However, this situation has affected introverts and extroverts differently, as introverts naturally prefer spending more...

Adjusting to e-learning

Adjusting to e-learning

Ayooluwa Olotu, Guest Contributor

March 30, 2020

The first week of eLearning consisted of trial and error for both students and teachers, but the third week that started on Monday brings new materials as everybody has gotten into the flow. “There were some problems during the first week but they were all solved,” biology teacher Chris Ham said...

Tryouts pushed back to COVID-19

Tryouts pushed back to COVID-19

Caroline Caruso, Guest Contributor

March 27, 2020

For weeks, many students involved in performing sports and fine arts have been practicing routines in preparation for tryouts, which will determine teams for the 2020-2021 school year. Unfortunately, many of these athletes and coaches, including members of Colorguard, Cheer, and Red Rhythm are affected by the recent implementation of online school, as...

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